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Jun 5, 2012 5:15 PMPublication: The East Hampton Press

D.A.'s Office Refutes Cohen's Allegations About Ronjo Motel In Montauk

Jun 5, 2012 6:05 PM

The Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office on Tuesday denounced recent allegations made by Zachary Cohen that town officials had conspired to illegally sign off on renovations to the Ronjo Motel in Montauk.

Mr. Cohen, who unsuccessfully challenged Supervisor Bill Wilkinson last year, aired the allegations in a letter that appeared in the May 2 issue of the Independent newspaper. In the letter, Mr. Cohen alleged that town attorneys and attorneys for property owners Chris Jones and Larry Siedlick met and intimidated Senior Building Inspector Tom Preiato into lifting a stop-work order in place at the time and illegally issuing a building permit for renovations at the site.

Against the backdrop of political tension over the Town Board’s authorization of a controversial sale of a town-owned alleyway, at a price chosen by Supervisor Bill Wilkinson without an appraisal, Mr. Cohen stated in the letter “one can assume that the orders to find a way to help the new owners came from their friends on the Town Board.”

Christopher A. McPartland, the division chief of investigations, called the allegations of illegal conduct or misconduct by town employees “totally baseless” in a June 5 letter to Town Attorney John Jilnicki.

“Specifically, there is no evidence at all to support the claim that the building permit issued was illegal,” Mr. McPartland wrote in the letter. “Similarly, there is no evidence at all that ‘…town attorneys, along with the owners’ attorney encouraged an illegal action.’ Finally, the suggestion that the owners received an unfair advantage from ‘friends’ on the Town Board is totally without merit.’”

Mr. Cohen did not immediately return calls seeking comment on Tuesday afternoon.

East Hampton Town Councilwoman Sylvia Overby said she hopes there’s closure on the matter, which has been the subject of much discussion at Town Hall.

“Lets just put it behind us and move forward,” she said. “Let’s not take up a lot of town time and do our job as best as we know 
how with the tools that we have. Let’s just move on. Next. It’s done.”

Supervisor Bill Wilkinson assailed Mr. Cohen on Tuesday. He said it was the second time Mr. Cohen had been criticized by outside agencies for claims. He referred to the election last year when Mr. Cohen’s campaign literature said he had worked with the New York State Comptroller’s Office to help unravel East Hampton Town’s fiscal mess from former Democratic Supervisor Bill McGintee’s administration. The comptroller’s office issued a letter at that time demanding that Mr. Cohen stop representing himself as a “financial analyst” for it.

“I feel for the people that are tarnished by irresponsible allegations coming from somebody that is a supervisor wanna-be,” said Mr. Wilkinson.

In the letter from the DA’s office, Mr. McPartland said the office conducted a “thorough investigation” into the charges. “Numerous interviews of town officials were conducted and the author of the letter was given an opportunity to support his claims,” he stated. “Relevant town documents were examined and other evidence regarding this issue were reviewed.”

The allegations originally surfaced during public comment at a Town Board meeting on May 3. Mr. Jilnicki suggested forwarding the letter to the DA’s office for further investigation.

When reached on Tuesday, Mr. Jones, the part owner of the former Ronjo Motel, said it was the first he was hearing of the news. He said he was “thankful” the town and the DA’s office investigated the issue quickly.

“It’s reassuring that the truth always comes out in the end, and frankly I find it very saddening that Zach Cohen saw the need to essentially slander publicly,” Mr. Jones said. “We will be reviewing every opportunity that we may have to right that through appropriate courses.”

Asked if he was considering suing Mr. Cohen, Mr. Jones would say only, “We will consider every option available to us under the law.”

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Somehow I don't think overby gets off that easy. It's by no means over ms overby. I am hearing at town hall this is episode one of a trilogy! .......
By Andy P (19), Montauk on Jun 5, 12 6:10 PM
I'm sure Sylvia Overby wants to put this behind her - she was part of an insidious, odorous and coordinated Democrat effort to tarnish town employees, the Town Supervisor and the owners of the Ronjo. Overby went one step further and slandered the independent appraiser, Councilman Quigley and her law firm at a public meeting where the appraiser confirmed Wilkinson's price for the sale of the Ronjo alley was reasonable. Shameful!!!
And Cohen is just irresponsible and delusional. He has been ...more
By factsandtruth (42), East Hampton on Jun 5, 12 6:20 PM
High Hat Size --- where are you???????????????

