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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas, Southampton Shores!


For all those who celebrate, from our house to yours,  best wishes for a very Merry Christmas!



Wednesday, October 2, 2013


Please read the following info carefully .

There were problems and miscommunication from the HWAY Dept last year.



Town of Southampton 2013 Fall Clean Up
Superintendent of Highways Alex Gregor
Announces the 2013 Fall Clean Up Will Begin On
Monday, November 25, 2013  

For Further Information Please Contact
The Southampton Town Highway Department
Leaf Program Phone Line At 631-702-2585

BRUSH: NO BRUSH will be picked up with the Fall Clean Up 
SELF HAUL PROGRAM: ALL RESIDENTS may self haul LEAVES for NO CHARGE YEAR ROUND to any of the Transfer Stations (excluding Sag Harbor)

BAGGED LEAVES: ALL RESIDENTS may place LEAVES BAGGED IN BIODEGRADABLE PAPER BAGS ONLY curb side for pick up (NO PLASTIC BAGS WILL BE ACCEPTED).  Each road will be done once and items should be placed curbside by the first day of the program.  There will be a limited supply of biodegradable paper bags available free to town residents at the Highway office 
Senior Citizens 73 years of age or older OR residents with Special Needs MUST REGISTER WITH THE HIGHWAY OFFICE PRIOR TO THE PROGRAM BEGINNING. Curb side pick-up will be LOOSE LEAVES IN NO MORE THAN (8) CUBIC YARD PILES.

Residents meeting this criteria need to provide the following information to the Southampton Town Highway Department PRIOR TO THE START OF THE PROGRAM: 
  1. Copy of current tax bill
  2. Copy of driver’s license or photo identification for owner of property
  3. Resident’s contact phone number
  4. Special Needs (only) – Doctor’s Note required
You may either fax the above information to 631-728-3605 or mail it to:
Southampton Town Highway Department
20 Jackson Avenue
Hampton Bays, NY 11946
Vouchers will be issued starting November 1, 2013 and debris can only be taken to the transfer stations starting on November 15, 2013. 
To obtain a voucher the following information will be required:  
  1. Copy of current tax bill
  2. Copy of driver’s license or photo identification for owner of property
  3. Resident’s contact phone number
  4. Landscaper/Contractor’s name and phone number
  5. Provide an address where voucher is to be mailed to
 You may either fax the above information to 631-728-3605 or mail it to:
Southampton Town Highway Department
20 Jackson Avenue
Hampton Bays, NY 11946
Be advised that effective November 15, 2013 TO December 31, 2013, the North Sea, Hampton Bays and Westhampton Transfer Stations will accept branches up to 3 inches in diameter free of charge to TOWN RESIDENTS ONLY  (NO TREE CUTTINGS OR TREE TRIMMINGS).  For further information contact Waste Management at 631-283-5210
Residents Are Asked To Not Place Items Curb Side Prior To
November 1, 2013.
For Further Information Please Contact
The Southampton Town Highway Department
Leaf Program Phone Line At 631-702-2585

(All districts will start on the first day of the program):
DISTRICT ONE covers Eastport east to Quiogue.  This district will be starting in Quiogue working their way west to Eastport.  This district also includes the “Wildlife 1” subdivision.
DISTRICT TWO covers East Quogue, east to West Tiana Road and Flanders, north to Riverside at CR 104.  This district will be starting in the Northampton/Wildwood Lake area, than they will complete Riverside and Flanders before moving into East Quogue.
DISTRICT THREE covers Hampton Bays, from East Tiana Road to the west side of the canal.  This district will start on the north side of Montauk Highway on Red Creek Road heading south.   After completing all of the north side of Montauk Highway, they will move to the south side and complete all the roads west of Ponquogue Avenue before moving east of Ponquogue Avenue. 
DISTRICT FOUR covers Shinnecock Hills from the canal east up to Head of Pond Road at the intersection with Deerfield in Water Mill.  This district will start in Shinnecock Hills by the Lobster Inn working down North Highway heading towards the canal.  They will then head down Montauk Highway heading east toward the Tuckahoe area before moving into North Sea and ending on Head of Pond Road, north of Deerfield Road.
DISTRICT FIVE covers Noyac Road from Majors Path east to the Sag Harbor village line, including Mt. Misery.  It also covers Sagg Road to the wooden bridge.  This district will start in the most eastern section of their district in the Mt. Misery/Sagg Road area working west.
DISTRICT SIX covers the entire south side of Water Mill to Sagaponack and the north side of Water Mill from Deerfield Road east to Sagaponack.  They will start on Deerfield Road, on the north side of Montauk Highway in Water Mill and stay north of Montauk Highway through Bridgehampton into Sagaponack before moving south of Montauk Highway heading west from Sagaponack into Water Mill
Emporium True Value Hardware
Main Street, Sag Harbor
The Home Depot
1550 Old Counrty Rd, Riverhead
 Henry Persan & Sons
79 Division Street, Sag Harbor
 Westhampton True Value
133 Montauk Hwy, Westhampton
 Herrick Hareware
41 Main Street, Southampton
1461 Old Country Road, Riverhead
 Ryder Hardware
494 Montauk Hwy, East Quogue
23 Jagger Lane, Southampton
Shinnecock Hardware (west)
91 W. Montauk Hwy, Hampton Bays
Shinnecock Hardware (east)
849 County Road 39, Southampton

