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Midwest Hydroganics owner Joseph Vota said business has been booming since Patch revealed the DEA was staking out his store. Credit: Joseph Hosey
John April 15, 2014 at 06:10 pm
@Kim Johnson- don't be silly Kim. Barry 's been in charge for 6 yrs now and could of appointed OprahRead More to that position if he wanted to. .
Bruce Cummings April 15, 2014 at 09:05 pm
@Kim Johnson. Not that it matters, but you have your facts wrong. President Barack Obama nominatedRead More Leonhart for the position of DEA Administrator on 2/2/2010. The issue here is people should be able to shop at a store without being followed or have the NSA track each word I am typing.
knee jerk April 15, 2014 at 09:15 pm
I'll do my shopping in either Lowe's or Wal-Mart's garden centers, at least for now, and only useRead More cash.
joebanana April 15, 2014 at 01:44 pm
A .22 cent tax on a SODA? Sounds like a Mob shakedown.
joe smoe April 15, 2014 at 02:02 pm
that's obama's home town. not that he showed up as a senator when we was one. too bad he isn't asRead More delinquent as Commander In Chief in the White House. He sucks hugely. A huge waste of a human being.
Stu Pidasso April 15, 2014 at 11:54 pm
true dat. there is alot of waste in this country, perhaps tis the reason we are trillions of dollarsRead More in the hole!! Our Founding Fathers would be rolling in their graves if they knew what is going on in our country, going right down the shitter......
Twitter photo of the bus burned in a crash in Orland last week, where 10 people died, including five students.
Holly B April 14, 2014 at 09:20 pm
God bless Heaven's newest angels. We here on earth will miss them both.
RM April 15, 2014 at 10:26 am
Hey John Rithouse, if you don't like it, then don't come here for news. Guys like you make this sameRead More annoying comment every day. Are you mentally slow?
rubberband April 15, 2014 at 12:28 pm
This was out in my neck of the woods. All really great kids, college bound and starting their adultRead More lives. Having lost a child, I can say these families will mourn for as long as they live, and will have to find a "new normal" as EVERYTHING is changed for them now...I wish them strength, there is nothing quite like burying a child. Appreciated are the messages of respect and sympathy. It can be annoying to get news from areas other than your own, however the new Patch is doing things differently, and show no evidence of changing it back.....my best advice would be to ignore stories not in your area, and to write your editor directly, and share your comments with those who can make changes.
Screen Grab from WCVB report of a senior home resident who was evacuated.
Kathleen April 15, 2014 at 08:47 pm
OK, let me take a wild guess here...This is Massachusetts so it shouldn't be that difficult toRead More figure it out. These two crack heads in their 40's are on SSI, claiming some phony disability and are living on SSI in a Section 8 apartment in a senior complex. Probably a good guess right? They put senior citizens in grave danger and will probably get a slap on the wrist and sent right back to live in the elderly housing... just a guess of course but probably pretty accurate. Either that or they are living in an apartment with one of their parents and are not on the lease but yet still live there...only in MA!
Geoff Burton April 15, 2014 at 09:40 pm
Kathleen I don't get the Massachusetts reference, having said that I think your about right.
century April 15, 2014 at 10:30 pm
Kathleen, your right. As for housing, the less number of homeless, the more grant money the city andRead More state receives for housing. It happens all the time in Pennsylvania. Free loaders like the crackheads mentioned in the story is why people who have legimate disabilities are judged as liars and have to fight for their rights.
Megan Huntsman: Credit KLTV screen grab
John April 15, 2014 at 01:23 pm
Well gee officer, I was throwing out some old stinky boxes my wife had in our garage and the nextRead More thing you know......
Geoff Burton April 15, 2014 at 04:05 pm
Nothing new there Black panther o Poetry the human race has been delving the depth of depravity forRead More eons. There are a lot of good people in our world, but unfortunately evil is hyper active
D Penta April 15, 2014 at 04:29 pm
It says Around Town but the headline is UTAH. Utah is not near Natick!! I think everyone should notRead More open an article on Patch unless they see their town's name in the headline. So If it doesn't say Natick, then we all know it is not LOCAL to the Natick Patch. The less clicks these Patch sites get, the fewer advertisers they will get and then perhaps they will realize if we want sensational news from across the country we'd go back to Patch's former owners AOL and the HuffPost! Those here from other Patch sites - I think you should do the same only click on articles that mention your community's name. No name. No click!
A screen grab from WKYC's Facebook page.