"Finally, the suggestion that the owners received an unfair advantage from ‘friends’ on the Town Board is totally without merit.’”

That is what the DA had to say. HHS, I guess Wilkinson and Quigley had nothing to do with anything wrong.

All the WRONG was perpetrated by the DEMOCRATS. Cohen seems to be a real head case. He has accused so many people of doing bad things only to be outed as consistently ...more
By connwatcher (112), east hampton on Jun 5, 12 6:50 PM
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Apparently everyone in Town Hall knows that Ms. Overby along with Mr. Cohen have been conspiring with the support and guidance of Ms. Frankel of the Democratic party to pressure town employees to obstruct the Ronjo owners in anyway they could.

Cohen might escape prosecution but can't Overby, as an elected official, be prosecuted for abusing her office? I guess her campaign slogan of "To Serve Everyone" meant only her celebrity friends and not us ordinary people.
By MTK (10), Montauk on Jun 5, 12 7:04 PM
Andy P. makes an interesting point about it being a trilogy. He seems to know something. My guess is that parts 2 and 3 relate to legal action. There is the possibility of civil action by the Ronjo owners and attorneys against Cohen, Overby, VanScoyic, Frankl and others. You have the town employees suing the Democrat group mentioned in the last sentence. Then of course you have criminal action by the DA which could affect Cohen or Overby or VanScoyic and even those who are responsible for the ...more
By connwatcher (112), east hampton on Jun 5, 12 7:19 PM
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crash and burn Dem party you have brought havoc to EH at every step and have contributed nothing.
By xtiego (698), bridgehampton on Jun 5, 12 7:28 PM
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crash and burn Dem party you have brought havoc to EH at every step and have contributed nothing.
By xtiego (698), bridgehampton on Jun 5, 12 7:28 PM
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Checking in from the west and it looks like the DA is busy everywhere. Looks to me like Councilwoman Overby is hoping and praying that the DA's Office will put this behind them. It's really hard to see how Overby and the other Town Board Democrat's behavior can be ignored by the DA seeing they supported Cohen's lies and false allegations every step of the way through official votes, intimidation of town workers and slanderous allegations against many people from the official Town Board dais. The ...more
By mrmako61 (148), southampton on Jun 5, 12 8:56 PM
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Let's see here. Cohen, with the help of his two Dem Town Board members and others, have delayed the Ronjo project many months. You have to figure this will wind up costing the owners about $15K a day gross, which is about $450K a month in season. If they miss the entire season thanks to the Dems, then that is about $1.8 to $2 million gross plus all the carrying costs during the delay. That makes for a nice lawsuit. Not to mention the slanderous allegations that the DA says are "without merit".
By Yesouthh (21), water mill on Jun 5, 12 9:36 PM
HHS said "there should be an apology" if Cohen was ... wrong? mistaken? misguided? Is that what the countless number of $$ that people who have sued, AND WON, against the Town Planning Board when Overby and VanScoyac were on that Board are owed? And how about defending our OWN TOWN CLERK for making a judgement about the validity of non-valid signatures in his official capacity? And Sylvia and Peter vote NO to defend him personally? An apology? It's sickening. Truly HHS.
By Board Watcher (532), East Hampton on Jun 5, 12 9:50 PM
What happens if Sylvia and Peter (Town Board members) are sued by the Ronjo Motel owners, does the Town have to pay to defend them if they are being sued for using their elected positions to seek political gain for their party? If this was all a ploy to use the Ronjo thing for political gain can't the Town refuse to pay for their defense? Really, they voted against the Town Clerk for doing his legitimate job.
By mrmako61 (148), southampton on Jun 5, 12 10:08 PM
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Now I warned you about getting hysterical if you read news favorable to the Republicans. The DA found that Cohen's allegations were without merit. That's all. The classification of the D.A.'s remarks as a "denunciation" rests entirely on the shoulders of a Press reporter with an apparent lacuna in her vocabulary.

Despite my warning, you have all jumped up and started doing your happy dance again as if the rumors and gossip that you planted have borne fruit. They haven't.

