On The Beach Blog | August 2010

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

What's your bag?

More importantly, what's it made of?

With a fortnight left before the Republican Primary in New York's 1st Congressional District, to play off a line by author Thomas McGuane, as voters...

"...we are assaulted by carpetbaggers in squadrons." More...

Monday, August 30, 2010

Who do we see about this?

Marquee of the Hampton Arts Theater, Monday, August 30, 2010 - 9:10 am

Ten days ago OtBB called architect Nick Vero out on this disgraceful situation at Six Corners because the ball had been in his court More...

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Who're ya gonna believe…

...the National Weather Service or your own lyin' eyes? Or in this instance, those of my on-the-scene wife!

At "11:23 am EDT, Sun., Aug. 29, 2010" The Weather Channel posted the following: More...

My kinda movie

It arrived in the form of an E-mail tickler from Amazon.com:

"As someone who has purchased 'King Kong (Collector's Edition),' or other films of Robert Armstrong, you might like to know that 'Paid' is now available." More...

Friday, August 27, 2010

LIPA and the eruv

Updated 08/27/2010 – 15:45 pm

The scenario in which the East End Eruv As­sociation could be seeking Long Island Power Authority approval in establishing the mostly symbolic religious boundary, took on greater credence as more information comes to light.

"Remember," a source familiar with the issue told OtBB, "all that is required of an entity to grant an eruv, is that More...

J.P.O.E. Alarums and Scarums

It didn't take long for Jewish People Opposed to the Eruv, which has been unsuccessfully attempting to reinvent themselves as "Jewish People For the Betterment of Westhampton Beach," to raise the alarm about the most recent threat of an eruv in the area.

Early Thursday morning, alerted by Trustee Joan Levan, the following E-mail was circulated over the signature of J.P.O.E. Chairman Arnie Sheiffer: More...

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Dueling lawyers, arguing rabbis…

...is what the most recent eruv proposal is going to come down to.

Southampton Press reporter Will James let the feline loose from the burlap in his report on 27East this noon with: More...

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

This'll make'em crazed…

Updated 08/25/2010 – 11:36 pm

...with fear at the Country Club, and that sound from the end of Notamiset Road in Quiogue will be nutburger Irene Barrett's head exploding.

The eruv lives! More...

A curious 'Google Alert'

It arrived earlier this month, and probably should be entitled "Where not to eat in Westhampton Beach."

"Crazy Dog Ice Cream - BooRah – 115 Montauk Hwy Westhampton Beach, NY 11978 – Restaurant Reviews for Westhampton Beach" More...

Monday, August 23, 2010

Monday the Rabbi made The Times

Which in this instance is preferable to NY Post or Daily News, either of which would have been about grousing in the goodie with Gitty.

Actually, it was a two-parter, with today's "A Short Second Life for a Building With History" concluding yesterday's "3 Years After a Wind­fall, an Unexpected Reality for the Genealogical Society." More...

Sunday, August 22, 2010

TW³ – August 15-21

Whatta week this past week wasn't!

I totally punted Wednesday's August Village Board meeting... it was mostly Bo Bishop's fault... but then so did the Empress of Oneck and Junior Palmer. More...

Friday, August 20, 2010

So Nick Vero sez to me…

"The new marquee is already fabricated and ready to be installed as soon as I complete my end."

...and in an interview conducted August 5th, cited "the end of next week" (of August 8th) as his completion date. More...

Thursday, August 19, 2010

The Rabbi gets called out…

...by one of his own, Marc Tracy, editor of Tab­let Magazine's daily blog, "The Scroll:"

Does Marc Schneier Speak for Us?
Rabbi’s infidelity said to reflect on community

The community which Tracy references More...

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

For your consideration...

...or not, depending on how much attention you've been paying over the past 18 months!

It is the time of year when the Westhampton Beach Police Benevolent Association makes its mail solicitation for "financial support." More...

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

You say 'to-may-toe…'

...I say "to-mah-toe," and the Suffolk County Water Authority1 says "ka-Ching!"

The "Dog Days of August" arrived uncommonly early this year, sometime around the end of June, and while it has greatly reduced our lawn-mowing requirement, it has put a More...

Monday, August 16, 2010

Point of Personal Privilege

While I'm am a columnist-turned-blogger, I still get some small satisfaction from scoring a "beat" on a professional news-gathering operation such as The Southampton Press or, even better, Newsday.

Never much thought about The New York Times, though... 'til now. More...

Hate to see this

Headline last hour on 27East.com:

Westhampton Beach man accidentally shot in Calverton

The lead reads: More...

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Who shall officiate the Officials?

Although I have still officially foresworn the Detroit Lions, I still take note when they are involved in something newsworthy, as hap­pened yesterday in Pittsburgh.

