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Leave RI April 15, 2014 at 04:46 pm
They needed to and it's about time.
James Buckley April 15, 2014 at 08:54 pm
@Jesus Christ,as someone who has first hand knowledge of UK police they do not handle a wholeRead More country with out guns they may not carry a side arm but at any given time half the officers on the road are armed the weapons are kept in the trunk of the cars.I would like to point out that there are two type of officers in the UK one is trained just to handle traffic violations,tickets accidents speeding etc,the others are trained to deal with traditional policing,last year when the soldier was killed my two men the first arriving officers where traffic and stood by until regular police arrived which took over twenty minutes,after that they then waited for a dog and armed cars to arrive before taking the suspects into custody this whole incident took 45 min before the suspects who stood there and waited to be arrested all the time with 6 officers on scene,before you post please double check your facts we are to believe they do not carry weapons but the do just not visible and there are two types of cops in the UK traditional and traffic,and just for reference COP stands for Constable on Patrol
Joe Sousa April 15, 2014 at 09:30 pm
I hope they don't plan on using theGlock #17 9 mil.shown above. The Colt made in the USA is farRead More superior and easy to conceal so the liberals don't get in a huff. Colt New Agent 9mm Pistol check it out.
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Joeb170 April 9, 2014 at 11:14 am
I don't believe any where in my post it stated to allow them to continue based on mental issues. IRead More was just trying to get across that the reason for peoples behavior when in the grips of addiction isn't necessarily always choice. I advocate getting treatment and knowledge on the subject to better their understanding of why they do what they do. I, myself am a recovering addict, and while I have 5 years clean and sober, the disease of addiction is always lurking and waiting for me let my guard down for just one moment so it can strike. So, back to the having first responders carry Narcan with them, I'm all for it. Just my opinion.
Craig Civic April 14, 2014 at 06:49 pm
@ Joeb170...GREAT POSTS. PERIOD. @CB11: By your logic I'll bet you think it's OK and FINE andRead More ACCEPTED scientifically that you/one CAN have a GENETIC DISPOSITION...to, say, cancer, arthitis, heart disease or any of the other hundreds/thousands of diseases CAUSED BY chemical imbalances and genetics. And that if you get THAT KIND of illness from a GENETIC problem, well, gee, then, THAT'S ok. But, with your logic it is NOT OK when that chemical imbalance or genetic predisposition involves...ADDICTION. Because YOU, being stuck in the 1800's, feel addiction is a "moral" issue and not an 'illness", whether it be genetic or chemical or...NOT. The human body is just one big chemical reaction and it is MORE surpising that there are not even MORE anomalies/illnesses/imbalances than there actually are. The human body is an amazing chemical reaction that, incredibly runs PERFECTLY 99% of the time. It's not fun being part of THAT 1% though. But it is wonderful...maybe harder?...to show empathy and kindness and care to that 1%.
CB11 April 15, 2014 at 08:46 am
I am not "stuck" in the 1800s as you suggest. I also don't live with rose-colored glassesRead More on and think that "feel-good" empathy and misplaced compassion will solve this problem. You can try to educate the addicted but in the end, it is THEIR CHOICE to use or not. You can't be there 24-7, you can't control what they do. No matter how much you counsel and try to point them down the right path and warn them what's down the wrong one, you have no control on what they decide to do. We need to either get tough - and I mean "SWAT team surrounding the building" tough - on the gangs and the dealers who produce and sell the crap or just throw our hands up in the air and start giving out free kits with needles and Narcan. Not holding the addicted responsible for their actions and decisions is enabling and every addict will take advantage of that sort of compassion because it leaves them blameless for what they do. It's called "Tough Love" for a reason!
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Carla Hall O'Brien April 4, 2014 at 09:47 am
How about it if Mr. Middletowner brings back the company to Narragansett at the Roller Rink???Read More Think of all the attraction you'd get then with the brand. Think about it, RI is highest unemployment rate in the country. Bring the jobs back to Rhody, Mark Hellendrung.
Bill the 1st April 4, 2014 at 10:28 am
Yeah move the production back to RI, because, as we all know, the best business model is the oneRead More that considers how best to maximize costs and minimize returns. The reason RI is the highest unemployment rate in the country is that we are a State that has lost its way. Once a land of free, independent people, we are now the land of corruption and taxation and voluntary slavery. We have abdicated our individual power and rights to the majority and those who rule over us.
Leave RI April 4, 2014 at 03:38 pm
This company is moving up. Don't move to RI. It'll suck the life out of your business like a giantRead More leech. They will tax tax tax and not care one bit what happens to the company or employees. At least your employing Americans.
