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pat July 21, 2014 at 04:09 pm
We already have chain stores... Banana Republic, J. Crew, Tahari, even Citarella, and of courseRead More Starbucks, to name a few. I think the character of East Hampton Village changed a while ago.
George Rower July 22, 2014 at 08:01 am
i like the freshness variety and bulk buying prices of the professionally ran chain stores theseRead More people brainwashed commies are victims of the nazi realtors
Francis j stephen July 22, 2014 at 09:13 am
Ban them keep the character ive seen to much lost . Island resident since 1957
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Patch file photo.
Emilia July 14, 2014 at 02:29 pm
Thank you, TJ; your comments are on the mark! You brought us back to the real issue: A person'sRead More right over her own body.
Linda carullo July 14, 2014 at 03:19 pm
Hi Emilia How do you know I am Catholic? Making quite an assumption there, aren't you? You're theRead More one who went to Catholic school for 8 years - according to one of your posts. Guess none of the 10 Commandments stuck in your moral fiber.... Remember the one , " Thou shalt not kill ?" Oh, or that one for the new doctors - the Hippocratic Oath ? First of all - Do no HARM ? And you were a history teacher? Glad I wasn't in your dogmatic class where it must have been your way or the highway. You say that Dogfood and I are too emotional?? And then there's you, so very logical, aren't you? Now that you have said you were a history teacher . All I can say is Wow !and you STILL think wars are about religion? Jeez, where did you go to college? Those who don't study the past are doomed to repeat it....as you know, being a history teacher. Still waiting for your comments on the Mother Teresa quotes . Funny, how you just skipped over them. And chose instead to attack my logic with sarcasm? And also my personal story? What's your personal story ? Guess it's not germane to the subject. Mine was - that's why I shared it. And you chose to denigrate it. try looking up Rowe vs Wade and see where those people are now and what they now believe, it's very enlightening .But you don't ever seem to have any background info. The vast majority of abortions are a form of birth control. Don't believe me ? Look it up. You just seem to be really threatened by someone's OPINION ( and that's all it really is - in the scheme of things) that your belief is not a moral one and that it is ok to murder the unborn and you just go on and on....maybe you yourself have had an abortion. I don't know because you have not shared your story and you have every right not to. But I chose to ... And for you to say that the story took the place of logic is sad to me. Because you know that was not the reason I shared it.... So, in closing I have to say that we are all very lucky to have the right to disagree in public forums like this and no secret police are showing up at our doors. I am done sharing my thoughts. Hopefully I have planted some seeds that will take root and maybe just one of the women reading this will change her mind and offer her child up for adoption. And may that child grow up to invent something that will save lives,enrich our minds, ignite a passion in us, etc. And to those of you who got so angry , well I hope I made you at least think about your basic beliefs and I leave you with one last question ..... " what if you are wrong? " Take care everyone . PS I don't even live in Westchester County , and this email from The Harrison Patch just appeared in my email a few days ago. Go figure ......
Emilia July 14, 2014 at 05:18 pm
Ms Carullo: First of all, LEARN HOW TO READ! I never said that I was a history teacher. Actually,Read More I taught high school English. Let me address some of your statements. !) I never said the you were Catholic; 2) I do live by the 10 commandments, contrary to what you believe. You and I have a different opinion about the 5th one, obviously; 3) The Mother Teresa quote is not relevant to me or the issue. There are many wonderful, benevolent women out there who have unselfishly given of themselves, as she did, who don't share her views about "killing a child." And they are not necessarily steeped in such a religious background. You just chose one whose views came from her Catholic upbringing; 4) And again, let me point out that you chose to ignore my comment that you contradicted yourself when you said that, "Women should be responsible for their own bodies." That is faulty logic on your part. By the way, thank you for saying that I am "so very logical." I strive to be logical and, unlike you, I realize that my personal story is not relevant to the issue at hand. Lastly, I find it scary to think that you are any kind of teacher, the way you ramble on with emotional baggage and issues personal to you, infusing religion into debates where it does not belong, and throwing logic to the wind. I sincerely hope that you kept religion out of your classroom, if you teach in a public school.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Patch file photo.
