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Carisa, the 14-and-a-half pound baby born to Burlington mother Caroline Ruscak. Credit: Massachusetts General Hospital
Nicholas Arzio April 23, 2014 at 11:36 pm
Beef cake!
Sunny in SD April 23, 2014 at 11:49 pm
Starting the diabetes early........
Socrates Cee April 24, 2014 at 12:24 am
Now that is something. Imagine how big this baby will be in a couple of years. He probably won'tRead More even fit through a regular door!
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Liz April 24, 2014 at 06:09 am
Wow, some sick, deeply disturbed people in these threads...
NH citizen April 24, 2014 at 07:34 am
If you think about how much crime we have these days, it is only natural to want to defend yourselfRead More - especially if you are a little older and would not be able to physically defend yourself. Plain and simple - they broke in and he defended himself. He would not have known if they were armed, if there were more people outside that would come in or whether they would try to take his gun and shoot him! Would this be such an issue of the thieves were 2 men or older, etc? NOPE!!!!!!!!
Vindaloo April 24, 2014 at 07:41 am
His intent was to kill, not to protect himself. Otherwise he would have took them down then calledRead More 911. No need at all for the subsequent shots. he's an angry. disturbed killer.
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dee marie April 24, 2014 at 05:45 am
wow. almost all of these comments are so obviously written by woman haters, the kind of men andRead More women that just cannot stand to see a woman in a position of authority. i have just one question for all of you who think you have all the stats on Ms. Clinton, can any of you name the politician that was held responsible for the thousands of lives lost from Ground Zero? You want to talk about fools in government? Remember, this was not the first attack on the World Trade Center? Who let it happen? shame on all of you and your so called facts. your behavior is apparent. feeling sorry for all the women, young and old, who are part of your families. i bet you don't even let them vote or drive cars
Kevin April 24, 2014 at 06:45 am
dee marie,I love women. Im married to one.It's corrupt,duplicitous woman I don't like. Nice try.
Mike April 24, 2014 at 07:36 am
It's hilarious to read the unwarranted, seething hatred displayed here for Hilary Clinton. I meanRead More I really despised your president shrubbery but I didn't make a fool out of myself, going on message boards and calling him a dirty bastard. You people need to get over yourselves and get a hobby other than hating for the sake of hating. You'll live a longer life!
Marilyn April 24, 2014 at 07:18 am
I can't believe some of the comments here! Brookhavenconfucious, smellypants, andRead More eatingdogfood...your comments are cruel! Rick Hoyt, you seem to be a bully as wellHillary is an intelligent women and it takes one to know one. The 3 of you are nothing but bullies!!!!!!!! What has Obama done for our country might I ask? Get a life people!
jo April 24, 2014 at 07:22 am
ask the Upstaters how well her "listening" tour worked out for them... duh!..she is aRead More fraud.. go away.. far away...BTW I am female and an age peer of hers and find her disgusting on so many level.. We Can Do Better....
Marilyn April 24, 2014 at 07:29 am
jo, then vote the other party...you have the right! She's not a fraud and you might find herRead More disgusting but I don't!
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Steven Oathkeeper April 23, 2014 at 09:09 pm
Like the video game has something to do with it, who writes this rubbish? Next they will be sayingRead More is a shooter and we here to grab all your guns. As if. ~OathkeeprOne. constitution before corrupt govt.
mplo April 24, 2014 at 03:51 am
What kind of a stupid, malicious idiot would pull that sort of a prank? I agree that the kid whoRead More made the phone call to the SWAT team about his opposing video games player was a sore loser, which is why he did that, but he should be criminally prosecuted, made to pay the bill, and perhaps do some community service in order to pay off that big bill. Hopefully, that kid will learn a lesson if he is prosecuted for his prank, which he should be.
nascarblue April 24, 2014 at 07:24 am
this "to me" is not funny, the swat teams are used for serious issues, hostage taking,Read More etc. to have a swat team called to a home behind a video game is stupid, these swat members are trained to save lives, etc. to be called to a home behind a video game is not funny, what happens if a REAL call comes in and swat is needed there, I hope they catch the idiot that called swat and he gets what he/she deserves
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willie 6 April 23, 2014 at 08:31 am
Hat's off to these veterans. Enjoy your trip and thanks to Jerry Donnellan.
