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By Lexi Hart
Steven Hanson July 11, 2014 at 01:35 pm
In this society kids need to be well versed in all electronic forms of communication and resources.Read More If they aren't, they could end up being uncompetitive in today's world. BUT the thing is that they also have to balance that time with electronics with time spent in the real world doing productive and recreational things with real people.
Vito Moscato July 11, 2014 at 01:36 pm
At least she didn't leave you in the car...
Joe Sousa July 11, 2014 at 01:51 pm
Way too many fat kids today.
Police said a man left his poodle in a sweltering car while he shopped at BJ's Wholesale Club. File photo.
Stephen Hopkins July 11, 2014 at 10:43 am
Why can we have a small cooled cages kennel at most stores while owner can have their pet babyRead More sitting while shopping, because stores not allowed pet as other pet stores allowed. be great idea.
Michael S. O'Neil July 11, 2014 at 11:42 am
There is no excuse for what this man did. However there has to be some common sense to this law andRead More process. If I leave my dog in a car with the windows down 3 inches or so while I run into Dave's for 4 minutes for a bag of ice, paying and pumping fuel with the dog in the car and windows down, am I a criminal or negligent - I think not, What I don't need is PETA or some alleged "do-gooder" getting involved and threatening me, my dog, or my car or calling the Police. I can't take the dog into Dave's, certainly not going to leave her tied up out front, Common sense people, common sense
Cai Kelly July 11, 2014 at 12:09 pm
Exactly! When I run quickly into Dave's I park in the shade, leave the windows down and fill up theRead More dog's bowl with ice and water. If the shade is not available, I leave the car running with the AC on. I'd be really angry if some judgmental "do-gooder" tried to force their opinion about my treatment of the dog that I adore. This law leaves pet owners wide open for false accusations and interference.
After another baby dies after being left in a hot car, a mother recounts a mistake that might have cost her daughter's life.
Skeptic July 11, 2014 at 02:00 pm
Donnarose, what you are saying is really scary. Children are not inanimate objects. It's scary toRead More think it is normal to forget your child just as you would misplace your car keys. The guy in Ridgefield forgot about this kid all day - I bet he didn't forget the coffee he gets as part of his routine. He drives 2 miles to work - not like he had a long commute either. No one questions his behavior or ponders whether drugs, alcohol, or psychosis is involved. More attention is paid in the town to petty nuisance complaints - an arrest is made for a guy carrying an umbrella that looks like a gun, a bus driver that threw out an empty booze bottle probably left by a student, since she had no trace of booze in her system - but a human life was just taken and we have to grieve for this guy?
Batman July 11, 2014 at 02:04 pm
Change the law so that children can be placed in the front seat where they will not be forgotten. IfRead More it saves one child's life it's well worth it.
susan July 11, 2014 at 02:09 pm
Human beings will never be perfect, yourself included. That is a fact. Doctors and hospitals makeRead More mistakes all the time and people die. We try to improve the way things are done and have checks and balances to keep that number as low as possible and yet still, it is going to happen. People are going to make mistakes and most of the time, they do not turn out to be fatal. But sometimes, the mistakes are fatal, and they have to live with this agony for the rest of their lives. Certainly there are bad parents out there and unless we ever have laws preventing them from giving birth (not likely) you might consider spewing that venom in the direction of automobile and car seat manufacturers. If you really insist on demonizing these loving parents then maybe you can muster up some compassion for the children. They are completely helpless in this situation no matter who their parents are. Do something for them.
Source: FDA website
Chris July 11, 2014 at 08:31 am
Sugar is the new cigarettes
Snag man July 11, 2014 at 09:07 am
These people are a joke.... they approve aspartame (a real poison) and now are concerned aboutRead More sugar intake...... Seriously is a demented and twisted world we live in.
Shelli B July 11, 2014 at 01:49 pm
People don't realize how dangerous sugar really is. We all know it's important to brush our teethRead More after eating sweets but we don't make the connection that that same corrosiveness effects ALL of our tissues. Imagine tooth decay in our arteries, or attacking the cartilage that protects the ends of our bones, our joints. These images and other examples of sugar in our bodies in action are never shown because there is a HUGE, Billion dollar industry that doesn't want us to realize how bad, bad, bad sugar is. Add to that the fact that sugar is an addictive substance. These facts have been known for many years but the sugar lobby is just as powerful and destructive as the substance they push.
OldTownie July 11, 2014 at 11:52 am
Thanks CR....Hope you enjoy paying more. I know I'm enjoying that you are paying more.