Monday, September 23, 2013

Southampton~Tuckahoe School merger and your taxes

As many of you know, there is a proposal before the school boards about Tuckahoe merging with Southampton.  Tuckahoe has one elementary school.

There were 2 meetings last week, and it has been covered in the Press.  Be sure to read the pros and cons of this issue, as it will impact your taxes. I can email you the front page article that was in THE SOUTHAMPTON PRESS if you didn't see it, or you can find it on line.

This is a notice that was sent out that is interesting.

As currently envisioned, this merger will cause an estimated 8.7%
increase in the school taxes for residents of the Southampton district.
Residents of the Tuckahoe district will see nearly a 2/3 drop in taxes.
We urge Southampton residents to attend these meetings as we currently
do not see sufficient benefits to moving forward with the merger.
Please review the attached article for additional information.


The Southampton Association Executive Board

If you are interested, read more about it .  There are many opinions about this issue.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Greg Rogan~Obituary

Our deepest sympathy to the family of Greg Rogan who passed away yesterday.
Greg was 44 and battled courageously with cancer for 5 years.

Wake is Wed. at Dalton's Funeral Home , 125 Hillside Ave., New Hyde Park, NY.

Mass of Christian Burial Thurs. at 10 AM

St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church
Dartmouth St.
Garden City, NY

Funeral Information

Home: Garden City, NY
Date of Death: September 16, 2013
Place of Birth: Rockville Centre, NY
Birthdate: December 29, 1968
Age: 44
Mass: Thursday, September 19, 2013 10:00 AM St. Annes R.C. Church, Garden City, NY 
Visitation: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 2-5 & 7-9:30pm at Thomas F. Dalton Funeral Homes Inc., New Hyde Park, NY
Interment: St. Charles Cemetery, Farmingdale, NY Show map
There is a lovely story here about Greg.  May he rest in peace. He will be missed.
Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Monday, September 16, 2013

9/24/2013 - Supervisor Throne-Holst Proposes to Eliminate Permit Requirement for Storage Sheds

Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst is proposing a code amendment that would eliminate the permit requirement for residential storage sheds. If adopted, law would save residents the cost of the permit filing, as well the application components, which in total often exceed the cost of the actual shed. Additionally, many existing sheds that were installed without permits would no longer be illegal.

“It’s critical that we continually revisit our Town code and re-evaluate how it is working, and the shed permit is an example of a requirement that is simply too onerous,” said Throne-Holst. “Storage sheds are small and basic structures without plumbing or external illumination. Yet, we are finding that the high cost of the permit process has been causing people to sidestep the requirement. As a result, property owners with illegal sheds are hesitant to invite an inspector onsite for other inspections like rental permits, or electrical work, etc. – which are far more important to protecting life and safety,” she said.

Surrounding towns such as Brookhaven and Riverhead do not require permits for residential storage sheds. Further, New York State building code does not require a permit for structures fewer than 144 square feet in area.

Removal of the permit requirement will exempt one structure per property that meets the Town’s definition of a residential storage shed, provided it is placed a minimum of 10 feet from adjacent properties and avoids any other parcel-specific wetlands or conservation restrictions. According to Town code a residential storage shed is located on lot sizes two acres or less and defined as:

“A structure used to store household equipment (including garden equipment, lawn furniture and bicycles) and having a maximum gross floor area of 120 square feet with a height not greater than 12 feet. A residential storage shed shall have no external illumination.”

