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Electric-vehicle charging stations are installed and ready for customers to use at two Turnpike service plazas. (Photo courtesy of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission)
CHuck April 22, 2014 at 09:15 am
If it was worth doing private business would be installing them, when government installs thingsRead More like this it is a feel good thing that a select few will use and will cost the taxpayers more then the end user. The turnpike is already operating in the RED and once again they waste more money they do not have. If private business operates this way they quickly go belly up, time to tell the goverment to go belly up, they are already too far in the RED and I'm sick of hearing them waste more of my money!!!
CHuck April 22, 2014 at 09:16 am
PS: Fix some freaking pot holes next time!!! That would be a feel good story.
Anti-statist April 22, 2014 at 09:19 am
We ought put them at the airport so that, environmentally conscious people can minimize their carbonRead More foot print right up to the point where they jet off to a far off place. Halfway around the world to where they'll attend the next global warming conference.
Miss America Nina Davuluri (Photo from Facebook)
Zionsville Resident April 21, 2014 at 09:51 pm
I'm reading in the Emmaus edition...Patch is no longer local since AOL sold it. I think there's onlyRead More one editor left in this area out of (at one time) double digits.
John Child April 22, 2014 at 08:18 am
this poor kid is toast ... not even Miss America can save him. How much you want to bet the DistrictRead More throws the book at him HARD? How dare he not do what he was told. Big lesson here for us all: shhhh ... be still.
Ralph Meyer April 22, 2014 at 08:33 am
York's requirements for school officials must include IQs, common sense, and decency, onlyRead More acceptable if below idiot level. So the kid asked Miss America. Big friggin' deal. So what? Punish him for that? What a bunch of pharisaic jerks apparently run York's school system.
Miss America Nina Davuluri (Patch file photo)
Kristin Pesnell April 22, 2014 at 02:57 pm
I don't think the act of what the kid did was a big deal at all. After all, kids will be kids, andRead More this seems like typical teen behavior these days. The issue is not whether or not it was harmless, but that the kid was told not to do it by the school, and did it anyway. It's interesting that we have reached a point in culture where everyone wants their autonomy with a disregard for authority, which is sentiment of so many of the comments. The kid was fully aware that his actions would get him in trouble, and chose to do it anyway. Therefore consequences were necessary, not for the action, but for the, "so what" attitude. High School is a world all its own of non-realities. Reality check - in a couple years when you hold a job, the same disregard gets you fired. We have reached a place where high school behavior reaches all the way into the mid-twenties, and we have produced a culture of entitled, juvenile "kidults," as I like to call them.
Kevin April 23, 2014 at 09:51 am
Miss Davuluri was giving a serious presentation about STEM and the school administrators wereRead More attempting to keep the Q&A session on topic in order for the students to get the most from the session. He was warned to not pose the question and did it anyways. the suspension is a good lesson for him to learn before he reaches adulthood. He could have chosen to ask her after the Q&A session completed instead.
harryfinster April 23, 2014 at 11:01 am
of course the schools have such great abilities to educate and every word they say true,so thereRead More should never be any questioning of their authority
Snow April 20, 2014 at 12:59 am
And I thought the Donnie Darko rabbit freaked me out- some of those are crazy! Easter alien isRead More great- but the one grabbing the little girl? Poor kid is scarred for life.
Sue Martin April 16, 2014 at 09:43 am
Beautiful! Thanks for writing this; the message is for everyone.
Kimberlee Rutan McCafferty April 16, 2014 at 01:26 pm
Thank you Barbara and Sue, that means a lot, he is truly a joy!
Marie Brady Hempsey April 16, 2014 at 02:36 pm
You are a brave and awesome mom!
The man bought 25 winning Quinto tickets, but threw them away.
John Child April 15, 2014 at 08:41 am
What's worse? Throwing away the winning ticket? or everybody KNOWING that I threw away the winningRead More ticket? Reminds me of the dumb joke about the old man who went to church every day to pray to win the lottery... after years of constant prayer day in and day out finally a voice came from out of the sky commanding him: "You Gotta Buy A Ticket!!" Or in this case the punch line would be: "Don't Throw Away The Ticket!!"
jessmcginley April 15, 2014 at 10:27 am
My office has a lotto pool going and even when I see that our tickets haven't won, I scan them intoRead More the lotto machine the next day just to be sure. Measure twice, cut once.
