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May 28, 2019 1:28 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

State Supreme Court Issues Temporary Restraining Order Against Shinnecock Billboards

The Shinnecock Indian Nation's electronic billboard along the south side of Sunrise Highway on Friday. ANISAH ABDULLAH
May 28, 2019 3:50 PM

Late on Friday, State Supreme Court Justice Cheryl Joseph issued a temporary restraining order to stop all work on the Shinnecock Indian Nation’s electronic billboards along Sunrise Highway in Hampton Bays until the issue is resolved in court, the court’s principal law clerk, Mary Porter, confirmed this week.

The Nation, meanwhile, has already taken its case to federal court at the same time, filing a complaint against the state and its Department of Transportation officials for taking action against the federally recognized Native American tribe.

The commissioner of the State DOT filed court papers that day targeting the seven Tribal Trustees and the billboards’ owners and contractors. The papers included the request for a temporary restraining order, or TRO.

The TRO request documents state: “The state and the plaintiff’s state agency have a responsibility by law and to the people of this state to ensure that no person or entity, including a Native American tribe or their co-owner commercial advertising company, can illegally build structures on a state highway that pose significant hazards to the public at large both during and after construction.”

Tribal Trustees said in an interview Tuesday that they will assert sovereign immunity as a response to the legal action. They sent a press release on Tuesday stating that the Nation’s status “as one of 573 sovereign Indian nations in the United States” grants it immunity from the lawsuit.

The Nation was able to get its billboard along the south side of Sunrise Highway operational just hours before the TRO was issued, and Trustees said they are not sure if the order means they will be forced to shut off the advertisements.

On Friday morning, the 30-foot-tall digital screens—the entire double-sided billboard is 61 feet tall—lit up and displayed advertisements periodically throughout the day and night, continuing over Memorial Day weekend. Lance A. Gumbs, the vice chairman of the Council of Trustees, said the screen was turned off for periods of time because they are still testing its operation.

The billboard still needs some finishing touches, like landscaping work and the replacement of a temporary base, Mr. Gumbs said. The two digital screens were installed about a week ago, on May 22, on both sides of the structure. A 15-foot-tall illuminated display of the Nation’s seal was secured at the top the following morning.

The billboard along the north side has yet to see much progress and likely will not be worked on until a determination is made in court. Trustees explained that they wanted to finish one billboard before doing major work on the other.

On the same day that the papers were filed in state court, the Nation filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York against the State Department of Transportation, the State of New York and Marie Therese Dominguez, who was nominated this month by the governor to be the next acting commissioner of the Department of Transportation.

The next court date at State Supreme Court is scheduled for Friday, June 7, Ms. Porter confirmed.

Mr. Gumbs said that more than 70 local businesses have expressed interest in buying ad space on the billboards. East End residents have shown so much support, he added, that the Nation is planning to start a fund where people can donate money to help offset its legal expenses in fighting the legal battle.

“We’re going to eventually set up a legal fund for that, because there’s so many people that are calling about how they can donate to the cause,” Mr. Gumbs said. “We understand there are those who don’t like it, but the overwhelming support that we are getting has just been tremendous.”

Trustees also pointed out that seeing the billboard lit up has been “emotional” for many tribe members who are proud to see it representing their Nation.

“We will no longer be overlooked,” said Daniel Collins Sr., the secretary of the Council of Trustees.

