Business Beat: Local wine at White House; Reef Aquarium Conference

03/08/2011 4:02 PM |

• Macari Vineyards in Mattituck had its 2008 Block E dessert wine served at the White House on Feb. 27 for the 2011 Governors’ Dinner, hosted by President Obama.
This is the third time a Macari vintage has made a showing in Washington. Twice in April 1999, during the Clinton administration, the vineyard’s 1997 Barrel Fermented Chardonnay was served for White House functions.

• The sixth annual Northeast Reef Aquarium Conference will take place Saturday, March 19, at Atlantis Marine World Aquarium in Riverhead. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. The daylong conference offers seminars, led by world-renowned speakers, on the latest techniques, information and research on marine aquarium fish, coral and invertebrates. The fee is $35. Visit neracvi.com to register.

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  • “Let’s be progressive on this issue and be supportive of an East End Transportation Authority.
    Art Tillman
    chairman, Southold Democratic Party”

    Yeah, because that’s just what the East End needs in this time of economic woes and reduced tax revenues, yet another governmental agency to create and pay for. Great plan you have there. Leave it to the Democrats to propose addressing a perceived problem with a new governmental agency, and the requisite governmental employees to pay salaries, health care, pensions, and other benefits for. Hey, maybe we can use the money we are saving firing all the teachers to pay for your plan. Call Cuomo, perhaps he can make it happen.
    Oh, and wasn’t this idea originally floated by Kathy Faraone, like 6 or 7 years ago, with the shuttle? Heck, if I recall correctly, even Dave Kappell wasn’t thrilled with the idea back then.

    Good grief.

  • Gunther Geiss continues his bitter campaign against the staff of the Southold Animal Shelter in the March 25 edition of Dan’s Papers Letters section. Geiss asks Dan how the Southold Animal Shelter won Dan’s “Best of the Best” award, and suggests they won because there are “so few shelters to choose from”!
    http://www.danshamptons.com/content/danspapers/issue01_2011/34.html

    Well, doesn’t Gunther deserve a big, Bronx cheer for raining on the shelter’s parade? Does he have no sense of decency? Or is he just a big baby?

    “Happy, happy, Geiss in a nappy, ain’t too proud to bitch.
    Only his momma loves him, but she could be jiving, too.” (RR Moore)

  • What an ignoramous!

    The proposed East End Transportation Authority is not “yet another governmental agency”

    Right now, Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), which owns the LIRR, collects more than $60 million in taxes each year from East End taxpayers.
    The proposed East End Shuttle network could be paid for from a portion of these existing MTA taxes since it is estimated to cost less than $40 million annually to operate.

    The Shuttle network will replace Long Island Rail Road trains and Suffolk County Transit buses on the East End.

    I will take responsive local government to taxation without representation anyday.

    btw Ajneb,

    Your spelling my name backwards is flattering. Posting anonymously is apparently not good enough for you, you need to impersonate someone with an established identity. But your pitiful attempt, and choice of person, will only bring you shame.

    btw before you knock someone elses plans, lets hear what you would do. Aha!

  • What an ignoramous!

    The proposed East End Transportation Authority is not “yet another governmental agency”

    Right now, Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), which owns the LIRR, collects more than $60 million in taxes each year from East End taxpayers.
    The proposed East End Shuttle network could be paid for from a portion of these existing MTA taxes since it is estimated to cost less than $40 million annually to operate.

    The Shuttle network will replace Long Island Rail Road trains and Suffolk County Transit buses on the East End.

    I will take responsive local government to taxation without representation anyday.

    btw Ajneb,

    Your spelling my name backwards is flattering. Posting anonymously is apparently not good enough for you, you need to impersonate someone with an established identity. But your pitiful attempt, and choice of person, will only bring you shame.

    btw before you knock someone elses plans, lets hear what you would do. Aha!

  • Actually they’ve re-run ALL of the letters from last week. Or, perhaps more accurately, they have not run this weeks letter but have simply mislabled last week’s letters. Looks like a production error, not an editorial slant.

  • Gunther Geiss continues his bitter campaign against the staff of the Southold Animal Shelter in the March 25 edition of Dan’s Papers Letters section. Geiss asks Dan how the Southold Animal Shelter won Dan’s “Best of the Best” award, and suggests they won because there are “so few shelters to choose from”!
    http://www.danshamptons.com/content/danspapers/issue01_2011/34.html
    Tell me, how did Geiss get to be such a shadow advisor to Southold politicians and a go-to opinionator for local media?

    I would again call your attention to a “perceived conflict of interest” as it relates to the business of town contracts and Geiss’ self-interest, versus the interests of the Southold taxpayers. It is not unreasonable for Southold taxpayers and voters to demand that all such governmental correspondence to and from the Geisses be published in this newspaper of record. It is not enough for the town board to invoke an ethics committee investigation without the sunshine of full public disclosure regarding the machinations surrounding the process.

  • Ajneb, Your spelling my name backwards is flattering.

    Posting anonymously is apparently not good enough for you, you need to impersonate someone with an established identity. But your pitiful attempt, and choice of person, will only bring you shame.

    btw before you knock someone elses plans, lets hear what you would do. Aha!

    The proposed East End Transportation Authority is not “yet another governmental agency”
    An East End Transportation Authority would replace the MTA and Suffolk Transit.
    Right now, Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), which owns the LIRR, collects more than $60 million in taxes each year from East End taxpayers.
    The proposed East End Shuttle network could be paid for from a portion of these existing MTA taxes since it is estimated to cost less than $40 million annually to operate.

    Honest people prefer responsive local government to taxation without representation by forien governments operating in our town.

  • Thanks! Doing the best I can! =)