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Archie Bunker April 16, 2014 at 02:31 pm
elaborate please
brookhavenconfucius April 16, 2014 at 03:07 pm
This is a DROP in the NYS bucket, that's needed for THIS FOOL'S chasing business out of NYS...I can,Read More think, YOKO ONO, is THE ONLY ONE WHO CARES ABOUT THIS !
bill of rights April 16, 2014 at 05:52 pm
this governor is a disgrace, those consumers should get a rebate. cuomo is chasing away business,Read More creating bureaucratic traps to raise money from people and businesses. he really doesnt care about new yorkers hes on his own agenda and hes out of control. please vote for a new governor this november. cuomo is a criminal using his position to oppress people and business in new york state.
New York Patriot April 16, 2014 at 04:17 pm
So, who thinks Harry's gonna put a beat down on Clive and his cows??
Steve Scholl April 16, 2014 at 05:00 pm
All 11 states in this "compact" were the same political color in 2012, leading me toRead More believe that it's a partisan attempt to shape the nation in that party's image more so than something inherently needed or beneficial to the nation as a whole.
Sal April 16, 2014 at 05:50 pm
Most people aren't aware that there were other considerations that the framers/f.fathers used whenRead More they decided on the electoral college. One, of course, was the problem of state to state population differences, another was "voter qualification". Of the 300 million Americans, lets say there are 200 plus mil. that can legally vote, by age and status of citizenry. Now, of that population amount, how many actually "qualify" to vote? By that I mean, politically savvy, world-wise, law-abiding citizenry?? Have any of you seen the youtube video of the Obama cellphone lady yet??? If not, stop reading this and point your mouse at the browser bar and beat a path to youtube,,, you will see why the framers wanted land owners, or,, intelligent, successful, decent citizens to vote, NOT everyone! Last point,, here's man analogy for you. When you get on a jet plane, where do you sit? You MUST sit with all the other passengers, NOT in the control cabin!!! So, of a plane full of maybe 200 or more passengers,,, how many RUN THE PLANE????? ONLY 3!!! THE PILOT, CO-PILOT, AND FLIGHT ENGINEER!!!!! Do I have to go any further??? The same holds true with the very very serious matter of electing our leader, because for 4, or maybe 8 years,,, we will have to see morals, finances, war, culture, and media quality either go up,,, or,,,,, down!!! Ask yourselves,, for the past 20 odd years which party had a "party" with morals, the crime rate, the horrible types of crimes, the preteen pregnancy rate, which is 90% of black females by the way ( oh that is horrendous!), and financial meltdowns? Yes!!! You got it!!! The damocrats!!! Fact! * years of Clinton, and 4 years of O-BOY-ma,, with another 3 more years to go (oi vey, oi gevalt!!!)!!! We are about to be swindled again with the hijacking libs and their side-kicks, the lame stream media!
Pothole Plague on 27, EH Town
John L April 14, 2014 at 09:30 pm
The towns cover a much larger area, with many more miles of roads. Southampton Village is aroundRead More seven square miles, whereas Southampton town is 300 square miles. It seems to be quite a generous amount going to the villages.
janet kent April 15, 2014 at 07:15 am
Why is the North Fork receiving considerably less than the South Fork?
mtpock13 April 16, 2014 at 12:36 pm
Fork and drive on our roads then you will know why. The North Fork roads are in great conditionRead More compared to the South Fork roads.
Lawmakers sign a bill into law making it illegal to purchase tobacco products to those under 21. Credit: Office of William R. Spencer
Concerned101 April 16, 2014 at 11:26 am
" Steve Florentz April 15, 2014 at 12:04 PM Sounds like a lot of you people don't mind yourRead More kids being able to buy cigarettes under the age of 21. " Since when was 21 the point that a "kid" becomes an adult?
ChudleyQ April 16, 2014 at 12:05 pm
I don't want anybody buying cigarettes. But there are a lot of addicts out there that can't stop.Read More Most of those addicts started smoking when they were under 21. By raising the age to 21 we increaae the odds for a lot of people who otherwise would start smoking.