Currently, the permit fee for a storage shed is $67.50, and the Building Department typically receives approximately 100 permit applications for sheds per year. However, a key component of the shed permit application is a survey that identifies the proposed location of the shed on the property. This survey can cost up to $1,200. Additionally, property owners who built sheds without permits and later attempt to legalize them incur a penalty equivalent to double the permit fee, or $135. If the code amendment is approved, these fees would no longer apply.

“Building codes are simply meant to ensure structures are safe and to protect community character. If we can provide relief from a permit requirement without jeopardizing any of these goals, I think it’s important that we do so,” said Throne-Holst.

The public hearing for the proposed amendment is scheduled for the September 24 Town Board meeting, which starts at 6:00 p.m.

ZBA Meeting Info Update

Town Hall  7 PM

NEW APPLICATIONS                                                                       SCTM – HAMLET
2.            Nanabaloo, LLC (appl. 1300089)                                Ann                        900-42-1-25        North Sea
34 East Beach Drive
Applicant requests relief from §330-84D (pyramid law) for a proposed encroachment in the amount of 9,813 cubic feet for a proposed two-story residence on a nonconforming lot and any other relief necessary.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting~Sept. 19

A meeting will be held on Sept. 19th at Town Hall .  One of the items on the agenda is the property at 34 East Beach Dr.

Mary Topping requested this be posted.

Below is a list of the North Sea Citizens Advisory Board.  (CAC)

North Sea CAC 2013:

1.              John Barona
2.              Joan M. Barra
3.              Mary D. Beatty
4.              Joan G. Brennan
5.              Lucy K. Dunne (Co-Chair)
6.              Barbara Fair
7.              Daniel Gebbia
8.              Stephanie McNamara
9.              Jamie Navan
10.              Robin Navan
11.              Frank Palmer
12.              Ann W. Reisman
13.              Arlene Schroeder
14.              Mary Emerson Topping
15.              John Watson (Co-Chair)

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

If you need a DJ...

Those of you who attended the 75th Anniversary party, know what a great job, the dj, Rich did.

I am posting a letter he wrote .  Write his number down, you never know!

Southampton Shores Residents and Families;

Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to entertain you for the
75th Anniversary of this wonderful community.  Hard to believe that I was
invited to summer (and winter in the beginning) with my Wife Pam, my in-laws
John and Carla McDonough, and my 2 children Justin (16) and Ashley (5) a
little over 20 years ago.  We have had such great times here and look
forward for many more.

That being said, I look forward to partying with you all again at the Shores
or wherever your entertainment needs may take me.  As I said at the end of
the party, if you mention you are a Southampton Shores resident, you will
receive a 10% discount off any future entertainment booked.  I thank you
again and look forward to seeing you at the Shores next summer or wherever
our paths shall cross.

Rich Rowehl
AKA "Richie Rich"
RP Entertainment
DJ/MC, Karaoke, Trivia
(631) 261-4533 - Home/Office
(516) 313-3278 - Cell






Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Tim Burke’s New Restaurant~Have a drink on Tim!

Tim Burke Productions


our newest restaurant

thank you for all your support






Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Labor Day Weekend Tennis Tournament Info

Tennis Tournament at Southampton Shores

Saturday, August 31th, 2013

9:00 am 

Registration 8:30 am

Rain date Sunday, September 1, 2013 

Friday, August 23, 2013

A Message from the Colony Club

I have been asked to post this letter in case you didn't get it in your email.

Dear Colony Club member:
As you might have noticed the pile of leave on the intersection of Wooleys Drive and Mailman’s Road has been removed. The following members volunteered their time and in some cases provided the equipment:
Tom Wik
Chris Petrillo
Kevin Ennis
Michael Grahn
Buddy Brandt
Chris Brandt 
Justin Englander
Vladimir Dubinin
Contrary to what some may think, this problem was caused by certain landscaper’s dumping their leaves and debris here rather than disposing of them properly.
 It was not the responsibility of The Colony Club to perform this clean-up and it was done only to rectify a problem that was not being addressed by the parties responsible.

