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Apr 19, 2012 5:30 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

Code Enforcement Officer Among Six Netted In Drug Sting

Apr 25, 2012 2:32 PM

A Southampton Town code enforcement officer was arrested by Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota’s East End Drug Task Force last week after authorities said he sold cocaine and prescription drugs on multiple occasions over several months.

Alfred M. Tumbarello, 38, of Speonk was arrested on Wednesday, April 18, and taken to the Arthur M. Cromarty Court Complex in Riverside where he was charged with three counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree and one count of conspiracy in the fourth degree, both felonies. The D.A.’s office did not say where they arrested Mr. Tumbarello.

On Wednesday afternoon, the D.A.’s office announced the arrest of five additional people, all of whom were charged with felonies over two days late last week, as part of the same 10-month-long sting.

“A quantity of cocaine and prescription medication was seized during this 10-month investigation by East End Drug Task Force personnel,” District Attorney Thomas Spota said via an email that was sent by his spokesman, Robert Clifford. “The investigation is ongoing.”

Mr. Tumbarello is accused of selling drugs on three different nights in February and April, each time on Montauk Highway in Westhampton Beach, according to court documents.

On February 24, at about 6:50 p.m., Mr. Tumbarello sold 0.48 grams of an unspecified drug, the papers state. Several weeks later, at 9:18 p.m. on April 6, he sold oxycodone. Six nights later, at about 9:17 p.m. on April 12, Mr. Tumbarello sold a quantity of cocaine, the court documents state. In addition, between November 16, 2011, and January 27, 2012, Mr. Tumbarello “did conspire with other identified co-conspirators in the acquisition, sale and distribution of narcotic drugs consisting of numerous sales and possessions thereof.”

Mr. Clifford declined to comment on whether Mr. Tumbarello was on duty with the town when he was accused of selling the drugs. He said Mr. Tumbarello has been a code enforcement officer for Southampton Town for the past five years and also worked as a bartender at Joe’s American Grill on Montauk Highway in Westhampton Beach.

Mr. Tumbarello posted $1,000 bail following his arraignment in Westhampton Beach Village Justice Court last Thursday morning, April 19, according to Daniel Russo, an attorney who said he took on the case following the arraignment, but who is no longer representing Mr. Tumbarello. The D.A.’s office had requested bail be set at $5,000.

Mr. Tumbarello is due to return to Westhampton Beach Justice Court on May 9, at 9 a.m. Attorney Cornelius S. Rogers said he took on Mr. Tumbarello’s case on Saturday, but declined to discuss the matter this week.

As part of the same bust, the task force arrested two people last Thursday, April 19. Erick L. Castor, 27, of Westhampton Beach, was charged with two counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the second degree and three counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree, both felonies, authorities said. Also, Frederick Wilkinson, 69, of Quogue was charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree, a felony, and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a misdemeanor. Authorities said Mr. Wilkinson was in possession of cocaine at the time of his arrest.

Then on Friday, April 20, the task force arrested William Turner, 35, of Calverton and charged him with two counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the second degree, two counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree, and conspiracy in the fourth degree, all felonies. Also arrested was Shana Gilmore, 32, of Calverton, who was charged with conspiracy in the fourth degree. The task force, along with the Suffolk County Police Department Emergency Services and the Suffolk County Police K-9 Unit, executed a search warrant at Ms. Gilmore’s home and turned up cash, a Mossberg short-barrel pump shotgun and an AK-47 assault rifle.

Sean Hanley, 28, of Manorville was also arrested on April 20 and charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree, a felony, as well as four counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a misdemeanor. A search at his home turned up 41 oxycodone pills, three oxycontin pills and a small quantity of cocaine and marijuana, the D.A.’s office said.

Additional details of their arrests were not immediately available.

Southampton Town code enforcement officers are uniformed law enforcement officers who work under the town attorney’s office and are responsible for investigating and enforcing violations of the town code and state building code by executing search warrants and issuing summonses, among other duties. They do not carry firearms.

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Maybe this will take the heat off of the chif of police for a while, and let him do his job.
By BCHBUM11968 (81), SOUTHAMPTON on Apr 19, 12 7:08 PM
Sorry Chief...not chif
By BCHBUM11968 (81), SOUTHAMPTON on Apr 19, 12 7:08 PM
What a surprise. Code enforcement are the equivalent of hall monitors.
By dnice (2343), Hampton Bays on Apr 19, 12 8:43 PM
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Looks like Nuzzi and crew should be focusing on other department heads, rather than the Chief of Police and his department! Unbelievable......