Catherine Baker April 23, 2014 at 11:04 am
Dick (past commander of Post 373 in Nanuet VFW) extend our best wishes for a safe and movingRead More experience in Washington D.C. Someone should be recording their memories of that critical time in our history. They answered our country's call and because of them our country remains the land of the free. Thank you for your service and God bless. Just an aside, thanks to the brave moms and dads who watched their sons and daughters go off to serve for the duration of that long war.
Catherine Baker April 23, 2014 at 11:07 am
short addition to the above, , ,I meant to include myself in the best wishes to all who went.
Watchdog April 23, 2014 at 10:14 am
I just noticed the author of this article. How could I have missed it? THE SIERRA CLUB should beRead More pounding the table for higher rates not fighting them as we all know that higher rates will result in Lower consumption. I thought that was what they wanted? What the hell is up with the SIERRA Club? What do they REALLY want? UNBELIEVABLE that they want lower rates and higher consumption!!! Can you believe it?
Charles Clewsow April 23, 2014 at 10:31 am
Maybe George Pontanovic, our resident enviro prognosticator and Al Gore wannabe and his majorRead More supporter Chris St Lawrence, our will be at this meeting to push for higher rates which reduce consumption? If they are NOT there supporting reduced consumption and higher rates you gotta wonder what these guys are REALLY up to when they attack your local water company saying we do not need Desal because we can conserve and reduce consumption. Interesting isn't it?
Gloria R. April 23, 2014 at 03:05 pm
WaterD.. as far as i know the water company is guaranteed to make a profit just like insuranceRead More companies are. how much did water consumption go down in the summer since the 50% increase went into effect.and how much of it can be attributed to personal use and not changes in landscaping design. It was not, but if the increase was meant to compensate UW for a unknown and yet to be determined loss of revenue due to less water supplied how did the come up with 50%, what if there was no decrease, what if there was an increase,who get the cash and why.Without looking at the numbers i will go out on a limb and say the 50% increase has increased,not decreased or kept constant UW's bottom line for no extra service, if it did not they would have been crying a long time ago. They need to rescind this increase and see what happens.we got 1 week carlucci If i am right what did they do with the extra money. I truly doubt water consumption went down 33 1/3% and anything less in terms of decrease is money in the bank for no work It is a little ironic the the meeting is at FFesta. I encourage people to look at the road patchwork as they drive on germonds from Bardonia rd to FF.Where for most people a water main repair is an anomoly, that is not the case here. UW spends such a significant amount of time fixing the main there that they may want to think about erecting a remote station on the traphagen property just to be close to that locale. Everything needing building in ctown seems to land right about there so why not. to be fair to UW they do not dilly dally like the town or county hw depts and the patches are pretty good
Pat Godfrey April 23, 2014 at 10:40 pm
Common core problem is that some one sitting in a Wash. DC office decides what's important forRead More children across the nation to learn. Children in Maine, Florida, California, and Washington state learn. The parents have no input. In NYS the problem still exists. Common core is still being implemented here.
monkey lewis April 24, 2014 at 01:45 am
communist core=Obamas whore
Pat Richards April 24, 2014 at 07:04 am
@monkey Lewis, It's not communist, it's fascist. The state and business working together. FascistRead More Mussolini called it corporatism.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
monkey lewis April 24, 2014 at 01:52 am
word
Porter gladstone April 24, 2014 at 02:08 am
yep monkey---most homes have electricity. Guess hillbillys paying people still? didnt thinkRead More there were that many idiots out there who dont wire their homes?
Love All April 24, 2014 at 06:54 am
TO THE EDITOR....I'm seriously disappointed by the removal of peoples comments overnight.... If youRead More cannot see the flow and context of comments made,, how is one supposed to understand the comments you read? The young man, Black Panther was defending himself and his position in the face of raw bigotry and you removed that?? When you invite unfettered comments from people on a forum such as this,, CENSORSHIP HAS NO PLACE. You either put on your big boy/girl panties and allow Free Speech to run it's course,,, of you SHUT THIS DOWN. I'm so surprised at your actions. Not good!
Everyday Mathematics is just one of the programs that makes a heck of a lot of $ off of the millions of textbooks sold to schools that teach to the 'Core.' The Common Core isn't just restricting for teachers & students, it's lining people's pockets.
Susan Harris April 23, 2014 at 10:12 pm
Tamara, what social studies standards are you talking about? The Common Core only covers standardsRead More in literacy and math. There are no CC standards for science or history. Are you talking about state standards?
