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Christine Downing April 19, 2014 at 01:16 pm
The Michael's store in Everett was breached. Calling there gets the manager who refers you to. 617Read More 381 8102 This person will refer you (eventually) to the following website to register your card(s) for free identity protection and credit card monitoring Https://michaels-aronbros.allclearid.com The real answer is for credit card companies to issue cards with embedded chips rather than magnetic stripes. If you feel up to it, call legislators. What is Homeland Security doing spying on us instead of protecting us from things like this? According to the Store, they learned about the breach in January. The Patch could have supplied this website in the article it published yesterday, but didn't. I made about five calls to get this information and still had to press the contact person specifically about ID theft and credit card monitoring to get it. I was told by Michael's that if something happened, they would contact me, that is, if they had my information, like an email address. I was also told, separately, that "The Everett store was impacted." I had to supply the address of the individual store to get that. Where is consumer protection in this picture?
jpf2361 April 19, 2014 at 01:38 pm
It's about FRIGGIN time these retailers are held accountable for the DAMAGES they cause toRead More consumers. I am not talking about the Fed's imposing fines of which we the Consumers don't see a penny of either. Why can't these Companies INVEST IN BETTER TECHNOLOGY TO PREVENT THIS FROM HAPPENING IN THE FIRST PLACE? Just saying.
linda pearl April 19, 2014 at 04:27 pm
Why is this trending again, when this took place last year, basically.... Between getting hit atRead More Target and Micheal's, I had to change my debit card twice in a very short period of time.
It could cost Americans 20 percent more to get their bacon fixes as a deadline virus sweeps through the nation's hog barns. (Patch file photo)
mark April 18, 2014 at 08:23 am
When taxes are imposed on various industries then to stay in business the prices increase on theRead More consumer! Obamacare , gas taxes, payroll taxes, tolls, the proposed soda and candy tax , your tobacco tax is 75% of what the product really costs! Commercial Property tax increases! Do you people see what's going on here? This country is being destroyed by the Democrats! It is starting to resemble The a Soviet Union! We should change the name of this country to the USSA!
all-c-ing-eye April 18, 2014 at 03:14 pm
And all this time i thought it was Pork Barrel spending.
JBrad April 19, 2014 at 02:57 pm
Mark, Your words are absolutely disgusting. Please do not use this comment thread as a vehicle toRead More spew your racist mentality. And for your information, food-borne illnesses come from agriculture, period. All around the world, including in the U.S. Lastly, your hatred for people of colour does not mean that you understand disease, at all. Good luck in life.
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Mike April 15, 2014 at 10:41 am
VERY smart idea. Kudos to BankNewport. This is a business going out of its way to support theRead More community.
VKQuinn April 16, 2014 at 01:19 pm
Centreville Bank on Boston Neck Road in Narragansett also has these same features. Although they doRead More have Tellers that work the Drive Up which I think is very convenient.
cathyrner April 17, 2014 at 05:29 am
Wow - this is a great idea in many ways........it may be enough for me to reconsider depending onRead More what they have to offer for my $$$$$$. Banks need to change their image - they're so outdated in this regard. Kudos to Bank Newport for taking this step!
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Peter Anderson April 13, 2014 at 08:30 am
I bought an all electric car. I haven't been to a gas station since Oct. '13.
malcolm nichols April 13, 2014 at 09:01 am
Tyler, you are not worth the time wasted. You can't really believe what you wrote..
Bob April 18, 2014 at 02:56 pm
Tyler - What is the currency used to trade oil futures? The US dollar. When it is weak we pay $100+Read More a barrel of oil. When it is strong, we pay @$60 a barrel. The US administration and fed have way more to do with the price of oil than you know. When they print dollars as they have for the last 5 years, the value goes down. Look at the exchange rates.
Family Dollar Stores plan to reduce its workforce, close stores. Patch File Photo
Karen Walz April 11, 2014 at 01:35 pm
FWIW, I agree!
Matthew April 11, 2014 at 03:52 pm
Paul......So, did you actually read my comment? It's not a junk store. It's sells food, and everydayRead More products. Even pet foods. So, like I said. It must be nice being rich, and not caring where your money goes. That's half the problem with America. People with any kind of money, could give a crap less about the people with not so much money. Yet. When there's an overseas tragedy, you people are right there with your check books to make a donation because it boosts your yuppy ego, and makes you think that your better than everyone else. So answer me a question Paul? When you go into a store and the product that you want to buy is, say, only .99cents? Do you not buy it, because you'd ratehr pay more for it somewhere else? Just to make you feel superior to the other person that pays .99cents for it? Please. You make no sense.
