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paul April 17, 2014 at 07:48 am
Too bad these company's can't be honest like the US government.
MK Smith April 17, 2014 at 10:22 am
Dump Cuomo. Dump Steve Israel.Read More http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/04/16/Nancy-Pelosi-House-Republicans-Amnesty
Willie Lester April 17, 2014 at 01:06 pm
I told you once and I will tell you agian, Cuomo can sleep through this election and still beatRead More Robbie Boy.
Big_E April 18, 2014 at 01:54 pm
New York Patriot - I accept that challenge. Stereotypically, your college graduates are moreRead More liberal. Your less educated voters are more ignorant. So I will accept that as making for a more liberal voting populace. :)
New York Patriot April 18, 2014 at 02:07 pm
Ummmm........not what I had in mind. My thought is simply that individuals who vote should be moreRead More informed and understand basics of government.
Robert Wulterin April 18, 2014 at 06:13 pm
sounds like an intellectual poll tax to me. who decides what questions? I don't think the CongressRead More of the United States would pass the test. obviously nobody there thinks for themselves, the speaker says vote this way, end of the Clones go that way.
Lawmakers sign a bill into law making it illegal to purchase tobacco products to those under 21. Credit: Office of William R. Spencer
Concerned101 April 16, 2014 at 11:26 am
" Steve Florentz April 15, 2014 at 12:04 PM Sounds like a lot of you people don't mind yourRead More kids being able to buy cigarettes under the age of 21. " Since when was 21 the point that a "kid" becomes an adult?
ChudleyQ April 16, 2014 at 12:05 pm
I don't want anybody buying cigarettes. But there are a lot of addicts out there that can't stop.Read More Most of those addicts started smoking when they were under 21. By raising the age to 21 we increaae the odds for a lot of people who otherwise would start smoking.
Archie Bunker April 16, 2014 at 01:13 pm
Why is it your business though?
STAR dot STAR April 12, 2014 at 09:45 pm
The BUNDY RANCH confrontation is all of us.
frank vecchione April 13, 2014 at 08:11 am
star , resist / never submit. this is not over . we must be prepared for the confrontation , thatRead More will come. in ny also , when the tyrant in albany starts to confiscate our firearms....
brookhavenconfucius April 13, 2014 at 08:37 am
AND FRANK, WE ARE ALL ALONE, TOO ! DONT EXPECT, any of those WHINY politicians, to be with TheRead More People !
County Executive Steve Bellone delivers keynote speech at Complete Streets summit in Farmingdale. Credit: Courtesy Photo
Archie Bunker April 9, 2014 at 11:23 pm
Glenn. Everyone drives way to fast and are always in a rush. Throw texting in there and it gets evenRead More better
the baby April 10, 2014 at 06:50 am
I don't understand why there are no north-south routes out here like NY135/SOB expressway, with noRead More freakin' traffic lights every 100 feet. Take Route 51, which travels mostly through farmland, from Moriches to Riverhead and you will stop at lights, where there is one lone car making a turn. Huh? Yeah, at 55 or 60 mph, slam on the brakes! I lived in Nassau County many years and could easily get from Merrick Rd. to Jericho Tpk. in about 20 minutes. Try that here. SOL.
brookhavenconfucius April 10, 2014 at 12:29 pm
THE CORRUPTION IN THIS AREA, IS EXTENSIVE. FOR EXAMPLE, You have Town Traffic Dept. managementRead More employees...PUBLIC EMPLOYEES... 'moonlighting' as consultants with private, traffic design firms...IN PLAIN SIGHT ! And when you make a complaint to the Town about a politically connnected, local business, who contributes to traffic violations, say, and the Town employee alerts the violators to 'back off' for a few days, until the heat cools down, and then it's business as usual. BELIEVE ME, THEY RUN AWAY, when you confront them about it...but that's all that happens...back to bu$ine$$ as U$ual !
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone talks about water quality.
