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Southampton Town Board Adopts Amended $79.9 Million 2011 Budget

For once turkey i partly agree with you. i'm particularly troubled with the move to appropriate fund balance that doesnt exist and the decision not to pay off debt.
Also, its a sad day when seniors have to plead for a bus driver and a cook all the while the majority board adds a 150k position to the budget.
Fiscal conservatives....cut the community programs and add management and more government and bureaucracy. Those are not the republican values I know..." Nov 20, 10 9:45 PM

she abstained because the republicans passed an amendment to spend fund balance that does not exist. it passed against the advice of the comptroller and town attorney. so being the chief fiscal officer she abstained. In essence the republicans made cuts and will fund the town with money that does not exist. sounds like trouble to me. be prepared to read more about "book keeping errors" in 2011!" Nov 21, 10 8:05 PM

She did she voted no on that resolution. But it still passed." Nov 22, 10 6:07 PM

way to go nuzzi! cut the senior center cook and a senior bus driver but give your aide an 8k raise AND and add a 150k management position! you could get 3 cooks and 3 bus drivers for that croonyism you sneaked into the budget!! you taking notes from Charlie Rangel?" Nov 22, 10 6:10 PM

if those positions are cut, then how are they filled? if a bus driver has retired this year as part of the retirement incentive, then how is the position replaced next year when it is cut nature?
i know there is a complex thought process here nature!" Nov 22, 10 9:08 PM

so you're saying the 150k replacement position is more important than replacing a cook and bus driver? or do rank and file have to be eliminated to show the mandated savings while management is replaced?
if they need money they can just appropriate more of that imaginary fund balance that doesn't exist!" Nov 23, 10 7:49 PM

Quogue Attorney Responds To Verizon, LIPA Over Religious Boundary

In reality with all the money being spent on this eruv controversy, to accommodate probably about a dozen orthodox jews, how about these orthodox jews who choose to obey this religious law just get a map and find out where the eruv boundaries would be from their house to the temple? or is that too ridiculous or require someone to be accountable for their own actions and doing to leg work to find out if they are in compliance with the eruv? a jew has to memorize parts of the torah for their bah mitzvah why not memorize a boundary rather than waste tax payer dollars?" Nov 23, 10 7:58 PM

Despite Objections, Southampton Town Board Appoints OTB Official To Top Management Post

I guess since Graboski is termed out she figures she doesn't need to listen to the public. Very disappointing to see someone who usually stood for whats right and best for the town turn to join in the back room antics." Dec 2, 10 7:43 PM

White Files Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Southampton Town

Maybe there wouldn't be salary disparity if Mr. White actually did work. Where is all the affordable housing in the Town? Where is all the federal state and county aid spent? The answer is no where! Just another overpaid bureaucrat who does nothing and is upset when his position is written out of the budget. Good bye Mr White and thank you for wasting more of taxpayer hard earned money on this outrageous lawsuit. " Dec 22, 10 7:11 PM

absolutely completely untrue. there is more federal, state, and county aid that flows into the town with no strings attached other than to provide housing and improvements to those who qualify or cannot afford it than you can shake a stick at. unfortunately rather than be proactive with that the money sits in the bank unused.
why is it that no profits in the Town can get affordable housing built and the Town can't?
What about all the parcels of land the County gave to the Town how many years ago to build houses? Now the County is threatening to take the parcels back and give them to a non profit since the Town has done nothing!
Maybe the Housing Authority will be able to do what John White was notable to do!" Dec 23, 10 7:50 PM

Residents Offer Support For Poisoning Fish In Mill Pond

we must kill everything in the pond so the aquatic life may live! makes perfect sense people" Dec 26, 10 12:43 PM

Southampton Town Board, Comptroller Discuss Ways To Improve Operations, Communication

Why hire temporary help when TWO individuals were plucked from the comptroller and given to kratoville with no apparent jobs or duties to complete in their new posts. whereas the comptroller hires additional temporary help at a cost that is double then hiring a position in house. so the town decides to get a temp to do work and learn jobs and tasks rather then hire someone to learn the jobs and tasks and stay with the town.
no logic there! except in government it makes perfect sense" Jan 26, 11 4:10 PM

the town board has always had access to the information. and has been provided reports after reports.

they are upset now because they were listening to king richard blowes who was providing them with incorrect information because he thinks he is an accountant. unfortunately the board has made some foolish decisions since the budget adoption and now they have to figure out how to fix them.

this is just a ploy to cover up those screw ups they created by listening to richard blowes and his incorrect information.

the town board can spend however many thousands of dollars creating new reports but the fact of the matter is numbers are numbers and are only as good as the data that is provided for input and the timeliness that it is inputted. i.e. staff to get the info into the financial systems.

the republicans can blame not having "reports" all they want. FACT they have all the information they ever asked for." Jan 26, 11 4:15 PM

Jury Verdict In Kabot Case: Not Guilty Of DWI

i guess ATH is a liar since she denied getting such a call when this occurred
" Feb 3, 11 9:26 PM

Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst Delivers State Of The Town Address

finally someone who knows!! the 2010 budget that ATH is patting herself on the back for is Linda Kabots budget. I don't understand how the majority can pat themselves on the back for the 2011 budget when all they did was appropriate fund balances to cover the budget and in the case of the land management fund there is none to appropriate!" Apr 2, 11 2:48 PM

Town Changes Leaf Pick-Up Program Again

its official, the town now provides absolutely no service to the average taxpayer!