J. Parker April 11, 2014 at 04:14 pm
Oh No ! I hope it won't be the Burlington/Lexington store ! Some fo the household products areRead More brand names and worth the 'dollar'.
Brookstone. Photo credit: Patch file photo.
Randomansfield April 4, 2014 at 10:20 pm
Sad story, I got my start at the corporate office back when they were in Nashua. Good company withRead More good people back then. I used to smoke butts in the corner office on weekends when nobody was there and then 'test' the marketing department's massage chair. Ah...the good old days...
Old Pizza April 5, 2014 at 08:58 pm
Never liked Brookstone - nothing but overpriced junky gadgets.
Beth Panashida April 7, 2014 at 07:47 am
Hey Crusty they sols innovative tools and gadgets not junk I hope they survive!
Construction is underway at the new Container Store in Garden City Center.
Russell Archambault April 3, 2014 at 07:56 pm
Mr. victor, Im ashamed of myself, I have not had a job since 1982. To be honest with you I guessRead More that criticising you about living off other peoples money in some way is also criticising myself. I find ways to get by living off people. I look at it as private money is passive income, different than tax payer money dolled out through federal grants.
Victor Ramos April 9, 2014 at 11:45 am
Russ, no judgment here. Your honesty is appreciated and work is work. It's a tough world. You'reRead More definitely one of the many voices in the community. Thank you for checking out my information and website. At least now when you go after me and the work I do, you'll have a little more insight into the different hats I wear. Hope to see you at a screening some day. It's been fun. Be well. Vic
Victor Ramos April 9, 2014 at 11:47 am
Mark, my apologies for hijacking your announcement on the Container Store. Love that place. Vic
Dunkin' Donuts new PEEPS donut will be coming to stores on March 31. Credit: BuzzFeed.
marie hill March 28, 2014 at 02:25 pm
yes! i'd like to try it. think child would like to receive it.
rpdude March 28, 2014 at 05:33 pm
How can anyone complaine about a peep on a DD donut. They are both classics! I'm sure it'sRead More overpriced but Easter only comes around once a year. There are so many other thing to complain about...let them have this one!
Mary T March 28, 2014 at 06:07 pm
So much tragedy, negativity, sickness and struggles in the world. Nice to see happiness...I loveRead More Dunks and Peeps are adorable..though I don't eat them. Fun! Lighten up folks.
Tax payer March 22, 2014 at 12:25 pm
Looks like channel 10 will be the winner in this. They should take the best of both stations andRead More combine those on air talents into the VERY BEST news, weather, and sports station in the Northeast, and sell the rest to Channel 6, Oh wait, they are bankrupt.
Steven r March 22, 2014 at 05:40 pm
Have Michelle(when she come back) and Kelly Love do the weather on channel 10
Steven r March 22, 2014 at 05:41 pm
channel 6 is bankrupt for a second time.
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Michael Bate March 29, 2014 at 10:52 am
In fact we need to stop giving our revenue to highly profitable oil companies (in the form of taxRead More breaks); corporations like Walmart who tell their underpaid employees to get aid from taxpayers; and war profiteers who build weapons that we don't need and that don't work, have huge cost overruns.
deb of see-attleboro March 29, 2014 at 11:31 am
I agree, Michael. I also think an individuals lifestyle choices should not determine taxRead More liability.
Rob C March 29, 2014 at 11:36 am
Michael, how are we giving money away to oil companies if we are “allowing” them to keepRead More what is theirs? We ARE giving money, by the truckload, to green energy companies because they cannot survive on their own. Are you equally upset about that? One technically doesn’t cost us anything the other actually does. For the record I am for rewriting the tax code with zero loopholes and tax breaks allowed for all and I also oppose all corporate welfare. If a company cannot survive without being propped up by government handouts then it should not be in business to start with.
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Einstein March 19, 2014 at 03:44 pm
Mr. Scott Guthrie and Ms. Lisa Tomasso... Please stand up and Take a Bow. for all the 'Jobs' youRead More help create in Rhode Island. Notice I didn't use your Titles as you both aren't Doing your Jobs nor ever have.
