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Supreme Court lifts injunction on use of Aldrich Park

What I find disturbing is the last paragraph in the article.

A NYC Firm (Not Long Island or Southampton) acted on the behalf of "Two unnamed day laborers" to have the ruling overturned. Whether these laborers are legal or not is not disclosed.

Is it just me or is anyone else wondering about the identities of these day laborers? Moreover, can some legal firm from out of town acting on behalf of two anonymous people have more legal clout than local homeowners who pay high property taxes?" Nov 24, 09 11:44 PM

All of the posts reflect valid sentiments. Whether or not you agree with them is, of course, everyone's personal choice.

That being said, I want to point out two things:

1.) We are obviously not going to solve this complex issue on an internet forum.

I would hope that the comments at least reflect some kind of sober, constructive exchange about the issues rather than simply venting personal emotions- valid though they may be.

2.) The COMPELLING ISSUE in this article is the Supreme Court decision that was overturned on the local homeowners by a powerful, politically connected advocacy firm in NYC- working on behalf of "unnamed parties" who may or may not be legal citizens of the United States.

This is a scary concept.

The legal, taxpaying homeowners (our neighbors!) lost their temporary court decision to anonymous parties. How does this bode for their case?

Perhaps it's time that we local taxpayers and homeowners employed the services of a powerful, out of county advocacy firm. Apparently, our local attorneys do not have the clout.



" Nov 25, 09 11:03 AM

Once again, not a single person this forum has addressed the specific issue in the article.

The issue is this...."LATINO JUSTICE". (that's the name of the NYC advocacy group)

If any of you had even bothered to read the article before you had gotten onto your self-important soap boxes to espouse either your a.) venom or b.) brilliant socio-political manifestos, you would have noticed that Latino Justice has just scored a cork-popping legal victory over the big, bad homeowners of the Hamptons.

With this victory, minor though it may be, we shall now see NYC "advocates" wielding very large and influential sticks within our government that will affect life on the east end in ways that we can't begin to imagine.

" Nov 25, 09 5:50 PM

"Latino Justice" is a very powerful legal advocacy firm located in New York City.

According to their website they are making quite a name for themselves in legal circles.

Again, what concerns me so deeply is how an out-of -county legal firm can represent two "anonymous" defendants to successfully overturn a Suffolk Supreme court ruling which initiallydefended the rights of Southampton property owners. (temporary though it may be)" Nov 25, 09 8:36 PM

Trespassing charges dropped against East Quogue woman arrested near ANG base; wrongful arrest lawsuits filed

Maybe we've all missed the point here.......

It's NOT about the right to bear arms

It's Not about real or imagined threats of terrorism.

It's about CELEBRITY.

Genovese was totally unknown to the public before her two arrests.
She was a "nobody"
But she's got an audience (and fans) now.
Over a hundred of us logged on to talk about her.

She's relishing every minute.

She will be back. Same place. Same guns. Same charges and arrests.

How do I know?
Because she's got the taste of celebrity now." Nov 27, 09 10:31 PM

I wouldn't be surprised.

BTW, Google her name." Nov 28, 09 9:10 AM

In a previous posting, Genovese said,
"I did not fight for "MY RIGHTS, I fought for (all of) "YOUR Rights!"

Phoney!
" Nov 28, 09 9:17 AM

I'll just add this then I'm outta' here.

Ms. Genovese has an AGENDA!
And it AIN'T about protecting "our" rights.

Again. Google her name for an eyeful.

Best to all and drive safely,
Elliot" Nov 28, 09 10:10 AM

So I guess I'm the only only one who thinks that Ms. Genovese is dangerous.

Wait until you see what she does next!
I guarantee that you read about her again." Nov 29, 09 2:40 PM

Hello, Patriot, (ah... a REAL American)

Good post!

I guess the police TOTALLY overreacted when they found a shotgun and an XM-15 Assault Rifle and ammo in her car. You can forgive them, though, for being kind of hinkey after 9/11.

Your cure for political and social asphyxiation is to get a bunch of guns?

