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Southampton School Officials Nix Columbus Day In Favor Of Indigenous Peoples' Day On School Calendars

I guess everyone in SH forgot that the whole reason Columbus Day became a national holiday in 1937 was not so much to celebrate Columbus himself, but to celebrate and teach about patriotism, citizenship boundaries, the importance of loyalty to the nation, and the celebration of social progress. Since the first three of those are now considered to be anathemas and abominations to be hated and reviled, I am not surprised they changed it to "Everyone Is a Victim Day". " Feb 16, 18 10:15 AM

East Hampton Vigil Honors Those Killed In Florida High School Shooting

They admitted that the real reason behind it was to coordinate an anti-gun lobbying effort, rather than honoring the victims. Never let a tragedy go unpoliticized..." Feb 18, 18 3:41 PM

The right wingers would have come if it was really about honoring the victims and showing their respect and compassion for these poor kids. However everyone with a brain knew that was not the purpose - the libbies immediately turned it into a political rally to launch a lobbying effort for more gun control in NY. I can’t think of a more selfish and petty thing than to turn the victims into a political football to promote your own twisted agenda. " Feb 18, 18 3:47 PM

East End Schools Plan For March 14 Walkout

These poor kids parroting hollow platitudes and empty rhetoric. They are so brainwashed by liberal ignorance they don’t even know what they are protesting or why they are participating. " Mar 7, 18 10:45 PM

East End High School Students Walk Out In Protest Of Gun Violence Wednesday

So this was a political rally by the local Democrats to rally against anyone who supports a Republican? Because that's what the person who orgainzed and led this walkout was doing. I was not aware that the East Hampton High School and its administrators supported student walk outs and classroom absences for partisan political rallies on school grounds." Mar 14, 18 3:20 PM

The person recording this for 27East labeled anyone who was not at the rally as "out buying automatic weapons". This is a perfect example of the bottomless and unparalleled ignorance of liberals. Automatic weapons are illegal and cannot be bought, especially in NY." Mar 14, 18 3:36 PM

It was someone who would have found another way to kill a lot of people even if he didn't have access to a gun. It was someone who was known by the school administrators to be violent and dangerous, but they did nothing. It was someone who was known by the local police and social services to be violent and dangerous, but they did nothing. It was someone who was known by the FBI to have issued two recent credible threats of violence against his school, and they did nothing. It's not a gun problem - it's a people doing nothing problem." Mar 14, 18 4:35 PM

They could have told police and worked with police and to have him Baker Acted. They could have informed several social service groups to help get him mental health services. They could have made sure they had a school officer who was willing to keep him off campus and protect the kids instead of cowering outside. They intentionally blinded themselves rather than keeping a know problem in their sights. Everyone just kept washing their hands and turning a blind eye figuring he would be someone else’s problem to deal with. They are now living with the consequences of doing nothing. " Mar 14, 18 8:09 PM

I agree that reasonable regulations can be placed on some guns which might deter some. Simple things like permits IF they are kept as non-publishable protected records. However gun owners don’t trust some regulations because they are often abused, like the NY town that sold the names and addresses of all its gun owners to an activist group who published them online with an interactive map to get people to harass them at their homes and businesses. There’s no denying that even if you made access to guns more difficult, people who want to commit violence with them will still find a way to get them and harm people. Proactively stopping, treating and even arresting violent mentally ill people will stop future violence more than yet another gun restriction. " Mar 14, 18 8:19 PM

The kids simply said the other half of the school disagreed with their viewpoint and seemed to be willing to leave it at “agree to disagree”. It was the ADULTS who immediately devolved into the rabid and vitriolic mentality of many out here who immediately resort to insulting and attacking the character of anyone who has a different opinion. " Mar 14, 18 8:26 PM

Tell you what June, every time you and your buddies out here call lawful gun owners “gunloons” and say we have “blood on our hands” and that if we don’t show up to an anti-Republican, anti-gun rally that we are all out buying illegal automatic weapons to kill people with - I’m buying another gun. In fact, based on your comment I think I’ll go this weekend and buy a new pistol. It’s my legal right to do so. (time until June’s brain is so triggered it blows up in 3...2...1...)" Mar 14, 18 8:44 PM

Countries that let their children run wild with no supervision or rules, embrace the idea of no responsibility and perpetual victimhood (rules don't apply to me), and encourages kids to worship vapid social media and play violent video games have the same problems. Ask parts of Russia and the RSA about it. Countries that teach their kids discipline and respect, require their kids to take responsibility for their actions, and make kids interact with each other and society than just their electronic devices don't have this issue. Iceland and Switzerland are good examples. We are shifting farther and farther on the scale to the former. " Mar 14, 18 11:07 PM