Tony Patrick July 16, 2014 at 03:54 pm
NY State under Cuomo Governorship: 570 jobs lost - Sikorsky Aircraft-closed 174 jobs lost -Read More Dal-Tile Corp-closed 592 jobs lost - Archcare Inc-closing 375 jobs lost - Ralcorp- closing 2 plants 84 jobs lost - Vette Thermal Solutions – moving to NH 350 jobs lost - Daikin McQuay-moving Auburn plant to Tennessee 86 jobs lost - Oberdorfer foundry in DeWitt, NY is closing in May 65 jobs lost - Advanced Monolythic Ceramics in Olean – moving to CA 35 jobs lost - Bombardier Mass transit – closing 50 jobs lost - Spectrum Plastics – closing 160 jobs lost - Menands company (Albany International) – moving to NH by end of 2013 700 jobs lost - IBM June 2013 400 jobs lost - Bausch & Lomb HQ leaving Rochester, NY 2,000 jobs lost - Remington expanding $32m ammunition plant outside Cuomo's business & 2nd Rights hostile NY 100+ jobs lost - Kahr Firearms Group - heading to Pennsylvania to avoid business risks faced in NY under Cuomo 200 jobs lost - December 2013 update: General Electric has announced it will move 200 jobs from its capacitor plant in Fort Edward, NY to Florida in order to cut costs. 600 jobs lost - Alcoa's decision to shut down the Massena East plant announced January 2014. 525 jobs lost - The Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. announced Tuesday January 22, 2014 that it will be closing its Old Mill Road plant in the next two to three years, a move that will affect hundreds of local employees. 75 jobs lost - Premier Tool & Die Cast Corp. Chautauqua, NY - will close its operations May 2014 300 jobs lost - Penguin Group USA Incorporated a/k/a Penguin Random House announced the elimination of ~ 300 jobs - going to Westminster, Md., and Crawfordsville, Ind. and out of NY State by year end. 72 jobs lost - Dewitt Plant Relocates To Mexico announced March 2014. 200 jobs lost - Adecco to move 200 HIGH PAYING JOBS from its headquarters from Melville, LI to Jacksonville, Florida 90 jobs lost - Gaylord Bros.will be moving out of Cicero, NY for greener pastures in Wisconsin. March 2014 425 jobs lost - ConAgra Closing two (2) New York Plants announced March 2014. 35 jobs lost - Kodak to Layoff 35 Workers announced March 2014. 600 jobs lost - Ascena Retail Group moving jobs from PA & NY to Mahwah, NJ (not all 600 jobs are coming from NY, but if you assume half of the 600 do, it's still heartbreaking news. 178 jobs lost - Entenmann's closing Bay Shore, NY bakery - Announced March 2014
Dons Wife July 16, 2014 at 05:06 pm
So you're saying the Governor is not business friendly? We're talking apple & oranges. Let'sRead More take Adecco in Melville NY - They are moving because they've consolidated with another Co. who's HQ is in FL.....That I know for a fact.
Dons Wife July 16, 2014 at 06:49 pm
Jack you definitely need prayers, and I will say one for you so that when you grow up, you willRead More become a better person.
