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6DWÇ§SP %HDFK3OXP&WÇ§ Oceanviews surrounded by national park-quality Dunescape. 5,600 sq. ft., 5 BR, 5.5 BA, custom millwork & cabinetry, 3 fpls & 2-car gar. Htd pool w/ pool house/bar area. Part of a 7-lot enclave sharing 27 acres of oceanfront. Dir: Mtk Hwy on the right before Cyrilâ€™s. Excl. F#47613 | Web#H0147613.
Large cottage on the village fringe. 2 BRs, 1 BA, LR with fpl, DR, large eat-in kit., landscaped grounds, outdoor shower and pvt large deck. Convenient to the village, ocean beaches, transportation. Excl. F#249800 | Web#H0249800.
6DWÇ§SP %HDFK3OXP&WÇ§ Breathtaking ocean & dune views. 4,000 sq. ft., 5 BR, 5.5 BA, mahogany windows & doors, eat-in kit. Htd pool & spa w/outdoor fpl & sauna. Part of a 7 lot, 27 acre oceanfront enclave. Excl. F#47189 | Web#H0147189.
6XQÇ§SP 6KLQQHFRFN5GÇ§ Open bayfront with endless possibilities. 3 BRs, 2 BAs, large eat-in kit., cedar deck with retractable awning 1-car gar. Beach down the Rd. Dir: Mtk Hwy, to Jones Rd. continue on to Head of Lots, turn into Shinnecock Shores til the end of Shinnecock Rd., Or Take Josiah Foster Path Rd. to Shinnecock Shores all the way to the end, to #3. F#69686 | Web#H27415.
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Luxuriously constructed brand new 7000 sq ft architectural masterpiece by renowned architect John P. Laffey. Located at the end of a 500 ft. pvt driveway, off a quiet cul-de-sac, in the Stoney Hill section of Amagansett. Every amenity. Must see. Excl. F#67684 | Web#H13962.
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Newly reduced price for this beautifully restored 1894 Victorian in heart of the village. 6 BR, 5.5 BA, 3,000 sq.ft. charmer on 3/4 acre with old-fashioned wrap-around porch, period details, formal DR, lush landscaping, pool. Currently used as B&B. Dir: Mtk Hwy, south on Walnut. F#70387 | Web#H37218.
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Modern 1-level with every amenity possible. Double master BR - 4 BR, 4 BAs. Gunite pool/spa. Living quarters with large screen televisions and satellite radio throughout. All set on rustic Butter Ln. acre with big sky views. Dir: Mtk Hwy turn north on Butter Ln. Excl. F#64586 | Web#H10170.
6XQÇ§DPSP 2OG0WN+Z\8QLWÇ§ 4 BR, 4.5 BA, 3,600 sq. ft. corner unit villa, has wideplank hardwood ďŹ‚oors, BAs feature sensual custom tiles, with ďŹ ttings by Waterworks. Unparalleled vistas with 1800 view. Dir: Old Mtk Hwy....1 property west of gurneys. F#67395 | Web#H20840. Co-Excl. (DVW +DPSWRQ 2IČŠFH
6DWÇ§SP +DQGV&UHHN5GÇ§ Thereâ€™s a whole lot of house here. Rock solid, well-built traditional on a prime acre in desirable Northwest Woods. The residence offers 4 BRs, 3 full BAs, an ofďŹ ce or 5th BR, LR with fpl and large eat-in country kit. Dir: On left side on Hands Creek. Co-Excl. F#57140 | Web#H0157140.
Spectacular views & privacy. 4 BR, 4 BA, gourmet kit., open living area, den, 2 stone fpls, up & down deck space, 1.2 acres w/lovely lakeside landscaping, attached gar., CAC, central vac, sprinkler system, outdoor shower & path to waterâ€™s edge. Dir: Route 27 East to West Lake Dr. Excl. F#66184 | Web#H44735.
6DWÇ§SP 7KUHH0LOH+DUERU5GÇ§ Newly constructed *JOHN MARSHALL* Post Modern has 4 BRs, 3 BAs. Open kit. with stone ďŹ‚oors, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. 1st ďŹ‚oor laundry room, BR and full BA. Master BR with walk-in closet. CAC, CVAC. Dir: Take Three Mile Harbor. Across from Damarks Deli. Excl. F#70986 | Web#H44229.
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Live in harmony in this 8 BR 11.5 BA Traditional estate. Great room, professional kit., formal DR, family room, media room, 4 fpls, full ďŹ nished bsmnt. Plus, 1,000 sq.ft pool house, htd gunite pool and so much more. Co-Excl. F#62701 | Web#H54574.
Contemporary, Brite, â€œFeel Goodâ€? home. LR with fpl & large picture window, Skylit eat-in kit. High cathedral ceilings; 4 BRs, 2 full BAs. Hrdwd Flrs. Deck, gar., room for expansion/pool. CAC, New efďŹ cient OHW system. Full bsmnt. Central locale. Excl. F#70647 | Web#H40913.
6XQÇ§SP 1LG]\Q $YH Ç§ Custom traditional, south of the highway, features hardwood ďŹ‚ooring throughout with wood cabinets in the eat in kit., LR with fpl, french door leading to the outdoors, formal DR. Pristine landscaping with room for pool. F#67085 | Web#H30126.
Best Value. New Construction, Traditional, 5000+ sq. ft., 6 BRs, 7.5 BAs, on .92 acres with gunite pool and tennis. Marble BAs, theater, gym, etc. Close to ocean in Sagaponack south and adjacent to a 16 acre reserve. Co-Excl. F#68037 | Web#H28978.
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WATERMILL 6DWÇ§SP /LWWOH1R\DF3DWKÇ§ Situated on 4.7 acres this bright gambrel style home features every amenity and offers 8 large BRs with 9 full BAs and 2 half BAs. Interior highlights include 12â€™ ceilings, 8â€™ doors all 3 levels and 5â€™ hallways. Custom gourmet kit. Excl. F#69431 | Web#H24460.
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Built in 2008, brand-new traditional on .37 of an acre with all the bells and whistles. Featuring 4 BRs, and 5.5 BAs. Open ďŹ‚oor plan with gourmet kit., formal DR, breakfast room, large LR, & much more. Excl. F#63841 | Web#H16014.
Traditional-style SOH home. Expert details & amenities. 6 BRS, 6 BAs, 1 half-BA, 4 fpls. Professional kit. w/fplc, adjacent screened-in porch & stone patio. Finished bsmnt. 20x40 gunite pool. 2-car gar. Bordered by reserve. Co-Excl. F#57953 | Web#H0157953.