Gary April 15, 2014 at 01:52 pm
I could swear I've heard where the lottery awarded the money to someone in the same situationRead More somehow. I suppose that no one disputed their claim at that time.
Megan Huntsman: Credit KLTV screen grab
Geoff Burton April 15, 2014 at 05:05 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 05:29 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!
Steven Spiegel April 21, 2014 at 09:52 pm
The way the house looks maybe the husband found them while he was expanding his Meth Lab !!!
cc April 12, 2014 at 07:43 pm
Happened about 7 years ago at Harrison Middle School.
Tyler Elliott April 12, 2014 at 09:49 pm
Its amazing how many young people text when they really have so little to nothing to actually say!Read More And ironically in spite of all the texts and sexts and pic sharing, teens today are more anti-social than really at any time in society. They will bury their faces in their phones to exchange 'heys' with people across town or thousands of miles away yet totally intentionally ignore all living breathing human beings sitting/standing next to them.. Such a lost generation and most haven't even hit legal drinking age.
The Truth April 13, 2014 at 10:15 am
Don't sext and drive...
April's blood moon eclipse will show itself on April 15, 2014. Photo Credit: jurvetson, via flickr creative commons
mark wood April 11, 2014 at 02:10 pm
some of us paid attention in science class and were taught what a red moon , eclipse, etc are.Read More guess most of our new writers of the media, in general, are outcome based education grads, aka (common core). But to understand what signs from the heavens are showing with eyes open? Simply use this box and discover that very few happen and when they do events around the world will and have occured. i.e. Israels short war with Egypt, the founding of Israel, and some other very interesting historical events. but , alas, the outcome based education crowd will never fiqure this or any event from above out.
Janet Persing April 11, 2014 at 10:28 pm
Why would anyone twist a celestial occurrence into an offensive political argument? Do you haveRead More nothing better to do than to get off topic?
The Truth April 12, 2014 at 12:32 am
Its all good as long as I keep pissing off "The Truth is a Dope"...
Kimberlee Rutan McCafferty April 7, 2014 at 12:52 pm
Thanks Barbara, I truly appreciate that!
anonymous April 7, 2014 at 10:32 pm
Your blog always brings back my faith in humanity. Remember --You are braver then youRead More believe----Stronger then you seem and smarter then you think.---- If you ever reach a rough patch just repeat that to yourself and find what truly lies inside. I wish the best for Zach and Justin and know they will be just fine with you at the wheel. ----------anonymous
Kimberlee Rutan McCafferty April 8, 2014 at 12:50 pm
Thank you, I truly appreciate this!
Spooner April 18, 2014 at 02:59 pm
...any more changes???
Spooner April 18, 2014 at 03:07 pm
...Betty Friedan:"The Feminine Mystique"
George Harvard April 20, 2014 at 08:42 am
. OF COURSE, Oamacare is working....one of the largest TAX INCREASES in the history of ourRead More country.....thank you, Osama Obama.
John April 4, 2014 at 10:08 am
Its amazing that we have any kids that do not have any problems....From the foods we eat to theRead More shots we do not get its a huge problem good luck...
TRISH SCHWECKE April 4, 2014 at 01:10 pm
GOD BLESS JUSTIN & YOUR WONDERFUL FAMILY....SUCH A TOUCHING STORY.....ALWAYS HAVE HOPE.......
Kimberlee Rutan McCafferty April 4, 2014 at 03:47 pm
Thank you to everyone for reading!
Bill Erikson April 3, 2014 at 01:15 pm
genesko, my heart goes out to you. I've done most of this on my own. Until someone actually has aRead More child with a disability, they will never truly understand. I can respect that. Had my son not had the stroke, and the severity of the Autism did not subside, I don't know how I would of made it. CHOP Neurological never could explain how the severity subsided. Just Luck. A trade off if you will. My Son drives, yes, but sometimes his emotions overwhelm him. He has learned how to recognize that, and he knows to call me first. But the Joys are great. He can read other's clues for social interaction, and he is always improving there. But again, a lot of work at home was required. I know depending on the severity of the situation, it may never improve. Regarding the group homes, you are right. 20 year waiting list. I'm reminded of my Late Dad's best friend who's oldest son is Autistic. He is now about 57, living in a home. He was lucky. His parents were very upper middle class. They were able to afford what was needed and was able to see to it. Unfortunately today, many of us cannot earn the incomes of our parents with the health benefits that they had. The best advice I can give you, which I am certain that you know, is to keep your children close. Raise them to appreciate and love each other. So as we go to the great beyond, we may hope our disabled children will still be loved and looked after by their siblings. A burden their brother's and sisters never asked for. But a love and appreciation of life and for life, that perhaps most in our country today seem to lack.