Bobb Burr July 11, 2014 at 11:04 am
Yes Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and even the Bronx all share the 718 area code but people inRead More those boroughs also use 347, 646, 718, 917 and the recently introduced 929 areacode. Suffolk County only has one area specific area code, 631...
paul July 11, 2014 at 11:11 am
Yes and you can ask for any area code for a cell etc, within the 631 area code. Never was a big dealRead More at least for people I know.
brookhavenconfucius July 11, 2014 at 11:14 am
We are ALL getting EXHAUSTED, just from this NON-TOPIC, while our Country BURNS !
hoto credit: Patch file photo
Steve Green July 11, 2014 at 08:52 pm
LOL! Must be a whole lot of medical emergencies every day, every minute, eh? What is thisRead More "self-righteous" crap? Going over 80 MPH is just plain dangerous. You're quick to call others "self-righteous". But what about your attitude? Entitled. Speed-addicted? Affluenza? Enough name-calling. Let's find some common ground that's also safe to everyone on the road. Job pressures, productivity demands, stressful commutes, economic stress. We are all pressured. Don't take it out on each other. Give the 99% a break and tax the Koch Brothers and their ilk. Then maybe we'd all be a little more relaxed.
Sean Hassett July 17, 2014 at 12:08 am
I have many times been behind someone in the left lane driving below, sometimes way below, the speedRead More limit. On passing, I have seen them on the phone, texting, reading a book, looking at a map, all sorts of crazy stuff. So yes, NY should have a slow-poke law. I drive I-95 often and CT should also have a slow-poke law. The left lane should only be for passing slower traffic, not passing the time of day. In places where there are only two lanes, plan ahead when coming to an on-ramp, move over to the left to allow traffic to enter, then move back when it's safe. Never drive below the speed limit in the left lane.
Steve Green July 18, 2014 at 11:19 am
Yes, Sean, I totally agree. The oblivious slow driver in the left lane is an obnoxious danger to allRead More other drivers. Another one: the obvious drunk driver who insists on staying in the left lane. Why? Isn't he/she just drawing more attention and possible arrest? But these are anecdotes. The bottom line is: we don't care very much about each other any more. Why do narcissists park in No Parking/No Standing zones, creating a traffic problem, when plenty of spots are readily available? There's a much bigger social/cultural issue here; we're all just complaining about the symptoms.
MARTIN DREW June 29, 2014 at 08:22 am
TOEH does NOT have jurisdiction over the TRUSTEEES - on beaches . The TRUSTEES - need to establishRead More this FACT - BEFORE any law is put forward . I EXPECT the TRUSTEES to be recognized in this PowerPlay - as the lead authority . Lawsuit to be filed if necessary to end the arrogance of EH Town officials. If indeed required to set the record straight about jurisdiction. Police need to be present ALL DAY - to write tickets to unruly beachgoers - we sure pay for and have plenty to get the job done .... My liberties will NOT be taken by people who don't rule the chess board . Sorry Larry - not your call . Put a Trustee agenda forward or no agenda at all . ENFORCEMENT = my liberties remain .
MARTIN DREW June 29, 2014 at 08:28 am
PS - watch LTV - public access 22 for the REAL public comments made - these local rags of newspapersRead More are so politicized - the TRUTH is recorded on LTV EACH WEEK - want the facts ? Tune in to channel 22 LTV / REAL MEDIA - real facts - NOT the politicized partial stories these "political agenda" rags would have YOU believe- c'mon PATCH cover the story yourselves?vs. rely on Newsday as your source ... If you need a reporter - be glad to help get the TRUTH out there ...
Lee Zeldin will face Rep. Tim Bishop in November. (Photo via Facebook/Lee Zeldin)
knee jerk July 2, 2014 at 09:20 am
WHEW, Bob, talk about rants. I think you went off on a tangent. You started on me, then Timmy, thenRead More Zelden. Eventually you got around to endorsing Zelden after calling him a lifelong hack who did zero as State Senator, who wouldn't return your calls (insulting) and made unbelievable claims in his primary run. I'm sure he's proud to get YOUR endorsement which you could have summed up as being the "lesser of two zero's".
