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UPDATE: Southampton Publick House To Take Over Drivers Seat; Drivers Seat Issues Statement

The last iteration of the DS sucked. When the blew out the front they destroyed the pub like charm that made it welcoming. Those metal chairs were a disgrace. The wrong operators for that location, and the village in general.
The Sullivans have been great and I hope they bring some good cheer and local welcome to that location.
And yea, the cops will be spoiling the fun. I still remember how lively the village was in the Mike's Monument Sq days.
It will be interesting to see what happens at Bowden Sq. " Apr 19, 16 10:20 AM

Shinnecock Tribal Member Fights For More Than Parking Ticket

Agreed HH. We cannot start assigning privilege based upon lineage or when ones ancestors first arrived on this continent, any more than by what continent they came from. BTW Shinnecock ancestors came from Asia." May 19, 16 2:16 PM

Southampton School District Denies Press's Appeal Of Decision Not To Release Findings Of Investigation

His take on last year's Adler-O'Keefe controversy

"Superintendent Dr. Scott Farina said in an email. 'In fact, we actively teach our students the importance of good character and making smart choices. Additionally, this is not representative of who we are as a district, nor of our students and staff.'"

Guess his chickens came home to roost

I believe Adler-O'Keefe was relieved of AP duties but still collects $150K a year to perform a do nothing job while, I assume a new AP had to be hired at a similar salary. Gotta love tenure." May 23, 16 12:47 PM

UPDATE: Southampton Village Public Hearing Draws In Over 150 People

Finally, one of these ocean front owners has got it right. Treating it as an equal protection case. The real failure on the part of the village has been restricting resident to one ever dwindling area. SABA should work with the Araskogs, rather than demonizing them, to make all beaches of SHV equally accessible to all residents. Why should just a few oceanfront owners have 200 trucks in front of their house while hundreds of other oceanfront owners have a mere few people with their blankets to contend with? The whole beach equally accessible to all. Unless you go that route, and stop the class warfare rhetoric, you will end up with nothing." May 23, 16 2:46 PM

UPDATE: Southampton BOE Appoints Interim Director Of Pupil Personnel Services; Won't Comment On Status Of Administrator Who Held Position

Farina paid $300K to go away, Adler-O'keefe manning a rubber room at $150K annually. Cant wait to see the tab for tonight" May 23, 16 3:08 PM

Southampton School Board May Vote To Change Name Of Columbus Day

Actually, Small Pox did most of the work. By the time the Mayflower arrived it had ravaged all the way up the East Coast. " May 23, 16 4:34 PM

Whitewashing history to appease modern sensibilities is a fools errand. If you don't know the mistakes of the past, you won't know not to repeat them." May 23, 16 4:37 PM

UPDATE: Southampton Village Public Hearing Draws In Over 150 People

Chill Toes, I'm on your side. You clearly missed my overriding thesis. Why should you have just one place? The easement extends the whole length on SHV beaches. Equal protection for all oceanfront homeowners and and equal access to the beach for all residents. If you don't take that approach, the picnic spot will become dwindled down to nothing as they restrict the number of vehicles more and more to appease home owners.
Franny's comments demonized the Araskogs, and I'm sure many others feel that way. Compared to previous law suits where homeowners tried to claim the easement was being overused or abused, failed as they should have. The Araskogs are seeking equal protection, something fundamental to our founding sensibilities. I say embrace it, and use it, to expand access, other wise it will surely be slowly restricted more and more.
I am a local, 14th generation, I've been there, and it's great. But if I want to hear Judy Garland, which I don't, I will go to Fire Island;-)
Cheers" May 23, 16 5:40 PM

Ok so lets say the Araskogs are not sincere, its not about equal protection, just a strategy. Call their bluff, file an amicus brief, for equal access to the beach easement everywhere in the village. The current us vs them strategy will be suicidal as I detailed above

BTW, I've read everything, and You seem to misinterpret everything i write. As the Araskogs support the surf school which relies on vehicle access, they cant be totally against vehicles on the beach, just would rather it werent so concentrated in one spot when there's miles of beach. A legitimate complaint. Like i said, sincere or not, SABA and its supporters should use it to their advantage before the whole thing ends badly." May 23, 16 8:55 PM

Ok so lets say the Araskogs are not sincere, its not about equal protection, just a strategy. Call their bluff, file an amicus brief, for equal access to the beach easement everywhere in the village. The current us vs them strategy will be suicidal as I detailed above

BTW, I've read everything, and You seem to misinterpret everything i write. As the Araskogs support the surf school which relies on vehicle access, they cant be totally against vehicles on the beach, just would rather it werent so concentrated in one spot when there's miles of beach. A legitimate complaint. Like i said, sincere or not, SABA and its supporters should use it to their advantage before the whole thing ends badly." May 23, 16 8:57 PM

