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Hampton Maid celebrates 50 years in business

Oh my goodness rickyonmaim has never been to the Hampton Maid for the best breakfast around. We've been going there since the 1970's. Nowhere else can you get a really good meal served by pleasent friendly waitresses in such a lovely setting." May 27, 09 2:37 PM

Southampton native, Rick Fowler-- father, fireman and farmer dead at 50

So very sad not to be able to see Ricky about town. He surely will be missed.Sincere condolences to his mother, wife and children." Jun 12, 09 10:09 AM

Southampton Town Supervisor Kabot, attorney give first interview on DWI arrest

y'all must be some innocent. It wasn't the Democrats it was the Republlicans bosses who don't want her to talk any more. I hate to admit it but I sure do know the politics out there. Shut Linda up before she spills any more dirt." Sep 23, 09 2:22 PM

slamminsammy----- I guess you don't want anyone to un cover the mess left by previous administrations too bad, but that's a lot of cash by anyones accounting methods." Sep 23, 09 2:48 PM

Southampton Town deputy supervisor confronts, shoves PBA president over comments about budget

Wow what a lot of bruhaha! It's almost as hot up there as it is here in Fla. I know how much it costs to live in the Hamptons. So maybe they need the $$$? But as we learned back in the 1930's one can live on less and looks like the local blue collar worker needs to learn that lesson now. I am so sorry that tempers flare so readily nowadays. Like it or not I firmly belive that the yelling, screaming, nasty language, complete lack of manners can be laid at the door of Fox, Rudolph Murrdock, and his employees. Before Fox News etc. one never heard such language on TV.
I really liked the full explanation of the name Rocky. I remember seeing her and Gary and Maria on Jobs Lane in the summer." Oct 7, 09 4:06 PM

Richard 'Digger' McMahon, owner of Barrister's, dies

I never knew the owners always wondered if Digger was a local now I know. I lived my first 58 years in SH and remember the spot as Ann's luncheonet, etc, so I was very happy to see Barristers become such a nice place with good reasonable food. My visit to SH always includes at least one lunch or dinner there. My kids speak well of Digger I know he will be missed.
my condolences to his wonderful family." Nov 17, 09 12:47 PM

Southampton Village moving forward on new ambulance corps headquarters

I hate it when things are printed with mistakes I mean is it so hard to get the name of a road that's been there since 1641 correct. It's Meeting House LANE
thank you.
Of course anyone can see that a larger building is needed for the ambulance. Ideas have been floated for a new hospital; It is so needed. can't y'all think of a way to accomlish both real soon?
And please leave Lola Prentice Park ALONE. the village needs open space too. " Nov 17, 09 12:56 PM

Jury now deliberating in Oddone trial

I agree with Mary b and beach girl.. I hope the AD's showing of just how long it took proved that the perp is guilty. Any right thinking individual would have let go before he/she felt the victim go limp. And I am suprised that he chose to plead not guilty. If rage is his only excuse and it happened in a bar room, well that prooves to me that he cannot control his rage He should be locked up I hate to think that every time I go linto a bar I will have to look around and wonder who has any rage against me.
This world is getting crazy." Dec 2, 09 6:43 PM

Grand love story behind crumbling Gin Lane wall

that wall was put there before I was born so that's all of 75 years. I always thought it belonged to the estate. You know when the first wave of summer residents came to Southampton, back in the late 1800's, they donated a lot to the community. And of course they kept up the maintenance on their properties.
So now why is it the villages responsibility? If the wall is falling into disrepair the village authorities should be citing the estate owner. Shame them into keeping up their wall. " Dec 6, 09 12:27 PM

Edwin 'Buzz' Schwenk dies

My family had very close ties with Buzz and his family going back more than the 85 years. My husband worked for Buzz for many years. We are so sorry to learn of his passing. My heart goes out to Dianna.
Buzz was a good man and did the best in many different ways. I definitly will miss his great smile. love to all his family." Dec 17, 09 1:23 PM

Southampton Town analyst says proposed wind turbine would harm environment

Johnny Nova, where do I start? The sound of wind mill (turbines) well Holland did ok with ALL their windmills and they do make a racket all those wood creeks and groans. Pregnant women..... well, in the nineteen eighties the know it alls insisted that the high tension wires would cause cancer. My neighbor lived right under those wires and sucessfully bore 4 children all living healthy lives today. Get real LIFE is changing even as we live and breathe. I'm awfully glad that Mr. Crapper invented the toilet It sure beats the comode that had to be emptied out the window every morning. Maybe some of it hit your ancestor in the head as he was walking along the dirt road. " Dec 31, 09 5:18 PM

President declares South Shore beaches a disaster area following November storm damage

I am so old... wish I had a dollar fo evey time I remember the governmen,t be it local of national, spreading sand after a big storm. They even had to restore some of the beach after the BIG hurricane of '38. I can't quite remember did that storm uncover old cars .. or did a subsquent storm uncover cars that were dumped after the hurricane? Putting down boulders and then dumping sand seems like a good idea. And believe me it's cold down here I actually saw 27 degrees on my outside register." Jan 5, 10 1:46 PM

