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Aug 6, 2013 1:31 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

Vice President Joe Biden Vacationing In Southampton This Week

Aug 7, 2013 10:59 AM

Vice President Joe Biden is vacationing in Southampton Village once again, village officials have confirmed.

Mr. Biden, who has visited the village frequently in the past, is expected to be here through the weekend. It is unclear if his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, also is in town. The family usually stays at philanthropist and technology entrepreneur David Bohnett’s estate on First Neck Lane or at the Village Latch Inn on Hill Street.

The Federal Aviation Administration has issued temporary flight restrictions for planes flying below 3,000 feet for airspace within a three-mile radius centered on Southampton Village. The restrictions went into effect on August 5 and will be lifted on August 12, according to the FAA’s website.

Mr. Biden and his wife have visited Southampton Village at least once a year since 2009, when he came for the Columbus Day weekend. Since then, he has paid a week-long visit each summer.

According to the White House website, the vice president does not have any public appearances scheduled throughout the next week.

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The closure of air space below 3,000' above "Southampton Town" would explain why the helicopter noise above Noyac has been noticeably quieter yesterday and today. Sunday afternoon and early Monday morning was bonkers.

Has there been an increase over Northwest Woods and the Southern Approach routes in Wainscott?
By PBR (4956), Southampton on Aug 6, 13 1:44 PM
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The article has been corrected re: 3 mile radius from Southampton Village controlling the airspace.
By PBR (4956), Southampton on Aug 6, 13 8:18 PM
"Even President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who was in office 12 years from 1933 to 1945, was on vacation less days than President Bush at 958 days. Calls to several Presidential Libraries reveal that no President can come close to Bush’s 1,020 days on vacation in an 8 year period."
By tm (174), mtk on Aug 6, 13 2:04 PM
I hate wading into this federal politcal stuff - but do all of you honestly believe that while they're on "vacation" they don't, in fact "work"? It's the digital age and the feds probably have access to technology far greater than the typical american citizen. This is not Roosevelt's age, where a vacation would literally mean being off from work.

I'm willing to bet these politicans (on either side of the aisle) are capable of doing work when they're not in DC. I'm not keeping track of ...more
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Aug 6, 13 2:36 PM
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and to spin off what peoplefirst states - shouldn't we be PROUD that the 2nd most powerful person in the Country (and one of the most powerful [potentially powerful anyway] in the world) wishes to spend his time in our backyard when he literally could go ANYWHERE in the world? Like Biden or not, like Obama or not, but there should be a certain amount of pride associated with not only having the VP come here to relax and unwind (says a lot about our backyard) but that a former 2-term president and ...more
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Aug 6, 13 3:27 PM
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Well said . . . especially the last parenthetical . . . what an amazing two days we have just had . . .
By PBR (4956), Southampton on Aug 6, 13 3:38 PM
Lest we should not forget that it is a "Catch 22", if you will.

They sure as heck have not helped to keep the cost of living reasonable...
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Aug 7, 13 6:49 PM
Welcome, Joe!
By peoplefirst (787), Southampton on Aug 6, 13 2:39 PM
Foghorn, open mouth, insert teabag
By SidViscuous (26), on Aug 6, 13 4:29 PM
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Well, Thank you for inviting me to the party peoplefirst
By joe hampton (3461), south hampton on Aug 6, 13 5:40 PM
Trying to start another profitable war for you!
By youteast (11), East Hampton on Aug 7, 13 5:58 AM
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Hmmmm.... guest DJ, Joe Biden at the Boardy Barn. Get your veep on!
By double standard (1506), Remsenburg on Aug 6, 13 4:13 PM
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since they are all on "vacation" why are all of us stupid taxpayers footing the bills for this?? no flights in and around southampton (and believe me I'm in BH where the private jets go over every fifteen minutes on sunday) so why should we care? Because WE are paying for these "vacations" and all the other matters these politicians can manage to shove in our faces.
By xtiego (698), bridgehampton on Aug 6, 13 6:28 PM
"Now, people when I say that look at me and say, 'What are you talking about, Joe? You're telling me we have to go spend money to keep from going bankrupt?'. The answer is yes, that's what I'm telling you." - Joe Biden

