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Thiele Co-sponsors Bill Against Selling Of Unbranded Gasoline

Alrighty then...now why doesn't Fred or anybody in Albany sponsor a bill that would set all gasoline taxes, including sales tax, to a fixed per gallon charge rather than a percentage of the sales price? Could it be that while talking the good talk, the politicos really like the revenue that rises as the gas prices do?" Jun 10, 11 7:37 PM

Looks like nobody cares anyway..." Jun 18, 11 1:03 AM

Twelve Drug Arrests In Hampton Bays Over Fourth of July Weekend

Tiana Beach, the site of most of these alleged crimes, is a valuable public resource - why should it be closed?" Jul 5, 11 3:00 PM

Tom Corrigan Of East Quogue Loses Fight With Leukemia

You fought the good fight, did not go gentle into that good night. Now is the time to rest. In peace. You'll be missed, but remembered fondly." Jul 5, 11 3:16 PM

Emotions Run High At Town Hall Meeting On Noyac Bay Avenue Parking Restrictions

If there is no legitimate TRAFFIC RELATED issue, there should be no parking restrictions, as apparently there are nowhere else in the town, with the exception of a single location which only restricts parking to beach sticker holders. It appears that the board made a mistake in imposing these restrictions and is correct in rolling them back.

I question why Nuzzi is so reluctant to right this wrong or if he is just using this for a cheap politically inspired opportunity to take another shot at the supervisor. What is the link between Nuzzi and this group of land grabbers?" Jul 13, 11 12:04 PM

Town Board Will Hold Hearing Tuesday On New Energy Efficient Building Standards

I think it's a fantastic idea to build houses that will operate more efficiently. I also think it is extremely ridiculous for the town board to mandate such standards. The state and federal governments already regulate building standards; the county regulates sanitary requirements. The town needs to focus on running their operations, not creating more operations to be administered.

No one on the board, to my knowledge, has any expertise in this field and their research time can better be spent on those tasks the town is already underperforming. This certainly appears to be certain board members pandering to the few at the expense of the many. The town is not in the energy business; the board has no mandate for energy efficiency. If these standards will truly save people money then they will be self-promoting and most important, will cost the taxpayers nothing." Jul 23, 11 12:14 PM

Disagree. First, the story doesn't say who introduced the resolution or called for the hearing - I'd like to know. Second, I don't believe the supervisor or anyone else on the board desires to control my life, but I do believe they are all looking to get as many points as possible by pandering to any vocal minority at the expense of the rest of us. Whatever happened with that banned parking in Noyac?" Jul 24, 11 4:40 PM

Police Chief: Officers Had Probable Cause To File DWI Charges In East Quogue Fatality

Your familiarity with the law is on a par with your familiarity with the English language." Jul 25, 11 2:52 AM

Bishop Says No To Boehner, Yes To Reid Plan

Two days ago the Congressional Budget Office determined that Boehner's plan comes up 25% short of his claims. At only 900 billion and short term, it would be futile to even waste time on trying to pass it.

It's way past time for all the overpaid egotistical, immature "voices of the people" in Washington to start to work for the populace, not the parties." Jul 28, 11 2:25 PM

Protestors Gather In Front Of Bishop's Southampton Office

"...provide jobs...let the free market take care of that...".

Right, provide all the incentive for the GE's to pay zero net taxes. That produced how many domestic jobs?

Nevermind." Jul 31, 11 12:42 AM

Bishop Says No To Boehner, Yes To Reid Plan

And how do you explain the fact that two Hawaiian newspapers published birth announcements in 1961? Maybe Marty McFly and Doc Brown had something to do with that?" Aug 1, 11 4:26 AM

Bishop Votes In Favor Of Debt Ceiling Deal; President Signs Measure

When can we expect the House to attack the issues that appear to be "no-brainers"? Or tell us why they're not? I have a feeling that what you (or your anonymous source) calls corporate welfare may very well be near and dear to many politicians." Aug 2, 11 2:04 PM

Town Gears Up For 'Escape 2 New York'

Maybe you're just a premature curmudgeon. Imagine how miserable you'll be forty years from now." Aug 5, 11 10:55 PM

nevermind." Aug 7, 11 1:24 AM

Escape To New York Canceled Sunday Due To Rain

I'm sure that there is never anything that that you do that many of us would find disturbing. Who do you propose should NOT allow it, and on what legal grounds so as not to inconvenience you?

