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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)
Bob B April 17, 2014 at 12:24 am
There is always a reason for a price-increase - I can't remember ever reading about a reason for aRead More price-decrease. It's possible no one else has noticed this. Isn't capitalism wonderful?
mark April 17, 2014 at 07:39 am
The disease came from China! Aids came from Africa, other diseases come from Mexico but yet we letRead More people flood to this country and they bring those diseases with them!
kay sieverding April 17, 2014 at 09:56 am
The price of pork can also go up because the price of beef is up. It's not just weather andRead More disease, it's also cost of fuel.
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Fortified- AKA Carlos Danger April 13, 2014 at 02:15 am
FRACKING: The International Energy Agency said the U.S. will overtake Saudi Arabia and Russia asRead More the world's largest oil producer by 2015. FRACKING: The U.S did not sign the Kyoto protocol for reducing C02 emissions, however the U.S. Has reduced C02 emissions by more than Kyoto agreements because of fracking.
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..
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!
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.
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JohnnyMass March 27, 2014 at 08:49 am
What are the open positions for? I hope not for more of their pain-in-the-rump door-to-doorRead More salespeople who are constantly trying to sell me some sort of upgrade which I don't need! You almost have to threaten to call the police to get them off of your property!
Derek Duchemin March 27, 2014 at 09:11 am
Ha, this is so true.
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John Sabourin March 28, 2014 at 05:13 am
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Prometheus March 28, 2014 at 07:15 am
In the case of an active shooter you had better hope you have an armed employee or a policeRead More officer.....otherwise your procedures and plans will do little.
John Sabourin March 29, 2014 at 09:05 am
I agree with you - it's sad we have to have such emergency plans in our schools, places of work,Read More etc... Talk about a culture change Have a great weekend my friend John
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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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coldwaterdiver March 14, 2014 at 10:55 am
And to think that could have been an Ikea...
Loralie Brennen March 14, 2014 at 11:03 pm
Legos are coming to Andover. Check out Bricks 4 Kidz. www.bricks4kidz.com/andover and like them onRead More Facebook.
Donal Waide April 2, 2014 at 07:20 am
Loralie, not much good for a Somerville Patch promoting an afterschool program so far North. TheRead More Burlington option would be closer.
An rendition of what the Plainridge Park Casino would look like. Photo Credit: Plainridge Park Casino
John February 25, 2014 at 08:18 am
Totally agree with your sentiments, BH. Instead of doing their jobs -- effectively managing theRead More state budget (I know, stop laughing everyone), and rooting out waste, fraud, and corruption at every turn -- the Governor and Democratic-controlled state legislature instead want the easy money, oops, I mean "revenue," that these casinos will (allegedly) pour into the state coffers. Heck, upcoming state budgets are already based on having this casino cash already in hand. That would be like me planning a major purchase today on a bonus I MIGHT receive years down the road. Talk about dumb! If and when casinos do ever get built in this state (remember, folks, this IS Massachusetts, after all) give them just a few years before they all turn into Atlantic City, Part II.
Richard Smith February 25, 2014 at 08:42 am
And in other news, AG Coakley is attempting legislation to forbid casinos from extending credit toRead More people with $800 per month in Social Security and then putting a lien on their homes. That's alright, we'll just put the losers up in public housing. As they say, if you can't spot the pigeon, you're it.
BH February 25, 2014 at 07:46 pm
A bit unrelated and not our problem, but if and when any of these open, it will hurt the CT casinosRead More a bit. They can't be too excited about that (in 15 years when they are finally built)
Home Depot plans to hire 80,000 for its spring selling season. Photo Credit: Home Depot
Steven Sadowski February 17, 2014 at 08:33 pm
The goal of a corporation is to establish a monopoly. In a free market this would be done byRead More providing unparalleled service at unbeatable prices. However we do not have a free market. What remains outside of the govt's administration is partnered with govt. As crony-capitalism. The only true threat to a monopoly is a start-up. I can give you dozens of examples but most recently ADT is losing business to small businesses that offer the same thing w/o the long term contract. There will be an answer to Home Depot but not just because it's made in the USA but because you can get a ton of stuff for remodeling cheaper. If not? Guess what It's Home Depot or Lowes. Maybe there is no mom and pop solution?
steve forte February 18, 2014 at 07:14 am
Well mon and pops are offering a different product. Maybe I shouldn't say a different product , butRead More they are delivering it in a different way. When Im working and I have to run to a hardware store Im already pissed at myself for not having said item in the truck already. Im not looking to drive 5 miles, walk across a huge parking lot then wonder a warehouse for an item. A mom and pop offers me the ability to park next to the door, waltz in , get what I need in under 4 minutes and be on my way. Yes I may have spent $1 or $2 more for said item ,but I will more then make up for it in less lost billable hrs. Same with working around my home. Time I have to do that is limited and I don't want to waste it .
