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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)
Christopher Wendt April 23, 2014 at 07:10 pm
These unofficial media rankings are generally meaningless in the grand scheme of public education.
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..
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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.
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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
Eddie April 23, 2014 at 04:21 pm
I don't believe the criticism lies with the LBPD this time.
Doug D. April 23, 2014 at 07:00 pm
There most definitely should be a huge fine and FULL restitution for this type of inexcusable crime.Read More This needs to be nipped in the bud and show others that the consequences are very serious.
David Whaley April 23, 2014 at 08:06 pm
IDIOTS these kids need spanked!!!!!!
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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.
Tereso Ruiz-Hernandez, 25, of Bayville, was sentenced Monday to one year behind bars by Judge Angelo Delligatti. (Photo: NCPD)
eileen A. April 23, 2014 at 12:06 am
one whole year....wow and this poor girl for the rest of her life has to remember this piece ofRead More slime and probably see him on the streets after the year is up. how sickening.
Grifhunter April 23, 2014 at 11:40 am
Immigration status?
Joseph M. Langone April 23, 2014 at 04:10 pm
How about one year hanging by his privates about 2 feet off the floor .
Nick DiLeo. Credit: City of Glen Cove
eileen A. April 23, 2014 at 12:04 am
RIP Nick....deepest sympathies and prayers to the Dileo family.
Glen Cover April 23, 2014 at 07:45 am
RIP Nick Check out this old video of Nick http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxHunSpRDX0
momduke50 Donna Simpson April 23, 2014 at 07:50 am
Still can't believe this!!!!Nick and Debbie were 2 of the nicest people I have ever had the pleasureRead More of meeting and the best Landlords I ever had.Debbie my heart goes out to you and your family.RIP NICK another angel taken too soon <3
rudy2 April 23, 2014 at 06:38 am
and the tickets just keep going up and up and up! lirr clean up your own house and stop tacking itRead More on the riders! Where the hell is Andrew cuomo
robert harison April 23, 2014 at 08:46 am
Where's cuomo he's to busy trying to give free college tuition to illegal aliens with his dream actRead More .so give that up.
Massa April 23, 2014 at 11:03 am
What a loser. He deserves more than a year, but glad he didn't get away with it. What sucks is howRead More he disgraced his family over this. He had a good job, just a greedy person.
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.
Millsey April 23, 2014 at 04:53 pm
So educational professionals and people that hire these students out of college or high schoolRead More shouldn't have a seat at the table? Who should make curriculum decisions? The local school board member that doesn't know anything about a high quality education? The state government that might think creationism and abstinence only education is still what our children should be learning? I'd rather have the Common Core which brought together education professionals from all of the states to make sure my kids have a leg up when they graduate High School. They also brought in companies that have decades of education or hiring experience. What's wrong with having people that know what they are talking about, setting our policy? I'd rather have professionals making these decisions and not some groups that create facebook pages and youtube videos demonizing Common Core because they don't want to listen to the facts.
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.
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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.
Glen Cove Mayor Reginald Spinello. Credit: City of Glen Cove
john davidson April 22, 2014 at 10:09 pm
The current antismoking crusade, very much in the eugenics tradition – involving the sameRead More personnel and methodology, is much like crusades over the previous 400 years. It is a moralizing, social-engineering, eradication/prohibition crusade decided upon in the 1970s by a small, self-installed clique of [medically-oriented]mfanatics operating under the auspices of the World Health Organization and sponsored by the American Cancer Society (see the Godber Blueprint http://www.rampant-antismoking... ). This little, unelected group, using much the same inflammatory rhetoric of its fanatical predecessors, decided for everyone that tobacco-use should be eradicated from the world – for a “better” (according to them) world. These fanatics were speaking of secondhand smoke “danger” and advocating indoor and OUTDOOR smoking bans years before the first study on SHS: In the 1970s, populations – particularly in relatively free societies – weren’t interested in elitist social-engineering, particularly by a group (medically-aligned) that had a horrible recent track record (eugenics). Given that their antismoking crusade would have otherwise stalled, the zealots conjured secondhand smoke “danger” to advance the social-engineering agenda, i.e., inflammatory propaganda. Until only recently the zealots claimed they weren’t doing social engineering, that they weren’t moralizing. Well, that’s a lie that’s been told many times over the last few decades. The zealots’ goal this time is not to ban the sale of tobacco but to ban smoking in essentially all the places that people smoke (combined with extortionate taxes). Up until recently the social-engineering intent has been masqueraded as protecting nonsmokers from secondhand smoke “danger”. But even this fraud can no longer be hidden in that bans are now being instituted for large outdoor areas such as parks, beaches, campuses where there is no demonstrable “health” issue for nonsmokers. This dangerous mix of the medically-aligned attempting social engineering is a throwback to a century ago. We seem to have learned nothing of value from very painful lessons of only the recent past.
john davidson April 22, 2014 at 10:09 pm
Mag01 • an hour ago It’s America that’s popularized antismokingRead More insanity – again, and which other countries are following suit. The problem with Americans is that they are clueless to even their own recent history. America has a terrible history with this sort of “health” fanaticism/zealotry/extremism or “clean living” hysteria – including antismoking - that goes back more than a century. Antismoking is not new. It has a long, sordid, 400+ year history, much of it predating even the semblance of a scientific basis or the more recent concoction of secondhand smoke “danger”. Antismoking crusades typically run on inflammatory propaganda, i.e., lies, in order to get law-makers to institute bans. Statistics and causal attribution galore are conjured. The current antismoking rhetoric has all been heard before. All it produces is irrational fear and hatred, discord, enmity, animosity, social division, oppression, and bigotry. One of the two major antismoking (and anti-alcohol, dietary prescriptions/proscriptions, physical exercise) crusades early last century was in America. [The other crusade was in WWII Germany and the two crusades were intimately connected by physician-led eugenics]. The USA has been down this twisted, divisive path before. Consider the following: The bulk of claims made about smoking/tobacco were erroneous, baseless, but highly inflammatory. Unfortunately, the propaganda did its destructive job in the short term, producing mass hysteria or a bigotry bandwagon. When supported by the State, zealots seriously mess with people’s minds on a mass scale. http://www.americanheritage.co... http://community.seattletimes.... http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pm...
eileen A. April 22, 2014 at 11:55 pm
this is all so out of control. E-Cigs... give me a break. regular cigs....give me a break too! maybeRead More i missed somelaw or something, but when did TOBACCO become illegal? where are the smokers rights. you think glen cove would be alot more concerned with the human waste flowing into cresent beach for years, then lousy ecigs. Betcha the human waste will kill first. even my grandad is from a communist country says it feels like usa is getting the same way. (except in the communist country you can smoke. LOL) and another thing tnnt, what is YOUR beef with the hooka in town. that store owner has every right to run his business, as he sees fit. all you people on this site lately are the ones that run just about anyone out of business around this area. maybe it should just stay a ghost town forever. and by the way...if you ever go into "that hooka joint" why don't you introduce yourself to the owner who is a lovely gentleman.