Patchogue Snoop April 2, 2014 at 01:03 pm
Capi shut up you creep. I don't need your vile insults..unless you look me in the eye and say it toRead More may face mano a mano. You coward. Anyone even focus on the theft of the environmental fund by Balooney for the second time?? Wake up people they are stealing from us taxpayers while everyone sleeps. It is you civic duty to get involved in all levels of govt if you don't don't whine when things like Obamacare and our highest taxes in the nation go even higher.....
CAPICU April 2, 2014 at 01:26 pm
Patchogue snooze..........that's better
Patchogue Snoop April 2, 2014 at 02:06 pm
You're obviously a kid, beat it before I take my belt off and give you the beating you never got.
Stevo March 24, 2014 at 11:15 am
brookhaven - You never fail to show your bigotry in your idiotic posts. What a creep you are!!
brookhavenconfucius March 24, 2014 at 01:28 pm
Thank you Stevo, or is it Sheep-O ? Was that it ?
brookhavenconfucius March 27, 2014 at 08:06 am
Earl, THESE ILLEGALS, "have not filed but are due refunds" ! Guess, we can call thisRead More ILLEGAL ALIEN PATCH, now !
Patchogue Snoop March 21, 2014 at 01:16 pm
HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACKKKKKKKKKKKKKKS Eliminate the County Legislator and their staffRead More bilking the taxpayer out of millions....NYS does just fine with lawmaking...we don't need the BS rules they dream up. Also, I'm no attorney but why should county law supersede state law?????? Is it that BS home rule crap?
ELLA March 21, 2014 at 08:16 pm
Please tell me why an 18 year old can vote, defend our country and get married without permission .Read More . . BUT . . . he/she can't smoke!
West Islip Resident March 22, 2014 at 06:47 am
Once again another law just like the layers of overlapping gun control that will be circumvented. IfRead More people want to get something or do something they will do it. As we have seen laws mean nothing to non-law abiding individual's, whether its smoking, drinking or illegally possessing and or using a weapon to commit a crime. All this grandstanding by Politian's is just that grandstanding.
Tri-State Transportation Campaign’s Associate Director Ryan Lynch and other advocates call for more funding for the Suffolk County Transit Bus System. Credit: Courtesy Photo
CAPICU March 21, 2014 at 07:49 am
In some people's mind,if it looks illegal,smells illegal,walks illegal then it must be illegal.
Caroline Waloski March 22, 2014 at 10:18 am
Definitely need more transportation. No one is looking for a free ride, no pun intended. If thoseRead More without cars could depend on reliable transportation to get to work we could pay our fare.
Patchogue Snoop March 26, 2014 at 07:52 pm
Right on G....gimme mines.....
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone. Credit: Suffolk County
knee jerk April 2, 2014 at 01:55 pm
Snoop Dog: The environment can wait, donuts come first.
Patchogue Snoop April 2, 2014 at 02:03 pm
I am not snoop dog..thank you. Please don't associate me with that POS.
knee jerk April 2, 2014 at 03:10 pm
OK, I'll fizzle my shizzil.
STAR dot STAR March 17, 2014 at 12:33 pm
And Deb, don't forget that Obamacare is yet ANOTHER tax which is a redistribution scheme, so saysRead More the Supreme Court.
TomTuttle March 17, 2014 at 01:42 pm
EXTEND!!!! It's pathetic that we as citizens allow the people who have never had to use socialRead More benefits decide whether we should be allowed to use what we all pay for every week of our labor out of our paychecks. Tell me one person on Capital Hill who has ever lost a job and had to use the Unemployment System until they found another? I bet its very small number. Yet we give them the decision making power to rule on our lives? Why? They receive full medical coverage,lifetime jobs for some,insane pensions that the working man/woman could only dream of, yet they do not work a full year like the rest of us? These are the people who we want representing our everyday issues? Not in my opinion. Time for this country to ORGANIZE!!! It's us against them it seems. Very sad day to be an american when you see our government coming off the rails and there is no answer in sight.
fred March 17, 2014 at 01:55 pm
Deb- I think you make excellent points and capitalism is the only economic system that works.Read More However we haven't seen capitalism in this country in years. Too big too fail. Subsidies, tax breaks. Adam Smith would be rolling over in his grave. You as a small business owner is the one getting screwed by the government actions and large corporations greed
New Guy March 12, 2014 at 02:04 pm
There are a lot of unhappy people voicing there opinion on common core. Folks if you are unhappyRead More with common core then do what a lot of others have done send your children to private school/charter school.