Theresa White April 4, 2014 at 12:38 am
GOD BLESS YOU. ONE DAY DEDICATED TO AUTISM, NOT ENOUGH,IS MY VIEW. WHY NOT ALL OF APRIL. I WANT TORead More KNOW ABOUT RESEARCH, WHY DO SOME SAY IT'S THE IMMUNIZATIONS. MOST OF ALL I WANT TO HELP.
Yvonne April 4, 2014 at 07:48 am
You continue to shine your special blue light on all with whom you encounter. You've raised 2Read More amazing sons with love and light. I love that you continue to focus on the good and the positive. Shine On Kimberlee!
April Fool's Day is #Hoffsome. At least according to Google. (Photo courtesy of Google)
JDBroomall April 1, 2014 at 06:54 pm
BREAKING NEWS: Marple Newtown Patch actually posts local stories again about Marple Newtown......Read More April Fools
The Truth April 1, 2014 at 08:09 pm
I hear "Truth is a dope" is a huge Hasselhoff fan, he's the reason he always tuned in toRead More Baywatch back in the day, probably still watches the reruns down in that basement; sitting in his chair surrounded by empty tissue boxes, half-empty jars of Vaseline and crumpled up tissues strewn about...
Chandler April 2, 2014 at 08:48 am
Well, actually, none of those are funny. What's funny was--'no fake news from us'. Might not beRead More fake--but certainly not all local like I thought the Patch was supposed to be.
Graham Spanier, former president of Penn State. (Photo courtesy of Penn State)
H. R. Paul April 1, 2014 at 08:14 am
The young boys in Sandusky's charity were forced to do unspeakable things, Spanier knew all along,Read More and he decided to ignore it. Now you have to answer for all the accusations, maybe the same sentence as the young children got...right next to Sandusky...blaming a dead Paterno will only carry you so far...welcome to the jungle, Graham...
Terance Healy April 1, 2014 at 10:12 am
Along come the lawyers rules of professional conduct.... Read the Constitutional Challenge of RuleRead More 1.6 and you will see the true damage caused by the unconstitutional laws enacted improperly by the Supreme Court. It allowed them to ignore CASH FOR KIDS, the foreclosure crisis and every injustice committed in family courts. And just as the litigant get to the Third Circuit Court os Appeals... The lawyers realize that game is winding down and they start playing it without fear of discipline. www.work2bdone.com/live JUSTICE IS COMING
Kaos8 April 1, 2014 at 10:44 am
If he knew about the abuse- he is still accountable as an accessory! Charges brought about inRead More "Bad Faith"- come on! It should be very black and white. And how do you not know who your attorney is or isn't in this case. This was a BIG PUBLIC CASE- I would bet you would know who your attorney is. He is a pathetic excuse for a human being and is wasting my air. I hope he goes to jail, maybe then he would know how those boys felt.
Spooner April 3, 2014 at 01:02 am
Now Read This: ...the Louisiana Senate race will be a test of the old proposition that elections areRead More won by bringing home the bacon, and Landrieu has always argued that she "delivers" In the coming campaign she'll cite the millions and millions of federal dollars she has brought to the state like it's no accident that St. Tammany Parish is feeling a lot of Landrieu love these days. "The St. Tammany Parish school district is getting $67.8 million in disaster loans and accumulated interest for Hurricane Katrina forgiven by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Sen. Mary Landrieu's office announced Monday. The announcement follows FEMA's earlier decision to cancel a $9.9 million loan for the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office and a $14.5 million loan to the St. Tammany Parish government." Landrieu, it turns out, inserted a loan forgiveness provision into the 2013 Homeland Security Appropriations bill -- a move that will likely mean future forgiveness for even more Katrina loans. Remember her when you get your flood insurance bill to pay for all those forgiven Katrina loans...
D Cianci April 4, 2014 at 08:56 pm
Still beats obama
Parent April 7, 2014 at 06:47 am
What politician can do anything with the spider web of BS they have to navigate to get anythingRead More done. This goes for Dem's and republicans.