Kevin is a profiteer! This lawsuit is just sour grapes, baseless and will cost the taxpayers thousands to defend! " Feb 13, 09 10:25 AM
Yikes! I'll bake a cake with a file in it!" Feb 21, 09 6:28 PM
BTW - are you all on Kevin's payroll or a member of his corporation? You all seem a bit jaded. Just a thought!" Feb 21, 09 6:31 PM
.....and did you even hear Kevin complain when the Town renovated the facilities at Tiana Bay Beach (across from Neptunes)? He didn't sue the Town over that one and it has way more facilities, blacktop parking, floating docks, dredging, piles, piers, walkways, ramps, etc.... Take a look at it on google earth!!
Dockers is not creating anything new - only making what they already have nicer.
I go there, it's hardly obnoxious, and isn't boating, recreation, fishing, beach, and those better than continued residential development?
Kevin's environmental scare tactics you must take with a grain of salt or sugar. There is no automatic shellfish closure by the DEC - it simply triggers water quality testing - and Kevin knowingly misleads you all.
One of Kevin's "go to people"is an employee of the DEC shellfish division - even this DEC employee wouldn't comment on any closures (on the approved plan) - real or theoretical.
What about all that other dredging projects going on by the town, state and federal governments - Kevin remains silent on those - What Kevin, those projects don't create turbidity or water quality????!!!!!
Kevin, my mama always told me to tell the truth - even if it hurts.
" Feb 21, 09 6:49 PM
Source - www.Guidestar.org Search Peconic Baykeeper Inc
Personal Salary (not including bebefits)
2005 $85, 593.00
Plus exclusive use of a 30 foot boat (gas or diesel)!!!!
Not a bad job for stirring things up......." Feb 21, 09 6:57 PM
PrivateMatt .... still, the town approved the work and Kevin remained silent. He's two-faced. Dockers property has a CO and legal use a marina which was built in the 1960's in which a channel was dug to connect the boat basin to Frank's Channel. this is all very public info. it took the town 4 years to give an approval - lots of environmental work was done - more than what was required for Tiana Marina.
Why don't you get the Town to just buy the property from Dockers?
Kevin keeps calling this a new marina - it is not and all they seem to be doing in placing one new float and 17 mooring pilings - .... and removing the existing CCA material..." Mar 18, 09 5:10 PM
Bob.....Then why didn't they simply buy the property from Dockers as well - it makes no sense for them not to do it if what you say is true.......... Again, there are already boats going there and have been since it was built in 1967 - so it's not a NEW marina. My point is that Kevin is such a hypocrite in that the the work that the Town did at Tiana is in the same body of water, 1-mile east of Dockers with the same alleged shellfish, fin fish, ell grass, etc...... and he said nothing, the Hampton Bays CAC said nothing...........
The fact of the matter is that the Bayman are over fishing, over harvesting and are the real pirates - digging for clams rips ell grass beds to shreds, they power rake for steamers with out-board engines, they typically don't have bathrooms on-board their vessels.............. come on now ............. Don't single Dockers out - get rid of all the boats and docks and put limits on commercial fishing/shell fishing for 2 years and we will have everything restored to record levels - but that would be political mess!" Mar 22, 09 9:34 AM
Wheeler ......... You don't get sent down to the principal's office for doing something right ......... you must be a relative! ......... he's running around with Donald - that is not a warm fuzzy duo!" Mar 27, 09 3:37 PM
Theile is NOT a Republican! He's a full-on Leftist Democrate that simply wears Republican clothes. all of his views along with his voting record is democrat. Don't confuse the "what's good for Fred works for me" rule.
Sen LaValle has his act together." Jun 28, 09 11:30 PM
OMFG ... Mr. Two-face has never, ever acted like a republican. I say good riddens! But to the Republicans please do not let this horses butt flip-flop again, let this be the last time. At least the Albany politicians are smart enough to see Fred for what he is. The locals glorify him, but he only cares about getting re-elected...it's never been about the people, it's about him. " Jul 1, 09 1:18 AM
hmmmm, maybe they simply don't like him because he's a jackass and jackasses come in all shapes, sizes and color! " Jul 6, 09 10:17 PM
reporter is an idiot. locals complaining are idiots. this is the smell of success and is and always will be a bitter pill to swallow for some. to the owners - go hire a good attorney to protect yourselves as the heat will be turned up on you guys! SLA and DEA will be next on the hit list - rich neighbors have lots of connections - beware and trust no one, no one....." Jul 22, 09 2:03 AM
very entertaining indeed....." Jul 22, 09 2:11 AM
Joe S - If the video is evidentiary in nature (future evidence) is can't be "documentary information" as you stated - you know that, but it sounded good to your readers I guess. Due Process it's called." Sep 16, 09 11:21 PM
Gordan is a mighty and powerful wizard in that area - don't kid yourself. Brian did not deserve that type of treatment by anyone - not even Gordon.
Mr. Pell's mouth will be his demise, he has no filter and in politics, if your filter is broken or missing, you'll end up on the wrong end of a lawsuit.and lose. Pell was (at his former Pell's Dock) a notorious DEC violator, with many fines in his past. I guess you can say he's a born again environmentalist now.