Leave RI March 19, 2014 at 09:37 pm
Glenn Anderson..you're not going to get any help from the GA in RI on those issues. RI is fifthRead More worst for small business and, in a 50 state comparison, 4th from the bottom at 46...your outlook is gloomy...above said it the best.."too many riding in the cart and not pulling it"... This state is an air tank for the oxygen thieves that live in it. http://www.nfib.com/article/10-best-and-worst-states-for-small-business-taxes-64479/
Leave RI March 19, 2014 at 09:46 pm
@Can't wait to leave RI..here is what I posted a year ago when asked why..it's the newest at aRead More couple of years old but it's the only comprehensive one that is current. http://www.rifreedom.org/wp-content/uploads/OSPRI_LeavingRI_FINAL.pdf Here is a more current story but I'm not sure who runs this group. It's not comprehensive a just kind of blurts out stats. http://www.ritaxpayers.com/featured/why-are-people-leaving-rhode-island/
Ralph March 19, 2014 at 03:22 pm
Great news !!
Mark Williams March 19, 2014 at 10:12 pm
As an ex-pat it's good see a company from the old sod come to RI
Jeff Crawford March 20, 2014 at 08:37 am
This is great news. However, its not clear from the article as to who is going to build the newRead More building, Greencore or the State of Rhode Island. Or are they going to rent the former LOWES building from QDC. Also, what type of tax revenue is going to promised to the Town and the State. As the President of Greencore stated the other day, there are current employees going to relocated to this facility, but the majority of the jobs are new hires.
Former Alex and Ani CEO Giovanni Feroce, at left, talks to Rep. James Langevin during a tour of the company's new headquarters in Cranston in 2011. (Photo: Mark Schieldrop)
Leave RI March 14, 2014 at 09:11 am
I call shenanigans...shenanigans has been called.
KR March 14, 2014 at 10:49 am
Actually PMarandola, the braceletes cost much more than that to make. You should be happy that AlexRead More and Ani is in your backyard. They account for hundreds of local employees having a job in this state as well as employing hundreds more natioanlly. It amazes me how rude people can be when others achieve success. Just because you don't like something doesn't mean you should bash them. Appreciate what they have done and move on.
Amy Field March 14, 2014 at 11:55 am
They'll probably go much further without the negativity that was just released. I wish Carolyn muchRead More success.
Staples announces store closures. Patch File Photo
deb of see-attleboro March 7, 2014 at 03:20 pm
Well, Steve, you missed my point completely. My point was that a smart shopper in a free economyRead More will take his/her business elsewhere and never, EVER forget.
Steve Marino March 7, 2014 at 03:39 pm
Deb,I know, I just dissected a small part of what you were saying to prove my point from a previousRead More thread. Mike, a very sad time we are living in. I just hate to see the middle class workers suffer these tax increases on business, because we all know that when a company gets hit with tax increases, they usually cut their biggest expense first, which is generally payroll. It's just sad how many middle class workers voted to CRUSH themselves. At some point I hope they understand this, but with all the lies and propaganda being spread by the left wing radical Democratic Party now in control, it's hard to ever get the truth. They just blame it on their "greedy" bosses because this is the bill of goods they are sold. Very sad!
Iron Mike March 7, 2014 at 05:14 pm
In THIS state in particular Steve, too many adults were raised up hearing at the dinner table aboutRead More how 'greedy and mean those Republican fat cats are'. Their parents – mostly just high school grads at best - never figured out where their paychecks came from. Back then they thought FDR was a god. Today their kids & grandkids think Obama is one too. A certain kind of ignorance can be inherited...
A gun group on Facebook.
Gun Rights March 10, 2014 at 08:37 am
Do a search on facebook for the group "guns of mass for sale/trade" very polite group ofRead More individuals
B/STOCK March 10, 2014 at 03:16 pm
Gun Rights: Watch out. You can go blind reading all the MA firearms rules. The two approvedRead More weapons rosters, will drive you crazy too. Some firearms on one roster and not the other. I know of cases where people wanted non-roster firearms transferred and they just had a FFL register the frame with the SN on it. Gun Rights, your are interpreting my post correctly by saying what " CCW holders will often forfeit the battle even though they know they could win". I wish Aspir7n would chime in and personally clarify what is so sad about this. Many unarmed people are just as civilized and under control and will ignore an idiot or incident. I still stand by my original post that armed people are generally more polite. We back off of any situation that could escalate into violence. Gun Rights. As a RI resident I do not think I can loan a pistol to a MA resident or should I say a MA resident cannot be in possession of my pistol. I could be wrong and if so let me know. Not that I would ever do that because it's legal for me to loan my car to anyone but if they get in an accident I will be liable. Same with the firearm. Have a good day all. Spring is coming.
steve forte March 10, 2014 at 03:23 pm
Funny ya mention Mass. I have a customer who is on Nemlec ( aka swat team) He cannot legaly own someRead More guns that any NH res can. Those type of laws are ridiculous.
