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Police: Westhampton Beach Village Trustee Joan Levan trespassed on former candidate's property

Indeed, what means the shameless pursuit of influence and power create..." Jun 23, 10 1:55 AM

Motorcyclist released on $150,000 bail

With a capital "G"." Jun 23, 10 2:07 AM

Grand jury details financial disarray and disaster in East Hampton

Apparently, though "not the letter of the law", BOTH parties pensions should be FORFEIT. PERIOD.

Just when you thought "golden parachutes" were only for Wall St., here comes McGintee.

To do his penance, he should forfeit his benefits, or, legally have them rescinded, if that's even possible. IF he has ANY respect for the community he not only defrauded, but disrespected, and WHOLLY FAILED at the post he was elected to.

Just my opinion, however...

GOOD LUCK ON THAT ONE." Jun 23, 10 10:10 PM

The Supervisor is the chief fiscal officer of the Town and is
responsible for the Town’s daily operations, including reporting to the Board." Jun 23, 10 10:26 PM

Great white shark confiscated by federal agents at Star Island Shark Tournament

I'm against disparity on a wholesale level myself, but, nice pic, and excellent comment..." Jun 23, 10 10:32 PM

Shinnecock Nation explores opening tribal college at Stony Brook Southampton site

Here:
http://64.38.12.138/

and here:
http://www.tribalfinance.org/index.html" Jun 24, 10 4:08 PM

Southampton Village mayor foresees legal battle over proposed Tuckahoe commercial mall

Fourth definition of the word in question: " a venal or unscrupulous person".

Seemingly applicable, but let's not toss around accusations too liberally..." Jun 24, 10 6:08 PM

Shinnecock Nation explores opening tribal college at Stony Brook Southampton site

California has now proposed a law to prohibit welfare cards from being used at gambling establishments, and their respective ATMs.
Maybe we should look around, and find ways to be ahead of the curve, eh?" Jun 24, 10 6:21 PM

Dune Road homeowners remain locked in legal battle with Westhampton Beach Village

As I recall, there was another recent story about knocking a historic house down, and all involved suffered from "selective amnesia".

Same old story, same old song and dance..." Jun 24, 10 6:33 PM

No jail time, fine for Hults after guilty plea; grand jury does not indict McGintee

And I quote the first page of the Grand Jury report:

"The Supervisor is the chief fiscal officer of the Town and is
responsible for the Town’s daily operations, including reporting to the Board."

A poor, poor, pitiful supervisor it makes him, because he SHOULD HAVE BEEN AWARE of not only the budget, but where the funds were coming from, and how expenses were to be covered. THAT WAS HIS JOB! It is what a Supervisor is supposed to do. If he, and others actually did it (their job), Hults could not have "hidden" the committed acts of fiscal malfeasance, and gross fiduciary negligence. I'm betting he knew exactly what was going on, but to keep the CPF intact, the town very well could have had to raise taxes, or even file bankruptcy. I'll also be willing to bet that because of his ego, he wouldn't want to be THAT Supervisor in EH Town's history books, for either option. The proof is "in the pudding", as it were. They DIDN"T do their jobs, SO THEY COULD KEEP THEM.

"The Grand Jury heard testimony from Town Employee A, Town Employee B
and Town Employee C regarding why taxes were not raised as needed. Each witness testified consistently that taxes were not raised to meet expected costs in order to preserve elected positions. The stated concern was that if taxes were raised substantially, then those facing election might be voted out. The failure to conduct the Town’s affairs within the budget contributed significantly to the Town’s deficit.
The Grand Jury further finds while Town Officials refused to raise taxes as
needed, they also chose not to cut spending as required.".

In 2007, the money to cover expenses "magically" appeared, and NO ONE bothered to question just where it came from, or simply knew, and chose not to act. To boot, NO ONE bothered to do ANY auditing, or reconcilitation for TWO YEARS. HOW does THAT go unnoticed by the board OR the Stuporvisor at them time?

Apparently, being inept, is not criminal. It just means you are too uneducated/ignorant/stupid to do the post you were elected to, and/or entrusted with. From what I read in the report, any audit may as well have been written in CRAYON. The 25 points outlined by the Grand Jury are simply common sense, and should have been done NORMALLY to run the Town efficiently.

Why look into bankruptcy, or some other feasible fiscal options to solve a defecit?

This way was much better...

