Sunday, March 31, 2013
Friday, March 29, 2013
This is a subject near and dear to the heart of my (now retired) tour chef daughter, who long ago posited that the local Waldbaum's, née A&P, was the second worst supermarket in the United States, inversely surpassed only by a since-shuttered Piggly Wiggly outside of Dallas. More...
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Long-time area resident and former Village of Westhampton Beach and Southampton Town attorney Arthur DiPietro, passed away suddenly this week in his adoptive home in Playa Dominicalito, Costa Rica.
After legal and personal problems necessitated a mid-life career change, Arthur and his second wife Bonnie attempted to develop the Sunset Avenue property immediately south of the 7-Eleven. More...
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
For several years the channels I watch have been on the HD end of the spectrum, 702 – 826, and I'd never noticed Sundance before... because it's still down with the standard definition channels, at #192.
Aside from the sought after series, it's got a pretty decent line-up of older, non-mainstream movies.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
...as Season Three of "Game of Thrones" launches next Sunday evening on cable HBO.
This is where Season Two left off, with Daenerys Targaryen and her three young dragons, Viserion, Rhaegal and Drogon, held captive in the dark House of the Undying "until time comes to an end" by the malevolent replicating warlock, Pyat Pree....
Know what happens, all ye who would mess with Daenerys!
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
A multitude of subjects covered at this evening's Work Session... a preview of the proposed $250,000 Glovers Lane "pocket park," plans for a temporary stage in the middle of Main Street in front of the Performing Arts Center on the evening of the Independence Day fireworks extravaganza, and a hint that the 2013-2014 Village budget currently features a 1.8% rate reduction... but the most significant news was a "new hire."
The Trustees, with Mayor Conrad Teller casting the solitary "No" vote, retained the extra-special services of Village Labor Counsel Richard Zuckerman for the specific purpose of "assisting Special Counsel Scott Augustine." More...
- Former Southampton Town Supervisor Linda Kabot has formally thrown her size 6¾ chapeau into the ring for her old job, the one currently held for two terms by crypto-Democrat-cum-Independent Anna Throne-Holst.
- Based on her first two year term as Town More...
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
And I learned it from Curbed Hamptons, of all places, a site dedicated to... ack!... real estate.
(Architect Geller himself called it "the Box Kite.")
More formally, it is known as "The Pearlroth House," and it seems to be renown well beyond the borders of Westhampton Beach.
It even has its very own Website, and has survived everything from Hurricane Donna to Superstorm Sandy!
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Saturday, March 16, 2013
...last week for the third consecutive monthly Village meeting, "Can there be light?"
And the Mayor deferred to the Superintendent of Public Works John Kearns who responded, "We have the replacement on order."
Friday morning the house canines alerted us to activity in the front yard, and it wasn't just another dog walking by, it was municipal street lighting specialist, Paul Rima, More...
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
...being the rest of the story... so far.
When last we left the Thursday, March 7th meeting, there was a hubbub of discussions among attendees, some trying to make sense of what they'd just witnessed, and others wondering what had happened to the little bit of political theater they'd specifically been invited to watch. More...
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Their offense this time around... OtBB will not be linking to the story for obvious reasons... involves "allegations" of some sort of inpropriety involving an unnamed teacher in the District school system. More...
Sunday, March 10, 2013
If'n you're just awakening after the Saint Patrick's Parade festivities, it's likely already an hour later than you think!
Adjust your clocks and watches an hour forward per the dictates of Daylight Saving Time.
Thursday, March 07, 2013
Tonight's meeting of the Village Board was, in a word, explosive! In fact, I can't recall another like it even in the infuriatingly entertaining days of Hizzoner, Robert W. Morgan, Jr., 15th and almost final Mayor of Westhampton Beach.
It didn't start out that way, with the prosaic matters of business being attended to and, as has become commonplace over the past seven months, the three stooges voting to table certain budget transfers, with Mayor Conrad Teller and Trustee Ralph Urban dissenting. More...
Monday, March 04, 2013
...as documents, obtained under the Freedom of Information Law related to the Great Hazelwood Avenue Land Grab of 1996-1997, show just how much the attempted swindle cost the taxpayers of Westhampton Beach.
In order to retain a certain portion of land deed granted to the Village by Isabel J. and Alanson N. Rogers "on or about December 28th, 1931," the municipality was obliqed to expend $93,079.75 in legal and other professional fees between 2007 and 2011. More...
Friday, March 01, 2013
...has there been a worse Vice President of the United States in the past 50 years than our current one, Joe Biden, number 47 in a mostly undistinguished line of back-ups just a heart beat away from control of the nuclear codes?
Don't bother summoning up the names of Dick Cheney or Dan Quayle... whatever they did or didn't do, they didn't go out and cynically pretend to know something about which they are demonstrably clueless as "Hairplug Joe" has done on at least two occasions over the past month. More...