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South Side High School in Rockville Centre is among the best on Long Island, according to new rankings. (Patch file photo)
A Teacher April 23, 2014 at 07:44 pm
In Newsday, Charles Cardillo, superintendent of Manhasset SD stated, "We believe that it is theRead More incredibly high value that the Manhasset schools place on the four A's -- academics, the arts, athletics and after school activities -- that allows our school community to be considered one of the premier school districts in the nation." It's interesting to note the order in which he arranged the four A's: 1) Academics 2) Arts 3) Athletics 4) After-School Activities. Wouldn't be nice to see the good people of Wantagh and Seaford prioritize the activities in their schools in a similar way? Oh wait… Many have opted out of higher academic standards. I wonder how many parents will have their children opt out of tryouts for sports. I mean, those two-a-days can be pretty grueling.
Retired April 23, 2014 at 09:04 pm
Wow Commack didn't even warrant a State or National ranking this year.. Of course Dr. James will nowRead More claim these rankings are meaningless..unless of course the ranking are good..then he can't crow enough about it..just like he did 2 years ago... what a wind bag..
Kevin Prego April 23, 2014 at 09:19 pm
Lol hmm high income areas? Sachem prob doesn't even come close
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lisa April 23, 2014 at 08:51 pm
They shouldn't have been tresspassing! WTF?#*! that's a no brainer he's totally not guilty....
Kitzer April 23, 2014 at 09:05 pm
What is not mentioned, is that after he shot the UNARMED young girl, he dragged her into anotherRead More room, calling her 'a bitch' and then as she lay there, mortally wounded, he SHOVED HIS GUN UP AND UNDER HER CHIN, SHOT HER, WITH THE BULLET GOING THROUGH HER BRAIN!!! He called it a CLEAN FINISHING SHOT!!!
jks April 23, 2014 at 09:16 pm
He is not an executioner, he is a murderer.
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, Riverhead Police Officer Timothy Murphy and Chief David J. Hegermiller Credit: Suffolk County Executive's Office
Get Off My Lawn April 23, 2014 at 02:27 pm
The Police State's finest.
Frank Esposito April 23, 2014 at 07:02 pm
I thank these guys for being active and not hiding while on the public dole. I wonder how many areRead More repeat arrest. At this point anyone engaging in DWI is not stopping. Awareness Education and punishments are in place. I don't believe we will see further reductions in DWI/DUI incidences; just minor fluctuation at current levels. The people who get it got it and the people who are still doing it have a screw loose.
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Case closed April 23, 2014 at 07:47 pm
I will make it a point to protest this bitch if she runs for any political office ever again. GoRead More back to Arkansas Hillary.
Case closed April 23, 2014 at 07:47 pm
Case closed
Case closed April 23, 2014 at 08:39 pm
One more comment. Doesn't that pic wanna make you vomit. Gross bogus women. Case closed
eatingdogfood April 23, 2014 at 05:12 pm
Ooofah!! LOL!
Tony T April 23, 2014 at 05:31 pm
Just for some clarification see linkRead More :http://www.coachisright.com/if-hillary-clinton-had-a-lesbian-affair-with-huma-abedin-than-everything-in-weinergate-fits/
Case closed April 23, 2014 at 07:54 pm
Go to Hellary Hillary. case closed
Lyn Dimon April 23, 2014 at 09:59 am
The dog is an important 'employee' of the police dept. and should automatically be GIVEN a vest likeRead More any other officer. Donations should not be required for life saving equipment. After all, how much did the County invest in training this dog? It can't provide a vest? SHAMEFUL Suffolk County.
Richie P. April 23, 2014 at 03:37 pm
So, a K-9 vest costs $950? That's like 5x the amount of a normal bulletproof vest from Galls!
Lyn Dimon April 23, 2014 at 05:05 pm
To Richie P.'s comment: Apparently, Regency Police Supply has body armor ranging in price from 650Read More to 1800 and that is a product that is MASS MADE. I'm sure the dog's vest had to be custom made to fit his size and breed requirements. You are very naive if you think comparing a product sold by Galls to millions vs. a custom made to order vest is the same. Its like comparing a rack suit at the department store to one made in Italy by a revered designer.
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Frank Esposito April 23, 2014 at 02:09 pm
Cops got a chance to play with their toys. Relax people. It's not like you had to respondRead More personally. Stop saying it's a waste of money. Then money is absolutely minimal. These guys were not called away from their golf games. I would also like to compliment the responders for not accidentally killing someone. It showed professionalism and did not add to the "trend" of killing "innocent" people; which is becoming an issues to watch. The people incensed over this should focus their anger on plastic shopping bags as many others are doing over at another great Patch piece. Evil lurks at the checkout counters across America!
