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David Campbell.
jpf2361 April 24, 2014 at 08:34 pm
Had he not left the scene of, as he called it a verbal confrontation with a patron of the hotel,Read More then he could have told his side of the story to the police as he had said he felt threatened. Which as we all know was an excuse to run away and hide so he wouldn't be arrested for DRUNK DRIVING!! It is Just too bad that this miscreant wasn't forced to resign before he proposed raising the gas tax by 4.2 Cents per gallon!!!!
Snow April 24, 2014 at 08:35 pm
Hey are our comments getting wiped out?
jpf2361 April 24, 2014 at 08:37 pm
No, We were responding to "SPEAK OUT" and not to this BLOG
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.
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.
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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
Steven Spiegel April 24, 2014 at 08:47 pm
As long as there is hate groups like the KKK and the NWACP there will never be peace in thisRead More country.
knee jerk April 24, 2014 at 09:52 pm
The KKK took my baby away......
M. Manzano April 24, 2014 at 09:52 pm
The leaflets were probably created by local Democrats.
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
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Jim U Lacrum April 24, 2014 at 02:08 pm
Marijuana laws should be a thing of the past. The harm and waste that come from treating cannabisRead More possession/sale/manufacturing as criminal far outweigh any deterrent benefit of such laws. And the taxation needs to be kept in check as well. Tax something deeply enough, and people will eventually start to evade the taxes, creating a whole other problem that erodes on the legality of the item in question. Taxation sucks resources, and thus jobs and productivity, out of the entire market. At best, taxation is a necessary evil, not something that should be inflicted as much as possible whenever an excuse presents itself.
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!
Last night the Board of Aldermen inked up their proverbial rubber stamp and, in an 8:7 vote, put a "VOID" mark on the petitions that they were provided with.
Brian Loudermilch April 24, 2014 at 06:58 pm
Keep track of how the Aldermen handled this Issue. Vote accordingly the Next time you step into aRead More voting Booth. They are Supposed to be working for US. Sounds like they need a Reminder.
Mike black April 24, 2014 at 07:28 pm
How many of the 770 don't know where Greeley park is ?
JimC April 24, 2014 at 09:20 pm
I've been enlightened by answers here on Patch and last night's presentation and Q&A, and IRead More appreciate it. I've been concerned about the lack of information that I could easily lay my hands on, and to a large extent, I still am. ________________________________________________________ A bit of information that I got from last night's meeting is that there is $105,000 in hand with another 27,000 or so 'promised'. This is a $250,000 project by the group's own reckoning. If ANY legislation is moved forward to go ahead with the project, it MUST be contingent on the group producing the whole $250,000 upon the passing of the legislation. ________________________________________________________ Promises are easy to make, IOU's are hard to collect. Letters of commitment need to be provided to the public so we can assess the likelihood of actually seeing the money. Otherwise, the city will end up with a shortfall that we the taxpayers will own. ________________________________________________________ Whether the playground is a good idea isn't really the question. Let’s stop the distraction that people are against accessible playgrounds. I think every playground in the city should offer at least some access to all, not just one on the Merrimack border that inner city kids may not be able to get to very often if ever. ________________________________________________________ As I see the situation, the city has prepared a fiscal year budget and action plan that took a lot of work by everyone in every department, and the Legacy Group is in effect trying to disrupt the plan with their HURRY HURRY HURRY mantra. It's clear that this plan will cost the city SOME money, money that was properly planned to go elsewhere. Private groups have no business trying to alter the current fiscal year's plan that has been committed to after a ton of work by everyone in city government, and approved by the aldermen. The group should take a breath, get its financial commitments in writing contingent on the enabling legislation, and work to incorporate the new playground into the next FY budget and plans. That’s the way it works.
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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.
U.S. News & World Reports 2014 Best High Schools Report.
Mike Spano April 24, 2014 at 02:56 am
where did this come from?
C. M. April 24, 2014 at 04:00 pm
Did you read the WHOLE article? It clearly states at the very BEGINNING of the article "TheRead More U.S. News & World Report's 2014 list of best high schools in the country notes that Nashua High School North and Nashua High School South have student/teacher ratios larger than the New Hampshire average." That means it came from "The U.S. News & World". Clearly you had a public education but apparently not in Nashua schools.