There ...more
By highhatsize (4116), East Quogue on Jun 6, 12 12:43 AM
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As I said to HHS- now known as "Small Hat Size" a few days back... One of us will be feeling pretty stupid. Your absence from this board with its normal immediacy is very telling. You are consistently the first to posture, with your pompous, verbose and thinly veiled tales, and your thesaurus based English. Sadly, your arrogance blinds your judgement and clouds your outlook, so much so that you are prepared to go out on a limb, with the chainsaw roaring away at the trunk- deffened to its sound by ...more
By Andy P (19), Montauk on Jun 6, 12 1:33 AM
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Now this - HHS - is the best "Of course, attorneys will be happy to file any actions that a client will pay for but, if they are ethical, they will tell the client that the outcome of such a lawsuit would be unfavorable and that the client will have to bear the cost of the litigation fruitlessly" In case you haven't noticed, you idiot, the "filers" of the suits the Dems have brought against the Town are DEMOCRAT PARTY MEMBERS (i.e. Sam Kramer) who do not "charge" their infamous clients ... it ...more
By Board Watcher (532), East Hampton on Jun 6, 12 11:45 AM
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High hat size and Davbud who liked his comment above are absolutely delusional - like Cohen. The DA said not only was Cohen absolutely wrong on every allegation, but he also said there was no inappropriate behavior by any town employee meaning everything the Building Inspector did was correct. And it was that behavior that Overby tried to get the inspector to change through intimidation. And it is very actionable and you had better believe that that point was made crystal clear by the DA to Overby ...more
By connwatcher (112), east hampton on Jun 6, 12 8:06 PM
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It is all very simple. The Republicans in East Hampton take government seriously (even though I'm beginning to wonder about Stanzione) and as a trust with the people they serve. The Democrats look at government as something to control and manipulate and carry out self serving agendas. This entire Ronjo issue could probably be used as a case example in an article or book about good government versus bad government. Cohen is a classic gadfly/wannabe. What makes him so very dangerous is that he ...more
By Yesouthh (21), water mill on Jun 6, 12 8:50 PM
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Southampton and East Hampton on the law suit watch?
By mrmako61 (148), southampton on Jun 6, 12 9:37 PM
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Did you read the Star today? Big time law suits coming. The owners of the Ronjo want to regain the integrity lost thanks to Cohen and Overby. A civil suit against both of them and Frankl will reveal the inner workings of the Democrat power structure. You will see how Frankl, Mazur, Klopman, Lesser, Avedon and others work with the Democrat elected officials to undermine local government. Can't wait.
By connwatcher (112), east hampton on Jun 7, 12 5:58 PM
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to connwatcher:

Which East Hampton Star did YOU read? The one I read conveyed nothing new.

"Big time lawsuits" are coming only in your mind. There is naught in the article to support you.

Like you, I can't wait, particularly for the face plant of the tag team members when all their predictions fall flat AND for their subsequent tortuous explanations of how they were really right even though wrong.

The one fact that we agree on is that a political party is ...more
By highhatsize (4116), East Quogue on Jun 7, 12 7:02 PM
It was on the front page headline in the Star.

The article ended with the following (maybe you are one of those people who only reads the first paragraph):

"News of the allegations and a district attorney’s investigation had caused business associates to question his integrity, Mr. Jones said, “and that has long-lasting and meaningful ramifications.”
“We are very thankful that the town and the D.A. investigated the matter as expeditiously as they ...more
By connwatcher (112), east hampton on Jun 7, 12 10:40 PM
You think HHS is one on the East Hampton gang? He says he is from EQ. He is also critical of Southampton Republicans. I don't think he is from EH.

I read the Star online today and I must say that after finishing the article my first thought was someone is getting sued here. I really don't understand how you could read the story and not think the property owners are gearing up for a lawsuit.
By mrmako61 (148), southampton on Jun 7, 12 11:03 PM
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to connwatcher and mrmako61:

Chris Jones has said the same thing before. If he wants to file a feckless suit, an attorney will take his money.

