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Mamie Huggins April 20, 2014 at 08:26 am
I agree the fine should be high, but who''s going to catch the litterers? Another 5 or 10 well-paidRead More police officers? How about a camera to invade law-abiding citizens' right to not be watched? 'Unfortunately, the world - or is it just Massachusetts? - is full of ignorant people to whom trash cans are invisible and graffiiti is an expression of their higher purpose in life. I hope the state removes the graffiti as soon as possible. When I'm on the beach I pick up trash.
Old Pizza April 20, 2014 at 09:56 am
Joe - I agree with you 100%. We need tougher laws and stricter penalties across the board. SlapsRead More on the wrists just don't work. I like Singapore too, especially their drug laws. Most users and deals are executed. They don't have a drug problem - or a crime problem. It's the safest place on the planet. The litter problem can be solved just as the drug problem can - make the penalties stiff enough to act as a real deterrent, not just a simple inconvenience
Lori April 20, 2014 at 10:41 am
I would like to see the cameras at that end of the beach and maybe the Beach Plum would like to fundRead More that being the good business for N.Ham he claims to be.
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Anna Bucciarelli April 20, 2014 at 08:15 am
Definitely will add these to my long, long list of "to reads". Maybe I'll live longRead More enough to get to them all. Just finished an oldie but goodie ... but you know? The stories only stay with me for a while, I read so much that I forget what I've already read and after the first few pages, I get into it again and often continue since I liked it the first time around. There will never be enough hours in any day to read all I want to and thank goodness and God for Goodreads and, of course, my library and you, Danielle, for adding to my lists. Was offered a Kindle but know what? I really prefer to hold that book in my lap to read, plus I prefer to use my library ... it's FREE, for goodness sake, why would I pay to read anything but a newspaper? And, even that can be gotten at the library. If nothing else, I just love the smell of a library! (Sorry for my longwinded-ness ... just love, love books.)
Mamie Huggins April 20, 2014 at 08:37 am
Hey Anna - I'm a book lover too and use the library on occasion. But it's not FREE as you say, it'sRead More paid for by us taxpayers. Also, when I buy a book, especially by an unknown and/or local author, I'm helping that person to keep writing.
Anna Bucciarelli April 20, 2014 at 05:48 pm
Of course you're right Mamie but if I don't have to part with an additional penny from my pocket IRead More feel it's a treat. And you're right too about keeping authors writing I especially like books by new, first-time novelists who often surprise me with the wonder of their words.
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Status Quo April 20, 2014 at 11:18 pm
Gretchen Robinson April 20, 2014 at 10:36 PM... non sequitur.
Sean Alexander April 20, 2014 at 11:30 pm
absolutely her rights were denied, if i have to drive behind cars with their fish stickers, and godRead More is good bumper stickers, than a woman has a right to display her choice to be an atheist
Pati beardsley April 20, 2014 at 11:46 pm
Her rights were violated. If "I" have to look at all the jesus propaganda, then I shouldRead More be able to voice my right to free speech. While I would never choose such a plate for fear that my car would get vandalized, I totally support this woman's right to request it.
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Liz Pierce April 20, 2014 at 07:46 am
here's an easter tip....if you or your family wants a rabbit, get it from a shelter. and keep it forRead More life. there is a great website called rabbit.org with all sorts of information about taking care of house rabbits. happy easter!
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Joseph D'Aleo April 20, 2014 at 10:41 am
What nonsense. New Hampshire winters have cooled for the last 20 years according to data from NOAARead More NCDC. This March was the second coldest March sine 1895 in NH and ME and coldest ever in buried in snow VT. Our snows have increased with 14 major impact east coast snows this decade just 4 years in beating out the snowy 1960s which had 11. Globally temperatures have not warmed for going on 18 years. It is just a scheme to wrestle more control and tax business (which i the end costs all of us) and gain revenue for the state, federal government. We came within two days of running out of backup oil this winter which would have forced us into rolling brownouts. Energy costs have skyrocketed. We don't need a DES. We need a sane administration in Concord and Washington who really care about the low and middle class who are affected most by their policies not ideologues celebrating Earth Day. How about celebrating people day. As a climatologist who has studied, taught and used climate in business, I can tell you we have started down a path towards serious cooling worse than the 1960s and 1970s. All the plans the DES have for us will kill our state's economy. We are all for a clean environment. But we can do it without you Burack and Barack within our communities.
Steve Furbish April 20, 2014 at 11:32 am
Pollution is a problem that is very real, but this climate change stuff sounds like a lot of hokeyRead More BS to me. It appears designed to allow money to flow to those in power and those who now have built careers studying this phantom issue.
Ken Eyring April 20, 2014 at 11:59 am
"A high-ranking member of the U.N’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) hasRead More admitted that climate policy has little to do with environmental protection." http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2010/11/ipcc_expert_admits_un_goal_is.html
jpf2361 April 19, 2014 at 10:24 pm
Where has all this money suddenly come from?? Why hasn't these funds been used to lower the TuitionRead More for in state students versus just implementing a 2 year freeze??
Marilyn Berger April 20, 2014 at 06:47 pm
The singing priest is a breath of spring We need more of that . It was very respectful
J. Parker April 20, 2014 at 07:30 pm
Absolutely unique, and I loved it !
sheila Loayza April 20, 2014 at 10:58 pm
Great gift. Beautiful voice!
Carol DiPirro April 20, 2014 at 09:48 am
I'm not against paying a little more, I just pay a toll every day going and coming to work andRead More Merrimack is surrounded unlike any other town. Like jpf2361 said, if its dedicated to fixing roads, especially bridges, it would be worth it. Are they spending that money elsewhere???? We all sound disappointed in the state government.....
