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Dennis Gilpin April 17, 2014 at 03:59 pm
The average worker makes $46,000 a year ? If you are talking about the workers aroundRead More Washington.D.C. , who depend on government contracts, that might be true. Not a true indicator of the rest of Maryland where so many jobs have been lost. Makes the economic picture look good. doesn't it ? If you're going tp paint a picture be sure to include all the details.
MoCoRes April 17, 2014 at 04:44 pm
And some say millionaires are leaving Maryland.
Roger April 17, 2014 at 05:01 pm
If the average CEO is paid $4.9 Million 52 weeks 40 hours equals $2,355 per hour. Average CEO pay.Read More And the Hopkins staff can't get $15. And don't forget the Koch Heads who rail against a $10 minimum wage. It's the big fat hogs that tip the average balance Dennis.
Photo of the fire on Myrtle Avenue from 2007.
Roger April 17, 2014 at 02:35 pm
We need volunteer firebugs like we need volunteer police auxiliary. They are losers who can not beRead More the professional first responders I want.
WCSC screen grab shows charges against worker.
Southpaw April 17, 2014 at 04:26 pm
Oh, please. A drink that costs pennies on the dollar, and he's treated like a he set someone's carRead More or lawn on fire. Where were these signs? And if he was doing something wrong, no one noticed before? Or did they drag it out?
Dennis April 17, 2014 at 04:39 pm
Just another schmuck who watched too much Andy Griffith and wanted to be Barney Fife when he grewRead More up.. Got the job he always wanted,but like most in authority think they are the "LAW"..We have plenty of thoseschmuckss in Suffolk County...Never used to be that way..Wonder why the change
DMAB6395 April 17, 2014 at 05:00 pm
Gerry Horne what I think you are missing is that the fine is $525 for something that cost 89 cents.Read More That's what is disgusting. The rent a cop could have given him a warning and let him pay the freaking 89 cents. Then if he was caught again then taken it to the next level. Now this guy has a huge fine and can no longer work at his job site. All of this for a freaking soda...unbelievable!!!! OUTRAGEOUS!!!
Maryland utilities are being urged to give residents until the end of May to pay off winter's whopping utility bills. FIle|Patch
Sharon April 17, 2014 at 11:03 am
They should considering they keep managing to 'hike up' the costs. Personal experience as well lastRead More month was PEPCO sending me a bill that was triplicate to my usual usage. Argument was "well, ya know, we have had a 'cold winter and snow". Didn't accept that nor their 'PR offer' to come to my home and perform 'energy-efficient' check of my home. Home is well-beyond such! Turned out that, even though employee had come on-site and supposedly taken 'actual reading', he or she manually documented erroneous kilowatt usage. The indirect (far from sufficient) excuse and apology I received from PEPCO was "well, you do realize we ALL make mistakes?"! Hey, not on my watch! Hummm!
Sharon April 17, 2014 at 11:11 am
Moral of story above! Please, folks, check your bills closely! I hope there were not 'too many'Read More out there who just assumed it was "cold winter and snow" or didn't fall back on philosophy "you can't fight City Hall...particularly those families already struggling to 'make ends meet' and to those elderly folks on a limited pensions! Though PEPCO believes itself to be, they are not 'infallible'.
Screen grab from video
Rodger Higgins April 17, 2014 at 02:49 am
You can believe the Mayor of New York will use this footage to help his case to get rid of ALL horseRead More drawn carriages in New York he promised he would do.
MillicentBroderick April 17, 2014 at 08:00 am
Horses should not be nose to exhaust pipe on city streets. That is cruelty and the horse had hadRead More enough.
kathleen macmurray April 17, 2014 at 08:46 am
A horse and carriage ride in a park, fine. But not on busy, crowded city streets. It's cruel to theRead More horse and dangerous to everyone else. I'm with the NYC mayor on this one.
Candidates for Maryland governor were divided about the future of marijuana. (Credit: Patch File Photo)
Esoteric Knowledge April 17, 2014 at 01:08 pm
I would like to comment on this article but Patch has violated my 1st Amendment Right multiple timesRead More and does not allow me to comment, leaving me effectively dead.
Bob Bobbers April 17, 2014 at 01:59 pm
Patch cannot violate your 1st amendment rights. Only the government can do that.