Archie Bunker April 16, 2014 at 01:13 pm
Why is it your business though?
Bruce Robertson April 14, 2014 at 07:31 am
I can't see any spelling errors.
jeff payne April 14, 2014 at 10:49 am
"Costal engineers" ?
Montaukman April 14, 2014 at 12:25 pm
I wish with such an important decision to discuss this presentation was held on a Saturday and in aRead More larger venue.
STAR dot STAR April 12, 2014 at 09:45 pm
The BUNDY RANCH confrontation is all of us.
frank vecchione April 13, 2014 at 08:11 am
star , resist / never submit. this is not over . we must be prepared for the confrontation , thatRead More will come. in ny also , when the tyrant in albany starts to confiscate our firearms....
brookhavenconfucius April 13, 2014 at 08:37 am
AND FRANK, WE ARE ALL ALONE, TOO ! DONT EXPECT, any of those WHINY politicians, to be with TheRead More People !
County Executive Steve Bellone delivers keynote speech at Complete Streets summit in Farmingdale. Credit: Courtesy Photo
Archie Bunker April 9, 2014 at 11:23 pm
Glenn. Everyone drives way to fast and are always in a rush. Throw texting in there and it gets evenRead More better
the baby April 10, 2014 at 06:50 am
I don't understand why there are no north-south routes out here like NY135/SOB expressway, with noRead More freakin' traffic lights every 100 feet. Take Route 51, which travels mostly through farmland, from Moriches to Riverhead and you will stop at lights, where there is one lone car making a turn. Huh? Yeah, at 55 or 60 mph, slam on the brakes! I lived in Nassau County many years and could easily get from Merrick Rd. to Jericho Tpk. in about 20 minutes. Try that here. SOL.
brookhavenconfucius April 10, 2014 at 12:29 pm
THE CORRUPTION IN THIS AREA, IS EXTENSIVE. FOR EXAMPLE, You have Town Traffic Dept. managementRead More employees...PUBLIC EMPLOYEES... 'moonlighting' as consultants with private, traffic design firms...IN PLAIN SIGHT ! And when you make a complaint to the Town about a politically connnected, local business, who contributes to traffic violations, say, and the Town employee alerts the violators to 'back off' for a few days, until the heat cools down, and then it's business as usual. BELIEVE ME, THEY RUN AWAY, when you confront them about it...but that's all that happens...back to bu$ine$$ as U$ual !
Andrea Gurvitz April 2, 2014 at 11:39 am
Every parent must watch for every sign of change in their children and take action. MentalRead More illness--whether biological or behavioral--creeps up. Don't take for granted tween and teen behaviors as "normal". Get mental health diagnoses and fight, fight, for funding aid for your child's mental health recovery.
christie nicolle April 2, 2014 at 12:31 pm
after reading this, who needs a classroom? Better to home school your kids... even Teddy RooseveltRead More was home schooled -
David April 2, 2014 at 01:25 pm
After reading this why is the east hampton school district cutting the school counseling dept? ThoseRead More are the services our children need in this community especially after crisis. David's death should be a sign of the epidemic on the east end. Mental health should be at the forefront! NOT CUT BY THE EAST HAMPTON SCHOOL DISTRICT!!!!
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone talks about water quality.
Patchogue Snoop April 2, 2014 at 01:03 pm
Capi shut up you creep. I don't need your vile insults..unless you look me in the eye and say it toRead More may face mano a mano. You coward. Anyone even focus on the theft of the environmental fund by Balooney for the second time?? Wake up people they are stealing from us taxpayers while everyone sleeps. It is you civic duty to get involved in all levels of govt if you don't don't whine when things like Obamacare and our highest taxes in the nation go even higher.....
CAPICU April 2, 2014 at 01:26 pm
Patchogue snooze..........that's better
Patchogue Snoop April 2, 2014 at 02:06 pm
You're obviously a kid, beat it before I take my belt off and give you the beating you never got.
