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GOP passes over Kabot; nominates Conservative Party chair

Terry, thank you for your comment, I stand corrected on Mr. Malone and apologize to him. I believe that the Town needs important issues addressed, and that is only accomplished when dealing with facts not B.S. Mea culpa....... " May 21, 09 10:37 AM

If Mr. Malone wins the election for Town Supervisor, does he have to resign his position with the County? Anyone know the answer? " May 26, 09 10:09 AM

Kabot says town in the process of correcting fiscal crisis

Hey, Common Sense, you stole my name!! (Sshh, don't tell the heirs of Thomas Paine, we'll keep it between us).

Heads, I use it, tails you do, go ahead and flip and coin and tell me the results. " May 28, 09 10:16 AM

Supervisor proposes $1 million in budget cuts

The cuts are long overdue.

Permitting the Town Board to lift the 5% tax cap is a mistake. It is there for a reason, to control spending. The taxpayers should not be punished with tax increases in this economy because the Town Board failed monitor the books properly.

Every quote from Town officials is: "We have no idea of the state of the Town's finances". Lifting the cap will only give the Town Board more room to screw up.

" Jun 24, 09 4:39 PM

Candidate says invitations at work were a mistake


Sure a blue ribbon panel will be put in place....in December 2009, after the election.

If Mr. McGann did not know that a Town employee was stumping for him on Town time, one can question his ability to run the Highway Department. If he knew, and is now lying about it, he should run for Gov. of Alaska or South Carolina. . . . .

" Jul 7, 09 3:57 PM

Southampton Town Board slashes $1 million from town budget

The problem Turkey Bridge is that you, as a Vietnam Veteran have a realistic view of combat, unlike GWB and draft dodger Dick Cheney. The chicken hawks are always glad to send someone else off to war, while hiding out like cowards.

Back on point, unless we want higher taxes, and we do not, we need to cut the budget. " Jul 17, 09 10:34 AM

Councilwoman wants to crack down on owners of vehicles cited for violations

Better yet, let the establishments pay the officers time and half. Could any aspect of their jobs be worse than non-stop corraling of drunks?

And, why the taxpayers have been footing the bill for the extra police presence at private, profit driven clubs is a question that should be answered.

Of course, since the election is coming up, someone who is opposed to Ms. Throne-Holst as Town Supervisor will come up with an idiotic reason for oppsosing this measure, such as the clubs will close down and that will affect the economy. Will a tear be shed by any local taxperys if Neptune's closes its doors?" Jul 30, 09 10:34 AM

Linda Kabot's DWI case expected to be moved to Riverhead Town Court

Richard Nixon is alive, or Karl Rove took a position with the Southampton GOP!! Kabot's lawyer mentions a letter, by an unknown author no less, about a mysterious call made to Ms. Kabot's opponent the night of the DWI arrest. All the focus is now off Ms. Kabot and on ATH. Brilliant strategy, shift the focus, right out of the Nixon/Rove dirty tricks book! Smashing really! Now, which GOP operative sent the "letter" to create the smoke and mirrors, stay tuned.................................... " Oct 1, 09 1:04 PM

Southampton Town candidate debate attracts nearly 200 people

I asked that same question awhile back, and was informed by "Terry" who posts here often and appears to know these things, that Jim Malone would resign his county job if elected to the Town Board.

I watched the televised debate last evening on SeaTV, and Mr. Malone, to his credit came across very professional and well spoken. Ms. Kabot and Ms. Throne-Holst acted like two junior high students vying for a half wit popularity contest.

ATH defended her decision to let Town personnel take home Town vehicles despite living in Islip and parts west because it was the middle of the year. That is an aweful answer. The Town verhicles are perks not god given rights. The budget is a mess and taxes will be raised so a few "fatcats" can get to work on the taxpayers dime. Try carpooling, or the LIRR, or a personnel vehicle like the rest of the world. " Oct 23, 09 1:17 PM

Throne-Holst unseats Kabot as Southampton Town supervisor; Republicans maintain board majority

The decision not to pursue legal action against the outside audit company is based upon political self preservation.
If sued, the audit company will argue as a defense that: 1)We told the Board about the errors, or 2) The Board should have known about the errors based upon this set of documents or transcations.
The Board would spend a ton of money on lawyers fees only to have dirty laundry aired showing they ignored evidence of financial mismanagment. They would rather just raise our taxes and sweep everything under the rug. The outside audit company knows where the dirty laundry is, and they would expose it to defend themselves in litigation. " Nov 5, 09 1:09 PM

Trespassing charges dropped against East Quogue woman arrested near ANG base; wrongful arrest lawsuits filed

FYI, the Second Amendment protects a citizen's right to bear arms, the term arms historically meant anything that could be viewed as an extension of your arm. Ammunition, or ordinance was highly regulated in and around the time the Second Amendment was passed. In fact, most ammunition or ordinance was required to be stored in an armory.