Daniella Ruiz April 23, 2014 at 02:50 pm
Linda Mahoney >> the doorbell prank was just that, a prank, that involved actual self risk,Read More courage and cost nothing to do. these brats today have no respect for wasting resouces whilst sitting ontheir fanny all day.
Steven Oathkeeper April 23, 2014 at 09:09 pm
Like the video game has something to do with it, who writes this rubbish? Next they will be sayingRead More is a shooter and we here to grab all your guns. As if. ~OathkeeprOne. constitution before corrupt govt.
Bob Zahm April 23, 2014 at 07:02 pm
@TJ - how very [un]constructive of you. I disagree with many of Theresa's posts, but she's right inRead More calling you out.
eatingdogfood April 23, 2014 at 07:22 pm
I love when the liberals show how tolerant they are of other peoples views.
Ditty51 April 23, 2014 at 08:27 pm
@ Bob Zahm: thanks for clarification
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
Seamus Carty April 23, 2014 at 06:47 pm
"The goal of Affirmative was to right an over two hundred years wrong." My family did notRead More get to the US until 1948. Are we part of the two hundred years of wrong? Why should my orthopedic surgeon's kid get preferential treatment over my nephew (son of a plumber) based on the relative complexions?
Porter gladstone April 23, 2014 at 08:25 pm
Hmm--it's all about academics. That's awesome. I wonder why kids play lacrosse or volunteer atRead More church, or play an instrument. After all, you shoulndt take into account one factor other than test scores. Cool. I just happen to think that not many of you believe that's the way it works.
Liu Wei April 23, 2014 at 09:14 pm
playing lacrosse or volunteering at church, or playing an instrument, demonstrate talent, not quitRead More the same as AA genius. ps: where did you go to college?
Everyday Mathematics is just one of the programs that makes a heck of a lot of $ off of the millions of textbooks sold to schools that teach to the 'Core.' The Common Core isn't just restricting for teachers & students, it's lining people's pockets.
Bonnie Parker April 23, 2014 at 05:12 pm
In the time some of you have spent obsessing about this, you probably could have home-schooled yourRead More kids a couple of grades. I don't know what you're so het up about, but I suspect it's not the quality of your kids' education.
Susan Harris April 23, 2014 at 08:18 pm
"About the "socialist" or anti-American aspect- I know what people are talkingRead More about,.....There are to my knowledge, no CC social studies textbooks yet. It is the textbook publishers themselves (who helped write the CC and will produce all further materials anyway) who are twisted in this way. School boards don't actually read the textbooks they order....I didn't notice either until the CC thing came up. Then I said "What the hell is this?" ................................................................. .................................................................................. To put your mind at ease, what you were reading in your child's social studies books did not come from standards developed from the Common Core. CC standards only covers the content areas of literacy and math. On a separate note, High school history teachers, including myself, have long opined that there is a general void of knowledge coming from students in the lower grades. Since CT's American history standards received a failing grade from the notable Thomas B. Fordham foundation this is not surprising. But it is unacceptable. Just as our Governor, Commissioner, and State Board decided to substantially improve math and literacy teaching with the CC standards, we should look at the neighboring states of Mass. and NY who both rate in the upper tier- A, with their standards in American history.
Tamara April 23, 2014 at 09:24 pm
The Common Core web-site is a marketing pitch for Common Core. You must look beyond that and followRead More the money for the truth. People that are pro-Common Core like to say the same things over and over like, anti-Common Core people did not read the standards. They have no proof of that but they like to say it as if it validates Common Core... I could easily say people that are pro-Common Core are clueless about the realities of Common Core and don't really get what it truly is, but does that get us closer to best serving our children? No. I do hope people are diggin into both sides, and not just the sales pitch, but really learning about this because it is too important. *****************Everything that is anti-Common Core in this string has an article with names, dates, groups that met, etc. on this Facebook Page: Northville MI Parents for Educational Excellence There is also StopCommonCoreinMichigan. I hope the pro-CC people have done their homework and truly understand what they are approving. ************The Northville Facebook page has several examples on it of anti-American and pro-socialist materials. These are in the English course. Take a look at the porno book excerpts there, as well as the Percepolis book reveiw. ****************People are busy - if people all over the country are up in arms about something - there is probably something to it - please take the time to dig in.
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Paul April 22, 2014 at 09:10 pm
Netflix is hands down the best deal going, and it has been a bargain for YEARS. I guess theRead More nonsensical whiners who complain about a long-delayed, $2 a MONTH increase are worried it will cost them a (partial) SINGLE LATTE. Utterly ridiculous.