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LOL HYSTERICAL

You ignore the "stop work order" Now Temporary Restraining Order- because
"Sovereign Immunity"? Keeps you Immune from Lawsuits! Yet you want to start a fund to have "The people who DONT want this HUGE EYE SORE " to pay for your legal fees. Haa Haaaaa Haaa Seriously this is comical. I seriously hope anyone who advertises on the eyesore is ready to LOOSE BUSINESS.
The Beauty of The area was DESTROYED by that BIG UGLY SIGN.
****A WREAKING BALL WOULD BE NICE!! ...more
By mychildmatters (70), SOUTHAMPTON on May 28, 19 1:58 PM
Presumably the fund is for donations from those who don't mind it.
By Fore1gnBornHBgrown (7631), HAMPTON BAYS on May 28, 19 2:07 PM
Someone's off their meds
By johnj (1017), Westhampton on May 28, 19 4:23 PM
LMAO ! Though meds cant fix ignorance an bigotry.
By toes in the water (881), southampton on May 28, 19 5:08 PM
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Wait...we've got "loose" businesses out here? Yee Haw!
By Uncle Fester (61), Southampton on May 28, 19 6:18 PM
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Really? What do you know about that, comment thug. It's funny the things people say when they are anonymous.
By adczeta (78), Southampton on May 29, 19 3:16 PM
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By jediscuba (71), Suthampton on May 30, 19 12:31 PM
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By oneseriousSicilian (63), medford on May 30, 19 1:47 PM
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Seems to be working.
By chief1 (2766), southampton on May 28, 19 3:03 PM
that's crazy talk
By C Law (349), Water Mill on May 29, 19 12:00 PM
Um....the real beauty of this area was destroyed a long time ago. Have you not noticed all the identical Farrell McMansions? Or the traffic? Or the dog crap and diapers all over the beaches?
By G (338), Southampton on May 28, 19 4:45 PM
First off we have some of the cleanest beaches in the country thanks to the endless work of many great people. Second, there is traffic EVERYWHERE its call population increase. Third that increase population needs someplace to live (or vacation). Why do I hear this mantra that contributing to the defecation of the areas beauty is ok, because someone else did it first. Grow up, pick up a trash bag and help keep YOUR community beautiful.
By Corwin1879 (39), Southampton on May 28, 19 5:01 PM
The Hamptons of Old are gone. The new hamptons are not the same. The 212's have changed the area, polluted our waters and don't give a da__. They want, want, want. Green lawns, over burdened septic systems, plus the rudeness.
Now the original locals, shinnecocks have polluted their skies with signs on montauk highway and now sunrise highway. About the waters, who dumped debris into the wetlands on the reservation [ a soveriegn nation]? I thought they were self governed???
JMO
By knitter (1854), Southampton on May 28, 19 5:07 PM
So very true !
By toes in the water (881), southampton on May 28, 19 5:09 PM
i'll take the 212s over the nouveau riche 914s any day!! That being said--GO SHINNECOCK NATION!!
By bigfresh (4542), north sea on May 28, 19 7:14 PM
Regardless, the Shinnecock Nation has used an ignorant platform to compound the exploitation of our home.

Well they f***** it up already and why can't I is not a viable platform...
By Mr. Z (11552), North Sea on May 28, 19 7:59 PM
Really Lombardi? You think this is a lawless place with no rules? What planet are you on?
By chief1 (2766), southampton on May 28, 19 11:28 PM
You’re telling me if you a company puts up an advertisement on the billboard, you racist asshats won’t shop there anymore? SIGN ME UP
By GSA190 (2), southampton on May 29, 19 6:59 AM
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"racist asshats"...Really? This type of hate speech is ok on 27East?
By V.Tomanoku (782), southampton on May 29, 19 10:41 AM
Not a racist at all but I vote with my wallet.
I will not shop at their stores nor use any of their services until
those monstrous and distractive signs are gone.
By jediscuba (71), Suthampton on May 30, 19 12:34 PM
Sign looks GREAT! Go Shinnecocks! Anyone who opposes the signs are racists.
By Preliator Lives (429), Obamavillie on May 29, 19 8:22 AM
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Ya think ?
By themarlinspike (477), Northern Hemisphere on May 29, 19 8:36 AM
THE fundamental constitutional guarantee of every American is that HIS rights are absolutely equal to every other individual's rights. The Shinnecocks assertion of SUPERIOR individual rights as a member of a "special" class violates this primary guarantee. The billboard is a concrete manifestation of this galling, unamerican assumption. THAT'S the problem.
By highhatsize (4146), East Quogue on May 29, 19 8:29 AM
The federal District Court will probably grab this case, and stay any further action by the state court which just issued a TRO.

The big question, in terms of "civil procedure," is whether the District Court will issue its own "temporary restraining order" or maybe grant a "preliminary injunction?"

