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Frank Esposito April 14, 2014 at 08:03 PM
I'm not too sure about fire "not discriminating". Go to Read Morehttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/p mc/articles/PMC2848265/ and read "Heightened Risk of Fire Deaths Among Older African Americans and Native Americans". According to that study, fire seems a bit racist to me.
Frank Esposito April 11, 2014 at 08:59 AM
Nothing but education and enlightening the minds of the people will help reduce it to is lowestRead Moreleve l possible. And that goes for all "evils". DWI/DUI is not going away. We have reached what many professionals believe to be an absolute possible bottom we can under enforcement without turning America into a overbearing Nazi type state. The stats will rise and fall closely around the levels they are at now. Make sure you know the real stats and not what you hear on the news or some group that relies on donations or taxes. The stupidity (and I don't mean just stupid people) that DWI / DUI is will be around for a very long time - perhaps even dare I say forever. You need to understand there are and will be always, people who just don't get it - that that behavior is rather high risk and shows complete lack of responsibly for your fellow man. Even relatively good and intelligent people can fall victim to this. One enforcement issue I do take issue with is being able to plead down driving infractions (even DWI/DUI). If you are speeding and should be given 4 points and a $500 fine that should not be turned into 0 points and a $250 parking ticket. If anyone ever recorded the on-goings in Traffic Court in Suffolk and Nassau most people would be incensed. It's a nice place to work because everyone is happy. County getting rich and people getting off light (for the most part). I don't believe a guy who cuts across lanes of traffic dangerously on the LIE should plead down to Jay Walking Summons of $180. Anyway back to you... You live in a world of risk and reward. The problem you are suffering over is not DWI. You must dig deep into your heart and come to terms that. Seek to reduce danger to reasonable levels, but not to the point of crossing over a line that impinges on freedom. We are doing fine in the area of DWI and just need to remain diligent. The kids today who have normal functioning minds for the most part get the message. Go seek out the actual stats for DWI in your area. Even MADD has shifted some of their focus to "underage drinking" and not just DWI at this point as they try to stay relevant. My hat is off to them and the great awareness and lobby job they did on DWI. I will now keep an eye on them as they morph into whatever they are becoming next as they now - as a group - become more about survival of their group then what their group actually was originally about.
brookhavenconfucius April 11, 2014 at 07:40 AM
Demos blew ANY chance, when he decided to get married, and dropped out of his first 'run'...he even Read Morehad a RUSH endorsement, and screwed that up ! As far as I am concerned, DEMOS KEEP ON RUNNING OUT OF LONG ISLAND !
Frank Esposito April 11, 2014 at 01:21 PM
Also, beware of Demo's you see at county fairs... Those knives do get dull after cutting shoeRead Moreleathe r and bricks. I have not been able to cleanly cut a tomato since! Beware: Demo's!
brookhavenconfucius April 11, 2014 at 01:39 PM
Frank, IF he will 'turn and run' from a fight, he is NOT dependable, and he is a FRAUD !
brookhavenconfucius April 10, 2014 at 01:34 PM
It used to be...maybe 100 YEARS AGO...that lighting used to scare the LOW LIFES, but alas, THISRead Moresitu tation only shows how, out of touch the Town, and SCPD is! FRIGHTENING ISN'T IT ? I guess since the label on the switch, is in Spanish, the light IS FOR MS 13, and bilingual miscreants ONLY !
brookhavenconfusing April 10, 2014 at 02:49 PM
But DON'T turn those lights, OFF...it's my homing beacon. How else willthe Tralfamadorians be ableRead Moret o find me when its TIME, to beam me back UP??
brookhavenconfucius April 11, 2014 at 07:00 AM
THIS IS, EXACTLY, HOW, THIS GUY ENDS POSTINGS HERE, and elsewhere ! NOW DO YOU KNOW WHAT HIS TOWNRead MoreJO B IS ???? THIS IS how he ends OUR FREE SPEECH ! GET IT ? GO BACK TO YOUR CUBICLE...EDDY NEEDS A NECK MASSAGE, AND A DANISH !
brookhavenconfucius April 19, 2014 at 09:12 AM
Wonder HOW, the Miller Place Civic Association & the Mt. Sinai Civic Association COFFEERead MoreCLATCHES , weighs in on this destruction ? HARDLY A PEEEEP, between bites of their danishes !
Jack Farrell April 19, 2014 at 10:42 AM
We need the truth to be publicized this is not normal.
brookhavenconfucius April 19, 2014 at 10:49 AM
Jack, You will NEVER get the Truth out of these local Pols...NOT if their very, miserable livesRead Moredepe nded upon it...because they know, there are MORE people like "Marie', don't want Truth, they want to be Lied to, and are very happy, to pay for CORRUPTION. Or as 'Marie' says, they don't want 'negativity'.
Frank Esposito April 09, 2014 at 08:24 AM
But on second thought, since long islanders never seem to wake up to these phonies; the names areRead Moreup so long how much does it really cost? LOL
brookhavenconfucius April 09, 2014 at 10:34 AM
JUST THINK...ALL OF THOSE NAMES ARE, MOST LIKELY, GETTING MULTIPLE TAX PAYER FUNDED, RETIREMENTRead MoreCHEC KS, AS WELL !