JD tippit April 14, 2014 at 08:44 pm
santella stop your badmouthing of pigs you racist human
John Santaella April 14, 2014 at 11:40 pm
My bad. I apologize to all pigs. I shouldn't have done it. No more bacon for a month for me
Andie April 15, 2014 at 07:50 am
Someone should have walked by him and whipped a big wad of crap at him and see how he likes it.
CBS Sacramento screenshot of the bus accident in Orland, which took the lives of 10 people, including five students from Southern California.
John Chrusciel April 14, 2014 at 01:16 pm
John the reports stated the vehicle was on fire. This was before the crash. Maybe the driver saw hisRead More tractor on fire and had a massive heart attack? Who knows.
John Chrusciel April 14, 2014 at 01:21 pm
Decaturette back in the days before collapsible steering shafts it was a bad idea to wear a seatbeltRead More because during a head on collision the steering shaft would act as a spear and run you through. I never wore a seat belt my old MGA or TR3. However, this is no longer a problem because of modern design and engineering. Some people will hem and haw about being t-boned at an intersection and the harm that a three point harness can do. I personally know many people who have had their lives saved by seat belts. I always wear mine. They should afford children the same opportunity to protect themselves. A 25 mile per hour head on collision with another vehicle travelling at 25 miles per hour is like a 50 mile per hour collision. So I do not buy the argument about shorter distances nor do I buy the article about lower driving speeds. What can is cost to have simple lap belts installed in a school bus? Are we that greedy?
Becky April 14, 2014 at 03:03 pm
I think the real reason they don't install them is that it would raise a whole other level ofRead More liability -- like that then they would have to keep the seatbelts in good working order, and maybe enforce that people wear them. Could I sue them because another passenger flew out of their seat and hit me. Etc, etc.
Benjamin Lee Fullwood.
Grumpy Old Man April 15, 2014 at 09:59 am
@Igor - I'm no fan of Obama but your comment as to others bringing him up regarding this article isRead More right on.
A Delargo April 15, 2014 at 05:50 pm
5 Years ? Are you kidding me ? It's a stinking pig. I've seen people that stab humans get farRead More less time. Thank god it wasn't a panda, that's life !!
Igor April 15, 2014 at 06:33 pm
Well maybe they should change the law and give people who stab other humans longer than 5 years. OneRead More thing to kill an animal for food, it's another thing to do to be sadistic.
Screen grab from KTLA report
Darla April 14, 2014 at 11:11 am
More Liberal Common Core thinking... If a teacher can think a partially eaten PopTart looks like aRead More gun, then why wouldn't this marshmallow shooting device look like a WMD? It is sad and it is clear, that we will have very few students coming out of the public school system and go into any of the STEM programs. The dumbing down of America Marches onward...
A Delargo April 15, 2014 at 05:53 pm
Step back and look at what this administration has done to us. The countless wars on everything byRead More the Obaiacs have really done a disservice to this country. This is PC garbage.
Frank Estrada April 15, 2014 at 08:44 pm
Pubic unions have destroyed the City of Los Angeles....
Copper Beech Farm in Greenwich was sold for $120 million on April 11, 2014. Photo: David Ogilvy & Associates.
Srpska dobrovoljačka garda April 13, 2014 at 04:28 pm
I'll take two
Ohairs April 14, 2014 at 07:14 am
Disappointed they didn't show the kitchen. Def for that price needs air conditioning. I know youRead More "get the breezes" but there are times....$120 is only the asking price...it is beautiful, god bless the person who can afford it
Lakehouse Guy April 14, 2014 at 01:33 pm
Wow. How about a short term rental
Roberto April 14, 2014 at 12:28 pm
This cop should be working for Sheriff Joe in Arizona. He would find himself quickly slapped into aRead More hot prison cell, wearing pink prison garb. A cop abusing his authority shouldn't be tolerated.
Resurrected April 15, 2014 at 04:52 pm
Still L.E. has 99% honest hard working and dedicated Officers out of the 800,000+ in the Country!
Resurrected April 15, 2014 at 04:52 pm
Why is this even News in Naperville? A slow News day?
Photo: Clemson Extension
Colleen Walsh Fong April 11, 2014 at 03:34 pm
Nice post! Here in Georgia check for your county extension service here:Read More http://extension.uga.edu/about/county/
Tom Hollman April 13, 2014 at 10:06 am
You don't have to plant a garden anymore the Democrats give out foodstamps for votes
delfranco75 April 14, 2014 at 08:48 pm
Tip one should be cover anything that has begun to bloom or new plants to protect them from theRead More snow.
grama April 14, 2014 at 09:31 am
I've found Wednesday and Thursdays to be good days in my area. Saturdays and Sundays were alwaysRead More slow for me.
grama April 14, 2014 at 09:43 am
And yes, I take my signs down immediately after my garage sale.