The simple solution for you, should the event be repeated next summer, is to stay in your "NYC" home and just forget about your "SH" home for one weekend." Aug 8, 11 2:16 PM

Public Hearing Continues On Remsenburg Subdivision On Thursday

That's why we have zoning laws. Your ridiculous examples are not permitted in residential zones, houses are. You sound like a newcomer here when you try to make such bogus parallels. Let the owner of the property make sense of the financial implications unless you're willing to pay his mortgage and taxes. " Aug 11, 11 12:18 AM

Around Southampton Town Hall: Board Votes Down Resolution To Eliminate Parking Regulations On Noyac Bay Avenue

Nuzzi, Malone and Graboski have again thumbed their noses at the people of Southampton. This time they have set a dangerous precedent in attacking the centuries old right of access to our shorelines. The first person ticketed for parking outside the few designated spaces puts the lie to their claims of adequate access. We will not forget." Aug 11, 11 6:49 PM

Conservation Board Poised To Issue Wetlands Permit To Mecox Sailing Group

Provided the non-profit has open admission to all town residents the exclusivity question is moot. This proposal is for "sailing" not "boating" which is hardly "demonstably more disruptive" unless the sight and sound of kids having fun on the water is a problem for someone." Aug 13, 11 1:03 PM

More Than A Year Out From Election, Outside Groups Begin To Weigh In

Nobody WANTS higher taxes but when the debt and deficit are at record levels it is clear those in Washington must find the courage to not just take baby bites out of spending. If a responsible family was in the same position they'd not only slash spending, they'd search for additional sources of revenue.

All the people in Washington know this, they just would rather posture, pander and bicker. Somehow they get the idea this endears them to their constituents. Unfortunately, judging by many comments here, too many people are buying into the BS and rewarding this partisan gamesmanship at the expense of all of us." Aug 15, 11 2:26 PM

Group Wants A Say Regarding Proposed Religious Boundary

Anybody who lives in a house pays real estate taxes; anybody who buys anything pays sales tax. How does citizenship factor into paying for education?" Aug 23, 11 11:59 PM

Virginia Earthquake Is Felt On South Fork Tuesday

You don't read Dan's Papers, do you?" Aug 24, 11 10:53 PM

Storm Surge Now Expected To Hit At High Tide

Not so much, at least as far as the first paragraph is concerned. Maybe those very close to the water must fear the surge but everybody must deal with the wind and the damage it does to trees, power lines, and structures. I'd bet that the insurance companies would take issue with that lead.

How about backing the claim with some statistics from past storms?" Aug 27, 11 12:50 AM

LIPA Scrambles To Repair Massive Power Outages

Ten questions for LIPA (and those charged with its oversight):

1) How many LIPA repair people are on the payroll today as opposed to ten or twenty years ago?
2) How many supervisors in the field?
3) How many contract employees (not crews) are working?
4) Who provides their supervision?
5) How is productivity measured for LIPA workers and contract workers?
6) How much was spent on tree trimming in the last five years as opposed to earlier periods? Actually, make that "how many miles were trimmed..."
7) Were more contract workers available, and would hiring them have had a positive or negative effect on total expense regarding housing, per diem and overtime?
8) What is the quality of the work done by LIPA workers vs. contractors?
9) Were there parts shortages or parts distribution problems?
10)How many repairs done in the last week will need to be redone because they were temporary or shoddy; are figures the same for LIPA and contractor crews?
Bonus question - was there really a process for prioritizing repairs, what was it, was it followed; explain.

" Sep 3, 11 11:20 AM

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