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Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Confirms Plan To Drop Most Small Group Plans In New York

I'm not saying the Affrodable Care Act is perfect but y'all know we have to start some where. It certainly will be better than what we have today. I am fighting for the the sec. which compeles all to buy health insurance. Everyone should pay something according to his/her ability. As it stands now the hospital is compelled to treat every patient that comes in the door. That is also fine with me. A decent person would/should give to help to the injured. But the patient should have some form of insurance. " Nov 16, 11 8:59 PM

philathome, don't you realize what dbl std is saying? in my mind he is admitting? He seems to be referring to the true southerner way of speaking in code... so he's or is it she no I think it is a he, is accusing you of speaking in code this is in reference to the kkk remark. It took lme a while but I finally realized what a deeply prejudiced southerner, so lilly white, means by "you don't know who will be coming in the back door."" Nov 17, 11 8:28 PM

You are ignorant, or else you don't want to admit, that 90% of business owners are Republican. Those astute men/women have decided NOT to hire (Unless absolutely pressed by increased customers). They will start to hire after the 2012 election. I see it in the stores I frequent here near The Villages and Ocala. So leave this administration out of that argument. " Nov 17, 11 8:35 PM

You jerk! I once knew a young man who thought we should just let someone who was over 65 pass on. Today he is going to a dr. when he needs to for heart disease. His company offers the insurance. And he is glad to have it! You are just a complete snob thinking you have all the answers. Listen, when you go to the hospital your body is just the same as the the man next to you. And if you get uppity with the nurse just think... well, you don't want to know! " Nov 17, 11 8:48 PM

My reply above is for bigfresh and his republican rant. good night. I have to lget up early in the am to go to work. yeah, my post retireement jobha ha." Nov 17, 11 9:02 PM

It is easy when you listen and then watch to see what the prejudiced will do. I do believe Phil-- did not realize the significance of the kkk's; and that sentence of mine can be amended if I find out he grew up in the south... I mean south of the Mason Dixon line.
And if you can't decipher my post, try putting in the commas where I forgot to do so in my haste to get on line. " Nov 18, 11 5:33 PM

who will pick up the check? I will tell you and this from experience so listen up dbl std and fragger etc. I had a father in law many bucks so much he had to use mucho banks for all his dough but when we went out to dinner he pulled out his wallet and exclaimed "oh I'm sorry I thought there was more cash. You can get it bud." what I did not know at the time was he had another wallet in reserve in his jacket pocket. I found that out when he died. And from experience as a waitress the rich are the stingiest tippers. " Nov 18, 11 8:05 PM

I will agree with you on that point arguing about healthe care is stupidity. Just pay your share and all will shut up. And for all you family values and Pharissees out there, Jesus was the first liberal.
Think about it and maybe you will understand." Nov 18, 11 8:11 PM

I'll tell you tomorrow after work." Nov 18, 11 8:12 PM

Brad Bender Concedes Southampton Town Board Race To Christine Scalera

Guess I missed the bios of the candidates. Good luck to all. Ntiger has a good point but I wonder, will it happen? Like so many people I am sick of the mud slinging; all that to get such a low paying job!!!! " Nov 21, 11 8:41 PM

Injuries In Two-Car Crash In Bridgehampton

One of the first things I learned after I moved to Bridgehampton was to be careful about driving on those back roads. Especially the two enterences to Mitchell Lane, Snake Hollow and that tricky one under the bridge." Nov 21, 11 8:49 PM

Elected Officials Address Concerns Over Hampton Bays Homeless Shelter

this is a hard problem with no good answers. So sad to read the first full post of xtiego. There are many stories of immoral actions by perceived homless people.
It is too bad that our state governments, and we as citizens, did not insist that anyone living in this country (state) learn the language of the people of this area they are living in and speak it in public. Why else are they living here if they do not want to learn the ways of their new home? " Nov 23, 11 10:42 AM

Baywoman is right on the money there. In the "olden" days a homeless person was called a vagrant. They were rounded up and taken to a state run home. Back in the 1940's one of my father's uncles was in a home in Duchess County. We visited him there and It was a nice looking place the people were cared for and most importantly the crime rate was considerably lower than today's rate. So it was a more humane way to deal with the problem.
We have to face facts. As Baywoman said "... it happens." .. How far away are the homeless to be driven? How cruel is it to take them away from their home area? Much less chance of their ability to find a job in a strange town. Nobody wins in this situation. " Nov 23, 11 8:11 PM

