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John April 15, 2014 at 02:23 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 05:05 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 05:29 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!
Town of Huntington Supervisor Frank Petrone shows his support for Cow Harbor Warriors. Credit: Courtesy Photo
Mary Silberstein April 13, 2014 at 08:04 am
So how do they plan to raise awareness? Raising money is nice but raising awareness is more thanRead More money. It includes educating the community and families and the Veterans. It is making sure that there are programs or services that can be available. Are they connecting to NYS OMH or the VA or the Suicide Prevention Coalition of LI or OMHS? I think it is important to know that and your article is lacking that. Do they know what to do?
GLENN April 13, 2014 at 11:33 am
Mary, you are right, do they know what to do? Do they know what meds they should and shouldn't mix?Read More It isn't just about raising money and donating money, it needs to be deeper than that.
Never Forget April 13, 2014 at 03:41 pm
Mary, Glenn your correct...the article doesn't supply enough information on what was discussed atRead More the media event. Cow Harbor Warrior Weekend was created to thank and enable OIF/OEF wounded veterans to advance past their visible and “invisible injuries”, such as PTSD and TBI, and this year, we will be raising awareness of the suicide rate of “22” per day taking place amongst veterans….highlighting the resources available for prevention, hope and recovery, such as the NP VA Medical Center, The Semper Fi Fund, Paws of War and others the organization intends to publicize over the next 22 weeks.. Starting on April 11th, and the “22” weeks leading up to the second Warrior Weekend, they will have a succession of awareness activities and events designed to publicize not only the Cow Harbor Warrior Weekend, but more importantly the reasons why it is so incredibly necessary and that there is real hope for our suffering veterans…
John Tesh and Donna Drake. Credit: Courtesy Photo
Vincent April 8, 2014 at 07:38 am
Years ago when John became a star and was performing conncerts all over the world I heard him beingRead More interviewed on a radio show. He was asked where he would like to perfom most. Without hesitation he answered he would like to perform in the auditorium of Garden City High School. This is one guy that gets it.
Brutally Frank April 8, 2014 at 11:53 pm
Any of you take an objective look at this thread and see how embarrassing it is? Have we all sunkRead More this low?
Eddie April 9, 2014 at 09:14 am
Yes Frank the truth is you were all there already - just hiding it better.
brookhavenconfucius April 9, 2014 at 09:45 am
EDDIE, YOU ARE GOING TO BE KINGS OF THE GARBAGE PILE, AND LIVING IN YOUR OWN, SELF MADE, SLOP !Read More ENJOY IT, WHILE IT'S STILL CLEAN AND WHITE !
Photo: Billy Crystal Twitter
IRISH 4 April 7, 2014 at 09:53 am
my granddaughtre bababooey Nj burkett w xs on the boardwalk while he was on camera he was sooo mad.
IRISH 4 April 7, 2014 at 09:53 am
2xs
LB TAXPAYA April 7, 2014 at 07:10 pm
The Crystal's are alll good People. Not only Billy but his brother Joel, and his nephew John was aRead More nice guy too.
CHRIS April 8, 2014 at 10:12 pm
"Premiums on exchange plans are also likely to increase next year. The Hill reported thatRead More industry insiders are expecting premium prices to increase significantly—in some states by as much as 300 percent—all depending on a combination between the final mix of enrollees and new taxes imposed under the new law."
CHRIS April 8, 2014 at 10:13 pm
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/health-insurance-14-5-million-100000231.html
knee jerk April 14, 2014 at 01:28 pm
Everything will work out OK if you just don't get sick (or hurt, but that's why you should haveRead More Affleck)
knee jerk April 5, 2014 at 06:32 am
How about some free lessons also?
brookhavenconfucius April 5, 2014 at 09:05 am
HOW ABOUT THESE POLS TAKE THEIR FREEBIE, AND STICK IT ?
Ann Darcy April 5, 2014 at 12:45 pm
I know one USMC vet who appreciates this and his response is "Thank you!"
Gov. Cuomo signing the SAFE Act into law last year.
