On Friday morning, July 30, I received a phone call stating that the filing deadline for petitions was at the end of business that very same day! This was contrary to the filing dates, which were publicly posted on the Southampton Village website, and caused unnecessary chaos. While it was a fight to the finish, all candidates were able to submit petitions on time to be placed on the ballot. Based on a culmination of 2019 election irregularities, as well as this posted incorrect petition deadline, I have been inspired to explore the opportunity for our village to consider working ... 3 Aug 2020 by Staff Writer
By Billy Sternberg “The Fish” was the Fisherman’s Quarters on the old North Road in Shinnecock Hills. New owners changed it from a roadhouse to a music hangout. They hosted local jams, with estimable musicians. As a founding member of its Host Committee, I worked behind the bar on some nights and, on one occasion, flipped burgers. I became friendly with the gang. One friend, a drummer with twin boys, called me unexpectedly one day. He’s a house husband and happened to be in my neighborhood. He wondered if it was cool for the three of them to drop by. ... by Billy Sternberg
Let Jay Schneiderman’s bongo-banging performance at the recent mob fe, permitted under his governance, serve as the audition that lands him another daytime gig. He endangered everyone, incurred state opprobrium, devalued public quarantine, and bobbed and weaved, presenting himself as an innocent bystander as well as a player at a hastily called press conference. (Always note his pronouns!) Given his unconscionable, irresponsible behavior, words like “brain dead,” metaphorically speaking, seem apt. Now, it seems that those words and another incited the ire of Abraham “A.J.” Miller of Hampton Bays. In a Letter to the Editor [“The Bigger Picture,” July 30], ... by Staff Writer
In the 2016 election, the major media and most pollsters indicated that Hillary Clinton would win by a huge majority, and that Donald Trump didn’t have a chance. Was it “fake news” or wishful thinking? But, thank God, the well-informed “deplorable” Silent Majority showed up and voted. We Conservatives don’t scream and throw rocks at the police. We quietly vote! (And we don’t want illegal immigrants to vote.) Since Trump was elected, we have been subject to a lot of real “deplorable’’ behavior, primarily from Democrats. We endured a horrible, unjustified attempt to remove our president. For over three years, ... by Staff Writer
I have personally known Julie Fitzgerald for several years. She is a kind-hearted and dedicated Southampton Village employee who puts in 110 percent every day to serve this village. During these already difficult times, Mayor Jesse Warren terminated Ms. Fitzgerald, stating only that his decision was “a personnel matter” [“Colleagues, Former Mayors Shocked By Southampton Village Mayor’s Firing Of Assistant,” 27east.com, July 21]. Not publicly stating the cause for her removal is confusing and cowardly. Ms. Fitzgerald served this village with great pride and dignity and deserves better. Just because it is within the right of the mayor to hire ... by Staff Writer
Do you want more condos in Southampton Village, with the density of the nightmare subdivision at The Latch on Hill Street, right next to Whitefield, the gold standard of condos? Then just vote For Zach Epley and Kimberly Allan. Do you want more local streets overwhelmed with traffic from seven- and eight-bedroom houses that have replaced three-bedroom ranches? Just vote for Epley and Allan. Do you want your last remaining old-time neighbors and your own kids driven out of our village because there is no longer either middle-class housing, like modest ranches and small colonials, or affordable housing? Just vote ... by Staff Writer
As the Town of Southampton solicits opinions on its housing program through a series of virtual forums [“Officials: Updated Southampton Housing Plan Will Go Beyond Affordable Housing,” 27east.com, July 24], I respectfully offer my thoughts. There is a consensus that affordable housing is necessary. The question is: What is the best approach, and how much is too much? In Southampton, we have attempted to preserve open space and have invested in water quality initiatives. There appears to be a dichotomy between these efforts and constructing more housing. The town supervisor should have detailed answers to the following concerns: Are the ... by Staff Writer
The debacle that the Democrats put on masquerading as a fact-finding interview of Attorney General Bill Barr was infuriating to watch. Every Democrat congressman spent their five minutes insulting our chief law enforcement official. Each took their turn preaching the virtues of free speech and the right to congregate, while they abused the individual held captive by his own belief in free government by delivering their diatribe under the guise that a response would be allowed. Mr. Barr rarely was allowed that opportunity. He was muzzled by the pathetic chairman of the Judicial Committee, who had lost his sense of ... by Staff Writer
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