Sunday, February 28, 2010
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
As in "things that make you go...," because this is getting ridiculous!
And no!, we're not referencing the Village Board's obstructionist attempts to whitewash Police Officers Michael Bruetsch and Joseph Pesapane! More...
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
It was a singularly uneventful Work Session of the Westhampton Beach Village Board this evening.
Aside from some business of the Village being done... which is exactly how it should More...
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
...and, unfortunately, there is no progress to report in Westhampton Beach.
None! Zilch! Nada!
And we're all paying for it with our tax dollars while two cops on "restricted duty" sit More...
Monday, February 22, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Updated 02/18/2010 – 05:09 pm
My wife just stumbled on some Texas news channel doing real-time coverage of the air crash in Austin, and the audio reminded me of just about every other "news" cast when the on-air people are working without scripts from teleprompters.
Few today know how to do it. More...
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
(When we left off, my sister was about to introduce me to the old "Superman" serials.)
Although I will always have great affection for the wonderful Republic Studio chapter plays produced from 1936 to 1956, few others from Columbia and prolific Universal have worn well with me over the decades. More...
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
Those words at the end of a Saturday matinée serial were an Army brat's curse while I was hitting 44 states before I was 12-years-old!
I was rarely in one place very long, so chances were slim I'd never find out how the hero was able to extricate himself or the ingénue from what always looked to be certain doom. More...
Sunday, February 14, 2010
...for Martyn (the) Meek who inherited my one and only daughter, is a long and happy union!
Pegs is again globe-trotting with the singing Clarkson girl while her husband, and just about everyone else in British Columbia, is caught up in all things Olympic. More...
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Friday evening began well with dinner at Micole's: I enjoyed an excellent Calf's Liver with bacon and onions; Jeanne opted for "Shane's Shepherd's Pie" and learned what I've known for several years now: it's hard to improve on Brian Mazzio's version1 (at 2/3rds the cost) at Finn McCool's... if Brian's back on his feet.
(Memo to Brian: Hurry!) More...
Friday, February 12, 2010
When directly asked when you were going to do it, you stated on the record, "I hope quickly." The burning question remains... More...
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Too sad. Nancy's, Susan's, Scott's and Peter's mom passed away last Saturday.
A terrific lady, whose friends and neighbors will be remembering her on Sunday, February 14 at 2:00 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church on Quiogue.
Tuesday, February 09, 2010
Monday, February 08, 2010
On this third anniversary of the Great Oak Street 'Possum-Shooting Caper, OtBB takes the opportunity to connect for posterity some otherwise disparate events and comment on Trustee Jim Kametler's remarkable myopia.
No re-hash of the then Deputy Mayor's actions are required. Suffice to note, he did something extra-legal, was caught red-handed, and there was no consequence... for him, at least. More...
Sunday, February 07, 2010
Saturday, February 06, 2010
...and oft-misquoted, "a foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds...."
But I don't consider consistency, "foolish" or otherwise, to be deserving of such opprobrium... even from one the stature of a Ralph Waldo Emerson. More...
Thursday, February 04, 2010
Updated 02/05/2010 – 08:57 am
Several dozen hearty souls who braved the deep Winter temperatures this evening were treated to a lively session that clearly drew the battle lines between the troika and the Mayor and Deputy Mayor.
And the highpoint of the monthly Village Board meeting may have come when, following a brief furtive exchange between Trustees Joan Levan and Jim Kametler1, the deposed More...
Updated 02/04/2010 – 02:45 pm
...require discussion at this evening's Westhampton Beach Village Board meeting... assuming, of course, that the bashful troika don't see a full room and decline to attend.
Foremost will be the results of the meeting the Trustees, led by Oberstgruppenführer Joan Levan, wanted to reschedule with Village Labor Attorney Richard Zuckerman to determine whose view of the police situation is the correct one. More...
Tuesday, February 02, 2010
Monday, February 01, 2010
...in perhaps the most unseemly local match-up since Bob King and Fred Adams threw down with one another in the brokerage offices of Robb&Robb in the mid '80s, we have Ed Dean and Jim Kametler in of all places Waldbaum's.
It was shortly before 9:00 am Friday when words were exchanged, fingers were pointed, threats were made and Mr. Dean More...
Updated 02/01/2010 – 02:32 pm
...on the local "East Beat" as the Village of Westhampton Beach awakens to a new month.
Historic Mechanic's Hall is again available for occupancy as its most recent tenant, Westhampton Steakhouse, has quietly folded its tent and faded into the night. More...