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Code enforcement shuts down soup kitchen at Southampton Tire

I guess I won't be getting my tires there ever again! That aside what is with the special treatment that this lastest group of immigrants receive? All throughout our countries short history there has been prejudice towards the last people in. Most of whom immigrated legally. Most also coming for the American Dream, to embrace this country as their own and to build a new life here.This is not exactly what is occurring here and now. Many of these people wire the vast majority of their earnings back to the native countries. Why should we take pity on them for their mismanagement of their funds? They send money home to build their own McMansions. Some support their families but either way they remove the funds from our country. I love to hear someone with an idea on how that helps us in this country. Then there is the issue of the sheer volume of illegal immigrants. It is taxing our schools, which translates to our property taxes! When someone comes here illegally they are in violation of Federal Immigration Law, what incentive do they have to follow any subsequent laws they encounter? As far as shouting "go back to Mexico" to a Columbian or Guatamalan may not be right but is accurate because the vast majority come here illegally through Mexico. Honestly they are people just like you and I but enough is enough... there obviously isn't enough work for them so maybe it"s time to move on. Southampton Town did what they are expected to do... enforce the law. They received complaints and responded. If anyone is really upset by there actions maybe you should get the permits as well as a location to pick up the ball Southampton Town swatted out of bounds where it belongs! Sympathy for the illegal worker who killed someones Grandmother in the Flander's hit & run... sorry that would be appalling. He should have been scared he shouldn"t have been here in the first place!!!!!" Apr 3, 09 8:15 PM

Fred Thiele backs gay marriage bill

Marriage has a a definition already, this legislation seeks to redefine the word to suit a minority. What is wrong with civil unions which grants them all the rights of married couples without destroying the traditional definition of marriage. This issue has been given more attention than it deserves there are so many more important problems for our inept elected officials to be working on. How about working on the out of freakin control school taxes for one!!! Or maybe make sure by the time students graduate High School they can speak ENGLISH!!! If we can do that who cares about deviant marriages!!!" May 6, 09 2:16 AM

Four confirmed cases of swine flu in Suffolk County; East End safe so far

I wonder how many people have died of Heart Disease while the media is milking this bogus bug for all it's worth? I know it's substantially more than the number that have died from H1N1. Alas Heart Disease is boring so why cover it." May 6, 09 2:23 AM

They came, they saw, they crushed, even the six-foot hot dog

Sounds like they may have went to far. I guess Springs is becoming part of "The Hamptons", which is a shame because "The Hamptons" is what is destroying the "East End" and the rural community it used to be! It used to be so beautiful out here before it became the place to be for pretentious urbanites! Death to the green lawns!!! " May 6, 09 2:42 AM

Developers will tweak plans for Canoe Place Inn

Move it? Sure into a Dumpster. Not only is it a dump and fire trap, it attracts the most undesirable clientele. These club goers were so bad that Mobile used to close at 4am on Sat. because of the abuse suffered by the employees from these crass people! Let them do it, make them build a sewage treatment facility to minimize the impact on our groundwater. Permeable parking surfaces, Solar. " May 6, 09 3:14 AM

Poor economy exacerbates persistent East End tension over immigration

Hot topic!!! Look when I was 16 years old and rode a skateboard daily the police never had a problem harassing my friends and I who weren't even breaking the law. Now these people come here looking for work, so that makes their criminal actions acceptable? Not in my book no matter what lame reasons these illegal fans offer on here. Most are really weak like welcome to the 21st century, times are changing, raciest, bigot and the other sad stances taken by these mental midgets. Like you poeplefirst tell me do I get to choose which laws I will and will not follow, no then why should they. Do me a favor and ask an Indian what happens when you don't control immigration!!!!!!!!!! I have had friends and girlfriend of various ethnicities so raciest doesn't fly over here fools. Igfla is right this debate really is pointless. Lobby your corrupt politicians!" May 6, 09 3:37 AM

Fred Thiele backs gay marriage bill

This town was founded by people with these values you claim are racist and bigoted. Our lovely Town has been destroyed by the loss of these values. Good Ground you know jack about me fool I don't subscribe to any religion so wrong there! Guns don't even think of going there, I like moving targets that talk trash. The comment you made about bigotry is so ironic because you are bigoted towards Republicans. Your ignorance shines as bright as the noon sun in June. For the record I'm not Republican either, so go get your psychic powers tuned up Ms Cleo!" May 6, 09 10:14 AM

