Thursday, May 23, 2013
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Unusually well-attended meeting for a Work Session... almost an overflow crowd, and the reason became apparent when, following Village Planner Kyle Collins' recitation of the history of the current Master Plan in respect to the B1, B2 and B3 Districts, and a 4¾ minute argument by Andrew Mendelson's attorney Frank Isler, over half of the attendees tromped out of the room.
(The time is cited because Mayor Conrad Teller had granted him "one minute" in which to speak.) More...
At 7:00 pm this evening, opposite the regularly scheduled Westhampton Beach Trustees Work Session, the Westhampton Beach Fire District is holding its final informational meeting prior to the June 4th Special Vote on the proposed $15,700,000 bond to construct a new Fire House.
This is the second time in the past year that such a conflict has occurred.
...who's keeping Kosher this year?
"We are pleased to inform you that in light of this development, several well known kosher establishments have now expressed their desire to open in the village. Our commitment is to have a new kosher establishment in place by Spring 2013." More...
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Updated Tuesday, May 21, 2013 – 09:32 pm
|Semi-official results of the 2013|
Westhampton Beach School District Election
A total of 663 voters went to the polls and another 30 absentee ballots were tabulated. More...
Monday, May 20, 2013
...being the second1 in what is furiously hoped will be a lengthy series of entries in the "Used and Useful" series.
During the "economic downturn" which none of the past three Presidents have been able to turn around, with more and more commercial properties in the Village lying fallow, it's grand to see signs of life in demised premises. More...
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Friday, May 17, 2013
...to April 8, 1973 and a modest dinner party we were hosting for a pair of playoff games with the NHL New York Rangers and the NBA New York Knicks taking on, respectively, the Boston Bruins and the Baltimore Bullets.
Both pairings were between arch rivals, and as both were being televised I carefully set up the house's two 17-inch black & white TVs in the dining room so that we and our guests could follow the action while we ate. More...
Thursday, May 16, 2013
...her enterprise and the father bursts with pride!
Conceived, created and a reality! Go Pegs, go!
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Knew it a week ago last night right after their sole win (so far) in the second round playoff series against the Indiana Pacers, the one in which the Knicks went on a 36-4 2nd half run to win, 105-79.
My buddy Marty called when the game ended... we'll speak four or five times during the game... and talk about how the team we've been following since they played some of their games in the 69th Regiment Armory had finally awoken from their lethargy. More...
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
...proprietrix Sandy Patterson, genial Rob Sheldon and the entire Post Stop Café crew as the lights at 144 Main Street were again lit this weekend, and once more there was a warm bar to belly up to, and some of our favorite victuals.
And this is where Jeanne chose to dine for Mothers' Day to enjoy something she's been craving all Winter long: the house specialty Cranberry Turkeyburger. More...
Monday, May 13, 2013
A month ago there was grave doubt as to whether the Detroit Red Wings were going to extend their North American professional sports team record of 21 consecutive seasons making it into the playoffs.
But they won their final four regular season National Hockey League games... two by shut-outs... and somehow finished seventh, and the opportunity to take on the team with the third best record in the NHL. More...
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Rats! And rats again!
If that name is not immediately recognizable, older-timers should recognize the name "Traute" and the slender young fräulein who rode an "English" bicycle around the Village when the standard model velocipede was the heavier-framed "American" model like the Shelby Flyer, Monarch Holiday or Indian Model 1937. More...
Friday, May 10, 2013
(Striving mightily to keep OtBB PG rated!)
I've hated "Flopping" since the Philadelphia Flyers (in the National Hockey League it's called "Diving") forward Bill Barber would wind up face first on the ice if anyone was within five feet of him anytime he had the puck and was headed into the offensive end. More...
Thursday, May 09, 2013
...or, how I was schooled by Deputy Mayor Hank Tucker in front of a good-sized number of attendees at this evening's monthly Westhampton Beach Board Meeting.
It was awful! Since I was the one who rose to the lectern and posed the questions, I was obliged to stand and listen to him, and his two cohorts, Patricia DiBenedetto and Junior Palmer, explain their version of what they've been doing in service to the taxpayers over the past 11 months. More...