Thanks for making my point for me that your side immediately devolves into petty insults, gas lighting, and name calling, just because I said I was going to exercise my legal rights. Apparently you feel the same about the first amendment as you do the second." Mar 14, 18 11:09 PM

And their next stop after eviscerating the 2nd Amendment will be doing the same to the 1st Amendment." Mar 14, 18 11:12 PM

Montauk Battery Project Gets Final Approval, Over Objections

Is there a single thing Kathleen Cunningham doesn't object to? I've seen a lot of NIMBYism out here but she really takes it to a whole new level. " Mar 20, 18 11:04 AM

UPDATE: Southampton And Sag Harbor To Participate In National Marches Protesting Gun Violence On Saturday

The problem was he had no "history" that any gun law would have stopped because no one ever did anything that would create a record. If the school and the SRO had followed through with the recommended Baker Acting of Cruz in 2016 he would have never been able to buy the guns in Florida. The laws are there but it takes action by people to make them work. New law/more laws are just redundant and won't solve anything." Mar 21, 18 12:39 PM

Exactly!!" Mar 21, 18 12:40 PM

East End Residents Participate In Marches Protesting Gun Violence

So much for their fake claim that it was “NOT a protest for or against gun laws". Virtually every sign was demanding more gun regulation and laws. Plus their speakers waxed on and on about gun laws. Not to mention it quickly turned into an anti-republican political rally. I wonder how violent they would have gotten at their “anti-violence” rally if a Republican showed up with a sign that said “We Need More Mental Illness Laws” or “Guns don’t shoot themselves - Educate and supervise your children about gun safety” or “If you see or hear something, DO something - Stop school violence before it happens”. " Mar 24, 18 3:27 PM

Most Liberal Americans don’t even know what they are taking about when they say the phrase “assault weapon”. The title "assault weapon" is a made up term invented by the gun control advocates to make for a scary sound bite. Most Liberal Americans have no clue that there is NO DIFFERENCE in the bullet size, magazine capacity, and effect on a human between an old fashioned wood stock rifle a lá Elmer Fudd and an evil “assault style weapon” of equal caliber. Once they ban one and realize that it stopped nothing they will turn their efforts on the next. " Mar 24, 18 7:28 PM

That has to be one of the most pedantic illogical arguments I have ever seen. It makes no sense whatsoever. There are two parts of the 2A: 1) well regulated militia COMMA, 2) right of the people to keep and bear arms. It’s the second part we are defending and discussing. As for your “deadly force” weirdness, the 1A could say that people have the right to free speech but only if it doesn’t hurt anyone’s feelings, or offends anyone, or is deemed to be a microaggression- but it doesn’t. The 2A was written using that language for a reason. Either follow the Constitution or move to a country without a 2A (however chances are there won’t be a 1A either). " Mar 25, 18 10:32 AM

Of course you welcome your little indoctrinees - that’s a lot of work you’ve put in brainwashing them. Glad you think putting the decision on who runs our country in the hands of children who eat Tide Pods, play video games 12 hours a day, worship the Kardashians, and have the highest suicide rate ever because they only value themselves by how may Likes and Friends they have on social media. Sorry but you’re not changing a Constitutional right any time soon. Keep dreaming. " Mar 25, 18 10:38 AM

Mr. Z that’s hilarious (and kind of embarrassing for you) that you think you are smarter and better versed on the grammar of 2A than both the USDCA and the SCOTUS. As reported by the New York Times (your Bible of all things liberal): "According to the [D.C. circuit court of appeals], the second comma divides the amendment into two clauses: one 'prefatory' and the other 'operative.' On this reading, the bit about a well-regulated militia is just preliminary throat clearing; the framers don't really get down to business until they start talking about 'the right of the people ... shall not be infringed,'" The SCOTUS and Justice Antonin Scalia stated “The Amendment's prefatory clause announced a purpose, but does not limit or expand the scope of the second part, the operative clause. The operative clause's text and history demonstrate that it connotes an individual right to keep and bear arms.”" Mar 25, 18 7:32 PM

