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Did you know Uber has flat rates from NYC to Long Island.
For those interested in hailing an Uber from New York City to Long Island, what fares can you expect? The following rates as of August 16, 2015,these rates can change depending on time of day, demand, etc.

Uber offers various modes of transportation. UberX cars are non-luxury sedans that seat four passengers. UberXL’s are non-luxury SUVs that can fit up to six people. UberBlack cars are luxury sedans such as BMW and Cadillac for four passengers. And UberSUVs are full-sized, black luxury SUVs for up to six passengers. It these rates are split between four people, then the rates are doable. On the low-end an UBer from NYC to the Hamptons could cost four people $75 each.

Long Beach
Rates: UberX – $94-$122; UberXL – $138-$180; UberBLACK – $156-$203; UberSUV – $193-$250
Glen Cove
Rates: UberX – $87-$114; UberXL – $128-$169; UberBLACK – $146-$191; UberSUV – $181-$235
Garden City
Rates: UberX – $74-$97; UberXL – $110-$144; UberBLACK – $125-$163; UberSUV – $156-$201
Massapequa
Rates: UberX – $100-$132; UberXL – $148-$196; UberBLACK – $169-$221; UberSUV – $209-$272
Huntington
Rates: UberX – $115-152; UberXL – $171-$226; UberBLACK – $195-$255; UberSUV – $240-$314
Babylon Village
Rates: UberX – $126-$167; UberXL – $188-$249; UberBLACK – $214-$281; UberSUV – $263-$344
Stony Brook
Rates: UberX – $158-209; UberXL – $236-$312; UberBLACK – $268-$354; UberSUV – $329-$432
Patchogue
Rates: UberX – $162-$215; UberXL – $242-$321; UberBLACK – $276-$364; UberSUV – $338-$444
Wading River
Rates: UberX – $198-$263; UberXL – $297-$393; UberBLACK – $338-$446; UberSUV – $413-$544
Riverhead – North Fork – Hamptons
Uber has flat rates for rides to the East End of Long Island. Rates:
UberX – $305; UberXL – $355; UberBLACK – $405; UberSUV – $505

Stop and Shop takes over Waldbaums in the Hamptons
The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC announced today that it has entered into an agreement with The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company to acquire 25 A&P stores in Greater New York for $146 million. The agreement relates to the following stores: Waldbaums in both East Hampton and Southampton, 9 in total, 14 Patohmarks and 2 A&P’s throughout New York and New JerseyNY65221LOGO

Waldbaum’s
67 Newtown Ln, East Hampton, NY
Waldbaum’s,
167 Main St, Southampton, NY
Waldbaum’s
905 Atlantic Ave, Baldwin NY
Waldbaum’s
702 Hicksville Rd, Massapequa NY
Waldbaum’s
112 15 Beach Channel Dr, Belle Harbor NY
Waldbaum’s
213-215 26th Ave, Bayside NY
Waldbaum’s
156 01 Crossbay Blvd, Howard Beach NY
Waldbaum’s
85 E Park Ave, Long Beach NY
Waldbaum’s
60 Wall St, Huntington NY
Pathmark
407 Valley St, South Orange NJ
Pathmark
25 Kinnelon Rd, Butler NJ
Pathmark
130 Wheatly Plz, Greenvale NY
Pathmark
134-40 Springfield Blvd, Springfield Gardens NY
Pathmark
625 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn NY
Pathmark
3106 Farrington St, Flushing NY
Pathmark
4055 Merrick Rd, Seaford NY
Pathmark
92 10 Atlantic Ave, Ozone Park, NY
Pathmark
460 Franklin Ave, Franklin Square NY
Pathmark
2965 Cropsey Ave, Brooklyn NY
Pathmark
2136 Bartow Ave, Bronx NY
Pathmark
961 E 174th St, Bronx NY
Pathmark
1720 E Chester Rd, Bronx NY
Pathmark
1351 Forest Ave, Staten Island NY
A&P
195 N Bedford Rod, Mount Kisco NY
A&P
400 Demarest Ave, Closter NJ

The agreement is subject to further terms and conditions set forth therein and subject to court approval in A&P’s bankruptcy case filed on July 19, 2015, which include the potential of a subsequent auction under which other higher bid or bids could be received and accepted by A&P for these stores. The agreement is also conditioned on regulatory requirements, including expiration of the applicable waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976.