These are interesting times, very interesting indeed." Nov 11, 09 11:00 PM
privatematt, are you anti-Semitic? now now... this is a church, and the government can't deny them... ever hear of separation of church and state?" Nov 11, 09 11:16 PM
To the writer of this article: (By Hallie D. Martin). What a terribly written article! It's very confusing and not very clear. Who "added seven resolutions pertaining to the two officers" Teller or the other three trustees? What the heck are you trying to say? Wow? Who's at fault?-Teller or the other trustees - Yikes!" Jan 8, 10 12:24 PM
Nicely done HLL - go get em!" Jan 8, 10 12:26 PM
you go girl! you seems to complain about the trustees a lot, but when they do the right thing, you still complain.. i always tell people if you don"t like the way things are run, then run for public office and see if you can do better!" Jan 10, 10 10:16 PM
i still don't understand what the writer was saying.........did teller add things to the agenda without consulting the other trustees or did the three trustees want something added and teller didn't want to...what the heck!" Jan 10, 10 10:19 PM
ah, well, that makes total sense now - so the three trustees were being blind-sided by mayor teller and they took a stand against his [the mayors] 11th hour tactics. One can pre-suppose that the mayor had is own agenda in mind here and that the other three trustees were actually trying to do the right thing and protect the public's interests. The whole thing seems shady to me and I am sure there is more to it. The three trustee revolt may have been their way to let the public know that there is a game a foot." Jan 11, 10 8:45 AM
The Beach Blogger is written by Dean and I am not sure who side he takes (which makes it suspect and opinionated at best), maybe he's on the side of Teller. But there is certainly something going here that transcends the writer's ability to get the facts down properly. Hank and Joan have always seems very sincere and straight forward in their past history on that board so........." Jan 11, 10 7:40 PM
Just to inform those members of the East End communities (and G), you have a right to know that Kevin McAllister is a paid environmental activist. His organization obtains funds from people to fight their battles through membership fees, fundraisers, donations and solicitations. He is not a public official in any manner, nor is he appointed, sanctioned or regulated by any agency of government.
He runs a not-for-profit corporation called Peconic Baykeeper Incorporated, to which he holds the office of President and the invented, self-proclaimed title of “Baykeeper.” It all certainly sounds official, but it runs as a business venture. Not-for-profit corporations simply can’t make a profit in earnings, but that doesn’t mean that McAllister can’t take a huge salary to do the advocacy work he claims.
When it comes to his advocacies he is very selective and self-serving: some causes he supports, others he does not. He is very inconsistent. He seemingly fights the ones that can give him the most bang for his buck (and publicity) – to raise money for his own personal financial gain and ‘ya got to keep those donations flowing in and ‘ya got to keep your name in the press to do it.
I just don‘t understand why he selectively chooses what he wants to fight against. Not to diminish his personal passion for environmentalism and his attempt to save the world one clam at a time, but it makes me wonder, wonder indeed.
By the way, ask yourself, who funds him and how much of your donation goes into his pocket?
His wife, an attorney, heads up the CPF department inside Town Hall - so I wonder if he might be privy to inside information to benefit his agenda. It may seem unethical, but it is not illegal. She is an insider and might have access to the Town Attorney's Office files and records.
Personal Salary from Baykeeper Organization (not including benefits)
2007 $85, 593.00
Plus exclusive use of a 30 foot boat (gas or diesel)!!!!
Not a bad job for stirring things up....... " Jan 21, 10 8:39 AM
Phaedrus - what would you propose a better use of the property to be since you only offer criticisms and no suggestions...which is always typical of the NIMBYism type of people that often complain." Jan 24, 10 11:29 PM
Actually, davidf, Kevin is the one who sued the trustees on the basis that they are required to perform SEQRA on commercial applications that deem review. So it was Kevin who is spending the taxpayer funds. Dockers has to do SEQRA anyway with the town and DEC before it does anything, so it didn't really make a lot of sense why Kevin would sue and alienate the trustees they way he did. I am sure that the trustees did their own environmental review and I know that Kevin did not submit any scientific evidence to refute the environmental findings that was done by the independently hired firms. Seems to me that Kevin just likes promoting himself and likes seeing his name in the papers. Kevin might be working for private interests fighting this project as he seems very selective who he fights and which projects he supports and the ones he does not." Feb 3, 10 11:53 AM
Kevin says in the article ...."Mr. McAllister, the president of Peconic Baykeeper Inc., said that while the Trustees tend to conduct thorough environmental reviews of most projects, adhering to the detailed state guidelines which require interaction between all regulatory agencies that are reviewing a substantial project can only serve to heighten protection of sensitive environments. “I have the utmost respect for their authority and their wisdom, but it behooves the board to coordinate through the process,” he said. “There’s full disclosure and transparency. If it’s done unilaterally, it diminishes the comprehensiveness of the oversight.”
If he has the utmost respect for their authority and their wisdom, then why did he challenge their authority under the Patent in superior court? That is because Kevin is good at speaking out of both sides of his mouth. Clearly he doesn't trust them, that is why he sued them!" Feb 3, 10 11:58 AM
Publius - SEQRA gets done no matter what, through the other agencies and those other agencies coordinate with the trustees anyway. I think it is a legal matter for the Trustees to consider what power they have and does their authority overrule the state which is unrelated to the Dockers thing - it has nothing to do with Dockers. This is really Kevin's fault, he knew that SEQRA was going to be done and the trustees did their own version or its equivalent of it - he just didn't like the outcome, so he appealed it." Feb 3, 10 12:36 PM
That is precisely why this is a fight between Kevin and the Trustees and not Dockers - it's a legal battle of the ultimate thing, power." Feb 3, 10 1:25 PM
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