Concerned Resident July 11, 2014 at 11:59 am
sounds like you are a state politician, you know where you push for increased fees and taxes forRead More your personal benefit. thanks to the me me me group.
OldTownie July 11, 2014 at 01:50 pm
The East bay was facing a toll on the Sakonnet River bridge. Rather than stand around and complain,Read More they got motivated and did something about it. Then we have people like CR. That do nothing but complain. If you don't like something, or have a problem, do something about it. Otherwise, shut up. You sound like a child....
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POODETWA July 9, 2014 at 08:05 pm
graduated simbury High--- we love our booze!!!!! however, drinking and driving is a bad cocktail.Read More right you reckless yutzes?
Brainwashed_In_Church July 9, 2014 at 10:20 pm
Need motivation to quit? Park in front of a liquor store around 5:15PM on a weekday. Notice whoRead More walks in and out. Depressed, unhealthy, baggy eyed, alcoholics. Losers. You want to be like them? They don't drink because they're depressed. They're depressed because they drink.
Ken Lewis July 10, 2014 at 12:50 am
The thing I find interesting is women are dead set against people that smoke but the major majorityRead More of them drink regularly. I suppose they justify it because booze won't give them lung cancer. So who cares about liver cancer, hardening of the arteries, heart disease, kidney failure, abdominal and bowel cancer and a permanent lose of thousands of brain cells with each drink. I have yet to see one report of a driver under the influence of nicotine killing anyone while driving. So heres lookin at ya drink up and put that cigarette out before ya kill somebody with second hand smoke and just use a car.
The maximum fine for littering in Rhode Island is now $1,000. File photo.
Chris July 9, 2014 at 08:20 pm
Unless they enforce the law it doesn't matter what the penalty is!
It is what it is July 11, 2014 at 11:19 am
Honestly, in 1989 I was caught in Portsmouth throwing a soda can out of my car, coming around theRead More bend at the overlook near Kaiser Aluminum. I had to go to court and paid a $50.00 fine and it is still on my record. On the very rare occasion I have some interaction with law enforcement it is VERY embarrassing, now that I am older and know better. EVERY police officer WILL enforce that law IF the offence is observed. BELIEVE IT......
It is what it is July 11, 2014 at 11:21 am
Honestly, in 1989 I was caught in Portsmouth throwing a soda can out of my friends car, comingRead More around the bend at the overlook near Kaiser Aluminum. I had to go to court and paid a $50.00 fine and it is still on my record. On the very rare occasion I have some interaction with law enforcement it is always brought up and it is VERY embarrassing, now that I am older and know better. EVERY police officer WILL enforce that law IF the offence is observed. BELIEVE IT......
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Joe Smith July 9, 2014 at 01:57 pm
Mark - Patch editor - would you please clarify what you mean when you report " be in line forRead More full funding beginning". I think the average reader means the state is going to pick up the tab for districts adding full day K. In North Kingstown, the numbers thrown around when this was brought in the past is something like $500-600K. My understanding is the bill simply ensures the state funding formula funds adding the extra "1/2" day to the student count -- so while that would mean more more state aid, it is nowhere in the range of $500K and the bill adds some throw away that RIDE could fund "eligible" costs (but that means only the one time extra items and only if funding is available). I may be wrong, but you should make it clear whether this bill means a town like NK could add full day K on "the state's dime." My understanding is NK would still have some significant costs to cover to add full day K to the other elementary schools.
Joe Deware July 9, 2014 at 01:58 pm
some kids do better in full day kindergarten. and remember, ppl, you don't HAVE to pay your taxes.
NK Edge July 10, 2014 at 12:42 pm
What kind of comment is that"you don't have to pay your taxes"? I pay my taxes willinglyRead More as a proud and free American. What I will not tolerate, nor should other law abiding "Contributors" , is the lack of common sense and planning that these morons perpetrate resulting in me paying for their lack of responsibility!
Keniah Barnes saved a child from drowning at her birthday party. She turned 9 last week. Credit: screenshot from WGCL TV
Felicia Warman July 7, 2014 at 09:09 pm
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william ofori smith July 8, 2014 at 09:53 am
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william ofori smith July 9, 2014 at 06:01 am
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don mckinney July 11, 2014 at 02:00 am
misplaced patriotism and summarily killing masses on the orders of an egomaniac commander who wouldRead More not carry out the ridiculous mission without the questioning of the reasonableness of the mission, can ,and has led to the robotic knee jerk reaction to mindlessly commit global genocide by non thinking trained mercenaries who feel they can KILL their way into problem solving. then come home and turn on family and friends and community due to the vaccines , and brain damage and residue of the depleted uranium weapons they may use to dump an a sovereign country through fake FEAR AND LIES FROM COMMAND. IT could happen . then they may be too morally damaged to remember job #1 to protect the borders as originally assigned . then just may be that there may not be a job , home , or respect from others except their own fellow mercenaries . then tun on community free speech and true nationalism and safety and mutual community respect . It could happen . It could even RUIN the economic engine of the country and give world power to global bankers who could exploit realtars , home buyers , owners and construction industry and we would not be in a position to afford 44 million invaders. MAYBE?