"If we do everything right, if we do it with absolute certainty, there's still a 30% chance we're going to get it wrong." --Joe Biden

"Look, John's last-minute economic plan does nothing to tackle the number-one job facing the middle class, and it happens to be, ...more
By KevinLuss (356), Detroit, Michigan on Aug 7, 13 6:04 AM
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The conservative-corporatists will never get over the fact that Obama/Biden were twice elected by overwhelming majorities. Just imagine how distraught they'll be for the eight years of Hillary's presidency!
By SidViscuous (26), on Aug 7, 13 9:31 AM
President Obama’s popular margin of victory is bigger than both of George W. Bush’s election wins in 2000 and 2004.
By progressnow (556), sag harbor on Aug 7, 13 10:08 AM
Yes, we can clearly see the barbarians are at the gate, When over 40 percent of the country pays no income tax and the fed keeps the printing presses on 24-7 to pay for the unions and programs for the takers it is clear to see where we are headed quickly, The National Debt is now 16,892,953,770,247 go ahead and look for your self usdebtclock.org tell me what kind of "progress now" is that we have added 7 Trillion to the debt since 2008 , The progressives are spending this country into certain destruction ...more
By 27dan (2854), Southampton on Aug 7, 13 10:23 AM
Don't they have beaches in Delaware? Mr. "the middle class has been buried the last four years (said just four plus years of he and Obama in office)" would appear to prefer the Hamptons over the "inferior" middle class beaches of Delaware, which are very nice BTW.

By Mr. Snerdley (397), Southampton on Aug 7, 13 10:56 AM
HEY V.P. Joe...

GOOGLE THIS:

Meet the Town That's Being Swallowed by a Sinkhole

What could possibly go wrong when miners, frackers, and drillers reshape the geology beneath our feet? Talk to the evacuees of Bayou Corne, Louisiana.
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Aug 7, 13 8:37 PM
Since Mrs Garrison (or any one else felt the need to address my comments on immigration I guess I will jump on over to this tread now...
During the last champaign your boy promised not to circumvent congress" with executive pronouncements . Yet he has used signing statements and he has taken executive actions to circumvent Congress on immigration and other issues. Recently, he decided the employer mandate will not be enforced on October 1. Yet that date is stipulated by law. Doesn't the Obamacare ...more
By joe hampton (3461), south hampton on Aug 9, 13 10:21 AM
Silence is deafening?
By PBR (4956), Southampton on Aug 9, 13 11:38 AM
Yes, Crickets
By They call me (2826), southampton on Aug 9, 13 1:14 PM
This comment has been removed because it is a duplicate, off-topic or contains inappropriate content.
By Undocumented Democrat (2065), southampton on Aug 9, 13 2:08 PM
Number one, executive orders have been implemented by every President since Washington. It's nothing new. They are guaranteed in Article II of the U.S. Constitution.

Now, when you have a bunch of people from a party which came up with the atrocity called "Intelligent Design" obstructing the legislative branch of government, executive orders are a good thing.

If you disagree, press a lawsuit like Youngstown Tube did in 1952 if you feel granting more time for adjustment to policy ...more
Aug 9, 13 2:26 PM appended by Mr. Z
And UD, one thing I for sure know about Latin is that "Preliator" misspelled his name. It is a corruption of the word "proeliator", which means "warrior". Glad you all caught it...
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Aug 9, 13 2:26 PM
Is it me, or does the "modern GOP" remind you of the lead-up to "Escape from L.A."?
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Aug 10, 13 3:55 AM
Former MSNBC Anchor David Shuster Heads to Al Jazeera

No surprise here
By They call me (2826), southampton on Aug 10, 13 11:04 PM
More accurate if you are Muslim I suppose, Or a Kool Aid sipping progressive in love with socialism and getting control of what you see as the cowboys and there free republic
By They call me (2826), southampton on Aug 12, 13 3:20 AM
Dear Mr VP,
I hope that you had a good stay here, as the reason you visit is why I live here. Its a beautiful place. You made it more enjoyable due to the air space restrictions which halted the onslaught of the helicopters over North Sea. For that selfish reason I wish you would move your office here. Peace and quiet is why I live here but that is destroyed by the mass helicopter over flights. If you could give back one thing to the people of Southampton, please get behind the letter sent by ...more
By North Sea Citizen (568), North Sea on Aug 12, 13 11:42 AM
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Is that what all those westbound police cars were for today? They also had an ambulance with them. I thought maybe they were transporting the lady who drowned off Montauk back to manhattan.
By btdt (449), water mill on Aug 12, 13 5:41 PM
You should have seen the C-5 Galaxy he left in good god what a waste of money

