Saunders, Real Estate, Hamptons

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Source: Bernard will be tapped as budget officer in East Hampton Town

Looks like Len is writing his own comments!! How many accounts with 27East do you have?? " Dec 10, 09 12:20 PM

Lennie, Lennie, Lennie: you are so self absorbed!! And, you are not a Bonac(er). Stop trying to defend yourself. A deficit in East Hampton, Brookhaven and now Sag Harbor!!!" Dec 11, 09 10:00 PM

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

It is not a legit CPF expenditure, but then Fred Thiele decides what is legit and what is not -- right Fred -- like the Bay Street Theatre, the East Hampton Bowling Alley, etc. Whatever floats Fred's political boat, gets his support. Fred even decides what the LAW means, even though the NYS Comptroller's Office said Fred should butt out of legal determinations. Right Fred?

The taxpayer's already paid for this purchase, the property is already "disturbed" and what would even two hundred condos do to change the use of the property?

Fred, Ken Jay-oh and Anna -- move on." Apr 23, 10 8:16 PM

Questions abound over East Hampton CPF transfers

Beth Young should be canned. She cannot get any facts correct, nor can her editor, Steve Kotz. Ted Hults is not the party postponing Mr. Hutls' hearings, it is the D.A.'s office. Get your facts correct or don't print anything about the matterat all.

Zach Cohen has done an admirable job, but he is still operating from his own personal view about how CPF should be spent. Mr. Cohen served on the Town's CPF Management and Stewardship Committee to outline the Town's CPFM&S Plan, but was outvoted by the other 11 members as to what constituted a legitimate expenditure and what did not. That legislation was passed into law. Mr. Cohen cannot state as fact, or by operation of law, that anyone did anything "improper" just because he does not agree with the expenditure.

But he is correct: it was virgin territory and we should all be mindful of that. Officials from all five towns are still trying to sort it all out.

" Apr 23, 10 8:30 PM

Dear Mr. Cohen:

Thank you for your clarifications. I'm certain that Beth Young used only those quotes [of yours] that would further implicate Mr. Hults as his only trial to date has been in the kangaroo court of the local newspapers for the past 11 months.

However, there needs to be more open discussion of what the future maintenance and stewardship of preserved properties is going to cost each municipality in real dollars, especially in light of the now apparent loss of real dollars in terms of lost tax revenue. It is particularly urgent in the Town of East Hampton, which has removed the greatest amount of open space from the tax roles. It is going to become more difficult to obtain the support of the public for future purchases if there is no relief in sight.

The current discussion in the Town of Southampton to use CPF monies to purchase the development rights of SUNY Southampton is a prime example of the selective interpretation of the CPF law that Fred Thiele, Ken LaValle and environmental groups continually engage,

It shows just how politically corrupt the entire CPF program has become. A handful of elected officials and environmental activists can arbitrarily decide what is legal, illegal, appropriate, inappropriate and proper or improper. That is unacceptable.

In the meantime, keep up the good work and the discussion open." Apr 25, 10 12:38 PM

McGintee to sue Town of East Hampton

Three things: First, Eric Geismer is as incompetent at Beth Young. McGintee didn't call Ted Hults in December 2006, Hults called McGintee. And it was not about meeting payroll, but about the town purchasing a home for the affordable housing program in Whalebone. As indicated in the Grand Jury Report, the use of CPF funds did not occur as other funding was found for that purchase. Don't take your alleged facts from Ted Hults' alleged confessions.

Second, the alleged confessions by Ted Hults were actually obtained at 449 Montauk Highway, which is the Dutch Motel. What most people don't know is that Ted Hults was taken to the Dutch Motel on three separate occasions, the first time on May 5, 2009, where he was pulled over on Fireplace Road at 8:30 a.m., forced to get into the D.A.'s car, and someone drove his car to the Dutch Motel. Hults was interrogated for six hours without an attorney.

Hults was taken again to the Dutch Motel on May 15, 2009 and June 8, 2009, where the alleged confessions were signed by Ted Hults. The May 15, 2009 was typewritten -- at the Dutch Motel?. What, the D.A.'s office just happened to have the complete synopsis of what allegedly transpired?? The June 8th alleged confession was handwritten by a goon who could not spell McGinty correctly (among many other errors). The three alleged "newspapers" of East Hampton never followed up on that scandel. Why, because they didn't want to be robbed of their story!

Third, McGintee is filing under the town's insurance policy that covers ALL public officials, including Hammerle, Prince, Potter, Loewen, Foster, Weir, Mansir, Bernard and Schneiderman, all of whom had a part in this disaster. It will also cover Wilkinson, Quigley and Stanzione, should they make some unfortunate decisions.

" Aug 10, 10 10:48 PM

Housewife: it doesn't bother you that Ted Hults was interrogated three times at the Dutch Motel with out an attorney???? HELLO?????

" Aug 12, 10 11:52 PM

East Hampton Independence Party Taps Behan, Mott

Congrats. Billy Mott has the vote of hundreds." May 11, 11 7:36 PM