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Local stationery and office supply shops react to Staples planned for Bridgehampton Commons

Walmart? ok that's pushing it a little. lol Walmart is the official store of trailer parks nationwide. Let's maintain a little pride. All jokes aside, most big box stores couldn't survive year round out east. Go in PC Richards or Kmart at certain times and you can count the customers on one hand. I don't know if you have ever seen a Staples Express, they have them in the city. They are very small stores that are well stocked. That's all that Bridgehampton Commons would need, not a full size big box store." Mar 25, 10 7:57 AM

County Road 39 to see minor widening project in the fall

If they build small parking lots in Watermill and Bridgehampton and eliminate on-street parking during certain times and on specific sides, they could accommodate 3 lanes on 27 without construction and using the current width. On certain stretches, besides in the villages themselves, there is plenty of room for widening. Parking lots on both sides will also eliminate the need for pedestrians to cross the street, and not to mention waiting for someone to parallel park, both of which worsen traffic. One lane could be used bi-directional depending on need. e.g.: east on Friday, west on Sunday. Sitting in traffic for an hour on a trip that should take 15 minutes is a waste of time and gas. Preserving a traffic pattern for nostalgic reasons and ignoring the immediate need is ridiculous. What good would 2 lanes of traffic to the diner do if the cars have nowhere to go. Presently there is one lane on 39 to the diner and there is already a backup at the turn.. two lanes will just add to the backup. The 4 lanes on 39 has improved traffic flow and has not hurt the "small town" image. We need to come to grips with reality and do something between Watermill and Bridgehampton." Apr 4, 10 11:41 AM

Woman killed in motorcycle accident on Napeague stretch

Vehicular Manslaughter Statutes in New York
The New York statute states that second degree vehicular manslaughter is defined as:

§ 125.12 Vehicular manslaughter in the second degree.

A person is guilty of vehicular manslaughter in the second degree when he or she causes the death of another person, and either: (paraphrased)

Is driving under the influence;
Drives a vehicle containing flammable gas that weighs more than 18,000 pounds in violation of another statute; or
Drives an ATV while under the influence.
Conviction of second degree manslaughter is recorded as a Class D felony.

The New York statute states that first degree manslaughter is defined as:

§ 125.13 Vehicular manslaughter in the first degree.

A person is guilty of vehicular manslaughter in the first degree when he or she commits the crime of vehicular manslaughter in the second degree as defined in section 125.12 of this article, and either: (paraphrased)

Has a BAC of .18 or higher;
Is driving with a suspended or revoked license;
Has a prior conviction of DUI; or
Causes the death of more than one person.
Conviction of this crime results in a Class C felony." May 25, 10 7:57 PM

To be tried for vehicular manslaughter there has to be other factors to go along with the death of a person. Probably running from police, wreck less driving 15 mph or more over the limit, suspended license or warrants for arrest. It's sad when you kill someone you know or love due to negligence, but laws are statutory regardless of relationship. If the offense meets the requirements of the statute, then they can be prosecuted." May 25, 10 8:09 PM

Two students hospitalized after Route 114 crash

I don't know the facts so my comments are just general statements. Obviously it's important to watch out for what is in front of you, but I also watch out behind me, especially on these roads with one lane in both directions and no turning lane. I see people at times making a left turn positioned way in the right side of the lane. When making a left you should be as far left as possible in order to give vehicles behind you space to go around, not only to keep traffic moving, but as an escape route in case they don't see you and can't stop. A large portion of driving is defensive, it's especially important out here where you commonly see people in a rush. If I am stopped on the road for whatever reason, eg. crosswalk, rail crossing, turning car, and if no one is behind me for a long stretch, I put my hazards on to warn anyone coming up." May 26, 10 9:47 PM

Mattituck woman will receive six months for DWI fatality involving Hampton Bays teen

A couple of weeks ago a Westchester County man was sentenced to one year in jail and one year probation for killing a dog." Jun 2, 10 2:55 PM

Shelter Island soldier killed in Afghanistan

Not sure if this link will work, but the NY Times has a picture of a fellow soldier mourning the loss of 1st Lt Thienhart.

http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/06/08/pictures-234/?hp" Jun 8, 10 7:56 PM

Not sure why they grouped all of those various photos together, I guess that's why it's called "pictures of the day." Scroll to the 7th image." Jun 8, 10 8:01 PM

Shinnecocks expect final word on recognition Tuesday

You have obviously never been to "Atlantic City," the city not the casino. It is a lot better than it used to be, but years ago you could drive one block from the boardwalk casinos, with millions of dollars being gambled daily, and see poverty and crime that was unbelievable. There is also a place called Las Vegas.. take a walk a couple of blocks from the "strip" and tell me what you see. The only places I have seen that don't have the vice problems associated with casinos are Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun." Jun 15, 10 5:34 PM

correction.. I misread your comment about Atlantic City. " Jun 15, 10 5:37 PM

Mold could close Poxabogue for extended period

Why would a "golf course" be closed because of "building renovation?" If need be a couple of rented trailers could be brought in temporarily until work is finished to keep the golf course and driving range open. Why spoil an entire summer when the building is not really integral to the business. What's there now isn't much bigger than a trailer anyway." Jun 23, 10 7:52 PM

Rumor about attack in village is debunked by police

It's funny when people who are only second or third generation Americans themselves want to restrict who can legally enter this country.
Rumors that are believable and highly probable are easily spread, thus the rapid propagation of the news of Tom's death. This new rumor about Tom having a job won't go far.. that's too far fetched." Jul 1, 10 7:58 PM

