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Southampton Town Supervisor Kabot, attorney give first interview on DWI arrest

When are the good folks of the East End of Long Island going to wake up and realize that interlopers like Anna Throne-Holst have no place here. She doesn't have any understanding of the problems that the local born population deals with in these hard times. Its pretty easy when you have rich old men paying your bills, isn't it! Just admit it, Anna, your're a socialist, parlor pink liberal with communistic feelings. That was a great set up job on Linda, by the way. That you do well Anna. No matter, when the smoke clears, you will be the blank you said you are and certainly not town supervisor." Sep 24, 09 11:53 AM

Anna-put an end to all this speculation of plots etc. by producing your phone records. If you were called while Ms. Kabot was being field tested by someone in law enforcement, I think that gives enough credence for a full blown investigation as to WHY YOU WERE CALLED AT THAT TIME instead of waiting for the morning. That smells like some kind of setup to me and Anna, you should resign. The phone records will tell the story of the time and who called and we have a right to know if any "backroom deals" were made to embarass Ms. Kabot. If, on the other hand, Ms. Kabot can't produce the "anonymous letter, then it she who should resign. Lets get to the bottom of this nasty scandal-one of them is wrong. What do you think, blanks?" Sep 25, 09 11:14 PM

Attorney: Linda Kabot will be vindicated

why is Anna Throne-Holst refusing to release her phone records??? Is it because if she did we would find out it was a police official who called her at 1 pm. in the morning (right Anna, it was the morning) and telling her that "we got her"!! Anna says its none of our business-WRONG-it is our business to find the right candidate to represent ALL the people-not just the few she favors. Anna-you are like a black widow spider-spinning your webs of intrigue and telling half truths.
Humor us, dear Anna, and release your phone records-lets really see what this is all about before you besmirch other innocent victems of your spider webs,

There are a lot of flippant comments here about an extremely serious issue. We have some pretty ugly "anonymous" allegations flying around, and an elected public official who is refusing to provide relevant information. I for one am embarassed and furious. Who is it that thinks they can interfere with our inalienable rights to express ourselves in our elections?? And where is the press on this?? One foundational reason for a free press is so that they can hold our government officials accountable. Where is the headline in the Southampton Press or the Independent or the Express that says "Newspaper Demands Kabot Show Anonymous Letter AND Demands Throne Holst Answers Questions & Provides Phone Records"?! This mess pulls us all down, but is so easy to fix. Let's get to the bottom of it. And to our elected representatives - either you are part of the solution, or you are part of the problem, in which case you should step down." Sep 29, 09 3:04 PM

Personally this all sounds like a whole lot of partisan smoke screening from both sides. I am trying to make a non-partisan point. Let us see the letter. And let us see the phone records and answer the questions. Something from both sides. It's all public now already - we HAVE to sort it out. I accept that there anonymous sources are sometimes necessary and important (as does the professional press). I think there is credible circumstantial evidence of POSSIBLE election tampering - based on what has been reported about this letter and what I have heard from folks who should know around town. In that case, you cant just wait for court dates - the damage to the one side has been done - just prior to an election! We need to know if it is right. And I keep coming back to this - after all the blather and sore typing thumbs - if ATH has nothing to hide, why not answer what time she received the call, who it was from and back it up with phone records? I guess I sometimes stand on principle too, but honestly this is too important. In the face of a possible undermining of a public election, there is no excuse NOT to cooperate and tell what you know - unless you are guilty of something. And none of us wants that to be the case - for either side. If ATH can disprove the allegations, then we know the letter is a fake. If there is something to these charges, then I guess whoever wrote it knew what he or she was talking about. We all need to step up, rise out of this muck and get back to the issues, or we will all pay for it in the end." Sep 30, 09 9:43 AM

Thank you Baywtcher! Why doesnt the SH Press interview ATH on this? I mean the paper already ran headlines and photos of Kabot and her attorney. The damage is done. In fairness, ATH's responses should be front page news too, whether they reverse this thing or put the final nail in the coffin. We need an agressive balanced press out here. If we dont hold our elected officials accountable, then we deserve what we get (which is just what we've been getting!)

