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Kabot hearing concludes with no decision on arrest tape

Were these Good Cops doing a good job?
Also, these retired police officers who had connections within their old dept that spyed on citizens, pulling phone records illegally. Were they good cops when they were on the job? What about the police officers helping them with illegally gaining access to phone records are they good cops too? Should we not rid ourselves of these types of cops you speak about? " Jul 20, 10 5:40 PM

Those of you that are stating she was drunk, this is what another local paper stated:
The prosecution, those who have viewed the tape say Kabot does not appear intoxicated at all -- she is talking normally, and looks fine.
If you did not view the video, you cannot and should not be saying she was drunk.
I believe she refused to take the breathalyzer for a reason.
" Jul 21, 10 10:51 PM

That is my opinion, that she must have had a reason. If I were in her shoes knowing the police could not stand me, I would have refused also.
All of us that are blogging about this did not see the video but the prosecution did and they said she looked fine. That is good enough for me to think she was not drunk and that they were targeting her. Has it never happed that someone was set up? " Jul 22, 10 7:33 PM

Around Southamtpon Town Hall

3% for the SHPD, the regular town employees received zero last year and only 1% for 2011. Where was Pete Collins the president of the CSEA? He didn't have his union employees speak at the TB meeting carring signs that the difference in the pay raise was unfair? Of course not, Pete kisses the butt of Ms. Throne-Holst and endorsed her for supervisor. " Jul 22, 10 9:08 PM

This is the deal the PBA received:
IThe contract ratified by the PBA will grant what is effectively a 1-percent raise retroactive to 2009, and a slightly more than 2-percent raise in 2010, followed by 3-percent raises in 2011 and 2012, according to the supervisor.
" Jul 22, 10 9:15 PM

Southampton Town lawmakers walk out of discussion on MTA lawsuit

Litigation issues are always discussed in Executive Session. This was indeed grandstanding on the part to ATH and Fleming." Jul 25, 10 12:20 AM

Kabot hearing concludes with no decision on arrest tape

Noah Way did you see the video? I would have to say no way you could have.
I understand that you are not a Linda supporter, but to say she is guilty is laughably illogical.
The WH Village and SH Town have the same rules regarding the 20 year retirement law. They shared a common goal to not ever have this law enforced. By getting rid of Kabot they knew the law would never be enforced.
BTW it never will, Throne-Holst will not touch it ever.
" Jul 25, 10 12:41 AM

Southampton Town lawmakers walk out of discussion on MTA lawsuit

Ms. Dejong (Attorney hired by the town) stated several times that she was unconfortable discussing the case in open session, but the town attorney Mr. Sordi kept pressing her. Ms. Dejong told Mr. Sordi that she kept him up to date by email on what is going on and if he would like to advise the board & the public, that would be fine with her and would not jepordize her attorney client privilage. Mr. Sordi did not reply & kept insisting she speak about the case.
Something doesn't make sense, if Anna was worried about the public knowng, why didn't she just ask her town attorney to do an update, he had that info.
ATH's request was laughable." Jul 26, 10 12:29 AM

More accounting mistakes discovered in Southampton Town; audit to be released

Let me think who were the other board member's during 2003- 2007
A special thanks to Dennis Suskind, Steve Kenny & Carolyn Zenk.
The democrats held the majority for some of these years, I guess they were sleeping in the board room. " Jul 26, 10 1:08 AM

Southampton Town lawmakers walk out of discussion on MTA lawsuit

DJII13 said and I agree.
How is it legal for the supervisor, to not allow a properly made and seconded motion to be voted on?
Also, after Ms. Graboski, Mr. Nuzzi & Mr. Malone walked out, she proceeded with the work session and after they (ATH & Fleming were done questioning Ms. Dejone, ATH said we had a motion to move into Executive Session all in favor, I or (aye). How can she call a vote with just 2 board members present to then move into Ex. Session. Was this legal? She had no quorum." Jul 26, 10 6:39 PM

progressnow
I'm not sure how you came to the conclusion that I hate ATH. I do not hate her.
What I don't like about ATH is that she is a phoney. I have observed her many times in person and I don't care for the way she uses people for her own agenda and political benefit. " Jul 26, 10 6:46 PM

Mr. Turkey's smoke screen comments will not work.
The Town Attorney had all the answers to inform the TB but he would not when asked by Ms. Dejong. ATH knew that Nuzzi, Malone and Graboski were uncomfortable doing this discussion in a Work Session but she went ahead and did it anyway. She was grandstanding with her side kick Fleming. If ATH wanted the public to know what was going on for transparency reasons she should have instructed Sordi to speak up. What ATH's real intentions were, who knows.
One more thing if ATH and Fleming were so interested in saving taxpayer money they should take away the town cars from some of the department heads that use these cars solely for commuting purposes. We have town cars being used to communte from SH Town to Brookhaven, Islip and E. Hampton (take home cars).
Now thats a waste of taxpayer money. " Jul 26, 10 7:19 PM

More accounting mistakes discovered in Southampton Town; audit to be released

Turkey
This is what you stated above:
In this case it was the Republicans (and still is, going by the Town Board majority), but it could be any party that stays in power too long. The lesson is, don't let one group become entrenched.

