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Hidden Cove Puts Human Face On Homelessness

"What you have stated is the standard talking points that have been used to support the elimination of programs that help the poor and support the strengthening of the middle class."
phil, what YOU have stated are the standard talking points against individual accountability. I'm not saying let's eliminate ALL programs, but some definitely need to be reworked (AND ALL OF THEM NEED TO BE POLICED BETTER FOR ABUSES)
I have an idea, let's give a tax break to the bottom earning half of the counrty...... o wait, they don't pay taxes to start with. Best model to implement--flat tax. Everyone pays their fair share (and its fair because everyone pays it)" Jan 2, 12 11:36 AM

Sag Harbor Considers Using Dogs To Deter Drugs At School

if teachers get caught smoking weed, they don't lose their job. The union wouldn't allow it (on the first offense) But if it were possible for them to lose their job over marijuana, don't you think they have a choice to stop using or stop teaching? It's not like they HAVE to do it. It's a recreational activity that they would intentionally be choosing over their job." Jan 15, 12 10:02 AM

Southampton High School Unveils Marine Science Wet Lab

This seems like a nice luxury--but I don't think that luxuries should be sought after when the elementary school is listed as an underperforming school. Perhaps a better use of OUR MONEY could be used to help get that school up to par, rather than squandered on something like this.
p.s.-itsamazing, great comparison to the planetarium. Very expensive, and I can't remember more than a dozen students who utilized it while I attended that school." Jan 18, 12 8:12 PM

That is a horrible story. I can't speak to the validity of it, but I have no reason to see it being untrue. But I'd like to point out something... "The money to build the planetarium years ago was money given by the government to be used for Shinnecock students" translation-- it's still OUR MONEY!! (just happens to be earmarked for a more specific use than regular funds)
All I'm stressing is that this money would be better spent on a school that is about to (within the next 2 years) be publicly dragged through the mud due to both poor performance and public perception. (rather than for such a specific venture to benefit ANY amount of students in a school that is showing no problems with performance)
In other words if you must choose, why choose to throw money at the students who don't NEED it, instead of those who are in GREAT NEED of it?" Jan 19, 12 1:15 AM

What makes more sense-- Teaching already apt students about a the ocean (earth science already covered that), or helping the children that are being written off by the same school district? The answer is obvious. As for the "threat" of public mud dragging- just you watch, the elemenatry school is on the list of underperforming schools, and if they don't correct the situation within a certain amount of time, then a number of state penalties and regualtions kick in. This combined with a few awful stories (ie-unattended 5 year old walks out of class into the village) is the perfect storm for some serious public relations hits. Mark My words "within 2 years"

did not mean to click "like," obviously" Jan 19, 12 2:48 PM

Sag Harbor Considers Using Dogs To Deter Drugs At School

...loading, if a teacher is smoking pot, they are breaking the law. Now, teachers won't lose their jobs if they're caught smoking or in possession of marijuana on the first offense (the union is steadfast on this) but wouldn't you agree that if they get caught enough times to lose their job, than they made a deliberate decision that getting high is more important to them than teaching. It seems to me that you want to allow children to get as high as they want (on campus) because you're worried that the teachers will not make the proper decision regarding drugs themselves. That speaks volumes about the teachers, doesn't it?" Jan 20, 12 8:34 AM

Southampton High School Unveils Marine Science Wet Lab

I am glad to hear that Goldenrod's account of the swimming pool debacle was innaccurate. Regarding the teacher from hampton bays in the seventies--Did she use tax payers money for this program at a time when another school within the same district was in danger of being crucified by the state because of poor performance? The answer is "no." I have nothing against a program such as this, but I think that this incident shows poor resource management by a school district that is clearly making the wrong decisions." Jan 20, 12 8:57 AM

Ocean, Wind Lash At Georgica Beach Again, Taking Out Fences

I really wish that the government would stop using OUR money to fix properties of the welathy who build mansions where they will be severely damaged every storm season. How about they don't build there, and if they do, the repairs are on their dime. Isn't there some form of environmental impact study, that should predict this scenario (it took my grandmother nearly two years and endless dollars to have a garage added to her house, due to government red tape) Or is that just for those of us who don't have the money to circumnavigate these guidelines?" Jan 21, 12 5:13 PM

"Mr. Sullivan had workers collect storm-freed metal poles so that they would not pose a danger to the public, Mr. Lawrence said."

