Saunders, Real Estate, Hamptons

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Forum on proposed CPI site use brings polarized, mixed reaction from the public

I would like to see the Canoe Place Inn live on as the modern hotel, restaurant & catering facility it once was. I personally feel that there is not enough of the original structure left to make preservation worth while. The whole place was gutted when it became a night club. A new structure designed to honor the memory and success of the original inn would be an asset to the Hampton Bays community. I would hate to see Southampton Town stuck with this sad old structure that only from a distance sparks memories of what it once was." Sep 17, 10 9:57 PM

If you wanted a nice place to have a wedding reception or other event where you would need to house guests/participants overnight, where would you go in the Hamptons? There aren't many choices. I think the Rechlers may be missing an investment opportunity. A new Canoe Place Inn would have a lot going for it, including the history that would live on in the new structure. " Sep 17, 10 11:17 PM

Altschuler will face Bishop in November

I will never reward the Republicans for cutting taxes while increasing spending during the Bush years. It will take years for the Democrats to fix the damage the Republicans have done. Tim Bishop has been an excellent Congressman for the 1st District, and will have my vote again!" Sep 18, 10 12:34 AM

Fire breaks out at Southampton Elementary School on Saturday

Johnnyhampton has the right perspective on this. The smoke and water damage to this old building may be something that takes months to completely clean up. The cleanup may extend well beyond the classroom damaged by the fire. I will be very impressed if this school is open for classes on Monday." Sep 18, 10 7:03 PM

Hampton Bays man makes 300th blood donation

We should all be inspired by this man to give blood more often!" Sep 18, 10 7:17 PM

Rampasture residence issued violations

"Jampasture" Is that supposed to be funny?" Sep 18, 10 7:30 PM

Forum on proposed CPI site use brings polarized, mixed reaction from the public

I feel the Rechlers should be allowed to build condos on their property on the east side of the canal in return for doing something the community will appreciate and support on the Canoe Place Inn site. The trick is to come up with an idea that will be beneficial to all involved, especially the Rechlers who own the properties. I suspect that if they are able to profit a little more from what they do with the Canoe Place Inn, perhaps they can make their condo proposal for the east side more agreeable. " Sep 18, 10 8:16 PM

Fire breaks out at Southampton Elementary School on Saturday

On a more positive note, the quick response by local volunteer fire departments saved the taxpayers of the Southampton school district a small fortune. PBR should try to calculate the cost of loosing this school building for comparison purposes and realize how well this potential tragedy turned out!" Sep 19, 10 8:37 AM

Hazmat team conducts drill at Hampton Bays Elementary after minor incident

Was the Janitor who burned her fingers one of the custodians who uses sulfuric acid for intensive cleaning in the school?

The comments posted on this article have more entertainment value than accuracy. The fact that Ms. Cooper made minor changes to this article shows that she rechecked her facts." Sep 19, 10 9:47 AM

Pat Lynch continues lawsuit against town

Jean Lynch seems to have become a radical canine extremist who even dog lovers won't follow because her views are too extreme. I think she should be allowed to volunteer and her opinions given the consideration they deserve. I hate the idea of her getting another cent of taxpayers money through lawsuits. Perhaps if the other volunteers treat her likes the stuff they pick up while walking dogs, she will get the message. I fear they are probably too polite to do that." Sep 19, 10 1:12 PM

Fire breaks out at Southampton Elementary School on Saturday

Most Americans believe there is only one God. We may call him by different names and worship him in different ways, but most of us believe there is only one." Sep 19, 10 2:25 PM

Hampton Road firehouse in Southampton Village demolished

Volunteer Firemen & Ambulance members do know how to have a good time, as you appear to have observed. I can tell you for certain that they take the services they provide very seriously. If there is drinking going on, there is also a large and completely sober duty crew ready to respond to emergencies. When an entire department has a social event (once or twice a year) a stand by crew comes from a neighboring community. I can also tell you that there is a large and growing number of volunteers who do not drink alcohol at all, even at social functions. If you see a large group of volunteers with cups in their hands, it is a mistake to assume they are all drinking beer. " Sep 19, 10 3:32 PM

Forum on proposed CPI site use brings polarized, mixed reaction from the public

The Rechlers already offered a walkway and public access along the east side of the canal with their proposed condos. There are life-long residents of Hampton Bays who would like to see a piece of our communities history preserved in some way. I too have no special love for what the building is today, but appreciate what it once was." Sep 20, 10 6:34 AM

I don't believe anyone swims in the canal any more, let alone jumping from the Montauk Hwy bridge. " Sep 20, 10 5:43 PM

I Could be. I just haven't seen it in many years." Sep 20, 10 9:06 PM

I searched YouTube, I figured if anyone was crazy enough to do it they would have had someone tape it. When I was a kid I remember looking down from the RR bridge and discussing it with friends, but none of us ever jumped. It truly looked suicidal. Jumping from that height, you might hit the bottom of the canal pretty hard." Sep 23, 10 8:05 PM

I think leaping from the local bridges is not allowed. The local police and county rangers will not allow anyone to even swim in the canal any more if they see you.

I have, and have seen other people fishing on the beach/rubble just north of the Montauk Hwy bridge on the East side. I don't believe the fishing was any better or worse than any other spot along the canal.

