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Windmill Lane Substation May Be Eyed For New Ambulance Headquarters

Things change and organizations grow bigger. We here in the village should consider ourselves lucky that people are willing to volunteer their time in order to respond to our medical emergencies. If the building that the SVVA inhabits is inadequate for the organization to function properly and safely, then we as a community owe it to them, as well as ourselves, to provide them with the proper facilities. " Apr 10, 12 10:40 PM

Vote On Friday To Decide On New Ambulance Building In Southampton

Obviously someone doesn't know what standing room only means. Standing room only is what happens after all seats are taken. I saw the flyer too, and it does appear to be standing room only. Also, why would someone from Hampton Bays feel the need to comment? Have you seen the ambulance buildings in Hampton Bays? Enough said. " Oct 29, 14 1:48 PM

People are entitled to their opinions, but the least they could do is be informed when they formulate them. Clearly anyone stating that the cost is excessive has no idea what it costs to build a commercial government building that would hold the agency's three ambulances, Polaris vehicle, and one first responder, plus fit the needs of 60 members (potentially more), as well as meet all codes and be ADA compliant. " Oct 31, 14 2:06 PM

UPDATE: Tuckahoe-Southampton Merger Fails At Polls

Well, everyone saw the budget projections for the next 10 years or so ...remember those numbers Southampton, you'll be wishing it had passed. " Nov 18, 14 9:51 PM

UPDATE: Fire Destroys Southampton Village Home On Saturday

Great work by all responding departments in what turned out to be a very long and arduous day. Incidentally, despite what the article says, Southampton Ambulance was never on scene, and certainly did not transport any patients. All EMS was handled by Southampton Village EMS, and Hampton Bays EMS. " Jul 25, 15 11:14 PM

Organizers: Sunday's Black Lives Matter Protest Is First Of Several To Come On East End

BLM had everything to do with what happened in Dallas and Louisiana. One would have to be either delusional or a complete moron not to be able to put the two together. BLM supporters have been recorded during their protests calling for the blood of police officers. Anyone that aligns themselves with BLM should be ashamed of themselves. The only thing diverse about the crowds at the BLM rallies out here is the color of their skin, the content of their characters are the same -- ignorant troublemakers. " Jul 18, 16 6:29 PM

Actually,your point was that BLM had nothing to do with the killing of those police officers.The fact is that BLM was cited specifically as a primary cause for the actions of those shooters, by those shooters. If that is not a direct causual link then I don't know what is. There is plenty of footage out there showing BLM supporters calling for the death of police officers. Luckily, the major media outlets had enough sense not to broadcast these statements thereby inciting more nut jobs. Whether or not you want to accept this as truth, the fact remains that the shooters cited BLM as a major motivating factor. Now, whether or not this is the intention of all BLM supporters is besides the point. Any sane, intelligent, rational human being that is a supporter of BLM should take a step back and say "whoa, wait a minute. Maybe we need to rethink this course of action, because clearly it is having unintended consequences." But no, instead you hold another rally on the very same day that police officers were shot in Louisiana. This shows a clear lack of respect for law enforcement personnel, as well as the inability to see how one's actions affect others.
As far as your statement regarding Castile -- there is no actual footage of the officer asking him for his ID. The only evidence is provided by his girlfriend. As the primary witness to this tragic event, she also states that Castile was licensed to carry, and that they were pulled over because of a broken tail light. Fact is, Castile was not licensed to carry, and they were pulled over because they fit the description of two people that had just robbed a bank. So, of the three things that she claims, two have been proven false. I would have to say that her credibility is zero. However, if you choose to believe her when she says the officer asked for his ID, I suppose that is your prerogative. Is it tragic? Yes. Should it have gone down that way? I don't know, and neither do you. I do know that if an officer has his gun out, and you tell him that you have a gun, then it's probably not a good idea to go rummaging around.
In regards to your "bad apples" comments -- police officers are trying to do a job that puts their lives in jeopardy, and unfortunately mistakes can be made (they are people like you and me), and those mistakes can have tragic and lethal consequences. The vast majority of the shootings that BLM cites were justified, and some were mistakes. They were not the direct result of racism and the targeting of black males. The police officers that have been shot were directly targeted for the simple fact that they were/are cops. Please do not try and compare the two.
If black lives truly matter to you, then your energy would be much better spent protesting the high drop out rate of black males, the fact that many are raised without fathers, and the glorification of gang/thug life in the community. Focusing on these three issues would greatly reduce the homicide rate amongst black males, and improve the lives of African-Americans everywhere.
Lastly, does racism still exist? Of course it does. Racism is everywhere -- there are whites that hate blacks, latinos, and asians; blacks that hate latinos, asians, and whites; latinos that hate asians, whites and blacks; asians that hate whites, blacks and latinos -- it is in our makeup as human beings. The only thing that we can do is to consciously be aware of it as individuals, actively work against it by treating people with equal respect, and choosing to judge people by the content of their character. It is time to stop the nonsense and recognize BLM for what it is -- a misguided attempt at best, and a hateful ideology at worst." Jul 19, 16 9:54 PM