The legal terms in quotes above are well-defined legal terms, and have strict and fairly inflexible ways of being resolved. Lay interpretations of the words and terms are not that useful, ...more
By PBR (4945), Southampton on May 29, 19 8:39 AM
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Anyone who "asserts sovereign immunity" against a community does not deserve support from that community. A MUCH smaller version could successfully send the same message. The size of it screams, we are about the law. It's all very sad.
By blondnique (6), southampton on May 29, 19 10:40 AM
above the law
By blondnique (6), southampton on May 29, 19 10:47 AM
The problem that some of you are missing is the fact that unless you ARE native american your ancestors STOLE this land from them. STOLE it. Came in and f**cking destroyed it. Introduced disease and pollution. Drove them off THEIR land and claimed it as their own. STOLE it. Then, as a act of good faith so they could sleep at night they said, "well shucks we are so sorry about all the blood spilled - here - you can have this parcel of land - tax free - sorry about that" What choice did they have? ...more
By Polandspring (96), Southampton on May 29, 19 10:48 AM
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Was the land stolen or conquered? I tend to think of it as the latter.
By Preliator Lives (429), Obamavillie on May 29, 19 3:18 PM
Both are bad?
By Enviro Guy (44), Southampton on May 30, 19 9:24 AM
Winning is not losing.
By themarlinspike (477), Northern Hemisphere on May 30, 19 9:32 AM
Poland, you sound quite foolish. Typically, when a nation is decimated through annexation, war, or what have you, the victors don't bear guilt or owe reparations to the losing side. To assert that we are responsible for stealing their land is nonsense.
By FarOutEast (15), Southampton on May 29, 19 11:22 AM
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They do if they are guilty. Who sounds foolish now? How are they not guilty? If I came into your house, wrecked it, starting shouting my beliefs and whatnot, claimed it to be mine by killing your family and then said "gee I am sorry - I guess I was wrong - go live in the basement rent free okay..." Christ is it that hard to understand?

@ USA First - your name says everything I need to know about you...but - Two things play in here A) That was one person - not the whole tribe just like ...more
By Polandspring (96), Southampton on May 29, 19 11:48 AM
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The construction of commercial advertising in state highway right of ways is barred under state and federal law... Moreover, the work in the area has been conducted with insufficient regard for the safety of the traveling public." .... Christ, is it that hard to understand?
By FarOutEast (15), Southampton on May 29, 19 11:57 AM
Polandspring. You believe guilt is transferred through generations. Not an uncommon view in some cultures. And that those unfortunate enough to be of European ancestry are shameful, and deserve punishment in the name of justice. Never mind that the vast majority of those Euro-Americans arrived long after the battles with Indians ended. So tell us, what would equate to justice, in your mind? Dispossession from their homes? Deportation to Europe? Perhaps a punishment more appropriate for those who ...more
By MoronEliminator (214), Montauk on May 29, 19 12:02 PM
Yes - leaving would be a great punishment. Imagine how much better the country would be if you all left. o.O Jeez. (insert sarcasm)

