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Hampton Bays Diner Sold

Sorry, I didn't add your addendum. Undocumented Democrat must have done poorly on the S.A.T's. The sign would now have to be at least 4' x 6' until the code department makes it come down. " Jul 28, 17 8:24 AM

HB Proud, thanks for backing me up. The point of me posting the article (and if it duplicated, sorry) is that Hampton Bays has a very poor image and unfortunately the image is turning into reality with poor planning and SELECTIVE enforcement of laws. The Hamlet has a lot to offer but with the general anti-business sentiment the area is deteriorating rapidly. The cost and time to open a productive business in the area deters prospective entrepreneurs to come into the town and with the sanctuary hotels being allowed puts on a tax burden that is not sustainable... " Jul 31, 17 1:02 PM

HB Proud, not impossible to correct, but difficult. The laws in place punish the good people while the bad ones escape. Take the rental law for example, former codes and laws were enough to weed out group homes and overcrowding. Instead, the Town enacts legislation that bogged down the building department and was basically unenforceable. It was just a money grab and a way to make homeowners CO's invalid. To those naysayers, if it was so great, why are we still having the problem. Political correctness and fear of discrimination lawsuits is what is driving the policy. Put that with anti-business sentiment and ridiculous business zoning use codes and you have Hampton Bays. " Aug 1, 17 7:17 AM

CPF Revenues Down In East Hampton, Up In Southampton

Look! we found another way to tax people in the name of the environment. Next, lets use the money for a fleet of Prius' . " Aug 2, 17 8:03 AM

New Owner's Plan For Old Hampton Bays Diner Property Remains A Mystery

What's so bad about a CVS? The hamlet should be thankful they would be willing to invest and create jobs in the area. The old mentality of "no big chains" doesn't work. That is why Hampton Bays looks the way it does. How many CVS's do you see going out of business? There is no "charm" in Hampton Bays. I remember people screaming about Panera. Then I would see them eating there once it opened. Not a lot of businesses can afford the extortionist process of Southampton Town Planning and pay the taxes at the same time. Come on in CVS... " Aug 16, 17 7:45 AM

And to the Southampton Press...stop saying a commercial tenant paying the property taxes is an "unusual agreement". Get out of Mayberry, it is not. A triple net lease is common in ground leases. Take a course." Aug 16, 17 7:48 AM

And the price of tea in China is.....
Your dissatisfaction over an employees mistake is understandable. Nothing to do with the fact that Hampton Bays is a hamlet in disarray with governmental officials unwilling to solve the issues and foster smart growth. For the most part, only large chains can afford the process of going through commercial planning. So, this is what you get, vacant buildings and no where to go. Be careful of what you wish for...it is here. " Aug 17, 17 3:21 PM

Who are you to say how many...Let the market dictate how many are needed. Maybe CVS can do it better than the ones you mention. They would not make the investment unless they thought that they could. Who knows, maybe the people will get better service and better prices. I seem to have taken a college course in that once. You know, capitalism, free market, competition. Interesting concepts. We should get back to it sometime instead of having others try to say what is needed. Just a thought." Aug 18, 17 3:53 PM

State Agency Says PSEG Followed Proper Protocol Prior To Pole Installation

They should all be fired/ not elected. In Towns where you need a permit to go to the bathroom, in Towns where there are dark sky laws, ARB approval for everything and a general incursion in all aspects of development, they allowed this to go on. Criminal." Aug 23, 17 11:00 AM

Expert Says Wastewater From Septic Tanks Is Biggest Contributor Of Nitrogen To Lake Agawam

Hold on to your wallets! Two sides to every story. This is an ongoing attempt to justify an agenda. All humans should leave Long Island at once!" Aug 24, 17 7:31 AM

Suffolk County Septic Improvement Program's First New System Installed In Flanders

This is typical, lets screw the homeowner, mentality of government. Criminal. Hold on to your wallets. This is a planned, agenda driven, self pontificating job by our government. Run of this island as fast as you can." Sep 10, 17 8:03 PM

Westhampton Beach Officials Say All Village Residents Will Help Pay For Sewers

What they don't mention with the "modern containment systems" is the ongoing cost to maintain. the system. Plus, the electric cost to run the system 24/7. Though it is not mandated now, I am sure someday it will be. Sewers are a great first step, forcing homeowners to use a certain vendor, is not." Sep 27, 17 9:03 AM

Hampton Bays Moe's Closes Its Doors

"G" Thinking like that is why the Motels are loaded up with County programs, businesses are closing down, and there are no viable retail establishments in Hampton Bays. The Barn is open 20 days a year. At least its patrons are supporting local businesses unless most of Hampton Bays residents who go to Riverhead or west to spend their money. Over taxed and no people plus ridiculous planning costs by the town, makes it hard for any business. Friendly's, Diner, Moe's not to mention the CPI that has looked awful for the last ten years makes Hampton Bays less appealing to start a business than ever. " Sep 29, 17 10:34 AM

"unlike, not "unless"
" Sep 29, 17 10:34 AM

Plans For Hampton Bays Diner Building Are Moving Forward

What the new owners do not realize is that "fast" for the town is 3 years. Plus, any kind of work will require costly upgrades to septic and building to meet current codes. Should open by Spring of 2021. By then, the old Friendlys may be knocked down or a soup kitchen. Hard for restaurants to make the nut in the winter. Good luck to them. Hate to be pessimistic but if the Town Board really know what they were doing, Hampton Bays wouldn't be what it is today. " Oct 3, 17 1:28 PM