The old Coast Guard Station at Atlantic Beach, Amagansett
Rachel Hyat March 28, 2014 at 12:08 am
Wait a second - I like to drink my ice coffee on the beach while contemplating the sky. Does thisRead More mean that someone is going to come over and sniff my drink? My suggestion is not let anyone on the beach under 30 unless accompanied by a local resident over 40 :-) And anyone wearing those creepy hipster hats - just arrest them and hold without bail until Sunday night.
Be alert! Drive safely!
Jimbo March 28, 2014 at 07:32 am
ABOUT TIME! TEN YEARS BEHIND WHEN IT WAS NEEDED! IT WON'T LAST BECAUSE THEY DON'T REMOVE ORIGINALRead More CEMENT ROAD! SHOLDERS (NOW TRAVEL LANES) ARE OIL AND SAG FASTER THAN CEMENT!
BooBa March 28, 2014 at 03:49 pm
Removing the underlying concrete would double the cost. If they mill out a minimum of two inches ofRead More existing asphalt and replace with two inches of NYS superpave mix it should last about eight years.
Jimbo March 30, 2014 at 09:37 pm
Eight years, oh good. The concrete has been there for 100!!!!!
Probably not coming soon to East Hampton
Carol David March 27, 2014 at 11:10 am
East Hampton has already been ruined with big city stores, no local merchants can compete, rents areRead More outrageous, we've lost the charm & unique character of our village. No more! I fully support the ban.
Conservative Underground March 27, 2014 at 06:29 pm
How about no, how about we have a free market and competition and let people chose with their feetRead More and their wallets. But oh no, how could greedy store owners get 8, 10, 12 or more k a month in rent. But no, not here in good old East Hampton where a few elite snobs set the agenda for every one else. Oh no, we have the paragons of culture and taste to count on to tell us dolts what is acceptable and what is not. Meanwhile none of your kids can afford to live here. Tell me how great it will be when your taxes soar to 20k a year when there are no volunteers for the ambulance and fire department.
Doris Nathan March 27, 2014 at 06:54 pm
It's about time!
Stevo March 24, 2014 at 11:15 am
brookhaven - You never fail to show your bigotry in your idiotic posts. What a creep you are!!
brookhavenconfucius March 24, 2014 at 01:28 pm
Thank you Stevo, or is it Sheep-O ? Was that it ?
brookhavenconfucius March 27, 2014 at 08:06 am
Earl, THESE ILLEGALS, "have not filed but are due refunds" ! Guess, we can call thisRead More ILLEGAL ALIEN PATCH, now !
Patchogue Snoop March 21, 2014 at 01:16 pm
HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACKKKKKKKKKKKKKKS Eliminate the County Legislator and their staffRead More bilking the taxpayer out of millions....NYS does just fine with lawmaking...we don't need the BS rules they dream up. Also, I'm no attorney but why should county law supersede state law?????? Is it that BS home rule crap?
ELLA March 21, 2014 at 08:16 pm
Please tell me why an 18 year old can vote, defend our country and get married without permission .Read More . . BUT . . . he/she can't smoke!
West Islip Resident March 22, 2014 at 06:47 am
Once again another law just like the layers of overlapping gun control that will be circumvented. IfRead More people want to get something or do something they will do it. As we have seen laws mean nothing to non-law abiding individual's, whether its smoking, drinking or illegally possessing and or using a weapon to commit a crime. All this grandstanding by Politian's is just that grandstanding.
Tri-State Transportation Campaign’s Associate Director Ryan Lynch and other advocates call for more funding for the Suffolk County Transit Bus System. Credit: Courtesy Photo
CAPICU March 21, 2014 at 07:49 am
In some people's mind,if it looks illegal,smells illegal,walks illegal then it must be illegal.
Caroline Waloski March 22, 2014 at 10:18 am
Definitely need more transportation. No one is looking for a free ride, no pun intended. If thoseRead More without cars could depend on reliable transportation to get to work we could pay our fare.
