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UPDATE: East Hampton Town Officials Denounce Violence In Charlottesville

Blacks who were never slaves are fighting whites who were never Nazis over a Confederate statue erected by southern Democrats because now Democrats can't stand their own history anymore......yet somehow it's Trumps fault!" Aug 22, 17 1:07 PM

I watched the fighting in Charlottesville and could not tell who was who. After getting facts, learned one group had permit to organize, the other did not. Police allowed the group without permit to go unchecked. There is no such thing as peaceful provoking or peaceful instigating. The mayor should be removed from office for not allowing police to arrest counter protesters.

Libs want to limit who gets a permit to organize. They can’t. United States allows groups to organize by scheduling events so they don’t all happen at the same time. Group A was scheduled and legally permitted to demonstrate, and Group B was not.

Municipalities have mayors. States have governors. Charlottesville handled this poorly." Aug 24, 17 2:51 PM

East Hampton Committee, Formed To Open Town To Latino Community, Abandons Town Hall

Immigrants are either legal or illegal and there is no grey area because if they entered the country illegally and without documentation, with children without documentation, their status does not change no matter how long they remain in country. Many in the illegal community were en-powered by community activists’ to get out and speak out, and as a result they’ve lived quite comfortably, meaning they were not afraid to make demands in the same manner that legal citizens do. Everyone must have noticed that. An illegal immigrant that entered the country without documentation may never be able to become a legal citizen, however, they may never be deported unless they’ve committed a crime.
" Sep 6, 17 5:35 PM

Drug Overdoses Claim Two Lives

Stop buying these kids cellphones. Kids use them to get into trouble, send inappropriate photos of themselves that end up on the internet and to buy drugs. Better to give them more responsibility at home (ongoing chores) to make them grow up and gain a sense of accomplishment. " Sep 19, 17 4:13 PM

Princess Diner Workers Were Sexually Harassed, Threatened With Deportation, Advocacy Group Says

I say give the owners their day in court before throwing the towel in on all these allegations. It's up to a judge and jury. On the subject of St. Rosalie's I say, "Wake up and smell the Taco!" BTW... they're not the only Catholic church on the east end. " Sep 27, 17 5:29 PM

Hampton Bays Moe's Closes Its Doors

A problem with Hampton Bays is that it's beginning to look like the kind of place you go to spend your last years of life... with commercial pharmacies (Rite Aid, and soon Walgreens) and multiple walk-in medical clinics peppering the main street in the hamlet. It's a huge turnoff to visitors. I wonder if the town planners or chamber of commerce see this? I'd plan pharmacies and clinics further West, in the area of Moe's and work to attract more interesting, small businesses on the main drag to serve both Tourist' and locals alike. We could use a sit down Bakery, and where can you buy homemade Chocolates in handsome boxes in this vicinity? Hand cut fries. Hot dogs. Pancakes? Load up the village with small, independent businesses and attract more families and young people to the Bays, including businesses that stay open at night! " Sep 29, 17 12:59 PM

When you exit the highway in Hampton Bays, the first thing you should see is signage directing drivers to a FREE municipal parking lot, and with one goal in mind: to attract every car that passes through to stop and stay a while. But there is no municipal parking lot. The area where the new park was created behind Main street business’ would have made an ideal municipal lot where you could park, then walk out onto Main street. Tourist need places to visit or they’ll go elsewhere. During peak summer weekends, those two historic houses should be offering free house tours (by donation). Otherwise, I’d park a colorful Food Truck and picnic table out in front of them both and serve Lobster BLT’s… that would turn some heads. I’d offer weekend ghost tours by lantern through Good Ground Cemetery, and encouraging all business’ to stay open until 9 pm. If people put their heads together, I’m sure there are lots of ideas to get people to sit and stay a while, both day and night. " Oct 3, 17 5:09 PM

Actor Robert DeNiro Asks To Rebuild His Montauk House

And with a super large deck so he can host big parties like the kind nobody else is permitted to have. " Oct 5, 17 11:40 AM

Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman To Leave Independence Party, Join Democrats

"What's wrong with calling it workers housing or workforce housing?"

I prefer to call it "migrant housing," and since most of this work is out east, all towns (and taxpayers) should help with this crisis. But I won't be voting for Tommy John because he doesn't understand what the folks in Hamptons Bays are dealing with. " Oct 31, 17 2:38 PM

Democrats Sweep In Southampton Town Elections

My guess is that the Hills project is going to pass no matter who said what, and you can't take back your votes. " Nov 9, 17 1:32 PM

Southampton Town Police Detective Sergeant Lisa Costa Settles Discrimination Lawsuit

A lot of qualified people that do a good job don't get promoted, especially when there are several candidates to choose from. I agree that this should have gone to trial as somebody else pointed out. We will never know the specifics. " Nov 29, 17 4:36 PM

Southampton Town Board Member Won't Attend Work Sessions Until School Ends

"I'm sure that you, as I, while working in corporate America or those running their own business for decades, were rewarded with a lot more than $60,000 a year for the time put in. Full time efforts demand full time pay."

You cannot compare the salaries being paid in NYC and Wall Street to the salaries paid on the east end or in Sag Harbor. I don't see why TomJohn thinks he's worth a Manhattan salary for being a teacher. He sounds like a bum. " Jan 10, 18 12:49 PM

Many Merchants Taken By Surprise By New Fee For Disposable Bags

They should have banned the bags a long time ago since people got in the habit of going shopping without bringing anything to put the stuff in, so now it seems like a burden. " Jan 13, 18 12:51 AM