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Noyac Road Restrictions Not Viable Some Say

I believe that although Noyac Rd. is maintained by the Town, it is OWNED by Suffolk County? Has anyone checked that out?" Apr 26, 12 7:53 AM

If Noyac Rd. is owned by Suffolk County--THEY would have to make the decision whether to close road to truck traffic--not the Town.
What are the chances of that?
" Apr 27, 12 6:42 AM

Southampton Town Examines Ways To Address Substandard Private Roads

Once the Supervisor declares a "snow emergency" all private roads are plowed.
In addition--the town highway dept. is obligated to maintain private roads in passable condition for emergency vehicles.
Finally-- there is a mechanism in NYS Town Law to allow municipalities to to modify the minimum right-of-way down to 30ft" Jun 24, 12 5:12 PM

Cops: Air And Ground Patrol Nabs One For ATV Use In Pine Barrens

When he flips his ATV and snaps his neck--guess who get sued (Eastport 2002)" Jul 1, 12 8:47 PM

Yes, Mr. z--but WHO GOT SUED?" Jul 4, 12 10:05 AM

Yes, Mr. z--but WHO GOT SUED?" Jul 4, 12 10:05 AM

Whew--glad to hear SH town was sued--and not the residents and taxpayers of SH town, who had to incur the legal costs to respond to the suit, and then most likely pay out a settlement, or incur the costs of increased liability insurance.
" Jul 5, 12 10:05 PM

Southampton Town Board Suspends Second Police Officer; Police Union Stands Behind Cop

Municipal salaries and benefits are more ore less uniform across Long Island and over the last several decades were generally awarded behind closed doors through binding arbitration.
You all remember the politicians who dared to stand up to the municipal unions?
They're the ones we didn't elect to office....
So who's to blame?" Jul 10, 12 6:48 AM

New Affordable Housing Project Pitched For Westhampton

That's right--let those peons who cut our lawns, educate our children, enforce our laws, administer IV's in our emergency rooms, fight our fires, and rescue us from car accidents commute from Mastic. Wanting to live in the Hamptons--what nerve!

BTW--my mother retired with 40 years service from the NYC school district lives in a $829/month rent controlled apartment. The unit across the hall rents for 4,200/month. She visits the Met on 5th Ave. (across from the park) at least twice a month" Jul 18, 12 9:40 AM

Landlord Blames Westhampton Beach Village For Vacant Building

Not sure I'm following your logic?
Patchogue, Bellport, Shirley, Mastic--lax regulations--lots of vacant buildings
Westhampton Beach--strict regulations--few vacancies
So...are you saying loosen up the regs so we can look more like Mastic?" Jul 19, 12 6:43 AM

Large Sand Shark Netted At Amagansett Beach

Wish they had mentioned that Little Albert's is a bay beach.
I know tons of people who are afraid of swimming in the ocean because they are afraid of sharks--lol" Jul 23, 12 7:58 AM

Rumba Owners Are Trying To Walk A Fine Line

Why is everyone beating up on David Hersh?
The violations go to the landlord who was well aware of the property limitations before renting to a young entrepreneur starting his first venture.
Every lease gives a landlord the ability to immediately terminate if there are violations of local codes. This operation exists under the tacit approval of the landlord, who no doubt provides for periodic rent "adjustments" to his 15 yr lease, and is laughing all the way to the bank.
David is caught between a rock and a hard place. " Jul 28, 12 7:17 AM

ARB Denies MetroPCS Cell Phone Tower Application

Every time a cell carrier applies to plunk some 150 ft. monstrosity in town (most recently E.Quogue), they are told instead to "pursue stealth installations in existing structures, flagpoles, church steeples, etc..."
This exact language comes from the Town's wireless master plan adopted in 2006. Their attorneys are going to love the ARB denial next time they are told to pursue "stealth installations" instead of their ugly tower." Jul 28, 12 7:28 AM

Company Proposes Wind Turbine Farm Offshore From Montauk

How does this project differ from the one recently approved off Cape Cod.? That generated a lot of controversy over visual impacts, and resulted in years of litigation." Jul 28, 12 7:36 AM

Thiele Joins Effort To Close Hampton Bays Nightclub

Rowdy nightclubs--HAMPTON BAYS
Homicides outside clubs--HAMPTON BAYS
Underage drinking violations--HAMPTON BAYS
Occupancy violations in restaurants by 1000%--HAMPTON BAYS
Illegal motel conversions--HAMPTON BAYS
68% of SH Town police calls--HAMPTON BAYS
Anyone beginning to see a pattern?
" Aug 4, 12 7:21 AM

The Hipster Wars Arrive In Montauk

I love Montauk: "A quaint little drinking town with a fishing problem"" Aug 8, 12 5:55 AM

Developer Threatens Defamation Suit Against Westhampton Beach Village Attorney

Not following the argument presented by WS: " The conditions only apply to Mr. Biss if he is attempting to use the site plan for his current use"
isn't Biss proposing to keep the current restaurant use on the property, and just changing leaseholders?
" Aug 11, 12 10:25 AM

More Than 200 People Attend Community Forum In Hampton Bays

Contact the DEC--a State agency whose authority usurps the County. The waterfront motels with sub-standard and antiquated septic systems are essentially flushing waste directly into the bay. If the DEC determines this to be an environmental hazard they will shut these facilities down in a heartbeat." Sep 5, 12 8:06 AM

Coast Guard Rescues 11 People In Separate Incidents Saturday

Hurricane Nadine in the mid-Atlantic was sending a building swell starting Sat. morning. Every surfer on the east coast was aware of this. How could a sail boat operator with 2 small children on board not be aware?" Sep 18, 12 7:58 AM

First vessel was inside the bay.
Second vessel was outside the inlet trying to make it in" Sep 18, 12 12:16 PM

Pitch For Car Wash in Wainscott

Take cover: they proposed a car wash for the field just west of Bridgehampton Carvel several years back, and the community went ballistic
Another one was proposed behind the Water Mill Shell--same community reaction.
The site backs up to dense residential development directly north. I predict a good winter for several land use attorneys" Sep 19, 12 9:11 AM

Southampton Secures $400,000 For Repaving Of Springville Road In Hampton Bays

What's really needed is an additional traffic light linked to the main light at the intersection. They use the same method at the Ponquogue and Good Ground intersection so cars don't get stopped on the RR tracks." Oct 2, 12 6:38 AM

UPDATE: Town Encourages Sandbags, Will Revive Beach Rebuild Plans

Is there a Nor'easter due to clobber us this Wed?" Nov 4, 12 9:52 AM

Southampton Town: Hundreds Of Storm-Damaged Vehicles Are Being Illegally Stored In Speonk

Some enterprising individual should sneak into these lots around the tri state region, record VIN numbers, and post a fee-for-use data base. It would be available world-wide in case the vehicles leave the area, like they did after Katrina.
Would you invest $20 to search such a database before investing in a used car?
I would..." Dec 7, 12 7:18 AM

Prices Released For Watchcase Condos At Bulova

Has anyone checked apartment prices and carrying costs in Manhattan lately???
These prices are a steal, and will most likely be snapped up by savvy investors, while the "locals" stand around heaping scorn and mockery on the purchasers.
Same scenario for the past 50 years out here.
" Dec 12, 12 4:41 PM

Time will tell where the market eventually lands.
I remember not too long ago when NYC people were buying building lots in south-of-highway Bridgehampton for $100,000--and the locals (me included) were laughing and shaking their heads" Dec 13, 12 6:54 AM

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