However, it may have occurred to Mr. Jones since making those remarks that his bombast is but a sideshow in Wilkinson's plan to rid himself of Marguerite Wolffsohn. He has failed to do so to date by overt means and is now attempting the tried-and-true covert corporate maneuver of redefining her position into impotence. The ceaseless ...more
By highhatsize (4116), East Quogue on Jun 7, 12 11:49 PM
Nor will we be fooled by YOURS, HHS. More Wilky bashing - what an obession you have! The truth is Ms Wolffsohn's department was RUN by Ms. Overby when she was on the Planning Board -- and, during Ms. Overby's tenure, she routinely ignored the recommendations of the Planning Department, to the point where they were afraid to actually MAKE any, and then she ran roughshod over applicants and the Town Attorneys, causing the Town to pay for an outlandish amount of lawsuits so citizens could enforce ...more
By Board Watcher (532), East Hampton on Jun 8, 12 11:44 AM
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to Board Watcher:

Wilkinson should simply fire Marguerite Wolffsohn is she is such a bad person. Ooops, can't do that. Such a partisan political attack would be too obvious. It would cost the Republicans in the next election. Moreover Dominick Stanzione's needed vote isn't a foregone conclusion. Unlike Wilkinson and Quigley, power and deference from inferiors don't appear to be core interests of his.

So, in the alternative, Wilkinson is proposing to "redefine" Wolffsohn's ...more
By highhatsize (4116), East Quogue on Jun 8, 12 12:40 PM
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I like this comment because it shows the lack of knowledge possessed (or not) by HHS. Stanzione campaigned on reorganizing the Planning/Natural resources functions. Read the stories from 2009. I also know from my friends in Kim Shaw's home hamlet that Stanzione has bragged how he recruited Shaw and how she would be given the authority once possessd by the Natural Resources Department. Those are all facts.
By connwatcher (112), east hampton on Jun 8, 12 7:09 PM
My how you have diverted and spun your made up story about Wolffsohn to divert attention away from Sylvia Overby and Zach Cohen's debacle. Where pray tell - are you getting YOUR information?? Or have you just "heard" it ...? As you demean others for spewing their supposed "rumors" here you are creating an unheard of story?! From East Quogue no less! And your nonsense about .... someone? .... calling MW a "bad" person (when no one did)is right out of a Lona Rubenstein (bad) campaign strategy ...more
By Board Watcher (532), East Hampton on Jun 8, 12 2:42 PM
to Board Watcher:

Sorry, a failing of mine is that I assume that other posters have done the same research that I do before posting. The East Hampton Star published an article in the last issue entitled, "Town Board to Consider Major Environmental Reorganization" wherein Wilkinson's plan to eviscerate the authority of Marguerite Wolffsohn was reported. Since it came from the same issue that two of your colleagues referenced above, I assumed that you had read it. My error.
By highhatsize (4116), East Quogue on Jun 8, 12 2:59 PM
Not my "colleagues" - I watched the Board meeting last night as Dem speaker after Dem speaker ... uhhm - that DOES include Jeremy Samualson now that at least it's clear he gets PAID to speak for them, repeated the Star's "error" that was posted on-line, apparently, but not in the paper - or was that "article" just another "slanted" piece full of innuendo and inaccuracies? I have come to expect that from the Star - but you HHS? Falling for it hook line and ... oh! you could have WRITTEN it. Step, ...more
By Board Watcher (532), East Hampton on Jun 11, 12 4:01 PM
I give up. Hat Hat Size is simply a knucklehead..........or Zach Cohen himself. Knucklehead and Zach Cohen seem to be quite interchangeable. And that is from some one who can say quite assuredly that HHS is not from East Quogue - or anywhere else in Southampton.
By mrmako61 (148), southampton on Jun 8, 12 5:01 PM
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Nice try HHS. The only thing the reorganization does is move three people who were in the Natural Resources Department previously (before the Dems emasculated the Natural Resources Department) back to Natural Resources. It was something Wilkinson, Quigley AND Stanzione said they were going to do since they campaigned for office - go back and check the articles in 2009. If you read the resolution on line and look at the EH budget on line you will see that the Planning Department will still have ...more
By connwatcher (112), east hampton on Jun 8, 12 7:01 PM
Word around town hall is that the strong language in the letter from the DA has not only convinced the motel owners to sue but that some of the others who were lied about are also thinking about suing. Since some of them are lawyers I guess they can file themselves.
By settherecordstraight (16), springs on Jun 8, 12 10:58 PM
to connwatcher:

Here's what the EH Star article ACTUALLY said about Wilkinson's maneuver:

"Many Planning Department duties would be reassigned to new Environmental Protection Department. ...

