On The Beach Blog | October 2010

Sunday, October 31, 2010

What'd he say?

From Comment #4 on VosIzNeias.com in re­sponse to 27East.com's story in respect to the proposed eruv in the Western Hamptons:

"Feh. The Hamptons are very overrated. I've been there, as my wife's friend has More...

Saturday, October 30, 2010

It's over!

The Cablevision/Fox-News Corp. freeze-out has ended, just in time for Game Three of the World Serious and the New York Jets NFL contest tomorrow at 1:00 pm.

Cablevision Systems released to joyous news earlier this evening, saying:

"Great News: Fox Programming has returned! More...

Shooting Update…

Now we know where it's gone:

Riverside man dies hours after being shot outside Hampton Bays nightclub

"Carlo Petrusa, 64, was declared dead at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Cen­ter ... following the 3:47 a.m. shooting...."

The decedent was a retired Queens More...

Friday, October 29, 2010

Let's see where this one goes

Fresh headline on 27East.com:

Two Shot At Hampton Bays Nightclub

"Two men were shot early Friday morning by a man dressed as a bank robber at More...

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Here it comes...

"You better stop, look around, here it comes.
Here comes your 19th nervous breakdown."

With apologies to Messrs. Jagger and Richards, it seems that the way has been cleared for not just the Shinnecock Nation to open up one or more gaming casinos, but for the area's Ortho­dox Jews to establish an eruv. More...

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Cablevision blinks…

...or at least their eyelids fluttered!

The cable giant, in another public relations gambit, just now announced that it is making the 2010 World Serious available backdoor to its customers. More...

Which way to root…

...in the 2010 World Serious, starting this evening everywhere in the universe with the critical exception of Cablevisionland.

(It's Day 12 of a Cablevision/News Corp-Fox fees dispute cum propaganda More...

Sunday, October 24, 2010

The great shark hunt of 1950

Damn'dest question popped up on the 'Net this past August!

"Has there ever been a shark spotted at West Hampton{sic} Beach?"

Now if this had been posed Summer of '75 dur­ing the "Jaws" craze, I'd get it. More...

Saturday, October 23, 2010

The end of an epoch

Updated 10/29/2010 – 03:45 pm

Yeah, it was only 18 years in duration, but Kara's Sports Pub ("Smoking Required") which closes its doors forever on October 31st, will likely be the last of its kind in West­hampton Beach.

Some may celebrate that fact, but while I haven't been the habitué I was during More...

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Another local lad…

...has thrown his hat in the political ring, albeit across Long Island Sound, standing for Connecticut's State House of Representatives.

"George Whitfield 'Whit' Betts"

Whitfield Betts, twin brother of Bobbi Betts and youngest brother of Associate Village Justice Gair Betts, is the Republican candi­date for the 78th state House District, which encompasses Plymouth and parts of Bristol. More...

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

October Trustees Work Session

The only issue of moment not raised at this evening's monthly Village Board Work Session was the on-going Cablevision/Fox dispute.

The light agenda of the lightly attended meet­ing covered such burning issues as... More...

Guess which way the Dolans…

...are rooting this evening when the Texas Rangers look to knock off the New York Yankees in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series?

If you think it's the Yanks, it wouldn't be for any parochial reason of their own! More...

Monday, October 18, 2010

Day Three…

...and no end in sight to the impasse between Cablevis­ion/Fox (Newscorp), the greedy and the greedier, pick'em.

Cablevision's message (which plays by default when the newer cable boxes are turned on) has been updated, and cites "80 elected officials" calling for binding arbitration, some­thing Fox has so far resisted. More...

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Day Two…

...and still no resolution to the Cablevision/Newscorp (Fox) dispute.

And as the Lions and Giants line up for the kick-off to their 1:00 pm game, no one has blinked.

A pox on both their wretched edifices!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Who shall blink…

...in the current stand-off between our friends at Cablevision and the "greedy" (to hear the Dolans tell it) media moguls at News Corp?

For those who haven't caught up with it yet, Channels 5/705 (Fox) and 9/709 (My9) became los desaparecidos on the local cable system at 12:01 am today. More...

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Just got my flu shot

Hurt like a mutha! Supposed to be just a little prick, the nurse said, "so jus' relax and it'll go very easily."

Right! And now we have another contender for the "Three Biggest Lies" category. More...

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Hmmmmn!

From 27East, just now:

Car hits deer on Sunrise Highway

(Of course, it may be that the deer hit the car... we have no way of knowing.)

But it was them damned deer again!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Unkindest cut of all…

From this morning's New York Post:

"Westhampton and Quogue are the 'Jersey Shore' sections of the Hamptons"

While that's not the tabloid's official position, and was a reader Comment, but still!

Wow! That went negative…

...real fast, but after the Republican Primary race in the First Congressional District, we really shouldn't be surprised.

What's beginning to irk me, though, are the 'phone calls which show up on Caller id as something like "200-200-x000." More...

Monday, October 11, 2010

Live long together, Pete and Gale

Fifty years and three days ago, Steve Griffing (1920-1988), acting patriarch on my mother's side of the family, walked my sister down the aisle of the Westhampton Presbyterian Church.

Yesterday afternoon, Gale walked herself up to the front of the Presbyterian Chapel in Quogue to exchange vows with Pete Seidler, and this time around, I think she got it right! More...

Saturday, October 09, 2010

It's that time of year!

My time! The "sssssssshhhh sssssssshhhh" of skates on the rink, the "thwack ooomph" of bodies being checked in the corner, the roar of the crowd at "the Joe" and my heart pumping from now through the playoffs next Spring!

Detroit Red Wings

The Red Wings are loose on the rest of the National Hockey League, and playing like they mean to reclaim the Stanley Cup which has More...

Thursday, October 07, 2010

October Village Board Meeting

And what a meeting it was, featuring a floor fight between Erin Finley and, well, where to start?

Top of the list in any battle involving the proprietrix of Sydney's Catering one would think would be Elyse Richman, but not this time around. More...

Another too soon

Updated 10/07/2010 – 10:45 pm

And that would be my good chum JoAnn Doyle, long-time propritrix of East Quogue Wines & Liquor, suddenly, this past weekend.

I saw her sketchy death notice... a proper obituary should follow next week... just now in The Southampton Press, and my own heart stopped for a moment. More...

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

The Three Biggest Lies…

...and everyone over the age of 12 should cer­tainly know what they are by now!

  1. "I'm from the government, and I'm here to help you."
  2. "The check is in the mail."1 More...

Sunday, October 03, 2010

The Facebook flick

Well, the actual title is "The Social Network," and upon exiting the Hampton Arts following its 121 minute runtime, several important questions came to mind.

  • What the hell is "Facebook" anyway?

    (Yeah, I know... Jackie Bennett made me join so I could answer a More...

Friday, October 01, 2010

For serious consideration

Updated 10/02/2010 – 10:41 am

The enormity of this afternoon's headline on 27East.com...

Shinnecocks get final word, become 565th recognized tribe

...has yet to sink in with all the well-wishers making congratulatory comments. More...