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South Side High School in Rockville Centre is among the best on Long Island, according to new rankings. (Patch file photo)
Frank Esposito April 23, 2014 at 06:51 pm
I'm having trouble reading the numeric order for that list 12345678901234567890? I was not educatedRead More on Long Island. Perhaps that is the new "fuzzy Match" they've been a teaching nowadays?
Christopher Wendt April 23, 2014 at 07:10 pm
These unofficial media rankings are generally meaningless in the grand scheme of public education.
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PunkMooCow April 23, 2014 at 06:57 pm
Here is an answer to the question, without reading the article. I will let the jury decide in aRead More court of law and ignore the one sided reporting that is sure to follow. I choose ot ignore the extension of the government known as mainstream media.
Ryon Lee April 23, 2014 at 07:08 pm
Home Defense allows the use of fire arms in a break-in.
Steve April 23, 2014 at 07:09 pm
He should be charged with abuse of a corpse.
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, Riverhead Police Officer Timothy Murphy and Chief David J. Hegermiller Credit: Suffolk County Executive's Office
Get Off My Lawn April 23, 2014 at 02:27 pm
The Police State's finest.
Frank Esposito April 23, 2014 at 07:02 pm
I thank these guys for being active and not hiding while on the public dole. I wonder how many areRead More repeat arrest. At this point anyone engaging in DWI is not stopping. Awareness Education and punishments are in place. I don't believe we will see further reductions in DWI/DUI incidences; just minor fluctuation at current levels. The people who get it got it and the people who are still doing it have a screw loose.
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B. Dub April 23, 2014 at 03:50 pm
One positive thing? Um... she never became President?
Simon April 23, 2014 at 04:06 pm
AN ANALYSIS  WORTH READING: by Dick Morris, former political advisor to President Bill ClintonRead More beware as I was there for most of their presidency and know them better than just about anyone, I offer a few corrections; The facts are: Hillary's main extra-curricular activity in law school was helping the Black Panthers, on trial in Connecticut for torturing and killing a federal agent. The facts are:  Hillary interned with Bob Truehaft, the head of the California Communist Party. The facts are:   She flunked the DC bar exam, yes, flunked,  it is a matter of record, and only passed the Arkansas bar. The facts are:  Her main board activity, was to sit on the Wal-Mart board of directors, for a substantial fee. She was silent about their labor and health care practices. The facts are: Her visits abroad were entirely touristic and symbolic and there was no substantive diplomacy on any of them. One cannot think of a single bill Hillary has introduced or a single comment she has made that would tend to strengthen our country in the War on Terror. Think  about it - he's (Dick Morris) said all of this openly, thus if he were not truthful he'd be liable for defamation of  character! And you better believe Hilary would sue him.
Tom Hollman April 23, 2014 at 06:53 pm
If She desides not to run they could buy a new mattress with some of the leftover money and get ridRead More of the one with Monicas wet spot stain
Theresa Flora April 23, 2014 at 03:48 pm
Tony: the race card? It's beyond annoying. It's disgusting and it's old! How long are ourRead More candidates gonna allow themselves to be classified as racists, bigots and sexists? During Obama's first campaign, the main stream media, the GOP and ultimately, the electorate gave him a pass on his friendship with Jeremiah Wright, the race-baiting, Whitey-hating, anti-Semite. During his second campaign the Left went all-out with the fake Republican "war on women". Not only were they successful in 2014, they'll recycle that strategy soon as Hillary announces. She's not even remotely worried about Benghazi or the fact that she was a do-nothing Senator and Sec of State.
eatingdogfood April 23, 2014 at 05:12 pm
Ooofah!! LOL!
Tony T April 23, 2014 at 05:31 pm
Just for some clarification see linkRead More :http://www.coachisright.com/if-hillary-clinton-had-a-lesbian-affair-with-huma-abedin-than-everything-in-weinergate-fits/
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Hamburger April 23, 2014 at 01:14 pm
Who do you think are flying our drones?
Frank Esposito April 23, 2014 at 02:09 pm
Cops got a chance to play with their toys. Relax people. It's not like you had to respondRead More personally. Stop saying it's a waste of money. Then money is absolutely minimal. These guys were not called away from their golf games. I would also like to compliment the responders for not accidentally killing someone. It showed professionalism and did not add to the "trend" of killing "innocent" people; which is becoming an issues to watch. The people incensed over this should focus their anger on plastic shopping bags as many others are doing over at another great Patch piece. Evil lurks at the checkout counters across America!
Daniella Ruiz April 23, 2014 at 02:50 pm
Linda Mahoney >> the doorbell prank was just that, a prank, that involved actual self risk,Read More courage and cost nothing to do. these brats today have no respect for wasting resouces whilst sitting ontheir fanny all day.
Daniel Schechter, 47, was last seen Tuesday morning.
Frank Esposito April 23, 2014 at 07:04 pm
Thanks for that info Ryan(editor). So this man does have "special needs" correct?
Frank Esposito April 23, 2014 at 07:06 pm
Andrea, lets hope that cell phone gets turned back on somehow. I wish you and those concerned aboutRead More him a quick find. Good luck to ya.