*If I were the taxpayers, I'd find a way for some type of class action, from a civil standpoint, if that's even possible, or financially worth it. You can thank those who sent our local cost of living spiraling out of control for this mess as well. Remember to thank those who brought all their "wealth" to our community. It would be impolite to forget to thank them as well." Jun 24, 10 7:26 PM

Groups threaten legal action over proposed sale of Fort Pond House

What are the former, local, disgraced politician's real estate holdings worth?

That might be a few bucks right there..." Jun 24, 10 7:48 PM

Shinnecock Nation explores opening tribal college at Stony Brook Southampton site

Though I have been labeled as a "socialist" in the past, I will say this:

There is only one way "Humanity" is apt to survive, and is sure as HELL WILL NOT BE if every "man" is for "himself".

"One world/One people"?

That is the ONLY way we will EVER survive from a universal standpoint.

If we don't all come together for OUR own survival, WE WILL NOT." Jun 26, 10 2:12 AM

Grand jury details financial disarray and disaster in East Hampton

And I quote the first page of the Grand Jury report:

"The Supervisor is the chief fiscal officer of the Town and is
responsible for the Town’s daily operations, including reporting to the Board."

A poor, poor, pitiful supervisor it makes him, because he SHOULD HAVE BEEN AWARE of not only the budget, but where the funds were coming from, and how expenses were to be covered. THAT WAS HIS JOB! It is what a Supervisor is supposed to do. If he, and others actually did it (their job), Hults could not have "hidden" the committed acts of fiscal malfeasance, and gross fiduciary negligence. I'm betting he knew exactly what was going on, but to keep the CPF intact, the town very well could have had to raise taxes, or even file bankruptcy. I'll also be willing to bet that because of his ego, he wouldn't want to be THAT Supervisor in EH Town's history books, for either option. The proof is "in the pudding", as it were. They DIDN"T do their jobs, SO THEY COULD KEEP THEM.

"The Grand Jury heard testimony from Town Employee A, Town Employee B
and Town Employee C regarding why taxes were not raised as needed. Each witness testified consistently that taxes were not raised to meet expected costs in order to preserve elected positions. The stated concern was that if taxes were raised substantially, then those facing election might be voted out. The failure to conduct the Town’s affairs within the budget contributed significantly to the Town’s deficit.
The Grand Jury further finds while Town Officials refused to raise taxes as
needed, they also chose not to cut spending as required.".

In 2007, the money to cover expenses "magically" appeared, and NO ONE bothered to question just where it came from, or simply knew, and chose not to act. To boot, NO ONE bothered to do ANY auditing, or reconcilitation for TWO YEARS. HOW does THAT go unnoticed by the board OR the Stuporvisor at them time?

Apparently, being inept, is not criminal. It just means you are too uneducated/ignorant/stupid to do the post you were elected to, and/or entrusted with. From what I read in the report, any audit may as well have been written in CRAYON. The 25 points outlined by the Grand Jury are simply common sense, and should have been done NORMALLY to run the Town efficiently.

Why look into bankruptcy, or some other feasible fiscal options to solve a defecit?

This way was much better...

*If I were the taxpayers, I'd find a way for some type of class action, from a civil standpoint, if that's even possible, or financially worth it. You can thank those who sent our local cost of living spiraling out of control for this mess as well. Remember to thank those who brought all their "wealth" to our community. It would be impolite to forget to thank them as well." Jun 26, 10 2:21 AM

Kabot's DWI trial delayed once again

I have to agree with Frank here, and to be honest, NONE of us will ever know exactly what happened that night.

The only things we do know is that Linda was at a family gathering, MAY have bent the law, and an accusedly corrupt "police department" made an arrest, while a passerby stood in conflict, and possibly conflagration for one of the parties involved.

Nothing like a spark to stoke the wildfire of speculation..." Jun 26, 10 2:44 AM

Southampton Village mayor foresees legal battle over proposed Tuckahoe commercial mall

It's good to see us "regulars" on the forum have made peace.

Back to the matter at hand, I agree the wholesale "selling out" of our collective hometown, village or otherwise, must be put to an abrupt stop." Jun 26, 10 2:51 AM

Great white shark confiscated by federal agents at Star Island Shark Tournament

Well, though I like brevity, as well as succintness, this is a written forum, not a texting tourney.

I believe that at the moderator's convenience, the above comment will be deleted for "inappropriate content". Mainly, inciting violence." Jun 27, 10 12:07 AM

Gothic on the East End

As an avid Poe fan myself, I will have to procure a copy..." Jun 27, 10 12:15 AM

Bridge Gardens sculpture exhibit opens this weekend

What passes for "art" sometimes is simply mind boggling..." Jun 27, 10 12:22 AM

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