On The Beach Blog | April 2008

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Incomprehensible!

"Those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it." – George Santayana 1863-1952

The dreaded Eye-Con

There are many resources within the Village that the troubled present admin­istration could reach out to, More...

Friday, April 25, 2008

Bons Mots du Jour...

...came independent of one another, from two different attorneys fifteen minutes apart!

Following the news broken Wednesday by OtBB of the $25 million 1983 Action filed last week by the Muchnicks, both lawyers More...

More of 'The Story'

From A New Cloud Darkens Village Hall:

The dreaded Eye-Con
"The names of Kelly & Hulme will ... figure prominently in this matter...."

In the ol' days, if someone received an adverse decision on an application before a municipal board... Village Board, Planning Board or ZBA... and they felt strongly enough about it, More...

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Planning Board Work Session

Under the Gun, Part I

The dreaded Eye-Con

Attended this afternoon's Planning Board Work Session just to see how the Much­nick's proposed 39 three-bedroom condo project on the West side of Old Riverhead Road would be handled now that the $25 million lawsuit has been revealed to the Village. More...

Another Press Boner

Fresh from an OtBB chastizing for its persist­ent factual errors in reporting, The Southamp­ton Press Western Edition again pulled a doozy this week.

In a Page 1 story More...

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

A New Cloud Darkens Village Hall

The dreaded Eye-Con

Not that the Village of Westhampton Beach doesn't have enough on its platter, but comes now a $25 million Federal Civil Rights lawsuit More...

Seen on Oak Street...

24 Oak Street, to be precise.

Can't beat the price.

The Dep'ty Mayor appears to be More...

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Errata Log...

Just to update a couple of blog items:

  • Goldberg (in)Famous Deli's More...

Monday, April 21, 2008

Jean, we hardly knew ya…

Just like that, our (relatively) new 11978 Post Mistress, Jean Fuentes, is gone.

Not struck down by a U.S.P.S. employee "go­ing postal," but, as Jean Shepherd used to cry late at night over WOR-AM, "Excelsior!" More...

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Helping Caroline Simson...

The Southampton Press Western Editions last girl reporter is now The Press Group's Web gal, and she's in the process of compiling in­for­ma­tion for the 27east.com Visitor's Guide.'

(27east.com, we learn, is More...

The guilt piles on…

This can safely be filed under the heading of "Just one more thing I really didn't need to know." More...

Thursday, April 17, 2008

April ZBA Meeting

The dreaded Eye-Con

Not a particularly exciting session this evening... Attorney Stephen Angel made a discursive pitch for the Westhampton Free Library's temporary digs More...

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

April Work Session

The dreaded Eye-Con

April 16th arrived, and the eruv chatz­erot has been revisited.

The Westhampton Beach Village Board's dis­cussion of the Hampton Synagogue's proposed eruv took up a significant portion of the April work session this evening, even though the attendance was far from "packed." More...

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Tuesday's Aren't All THAT Special!

Updated 5/07/2008 - 1:25 pm

One of the better promotional deals around this time of year can be found Tuesdays at Firehouse Pizza, truly the class of the area pizza purveyors. Proprietor Michael Araujo sucks it up and offers a large cheese (read: "plain") pie for $10.

And, as they say in the old neighborhood, "Such a deal!" More...

Surrounded!

Addendum

With the 15th anniversary of the greatest unpunished criminal act, and whitewash, by the Federal Government in recent history just four days away, More...

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Arrrrrrrrrrrrrgh!

Another in a series of cranky local rants...

I mean, WTF?!?

For three (3!) consecutive years we have been assaulted by noise and tremors from first one bounding neighbor, and then the other More...

Thursday, April 10, 2008

(Sigh)

westhampton beach: (We're baaaacccck!)

It's kinda discouraging when one picks up a copy of today's local "hometown" newspaper and sees something like More...

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Le Honeymoon finale...

In a word, it was "Terrific!"

Out of drizzly, chilly Eastern Long Island and under the sunny skies of the Netherlands Antilles is a deal I'd opt into anytime, but this trip was special! More...

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Le Honeymoon, Trois et Quatre…

Okay, this is getting serious!

Three days and Jeanne has yet to get in a good snorkeling session. The weather's been either too overcast (although not for my purposes More...

Monday, April 07, 2008

Le Honeymoon, Part Deux...

Today we settled in... usually this is pretty much an instantaneous thing with me when I hit a West Indian island. I just wriggle my toes in the surf, wrap myself around a bottle of Mount Gay Eclipse, and I'm right there for the duration. More...

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Le Honeymoon

saint martin: No, not Sint Maarten. We're on the French side, and I'm thinking that we should have opted for the more familiar... to me, at least... Philipsburg where the Dutch seem to have things more under control. More...

Saturday, April 05, 2008

When Daffodils First in the Backyard Bloom'd

Jeanne's daffodils

It was more a harbinger of Spring than the red breast of any robin. More...

Thursday, April 03, 2008

April Village Board Meeting

Packed house at Village Hall tonight as the proposed 2008-2009 Budget was introduced, commented on... and passed.

Under the heading of Better-Than-a-Poke-in-the-Eye-with-a-Sharp-Stick, the tax rate More...

Eruv Update

It took him a while to get to it, but my old friend Shep Scheinberg has been heard from on the issue of the Hamptons Syna­gogue's proposed establishment of an "eruv chatzerot" to cover the Eastern portion of Westhampton Beach, which subject was addressed here in February.

This could get interesting... although let us hope that it doesn't carry to the extent of a religious war.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

MCI II: Never Again!

I signed onto MCI's "Neighborhood 200" plan several years ago in an effort to reduce our 'phone bill... it promised $29.99 a month (plus taxes) with one free month a year More...

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

MCI: Never Again!

I'm on-hold at 1-800-543-0427....

I've been on-hold at 1-800-543-0427 before, often as long as 15-minutes at a time before I get disconnected More...