I don't know where Sam WBeach (5 posts above) learned about life and his life experiences but from his post I imagine he has not seen the bottom half of society. You ought to donate time at your local Maureens Haven. MH is run by churches around the East End. It is a well run organization, every weekend a bus picks up homeless, those folks have a network that lets them know where the bus will be and the times to be at the bus stop. They are transported to the appointed church for the night. Church members fix the meals, supply all the soap, towels etc and food and stay the night with the homless. So I do know just what many of the reasons are for homelessness. And Bay woman is correct in her analysis
" Nov 24, 11 3:46 PM

Two Southampton Schools Flagged For Improvement By State

baymenNYC has a good point citing the report Consequences..... But reading the report and puting answers into action are two different things. I note you also list the information regarding Title I funding. Very interesting. I also note that you list Manhattan as what? Your place of abode? Did you ever live in the Hamptons? I mean east end? Year round? Did you go to school in the Hamptons? Do you have children attending the local public schools? Do you have any idea of the problems of dealing with the great disparity of income that the schools face nowadays? It was bad enough back in the olden days to try and teach kids coming up from the south whose parents worked in the fields alongside the kids who were local year round; and still a divide of the income levels among the locals. I lived that life as a student of the public schools in the east end. My children and grandchildren lived that life.
The greatest problem we have in teaching public school children is that great divide. Compoundig that problem is the fact that this country, for whatever reason, does not compel ALL residents (legal or not) to speak the language of the country. Up until the 1940's/50's the student HAD to speak English, American English, and ALL the immigrants knew this and so insisted that their children learn English. English as a second language in regular class time? Not until my grandchildren went to school. Why did the schools cave in?
It galls me no end to read spanish directions on the box I purchase at our local American stores. Spanish directions in the large areas of Hispanic residents in all the southern border states? what was, or is, our government thinking ?" Nov 26, 11 11:04 AM

What you have to say Mr. Z is nothing new. Are you happy with that?" Nov 26, 11 5:33 PM

The Fresh Market Is Store Interested In Southampton Village Site

one little correction: Schmidts was always Schmidts since the 1980's. It opened in a little spot on Nugent street across from the old post office. Yes the building where Scmidts is now was once McLaren's. And Mac has since passed away. It is not easy to run a food emporium and so true about the low profits in todays world. The one good thing for owners family is the high quality food on the dinner table. That is after the customers have had the first cut!" Nov 27, 11 2:10 PM

Hey Y'all, All Y'all are so lucky to have such a fine Market come to y'alls home place. We have been shopping there ever since one opened in The Villages,Fla. People in Southampton who are used to quailty meats and such will be delighted. You will have no problem with the traffic any more than you do now. And the distance between Schmidts and that corner of Flying Point Road will be just fine to keep Schmidts owners happy. Their customers too. Sometimes I have been in Schmidts lately and it has been so crowded that I couldn't get down th aisle. Dennis has nothing to worry about. He never did, he runs a class act store.
When I went into The Villages store, The Fresh Market, and and saw Tate's Cookies, I almost cheered out loud. I grabbed two bags and we ate one in the car before we got home. " Nov 30, 11 3:50 PM

And I bet you like to leat too!" Nov 30, 11 3:53 PM

Fat lot of chance you have of getting a big box store to consider a carefully edited 'small' store. I do not believe you have any conception of how the food business is run!" Nov 30, 11 4:13 PM

For all the folks citing "spot zoning" beginning with the 2nd post up there.
Unfortunately the village arb has long ignored all those guide lines to the great dismay of many residents. One of the most egregious (my opinion) is the one on North Main Street between Jennings Ave. and Layton Ave. After the 2nd WW a local boy came home from the war and was looking for property to buy for his building business. Low and behold, there was a beautiful old, circa early 1800's, captains house sitting empty for years. The local owner had gone to college and moved away; the family was ready to sell. So they tore down the beautiful house and set in place the one story brick establishment you see to day. The house torn down was very similar to the house only 2 doors south that has been wonderfully restored by people 'from away'. So you have a business establishment in a residential neighborhood. Spot zoning." Dec 1, 11 8:04 AM