BH February 18, 2014 at 02:46 pm
To each their own Steve. I'm with you, unless I need an array of different products that my localRead More store may not have.
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Vincent January 30, 2014 at 07:48 am
T. Smith: Truthfully I didn't expect you to comment no less start an argument with me.
Vincent January 30, 2014 at 08:16 am
Francis Soyer: Point of information if you will. When one is going to install the new LED light bulbRead More which would be the preferred choice? The MiracleLED Un-Edison 60W Equivalent Frost or the Samsung A19 60-Watt Warm White. From the knowlege you demonstrated above I thought I would ask an expert.
Francis Soyer January 30, 2014 at 10:27 am
Vincent - Honestly I'm not too familiar with either product. Neither is an "industryRead More standard" name brand. Samsung is obviously know for their electronics, I don't know if they are actually manufacturing their LED's or using somebody else's, but Samsung generally has good products. MiracleLED, unknown??? However I did a quick search on both. Samsung: 10.8 watts, 810 lumens, 27,000k, 15,000 hrs, 130 degree beam angle. MiracleLED: 5 watts, 500 lumens, 27,000k, 30,000 hrs, they claim "360 degree lighting" but do not list an actual beam angle, but it would certainly be much greater then the 130 on the Samsung. I would look at application first. Can you see the bulb in the fixture you are putting it in? If so the Samsung's heat sink is very visible and if it were in a glass fixture that I could clearly see the bulb I wouldn't want to see the Samsung bulb, I would pick the MiracleLED even though just by first appearance the Samsung looks like it is made better. I think the only application I would use the Samsung would be in a can light as the light output is more directional especially if I needed more light as the Samsung puts out 60% more light. Both seem to be priced at about $16 each. The more recognized LED name brands are Cree & Nochia, also, GE, Phillips & Sylvania make them as well. I like the "Cree 60W equivalent soft white (2700K) A19 dimmable LED light bulb", sold at Home Depot & Lowes.
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DianeKH January 26, 2014 at 09:25 pm
Someone mistakenly posted to the Buckhead Patch and now every time someone responds to someone elseRead More via their email, it goes here. Respond through the Royal Oak Patch website to get it back on track.
T as in Truth January 27, 2014 at 05:02 am
Stan - u should check your view settings. It seems like your comments contain a **** load ofRead More periods.
stanley seigler January 27, 2014 at 08:58 am
RE periods...PATCH could eliminate the periods if they would format the comment section to recognizeRead More paragraphs... ......................................................................................... apologies if periods annoy ...they are an attempt to recognizes paragraphs ......................................................................................... anyone, any suggestions? would '+++' be better??? ......................................................................................... BTW not sure if 'T' is 'bustin my whatever'...but i have no idea what view settings are or how to check them...
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malcolm nichols January 18, 2014 at 07:50 am
Just another Obamanation. A disgusting president.
Stephen D. Clark January 18, 2014 at 11:03 am
Baloney. The "disgusting" president was the one who falsely alleged a threat to theRead More national security of the United States in order to dishonestly justify the Invasion of Iraq, which condemned 4,486 American armed forces members (http://icasualties.org/) to futile deaths and sparked a conflagration that has consumed the lives of what has been scientifically estimated as well over a million Iraqis (http://www.globalresearch.ca/new-analysis-confirms-1-million-iraq-casualties/7950).
removeThisAccountPlease January 18, 2014 at 07:04 pm
don't expect employers to call you back. most managers are busy and they can forget things. callRead More them a few days after the interview. good news is their are jobs... if you want to work retail for 8 bucks/hour. who can live on that? hard to not take it personally. I applied for a driver at pizza hut... was turned down via email, no meeting, no interview... I have lots of work experience, no criminal record, no accidents or points... no drug issues... how can they turn me down based on a resume and email? my age I'm guessing.
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