Here’s one suggestion: Stop raising violent kids. Do your job as a parent and teach your kids manners, respect, responsibility, and simple stuff like don’t murder your classmates. Guns aren’t walking into schools and shooting kids on their own. Fifty year old men aren’t walking into schools and shooting kids either. The problem that needs to be solved is people raising violent, irresponsible, mental stunted children. " Mar 25, 18 7:43 PM

I always get a laugh watching smug patronizing liberals jump mental gymnastics trying to excuse their unethical behavior when they get caught blatantly manipulating and exploiting children. You can’t even admit what you are doing is deeply disturbing and instead create twisted semantic excuses to avoid responsibility. Gee I wonder why today’s kids have such a problem with personal responsibility...wonder where they learned it. " Mar 25, 18 7:58 PM

The reason we don’t trust people like you to come up with “reasonable gun laws and legislation” is the fact that you don’t know the difference between an M-16 and a Colt M4 Carbine 22LR or between a Barrett .50 Cal and a Ruger 10/22 Barrett M82A1. So you lump them all and many others into the same “evil gun” category and demand they all be banned and made illegal to possess or own. " Mar 25, 18 8:16 PM

The question was “do you have any suggestions for reducing gun-related school violence?” As usual when you are losing a debate you suddenly change the parameters and the subject. As for the Vegas shooter, we still don’t know his motive or WHY he did it in order to craft a solution to prevent something similar the future. Banning the bump stock is a good compromise but neither that ban nor any other will prevent all future violence by men like that because he was crazy and evil. No amount of infringement on a Constitutional right will EVER stop crazy and evil. " Mar 26, 18 6:20 PM

Your “lunatic fringe” is up to about 82% of the Democrat constituency. That’s a pretty big fringe. A recent poll found that 82% of Dems supported banning ALL semi-automatic guns (rifles, hunting guns, handguns, etc) which are about 60% of the guns in the US. About 44% supported banning ALL GUNS period. You keep using that word fringe. I do not think it means what you think it means. " Mar 26, 18 6:32 PM

How Foreign? Please tell us your detailed recommendations. " Mar 26, 18 6:34 PM

Can all the anti-gun, anti-2A posters here please tell us in detail how you each propose to end gun violence. Describe the laws you want passed and the definitions of any gun you proposed being banned. Real definitions, not some made up, vague, useless “assault weapon” catch phrase. You have all posted quite eloquently about your anti position and opinions, so let’s hear your meaningful solutions that will conclusively end school shootings and prevent all future shootings at churches and concerts. " Mar 26, 18 6:43 PM

See now we are getting somewhere useful. Personally I can agree with a universal background check standard that is equally applied by all states (even though it technically violates states rights) - but that is what compromise is about. I also can agree to enhanced checks/restrictions for those convicted of felonies and domestic violence, and those with certain identified mental health issues (ex: Baker Acted or legally found to be a danger or have diminished capacity). But I strongly and emphatically draw the line at any kind of modification to the 2A. The SCOTUS has already tested the limits of a set of clear definitions and suggested restrictions in the DC case and REJECTED it. Changing the 2A is the same as my saying the 1A should be changed to limit what the media can print because when it was first written there was no internet or social media and now stronger restrictions on what people can say or the media can publish should be enacted. Not. Going. To. Happen. The question is whether your side will agree to a compromise or just continue down its path of salted earth, no compromise, my way or else dialogue. " Mar 26, 18 7:46 PM

Foreign how exactly is the 2A "open for debate" and "subject to judicial review" still? Are you seriously not aware that both a USDCA and the SCOTUS have already conclusively ruled on it? Or are you just one of those who if something does not go the way YOU want then you will pout and whine and complain, demanding second chance after third chance to try to manipulate things until you get your way. " Mar 27, 18 3:09 PM

Foreign how exactly is the 2A "open for debate" and "subject to judicial review" still? Are you seriously not aware that both a USDCA and the SCOTUS have already conclusively ruled on it? Or are you just one of those who if something does not go the way YOU want then you will pout and whine and complain, demanding second chance after third chance to try to manipulate things until you get your way. " Mar 27, 18 3:09 PM

Sorry June but there is nothing unclear or ambiguous about the 2A any longer. The US courts and the SCOTUS already clearly interpreted it (you know that is the job of the courts, interpretation of the laws not writing them). Just because you disagree with what they said doesn't make it not true. The world does not bend to your opinion. The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals basically said the second comma divides the amendment into two clauses: one 'prefatory' and the other 'operative.' On this reading, the bit about a well-regulated militia is just preliminary throat clearing; the framers don't really get down to business until they start talking about "the right of the people ... shall not be infringed". The SCOTUS and Justice Antonin Scalia stated “The Amendment's prefatory clause announced a purpose, but does not limit or expand the scope of the second part, the operative clause. The operative clause's text and history demonstrate that it connotes an individual right to keep and bear arms.” Pretty clear and unambiguous." Mar 27, 18 3:15 PM