Patchogue Snoop March 26, 2014 at 07:52 pm
Right on G....gimme mines.....
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone. Credit: Suffolk County
knee jerk April 2, 2014 at 01:55 pm
Snoop Dog: The environment can wait, donuts come first.
Patchogue Snoop April 2, 2014 at 02:03 pm
I am not snoop dog..thank you. Please don't associate me with that POS.
knee jerk April 2, 2014 at 03:10 pm
OK, I'll fizzle my shizzil.
STAR dot STAR March 17, 2014 at 12:33 pm
And Deb, don't forget that Obamacare is yet ANOTHER tax which is a redistribution scheme, so saysRead More the Supreme Court.
TomTuttle March 17, 2014 at 01:42 pm
EXTEND!!!! It's pathetic that we as citizens allow the people who have never had to use socialRead More benefits decide whether we should be allowed to use what we all pay for every week of our labor out of our paychecks. Tell me one person on Capital Hill who has ever lost a job and had to use the Unemployment System until they found another? I bet its very small number. Yet we give them the decision making power to rule on our lives? Why? They receive full medical coverage,lifetime jobs for some,insane pensions that the working man/woman could only dream of, yet they do not work a full year like the rest of us? These are the people who we want representing our everyday issues? Not in my opinion. Time for this country to ORGANIZE!!! It's us against them it seems. Very sad day to be an american when you see our government coming off the rails and there is no answer in sight.
fred March 17, 2014 at 01:55 pm
Deb- I think you make excellent points and capitalism is the only economic system that works.Read More However we haven't seen capitalism in this country in years. Too big too fail. Subsidies, tax breaks. Adam Smith would be rolling over in his grave. You as a small business owner is the one getting screwed by the government actions and large corporations greed
New Guy March 12, 2014 at 02:04 pm
There are a lot of unhappy people voicing there opinion on common core. Folks if you are unhappyRead More with common core then do what a lot of others have done send your children to private school/charter school.
Patchogue Snoop March 14, 2014 at 11:53 am
On Wednesday, the Democrat-led Assembly passed a bill that would delay parts of the Common CoreRead More standards, including preventing Common Core testing from factoring into teacher evaluations........... The Democrats and Andy are owned by the teachers union. This is what they really oppose.....teacher evaluations....ie accountability
Patchogue Snoop March 15, 2014 at 02:23 pm
Gee, did the teachers call in sick for this protest????
monkey lewis March 15, 2014 at 05:02 am
Andy says leave his state if you don't love abortions and gays
ed March 16, 2014 at 02:30 pm
We had MAJOR gas shortages and lines in Long Island after Hurricane Sandy. Like him or not, Gov.Read More Christie initiated odd/even days in NJ and the shortage ended. A few days later King Andy copied Gov. Christie and our lines also went away. We need leadership, not wealthy copy cats who act like a king. I luv NY, but I don't luv King Andy. Also we need term limits in both the NY & Federal senate/house.
Patchogue Snoop March 26, 2014 at 07:54 pm
He doesn't stand a chance unless he sells his soul to the Public Sector Union thieves.
Deborah Klughers March 5, 2014 at 11:12 am
TO PS- If the process were followed- there would have been a draft EIS under SEQRA - followed by aRead More final- this would have included opportunity for public participation, with full transparency, and the results would be public information. There are federal laws that were not followed either. Ever hear of NEPA? What gives the LIFB the right to undertake this experiment without following state and federal law?
Concerned March 5, 2014 at 12:26 pm
The deer herd populations are all estimates based on the number of deer found in sample square mile.Read More That sampling is done statistically and then extrapolated to get to the 30,000 estimate. I do not work the DEC or LiFB but only a local resident. As for the mice that are the source of the Lyme diseased ticks, the owls, foxes and other predators are doing a great job culling the mice population.