By rjhdad (73), southampton on Apr 19, 12 9:09 PM
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Hmmm, isn't Code Enforcement Officer Alfred Tumbarello a Republican committeeman? I guess his boss, Republican committeeman and Chief Town Investigator David Betts was asleep while watching the store? I would say that Southampton Town Board should start listening to Chief Wilson and quit trying to get rid of him. Or maybe they want to get rid of him because.......nah. Maybe its time for the Republicans to clean house. I would say that this is just the tip of the iceberg.
By Geppetto (59), Southampton on Apr 19, 12 9:11 PM
What an embarrassment! Was he selling these drugs while on duty? In uniform? Republican committeeman, go figure. I almost could have predicted that. Interesting that the supervisor was not aware of the arrest, I bet all of the republican cronies were well aware. I'm sure he called them all for a return back scratch. Drug dealers on town payroll, missing files and cover-ups, typical day in Southampton. Taxpayers, you deserve better!
By sunnydays (43), Hampton Bays on Apr 19, 12 9:51 PM
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There are quite a few embarrassments in that Department (Harold)No one seems to care!
By 27dan (2658), Southampton on Apr 20, 12 8:56 AM
Code enforcement is a joke. 40 unrelated people living in a single family home and no one cares. They are destroying our neighborhoods quality of life, litter, noise, vehicles and nothing is done about it. But I bet if I wanted some drugs they would come right over.
By Wimpy (2), Flanders on Apr 19, 12 10:17 PM
In response to the three comments above. Are you all implying that there is a relationship between being a Republican and the illegal sale of drugs or illegal behavior in general? That is plain ignorant. What does the department head have to do with this? Are you saying that town department heads should somehow be responsible for the personal lives of those who work for them? That is also ignorant. And as far as the performance of Southampton Code Enforcement - read some of the stories about ...more
By mrmako61 (148), southampton on Apr 19, 12 10:37 PM
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Wait.....do you mean to say that Southampton
Town Hall hires Democrats? Wow...
By SHNative (554), Southampton on Apr 20, 12 6:57 AM
I can not speak for the other posters but I can speak for myself.  Although, it appears that you sir are so "smart" that you have this uncanny ability to have a complete conversation with yourself and even answer your own questions, you fail to acknowledge that I do not imply anything. I am stating that people in power and certain positions,especially on this board, have selective engagement. In other words, they chose to ignore recommendations from department heads in order to cover the tracks ...more
By Geppetto (59), Southampton on Apr 20, 12 9:03 AM
Can you cite a single incidence, where a person of your party, took and passed a civil service test for a position and was not hired?
I anxiously await your made up reply.
By But I'm a blank! (1283), Hampton Bays on Apr 20, 12 2:09 PM
What an ignorant comment - a lot of people take civil service tests and end up on lists, passing a test and making the list has nothing to do with party affiliation and you can't look at a list of eligible people and determine their affiliation.
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Apr 20, 12 3:10 PM
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The point I was trying to make, Nature, is that SHNative continuously claims a bias by the town GOP to all. I was trying to call her out and ask that she cite a circumstance where her allegations are true.
By Terry (380), Southampton on Apr 20, 12 4:33 PM
It would seem appropriate at this point that the press do a story on this topic. What is the political make-up of our Town employees? What is the political make-up of those in management postitions? What is the political make of of the board appointees? Are they commettee men/women in a political party. What kinds of family relationships are employeed in the town.
My prediction is that such investigative reporting would set bring this to light.
You most likely know this better than most.....BTW...Is ...more
By SHNative (554), Southampton on Apr 21, 12 9:48 AM
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So, you are unable to back up your allegations, correct?
By But I'm a blank! (1283), Hampton Bays on Apr 21, 12 9:53 AM
Yes, we can....The Town Board has a Republican majority as does every major board in the town. Most of those in management are Republicans. There are many Republicans and Republican committeemembers who work for the town and family members of those also work for the town.
No other political party has as many people in town government as do the Republicans.
Can you disprove any of the above statements?
BTW....Is it "But I'm a Blank" or is it "Terry"?
By SHNative (554), Southampton on Apr 21, 12 10:29 AM
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I believe this man is innocent until proven guilty. More over I find it very strange that an upstanding family man in the community with no previous criminal record is all of a sudden a drug dealer? and just so happens to be political commitee man? hmmmm....somethings fishy about this sounds like a scam.
By Boardwatcher (7), westhamptom on Apr 20, 12 12:43 AM
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What makes you think he has no prior criminal record? Better do some background research before you make incorrect starments. Did anyone find out who hired him into this position or why? Hope the DA cleans this mess up. We all deserve better!
By sunnydays (43), Hampton Bays on Apr 20, 12 7:16 AM
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It says he was arrested by the east end drug task force not the Southampton town police dept. Which I believe is made up of members of different departments. I also believe officers dont work their own town for fear of being found out. So my question to you all is what does Wilson have to do with this?
By Local dad (51), North Sea on Apr 20, 12 6:01 AM
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I was told that when an investigation is needed in a law enforcement faction, even to say a minor traffic accident and a law enforcement car, it is mandatory to call in the next higher law enforcement in the town, or county, or state, or if need be FBI and so forth. I'm just saying.
By summertime (589), summerfield fl on Apr 26, 12 6:43 PM
you should listen to smarter people
By CaptainSig (704), Dutch Harbor on Apr 27, 12 8:39 PM
Also I forgot to put in he was arraigned in Westhampton Village Court which leads me to believe he was arrested in the village out of Wilson's jurisdiction. So again explain the connection to Wilson
By Local dad (51), North Sea on Apr 20, 12 6:03 AM
The only connection it has to wilson, it appears, is that some of these investigations that no one seems to want to talk about might have some truth to them. Wilson is trying to clean that department up and progress it forward from the past. And Mr. Tumbarello's political affiliations should mean nothing in this case, what this arrest should say to the Town Board is that the Chief is doing his job as a law enforcement professional and the civilian board can't be privy to everything, so let the ...more
By mrobin (119), North Sea on Apr 20, 12 6:26 AM
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I hope they take a close look at his associates in Law enforcement. Especially his good friends in the western Village Police Depts.
By G (325), Southampton on Apr 20, 12 6:40 AM
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Yes and I'm sure Wilson put the illegal drugs in this individuals hands to sell ...please give me a break people, it is what it is
By rjhdad (73), southampton on Apr 20, 12 7:55 AM
Given the paucity of details ("facts") in this report, there's a great deal of unsupported conjecture rampant in these comments.

What the heck does Code Enforcement have to do with Southampton Town Police?

I also suspect that the arraignment took place in Westhampton Beach because it was the closest court to where the guy was arrested. If he had been arrested in my area, he probably would have been arraigned in Riverhead Town Court. So what?!?

The East End Drug Task Force ...more
By Frank Wheeler (1810), Northampton on Apr 20, 12 9:00 AM
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This is Mr. Tumbarellos second arrest for drugs.
By gloverdt (17), westhampton beach on Apr 20, 12 11:46 AM
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His first arrest was years ago when he was a rookie for the Westhampton Beach Town Police. He was let go because of possession of drugs. Apparently this did not affect his eligibility to work for the Town of Southampton
By gloverdt (17), westhampton beach on Apr 20, 12 11:58 AM
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How do I get to Westhampton Beach Town? There is no such municipality. Your lack of knowledge makes your post questionable.
By But I'm a blank! (1283), Hampton Bays on Apr 20, 12 2:08 PM
Very interesting if it is true. If so, he should have noted that on his employment application for Southampton Town which would have been forwarded to Suffolk County Civil Service. If he witheld this information on the application it would be grounds for immediate dismissal.
By crusader (390), East Quogue on Apr 20, 12 5:51 PM
Village, Town. Who gives a crap. I mean really.
By gloverdt (17), westhampton beach on Apr 21, 12 12:33 PM
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"Who gives a crap?" Anyone who is considering the credibility of the information you post here.

You say you're commenting from Westhampton Beach, but you make a silly mistake like that?

