On The Beach Blog | July 2009

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The remainder of the footware...

...has now fallen on George.

District Attorney Thomas Spota has put to rest suggestions that last Winter's high profile in­vestigation of local attorney George Guldi and a number of reputed "associates," was nothing more than a dog'n'pony show for the media.

From 27East: More...

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Misplaced Outrage

This just up on 27East:

Waldbaum's backs out1 of mural project in Westhampton Beach

Do tell? More...

Breathlessly awaiting an update

...to this startling 27East story from this past Saturday:

Surfers injured by feeding bluefish at Sagg

Ye Gawds and roiling Pomatomus saltatrix! More...

Healthcare, from the Trenches

(Being a guest entry by a long-time Family Nurse Practitioner in response to an earlier exchange of Comments.)

Dear Mr. Overton, More...

Monday, July 27, 2009

Fair and Right

Current news report:

Michael Vick Reinstated by the NFL

The lead reads: More...

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Strange Bedfellows?

Otto von Bismarck (1815-1898) once observed that...

"Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made."

And after this week's tumultuous political fina­gling, if one doesn't have a strong stomach, it's best not to watch how deals are done in the smoke-filled backrooms of Southampton Town. More...

HA!

From a story this morning on 27East:

Congressman Bishop suspends town hall meetings

Michael Wright reports: More...

So, Hank Tucker...

...what exactly was it you had in mind?

At the July 6th organizational meeting, in re­sponse to the distress expressed More...

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Follow-up...

...to an observation made two days ago by my wife.

"The trailer I saw parked behind Waldbaum's yesterday was a Pathmark trailer! "

(So this is a "Yes, dear!" blog entry.) More...

Saturday, July 18, 2009

The big question is...

...as Miss Peggy Lee famously sang, "Is That All There Is?"

Sure, the re-furbished Waldbaum's parking lot on Sunset Avenue is looking pretty spiffy, but do the suits from Montvale really think that's all there is to be done? More...

Friday, July 17, 2009

The Weather Gods were kind...

...and the remainder of Waldbaum's parking lot on Sunset Avenue was completed Thursday. More...

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Front Page Ray, Redux...

...but this time it's local, not in Newsday.

And anyone who didn't see this counter-punch coming, doesn't know Raymond Dean. More...

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Better now than never!

...I guess, though the corporate suits in Mont­vale, New Jersey clearly amble along to the beat of a drum no local ears can hear.

Alerted to Sunset Avenue happenings by an OtBB reader:  More...

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Well, DUH!

Comes under the heading of "It Would Have Been Obvious If I'd Thought About It," we were watching the pre-All-Star Game hoopla just now, and President Barack Obama threw out the ceremonial first ball.

He's a southpaw!

Now OtBB will be on the U.S.S.S. radar!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Who's your hero?

Updated 07/11/2009 – 03:16 pm

I haven't had anyone I'd call "hero" since that nasty little thug Rudy Giuliani was deemed to be one for no reason other than he happened to be Mayor of New York when the hijacked 'planes brought the World Trade Center down!

That's how irretrievably the big phony cheap­ened the word for me. More...

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Missed this one as well

When I learned of the Club Marakesh Reunion earlier this week, it came with a quip:

"Maybe Ned'll have Shane Daniels greeting people at the door."

Yeah, I used to hang with a tough crowd. More...

Never saw this one coming!

Updated 07/09/2009 – 10:40 am

"Club Marakesh-Our First Reunion?!?"

The "First," presumably, of others planned. More...

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

And furthermore...

...or, upon review of Monday evening's annual Village Board Organizational meeting, some items warrant greater attention.

While the Village Board is that of Westhamp­ton Beach, a significant chunk, if not actual majority, of those in attendance were not residents of the municipality. More...

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

July Trustees Meeting

So it seems that whoever told Lisa Finn that there was some "controversy" brewing about this past Village election, might have an inside track with the rabble who were rousing last evening. More...

Monday, July 06, 2009

This just in...

...the East Hampton Independent is working on a story about "the controversy surrounding the recent election."

Indy reporter Lisa Finn, who apparently covers the West End of the East End, just called to ask for comment.

Imagine that! A controversy in the Village and an East Hampton-based weekly is planning on scoring a beat on OtBB!

We must be sober and vigilant and at the top of our game so as to not get scooped!

Souvenir

Anyone with any history at OtBB knows what a huge Detroit Red Wings fan I am... and have been for the past 58 years! More...

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Milestones...

...as Time Magazine likes to note.

Happy Birthday, a day late, to America and my niece Laura.

And a timely Happy Birthday to my sister Gale and my first cousin Bea.

And a big bouquet to Jackie and Bill over on "the crick" who are this day celebrating their 56th Anniversary, quite an accomplishment.

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Where did 'Courtesy' Go?

My father was a stickler for it, insisting that I must always walk to the outside1, hold doors and rise to offer a woman my seat.

Let's jus' say it was ingrained from an early age2. More...

Friday, July 03, 2009

Consequences

From this week's Police Blotter:

"A 64-year-old woman from Quogue called Westhampton Beach Village Police after the driver of a black car yelled 'Jewish people suck!' at her and her husband while they were walking on Main Street at 2:12 p.m. on Monday." More...

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Message from Mark

This just in from Mark Jones, proprietor of Micole's, chef Brian Finegan presiding: More...

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Gifting...

This is the ideal house-warming present for the home-owner who has everything, but is careful about who knows it. More...

First Campaign Scandal of '09

...or so the Southampton Town Democratic and Independence supporters would have everyone believe.

Candidate says invitations at work were a mistake

No kidding! More...