It [the resolution defining Wilkinson's plan] described a sharply reduced Town Planning Department and the creation of a new Environmental Protection Department. …

In all, 10 town staff members would be moved from their current positions to the new department, it appears ...more
By highhatsize (4116), East Quogue on Jun 9, 12 12:42 AM
Which was not true - are you offering to be a fact checker for them in all your free time or will you continue to spew silliness as "facts"?
By Board Watcher (532), East Hampton on Jun 11, 12 7:05 PM
The Star also said there would be two people left in the Planning Department - which, like the rest of the article, was WRONG. That was clarified during the Town Board meeting Thursday night if you watched it. The big change is those with Natural Resources responsibilities will be overseen by Kim Shaw (the Natural Resources director) , and all those with Planning duties will report to Wolfshonn (the Planning Director). Makes perfectly good sense. Aquaculture, land management, natural resources ...more
By connwatcher (112), east hampton on Jun 9, 12 9:51 AM
to connwatcher:

Indeed, a wonderfully reasonable reorganization. It will eliminate the possibility of Wolffsohn interfering in the future with Wilkinson diktats (said interference being the genesis of Wilkinson's tetchy memo about insubordination after Wolffsohn questioned WIlkinson's granting an oceanfront homeowner permission to repair his seawall.)

There are those of us, however, who think that it would be a mistake to diminish the scope of Wolffsohn's authority and the needed ...more
By highhatsize (4116), East Quogue on Jun 9, 12 3:01 PM
We the heck, HHS, are "we" and "us"? What, exactly. other than Wilky bashing - is your business/interest in East Hampton?? If you are resident - say so! Your "good neighbor" schtick is WAAY over and done with!
By Board Watcher (532), East Hampton on Jun 9, 12 3:27 PM
Sorry - that's "WHO" the heck ... governmental efficiency by reorganizing departments and consolidation is all over "the news" - not as a Republican or Democrat idea - but as a necesity and reality. Didn't see the article you were referring to SECONDS after it came out, I suppose, and don't know anyone posting here personally so certainly couldn't call them my "collegues" - but read an editorial on Patch that went with the back and forth of the Board discussing this last Thursday which said "The ...more
By Board Watcher (532), East Hampton on Jun 9, 12 3:36 PM
Kim Shaw is someone who has tremendous credentials and will do a great job based on her expertise and talent. The only people that try to dictate how department heads do their jobs are Democrats as witnessed by Overby's intimidation of the Building Inspector to do what SHE wanted on the Ronjo application. It really is hilarious that the DA investigation revealed the Democrats are doing what HHS continues to say the Republicans are doing. The DA investigation found town workers are being intimidated ...more
By connwatcher (112), east hampton on Jun 9, 12 4:22 PM
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And let's not forget the "planning" that goes into the Democrat performances at Town Board meetings. I read on another website how the Democrat politicians meet with Democrat Party leaders to lay out a plan for every issue with the goal being to obstruct and make Wilkinson look bad. That is just bad government. I must agree. I know, based on town hall employees, that Cohen and others have been spotted for hours "Pow wowing", to borrow a Cohen term, in Overby's office prior to meetings. If you ...more
By settherecordstraight (16), springs on Jun 10, 12 12:01 PM
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to connwatcher:

You have, once again, failed to heed my warning. I told you that if you kept living in a fantasy world, you would eventually lose all touch with reality. So it appears to be.

Having spent so much time hallucinating about legal actions and Democratic conspiracy based on gossip, you now are incapable of reading a factual newspaper article without delusionally translating its content into Republican-speak.

The DA made NO finding that Democrats intimidated ...more
By highhatsize (4116), East Quogue on Jun 10, 12 12:06 PM
Read the letter from the DA and read the Independent article. You need to synthesize - connect the dots. The Building Inspector said he was intimidated by the Democrats not anyone mentioned in the Cohen letter. The Cohen letter never mentioned intimidation by Dems. The DA letter said the allegations in the Cohen letter were found baseless and without merit but is silent on what the Building Inspector told him about being intimidated and pressured by Overby and Wolfshon. One would certainly think ...more
By settherecordstraight (16), springs on Jun 10, 12 3:58 PM
to settherecordstraight:

So, just to clarify things, you agree with me that there is NO finding by the DA that any Democrat intimidated anyone and that the assertion to the contrary by your colleague, connwatcher, is false.