Angry NFL official’s expletives aired in stadium

During a pre-season NFL game encumbered by heavy rain and lightning, following a More...

Marc Schneier must think…

...he's a stud, but then who among the penis-encumbered of us, hasn't fancied ourselves one at some point in our lives.

Unfortunately, even with four marriages and half-a-century beneath his size 52 belt, the globe-trotting Hampton Synagogue Rabbi has yet to learn the most critical element of in­dulging in hanky-panky: discretion. More...

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Threads of Consciousness

Or, how I got from there to here without much thinking about it.

One of the physical therapy gals in the North Mall II rehab facility carries her husband's not especially common family name of "Wormold," but one not unknown to me. More...

Friday, August 13, 2010

The baby…

...that everyone has been eagerly awaiting has arrived, safely, and even on its due-date!

Eleanor Ramsay, daughter of Jess and Matt, granddaughter of Barbara and Stephen arrived around 5:15 pm at Southampton Hospital, weighing in at 7 lbs. 9 oz.

This is gonna be some kid!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

August Planning Board Meeting

Shocking Update: 08/13/2010 – 12:51 pm

Beach Bakery's Simon Jorna appeared before the Westhampton Beach Planning Board this evening with an old application for a Modifica­tion of Site Plan, but a new attitude.

As a result, there seemed for the first time in recent memory to be a genuine meeting of the minds between applicant and Board. More...

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Today's lost cause

Free
Steven
Slater
!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

As appropriate today…

...as when it was spoken almost 70 years ago, perhaps even more so.

The speaker is stock player Barton MacLane in reply to Humphrey Bogart's patriotic exhorta­tion in a relatively minor Warner Brothers release, "All Through the Night." More...

Monday, August 09, 2010

Monday's activities…

...include an aero-medivac from the Great Lawn to Stony Brook University Medical Center of a man injured in the surf at Rogers Beach.

Emergency apparatus, four each from West­hampton Beach Police and Fire Departments, and Westhampton War Memorial Ambulance Association plus miscellaneous vehicles from Quogue and Eastport, ringed the field More...

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Just what the Village needs - II

OtBB was all over the bookstores thing mid-May, and while it garnered some comments and a note of appreciation from The Open Book owner Terry Lucas, life progressed apace in downtown Westhampton Beach.

I thought of it again earlier this week when I spotted what looks to be a P.R. firm's release in The Wall Street Journal. More...

Saturday, August 07, 2010

A fixed point in any August

...and always on the corner of Mill and Main, backed up against the old Seaside building.

Lizzie Duerschmitt

It's local artist and chronicler of our More...

Something Old, Something New…

...at Six Corners...

The newly re-planted "round-a-bout" and the decrept face of the Hampton Arts Cinemas

...with the "old," purely coincidentally, being the subject of some dis­cussion at the August Village Board Meeting. More...

Friday, August 06, 2010

Kabot DWI video admissible…

...if and when the former Southampton Town Supervisor goes to trial in late October.

In a stunning blow to the defense, Riverhead Town Justice Allen Smith has made known his ruling that the video of Linda Kabot interacting with Westhampton Beach Police Officers Ryan Lucas and Steven McManus, as well as state­ments she made after being pulled over on Main Street, may all be used by the More...

Thursday, August 05, 2010

August Village Board Meeting

The evenings of unexciting Village Board meetings continued for a second straight month with only a couple from Seafield Lane providing any non-standard fare during the 35 minute session.

Resolutions discussed during the July Work Session were passed, and there will be: More...

So I wasn't hallucinating!

Nudity Advisory

I'm not certain what induced me to check out the debut of "Breaking Bad" on January 20, 2008 since Cable AMC was not even on my "favorites" list 32 months ago.

In its early years, American Movie Classics, which launched in 1984, showed uncut, com­mercial-free films on basic cable. More...

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Back Then...

...but purely for the amusement of those who might remember something about this locale of July 26, 1987.

It was post-Gloria, the "Bess Mess" with its Exchange Point locus was headed to court, and Black Monday was still three months away.

Things were rosy all over with people More...

Monday, August 02, 2010

She's baaaaaaack!

The mention of Nancy Genovese on 27East seems to generate more vitriol and heat than anyone else over the past 52 weeks.

In fact, her arrest one year ago yesterday was named #1 of the 25 most-read stories of 2009 on The Southampton Press' Website. More...

The real story…

...of what happened on Sunset Avenue which attracted so much law enforcement attention Saturday morning.

A couple new to the Village, stopped at the first deli they spotted, Sunset Court. More...

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Why we should hate the NYPost

Because of crap... not reportage, but flat-out "crap" (since OtBB tries to maintain certain language standards)... like this:

"She's the Coco Chanel of bank robbers, darling.

It's just because we're a "Hamptons" More...