Robert Fishman July 6, 2014 at 09:08 am
Really, I started on you? Amazing. Crook or Vet. I pick the VET. You did get one thing rightRead More "TIMMY" is a zero for sure. He has proven that with his record of zero jobs and voting in lockstep with his leader the disgrace Pelosi who may represent a small twisted liberal world in Cali but not this country. Give me one accomplishment of your boy "TIMMY" the crook. Other than allowing the take over of my Long Island by endless streams of illegals stealing from the middle class taxpayer in the form of dozens of handouts. This makes his rich constituency happy as they have slaves to wipe their arses....and I am called a racist by the likes of you....
knee jerk July 6, 2014 at 10:02 am
I do not specifically call anyone a racist because I believe everyone, in some way or another, is aRead More racist. Show me where I called you a racist. I vote for "Timmy" to prevent the takeover of our government by fringe elements , specifically the "Tea Party". This is but one of his many accomplishments.
Zephyr Teachout. Photo credit: Fordham University
knee jerk July 6, 2014 at 06:15 pm
OK, I get it now Tired, Obama blamed Bush the Stupid, Stupid can blame Clinton and Clinton can blameRead More Bush the First or perhaps Monica for upending his pendulum?
Tired of Excuses July 6, 2014 at 07:10 pm
That's politics.......that's why I don't believe any of them.....much better to be independent andRead More not buy into any faux agenda.....
Robert Fishman July 10, 2014 at 09:14 am
KJERK Nice, just make up what you need to fit your position? Bush did not blame Clinton. That is aRead More tactic reserved for the lying Democrat party. No personal responsibility just blame others like a teenager does. If Bush is stupid then Obama is brain dead.
mark June 25, 2014 at 08:17 am
the only reasons this remains illegal is because theres so much money to be made keeping it illegal.Read More Theres tons of money being made in jailing people and even more to be made by keeping it a black market commodity.
BRADY June 30, 2014 at 06:25 pm
Good noew this can be teamed up with all the bogus Disabled Plates and Disabled parking permitsRead More issued by state and city agencies
SCOTT July 8, 2014 at 04:05 pm
Please legalize it quick, my lips itch for a nice smooth water bong with a choke on it, ROLL ROLLRead More ROLL A JOINT, PASS IT DOWN THE LINE, TAKE A TOKE AND HOLD THE SMOKE AND BLOW YOUR FCKN MIND. Light up AMERICA you to Cuomo still.
This hit-and-run crash in Greenlawn left a woman seriously injured last year.  Credit: Steve Silverman
Frank Esposito June 22, 2014 at 09:36 am
Actually Eddie, the way the previous laws were written, there was incentive to run. Be careful withRead More that "police state" talk and save it were needed. Here were do not have issue if you look at it correctly. P.S., if you are wearing a tinfoil hat, please do not reply. Thanks!
Richard June 26, 2014 at 04:21 pm
hit and run should be taken serious and these people should be arrested and maybe lose thereRead More licenses for a certain period.
Robert Fishman July 10, 2014 at 09:19 am
Have a couple wines with your dinner, get in a car, get bagged by a rogue DWI cop a mile from yourRead More home looking for eight hours OT in processing you. Your world is destroyed, misdemeanor record, 5000k in fines, insurance upped 100%, mandatory courses, NYS surcharges in the 1000s and not to mention 5000k on a criminal attorney. Hit and run.....driving without a license.....we here it all the time....license suspended 22 times??? Welcome to NY land of the libs and corrupt.
Lee Zeldin, left, and George Demos, right Credit: file photos
knee jerk June 24, 2014 at 01:33 pm
Jane, you ignorant sl_t, this is only the primary. It has nothing to do with term limits for Bishop,Read More who, I might add, has proven to be unbeatable.