UPDATE: Southampton BOE Appoints Interim Director Of Pupil Personnel Services; Won't Comment On Status Of Administrator Who Held Position

genius!" May 24, 16 10:22 AM

Close, the Illiberal left" May 24, 16 10:23 AM

$300k golden parachute for Farina, Adler-O'Keefe still collecting $150 to do nothing, another $150k for her replacement, Merchant "escorted out" but still getting paid, her rplacement getting paid, law firms on retainer, PR firms too, where coes it end?" May 24, 16 9:56 PM

UPDATE: Southampton Village Public Hearing Draws In Over 150 People

Now you're pokin' the bear...." May 25, 16 10:25 AM

Southampton High School Seniors May Have Been Ticketed Wrongly

Seems to be 3 incidents, each several days apart. Not clear from the article if they are supposed to be connected.

Skip day, whatever, parents issue, not police.Parking tickets or not who cares.

Road blocking the HS in the AM 2 and 7 days later? Clearly looking for someone in particular. Admin knows, police know, Mayor knows, but no one wants to say who or why. Everything is a secret at this school district." Jun 1, 16 2:51 PM

Attn SH Press, It's Narrow LANE. " Jun 1, 16 2:55 PM

So some parents were concerned their own kids, or someone elses kids, were driving to school without the appropriate license? " Jun 10, 16 10:33 PM

Christie Brinkley Lists Bridgehampton Home For $30 Million

That opening line is in rather bad taste for a family publication" Jun 27, 16 10:27 AM

UPDATE: West Point Cadet Dies After Coopers Beach Incident

And East Hampton had a few drownings in the Amagansett Dunes/Napeague stretch a few years ago. Some dunes homeowner demanded life guards from the town, the town asked where they could put the bathroom etc and the public parking, she promptly STFU.
Sadly, It always seems to be someone from out of town, or right off the boat from somewhere who gets in trouble in the ocean. Language barrier, bad advise, no advise....
Years ago at Little Plains (unguarded) I saw some folks in the surf close to shore getting completely thrown around. Noone with an ounce of sense was in the water that day, so I suggested to them that what they were doing was not exactly wise, and they told me to screw off.....
Didn't read any reports later that week so I guess they got lucky and survived" Jun 27, 16 10:48 AM

South Fork Community Members Stand In Solidarity With Victims And Families Of Orlando Nightclub Shooting

Z's cut/paste skills are getting more sophisticated" Jun 27, 16 10:54 AM

No more ME wars please, but lets stop letting them in the country to spawn" Jun 27, 16 10:55 AM

Southampton School Administrator Receives Raise Despite Being Effectively Replaced

Public education: Where both labor and management are united against both the consumers and the stakeholders" Jul 30, 16 1:03 AM

I believe it's correct of the subject noun is plural" Jul 30, 16 1:19 AM

Trump Nearly Added Southampton To List Of Golf Course Properties, But Sebonack Won Out

They were caretakers of the property when IBEW owned it " Sep 1, 16 10:14 PM

"Evil" "got skunked"

He passed on a deal that didn't make economic sense at the time" Sep 1, 16 10:17 PM

Press News Group Files Lawsuit Against Southampton School District Seeking Details Of Former Superintendent's Departure

It is possible that a false accusation was made against Farina, he didn't violate his contract, maybe he had grounds to sue, but took the payoff to go quietly and no further grief for himself.
Of course, the details, whatever they may be, should be public knowledge.
And speaking of bad optics, can anybody verify that Farina did not have a home, but lived on a sailboat in Sag Harbor? And when it was too cold or rough he camped out at the district offices? (which was most of the year)
Something tells me he may have been a bad hire and the board is covering their own stupid asses.
PS: While a product myself of Southampton Public schools, this is part of a long and ever growing list of why my spawn go to private school." Sep 1, 16 10:38 PM

UPDATE: Donations Sought For Vandalized Markers At Southampton Cemeteries

Kids? Based on what? Certainly possible, but, lots of this going on in Europe, may want to expand the scope of possible suspects." Sep 8, 16 10:17 AM

Discovery Land Establishes Presence On East Quogue's Main Street

I remember the ads for "The Pines". It included a map showing the proximity to Shinnecock Hills and National Golf Links. As if, you bought one of these houses you could be teeing off at those clubs (7 miles away!) in no time. Not in this lifetime I'm afraid. I also don't think that those houses had any appeal to people who already belonged to those clubs." Jan 3, 17 2:26 PM

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