In consideration of the efforts of the volunteers, we are kindly asking you to make sure that no Colony Club member, or a landscaper acting on behalf of a member, dumps  leaves or other waste on Colony Club property or on the adjacent public roads. It is not only illegal, it is also very unneighborly behavior.

Thank you,
Colony Club of Southampton Shores

Monday, August 19, 2013

75th Anniversary Party Pictures

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On Saturday, August 17th, about 280 people celebrated the 75th Anniversary of Southampton Shores.
We were so lucky to have good weather for the party!
Two large tents and 2 smaller tents were set up to accommodate all the guests.
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The guests arrived and were happy to see many former residents.
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We even had some guests arrive via golf cart!
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Dr. and Mrs. Nick D’Arienzo with their son Nick, and daughter Carmel posed for a picture.
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Later, Carmel chatted with another Carmel (Tuths Culver)who I placed at the same table, not knowing she had been Carmel’s babysitter years ago!
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We had very young guests, as well as those who have been part of Southampton Shores for many years.
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It was an evening to meet new neighbors like the Woods and Giugliano families, and reconnect with neighbors we don’t always get to see.
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The appetizers and main course  provided by Tim Burke of 230 Elm and The Lobster Grille.   Tim has done many parties for the Shores, going back to the late 90’s and early 2000’s when we did the lobster bake at the beach with clams, and mussels, corn etc.
Scott took care of getting the beverages and the cake for the party, and so much more.
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Even though there was a line, people used to the time to chat and catch up with friends.
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There was a display of old pictures and documents from the Shores.
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People were invited to buy a 50/50 ticket, which included a chance at many generous prizes .  Thank you to those who donated gifts to enhance the fun of this special party!
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As soon as someone tells me who won the prizes, I will let you know.

I do know that Carol Kierych won the Lobster Dinner from Schmidt’s,

and that Ginny Rossetti won the $100 gift certificate to Salty Home which was donated by Joan and Guy Barbolini.

Kim Emerson won the Country Deli gift certificate and  a BBB gift certificate.

Diana Esposito won the gift card from Lynch's 

The 50/50 was the highest ever!    1000 Dollars won by Tommy Wik's sister.

If anyone knows who won the box of homemade muffins please let me know.  There was a gift certificate attached to the box.  Unfortunately, it wasn't kept together, the gift certificate was given to someone else.
I have something for you, let me know who you are.

I know I didn’t get everyone, it was very crowded on the pavilion, and I didn’t want to interrupt the guests.
Be sure to click on the picture to enlarge it!
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Thank you to Carol and Laura who “wo” manned the 50/50 table.

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Our DJ, Richie, did a great job spinning tunes from all decades!
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The sky provided a beautiful background to the evening’s festivities.

Happy 75th, Southampton Shores!

May your caretakers cherish… enrich… respect…enjoy…
and be kind to you, and each other!

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If anyone has a picture they want included, please email it to me, but not in jpeg.

The Thank Yous!

Any of you who have planned one of these parties, and I know many of you have over many decades, realizes the enormous amount of work and planning that goes into to it.

Planning for this started last February, and went on right up till Sat.

Kudos to Guy Barbolini and Joan  for the countless hours they spent on this. In the thick of it, Joan’s dear mom passed away and a funeral had to be planned.  Thank you so much!

Scott Reep did an enormous amount of work, and was still working Sunday morning cleaning up. Thank you , Scott!

Thanks to JoAnn Manchisi  and her committee for making all the centerpieces. If she sends me their names I will include them.

The researching,  ordering and following up, the lighting, the displays, the wonderful door prizes, setting of tables, sweeping of boardwalks, the setting up and breaking down, and so much more, all had to get done!

Trying to keep everyone happy was a major endeavor, and every effort was made to do so.

 If you have a source for vendors who will do it cheaper, or better, please share! It would be great to have a list of resources willing to give us a discount.

This was the largest party in recent history, and recent to me is from 1990 on.

John McDonough, Bob Kennish, Steve and Ginny Rossetti, Joann Manchisi, Vladimir, and so many more lent a hand physically!

I know I am leaving some people out, and names will be added when I get them.
It was a beautiful night, hope you had fun!

Thanks to Tim Burke , Sue and all the great helpers who made the night go smoothly

If you would like to leave a comment on this post, and don’t know how, just email your comment to and I will post it for you.