BenFranklin June 24, 2014 at 02:30 pm
Tim Bishop got lucky in 2008, the political winds were on his side. He almost lost in 2010 and 2012,Read More and now is even more vulnerable. The Democrats want nothing more than a Demos victory, which would split the vote between Demos and Zeldin in November (Zeldin on the Conservative ticket). Fortunately, that won't happen. The Democrat backed PAC "Patriot Majority USA" has been sending out mailers attacking Zeldin from the right. They are all lies. Original Source: http://docquery.fec.gov/cgi-bin/dcdev/forms/C90012956/930986/f57
knee jerk June 24, 2014 at 03:40 pm
BenFranklin: Were you shocked stupid by that lightning while flying your kite? Tim Bishop "gotRead More lucky in 2008" and almost lost in 2010 & 2012? I would say unbeatable is correct.
The Cedar Island Lighthouse in East Hampton
MARTIN DREW June 29, 2014 at 08:45 am
Wish Maidstone Park Beach - had our little lighthouse rebuilt - all we got was poles with a lightRead More stick ... TOEH fails to impress again. Great news for this lighthouse .
Patch file photo
Eva Radke June 14, 2014 at 09:33 am
Maybe jilted ex-boyfriends will actually have to pay the consequences for using exes' sexuality as aRead More form of punishment and humiliation. Good.
Jo Keohane June 14, 2014 at 11:12 am
Pearl, I guess the person who is in the picture will decide.
Rods July 7, 2014 at 06:03 am
Ann Darcy June 17, 2014 at 10:55 am
Sand is a better choice,environmentally, than salt for winter roads. As for fracking, if it must beRead More done le'ts make sure the wells are lined, the drilling does not cause earthquakes and the water supply is protected from hazardous chemicals. That is not hysteria, it is common sense, often opposed by the anti-regulation crowd.
Robert Fishman July 10, 2014 at 09:20 am
JOKE. Why so we need these hacks. Eliminate these no show ticks on the taxpayers back!!
Skifernie July 16, 2014 at 09:14 pm
EG - I don't know how toxic the brine is or isn't but as with any new technology the regulators areRead More usually WAAAAAY behind the industry. Is it just coincidence that some of the states with the highest fracking rates are now experiencing earthquakes at levels NEVER seen Before? Or the amount of methane gas allowed to escape into the atmosphere that you breath because there's no infrastructure in place to capture the gas? What happens when that shale is fracked and is removed? What fills the void? The brine they are dumping into those wells? The gas that they are not capturing sometimes ends up in drinking water. That's a fact!! With our only source of water the aquifer what would happen if that was poisoned by the crap they are taking out from the wells after they frack the shale? No energy company wants to tell you the truth as long as they are making a pretty penny from it.
Jimbo June 7, 2014 at 08:27 am
Keep the southern route! Let them come and go over the weathy people that use them!
Over taxed June 7, 2014 at 09:25 am
I live on the North Fork with a lot of noise from copters. Fridays and Mondays are very busy withRead More copters coming over the oil tanks from the sound going to the Hamptons. The house shakes from the low flying copters going and coming from both directions over the north fork. It is too bad that the south fork gets a lot of noise, that is where the copters are headed for the residents on the South Fork. So why should the North Fork endure the noise for the South Fork? Mr. Smith please do not adjust the copters to come more frequently over the North Fork for the pleasure of the residents on the South Fork! Let the wealthy endure the noise since it is because of them we on the North Fork are being burden with their flight travel noise......
Over taxed June 7, 2014 at 10:07 am
Mandate Helicopter require copters to fly between Huntington & Orient fly one mile off the NorthRead More Shore coast as to limit noise for residential areas. We know this is not being done. Also to fly not less than 3,000 ft., also this is not being done on most flights. At night after dark the copters are very low because the noise is very loud. Some pilots just do not care how low they fly over residential areas. Money is the ruling factor for where and how the flight is started and completed. Affluent people do not care who they burden with noise, this is a luxury service. Flying over our heads is not a worry for them, they need to get to the Hamptons for rest and relaxation as soon as possible.
Linda Goldsmith June 4, 2014 at 09:22 am
Bravo to those like Sara from ARF, and Dori of Save A Pet who helped to push this bill through! NextRead More we need to close down the puppy mills, period! Reputable, licensed, registered breeders only! Adopt, don't shop!