Gotta wonder, gloverdt.
By Frank Wheeler (1810), Northampton on Apr 21, 12 4:05 PM
Folks Don't believe everything you read... Let the Man have his day. Stop convicting the man, isn't he supposed to be innocent until proven guilty.
By Speonk Resident (1), Speonk on Apr 20, 12 1:06 PM
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They said that the first time and he was found guilty. bet it all on guilty again you idiots.
By carson (79), southampton on Apr 27, 12 11:37 PM
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By Vikki K (490), Southampton on Apr 20, 12 1:25 PM
No such municipality? Who cares? Oh brother. Glover is right in that this is Al's second arrest for drugs AND that he was let go from the WHB (town, village?)
police force for it. You ARE annoying.
By Sam (252), Westhampton Beach on Apr 20, 12 5:45 PM
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I hate people who get so technical about small crap.
By Sam (252), Westhampton Beach on Apr 20, 12 5:46 PM
I guess the the crap continues to roll down hill. Those poor bastards, I surmise that the unemployment rate amongst those who are looking for some way out, has led them to a destructive path. God help us all!
By Truth Warrior (11), Southampton on Apr 20, 12 6:50 PM
A code enforcement officer selling drugs? Are we surprised? I guess he was the best for the job. Did they check his backround? Or how about our 150k a year business manager who was a short order cook before entering the political appointee job pool. We have a cop that ran someone over and killed them while driving drunk and is still on the force. We have the head of code enforcement who was forced out of the village police dept for doing some whacky things himself. You can't go through town hall ...more
By chief1 (2660), southampton on Apr 20, 12 9:32 PM
The following was in the 4/4/02 Southampton Press and was retrieved from the archives:

"Richard Neems, 27, of Northport and Alfred Tumbarello, 28, of Westhampton were arrested on Thursday, March 28, and charged with loitering in the first degree and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree. Village Police said they saw the two men snorting cocaine in a parked car on Bowden Square."

Who did the background investigation before Tumbarello was appointed ...more
By sunnydays (43), Hampton Bays on Apr 21, 12 11:49 AM
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Criminal possession 7th is an A misdemeanor. We would need to know the final disposition though.
By Duckbornandraised (181), Eastport on Apr 21, 12 8:12 PM
The question now is, did he disclose all this on his employment application when he was hired for his position in Southampton Town? The Supervisor should be looking into his employment application he submitted. If he did not disclose this, he filed a false instrument and that is grounds for dismissal. There is a process in place to protect both the Town and Mr. Tumbarello's due process rights. One would hope that the Town's labor counsel is looking into this.
By crusader (390), East Quogue on Apr 22, 12 7:59 AM
Oh, so it is OK to possess and sell drugs as long as you plea the original charge down. Another republican trying to make something bad, OK.
By carson (79), southampton on Apr 27, 12 11:39 PM
Is urinalysis done on code enforcers?
By Vikki K (490), Southampton on Apr 21, 12 12:13 PM
Tumbarello & Russo, best friends
By gloverdt (17), westhampton beach on Apr 21, 12 12:30 PM
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This guy needs to go -
By lo-cal (73), southampton on Apr 21, 12 3:09 PM
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.
By theprogram (37), east quogue on Apr 21, 12 3:48 PM
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So the guy has a record with drugs, but it's OK because he's a Republican committeeman, so he gets the Code Enforcement job anyway. Then, on his latest bust, his lawyer is a Republican pol, who was once appointed to the Town Board by the then Republican supervisor.

No surprises here. This is a Republican town run by a Republican machine. The town payroll is full of Republican soldiers, their relatives & friends. And they vote, every time. What do you expect, this is about their jobs ...more
By clam pie (161), Westhampton on Apr 22, 12 4:15 AM
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This has nothing to do with politics. Its a 38 yr old man with alledged drug dealing charges. Family man- coach- I'll also tell you nice guy. If proved true the guy has a problem and I hope he gets help. If not true- and he is innocnt until proven guilty- you are making a lot of reckless assumptions.

Let the legal system take its course.
By realistic (463), westhampton on Apr 22, 12 8:05 AM
The Republican legal system.
By fix-it-now (216), sag harbor on Apr 22, 12 9:00 AM
This man was arrested for being a drug dealer NOT a drug addict. When did being a drug dealer become a medical condition that requires help? Being a drug dealer is a choice, a conscious choice. This "nice guy" has probably contributed to dozens of over doses and possible deaths. He coaches children? That makes this more appalling to me, portraying ones self as an upstanding citizen to cover your tracks? Helping one person while supplying another with drugs while profiting from their weakness? Working ...more
By Wimpy (2), Flanders on Apr 22, 12 10:25 AM
Of course it has everything to do with politics. Just look at the people who "liked" realistic's comment up above. There's an "hbmazz" who if you check has done no other posts -- probably a GOP soldier recruited to weigh in on sensitive issues like this.

Then, there's Theresa Kiernan, who is a poster child for exactly the kind of influence I'm talking about. This lady is the Republican Southampton Tax Receiver, elected twice, last time without opposition, the daughter of Ann LaWall ...more
By clam pie (161), Westhampton on Apr 23, 12 4:23 AM
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Forgot to mention, Theresa Kiernan is also Secretary of the Southampton Town Republican Committee. Not about politics? Yeah, right. And remember, whether or not Tumbarello is guilty this time, he was hired for Code Enforcement despite his rap sheet, and that was politics at its worst.
By clam pie (161), Westhampton on Apr 23, 12 7:51 AM
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Although you failed to prove your point that this has to do with politics, I am impressed by your ability to run down my resume, and at 4:23am no less! The addendum is extra special even though you missed some of my favorite credentials - Past Pres of Rotary, Treasurer of Water Mill Community Club, and Board member at SYS.

The problem with this blog is that it allows cowards such as you to hide behind your anonymous screen names and post comments that have NOTHING to do with the subject ...more
By Theresa Kiernan (23), Southampton on Apr 23, 12 6:06 PM
They have to hide behind screen names or they will be given jury duty or some other bull crap they have tried in the past. Im a registered Republican but the Nazi Regime in Southampton Town doesn't represent me. Seriously is Russell Kratosville the best candidate for the Job of business manager? There were Harvard MBAs in the mix for that job, and this is what we got. Town hall is a joke. Can you seriously tell me a political connection had nothing to do with Al's employment? How the hell is a ...more
By chief1 (2660), southampton on Apr 23, 12 8:14 PM
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I don't have all the answers Chief. You know more than I do about potential candidates for Bus mgr. Was Russell the best candidate?? I don't know but I can tell you that he is one of the hardest working people in Town Hall and the Supervisor is getting your money's worth out of him. And Al's job, again ??, but it has nothing to do with the content of this news story, which is that he has been charged with a serious crime.