“Stop & Shop is always looking for convenient locations to better serve our customers,” said Don Sussman, Stop & Shop’s New York Metro Division President. “We are very happy to have the opportunity to expand our presence in greater New York and serve new customers. We look forward to providing customers with delivering unmatched selection, quality and value that they have come to expect from Stop & Shop.”

Upon completion of the transaction, Stop & Shop plans to convert these Waldbaum’s, Pathmark and A&P stores into Stop & Shop stores. Additional details regarding the conversions will be announced at a later date. The sale is currently expected to close within the second half of 2015.

To learn more about Stop & Shop, visit www.stopandshop.com or www.facebook.com/stopandshop.

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Questions for School Board Candidates
The School Board Vote is quickly approaching….MAY 19 is the Annual Budget Vote and School Board Election.
What are the Responsibilities of a Board Member
Schoolchildren should always their ultimate focus, school board members act officially at the board table, working with other board members to serve students and accomplish the following:
Create a shared vision for the future of education
Set the direction of the school district to achieve the highest student performance
Provide rigorous accountability for student achievement results
Develop a budget and present it to the community, aligning district resources to improve achievement
Support a healthy school district culture for work and learning
Create strategic partnerships with the community stakeholders
Build the district’s progress through continuous improvement
Adopt and maintain current policies
Hire and evaluate the superintendent
Ratify collective bargaining agreements
Maintain strong ethical standards
Characteristics of a Board Member

The following are attributes that all effective board members should possess.
Effective Communicator: Can describe what he or she wants and describe what others want; a good listener
Consensus Builder: Capable of working toward decisions that all can support and willing to compromise to achieve goals
Community Participant: Enjoys meeting a variety of people, can identify the community’s key communicators and reaches out to the community
Decision Maker: Is comfortable making decisions and can support group decision-making
Information Processor: Can organize priorities and schedules to handle large amounts of verbal and written information
Leader: Willing to take risks, be supportive of board colleagues, district staff and community
Team Player: Helps promote the board’s vision and goals

HERE IS A LIST OF SOME QUESTIONS TO ASK CANDIDATES RUNNING FOR THE BOARD.
What motivates you to want to become a board member?
What attributes are essential for successful school board members?
What do you see as the board’s roles and responsibilities?
What role does policy play/have in the functioning of the board?
Do you have sufficient time/energy to devote to this position?
How would you handle the requests, if approached, by an individual? Special interest groups?
What qualities, behaviors should board members exhibit?
What is your vision for education in this community?
Do you understand the role of the superintendent? Describe the superintendent’s role.
Do board members/the board have a role in the day-to-day operation of the district?Can you/should you support a board decision that you were not in favor of?
What do you see as the primary work of the board?
What kind of relationship should a district/the board have with its community? With its parents and families?
How can a board know if its goals are being accomplished and its policies carried out?
Who should set the rules governing board procedures, methods and behavior? Who should enforce them?
With one or two meetings a month, all school boards are limited in what they can do. How does/should the board decide what’s most important?
How can the board be accessible to your community?
What responsibilities do board members have regarding advocacy?
What are the leadership responsibilities of school board members?
What are the current challenges facing education/school boards?
What is the most important responsibility of a school board?
What is the public relations role of a school board?

If the candidate is unable to answer many of these questions, then you might need to re-evaluate supporting them for a BOE Member.
REMEMBER EVERY VOTE COUNTS SO REMEMBER TO VOTE ON MAY 19TH 2015

Hamptons 2015….DUI, Dangerous and Costly
The busy Hamptons season is about to begin and with that tons of partying. If you’re headed up to the Hamptons this summer, it might be a good idea to hire your own driver if you plan on going out and drinking. If hiring your own driver is not financially feasible then UBER is an option or one of the many car services in the Hamptons.

According to The Southampton Press in 2014, police departments across Suffolk County announced a concentrated crack down on drunk driving and boating. It is my hope that the East End DWI Task Force will enforce this crack down again this summer.

“Hire a Sober Driver Tonight, not a Good Criminal Defense Attorney Tomorrow,” was the slogan around the Hamptons last year 2014. I think it should be the permanent slogan because it says it all. Hopefully Eddie Burke Jr. doesn’t get too many calls, but if bad decisions are made, call Eddie Burke.