While I don't think that is an actual solution - and while I don't think anyone alive today should be punished for what happen years ago - I Do think that people should be more tolerant of each other. The native Americans have a rich history and have a lot to offer but have met with resistance at every turn. Not just here but all over the country.
By Coopers123 (7), Southampton on May 29, 19 12:15 PM
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@ Moron - OH MY GOSH. No I don't think we should throw out everyone, evict them from their homes, murder them or whatever else...I am just saying that everyone who has a problem with the Native Americans doing anything on their land is laughable. They have every right to do whatever they want. It is their land. Trying to tell them that they can't do something on the precious few bits of land we so graciously afforded them is not right. It is good to remind people that whether it was your ancestors ...more
By Polandspring (96), Southampton on May 30, 19 10:40 AM
Sweeping history under the rug is like taking a sponge bath, no matter how clean you think you are, you aren't!
I hope the billboards remain forever!!!
By lursagirl (237), southampton on Jun 1, 19 4:38 PM
Let's get this straight. The Shinnecock Nation blatantly ignores the law by erecting these structures on the right of way of a state limited access highway. It's not Reservation land. It's land formerly owned by the Tribe as private property like any other landowner on Long Island. The state acquired rights to the land to build Route 27, just like they did with hundreds of other landowners. Clearly, state law has been violated (some articles say federal law, too, but I don't see that this is part ...more
By Liman (30), Montauk on May 29, 19 2:34 PM
I am proud of our Tribal Shinnecock neighbors for undertaking this project which will hopefully support the Nation. The Tribal Seal on top of the sign is beautiful and welcoming all who pass...a monument you might say. We are all guests of this Nation who really have right to this land. And they have already spoken regarding their intention to respect and work with local residents regarding dark sky ordinances.
By Sohini (1), Southampton on May 29, 19 5:12 PM
I hope that the billboard, a great monument to Shinnecock culture and a shining beacon of care by stewards of the land, gets tourists curious about the tribe— hopefully it steers the rich and influential to go and drive onto the reservation, and really experience what the Shinnecock tribe is all about
By milkdilk (49), Southampton on May 30, 19 6:36 AM
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By Hampton Bays resident (11), Hampton Bays on May 30, 19 3:30 PM
milkdilk guess you haven't driven by the reservation recently. New UNWELCOMING signs have been posted by every entrance ... "NO TRESPASSING" . It is quite obvious that the Shinnecock are NOT a welcoming community.
By HamptonClassic (108), Southampton on May 30, 19 12:29 PM
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Not a welcoming community? False. Read the comments about the reservation, are they welcoming? Not at all.
By Fred s (3008), Southampton on May 30, 19 12:36 PM
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It's tacky, it's illegal, it's an eyesore, and it's causing traffic jams. And it's not the sole way for the Shinnecock tribe to make money; surely there must be other ways that don't violate the law...or my eyes.
By Tay (35), Hampton Bays on May 30, 19 3:13 PM
Seems you have all the answers. Do tell the tribe how they can be prosperous when everything they suggest is denied. I hope those billboards remain FOREVER!!!
By lursagirl (237), southampton on May 30, 19 3:25 PM
Drove by it eastbound in the rain the other night. The reflection of the monolith on the pavement was simply obnoxious. And less than conducive to nighttime vision...
By Mr. Z (11552), North Sea on Jun 1, 19 11:00 AM
That's a bunch of B.S.! I drive by it twice a day. I love it. I hope it remains FOREVER!!!
By lursagirl (237), southampton on Jun 1, 19 4:27 PM
Uh, nope. Wet pavement is like a mirror. And, the reflection is as obnoxious as the monolith.
By Mr. Z (11552), North Sea on Jun 2, 19 8:56 PM
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By Hampton Bays resident (11), Hampton Bays on May 30, 19 5:13 PM
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Nothing but friendly, you are mistaken. The signs might be intended to keep unsavory people out.
By Fred s (3008), Southampton on May 30, 19 5:21 PM
Please read Letters to the Editor where C.J. Kader (Mohawk Nation at Akwesasne) states "it would not be out of the ordinary for our combined peoples to come together and visit your communities in a show of support for the Shinnecock on the long Fourth of July weekend, 2019. Possibly so many supporters might arrive there that the local highways may become difficult to navigate safely...." Sounds friendly to me (sarcasm)
By Hampton Bays resident (11), Hampton Bays on May 30, 19 5:26 PM
Sounds like you have a pre- conceived notion about the Shinnecocks, and apparently all native Americans.
By Fred s (3008), Southampton on May 30, 19 5:43 PM
No - I don't. I know several families on the reservation and have no hard feelings toward anyone. I wish them great success in their endeavors. There is no reason why they can't hold down 2 jobs like everyone else to afford to live in "the hamptons". I do not believe that anyone is above the law or entitled in this life. I am a strong believer in working hard to achieve success.
By Hampton Bays resident (11), Hampton Bays on May 30, 19 6:01 PM
Fred your seem to be the one with the pre-conceived notions on these threads. Attacking those that oppose the billboards as being anti Shinnecock. Take your blinders off your becoming a bit bland...
By V.Tomanoku (782), southampton on May 30, 19 6:38 PM
Read my comments, I don’t care about the billboards. If you attack the whole tribes being, because you don’t agree with a billboard, that’s a problem. Racism and bigotry are not acceptable. One thing no one has ever accused me of is being bland. Go read my comments, and who I’m addressing. Me bland, good one.
By Fred s (3008), Southampton on May 30, 19 6:44 PM
Well there you go again...Unfortunately, you don't attack accusations of racism coming from tribal members only your perceived attacks on them... Again,get off your high horse...
By V.Tomanoku (782), southampton on May 30, 19 6:58 PM
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What are you talking about? If the racist and bigoted comments on here don’t bother you, then you are part of the problem. My high horse? Sorry for standing for good, you are backing all the vile comments, that’s on you.
By Fred s (3008), Southampton on Jun 1, 19 6:06 AM
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Of course they bother me...from both sides and not just one side as you seem to cherry pick. Standing for good? That's a subjective statement. I don't believe I've backed any vile comments. Again that's a matter of your perception. But them since your crap don't stink you'll never see that either.
By V.Tomanoku (782), southampton on Jun 1, 19 5:32 PM
I’ll rephrase it, you are defending them. If you are not, there’s no reason for these comments.To add, it does stink.
By Fred s (3008), Southampton on Jun 1, 19 5:55 PM
Not defending racist comments.On the contrary.

