Saunders, Real Estate, Hamptons

9 Comments by DOC

Farewell to a friend, on page and stage

As a former and future student of Southampton College and the Summer Writer's Conference for five years, I must say that the "famous" writers who populate this group are like my family. They make themselve accessible, they care, they treat the students like friends. It does wonders for a budding writer's confidence to have a guy like Frank McCourt--or Billy, or Roger, or Bob, or any faculty member--read your stuff and find value. I will always remember Frank McCourt as a gentleman, a working class poet, and a father figure. I--and many of my peers--are better for having known him; and for the phenomenon that is the Stony Brook Southampton Summer Writer's Conference. Party on, Francis! " Jul 27, 09 3:41 PM

Sudents' Plays Will Get Full Treatment at Avram

Wonderful people. Amazing project." Dec 14, 09 8:40 PM

Stony Brook University will announce drastic cuts to Stony Brook Southampton

I graduated from Southampton College in 2002, Stony Brook (with a masters) in 2006. Presently I am pursuing an MFA on the SBS campus. Having been involved with the writer's program since 2000, I have seen the fall, rise--and now again, the fall of this beloved institution. It's almost more than I can take. I'm sure there are many who feel as I do. How can this be alllowed to happen again? Where is the leadership? Another failure of government to serve the people. When do th einstitutions of the people become "too big to fail?" When do we start bailing out our educational institutions instead the banks and insurance companies? I'm sick over this. " Apr 7, 10 4:25 AM

I went to school at Southampton College and was editor-in-chief of school newspaper. If anyone knows Tim Bishop and his managerial skills, It's me. Tim worked his butt off to save Southampton College, but LIU never put in a credible fund raising entity. Private colleges do not operate on tuition alone. Should Congressman Bishop have had a bake sale? Did you do anything to save Southampton College? How about Stony Brook Southampton? No? I thought so.
If you don't like Tim Bishop, don't vote for him. But don't create lies about things you have no knowledge of. It's pathetic--especially at this time. Have a litle respect." Apr 8, 10 1:11 PM

Officials want to use Southampton Town's Community Preservation Fund to save Stony Brook Southampton

I've read all the comments: "No one wants to go to school out here." I did. So did thousands of others. "Turn it into a casino." Yeah, that's the ticket. Screw education. Gamble away the rent money. "There are colleges closing all over the country. Sure, and restaurants, too. So we shouldn't open any more restaurants? Stony Brook Southampton--and Southampton College before it--was born in this world to help teach environmental conciousness in an area over-run with part-time residents and tourists who exploit it for their entertainment without contributing to its sustainability. I say to let the college have its two years to become a fully functioning educational institution. We've already invested too much to let it fail. And stop the partisan garbage, too. The bail-outs began under George W and at least a trillion dollars of our present debt is for a war we shouldn't have been involved in. Let's move on, please. It's now about solutions, not petty bickering. Condos? Casinos? Are you people completely out of your minds? " Apr 24, 10 8:57 AM

Unexploded mortar shell and spine both discovered on Ponquogue Beach

Do you guys go to bed thinking about Obama? Mmm Chocolate ice cream? Wait. Obabma's gonna outlaw it. Too racial. I like to fish. Wait. Obama's gonna outlaw fishing! What that sound in my closet. Oh no! Obama's coming to get me! Buck up, guys. If America survived eight years of that primate, George W., We'll do fine--even with that know-it-all in the White House. Who's next for the Repubs to run? Haley Barbor? Sarah Palin? If John McCain had chosen someone for Vice;President with half a brain and some freaking experience, we might have a better president. But know, you idiots went for the beauty queen from Moose Jaw." Jul 2, 10 5:20 AM

Nassau County To Support Shinnecock Casino At Belmont

New York State allows table games at Indian casinos. The Shinnecock are planning for slots, black jack, craps, keno, and roulette. " May 11, 11 1:28 PM

UPDATE: There Is Still Room At Shelters For Local Residents

Use your head, and check your attitude. We're a community." Aug 26, 11 3:27 PM

Nelson Foran And Richard Swift Were Married On August 19

Congratulations, gentlemen. It's about time I'm able to say that, America.
" Aug 26, 11 3:30 PM