don mckinney July 11, 2014 at 02:08 am
misplaced patriotism destroyed the free speech and other rights as is displayed by the censoring ofRead More polite comments on this format, not patting mercenaries on the back . ie borders unprotected , blacks displaced by illegals in work force , economy trashed , etc
It's now illegal in Rhode Island to leave a dog in a sweltering vehicle. File photo.
MillicentBroderick July 8, 2014 at 01:34 pm
Leave RI Lie down with dogs, get up with fleas.
gail sands July 8, 2014 at 07:23 pm
Why is it that in order to get attention from many citizens is to make something illegal? Does noRead More one have any common sense any more? Guess that is a stupid question, but I dont get it. Between kids and animals who cant defend themselves, people can be such morons. Kill them, abandon them, abuse them, where does all this come from.
MillicentBroderick July 8, 2014 at 09:47 pm
There are a fair number of people who are genuinely unaware of the danger, there are people who doRead More not like to be told how to run their lives and that extends to the creature in the car. I have on 4 occasions nicely and politely informed a person that it would be harmful to their dog to leave it in the car, as the dog had been. I have never had anyone say thank you I did not realize. I have been threatened with violence and basically run off. So what does that say. That is why it needs to be a law..so there is no "discussion". awful.
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Pete Hewett July 6, 2014 at 09:19 am
A child's blow up swimming pool left on top of a patio table had 4.5 inches of rain water in itRead More Saturday morning in Bristol. Perhaps not a very scientific way of measuring total rainfall, but good enough to be in the ball park I imagine.
Alicarn July 7, 2014 at 02:44 pm
I had 5" of rainwater in my 5 gallon watering buckets in East Greenwich.
339 Ocean Ave. in Newport. Credit: Zillow
Bill the 1st July 7, 2014 at 08:22 am
@Otto, EBT cards are not essential. The food that they are intended to provide is the essentialRead More thing. The thing we take issue with is the fraud, waste and abuse of the EBT card. This State goes out of its way to ensure that all cardholders can do what ever they want with the cards. THAT is a problem.
Mike Jackson July 7, 2014 at 01:51 pm
I think you guys need a lesson in sarcasm guys....
Mike Jackson July 7, 2014 at 01:52 pm
I think you need a lesson in sarcasm guys.....
Godandhockey July 7, 2014 at 09:51 am
And just FYI: It was announced this morning that several of the centers that are housing theRead More illegals have multiple numbers of occupants who are infected with drug resistant TB. I wonder how many might have been put on planes and flown to sanctuary cities? TB is highly contagious, and if this happens even once, we might be looking at an outbreak in drug resistant TB in America.
yourusmcboyelvises July 7, 2014 at 03:40 pm
independence from what.
Lilliana Nishihira July 11, 2014 at 10:21 am
this is hilarious!
One Red Lobster cheddar bay biscuit contains 350 mg of sodium. (Credit: Red Lobster's page on Facebook)
Samora Musa July 5, 2014 at 07:10 am
My name is Mrs musa samora,I have been suffering from Ovarian cancer disease and the doctor saysRead More that i have just few days to leave.I am from Libya, but based in Republic du Benin,Africa since ten years ago as a business woman dealing with cocoa exportation,now that i am about to end the race like this,without any family members and no child.I have .1 Million US DOLLARS in Bank of Africa(BOA)Republic du Benin which i instructed the bank to give African union leaders to help sick people around Africa.But my mind is not at rest because i am writing this letter now through the help of my nurse beside me here in my hospital room. I also have .1 Million US Dollars in another bank in Republic du Benin which i want you to claim from the bank and use help less privileged people in your country,but you must assure me that you will take only 40% of the total money and give the rest 60% to the orphanage home in your country for my heart to rest. Upon the receipt of your email that you are willing and capable to execute my plan, i will instruct the bank management to make the immediate transfer into your account. please confirm your interest to Reply me to my email;samoramusa020@gmail.com Sincerely, Mrs musa samora
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