Photo: Rhode Island Hospital via Facebook
Carolyn Brown April 3, 2014 at 07:52 am
Not sure which hospital in RI my friend got operated in, but he got MRSA and ended up weeks in aRead More nursing home. - Apparently there are poor hygiene practices going on.
kelseyc April 3, 2014 at 08:17 am
There is a MSRA epidemic going on right now, all over the world, not just in RI. Usually once you'reRead More infected with MRSA once, you're colonized (essentially permanently). That's why, Mike, you received an infection a second time, and also why you'll most definitely be infected again if you ever need another surgery. Good hygiene practices are NOT the only thing that is going to stop an epidemic (what we really need is widespread knowledge about the horrors of antibiotic misuse). But if you all think simply going out of state for health care is going to solve the issue, please do. While we're at it, let's stop vaccinating our kids too because we can just blame infections on the hospitals. Yes, RI Hospital should have been more proactive about quarantining the patient; however, measles should also be all but eradicated in the US, but recent idiots like Jenny McCarthy have slowed that process a bit.
CB11 April 3, 2014 at 09:48 am
I got MRSA a few years ago and had not been anywhere near a hospital or nursing home. I spent a weekRead More in the hospital on heavy antibiotics. The doctors told me that it used to be something they saw people getting from a stay in the hospital or nursing homes but they are now seeing it brought IN to these places on people who are carriers but not affected by it. These people brush up against you, use the same handrail, touch anything that you then touch and you get it. I was told the best deterrent is to WASH! WASH! WASH! your hands often. I was also told to expect to get it again but, luckily, it's been 3 years with no further infection.
Taylor Swift sings a song for a child at Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence Monday. Credit: Hasbro Children’s Hospital
lynze April 2, 2014 at 12:49 pm
Taylor Swift did a nice thing. Period. Why is it that people just cannot accept something niceRead More without thinking there is an ulterior motive? She did not bring cameras so it was not a PR stunt. And Thedore- Why shouldn't you be arrested if you are on her property? You don't belong there. That has nothing to do with being nice.
Renee Cwiek April 2, 2014 at 01:30 pm
I'd have you arrested if you were on my land to Thedore. It doesn't really matter why she did it.Read More She made those kids happy.
Leave RI April 2, 2014 at 02:01 pm
Theodor Barra out of the gene pool. WTF would posses you to see if how fast you would get arrestedRead More for being on someones private property? Are you one of those idiots who say "here hold my beer"...then get put on the nightly news for a bonehead stunt?
enrico pelatso April 1, 2014 at 11:59 am
This......Is.........Great!!!!!!!!! YES!!!!!!!! Im doin this tommorrow but at the new navy drive,Read More lets get it.
Steve April 2, 2014 at 07:59 am
You forgot to tell everyone how she was hauled away to the Hospital for Observation... Enrico, youRead More too can be taken to the Hospital for "observation"...... :)
dphs18 April 2, 2014 at 09:25 am
In liberal Rhode Island, that will probably fly in court.
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Jack Baillargeron March 31, 2014 at 11:46 am
(Who will stop the rain) by CCR comes to mind of late ;-}
10speed March 31, 2014 at 04:15 pm
That amount of rain at one time is probably what the Calif desert gets in 5 years. ... and a thirdRead More of a season's rainfall (season 4 months.. about 17-18") on coastal Calif.
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Steve March 31, 2014 at 10:25 am
These criminals love our Walmart in NK. They come off RT4 or RT 95, either shoplift high end itemsRead More or pass counterfit bills and jump back on the interstates. Long gone, never seen again.
NK Edge March 31, 2014 at 10:58 am
Another intrusion into our community. Walmart and the "Town" should be ashamed ofRead More themselves for having such sub-par security cameras and qualified personell to provide adequate security for law abiding customers. I happen to know first hand because my car was hit in the parking lot at Walmart and the security cameras could not distinguish Make, Model , Color or plate number of the vehicle. How many tax payer dollars go to responding with NK police to that trash magnet annually?
jeff barry March 31, 2014 at 01:08 pm
They are not lov V Cals They are not locals & not good people . Put cameras at entrance &Read More exits with high exposure site to catch a plate or a visual at light going into entranceway of shopping center? What if they have guns next time. N.K. You wanted well not all of us a Walmart rather than drive 12 min up to Warwick . Try getting younger people to work check out with training to prevent this.
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Jack Baillargeron March 28, 2014 at 06:18 pm
Good cause and good people.
Joe Sousa March 29, 2014 at 07:26 am
Newport holds a similar event . It was fun to watch the buzz cuts .
Leave RI March 30, 2014 at 01:33 am
Nice job all.
Photo Credit: Boston Firefighters Credit Union
Jack Baillargeron March 27, 2014 at 09:09 pm
The Fireman's Prayer When I am called to duty God, Where-ever flames may rage, Give meRead More strength to save some life, What ever be it's age. Help me embrace a little child, Before it is too late, Or save an older person from The horror of that fate. Enable me to be alert and to hear the weakest shout, And quickly and efficiently, To put the fire out. I want to fill my calling and To give the best in me, To guard my every neighbour and Protect his property. And if according to my fate, I am to lose my life, Please bless with your protective hand, My children and my wife. The Fireman's Wifes Prayer The table's set, the meal's prepared, our guests will soon arrive. My husband once more disappears with a hope of keeping a child alive. While waiting at home alone, our plans having gone awry My first impulse is merely to sit right down and cry. But soon again I realize the importance of my life When I agreed to take on the duties of being a fireman's wife. While there are many drawbacks, I'll take them in my stride, Knowing "My Daddy saved a life" our children can say with pride. The gusting winds and raging flames may be his final fate. But with God's help I can remain my fireman's faithful mate.
coventry taxpayer 2 March 27, 2014 at 10:39 pm
From Tom Brady who watched the firefighters: On behalf of my entire family, I want to extend myRead More deepest sympathies and condolences to the Boston Fire Department and the families of our brave and selfless firefighters who gave their lives for our protection and safety today, and to the entire firefighting community who protect us each and every day. All of you will be in our thoughts and prayers.
