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jonathan winant July 23, 2014 at 04:31 AM
Donald I am not a Lawyer and have not lived in P. W. for decades. What I see is that Shields ownedRead Morea house that they did nothing with and left it to rot to the point it was more then an eyesore. The house was a critical danger. I am surprised Bills Auto repair which is next door did not push to have the house taken down years earlier. The only other thing I know about the Shields is that they own a Hardware store and a Plumbing company. This is why I asked you to back up your comment with facts. Am I the only reader who knows nothing more about the Shields or is your statement unfounded? Too many people make comments in the patch and do no supply facts.
jonathan winant July 23, 2014 at 04:33 AM
By the way over he past few years numerous residents who post on the patch have made similarRead Morecomment s when others post a comment and do not offer facts or proof their comment might have validaty
Donald Hecht July 23, 2014 at 12:47 PM
Sorry Jonathan. Notwithstanding your quest for the truth, I owe you no further explanation. Do with Read Morethat as you wish.
sadeto July 22, 2014 at 11:14 PM
The staff cuts at Patch took place after its acquisition in January.
jonathan winant July 23, 2014 at 04:39 AM
The Patch changed their format and many insightful posters bit the dust. Then the site became hardRead Moret o navigate. The link in the e-mails they send out does not work. There are more stories from all over Long Island and eastern Queens I thought the patch was here to cover LOCAL issues which some times never get coverage by other news outlets both in and on line. Its very sad situation. I loved the old Patch. I also sent Editor Adina Genn pictures of some of the hopefully soon to open new restaurants. Those pictures never were published.
sadeto July 23, 2014 at 11:23 AM
I agree the old Patch was 'local' and therefore very useful, but it isn't that Patch any more andRead Moreth at's a deliberate business decision. AOL was bleeding money on the local model, and the investors who bought Patch abandoned that model right away, which meant getting rid of most of the staff.
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