More importantly, the Second Amendment was added to the Bill of Rights not because of concern for defending against foreign invasion, as the USA decided post Revolution that it would always have a standing army and navy to protect itself. Rather, it is designed to permit citizens to keep its own government in check in the event the government over reached its grasp.

" Nov 20, 09 4:45 PM

Southampton Town works out departmental changes

In 1928 Herbert Hoover's presidential campaign slogan was "A chicken in every pot and a car in every garage."

Since the new supervisor is handing out 40, count em, 40 town vehicles at tax payer expense, where do I get on line for the chickens........

" Jan 12, 10 9:40 AM

Westhampton motel is history following demolition

32 acres, sounds like the perfect site for the Shinnecock casino.......
" Jan 15, 10 10:43 AM

Southampton Town moves to clean up private properties

I did see Town workers on that stretch of South Country Road picking up garbage last Friday morning. Tax dollars well spent.
Some person or persons routinely uses that area to dump their household trash, as once a week a bag or three of trash is left on the roadway. How lazy, stupid and rude can one person or persons be? " Feb 1, 10 9:49 AM

Developer still wants to build 60 condos in Speonk

Are there not a bunch of unsold "55 and over" condos in Quogue? If the ones in Quogue have not sold, how would condos over a solvernt plume in Speonk sell? " Feb 2, 10 11:55 AM

Thiele wants to gauge public interest on a proposed Peconic Bay Transportation Authority

Ok, so we do the whole public referendum thing, and spend many taxpayer dollars. And, after a few more years, we have a PBTA. Then what? The MTA owns the rights of way where the LIRR tracks are located. How does Mr. Theile intend to get hold of the tracks necessary to run any trains of the PBTA? " Feb 4, 10 4:39 PM

Questions are raised over Town Board candidate's fund-raising restrictions

Someone commented that Mr. Hughes is retired. Did anyone tell him or Southampton Town that? On the Town's webpage (the new one looks quite nice) is the following listing:


The Southampton Town Police Department accepts applications December thru March for employment as part time Police Officer. Applications must be submitted prior to April 1st of the calendar year. Applications received after April 1st will be held for the following year. No experience is required; however, applicants must be at least twenty years of age, possess a high school diploma or GED and a valid NYS drivers license. No written exam is required but applicants must pass Suffolk County Civil Service requirements for the position as well as a background investigation prior to entering the Suffolk County Police Academy. Salary starts at $18.00 per hour with most work hours concentrated from May 15th thru September 15th. For further information or questions please contact Lieutenant William Hughes or Sergeant Scott Foster at 728-5000 ext. 1128 EOE

So, if I am interested in the job, I should contact a man who retired from the police force, that makes sense.
" Feb 5, 10 9:57 AM

Officials want to use Southampton Town's Community Preservation Fund to save Stony Brook Southampton

And a casino the former college site shall be, the odds are 2 to 1. " Apr 23, 10 10:12 AM

Forum on proposed Tuckahoe shopping complex planned for June 1


I agree it does not belong. But, we live in Southampton Town, where the powers that be rubber stamp these hideous overdevelopment projects in the name of progress. " May 26, 10 4:16 PM

Developer made campaign donations as project came before board

The $4500 donation will not affect how the Supervisor legislates:

And in other news, Supervisor Throne Holst announced she has a bridge in Brooklyn she is willing to sell............." Jun 16, 10 2:30 PM

No jail time, fine for Hults after guilty plea; grand jury does not indict McGintee

Anyone know what became of former McGintee staffer who claimed never to have taken a day off for six years and was looking for six years back pay for the unused vacation? " Jun 22, 10 4:08 PM

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