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Sal April 16, 2014 at 07:12 am
Our younger selves would also have to be willing to accept the advice. Often easier said than done.
Pearl Gannon April 16, 2014 at 09:47 am
I believe both of you have very good points. @Sal, who's to say that we, as younger children orRead More people would actually listen to that advice that we were given? We want to be free, do the opposite of what our parents say, etc. And @Bob, I wish more people realized that they can be THAT PERSON for others. We can be that for our children, friends going through rough times, strangers...you name it. The possibilities are endless. I just hope people learn that!
Willie Wilmette April 16, 2014 at 11:29 am
Sal is so right. Younger me would not have listened to me.
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John April 15, 2014 at 01:23 pm
Well gee officer, I was throwing out some old stinky boxes my wife had in our garage and the nextRead More thing you know......
Geoff Burton April 15, 2014 at 04:05 pm
Nothing new there Black panther o Poetry the human race has been delving the depth of depravity forRead More eons. There are a lot of good people in our world, but unfortunately evil is hyper active
D Penta April 15, 2014 at 04:29 pm
It says Around Town but the headline is UTAH. Utah is not near Natick!! I think everyone should notRead More open an article on Patch unless they see their town's name in the headline. So If it doesn't say Natick, then we all know it is not LOCAL to the Natick Patch. The less clicks these Patch sites get, the fewer advertisers they will get and then perhaps they will realize if we want sensational news from across the country we'd go back to Patch's former owners AOL and the HuffPost! Those here from other Patch sites - I think you should do the same only click on articles that mention your community's name. No name. No click!
Deerfield Resident April 9, 2014 at 09:59 am
Vote republican if you have any self esteem!
Gene April 9, 2014 at 08:02 pm
Deerfield, is that where the Deer take a dump? I think Deer vote Republican because they just followRead More the herd to nowhere. How's all your Walmart friends? Nice outfits
Gene April 9, 2014 at 08:08 pm
Hey Johnny on the spot. Sounds about right...
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Tara Hansen March 24, 2014 at 11:30 pm
So very very sad., bullied and than put out .. so sad
Northsider March 26, 2014 at 10:05 am
Is it really bullying to call out someone who is perpetrating a crime, Tara? Wake up. The dogs areRead More out of the back of that store and the proof is that they were being neglected. THAT IS SAD. Not someone running a kennel a puppy mill in a strip mall going out of business. What is really sad is that people breed animals for profit instead of getting a real job and making their way in this world on their own labor when millions of healthy animals are being put to sleep in shelters all across this country due to overpopulation. This store had plenty of space to work with shelters and help find homes for animals at risk for being killed at shelters, but they chose not to be a part of the solution. That is sad.
George M March 26, 2014 at 01:16 pm
It's not only sad that Tara believes that Tammy Coglianese was bullied and "put out". DoesRead More she really believe that the actual finding by many people including the county and the state, was a fabrication? There are pictures and numerous reports along with testimony from buyers of sick puppies depicting the "puppy mill". Get your head out of the clouds and open your eyes, even if you are a friend of Ms Coglianese!
J. Geoff Rove February 19, 2014 at 07:19 pm
What a waste of money plowing the curbs AGAIN on Wednesday morning at 3:30am. Is the DG plowingRead More schedule based on when the bars close ??
Kent Frederick February 20, 2014 at 08:55 am
Have you noticed how narrow some streets are, because the snowpack is so far out from the curbs? IfRead More you drive around Kingsley School, and parents park on both sides of the street, a car can barely get down the middle of the street. I noticed yesterday, while cleaning out the storm sewer grate, than the snow is melting underneath the snowpack. So, without plowing the curbs, streets will remain narrow. Would you rather than the snowplow drivers working during the mornng rush?
Harold Sullivan February 20, 2014 at 08:58 am
Yes, the streets have been very narrow. Then you get morons parking on both sides, opposite eachRead More other and people can't get through or even get out of their driveways. This is ridiculous. If i happen to ding someone's car that is parked like that, I can tell you right now that I ain't leaving a note. Tough cookies.
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jack hess March 17, 2014 at 04:36 pm
I guess none of these low informed LIBERALS can reply with answers to any of my questions!
Diane March 17, 2014 at 05:11 pm
No Jack. They won't carry on a reasonable debate. If you don't agree with them, they call you allRead More sort of names, attempt to dean and degrade and then they turn their cowardly tails and run. So very typical of them.
