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School Results: Tuckahoe Is Only District On South Fork To Reject Proposed 2012-13 Budget

The music teacher at Remsenburg makes $122,000 salary. That fact is available only because taxpayers have fought for this kind of information to be made available. How d'you like them apples?" May 17, 12 12:54 AM

The point is: there are very many teachers out of work on LI. There are PLENTY of teachers AS qualified - if not better qualified to do this $122,000 a year job, who would be willing and able to do it for a lot LESS money. Why is this school allowed to pay $122,000 for this position when undoubtedly they could fill this position for alot less salary? Why is a music teacher being paid so much more than many of the classroom teachers who are responsible for teaching the more important skills of reading, writing and math? Normal people struggling to make ends meet far outweigh the small percentage of "the richest people in the world" in the Hamptons. " May 17, 12 9:29 AM

Free ice cream for all the kids and staff at Remsenburg School today to celebrate the budget being passed. Your tax dollars are being well spent." May 18, 12 4:56 PM

Louse pt, I am sure many of the people criticising the pay/benefits deals that teachers out here generally enjoy, are, like myself, employed in good jobs with good pay. Not agreeing with the power of the unions and the bloated pay and benefits has nothing to do with envy or a lack of education. I went to college and have a post grad MBA. I did my time in school too and had loans to prove it. However, I have always worked in the private sector and my pay is and never has been protected by a union. When times are hard, sacrifices are made in the real world, usually in the form of people being laid off, bonuses being cut. benefits being cut and certainly no pay increases being given. None of the realities of the private sector are generally assumed by teachers in a union. So Louse pt, divest yourself of the belief that only people without work or education or a good standard of living are against having to pay for these privileges. People like me are against the idea that a sliver of society should be protected in hard times, especially when that protection is being paid for by us. Teachers are not owed a better living than everyone else. " May 19, 12 6:23 PM

Taxes out here SHOULD be less than western Suffolk and Nassau because well paying job opportunities are not as prevalent. You cannot live here and commute into NYC for instance. There are plenty of teachers around who have been using the same lesson plans for 15 years." May 19, 12 6:30 PM

New York State Assembly Approves Law To Help Immigrant Students Get College Scholarships

I hope all the people posting here who are against this move come out and vote for Romney in November. Obama will only continue to encourage this law breaking because this group votes for him." May 21, 12 7:51 AM

School Results: Tuckahoe Is Only District On South Fork To Reject Proposed 2012-13 Budget

witch hazel if you think that was the post of a socialist, clearly you didn't read it/ or didn't understand my point. Tenure by its very nature does not allow schools to hire the best possible candidates. " May 21, 12 12:17 PM

The Industrial Revolution began in the US 300 years ago and I am sure we can all agree that workplace conditions have improved immeasurably since then. There are numerous protections in law for workers which do not involve unions. Unions are outdated and unnecessary." May 22, 12 7:52 PM

Ignorance? Who, Philathome? Not sure what else you people want unions to deliver to union members. Yearly cruise? We are well past the point (200 years-ish) where a union has to exist to protect a 9 year old from having to work a 20 hour day. Many protections in the workplace have come into existence because of the evolution of civilized society which has brought pressure to bear on inequities. Migration and the education of the populace similarly had nothing at all to do with unions. Don't overstate their importance in defining todays workplace, or their value in 2012. " May 22, 12 11:23 PM

In that context, "you're" is spelled "your"...as in ownership of the taxes, not as in "you are". Typical. you can't even post using the corrrect grammar." May 23, 12 3:28 PM

Remsenburg Man Implicated In LIRR Retirement Scandal

I hope these people are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and that anyone who knows these people treat them with the distain they deserve. These people have been stealing from their neighbors, literally." May 31, 12 10:25 AM

Alec Baldwin Applies For a Wind Turbine

I hope the neighbors register their objections now and loudly. These turbines are VERY LOUD INDEED and I seem to recall recent surveys have found energy production via wind turbines to be the least efficient of any of the "green" approaches. It is not "green" to produce noise pollution." Jun 13, 12 4:49 PM

Palmer And Urban Win Westhampton Beach Village Trustee Election; No Surprises In Quogue

Lets hope the new administration works to build the sewage system needed on Main Street WHB so that Main Street can live up to its potential and get foot traffic year round." Jun 24, 12 8:05 PM

The library is ridiculous. There is barely ever anyone in it." Jun 24, 12 8:06 PM

Bishop, Altschuler Divided Over Immigration Issue

You are not quoting fact here. You are quoting an OPINION PIECE clearly written by a Democrat. You should stop spouting other people's rubbish and stick to your own rubbish." Jun 26, 12 8:16 PM

Re-Vote For Tuckahoe School Budget Passes, 256-222

Parents out here on the East End do not have high enough standards for the education ode theiqv children. HMostr of their children will not le ave school equipped to compete" Jun 26, 12 8:25 PM

Mitt Romney Will Fundraise In The Hamptons On Sunday

It is inaccurate to make the assumption above that the finance industry took advantage of people. As someone said above, if you earn $50k, you should never have been signing up for a $400k house. That is just plain stupid. Its about time that these poor, put upon people paid attention to how they conduct their own lives instead of expecting someone else to do it for them and then crying foul when the obvious happens and everything falls down around them. People have to grow up and be responsible for themselves and stop blaming other people for their inability to make sensible choices." Jul 11, 12 5:50 PM