Kudos!" Apr 6, 11 10:11 PM

Actually since this will not be done anymore I expect to see his budget decreased by the amount of money this program cost!
" Apr 14, 11 9:43 PM

what exactly will the highway staff do with their free time now? 100% of all road paving is done by outside contractors. 90% of pothole patching and fill is done by outside contractors. so what exactly is not getting done???? All major improvements are done by contractors and engineers, there are no engineers in the highway department nor do they have equipment to pave roads, so what will they be doing now??" Apr 14, 11 9:49 PM

Southampton Town Board Fails To Appoint New Police Chief

The conservatives run the Suffolk PD now they will start taking over the Towns. After Wilson is appointed new chief, I bet we will see an incline in conservative registrations among the SHPD and the union will gain even more power and drive personnel costs even further! This vote will determine if Malone is just an Ed Walsh puppet or a real conservative and has the best interest of the taxpayer in mind.

HH is right time will tell and we will find out in the next week or so!" Apr 16, 11 3:31 PM

Southampton Town Board Appoints Wilson As Police Chief

Ed Walsh and the Suffolk County PD have spoken and Malone has obeyed!
Now its up to Wilson to make the SHPD a conservative party stronghold just like the SCPD to enhance the strength of the SH PBA! " Apr 30, 11 10:55 AM

Four Hampton Bays Nightclub Staffers Arrested In Undercover Sting

running the hampton bays diner! lol
" May 1, 11 8:22 PM

Plan For Southampton Police Sector Car For Sagaponack Put On Hold

Does anyone else think that the 5 detectives are detecting over 300 cases is a bit ridiculous? Is he seriously saying there are over 300 open unsolved crimes currently in the Town that are being actively investigated? Seriously!?! What are they detecting? Why would a Town this size need 10 Detectives? Do we need a major case unit to track down someone who swiped an iPod out of some parked car with the top down? Lets not forget that Suffolk County PD takes jurisdiction for major crimes." Jul 13, 11 8:19 PM

Heres an idea... bring in all the officers "out on medical" to come in and detect. Surely the Town can spring for some proper lumbar supported chairs and ergonomic keyboards so their injuries aren't exasperated." Jul 13, 11 8:22 PM

Even better! So there are over 300 OPEN UNSOLVED FELONY Cases in this Town?!? Something is off with that number.
I'm sorry your 2 year degree from Suffolk didn't teach you anything about sarcasm." Jul 14, 11 5:58 PM

Democratic Candidate For Suffolk County Executive Unveils Economic Plan At Gabreski Airport

monetary incentives and funding streams..... thats code for tax breaks and taxpayer grants. where do the monetary incentives and funding streams come from, those who pay taxes
" Aug 2, 11 9:19 PM

Republicans Challenge Forced Police Retirements In Southampton Budget As Political

Qualified union staff? What concessions have any of the unions made this year. The answer is none. I see plenty of "qualified union staff" that are dead wood in town government and are only around due to bump and retreat non sense. Good bye to the unions! The best is the stellar highway staff who "prep" their trucks for 2 hours in the morning before hitting the roads to the local deli's for their breakfast - on the clock and then its off to actually doing some work! The unions get no sympathy from me!" Oct 5, 11 8:06 PM

Public Asked To Be On Alert Following String Of Car Break-Ins Across Southampton Town

This is exactly why we need more police officers in this Town!
" Oct 24, 11 7:20 PM

Throne-Holst And Team Release Campaign Video

I guess thats why a camera crew was at Town Hall all day a few weeks ago in her office.

Governance at its finest!

Im glad someone filed an ethics complaint!" Oct 26, 11 6:37 PM

Funding For East Hampton Clinic Expected To Survive Veto

Why do I have to work 2 jobs to barely get by? Why does almost half of my annual pay go away in taxes and more than half if you want to include sales tax and taxes built in to the price of goods and services?
Why is it my responsibility to pay for a clinic in East Hampton? Who's helping me with my insurance bills?
Maybe Mr. Z should establish a non profit to support this clinic and solicit donations rather than blame Republicans.
I don't want my earnings to go to anyone other than me my family and friends. I don't look for handouts or depend on the government. Government is never the answer.
" Oct 29, 11 1:52 PM

Southampton Police Union May Sue Over Forced Layoffs

How about the Police Unions rather than spending $$$ on a lawsuit use that money to offer concessions or offset any concessions so that way people don't have to be forced retired!" Oct 29, 11 1:56 PM

Ethics Board Dismisses Complaint Over Use Of Town Facilities In Throne-Holst Campaign Video

Its a sad day when Town Hall can be used for blatant political purposes and during business hours right in plain view of everyone.

I wonder if "unit production manager" jennifer garvey was unit producing on that day or working for the people and tax payers of the Town when Town Hall was being used by that film crew all day...

Just absolutely disgusting." Nov 6, 11 8:03 PM

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