Oh... Mr. Wheeler, to respond (without name calling) You're correct.
I am a Hoplophobe. This silent majority of Glen Beck zealots has given me an irrational fear of gun OWNERS with a right wing, political agenda see 'Patriot' post above)

" Nov 30, 09 11:15 AM

INS has stated:
"The NRA is more powerful than you and all your pinko buddies will ever be."

Hence, the justification of our worries." Nov 30, 09 6:34 PM

Seventh day of deliberations ends with no verdict in Oddone case

PBR...
Twice you blamed Mr. Reister (the victim) for his own death.

Are you insane?" Dec 7, 09 5:12 PM

PBR:
Someone has to be here to counter your insensitivity that you so thinly disguise as pseudo-professional, legal knowledge." Dec 7, 09 5:26 PM

Oddone is a falsely accused man???
He choked someone to death!

Exactly what is Oddone falsely accused of?
Next you'll be telling us that Oddone is some kind of innocent, political prisoner." Dec 7, 09 11:06 PM

Southampton retailers rally together for Christmas shopping

My best wishes to all of the Southampton merchants for a safe and very prosperous season.

It is the talented and dedicated private merchants of Southampton Village that helps make our town a world-class destination.

Thanks to SH Press for the article.
" Dec 8, 09 2:05 PM

Jury deliberations continue in Oddone murder trial

Perhaps Usernames1 should stay off the 27east blog and post her "remarks" on some Bay Shore's newspaper blog." Dec 8, 09 6:18 PM

Seventh day of deliberations ends with no verdict in Oddone case

Since many on this forum have bought into the defense attorney's claim of "self-defense", allow me to offer a different view of why Reister choked someone to death for 2 full minutes while bar patrons tried their damnedest to get him to stop:

Riester was PISSED!. He was enjoying doing his "sexy-man" dance for the female patrons. He was finally pulled down off the table by Oddone and it hurt his pride.

He was mortified! He was insulted in public in front of women.
He wanted to teach the bouncer a lesson!

Any claim about self defense is pure fantasy. PURE FANTASY. Period." Dec 8, 09 11:22 PM

"I imagine he thought he was some perp starting trouble in a bar. "

Oddone told him repeatedly to get off the table. Reister cursed him out! Thought Reister was some perp starting trouble? Oddone was dancing on the table!!!
Is that normal behavior in a bar?" Dec 8, 09 11:31 PM

I inverted the names by mistake. Apologies." Dec 8, 09 11:43 PM

Thank you!" Dec 9, 09 2:32 PM

Of course,

Mr. Reister pulled Oddone off the table, as was his right and responsibility.

Late nights at bars with drunks require the presence of a bouncer. Reister told Oddone repeatedly to get down. FInally, Oddone cursed him out.

That's the big red flag for any bouncer. After he got Oddone off the table, Oddone got him in a headlock from behind and choked him to death, the horrible details of which I shall not include here.

Oddone is certainly guilty. I await the jury's verdict." Dec 9, 09 4:33 PM

If I was dancing on your table in your restaurant (probably drunk) and you told me again and again to get down and my reply to you was, "F--CK YOU"-
tell me, angry one, what would YOU do?
" Dec 9, 09 5:40 PM

According to most comments on this forum, EVERYONE else is guilty:
*The DA is guilty.
The Police Dept is guilty.
*The Public House is guilty.
*Riester ( the victim) is guilty.
*The Justice system is guilty.
* The Eyewitnesses are guilty.
*The Press is guilty.
Ad Nauseum....

Everyone but the actual guy who choked someone to death in public is guilty.

" Dec 10, 09 10:25 AM

The fact that bothers me so much is the amount of time that Oddone had Reister in a headlock (that no one present at the Public House could break no matter how much they tried)

Look at your watch and count out two minutes +
It's a LONG TIME.

Picture, if we can, choking someone for that long.

That speaks to me of more than simple anger. It says RAGE.
This is the element that tells me Oddone is guilty of much more than simple self defense." Dec 10, 09 10:49 AM

Good point." Dec 10, 09 11:16 AM

True. A discrepancy of such proportions makes all the difference between self defense and manslaughter, No?
I'm sure this point was thoroughly examined in court. At least I HOPE it was.

