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Scott Peterson April 17, 2014 at 01:55 pm
The cause must become the solution as the solution becomes the cause. In a government build from theRead More ground up, change must come the same way. To expect it otherwise is to invite disappointment and frustration which seems a fair assessment of where we seem to be collectively as exemplified by the tone in many of the replies to this thread alone.
pumpkin patch April 17, 2014 at 02:23 pm
If they would only enforce the "Keep Right, Pass Left" law, they would get rid of most ofRead More the "aggressive driving" (moving around dangerously between lanes and passing on the right) and road rage simply because there would be no one holding them up in the left lane. "Keep Right, Pass Left" is easier to enforce than speeding and would also make the enforcement of speeding easier since those speeding would most likely be in the left lane. Win, win, win. This, along with signaling lane changes, is what makes the Autobahn (with very high speed limits /no speed limits at all) safer than the US highways.
Bryan Rivera April 17, 2014 at 02:25 pm
How many LI drivers are routinely using the Taconic? NY State police don't patrol the LIE, so youRead More can still drive like an asshole there during "speed week." They do patrol the parkways, though, so I guess you can expect to see three or even four state police cars as opposed to the normal one per parkway.
DANI GARAVITo April 5, 2014 at 02:01 pm
I find it very difficult to have sympathy for someone who does drugs. Giving a false concept aboutRead More Narcan and telling folks it's going to save them, is false hope. Especially when drugs can be laced with other stuff where Narcan doesn't work. Why promote the "safe" use of drugs by providing an antidote that may not always work. I have a better idea: don't do drugs. Also, in many of our suburban areas the emergency services don't get called until someone is dead, found by mom and dad the next morning after the overdose. This is about education, not enabling our young people to do drugs and think it will all be ok if something happens because a cop will give them a nose full of Narcan.
John D April 7, 2014 at 09:54 am
The police already carry heart defibrillators for our bacon/egg/cheese eating residents. In NY theRead More State Police performed 170 saves out of 1095 attempts, or ~15%. Those 15% now mostly eat oatmeal and steamed broccoli for breakfast. Giving Nalaxone to the cops is no different in my view, and may result in a loser resident turning his life around for the good of all in the community. I'm no fan of drug abusing losers, but if the cops are going to show up anyway then they might as well try and save a life, even if it will be a very small percentage. I think this once again opens the debate on the readiness of our EMT/Paramedic services, not just for overdoses but for all medical emergencies. We keep increasing the expectations of our Police services but appear to continue to ignore our ambulances. Maybe it's time to give our EMT's some more responsibility or hire another paramedic or two.
DANI GARAVITo April 7, 2014 at 12:03 pm
John D makes a great point. EMS has always been treated as an after-thought, or the red headed childRead More of emergency services. Demanding that our local municipalities place some pressure on the local volunteer agencies to staff and respond quickly and appropriately would also be a step in the right direction. Unfortunately, too few people are willing to go to battle to demand a better and appropriate EMS response, whether that's a volunteer staffed ambulance or paid. Folks pay a hell of a lot of taxes in NYS, but get very very few municipal resources to show for it - especially when it comes to EMS.
Convicted repeat sex offender Jonathan DeLaura, 39, was sentenced to 35 years in prison
michele April 2, 2014 at 04:14 pm
Make it life in prison with out possibility of parole. Also put him in general population he willRead More get what is due to him. Inmates don't like child molesters. They will take care of it.
Roxane Bidlack April 3, 2014 at 10:41 am
Yes, it is disgusting that people enjoy watching little children being forced into sexual activity,Read More but even worse are the people who produce these videos and pictures....' These are real children and they are being destroyed by the depraved. Of course, there would be no need for child pornography if there was no demand for child pornography. It's just a vicious, evil cycle. Simply tragic.
Joe Malichio April 4, 2014 at 10:55 am
On October 8th, 2009... he should've been locked up for life. Sexual misconduct with a TWELVE YEARRead More OLD BOY. Game over. Our justice system is a joke. It's too bad for our children that people like me aren't in charge.