Kabot DWI hearing kicks off, will resume Tuesday

Given the recent accidents and deaths in the area due to drunk driving, I would think everyone would look at this case with sober eyes. Pun intended. If you choose, and the key word is "choose," to become a public official, you should be held to a higher standard. OK, let's not hold public officials to a higher standard, let's hold them to the standard that we all face. Drinking and driving is illegal, not to mention dangerous, and the law states what the penalty is for doing it. Depending on what profession you are in, you will also face repercussions at your place of work. I personally am in such a profession that I could possibly lose my job I am convicted of DUI. It amazes me when politicians mess up and get caught that they just don't go away quietly and get a real job. Instead, they draw more publicity to the case, and even more absurd, they want to hold public office again. Are we that pressed for individuals who want to hold public office? " Jul 8, 10 9:47 PM

Helping swimmers spot rip currents is focus of beach group

ICE you are not being racist because everyone already knows that a white person has never been killed by a rip current. Some people truly need counseling and medication." Jul 11, 10 10:50 AM

Suffolk County consumes record amount of water on Friday, Southampton estates lead the way

The county needs to focus on commercial and large private properties that have landscape irrigation installed. Rain sensors and moister meters should be required on all commercial and large private sprinkler systems. Drive down route 27 and 39 in the morning and count how many sprinkler systems are on while it's raining or just after it has stopped raining. How simple and inexpensive is it to install rain/ moisture sensors. We need new county regulations." Jul 17, 10 5:05 AM

East Hampton police try to improve village traffic flow

It's time for both Easthampton and Southampton to address traffic issues. Traffic is higher than normal this summer, for whatever reasons, but there should be no excuse not to be able to handle it. Certain times of the days there should be restrictions on certain turns, parking in some places, and traffic lights can be timed to expedite the flow of traffic. Traffic is stopped and slowed for reasons that can be rectified with new traffic regulations. Something needs to be done in Watermill, and westbound afternoon traffic on route 39 in Southampton is backed up due to traffic lights that can be timed to accommodate the heavier flow. Traffic management in the two towns are poor to say the least. I don't expect to fly through at 55mph, but bumper to bumper stop and go traffic for miles due to three or four problem areas is ridiculous. " Jul 28, 10 4:56 PM

East Quogue woman files $70 million lawsuit against Suffolk County and Southampton Town

When they first put the helicopter in front of the gate I stopped to take a closer look at it. I'm ex-military and was just curious and reminiscing. The first thing I noticed was a sign that stated that it was illegal to stop there. Why the hell would they put the helicopter there knowing that military buffs, or just anyone in particular would want to stop and get a closer look and take pictures. If they don't want people stopping at the front gate, don't entice them with things to make them stop.

As far as Genovese is concerned, you can see that she is not working with a full deck. Some people get ideas and opinions and become so overzealous that it ultimately leads them into situations like this. Is it patriotic to disobey a military bases rules where signs are clearly marked? Can you imagine what would have happened if someone that remotely looked Arab was returning from the gun range with 2 rifles and ammunitions stopped in the same situatuion." Jul 31, 10 5:21 AM

I am a veteran and other military bases have airplanes, helicopters and tanks on display off to the side of the front gate in an area set up for people to stop and take pictures. To put that helicopter smack dab in front of the entrance gate was a dumb idea. With all that space out there they could have put it off to the side so people who stopped wouldn't pose a threat to the front gate." Jul 31, 10 5:33 AM

Southampton Town supervisor floats cop consolidation plan

Who will benefit from this in regard to taxes? Village or Town residents? It would seem to me that presently it is a bigger tax burden on the villages to run their own departments, so the villages would benefit more than the town. There is a reason village taxes are higher, and it's not just beach perks. If the villages residents want to pay for their own police, then let them. There is absolutely nothing wrong with the service of the town police dept. If you think there is, try living in other parts of Suffolk and Nassau Counties then get back to me." Aug 5, 10 5:54 PM

One woman drowns, several rescued at Amagansett beach on Sunday

Lifeguards along the entire stretch of every beach would be the answer, but not very practical. But what I don't understand is why there isn't life saving equipment along the entire stretch of every beach. Rescue tubes and cans should be stored every few hundred feet along any beach just like fire extinguishers are kept in commercial building hallways. When an emergency such as this arises, then at least the heroic rescuers would be equipped and not become victims themselves.
At a small cost every beach could and should be protected this way. " Aug 10, 10 2:49 PM

In drowning aftermath, residents push for better beach protection

Telling someone not to wade into the ocean on a hot summer day because they are not strong swimmers is ridiculous. It's not like most beach drownings happen to people who are swimming 50 yards from the beach, they are usually in waist deep water and swept off their feet. Lifeguards along the entire stretch of ocean is impractical, but why can't some sort of rescue device be stored every 50 yards year round. Remember, this person drowned while trying to rescue another person in trouble. If she could have grabbed some type of rescue flotation device before jumping in, this drowning could have been averted. " Aug 25, 10 3:05 PM

LIRR service suspended on the East End Friday

It is definitely overkill, but the reasoning is that they rather cancel service than have hundreds of people stuck on trains or platforms due to high water or down trees. The storm looks like a dud so far, but they rather be safe than sorry." Sep 3, 10 2:04 PM

East End dodges bullet as Earl sweeps east

Whenever the Town, County, State, or other entities are prepared, it's usually overkill and nothing seems to happen. It's always the minor rain, wind, or snow storm that catches us off guard. The LIRR canceled all service east of Speonk and Ronkonkoma for Earl, yet ran trains into two foot snow drifts last winter and water literally 3 feet deep last spring. At the Montauk station water was over the train platform but they still ran trains up to Amagansett." Sep 6, 10 9:29 AM

Woman pleads not guilty to grand larceny and writing bad checks to East End businesses

If she looked the part, they must have taken this picture at her worst. Why do people always manage to look crazy in mug shots?" Sep 25, 10 9:00 AM

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