Lindsay April 10, 2014 at 03:39 PM
Not to mention health insurance for LIFE, on our dime of course
Katherine Hepp April 03, 2014 at 08:54 AM
You are paying more for your health care, getting less care in some cases, and for many notRead Morekeeping the doctors you used for many years. Obama thinks his health care plan is working. How come he has not signed up for any of these GREAT plans he shoved down our throats. Don't see any democrats or republicans in the house or senate joining up for Obama Care either. So sad when you live in a bubble. Maybe he should look up the true definition of success in the dictionary. It's a sad day when freedom of choice is taken away in a democratic society. You are right our President is so out of touch with the middle class.
Lindsay April 03, 2014 at 02:14 PM
President Obama is so out of touch it's pathetic but I'm so happy to hear that we the taxpayers can Read Moreprovide 1 BILLION dollars to Ukraine!!! What an outrage.
CJ April 03, 2014 at 04:05 PM
One of the many reasons EVERYONE should vote in the midterms--and vote against everyone that isRead Morepart of the problem!
brookhavenconfucius April 16, 2014 at 11:30 AM
YES, ELISE ! AND wait until SARAH 'DUMB AS AN...' ANKER's 'TRAILS' MESS, OPENS ! NO SECURITY, AND A Read MoreMAGNET FOR MISCREANTS !
Cam Newberry April 16, 2014 at 04:02 PM
Sean, this has now gone passed the point of ridiculous. Everything works perfectly in New Rochelle? Read MorePerhaps you and Ed can exchange email addresses and spare us all this daily drivel. I for one am damn happy with the representatives I have working for me and maybe if you lifted a finger to help the community rather than acting like a crybaby each and every day this would be a better place to live.
monkey lewis April 16, 2014 at 04:14 PM
beach laws only apply to white residents who live there not our south American pals from JacksonRead Morehei ghts
Frank Esposito April 01, 2014 at 12:07 PM
Don't pin all of your saving on these animals. Make sure you can move along with your life in aRead Morepos itive direction on your own also. These animals gave you focus and purpose. That purpose and focus can and should be found in other areas of your life too. I'm happy to hear you got your stuff together and didn't finish on a dead end. Bottom line is make sure that focus and love you feel, you feel inside yourself too without any external help. Just a tip. Good luck to ya.
Florentina McGrath April 01, 2014 at 12:23 PM
Yes, I hear you loud and clear. And yes, I can move along with my life in a positive direction ofRead Moremy own as well. :]
Elizabeth Smith April 01, 2014 at 08:54 PM
Florentina, you are amazing, best of luck to you and your babies, you are a hero.
Frank Esposito April 01, 2014 at 07:54 AM
I can understand Trending News pieces at the Patch, but why is there a Speak Out concerningRead Moresomethin g in FL being read in Miller Place Rocky Point Patch?
Peter D. April 01, 2014 at 12:44 PM
I apologize Frank, but when there are the amount of people afflicted with the disease of addictionRead Moret here are. A free opportunity for the people who cannot afford the treatment for their loved one should go national.... If I offended you I do apologize.
NSYC April 03, 2014 at 10:49 AM
Thank you for sharing! We see a lot of families that just don't know what to do or who to turn to.
brookhavenconfucius April 01, 2014 at 11:13 AM
I, believe, I saw a sign for this, on the southwest corner of 25A and Crystal Hollow Rd...acrossRead Morefro m BOLLA GAS...couldnt actually, read the sign, as I was coming OUT, of the other side, of the 112 JUG ! NOT the best place for ANY sign, there! NO SIGN at Miller Place Rd, and 25A, that I could see.
Frank Esposito April 01, 2014 at 12:10 PM
You may wish to switch to Beacon Record more as you see the Patch fragmenting apart from it'sRead Moreorigin al intent. I'd also call MPFD to get details of the Bunny.
Frank Esposito March 28, 2014 at 09:29 AM
Looking for chip is a good idea. Considering the situation I'd say no chip, but that should beRead Morelook ed for.
Michele Ahearn March 28, 2014 at 10:03 AM
Has anyone claimed this animal??
Theodore Paul Penske March 31, 2014 at 08:22 PM
Is there any update on this dog?
Frank Esposito April 18, 2014 at 12:37 PM
Yes there has been a 33.7% increase in plate theft since April 2012. Police are still baffled. Read MoreYo u don't have to trace illegal activity, because if something happens the cops will trace it back to you and you will know about it. Just hope the plate was not used for something really bad and they think it's you. It could get ugly when SWAT arrives.
janetebrown March 17, 2014 at 11:39 AM
Deep breaths
Katherine Hepp March 19, 2014 at 08:00 AM
We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
Mels Ditties March 23, 2014 at 03:23 PM
Fight, fight, fight the ugly beast that is cancer...Then pray..and then live each and every momentRead Moret o the fullest...Non of us know when our end will come, nor do you or you DH know what this battle may bring....So embrace life and your love every day!.. Strength & prayers for you & your family
Katherine Hepp March 14, 2014 at 08:28 AM
Would love to be a part of this. I remember doing this when they renovated Ellis Island. We areRead Morea country made up of immigrants who came here for a better life, and continue to do so today. I tell my Mom to write all the stories down, or put it on tape/video so these stories are not lost forever. Please keep me advised.
brookhavenconfucius March 18, 2014 at 01:59 PM
NO Katherine, these illegal aliens come here for the Gravy Train, and, largely, REFUSE TORead MoreASSIMILATE into our society and culture! BIG DIFFERENCE. WHAT DO YOU SAY about those illegals who come here to send their welfare benefits checks, back HOME ?