Mikey's Mom April 14, 2014 at 01:45 pm
I like going out to yard sales more than holding them although we do at least twice a year. MyRead More boyfriend is great at finding deals (more expensive items) and then flipping them, that's pretty awesome! I enjoy the early mornings out together, coffee, meeting new people and sometimes coming across something really cool, like my angel bell. I've never heard of bookoo.com Stephanie P, gonna look into that for selling : ) thanks!
Burpo family. Photo courtesy of Sony.
Shripathi Kamath April 15, 2014 at 06:41 pm
rubberband April 15, 2014 at 06:17 PM I'm with Twain...after a jab about drug use, and name callingRead More which I haven't participated in, I guess there isn't much to offer. ___________________________________________________ You're being modest, although you are still on the hook for dissing Maverick. ___________________________________________________ "It's weird to me not to have posters put a name to which post they are addressing." ___________________________________________________ Fancy that! Then some atheist gets the dumb idea to quote the person to whom comments are to be directed, and it makes one Christianist distinctly joyful at how this has to be done. Or mad. I can't fin_, read, I mean read Christianist minds. ___________________________________________________ "There have been a lot of "lump everyone into one category" posts here." ___________________________________________________ Just assume the worst and act as if you're being lumped with the Christians and atheists.
marina lawson April 16, 2014 at 12:13 am
Oh what a to do! What does it matter what one believes, so long as it gets you through the night?Read More Just be good to one another, whatever your creed.
Snow April 16, 2014 at 01:12 am
Guaranteed to offend almost everyone- for some reason or the other- I don't care, I love this:Read More http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zz75P1pziM4
William Bradford Bishop Jr. is wanted for the brutal murders of his wife, mother, and three sons in Bethesda in March 1976. Credit: FBI website
henry eroh April 12, 2014 at 08:11 am
yes j smith I guess that is why more monkeys are in prison and being shown abusing white peopleRead More w/rape and murder-go back to your tree
JJ Mclure April 12, 2014 at 10:31 am
white man rules
SUNKEN SUB April 12, 2014 at 11:24 am
* UP SCOPE ============================================== @henry eroh "-go back to yourRead More tree" ============================================== Some of our ancestors climbed down, others simply fell. :) ============================================== Down Scope
Courtesy of the Animal Rescue League of Boston.
Sandy Murphey April 13, 2014 at 11:27 am
Joan, if your concern is the Judiciary, then you could identify the judiciary, so that more peopleRead More know who this is. Something can be done, but not until you or someone is willing to ID the "perp". Hopefully someone will take some action besides posting this on Patch, where nothing really can happen to an unidentified criminal of the justice system. No real help for the animals either.
Michael Boutwell April 13, 2014 at 11:03 pm
I would film it. Doesn't really matter what they claim after that. The guy will claim you called himRead More (whatever). Then you show the cops why he's really upset. If you have it on film you can show the judge. Like it or not, I'd think the judge's job would be at stake for not taking some action. Thanks for sticking your neck out.
cathyrner April 14, 2014 at 04:20 am
This initiative should be advertised and encouraged in Rhode Island.......It's a great idea toRead More increase the awareness to the public.....animal abuse is rampant and needs to be reported.
Steve Utash is pictured with his three children, who have established a Go Fund Me site that had raised $154,825 by mid-day Thursday, April 10.
Grumpy Old Man April 15, 2014 at 02:20 pm
You'd be grumpy too if it was April 15 and you woke up to find the walks covered by ice/snow. I amRead More already getting ready to revise Bing Crosby's White Christmas to White Independence Day. GRRRRRRRR.
stanley seigler April 16, 2014 at 03:00 am
@Grumpy Old Man, re: 'woke up to find the walks covered by ice/snow' +++ "pack up all yourRead More cares and woes" ... come to southern california, lalaland ... ok there may be a little shaking ... and temp does drop to 60 on rare occasions...but 'in thr mean time, in between time, aint we got fun' !!!
Dan Cox April 16, 2014 at 04:35 am
Grumpy, Your all right, the shooter was a stupid idiot. Like I said Murder is Murder and stupid isRead More stupid. The taking of human life in any event is tragic, but when it involves the innocent, at a place of peaceful gathering, it is just beyond words.
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