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Attorney Asks For $70 Million Judgment Against Southampton Town

Talk about frivolous law suits. The police were right to arrest Ms. Genovese. Her actions subsequent to that arrest, including a number of extremely disturbing posts on this blog, are evidence of mental instability and I am sure the police picked up on this when they found her there with a trunk full of ammunition. And peoplefirst is absolutely correct, had she been a citizen of Middle Eastern decent she would have received much worse treatment and been branded a terrorist." Feb 8, 11 3:12 PM

unfair to bring someone's personal life into the conversation. " Feb 9, 11 9:44 AM

Southampton Village Hopes To Relieve 'Number 1' Problem

Of all of the quality of life issues facing Southampton they want to fine someone $1,500 for urinating outside? Just when you think you've heard it all - " Feb 10, 11 10:15 AM

New Soup Kitchen At Hayground School Aims To Feed Needy

Excellent idea! " Feb 10, 11 10:16 AM

Rumors Of 7-Eleven In Amagansett Surface

The problem as I see it is this: It opens up the floodgates for chain establishments, which, regardless of their exteriors, only server to destroy local business.

Just look at the "entrance" to the village of Southampton - McDonalds, Burger King, Dunkin Donuts, 7-11 - did anyone who moved out here years ago do so because they wanted to live amongst this type of suburban decay? I didn't.

Turning our towns into suburban strip malls not only ruins the character and feel of the area, but it decreases the value of our homes and land.

For those who say that franchise convenience stores are the cost of progress and free enterprise I ask when do you finally say enough? There are plenty of places to buy discount aspirin." Feb 13, 11 9:46 AM

Amagansett Festival Organizers Consider Moving Concert To Airport

It would be a lot easier to support if we had an idea of what bands are being considered or, more precisely, what bands or artists they have a realistic chance of booking. The argument that folks should just blindly support a festival is too much to ask. From what I've read the promoters are first timers with limited experience and when planning a music festival you cannot say if you build it they will come. " Feb 13, 11 12:42 PM

Excuse me, but what is "getting a little nuts." I know you clearly consider yourselves "industry insiders", but community concerns are important. I would suggest that rather than talk down to people, you should instead try to convince us that we should support your efforts. Personally, I am not inclined to do so. " Feb 13, 11 2:41 PM

So anyone with a job is not allowed to comment? " Feb 14, 11 8:13 AM

Bishop Tells Montauk Fishermen Dredging Will Be Top Priority

Thank you for continuing to look out for us, Mr. Bishop! Thank god you were re-elected" Feb 14, 11 12:09 PM

Town Releases Details Of Sordi Separation Agreement

Cowards abstain for fear of taking a stance " Feb 15, 11 8:02 AM

What does that have to do with this article? Absolutely nothing. So why do you bring it up? Because that is the tactic of people without ideas - change the subject and attempt to divert attention.

" Feb 15, 11 9:35 AM

Bishop Tells Montauk Fishermen Dredging Will Be Top Priority

That avatar suits you perfectly" Feb 16, 11 8:04 AM

Rumors Of 7-Eleven In Amagansett Surface

Grittopia brings up an excellent point. These franchise chains drive up rental costs so high that local businesses have no choice but to charge a premium.
" Feb 16, 11 12:19 PM

Twenty-Eight Positions Could Be Cut At Eastport South Manor School District

I agree lifesaver. Just this year Tuckahoe school wanted to build "on campus" housing for their superintendent and new they are complaining that they are losing state funds!

To realityfirst, razza has given you a simple truth which you simply refuse to accept, but that does not make it any less true. Every cent of every dollar NOT spent directly on health care increases premiums for all of us, no matter what insurance plan we are on. And when rates go up people lose their insurance and costs go even higher for all of us, regardless of plan. It is simple economics and it is fact." Feb 18, 11 8:09 AM

Sag Harbor Mother And Children Injured In Southampton Car Crash

Thank god they all walked away! I hate CR39" Feb 18, 11 4:14 PM

Twenty-Eight Positions Could Be Cut At Eastport South Manor School District

Maxwell, why is that in a country where we just gave away 800 billion dollars in tax cuts to the rich, where a republican house refuses to end 36 billion dollars in oil subsidies a year, where two wars and unneeded military bases around the world suck us dry, where banks and wall street sucked dry the pensions of middle class workers and then paid themselves billions in bonuses, why is it that people always look to scapegoat teachers and their pensions?