If you feel that you are not being fairly represented, step up ...more
By Theresa Kiernan (23), Southampton on Apr 23, 12 9:04 PM
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Just out of curiousity, is it permissible to be hired for a position with the town, if you have a conviction for a Class A misdemeanor?
By Mr. Z (11114), North Sea on Apr 23, 12 10:54 PM
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About the time, Ms. Kiernan, I guess it never occurred to you that I might be temporarily in another time zone.

About screen names, look at this thread and you'll see almost everyone uses them here. Are we all cowards, even the many who are on your side? You freely choose to use your own name as a public figure, so if you can't take the heat, . . . .

About your friend Russell Kratoville, now who's going off point? The issue with Tumbarello isn't whether he's guilty or how ...more
By clam pie (161), Westhampton on Apr 24, 12 2:53 AM
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It has everything to do with Politics and nothing to do with him being a family man or a coach, unless you work for CPS. If anything coaching children and having a uniformed job worsens his case. He should have never been hired with the first drug charge on his record.
By Geppetto (59), Southampton on Apr 22, 12 10:21 AM
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By GoldenBoy (339), EastEnd on Apr 22, 12 10:30 AM
Something's not adding up here. Everbody knows it's Democrats who like drugs and young women. Republicans like liquor and young boys.
By we could run this town! (129), the oceanfront trailer park on Apr 22, 12 12:39 PM
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I highly doubt he will be able to coach football anymore
By gloverdt (17), westhampton beach on Apr 22, 12 2:22 PM
I am a republican and am highly offended by these comments. Everything Al Tumbarello has done (and its obvious he did it), his mistakes will cost him his job and his coaching, but WHAT does this have to do with politics??? Once again, the Dems are on their high horse!!
By Sam (252), Westhampton Beach on Apr 22, 12 2:31 PM
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He was a Republican comittee man. He had a prior arrest. He is a code enforcement officer for Southampton Town. His and MANY other appointments have everything to do with politics.
Southampton Town is full of Republicans and Republican Committee man/women. Just about every manager and every board is republican.
Let's face it the Dems have no horse.
We need balance in Town Hall...then some this nonsense will stop.
By SHNative (554), Southampton on Apr 22, 12 7:51 PM
Is it just a coincidence that nearly every employee in town hall knows someone in or is affiliated to the Republican Party? A guy with a cocaine arrest is a good code enforcement prospect for the job? WAKE UP
By chief1 (2660), southampton on Apr 23, 12 9:51 PM
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By They call me (2647), southampton on Apr 22, 12 3:43 PM
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Derivatives: The Unregulated Global Casino for Banks


Go ahead, Google it...
Apr 22, 12 9:19 PM appended by Mr. Z
You can also try: Koch brothers exposed
By Mr. Z (11114), North Sea on Apr 22, 12 9:19 PM
April appears not to be a good month for Al Tumbarello
By fix-it-now (216), sag harbor on Apr 22, 12 8:55 PM
Why is everyone worried about C O P when they should be worried where this Godforesaken Town is heading?
By patrickstar (67), hampton bays on Apr 23, 12 11:43 AM
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Because, Mr. Star, "where this Godforsaken Town is heading," as you put it, is directly affected by the cancerous situation that we have, and have had for many years, of a town government riddled with the non-performing or mis-performing stragglers of a single political organization.

Alfred Tumbarello is charged with felony drug dealing. No one should pre-judge his guilt or inocence, but the fact of his being charged reveals that we have a Code Enforcement officer with a record of a ...more
By Turkey Bridge (1933), Quiogue on Apr 23, 12 2:27 PM
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The Town Supervisor was not informed that a Town Code Officer was arrested for Drug dealing,How can that happen,she was called during the night to let her know Lind Kabot was in hand cuffs,,,
By Etians rd (517), Southampton on Apr 23, 12 2:05 PM
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Thing we're all forgetting is the drug war is a sham. We're repeating the whole prohibition debacle again. Most of the problems from the drug trade come from the drugs illegal status and the black market that gives rise to. Remember all the violence associated with prohibition? See any parallels with today's War on Drugs? There's big $$$ in the privatization of the prison system. The Land of the Free Home of the Brave currently hosts the percentage of incarcerated persons per captia in the world!
Point ...more
Apr 24, 12 11:35 AM appended by fix-it-now
Should be: "highest percentage of incarcerated persons per captia in the world"
By fix-it-now (216), sag harbor on Apr 24, 12 11:35 AM
"Like raking leaves on a windy day."
By Duckbornandraised (181), Eastport on Apr 25, 12 8:58 PM
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Yo Turkey now that's what we need Clean Sweep!!!
By patrickstar (67), hampton bays on Apr 25, 12 7:23 AM
I love the part where Russo says his client sold some kind of drugs but doesnt know what kind they were. Is that the smartest thing he could say???
By gloverdt (17), westhampton beach on Apr 25, 12 8:20 AM
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By Jaz1230 (4), Westhampton beach on Apr 29, 12 3:42 AM
why is this listed in the obituaries?
By just breath (82), yuck on Apr 25, 12 2:00 PM
It was a technical glitch that has been corrected.
By Bill Sutton, Managing Editor (114), Westhampton Beach on Apr 25, 12 2:29 PM
Mr. Tumbarello just checked himself into Seafield
By gloverdt (17), westhampton beach on Apr 25, 12 6:57 PM
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By Frank Wheeler (1810), Northampton on Apr 26, 12 9:29 AM
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By Jaz1230 (4), Westhampton beach on Apr 29, 12 3:40 AM
the story highlighted shouldnt really center on the one individual as much as it should be on what's probably the 16th arrest of a familiar name for the same offense...til the 17th, keep on keepin' on making a mockery of this task force
By jaboga (11), Speonk on Apr 26, 12 9:34 AM
FACT
By gloverdt (17), westhampton beach on Apr 26, 12 11:27 AM
I personally dont have pony in this race but does it really make you feel better gloverdt to be the one to throw that out there? Get a life.
By ba (50), speonk on Apr 26, 12 12:12 PM
Drugs ruin so many people's lives. His life and family's life are shattered.
By TianaBob (256), S.Jamesport on Apr 26, 12 3:06 PM
Whose this guy's relatives in Town Goverment that got this clown his Jobs?????
By patrickstar (67), hampton bays on Apr 26, 12 5:07 PM
He's got a slew of powerful relatives, it's called the Southampton Town Republican Committee. He's a member of The Committee, see, and that means he gets a pass on stuff like background checks and competency tests. (Previous arrest record? No problem!) It's a machine and it works just fine - not for everybody, just for the insiders like Al Tumbarello and Russell Kratoville.
By clam pie (161), Westhampton on Apr 27, 12 2:50 AM
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Gloverdt is not "throwing that out there" If Al didnt want anyone to know he was going to rehab he shouldnt have told anyone except his wife. But he chose to tell many people. I heard about it myself. Thats NEWS folks.
By Sam (252), Westhampton Beach on Apr 26, 12 5:59 PM
If he really is in Seafield for a month guess who is going to pay for it? You are, the self insured Southampton Town will pay the more than 10k bill. See selling drugs and doing drugs is a disease and medical will pay for it. Ha ha this is funny. A disease? Cancer is a disease drug addiction is a character flaw that has been made into a disease by drug rehab lobbys. The only disease this guy has is his arrogance and stupidity. He is giving his family a disease of being ashamed and embarrassed to ...more
By chief1 (2660), southampton on Apr 26, 12 9:49 PM
Chief do you have an addictive personality? An addict has an illness plain and simple.Rehab treats that illness. It also helps his position in Court.
By TianaBob (256), S.Jamesport on Apr 28, 12 11:17 AM
Well said!
By Capital of the Hamptons (1), Speonk on Apr 26, 12 10:23 PM
Actually, I feel sorry for Mr Tumbarello. He poor choices are going to cost him. And his family as well. Let him who is without sin cast the first stone.
By Sam (252), Westhampton Beach on Apr 27, 12 8:14 AM
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Sam, we all feel sorry for Mr. Tumbarello, or we should, and I don't think anyone's casting stones at him personally. We're casting stones at the system that allows a man with a drug record to be hired as an enforcement officer, presumably just because he's a Republican committeeman. That is plain wrong, just as wrong as it was to take on Russell Kratoville to run a nothing department for $150,000 a year, without even soliciting any other applicants, just because he was a Republican stalwart in ...more
By Turkey Bridge (1933), Quiogue on Apr 27, 12 8:44 AM
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Turkey - ENOUGH with the Kratoville crap... seriously, let it go.
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Apr 27, 12 9:10 AM
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Nature -- Never.