Exeter Resident April 20, 2014 at 06:26 pm
Ray thinks that without government taxation and "investing" (i.e., spending on thingsRead More consumers are not willing to pay for voluntarily), the earth will spin off its axis, and we will all be in eating worms in the mud. Many decent people opposed abolishing slavery because they could not answer "Who will pick the cotton otherwise?" Government command of the economy is so entrenched into people's minds that they cannot fathom a life where trade and production is voluntary instead of coerced. A real shame.
Michael Todd April 20, 2014 at 09:18 pm
How come taxpayers have to tighten their belts and go without in a horrible economy but theRead More governement just raises their prices?
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Daniel Derezinski April 20, 2014 at 01:22 pm
How and why is this local news, we don't care about CA idiots
Stu Pidasso April 20, 2014 at 03:03 pm
typical! should we expect anything less??? self sterilization is a great idea!!
Steve Holton April 20, 2014 at 08:34 pm
Stupid Is as Stupid Does!
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linda pearl April 19, 2014 at 04:27 pm
Why is this trending again, when this took place last year, basically.... Between getting hit atRead More Target and Micheal's, I had to change my debit card twice in a very short period of time.
Buzz April 20, 2014 at 08:17 am
Hit by this one, too. And this time my card has already been used for a fraudulent purchase. Rec'dRead More the bill the same day this breach was announced.
Joe Sousa April 20, 2014 at 08:01 pm
The majority is done by employes in the company. Use cash and be free of the fraud.
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Snow April 19, 2014 at 06:10 pm
Ok........lots of happy people here. When my children were young we hid eggs in the yard for theirRead More hunt. One dog used to collect them before we went outside and put them on his bed, smelling the candy inside. Kids learned to trade dog treats to get their eggs back. A different kind of egg hunt- and I miss that dog.
Robert L. Cerra April 19, 2014 at 09:58 pm
hey hey hey -Didn't you get the message -dogs have rights too, the Supreme Crt should be rulingRead More on his soon. We need Al Gore to make us a documentary about the new meaning of puppy love then he can sell us dog food instead of energy credits.
Joe Veno April 20, 2014 at 07:41 am
Lighten up folks this is a story about keeping animals safe not a bitch session !
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Igor April 19, 2014 at 07:18 pm
I love the people who have nothing to add to the conversation so they throw either Obama or gunRead More control in. Either subject are worth debating at another time. But this conversation has nothing to do with either.
Karen April 20, 2014 at 12:52 pm
Psychopaths and Sociopaths abound today! This is really sick news!
Nola Loper April 20, 2014 at 08:56 pm
This is a really tragic story. It scares me. I work with several young people who put video gamesRead More ahead of their kids. They get the big earned income tax credit checks, buy game consoles, big screen tvs, games up the ying yang. Their kids get yard sale flip flops, wear torn under sized clothes. They give their kids cough syrup to put them to sleep and stay up playing games. I pray no of them would ever do this.
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Julie the Jarhead April 19, 2014 at 08:27 am
People, remember -- There are FOUR subway lines that go into the Downtown Crossing / Back Bay area.Read More You don't HAVE to take the Green Line. The ORANGE line goes to Back Bay Station, and it's pretty centrally located. Also, consider watching the Marathon from a less-populated area, such as Framingham / Newton / Needham. The runner will appreciate it, and so will the security folks.
Heather A. McDonald April 19, 2014 at 09:36 am
Newton -home of Heartbreak Hill & Boston College is a very popular / exciting locale to cheer onRead More the runners- youll be disappointed if you go to Needham as it is not on the marathon route - Wellesley yes!
Julie the Jarhead April 19, 2014 at 09:00 pm
Good catch, Heather. My map skills leave a bit to be desired. I never went on hikes when I was inRead More the service. ;)
USS Thresher launch at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. (U.S. Navy photo)
cliff April 19, 2014 at 11:02 am
Well intended and long overdue, As an employee at PNSY but not directly involved in the project, IRead More along with of thousands of shipyard employees likewise feel and share in that tremendous loss. That event will never leave my thoughts nor the super efforts that followed not only with SBBSAFE.
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jan sultan April 19, 2014 at 09:14 am
Im with those of us who want local news or no news from the Patch. Really, how did this happen?Read More How do we bring pressure to this? Vote with our feet?
Omar Monroe April 20, 2014 at 07:29 am
Lol @ Tony Jones
Kc Heller April 20, 2014 at 09:11 pm
that's why he has that smirk on his face............ iq of 10
Snag man April 18, 2014 at 02:58 pm
If I recall correctly - there was a bill introduced shortly after the Cate's incident where murderRead More in a home invasion would be added to the death penalty list. Sadly, the idiots out there that think they are doing "good" and get a "good feeling inside" when they fight for these despicable sub-humans, got it shot down. Death is inevitable, if life was ever-lasting, I could see the argument but since it isn't, is it really that horrible to take the life of someone who has taken a life themselves? Hmmm? You "liberal" assbags make me ill.
Patriot April 18, 2014 at 03:35 pm
SPH, this is your described troll here.** "Cost aside, while I'm not religious in theRead More conventional sense, I do have a problem with killing someone because they broke our rule of no killing. Seems a tad hypocritical. But it's a very tough call. No doubt about that."** Without a doubt one of the dumbest statements I ever read!
steve forte April 18, 2014 at 05:50 pm
No one can honestly say " life is cheaper" because no one knows what it will cost toRead More incarcerate someone 50 yrs from now. Especialy when they get on in age and may have health issues.