As far as government interfering with marriage I'm all about leaving it just the way it is but then Gay couples would not get the same tax breaks they will if they have a Civil Union or a deviant marriage. Remember this forum is for expressing viewpoints not berating others who don't agree with you that is bigotry." May 6, 09 10:34 AM

Economy, roadwork convinces Lobster Inn owner to reopen for yet another summer

Maybe if the Town had been more responsible with the CPF Fund they would have had the money to go through with the deal. The CPF was badly managed in times when it was being steadily replenished, one example would be the use of Given Associates LLC who the Town paid up to 10 times the going rate for appraisals on a routine basis this is just a small example of the mismanagement.
East Hampton has received all the attention on the CPF because of McGintee's audacity, but the are some serious concerns right here in Southampton." May 7, 09 1:02 PM

Waitresses are people too

Great Job covering this problem. If you can't afford to TIP properly you can't afford to eat out!!! Although working in a "kid friendly" restaurant you will get more bad tips as people with kids that have not worked for tips themselves tend to tip poorly." May 7, 09 1:15 PM

Fred Thiele backs gay marriage bill

A bigot is a person who is intolerant of or takes offense to the opinions, lifestyles or identities differing from his or her own, and bigotry is the corresponding attitude or mindset. Bigot is often used as a pejorative term to describe a person who is obstinately devoted to prejudices, especially when these views are either challenged, or proven to be false or not universally applicable or acceptable.

The origin of the word bigot and bigoterie in English dates back to at least 1598, via Middle French, and started with the sense of "religious hypocrite" Forms of bigotry may have a related ideology or world views." May 9, 09 12:15 AM

Developers will tweak plans for Canoe Place Inn

Comparing that eyesore with the Coliseum in Rome is among the most delusional things I have read to date in the comments on this website. I laugh at all these people squawking about Preservation do any of you know what the east end looked like 30 years ago or better yet 60 years ago? There was a great deal worth preserving, sadly it wasn't fashionable to Preserve then. This building does not and will not have historical designation, nor should it.
The idea of the Town buying it is ridiculous, ridiculous do you own a home in Hampton Bays? If so how did you fair on your reassessment? Do you really want to help the Town waste more of our tax dollars to buy this property? Do you we can afford it? I'll you that 3 million is nowhere near enough to purchase it, let alone fill the money pit the restoration would be!
All this is without taking into consideration it's privately owned and the owners have every right to do what THEY want within the the Town code and in accordance with the Comprehensive Plan. This is America still right? The idea of Private Property ownership and rights is one of the principles this Nation was founded on. I think it is ill advised to erode this fundamental right through an attempt at obstructionism as it diminishes all of our rights by doing so.

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excuse my leaving" think" and "tell" out on line 9 " May 9, 09 12:58 AM

Town grows impatient with auditing firm

State Comptroller PLEASE!!! Fiscal Responsibility is a pipe dream!!!" May 9, 09 1:02 AM

Ms Kabot, Please don't use the term "Cookie Ja"r when talking about our tax dollars! For anyone with a post elementary education it is appalling!!!

" May 9, 09 1:05 AM

See what happened with my typing... maybe that's what is happening with their calculators...." May 9, 09 1:07 AM

They came, they saw, they crushed, even the six-foot hot dog

Here is a link to the video that Mr. White had taken while has yard was "cleaned"


The Town of EH is a disgrace, they took virtually everything he had saved. I'm not saying they shouldn't have taken action, but they went overboard! On the video workers for the clean-up company were taking coolers, I would like to see the part of their Town Code that forbids having igloo coolers in your back yard. Mr. White was able to keep them but only because he grabbed them back. His yard was a mess and an eyesore but some of what occurred constituted theft supported by the EH Town Police and sanctioned by the Town Board. McGintee is aspiring to new lows.... amazing.
" May 9, 09 1:31 AM

Towns look to feds for guidance on green changes

Brilliant create another department in our SH Town government. Councilwomen Graboski and Throne Holst both ran on a Green Platform they both have a responsibility to stay the coarse, allowing an advisory committee to squander grant money on expanding our oversized Town Government is not thinking, acting or being GREEN. How about Solar Panels on Town Hall. If we can't keep the books straight now, how can another dept. to manage going to help?
I hate to regress to the past but if you don't learn from past mistakes you are destined to repeat them. The Master Plan of 1970 had a lot of great ideas, unfortunately due to a lack of implementation few were realized. Then the town grew and we needed to update and revise the plan. We need action, now to effect change not more hand outs to consultants. Hire quality people that can do the job IN HOUSE! Far to much of our Taxes wind up going to outside help and the job still isn't done properly." May 9, 09 1:54 AM

