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Southampton councilwoman mulls bids to privatize town animal shelter

Can't anyone see that this is a campaign scare tactic? The group looking to privatize is doing so to keep animals from being euthanized -they are benevolent rescuers! The board ( all of them -not just ATH who is looking for votes) needs to sit down with the contract bidder and negotiate to keep the shelter operational. It can be acheived through communication. Instead we're being threatened at a core emotional level. Saying the doors will be closed and animals will die is an attempt to manipulate. Some people might lose their jobs - some could be retained by the new management. At least you will see who is there for the right reasons. " Oct 8, 09 3:12 PM

Foundation rejects volunteer's application at animal shelter

Let's see if I got this right. She volunteered when it was the Town's. Griped constantly about everything. Wanted total control over where dogs ended up (see story above about Francis and accompanying comments)...Sued and picked the taxpayer's pockets.. Didn't contribute ONE DIME of her settlement money back to the animals that she loves so very much, And now she expects the Foundation {bless each and every one of you} to roll out the red carpet for her to do it again to them??? Take a hike lady! These people haven't even had the place for a month yet and already your'e on the warpath and threatening lawsuits. Go take your own dog for a walk - a very long one." Jan 28, 10 12:29 PM

Pat Lynch continues lawsuit against town

How to attain finacial security when you are unemployable by Pat Laynch:
1)Pretend to be a caring,kind (elderly) animal activist to get your foot in the door
2) Can't keep up act for long and true personality comes out becoming impossible to be around
3)When asked nicley to leave, make false allegations against those actually rescuing and providing care
4)Force municipality to ban you when you become too much of a liability
5)Sue for as much as possible
6) DO NOT GIVE ANY OF YOUR SETTLEMENT MONEY BACK TO THE ANIMALS! (after all if you helped out financially there would be no need for the creation of a foundation with deeper pockets to take over- then who would you sue?)
7) Repeat
" Sep 19, 10 2:04 PM

wonderful? hardworking? caring? responsible? We must be talking about 2 different Pat Lynch's. " Sep 21, 10 4:53 PM

Fascinating how Lynch has an unending forum to spew her venom through the SH Press, cries 1st ammendment violation when she is called on her fabricated stories. But let a commenter expose her or her new best friend george (Simpson -google it to better understand HIS agenda) and those comments get removed." Sep 22, 10 12:08 PM

lawsuit..lawsuit...litigate..litigate - you two speak the same languauge" Sep 22, 10 3:20 PM

*language" Sep 22, 10 3:28 PM

sorry for the redunancy -gremlins in the computer
I've had enough. It's a beautiful day and I'm off to walk dogs!
Uh oh just added another million to somebody's lawsuit." Sep 22, 10 3:34 PM

Thanks B.O. you're absolutely right. " Sep 22, 10 10:36 PM

All valid points- however city rescuer - she helped and then left. Didn't stick around to poison the atmosphere with her toxic personality. Ms. Hansen you are a lovely person and I get what you're saying - but Lynch negatively impacts everyone else around her. If she could be as pleasant to everyone as she is to a dog being walked, her help might be welcomed. No one wants to bear the brunt of the hostility that goes along with the constant threat of lawsuits.
I've said it before- but it bears repeating: Lynch, if this is indeed your passion and not just a ploy to make some kind of a name for yourself (and make easy money) - by all means take your settlement money and open your very own rescue foundation. You can call all the shots and open yourself to lawsuits should some power-hungry know-it-all activist want to "volunteer" and put you at risk. " Sep 23, 10 10:53 AM

State Wildlife Experts Confirm Coyote Sighting In Water MIll

Wile E. Coyote - good one Mr McMahon" Jul 3, 13 9:53 AM

East Hampton Rental Registry Law Trial Ends In Acquittal

The rental registry law was the easiest way for officials to silence critics of Code Enforcement. There was frustration in how long it takes to investigate and get a conviction on housing violations, so rental registry was marketed as the magic bullet and shoved down everyone's throats. Unfortunately, the law is indeed a piece of crap.
Don't be surprised if the arrogant architects of this POS law continue to push for charges on it though - they want the headline to read: Despite Public Soundly Rejecting It - Rental Registry Law a Success!!!" Mar 28, 18 7:18 PM

UPDATE: Community To Rally For New Pole For Riverside Osprey Nest

Absolutely no reason why a pole couldn't have been erected nearby and nest (or most of it) relocated. Of course it would have been more work than simply destroying what was there. DEC dropped the ball and PSEG was overzealous. No one wants to see them zapped but this eviction was pretty cruel and could have been handled better.
" Apr 9, 18 8:45 PM

All very good causes for you to fight for (if you are so compelled). The fate of the osprey is worthy of the comments written. You might remember that humankind nearly wiped them out through the use of DDT. But people paid attention and gave these magnificent creatures the help they needed when they could not fend for themselves.
Every egg that hatches - every chick that fledges is a success. And should serve as a reminder that even when mistakes are made, there is action that can be taken to make things better. The pressure being put on DEC and PSEG should nudge them in the direction to do the right thing - and think twice before doing anything like this again. " Apr 11, 18 9:19 AM