The charred remains of the Mariners Cove Inn in Point Pleasant Beach
getgoing1973 March 26, 2014 at 08:28 am
at least now with all the victims getting clothes, Karl (with a K) the registered sex offender willRead More be well dressed when lurking around playgrounds
grmahigold March 26, 2014 at 09:25 am
a quick search shows Karl isnt the only sex offender displaced. Glad they r beachfront at the WhiteRead More Sands now !!!!
frespase March 27, 2014 at 01:23 pm
and they are not sandy victims
Lanning Taliaferro (Editor) March 18, 2014 at 01:59 pm
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Robbie Shalla March 18, 2014 at 02:28 pm
JOHN DEMPSEY JR. March 20, 2014 at 06:53 am
I'm sorry, but it sounds a little bit like racial profiling . This type of action does not takeRead More place on other ethnic holidays . Think about it.
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Zach March 3, 2014 at 08:36 pm
OK Paula. Good point in response to my post of March 1. So, I place the following addition to myRead More comment: "Oh poor Kerry. Poor, poor Kerry. Because she has more money than the common transgressor, her name got into the paper. Good, and double good for her. Paula: chill out, before you make yourself sick. This transmission is both "Over" and "Out".
john g flynn March 5, 2014 at 02:13 pm
Ask yourselves if this was you and a jury of your peers acquitted you , how and what would you beRead More posting now ? She had a great Attorney and a creative / unusual Defense which the Jury agreed with so case closed . As to names being printed in the Papers , I think everyone's name should be printed as they are potentially a danger to Society . Embarrassement can be a great motivator . Years ago the Media did print names and I was humiliated being one .
Johnny Rotten April 2, 2014 at 02:08 pm
Kennedy's have a knack for beating the laws Now death is another story.
Two Connecticut men are accused of trying to swap a loaded, illegal handgun for heroin, Westchester County Police said Feb. 27. (Photo provided)
patina3 February 28, 2014 at 09:23 am
I don't understand how the drug that can save a person who overdoses on heron will be a cure forRead More the heron problem. Clearly people are coming from Ct to purchase heroin in our neighborhood. How many are carrying loaded guns? The drug HEROIN needs an undercover police task force to get to the root of the problem. The cure for an over dose is a different issue and should be on hand with all medical staffs and police officers.
Reid Poosikian March 6, 2014 at 02:53 pm
@patina3 the drug (naloxone or something) that is used to save a person ODing isnt meant to be aRead More means to an end of the heroin epidemic. Its a life saving tool for people who have made the choice to use, whether idiotic or not. Someone ODing will have bodily functions and respiratory failure VERY quickly. therefore, if the people with the life saver drug are the users, they will have it on hand and can use it in that short time span the abuser has left, cuz an OD on heroin will kill swiftly. If the law enforcers have it, you run the risk of them not arriving on time, or having the person who should call the authorities being to scared to get in trouble, resulting in an unnecessary death. Bottom line is, people will use and abuse drugs, and they should also be the ones able to save themselves and others, since it is their decision to use, and safer to have on hand than have to wait for an ambulance.
My voice February 26, 2014 at 05:23 pm
Why is this on New City Patch?
Johnny Rotten April 2, 2014 at 01:44 pm
Crime of the century I'm sure she surrendered. eastchester PD couldn't find drugs in a drug store ARead More little tip check your local high school parking lots Your welcome.
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Genrl Quarters February 28, 2014 at 12:07 pm
@Sue.....hypothetically, had she killed someone that morning would you still think she should walkRead More away free ?
Atom February 28, 2014 at 12:10 pm
Sue ..this is a clear case of "DUIK"....driving under the influence as aRead More Kennedy......separate justice systems..anyone else would have been punished
DG February 28, 2014 at 12:15 pm
justice is never blind. In the eyes of the law some are more equal than others.
The Goldens Bridge Fire Department sustained significant damage during Monday morning's fire. (Photo credit: Simon John Oram)
David Styles February 25, 2014 at 12:06 pm
Bonnie you're so right! I dont care how the smoke detectors are wired into the building..they shouldRead More be functional! I still wish the FD well its just a shame that this happened.
NMS February 26, 2014 at 01:47 pm
LOL@ David Styles - you obviously aren't comprehending. If the smoke detectors are hard wired inRead More there's no batteries. They functioned appropriately and alerted dispatch which then sent the call out to the various departments. I'm not sure where the news outlets got the part about them not functioning, because they did.