Landmark Status Recommended For Montauk Lighthouse; Beacon Change Turned Down

Of course, it is a treasure, so many Islanders make a pilgrimage out to Montauk at least once in their life. " Dec 3, 11 10:47 AM

The Fresh Market Is Store Interested In Southampton Village Site

You are so funny. I loved your response." Dec 3, 11 10:50 AM

You are so right about the 7-11. If wishes were horses everyone would ride. and I would charge right at those two blights on my favorite part of North Main Street. I lived on that part of North Main in my ancient childhood." Dec 3, 11 10:55 AM

You are so right about the zoning.PBR. Anger is too strong a word, disapponint, yes about the two brick buildings. If wishes were horses everyone would ride and I would charge right at those two blights on my favorite part of North Main Street. I lived on that section of N. Main in my ancient childhood. And on the east side on N. Main, the street opposite the former 7-11, is Layton Ave. Opposite Prospect St. on the east side of North Main, is Our Lady of The Hamptons School. " Dec 3, 11 11:13 AM

XYZ has a good idea. Publix would never stand for the dirty mixed up situation at Waldbaums. But Publix will never travel into the land north of the Mason Dixon line where they have, oh horrors, unions!" Dec 8, 11 11:33 AM

Discord Erupts Over Shinnecock Vote On Casino Partner's Future

so far in this debate rrc1049 is in the minority. P Stevens you know very well that the size of OTB is nothing like what a real casino would do to Southampton Town.
Use your brain. Lucy2 is right.
Plus the amount of land around Southampton is not equal to the land surrounding Foxwood etc or Las Vegas. Have you heard?, Vegas is not bringing in the $$$$ that it used to; that cash is going to Dubai. I doubt that the big money is going to go to the Hamptons. Unfortunately." Dec 14, 11 9:05 PM

smacw, did you know that all the greens keepers, the workers keeping the course in good order have since the beginning in the 1890's worked at The Shinnecock Golf Course? That job and caddies in the beginning belonged to the local Indians. " Dec 15, 11 8:18 PM

Southampton ZBA Rejects Front Yard Pool Plan In Bridgehampton

John Bennet, doesn't care about the right or wrong in this case he just wants his $$$$$$$$$$$$. " Dec 16, 11 9:37 PM

Shinnecocks Reject Casino Partner Contract

All over people are happy for the Tribe in this latest go around over their land and the possibilties it all presents.
Does anyone remember the Atty. Bryan Hamlin? Back in the 1950's he saved the land fronting on Montauk Hwy from developers who were putting up small 1500 sq. ft. houses to sell to the general public.... thereby taking away land from the Tribe.
Some slick operator is always looking at the Shinnecock Reservation with greedy eyes. The members of the Tribe have much better access to education today than their parents and grandparents had. Please use it and beware of the wolf that comes in disguise." Dec 17, 11 1:01 PM

Sidewalk Proposal Causes Stir In Tuckahoe

OMIG such miserable people to speak against the children. And the absolutely stupid comment that a school zone makes it difficult to sell houses?! Not when you plan to live in the house you just bought at a low price; and now you just want to flip it. That kind of ---- person Tuckahoe and Southampton Town do not need. Too many flippers now any way. " Dec 19, 11 1:11 PM

Shinnecocks Reject Casino Partner Contract

Great Idea; Of course, you know the shinnecocks do know a lot about taking care of a golf course ... for generations they have taken care of The Shinnecock Golf course... rightly so because that land was theirs before 1890. So a course in Hampton Bays would only be following the precedent set many years ago. And of course there is gambling on the golf course so it's all settled. " Dec 19, 11 7:52 PM

Booksellers Deplore Amazon 'Poaching' Ploy

Z, you may be right but I'll defend unions to my dying breath. Think about it with out it we would have no middle class. Think about this, ... in a corporation every time the union workers got a raise or benefits the white collar workers got the same. Maybe some demands got out of hand but the union still protects the honest worker. " Dec 19, 11 8:08 PM

I am so happy to go to Bookhampton. The variety is wonderful to see and be able to buy off the shelf with out having to special order. Such is my experience in B&N. And the local stores support local authors." Dec 19, 11 8:11 PM