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
...as I drove down Sunset Avenue just now and saw that the late, much lamented National's store had an open door, it occurred to me that something positive might be happening at that premises, that maybe, just maybe, the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company might finally be following through on their plan to do a thorough overhaul of the Waldbaum's not-so-super market next door, and even expand into that sadly vacated space. More...
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
...is very upset with me... distraught might be le mot juste... over an OtBB entry from 14 months ago; she actually telephoned me to suggest... no!, plead for a dispensation of Orwellean proportions.
(My suspicion is that this is a gal not used to hearing the word "no" from members of my gender.)
Monday, May 06, 2013
Both of these photos were taken three minutes apart, one long block from one another on Montauk Highway.
Regular unleaded, pumped by an attendant, is More...
Sunday, May 05, 2013
...especially when it's all about adopting cunning little puppies and kittens!
Which is exactly what was going on at Westhampton Pet yesterday afternoon when Jeanne dragged me up there to retrieve some wooden shipping pallets which Frank Bickley let's her have for her gardening requirements.
Held by the local animal welfare and rescue group More...
Saturday, May 04, 2013
...two minutes and two seconds of thoroughbed horse racing surrounded by demi-celebrities... led by that über-weenie Bob Costas... in rapidly foundering peacock-land?
The most annoying trapping of the two-hour telecast was the omnipresence of the unfamiliar "yum!" logo... I mean it was everywhere!... on the jumpers of the track-walkers, floating in the corner of the television screen, the viewer couldn't escape it! More...
Friday, May 03, 2013
Knicks 88; Celtics 80.
This was a game of fits and spurts, ebbs and flows the likes of which I've never quite experienced!
During the extraordinary fourth quarter, I think I spent all but four minutes of it holding my throbbing temples or with my head in a waste basket trying not to hurl my dinner!
I'm too old for this... I can't handle the tension anymore!
Thursday, May 02, 2013
...Neener neener neener!
A quick trip into the OtBB not-so-wayback-machine of less than a month ago:
"[T]his... promulgated locally by "Patch" an hour ago... will, like 90% of the "news" related to the Lohan family, prove untrue!"
No special powers here... this was a no-brainer! And our little Village escapes another media freak show.
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Just what I wanted to hear from the Knicks J.R. Smith!
"Oh yeah, it would've been over. I'd have been playing golf today."
Smith, the swingman who'd taken a Flagrant Foul 2 in last Friday's Game 3 in Boston which resulted in a one game suspension, is of the belief that the New Yorkers would have swept the Celtics if he had been playing in Sunday's Game 4.
J.R., the next thing I want to hear from you is when you can say "Whew! Glad that one's over after my screw-up!"
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Ms. Molinaro, we hardly knew ya, but Westhampton Beach's loss certainly is East Hampton's gain, and after the ridiculous antics you survived during your all too brief tenure here, 11937 should seem like a sunny week at the beach.
And with your years already here, Mrs. Lindtvit, there shouldn't be any surprises. I'm confident that your eyes were open wide when you made your decision.
Good luck, ladies! All the best!
Monday, April 29, 2013
Recent New York Newsday headline:
(This is what passes for "clever" with their headline writers of today.)
The question is why wasn't this done decades ago?
I mean the "Cannonball" actually began life as an express train operating between Long Island City and Southampton 120 years ago, so the concept isn't entirely new. More...
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Still, we had'em sweatin' the whole second half! If 'Melo just makes those free throws near the end of the 4th Quarter!
"If a frog had wings, he wouldn't bump his ass so much...."
Now I know I hexed the Knicks!
Jeanne and I just got off a plane at Islip/Mac only to learn is that this year's Sixth Man Award-winner, J.R. Smith, the Knicks' number two scorer so far in the play-offs, is watching Game #4 in street clothes, having been suspended for a Flagrant Foul (2) in Friday's game. More...
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Ray Overton, do not read this!
If the Knicks... our New York Knicks... decide to become the first team in the history of the National Basketball Association to lose a series in which they had been leading three games to none, I don't want you coming to my house with a carload of pressure cookers stuffed with kerosene and fertilizer because you think I put a jinx on their playoff series with the Boston Celtics by posting this before a clincher! More...