Power Plant: Four General Electric TF-39 engines

Thrust: 41,000 pounds, each engine

Cargo Compartment: height, 13.5 feet (4.11 meters); width, 19 feet (5.79 meters); length, 143 feet, 9 inches (43.8 meters)

The Galaxy carries nearly all of the Army's combat equipment, including such heavy oversized items such as its 74-ton mobile scissors bridge, from the United States to any theater ...more
By They call me (2826), southampton on Aug 13, 13 12:21 AM
The advertisements on this site are getting more and more invasive it is at the point now where it is a very aggravating balance and I thought I would let the editors no I am getting to the point where I am starting to resent the way the adds are being shoved in my face. any one else?
Aug 13, 13 7:42 AM appended by 27dan
This morning when I opened the home page that huge puppy was taking up the whole screen and slowly shrank back down to where only the eyes are staring at you. I had to wait for this "Dog and Pony Show to be finished before I could read the news, Really ? And the side ads on the comments are a bit over the top, Seems a bit too much IMO.
By 27dan (2854), Southampton on Aug 13, 13 7:42 AM
Recently your this administration launched a new round of peace negotiations between Israel and Palestinian leaders. Israel had repeatedly said that it would negotiate without preconditions, but Palestinian leaders would not. This administration, through Secretary of State John Kerry, pressed Israel to release 104 terrorists from Israeli jails. Was there a single new concession demanded from Palestinians?

Aug 13, 13 11:43 PM appended by joe hampton
I will be waiting for your comment philly
By joe hampton (3461), south hampton on Aug 13, 13 11:43 PM
Predictably on the wrong side of everything
Aug 15, 13 7:55 PM appended by joe hampton
But I guess it stands to reason... after all look at your news sources... Last week Al Jazeera and this week the PLO news letter. Good God Man have you no shame ? Whats next Chris Hayes channels Kirby Page with Ouija board interviews ?
By joe hampton (3461), south hampton on Aug 15, 13 7:55 PM
"According to a press release issued by the Palestinian Liberation Organization’s Department of Negotiations Affairs on Tuesday,

WOW !

You never stop amazing me!

You really must miss Keith Olbermann
By They call me (2826), southampton on Aug 15, 13 10:41 PM
The Palestinian Liberation Organization’s Department of Negotiations Affairs ?

Really ?
By They call me (2826), southampton on Aug 15, 13 10:42 PM
3000 feet of airspace, that's just what's between Joe"Bite Me" Biden's ears.
By kpjc (161), east quogue on Aug 14, 13 6:41 AM
The problem with socialism is eventually you run out of other peoples money.
Since the last election was so close.(electoral college aids system sucking leaches). 51 percent is close enough for me. Better yet break down the vote geograghically. 90 something percent red. Anuway lets split the counrty in two . The libs can pick witch 50 percent they want. It wont matter because you all will drown in your unaccountablity and exuse making. The self-sufficient conservatives will bust their butts ...more
By double-D (96), southampton on Aug 15, 13 6:09 PM
Jeez, all this passionate political claptrap just because the guy stayed here for a week. Can we just be glad he didn't shoot anyone in the face?
By btdt (449), water mill on Aug 16, 13 12:10 PM
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Was that supposed to be funny, You take an accident and twist it with your bitter ideology into a joke. I find it distasteful.

And look who gave you a thumbs up. That says it all
By They call me (2826), southampton on Aug 18, 13 10:47 AM
I'm wondering...does anyone on this board take vacations? One Week!!!!! give me a break...My boss is on vacation right now... or at least he's supposed to be, but he is in constant contact via email. Does he need to be? No. There is no such thing as a vacation for the Pres. and VP every vacation is a working vacation.
By pstevens (406), Wilmington on Aug 16, 13 3:53 PM