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South of the Highway - True Trifecta - Located mid bluff, this 4 BR, 2 BA cape has 2 waterside decks and incredible views of the bay and ocean. Room for pool and expansion. Excl. F#67399 | Web#H49727.
Estate home with 8,000 sq ft, 7 BR, and 8.5 BA. Quality custom designed home by master builder for the discriminating buyer. Luscious grounds includes everything for entertaining, pool, tennis and separate 2000 sq. ft. guest cottage. Co-Excl. F#42200 | Web#H0142200.
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Circa 1930â€™s Cottage renovated and expanded, maintainins character of the era. 4 large BRs, 3 BAs, LR, formal DR, expansive kit./great room. Covered rear porch, htd gunite pool, gar. Desirable Village location. Co-Excl. F#55036 | Web#H0155036.
%ULGJHKDPSWRQ2IČŠFH 6DWÇ§SP %ODFNZDWFK&WÇ§ MagniďŹ cent mature landscaping and garden with views of Peconic Bay make the most of this pvt, oneacre home site. 5,000 sq. ft. of living space includes 3 ďŹ‚oors of decking overlooking gardens and Peconic Bay. Spacious entry hall and LR, eat-in kit., formal DR and ďŹ rst-ďŹ‚oor master, four additional BRs and large informal familyy room overlooking gardens and the Bay plus 2 ofďŹ ces and a playroom on the lower level. Dir: Montauk Highway to McGregor Dr. North to Blackwatch Ct. #35, a ďŹ‚ag lot on the left. Excl. F#70224 | Web#H35816.
Appreciate Hamptons style in this Gambrel-style, 5 BR, 4.5 BA home. Designed for gracious living with vaultedceilings,double-heightwindows,greatroom, professional-grade kit., family room, 3 fpls, patios & htd, gunite pool. Excl. F#60420 | Web#H35711.
WESTHAMPTONBEACH 6DW 6XQ Ç§SP 6XQVHW$YHÇ§ This move in ready modiďŹ ed ranch is a short distance to Westhampton Beach Village. It features hard wood ďŹ‚oors, wood beamed ceilings, fpl and central air conditioning. Cedar shingles, circular Dr. and covered entry add to the curb appeal. Room for a pool. F#70734 | Web#H41658.
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Travel with us to... “Kiku” at The New York Botanical Garden – Sun., Nov. 8th – $115 pp. – “Kiku”=Chrysanthemum – This marks the final year you will be able to see the elaborate Kiku presentation at The New York Botanical Garden. The Garden experts worked up to eleven months to grow, train, and shape these flowers. In late October the plants burst into bloom, a true celebration of the changing of the seasons and you will see four traditional kiku styles displayed in the Conservatory Courtyards. During this festival, Japanese culture will be demonstrated with Japanese Taiko drumming on the weekends. Peddler’s Village – Thurs., Nov. 12th – $74 pp. – Peddler’s Village is a charming eighteenth century style village set on 42 acres of landscaped gardens, brick walkways, 75 specialty shops, several restaurants (you’ll get a $20 meal voucher) and a wonderful Spa. Stroll acres of landscaped grounds and gardens dotted with colonial-style buildings. Discover merchandise from all over the globe and many handmade wares from local craftspeople. Experience personal service and old-fashioned country hospitality… a refreshing change from the pace of impersonal malls and outlets. Washington, DC – 4-Day Tour – Sat.-Tues., Nov. 14th-17th – $865 pp./do. - Hampton Jitney is pleased to guide you on this journey to our nation’s capital. Whether you have been to Washington, DC a dozen times or this is your first trip, you will come away with a sense of patriotism and gratitude for the magnificent country in which we live. Visit Arlington National Cemetery, see a performance of “A Street Car Named Desire” at the Kennedy Center, visit Mount Vernon, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, the Newseum, some Museums of the Smithsonian and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Take an illuminated monuments tour, have a guided tour of the area and dine at some wonderful restaurants. Ornaments, Orchids & Opulence – 2-Day Holiday Indulgence in Brandywine, PA Tues.- Wed., Dec. 1st-2nd – $348 pp./do. – Reflect on what it might have been like to live in luxury at the end of the 19th century, at Christmastime in the Brandywine Valley. See the Rockwood Estate decorated in Holiday splendor, be a guest and indulge in an elegant tea luncheon in this grand setting; travel to Old Swedes Church, for a special treat; see Longwood Gardens at night, adorned in Holiday Splendor; visit the superb estate of Henry Francis du Pont, Winterthur Museum and Gardens and take a fun tour of QVC Studios. You will come home with very special memories. Christmas In Williamsburg, VA – 4-Day Tour – Fri.-Mon., Dec. 4th-7th – $675 pp./do. Colonial Williamsburg offers a magical Christmas experience. The splendor of the Grand Illumination, the elegant beauty of distinctive natural decorations, delicious food, and festive music make Christmas in Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area an unforgettable event that you will cherish forever. You will also have a full Access Pass to Colonial Williamsburg, an evening Ghost tour, guided tour of Jamestown. Radio City Music Hall Christmas Shows – Tues., Dec. 8th - $150 pp. , Thurs., Dec. 10th $150 pp. & $145 pp. , Sat., Dec. 12th - $160 pp. , Tues., Dec. 15th - $150 pp. , Thurs., Dec. 17th - $150 – Hampton Jitney is pleased to escort you on this always exciting Christmas-time adventure. “…experience the exhilaration and wonder of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the world-famous Radio City Rockettes! ‘Their signature eye high kicks and precision choreography in multiple show stopping numbers will delight the whole family!’
“MEMPHIS” A New Musical – Wed., Dec. 16th - $165 pp. & Sun., Feb. 14th (Valentine’s Day) $170 pp. – THIS FABULOUS MUSICAL SHOULD NOT BE MISSED!!! - "In the smoky halls and underground clubs of the segregated '50s, a young white DJ named Huey Calhoun fell in love with everything he shouldn't: rock and roll and an electrifying black singer. Memphis is an original story about the Cultural Revolution that erupted when his vision met her voice, and the music changed forever. Memphis features a brand new score with music by Bon Jovi's founding member/keyboardist David Bryan." A Christmas Lights Tour of Brooklyn – Guided Motor Coach Tour of Dyker Heights and Bay Ridge – Sat., Dec. 19th – $110 pp. – Come visit the Italian-American section of Dyker Heights, made famous in the 2001 PBS documentary “Dyker Lights” and TLC’s “Crazy Christmas Lights.” If you want to see some of the most extravagant Christmas light displays you’ll find anywhere in the country, you’ll need to come with us to Brooklyn! The Bay Ridge community, also known for their Christmas Lights, will also be included on your tour. We have teamed up with Tony Muia (“Slice of Brooklyn” Tour Guide). You will stop for dessert and coffee at Mona Lisa Pastry Shoppe & Café – one of the best Italian bakeries in Brooklyn!