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.
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Michael Hipp April 24, 2014 at 02:54 pm
I don't disagree with you that we're becoming less and less a free country but it's wrong to blameRead More democrats alone. It wasn't dems alone that passed the patriot act. It hasn't been dems alone that have been re-uping it since it was passed the first time. On how bad Hillary will be as a president. Every president is bad in some ways. Reagan raised taxes more than a dozen times. Bush took us to war on two fronts with no way to pay for it. Clinton signed DOMA and DADT. Obama gave away the farm in order to get the Affordable Care Act passed. Papa Bush said that atheists shouldn't be considered Americans. Sure Hillary will be a bad president in some ways.... they are all bad in some way. I can tell you this much though, any president is going to be a worse president when the publicly stated goal of the opposition is to obstruct that president at any and all opportunities. The dems did it to Bush. The republican'ts are doing it to Obama. It's like Palestine and Israel, they'll fight to the death out of spite and habit, neither one of them knowing which one threw the first punch and not caring because winning is the only goal. What America needs are citizens that go into government for the good of the country instead of the good of their party.
Michael Hipp April 24, 2014 at 03:03 pm
Oh, one last point on your last post B. Dub. "Hillary presidency combined with a DemocraticRead More Congress." Ain't gonna happen. Republicant's have gerrymandered the states to absolute death. They have the House for the foreseeable future and they have a good chance at getting the Senate. I can't guarantee you who's going to win in 2016 but I can very well guarantee you that no one party will take executive and legislative branches, both.
PAUL April 24, 2014 at 06:57 pm
who the hell cares?????????????????
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Michael Anthony Satterwhite April 23, 2014 at 12:12 pm
This is a great article. If your financial institution has guarantees on fraudulent charges and theyRead More try to stick you with the bill or change certain terms and conditions without consideration or notice, make sure you seek legal advice from an attorney. It is very important that you check your credit report annually. You can check your credit report for free on the website mandated under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, which can be found at www.annualcreditreport.com.
jpf2361 April 24, 2014 at 08:25 pm
SUPER LEMMING thinks he is FUNNY He doesn't realize we are laughing at him and not with him.Read More TROLL.
Stephen D. Clark April 24, 2014 at 08:41 pm
Hey, what are you trying to say? I don't get it. Maybe if you used more capital letters?
J. Parker April 24, 2014 at 09:26 pm
Matt, I'm not sure yet, but it should be someone that takes the oath to preserve, protect and defendRead More the Constitution of this country, and MEAN IT !
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John Strother April 24, 2014 at 08:38 am
with caller ID they should be able to point to the caller. Sorry but an out of state telephoneRead More number should be a tip off.
Eddie April 24, 2014 at 08:52 am
The caller used Skype, via the Internet, and will probably never be found if he took certainRead More precautions unless he's running his mouth about this prank.
Bob West April 24, 2014 at 06:20 pm
@ eddie, I wouldn't mention any specific phone-calling service in case any other arseholes areRead More looking for tips. But for better or worse, those calls are traceable. They have "add-ons" that can fool your friends, but certainly not the NSA. BTW, that phone service was bought by Microsoft a couple of years ago- so much for any illusion of confidentiality. By using it, you "opt in" to give up your privacy, just like with G-mail. Using a computer to make a prank call is a dumb move in itself. Any computer transmits a wealth of information. Non-smart phones are a lot less traceable than anything else. Have you ever seen how many items advertisers and other web sites use to uniquely identify your computer? They can't tell your name but track your unique computer. It's called "computer fingerprinting." As soon as you give your name at a web site they track, they've got you. Check this site sometime to see how unique your computer is-- https://panopticlick.eff.org/ .... I suspect that nobody's putting much effort into tracing this call, because in the big scheme of things, they've got more serious things to deal with. (Unfortunately, unlike our local PDs.) Shame this idiot got so much publicity from his crime. I think the glorifying news "perp walk" should be stopped in virtually all cases.