Julie Tremmel. Credit: Twitter via Julie Tremmel
Mew March 6, 2014 at 04:24 pm
Oh Kelly, I so agree with you, Barbara thinks she is so important, also think she is very funny,Read More NOT!! I hated it when she did Saturday evening news, TOTAL BORE!! OR IS IT BOAR!!!
annonymous March 6, 2014 at 05:25 pm
Oh leave these people alone.What crotch was shown by the way?Tells me where your eyes were gluedRead More lol.And as far as Dan leave him alone people i think he's funny.You people are a bunch of prudes honestly.
Scott Furtado March 24, 2014 at 11:13 am
If Tremmel's handstand was not appropriate in the eyes of management, that's fine. Management hasRead More every right to set the standards for the station and it's employees. Whether or not she did "something wrong" is a matter of opinion, and an argument can be made that what she did was unprofessional. Termination, without warning, was a gross overreaction in my opinion. Dan Jaehnig's reaction to Tremmel's handstand was at least just as unprofessional, but he wasn't terminated.
The Wicked Fish logo.
KSeaSea February 26, 2014 at 08:37 am
Sounds editing; let's hope the reality matches the plan. I still have some doubts of melding theRead More Wicked Fish with the irish Pub? Incongruent?
UnfilteredHonesty March 1, 2014 at 02:30 pm
Garret Roberts I remember you from high school ! Congrats and best wishes on your new venture andRead More rock on for opening in NK!! ~Jennifer Atack
Dunkin' Donuts has launched customer rewards program. Photo Credit: Dunkin' Donuts
HJ February 13, 2014 at 08:19 pm
I like Tim Horton's too. I used to eat 12 Tim Bits at a time. Washed down with a tasty coffee.Read More
Frosty the Snowman February 14, 2014 at 12:00 am
I hate Dunkin Donut fans. Brand loyalty is fine, but I can't imagine a person who enjoys Coke overRead More Pepsi being as obnoxious as the "GOTTA HAVE MY DUNKS" lemmings.
gerri February 14, 2014 at 12:15 pm
great idea
(Photo: Southern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce via Facebook)
Carolyn Brown February 16, 2014 at 07:19 am
Finally ... an ANSWER. -- Thanks Neighbor!
Jesus Christ February 19, 2014 at 04:55 pm
A R all the Patch sites were sold by AOL to a new company that fired all the staff we now have 1Read More editor covering the whole state.
Carolyn Brown February 20, 2014 at 07:51 am
That is too bad JC, but even more reason for those posting to include more specific info.
Photo credit: North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce.
underwhelmed February 5, 2014 at 08:06 am
A great organization. All you have to do is get by their irrelevance and infighting. I am trying toRead More remember the last time I heard or read that the chamber took a stand on anything that might be in the interest of the whole of NK and not just their membership. Maybe an opinion on what is not promoting NK or is not good PR for NK. Maybe just maybe! I doubt it.
Politics Sheriff of NK February 5, 2014 at 03:52 pm
underwhelmed, correct. think about who is on the board and who is president as I mentioned. when anRead More organization has the lack of ethics to place halley on its board, and lack of professionalism to put a non-business person in charge, then the result could well be a bunch of self-interested types who do little for the business community or the larger community. It is better people who need to step up into politics and civic organizations so we can truly better the community.
underwhelmed February 5, 2014 at 06:59 pm
Here's an idea just putting it out there. Maybe the chamber could get together with the wickford artRead More assoc and they could come up with a new facility on the down trodden Post Rd corridor. Spruce up the area a bit. The waa could then pay taxes on the new and improved facility (they pay none now on prime town real estate) and they would gain the added space that they wanted the TC to give them for free, at the taxpayers expense. Sounds like a win win for the waa and the chamber, they could then point to this coup as a shining example of community activism. Comments?
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