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Up in the Air George Plimpton, Balloon Boy & Monster in Bridgehampton Pond By Dan Rattiner Shortly after George Plimpton, the novelist and adventurer who lived in Amagansett, died in 2003, his widow arranged for Random House to publish a collection of his best short stories. The lead story in that collection, which many feel was the best he ever wrote, was the true story of a man in Los Angeles who attached helium balloons to his lawn chair and sailed up into the stratosphere for half a day. It was called “The Man in the Flying Lawn Chair.” Plimpton was fond of that story, too. He’d often tell it when he made public appearances. He included it in his introductory remarks when he was the Master of Ceremonies at the Dan’s Papers 30th Anniversary Party at the Montauk Yacht Club in 1990. It also became the title of his 2004 book. The story of Balloon Boy (or Attic Boy), which has been making headlines since Oct. 15, made me think of Plimpton and Larry Walters, the man who flew in the lawn chair. Walters, a truck driver, had been planning to fly in his lawn chair since graduating high school 15 years before. He’d been interested in helium and balloons and flight since he was a boy. He made model planes and flew them. He made miniature balloons and flew them. When he met Carol, the woman he would marry, he told her about his plan. He intended, sometime, to make a helium-filled floating device and take off over California. He thought she should know that.
At first, Carol was supportive. But 15 years later, when he said that it was now or never, she tried to talk him out of it. She said she would go with him. He said it was too dangerous and that he had to go alone. She said he should keep it as a dream. He said he couldn’t do that. She said he should take a parachute. He said he would. She said he should take a skydiving lesson. He did, jumping out of a
July 2, 1982. He set up the lawn chair on the patio of his mother-in-law’s house in San Pedro, hooked everything up with ropes, struggled into his parachute pack, climbed into his chair and began filling helium balloons. As the number of balloons hovering above him passed 45, they began to move the chair. The women shouted and screamed, and suddenly he was off the ground and climbing. He was amazed, startled and frightened. The pellet gun slipped from his lap and fell to earth. He held onto the arms of the chair for dear life. Walters leveled off at 16,000 feet and floated evenly toward the glide path used by airplanes at the Los Angeles airport. There is a report, fully documented, of an alert issued to traffic control by the pilot of a 747. “This is TWA 231, level at 16,000 feet. We have a man in a chair attached to balloons in our 10 o’clock position, range five miles.” Eventually, the helium began to leak and Walters began to slowly descend. He circled around as the wind changed and finally landed in a residential neighborhood near Long Beach. People helped him out of his chair. Someone asked if they could have it, and he gave it to them. He was fine. There is no record of police or firemen or anybody else following Walters on the ground for the seven hours he was aloft. The comment from the pilot was never acted upon. It was filed in the flying-saucer folder. Larry Walters was famous for a while. The
The women shouted and screamed, and suddenly he was off the ground and climbing. plane above San Bernardino. But when she said she hoped that that would get it out of his system, he said no, the time had come. Walters bought an aluminum lawn chair at Sears, 60 basketball-sized helium weather balloons and a pellet gun (he intended to shoot the balloons when it came time to land). On the day before he was scheduled to take off, he bought a two-way radio, a compass, a flashlight, an altimeter, a pocket knife, a medical kit, eight plastic bottles of water (for ballast), a package of beef jerky, a camera, two liters of Coca-Cola and a roadmap of California. Walters took off on the warm clear morning of
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After winemaker Roman Roth and Wölffer Estate Vineyard were featured on the “Today” show with Meredith Vieira, Jay Leno spoofed the spot on his show. In the grape-cutting section of the tape, Leno dons lederhosen and strolls through the vineyard rows. * * * East Hampton’s Renee Zellweger will reprise her role in a third Bridget Jones movie—but she won’t be packing on the pounds this time. Concerned about the physical effects of gaining and losing 30 pounds, she’ll wear a fat suit instead. * * * Southampton’s Paris Hilton is currently filming The Other Guy, a cop-action comedy, with Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg and Samuel L. Jackson in New York. Hilton was recently the victim of a celebrity burglary involving her and Lindsey Lohan. Happily, the Los Angeles Police Department recovered most of the jewelry that was stolen from her house. * * * Annette Heller, an abstract artist from Springs, is coordinating an art show entitled “Round up the Unusual Suspects,” to be held at Ashwagh Hall, Saturday and Sunday, November 21 and 22, with an opening reception on Saturday. The show, co-curated by Teri Kennedy, will include 10 artists working with paint, sculpture and photography. Included in the show are Johanna Caleca, Hilary Dunphy, Trish Franey, Mary Grossman, Salvatore Gulla, Annette Heller, Stephanie Reit, Harry Roth, Jerry Schwabe and Susan Zwirn. * * * Rocker Jon Bon Jovi didn’t know he was investing in the Blue Parrot in East Hampton. In Britain’s “Q” magazine, he said, “I was at a dinner with Ronald Perelman and Ralph Lauren. I thought they were talking about the Blue Note jazz club and I was trying to get in on the conversation. They said, ‘Okay, you’re in.’ Next thing I know we own the Blue Parrot. Renee Zellweger bought in, too. It’s a 50-seat hole-in-the-wall for gazillionaires who drink and do a little karaoke.” He didn’t know what he was investing in, but we’re glad to have him. * * * Author Dan Rattiner will be at the Winter Tree Gallery in Sag Harbor on November 7 from 4-7 p.m. for the opening of his “Drawings and Cartoons 1957-2009” show and will also be signing copies of his book In The Hamptons. * * * “Wody Girtch Mama,” a theatre piece by East Hampton choreographer/actor/director Kate Mueth, was chosen as part of Jennifer Muller/The Works series. Excerpts will be shown on Saturday, Nov. 14, at The Works on W. 24 St. in New York. For info: email@example.com or 212-691-3803.