Patchogue Snoop March 14, 2014 at 11:53 am
On Wednesday, the Democrat-led Assembly passed a bill that would delay parts of the Common CoreRead More standards, including preventing Common Core testing from factoring into teacher evaluations........... The Democrats and Andy are owned by the teachers union. This is what they really oppose.....teacher evaluations....ie accountability
Patchogue Snoop March 15, 2014 at 02:23 pm
Gee, did the teachers call in sick for this protest????
monkey lewis March 15, 2014 at 05:02 am
Andy says leave his state if you don't love abortions and gays
ed March 16, 2014 at 02:30 pm
We had MAJOR gas shortages and lines in Long Island after Hurricane Sandy. Like him or not, Gov.Read More Christie initiated odd/even days in NJ and the shortage ended. A few days later King Andy copied Gov. Christie and our lines also went away. We need leadership, not wealthy copy cats who act like a king. I luv NY, but I don't luv King Andy. Also we need term limits in both the NY & Federal senate/house.
Patchogue Snoop March 26, 2014 at 07:54 pm
He doesn't stand a chance unless he sells his soul to the Public Sector Union thieves.
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Patchogue Snoop March 15, 2014 at 02:24 pm
Hey Johny, Yeah man it is....too many dunkin donuts on the island...its an occupational hazard forRead More the cops. And yes, we pay for the donuts too under meal allowances when on OT.
Barbara Goldowsky March 15, 2014 at 08:11 pm
The swans are wondering when we are going to talk about THEM again....
Harriet Brown March 23, 2014 at 04:35 pm
There is no good reasons to destroy these beautiful creatures.
Patrick Vecchio is once again Smithtown's supervisor.
steve labear February 21, 2014 at 08:03 pm
As for the town clerks letter of no wrongdoing, don't kill the messenger, he who smelt it dealt it.Read More Do the town a favor and resign. PFFT!!!!!
chipster February 23, 2014 at 08:23 pm
Town clerk is the town jerk!!!!!!!!! tss... tss....
steve labear February 24, 2014 at 04:03 pm
More like a real stinker!
Captain February 14, 2014 at 12:37 pm
What margin would vecchio win over creighton in November? Will mr c even bother? I'm just waiting toRead More see more elect creighton signs. For some reason I feel that the Conservative party feels that the planets have all aligned in their favor. Was the planetary alignment natural? Mother Nature at work? I think not.
Veronica Grayson February 14, 2014 at 01:06 pm
mhmm. LOL
knee jerk February 14, 2014 at 01:23 pm
"Ink, Not Mink"
Tommy Noble February 12, 2014 at 04:36 pm
Put 'er in four-wheel drive, wrap some chains around those tires and take a freaking day trip to aRead More winery in the snow!
Christopher Wendt February 12, 2014 at 08:12 pm
Hop aboard the LIRR and visit the Met or MOMA. You can easily spend an entire day at either ofRead More them. Another good trip in nice weather if Fort Tryon and the Cloisters, with lunch or dinner at the New Leaf Restaurant in Fort Tryon Park. Or go downtown, take a walk over the Brooklyn Bridge. Or check out Battery Park, or rent a bicycle and ride up from the Battery to the GW Bridge along the Hudson River, turn around and pedal to Central Park, drop off the bike, take the subway to Penn and the LIRR. The last one we did was the 911 Memorial, Trinity Church & Cemetery, the NYSE, the Federal Building (where Washington was sworn-in as President and where the Bill of Rights was written; cap off this trip with a meal at Fraunces Tavern.
+irish+ February 13, 2014 at 01:48 pm
Excellent comment, Marguerite! You speak post should be read into the record PRIOR to tonight'sRead More vote.
marguerite zangrillo February 13, 2014 at 01:50 pm
Be my guest. Thank you.
knee jerk February 13, 2014 at 03:17 pm
@+irish+: Go back and read the posts, nowhere did I use the words "let it go" orRead More "cute". As far Mr. Gorman, the bantering between us goes back a while and is not personal, at least not on my part.