" Dec 10, 09 12:13 PM

Dear Username1,

Do you know for an actual fact the exact amount (2min+) time of the choking was a LIE?

Your friendship with the defendant has certainly overtaken your rationality and.... if it is at all possible, can you please reply without the anger, name calling and personal attacks on the other commentors?" Dec 10, 09 12:52 PM

Thank you, SHRes,

I, too, am weary of Username1. " Dec 10, 09 12:54 PM

Oddone guilty of first-degree manslaughter, jury announces Monday

Username1-
You're either a monster or a raging drunk.

I can't quite decide." Dec 14, 09 9:20 PM

Username1...

You, your insane and cruel opinions, and vicious anger are OVER.
" Dec 14, 09 11:42 PM

Fifty people run from Red Creek Park to Southampton for the Feast of Guadalupe

INS....

You simply gotta' stop, man! Really!

You turn every single 27East article into a g-d damn controversy, bringing in ridiculously inappropriate references that never fail to piss people off.

You never edit yourself. You think that everything that comes into your head is worthy of posting.

Would you PLEASE find some gainful employment for yourself." Dec 23, 09 10:53 AM

Shinnecocks are looking at benefits that come with federal recognition

INS is 100% correct and factually accurate here." Dec 25, 09 3:29 PM

Fifty people run from Red Creek Park to Southampton for the Feast of Guadalupe

Darn you, INS!

I HATE fruitcake.

Now you've made me REALLY mad." Dec 26, 09 2:13 PM

Despite loss in court, man renews effort to control dogs on beaches

"Matt Norklun said he wanted to send a message, and he sent it in the form of dog feces and left it in a bag on the steps of Village Hall last year."

What a charming man!" Jan 8, 10 3:59 PM

One dead and 15 injured in Northampton bus crash

That's, "Right OF Way".
Which of course doesn't matter if your injured or killed in an accident." Feb 7, 10 4:22 PM

Pleasew read the story with greater care. The 21 year old driver of the went through the stop sign, not the Suffolk County driver.
A tragic event for all. My sympathies to the family of the young man and to the injured on the bus." Feb 7, 10 4:24 PM

Fairway Restaurant closed after 20 years

It's a damn shame! The restaurant will certainly be missed.

BTW, BigJimbo12-: I couldn't tell you what the food at the Mattituck Love Lane Deli is like because we walked out on THREE separate occasions waiting for service, after being completely ignored! The service is horrendous and I have no reason to believe it will change in this location.

Typical lousy deal from the town." Mar 28, 10 8:22 PM

Southampton Town looks to confer authority of peace officers on code officers

The entire scheme sounds at best, questionable and at worst, frightening.
Warrant-less Searches? Code Officers making arrests?
Where in the living hell does it end?
And PLEASE don't cite other instances where searches without warrants are an everyday occurrence.

We're talking about Code Violations here. NOT Police.
Mr. Betts should certainly check his ambitions!
" Mar 31, 10 1:00 PM

OK. The laugh's on me :)

I just noticed at the bottom of the article it reads, "To read the entire article, pick up the the Apr 1 issue of The Southampton Press."

Apparently this article is a poor attempt at an April Fool's Joke, right?
Please tell me I'm right. Please!" Mar 31, 10 1:12 PM

Sounds like you should start your own militia .
It's either that or live in morbid fear of those, I think you called them, "frightening illegal aliens".

Look, we have a highly trained and professional Police Dept in addition to Suffolk County Officers, Sheriffs and the State Police. They specialize in dealing with illegal activity. I see no need for Code Enforcement to do the job of the Police. As an aside, I wonder what the PBA has to say about this issue!
" Mar 31, 10 6:32 PM

"With freedom there is Responsibility...you want to take care of everyone...money doesn't grow on trees...you want to be safe in society...you have to have some laws that will protect everyone...not just the few."

With all due respect, US Citizen, what the HELL are you talking about???
" Mar 31, 10 6:34 PM

Sometimes these comment sections are really like going down the rabbit hole!

