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Throne-Holst has aggressive agenda as next supervisor

I see she's already hired her own personal assistant! Good job ath!" Nov 13, 09 3:32 PM

Throne-Holst budget revisions approved by Southampton Town Board

INS feel free to take on the DEC and the long process of obtaining NYS and Federal grants for stormwater work. It takes years to get the money and proper DEC approvals. But why would you know that" Nov 23, 09 6:26 PM

Good to see ath is sticking to her campaign promises of bringing back youth services personnel and staffing the supervisors office with one person. So far shes hired 3 people for her staff. She plans on paying for this rather than having a balanced budget but to continue with deficit spending and to float bonds for deficit payments.

Business as usual" Nov 23, 09 6:29 PM

If you paid the actual cost of police protection your taxes would be much higher. your taxes do not match the expenses" Nov 24, 09 8:03 PM

Kabot takes down press release after town attorney files complaint

wow a press release that actually contains the truth is removed from public view.

cheryl kraft stripped of her position and pay cut
chief building inspector and waste management director have take home cars to where they live in patchogue and islip respectively. obviously for all those off hour dump emergencies and building inspections.

dont the tax payers get to know where their money is going." Dec 3, 09 9:01 PM

Two meetings of the Southampton Town Board had no quorum

good to see they are working hard for their 60k a year salary! Thank you sally and anna" Dec 6, 09 9:04 AM

Residents are interested in proposed sewer district for Flanders and Riverside

Sewers are a big infrastructure project. Thats digging up streets and building a treatment facility that complies to all enviornmental regulations. there will be a sewer district created to charge those for this "public benefit" to pay for the project." Dec 6, 09 9:06 AM

Throne-Holst budget revisions approved by Southampton Town Board

i guess this is the start of "a southampton government like we've never seen before - ath" basically means spending will go up! so much for those campagin promises. how many patronage jobs has she created already.... 3 in supervisors office and one deputy highway superintendent.....and shes not even in office" Dec 6, 09 9:10 AM

Union protests construction of private hangar at Gabreski Airport

unions need to go away" Dec 11, 09 7:34 PM

Southampton Town Board adopts dark skies legislation

until it interferes with your neighbor." Dec 11, 09 7:36 PM

Bus company sues state officials over MTA payroll tax

GOOD JOB Mr. Schoolman.

This tax was supposed to prevent the fare hikes and service cuts that are now proposed again to take effect sometime soon since the the will not close the deficit." Dec 23, 09 8:50 PM

Southampton Town to hold swearing in ceremony in Westhampton Beach

Tax and spend ath is starting even before she's supervisor.

we can all see the need for the waste management supervisor to have an around the clock vehicle. all those late night emergencies at the transfer stations and the chief building inspector responding to al those building permit emergencies off hours. way to go ath!" Dec 23, 09 8:55 PM

Local leaders speak out against MTA service cuts

the peconic bay transportation authority sounds great but how will it be funded? where will the funding for equipment, busses, trains, operators, bureaucrats, etc come from? thats right your taxes! so whether its the mta or peconic bay regional transportation authority you'll still be paying and with a completely new entity it will probably be more! adding more government is not the solution! how about reducing the bloated mta management!" Feb 19, 10 9:20 PM

Southampton highway superintendent asks for more money for road paving

he's asking for additional bonding" Feb 19, 10 9:21 PM

Southampton Town approves green codes for commercial buildings

ath is off to a good start. lets see she's got 4 new people on the payroll in her office, and a nicely renovated office! let that tax payer money flow! lets see how many people can be hired the first 2 months in office." Feb 19, 10 9:27 PM

Moody's downgrades Southampton Town's bond rating

yes thank you linda kabot for bringing in the people necessary for fixing the capital mess and getting rid of those who caused it. thank you for bringing to the public's attention rather than hiding it as suggested by others in power. lets just hope that the town comptrollers office doesnt let this happen again." Feb 21, 10 1:21 PM

Southampton Town Board decides whether to give superintendent more money

another line in the budget does not equate to interfund transfer. the highway budget has several lines for example" Feb 26, 10 6:37 PM

how about gregor work with the money he has? is he all of a sudden going to get the 2-3 paving companies the town uses to pave more miles during the 2010 season then they did in years past? or is he going to wave his magic wand?
the 3m and change he has for road reconstruction is a good start. hot asphalt wont be available to late april at the earliest. there is time to assess what the town needs prior to additional bonding even with the 60 day bond period." Feb 26, 10 6:40 PM

Southampton Town plans forums on leaf collection policy

a step in the right direction" Feb 26, 10 6:41 PM

Southampton Town Board tables hiring of sustainability coordinator

for clarification. this grant the town received is for any sustainable purpose. the towns green committee is holding a strong line stating they want this crony of theirs given a job at town hall which will become a civil service position, by the way they have already designed the duties in the position in accordance with civil service guidelines for a similar position. this is just a ploy to get another crony in town hall under the guise of a grant funded position which will become a permanent position. there are plenty of people in town hall who could assume this role, like the chief building inspector.
look up energy efficiency and conservation block grants eecby" Mar 4, 10 8:26 PM

Moody's downgrades Southampton Town's bond rating

actually the years in question where there were questionable accounting practices were democratic controlled. fortunately just incompetence in the comptrollers office as evidenced by brookhaven's chief fiscal officer being demoted to deputy just recently" Mar 4, 10 8:30 PM

increased debt service? there was no bonding in 2009 and ATH is already pushing for an additional 3Million in spending and bonding. and the one level decrease does not affect interest rates on bonding. do your research turkey. if you read the report from moodys available on their website you will see the downgrade happened for another reason not the capital fund, which by the way they were very impressed with how the previous supervsior handed the situation and corrected it swiftly." Mar 4, 10 8:34 PM

Bridget Fleming sworn in, helps push through gridlocked resolutions

think they do understand the facts. this hack is grant funded for about 2 years and in the mean time the csea will develop a test and create a energy coordinator position within the civil service system. at which time the green committee will argue for to hire him as a town employee. the grant the town received was for any sustainable purpose. i can think of numerous ways to use that amount of money for real savings rather than hire someone who will probably only make suggestions to change the light bulbs to less wattage and turn down the thermostat. no to mention he's a friend of those who want him at town hall" Mar 26, 10 7:43 PM

unanimous public opposition? i hardly believe the whole town was against that. i heard plenty of commentary in support" Mar 26, 10 7:47 PM

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