What supported the diner was the nightlife and tourist crowd. Through the years, the Town has done all it could to kill the tourist economy. The aging residency of Hampton Bays does not support the economy. For a Friendly's to go out, that tells all. A generic change in culture to what Hampton Bays could be would help business thrive. But that is not going to happen. Instead, HB has welfare hotels, no retail establishments other than Macy's which is probably on its last legs, and a population that generally goes elsewhere to spend their disposable income. " Oct 4, 17 8:20 AM

Not to mention, if something goes in there and is successful (God forbid) there will be complaints of traffic and that it is too busy for the area. You just can't make up the mentality of SOME of the residents of HB." Oct 4, 17 2:25 PM

Southampton Town Considering Creating Opioid Task Force To Combat Spread Of Drugs

When its easier for kids to get heroin than by a 6 pack of beer you have a problem. You raise the drinking age, close the bars, not allow access to beaches easily, create social host laws to generate money, and generally give no one under the age of 21 a place to socialize..this is what you get. So I guess the Task Force will come up with some miracle solution that has not been thought of. Bottom line, too easy to get the opioids." Oct 6, 17 7:37 AM

Interest Grows In Former Friendly's Building In Hampton Bays

Chains are great unless its a CVS which would probable last longer than any of the above referenced eating establishments. " Oct 9, 17 1:49 PM

Southampton Town Considers Litigation Over Hampton Bays Well Contamination

And, we have had so many gasoline fires. Wouldn't it have been prudent to check for potential impacts before practicing with it and spraying all over the place?" Oct 9, 17 4:01 PM

Southampton Village Board May Require Top Of The Line Septic Systems For New Homes

And, in the next breath, they want affordable housing. Criminal. Someone has to be on the take" Oct 16, 17 7:53 AM

Southampton Town Issues More Than 200 Code Violations For Illegal Rentals In Hampton Bays During Housing Crackdown

How about not making it so ridiculously difficult to get a rental permit? Smoke and CO detectors, proper access and general quality of upkeep. Instead they crucify someone if a shed is in the wrong place." Oct 16, 17 7:56 AM

UPDATE: Driver In Monday's Single-Car Crash In Eastport Dies, According to Police

Sad that he lost his life. With the old telephone poles he may have had a shot. These new poles, in addition to being an eyesore, give no one a chance if hit. Hard to believe we allowed these poles to be erected. Criminal." Dec 12, 17 3:01 PM

Bridgehampton Gateway Developer Frustrated By 'Misinformation' Spread About Her Proposal

CAC opinions come and go. Their role in the process should be limited. They are the same people that go to Riverhead to shop (probably at a CVS) and complain when their taxes go up due to a decreased tax base. If this keeps up, Southampton Town will have to keep raising property taxes to pay for the increased expenditures inherent in the Town, not to mention the shools. I hope a CVS comes in, Advance Auto, Panera...Residents should be thankful if they do. Pay taxes, offer services. Must be done smart, but don't keep on turning them away. " Dec 14, 17 8:57 AM

BH11932...Using those as examples only...doesn't have to be those EXACT ones. The point is, the anti-chain sentiment is not healthy. Most "chains" do thorough due diligence before going into an area. Generally, well run and do not go out of business. The CPF has become a crutch for the Town and CAC's to stop any kind of development., PDD or not." Dec 14, 17 2:43 PM

Southampton Village Board Approves Legislation Requiring Advance Septic Systems Near Water Bodies

Couldn't agree more jediscuba. I understand basic safety and environmental concerns, but dictating to use a certain system from certain vendors is overstepping their bounds. These systems run 24/7 and require maintenance that only a few can service. Bad. Let the lawsuits fly." Dec 26, 17 1:11 PM

UPDATE: Southampton School Board Approves Settlement With Denise Merchant

Another reason to combine school districts. There are 55 school districts in Suffolk. Should be broken up into 4 or 5. Complete waste of taxpayer money. It will never happen though. Teachers and administrators will fight because they will never give up a good thing that lines their pockets with taxpayer money and no accountability. They didn't even mention the benefits in the article. Bankrupting our property owners." Jan 11, 18 7:30 AM

What planet do you live on? 78% of the tax bill goes to the schools. 55 administrators,55 superintendents, buying offices, staff, buildings...all on the taxpayers back. Its not the number its the percentage. Go back to your full benefit, taxpayer funded employment." Jan 11, 18 9:34 AM

Suffolk County, Southampton Town Officials Break Ground On Speonk Commons Affordable Housing Project Tuesday

Criminal. The area cannot support the density. How about make the real new homes more affordable by cutting down on the ridiculous hurdles it takes to build one. Plus, as they move to the new (who got paid off?) septic requirements adding to the already exuberant cost of going through planning and environmental protocols." Jan 16, 18 3:36 PM

Craigcat, shoot for the moon and get what you want. What they approved they planned from the very first meeting. It was evident. The as of right provided a commercial component that would increase the tax base with no impact on schools as well as provide more retail for the area. So even if the amount of people were the same (which I disagree) the benefit to the community would be there. This is typical pontificating politicians slamming a project down a communities throat. How about lower the building fees, ridiculous planning process, and now the new septic laws and the prices of homes would come down making them more affordable. " Jan 17, 18 7:25 AM

The same Town that cannot enforce the housing laws in Hampton Bays and allow people to live in deplorable conditions in old hotels. Lots of Kool-Aid" Jan 17, 18 10:20 AM

Eastport South Manor Can't Shed Fiscal Stress Rating

This is what happens when you keep giving away the healthcare and retirement costs. How about do like most people. When you retire, get off the taxpayers back? Smart enough to teach our children, but not smart enough to plan retirement? The system is broken. Needs dramatic change." Jan 30, 18 2:42 PM

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