Yeah, I'm sure it was so that the PUBLIC will be safer. I Zweig is one of those people who yell at and chase people off of what she percieves to be "her beach." Be honest Mr. Lawrence, she had his workers clean it because it was an eyesore (unfitting of a hamptons estate)" Jan 21, 12 5:18 PM

Sag Harbor Considers Using Dogs To Deter Drugs At School

Phil, I believe that the school would use the suffolk county k-9 unit, as they offer this service to all schools who request a drug sweep. The taxpayers are ALREADY paying for this unit, so it wouldn't be an added charge for anything, as this service has been in place for a number of years (though rarely used) " Jan 23, 12 6:15 PM

Southampton Town Aquires 20-Acre Parcel In Riverside

That even seems like a good price for the buyer. I am not a fan of any politicians in this town, but I am impressed. Good job." Jan 26, 12 5:27 PM

No Opposition to Drug-Sniffing Dog Idea At Pierson High School

incorrect progressnow. Suffolk county pd has offered this service for years FREE OF CHARGE to any school that requests it. So there will be no additional taxpayer dollars spent. (only the money already alotted to the k-9 unit) So the money is to be spent whether they decide to search schools or not, it's in their general budget for the unit." Jan 27, 12 7:14 PM

I don't see what the big deal is. If the students don't have illegal drugs in their possession, they have nothing to worry about.
To everyone against this practice, "Would you allow your children to participate in illegal activities such as drug use?" I don't expect any answers, as it would show who the bad parents are." Jan 27, 12 7:21 PM

I still don't get why people are against this. If students were pulled over in a vehicle while carrying drugs they'd be arrested, so why wouldn't they be disciplined for carrying drugs in school? (Where they have a greater chance of spreading the bad behavior)" Jan 29, 12 8:08 PM

While we're at it, let's ban the use of video cameras in banks, because it might violate the civil rights of bank robbers." Jan 29, 12 8:13 PM

East Hampton's Diana Weir To Lead Altschuler Campaign For Congress

sorry phil, but your dissmissal of Bishops help from beyond our district borders is incorrect. I don't know how to find how many absentee votes are cast, but if campaign donations are any indication than the arguement should be ackknowledged. In fact, 56% of donations for his reelction campaign this cycle are from outside nassau and suffolk counties. Don't you think that this is considered both substantial and relevant?

I don't know why this post was erased the first time, Mr. Editor can you please enlighten me?" Feb 1, 12 8:28 AM

Schumer Announces New Helicopter Routes In Works

Are you suggesting that "for profit" jets are too noisy, but the same aircraft, when used privately, are not? Why not just petition to have the airport shut down? Wait a minute....was the airport there before you bought your house? If so, than I feel no sympathy for you, bob, as you knew that air traffic was not only a possibility but nearly a certainty. Frankly this issue is a waste of time, used by our fearless leaders in government to distract us from the real concerns we should be discussing." Feb 3, 12 5:29 AM

Again I must ask, how is it that an aircraft is not distracting unless it comes with a private permit? The same aircraft make the same noise regardless of the owner. Just because one plane has a private captain, stewardess, caviar and champagne, doesnt make it any more quiet than the red eye flight with middle class commuters, does it? Of course we could just not allow anyone but the 1% to fly, as per your suggestion." Feb 3, 12 5:33 AM

Bob, I live right near the railroad tracks, but I'm not gonna b***h and moan about the noise because the tracks were there when I moved in. Now, if the LIRR upped its service to every 30 min, I wouldn't like it, but I also understand that that is none of my decision, it is a risk I took for the property...just like you and yours. Do you think I should get the LIRR to stop service because it's annoyiong to me?" Feb 4, 12 1:43 AM

UPDATE: One Arrested After Water Mill Crash Sends Two To Hospital

She left the scene either because she was drunk, or didn't have a license (or both) Judging by her name, and the area she lives in, it's not entirely a leap of logic to conclude the latter." Feb 6, 12 11:32 AM