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By Susan M. Galardi Over a period of 20 years, Montauk resident Fred Melamed made “millions” as a voiceover artist. He was the spokesperson for CBS Sports and Mercedes Benz, and played many voiceover parts in Woody Allen movies as well as countless other films, TV series and commercials. “Voiceover was my waitress job for about 20 years,” said Melamed recently over coffee in Bridgehampton. “I have a voice like Orsen Welles—not the voice of a real person.” In the first decade of 2000, all that changed. Commercial media were looking for a different sound—the less articulate guy next door. Suddenly, Melamed’s waitress gig was up. Melamed describes himself during that period, beginning in about 2003, as being in the desert. He moved out to the East End from Manhattan with his wife Leslee Speier and 18-month-old twin sons. “After decades of being so busy, suddenly it came to very little,” he said. “But it encouraged me to go back to acting again, and writing.” Then Melamed got serious. A call came from the powerhouse directing team, the Coen brothers, who were getting ready to shoot their latest film, A Serious Man (now playing in East Hampton at the UA movie theatre).
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“They called me directly,” said Melamed, beaming at the memory. “It’s very exciting when a director calls you and offers you a role.” The role is Sy Ableman, “the most insufferable, pompous windbag,” Melamed said with a laugh.
For his work, he has received unanimous critical acclaim. The Chicago Tribune said, “Fred Melamed plays Sy, and the role is unthinkable in any other hands.” The New York Times called him “splendidly unctuous,” and Roger Ebert said of the cast, “My favorite is Melamed.” In addition, The L.A. Times’ Oscars update predicted Melamed would take the statue for Best Supporting Actor, and in fact, as of this writing, he is on six major critics’ lists for that specific award. “I’ve been in this long enough to know not to get caught up in the whirlwind,” said Melamed. “But if you’ve spent some time in the desert, it’s very nice. It makes you very grateful.” Most ironic about Melamed’s quick assent—if not from a pile of ashes but the dunes of Montauk—is that he never auditioned for the role. He knew the Coens from his graduate school days at Yale Drama, where he met fellow students John Turturro and Frances McDormand, who was in the first film the brothers made and is married to Joel Coen. “We were in the same orbit,” Melamed said. He didn’t run across the Coens again until 1990, when they were casting Barton Fink. “I auditioned for the role of a movie studio head and came in second,” he said. Then came another opportunity with the eccentric (continued on page 22)
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Be Prepared Three Levels of Certification for Montauk Coast Guard Coxswain By Dan Rattiner There is a monument out at the Montauk Lighthouse dedicated to local people who are lost at sea while earning their livelihood off our shores. It happens every few years. Someone is blown overboard or there is an accident of some sort. At the annual Blessing of the Fleet ceremony every June, when Montauk’s fishing boats parade before religious leaders for their annual blessing, the last boat is always a Coast Guard boat that, when required, carries on board the family members of those lost the previous year. After passing through the jetties and heading off for half an hour, the cutter approach-
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es the Montauk Lighthouse, where wreaths are cast upon the water in memory of those who have died. It is a touching and important conclusion every year to the Blessing of the Fleet. Because Montauk takes the loss of its men and women so seriously, and because the town relies so heavily on the work of our men and women at the Coast Guard station on Star Island for help in times of distress, it has come as a shock to the town that the current commander, a very dedicated, well-liked man, is being disciplined by his higher-ups. Our chief is James Weber, and last week, he was temporarily relieved of his command
for taking two crews of guardsmen aboard identical 47-foot Coast Guard surfboats into heavy surf conditions off Montauk this past August. A review of the incident is taking place by order of Rear Admiral Joe Mimmich of the 1st District Headquarters in the Battery, and within a few weeks it will be decided whether the removal of Weber’s command is to be permanent, or if some other outcome is possible. Perhaps he can be reinstated. Certainly the town hopes so. There are three levels of certification that can be achieved by all commanders of ships (continued on page 20)
THE HORRORS OF THE MTA TAX
By T.J. Clemente The recently enacted (Sept. 1, 2009) MTA Payroll Tax is a smack in the face to all Suffolk County businesses that now must pay $34 in tax for every $1,000 in payroll. The only exemptions are businesses with yearly payrolls totaling less than $2,500. Every business, as well as Suffolk County towns, must pay this tax on all their employees including teachers (which will cause an increase in school tax), lifeguards and policemen (which will cause an increase in town
and village taxes), and hospital workers. The same is true for all other Suffolk County employees. Not even non-profit organizations like churches, Goodwill and the Salvation Army are exempt. In fact even independent contractors—meaning the 1099 form people—will have to pay this tax. New York State Assemblyman Fred Thiele spoke of all the horrors of this tax, which he vehemently opposed. He called it “geographical politics at their worst,” explaining how New York City representation tailored this
law to bail out the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s $1.2 billion deficit on the back of 12 counties that MTA trains pass through, regardless of volume (Montauk sees three trains a day). He stressed that there is no “sunset” clause to this tax, which opens the door for future increases—a very ugly thought for struggling East End businesses that are also watching mandated health care coverage cost increases head their way. (continued on page 24)
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FAA fined him $1,500. He was on the “Tonight Show.” He was on “Letterman.” He was treated with the respect someone gets when they have scaled the side of a New York City skyscraper. Letterman asked how he felt with the event over. “Life seems sort of empty,” Walters said, “because I always had this to look forward to.” Other than that, he said, he was delighted with all the publicity. In October of 1993, Walters went hiking in the California mountains and fatally shot himself in the heart. He was 44. That event also made news, but in the back sections of newspapers and on cable. It seemed very out of character for him. He was really such a happy guy, Carol told people. Plimpton’s account of all this appeared in the New Yorker in June of 1998. It was such a wonderful piece that it was not only collected as the lead piece in the short story book, but also optioned for film. It eventually became a movie called Danny Deckchair starring Rhys Ifans and released in 2003. The circumstances of the current caper, of course, have taken a very different turn. Balloon Boy Falcon’s mother and father could very well do jail time for pretending that their six-year-old son was aloft in their homemade helium balloon over Fort Collins, Colorado for two hours. The charges include lying to authorities to get them running around after Balloon Boy, and violating child labor laws, since the Heene kids, all younger than 10, were in on the hoax. I don’t see where the child labor part of this is going. The parents told their kids to “help dad” by lying. It would get them a TV show. Wives are not allowed to testify in court against their husbands. Kids can be in on things, too. I might note that the kid did not spend the whole time in the attic over the garage, which might be considered child abuse. He stayed in the house during the escapade, and hid in the attic when the authorities came to look around. I think the real sin the parents committed was tricking everyone, making authorities run around crazily and forcing the closing of a nearby airport for several hours. Not nice and very expensive. A REAL emergency might have been ignored because of this hoax. Hoaxes take place all the time, particularly in this newspaper. (Ever taken the Hampton Subway?) But it’s all in fun. Once, I wrote a story about an attempt to locate a Loch Ness-type sea monster in the Hamptons in a pond in the woods north of Bridgehampton. I said that students from St. Johns University were living in a camper out there and trying to document the monster with cameras, videotape and audio equipment. As a result of this, ABC sent a newschopper with reporters and photographers to try to interview these students and perhaps see the monster. When ABC found out they were hoaxed, they were pretty pissed at me. But I never did any jail time. An account of this story is in the chapter “Jim Jensen” in my memoir In the Hamptons, which was published last year—by Random House, coincidentally. The memoir’s still selling well in all bookstores. A sequel, In the Hamptons Too, will be published in May 2010. The earlier book will appear in paperback that month, too.