Black Lives Matter Rallies Held In East Hampton And Bridgehampton Sunday

Hahahaha. There adczeta goes making assumptions about a person she knows nothing about. How would she know that jediscuba doesn't know what tired is? It's sadly ironic that a person protesting other peoples assumptions would start making her own.
As I have said before -- The fact is that BLM was cited specifically as a primary cause for the actions of the shooters of the fallen officers, by those shooters. If that is not a direct causual link then I don't know what is. There is plenty of footage out there showing BLM supporters calling for the death of police officers. Luckily, the major media outlets had enough sense not to broadcast these statements thereby inciting more nut jobs. Whether or not you want to accept this as truth, the fact remains that the shooters cited BLM as a major motivating factor. Now, whether or not this is the intention of all BLM supporters is besides the point. Any sane, intelligent, rational human being that is a supporter of BLM should take a step back and say "whoa, wait a minute. Maybe we need to rethink this course of action, because clearly it is having unintended consequences." But no, instead they hold another rally on the very same day that police officers were shot in Louisiana. This shows a clear lack of respect for law enforcement personnel, as well as the inability to see how one's actions affect others.
Does racism still exist? Of course it does. Racism is everywhere -- there are whites that hate blacks, latinos, and asians; blacks that hate latinos, asians, and whites; latinos that hate asians, whites and blacks; asians that hate whites, blacks and latinos -- it is in our makeup as human beings. The only thing that we can do is to consciously be aware of it as individuals, actively work against it by treating people with equal respect, and choosing to judge people by the content of their character. It is time to stop the nonsense and recognize BLM for what it is -- a misguided attempt at best, and a hateful ideology at worst." Jul 21, 16 7:00 PM

I think it's interesting that with absolutely nothing to go on, besides the fact that I don't agree with what BLM is doing, a strong proponent of BLM automatically assumes that I am not black already. I can not speak to the rest of the country, but I know not one single non-white person locally that has been harassed by police for no reason other than the color of his or her skin. There have been 4 shootings in Southampton within about a year, and not one of them was done by a police officer. Would anyone like to venture a guess, if they don't know already, who was responsible for those shootings? Where was the outrage and the demonstrations? " Jul 21, 16 9:31 PM

Exactly, it doesn't happen in this community. I would have to say that we actually have a pretty good thing going out here. We all get along and respect each other on a daily basis. We work together, volunteer together, and invite each other in to each other's homes. I have been to multiple funerals out here, where everyone comes together to celebrate a life and mourn together, where the crowd is the most diverse I have ever seen. Quite frankly it is a beautiful thing.
There are always going to be ignorant people that say ignorant things, and they come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. All colors, so you can save the holier than though nonsense. I have been trying to have a thoughtful and intelligent conversation about this mess, while providing meaningful and factual information. You have consistently ignored those parts of my comments, because they don't fit neatly into your little agenda. Instead, you consistently parrot the same nonsense (talk about deja vu), without backing anything up with actual facts and examples. Please, enlighten us with even one example of institutional racism in this community, and please feel free to provide more than one example. In the meantime, it would serve you well to remember that BLM started, and is about, the shooting of black people by police officers. You stated yourself that we do not have that issue out here, so stop trying to drag the mess that is occurring on the national stage into our community. Go protest where you perceive these "wrongs" to have taken place. I have never denied that racism doesn't exist, and I would repeat my earlier comments, but clearly they are falling on deaf ears. However, sticks and stones will break my bones ...
" Jul 22, 16 11:03 AM