David Styles February 26, 2014 at 02:18 pm
Thank you NMS, I am only commenting on what was reported. Sounds like you got the inside scoop!
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Arthur Vecchiotti February 25, 2014 at 11:00 am
If she weren't a Kennedy, this would be all over. Evidence is circumstantial, so let it rest
Elizabeth Reed February 25, 2014 at 11:39 am
Not generally a supporter but both are very small tablets and could easily be confused - has anyoneRead More ever picked up the wrong bottle for moisturizer - or wrong tube when looking for toothpaste during their morning routine. Ambien is an amnesiac, you have no idea what you are doing if you get out of bed after having taken it.
Guarags30 February 27, 2014 at 08:02 am
That didnt take long... She already is playing the Kennedy card. I guess they just feel they can doRead More whatever it is they want. Like cheat on your wife (most of the Kennedy men), or kill people in car accidents and drive away (Teddy) or the numerous other things they get away with. Anyway wasn't her pills in different containers? That's like me bringing a can of beer to work and saying "oh sorry I thought it was a pepsi"
A news truck was parked outside Mahopac High School Saturday afternoon.
Kevin T. Kennedy February 24, 2014 at 11:16 am
PatchRat, I don't believe it is the function of journalists to speculate or conjecture (as you haveRead More done). I for one appreciate that Ms. Tarr is keeping us apprised of the FACTS in this unfortunate tragedy. Prayers to the family and friends of this young man.
Rachel February 24, 2014 at 01:08 pm
"We" should be asking? PatchRat are you a family member or friend? Because I know that IRead More am not therefore making it none of my business and not my place to ask any questions about this incredibly sad event.
jo February 25, 2014 at 08:05 am
only 19 years old.. my soul is weeping..
Rob T February 20, 2014 at 11:30 am
Here hoping they leave him in general population so he can be traded for cigarettes.
Rachel February 20, 2014 at 12:54 pm
The basketball coach in Cortlandt got 25 years to life for his sickening acts, why was this piece ofRead More trash issued such a shorter sentence?
P February 22, 2014 at 10:28 am
One word answers all your questions pertaining to why this horrible human only received a 5 yearRead More sentence and it simply comes down to MONEY. I'm sure this asshole had a private practice, made out pretty well and had a 6 figure lawyer on retainer just in case he ran into trouble. For all you outraged, please don't fear, this guy will have an extremely unpleasant 5 years of being passed around and flip flopped.
Jimbo February 14, 2014 at 07:19 am
What happen to Montauk, East Hampton or Southampton? We changed to all rain and lots of it!
Patricia February 15, 2014 at 02:37 pm
boo hoo....I didn't get the weather report I wanted....give it a rest everyone..
Thomas February 15, 2014 at 03:31 pm
I know it's Feb. what do you expect?
lillian philbin February 2, 2014 at 08:56 am
Read Danbury News Times instead of Lohud or Patch.
Peggy Finch February 2, 2014 at 10:53 am
Where's the story?????
amerpatriot February 2, 2014 at 12:10 pm
Most people can tell the difference between news and political propaganda these days. ReadershipRead More has dropped off. Ad income is off because readership is off. The attacks on the licensed gunowners pretty much was the end of the line. No one needs a news organization that seeks to bring harm to people under false pretenses. Buh-bye Journal News.
Photo courtesy Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department
Lanning Taliaferro (Editor) January 29, 2014 at 05:35 pm
Thanks, Sage!
Marcos Mess January 29, 2014 at 06:24 pm
Maybe it is time to save lives and install one way spikes so if you go on the wrong way you getRead More flats and YOU pay for your own tires and Thank God you didn't kill anyone instead
MitchP January 30, 2014 at 04:41 pm
Marcos - That's not a bad idea at all....but we would have to install them on every highway/parkwayRead More in the area every few miles to be effective. I would pay for it (taxes) but how many others would too?
Joseph Holmes. (Credit: Mount Kisco Police)
Patric Kilkenny January 27, 2014 at 08:00 am
$2,000.00 cash or $4,000.00 bond [$400.00] - why not just pay him Judge and buy him dinner and hopeRead More he comes back to court? Ridiculous! Typical in Mount Kisco...