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MTA To Spend $26.2 Million On Bridge Repairs In Hampton Bays

I know right.

It's easy to see why the MTA is going bankrupt, no?

And these are just for repairs, mind you. Imagine the costs were they to build new bridges.

I would like to know how this will provide a boost to our local economy. Aside from the local deli's that may get a bit of a boost from lunch revenue, is the MTA going to hire local contractors? I would be shocked if I read that any locally owned construction firms were awarded bids.

I would love to be pleasantly suprised over the next 2 years by stories of locally owned businesses reaping the benefit of this construction, but for some reason I can't see this happening.

Perhaps I am too cynical in my middle age. " Sep 29, 11 8:44 PM

Police: Woman Dies Following Car Accident In Hampton Bays

I can't believe there is no traffic signal there yet.

Or at least a flashing yellow
" Oct 4, 11 6:31 PM

Southampton Ambulance Districts Eager To Look At Third-Party Billing

your are correct.

This 3rd party billing is only permitted by non profit corps contracting with the ambulance districts to provide emergency care.

In, lets say east quogue for example, since the services are provided by the district itself, 3rd party insurance billing isn't allowed" Oct 5, 11 12:38 PM

I don't quite even understand why people would be against this at all except for fear of change and general ignorance.

Hampton Bays is a great place for this to be implemented. Low tax base, high call volume, and many of the patients being from out of town (especially in the summer).

You can actually even implement a system where if you get billed for your copay/out of pocket cost and you are resident and can prove payment of your property taxes, your copay/out of pocket can be waived by the ambulance.

Bottom line is that it makes sense. I can't believe the reaction from the public isn't more along the lines of

'why haven't we been tapping into this revenue source for years already?"" Oct 5, 11 12:46 PM

Golf Clubs in Tuckahoe Take Up Large Percentage Of District, Pay Low Percentage Of Property Taxes

Stop picking on the old rich white men!!

First you want to make them pay the same income tax rates that their secretaries do and now, force their leisure clubs to pay the same property tax rates that families do.

What's the point of being an old rich whitey if you cant game the system in your favor?

/Sarc" Oct 7, 11 12:19 PM

So, you are in favor of people with no kids being able to opt out of school taxes?

People with no children don't use any more school resources than the clubs do.

Maybe you could clarify your position on the subject" Oct 7, 11 1:30 PM

New Parrish Art Museum Expected To Open Next Fall

Hopefully they plan on blocking off that hideous giant box from the highway with mature trees, shrubs and other plantings.

" Oct 13, 11 12:49 PM

Developers Ready To Submit Application For Canoe Place Inn Project

not only boats, but flanked by 2 bridges with lots of noise, another bridge a bit away that can be quite noisy, and the north road afternoon traffic.

Plus, imagine 'Buffy' staring out her 2 million dollar condo bay window to see all of the 'commoners' across the canal fishing all the time and trying to get a look into the condos.

I know the rechlers are much richer and smarter than I, but much like Allens acres, I have a tough time figuring out who is going to be buying all these luxury condos in HB?

I just can't picture the area as " Oct 17, 11 6:17 PM

Of course they will be summer residences, but who would want a luxury condo there?

The canal is interesting, but you can't swim in it, there really isn't much privacy or exclusivity, and the property taxes are going to be ridonculous in the HB school District.

I just don't see that area as desirable for the type of people that are going to plunk 1-2mil down on a 3 month a year residence.

Maybe I am wrong" Oct 18, 11 4:50 PM

Riverside Property Owner Faces 130 Violations; Town To Hold Hearing On Property

$12.5k in taxes a year on less than a quarter acre in riverside?

on old quogue road no less?

I'd let the town have it.



" Oct 18, 11 5:12 PM

Throne-Holst And Team Release Campaign Video

Meh....Needs Moar Cowbell.

She looks really good for 65. " Oct 26, 11 4:06 PM

Southampton Village Drafts Law To Allow New Supermarket

To small for trader joes.

Citarella is drooling for sure.

Maybe too big for them though. Schmidts would be done if that happened. Probably 3-5 other deli / seafood shops too" Oct 26, 11 4:27 PM

Eastport Couple Celebrates 70 Years Of Marriage

The anti-kardashians.

Cheers to the Roses!" Nov 2, 11 9:14 AM

'High-End' Supermarket In Agreement To Move To Southampton Village, Pending Zone Change

maybe a foodtown?

i would bet on Citarella.

$29/lb steaks and overpriced crudite. perfect for southampton.



