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State Residents May Vote On New License Plate Designs

Maybe we should put an outline of the state of Florida on the new plates, since that’s where the N.Y. tax base is headed anyway?" Aug 28, 19 3:18 PM

Lake Agawam Conservancy Meets To Discuss Plans

With kudos to our new mayor for jump starting this, the fixes- leadership, money, results-orientation- will come from homeowners primarily. The politicians should mug for pictures, ask how they can be helpful, then get out of the way. Private philanthropy does infinitely more good in this world than governments, and this homeowner group has loads at stake in de-toxifying the lake that borders their homes, where their children play. So, maybe the boring hate-the-rich crowd ought, in this case, to just say “thank you for trying” and see what happens?" Sep 5, 19 9:58 AM

State Residents May Vote On New License Plate Designs

My point being that NYers are leaving in droves for Florida, a trend that will continue with NY’s brutal and worsening tax regime. As the tax base leaves NY, the burden on those remaining will get higher and higher. It is the vicious cycle of a dying state. Florida, here we come!!" Sep 6, 19 4:22 PM

Southampton Town Taxpayers Responsible For Police Overtime Associated Presidential Visit

The Press wrote a very passionate editorial this week about demanding reimbursements from the Trump campaign. I don’t disagree. However, I would like someone to point me to a similar editorial demand for repayment from the Clintons or Joe Biden, who used the same local resources while raising money in our area for the party the Press favors. Instead of holding symposiums on how the media is suffering under Trump, the Press might look in the mirror and ask “are we destroying ourselves”?" Sep 7, 19 8:36 AM

State Residents May Vote On New License Plate Designs

....and that’s saying something given NY has #1 worst tax burden in the nation." Sep 7, 19 8:48 AM

Southampton Town Taxpayers Responsible For Police Overtime Associated Presidential Visit

Well, you raise an interesting point. The main resource we have on things like that is the Press. Run a search on this site for Clinton or Biden fundraisers and you will find many reports from over the years. Those which report the local cost and demand reimbursement? You count.

You may not have your evidence because of what our local paper chooses to report, and that should not give you much comfort." Sep 7, 19 9:46 PM

Maintaining Roads Vexes Southampton Town Trustees

And while you are at it, do away with the Highway Department. Zero reason for it to be an independent bureaucracy. Fold it under the town board as a DPW and save millions and make everything more efficient and effective. Duh." Sep 8, 19 6:07 PM

Southampton Village Opens Lake Agawam Drain Pipe To Lower Water Levels

And ironically they basically fund the Town Trustees by buying all the Agawam parking stickers" Sep 11, 19 4:38 PM

A Village At A Crossroads: A Roundtable Discussion

Interference in the market (ie monetary stimulus...ridiculously low historical financing costs) has caused the bulk of the vacancy issue. The premise of a vacancy tax is that more interference in the market is the answer. I think that’s highly naive." Sep 12, 19 12:15 PM

Southampton Village Opens Lake Agawam Drain Pipe To Lower Water Levels

Nope special Agawam-only stickers and the funds go straight to the Trustees." Sep 18, 19 3:04 PM

Southampton Town Supervisor Presents 2020 Budget That Would Decrease Property Tax Rate

Nobody with their head on straight supports that guy for anything other than retirement." Sep 20, 19 6:59 AM

Maybe long term you are right. But near-term, with a freeze on assessments and a rate cut, they certainly will." Sep 20, 19 9:02 AM

Southampton Village May Require Building Owners To Cover Windows If Stores Remain Vacant

So, quite literally, the proposal is window dressing. Well, at least its not a tax or some other misguided interference in market forces. Those have a perfect record of hurting the people they are intended to help." Sep 23, 19 2:39 PM

Southampton Town Candidates Put Best Foot Forward In Hampton Bays Debate

Gregor on that podium is an embarrassment to the Town." Sep 25, 19 3:43 PM

Meadow Lane Property Owner Offers To Beautify Helicopter Pad Parking Lot

Turn down someone spending their own money to make an ugly, loud parking lot more attractive and quieter? Why on Earth would someone be against that? Because “they” are the bad rich people who take everything and even though this helps “us”, if “they” want it, it must be bad? How self-defeating and pathetic that makes “us” look." Sep 29, 19 12:35 PM

I rather suspect that this homeowner would do anything reasonable-on either lot- that achieves the mutual (or so it should be) goals of quiet and aesthetics. Of course the Village should be rigorous on the deal. But if private funds are being offered to make something better for us too, let’s not say no just because a rich guy is the one asking." Sep 29, 19 7:29 PM

I rather suspect that this homeowner would do anything reasonable-on either lot- that achieves the mutual (or so it should be) goals of quiet and aesthetics. Of course the Village should be rigorous on the deal. But if private funds are being offered to make something better for us too, let’s not say no just because a rich guy is the one asking." Sep 29, 19 7:29 PM

Governor Cuomo And DEC Launch Blue-Green Algae Removal Pilot Program In Southampton Village

I support the youthful energy of Jesse Warren, and think he has shown some real leadership already on Lake Agawam. But, let’s face it, this was a staged political event orchestrated for Cuomo’s allies facing election in a month (there are many), and Jesse found out about it mere hours before we did. But that’s ok..the fact of the matter is that Steve Bellone, Jay Schneiderman and Jesse Warren have managed to get State resources focused on our lake. I’ll take it, and they’ll get my vote for having enabled it." Oct 3, 19 9:05 PM

Fallen Tree Closes North Sea Road To Traffic Thursday

Is the story here that Alex Gregor actually answered the phone and came to help? Because that sounds like big news for the least valuable public servant in the Town." Oct 17, 19 8:21 PM

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Listens To Groundwater Concerns At The 106th Rescue Wing

Sometimes the most succinct posts speak the highest truth.
Gillibrand is indeed an idiot. Amen." Oct 19, 19 8:23 PM

Sometimes the simplest posts speak the highest truth.
Gillibrand is indeed an idiot. Amen." Oct 19, 19 8:23 PM

Southampton Town Board And Supervisor Candidates Debate The Issues

What a joke that Alex Gregor even has a microphone in his hand." Oct 23, 19 6:04 PM

I don’t know Robins, but Gregor only understands being on the public dole, and saying whatever he has to say to stay on it. Beyond that, he understands nothing, and worse still, it doesn’t bother him" Oct 25, 19 7:54 PM

Dear Lord. I’m not a Jay defender, but Alex Gregor? The one “candidate” (I think about 75 people put him on the ballot) who would make us jealous of NYers having Bill DeBlasio? Anyway, I respect your passion, but he won’t get 5% of the vote, and will be booted from everything within a few years." Oct 27, 19 9:06 PM

Two Former Southampton Village Mayors Ask Warren To Not Lift Surfing Restrictions

Enforced designated surfing areas makes more sense than an unenforced ban." Oct 28, 19 6:28 PM

Hampton Bays Dune Washes Away Again; Town Supervisor Says Relief Is On The Way

Is Alex Gregor still refusing to send” his” trucks to the emergency because there are rich people in the vicinity who may be inadvertently helped?" Oct 30, 19 9:18 AM

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