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Me, My Remote and I A 21st-Century Story about Stopping Time for the World Series By Dan Rattiner This is a true 21st-century story, and it involves a terrible text message I received as I was plugging my iPhone into its charger in East Hampton just a few minutes before one o’clock in the morning on October 23. The text read ARE YOU WATCHING THE YANKEES?, and it came from my daughter in California, where it was three hours earlier—10 p.m. her time. Frankly, it ruined everything. One of the big fascinations in sports is that you root for your team and hope and hope and hope. On TV, you often see the fans, at crucial moments, with their hands touching in prayer in front of their faces, trying to invoke God to help them through. You just never know. This particular night was the second game of
the American League Pennant playoff between the Yankees and Angels. It began at 8 p.m. EST. I am not a baseball fanatic but I do watch important games, and this was one of them. We would be out to dinner at Nick and Toni’s at 8 p.m. So, at 2 p.m., thinking ahead, I scheduled to record the 8 p.m. game on TiVo. I would get home around 10, put the game on from the beginning but whiz through all the commercials, and get to bed at 11:30, satisfied with whatever the outcome might be. In case you are interested in whom I root for, I spent my boyhood going to Brooklyn Dodgers games. I know that dates me but I don’t care. This means that I root for anybody who plays against the Yankees. Since this year, or since the All Star Break anyway, the Yankees have
played the game better than anybody in the history of the game, and that is a fact. This perverse rooting has been a formidable task for me. We got home from dinner, as planned, at 10 p.m. I was full of my favorite dish at this restaurant—roasted chicken with baked potatoes, garlic and pancetta—and I was a happy camper. I would get through three hours of angst in two (I could clasp my hands and pray for the Angels, an appropriately named team, at fast forward), and go to sleep satisfied. I should note that when I set this up at 2 p.m., I was very smart. Baseball games in the 21st century are very cerebral and calculating affairs, often moving at a glacial pace and exceeding the three hours allotted them by the (continued on next page)
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networks. The networks oblige by removing any regularly scheduled programs that might be in the way. So what I did was schedule to record the three hours of the game, the halfhour post game and the two half-hour “Seinfeld” episodes after that. That would take me until 12:30 a.m. in real time. Four-and-ahalf hours would be plenty of time to complete a ballgame. On my TV, the game proceeded slowly and methodically into a drizzle. It was indeed taking a long time, but the prediction was that the drizzle would evolve into an angry storm (they’d break occasionally to show this green and yellow blot from AccuWeather moving jerkily up the coast), and that the game would likely have to be postponed. Good, I thought around 10:30. I can go to bed early. The score was Angels 2, Yankees 0. I was so proud of myself. The game continued through the drizzle ever so slowly. There was foul ball after foul ball after foul ball, plus trip to the pitcher’s mound by the catcher, trip to the mound by the coach and then trip to the mound by the manager. In the fifth, the Yankees tied it up 2 to 2, and the game continued on into the drizzle. I marveled as I always do at the length and number of commercials between innings. In real time, you don’t really notice how long these take. Anyway, I was silently whizzing through. I couldn’t tell you what they were about really. I was so proud of myself. As we approached the four-and-a-half hour mark on my TiVo, which was around 11:30 my
time but 12:30 TiVo time, it became obvious to me that two things were about to occur. One was that I would not see the last of the game. It would freeze sometime in the eighth inning. The other was that the rainstorm was worsening. The game would either freeze in the eighth or the umps would call it off because of the rain just before then. At that four-and-a half-hour mark, with the score still 2 to 2 in the top of the eighth, it did indeed freeze. An Angel was walking to the plate. The rain pellets were clearly visible, stopped in mid-air. I turned the TV off with a mixture of 1/10 frustration and 9/10 contentment. It was 11:15 p.m. The game would end one way or another. I could get a good night’s sleep. Chris and I got ready for bed. I picked up a book I was reading—Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn—and we read in bed for quite a while. The rainstorm soon began to kick up outside our bedroom window. I lit a fire. We read some more, and at a quarter to one in real time, I made final preparations to turn out the lights. I plugged in the laptop, turned off the lights, looked out the window at the storm, which so recently had been over Yankee Stadium, and plugged in the iPhone. Plugging it in lights it up. There was the message. ARE YOU WATCHING THE YANKEE GAME? I considered calling the daughter, but decided against it. She’d just tell me what the hell was going on. No, I will go downstairs and watch whatever this drama is in real time. I got up to
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go downstairs—and suddenly thought to check when my daughter had sent the text. She had sent it, according to the iPhone, almost an hour before I saw it. Dramatic moments in baseball happen fast—it would be over by now. I lay back down in a funk. So be it. I’d read about it in the morning. But three hours for a baseball game with a three-program extension was not enough. I had, messing with time, actually out-computerized myself. I tried to figure out what I could have done differently to be able to go back down to see the end, but messing with the various times in my head only made me sleepy. Shortly, I was miserably out. Well, it turned out the umps had let the game go right into and through the downpour. It actually outlasted the downpour. It went 13 innings, the teams used 14 pitchers and more than 400 balls were thrown. The Angels scored a run in the top of the eighth just after the freeze to go ahead, but in the bottom of the ninth A-Rod came up and hit a dramatic solo homerun to send the game into extra innings. It went on and on. The downpour returned to a drizzle, and finally, the Yankees won the game on a fielding error in the bottom of the thirteenth. After this incident, I decided that it will never happen again. You want me to mess with time? I will mess with time. I hold the ultimate weapon: the remote. Now, I TiVo baseball games for the three hours plus six—count ‘em, six— programs after that, for a total of about seven hours all together. This will never happen again.
