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Woman Struck By Car On Montauk Highway In Hampton Bays

There is a crosswalk at the church. I realize that it is tough for an elderly person but I am not sure that yet another stop light is going to help. You'll never get down Montauk & you'll have even more people running the lights. It's a bad spot" Nov 20, 10 10:36 AM

A Brief History Of The Canoe Place Inn

Why would it last one year? The owners are willing and able to restore the Inn completely. What is the down side to that?" Nov 25, 10 8:58 AM

I understand your concern. The developers are smart. I know that they have researched and decided they think this can work. Given the $$$ they are investing and the $$$ they have as support, I am willing to believe they've done their homework.

Unfortunately, many go into bars & restaurants and don't know what they are getting into. It ain't easy!

Of course, the fact that there isn't a catering facility like this in the immediate area, and only a few outside of that, should be a good thing.

We'll see!" Nov 25, 10 10:44 AM

Yes there is. Recently there was a meeting with the Rechlers, some local community members and Jim Malone from the Town regarding the Rechlers hopes of restoring the Inn. They have written an open letter to the community, which is being circulated, at their request, but is too long to be posted here.

You can read the letter at:

http://hamptonbayshistoricalsociety.org/canoeplaceinn

Or by going to the Hampton Bays Historical Society's website, click on the Canoe Place Inn photo and scroll down to Links & Articles. It is the top one.

The Rechlers have also started an email where they are asking for feedback from the community. savethecpi@gmail.com
If you write them I am sure that they'd be glad to answer any questions.

There is supposed to be a meeting held shortly to decide, once and for all, the fate of the Inn.

" Nov 26, 10 5:28 PM

Woman Struck By Car On Montauk Highway In Hampton Bays

My understanding is the person who hit her was pulling out of the apartments next to Villa Paul. I'd imagine she was crossing to his right, he was looking left to make the right. I don't know, but I think that may have been what happened. Very sad." Nov 26, 10 5:32 PM

Oops, just reread the article he was making a left. Anyway, she wouldn't have been in his direct line of vision. " Nov 26, 10 5:33 PM

A Brief History Of The Canoe Place Inn

I also believe it is a Win-Win. " Nov 27, 10 8:45 AM

So you are planning on telling the Rechlers to build affordable condos? Never heard they planned on doing.

Which burned down building?

The Rechlers are not doing this because someone is making them. They are doing it because they believe it will be a success and good for the community." Nov 27, 10 3:10 PM

West Hampton Dunes Village, Residents Challenge Authority Of Town Trustees

Mean comments? I think they are some of the most balanced comments I have ever read. Sorry you lost your family home but changing the ocean is impossible. The mess that is currently Westhampton Dunes was by your own design. " Nov 27, 10 7:45 PM

A Brief History Of The Canoe Place Inn

"the public benefit (which is required) being a walkway along the canal "open to the public"? The walkway would be quite inconvenient as the site is bordered by Montauk hwy., North Hwy. and a train tressle - and the public already has all the entire West side of the canal to walk along and fish from. "

I agree 100% with this statement. But, if you had attended the various meetings you would have heard the community demanding that they have a public walk way, they don't want to lose access to the canal. Thus it is included. Personally I never see anyone walking on that piece of the canal but, that is what the community asked for and the Rechlers said ok. As for being bordered by Montauk, etc. etc., that certainly isn't going to change no matter what is built there so I don't see your point." Nov 29, 10 1:11 PM

It may be pathetic, but that is what the community asked for. Every meeting the same point came up...we'll lose access to the canal. So, they got the access to the canal. I'd hazard a guess that the same amount of people who walk that part of the canal now will walk it then. " Nov 29, 10 6:58 PM

The Rechlers will be razing the buildings on the east side of the property, with or without the PDD. I am not sure why you believe they can't build anything other than a restaurant there. According to Planning, again, this was discussed at the meetings, they are allowed to build a lot more than that and yes that includes condos.

The same goes for the Inn, why wouldn't they be allowed to build what is there already? That makes no sense. The site was used as an Inn, there are existing cottages, why would they be allowed to build the same thing? Again, according to Planning they can build more than a restaurant as of right.

It makes no sense that they would have purchased these properties and not been able to build something worth their investment if they were not given the PDD. You have to give them some credit as businessmen for having thought this out." Nov 30, 10 6:15 AM

They have stated that they can't/won't restore the Inn if they can't build the Town Houses. So I am not sure what the point is. The town can say yes to the Town Houses and have the Inn. Or they can say no to the Town Houses and have condos on both sides." Nov 30, 10 6:16 AM

That is not what the Town Planning Board has stated. Perhaps you know something that they don't?

" Nov 30, 10 9:21 AM

Sorry the link does not work. You are saying that the planners are either lying or don't know their job? Interesting." Nov 30, 10 12:53 PM

Yes, I know how to copy and paste, thanks. Didn't work.

The planners were at the meeting at the high school. It is interesting that you know Mr. Murphree is a complete liar. At that meeting he mentioned that it could be asked that they building townhouses vs condos because the tax rate is higher. There were those in the audience who said he was wrong, he didn't know what he was talking about, etc. etc. Turns out he is correct. Guess he isn't always wrong.

