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Jun 24, 2013 7:12 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

Rumba Rum Bus Tips Over Following Crash Sunday Night

Jun 26, 2013 9:48 AM
Three people were taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries on Sunday night after the mini-bus they were on tipped over following an accident, Southampton Town Police said.

The Rumba Rum Bus, which shuttles people from the restaurant Rumba to an off-site parking lot, was driving on Canoe Place Road at 8:12 p.m. on Sunday when it rear-ended a car waiting to make a left turn into a private driveway on the road. As a result, the bus tipped over onto its side, causing minor injuries to the driver and two passengers, according to Sergeant Michael Joyce of the Southampton Town Police. The driver of the other car was not hurt.

All three bus passengers were taken to Southampton Hospital by the Hampton Bays Volunteer Ambulance for treatment of minor injuries. The driver of the bus, according to Sgt. Joyce, was ticketed for having an expired registration.

Southampton Town and New York State Police both responded to the scene. The road was closed for approximately one hour.

Calls to Rumba for comment were not returned.

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It has not been the "Legion" ambulance for 20 years! It's Hampton Bays Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
By Robert I Ross (250), Hampton Bays on Jun 24, 13 7:16 PM
Perhaps if Rhumba adhered to their site plan they would not need a bus that parks all over the road to load and unload. Why does the town allow them to overload the building far beyond the approved site plan limit. The operation far exceeds the parking on the site which is why they need a bus and a boat to bring people to the restaurant. Where does the town code allow for increased capacity from off site parking located blocks away?

Why have a planning board if the board's limitations, ...more
By realwhb (7), westhampton beach on Jun 24, 13 8:17 PM
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"Where does the town code allow for increased capacity from off site parking located blocks away?"

My concern is not with the underlying issue but with the presumption the above statement makes. It is not the governments role, nor should it be, to proscribe to businesses how to carry out their business concerns. Town codes enact prohibited activities, not proscribed except for administrative reasons to make regulatory oversight possible.
By Duckbornandraised (184), Eastport on Jun 25, 13 11:31 AM

Real's point is that the Town Code doens't allow for it, specifically requiring all site plans to have parking to accomdate their maximum capacity. There are several reasons for this, including preventing adjacent roadways (residential roads in this instance) from being overrun with vehicles. Additionally, if an establishment routinely has crowds exceeding their parking lot capacity, it almost certainly means the establishment is overcrowded (presenting a hazard in the case of ...more
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Jun 25, 13 11:51 AM
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Ahhh it's that time a year again to pick on successful small businesses in Hampton Bays. The parking lot is TOO SMALL to accomodate the number of vehicles for patrons and EMPLOYEES! The fire marshall and "friends" are there every weekend skulking about due to the wonderful "trustee" that lives across the street wreaking havoc on the Rumba owners. But then again, I guess you all want MORE GOVERNMENT in our lives. As for the sanitary system - IT WAS taken care of over the winter, but don't let ...more
By Terbear (77), Southampton on Jun 30, 13 3:24 PM
Follow the $$$$$$$$$$ real
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Jun 24, 13 8:44 PM
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New York State Board of Elections web site provides the ability to review the contributors and contributions they make to our elected officials' campaign finance committees. Reviewing these filings can be a real eye opening experience, while you are looking at the candidates take a gander at who contributes to the political committees also. Want to end corruption, require public officials to recuse themselves from any matter (resolution, zone change, etc) involving a person, partnership, corporation, ...more
By NTiger (543), Southampton on Jun 24, 13 10:34 PM
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Shame on Rumba for being a success
By joe hampton (3461), south hampton on Jun 25, 13 9:10 AM
To as a specific trustee to starts his crap against Rumba every year.
By Terbear (77), Southampton on Jun 30, 13 3:24 PM
A typo, Robert--thank you for catching. Fixed!
By Frank Costanza (19), Westhampton Beach on Jun 24, 13 8:57 PM
"You want a piece of me ??!! You GOT IT !!!
By CaptainSig (716), Dutch Harbor on Jun 25, 13 6:18 AM
Good thing it wasn't the Rhum-boat!
By johnj (1024), Westhampton on Jun 25, 13 8:55 AM
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A typo is an error, as in spelling, of typed material. How does one have a bad key stroke for the word volunteer and come up with legion?
By HBNative (15), Hampton Bays on Jun 25, 13 12:58 PM
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While the concept is nice, it's run with disregard to the people riding it. Free rum, drunk patrons (not all) and more will lead to another "accident". To assume that it's just an accident is an irresponsible statement, someone could have been killed! The owner(s) of rumba said nothing on their facebook page about the people that were injured just that the bus is being repaired - how nice.
I won't even mention the "Rumba Boat" - which may be a disaster waiting to happen in my opinion.
By whatapity (106), Tuckahoe on Jun 26, 13 12:03 PM
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And I'm the one who is never satisified?? Just kidding...

Based on another article in the Press - Rhumba has approval for 16 dining seats and 5 bar seats. That's 21 people... what's the capacity of the bus AND the boat? My guess is that alone is more than 21 people...
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Jun 26, 13 2:38 PM
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You do realize they use the Rumbus and the Rumboat for both Cowfish and Rumba, but don't let facts get in your way.
By Terbear (77), Southampton on Jun 30, 13 3:25 PM
Yes I know but they obviously shuttle them to rumbar. You mean to tell me it never has more than 21 patrons on friday and saturday night?
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Jun 30, 13 4:59 PM
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Neck pain start therapy this Wednesday
By jjinhb (16), Hampton Bays on Jul 1, 13 12:42 PM
Now they trying to push through a "No Stopping" zone along canoe place rd.. Guess they not satisfied with the no parking signs, now they want to prohibit cars from dropping people off; and of course no deliveries allowed to the restraunt.

What we need is a trustee or council person to move in next to the boardy barn. How about it Jughead Jim? You'll enjoy the flood of drunks in the streets, the vomiting and urinating, the stupid yellow stickers on your car. Two weeks there and you'd ...more
By CaptainSig (716), Dutch Harbor on Jul 3, 13 6:10 AM
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I personally do not urinate in the street after the boardy barn - don't generalize!
By whatapity (106), Tuckahoe on Jul 3, 13 10:18 AM
A little projectile vomiting then?
By CaptainSig (716), Dutch Harbor on Jul 4, 13 5:56 AM
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