Southampton Village Woman Donates Kidney To Friend

So glad to read the happy story. I knew Allison as a fifth grader in Sunday School.
Such a cute kid grown into a beautiful woman. The phrase to day... "You go girl"" Dec 22, 11 10:24 AM

Shinnecocks Reject Casino Partner Contract

Looks like you do not know anything about the newest and very grand Sebonack Golf Course on Peconic Bay. The land once belonged to Mrs. Sabin (veddy wealthy you know). The new owners tore down the beautiful grand house and put up their own version of grand. some very well know personalities belong to the posh place now.
When I think about it that area, from the air, must look like paradise to a golfer. Sebonack, National, Shinnecock and Southampton Golf courses all in a row." Dec 24, 11 11:28 AM

Bill Frankenbach Remembered By Family And Friends As 'Colorful Character'

Oh, come on isn't his son, young Bill, going to continue the tradition just like his father did when his father died back in the oh was it the late forties or early fifties? Anyway Frankenbach's have done it for more than 75 years.
As much as we might miss someone we all know there is someone to step up into our shoes." Dec 31, 11 7:33 PM

Bay Street Says Southampton Is Best Option Amid Few Sag Harbor Possibilities

I was told by a member of the museum that Mr. Parrish's collection is intact and belongs to the village building, aka The Parrish Art Museum. I am not aware that the persent trustes of the Parrish can take the name of the building with them. If that is the case legally then it should present quite a tussel. " Jan 13, 12 7:44 AM

oops i meant 'present'" Jan 13, 12 7:48 AM

Contractor Claims Southampton Councilman Locked Him In Office After Worker Broke Into Home

What can be done about shoddy workmanship by unqualified contractors? Hire local... a man or woman who lives and pays taxes to SH town and or village.... a person who has a family and sends his/her children to the local public school... look around, ask questions who builds the best substantial buildings, who does the repair job correctly and is availble to correct whatever you the owner has a complaint about and does it willingly with a smile. In other words a local whose family roots go way back. I can reccomand 5 such family men, a carpenter, 2 masons, electrictian and a landscaper." Jan 13, 12 8:04 AM

Wow, bettybop has put it all out there regarding the councilman. And he and the contractor are "from away" as the saying goes. " Jan 17, 12 10:17 AM

Southampton High School Unveils Marine Science Wet Lab

itsamazing and you are aso ldumb. The school was opened in 1974 so it is only 37 years old. We who voted for it voted down a swimming pool. Trying to keep costs under control yet we did like the idea of the planetrium. Too bad the powers of that day did not use it to full capabilities. So if you are so smart go ahead and offer your mathmatical abilities and do the audit free of charge thus saving$$$$." Jan 20, 12 8:04 AM

I NEVER EVER heard any parent say they didn't want their child swiming in the proposed pool because of color. No local person that I know of was that prejudiced. My husband and i voted against it because of $ but also because of the water all around us and the fact that any child, color or not, was able to get FREE swimming lessons and transportation to the teaching site.
Death threats? You make me laugh! Nobody thought SERIOUSLY like that. Any bigot that felt the threat of color was not brought up in Southampton.. they were "from away." Besides that I wnted the planeterium. "They" promised there would be events for the adults in the evening. Not my fault the room was not used to full extent. This Marine Science lab is a wonderful thing.
Back in the seventies Hampton Bays had a teacher that set up a program wherein SHE took the ap Biology students and a class of younger students out to the beaches and bay (might of been the ocean) water to study that sceince. It was a yearl long class and they did that for the rest of her teaching time in that school.She was awarded Teacher of the Year for NY State for the program. " Jan 20, 12 8:27 AM

It is a shame when a school "underperforms". Educators know there are many reasons for that. Some is lack of $$, some is lack of parental interest, some is poor teaching ability, some is student interest or lack thereof. It usually is all of the above.
Since I moved to "away" I have seen the effects in the southern schools. It is sad to know that American schools are/have fallen so low.
It is sad to know that the governments of the southern boarder states have allowed the hispanics to live here without completly learning English. To give in to the lower mentality and print road directions in spanish, to print spanish directions on anything in this country is patently wrong.
There is nothing wrong with the immigrant that learning and speaking English ALWAYS in public will not cure. So that is the governments fault that so much animosity is out there regarding anything that touches the subject of people of a different language, including the fact of teaching in our public schools." Jan 20, 12 9:15 AM

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