You can "cite plenty of examples" but you should not "site plenty of examples". It does not make sense. Many workers are members of a union because they have to be. Deductions are taken out of their paycheck. Try objecting to having that deduction taken out and see where that gets you. Bullied and demoted and on the worst shifts. I know because my brother-in-law has been there. It has been reported recently that yet again, the elite of union leadership has been found to have been enjoying jolly times at 5* hotels in such random locations as Las Vegas or Boca Raton. Workers rights or their "right" to party and live like the 1% that Obama would have the rest of this country despise? I will be voting for Romney in November because all Obama has done is divide this country. Sooner or later the so-called "rich" will run out of money to give to the "poor". Why should anyone be motivated to do better in life if the fruits of that labor are resented by his neighbors? Sooner or later, no-one is going to bother getting up to go to work because...well...why should he? All people were not born equal. Some will do well and others won't. You Liberals want everyone to have the same and be the same. As with most of your opinions about how the world works or should work, that is simply illogical." Jul 11, 12 6:43 PM

Phyliss, why don't you go and live in Russia? They sort of still have the kind of society you seem to prefer. " Jul 12, 12 1:09 PM

Hospitals And Bishop Applaud Supreme Court Ruling; Altschuler Vows To Work For Repeal

who are you? It is unbelievable that you seem to believe these things. It is scary that anyone in the USA believes these things. Obama has done a great job of promoting distrust and misinformation between Dems and Reps. It is tragic that you - and probably more like you - can be so venomously misinformed. How easy it seems to have been to have got you to this fantasy place." Jul 12, 12 1:37 PM

Remsenburg-Speonk Students Earn Honors For Bird Study

Congratulations!" Jul 13, 12 5:38 PM

Mitt Romney Will Fundraise In The Hamptons On Sunday

I for one would pay to see razza5350 knock your block off Phyliss. You deserve it." Jul 13, 12 7:59 PM

New Affordable Housing Project Pitched For Westhampton

Am sure he has "generously" supported this project on some level because there are no other buyers. I'm sure he won't be housing his own family within 1/2 mile of this project." Jul 20, 12 3:15 PM

Landlord Blames Westhampton Beach Village For Vacant Building

Keep voting in these ineffectual officials and this is what you get. If enough really serious business men and women in this town cared to simplify things and see this area become a vibrant business community, these kind of abuses would not be allowed to happen. In short, if you don't like how its being done, make the enough of an effort that change does happen. Whining about these kinds of things at the water cooler just does not cut it." Jul 22, 12 7:40 PM

Romney Makes Second Visit To The Hamptons On Friday

Your post suggests that just being a minority would preclude someone from managing to obtain a gvt issued photo-ID. Are you really suggesting that people who fall into your category of "minorities" are too stupid or unsuccessful to have obtained an ID? Do you not hear yourself? It is you who is denigrating "minorities". This is the USA. Citizens should be happy that the voting system can evolve to further eliminate voter fraud. If there is nothing to hide, liberals should not fight it. " Aug 22, 12 6:04 PM

Phyliss, that you are indescribably offensive and misinformed is tragic for you but great news for Romney/Ryan. The more you rant and offend, the clearer I hope it is to normal people just how wacky and dangerous the left has become in this country. It seriously scares me that there are people like you out there who are not committed (or are you posting from the insane asylum??). Women who have a pregnancy and want to terminate it, have a choice in this country. The issue is why should taxpayers pay for it? I would prefer my tax dollars be used to buy paper and pencils for the kids at my local school. Hardship cases will always find a way around the system." Aug 22, 12 6:31 PM

Bishop On Defensive After Claims Of Unethical Campaign Solicitations

SHNative - class warfare again, really? Obama rhetoric has damaged this country enough. I am very hopeful that we can put it behind us in November and vote not only Obama out of office, but as many Democrats in as many races as possible, so that the adults can take back the responsibility of managing this country. Obama was an experiment that went horribly wrong." Aug 23, 12 9:15 AM

Yes indeed, I would much rather have Romney and Ryan. Clearly neither of them agree with Akin's views and it is childish to put his words in their mouths. I would rather have a man leading this country who has made a success of himself. It seems as if liberals would rather follow a loser. Perhaps that makes them more comfortable with themselves, who knows." Aug 23, 12 7:36 PM

Romney Makes Second Visit To The Hamptons On Friday

I am sorry that the so-called moderator did not get rid of that insulting post against you." Aug 24, 12 8:18 PM

Live From Tampa: Teen Reports From GOP Convention

I am so weary of "locals" blaming "Wall Street" and the "banks" for their woes. People - wherever they live - have to exercise personal responsibility. Further, there are many generational locals who have done very well thank you fleecing weekenders/ summer people from the city. If you carry on complaining about them, pretty soon they won't bother to come out and line your pockets. Then what will you do about buying your ticket to Florida this winter? Fall back on your local neighbors ? We already know that most businesses close up for the winter because locals don't support their local businesses year round." Aug 29, 12 7:35 PM

Romney Makes Second Visit To The Hamptons On Friday

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$$$$$millions of $$ of taxpayers money and jobs lost through mismanagement. Great RNC ongoing. Ann Romney will give Michelle Obama a run for her money." Aug 29, 12 7:38 PM

People do not hate the fact that we have an African-American President, they hate that we have an ineffective and unqualified President. Color does not come into it. It is really low that some Democrats insist on playing the race card to try to justify why Reps do not want to see Obama continue as President. Bush did not start a war with Iran. The strength of the USA is what helps to keep the World on an even keel. Think back to the Cold War and the Arms Race. Remembering how Reagan broke the USSR should be something Americans are proud of. Looking forward, achieving energy independence is massively important so that we do not again face being held to ransom by Russia (among others). " Aug 30, 12 7:04 PM

Biden Visits For Fundraiser, Says Election Is Choice Of 'Fundamentally Different Paths'

Summertime, you are so misinformed it is tragic. Clinton OWNS it, as chief1 said. Check your facts. Clearly, Akin is an idiot, no-one is disputing that. I doubt you would find a Republican who agrees with his view." Aug 30, 12 7:21 PM

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