Gabe Gonsalves June 4, 2014 at 09:54 am
Nice job to all who helped to get this done!
S Kaufman May 30, 2014 at 03:40 pm
I have had 2 experiences with Judge Ed Burke which always troubled me: Some backround: In theRead More late 70's, I fought against the Republican town board proposal to overcome the protective aquifer protection zoning so a developer who had bought the 516 pristine acres for a song could change the zoning to build the pesticide-laden Golf at the Bridge course on top of the deepest recharge area of our sole source of our precious drinking water. I became very politically active with the Democratic Party as a result. A few years later, fearful that I would expose the disarray within the town's Democratic Party during a heated election season, then-Democratic Vice Chair Marion Boden, who knew me for years, brought false criminal charges against me claiming I had "threatened" her over the phone. !!?&@$! I was arrested. Ed Burke, whose petition I had carried on behalf of the Democratic and who had known me over the years as a local community activist, was my trial judge. I represented myself. There was a hung jury. They went back to try again. But late Friday afternoon, the jury did not want to return to that stuffy windowless basement courtroom on Monday, so although as one juror later told me "you probably did not threaten her", I was convicted. Ed Burke was to sentence me a few weeks later. Two weeks or so before my sentencing date, I was going to Emporium Hardware; in my peripheral vision, I was aware of someone approaching from the other direction. We reached the door at the same time and he put his arm over my shoulder. Startled, I looked up to see Judge Burke, who had grown a beard so I hadn't immediately recognized him. "How you doing?", he asked. "Well, to be honest, a little nervous about my upcoming sentencing", I replied. "Oh, don't worry" he said with the hint of a smile, "you know what to do". Huh? I know what to do? Oh!! Of course!! I should make a Clayton motion - to dismiss in the interests of justice. What else could he possibly mean? I wrote a very good motion. But to my shock, he dismissed it! On appeal, the case was reversed - and dismissed because of judicial mistakes made - this cost me $10,000.00. Then years later, after he was elevated to the Supreme Court, Ed Burke attempted to take public land at Long Beach and claim it as his. I wrote a strong letter to the Express opposing this public official's attempt to take public property. Early Sunday morning of the week the paper was published, family members staying at my house were surprised when a strange man appeared at my back door looking for me. I was out of town. He said he was Judge Ed Burke and left this number 516-885-7420 for me to call. How did he know where I lived??? You can imagine how incredibly intimidated I felt having a powerful Supreme Court judge find out where I lived and come to "speak with me" early one weekend morning after I publicly spoke out against his public land grab plan. It is incredibly rare for the judicial conduct commission's administrator to recommend removal. Incredibly strong evidence must have been presented!
S Kaufman May 30, 2014 at 04:55 pm
PS. Just want to clarify that the complaining witness at my criminal trial, Marion Boden, was theRead More Vice President of the political party upon whose line Ed Burke, the judge at my criminal trial, had just run for re-election. Marion Boden also headed other organizations, like Hampton Bays Civil association, always writing letters and being incredibly active, a real-life energizer bunny. At trial, I learned why all this work she did did not interfere with a real job - because she didn't have one. She had convinced the government she was unable to engage in "gainful" employment and therefore received full disability benefits - courtesy of my working and MY paying taxes!!
S Kaufman May 31, 2014 at 04:15 pm
I mistakenly said this happened in the late 70's. it was the late 90's. Sorry for any confusion.
Shelley is available for adoption at Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons
christie nicolle May 31, 2014 at 10:57 am
brookhaven, that made me laugh - "cute doggie picture". Ha!
Archie June 3, 2014 at 10:24 pm
Frank, you are one of the most narrowed minded "individuals" on here. Don't think yourRead More that smart either because your views are ignorant.
Richard June 26, 2014 at 04:17 pm
need to shut down these puppy mills
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