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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR DARE Dear Dan, I know that Dan’s Papers likes to print letters that compliment and laud the paper and its writers, so I would be surprised if this one makes it in but I cannot let David Rattiner’s piece on “Hunting” (5/18/12) go by without some comments of my own, since it is filled with the misconceptions, misinformation and a lack of understanding about the Town’s Draft Deer Management Plan and its proposals and about bow hunting in particular. Bow hunting is a “nice activity?” Studies indicate that for every deer killed by bow hunters at least one or more is hit and not recovered. The average bow hunting wounding rate is 54%. According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR), of 14,744 deer killed by bow hunters, 2,528 were fawns. All these animals endured prolonged suffering before they collapsed and died. If you are indeed a PETA supporter, I think you need to do some real introspection and boning up on the cruelty involved in killing for fun or recreation. Zelda Penzel East Hampton When there are more deer than food for them to eat, it is necessary to reduce the herd so all don’t suffer. There’s no really good answer to this. —Dan GOING POSTAL  Dear Dan: There are alternatives to another round of future rate increases by the U.S. Postal Service as a result of their $3.2 billion deficit for the first three months of 2012. Consider untapped revenue sources available to reduce operating deficits and perhaps even turn a small profit. Sell advertising space on the sides of


mailboxes, inside and outside the post offices along with the small jeeps, regular trucks and heavy-duty long-haul trucks. Sell off some of the valuable real estate and move to less expensive locations. Why not join banks and fast-food restaurants that sublet space at Wal-Mart and other big box stores to open smaller post offices? Generate both revenue and customers by subletting excess capacity at underutilized post offices to other city, county, state or federal agencies along with private sector businesses. License corporations to sponsor stamps for a fee. Have members of Congress and other elected officials pay the real, full costs for their annoying frequent bulk rate mailings to constituents. They are nothing more than free re-election campaign brochures subsidized by taxpayers. Charge the full price for all junk mail. Future increases in the price of stamps should be directly tied to inflation. Why not apply free-enterprise solutions to provide a more cost-effective product, reduce deficits and prevent more branches from closing? Sincerely, Larry Penner Great Neck REALLY? Dear Dan, I was hoping it would be possible for you to note a correction to Joan Baum’s review of our book on Charles Henry Miller which appeared in Dan’s Papers May 25, 2012 issue. Also, if you could send this note on to her I would appreciate it. While we thank Ms. Baum for her very thorough and thoughtful review, she makes a major error in implying that Queens County is somewhere else other than on Long Island. She remarks in her review

admission, $300 includes Buffet dinner catered by Michael’s Maidstone Bar & Restaurant. For more information Google “4th annual Live Out Loud Hamptons,” first link.

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GROUP FOR THE EAST END’S 40TH ANNIVERSARY WITH BENEFIT AND AUCTION 6-11 p.m. Wolffer Estate Vineyard. Special guest, Alec Baldwin. Cocktails and silent auction kickoff at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m., with renowned caterer Brent Newsom. Music by DJ Tom Finn. Call 631-765-6450 x 215.

16TH ANNUAL HEART OF THE HAMPTONS BALL 6-11 p.m. Hayground School, BH. Help the American Heart Association inspire families to learn how to prevent heart disease and help our children live healthy lives. 516-4509192 or email THE ROBERT CRAY BAND AT WHBPAC 8 p.m. Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main St., WHB. Southern-style blues. Five-time Grammy Award winner. $85, $70, $55. 631-288-1500,

THE LIVE OUT LOUD 4TH ANNUAL PRIDE IN THE HAMPTONS FUNDRAISER Home of Bruce T. Sloane, EH. The evening promises to offer a mouth-watering array of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, lively music and dancing against a breathtaking sunset over Northwest Harbor. Ticket prices start at $150 for general

FOURTH ANNUAL EAT DRINK LOCAL WEEK Until June 30. An eight-day prix-fixe fest providing locally sourced dinners at area restaurants. Participants include: Almond and South Fork Kitchen (Bridgehampton), Beacon and Bay Burger (Sag Harbor), 1770 House, Fresno, Nick and Toni’s, and Race Lane (East Hampton). Prices vary.