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By Dan Rattiner Week of November 7 – 13, 2009 Riders this week: 6,852 Rider miles this week: 82,422 DOWN IN THE TUBE Jack Nicholson was seen in Amagansett on Halloween and overheard saying that he was in town to film scenes for his next movie. Later in the evening, it was learned that this person was just somebody dressed up as Jack Nicholson.
riders can make suggestions without the boxes. Simply go to the laptop kiosks along the eastern walls of every platform, enter your password and type in your suggestions. They will be emailed to our main Hampton Bays office, where a team of clerks will read them and pass them along to the higher-ups. HAMPTON SUBWAY WINS ANOTHER AWARD Commissioner Aspinall is in Rio de Janeiro
this week for the annual Worldwide Subway Council Meeting, and is expected to pick up another award for the Best Lighted Subway System, Northeastern United States Region for Cities of Less Than 200,000. He won it last year. The trophy is so large that he will have to buy it a second first-class seat on the plane when he flies back here next week. CLOSE MECOX? A survey will be done next week to determine if the subway should close down the Mecox Station. Few people use it, and those who want to come near Mecox usually travel only a mile or two west and east, to Water Mill or Bridgehampton. It’s expensive staffing the Mecox Sation in these hard times. We want to know what people think. Riders will be surveyed (continued on page 21)
LARGEST SCULPTURE EVER ON A SUBWAY PLATFORM Subway Commissioner Aspinall has commissioned noted Springs sculptor Adrien Bordeaux to build the largest sculpture ever on a subway platform. Bordeaux’s solution is a unique one. Having determined it impossible to get any sculpture the size he has in mind down the escalators, he will bring in the sculpture aboard the subway itself. Since subway cars are not very large either, he intends to jackhammer out part of the Amagansett platform to accommodate a spur of railroad tracks upon which a new stationary subway car can be pulled in and parked. He will retrieve a subway car from the Montauk Yards, drive it to Amagansett and park on the dead-end spur between the actual tracks and the platform. For art openings and viewings, straphangers will be able to enter from the shortened platform on one side and an in-use but stopped subway car on the other. The subway car will contain Bordeaux’s smaller works, including 12 life-size bronze straphangers. Each month the bronze straphangers will be moved around to different parts of the car, and there will be a new art opening with wine and cheese. “The art will be the subway car itself and the arrangement of the bronzes within,” Bordeaux says, explaining why the same sculpture deserves openings every month. NEW “SUGGESTION BOX” KIOSK Because the wooden suggestion boxes we bolted to the subway platform walls keep getting stolen, we have established a system whereby ! IT ©Ronald J. Krowne Photography 2008
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in the Coast Guard. Each level is progressively more difficult than the one before. The first is Basic Coxswain for piloting a boat in normal weather. The second is Heavy Weather Coxswain for rough seas. The third is the most difficult of all and licenses coastguardsmen to pilot a ship for anything up to the Perfect Storm. All licenses have to be renewed every year to make sure that those holding them continue their level of training. There are certain training benchmarks that must be met. Weber was certified at the highest level. He had achieved the certification of “surfman,” but not at Montauk, because Montauk is not considered a heavy surf location. Inasmuch as Weber was put in command of Montauk, he was thus unable to train there to continue his surfman rating, and at the time of the incident, his certification had expired. The incident itself was the arrival of 30foot surf and 120 mile-per-hour winds of Hurricane Bill 50 miles east of Montauk. This hurricane created enormous surf to its west as it churned counterclockwise up from the southern Atlantic. In Montauk and throughout the Hamptons, people actually camped out on the beaches to watch the amazing surf created by the passage of this hurricane. It roared north at about 40 knots, and here, 50 miles away, our surf was 20 to 30 feet high for a period of 12 hours. As this hurricane neared, Weber ordered his two surfboats out into the sea off
Montauk for a training mission. He captained one of the boats and planned to train the captain of the other boat, who had never been certified to work ships in this kind of surf. They were out for several hours, struggling up one side of the waves and down the other and learning the best angles to approach them. According to the Coast Guard senior staff, during this time Weber was endangering the lives of his crew and putting brand-new million-dollar boats at risk. “Mr. Weber stepped outside the rules the Coast Guard has in place to perform this operation,” the charge temporarily relieving him says. According to those on the scene, Weber spoke to the Section Commander of the Coast Guard at Shinnecock before ordering his men out. It is not known if Weber just informed Shinnecock of what he was about to do, or was asking permission, or what. Such surf conditions off Montauk come only once every 10 years or so. This was a once-in-alifetime chance for surf training at Montauk. All these matters are part of the investigation. Neither of these ships are the largest in Montauk. The largest in the slips at Star Island is the 87-foot Cutter Ridley, commanded by Sr. Chief Boswains Mate Jeff Ryan. In heavy seas of this sort, the Ridley might have gone out for training, but it did not. Ryan does not report directly to Weber. Ryan was never asked.
How this will turn out nobody knows. The town hopes that Weber will just receive a reprimand and be back. No one was hurt. No ships were damaged. Everyone learned something. Some years ago, this newspaper sponsored an event at the Montauk Lighthouse called “Flight to Portugal.” People entering the event threw homemade model aircraft off the cliff there in hopes of winning a free trip to Portugal, which was the first prize offered by the Portuguese National Tourist Office in Manhattan. Offshore at the start of that event was the Point Wells, the 80-foot cutter that preceded the Ridley as the largest ship in the Montauk Coast Guard Fleet. I had asked and was happy to have them out there, standing by if needed. Much of the Montauk fishing fleet, along with sport-fishing boats, the media, surfers, a band, a barbecue and a crowd of spectators were on hand. It was a rough day, though, and about one hour into the event, the Point Wells got a call from a ship in distress in the 20-foot seas just off our shores, and they went off to assist. There were priorities for the Point Wells. Everyone understood that. We are lucky to have a Coast Guard station in Montauk. I am glad there are priorities, and we are all glad that the crew there is highly trained to handle emergencies. We hope that Chief Weber will be back. But overriding that is the fact that the Coast Guard will do what it has to do to keep us safe.
