Saunders, Real Estate, Hamptons

8 Comments by DOTTS76

Debate over Southampton farmers market continues

I think the farmers market could be good a good idea. I do feel for the local farmers having to deal with high rent and every other extra that comes with living and farming on the east end. I feel for anyone trying to run a business out here not to mention raise a family and live out here. Things have changed in the short 35 years I have been out here. However, if you take a look at other farmers markets around the country I think they all have similarities. They all promote community and are a small window into other local companies and stores, large and small. It gives the large companies a face to put with an otherwise unknown store and the small companies some buzz to better promote their products and stores. A great example of a long time running successful farmers market would be in Ithaca, NY. Ithaca's farmers market is a fantastic place - google it. A place not only with local farmers, but musicians, baked goods, coffee, restaurants, craftsman, etc. I'm not so idealistic to think that the same exact scenario can be applied here, but why not a modified version? That’s just my view - enjoy." May 15, 09 5:06 PM

Swine flu diagnosis for two Sag Harbor students

While i am totally on board with how the media blows everything out of proportion on just about everything they report, i think the key to any school is the fact that they keep the parents and public informed. They sent a letter out and got the word out and that is what they have to keep doing. While most children will be able to defend against this virus, the warning goes out more to the children and parents that may have a compromised imune system- special cases. It will be a personal choice at that point - but the information must be put out - and the people will decide whats best for them. Only thru correct and constant information will panic be controlled. " Jun 15, 09 2:28 PM

East Hampton Town Building Inspector, Don Sharkey, found dead at 47

Don was one of the nicest guys i ever met. He had a big heart, was a smart man, and one hell of a human being. My heart goes out to his family. I'm sorry........." Jul 6, 09 8:47 PM

Lifelong Montauk resident Toni-Ann M. Bowman dies of leukemia at 32

Toni was a fantastic girl who became an amazing woman. I'm happy to have known and been her friend in highschool. She was tough, but had a huge heart. She always talked about her brothers and family. She loved them and they should know that. After recently loosing my brother to cancer i understand their pain. Goodbye." Aug 6, 09 4:45 PM

Report says anti-immigrant atmosphere in Suffolk County fuels violence

Hmmmmm. This is a subject that is very close to me and my family. I am from a Spanish family born on the east end but my parent immigrated here in the 60’s. Now I have a family of my own and work out here in a profession that deals with immigrants on a daily basis. The problem I have always had is that I believe you can still be true to your country of decent and even show pride, but never forgetting that it is this country that allows us to live in a safe, comfortable, and in peace – for the most part. The hard part is in the fact that most of the people in this country come from immigrants themselves. We have now adopted this country as our own but still may have customs, traditions, or religions from other places. So now that we are in – how can we close the door to those that just want to follow and do what we or our parents, or great grandparents did themselves? We now thrive in this country due in most part to our families that moved to this country so long or not so long ago. Having a family a young one here I now see that my own “people” are causing problems that directly affect me and my children- and that hurts as well as angers me. So – I see both sides- but like most politicians and people don’t see an immediate and compromising solution that will not ultimately offend and anger one side of this argument. I don’t think its fair to “press one for English” when this country’s language is English, but I also don’t simply think you are inhuman and should be seen as less for trying to make a living for your kids and family. I do know that something must be done because ignoring the situation is no longer an option. Like a wound that has been infected, I fear we must now cut off our arm to save the rest of our body. Everyone who lives in this country must follow the laws of this country, pay taxes, and after that, live in peace. It just seems lately more people are quick to harp on the problem instead of working hard to find a solution. " Sep 16, 09 12:27 PM

Oddone sentencing is on for Wednesday

May his family find peace in this somehow and may Mr. Oddone understand the consequences for his actions. I feel for him and his family as well, but we all should think twice before we escalate to violence and the consequences it might bring, whoevers fault you think it was. May the Reister kids never forget their father the way he was and live their lives in peace." Apr 14, 10 1:46 PM

Southampton Town Police Lieutenant Placed On Forced Leave

How much do you pay someone who has risked their life to save lives and make the town they live in a better place. If budget is the issue, why pay for a qualified member of law enforcement to stay home, and not let him do his job? Politics have recently wasted too much of the taxpayers time and money. At the very least we should have a reason from the cheif! Why are local officials put in place that don't want to work together? Get to work cheif or get out, and let people that do want to work do so. SMH. " May 2, 12 10:41 PM

I would ask how much is too much to pay the people that run towards the danger while we run away, and are called to do so everyday or have done so in their carrer? These people who have families and loved ones. Should a politician be paid more? But the fact of the matter is the question that hopefully will be answered Friday apparently....WHY? " May 3, 12 1:28 PM