I want to know - Joe Shaw, are you planning to get ATH on the hot seat about these questions? Or are we just gonna run with more damning pics of Kabot, and more glamourous shots of ATH (even when the story is unrelated to her!) It's in your hands to out this thing and protect the election process." Sep 30, 09 4:24 PM

Town housing officials walk out of civics meeting in East Quogue

Affordable housing is important. I dont think that is really debatable. But what seems noteworthy to me is that politicians like ATH always want to put affordable housing projects West of the canal, and definitely NOT in their own neighborhoods. At the meeting ATH tried to get folks to relate to her by saying she cant afford to own a home in town, and that she is a "renter". Really? She failed to mention she rents a house on one of the best beaches EAST of the canal, at a rental cost that is probably more than than average annual income of most E. Quogue residents. Cant afford to live here? Her public financial disclosure - showing almost a quarter of million dollars CASH in her bank account - seems to differ with that statement. Is this the kind of distant, unaware representation we need?" Oct 1, 09 10:09 AM

Linda Kabot's DWI case expected to be moved to Riverhead Town Court

I wrote some of this on an older article, but it applies here too. No mention in the above article of the alleged political interference? Why doesnt the SH Press interview ATH on the questions she has refused to answer? What time was her phone call? If it was at 8am, well there were probably 50 such phone calls that morning, and there's nothing to it. But if it was at 1am, as alleged, and included a gloating statement about the arrest which was still going on at that moment, that's a whole other story.

Why would someone feel that ATH would welcome that call? And who made the call? ATH has the answers but refuses to give them. REFUSES! As an elected official, with allegations of election tampering, who does she think she is? And how can we - and the Southampton Press! - allow that to stand. Where is the pressure to get her on the record on this? Where is the front page story and unflattering photo? (Kabot certainly has received her share of those.)

Once again, I want to know from Joe Shaw, are you planning to get ATH on the hot seat about these questions? Or are we just gonna run with more damning pics of Kabot, and more glamourous shots of ATH (even when the story is unrelated to her!) It's in your hands to out this thing and protect the election process.

I propose if ATH continues to stonewall the public that elected her, every one of us should cast a protest vote for another candidate in Nov. Send a message that we will no longer tolerate these shenanigans." Oct 1, 09 10:23 AM

Southampton Town officials ready proposed budget for next year

I did not vote for Kabot last time, but I will this time. She has proven her self as tough, for tough times. She knows raising taxes is political death, but is tough enough to face it and get it done. I'm no party hack, but cmon people - Anna and Sally have absolutely NO qualifications for the jobs. And they have shown little potential to grow into them based on their weak grasp of issues and their inability to truly relate to real locals." Oct 1, 09 10:31 AM

Linda Kabot's DWI case expected to be moved to Riverhead Town Court

Sorry to disappoint but you couldnt be further from the truth. Don't know her personally, didn't vote for her, and certainly don't work for her. But I do have eyes in my head and a least a smattering of common sense. Dont dismiss reasoned arguments with your partisan nonsense. If only ATH would answer, this would all go away, right? Why wont she answer? She - and you - know how bad this looks for her. So there must be a reason she is willing to risk the political damage..." Oct 1, 09 12:19 PM

Southampton Town deputy supervisor confronts, shoves PBA president over comments about budget

I wish I had a union to ensure my job for life, inflate my salary and puff up my benefits while I take it easy as much as possible, to physically threaten government officials whose policies threaten my sweetheart deal, to abuse our arrest power, authority and public trust in order to protect our brethren, and to conspire with candidates to manipulate the will of the people and tamper with elections. What a nice life. If this is how the PBA acts in public, is it such a stretch to think this may also be where that phone call to ATH came from? " Oct 3, 09 11:06 AM

Thiele leaves Republicans, joins Independence Party

Question for Anna Throne Holst - is this somehow related to all those sitings of you and Fred Thiele being uncharacteristically close for opposing party pols?" Oct 3, 09 11:13 AM

Southampton Town deputy supervisor confronts, shoves PBA president over comments about budget

oh my, can anyone now really believe that Linda Kabot wasn't set up for the alleged dui wrap. Its time Mr. Davis, who seems fair and unpartial call for Anna Throne-Holst to release all of her communication that night, emails, texting, etc and who she then called at that late hour.
Lets really get to the bottom of this slime once and for all-Linda made public her source of info-how about Throne-holst?" Oct 8, 09 4:52 PM