Bryan Harz April 17, 2014 at 04:21 pm
Although I'm pro legalization, I'm not choosing a candidate on this one issue, that's for sure.Read More There are more important issues, and I think once whoever is elected finds out how much money CO is raking in, it will become legal no matter who you vote for.
It could cost Americans 20 percent more to get their bacon fixes as a deadline virus sweeps through the nation's hog barns. (Patch file photo)
Bob B April 17, 2014 at 12:24 am
There is always a reason for a price-increase - I can't remember ever reading about a reason for aRead More price-decrease. It's possible no one else has noticed this. Isn't capitalism wonderful?
mark April 17, 2014 at 07:39 am
The disease came from China! Aids came from Africa, other diseases come from Mexico but yet we letRead More people flood to this country and they bring those diseases with them!
kay sieverding April 17, 2014 at 09:56 am
The price of pork can also go up because the price of beef is up. It's not just weather andRead More disease, it's also cost of fuel.
Gov. Martin O'Malley. File|Patch
Buck Harmon April 17, 2014 at 04:46 pm
Doesn't really matter Marty Warren...we are dealing with a corrupt judicial court system that isRead More effected by big money first and foremost. Big money trumps violent animals...keeping them alive for extended periods on time pays very well to the "for profit " jailing system. The longer they keep em the more money they make at the expense of taxpayers. Truth and justice takes a back seat to profit margins.
art doyle April 17, 2014 at 05:08 pm
Howard is right. If you attempt murder, you should also be killed. That means everyone who has everRead More committed a crime that could kill someone should be killed. Every one who has ever driven drunk--dead. Every one who has driven recklessly ---dead. Everyone who has served undercooked food--- dead. Everyone who has ever lost their temper with their child--dead. This is great! As the mighty GB said, 'let's roll'!!!!
art doyle April 17, 2014 at 05:10 pm
Sure, a few 'innocent' people may die but it is for the greater good. And really, who is reallyRead More innocent. Besides me, of course.
Screen grab from KETV report
noah arribas April 17, 2014 at 01:35 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVWyT5RWHtA How its done
knee jerk April 17, 2014 at 08:41 am
Hey," No News in Natick" ( D Penta} Good idea, don't click if it's not local news. TheyRead More are almost out of business now, let's put them over the top. What little local news you get now on Patch, will be non-existent.
Heather Osrien April 17, 2014 at 01:31 pm
Just another copy cat. They crawl in thu the exit where the toy is dropped into when youRead More "win". Where were the oh so stupid parents while this was going on?
Bomb squad on scene. Photo Credit: WHDH, 7-News
Daniella Ruiz April 16, 2014 at 01:25 pm
strange how we respond just as the terrorists desire us to. the media commemorates each incident asRead More if it were a new profit center to mine for every last click. whole populations now sit in fear of another 'something' about to happen, never again, fully safe like we were in the good old days of the cold war? once these bstrds hit us deep inside our own turf we have not become stronger, but rather 'hardened', emboldened in our delusions of ultimate superiority, no longer safe on our 'island of north america'. each of these events changes us all even imperceptably, forcing us to accept their motives, their ideals, their imam imposed concept of living. we act in unison, determined to show them we are not affected, yet that very demonstration reveals our inner need to respond, to re-affirm our own injury, each of those crowd-felt sympathies we all cling to, even if for the brief moment of our 'crowd'. be strong, and further, be alert, be conspicuous in manner in which you care for each other. shy not away from those who seek your death, but do not embrace them, as they fein no challenge to seek close to your demise.
david mokal April 16, 2014 at 03:19 pm
It was on Twitter step by step what was happening with photos. There will be more nutbags pullingRead More crap you'll see. I give that police officer credit for stopping him he had his life in his hands. It could have been the real deal. We haven't seen the last of the sicko's yet.
Agranon April 16, 2014 at 04:36 pm
The police in Boston are terribly stupid. They are dumber than most cops and that would make themRead More total morons. And for all you idiots that are going to respond about how much you respect cops because 'not all are bad' or how their job is so hard, really, really? Please think about what you're saying.