I think you just unwittingly made my point. There are plenty of cases in which the SCOTUS and other courts have successfully interpreted the 2A. So there is absolutely no need to re-write or repeal the 2A as desired by June and most on the left because the courts have had no problem deciding where its limits are and are not. I am very well versed in the Heller case and the Miller case, so I don't need your twisted interpretation of their clearly reasoned holdings. Just because you don't like the answer from the court doesn't give you the right to ignore or minimalize their decisions." Mar 28, 18 11:14 AM

Funeral Service For ANG Member To Be Held Thursday Morning At Westhampton Beach Firehouse

Blue skies and tailwinds. Thank you for your sacrifice. " Mar 29, 18 10:39 AM

School Districts Saying Little About Any Planned Local Participation In School Walkout On Friday

Responsible gun owners do not feel threatened by these young adults (they are NOT young children at 17 and 18 years old by any stretch of your melodramatic imagination). We are actually concerned about the other young adults at school who may not agree with their rhetoric or adhere to their propaganda. These young Bolshevicks and their adult puppet masters are aggressively bullying, attacking, harassing, and intimidating anyone who doesn’t fall 100% in lockstep with them. One of their adult handlers was caught on video last time slandering and vilifying any student who didn’t participate in the walk out by characterizing them as being out buying assault weapons in order to kill people. Funny how you don’t care about how those “young children” were being maligned for supprting their 2nd Amendment rights. " Apr 19, 18 4:51 PM

East Hampton Ousts Popular Helicopter Service From Airport, Files Complaint With Federal Agency

Huh?? PBR you just get more and more disconnected from logic and reality. Just because local pilots support the safe and continued operation of our airport and the helicopter companies also support the safe and continued operation of the airport does not mean we are "in bed" together. The board's decision has nothing to do with local pilots. We STRONGLY support everyone involved to follow the FAA rules and regulations (that includes the board). If Blade has been violating its operational approvals or has been improperly acting as a scheduled commercial carrier, then the board and the FAA are entitled to take appropriate action against Blade. What the board is not entitled to do is continue to obstruct and prohibit the airport from performing necessary scheduled work projects and maintenance, which it is still doing. Nor are they entitled to enact arbitrary and discriminatory restrictions that are a violation of ANCA. Just remember that if you get your way and close the airport entirely, Blade already has plans in place to just send exponentially MORE of its helicopters to SH heliport, Montauk airport, and the floating helipads they are going to set up in Sag Harbor." Apr 20, 18 12:38 PM

Google “floating helipad Ritz Carlton Miami” for a good look at the version there. Unfortunately no tiki bar though (wind from the heli probably blows the drinks over). " Apr 21, 18 10:36 AM

That has to be the most twisted and tortured, not to mention completely 180 degrees opposite, interpretation of what I said. Why on earth would we be in FAVOR of those plans since they require a closing the airport?!? That’s the worst possible outcome because Blade still inundates the area with helis but us quiet little plane local pilots are permanently grounded with no runways. You have disappeared so far into crazyland there’s just no purpose in having a discussion with you anymore. You’re so obsessed with trying to find a way to malign the little local pilots that don’t even realize how badly you destroy your own credibility. " Apr 21, 18 6:37 PM

Sagaponack White Family Loses More Land, And Family Home, In Court

Disgusting NIMBYs. They bring nothing good to the area and cheat the locals. This soulless one aspires to be as foul as Rennart. He’ll tear down that historic family home to build some hideous monstrosity. " Apr 27, 18 5:54 PM

LIRR Will Offer Several Trains, From Both West And East, For Spectators During U.S. Open

Per the article "the LIRR will provide service for fans traveling from both New York City and eastern Long Island." Plus the article title says "LIRR Will Offer Several Trains, From Both West And East, For Spectators During U.S. Open". Hopefully that means they will stop via both directions." May 4, 18 7:45 PM

Southampton Town, USGA Officials Formulate Traffic Plan For U.S. Open Without 'Cops And Cones'