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SOUTHAMPTON TRAILS PRESERVATION SOCIETY NARROW LANE CLEAN-UP 8-9 a.m. Meet on Narrow Lane and Bridgehampton Tpk. Bring Gloves. Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689. SOUTHAMPTON FARMERS MARKET 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 25 Jobs Ln., west side ground of Parrish Art. Sundays, starting today through 10/7. SOUTHAMPTON TRAILS PRESERVATION SOCIETY HIKE 8-10 a.m. Meet at the end of Round Ln., SGH. Long Pond Greenbelt. Moderately-paced 4-mile hike with spectacular pond views. Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689. SOUTHAMPTON ANTIQUES FAIR 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays through October 14.The White House, 159 Main Street, SH. Free admission.

“... he’s [Miller] been identified mainly as a painter from Queens rather than Long Island.” I assure Ms. Baum that Queens has, and always will be, on and a part of Long Island. Even though Queens County currently falls under the jurisdiction of New York City, it remains on Long Island (unless Ms. Baum can show me the wide body of water that separates it from Nassau County?). It is, in fact one of the four counties that compose Long Island – which in addition include Kings (Brooklyn), Nassau, and Suffolk Counties. In fact, Nassau County was only created a little over a century ago out of what was the eastern half of Queens County. It is important when discussing history to make sure you have the facts correct, so remember that yes, both Brooklyn and Queens, are, and always will be, on Long Island. Geoffrey K. Fleming, Director Southold Historical Society P.O. Box 1, Southold, NY 11971 631-765-5500 As a life-long resident of Queens County and the chair years ago of a committee to appoint a Queens County Borough Historian, at the behest of then Queensborough President Donald Manes, I would like to thank Geoffrey Fleming for pointing out to me the relationship between Queens and Long Island, a.k.a. Nassau and Suffolk Counties, even though these entities appear as distinct on NYS tax rolls and are said to be culturally different as well in the Miller book. Indeed, I quote the authors on “Queens’ dramatic growth and change” as part of their reasons why Miller went east. While Queens is, of course, a geographical part of Long Island, it does not seem to have been so appreciated in Miller’s time (or F.Scott Fitzgerald’s), or now, but I am grateful for the correction and will be more watchful in the future to distinguish historical fact from historical perception. —Joan TUESDAY, JUNE 26 21st CENTURY JAZZ 7-9 p.m. Every Tuesday. Page at 63 Main, 63 Main St, SGH. Featuring Max Feldschuh, Steve Shaugnessy, Claes Brondal. No cover. COOKING CLASS WITH CHEF GUIFFRIDA OF MUSE IN THE HARBOR 6:30 p.m. Old Whalers’ Church, 44 Union St., SGH. Chef Guiffrida, owner of Muse in the Harbor, will prepare a special meal of scallops, penne and Alfredo, roasted fennel and tomato orzo, and a surprise dessert. Wine and water will be served throughout. $30. For reservations call Lillian Woudsma 631-553-6515. JUDY CARMICHAEL 7 p.m. Rogers Memorial Library, 91 Coopers Farm Rd., SH. Vocalist, radio host, and grammy nominated jazz pianist. Reception with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres to follow. For more information call 631-283-0774 or email

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27 WUSB-FM 35th ANNIVERSARY BENEFIT CONCERT 8 p.m. Staller Center Recital Hall, Stony Brook University. “Sophisticated Songs that Shaped the Sound.” Tickets $20. For info visit PIERRE’S ROSÉ WINE DINNER 6 – 10 p.m. Pierre’s Restaurant 2468 Main St., BH. Experience the celestial rosé’s of Chateau d’Esclans from Provence, France paired with Pierre’s gastronomic creations. Special guest Paul Chevalier of Chaeau d’Esclans. Four course meal: $100. For reservations 631-537-5110.

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Dan's Papers June 22, 2012  

Dan's Papers June 22, 2012 Issue

Dan's Papers June 22, 2012  

Dan's Papers June 22, 2012 Issue