You don't think the nice condo dwellers would welcome us with our folding chair, fishing pole, pail and six-pack on the boardwalk by their homes?
" Sep 23, 10 9:14 PM

They own it and they are developers, they are certainly not going to create a neighborhood park.

I am not sure what RESTORE means to the Reichlers and the partner(s) they seek to share the project with. My ideal version of restore is described in my post of 9/17. I would like to the as much of the original design incorporated into a new modern Canoe Place Inn that can be and have it be a successful business again. I suspect you would like to save and restore the structure that is there now.

I do like any version RESTORE better than knock it down and build condos that look a little like the old inn." Sep 23, 10 10:48 PM

I grew up in HB and swam in these waters. I believe I have an idea of how deep they are. I think jumping from that height into 6 - 8 feet of water and living to tell about it is an amazing thing. Now I hear they are jumping from the Ponquogue Bridge!
I just hope some silly kid doesn't read about it here and decide to try it. The old Montauk Hwy bridge was much lower and closer to the water than the one that is there now. This was the bridge kids used to jump from.
If you want a thrill, go to an amusement park. No one should be jumping from the local bridges. " Sep 25, 10 10:41 AM

Debate over Jewish religious boundary begins to heat up

In the United States we believe in freedom of religion, and feel government should not favor any particular one. I think Jewish people should view the entire country as an eruv, which would require no boundary markings. We should all feel free to go about our business without the need to mark our territory." Oct 1, 10 7:04 AM

Rechlers pick up demolition permit applications for Canoe Place Inn

The Rechlers are free to build what ever they want on their properties on both sides of the canal that falls within what the properties are zoned for. It seems that our town supervisor may have decided that preserving the Canoe Place Inn is not important to the Hampton Bays community. I personally will be very disappointed. " Oct 2, 10 12:16 AM

Debate over Jewish religious boundary begins to heat up

I think the idea of marking neighborhoods as Orthodox Jew friendly implies that others are not. If it is ok for a mother to push a baby carriage in Westhampton Beach but it is a sin to do it in East Quogue on the Sabbath, it may create perceived discrimination. I think as an inclusive society, this issue is very disturbing to some of us." Oct 3, 10 1:01 AM

But is it kind and good natured to exclude people from other area codes in your religion. Also, people who like grilled lamb who want to move to Long Island may feel your neighborhood (631) is the only one they should consider living in. It isn't the lamb, it's the geographic restrictions that are disturbing about your religion." Oct 3, 10 11:35 AM

Also, I think that because so many lamb eaters are only moving to your neighborhood, the vegetarian families who have been living there for many years may start to feel very uncomfortable when all of your followers start grilling lamb all around them." Oct 3, 10 11:58 AM

In reply to your invitation, thank you but even though I like most aspects of your religion, I have good friends who are vegetarians and some others who live outside (631) who I believe may be hurt and offended if I join. Thanks for the invite though!" Oct 3, 10 12:27 PM

Although I understand your point of view, I don't believe it is unreasonable for atheists to have to tolerate references to God in American History and traditions. I do however believe it would be very inappropriate to force an atheist to actively participate in prayer or worship in any way. Teaching respect and tolerance for the beliefs of others is very important and necessary in today's world. " Oct 3, 10 3:22 PM

I find it distressing that Islam and Muslems are automatically associated with terrorism spawned in the Middle East. The truth is that charismatic political leaders who perhaps claim to be holy men in that part of the world have been able to recruit poor young men to do their bidding in a fabricated holy war that has nothing to do with Islam. Throughout history evil people have manipulated religious beliefs trick others into committing unholy and sinful acts in the name of God. " Oct 3, 10 4:16 PM

Shinnecocks want three casinos on Long Island

I suspect that historically the Shinnecocks have been better neighbors to us than we have been to them. I do not feel that we have any right to be telling them how to secure a better future for themselves. I wish them well." Oct 3, 10 8:35 PM

Army Corps recommends major sand movements

Yes, as long as we keep blocking the natural flow of sand we will have to continue to have to pay $$$$$ to move sand to the areas of erosion. It is just a fact of nature!" Oct 3, 10 9:48 PM

Shinnecocks get final word, become 565th recognized tribe

Congratulations Shinnecocks! Stay true to what you believe is right and great things will happen!" Oct 3, 10 11:17 PM

Rechlers pick up demolition permit applications for Canoe Place Inn

Yes BB I have, but fear we may be in the minority. Many people only see the CPI as the eyesore and nuisance it is today and can't imagine what it was and could be in the future. Also, some people think the town can simply dictate what can be done on the properties on both sides of the canal without the need for a PDD. I don't know..." Oct 4, 10 4:01 PM

Yes, and the Southampton Press headline can read "Shinnecocks Return to Canoe Place - Scalp Pale Faces!" on some level I like it!" Oct 4, 10 7:37 PM

Oh my God. If tourists start comming back to HB with all their $$, the town might get so heavy it breaks off Long Island and sinks into the ocean and we all drown. You truly are a dangerous fanatic. We should stone you!" Oct 4, 10 8:01 PM

Don't you mean a porn shop?" Oct 4, 10 8:51 PM

Shinnecocks want three casinos on Long Island

Three smaller, well designed and appropriately located casinos makes sense to me." Oct 4, 10 10:22 PM

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