...now that Judge Melvyn Tannenbaum has published his decision in the East End Ready Mix case? More...
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
...such an ignoramus to not have supported Barack Obama for President?!? More...
Sunday, April 26, 2009
It is with considerable sadness that I report that neighbor, friend and one-time political foe Ted "Bobby" Conklin, 14th Mayor of Westhampton Beach, has passed away in Boca Grande, Florida.
Mr. Conklin was retired as the Executive Vice-President of the T.E. Conklin Brass and Copper Company of Hudson Street in New York, a business founded by his grandfather Theodore E. Conklin.
He served as Village Mayor from 1982-84.
Updated 04/ 26/2009 – 05:51 pm
"Rage is the only quality which has kept me, or anybody I have ever studied, writing columns for newspapers." - Jimmy Breslin
Saturday, April 25, 2009
...on an airplane.
Bob Newhart used to have a routine in the old days where he was the Flight Captain on a cut-rate excursion to our 50th State. More...
Friday, April 24, 2009
Last time I caught a fish on a line, it was early during the Korean War ('50 or '51), using a bamboo pole under Rogers Bridge with bait slightly smaller than the hapless little snapper it took. More...
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
(This was too long for the Comments section, but has some great information, so herewith a "Guest Blog" by local-gal-moved-away, cm, whose heart obviously remains in Westhampton Beach.)
Wow. Y'all just channeled Upton Sinclair, MFK Fisher, Jamaica Kincaid, and Poppa Hemingway in two blog entries and half-a-dozen Comments. I clearly need to move back there immediately to soak up the culture that I've so missed.
Not to get all Proustian on you, but in the '60s and '70s, A&P smelled liked the Eight O'Clock Coffee from the grinders at each cashier's aisle. The only time that anything ever smelled spoiled was the result of a dairy container misfortune in the parking lot. More...
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Whoever thought it would come to this?
These are from 7:50 this very morning More...
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
...and mostly she-lions at that.
But District Manager Charlie Schiro survived the hour-long assault, and now it remains to be seen whether the man has the "juice" to do anything about the abominable conditions at their Sunset Avenue store! More...
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Low-profile Kenny Schnabel is quietly doing his part to help those who've felt the pinch of the economy and had to forgo the sinful pleasures of their favorite designer ice cream.
Monday, April 13, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Wednesday, April 08, 2009
Tuesday, April 07, 2009
These arrived from one of OtBB's Catholic dog persons, and while this is ordinarily beyond the charter of the blog, it provided a sustained guffaw. More...
Monday, April 06, 2009
The smart money had a payday tonight... a small one, but a payday none the less as North Carolina handled Michigan State with relative ease.
While the outcome was no more a portent of future economic developments than the actions of Punxsutawney Phil might affect the duration and severity of Winter, there is no joy in Michigan... outside of Joe Louis Arena. of course.
Sunday, April 05, 2009
Updated 04/16/2009 – 12:20 am
Another Remsenburg Club Laner of yore has left us, just a month after Peter Marbury, and, purely happenstance, also in Florida. More...
Thursday, April 02, 2009
It began at 7:00 pm, ended at 7:38 pm, and in between was discussed, and passed, the Village of Westhampton Beach 2009-2010 budget.
Actually, the entire budget process was a fait accompli by 7:23 pm, all $8,928,697 of it. More...
Updated 04/03/2009 – 11:25 pm
One of the last voices of "old time radio" on Long Island, if not the entire United States, Paul Sidney, passed away early today, age 69. More...
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
Updated 04/02/2009 – 12:00 am
Mid-afternoon Stroke of midnight and no hideous electronic worm or data-eating virus has struck.
Has it all been an April Fool's prank?
Or has everyone's digital security done the job?
Will we ever know?