Don't you see the parallel between Tumbarello and Kratoville, two guys who wouldn't have gotten their jobs without the political connection?

Don't you see how substandard performance in town government by Republican hangers-on is what brought us to the brink of financial meltdown?

Don't you see that the railroading of the Kratoville appointment was such an outrage that for the opposition to let it go would be a dereliction of duty?

Don't ...more
By Turkey Bridge (1933), Quiogue on Apr 27, 12 11:43 AM
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No, I don't see them.

Tumbarello has a prior drug conviction and managed to get himself in a Code Enforcement position. He then has been arrested and accused of dealing drugs.

Kratoville was appointed to a position, has no known criminal record and has done the job he has been tasked with without incident.

These two don't seem similar to me at all. I didn't think it was possible for someone to be worse than High Hat Size when it comes to harping on an issue to no avail ...more
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Apr 27, 12 12:51 PM
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Take away the "like" - I hit it by accident.

It's not so much that Kratoville was hired but that he was appointed to a position that did not exist and had been declared unnecessary as a money (tax) saving measure. A certain faction on the Town Board decided to give him the job anyway without advertising for candidates. It seems the same faction may have been responsible for circumventing the hiring process in Tumbarello's case too. If you don't see the problem for what is supposed to ...more
By VOS (1173), WHB on Apr 27, 12 11:44 PM
Nature, you're wrong about so much:

You're wrong about Al Tumbarello. He doesn't have a "prior drug conviction" as you say. It was an arrest on a charge that never went to trial. Let's be fair to the man.

You're wrong about no parallel between Tumbarello and Kratoville. As I said, they're "two guys who wouldn't have gotten their jobs without the political connection." True.

You're wrong about my opinion of Russell Kratoville. Contrary to what you suggest, I don't ...more
By Turkey Bridge (1933), Quiogue on Apr 28, 12 7:59 AM
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Nature: "ENOUGH with the Kratoville crap... seriously, let it go."

I agree!

Just as sjavascript:{}oon as the Town Board let's HIM go!
By Frank Wheeler (1810), Northampton on Apr 30, 12 4:21 PM
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Am I missing something,why would some one go Rehab for dealing DRUGS,I thought Jail was the treatment for that???
By Etians rd (517), Southampton on Apr 27, 12 9:34 AM
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Unless Mr. Tumberello and his associates were conspiring to sell drugs to minors, his enterprise is none of our business. If he is convicted at trial (and, probably, even if he is not), his career will destroyed. The trial and subsequent incarceration will cost us hundreds of thousands of dollars (or millions) over the hundreds of thousands of dollars (or millions) already expended on this investigation, and recreational drugs will remain just as plentiful. Upon release, Mr. Tumbarello will likely ...more
By highhatsize (3960), East Quogue on Apr 27, 12 12:47 PM
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He might not have been "conspiring to sell drugs to minors" but who's to say they didnt make their way to our children. Let the legal system take its course. I have sympathy for drug users but NONE for the dealers.
By realistic (463), westhampton on Apr 27, 12 8:27 PM
I just read the most ridiculous response to drug abuse and dealing. Do you think Portugal is a productive country? It has nearly 20 percent unemployment and exports nothing. In other words unproductive. This would be a great society with legal drugs. Ever since the end of prohibition our society has been going down hill. This is a great idea.
By chief1 (2660), southampton on Apr 27, 12 9:28 PM
... so we should legalize cocaine? You are correct in saying that his drug use has not impacted his job performance because he probably did nothing all day anyway. This guy ran with the former repub leader and that is how he got the job. I would be embarrassed to admit he was a repub committee member - what a joke. Small minds with limited capabilities - the whole bunch.
By William Rodney (538), southampton on Apr 27, 12 6:02 PM
to realistic:

By your reasoning, liquor store owners are guilty of selling alcohol to minors since some alcohol will find its way to minors even if the liquor store owners sells exclusively to adults.

to chief1:

The unemployment rate in Portugal (and Ireland, and Greece) has nothing to do with recreational drugs and everything to do with the economic collapse of the European Union (brought about by Lloyd Blankfein of Goldman Sachs and his brethren.)