You can finesse your own perception as much as you like but don't expect rational people to mistake "fantasizing" for "synthesizing". You and your brethren have "synthesized" phony DA findings, nonexistent Democratic conspiracies, and bogus legal actions. ...more
By highhatsize (4116), East Quogue on Jun 10, 12 6:01 PM
The scathing DA's rebuke of Cohen is reality. The Independent article and the quotes contained within are reality. The East Hampton Star article and the quote from the Ronjo owners that they are pursuing all legal remedies is reality. The Building Inspector saying he was intimidated and pressured by Overby is reality. The fact that the DA only closed the investigation of the Cohen letter and not the other items described in the Independent article is a reality. HHS, the scathing DA letter is ...more
By connwatcher (112), east hampton on Jun 10, 12 6:12 PM
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to connwatcher:

So, just to clarify things, you admit that your allegation was false and that there is NO finding by the DA that any Democrat has intimidated anyone.

As far as embarrassment is concerned, it astounds me that you are still referring to the opinions of individuals with a vested interest in the Republican version of "The Ronjo Story" are as if they are facts, and that you continue citing anonymous gossip as if it were an authoritative source.

Not even the ...more
By highhatsize (4116), East Quogue on Jun 11, 12 1:37 AM
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HHS - Give it up - this entire episode has been a big blundering series of lies by the Democrats that will have long lasting negative effects and has virtually ended any political career Zach Cohen thought he may have had. You're all spun out.
By connwatcher (112), east hampton on Jun 11, 12 9:58 PM
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Cohen's politcal career over? I think not. He wasted everyones time, stirred the pot, created controversy and lied. All great qualities of a career politician.
By razza5350 (1910), East Hampton on Jun 11, 12 10:24 PM
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I said from the very begginning that this was a tremoondous waste of time, money and resources. Wilkenson's comment "I pulled it out of the air" was very un political. Im sure if he could take it back he would BUT the actions by Cohen, Frankel and Overby are deplorable.
By razza5350 (1910), East Hampton on Jun 11, 12 10:16 AM
The truth is that if anyone remembers this chain of events, they will remember a political wash. Zach Cohen blundered by making allegations that he couldn't prove. Then WIlkinson used Cohen's mistake as cover to scr** a town appointee whom he had in his sights for years.

Fatuity trumped by guile.
By highhatsize (4116), East Quogue on Jun 12, 12 1:53 AM
The only people who are getting screwed in East Hampton are residents who work two jobs (or own their own businesses and employ others - it seems) and expect newly-elected Town Board members to remember that ... and their promises. But - I'll play ... who is getting screwed in your eyes HHS - it seems quite clear from actually watching that meeting that MW is keeping her job with seven underlings - DESPITE the hack jobs at last weeks hearing AND YOU saying/implying something different .... pray ...more
By Board Watcher (532), East Hampton on Jun 12, 12 3:28 PM
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to Board Watcher:

If the new Environmental Department is authorized, Marguerite Wolffsohn would be stripped of authority to input on questions of environmental degradation (such as the repairing of a sea wall.) It was her query about the propriety of WIlkinson's granting of a permit to repair one that caused him to issue his petulant memo about being diss'ed. That's the most important change as far as Wilkinson is concerned. Wolffsohn's staff would be reduced while the Environmental ...more
By highhatsize (4116), East Quogue on Jun 12, 12 9:45 PM
I do agree with you, HHS, that "proper discussion" should take place so that resolutions can be voted on - but I don't see EITHER "side" coming to reasonable terms and, quite frankly, I haven't seen ANYTHING put forth by Overby or VanScoyac to "streamline" the planning process (campaign promises by both of them) to promote businesses (another promise), to tackle affordable housing issues (another one) or to promote transparency and discussion. All they do is say "NO" and whine that they haven't ...more
By Board Watcher (532), East Hampton on Jun 13, 12 6:55 PM
HHS.......spin doctor........dispenser of bogus information..........he who speaks with forked tongue........etc.............

HHS, you reply to Board Watcher is almost verbatim what Van Scoyic said at the board meeting last Thursday night. I mean it's like you are both reading off the same scripted page.