Tony Patrick April 17, 2014 at 11:29 am
great point brandie. i see that often with pro-gun groups. they like to label and make the otherRead More side labeled as the bad guy like we are murderers and criminals every chance they get. but they fail to realize, i have had a background check with every gun purchase i ever bought. if i had a felony on my record i could not purchase a gun. if i did have a felony record, and i had firearms in my possession, i would not be publicly stating i had them like i am now. the gov and these groups goes after me because its easier and cheaper than chasing down criminals.
brandie April 17, 2014 at 11:37 am
Hello Tony, I and my family are gun owners and are proud of that fact, we shoot at the range,Read More we hunt, and if need be we will protect our selves without hesitation. We as a nation need to stop trying to take away the rights of people even if we were to disagree with their point of view, i often wonder what liberals would do if the Republican party was to pass a law labeling anti gunners a mental disorder,(LOL), i would love to see the responses to that law.
Tony Patrick April 17, 2014 at 11:50 am
brandie, could not agree more. i am a proud gun owner as well. and i will not allow anyone to takeRead More that away from me just so they can feel safer and think they are safer. because thats all the safe act is.
amynyc1 April 1, 2014 at 12:57 pm
When choosing colleges for you're kids do you wean out the biggest party schools in the country ?Read More For me the answer is definitly yes . Hoftra a great school and a greater commuter school .But like I said in my previous post its a party school for those who choose to party it is so easy . Sadly the facts show most freshman today to be immature and not capable of making rational decisions . Peer pressure comes into play and also the free feeling of being away from home . My desicion to not allow my kids to apply to Hofstra , were the stories they knew about from other kids and verifying pictures on Facebook . Agreed they will party , but most freshman's over consume and pay no attention to academics . No two are alike , for my older daughter academics is a prioty , she is graduating from Adelphi early , because she choose to work . Soon will be applying to graduate school . My youngest immature and non focused is finishing 2 years at Nassau and was excepted into 11 colleges ... Our choice came down to a beautiful Smaller University in New Orleans ... If you would have asked me 2 years ago to send her out of state I would have said no way . She was not ready . Today I say go and be careful of your choices . Not a guarantee .But you can bet we fought when I said no to out of state schools two years ago . Thank you Mommy came much later with her own growth . Nixed were the known party schools and good choices were made .I hope she continues . I had experienced much to my shock , the parents that choose to let their kids drink , starting in 9th grade , the endless parties they threw put me on the outs with them as the last Mom standing alone . In both my kids graduating classes I first hand saw a lot get thrown out for academic failure , but saw all their party posts online . Granted a parent really does not have access to grades in college we are left in the dark you have to take your kids word on that .Others sucessfully made it thru Freshman year , partying hardy . Some did not party and their academic acheivemnets well excel others .Choices both my kids have fast cars and tracking devices , yes I can see how fast they go and where they go . It does not mean they won't make bad choices , I was the party queen in college from my own mouth , I should have and could have made better choices . I parented both my kids through HS on chemo , you can bet there were nights I all but crawled to my car to find them and or pick them up from bad choices they made or could have . Mom come get me ! One of the best things I could have said to them " No matter how bad it is call me I will help you " What it really comes down to is this we can wean out , safety net , steer them in all directions but have no guarantee . But for the Grace of God go I , that is what my best friends father whispered in my ear when he overdosed in college . He came from a great home , had all the support and love a child could have . He made awful choices . I would never ever want to walk the path of the The Wynn family ... My heart goes out to them . Conner's life is gone there is no back tracking , no rectifying , no saving him . That is the sad part to die at such a young age is more then a heart could bare . His poor parents , how do we go on after such a finality ? I don't ever want to know . So Hi spy Mom is always lurking , and if I have to go out of state and make surprise visits I shall ... Keep your eyes on their road ! As best as you can . We can't blame anyone for a sad ending to a short life . We all have our own ... But for the grace of God go I and mine . It just makes me so sad for this family and young man . And yes Joanne there are just some schools in some places I would never send my kids , would you send yours into hell ? It's not a good beginning without a good foundation .We can start there . And it can be the safest place and the best school and still we have no warranty .