John March 28, 2014 at 04:02 pm
Please keep comments to the thread and the fallen. Anything else is disrespectful. Thank You
Leave RI March 27, 2014 at 02:50 pm
...they should file suit against the psychic...she couldn't see this coming???
Abe Lincoln March 27, 2014 at 04:07 pm
The Mrs had seances after they blew my brains out at the theatre!
Leave RI March 28, 2014 at 10:00 am
If you watch the I team link they could have better spent their money on Jenny Craig, Atkins,Read More Slimfast.
Pam March 25, 2014 at 08:52 am
Yes, but you shouldn't get arrested for simple bad judgment. Before society became vindictive, theRead More cops would have straightened this out with this fellow and moved on. He viewed it as an antique but was aware other people would view it as a gun. He tried in his own way to do what he thought would be the right thing. I hope the judge has some common sense here.
Class of 98 March 25, 2014 at 01:54 pm
Mike - arrested for nothing? Convicted felons can't possess firearms. Hopefully the judge throwsRead More the book at him.
Politics Sheriff of NK April 3, 2014 at 10:53 pm
I wonder if he got that rifle in 1983? lol
FBI agents search the home of Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon Fox Friday. Credit: WPRO via Twitter
Tom March 21, 2014 at 11:04 pm
He can't wait to get prison raped.
jw3 March 22, 2014 at 09:19 am
wow!!
Peter A. Filippi III March 23, 2014 at 11:36 am
As for the AG he'll just look the other way. I was blackmailed by the mayor of Johnston in the lastRead More mayoral election. The State Police have all the recordings of the matter in which it was revealed that 4 other candidates had also been blackmailed over the past 6 years by the Johnston Democrat Machine in which the investigation was promptly halted. For more info contact jtaxassoc@aol.com
Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon Fox. Credit: rilin.state.ri.us
Steven March 22, 2014 at 11:45 am
Thank you for identifying Speaker Fox as a Democrat. I had started to believe that the media had aRead More new style guide that prohibited identifying the party of corrupt Democrats.
ralph March 27, 2014 at 04:03 pm
Time for a changing of the guard. Vote GOP. Lets get some fresh blood in there and get RI back onRead More track. RI is ranked like almost dead last in every State ranked category there is, except on corruption and love for illegals. Democrats biggest thing is cracking down on gun ownership and not finding jobs for RI. Backwards thinking. Screw the Dems. Go GOP this election.
Becca March 29, 2014 at 10:49 am
New blood there lol just another one of their own is in! Same BS if not more to come!
Alicarn March 21, 2014 at 06:46 am
Mark, this is off topic here but the email address listed on your profile doesn't work. I amRead More wondering if you or anyone from Patch has reported on the Bostitch building on Rte 2. It looks like Toray Plastics is moving in.
Mark Schieldrop (Editor) March 21, 2014 at 06:55 am
Hey thanks. It's a glitch with text in our profiles that others have encountered. My email addressRead More is mark.schieldrop@patch.com Thanks for the tip -- I'll look into it.
Noel P. Roby March 23, 2014 at 09:14 am
Mark, I've got a blog on the Patch. And a photographer friend. I can cover the event and write upRead More something. Let me know. Noel P. Roby, noel.p.roby@gmail.com.
Jennifer Cook. Credit: Rhode Island College
Cadre March 17, 2014 at 06:29 pm
Rest peacefully, Dr. Cook.
Lorene Kelman March 18, 2014 at 08:40 pm
I can't believe this is real! I am honored to have been mentored by Dr. Cook. Her death is aRead More monumental loss to RIC, the education profession, and most especially, society in general. My condolences to her wife, family, friends, and the RIC community. RIP Dr. Cook.
Paul Corey March 20, 2014 at 10:26 am
Great teacher a great loss for RIC!! In my thoughts and prayers!
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gerri March 18, 2014 at 11:28 am
We have one in Stoughton mass at Park Plaza
Patty March 23, 2014 at 04:03 pm
There is also a "Sally Beauty Supply" in Saugus.
John Sabourin March 29, 2014 at 05:13 pm
I too wish my sincere condolences abd on the behalf of my late brother Roland (Rollie) Sabourin heRead More too would extend his sincere condolences.
Mark Schieldrop (Editor) March 12, 2014 at 12:03 pm
Sorry. It's a phone that you use to send MoneyGrams. I'll clarify the story.
george farrelly March 12, 2014 at 01:43 pm
Thanks Mark appreciate it.
Mark Schieldrop (Editor) March 12, 2014 at 03:26 pm
No problem. Always open to suggestions, especially good ones.
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