Why do you ...more
By highhatsize (3960), East Quogue on Apr 27, 12 10:26 PM
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"as long as users hurt no one, its no ones business". Unfortunately this is not reality. I don't know whats going on in Portugal, but in this country many drug users are hurting people.
While it is probably true that many recreational drug users are gainfully employed, and are purchasing their drugs with their earned wages, a vast majority of drug users in this country are what we may call "bottom feeders"- addicts, perpetually unemployed, homeless, etc. They commit robberies, burglaries, ...more
By CaptainSig (704), Dutch Harbor on Apr 28, 12 7:25 AM
HHS is correct: legalizing the use of drugs in this country is the sane solution. Many people who use controlled drugs, both prescription or illicit street intoxicants, will do so whether it is legal or illegal. The choice to stop because of personal consequences, if there are any, should be be supported by the government by funds now used to "battle" the problem criminally. The same holds for gun control: what makes anyone think that if owning guns is illegal it will stop the people seeking them ...more
By snickers (3), Southampton on Apr 28, 12 8:33 AM
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If just marijuana were legalized it would cut the drug cartels profits by 50%.We could tax it,regulate it and grow it in this Country.This would create a large quantity of jobs and quite a bit of tax revenue.Since it will be regulated it wouldn't be sold to minors. At the same time it would severely diminish the power of the drug cartels. Call it a win win win
By TianaBob (256), S.Jamesport on Apr 28, 12 11:57 AM
In California, marijuana is now de facto legal, it is absolutely decriminalized in almost every form. There are legal growers under strict agricultural controls overseen by the state government and, let's face it, pretty much anyone with any health complaint, whether documented or imagined, can obtain a legal prescription for weed. I think California is heading in a smart direction by furnishing users legally for something they are going to obtain anyway.
By snickers (3), Southampton on Apr 28, 12 6:59 PM
to CaptainSig:
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". . .a vast majority of drug users in this country are what we may call "bottom feeders"- addicts, perpetually unemployed, homeless, etc. They commit robberies, burglaries, and larcenies to finance their drug purchases."
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You are absolutely wrong. Addicts comprise but a small portion of the using population (27% by the estimate of The Substance Abuse and Mental Health ...more
By highhatsize (3960), East Quogue on Apr 28, 12 12:40 PM
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If legalization will solve the problem of drug related violence then how do you explain the robberies, shootings, and homicides which involve currently legal drugs???? Heard of any pharmacy robberies recently??? Or do you just choose to ignore this because it doesn't suit your solution??

The fact is users will steal and rob to acquire money to purchase any drug, whether they are buying it from a street dealer or a pharmacy.

And about the "artificially high price of recreational ...more
By CaptainSig (704), Dutch Harbor on May 1, 12 8:07 PM
I'm a republican and i've worked on republican campaigns and I can tell you that the party in Southampton is as crooked as its puppet master's bleach blonde perm. The committee works overtime to hire it's own no matter what their background or skeletons, sometimes i think the committee only exists to get jobs for their relatives. If they are loyal they are hired at town hall and you all know that's how it works. The chief code enforcement officer (the husband of the clueless ex-comptroller who put ...more
By em (49), east hampton on Apr 28, 12 12:51 PM
This is really troubling- regardless of which party is responsible. How much did the town have to pony up for the forensic audit that was required to understand the financial transaction that covered up deficits? The main character went on her merry way without any consequences- and is trying to (or already has) secured business with Riverhead town. I've only really started to follow this stuff-but its really disturbing- and not just this town but all over Long Island- remember John Powell, don't ...more
By bayarea (46), hampton bays on Apr 28, 12 6:46 PM
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Bingo!
By Turkey Bridge (1933), Quiogue on Apr 29, 12 2:18 AM
look at all these coke-head republicans defending this loser.... this is why there will never be productive discourse anywhere near this town. The guy had a drug arrest, and was caught doing bumps in a parking lot. he's hugely reckless, and whoever let his hire go through should know that they are a bad person, and that their croneyism is making this town a worse place for out kids.
but hey, just keep claiming there aren't too many cops and code enforcers, who aren't doing anything but leaching ...more
By milkdilk (46), Southampton on Apr 29, 12 10:10 AM
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Drugs being called an illness is pure bs. If I like to drive fast and keep getting tickets am I an addict? Should I plead I have an illness to the judge? Legalizing drugs is a ridiculous idea. Did you know 65% of all crimes are committed by people either on drugs or alcohol? Did you know that the percentage of alcoholics since the end of prohibition has gone up more than ten fold. The amount of divorces and domestic violence linked to drugs and alcohol is still climbing? Alcohol and drugs makes ...more
By chief1 (2660), southampton on Apr 29, 12 11:20 AM
What you're not getting, with all due respect, is that it doesn't matter if drugs and alcohol are legal or illegal. People will continue to use these substances regardless. The difference is, that if the use of drugs is legalized, the criminal element, with all its awful fallout on society, will instantly disappear. I get that you hate drugs and alcohol which is your right, but their use will continue whether you like it or not. I don't use drugs, not even prescription narcotics prescribed by a ...more
By snickers (3), Southampton on Apr 30, 12 9:54 AM
Yeah Rehab is the answer. Look at the success rate of that avenue. The stupid entitlement mentality is to blame for our drug and alcohol problem. Do you see crime like this in other countries? When people commit a crime they have them go to jail not seafield. They will surely think twice about doing it again. I know people who have been arrested dozens of time and always run to rehab to avoid jail it makes me sick. People need to go to rehab before they hurt others not after.
By chief1 (2660), southampton on Apr 30, 12 7:53 PM
all you idiots who think all criminal activity will disappear if drugs are legalized are really living in a vacuum. The users are the ones commiting most of the crimes to finance their habits. The "criminal element will instantly disappear" Really. Sometimes I wish I was as naive as you, life would sure be simpler then. Oh well.
By CaptainSig (704), Dutch Harbor on May 1, 12 8:12 PM
Some are committing crimes to pay for drugs, that the price has been driven up due to their illegal status. The criminal element would be much easier to contain if all Police, DEA, ICE , Coast Guard, National Guard and others who are tasked with "The War on Drugs" were reassigned battle crimes where the victim isn't a willing participant in the "crime". Preventing drug abuse starts in the home with compassion.
By ICE (1214), Southampton on May 1, 12 10:08 PM
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By ICE (1214), Southampton on Apr 29, 12 12:58 PM
to chief1:

The effect of legalization in Portugal is documented in Forbes, (July 5, 2011): "The number of addicts considered “problematic” — those who repeatedly use “hard” drugs and intravenous users — had fallen by half since the early 1990s, . . ." For those concerned about the transition to legalization, the article is worth reading for showing how other policies in hand with legalization changed the status quo. The effect is startling, especially ...more
By highhatsize (3960), East Quogue on Apr 29, 12 1:01 PM
The problem is there is no war on drugs and never has been. Do you think if the US military was on the Mexican border there would be a drug problem? Alcohol is legal and it is an epidemic in our society. Drugs are illegal only in theory in the US no one has problems getting drugs in this country. This country is becoming a weak society if we can't abide by a law change it. If you don't like your religion change it. How about doing things that are hard and not the easy way out. Put this punk in jail ...more
By chief1 (2660), southampton on Apr 29, 12 8:01 PM
A "war" in this country's vernacular hasn't always required military intervention...
By Mr. Z (11114), North Sea on Apr 29, 12 8:22 PM
to chief1:

There IS a REAL war on drugs in Mexico in which the Mexican army is the main governmental combatant. It has, to date, caused over 36,000 fatalities. Is THIS the war that you want for the United States?
By highhatsize (3960), East Quogue on Apr 30, 12 3:06 PM
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lately only if it benefits a Muslim power grab
Apr 30, 12 11:08 PM appended by They call me
IN RESPONSE TO MR Z
By They call me (2647), southampton on Apr 30, 12 11:08 PM
SERIOUSLY?

You have been on this planet long enough, and you still cling to pathetic factions?

We honestly do have a LONG way to go...
Apr 30, 12 11:44 PM appended by Mr. Z
I have resurrected my original avatar, for very good reason. It will not change again, until humanity matches it.
By Mr. Z (11114), North Sea on Apr 30, 12 11:44 PM
P.S.

"It's called the 'American Dream', because you have to be asleep to believe it."

~ George Carlin
By Mr. Z (11114), North Sea on Apr 30, 12 11:56 PM
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Everyone has something to say about Mr. Tumbarello because he is Code Enforcement.. what about the five other people involved in this drug bust? Funny how no one gives a crap about them.... No investigation into those arrests.. where's their background check, lets hear about their family situation.. Are they democrat or republican?? Oh that's right, they're probably not even registered to vote.. Are these 5 other people employed? I highly doubt that.. their form of employment was selling drugs.. ...more
By wisdom11 (4), Westhampton on Apr 30, 12 7:14 PM
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If he's selling drugs- he's a drug dealer.
By realistic (463), westhampton on Apr 30, 12 7:49 PM
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Oh yeah, just cause the drug task force said so, we must believe that's true, right? NOT ALWAYS. Just like the news is not always accurate.
By wisdom11 (4), Westhampton on Apr 30, 12 9:53 PM
Most of us will take their word over your random guessing. If it was false would he be in rehab or shouting his innocence?
By lucky and aware (44), Speonk on Apr 30, 12 10:15 PM
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"Granted Mr. Tumbarello made a mistake"

What mistake?
By bb (862), Hampton Bays on May 1, 12 5:14 PM
One would assume he's suffering from addiction, that doesn't automatically make you a drug dealer... also, he is innocent until proven guilty.
By wisdom11 (4), Westhampton on May 2, 12 7:27 PM
He made the mistake of USING drugs.
By wisdom11 (4), Westhampton on May 2, 12 7:32 PM
As far as comparing the Mexican military to the US Army is plain supid. The Mexican Army is of poorly armed soldiers, no air power and corruption galore. The comparision is ridiculous.
As far as talking about Al he is a town employee enforcing the law and he gets busted for drugs. He is taking our tax dollars for his salary and abusing his position. How did he get his job with a prior drug conviction? He's not a drug dealer? That's not what the east end task force says they have been watching ...more
By chief1 (2660), southampton on Apr 30, 12 7:46 PM
I believe a lot of people are making too many reckless assumptions. What happened to "INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY"? And as far as I am concerned Al is a great guy. I do know him personally, and he has also coached my son for many years, and I have never witnessed him dealing drugs or acting inappropraitely (on or off the field). Let me also mention that he has been involved in this community for many years, doing good. How many fund raisers has he organized or been involved with? In the last year ...more
By SmileyOne (4), Westhampton on May 1, 12 10:17 AM
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One does not check himself into rehab if they are innocent of any wrongdoing in this situation. Dealing cocaine and prescription drugs is not using for one's own personal consumption. Many try to "game" the legal system by checking themselves into rehab alleging they have an addiction to use this defense in court. Maybe you would allow your children contact with him knowing that perhaps he has been selling drugs, but many others would not want to take the chance with their children. I feel sorry ...more
By crusader (390), East Quogue on May 1, 12 1:10 PM
I am not going to comment on why he has checked into rehab, I am not him and can not speak for him. All I am saying is that all of the things being said here are not fair. He does deserve to be innocent until proven guilty. He has been around my children and countless others for many years, and is in fact great with them. Everybody has convicted him, and thats not fair, nobody can honestly say that they know all the details and what is going on. I also feel for his family, but do you think it ...more
By SmileyOne (4), Westhampton on May 1, 12 1:59 PM
How many reasons are there for a person to check into rehab?
By bb (862), Hampton Bays on May 1, 12 5:12 PM
You are not going to comment on why he checkd himself into rehab because youre stumped as to what to say. As stated in the post below, how many reasons are there to check yourself into rehab?? DUH. You can like Al all you want, alot of people are "nice felons" but I think Al just PROVED himself guilty.
By Sam (252), Westhampton Beach on May 2, 12 8:01 AM
And, if he is "proven" to be guilty, will you still defend him?? My guess is you will shut up.
By Sam (252), Westhampton Beach on May 2, 12 8:03 AM
SmileyOne: so what is your theory? was Al framed? (both in 2004 AND now?)
I too know Al. Many people do. He is a very nice, charming guy. He will help anyone out in their time of need, he is hard working at 3 jobs (4, if you count drug dealer) and is very involved, as you pointed out, in society. But WHATS YOUR POINT?? This proves he did not sell drugs?? As someone else stated:
is the newspaper story fictional?? If you believe Al is INNOCENT, then please elaborate on your theory behind the ...more
By gloverdt (17), westhampton beach on May 2, 12 9:17 AM
Chief you know very little and what you do know is wrong
By TianaBob (256), S.Jamesport on May 4, 12 3:15 PM
Just curious to "Wisdom": what constitutes a drug dealer to you? If its not someone who has been selling drugs since 2004 (cocaine, & prescription drugs)
then what is your definition of a drug dealer?? Please elaborate.
By Sam (252), Westhampton Beach on Apr 30, 12 9:27 PM
Also to "Wisdom": this article is ABOUT Mr. Tumbarello (picture & all). I believe that is why all the comments are about HIM. Duh.
By Sam (252), Westhampton Beach on Apr 30, 12 9:30 PM
Welcome, Simley One and wisdom 11; I see that each of you has entered just two posts, both under this piece.