Tim Bishop Given Environmental Steward Award

"Why spend that kind of money for a seat in Congress that pays less than 200,000.00?"
Mr Bishop had also spent over three million dollars during that election cycle, so what does that tell you? In fact he had outspent each challenger in the previous three elections, shelling out nearly ten million dollars total. So Bob, tell me why Altshuler should be shunned for doing what Bishop has mastered. I'll not hold my breath for a response." Feb 9, 12 6:03 AM

East Quogue Resident Thinks Fire District Should Drop T-Mobile

incorrect rcc1049; anybody who owns a home in any of our fine towns has the option to vote in local elections. However they are not able to vote in more than one jurisdiction, thus many of them vote in the district of their primary residence. Frankly, I don't think that the people who merely "vacation" here a couple weekends a year would have our (locals) best interests at heart when voting in our local elections, but thats just me." Feb 11, 12 2:23 PM

Large Water Mill House Demolished In Fire

Cry me a river ms rainbow. "They've made it impossible for many of us to make a living off of our rental homes"
Try getting a job, worry about supplementary income afterwards. You are a slumlord, the beast that is greatly destroying our town. You should be ashamed for asking for sympathy for such a bs cause." Feb 12, 12 5:22 PM

ms rainbow, You are the disgusting reaspn why more than half of the people with whom I grew up cannot afford to live in this town, and you want us to cry for you? Go to you know where." Feb 12, 12 5:29 PM

East Hampton's Diana Weir To Lead Altschuler Campaign For Congress

its pretty easy to earn money, when you don't have to pay for college because a left-wing philanthropist pays for it. Any one can save money when an idealogue pays for all of the important stuff. I wonder what else he paid for." Feb 14, 12 11:30 AM

Tim Bishop Given Environmental Steward Award

Phil, I seem to remeber Rosie Odonnell, on her radio show, predicting the same about Kerry over Bush. I'll bet you one steak dinner that you are incorrect when all is said and done. Resteraunt of your choice." Feb 23, 12 1:15 PM

Does that mean, you'll accept the bet, Phil?" Feb 23, 12 3:56 PM

Still no response to my calling you out on your prediction, huh phil? Apparently you are not as confident as you lead on. Thats okay, I wouldn't be either if I were you." Feb 24, 12 10:02 AM

Phil, I'm starting to develop a complex here. You respond to everyone on this blog except me. :( If you will not accept the bet that YOU initiated (through your over-confident bragging), than just say so. But to not answer is just hurting my feelings." Feb 24, 12 12:20 PM

Revamped Supermarket Development Proposed For Tuckahoe

The prices in Waldbaums are better than King Kullen? Have you been to either of them? Stop and Shop will NEVER build out here again because of the extortion they had to endure to build the supermarket in Hampton Bays. They were forced to pay more in permits and "suggested charitable contributions" than it cost them to develop the site and build the structure. This town is to thank for them not wanting anything to do with another store." Mar 2, 12 6:09 PM

boston lettuce- kk - 1.59, waldbaums - 2.49
vidalia onions- kk - 1.19 waldbaums - 1.29
clementines - kk 1.80/lb waldbaums - 2.00/lb
These are the first three items I bought at king kullen the other day, I went online and here are their prices at waldbaums. Stop lying." Mar 7, 12 1:45 PM

and rightfully so, xtiego. The only difference in the two projects is that Glennon is apparently paid up to the right politicians, and those behind the tuckahoe site are not. It's all about cronyism and crooked lawmakers at this point, NOT about whats best for the community." Mar 7, 12 2:01 PM

Suffolk County May Face $500 Million Deficit

phil, coward or not, his arguement is lucid and on point. Your response was not even trying to argue the facts, just trying to distract from the issue that you were in the wrong. Typical left-wing tactic, "if you are wrong, go after your opponents character. That way maybe people will think that you're right."" Mar 13, 12 2:22 PM

UPDATE: Monsignor Trench of Sacred Hearts Remembered As People Person

A wonderful person to be around, one of the most genuine people I've ever met. He will be missed." Mar 17, 12 5:54 PM

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