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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.
Robert Alden April 24, 2014 at 10:09 pm
How about re-hiring all of the local editors you downsized? The Patch is a waste of time in EastonRead More now. I'd much rather go online to the Easton Journal website. Such a shame too, because the format is so open to the community. But, if there's no local news, there's no reason to read the Patch regularly.
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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
Portent April 24, 2014 at 11:45 pm
tenth district: Your cockamamie, hate-filled and vile racist comment places you not in the tenthRead More district but in the stratosphere of toxic gas.
Portent April 24, 2014 at 11:50 pm
Hey, Steven Spiegel, do you believe that Jewish people should stop remembering and teaching theRead More world about the horrors of the Holocaust just because it's so old and declasse to bring it up?
monkey lewis April 25, 2014 at 12:03 am
York County, Pennsylvania I wish to call it home one sunny day.Since Obama has taken office black onRead More white crime is up 438% google white girl bleed a lot.
South Cemetery ©Stephen D. Clark
Old Pizza April 24, 2014 at 07:23 am
"Picnic and keep company with the dead". No competition there; no one challenges theRead More validity of your rants; sounds like a liberal's haven.
jpf2361 April 24, 2014 at 05:36 pm
The ONLY reason why stevie goes there is NOBODY disagrees with his FOOLISH LWNJ statements.
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
yawn
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Stephen D. Clark April 23, 2014 at 05:38 pm
Marijuana legalization will inevitably be nationalized, and it's a shame that New Hampshire isn'tRead More taking the path of early adoption to get out ahead of the pack to prove that "live free or die" and "the New Hampshire advantage" aren't just empty slogans. Vermont, Maine and Massachusetts will probably beat us to it. It just goes to show that conservatism and liberty aren't exactly identical twins.
jpf2361 April 23, 2014 at 06:42 pm
I must have fallen and hit my head, as I actually agree with stevie clark for once.
skram bled April 24, 2014 at 08:56 am
Same here!
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!
Downtown Portsmouth parking garage. ©Stephen D. Clark
Old Pizza April 24, 2014 at 07:12 am
"As secretary of state, she created good will abroad for the United States". Really? IRead More wonder where that happened. Did we give some free beans and peanut butter to some rebel group in the jungle?
jpf2361 April 24, 2014 at 04:39 pm
stevie, Being a First Lady of Arkansas and the USA was not of her doing. She married into it, asRead More Bill Clinton was the Governor and President. Hillary just went along for the ride!!! So how can these two on your list be considered to be HER ACCOMPLISHMENTS??
jpf2361 April 24, 2014 at 04:42 pm
I couldn't resist copying and Pasting a comment from Old Pizza as this says it like it is. ThankRead More you Old Pizza for posting this on a different BLOG as it hits the NAIL SQUARELY ON THE HEAD!!! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Old Pizza April 24, 2014 at 04:58 AM<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< Worth repeating: State Department spokeswoman can't name Hillary Clinton's diplomatic achievements ... and neither can Hillary Clinton
David H. Mirsky April 23, 2014 at 02:02 pm
Photo: Sarah Palin at Salem High School; Salem, NH; October 2008.
Adam Samuels April 24, 2014 at 07:53 am
The notion that Jenny Beth Martin and Sarah Palin are Tea Party 'Leaders" is naive, at best.Read More There are no leaders, just like any successful grassroots resistance effort. Sure, there are some people who form organizations, or who vocalize the concepts and gain attention, but they are not leaders, per-se. There is no hierarchy, no funding stream, and no structure that can be torn down. The Tea Party is a state of mind, a way of life, brought on by the gradual realization of what makes the United States special, what makes it work, and of the efforts by some to degrade and pervert it into something else. Once someone "gets it', they instantly feed into the movement at whichever level and style they are comfortable. The "Tea Party" is not gone. Some jumped off the bandwagon after 2010, foolishly thinking it was no longer necessary (it will always be necessary). Some cowered, succumbimg to the negative propaganda from the national media and political classes (of both parties). Those who maintained the lifestlye, and those who came in after, are the stronger, more committed types who will ensure that the idea will not die and will eventually rise again to the top of the American consciousness.
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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.
Gary Moore April 25, 2014 at 01:08 am
I don't want to comment about this incident and I don't want to judge people, but this is really aRead More sad news
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.
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 !
jpf2361 April 24, 2014 at 10:05 pm
Hey EVERYONE stevie D Clark is just like SUPER FUN SIZE. Just another LIBERAL TROLL. Pay moRead More attention to him!!!!
Stephen D. Clark April 24, 2014 at 10:43 pm
Pretty abusive there, jpf. I feel sorry for your family.
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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.