This leads me to wonder if one or both of you is either: a regular poster who's taken a new screen name to make it seem like yet one more commenter expressing the same opinion, or a Republican loyalist/jobholder who's come in to add another voice to the chorus of distraction from the real issue. Or you could be both. Or you could be the same person. The possibilities are many. ...more
By Turkey Bridge (1933), Quiogue on May 1, 12 3:22 PM
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Well said, Turkey Bridge.
By PBR (4907), Southampton on May 1, 12 5:34 PM
Just to clarify Turkey, I am not a regular poster, I am new to the online forum. Yes this was my first post, as I suppose everyone has to start somewhere. I am also registered as Independent if you must know, and do not work in politics or in any town hall.

I am not here to say if Mr. Tumbarello is innocent or guilty, unlike many others. I was not there, did not see anything and believe all of the facts of this whole investigation are not known to the public. People are judging everything ...more
By SmileyOne (4), Westhampton on May 2, 12 9:48 AM
OK, Smiley One, welcome once again and I'm sorry about the typo on your name in my last post. I take you at your word that you're not any of the things I suggested above. (Would be happy to hear the same from the other new poster, wisdom 11.)

For whatever it's worth, I agree with just about all that you say in your last post. But not quite all. For one thing, I'm not blaming Republicans for "everything that is wrong in this world" as you suggest, just for everything that's wrong in ...more
By Turkey Bridge (1933), Quiogue on May 2, 12 10:38 AM
The East End task force has been watching Al for months, He also sold drugs to an undercover cop but he might not be guilty? He has been a coach for young kids and that is ok with you? A coach in sports is suppose to be a role model for kids. He or she is suppose to demonstrate how to be an honest hard working person. When a parent says its ok for a drug dealer/ user to coach their kids you can understand why kids are so screwed up.
By chief1 (2660), southampton on May 1, 12 9:36 PM
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No Sir, the reason kids are so screwed up as you say is because of parents like you. I teach my children not to judge others and to treat people as they would like to be treated. Mistakes are made by all and words can not be taken back. I simply stated he is innocent until proven guilty, and I think all people deserve that right. I am also a very proactive parent that does not expect others to "parent" my child. So yes somebody that has coached them on the field for years and taught them how to ...more
By SmileyOne (4), Westhampton on May 2, 12 9:31 AM
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I teach my kids to use their brains not to be brainwashed. I teach them not to be around drugs or anyone who uses them. Between school and sports kids spend more time doing these activities than at home. The teachers and coaches are helping with the parenting thats why you hope these people have a great character. Do you think Al being caught snorting coke in the Public House parking lot is good character? Do you think the East End Task force made this up? If you think its ok to have a drug user ...more
By chief1 (2660), southampton on May 2, 12 6:40 PM
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Kids do not get brainwashed into trying drugs...unfortunately they become teenagers and peer pressure isn't necessarily easy to deal with. You can teach your kids only so much the rest is their responsibility. Kids out here see a fast life during the summer months and start thinking life is a party. The trick is to keep them busy..make them find some type of summer jobs and make sure you never totally trust them...cause remember they are teenagers just like we were...and all you want to do is ...more
By BeachGal (72), Hampton Bays on May 3, 12 6:54 PM
... but all that is over now, correct?
By William Rodney (538), southampton on May 2, 12 10:57 AM
SmileyOne: so what is your theory? was Al framed? (both in 2004 AND now?)
I too know Al. Many people do. He is a very nice, charming guy. He will help anyone out in their time of need, he is hard working at 3 jobs (4, if you count drug dealer) and is very involved, as you pointed out, in society. But WHATS YOUR POINT?? This proves he did not sell drugs?? As someone else stated:
is the newspaper story fictional?? If you believe Al is INNOCENT, then please elaborate on your theory behind the ...more
By gloverdt (17), westhampton beach on May 2, 12 11:53 AM
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If Mr. Tumbarello is found guilty of dealing drugs, he is surely no role model for the children in the community. A dealer is known to those who need either the cocaine or prescription pills. A person desperate to obtain either puts those around Mr. Tumbarello at risk. A role model does not sell either cocaine or prescription pills. How many individuals has Mr. Tumbarello helped by dealing drugs?
By crusader (390), East Quogue on May 2, 12 2:11 PM
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I was looking for info to determine just how corrupt the "Town of Southampton" (inspectors/courts) is, a shame that so many comments here are off-track & nonsense.Please post your democratic vs. republican battles elsewhere. Meanwhile I have rented 2 houses in HBays for 2+ years and can report that after considerable repeated efforts with the Building Ordinance Inspectors, they accomplish absolutely NOTHING-Dangerous living conditions? They may issue citations, but they NEVER make it to court or ...more
By alex119460 (2), Hampton Bays on Jun 19, 12 2:56 PM
Alex, I know it's been a long time since you posted this, but I happened to see it while checking out something else, and had to answer, regardless of how old it is. I really hope you see it.

Why did I have to answer? Because of the bottomless ignorance of this request of yours: "Please post your democratic vs. republican battles elsewhere." What you're missing so badly is that all the troubles you recite thereafter are directly due to the "democratic vs. republican battles" that you ...more
By Turkey Bridge (1933), Quiogue on Aug 22, 12 12:04 PM