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Meb Keflezighi crossing the finish line. Credit: Boston Marathon
BH April 22, 2014 at 01:19 am
He's more American than you are old pizza, simply based on his words and acceptance of people asRead More opposed to your ignorance and cluelessness of what it means to be an American.
MikeA April 22, 2014 at 01:15 pm
As Hillary might say, "What difference does it make?" It's not like "we" wonRead More the marathon. He won the marathon.
Dennis Naughton April 22, 2014 at 04:10 pm
@old pizza: Tea Party talk.
Watch Hill Lighthouse in Westerly. Credit: Jeremy D'Entremont via Flickr
mike westman April 16, 2014 at 05:24 pm
It is a real estate list with real estate names......Melville, E. Newport.....creations of some realRead More estate dufus........and their scientific mode.? Well there is more validity to the 5000 year old earth model than this one!!!!! Made for good reading.
Derek Duchemin April 17, 2014 at 09:33 am
I don't believe this cause providence is one of the worst cities to live in.
jim harris April 23, 2014 at 06:41 pm
Obviously the person that wrote this article has never visited RI. They left out Central Falls.
A "Boston Strong" graphic projected on the TD Garden. Credit: WHDH/7News
REPUBLIC RISING April 15, 2014 at 11:50 am
Thanks for the response. Were you there? What does that mean really? Were you? All I'm doing isRead More asking questions that need to be asked, am I free to ask questions and get answers? Someone committed suicide after being pegged the bomber? That's a new one - who?
Mourners at the memorial at the finish line last April following the bombings. Patch File Photo
Julie the Jarhead April 14, 2014 at 01:12 pm
You can also take the Orange Line to the Back Bay T station. It's about a ten-minute walk to CopleyRead More Square.
Megan Huntsman: Credit KLTV screen grab
Geoff Burton April 15, 2014 at 05:05 pm
Nothing new there Black panther o Poetry the human race has been delving the depth of depravity forRead More eons. There are a lot of good people in our world, but unfortunately evil is hyper active
D Penta April 15, 2014 at 05:29 pm
It says Around Town but the headline is UTAH. Utah is not near Natick!! I think everyone should notRead More open an article on Patch unless they see their town's name in the headline. So If it doesn't say Natick, then we all know it is not LOCAL to the Natick Patch. The less clicks these Patch sites get, the fewer advertisers they will get and then perhaps they will realize if we want sensational news from across the country we'd go back to Patch's former owners AOL and the HuffPost! Those here from other Patch sites - I think you should do the same only click on articles that mention your community's name. No name. No click!
Steven Spiegel April 21, 2014 at 09:52 pm
The way the house looks maybe the husband found them while he was expanding his Meth Lab !!!
The Evenflo Momentum 65 Deluxe is one of seven models involved in a recall. Photo Credit: Evenflo
Cassie Tufaili April 15, 2014 at 05:56 pm
"The models involved in the recall use a harness crotch buckle which can become unlatched afterRead More being exposed to various items like food and drink present in everyday use of these seats by toddlers, according to a statement on the Evenflo website." They get stuck in the latch position, they do not unlatch.
File photo.
enrico pelatso April 7, 2014 at 12:33 pm
wow, this person is cleary retarded, teddy your a fool
Einstein April 7, 2014 at 05:00 pm
The entire state can sink for all I care. Maybe it will clean out the Dirtbags in the State HouseRead More if the water rises high enough. Unfortunately I think they know how to swim as they eat enough Jumbo Shrimp and Calamari. Scott Guthrie looks like a Walrus so he should have no trouble swimming around that Cesspool.
Abe Lincoln April 8, 2014 at 11:27 am
I hope the Red Sox can get there game in today as it beats the theatre!
Steven r March 31, 2014 at 06:17 am
Is Warwick Mall closed, again?
Jeff Crawford March 31, 2014 at 07:45 am
Amazing, 4 years to the date when NK had the last flooding episode. Now that the dam at Feather BedRead More Lane is being fixed after 4 years, the powers to be should seriously consider a partial breach of that dam and the dam at Route 1A because of the amount of water coming out of Bellville Pond. It would seriously help all of the people along that water shed to know that the river is draining and the street drains are working.
Jack Baillargeron March 26, 2014 at 11:41 am
First wind storm I have not lost power in so far. For once thanks national grid, saving gas onRead More Generator ;-}
george goncalo March 26, 2014 at 04:20 pm
Does national grid pay our ten cent toll?
Russell Archambault March 26, 2014 at 05:37 pm
Does this mean that it might finally be lights out for Woonsocket?
Jack Baillargeron March 24, 2014 at 11:00 am
Nope. Remember a few years ago the freak storm on I think it was april first and we got about aRead More foot. Melted in a couple of days sure was pisser lol. Thing is I have to go pull the Snow blower back out now. Mark Twain was right. Don't like the weather in New England wait a minute and it will change ;-}
dragonlady March 24, 2014 at 03:11 pm
Snow on May 5th 1973
Jack Baillargeron March 24, 2014 at 03:26 pm
yep remember that also Dragon. This winter has been like the ones I remember in the 60's
George Costanza March 19, 2014 at 12:37 pm
Please close down RIBTA. This is part of what's wrong with RI. A system where taxes fuelRead More administrative expenses, and where people get jobs based on political patronage. People need to stop sucking off of others
B/STOCK March 19, 2014 at 04:41 pm
Kevin Carty: Why don't you tell us how you really feel! Good post! A little strong but true and toRead More the point. I like that. All of the posters that complain about the RI government should be at the state house protesting not at the bridge site. This is really not a bridge thing it's a state problem. Another election coming up. Are the majority going to vote for the bums that put us in this position? Been doing it for years so why be surprised we have to toll this bridge. No one complains when we have ozone alert days and busses are free. That $$ comes from the RI bridge & turnpike authority. Just think that every time you pay a toll someone gets a free bus ride. The state announces the creation of another nightmare social service agency and no one complains. As I stated in previous posts I believe the state has been very fair to the people of the island with the tolling rate structure. Either elect new officials or get ready for more tolls and taxes. I don't mean to sound sharp but our state is in big trouble.
