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Monday, December 01, 2014

Sometimes the best thing you can do...

No "Grocery Store" in B3 and I1

...is say 'no'

There are two great truths in life: the first is that history is the best predictor of the future. The second is that those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

First, the history lesson.

Up until the mid 1970s, downtown Riverhead was the premier shopping district on the East End. With three supermarkets, three jewelers, three shoe stores, clothiers, appliance stores, drug stores and other retailers... it was the place you went shopping. More...

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Equal Time the last time

No Hospice on Quiogue

Hereinunder is Cherie Magee's lengthy sur-reply to the responsive Comments to Sun­day's "Equal time entry."

Ms. Mcgee, OtBB is for the final time, yours to advance your position: More...

Sunday, September 09, 2012

Equal time

No Hospice on Quiogue

The following was submitted by Cherie Magee as a Comment to August 24th's "I hate it when...," but is published here to make sure the "No Hospice on Quiogue" side gets a fair airing.

Ms. Mcgee, OtBB is yours: More...

Sunday, May 06, 2012

A view from abroad...

Being a "Guest Shot" by Van Howell, a local fellow partially expatriated to England. 40-odd years ago, Van, the late Jay Dudley and I co-published The Moniebogue Press which tilted at sundry windmills like the Shoreham nuclear power plant and turning what is now Gabreski Airport into "a major jetport."

It's been asked before, but let's ask it again: What really motivates the people who oppose the eruv? What does the eruv symbolize that no one is willing to say out loud?

It just hit me... when I saw something that indirectly links Hampton Synagogue to the Ruppert Murdoch media More...

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Bide-a-Wee, Add One

(I thought the previous entry put paid to OtBB's Bid-a-Wee narrative... my wife, as we see, has other ideas.)

Some thoughts related to my husband's entertaining story/rant.

The Summer was a hot and dry one. The Bide-a-Wee dog park where I hoped to "dog More...

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Waldbaum's up close and personal

(On infrequent occasions a Comment is made to OtBB that demands to be afforded a "Guest Shot." This by Pam Beccaria is one such.

Take it away, Pam!) More...

Friday, December 10, 2010

"Me Sink"

(A guest entry by Woodie Clifton as told to him by his mother, Peg Griffing)

In response to Dean's tribute to Uncle Ham, a comment was made by my brother Charlie about a story famous within the extended family, one which needs some details. More...

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Officer Steven McManus speaks out

His name has been bandied about the Village for over a year, but until now, Westhamp­ton Beach Police Officer Steven McManus has yet to speak publicly about several controver­sial incidents in which he has been involved.

Here, for the first time, Officer McManus goes on the record about his missing pistol, Super­visor Linda Kabot's DWI arrest and the police contact with East End Independent reporter Lisa Finn's son: More...

Monday, August 03, 2009

From the Trenches, II

Being a continuation of Healthcare... in a Comment by Mr. Overton and Response by Mrs. Speir format.

"One of my greatest concerns with the health care debate in this country are com­ments like our 'health care is DOA.' More...

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Healthcare, from the Trenches

(Being a guest entry by a long-time Family Nurse Practitioner in response to an earlier exchange of Comments.)

Dear Mr. Overton, More...

Thursday, September 11, 2008

About Eruvim...

A Guest Blog Exclusive to OtBB.

For the first time ever, OtBB is opening up to a "Guest Author," David Gertler, who for the past four months has been covering the Hampton Synagogue's attempts to obtain municipal approval to establish an eruv within the Village. Take it away, David!

What follows opens up floodgates that do not exist for my core readership in various Jewish media.

As an individual who has devoted the greater part of his life to critical analysis of Biblical and Rabbinic texts including the context of their time and detail of their language and also lives a lifestyle that many unbiased observers would categorize as aligned with that of Orthodox Judaism, I feel a bit unnerved by one of the arguments the eruv opposition has tossed forth.

This idea can be most simply formulated as: "forget the lawyer, attack the law." While Rabbi Marc Schneier has risen to the task of advancing the members of Westhampton Beach (and surrounding municipalities) in their animosity toward the tenets of Rabbinic Judaism, others, not so qualified, have sug­gested he use his authority to issue variances to the law. More...