On The Beach Blog | March 2009

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

All ya hafta know...

...about The New York Post: More...

Monday, March 30, 2009

This can't help sales...

Updated 03/30/2009 – 11:25 pm

Remember Vince Offer, the ShamWow/Slap Chop guy from the TV infomercials?

Turns out his real name, according to his police booking report in Miami Beach last month, is Vince Shlomi. More...

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Random Bits 'n' Bytes

Doncha jus' love a nice juicy scandal?

"If you want to ride you gotta ride it like you find it..." More...

Friday, March 27, 2009

MacPherson Speaks!

Updated 03/27/2009 – 10:22 pm

...and the NY Daily News listens, exclusively.

S&M big Donald MacPherson says...

(You'll have to forgive More...

No one ever looks good...

Updated 03/27/2009 – 11:36 am

...in a mug shot!

And certainly the Southampton Town Police Department did no one any favors for their ar­raignment photos this week! More...

Thursday, March 26, 2009

They did it anyway...

Southampton Supervisor Linda Kabot and the Town Board have "closed the dump!" More...

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The Other Shoe...

Updated 03/26/2009 – 08:37 am

...has dropped, and as Groucho Marx had it:

"Either there are cops in Il Trovatore, or the jig is up." More...

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Inverse Celebrity

My old college chum Marty just called with the news... but of course he had to pose it in the form of an advanced pop history1 question.

"Most famous for having been traded away." More...

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Troubling News...

Updated March 22, 2009 – 06:48 p.m.

...out of Oakland, California where five police officers have been shot, resulting in four line-of-duty deaths.

It's a terrible story, but one which will thrill More...

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Charlene Did It!

From this week's Southampton Press:

Kabot claims bad record keeping led to financial mess

According to More...

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Grumblings

Several OtBB regulars have with ill-disguised irritation demanded to know why I didn't report on Trustee Toni-Jo Birk's "outrageous" call for locals to "stop shopping locally." More...

Wild Westhampton

Nope, not an assessment of the just concluded Saint Patrick's Parade Day activities1, just a pointer to a im­pressive photoblog featuring the flora and fauna of the area. More...

Saturday, March 14, 2009

That Blue Plate Special

It was, as with so much of my life experience, a matter of happenstance rather than any sort of "Intelligent Design." More...

Thursday, March 12, 2009

How brutal was it?

Updated 03/18/2009 – 02:02 pm

If it had been a prizefight the referee would've stopped it in the third round.

The March meeting of the Village Planning Board More...

That's Garbage!

...and the language would be stronger except that OtBB is trying not to plunge into R-rated territory.

Comes now word that Southampton Town Supervisor Linda Kabot is planning to close the Westhampton and Sag Harbor transfer stations More...

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Advisory...

One of OtBB's regulars has advised that some sort of showing of local consumers is in the works for Thursday evening's Planning Board meeting. More...

Hollywood in the Hamptons

Being a continuation of "Not quite 'full circle'"

When Rocket Gibraltar's production com­pany realized that they were going to be denied their original Sagapon­ack site, Locations Man­ager Diana Pokorny was already scheduled to scout several possible secondary locales in the Westhampton area. More...

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Tuesday, the Rabbi...

...addressed Peace in the Middle East. More...

Monday, March 09, 2009

Not quite 'full circle'

...but close enough to inspire another writer to revisit the not-so-wayback machine. More...

Friday, March 06, 2009

Shocking Development!

Updated 03/08/2009 – 11:38 am

Patiently awaiting news of the film fare available at Six Corners this weekend, it seems that someone at the Hampton Arts dropped the ball in getting its schedule out to the newsprint and on-line publishers. More...

Thursday, March 05, 2009

March Village Board Meeting

A full compliment of Village officials this evening for a discussion of some Zoning Code tweaks and perhaps the first formal shot across the bow of the proliferated real estate offices in the downtown area. More...

Peter Marbury (1939-2009)

Updated 03/06/2009 – 08:40 pm

Terrible news in this morning's Southampton Press... a friend of more than 50 years standing, Peter Marbury, died last Saturday of injuries in a motorcycle accident in Sarasota, Florida. More...

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

A Biggie Bites the Dust

Not a lot of people noticed, but an era just ended... New Yorker Films has ceased operations. More...

Monday, March 02, 2009

Clara Culver Hulse (1927-2009)

Updated 03/03/2009 – 09:57 am

One of the Grand Dames of Westhampton Beach has left us.

The widow of former Mayor and two-term Southampton Town Supervisor Theodore O. "Dode" Hulse, the former Clara Culver More...

'Sno Day...

...for traveling, but time for a big shout-out to the Village Highway Department!

We knew it was gonna be more than a "light dusting," and it wasn't just because the weather was the lead story on last night's news. More...

Sunday, March 01, 2009

What does this tell us?

This is one of those "posted without comment" things... almost.

FFEU photo of Russell Simmons, Max Siegel (President of Global Operations, Dale Earnhardt Inc.), and Rabbi Marc Schneier at the Spring 2007 Foundation for Ethnic Understanding Spring Benefit - click for larger image

No, that's not Derek Jeter More...