Tamara April 23, 2014 at 11:35 pm
Common Core has science and social studies standards - they were written after math and ELA - theyRead More have not been implemented yet. They are more controversial so math and ELA was put thru first to pave the way.
Tamara April 24, 2014 at 12:18 am
Many articles on CC not being validated, and reducing standards and achievement - not the other wayRead More around... http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?ca=7bf08782-fe34-49d9-ba23-f95e21905f04&c=d6f00600-ac37-11e3-8bb0-d4ae528ed502&ch=d7b7c2d0-ac37-11e3-8bc0-d4ae528ed502
Pat Godfrey April 22, 2014 at 12:20 pm
NYS is already the highest taxed and one of the most expensive places to live in the world. To takeRead More away our energy source will drive energy costs even higher. It is immoral to add higher costs to the NYS residents. Allow the state to frack so to lower costs and create more jobs.
Pat Godfrey April 22, 2014 at 03:13 pm
Are we living in the twilight zone here? A slaughter house in a residential area? That alreadyRead More received a grant from the state to pay for it even though it was never approved? How did this happen? Something is wrong here.
Mike Hirsch April 22, 2014 at 04:27 pm
Pat, of course something is wrong here. That's why we're doing something about it. Speak to yourRead More friends and neighbors about this and come join us on June 1st. If our protest draws enough people, we can help Assemblyman Zebrowski get the grant rescinded.
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Paul April 22, 2014 at 09:10 pm
Netflix is hands down the best deal going, and it has been a bargain for YEARS. I guess theRead More nonsensical whiners who complain about a long-delayed, $2 a MONTH increase are worried it will cost them a (partial) SINGLE LATTE. Utterly ridiculous.
Gregg L. DesElms April 23, 2014 at 10:36 am
TO MICHAEL BRENNICK: Leftist, Democra... WHAT? You think Comcast is part of the so-calledRead More "liberal" media (which, by the way, doesn't even exist)? Are you freakin' KIDDIN' me? [shakes head in disbelief] Wow. The FOX NEWS CHANNEL should be held criminally liable for what it has done to your brain.
Gregg L. DesElms April 23, 2014 at 02:39 pm
FOR THOSE WHO LIKE AMAZON PRIME OVER NETFLIX: Here's an interesting article from today (23 Apr 2014)Read More about how Amazon Prime just got HBO to stream at least some of its older content, plus "HBO GO," to Amazon's new Fire TV box, thereby making NetFlix upset because NetFlix (nor any other streaming service, including HULU) has never been able to get any HBO content; and so Amazon has scored a real coup! On the Fierce Wireless website | http://bit.ly/1i9J0l7 | Interesting.
Should plastic bags be a thing of the past?
CAPICU April 23, 2014 at 03:39 pm
Oh oh ...The bag lady is back
Frank Esposito April 23, 2014 at 07:23 pm
Keep up the good fight Lorraine! If this CAPICU joker lived though the attack of plastic bags that IRead More just survived he would be your number one fan. California is always on the cutting edge of what is great about America. I want NYS to be just like them. Death to the plastic bags! I've received a few painful paper cuts in my life; and while plastic bags have not cut me yet I do fear them greatly. One of my greatest fears is I will get one without the printed warning about not placing it over my head. I usually ask for paper and risk the paper cuts; there is no coming back from suffocation by plastic bag. Although prolonged lack of air hasn't seemed to have affected you greatly. You go girl!
Ron Gilone April 23, 2014 at 08:48 pm
Most plastic bags from stores are HDPE (High density polyethelene). HDPE has been accepted byRead More Brookhaven Town for recycling, but not plastic bags. WHY? - Am I missing something here?
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Kim Fox April 22, 2014 at 06:42 pm
I don't believe this kid is competent enough to make those decisions. Those kids need to beRead More prosecuted to the fullest and if the does judge does not agree he needs to step down.
Pat Mcloughlin April 23, 2014 at 01:27 pm
Sorry, Autistic boy, but there are a multitude of crimes here. These so called 'friends' abused youRead More terribly ~ called 'bullying', & that alone cannot be tolerated. Then, there is animal cruelty involved, another terrible crime, plus, harassment of all kinds, leudness, & who knows what else. These 'friends' need to be charged & made aware of the seriousness of their deeds, punished accordingly & helped through proper mental councelling.
nonoise April 23, 2014 at 05:49 pm
It is probly the parents that want to drop the charges, not the boy. They shouldn't. I don'tRead More know why they would want to drop the charges.