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Twentysomething…By David Lion Rattiner Yankees By the time you read this, the New York Yankees will have won the World Series. Wait—I don’t want to jinx it. Forget the sentence you just read. It’s bad luck for me to say that they will win right now. However, since you are reading this, maybe it doesn’t matter because it’s the future, so maybe it’s okay for me to say that they are the champions, even though they haven’t won yet. This World Series in particular has been one of the strangest. Like many people, I seriously believe that certain things I do while watching the game affect the outcome. What is scary is
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by interns with questionnaires at every station but Mecox next Saturday and Sunday. COMMISSIONER ASPINALL’S MESSAGE Apparently, riders have been confused by the changes in our emergency evacuation warning signals. As a result, it will be a topic at our next board meeting, which will be held in the main office next Wednesday. Until then, there will be no emergency evacuation warning signals, so everybody is just on their own. The souvenir book, One Year on the Hampton Subway, is selling well at all BookHampton stores throughout the Hamptons. Get your copy today. It’s only $18.48, which, with tax, comes to $20.01. We tried making it come out to exactly $20, but we couldn’t do it, was the problem.
that this seems to be true time and time again. For example, ever since A-Rod became a Yankee, I’ve brought him bad luck. I used to think that it was just in my head, but now I’m convinced that when A-Rod strikes out, it’s my fault. Remember in game one of the World Series when he struck out twice in a row? That was my fault. Whenever I watch a Yankees game in a bar and A-Rod gets up to bat, he strikes out. It is seriously a 100%-of-thetime thing. When a Yankees game is on, no matter where I am, when A-Rod gets up to bat, the conversation goes something like this: “A-Rod is up to bat. Watch this, Dave, he’s going to hit a homerun.” “I better leave the room.” “Why?” “He always strikes out when I’m watching him hit. It’s a near certainty.” “Don’t be ridiculous.” And I’ll stay and A-Rod will strike out. During game one of the series I watched in terror as the Yankees lost because of my bad ARod luck. I wasn’t taking myself seriously enough. Who am I? I thought. Where do I get off thinking that I am somehow connected to A-Rod striking out when I watch him go to bat? I don’t believe in this mumbo-jumbo. And of course, whenever you treat any curse in such a way, it comes back to bite you tenfold.
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The Yanks lost game one. I avoided watching game two all together. How crazy is that? I went out to my car and turned the radio on to get an update. I checked Yahoo Sports on my iPhone and received text messages from my friends when big plays took place. The Yanks needed me to do this. I couldn’t be selfish and watch the game and cause A-Rod to have two consecutive strikeouts again. Taunting my Red Sox fan friends (are they real friends?) was worth the disconnect from the game. The Yankees won game two. During games three and four I watched, but every time A-Rod got up to hit I left the room. The Yankees won both games. Gulp. So I guess I don’t get to watch one of the best players in baseball bat during the World Series out of my love for my team. It’s a sacrifice I’m willing to make in order to be able to shut down any Red Sox fan for the next six months. Go, Yankees!
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filmmakers. â€œThey remembered when they were casting Hudsucker Proxy with Paul Newman and Tim Robbins,â€? Melamed said. â€œBut the role required appearing naked save for a diaper. I turned it down.â€? Fast forward to a few years ago. The Coens were working on three films: Burn after Reading, No Country for Old Men and A Serious Man. They were screening footage of the Woody Allen film Hollywood Ending, to look at actress Tia Leoni. Melamed happened to be in the scene. â€œThey said, â€˜Oh, Fred. Heâ€™d be good for Sy,â€™â€? said Melamed. Thus the phone call. The Coens decided they wanted to cast A Serious Man with unknowns. Asked how that made him feel, Melamed answered with his booming voice, â€œhappy that I could get a good part in it!â€? Melamed felt the script â€œwas brilliant,â€? and shooting the film was â€œtotal fun and joy. I had an absolute, joyous blast. The most fun Iâ€™ve ever had.â€? The Coens, precise in their writing and directing, rarely agree to deviation from their written words. Yet Melamed said they allow the actors great freedom. â€œThey give you a fully realized character, script and milieu, and leave the rest up to you,â€? he saidâ€”unlike Woody Allen. â€œHeâ€™d say, â€˜Hereâ€™s the script but if you donâ€™t like it, say anything you want.â€™â€? A Serious Man is the story of Larry Gopnik, a professor whose life is falling apart on many levels. His wife Judith (played by Sari Lennick)
requests a spiritual divorce so she and Sy can marry. Larryâ€™s daughter steals money from him for her nose job, his son steals from his sister to pay off drug debts. His brother Arthur (played by Richard Kind), has moved in, and his students are blackmailing him. Larry consults with sever-
about E. Forbes Smiley, a cartographic authority and map dealer who built the collections of wealthy collectors and venerable institutions. After 20 years as a respected, well-liked insider, Smiley was caught stealing from the Beinecke Library at Yaleâ€”he used an Exacto blade to cut from a book an original 400-year-old map of â€˜New Englandâ€™ drawn by Captain John Smith of Pocahontus fame.â€? Smiley, whose 3 1/2-year jail sentence ends in January, was also Melamedâ€™s college roommate and his friend for many years. â€œAbout 10 years ago, Forbesâ€™ wife and I tried to convince him to go to therapy. He never talked to me again.â€? Once Melamed strikes a deal for the film, he hopes to make it on the East End. In addition to now auditioning for major films, Melamed spends his time on the board of the Child Development Center of the Hamptons (CDCH). When his twin sons were 14 months old, they were both diagnosed with autism. Living in the city, the Melameds were on waiting lists to get the services the children needed. By a circuitous path, they found Janice Goldman, then the head of CDCH who guaranteed that Lee and Alec would have the necessary early intervention treatment and services. Now seven years old, the twins continue to do very well at CDCH. â€œTheyâ€™re both very happy children,â€? said Melamed. Melamed had an interesting childhood him-
â€œCriticizing the film as anti-Semitic was inevitable. That happens when you deal with a specific group, especially one obsessed with its own persecution.â€? al rabbis, who offer him little practical advice. The play was described by one critic as â€œ100% Jewish,â€? which has led to some accusations of anti-Semiticism against the Coens, who are Jewish. Melamed said, â€œIn all of their films, the Coens made broad fun of a lot of people. Criticizing the film as anti-Semitic was inevitable. That happens whenever you deal with a specific groupâ€” especially a group that tends to be obsessed with its own persecution. I can say that because Iâ€™m a Jew.â€? While enjoying the attention brought on by the film, Melamed is working on his own project: finishing a screenplay called Also, A Villager, which he hopes to direct. â€œItâ€™s a fictionalized account
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Hampton Jitney Fall 2009 Schedule Effective Thurs., September 24 through Wed., January 6, 2010
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ALL LUGGAGE: Must have ID tag. HJ liability maximum $250. All checked luggage and packages are subject to search. RESERVATIONS Reservations are required to guarantee a seat. Please call if you must change or cancel a reservation; please do not double book. â€œNo showsâ€? may be charged full fare.