Deborah Klughers March 5, 2014 at 12:55 pm
The mice are the reservoir host- meaning the organism that cause Lyme disease(spirochetal bacteria)Read More is in the mouse. The tick (the vector species) drinks the blood of the mouse and ingests the bacteria - then it hitches a ride on a deer- owl- bird-dog... and when it bites YOU - you can become infected with the disease. If the mice were culled- perhaps we could reduce the infection rate for Lyme disease. Another approach is reducing ticks. I don't agree with IJ's "spray everything" approach (see above) because of the collateral environmental damage it would cause, but a very good way to reduce Lyme infected ticks is by using the Daminex tick tubes- check it out...http://www.ticktubes.com/works.html
Linda Goldsmith March 10, 2014 at 09:05 am
From the Center for Disease Control: How the disease is spread: Lyme disease is spread by the biteRead More of ticks of the genus Ixodes that are infected with Borrelia burgdorferi. The deer (or bear) tick, which normally feeds on the white-footed mouse, the white-tailed deer, other mammals, and birds, is responsible for transmitting Lyme disease bacteria to humans in the northeastern and north-central United States. (In these regions, this tick is also responsible for the spreading of babesiosis, a disease caused by a malaria-like parasite.) On the Pacific Coast, the bacteria are transmitted to humans by the western black-legged tick, and in the southeastern states possibly by the black-legged tick. Ixodes ticks are much smaller than common dog and cattle ticks. In their larval and nymphal stages, they are no bigger than a pinhead. Adult ticks are slightly larger. Research in the eastern United States has indicated that, for the most part, ticks transmit Lyme disease to humans during the nymph stage, probably because nymphs are more likely to feed on a person and are rarely noticed because of their small size (less than 2 mm). Thus, the nymphs typically have ample time to feed and transmit the infection (ticks are most likely to transmit infection after approximately 2 or more days of feeding). Tick larvae are smaller than the nymphs, but they rarely carry the infection at the time of feeding and are probably not important in the transmission of Lyme disease to humans. “Deer tick is a discredited, incorrect, obsolete name,” says Ostfeld. “But as long as you’re calling it the deer tick, what animal are you going to accuse of fostering it?” In his book, Ostfeld analyzes more than a dozen studies comparing deer numbers with tick numbers. In most, deer were either eradicated or nearly eradicated in the area being studied. Overall, the results were startling. Article in Boston Globe: "In the first study, done on Great Island, Cape Cod, beginning in 1982, a reduction in the deer herd from at least 30 to less than 10 not only didn’t decrease the number of larval and nymphal ticks scientists found on the white-footed mice they collected, but seemed to increase them. It wasn’t until the herd was down to a lone doe that the number of ticks on the mice decreased significantly. At Crane Reservation in Ipswich, after the deer population was reduced from 350 in 1985 to 50 in 1991, larval and nymphal tick numbers did decline – but soon increased again to pre-hunt levels, “despite the vastly reduced deer density,” says Ostfeld." Southold fearless leaders really thought this through.......Just sayin"!
cm March 13, 2014 at 10:03 am
Val, I agree with your comment. Anyone who disagrees with this slaughter should close their walletRead More on southold. Money speaks louder than words. Boycott them!!!!
Val March 13, 2014 at 05:03 pm
Thank you, cm. It would be wonderful if hearts, souls and minds could triumph over money inRead More Southold Town. Then we could do what we love here and good fortune would naturally follow.
The River and Roots Community Garden in Riverhead has flourished.
jks February 24, 2014 at 04:28 pm
WHere is the garden located?
Lisa Finn (Editor) February 25, 2014 at 10:36 am
The hope is to have one at the Philips Avenue Elementary School and the other location proposed isRead More at the David W. Crohan Community Center on Route 24 in Flanders. Plans are still in progress, though.
John J. Rasweiler IV February 25, 2014 at 09:32 pm
The plan has always been to donate as much of the venison harvested in the cull as possible to theRead More less fortunate. In recent years, civic-minded hunters in the Town of Southold have donated over 17000 pounds of venison for this purpose.