I do defend statements that are critical of the billboards and perhaps of the tribe itself. That does not make those statements racist,unless you define criticism as racist.

Well,mine doesn't...:) Be well.
By V.Tomanoku (782), southampton on Jun 2, 19 5:26 PM
I didn’t say every comment was racist.
Jun 2, 19 5:30 PM appended by Fred s
The whole”don’t stink “ thing was an analogy, was stating I’m not always right, not bodily functions. To clarify.
By Fred s (3008), Southampton on Jun 2, 19 5:30 PM
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Lol..whatever...
By V.Tomanoku (782), southampton on Jun 3, 19 11:21 AM
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By Hampton Bays resident (11), Hampton Bays on May 31, 19 9:50 AM
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By Hampton Bays resident (11), Hampton Bays on May 31, 19 9:53 AM
Great, another person has no idea what the first amendment means.
By Fore1gnBornHBgrown (7631), HAMPTON BAYS on May 31, 19 9:55 AM
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By Bayman3142 (248), Southampton on May 31, 19 4:21 PM
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By Bayman3142 (248), Southampton on May 31, 19 4:37 PM
@polandspring:
Let me see if I can understand your simplistic understanding of what constitutes crime. You claim, boldly and quite incorrectly, that ALL this land was "STOLEN" from the native American. That is not possible because they migrated and settled here, just as the Viking Lief Eriksson had 400 years prior to Columbus, and then the Europeans.

The native American is from a single migration and descends from Ancient Beringia. This SINGLE migration of ALL native Americans originated ...more
By Bayman3142 (248), Southampton on Jun 1, 19 5:14 AM
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Who owned the land before native americans did?
By Fore1gnBornHBgrown (7631), HAMPTON BAYS on Jun 1, 19 7:14 AM
The answer is : Prokaryotes.
By themarlinspike (477), Northern Hemisphere on Jun 1, 19 9:20 AM
And when have single-celled organisms ever had property rights?
By Fore1gnBornHBgrown (7631), HAMPTON BAYS on Jun 1, 19 9:39 AM
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In The Beginning.
Jun 1, 19 9:41 AM appended by themarlinspike
Alföðr says so.
By themarlinspike (477), Northern Hemisphere on Jun 1, 19 9:41 AM
Says who?
Jun 1, 19 9:45 AM appended by Fore1gnBornHBgrown
And why should we care?
By Fore1gnBornHBgrown (7631), HAMPTON BAYS on Jun 1, 19 9:45 AM
IMHO, this "debate" and circus was started by the Town officials when they ignored the leadership of the Shinnecock Nation and then when they realized they had their backs against the wall, stood in "righteous indignation" against the signs. This is the tale of two communities - one where the Town Board awarded $3 million for a neon sign in Sag Harbor and then they stand in righteous indignation about signage on Sunrise Highway just west of the commercialization of CR 39 being put up by the Shinnecock ...more
By G.A.Lombardi (513), Hampton Bays on Jun 1, 19 7:15 AM
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@bayman - you can try to justify what the colonists did all day long. The point is when they came here it was just Native Americans who had settled here. Now, going on the theory that they lived and tended the land peacefully before Columbus and his merry men came - then yes they owned the land. What makes a land owner ? If I come to your house and kill you does that make me owner of your properly ? No. Of course not. So why did they logic hold for the native Americans ?
Listen - as I said ...more
By Polandspring (96), Southampton on Jun 1, 19 8:54 AM
@ Polandspring