This unusual wedding singer has us wondering about your top nuptial tunes. Credit: Screenshot from YouTube video
Dolores Roles April 16, 2014 at 02:23 pm
BEAUTIFULLY ORIGINAL. FOR MY FIRST WEDDING THEY PLAYED" "WE'VE ONLY JUST BEGUN..."Read More FOR OUR FIRST DANCE . IT WAS POPULAR THEN. FOR MY NEXT WEDDING I WOULD LIKE GLORIA ESTEPHAN'S " THE DAY YOU SAY YOU LOVE ME".
Louis Stachowiak April 16, 2014 at 03:03 pm
What a joyful wedding, and an honorable gift to the wedding couple! Praise the priest who shares hisRead More gift to praise God who is so much a part of this holy sacrament.
Polly April 17, 2014 at 11:08 am
Wow! What a beautiful voice and gift. I got chills just listening to it. This song was written by aRead More 10 year old girl, another talent.
Maryland State Police Sgt. Marc Black said some people pretend they don't know that handheld cell phones are not permitted on Maryland roads. (Screenshot from CNS YouTube video)
Bill Powers April 17, 2014 at 01:17 pm
Okay Ted, I am still confused as to your point. Are you saying that since the cell phone banRead More doesn't resolve all cases of distracted driving accidents that it should be repealed? Are you advocating that additionally, people not be allowed to drive with children in the car? Are you suggesting that since daydreaming is the majority culprit that we need to develop a technique for divining daydreamers and pulling them off the road? What actions are you advocating? We all know that there are a myriad of reasons for traffic accidents that shouldn't preclude the banning of a new a growing problem that is at the root cause of a lot of accidents. Do you think the cell phone ban is a good law or a bad law?
Ted Giovanis April 17, 2014 at 03:13 pm
Specifically, I am not necessarily against the cell phone ban. I do have issues with the manner inRead More which they enforce it though. What I am against is the government banning cell phone use and thinking they have solved or meaningfully addressed the distracted driving problem when it has not event scratched the surface. I responded to another writer with a citation for a study (the Erie Insurance study). In the same general area as that citation, there are many other citations/studies which discuss the distracted driving problem and pose potential solutions. My point is that the government does not seem to care about the plethora of information on this subject even when it has been pointed out to them and only wants to address but a small faction of the issue (the low hanging fruit or fruit of lease resistance as it were); but, touts that they have made significant progress. As far as solutions, I mentioned driver education, no one I talking about that at all. Another writer suggested that the LEOs practice what they enforce and stop talking on their cell phones while driving (I added typing on their laptops too), practice what you enforce. I actually suggested this approach - practice what you enforce concept (no speeding, no turn of red, cell phone use, tec.) directly to the Howard County Deputy Chief of Police some time ago - nothing changed. (Practice what you preach and lead by example.) This in addition to other measures (PSAs, driver education, etc.) would result in meaningful change. (The California Highway Patrol allows citizens to report such violations and those reports are retained in the officers personnel file and used in the officers next evaluation. I suggested this too - no change) Based on my experiences, in the end it may not make much difference what we suggest, they are not going to listen or act anyway. As I'm sure you know, complicating this general area is how they accumulate traffic statistics which prevents getting a clear picture of what is occurring or causal without collecting additional data and the traffic data the government possess is inadequate or even flawed. There exists study or funding bias associated with all data/surveys/analyses, even the government's data and the Erie Study too. Complicated? You bet. In reality, it takes much time and energy to investigate any area or issue. Unfortunately, many do not invest the time or energy to understand an issue.
Pam Hamburg April 17, 2014 at 04:19 pm
Good points, Ted. Then there's falling asleep while driving which causes many accidents and canRead More occur at any time of the day. It's said that it's more than DWI. I don't know about that. Can that be legislated? Of course not. I agree about better driver's education. Around prom time, many high schools participate in an education on DWI using special glasses to help the students see how it feels to be under the influence and driving. Maybe the same should be done for cell phone use. Of course, that leaves out all the self important people, the soccer moms, etc. These people wouldn't dream of drinking and driving. Cells phones are an entirely different story. Again, LEO should be setting a GOOD EXAMPLE. They aren't. Just because they are a cop, they should be excluded? In all my years of driving, I've seen cops commit the exact same infractions as any other motorist, whether they are on the job or not.