Benja Schwartz February 25, 2014 at 09:35 pm
I forgot to mention. Despite being reported by the press to be in favor of proceeding with theRead More proposed cull despite a court ordered halt, Supervisor Russell did not raise the topic of the deer cull at the Town Board Meeting Today. I specifically assked him if gthe cull was going to and he gave the impression it was, judge for yourself by downloading the video from http://southoldtown.iqm2.com/Citizens/Media.aspx
Benja Schwartz February 26, 2014 at 09:31 am
JJR IV; Have you read the LIFB and USDA APHIS WS "Work Plan"? I received it this AM, afterRead More months of requests. If you are ready to ignore the blatant disinformation campaign of our local government maybe you don't want to bother with facts, but if you are interested in truth consider the position of Supervisor Russell that Southold Town is not taking any action, that the LIFB and USDA APHIS WS is doing ALL the work. Without the support by, and participation of, Southold Town the cull will not happen here.
Nancy Miller February 19, 2014 at 07:19 am
I have to agree with other comments about the concerns about the Trustees. They were formed for aRead More reason and in my opinion have done an excellent job. They oversee a lot that we have no idea of the full picture unless we get to see the slide show which could take many hours over a day’s worth. We the People have elected them for a reason to continue taking care of our land and water that was entrusted to them to the best of their ability. My Grandfather was one of the ones who started the Quogue Wildlife Refuge and people forget why it was started. He knew and saw what would happen when money and greed took over the care of our waterways and land. I am sad to say that I think money, politics, and greed are back into play over the care of our Island and also our wellbeing. Because face it if we let go of the proper care of the water or land we will suffer with our own health not just the health of the water and all the inhabitants that live in it. We are already seeing it with the tide and creatures that are sick and dying. I know a lot of you love your lawns and the front water property but you are putting our home at risk and you are not working toward solutions but are putting our lives and homes in danger. Your lawsuit just shows us how much you do not care about our town or the people who live here. To our elected officials I am hearing mixed messages even in the reports on who and what is benefiting from this attack on the Trustees.
rita February 19, 2014 at 04:39 pm
The current administration in Southampton Town is the worst I've seen in many years. Look around atRead More the over development of once beautiful vistas, and a preservation fund of over 600 million that isn't being used. What will happen when summer comes and everyone uses the beach and there are lines to get onto a beach with 10 parking spaces. The Supervisor and board member have no vision and don't really care about the town; they want revenue.
Patchogue Snoop March 5, 2014 at 09:28 am
It's called being "on the take". Whether it is money, gifts or just getting electedRead More through the promises they make to the developers who fund their campaigns.
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Patchogue Snoop March 15, 2014 at 02:24 pm
Hey Johny, Yeah man it is....too many dunkin donuts on the island...its an occupational hazard forRead More the cops. And yes, we pay for the donuts too under meal allowances when on OT.
Barbara Goldowsky March 15, 2014 at 08:11 pm
The swans are wondering when we are going to talk about THEM again....
Harriet Brown March 23, 2014 at 04:35 pm
There is no good reasons to destroy these beautiful creatures.
Tommy Noble February 12, 2014 at 04:36 pm
Put 'er in four-wheel drive, wrap some chains around those tires and take a freaking day trip to aRead More winery in the snow!
Christopher Wendt February 12, 2014 at 08:12 pm
Hop aboard the LIRR and visit the Met or MOMA. You can easily spend an entire day at either ofRead More them. Another good trip in nice weather if Fort Tryon and the Cloisters, with lunch or dinner at the New Leaf Restaurant in Fort Tryon Park. Or go downtown, take a walk over the Brooklyn Bridge. Or check out Battery Park, or rent a bicycle and ride up from the Battery to the GW Bridge along the Hudson River, turn around and pedal to Central Park, drop off the bike, take the subway to Penn and the LIRR. The last one we did was the 911 Memorial, Trinity Church & Cemetery, the NYSE, the Federal Building (where Washington was sworn-in as President and where the Bill of Rights was written; cap off this trip with a meal at Fraunces Tavern.
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