Republicans?? Do you mean just one republican supervisor during those years? What TB majority? The TB democrat majority during the years this deficit happened?
These accounting errors were found during the republican majority and corrections were and are being made. " Jul 26, 10 7:34 PM

Southampton Town lawmakers walk out of discussion on MTA lawsuit

AS LONG AS THERE IS THE RIGHT WE WILL ALWAYS ENJOY FREE SPEECH.
ENJOY READING. " Jul 26, 10 8:58 PM

Nature I would be happy to provide you with the names of those departments that have take home 24-7 cars.
Chief Building Inspector- Building and Zoning
Environmental Facilities Manager- Waste Management
Town Director of Education and Cable Access
These 3 live in Brookhaven, Islip and E Hampton
Is this not a waste of money?
These positions/departments are hardly emergency departments.
Several other employees take home cars 24-7 but may live in SH town.

Also, in February 2010 Ms. Throne-Holst Initiated a resolution to add 3 more "24-7
take home cars, one for the Office of Employee Safety & Training. That dept does in house safety training for the town.
Finally 2 cars for the Highway Dept. An auto mechanic and highway labor crew leader. Was this really necessary to provide these 3 people with take home cars.
I can't understand why they just can't park the cars in HB or SH and go where they have to from there.
I hope this answer's your question Native.

The $50,000 expense for outside council is necessary because the town needs to win this case. The amount of money it is costing the town for these take home cars is a waste of money." Jul 27, 10 9:28 PM

More accounting mistakes discovered in Southampton Town; audit to be released

Obbservant if you would read my blog closely I was not responding to you at all. I was addressing Turkey Bridge, with his usual Republican comments.
So who's being defensive and on a tirade? " Jul 28, 10 12:35 AM

Southampton Town lawmakers walk out of discussion on MTA lawsuit

Its a fact he takes the vehicle home. The idea of swinging by his house, I don't know, that may be a little much.
" Jul 28, 10 9:32 PM

No of course not, if you are computer savvy, go to the town web site and find the resolution and list of names that take home town cars. " Jul 29, 10 10:51 AM

You know or should know the thousands of dollars the town spends each year on outside council. In this case you again are only going along with your friend ATH because this is what she wanted. Should all lawsuits be handled by the town attorneys?? Do they have the time to handle all outside lawsuites?
What are the case loads like? Do you know?
The town attorneys are ok lawyers. If they were really good they would be in private practive making the big bucks. ($60,000) is no money today for a lawyer.
What makes you say that this law firm are friends to Republican/Conservatives, what do you have to back up that statement?

ATH and Sordi were grandstanding because he was not given this case.
She & Mr. Sordi attemped at embarrass Ms. Dejong and knew that the 3 other board members were very unconfortable discussing this in open session.
Why didn't Mr. Sordi just update the board himself????
Sourgrapes on his & her part. " Jul 29, 10 11:18 AM

I don't want to spend any of the people's money, the TB voted 5-0 to do that.

Take all your long winded questions to the Town Board. All you have to do is show up at the next meeting and during the public portion ask those questions.


" Jul 29, 10 3:50 PM

Turkey
You are correct (& arrogant) Anna and Bridiget voted no. All the more reason for the grandstanding at the work session by ATH, Fleming and Mr. Sordi.
You never did answer why the Town Attorney did not brief the TB at the work session instead of badger the Ms. Dejong.
Will you be complaining when the town hires outside council for this 70 million lawsuit now pending. " Jul 30, 10 10:57 AM

Vice President Joe Biden vacations in Southampton

I can't stop laughing. Love it!" Jul 30, 10 7:52 PM

O no, there goes the neighborhood. He's staying on First Neck Lane? What's he doing taking Airforce II? Why didn't he drive from DC in a Solar Powered Car.
BTW doesn't he have work to do in Washington?" Jul 30, 10 7:59 PM