KC - Sayville April 2, 2014 at 09:53 am
All this rhetoric and we don't even know the cause of death yet?
LINDA AMAITIS April 2, 2014 at 06:36 pm
My daughter is in medical school because of the great science program at Hofstra. She had aRead More wonderful experience there. How about the killer at Yale? Please you are joking. The child molester at Penn State. The Duke team infamy. Give me a break!
Credit: National Museum of American History
Adina Genn (Editor) March 28, 2014 at 08:22 am
Hi Beatrice, thanks for commenting. Are you at the Smithsonian now?
Beatrice March 28, 2014 at 11:37 pm
Yes, I'm a fellow there. I went to grad school at Northwestern after my time at Patch. I write forRead More the magazine and website; it's a wonderful experience.
Adina Genn (Editor) March 29, 2014 at 08:47 am
Fantastic! Thanks for keeping in touch.
joe thrapp March 25, 2014 at 09:36 pm
Not very nice Hamburger. You are obviously bigoted against the Irish. I hope God forgives you.
joe thrapp March 25, 2014 at 10:13 pm
Then you do not serve our people very well. Being Irish does not give you the right to insult theRead More Irish people. Hopefully, you will see your word bigoted words only add to disparaging the Irish. Beannachtaí Dé ort
Mrs. Dunning March 25, 2014 at 10:52 pm
What's more insulting than the title of this article is the picture of the young lady sitting on aRead More toilet bowl. I'm outraged that this is the representation of my town. I agree with Anne Healey!
Bob West March 24, 2014 at 07:29 pm
@ Christie - at times we've disagreed, but your comment above is just *excellent* and much deeperRead More than most of the sniping in Patch. Wish I could give you two "thumbs up" instead of just one.
christie nicolle March 24, 2014 at 08:47 pm
thanks Westy - + talk about celebs ... I'm still waiting for Rolling Stones fans to comment onRead More Jagger's dead girlfriend - I find this story truly mysterious.
Bob West March 24, 2014 at 11:43 pm
My vote for "what famous Long Islanders did this week" is none of the above. It was BillyRead More Joel doing an impromptu doo-wopp duo with Jimmy Fallon on his new show. Truly fun and even uplifting, especially compared to the above dark, dreary stuff. Sing along -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cU-eAzNp5Hw
JGJR March 24, 2014 at 10:58 pm
I just finished reading through that sleep study that you quoted in contemporary pediatrics. It wasRead More quite an interesting and enlightening article. However, it only supports your claims after you minimized the primary factors contributing to those sleep disorders; poor sleep behaviors, environmentals, etc. Eliminating/reducing of the hours of late night TV, computer use, cell phone use is their first and most important stimulant to curb. The electionic light exposure is the problem. Then secondly, comes caffeine based drinks; sodas, coffees, teas and pills. Yes, page three of the article does support your claims backed by studies but let's be real here. There are parents that don't even know their children are watching/creating porn on their (babysitting devices, a.k.a. ipads) instead of doing their homework in the first place! What you're clearly suggesting is beyond the mass majority due to a lack of their own span of attention/ mindless reality tv viewing/ slutty gossip magazine reading public. The family unit needs to be in order before you go and revamp the entire school district at great expense and inconvenience to all the working stiffs (working more than one job to make ends meet). When people start taking accountability for their own problems and still cannot yield the desired results, then bring up the study again over a cup of coffee. ;-)
GM March 24, 2014 at 11:14 pm
This discussion should focus on finding what really works best to learn. Wake up call at 6 am forRead More high schoolers will change, as it's simply not required. Walking into a building for 6 hours a day to take classes in 40 minute intervals is absurd. Bombarding teens with data points on 6-8 different subjects per day needs review for efficacy. Immersive learning enables learning. Stay for an hour. Absorb. Question. Discuss. Apply. That's how many people learn best. This "speed dating" type structure has got to change.
brookhavenconfucius March 25, 2014 at 07:42 am
GM, you are INNOCENT, IF YOU THINK, "This discussion should focus on finding what really worksRead More best to learn." IT'S NOT ABOUT THAT, though proponents will say that's the 'focus' ! DID you come from MARS, or somewhere ?