The three employees to be placed back under the Natural Resources domain were there before the Democrats emasculated the Natural Resources Department, completely ignoring the ...more
By connwatcher (112), east hampton on Jun 12, 12 10:31 PM
to connwatcher:

So, just to clarify, you agree that Marguerite Wolffsohn and the Planning Department will be reduced both in authority and staff in favor of the new Environmental Department.

Actually, you don't DISAGREE with anything that I said. You take issue with it because you allege that Van Scoyic said the same things. Accepting for the sake of argument that this is the case, what is it that upsets you about the truth when more than one person speaks it?

Mute ...more
By highhatsize (4116), East Quogue on Jun 13, 12 10:51 AM
It is pointless to debate anything with HHS as the beginning premise(s) are so far-fetched and filled with his own "hypothesis" for people's motivations, thoughts and actions, vs. factual occurrances, that one would simply be chasing one's tail in any "discussion"- as he does. HHS actually DOES sound like Cohen et. al, throwing it out there that the resolution may "possibly be illegal". No one said that at the hearing .... so why is he making that up? Also, after the last comment regarding "sea ...more
By Board Watcher (532), East Hampton on Jun 13, 12 2:12 PM
Thanks HHS for telling me what I think. Boardwatcher is correct. You can never debate with a paid political operative and in my OPINION HHS is a paid political operative who ignores the truth and puts the spin on everything. HHS has no credibility. He is the only one arguing for Cohen on this article. Tight Head Size probably is a better name for HHS because he obviously has a problem with a lack of oxygen to the brain.
By connwatcher (112), east hampton on Jun 13, 12 6:21 PM
to Board Watcher:

And yet, nonetheless, you return time and time again.

So, just to clarify, you agree that Marguerite Wolffsohn and the Planning Department will be reduced both in authority and staff in favor of the new Environmental Department.

I note that you do not take issue with:

a) the fact that the editor of the East End Independent agrees with me that Wilkinson and Quigley have had it in for Marguerite Wolffsohn and the Planning Department for a long ...more
By highhatsize (4116), East Quogue on Jun 14, 12 1:41 AM
HHS all the points you make are your oponion and not facts. You sound like Cohen
By razza5350 (1910), East Hampton on Jun 14, 12 6:59 AM
HHS - do YOU have ANY memory? But then, what do you care? You're not from here! There are many. many things I take issue with, especially people who lie. People who abuse their "power" positions also annoy me, and I take umbrage at your not-so-subtle attempts to avoid facts and issues that effect residents and your focus, instead, on Wilky's "style" to justify your blah blah blah "positions" while ignoring the shrill. untrue screams of "dismay" and "outrage" perpetuated by Foster, Frankle, Mazur, ...more
By Board Watcher (532), East Hampton on Jun 15, 12 12:11 AM
By the way - I don't know if it was the Planning Department or the way that it was run by Sylvia Overby when she was a Board Member (just kidding - we all know MW is an "independant thinker") but what a hoax on the public for Overby to claim in an election year that she wants to "streamline" it. Her actions have shown she is nothing more than a mouthpiece for the rest of the harpies and those who enjoyed "Twoomey Town" when it existed -- and I have to say - good for them!! Not so for the rest ...more
By Board Watcher (532), East Hampton on Jun 15, 12 12:17 AM
unfortunately it looks like we will be returning to Twoomey town next election cycle. Word is Wilky is fed up and will not seek re election and quigly is very polarizing. Maybe the dems can dust off the cob webs and bring back McGintee.
By razza5350 (1910), East Hampton on Jun 15, 12 6:44 AM
to Board Watcher:

Your decision to refrain from further debate is a wise one.

The childish, petulant vindictiveness that motivates the behavior of Wilkinson and Quigley is incontestable.
By highhatsize (4116), East Quogue on Jun 15, 12 9:22 AM
to Board Watcher:

Your decision to refrain from further debate is a wise one.

The childish, petulant vindictiveness that motivates the behavior of Wilkinson and Quigley is incontestable.
By highhatsize (4116), East Quogue on Jun 15, 12 9:22 AM
Give up.......what motivates Wilkinson and Quigley is good government, something that was lacking for the six years prior to their arrival.
By connwatcher (112), east hampton on Jun 15, 12 1:45 PM
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