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Pat Godfrey April 23, 2014 at 10:45 pm
Hillary can't control her own husband from fooling around in the White House with interns duringRead More work hours. How is she supposed to navigate running a country?
StandfortheLord April 23, 2014 at 11:53 pm
I have a question for everyone. What makes you think Mr. Obama will leave office on his own? If heRead More gets us into a hot war with the Russians, he'll pull a Rosevelt. That is where he is leading us. World war. He's already clearly a dictator! God will help repentant individuals, but not a nation that has no use for God any longer. God is rising up Russia and communist China! Jesus Saves individuals at this point. This country is done in my humble opinion.
Lilly April 24, 2014 at 12:55 am
"smellypants April 23, 2014 at 11:57 AM GOD NO PLEASE!!!!. CAN'T SHE JUST GO AWAY? Disgusting,Read More cloying, ineffectual, fat, ugly woman who is responsible for the terrible atrocity in Benghazi." "smellypants April 23, 2014 at 12:12 PM Derrick - how could any man in his right mind vote for Hillary? Please man up and vote for a real leader." Yup. Those comments are not sexist at all. (sarcasm) Whether anyone remembers it or not, Hillary was attacked as a woman when she announced and ran six years ago. Maybe if the GOP could come up with a viable candidate with a more modernized agenda, then we would have a Republican president again.
Patch File Photo
paul April 17, 2014 at 07:48 am
Too bad these company's can't be honest like the US government.
MK Smith April 17, 2014 at 10:22 am
Dump Cuomo. Dump Steve Israel.Read More http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/04/16/Nancy-Pelosi-House-Republicans-Amnesty
Willie Lester April 17, 2014 at 01:06 pm
I told you once and I will tell you agian, Cuomo can sleep through this election and still beatRead More Robbie Boy.
Big_E April 22, 2014 at 03:22 pm
That Newsmax article constantly says this is a way to circumvent the Constitution. But since theRead More Constitution grants states the right to award their EC votes any way they want, this is perfectly legal. A state could decide to award its EC votes based on a contest. Have the Democratic nominee and the Republican nominee guess how many jelly beans are in a jar. Closest one gets the EC votes for their party.
brookhavenconfucius April 22, 2014 at 04:26 pm
America is an oligarchy, not a democracy or republic, university study findsRead More http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/apr/21/americas-oligarchy-not-democracy-or-republic-unive/
Sean Hassett April 22, 2014 at 05:06 pm
Judy: The only incident of voter fraud that I know of personally was an elderly man who voted twiceRead More for the GOP candidate. He would not accept that it was wrong and even was delighted. Just saying.
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 !
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.
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!!!!!
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.
Ted Sheckler February 27, 2014 at 08:24 am
Give me a break everything these days are it's affecting my quality of life. Well guess what yourRead More affecting my quality of life. Put yourself in someone's shoes who is visually impaired and ask them if it helps them out. I don't hear people complaining about the sirens the local FDs have which I guarantee are way over the 80 decibel level. This day and age everybody complains about everything. It's just like the people who live on Mill lane in Peconic who wanted the no parking signs 3 years ago because of people parking on the side of the road that go to the beach and now those same people now want the town to reconsider that law. All I can say is welcome to the land of the CAVE PEOPLE (Citizens Against virtually Everything) in the Town of Southold.
Adele Cassone February 27, 2014 at 11:00 am
If I'm not mistaken, I think we have one of those in greenport, on the corner of front and 3rd. ItRead More beeps when the light is ready to change, right? I don't live near there but having walked into town dozens of times, I don't think it's a big deal! I think it's shameful that people are saying a street signal changer thingy for the vision impaired, are saying it's destroying their quality of life. In return you get rid of it and someone blind gets hurt or killed at that corner, we'll you just took away their life but as long as you guys have your quality of life great again I guess you wouldn't think twice about it. On the other hand maybe Scott Russell is right about it being installed wrong, cause the one in greenport is not that loud.
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.
Bernadette Hoban February 26, 2014 at 06:53 am
Snow removal is a great job for the teenagers, maybe a program can be started to have teens removeRead More the snow for cash. It's a win win
John February 26, 2014 at 07:17 am
Ms. Hoban, a similar idea was suggested at the meeting on Monday night about hiring shovelers andRead More the Mayor was not receptive.
William Swiskey sr February 26, 2014 at 09:05 am
Mayor Kapell did it on a regular basis
Benja Schwartz February 26, 2014 at 09:59 am
This annual review of Town of Southold accomplishments during the previous year and goals for theRead More current year and the future provides an important opportunity to review and revise the positions and operations of our local government. The Supervisor deserves praise for making this happen. It would be even better if all Department Heads participated in person.
William Swiskey sr February 24, 2014 at 10:51 am
Perhaps one of the trustees will explain why she doesn't pay her taxes on time
William Swiskey sr February 24, 2014 at 07:50 pm
This meeting is worth watching on TV CH-22 this coming week. Just to watch how the mayor distortsRead More facts to the point reality breaks down.
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.
Photo Credit: Wikipedia Commons.
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.