Monday, January 31, 2011
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Friday, January 28, 2011
...and the image of the disintegrating space shuttle 73 seconds after its 11:38 am launch on January 28, 1986, still sears.
The horror of the seven astronauts as they "slipped the surly bonds of Earth" to "touch the face of God" is not easily forgotten.
In my earliest days, like most kids I loved a good snowfall... and not just because it meant school was closed.
In fact, in my 2½ years of attending Six Corners, I don't ever recall the grade school being closed on account of snow. More...
Thursday, January 27, 2011
In 10+ years serving on the Westhampton Beach Zoning Board of Appeals and hearing applications asking to be able to do something not permitted by Village Land Use Code, we listened to a great many attorneys try many different approaches.
None were more remarkable than the late John Pettit, still in private practice before his election to the Village Board in 1992. More...
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Updated 01/28/2011 – 10:40 am
When my Lodge brother Tim came to OtBB to garner some insight into whether he should take his daughter to see "The Day the Earth Stood Still," he got interested in the burning issue of the year: eruvim.
That was 25 months ago, and it's still on the front burner! More...
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
"a sexagenarian homunculus."
He didn't seem to mind when he thought it was a crack about his openly gay lifestyle, but when it was pointed out that it referred to his physical stature, he went nuts!
Levin is vertically challenged.
Monday, January 24, 2011
...is attributed to Hermann "Hank" Beck, co-chair of the Citizens Advisory Committee West at last Friday's Southampton Town Board Work Session in respect to the height of a proposed hotel at Gabreski Airport:
"The Greater Westhampton area has lost a significant number of rooms for tourism in the last year or two." More...
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
"The suit, which was filed against the Villages of Westhampton Beach and Quogue and the Town of Southampton, claims that all three have impeded efforts to erect an eruv. Although no specific monetary More...
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
...I am forever wondering the "why?" of something.
For years I tended to "take things at face value," or in the parlance of these times, to dismiss a ponderable with "It is what it is."
That approach has always seemed to More...
Monday, January 17, 2011
Friday, January 14, 2011
...after reflection, consultation and a good night's sleep, there's only one word to describe the East End Eruv Association's lawsuit against Westhampton Beach, Quogue and the Town of Southampton.
And while I always strive for le mot juste, in an effort to keep OtBB reasonably PG-rated, I won't spell it out! "BS" must suffice. More...
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Aside from its unfortunate resemblance to the defrocked Chairman of the Westhampton Beach Planning Board, it's in the eyes.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Saturday, January 08, 2011
Friday, January 07, 2011
Having heard nothing but
good great things about the Riverhead seafood restaurant's expansion into Westhampton, we had a nice Friday evening planned, snow-fall be damned!
An early dinner at Buoy One (formerly many other things including Bailey's Diner, The VIP Room and Marinelli's), followed by the More...
Multiple reports of a hostage situation, resulting from a home invasion on Union Avenue in Eastport, have been confirmed.
Suffolk County Police are on the scene and the matter is said to be "under control."
As more is known, follow it on 27East.com.
Thursday, January 06, 2011
Quick meeting this evening... 18 minutes start-to-finish including the presentation of the Holiday Lighting prizes.
It was not the "record fastest time" as Trustee Joan Levan was heard to murmur as Mayor Conrad Teller closed the session.
(She can perhaps be excused for More...
...and a "feel-good" story, to boot. From 27East.com:
"When Hampton Bays resident Shefki Mati borrowed $6,000 from a friend to More...
Wednesday, January 05, 2011
...a "dicey proposition," having the person who dresses the Hampton Arts marquee...
...do it while they're showing something like "The Little Fockers," is asking for trouble!
No harm, no foul (language)... this time!
That sort of surprise can be a dicey proposition for anyone age 92 but by all reports, both Ham (and Marian) survived it.
Thanks to Hank Beck for passing this along.
Tuesday, January 04, 2011
...an abysmal television season which has seen the debut and cancellation of the terrific "Rubicon" and "Terriers" as well as the inexplicable continuation of a lot of garbage still on the air, returns tonight on Cable TNT.
Monday, January 03, 2011
Sunday, January 02, 2011
Never saw the original version of "True Grit" for the simple reason I didn't care for Glen Campbell, and at that time if it was a Western directed by anyone other than Sam Peckinpah, I wasn't interested.