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113 Comments by Mr Suffolk

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Stony Brook Southampton students want judge to order reopening of campus in spring 2011

It's good to see that Southampton College is close to being back in business. I refuse to call it Stony Brook Southampton anymore.

So what next? Southampton businesses need to pony up in this PR effort to, once again, save the College.

The Publick House, for example, after the College closed the first time, lost more lost $90,000 a year. They and the Southampton Chamber of Commerce, in general, should pony up some cash to help hire a top-flight PR firm to keep the college in town. " Sep 5, 10 9:54 AM

East End dodges bullet as Earl sweeps east

Wow, way to state the obvious!" Sep 6, 10 8:12 PM

Radio station gets third reprieve, one month to come up with $600k

Ultimately, if one makes a donation to WLIU what is the value?

1. NPR and BBC? There are several other channels within listening range with those feeds.

2. Jazz music? There was a new invention called an iPod where one can have thousands of jazz songs loaded. Or satellite or Internet radio for that.

3. Morning shows that basically regurgitate the arts and society content of the local weekly papers? These are generally the least-read parts of the papers, and the people who appear on WLIU to promote their latest projects are tired and worn out.

4. "This Song Is You?" Totally unlistenable, self-indulgent drivel.

So that ultimately is the problem. Why throw money at something that has little personal value to the donor?" Sep 7, 10 5:30 PM

Yeah, I recently moved out of the area and still have 88.3 in my presets. I was happy to find here a station at that part of the dial actually run by students. There's no format. They stink at selling ads. But they mostly play 80s music which seems to fit my mood perfectly. " Sep 7, 10 8:33 PM

Dan's Papers sold

The problem is, the paper will be worth $0 should Dan ever stop writing. He's the whole shebang as far as the readers go. He needs to introduce a second main writer -- say someone who is a known entity on the East End, also prolific, and maybe 20 years younger. Someone to take the baton in the next couple of years. Pay him $75,000 and a 5% share. Just an idea. I'm not applying. " Sep 8, 10 4:09 PM

Scientist proposes poisoning fish in Mill Pond to spark turn around

My kid keeps killing off goldfish by putting too much food in the bowl. Can't we just do that? Go to Pet Co with a wheel barrow ..." Sep 9, 10 8:11 PM

Morning car accident in Shinnecock Hills slows commute

Maybe she was upset that WLIU 88.3 FM is going off the air and was turning off her radio in disgust.

Seriously, so many assumptions here. Many of us were goofy drivers at that age. Try to think back. I'm sure she learned a lesson.

That said, why is it even the most minor of accidents snarl traffic so horribly in Shinnecock Hills? I mean, throw up a few cones and let the traffic flow. The local cops treat every accident like the Hindenburg. " Sep 13, 10 9:40 AM

Water Mill man is a 'Survivor'

Well, the local weekly is more likely to do a story than The New York Times, so the show's publicist likely pushed for the Water Mill connection.

That said, if he's out here every weekend, as he says, that seems pretty local. At least he's not a fearful townie living in the house he inherited from grandma.

A more local, little-known fact -- the guy who creates the obstacle games in "Survivor" is a Southampton College graduate." Sep 13, 10 10:00 AM

After 40 years at college helm, Getz to retire

Congrats, Don! You did it your way. " Sep 15, 10 9:43 PM

Peconic Public Broadcasting succeeds in raising enough to buy station

Congrats on securing the loans and keeping the station afloat. I'm surprised it took so long to get the loan considering that BNB could get a lot of free advertising on the air for this venture. But all's well that ends well. " Sep 28, 10 9:03 PM

Congressional race kicks off; candidates trade blows

Tim wins because he comes off as genuine and sincere. That will be tough for an out-of-towner like Altschuler to duplicate. " Sep 28, 10 9:47 PM

Shinnecocks want three casinos on Long Island

I'm all for the Tribe's sovereignty and the right to have a casino -- BUT don't get greedy. " Sep 29, 10 10:12 PM

University Council supports cuts made to Stony Brook Southampton

Stony Brook Sam Stanley really has pilfered away an $82 million campus -- paid for by state taxpayers. What a giant ego!" Oct 4, 10 8:28 PM

Saks Fifth Avenue closes Southampton store this past weekend; Water Mill's Citarella also closed

Don't worry folks. I hear Stony Brook University is going to buy the property. They have a five-year plan. Don't sweat it. " Oct 5, 10 4:35 PM

Bay Street struggles but perseveres

The prices on Bay Street are too high for the local, year-round folks and the New York City-based people who would normally buy the tickets are hurting financially themselves.

The quality is high at the theater, though, and deserves as big an audience as it can get.

Suggestion: Coupons in local-read papers like The Press, Star and The Express. " Oct 5, 10 4:39 PM

University Council supports cuts made to Stony Brook Southampton

OK, so what becomes of a $16M LEED-certified Gold-level Library in the heart of the Hamptons? " Oct 5, 10 4:41 PM

Cuts At Campus Still Called Illegal

I agree -- while it is political season, these three pols have been working on this project a long time. They are sincere. I'm sure they will keep working on this after Nov. 2.

Man, SB Southampton was such an idyllic campus -- that's why the students are so upset about this. " Oct 14, 10 9:46 PM

Stony Brook Southampton Plaintiffs Ask Judge To Find School In Contempt Of Court

There were actually about 500 students at the time of the closing, most of whom did go to Stony Brook (albeit grudgingly).

I hope the campus can be reopened by Spring 2011. Where they would get administrators is a big question mark. " Oct 22, 10 9:01 PM

East Hampton Homework Club Has Its Backers

The Homework Club should stay open.

I don't know how my daughter would get her homework done if I weren't there to help explain much of it, especially math. And she's a B+ student in 7th grade.

So many parents end up calling us for homework help because I am decent in all of the subjects.

I begin to wonder if there are any kids out there doing homework without help.

So the kid's homework becomes the parents' homework.

For single-parent homes, especially where the parent isn't academically inclined, it must be a nightmare each night to get the work done.

So, two observations ...

1. Teachers need to give LESS homework and homework should ONLY be a simplified version of what was gone over WELL in class. The homework should only reinforce the day's study.

I find that teachers give homework that the student hasn't covered before. May as well home school in that case.

2. Teachers need to realize that too much homework at the wrong level affects family quality of life. Arguments are created. Then bonding is less likely to occur, the kid will be less well adapted and may do poorly in school because of added tensions at home.

So, give the kids a break!" Oct 28, 10 3:50 PM

MackT could use homework club!" Oct 29, 10 9:33 AM

Radu Physical Culture Tries To Rebound From Financial Troubles

No offense, Mr. Radu, I only work out 30 minutes a day, five days a week and eat at McDonald's regularly and I'm in better looking shape than you. I can bench press more too, and can hold my own on the elliptical. And I'm just an average Joe who doesn't own a gym or promotes a "lifestyle." You look like my crazy Uncle Joe who passes out watching the Lions after too much turkey on Thanksgiving.

Sometimes, Mr. Radu, substance is more important than style. Pay your bills!" Nov 12, 10 11:51 AM

Kabot Says District Attorney Should Be Ashamed

There could be a conspiracy theory brewing -- with some merit. Hold on for all the facts. " Nov 18, 10 9:07 AM

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