Frank Esposito April 23, 2014 at 07:09 pm
Oh, Ryan(editor) is there a Patch up in that area you can get this to?
eatingdogfood April 23, 2014 at 05:10 pm
Miss Flora, that's a liberal for ya!!
TJ Eckleburg April 23, 2014 at 06:25 pm
Here's a rebuttal for you. Stop breeding and then the taxpayers won't have to keep forking overRead More money to educate your little brats.
Bob Zahm April 23, 2014 at 07:02 pm
@TJ - how very [un]constructive of you. I disagree with many of Theresa's posts, but she's right inRead More calling you out.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
Arnibah Vanst April 23, 2014 at 06:42 pm
@Black Panther of Poetry What do you see that is racist about my comment?
Seamus Carty April 23, 2014 at 06:44 pm
Why do we discriminate based on race to show that discrimination based on race is wrong?
Seamus Carty April 23, 2014 at 06:47 pm
"The goal of Affirmative was to right an over two hundred years wrong." My family did notRead More get to the US until 1948. Are we part of the two hundred years of wrong? Why should my orthopedic surgeon's kid get preferential treatment over my nephew (son of a plumber) based on the relative complexions?
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.
Gary Tobin April 23, 2014 at 04:47 pm
National Governor’s Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers are private,Read More no-profit organizations. They are NOT government agencies. Therefore the STATES DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO CCSS.
Matt Miller April 23, 2014 at 04:53 pm
So educational professionals and people that hire these students out of college or high schoolRead More shouldn't have a seat at the table? Who should make curriculum decisions? The local school board member that doesn't know anything about a high quality education? The state government that might think creationism and abstinence only education is still what our children should be learning? I'd rather have the Common Core which brought together education professionals from all of the states to make sure my kids have a leg up when they graduate High School. They also brought in companies that have decades of education or hiring experience. What's wrong with having people that know what they are talking about, setting our policy? I'd rather have professionals making these decisions and not some groups that create facebook pages and youtube videos demonizing Common Core because they don't want to listen to the facts.
Bonnie Parker April 23, 2014 at 05:12 pm
In the time some of you have spent obsessing about this, you probably could have home-schooled yourRead More kids a couple of grades. I don't know what you're so het up about, but I suspect it's not the quality of your kids' education.
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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?
Christopher Wendt April 23, 2014 at 03:28 pm
Our "Town", which is the Town of Hempstead, probably lacks the authority to ban plasticRead More bags without State Legislative approval ("Home Rule Message"). I hope that is the case. Plastic bags are very convenient. As is the case with anything we use, considerate and responsible disposal will alleviate any perceived ills from the use of plastic bags.
Lorraine DeVita April 23, 2014 at 03:36 pm
If California can adopt bans of plastic bags in one form or another thru out the state I don seeRead More why NY cant follow suit http://www.cawrecycles.org/issues/plastic_campaign/plastic_bags/local
CAPICU April 23, 2014 at 03:39 pm
Oh oh ...The bag lady is back
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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.
Mineta San José International Airport. Wikimedia.
april ann April 22, 2014 at 01:30 pm
I agree with B. Dub 100%! How was this kid able to scale a fence and just walk right over to theRead More plane? TSA: for all the harassing you do in the terminal...you ain't all that!! As far as the kid being a runaway..maybe he does face some serious abuse issues at home. He's damn lucky to be alive. But, I raised three boys, and a 16 year old boy can runaway for any collage of reasons. My kids never ran away but, I'm wondering if the fact that the plane was going to HAWAII has anything to do with it. It sounds a little compulsive to me. CPA need good follow up on this. Thank you lucky stars kid!
Lee Jacobsen April 22, 2014 at 06:42 pm
It wasn't a miracle that he survived, it was Easter Sunday, and good things always happen.Read More "always look on the bright side of life"......Life of Brian........overlooked miracle worker....... Not a problem to let other kids of similar intelligence do the same thing, it will improve the human gene pool immensely, and the human race will benefit overall as a result.
mimi April 23, 2014 at 02:09 pm
There are two separate issues here. The first and certainly the most obvious is security failure.Read More The second is to determine what is in the best interest of the teen, as well as the public.. He needs a psych eval, at the very least. Then again, so does most of the public.
Tracey Forman, 47, was arrested Monday morning. (SCPD photo)
C O April 23, 2014 at 07:42 am
Hahahahaha wow.
ARCH STANTON April 23, 2014 at 10:52 am
HEY ML, IF YOU WEAR GLASSES, IT'S TIME TO SEE YOUR OPTOMETRIST. IF YOU DON'T WEAR GLASSES, IT'S TIMERead More TO SEE A OPTOMETRIST.
knee jerk April 23, 2014 at 05:05 pm
Hey arch: If you continue to play with yourself, you'll go blind. If you stop right now, you mayRead More still have time to see an optometrist.
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The Voice of Reason April 23, 2014 at 11:39 am
Convict: There ARE pictures.
Rich Altman April 23, 2014 at 03:59 pm
She got busted (so to speak) by the Disneyland cleavage cops? Someone needs to tell these clownsRead More what to do with their to Mickey Mouse rules.
Ken Sucharski April 23, 2014 at 04:57 pm
OK, you got your 15 minutes of fame - now shut up.