Ryan Bonner (Editor) March 11, 2014 at 08:37 AM
Hi Frank, Patch recently went through a restructuring and our staff is much thinner now. In fact,Read MoreI am the only editor for 14 sites. So by necessity our coverage has become much more regional in nature. We are still making an effort to publish local content, but there's no way we can do it as intensely as we have in the past. I have been encouraging readers to use our Boards and blogging platform to share their own news and thoughts on major issues in town. I always do my best to feature reader contributions in the top spot on the homepage. Feel free to reach out to me anytime at ryan@patch.com. Thanks.
Frank Esposito March 11, 2014 at 12:04 PM
Thanks for reply. Hang in there man. You are in a tuff spot. Knowing the nature of the beast youRead Morehav e immediate issues. 1. Help will not be coming soon - no matter what they tell you and 2 you will barely get a pat on the back for holding things together in the meantime. Hopefully I'll be wrong on both counts. But now that your statement is public here - which is a great thing you did- I ask all readers making issue about the hyper local angle taking a back seat at this patch and neighboring ones to hang in there and support Ryan. Lets hope the grand experiment at hyper local news can survive. I think it is rather important and can be an incubator for society. The gathering of local minds can snowball into some good things - bad too of cause but mostly good because most people are good.
brookhavenconfucius March 10, 2014 at 07:23 AM
It's called 'cooking the books' for advertising dollar$.
Mels Ditties March 15, 2014 at 07:36 PM
How (& Why) should AOL keep paying salaries for local editors if they are losing money on theRead Moresi te?...It's a shame, really...I've been a reader since the beginning, and certainly notice all the changes, but it's simply economics....AOL is losing money...
brookhavenconfucius April 11, 2014 at 05:34 AM
HIPA, SCHMIPA...YOU HAVE NO PRIVACY ! Don't waste your money with any legal action.
brookhavenconfucius April 11, 2014 at 05:55 AM
EVEN THE PROGRESSIVES TELL YOU, YOU HAVE NO MORE PRIVACY... Why Your Medical Records Are No LongerRead MoreS afe Posted: 01/17/2013 3:59 pm http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-gregg/privacy-medical-records_b_2473458.html
H Deborah Michienzi April 11, 2014 at 12:38 PM
Frank, thank you for the information. I wish I had your detective skills I can now breath a sigh of Read Morerelief. I had no idea on where to start looking for another family doctor
Ernestine Franco February 26, 2014 at 04:49 PM
Shooting the racoons seems like a horible way to deal with the situation. I don't know what the law Read Moreis on this point. I would get in touch with the County and with the Town and see if there is a policy about this. What you discribe seems a very violent way to deal with wild animals. Perhpas also get in touch with Animal Control, and perhaps with another media outlet that has a wider followng than the Patch.
patricia e hall February 27, 2014 at 08:36 AM
Our local police needs a lot of educating they probably got in their car laughing there ass off itRead Morej ust takes a couple of idiots to make everyone look bad. I'd call the police commisioner
Janet February 27, 2014 at 07:33 PM
The last time I saw an incident with a raccoon I called animal control and I was told that since it Read Moreis not a protected species therefore no laws are broken if someone kills them. That was at least 10 years ago so you may want to double check on this. It is disgusting for anyone to have such a low regard for life in any form. All one can hope for is people like that come back as a raccoon and someone does to them what they did to those poor raccoons.
Janet March 08, 2014 at 10:21 AM
Thomas, I will never give up! That having been said I am a realist and I know that there are people Read Morein other parts of the country that want things to change back but since I truly believe that it is not that the conservatives don't get out and vote I believe there are not enough of us left to win, and definitely not in NY state. I have a friend who's daughter would not vote for Romney because he didn't believe in abortion. I guess in her mind that was the most important issue. But she is 26 and the country is falling apart around us and she believes abortion is the most important issue even though her parents explained to her that the president can't change that and the chances of that being changed by the supreme court are slim to none. So you see that's just a little bit of how these "kids" think. My own cousin voted for Obama because she felt that Romney being rich couldn't "relate" to the average person. And my cousin is in her 50's. I truly believe we are in the minority and all I want at this point is to leave NY for a red state and spend my twilight years as they call it in peace.
Tomas March 09, 2014 at 01:10 PM
Janet, I'm with you. When do we leave?
Janet March 10, 2014 at 12:38 PM
Well, I don't know about you Tomas but my husband & I have hopefully less than 2 years. I canRead Morele ave this overtaxed state and take my tax dollars with me and be able to keep a lot more of them.