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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)
Retired April 23, 2014 at 09:04 pm
Wow Commack didn't even warrant a State or National ranking this year.. Of course Dr. James will nowRead More claim these rankings are meaningless..unless of course the ranking are good..then he can't crow enough about it..just like he did 2 years ago... what a wind bag..
Kevin Prego April 23, 2014 at 09:19 pm
Lol hmm high income areas? Sachem prob doesn't even come close
john peri Jr April 23, 2014 at 09:32 pm
Kellenberg and Regis are better than all of them.
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jks April 23, 2014 at 09:16 pm
He is not an executioner, he is a murderer.
Liu Wei April 23, 2014 at 09:30 pm
MURDER - not even soldiers have the right to kill helpless, unarmed, wounded enemy !!!!!
Pat Kittle April 23, 2014 at 09:39 pm
Kitzer -- If I was mortally wounded, suffering horribly, especially while being caught doing aRead More sleazy chronic criminal act, I might like to have my suffering ended immediately. We could make the case that the effect of not administering "a clean finishing shot" would be cruel.
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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Case closed April 23, 2014 at 07:47 pm
Case closed
Case closed April 23, 2014 at 08:39 pm
One more comment. Doesn't that pic wanna make you vomit. Gross bogus women. Case closed
Mike April 23, 2014 at 09:48 pm
No Hillary. Vote GOP. Stop the decline of America.
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/
Case closed April 23, 2014 at 07:54 pm
Go to Hellary Hillary. case closed
Rockparent April 23, 2014 at 09:47 pm
Hillary is better than anybody the GOP has to run. Romney lost because the TEA PARTY screamed thatRead More most Americans are lazy, greedy users. You can't slander the voting public and expect to win. You can't tell black people that they live on the plantation, or that young people are stupid, you can't call gay Americans the worst names and threaten to put discrimination in the Constitution, you can't force a women to maintain a pregnancy after they are raped, you can't call people wetbacks, scream about English being national language with the insinuation that immigrants are not welcome, you can't scream that our first President of color is not American and push wild conspiracy theories, and you can't call Muslim Americans ragheads & terrorists. Compared to the other clown-car characters in the GOP primaries, Romney wasn't even a bad candidate, by GOP-standards. He lost for the same reason the last GOP candidate lost. He was leaning to far right, without need. He should have been more open and should have not so shamelessly pandered to the right-wing GGG (God, Guns,and Gynecology) crowd, He also should have picked a different running mate. Romney was the poster child for plutocracy, but it only fair to admit that he, at one point, has introduced more liberal legislation than Obama. His health care reform and his assault weapons ban (hello, NRA, he was the anti-gun candidate) went far. The GOP has to learn that the USA is no longer a center-right country, and has to do some house-cleaning. Do away with the old concrete-heads like McConnell, Priebus, Ryan, and Boehner, who have been reanimating the same idiotic talking points even after an epic defeat. The GOP needs to move a little to the center, compromise more, stop suppressing women and immigrants, and stop the pseudo-religious hate-lingo, or they'll just keep losing.
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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.
Steven Oathkeeper April 23, 2014 at 09:09 pm
Like the video game has something to do with it, who writes this rubbish? Next they will be sayingRead More is a shooter and we here to grab all your guns. As if. ~OathkeeprOne. constitution before corrupt govt.
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.
eatingdogfood April 23, 2014 at 07:22 pm
I love when the liberals show how tolerant they are of other peoples views.
Ditty51 April 23, 2014 at 08:27 pm
@ Bob Zahm: thanks for clarification
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
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?
Porter gladstone April 23, 2014 at 08:25 pm
Hmm--it's all about academics. That's awesome. I wonder why kids play lacrosse or volunteer atRead More church, or play an instrument. After all, you shoulndt take into account one factor other than test scores. Cool. I just happen to think that not many of you believe that's the way it works.
Liu Wei April 23, 2014 at 09:14 pm
playing lacrosse or volunteering at church, or playing an instrument, demonstrate talent, not quitRead More the same as AA genius. ps: where did you go to college?
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.
Susan Harris April 23, 2014 at 08:18 pm
"About the "socialist" or anti-American aspect- I know what people are talkingRead More about,.....There are to my knowledge, no CC social studies textbooks yet. It is the textbook publishers themselves (who helped write the CC and will produce all further materials anyway) who are twisted in this way. School boards don't actually read the textbooks they order....I didn't notice either until the CC thing came up. Then I said "What the hell is this?" ................................................................. .................................................................................. To put your mind at ease, what you were reading in your child's social studies books did not come from standards developed from the Common Core. CC standards only covers the content areas of literacy and math. On a separate note, High school history teachers, including myself, have long opined that there is a general void of knowledge coming from students in the lower grades. Since CT's American history standards received a failing grade from the notable Thomas B. Fordham foundation this is not surprising. But it is unacceptable. Just as our Governor, Commissioner, and State Board decided to substantially improve math and literacy teaching with the CC standards, we should look at the neighboring states of Mass. and NY who both rate in the upper tier- A, with their standards in American history.