Diane March 17, 2014 at 05:12 pm
S\b demean not dean.
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Emily Stone (Editor) February 12, 2014 at 02:18 pm
Walter, that is correct.
Alana Waters-Piper February 12, 2014 at 03:20 pm
Amazing pics!!!
Stu Pidasso February 12, 2014 at 05:15 pm
WOW!! Steve did'nt last long.. Was it because of to many grammatical errors during the editingRead More process? I had felt at times that the junior high newspaper club was handling it. ( NO disrespect to them, they write better than what I have seen at times on this site) Just wondering. Good Luck Emily!!!
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Thomas Breyfogle January 21, 2014 at 08:20 pm
Chuck it !
Torie Felton January 23, 2014 at 09:06 am
Ban children under 12 y/o from upscale restaurants. Also, from rated R movies! I'm appalled by howRead More many parents bring young children to the theater to be exposed to media they can't possibly understand, nor should they.
fhc January 25, 2014 at 06:19 am
What should be banned is the word "classy"...every time I hear it my ears bleed from theRead More imagined Long Island whine! But yes, parents should be responsible about sharing their bundles of joy with others...especially in restaurants where the tab is listed as $$$$$ by restaurant critics. What were these people thinking? Why would you want to ruin the evening for other patrons and could they have even enjoyed the evening themselves? Seriously...perhaps this was just a ploy for them to become internet sensations themselves. Super self-centered. Super irresponsible. Super idiotic. Get the mother-in-law over to watch the kid...but DO NOT ever pull a stunt like that again.
Katrina Duque January 18, 2014 at 12:01 am
If it were me, once my baby started crying I would've been tempted to leave for two reasons: toRead More better soothe my child, and also to make it easier on the other diners. At that point my meal would simply no longer be enjoyable or relaxing anyway. Alinea's entire design is neutral and subdued so as not to distract from the flavors and presentation of the courses. In a way the couple had already purchased the expensive tickets and had the right to be there, but out of consideration for the others (who might have themselves hired a sitter and looked forward to a child-free evening) they should have left. What Alinea ideally should've done was been proactive and offered to have them come back at a later date instead at no charge so they could truly enjoy the experience sans baby. We've taken our daughters to nice restaurants even as toddlers, but they always knew that if things got out of hand we would leave. We've never had to leave. As parents we should advocate for our kids, but also model considerate behavior for them.
Alexandra Romanov January 30, 2014 at 11:45 pm
Actually Katrina this isn't a problem that Alinea needs to deal with at all. The parents should haveRead More cancelled their evening. PERIOD. It's not the responsibility of a restaurant to fix the problems of their customers. At no charge??? So because the parents were thoughtless and brought their kid they should be rewarded with a free meal??? No. It's well past time for society to stop catering to these idiots. THEY chose to have the child so THEY can deal with the issues involved with raising it. Ideally, the parents would have cancelled their evening by selling their spot online and then making plans to go some other time. Secondly, if they brought a child and it started to cry they would have left. PERIOD. No refund, no free dinner for bringing a child into an inappropriate environment. But this isn't what happened. Instead they decided, in their self-important over entitled minds to inflict that baby on others. To hell with others having paid a huge sum and having their dinner spoiled. Then the parents get all indigent that anyone dare suggest that their precious little snowflake might not be adored by the masses.
Katrina Duque January 31, 2014 at 01:08 am
My understanding is that they didn't PLAN to show up with the baby, they had secured a sitter whoRead More canceled last minute (therefore no time to sell it online). Alinea has a unique ticketing system, so they'd already paid for their meal months before they even took a bite. A reschedule wouldn't be a "free meal" as a reward, merely an offer for them to claim their already-purchased dinner at another time instead. The French Laundry or Per Se for example would've been in a better position to simply ask them to leave because they don't make you pay up front. At the time of purchase there were no restrictions on bringing children so legally kicking them out would've been a tough call for Alinea. I agree that the parents should have left, as I myself would have done (assuming I would have even brought an infant in the first place) but there is still the dilemma about their lost "huge sum". Alinea is a high-end establishment with gracious customer service that wouldn't suffer over the cost of two dinners for a circumstance so rare that it made national news. It would have been a way for the couple to not be forcibly deprived of what was theirs (lawsuit anyone?) yet allow the other patrons to enjoy their meal. Then the policy could've been changed to prevent a repeat. PERIOD.
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