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Scott Brown greets Evelyn Marconi, Portsmouth. (Dan Tuohy photo)
Stephen D. Clark April 24, 2014 at 09:53 pm
Scott Brown's big play will be courting independent voters. So what will that really mean when heRead More wins the NH GOP nomination? No more "Obamacare is awful" rhetoric. He will talk about flaws and how to fix them, but he won't be talking about scrapping the law. ________________________________________________________ Obamacare is here to stay, and Scott Brown will be a vote in the Democrats' camp if it comes to putting the law on the chopping block. He'll see it as his "moderate and independent" duty. Plus, deep down he believes in it. He voted for Romneycare in Mass.
Cliven Bundy. Credit: AOL
Exeter Resident April 24, 2014 at 10:43 pm
Did the Regime Paper remind us that Harry Reid used the same word to describe Obama? Or that 56000Read More people handwrote it on the 2000 US Census? Or that Cynthia Gordy explained it in Essence in 2010? I don't know what's in Bundy's heart, but to me it seems like he's using an archaic word (in New England) and comparing the current government subsidy system with slavery, without any indication that he somehow supports the latter. He responds on the Peter Schiff Show online. Regardless, even if he means the worse, it doesn't mean that he somehow deserves getting his life ruined by the BLM and Harry Reid's corporate cronies.
D Penta April 24, 2014 at 05:24 pm
Going to be tough to sell Natick Patch will very little Natick news. If I owned a business in NatickRead More I would NOT advertise. Maybe you should look for Massachusetts or National sales reps as that is all I see on Natick Patch is Massachusetts and National news!
DanielleWolf April 24, 2014 at 06:37 pm
Agreed - I hate this new format of Patch with news from all over rather than news from the town inRead More which I live. It used to be great to post school fundraising events on here but with the change, I doubt anyone is even reading past the headline anymore.
Robert Alden April 24, 2014 at 10:09 pm
How about re-hiring all of the local editors you downsized? The Patch is a waste of time in EastonRead More now. I'd much rather go online to the Easton Journal website. Such a shame too, because the format is so open to the community. But, if there's no local news, there's no reason to read the Patch regularly.
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Jackie Loffredo April 24, 2014 at 07:31 pm
stubborn people.. they aren't trying to annoy/disturb you..they are telling you for your safety !
Jackie Loffredo April 24, 2014 at 07:34 pm
don't put a fire fighters life at risk because you want to be stubborn and stupid.
Damn Shame April 24, 2014 at 09:40 pm
Robert Martinez is an idiot to begin with. Engaged to someone else and still married. Sad. Shouldn'tRead More be talking to the news if you're trying to live a double life fool.
The KKK flyer distributed around Fairview Township. Credit facebook
Mark Houston April 24, 2014 at 10:28 pm
Steven Spiegel, do you mean the NAACP? And are you equating the NAACP to the KKK
tenth district April 24, 2014 at 10:34 pm
I think KKK are unloved morons but come on, why is the media so shy to tell us about black andRead More Hispanic hate groups (ganmgs dude, gangs) that killed a lot more in a year than the KKK in 40 years, ei? Again, KKK is a great way of becoming insane quick as hate drives one insane but it is the media telling us how melting pot is bad...nope, it is not, becoming freaking americans first then blacks and Hispanics and there will be no-more kkk except in prisons. Today when the media doesn't tell you the race of the suspect you just know it's black and if they mention "rights" or" pastor phlegger"when reporting about an Hispanic suspect you know the guy is an illegal so duh, kkk is refusing to join the cartoons...so make fun of them all you want...if the media and society doesn't start hanging the bastards regardless of the race we will all end up joining kkk and that's sad. I say hang the suspects first and look at his race second not the other way around. It is not kkk we need to fear, it is the media and their insane mission to make us believe we are all equal. We are not: some are lazy, some are ugly, some are dumb, some are violent and some deserve not one but 3 or four executions...we are not equal, even Lenin figured that out (and died quickly after "seeing the light") so stop sugarcoating anything black ort Hispanic related and demonizing anything white. It is not about race but it could be...and we wouldn't want that now, would we?
Nate Forrest April 24, 2014 at 10:38 pm
just another name for the Tea Party.................................. Sort of like this racistRead More A-hole that all the conservatives have been worshiping................................... http://onpolitics.usatoday.com/2014/04/24/cliven-bundy-blacks-slaves-paul-heller/
SPEAKING HIS MIND: Sen. John McCain waves to the crowd at his appearance at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. McCain later spoke of his support for former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown. Photo Credit: Patrick Whittemore, Boston Herald
Danny LaCross April 24, 2014 at 06:36 pm
Massholes? That what we're calling them these days?