Patrick Vecchio's title as Town supervisor may be in jeopardy. (Patch file photo)
Gigi February 16, 2014 at 02:16 pm
P.J. Miller - it certainly wasn't the honorable thing to do. Ron Weiss - I agree with you - when anRead More election becomes derailed there should be a thorough investigation.
Ron Weiss February 16, 2014 at 03:01 pm
Thx Gigi. I will see if we can get a petition going on the SaveSmithtown.com website. It might takeRead More a few days. Stay posted!
Patchogue Snoop March 11, 2014 at 10:03 am
IS THERE NO END TO WHAT A HACK WILL DO TO GET AN APPOINTMENT IN GOV'T?????
Patchogue Snoop March 2, 2014 at 07:39 am
Where are my comments?! Something is going on on this site. Apparently, a Jo Miller somehow postedRead More under someone's name to make him look bad. Not an IT guru but beware......
david March 5, 2014 at 11:29 pm
hooterville native, I see you said you were "keeping an eye out" for the deer? Curious ?Read More is that the deer's eye or your eye?. As far as the deer go, bring back native American's to live in the area. When it was their land the deer were decimated. Its only since the state conservation efforts began that the population has exploded. Either that or let some bowhunters on your land during season that will harvest and use the animal instead of executing them and piling them in a fire.
Hooterville Native March 10, 2014 at 01:28 pm
David, We (my friends and neighbors) are keeping an eye out...for the deer with the eye out.. IRead More would love for bow hunters to use my land. I just don't own enough. I have 3-7 deer go through my backyard daily every morning and night I live across from a preserve and from what I understand the hunters didn't get any or never asked to hunt there. (I heard both stories) The other night while driving home with my daughter in 1/8 of a mile we had 12 deer jump out in front of the car and then another 2 closer to home. Earlier that same night I was in Orient and saw deer that looked like it was bedded down for the night , on the sidewalk. When I turned around to check it the poor thing got scared and tried to run away but on the upper parts of her legs because all 4 were broken. I did call the police to put her down.. What kind of a person hits a deer and doesn't turn around to check whether the animal is ok? it was obvious she couldn't get to far from where she was hit.
Archie Bunker February 12, 2014 at 09:19 am
You must be high because your comments are from left field. Keep em coming, you genius!
Archie Bunker February 13, 2014 at 11:50 pm
Admirable but um no thanks
joesph McCormick March 3, 2014 at 09:26 am
DA RICE does nothing!! Locks addicts up for as long as she can!! DTAP program complete FAILURE!!
Nassau DA Kathleen Rice (left) to run for Congress in Fourth District after McCarthy's retirement. (File photo)
brookhavenconfucius March 21, 2014 at 06:07 am
PLEASE SANTA CLAUS, give us a preview !
Patchogue Snoop March 29, 2014 at 03:34 pm
Yeah JERK, all the guns are off the street. OMG Check out the new "NAKED AND AFRAID SHOWRead More COMING ON THIS SUNDAY" I think it is our lady in the nude all covered in mud YOWWWW
knee jerk March 29, 2014 at 03:49 pm
Snoop Dog: Scary-I thought the same thing, and it appears from the previews like she disembowels herRead More survival partner in this one.
President Obama has called for Congress to act on a Democrat-backed proposal to raise the current federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 for all workers. (Patch file photo)
ShermanDavis January 30, 2014 at 10:04 pm
honestly with the rise in price of consumer goods it would have to be higher, when you cant live ofRead More it there is an issue and us tax payers should solve it.
Homer Newton January 30, 2014 at 10:05 pm
Also the taxes need to go up because of higer minum wage which is a good thign for america
ShermanDavis January 30, 2014 at 10:06 pm
well when the top 5% own over 50% of the wealth there is an issue. We should tax them more to helpRead More alleviate the burden of raising the minimum raise.
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