B/STOCK March 19, 2014 at 04:45 pm
My Previous post on the subject. I think the toll is fair. It addresses the needs of the people onRead More the island by only charging them a meager sum to cross the bridge & only charges once per 24 hour period. This covers delivery vehicles etc. that cross the bridge multiple times per day. The infrastructure is in place for the tolls so let's do it. I know island residents will say the state is state is going to nickel & dime them to death and for the most part they are correct. I am a resident of Barrington and I use the bridge when traveling to Newport. (RT195 to RT24). I find paying the toll saves me more time and gasoline that a trip down Rt114 & RT136. Let me be clear. I hate tolls, taxes, surcharges, & government waste. Even the 1% meals tax infuriates me. The only thing that is worse is living in a state that is dead last in everything except unemployment. There we are #1. Let's face it, we are broke. The rest of the country hears about RIs plight and until these matters are addressed our property values will go down or not rise at a normal rate because who is going to move to a crooked broke state with a bad reputation. Until we get rid of the legislators that cave to unions and special interests we will have more taxes and tolls. For now we just have to make sure the toll monies go into a separate fund to repair the roads and not the dark hole called the general fund. Don't want tolls? Get rid of the waste by electing new legislatures that are up to the task. I guess people oppose the toll but are OK with the union contracts, welfare fraud, food stamps, fake disabilities, incarcerated inmates getting their pensions etc. Why no outcry there? Until we fix those problems we will have more tolls and taxes. Let's just suck this one up and make sure the money goes toward road repair.
Capt. James Cook. (Courtesy: RIMAP)
Tom Badger March 31, 2014 at 11:33 am
Just a question : I've worked with out long time allies in the Royal Navy . How come the British areRead More not involved ?
DK Abbass April 15, 2014 at 12:44 pm
Mr. Badger: Sorry for the delay of this response, but thanks for the question. You should know thatRead More the ships belonged to private owners who chartered them to the British government for the transport service, in order to carry troops to North America during the Revolution. They were not Royal Navy vessels, even the Endeavour, which by that time had been sold out of the Navy to a private owner. When the ships were sunk in Newport in 1778, the owners were paid for their loss, and then the question for RIMAP becomes: What happened to them after that? It is one of the big questions that we are still trying to answer. In any case, when RIMAP discovered that the Lord Sandwich transport had been the Endeavour Bark, the State of RI became especially worried about protecting the fleet, and with the help of the RI Attorney General Sheldon Whitehouse (now our junior US Senator), the state took title to the ships in Federal Admiralty Court. If they had been Royal Navy vessels, they would still have belonged to Britain, but the ships were privately owned, and no descendant of the original owners emerged to claim residual rights in their ancestors' property. In the years of RIMAP's research, many individuals in the UK have been interested in our progress, many have joined RIMAP, and many are helpful colleagues. In addition, a number of institutions in the UK have copies of our publications, including the Library at their National Archives, where the documents were found to prove that the Endeavour was in that sunken Newport transport fleet. So the British have always been interested. At present RIMAP is also negotiating a partnership with the Australian National Maritime Museum. Because Cook mapped the east coast of Australia in the Endeavour, that action allowed Britain to claim the continent, and after Britain lost its North American colonies in the American Revolution, she began sending her convicts to Australia. That is why Australia thinks of the Endeavour as their founding vessel, the same way we think of the Mayflower. Patch readers may be interested to know that RIMAP's long-range plans are to celebrate in 2019 the 250th anniversary of Cook's voyage in the Endeavour with the creation of a facility to share these (and other Rhode Island) exciting stories with the general public. The Australian National Maritime Museum also plans a multi-year celebration of that milestone, including sending their replica Endeavour on another around-the-world tour, possibly with a stop in Newport to visit the real Endeavour in the harbor, but it's early days yet for details. Anyone interested in volunteering with us may join RIMAP, take our training, and get involved with what should be an exciting future for Rhode Island and for RIMAP. Please check us out and watch for updates at www.rimap.org.
Tom Badger April 15, 2014 at 01:01 pm
OK Kathy thanks for the very detailed answer and the time you took to reply to me . I also used toRead More work over @ Newport Naval Base long ago so I certainly do have interest in this discovery of info's on that ship . I am a long time Military historian also so any new data is very welcome here from all branches also . I am going to check your website when things slow down here for me later this afternoon . Maybe I can have some worthy commentary on your project. This has to be one of the better stories I've read on The Patch as it's a very worthy historical event . Take care because we care and do keep up the good work . Cheers from the other side of the Bay .
Deb T March 10, 2014 at 08:24 am
It was a very special night. Thanks to all the firemen that came to show support. The onlyRead More disappointing thing was the lack of support from neighbors and veterans groups. Wish more people had come out. Welcome home Spence and a great big thank you for your service.
Abe Lincoln March 10, 2014 at 01:02 pm
Welcome home young hero! Glad the hometown folks gave you great welcome home!
Bob B March 9, 2014 at 01:37 pm
From a US Army Veteran with war service (Vietnam '70 to '71) from California to PFC Spencer Bosch:Read More Welcome home and thank you for your service!
Mike V. March 10, 2014 at 12:02 am
Welcome home PFC Bosch, thank you for your service!!!
R March 10, 2014 at 11:11 am
Welcome Home Spencer, it was an Honor to shake your hand last night. As an Army vet I am proud toRead More call you Brother.