Stephen D. Clark April 24, 2014 at 07:04 pm
Senator Brown, this is your lucky day. You get the nod from Senator McCain, the guy wise enough toRead More choose Sarah Palin for a VP running mate. He knows how to pick them. What a coup!
Debra W April 24, 2014 at 08:05 pm
yawn
Concord Police Department cruiser. Credit: Tony Schinella
Roger Leroux April 24, 2014 at 10:20 am
The police are great at giving out speeding tickets and tickets for stop sign violations. But whatRead More about apprehending criminals who commit serious crimes? Seems like the focus should be spent on undercover work and detective work. It is easier, I surmise, to give out traffic violations than match wits with criminals.
Tony Schinella (Editor) April 24, 2014 at 10:31 am
@jpf2361: The grant money covers the OT for the extra patrols so that the taxpayers don't have toRead More pay for it.
jpf2361 April 24, 2014 at 11:22 am
Thanks for the clarification Tony. Maybe in the future Lt. O'Malley could mention why a Grant isRead More needed. Thanks
Carisa, the 14-and-a-half pound baby born to Burlington mother Caroline Ruscak. Credit: Massachusetts General Hospital
erin greisch April 24, 2014 at 01:11 pm
Thank you Alison I was thinking the same thing....
BIGBAKER.. April 24, 2014 at 07:13 pm
It`s just Baby fat, I had an UNCLE years ago 15 lbs and he was born at home, turned out to be aRead More regular kid.
Queena Armstrong Knox April 24, 2014 at 08:41 pm
Actually this is usually a sign of gestational diabetes. But not always....Alison and Erin. AndRead More BIGBAKER I've heard of bigger babies being born at home years ago too but that gets into the whole accuracy of the way they were weighed. My daughter weighed 9lb 1oz. I'm average size. My birth weight was around 7 pounds. My husband was a premie and weighed about 5 pounds. But he was a big man. Not huge. He was 6ft 1in and weighed about 190 at his heaviest. I'm 5' 3" and weighed 165 at full term. Sometimes the size of the baby is determined by ancestors long dead! My son weighed 7lb 12oz and he was born 4 weeks premature! Imagine where he was headed! So don't go blaming things that may have NOTHING to do with it!
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Paula Larson April 24, 2014 at 08:58 pm
" Prosecutors contend he planned to murder the two teens and waited in the basement with aRead More bottle of water, a book, energy bars and two guns" How did he know that these kids were going to show up? Did he invite them just to kill them? If that's the case, it was premeditated. He shot one of them in the face after he was down and said he wanted them dead. I'd call that guilty of murder. His attorney is calling it stress.
Ana Ham April 24, 2014 at 09:08 pm
This was justified. He should not have been charged with anything. Free this man.
NWBL April 24, 2014 at 09:23 pm
IMO if you break into someone's house (or assault them for that matter) you are taking your chancesRead More as to what they will do to you.
CHS and MVHS. Credit: Tony Schinella
jpf2361 April 23, 2014 at 06:45 pm
Andrea, Maybe the Report is ranked by Population.
Kelly Deno Lainey April 23, 2014 at 07:12 pm
I do agree that Christine Rath needs to go. Her policies and ideals hold kids back. I amRead More experiencing it first hand with my child now. She is my 3rd at this high school so it isn't one of those situations where a parent thinks their kid is all that. My first two were fine but my 3rd is high honors and bored out of her mind. They won't allow her in more challenging classes because she is not in her junior or senior year
Tony Schinella (Editor) April 23, 2014 at 11:25 pm
Test scores are just one criteria of the methodology, as stated in the article. Franklin scores wereRead More only slightly lower than the Concord schools. If you look at the information for all three schools you can see why it might be ranked higher: Franklin has a much higher economically disadvantaged level meaning it has more ground to make up. It also has the same AP participation as CHS and better than MVHS. It also has a better teacher-ratio than both schools. The US News & World Report annual high school study though is highly respected and the "go-to" source when looking at this kind of comparison data.
NH Statehouse. Dan Tuohy photo.
Exeter Resident April 24, 2014 at 11:54 am
Would you mind telling me how I'm arrogant?
SPH April 24, 2014 at 12:58 pm
For starters, you obviously didn't have the answer to my question on when the tax increase wouldRead More take effect. Instead of staying out of it, you couldn't refuse the opportunity to use my inquiry as a launching point for yet another regurgitation on your lost cause. You didn't have the answer and should've passed, but it just wasn't in you.
Exeter Resident April 24, 2014 at 01:55 pm
Misunderstanding is the same as arrogance? In any case, you didn't ask when the gas tax would goRead More into effect. You asked when you would see the effect at the pump. I gave you an answer to that question and explained it. Maybe you should ask questions more clearly.