Southampton Town Police Lieutenant Susan Ralph Settles Discrimination Lawsuit

East Hampton: you're up next!!
" May 2, 18 9:02 AM

Meeting Halted, Police Called To East Hampton Town Hall Tuesday

I'm surprised. Until now, the EH Town Board has been delighting in the Buda/Drew battle of THE because it creates a nice diversion. While those 2 prattle on, it takes their constituents attention away from the Board's: reckless and wasteful spending; lack of oversight in crucial Divisions; allowing dunes to be leveled - then paying exorbitant amounts of $$ for dirt to take place of said dune; hiring of cronies to do expensive "studies" that do nothing more than validate their misguided political agenda; ignoring potential liabilities that cost taxpayers loads of money in legal fees and judgements; etc.... etc... all while self-congratulating on how downright civil they are.
" May 17, 18 10:50 AM

Lys Launches Unique Election Bid For East Hampton Town Seat

EH Dems to Lys: we love you, we want you, you're perfect just the way you are - NOW CHANGE!
" May 23, 18 11:57 AM

East Hampton Scrambles To Fill Enforcement Positions Before Summer Onslaught

Hate to tell you this but if it's mid-June and you're "scrambling to fill positions" by July 4th then you most certainly do have a rudderless ship! and "I'm handling day-to-day stuff?" From where: Key West? Betts was out of town over Memorial Day weekend and did not log in even 1 hour for the entire month of January (when he should have been prepping for the summer season). Unfortunately- the outcome of this disaster won't become obvious until the damage is done. " Jun 13, 18 12:34 PM

So let me see if I got this straight: while being in charge of code enforcement in Southampton in 2012, David Betts sleeps through his supervisory duties while an officer under his command gets arrested for dealing drugs. (search article in 27 east)
Now in East Hampton, Betts in all his zeal fires a steady and trustworthy inspector for a missing piece of paper. The EH town board ignores their accountability while Betts completely eviscerates what was once a credible department.
Best of luck this summer Montauk!
" Jul 4, 18 4:22 PM

History repeats - EH Code Inspector arrested this weekend. Just watch, Betts will do something press release worthy to try and divert the attention away from how he's taken a solid trustworthy investigatory department and run it into the rocks. A rudderless ship indeed. Zero oversight from the Board.
" Jul 23, 18 7:48 PM

More East Hampton Voters Say Their Signatures Were Forged On Petitions

Sadly - perfluorooctane sulfate and perflourooctanic acid .
" Aug 22, 18 8:54 AM

Condos Nearing Completion For Affordable Housing In East Hampton

Of course it's nearing completion - gotta have those photo ops for 2019 campaign!
" Dec 19, 18 10:18 AM

Doggy Day Care Stirs Up Controversy In East Hampton

In addition, if barking is the issue why not issue a violation of the noise ordinance? The Town's priorities are out of whack. They're using a sledgehammer when a fly swatter will do.
" Feb 7, 19 10:26 AM

In addition, if barking is the issue why not issue a violation of the noise ordinance? The Town's priorities are out of whack. They're using a sledgehammer when a fly swatter will do.
" Feb 7, 19 10:26 AM

Montaukers Plead For Town, Neighbors To Find A Third Option For Montauk Substation

No -they don't own it ....yet. Plus it would require a special permit to operate there. Precisely why the citizens are begging their elected officials to do their due diligence in finding a more appropriate site.
" Feb 28, 19 10:18 AM

Doggy Day Care Can Stay At East Hampton Home

Well done! But still shameful that inspectors were used as a weapon against this law-abiding honest working person. Or was this case used just to inflate numbers? To make it appear there is actual enforcement of our codes occurring? Now that this is cleared up perhaps enforcement officials can focus some attention on the overcrowded houses and multi-family dwellings that are unsafe and negatively affecting our community???
" Mar 6, 19 11:02 AM

Montauk Residents Pitch Alternative Sites For A Substation To PSEG

Bravo to Barnds, D'Agostino, and DeJesus for their diligence. But why is it acceptable to make the community do all the heavy lifting here? Shouldn't Van Scoyac, Overby (as Mtk liaison) et al be aggressively working alongside this committee rather than passively waiting for them to bring alternative sites to PSEG's attention?" Mar 14, 19 12:19 PM

East Hampton Wants To Use Donation For BearCat Armored Vehicle For Police Department

Anybody remember the LARK that was donated and sat rusting away behind town hall? Did we at least get something for it when scrapped or did it cost the taxpayers to have it hauled off?
" Apr 30, 19 9:24 AM

Rowan, Van Scoyoc Offer Differing Accounts Of How Controversial Montauk Restaurant Settlement Was Reached

Political cover? Yikes! And considering the Town Attorney bid a hasty retreat this is getting really ugly really fast. It will be interesting to see which law firm he lands at. Anyone care to make a friendly wager that it's one that he's negotiated one of his sketchy settlements of stipulation with?" May 23, 19 11:14 AM