DWI charges in New York are not only very serious and expensive, they are extremely stressful, upsetting and even humiliating. If you have been arrested for a DWI charges in NY,you have only a short amount of time from the date of your arrest to successfully fight to keep your drivers license at your administrative license hearing, or your license could be automatically suspended.dui123

It is important to understand that a New York DWI/DUI conviction will always show in any kind of background check done on you in the future, that can cause a variety of other problems both professionally and socially for years to come.
A typical DWI charge in New York will typically cost well over $12,000 in fines after you have paid bail, fines, fees, insurance and more, but the financial NY DWI costs don’t stop there and in the Hamptons that cost could be double. Ongoing costs can even double that over time. There are hidden or additional costs related to a DWI or driving under the influence charges in New York can include (but not limited to) loss of your current job, difficulty in obtaining job opportunities in the future, college and military, increased insurance rates, driver’s license surcharges, probation fees, and the hidden costs of the non-monetary effect on your friends and family.

Driving under the influence of Drugs/Alcohol of both is irresponsible and dangerous for yourself and for the lives of innocent people who just happen to be around you. Your irresponsible driving will cost someone years of heartache.
Many people come out to the Hamptons and think they can do WHATEVER THEY WANT…..NO ONE WANTS TO PURPOSELY STEAL YOUR FUNBUT YOU NEED TO ACT RESPONSIBLE and remember “Hire a Sober Driver Tonight, not a Good Criminal Defense Attorney Tomorrow,”

Have fun but Stay safe, and think about someone other than yourself. When you choose to make the bad decision of Driving under the Influence you have potentially ruined the lives of everyone around you. Make good choices!

Hamptons Favorite and Best Beaches 2015…….It’s that time of the year again to start thinking about summer vacations and Hamptons Mouthpiece is all about keeping you in the know….The Hamptons is a quick 1 day getaway from all areas in Connecticut, Westchester, NYC, LI(Nassau & Suffolk) and New Jersey. Renting in the Hamptons is an option that many people tend to do, it can be affordable you just need to do your homework to find those places. Remember when renting to always ask about a beach pass for many of the local beaches, the daily rates can add up and become expensive. If you are visiting for a day, there are some beaches where the fee is affordable but you might want to bring a couple of friends to share the expense.

If you would like to save on Parking Fees here are some suggestions:

  • Park outside of the beach Parking lot…Caution make sure you can park there legally, the tickets will cost you more than the daily beach pass and in the town of Southampton your car might be towed.
  • Biking to the beach is always an option and it is free
  • Go after 5pm when parking is free….NOTE*Lifeguard duty might be over
  • Hamptons Free Ride
  • Walk
  • Have someone drop you off

2011-05-16-hamptons-free-rideIf you want to go to a beach in East Hampton-Montauk an alternative to driving is this service Hamptons Free Ride offers free shuttle service in Southampton, East Hampton, Amagansett, and Montauk beginning on Memorial Day. check them out to see the routes http://hamptonsfreeride.com/

I asked my network for their opinions on the their favorite Beaches in the Hamptons…and I thought I would share the top 10 Favorites…These are all public beaches….For more information on these beaches SEE INFO LISTED BELOW***  Coopers Beach in Southampton and Main Beach in East Hampton have made Dr. Beach’s world’s top ten list year after year.

  1. Main Beach **East Hampton
  2. Coopers Beach**Southampton “Village Beach”
  3. Sagg Main**Sagaponack
  4. Ditch Plains**Amagansett/Montauk
  5. Wainscott Main**Wainscott
  6. Scott Cameron**Bridgehampton
  7. Indian Wells**Amagansett “Village Beach”
  8. Peters Pond Beach, Sagaponack
  9. Flying Point Beach, Watermill
  10. Mecox Beach, Bridgehampton


Click on Links below: For 2015 Updated information on beaches in the Hamptons and beach passes.
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SOUTHAMPTON TOWN BEACHES INFORMATION
SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE BEACHES
WESTHAMPTON VILLAGE BEACHES
EAST HAMPTON TOWN BEACHES INFORMATION
EAST HAMPTON VILLAGE BEACHES

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