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Bidens in Hamptons to Begin Third Vacation in Month

Daniel Halper

August 12, 2014 10:01 AM

The Bidens are arriving today in the Hamptons to start their third vacation in a month.

"Vice President Joe Biden is arriving to spend a week in the Southampton area before leaving next Tuesday," News12 reports. "Biden lands in Westhampton this morning. It's not known if he'll meet up with two other big Democrats staying in the Hamptons this week. Hillary and Bill Clinton are already in Amagansett."

The official guidance from the White House is a little less direct: "The Vice President and Dr. Jill Biden will visit Long Island, New York. There are no public events scheduled," the vice president's schedule reads.

The Hamptons are in Long Island.

Last week the Bidens were in Wyoming for another vacation. "It's summer vacation time for the vice president," USA Today reported on August 7.

"Joe Biden and wife Jill began some time off Thursday in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, his office said, and will be there through Monday."

The week before that one, the Bidens vacationed in Rehoboth Beach.

"Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, are back in Rehoboth Beach for a quick two-day stay, according to his White House schedule," reported Delawareonline.com.

"No public events are scheduled while the Bidens are in Rehoboth on Tuesday and Wednesday, and there's no word on where they're staying. But there's a good chance the vice president, who spends most weekends at home in Greenville, will be out with other beachgoers."

Meanwhile the Obamas are on vacation in Martha's Vineyard.

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Re: Bidens in Hamptons to Begin Third Vacation in Month Daniel Halper
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2014, 12:16:12 PM »
Vacation from what?

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Re: Bidens in Hamptons to Begin Third Vacation in Month Daniel Halper
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2014, 02:03:30 PM »
Biden’s vacation halts historic ferry
By Emily Smith/NY Post
August 12, 2014 | 12:02am
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Joe Biden is vacationing in the Hamptons next week, and sources said the Secret Service, citing national security concerns, ordered local residents to halt a ferry running in honor of a former slave and important figure in US history.

But the Secret Service denied it was their agency that put the kibosh on the ferry, and a source said local authorities made the call.

The vice president and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, have rented a house for a week on picturesque Lake Agawam in Southampton, sources exclusively confirmed to Page Six.

Locals were planning on running a ferry on the lake next week to honor the 200th birthday of Pyrrhus Concer, a freed slave who became an important figure in the community after he started the Agawam Ferry, sailing passengers from Southampton Village to the beach in the mid-1800s.

Concer, born a slave in 1814, was freed and went on whaling expeditions as part of a crew that saved stranded Japanese sailors. He returned to Southampton and ran the ferry up until his death in 1897. Concer’s buried in Southampton’s North End Cemetery, and his tombstone reads, “Though born a slave, he possessed virtues without which kings are but slaves.”

A source tells us: “Locals hoped to start running the ferry on Lake Agawam on Aug. 20, to honor this great man. But they were told Biden would be vacationing there, and putting a boat on the lake in view of the house he is renting would be a matter of national security.”

Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan told us his agency didn’t request to cancel the ferry. “There are no restrictions as far as I know,” he said. “A request was made, but not by us.”

Another source said that the local police canceled the boat ride. A rep for the Southampton police department didn’t return calls.

Local rumors are that Biden’s renting the house of Walter Noel, a former business associate of Bernie Madoff, on First Neck Lane. Meanwhile, locals hope the ferry, dubbed the SS Pyrrhus Concer, will launch on Aug. 27 and give tours of Lake Agawam once Biden’s stay has concluded.


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