Southampton Town lawmakers walk out of discussion on MTA lawsuit

I appreciate your response, but you are really just speculating when you say
"I imagine" "likely "and "probably”.
I did read the newspaper story 7/29. Sordi is blaming the law firm and Nuzzi is blaming Sordi for the late filing. Who knows who’s right? Who knows why Ms. Dejong left after the work session.
I did read in one of the related articles that ATH said that Sordi "should be able to handle the case". Not for nothing, but using the word should does not sound very positive.
On more thing re: $70 mil lawsuit, you say if the town attorney's recommendation is to hire outside council and the tb goes along, your ok with that.
So Turkey Bridge, it's not about the $50,000 Nuzzi, Malone and Graboski voted to spend on outside council? This is all about the town attorney not getting the case.
I don't think that's how it works, the TA works for the TB they can hire and fire him if they choose. Sordi does not call the shots he is not self employed. " Jul 30, 10 8:35 PM

Vice President Joe Biden vacations in Southampton

PBR
No one in angry. But get real, using Airforce II , needing several Secret Service Agents, this is tax payer money. He's out here on a vacation weekend on your and my dime. He's not on business this is a social visit to friends on First Neck Lane.
Right, he is doing appropriate things for his distinguished role.
He’s and elitist and thinks the average working person is beneath him." Jul 30, 10 8:50 PM

Its true the Secret Service goes whereever the VP goes, but who do you think is paying for the hotel and meal bills? This is just one motel in town that is sold out.

Sally Richardson, a reservation manager at The Village Latch Hotel on Hill Street, noted that a “large group of White House people and Secret Service are in the area” and that “there’s not a room to be had in town.”
He should take a tour of some of those rentals where you have 20-30 living in a house. He should stay next door to one of those houses. Most of us could not even live on First Neck Lane even if the house was given to us for nothing. The taxes alone and upkeep are most likely $100,000 or more a year.
Biden is very disconnected with the people and could care less.

" Jul 31, 10 10:08 AM

Southampton Town lawmakers walk out of discussion on MTA lawsuit

I understand this case is a pet peeve of yours but where should they state a reason? Do you want an explanation stated at a town board meeting when a resolution is being voted on? Should they do this in every case when outside council is used. ATH said half of the $900,000 bugeted for 2010 has already been used. Did you ask for an reason in every other case? I know $50,000 is alot of money but even more has been spent on other cases.
I don't think this will happen, you will not get the explanation you are looking for. " Aug 2, 10 7:06 PM

Vice President Joe Biden vacations in Southampton

What positive change?
" Aug 3, 10 8:35 PM

Southampton Town lawmakers walk out of discussion on MTA lawsuit

The town attorney I'm sure has a full case load, him not getting this case will not put him out of a job. If he was hired to handle outside cases why was $900,000 put in the budget.
I do appreciate your reply but I can't help but think that you are not being truthful. I really think this is not about the $50,000, this is only about the supervisor & Bridge being out voted to have Sordi handle the case.
I really think you only use these types of senarios to bash the 2 republicans & one conservative. We both are on ths blog quite often & never once have you complained about how much money was being spent on outside council.
Like ATH said more than half of the $900,000 budget for outside council has already been spent. Do you know for a fact that the TA recommendation has never been turned down in the past? Why single out this case. " Aug 3, 10 8:58 PM

Come on Turkey Bridge you knew exactly what I meant about you never complaining before. You have been leaving comments on this blog since 2/09 and I can't remember not even once a complaint about the town hiring outside council.

This complaint stems from your support of ATH wanting Sordi to handle the case.
These are the differenct complaints you have posted for this article
$50,000 way to much money, the TA can handle it.
Three TB members that voted yes to hire outside council and did not give an explaination. Forget about any reason why, your not going to get one. I don't think a reason was ever given or ask for.
Lastly, its the republicans that held power for way to long, taking care of pals.
As you mentioned in another blog above, taking care of friends in this lawfirm, what pals are they taking care of? If you know something please share what you know." Aug 4, 10 8:55 PM

Southampton Town supervisor floats cop consolidation plan

Lets really stir things up here.
She want to consolidate Westhampton Beach, Quogue, Southampton and Sag Harbor village police departments joining the Southampton Town Police under one department. What? And fire/retire the chiefs and captains.
Be careful Anna driving in any of the villages, they may arrest you for DWI." Aug 4, 10 9:08 PM

Southampton Town lawmakers walk out of discussion on MTA lawsuit

No, I get it, you are bias when it comes to ATH.

Back up your statement and answer the question, what do you mean when you said "taking care of friends". What pals are they taking care of (hiring this lawfirm)? If you know something share what you know." Aug 5, 10 9:42 PM

Southampton Town supervisor floats cop consolidation plan

progressnow
before you start pointing fingers at others about their comments, read some of your own nasty un-called for rants. You really contribute. RIGHT!" Aug 6, 10 8:33 PM

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