Shinnecock community notes

Dan is getting old and possibly senile, he probably is purely ignorant, I would hope he did not mean it in a derogatory manner. I find inaccuracies often in his articles hopefully this is just one more in a long line of errors and not of malicious intent. The Shinnecock have endured far more abuse than most will ever know.
Some one in Mr. Rattiner's position would do well to read about our local history so as to able to accurately and respectfully publish his articles. The Shinnecock have had Tribal Trustees since colonial times!" May 9, 09 2:23 AM

Developers will tweak plans for Canoe Place Inn

Wrong on many levels, first a TIMESHARE Condo Complex is in no way going to burden the school district with children as none will be living there full time it's a TIMESHARE. This will provide relief from our excessive taxes.
Zoning??? They are well with in the Code or the Town Board wouldn't have approved it 2 1/2 years ago, which by the way is when you should have attended the Public Hearing on this matter! I'm sure the Colosseum analogy would have garnered some laughs as well as pity for a lack of grasp on reality.
The CPI is hardy what makes HB unique. How about the Shinnecock Canal and Inlet, that I would agree with.
Don't get me wrong I'm not a fan of Condos, but they are within their rights to build them under the current land use regulations. I respect thier right to full and productive use of their property.
As for concessions, going from 75 to 60 is a concession, but to scrape the plan because some people aren't happy with the project at this stage of the game is unreasonable. The 15 units being dropped represent a 20% reduction in size which is a concession. 100% change of plans is not. " May 10, 09 1:04 AM

Before anyone respond s please read the article not just the comments it will save you from looking Silly!

" May 10, 09 1:08 AM

Southampton Elementary School principal faces uncertain future

Why does the principle of a small elementary school get paid $129,375? The Town Supervisor makes almost $30,000 less. Something is a miss here. Does the Town Supervisor not have a great deal more responsibility? The way the school tax burden is calculated and distributed needs to be re-worked Town Wide The most affluent areas of our town pay the least and the least affluent pay the highest. Time for Watermill, Bridgehampton and Sagaponak to start paying their fair share! " May 10, 09 1:23 AM

Waitresses are people too

Make sure you tip 20% on the food and bev but not the tax??? You're the type of penny pincher that would waste the time locating the subtotal so as to not kick in the extra 2% that the tax would represent on the 20% tip on the total bill?

Remember these people handle your food... be respectful!!! " May 10, 09 1:46 AM

Fred Thiele backs gay marriage bill

littleplains -
Our founders had slaves so that is relevant how?? To try to put the blame of women not voting until 1920 on them is a joke. If you are so ashamed of our history why don't you move somewhere that is suitable to you. Do some research on our Town's early history so you don't come off as arrogant and uneducated as you do. Go read about The Amistad then tell me about how intolerant we are on the east end. Go back to England if you don't like it here.
Gay Marriage is just that Gay Marriage just don't forget the Gay part and it's fine but Marriage is between a man and a woman. I have no problem with gay people. I have been hit on many times and have never been anything but polite. I do know people that would knock someone out in a flash for many of the comments and advances that I turned away peacefully. So in the intrest of understanding respect others values as you would have them respect yours. You don't have agree just respect!" May 10, 09 2:26 AM

Developers will tweak plans for Canoe Place Inn

Due to the size of the building it would impact the project substantially due the % of lot coverage allowed. Timeshares are few and far between on the east end so for you to say that friends of yours can't give theirs away is irrelevant unless they (the Timeshares) are in Southampton Town, which I highly doubt!

This building does not qualify as historic it was built in 1921... how does this make it historic? Many people don't even know where it is. If it was such a landmark and such an important feature of our Town/Hamlet why don't people know where it is.

Restoration is more expensive than a demo/rebuild as well as more time consuming. How does saving the building change the problem with the Timeshares being converted to standard Condos in the future? Even standard Condos wouldn't be a burden on our school district as they will not allow overcrowding that takes place in the residential areas of our town. That's what is burdening our school district at present." May 10, 09 3:37 PM

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