Women's history rally is set for Thursday. Credit: Courtesy Photo
Adina Genn (Editor) March 19, 2014 at 09:37 am
Thanks for your feedback Waterman. Our election results story is posted, and includes absenteeRead More ballots as confirmed by Northport Village this morning.
knee jerk March 19, 2014 at 10:45 am
Vickie Woodhull may be the first woman to run for president, but Hillary will be the first to beRead More elected.
MK Smith March 20, 2014 at 08:04 am
Hillary is disgusting.
(Photo: @NYIslanders Twitter)
Vincent March 18, 2014 at 10:51 am
scallop scum: I’m not Catholic, and I do like an occasional beer. But I will no longer orderRead More Heineken or Guinness.Even before the Catholic League’s Bill Donohue called for a boycott of the beers that boycotted the St. Patrick’s Day parade, I decided to withhold my patronage from the panderers. The parade is meant to honor St. Patrick. Gays are welcome at the parade; they just aren’t allowed to advertise themselves as such with banners and flags. There are multiple gay pride parades where they can do that. The corporate brains behind Heineken and Guinness pulled their sponsorship saying they support inclusiveness and diversity. But, in fact, they are supporting homogeneity — they want every parade to be like every other parade — and every parade should have gay groups. Jim Johnson NYPOST 3/18/14
Ralebird March 18, 2014 at 02:27 pm
geo - The Hampton Bays parade is great for the community and good for businesses. It gets peopleRead More out together after a long winter and provides a reason to come and see the area. If you're too much of a curmudgeon to appreciate that, just stay home for a couple of hours instead of whining - you have no place to go anyway.
Vincent March 19, 2014 at 07:20 am
Ralebird: I'm reading about the Hampton Bays parade in the Mineola Patch. Who runs this piece ofRead More garbage Patch? Rehire the old editors. These people have no clue.
"@PTI Yanks called me up. Sorry Jeet," tweeted Billy Crystal this week. (Photo: @BillyCrystal Twitter)
brookhavenconfucius March 18, 2014 at 05:09 am
WOULD YOU BELIEVE THIS ? The American actor has an estimated net worth of $185 million. He owes hisRead More fortune to smart stock investments, substantial property holdings, lucrative endorsement deals with CoverGirl cosmetics. He also owns several restaurants (the “Fat Crystal Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “New York Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wondercrystal - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Billy) and a fashion line called “Billy Crystal Seduction”. http://en.mediamass.net/people/billy-crystal/highest-paid.html
christie nicolle March 18, 2014 at 12:45 pm
not to get off topic, but can't Patch talk about someone more relevant - like the suicide of MickRead More Jagger's girlfriend? She's more interesting than Billy from Long Beach.
mildred petrassi April 7, 2014 at 06:33 pm
what did I miss? where is the article?
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brookhavenconfucius March 20, 2014 at 08:03 am
Let me tell you what I DONT agree with...one, is the LITERAL DEATH GRIP, that the BACON, LETTUCE,Read More TOMATO AGENDA, has on our BASIC FREEDOMS...including of Religion, AND OUR individual ability to Express Our Opinions. Considering these 'types', are only, estimated to be ONLY 4 PER CENT of our population, it's a case of the Tail, wagging the dog ! I am also against the RABID PROSELYTIZING AND INDOCTRINATION, OF OUR CULTURE AND CHILDREN, FROM PRE SCHOOL UP. IT HAS DESTROYED OUR NATION AND CULTURE.
christie nicolle March 20, 2014 at 10:32 am
Right on brookhaven* But give up enlightening fools... remember, George Bernard Shaw : "Don'tRead More argue with a pig - besides, the pig likes it"
Charlie Cheswick March 20, 2014 at 11:22 am
Brookhavenconfucious, I've found a great avatar for you:Read More https://twitter.com/francosoup/status/417032418739380225/photo/1/large