Hampton Library reopens

wonderful news. My husband used the old library back in the day eons ago when the Van Scoy sisters ran the library. He watched as they turned every page to make sure he hadn't made a mark on the book he was returning. I'm sure the folks in Bridgehampton will benifit by their new and improved library. It's a tribute to all that they preserved the old look while adopting all the new services." Jan 10, 10 7:08 AM

Southampton Village moves forward with implementing vision plan

Gee, I don't remember the Board always hiring from up west. With all the talent living and doing business there in Southampton I should think they could hire locally." Jan 13, 10 3:17 PM

Lt. William Hughes named Republican nominee for vacant Southampton Town Board seat

I always get a laugh when anyone claims to be a native or a local. YOU are NOT a native unless you have some Indian blood and YOU are NOT a Local unless your family ties go back for nine or ten generations. That's what my Grandmother from the Halsey/Sayre line told me back in the day. I say it's too bad somone from the true Local lines doesn't take more of an interest in their hometown and their heiritage. Of course I know there's more to the subject. " Jan 14, 10 4:39 PM

Suffolk County Republicans are screening candidates early to prepare for Bishop race

Get ready for Tim Bishop. His roots really do go deep in Southampton Town and by that fact in Suffolk County also. Tim really has a feel for the good of the people who live out there year round not just for a vacation place. A Representative who really cares about the District is what is needed!
Haven't the Republilcans already shown us just what they're after. Maybe another Bank bailout. It was so discusting to see them run around in Sept. of 2008 like Chicken Little They sky is falling. Maybe some of you need to read recent history. Like the Republlican administration of Ronald Reagan nullifying restrictions. Just keep chipping away at rules and regulations put in place after 1934 and see what happened.
For the peoples sake you need Tim Bishop in Congress." Jan 14, 10 4:59 PM

Lt. William Hughes named Republican nominee for vacant Southampton Town Board seat

All this talk of pensions and such. I have an idea to circulate: Anyone receiving a government funded pension or double dipping government pensions, be required when they retire to live in the town or village wherein the pension was earned. Maybe then the inflated pensions would make sense. costs more to live in Southampton Town than it does in Central Florida. The taxpayers up north are paying for some fancy digs down here. " Jan 17, 10 12:48 PM

Workers finish dredging Shinnecock Inlet; project comes in $3 million under budget

This is a good story in all manner of ways. The fishemen need all the help they can get. Y'all can be happy in eveary way. Just remember Tim Bishop when you go to the polls in November. He does care about his home town! And the people in it. " Jan 17, 10 3:01 PM

Lt. William Hughes named Republican nominee for vacant Southampton Town Board seat

Oh you folks can't think beyond.... Look, you pay taxes on your hard earned wages, salary. My idea has merit and belive me I do know the Constitution have read it many times and participated in events to honor our Constitution. so there. Think about it, don't you think it would be nice to have the retiree spend some of the cash in the community in which they earned it? So a clause in the contract would be if they chose to move AS IS THEIR RIGHT the pension would be reduced a certain percentage The reasoning behind that is almost any place in this country is less expensive to live in than Southampton Town.
Several years ago I was sorry to learn that a couple whose pensions came from the school district went to live in Spain. Couldn't even spend their US dollars in the US of A! As a matter of fact I just think fair is fair. You earn your money in Southampton you should spend it there. Or at least some of it there. " Jan 17, 10 4:45 PM

I did NOT say the pension should be calibrated to anything!! I said If the retiree were to move, take their residense out of the area, the pension would reduce a certain percentage point.
Plain and simple. no reason to get out the computer at all. No one should care where their neighbor moves to except for missing the individual on Main Street." Jan 17, 10 5:42 PM

terry, you are being rediculous! Try thinking of something constructive for a change. Hey, it's your taxes not mine. " Jan 17, 10 5:45 PM

Bayman,
Your question is valid but look at my address Florida, No I am not a snowbird. we moved here because without a pension it made sense financally. I left lots of family back there and all are paying their taxes. Some struggling some not so bad. The thing is I will always have Southampton in my heaart. I will never forget the wonderful village I grew up in, the good friends I left behind. read my comment back on the 14. " Jan 17, 10 6:37 PM

One thing I would like to make clear I just had an idea, thinking of a way to stop the drain of cash out of town. It is not a new idea but given the way laws have been made since the 1930' and folks ideas of what is right or wrong; the statement made by our school supertendant back then would not be possible today. He told the teachers that the taxpayers paid their salary so they should spend a portion their money in the village. Actually he said a large portion... Quaint ain't it?" Jan 17, 10 6:47 PM

Southampton Town allows litigation on Aldrich Lane park to continue

Oh my ---- it was ever thus!" Jan 17, 10 6:59 PM

Southampton councilwoman accuses supervisor of trying to 'control' her

Taxpayer1 is right on That was a real sweetheart deal The Graboski's got for the old homestead lot. I had so much fun reading about Madonna on that property. I guess Madonna and Mr. Graboski will have a lot in common to talk about. :)
" Jan 26, 10 4:20 PM

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