Quote:

"Your are classist and racists. Own it and move on."
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BOTH of these aspersions can be leveled against the Shinnecocks as well. More so in the case of "classist" since it is only the Shinnecocks who are claiming the right to ignore the law by virtue of their "class" as Indians. As for racism, the Shinnecocks "own" that title too by virtue of their unsubstantiated allegations that their depressed status is caused by white ...more
By highhatsize (4146), East Quogue on Jun 1, 19 2:08 PM
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I hope u don't live on the land they still claim to own re the SH lawsuit a few years ago.Will u move out and give them your house?
By Taz (689), East Quogue on Jun 1, 19 9:58 AM
@Poland
I did not realize a history lesson passed as classist or racist, just informative to the ignorant.

Speaking of which, please read my comment carefully. I never addressed the sign issue. My comment addresses the native American attitude of ALL this land is mine.

Any native American can own land. It's called a mortgage. "Technically" is an ownership term.

I hope this clears things up for you. Ignorance truly isn't bliss.
Jun 1, 19 1:07 PM appended by Bayman3142
"Technically" is NOT an ownership term.
By Bayman3142 (248), Southampton on Jun 1, 19 1:07 PM
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By Polandspring (96), Southampton on Jun 3, 19 8:43 AM
@bayman - they don’t need a mortgage. They own the land they live on. The sign is on land they live on. The sign is on tribal land.
I stand by that this is their land - your house my house ...etc. but for the sake of argument the sign is on their land.
And I know you didn’t say anything about the sign but that is what this article is about. My original point about it being their land was to try and get people like you to stop complaining about what they do on their land.

@taz- ...more
By Polandspring (96), Southampton on Jun 1, 19 8:41 PM
Correct it is their land. But it has not yet been proven in a Federal Court that THAT land (the Westwoods Property) is sovereign Territory. Just because a Sovereign nation owns land that doesn't make the land sovereign. If they had built a billboard that had compiled with Federal and State highway standards there would have been no problem building signs of their land. That is not the case here. The burden of proof is for the Shinnecock Nation to prove that the land is sovereign which they have ...more
By rrrglynnn (22), Hampton Bays on Jun 2, 19 12:03 PM
So what your saying is if the nation builds condos in HB and moves all there people to Westwood's, they can erect a beautiful waterfront casino on the reservation and give Andrew Cuomo the middle finger! that would be cool to watch!
By Ditch Bum (861), Water Mill on Jun 4, 19 12:52 AM
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By Bayman3142 (248), Southampton on Jun 2, 19 8:45 AM
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By Bayman3142 (248), Southampton on Jun 2, 19 7:12 PM
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By Bayman3142 (248), Southampton on Jun 3, 19 1:11 PM
Went by the monument this weekend....it looks GREAT! 1000 times better than the cell tower down the road by the State DOT yard...no one complained about that. The only thing different is one was put up by rich white guys and the other by Native Americans...and we can see the racism directed at the latter. Shame. Shame. *ring ring* Shame. Shame. *ring ring* Shame. Sha....
By Preliator Lives (429), Obamavillie on Jun 3, 19 1:42 PM
Editor -- Could you please update us on the status of the federal case filed by the Nation?

"On the same day that the papers were filed in state court, the Nation filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York against the State Department of Transportation, the State of New York and Marie Therese Dominguez, who was nominated this month by the governor to be the next acting commissioner of the Department of Transportation."

Have proofs of service ...more
By PBR (4945), Southampton on Jun 3, 19 5:36 PM
PS -- Any chance you could post a PDF of the complaint?
By PBR (4945), Southampton on Jun 3, 19 5:37 PM
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My mother stood fire watch on the roofs of London during the Blitze. All she had were some buckets of sand, some of water, a stirrup pump to put out incendiaries and a carving knife in case a German paratrooper landed on the roof. The only comment she ever made to me was that she was delighted because it was the ...more
Jun 5, 19 11:36 AM appended by 27dan
wrong thread sorry
By 27dan (2771), Shinnecock Hills on Jun 5, 19 11:36 AM
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