Teachers and unions didn't create the mess where in and they should not be the ones to pay for it." Feb 18, 11 4:18 PM

Walker has sealed his fate. The people will triumph." Feb 20, 11 2:08 PM

It is a lie perpetuated by the right that teachers cannot be fired. They can and I have seen it happen. The price they levy on society is insignificant in comparison to the indespensible roll they play in preparing the next generation of scientists, politicians, engineers, teachers, nurses . . . A number have posters have written about the hundreds of billions of tax breaks to the rich being paid for on the backs of the middle class, but those who attack teachers, and, in turn middle class workers, fail to address this inequity. Not to mention tax breaks to corporations who ship jobs overseas

Do not be swept up by the anti-teacher wave created by corporations he'll bent on taking away American's rights to bargain for fair pay and decent benefits - instead, thank a teacher for the work he/she does because everyone knows at least one educator who has earned their gratitude" Feb 20, 11 4:16 PM

So you cheer him for not accepting what he originally requested? That is just pigheaded, arrogant, and beneficial to no one. In the end, Walker and those like him will find themselves out of work - until they become lobbyists for large corporations" Feb 20, 11 4:24 PM

Trespassing charges dropped against East Quogue woman arrested near ANG base; wrongful arrest lawsuits filed

You are ignoring the facts. The extreme stupidity is yours. " Feb 20, 11 7:22 PM

Your guns interfere with my right nit to be killed. Folks worry about foreign terrorists when the real threat comes from lunatic gun owners right here in the U.S. You piss off

By the way folks, these gun lovers do not live in this community. They do not read the stories. They are NRA crazies who troll the Internet looking for blogs so that they can spread there lunatic ideology. " Feb 20, 11 7:28 PM

Ms Genovese had been warned not to take photos there but chose to ignore those warnings. She us an unstable person with guns and she was detained to protect us. I thank the police," Feb 20, 11 7:30 PM

Twenty-Eight Positions Could Be Cut At Eastport South Manor School District

You automatically assume that all teachers are mediocre and you cannot have a discussion starting from there. You also refuse to answer the argument that the federal and state governments are giving massive tax breaks to the rich and then attempting to pay for them on the backs of middle class workers.

Our education system is substandard for one reason: ever growing income disparity. Wealthy district schools are doing well, poor district schools are not. Average them together and the numbers go down. Simple as that.

The one thing we might be able to agree on is that I do not think schools should be funded with property taxes because that only servers to strengthen the disparities.
" Feb 21, 11 11:51 AM

You are not following this story. The teachers union in Wisconsin has AGREED to an increased contribution to benefits and health insurance. They have AGREED to the number first proposed by the Governor. But he has REFUSED to negotiate with them because he wants to take away their right to collective bargaining. He wants to break the unions. They AGREED to pay the increases. I repeat: They AGREED to pay the increases but Governor Mubarak Walker refuses to budge.

If you want to talk about shared sacrifice, why aren't you screaming your head off about 800 billion dollars in tax cuts to the rich, 36 billion dollars a year in subsidies to oil companies, no prosecutions of those on Wall Street who are actually responsible for this economic collapse?

Please stop misrepresenting the facts." Feb 21, 11 11:55 AM

Springs Officials Meet With Parents To Explain Cost Cutting Options

People like realityfirst and underclonk are, unfortunately, a necessary evil. Every time they post they remind rational people that we must always be on guard against their particular brand of deception and ignorance. -

Think about the idea behind "anchor babies" - those who use that offensive phrase believe that an immigrant would come here, risk everything, leave behind friends, loved ones and their home, simply to have a child so that when that child reaches the age of 21 the parents will become citizens. Talk about long term planning! Such nonsense.

The good news is that everyday I meet kind, caring, thoughtful individuals who want to tackle the issues our education system faces with clear thinking and actionable solutions.

Cutting science and Spanish is a really bad idea especially when you look at how little it saves compared to how important both subjects are to our kids' futures." Mar 16, 11 1:51 PM

Please back up your "anchor baby" assertions with facts from a reliable source. Just because you say it is so does not make it that way. In case you were unaware, many of our local schools are not only not overcrowded, but they are actually losing students due to completely over-inflated real estate

" Mar 16, 11 9:02 PM

"Anchor babies" are right wing mythology. The term itself is one of the most degrading and racist in our society today. 27East is a haven for rampant racists who spread falsehoods and hate. I realize that the few far-right bigots that post here are not emblematic of our community as a whole - their ignorance puts them in a category all their own. Capt'n America is one of the most un-American voices I have ever had the displeasure of "meeting" and his friends are a close second. Best to allow them to exchange their hateful banter amongst themselves. " Mar 17, 11 5:21 PM

Southampton Town Zoning Board Again Delays Decision On 7-Eleven

Just when you think the comments from the right cannot get more desperate, juvenile, or moronic . . ." Mar 19, 11 3:37 PM

Comedy Central Airs Parody About Proposed Eruv In Westhampton Beach

"the community was taken over"? That type of over the top paranoia is exactly the type of unfounded hysteria that makes this video so frighteningly accurate. " Mar 25, 11 7:13 PM

"the community was taken over"? That type of over the top paranoia is exactly the type of unfounded hysteria that makes this video so frighteningly accurate. " Mar 25, 11 7:13 PM

Sag Harbor School Spending Up 5%; Taxes To Climb 4%

"no one out there is getting that". What is "that"? As was already pointed out, this is NOT a 5.4 percent raise. By the way, if you think no one out there is getting "that" and "that" is an actual 5.4% raise, talk to wall street or bankers or oil company execs. They're getting a he'll of a lot more than "that"" Mar 31, 11 9:38 PM

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