If the land currently has a house, 2 restaurants and a tackle shop, why are they only allowed to rebuild a restaurant? Aren't you able to build the same as what was there?" Nov 30, 10 2:42 PM

Ha! Very true. I actually had thought initially that I was discussing." Nov 30, 10 8:03 PM

You are right it is a mess. There is someone willing to spend millions of their own money to remove the mess. Isn't that what we want? Why does it have to be torn down to be "cleaned up"? " Dec 1, 10 4:27 PM

Well yeah, I didn't think they were doing it to lose money. Most people don't. Successful businesses are wanted in a community. " Dec 1, 10 8:27 PM

Congratulations - still didn't work for me!" Dec 1, 10 8:27 PM

Hispanic Families Speak On Multifamily Housing

"The illegal housing problem is ruining Springs"

Springs is only the tip of the ice berg.

I don't care if there are little green men living in the illegal houses, they are breaking the law. End of story.

" Mar 10, 11 1:17 PM

Town Cites Illegal Transfer Station In Flanders

It does boggle the imagination that this was going on and they thought it wouldn't be noticed." Mar 13, 11 1:13 PM

I think it is the same one." Mar 13, 11 5:01 PM

Let me clarify this, I think that it is the same Fisher that Southold was fighting. Others have been chiming in and don't want to create a rumor. I was responding to SHTownHB." Mar 14, 11 7:04 AM

Springs Superintendent Responds To Teacher Layoff Rumors

This is true, but clearly 20 people aren't legally renting the same house. You don't need to provide a lease, you can provide a telephone bill with the address on it to satisfy the schools residency question. " Mar 15, 11 12:05 PM

Town Cites Illegal Transfer Station In Flanders

According to the radio newscast Frank did receive a ticket. I guess you believe that his little problem in Southold was also just making a mountain out of a mole hill? I am sure that the Town wouldn't have responded if it wasn't a problem. Heaven knows there are plenty of other issues that are ignored. This is a residential area, dumpsters should be stored there. Doesn't this person have a place of business to store his equipment?" Mar 15, 11 12:16 PM

Why was he in the process of moving it since it was ok to be there? " Mar 16, 11 12:18 PM

Developers Submit New Canoe Place Inn Application

The owners have said that one way or the other the buildings on the east side of the property will be taken down. The Inn is older than Tiderunners, is that historic?" Mar 16, 11 7:53 PM

Shinnecock Indian Nation Leaders Upset Over Recent Arrests

So Highhat you are saying it is ok for some to break laws? I don't see where having a Tribal Police Force will change anything unless it works in conjunction with SHTP or other law enforcement.

" Mar 25, 11 1:23 PM

Developers Submit New Canoe Place Inn Application

Have the owners said they'd build a restaurant on the east side of the canal ? " Mar 27, 11 10:06 PM

Walter Tuthill Jayne Dies At 76

So terribly sorry for your loss." Apr 21, 11 4:19 PM

Southampton Town Board Appoints Wilson As Police Chief

Well he does have another job to get to doesn't he?
" Apr 29, 11 5:17 PM

Oddone Appeal Will Be Heard By Brooklyn Judges On Friday

"Unless you are an expert, it is ridiculous for you to determine anyone’s anger issues by their history or how anyone will react after being pushed off a table. I believe, Oddone was denied an expert. "

An expert in what, anger issues? This sentence, not surprisingly, makes little sense.

Would he have listened to the DJ say get down, after being told to get down by someone else? He was told to get down more than once. He didn't.

"Oddone was caught off guard".

Again, no clue what that is referring to. " May 4, 11 2:38 PM

Two Cited For Underage Drinking Parties

"Ms. Petrie’s South Bay Avenue house...They reportedly found several 14- to 18-year-olds drinking alcohol with, they said, the full knowledge of Ms. Petrie"

"...man’s home on Uncle Leo’s Lane. They found about 15 minors drinking, they said, with the full knowledge of the homeowner,"

Seems like the same thing to me. Although it appears he had more under aged kids drinking. Something seems curious." Jun 5, 11 6:31 PM

I didn't see anyone disagreeing with you, they are questioning why the other person didn't have their name printed and were seemingly charged with something different. The way the story reads, they are both accused of the same thing." Jun 5, 11 7:04 PM

sorry I was replying to jenniferp. No one said that the first woman was wrong, just why wasn't the 2nd person treated the same.

As for the aside, sadly I understand." Jun 6, 11 3:45 PM

Upcoming Changes For Southampton Town Leaf Program

So how will you be addressing this issue?

For years I've heard complaints about the leaves not being picked up. What is the solution and how will it be implemented?" Jun 27, 11 12:29 PM

Everything used to cost less money. Less people, less salaries, benefits were cheaper etc etc.

Surely no one is saying the leaf issue has been around for ages and was unaddressed!" Jun 27, 11 12:31 PM

Many of these "neglected citizens" live on private roads. They are responsible for the maintenance not the town tax payer. You have to know your facts before you complain about things like that.

I do agree Alex inherited these problems. " Jun 27, 11 5:14 PM

Police: Molotov Cocktail Placed In Front Of Southampton Highway Superintendent's House

It's stupid and dangerous no matter why they did it." Jun 27, 11 11:12 PM

Hours After Graduation, Quiogue Teen Killed In Single-Car Accident; Driver Charged With DWI

According to the graduation brochure Cameron did graduate and was attending college." Jun 28, 11 7:28 AM

It is understandable that you wouldn't know. In the end, it really doesn't matter. Such a terribly sad event." Jun 28, 11 11:26 AM

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