What is a waste of time, is saying a bunch of things without backing them up with any substance (facts, figures, anecdotes). The people yelling racism consistently fail to provide actual proof of real racism -- and I am not talking about name calling. Adczeta has consistently failed to provide any proof of this in our community, yet insists that it's a problem. These people are like children on the playground -- "he called me a bad word." So what, get over it, and don't associate with those people. The problem isn't going to magically go away by protesting in the street. Disassociate yourself from BLM and have a rally to celebrate diversity and the coming together of all Americans. You would draw a much larger crowd by demonstrating love for one another, and it's a concept that can't be argued with. Leave your BLM signs at home. Or, you can continue on this course and have fun explaining to your grandchildren why you chose to associate with a movement that resulted in the assassination of police officers. Like it or not, the two are inextricably linked. Stop marching under a banner of hate. " Jul 23, 16 10:54 AM

Jewish people the world over have been persecuted, tortured, enslaved, and forced into ghettos for millenia. They have been killed in numbers so vast, for the simple fact that they were Jewish, that most people can't even comprehend. Antisemitism still very much exists in this country as well. Take a good look around. They are doing quite well for themselves. Kudos to them. No protests necessary. Now why is that? " Jul 24, 16 3:31 PM

So predictable. If only it were that simple. What color do you think anti-Semites and neo-nazis are? Let's take America out of the conversation for a second, just to illustrate a point. In much of Europe, particularly the East, neo-nazis are still a force to be reckoned with, and antisemitism is still pervasive. With the exception of the very recent influx of Muslims, these countries are very white. Jewish people there are doing just as well as they are here. Keep in mind (and there are many sources on the topic) that anti Jewish sentiment is just as strong there as racism is here (again, I have never denied that racism doesn't exist here -- see earlier comments). Come back to America -- Jewish people have had just as difficult a time getting into universities, colleges, and all sorts of other clubs and organizations as people of color, and the timeline has been about the same. So there goes the "because they are white" argument.

The answer is complex, but it boils down to this:
-- a strong family structure
-- education
-- not turning to crime as a means to an end
-- not feeling sorry for themselves and blaming the rest of society for their problems (despite the fact that if any group in the history of the world had a right to do so, it would be them)" Jul 24, 16 6:18 PM

Hot Temps Lead To Slow Times In 11th Annual Hamptons Marathon

Not mentioned in the article, were the two dozen volunteers from the Southampton Village Volunteer Ambulance, who gave up their Saturday to attend to the medical needs of the runners. Special thanks to East Moriches Volunteer Ambulance for sending an additional rig with a crew. Thank you all for your time and commitment. " Sep 28, 17 10:16 AM

Hampton Bays Ambulance Board Member Steps Down After Investigation

Since when does a tv cost $180? A zero missing perhaps? " Mar 20, 18 5:11 PM

Southampton Fire Department And Southampton Village Volunteer Ambulance Respond To Distressed Swimmers At Cryder Beach

The Southampton Village Volunteer Ambulance. This paper can't tell the difference. " Jul 24, 18 5:14 PM

Oh, they know the difference, metsfan2. They know ..." Jul 24, 18 7:51 PM

East End School Districts Reveal Preliminary Budget Figures For 2019-20 School Year


"Preliminary budget figures show that a homeowner whose house is valued at $1,597,000 will pay $3,326 in school taxes next year, a decrease of $137 from the previous year."

Reading most comments, this is what I hear:

"I own a house valued at $1.6 million, and I have to pay $3,300 in school taxes! Waaaah!" *throws temper tantrum*

Unbelievable. Cry me a river.
" Mar 23, 19 6:29 PM

Southampton Town Board Denies Alex Gregor's Request For Reimbursement Of Services From NYPD Detective's Funeral

Oh, please. Alex's primary concern seems to be the overtime pay for his workers. As quoted in Newsday, he still has hundreds of thousands of dollars in his budget for overtime pay, as a result of having practically no snow this year. Therefore, the overtime is already covered, and will not put a strain on his budget. Problem solved. As for the equipment, are we the taxpayers supposed to pay for the "use of equipment" that we've already paid for via the purchasing of the equipment? Are we using disposable equipment now? Realistically, what are we talking about, gasoline and diesel? Thousands of dollars worth? Get real. Common sense people, not politics." Apr 18, 19 11:22 PM