Gregg L. DesElms April 23, 2014 at 10:36 am
TO MICHAEL BRENNICK: Leftist, Democra... WHAT? You think Comcast is part of the so-calledRead More "liberal" media (which, by the way, doesn't even exist)? Are you freakin' KIDDIN' me? [shakes head in disbelief] Wow. The FOX NEWS CHANNEL should be held criminally liable for what it has done to your brain.
Gregg L. DesElms April 23, 2014 at 02:39 pm
FOR THOSE WHO LIKE AMAZON PRIME OVER NETFLIX: Here's an interesting article from today (23 Apr 2014)Read More about how Amazon Prime just got HBO to stream at least some of its older content, plus "HBO GO," to Amazon's new Fire TV box, thereby making NetFlix upset because NetFlix (nor any other streaming service, including HULU) has never been able to get any HBO content; and so Amazon has scored a real coup! On the Fierce Wireless website | http://bit.ly/1i9J0l7 | Interesting.
Should plastic bags be a thing of the past?
CAPICU April 23, 2014 at 03:39 pm
Oh oh ...The bag lady is back
Frank Esposito April 23, 2014 at 07:23 pm
Keep up the good fight Lorraine! If this CAPICU joker lived though the attack of plastic bags that IRead More just survived he would be your number one fan. California is always on the cutting edge of what is great about America. I want NYS to be just like them. Death to the plastic bags! I've received a few painful paper cuts in my life; and while plastic bags have not cut me yet I do fear them greatly. One of my greatest fears is I will get one without the printed warning about not placing it over my head. I usually ask for paper and risk the paper cuts; there is no coming back from suffocation by plastic bag. Although prolonged lack of air hasn't seemed to have affected you greatly. You go girl!
Ron Gilone April 23, 2014 at 08:48 pm
Most plastic bags from stores are HDPE (High density polyethelene). HDPE has been accepted byRead More Brookhaven Town for recycling, but not plastic bags. WHY? - Am I missing something here?
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Kim Fox April 22, 2014 at 06:42 pm
I don't believe this kid is competent enough to make those decisions. Those kids need to beRead More prosecuted to the fullest and if the does judge does not agree he needs to step down.
Pat Mcloughlin April 23, 2014 at 01:27 pm
Sorry, Autistic boy, but there are a multitude of crimes here. These so called 'friends' abused youRead More terribly ~ called 'bullying', & that alone cannot be tolerated. Then, there is animal cruelty involved, another terrible crime, plus, harassment of all kinds, leudness, & who knows what else. These 'friends' need to be charged & made aware of the seriousness of their deeds, punished accordingly & helped through proper mental councelling.
nonoise April 23, 2014 at 05:49 pm
It is probly the parents that want to drop the charges, not the boy. They shouldn't. I don'tRead More know why they would want to drop the charges.
Mineta San José International Airport. Wikimedia.
april ann April 22, 2014 at 01:30 pm
I agree with B. Dub 100%! How was this kid able to scale a fence and just walk right over to theRead More plane? TSA: for all the harassing you do in the terminal...you ain't all that!! As far as the kid being a runaway..maybe he does face some serious abuse issues at home. He's damn lucky to be alive. But, I raised three boys, and a 16 year old boy can runaway for any collage of reasons. My kids never ran away but, I'm wondering if the fact that the plane was going to HAWAII has anything to do with it. It sounds a little compulsive to me. CPA need good follow up on this. Thank you lucky stars kid!
Lee Jacobsen April 22, 2014 at 06:42 pm
It wasn't a miracle that he survived, it was Easter Sunday, and good things always happen.Read More "always look on the bright side of life"......Life of Brian........overlooked miracle worker....... Not a problem to let other kids of similar intelligence do the same thing, it will improve the human gene pool immensely, and the human race will benefit overall as a result.
mimi April 23, 2014 at 02:09 pm
There are two separate issues here. The first and certainly the most obvious is security failure.Read More The second is to determine what is in the best interest of the teen, as well as the public.. He needs a psych eval, at the very least. Then again, so does most of the public.
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Ken Sucharski April 23, 2014 at 04:57 pm
OK, you got your 15 minutes of fame - now shut up.
mamafox April 23, 2014 at 07:18 pm
OK-Getting back to the subject of the article...I expected to see a very risque, revealing top. IRead More did not think this was inappropriate at all. I have been to Disney World and Disneyland and have seen much worse.
Teresa Greenwalt Petersen April 23, 2014 at 07:52 pm
She has a large bust because she is a BIG woman .. she's over weight partly because she just had aRead More baby .. cut her some slack Grandpa ..