"Frightening" is not my term. It is YOUR term. I copied and pasted your very own quote and replied to it. " Apr 1, 10 10:52 AM

From your tone and enthusiastic promotion of this idea, it is glaringly obvious that you have a personal (as opposed to a community-minded) interest in this issue. You are a Code Enforcement Officer yourself or at least closely related to one." Apr 2, 10 1:27 PM

Stony Brook University will announce drastic cuts to Stony Brook Southampton

You hit the nail squarely on the head!" Apr 6, 10 10:52 PM

Financial investigation unearths $3 million deficit in Southampton Town beach fund

Forgive me for asking both a redundant and obvious question but..... What The Hell have the Officers of this town been doing the last few years??? Sweet Mother of Moses, this really IS a shell game (TY, Real Conservative)!

...And I thought Wall Street held the patent on hustlers and incompetents. " Apr 15, 10 3:06 PM

SH Press reports here: "The deficit means that the town thought it had $3 million more in the capital fund than it actually did, and will now have to find a way to plug the hole in the enterprise fund."

My Question: Is "Plug the Hole" just a folksy term for increasing taxes, decreasing essential town services, programs and teachers in public schools?

If this happened in the private sector, there would be three little words:
Go To Jail.

Go directly to jail. Do not pass GO. Do not hire an attorney, public relations firm and issue a politically correct statement while blaming everyone else who had ever held office in Southampton. SHAMEFUL!" Apr 15, 10 4:11 PM

Whew!!!!, Boy! I was worried there for a moment. Thanks a million for clarifying that.

I'll be SURE to tell the town that when they raise our property taxes ( see bottom of article- Ms. Throne Holt's statement)" Apr 15, 10 11:05 PM

Hamptons Online sues former publisher, seeking millions in damages

There's a particular detail in this report that seems to say it all.

Mostly every employee of Hamptons.Com had stayed loyal to Mr. Florio and went with him to his new venture.

I wish Mr. Florio the very best of luck in all of his endeavors. He is one of best representatives of the East End." May 13, 10 11:51 AM

You wish.

Mr. Florio's hard earned reputation as being honest and smart precedes him.

He has many, many collegues, associates and friends in this area.

I predict that all will pan out in his favor- as it legally should. " May 18, 10 4:38 PM

Woman killed in motorcycle accident on Napeague stretch

Hang on there a second!

This poor girl was killed as a result of Byank's speeding while he was fleeing the Police!!!

And he was ONLY issued multiple summons and released? Why was he not arrested and charged with manslaughter?

Am I missing something here?
" May 25, 10 10:00 AM

Is your information factual? I certainly hope so." May 25, 10 10:47 AM

I pray that the pending investigation you mentioned is not a protracted press event complete with hand-wringing sympathizers for the accused. (that invariably show up on the 27East comments)" May 25, 10 10:52 AM

I pray that the pending investigation you mentioned is not a protracted press event complete with hand-wringing sympathizers for the accused. (that invariably show up on the 27East comments).

Yes, justice for all should certainly prevail, but hopefully it will be done in a timely manner" May 25, 10 10:53 AM

To you and your family, please accept our deepest sympathies and prayers. " May 25, 10 10:12 PM

My Dear Mr. Z

Please spare us your "more enlightened than thou" sermons.

I would rather agree with SagGirl comments below." May 29, 10 2:00 PM

You said, "Ya know what guys? At the end of the day it doesn't matter who is right or wrong here., "

Wrong.
It certainly DOES matter, particularly in bringing the offender to justice.

" Jun 1, 10 12:23 PM

You really are a moron, Fish. Such stupendously ridiculous observations!

What planet do you hale from?" Jun 1, 10 12:25 PM

Forum on proposed Tuckahoe shopping complex planned for June 1

Local (north sea) said it all:

It's about the $$$$$$$

You and I and all of us have absolutely NOTHING to say about it or influence it's rejection.

The town WILL approve it.


Money talks. Period.

Welcome to Hell." Jun 2, 10 10:34 PM

Dag and Baywoman are damn right!" Jun 2, 10 10:49 PM

Southampton Town code enforcement slaps landlord with 50 violations at six houses

Mr. Distefano's "political-protection" has finally (and thankfully) been pierced!

It's been a LONG time coming." Jun 4, 10 9:58 AM

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