Tamara April 23, 2014 at 09:24 pm
The Common Core web-site is a marketing pitch for Common Core. You must look beyond that and followRead More the money for the truth. People that are pro-Common Core like to say the same things over and over like, anti-Common Core people did not read the standards. They have no proof of that but they like to say it as if it validates Common Core... I could easily say people that are pro-Common Core are clueless about the realities of Common Core and don't really get what it truly is, but does that get us closer to best serving our children? No. I do hope people are diggin into both sides, and not just the sales pitch, but really learning about this because it is too important. *****************Everything that is anti-Common Core in this string has an article with names, dates, groups that met, etc. on this Facebook Page: Northville MI Parents for Educational Excellence There is also StopCommonCoreinMichigan. I hope the pro-CC people have done their homework and truly understand what they are approving. ************The Northville Facebook page has several examples on it of anti-American and pro-socialist materials. These are in the English course. Take a look at the porno book excerpts there, as well as the Percepolis book reveiw. ****************People are busy - if people all over the country are up in arms about something - there is probably something to it - please take the time to dig in.
Tamara April 23, 2014 at 09:32 pm
Also on the Northville MI Parents for Educational Excellence page you can see links to the tests toRead More see how bias they are. Teachers will teach to the tests and if they are teaching something you don't like - too bad because it is on the test! *****There is also a link to the social studies standards. The social studies standards and science standards are liberal-bias, anti-American and actually just not accurate in a lot of cases. They tell our kids that they as citizens are meant to follow all the rules of the big bad government, for example. Things that made this country great and are still in existence, are few and far between - like the government is for the people and by the people and has limited powers... You wont find what the powers that be (follow the money) don't want the kids to learn. ******We all know what Hitler and many others have said about how to get to a nation and that is thru the kids minds... The proof is all there - please dig! Read the tests. ******We all WISH this was just "minimum standards"!
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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?
CAPICU April 23, 2014 at 03:39 pm
Oh oh ...The bag lady is back
Frank Esposito April 23, 2014 at 07:23 pm
Keep up the good fight Lorraine! If this CAPICU joker lived though the attack of plastic bags that IRead More just survived he would be your number one fan. California is always on the cutting edge of what is great about America. I want NYS to be just like them. Death to the plastic bags! I've received a few painful paper cuts in my life; and while plastic bags have not cut me yet I do fear them greatly. One of my greatest fears is I will get one without the printed warning about not placing it over my head. I usually ask for paper and risk the paper cuts; there is no coming back from suffocation by plastic bag. Although prolonged lack of air hasn't seemed to have affected you greatly. You go girl!
Ron Gilone April 23, 2014 at 08:48 pm
Most plastic bags from stores are HDPE (High density polyethelene). HDPE has been accepted byRead More Brookhaven Town for recycling, but not plastic bags. WHY? - Am I missing something here?
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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.
Grant Hendricks, vice chair of the Suffolk IDA, Tyler Roye of Egifter, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, Peter Goldsmith, president of LISTnet, and Tony Giardano, Suffolk IDA board member. Seated in front: Anthony Manetta and Steve Rossetti
Linda Otta April 23, 2014 at 03:53 pm
How about all the long standing business's going OUT of business. Entennmans, 300 jobs, been aroundRead More for 100 years but now Cuomo is pushing how great NY is to do business in? BULL! We are taxed to death, giving a new business 10 years tax free and all those housing developments like Wyandanch Rising a FORTY YEAR tax abatement? That burden falls on the existing business's/homeowners that are now being pushed out. Yankee Peddler is one, been here forever and now some used furniture store took it's place. What are these things they are so proud of? Egifter? Launch Pads? More reasons to go online and not shop local? Nice way to really help the private small owned business's on Long Island file bankruptcy quicker so they can move to another state! There's your brain drain. YOU CAUSED IT!
Linda Otta April 23, 2014 at 03:57 pm
I just looked up egifter. It's a website. How many people locally does that employ? ZERO. It is anRead More impersonal way to send a gift card to someone you don't care enough to get off your butt and go to the store and pick them out something nice. Smoke N Mirrors. They aren't doing crap for you but another "luncheon" for themselves, congratulating themselves for being masters of the pretend Universe they live in. It's getting old fellas. Real old.
Linda Otta April 23, 2014 at 04:02 pm
Launchpad, another stupid idea. A business that makes "business's". That idea soundRead More familiar? Because it is. The Business Incubator was the first non successful launch of such an idea and then Mark Mayoka started the business Launch Up idea in a Town Hall Room on the 3rd floor that Susan Berland previously used to have Town employees make phone calls (on town time) to get her reelected. They gave that room to Mr Mayoka to shut him up when he stumbled across the makeshift re-election center. All these things they are talking about are basically widgets. I wonder how much Federal Money they got in grants to do absolutely nothing but get jobs for people who campaign for their re-election bids