" Nov 3, 11 4:52 PM

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Confirms Plan To Drop Most Small Group Plans In New York

Medicare for everyone!

My wife and I pay roughly $1950/month for one of these plans that are not sustainable for Blue cross to continue.

How does that make sense? $23,400 for health insurance that the insurance company says isn't making enough money on. And we pay a decent amount out of pocket throughout the year

Does this make any sense to anyone? How out of whack have are health care costs become?

This was well underway before Obamacare came along, so please don't give me that crap.

Why isn't there medicare available for everyone? Can anyone answer me that?

" Nov 4, 11 6:05 PM

East Hampton Town Supervisor Bill Wilkinson Has Slight Lead

A quick flip through the pictures reveals who ate gilbert grape" Nov 10, 11 4:25 PM

Third Man Rescued From Moriches Inlet After Boat Capsizes

Maybe they were on the USS Indianapolis like Quint" Nov 11, 11 1:26 PM

Westhampton Beach Village Police Chief Inks New Contract

Anyone with any public job with healthcare and a defined benefit pension plans are getting raises far and beyond this supposed 1.5%.

I don't understand why they never provide the full amount of actual compensation Mr. Dean is receiving. My only guess is that it will 'shock and awe' the public.

This is not to single Mr. Dean out, but for an apples to apples comparison to someone in the private sector, you need to add $30k for medical and dental benefits and 40k or so for his lifetime guaranteed pension.

That brings his total compensation into the neighborhood of $230,000 per year.

" Nov 11, 11 3:47 PM

Angry Residents Want Answers Before Hampton Bays Shelter Opens

You are right. They have to live somewhere. And there were already a bunch of homeless there already.

On the east end, there aren't alot of low cost options. You got Hampton Bays, Flanders and Springs. Maybe some areas in North Sea and the Turnpike.

At least in Hampton Bays they will blend in better with the locals. Like the pipe people, air guitar guy and crazy ponquogue lady.

Classic NIMBY. " Nov 16, 11 2:40 PM

I will also add, there is a homeless/halfway house/drug rehab house in water mill too.

And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, In as much as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. - Jesus Christ (AKA Tim Tebow)

" Nov 16, 11 3:12 PM

Elected Officials Address Concerns Over Hampton Bays Homeless Shelter

"dumping ground"

so you equate these people with garbage, trash and refuse?" Nov 23, 11 7:08 AM

I think the people are more upset that hampton bays continues to be the red headed stepchild of the east end. Hampton Bays residents want the homeless to stay in flanders. Flanders want the homeless to stay in riverside, etc..

And if you read between the lines on the comments, residents certainly don't wan't 'animals' or 'them' or 'these types of people' on the same street as their lilywhite butts.

" Nov 23, 11 2:34 PM

I think you are missing most of the reason why they are putting a homeless shelter at this location.

It is already a rundown motel in a rundown neighborhood.

If the motel could fill its rooms full of tourists wishing to spend their summers on the beaches of tiana bay then you wouldn't have this problem.

The ugly truth is that the motel is only one of many run down, soon to be condemned had their peak in the 70's type of establishments that litter the western hampton bays area. The owners are looking for the best return on their investment, and since the tourist industry ain't cutting it, homeless are the next best thing.

" Nov 26, 11 8:45 PM

Two Southampton Schools Flagged For Improvement By State

Protecting our borders will help Southampton educate students with disabilities?" Nov 27, 11 11:59 AM

Elected Officials Address Concerns Over Hampton Bays Homeless Shelter

Again, I think everyone is overlooking the most basic point here. this motel owner has no other options. He can't bill his location as a resort and fill his motel because the location is not exactly desirous.

If this waterfront motel was in sagaponack village, some retired VP from Goldman Sachs would have already bought it for 20m to knock it down and build his ostentatious residence.

I mean, come on here. You can get an acre of waterfront for less than 400k on that road. So lets not sit here with a straight face and say that this area isn's already a bit run down.

How many other areas in LI can you get an acre of waterfront for less than 400k?

Mastic Shirley?
Flanders Maybe? " Nov 28, 11 7:46 PM

Southampton Fire Department's Firehouse Opens Saturday

hey, its not their money. Why should they care.

It looks like the Taj Mahal of volunteer fire houses to me.

Hopefully it will help with volunteer recruitment. " Nov 29, 11 6:32 PM

Its not the size at all. Its the fact that it cost $428/sq.ft to build. Holy schneikies! I hope they got gold solid gold bar taps and not just the gold plated ones for that price.




" Nov 30, 11 4:19 PM

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