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Twelve Positions Could Be Cut In Westhampton Beach School District

I was a student at WHBHS during the dawn of the laptop era and can say with conviction that the initiative has provided little to no benefit to the students. In fact, the portable PCs have certainly caused their share of problems including pornography and theft. Readers of this site may not be as lucky as me in that I am "friends," if only on Facebook, with many current Westhampton students. Judging by their daily activity on the site and the content they release, it would be hard for any reasonable observer to argue that the laptops are in any way improving the quality of education at the school. After all, that is really what the teachers that are being cut are meant to do. In an hour from the time of this post I will be attending a junior-level business class at a fairly prestigious university and I can assure you there will be no laptops- a notebook and pen are all that's needed. If a professor has slides to present to the class, they should be printed out beforehand and marked up as the material is presented. It seems that the district has deemed the "education" that the laptops provide to be of higher value than what can be achieved through human interaction. A computer lab or two is all you need- I assume there are contracts with Apple that are somewhat hard to break, but does the district really feel that it is harder to break ties with a company that can make up the value of those laptops in a few hours than to let go of the teachers they also have contracts with? I know they can't rely on iPhone sales to make up the lost income." Mar 24, 11 12:37 PM

Southampton High School Junior Takes His Own Life On Monday Night

... " in the spirit of sensitivity" - are you kidding me Shaw? The whole piece is a disgrace and totally insensitive. You people should get your act together - shameful." Nov 28, 12 7:44 AM

Westhampton Beach Fire District Revises Plan For New Firehouse

One million dollars - that's some "tweak"." Apr 20, 13 9:06 AM

Southampton High School Assistant Principal Stars In Music Video

ANOTHER clear indication of the state of the education system!" Sep 17, 15 10:14 AM

Southampton Town Police Arrest Nine During DWI Task Force Enforcement

Thank god the wind was blowing in the right direction this weekend...otherwise the SHTPD dogs might not have been able to smell the booze on the drivers' breath.

Probably also helps that much of the fall foliage has fallen off the trees, so the cops could see the drivers. Might have missed them otherwise. " Nov 27, 15 8:24 AM

Who cares?? " Nov 27, 15 10:18 AM

UPDATE: Rockland County Man Charged For Breaking In Sag Harbor Variety Store

Don't give the cops that much credit-- he was turned in by family " May 2, 16 7:32 AM

UPDATE: DA Says Evidence Insufficient To Connect Man Arrested For Southampton Break-In And Sexual Assault With May Stabbing

^don't be dramatic. Yes, we think you're idiots. Trump-supporting fools!! " Aug 6, 16 5:55 PM

UPDATE: East Hampton Town Police Arrest Three In Montauk On Drug Charges

Seems like an awful lot of resources used, only to result in a couple of misdemeanors & pot violations... " Aug 10, 16 9:04 AM

Discovery Land Establishes Presence On East Quogue's Main Street

If "The Hills at East Quogue" is going to be anywhere near as tacky as this office's decor & King Kullen snack platters...no thanks!! " Dec 22, 16 9:13 AM

Exactly- or really, what luxury buyer is going to purchase an expensive home in northern East Quogue for that matter?? I grew up on Spinney Rd- not a bad part of the world for sure- but is quite different from the "Hamptons" that the out of town luxury buyer is looking for. I'm sure DLC realizes this, hence "Hills at SOUTHAMPTON." Do they really think people aren't going to realize they're not in Southampton? Reminds me of the other "Southampton" development in EQ- the Pines. Which is still not sold out and reminds me more of a subdivision in NJ than an exclusive Southampton enclave... " Dec 24, 16 5:27 AM

Yeah, I'm sure you & your buddy Mike go way back..." Dec 24, 16 5:28 AM

Former East Hampton Student's Overdose Heightens Community Concern About Drug Use

I recently had a roommate who was employed by the EHTPD. Worst boozer I've ever met. Once bragged about watching "Hot Tub Time Machine 2" on phone while on duty. Small sample size, but if this behavior is common then it's pretty clear why these houses exist.... " Feb 21, 17 1:46 PM

On A Tear: With Vacant Land Scarce, Spec Builders Have Resorted To Plan B

Farrell has never done a subdivision in the Hamptons? Check out Cody Way & Sayre’s Court off Butter Lane in Bridgehampton. Or Farrell Court off Deerfield in Water Mill. Just a few examples of his monotonous garbage. Also pretty sure he’d be the first in line when those farmers decide to sell...." Feb 23, 18 5:33 AM

Montauk Motels March Madness

Think you might want to check your facts on the 188OMH story?? Pretty sure it wasn’t Wavecrest that was sold " Mar 19, 19 8:05 PM

First Of Two Shinnecock Billboards Nears Completion

the signs really aren’t offensive at all. Except the fake stone veneer on the base- they can do a little better... " May 27, 19 6:44 AM

The Vanna White Goes Down, Leaving A Young Sailboat Owner Disappointed, And Homeless

Best story I've read on 27east in a long time " Oct 9, 19 8:54 AM

UPDATE: East Quogue Village Incorporation Is Rejected

Congrats EQ on the smart decision. Now send Discovery packing. " Oct 18, 19 5:14 AM