Thank goodness we still have the EH airport! I'll be ferrying friends and family between EH and Gabreski so they can avoid spending hours that epic traffic jam just to get back and forth between EH/Montauk and Riverhead/Quogue. Just a 10-15 min hop to avoid all the mess!" May 9, 18 8:20 PM

Governor Proposes State-Wide Plastic Bag Ban As Suffolk County Shoppers Adjust To Five-Cent Bag Fee

Reusable bags at the grocery store are fine. But it’s ridiculous to have to have 15 different types of reusable bags cluttering up your car because now you need some for the groceries, one for clothing stores, one for hardware store, one for office supply store, one for CVS, one for pet food store... unless you don’t mind putting your raw chicken in the same bag as your lawn pesticide or your new shirt in the same bag as the cat litter. " May 23, 18 9:08 AM

UPDATE: Memorial Services Scheduled Thursday At Funeral Home For Victims Of Plane Crash

Absolutely devastating for their family and the whole community. What a terrible tragedy. No words. " Jun 2, 18 6:37 PM

A huge thank you to all of the local first responders, fishermen, and just regular people who dropped everything to go try to help them. We truly have an amazing community when it really matters. " Jun 2, 18 10:31 PM

Jon Kenneth Dollard Remembered By Friends And Family After Saturday's Fatal Plane Crash

Jon was a great pilot and a wonderful person who always had a kind word and a smile for everyone he met. He will be missed. " Jun 7, 18 9:10 AM

UPDATE: Southampton Village And Town Police Work Together On Traffic Signal Modifications

I’m going to take the plane up tomorrow and take aerial pictures of the traffic mess just in case certain people forget how bad it will get - all summer long - if they do something crazy like try to close our local airport. " Jun 11, 18 9:43 PM

East Hampton Finds Little Encouragment From FAA On Airport Restrictions

Overby and Bragman unequivocally have expressed that they want to close the airport because they both stand to personally profit from its redevelopment as more empty McMansions. They only care about short term profits for themselves so they will sabotage any effort to achieve a reasonable resolution with the FAA. They don't care at all about the $20M annual loss of revenue to the community and businesses, or the over $10M annual loss in direct salary income to local workers the closure would cause, or the hundreds of locals who would become unemployed, or how local's home values will plummet because once our tourism industry will disappears the market will be flooded with homes for sale during the mass exodous. Having Overby and Bragman in charge of the future of the airport is like having a staunch anti-vaxxer in charge of managing our children's vaccinations. " Jul 3, 18 9:04 AM

Yeah all 10 of you who want to close the airport really do make up the "community". Meanwhile thousands of members of our local community expressed their support for the airport at its fun day event last year because they know this community NEEDS its local airport. But I guess they don't count huh. Your little group of 10 represented over 58% of the complaints filed about the airport, with most of the other 40% only filing one single complaint in an entire 12 month period. Just because you loudly and incessantly wail, moan, complain, and bellyache ALL THE TIME doesn't mean you represent the rest of the community." Jul 3, 18 9:17 AM

Jury Says East Hampton Town Is Responsible For Montauk Erosion

I agree that this board is repeatedly making bad decisions at the expense of the local taxpayers and perpetually losing in the courts. The airport currently pays fully for itself with absolutely no taxes required of the local community. However, if Overby and team succeed in their efforts to close the airport the lawsuits against the town will be well into the 9 figures which will have to be borne by the taxpayers. They initially tried to pin the Wainscott water contamination on the airport until the tests showed it was actually the town's firefighting facility south of the airport that caused it, so now the taxpayers are stuck with that disaster too. " Jul 3, 18 9:35 AM

East Hampton Finds Little Encouragment From FAA On Airport Restrictions

The majority of the anti-airport group is made up of real estate and developer interests including contractors, REIT investors and attorneys. It's closure is hugely profitable a business acquisition wolf dressed up in the sheep's clothing of being about noise (which could have been mitigated years ago and still can easily be done if that was really the goal). The 660 acres of airport land is worth over $1B undeveloped, and quite a bit more if developed into residential homes. Bragman has been the paid attorney for the anti-airport group for over a decade. Overby is best friends with the anti-airport leaders who will ensure that she benefits from their profitable redevelopment of the land, plus its sale will fund all of her personal pet town projects for years. The $10M in lost salaries comes from NYDOT economic studies and an NYU economic study of the airport's economic contribution to the local community. Let's see your math about the fact that these numbers were ascertained and calculated by ECONOMIC PROFESSIONALS as opposed to... what were your credentials in economic analysis again?" Jul 3, 18 11:21 AM

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