LIRR trains almost collided in Bridgehampton in August

I remember the Rockville Centre crash many years ago in the early 50's-same thing-there were several others during that period. The LIRR has a great history but if they are hiring non-English speaking people to run trains who have no sense of railroading or the history and the pride involved, then we are all at risk and they are disgraced." Oct 8, 09 5:10 PM

Southampton councilwoman mulls bids to privatize town animal shelter

maybe we should have Anna introduce a bill to protect poison ivy and sumac. Lets make it illegal to kill mosquitos, ticks and rats. I am sure the phony liberal Anna Throne-Holst would love that. Anna, instead of taking your wretched filthy dog to work(against town ordanences) why don't you try and find good homes for these animals-maybe that might work-and you might have to get your hans dirty! Oh my, oh my." Oct 8, 09 5:15 PM

Judge orders DA's office to investigate alleged call made following Linda Kabot's DWI arrest

I think we are all missing the point, talking about DUIs and anonymous letters and partisan nonsense – there is new information with this phone call and now Anna Throne Holst’s involvement with the Working Families Party. Don’t you see a pattern here? There was obviously some kind of unethical interference in this alleged DUI, but it takes on the most critical importance for our lives and this election when you look at the bigger picture and history with Anna Throne-Holst. Who is this woman? Where does she come from? What is her business background exactly? What are her management and financial oversight qualifications - EXACTLY? What is her means of financial support – with a quarter of a million dollars cash in her bank account? Why did she not file her financial disclosures properly? What does she know about the life of real locals? Was she involved in more interference with the ballot column denial for Linda Kabot earlier in the Summer? What about her involvement with the PBA and her apparent unseemly influence on other elected officials (even from the opposing party!)?

All Voters - Republicans, Democrats, Independents and even Blanks – need to stop drinking the pretty KoolAid and ask these questions. And now there is even more news, that still somehow seems to get overlooked by the local press…

Anna Throne-Holst brags she is endorsed by the Working Families Party - which is well-known as having nothing to do with “working families” and is not a political party. It is in actuality a wholly owned subsidiary of Acorn. Yes, THAT Acorn, with the hidden videos of illegal scams and the financial scandals. But wait, there’s more. Bertha Lewis, the co-chair of the Working Families Party is – surprise! - also the Executive Director of Acorn in New York. The WFP is essentially a money funnel which pays for aggressive door to door canvassing for beholden candidates, uses intimidation and is thought of as Acorn’s political arm in New York State. Are you alarmed yet? Wait, here’s the worst of it. This WFP has been outed as criminal enterprise that utilizes a for-profit consulting firm, Data and Field Services, to skirt New York election laws regarding public finance and campaign spending limits. (Maybe this is why Anna’s financial disclosures are not in order.) They are classic pay-to-play politics.

Even the New York Daily News has called the Working Families Party "AN ELECTION FUNDING SCAM".

Are you begining to see where this is going? Do we really want a supervisor in our town that has these ties and political patterns? Is it possible that Anna Throne-Holst doesn't see anything wrong with this because she was born and raised in socialistic Sweden? I believe none of us wants Acorn to get a foothold out here. I am sure you feel that way too. If you do, well then, you have one vote to cast - against the Acorn people and FOR good government without criminal involvement and dirty backroom dealing. That vote is for Linda Kabot. Oh sure, you may find her abrasive, you may not agree with her, but one thing is for certain, she will make the tough decisions (even political suicide like cutting bloated Police jobs and sweetheart deals), she is an EXPERIENCED and competent administrator, and you'll never find an Acorn on her watch! So on election day, let Anna go back to her not-for-profit world. Maybe she can get a job with Acorn.
" Oct 29, 09 1:17 PM

Throne-Holst unseats Kabot as Southampton Town supervisor; Republicans maintain board majority

To all the folks that voted for ATH-when you're taxes increase, when you have illegal immigrants taking your jobs, when the police are earning more money than you ever dreamed of, when it becomes unaffordable to live in this area anymore-make sure and thank Anna. And ask yourself-"why didn't you get out and vote on this past election day".
What a wretched shame to have a supervisor that does not understand government, but well, we have a president in the White House that doesn"t either-he watched basketball games on t.v. on election night.
I grieve for Southampton town." Nov 4, 09 2:01 PM