TICKETS AND PAYMENT Payment on board may be by cash, ticket, credit card; or by check if you are an Express Club member and have your membership card with you. American Express, Visa, MasterCard and Discover cards may be used for payment only if the credit card is on board with the passenger. Open (unreserved) tickets, including Value Pack ticket books, can be purchased at the Omni desk in Southampton, through our accounting ofďŹ ce or online. Trip availability is subject to change â€” always call or refer to our website to conďŹ rm schedule.
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Enjoy the ultimate in comfort â€“ a full size coach with only half the seats! Spacious captainâ€™s chairs and plush carpeting, Up to 17â€? leg room, Outlets for your electronics, Enhanced complimentary beverages and snacks, Personalized host service.
Mid/Uptown drop offs are 3rd & 39th, 42nd, 51st, 61st, 67th, 72nd, 79th & 86th.
These trips do not include Sag Harbor on Fri. (Eastbound) and Sun. (Westbound). These trips arrive approximately 20 minutes earlier on Sat. and Sun.
â€Ą The â€œBonackerâ€? Non-stop service to and from X NYC and East Hampton, available Eastbound Friday & Saturday and Westbound Sunday.
This trip will not go to Napeague and Montauk on Tues. and Wed. These trips drop off on the Westside. Mid/Uptown Westside drop offs are: 86th St. & Central Park West, 86th St. & Broadway, 79th St. & Broadway, 72nd St. & Broadway, and 64th St. & Broadway.
The â€œQâ€?: Direct service to Midtown Manhattan on Monday. Airport Connections are not available on these trips on Monday. The â€œMatinĂŠerâ€?: After dropping off on the upper westside, this trip continues to the Broadway Theater District and drops off close by. Call our ofďŹ ce or visit our website for details and stop locations, which are also convenient connections to Port Authority and Penn Station.
This Lower Manhattan trip drops off on the Westside. Drop offs are on 6th Avenue at the following cross streets: Bleeker St., 14th, 23rd & 32nd at the MTA stops.
ARRIVAL TIMES ARE ESTIMATES AND CAN VARY DUE TO WEATHER, TRAFFIC CONDITIONS, ROAD CONSTRUCTION AND DAY OF WEEK. HAMPTON JITNEY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR DELAYS BEYOND OUR CONTROL. ON CERTAIN TRIPS, PASSENGERS MAY BE REQUIRED TO TRANSFER.
GREEN COACH CERTIFICATE PROGRAM: The Green Coach CertiďŹ cation Research initiative (GCC) is part of a multi-year project being developed at the University of Vermont, in close collaboration with the American Bus Association (ABA) and the United Motorcoac h Association (UMA). http://uvm.edu/tourismresearch/greencoach
LOWER MANHATTAN SERVICE: Weekend Service to and from Lower Manhattan continues this fall.
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HAMPTON JITNEY RIDER ALERT CELL PHONE POLICY: All phones must be turned off. Urgent calls only; limited to a total of 3 minutes.
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Battery Park City - South End Ave. & Albany Across from Gristedes
Financial District - Water St. & Broad St. Southeast corner of Water St. and Broad St., in front of Chase Bank
South Street Seaport - Pearl St. & Fulton St. East side of Pearl Street, in front of Wendyâ€™s
Stuyvesant Town - 1st Ave. & 17th St. East side of 1st Ave. (between 16th & 17th) at the bus shelter in front of Starbucks
Peter Cooper Village - 1st Ave. & 23rd St. East side of 1st Ave. (between 23rd & 24th), in front of Board of Education building
Manorville Southampton Water Mill Bridgehampton Wainscott East Hampton Amagansett
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DAN'S PAPERS, November 6, 2009 Page 23 www.danshamptons.com
Rethinking Appraisals–Quick! By T.J. Clemente The slide of the real estate industry on the East End is beginning to show signs of traction. Buyers are looking for values and sellers are attempting to market their homes and properties to maximize the price they can command. This sounds great, but a routine aspect has leant a new dynamic to this process: the bank appraisal. At this time in our economic history, many legitimate buyers and sellers are being penalized by lax practices of the past that may have caused property appraisals to be inordinately high. Too many plum-home equity loans or mortgages that were in excess of 100% of the true value of the home have defaulted. There’s hardly anyone anywhere who wouldn’t admit this was happening during the real estate bubble. Perhaps the correction of these past abuses is becoming an abuse in itself. Now banks are appraising properties in double digit percentages below selling prices to cover banks or other lenders in case real estate prices experience another dip. What this is doing is throwing a monkey wrench right in the middle of the beginning stages of recovery. One local banking official stated off the record, “It may seem wrong but look at the money banks lost, and look at the number of people at banks who lost their jobs trusting real estate agents’ and mortgage brokers’ appraisers.” What she intimated is that there is a new standard of not only putting current market value (meaning the selling price) into the appraisal, but also of recent market trends— meaning the falling values over the last two
years. Until a reliable, credible trend is documented to survive a banker’s scrutiny, this highranking official said, “Don’t expect this practice to change—the new system of accountability has consequences.” When speaking to Bridgehampton National Bank CEO Kevin O’Connor last spring, he explained BNB’s success and profitability were caused by many factors but noted that “due process” on all loans was never lax at his bank. “We never changed our sound business model,” he said then. So now it seems only logical that all banks are going back to basics, and at the moment, maybe factoring recent downward trends in value too much. This isn’t supporting a recovery of the real estate industry on the East End. In fact, it creates tension between buyers, sellers and real estate agents when the bank tells everyone they will appraise a home selling at $825,000 at only $650,000. “They’re trying to be conservative,” said Mike Davis, an associate professor of real estate at the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. “They’re not willing to call the shot on the market turning around.” Then there’s the fact that appraising isn’t an absolute science. “It can be a relatively haphazard process,” said Sam Chandan, president of Real Estate Econometrics and adjunct professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. “It’s not like stock markets, where there are pieces of Microsoft being traded at every moment.” But if someone is willing to pay a price, is that not the value of the home? Maybe.
It’s been reported that real estate agents and appraisers are now blaming new rules, collectively called the Home Valuation Code of Conduct, that went into effect May 1. These rules apply specifically to mortgages sold to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and were a result of an investigation by New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo. Another complaint is that banks are using new appraisers that aren’t truly up-todate on the markets they’re appraising. Some believe banks have chosen appraisers from lower-income areas to appraise homes in higherpriced residential areas in order to keep appraisals from being overpriced. This is disturbing to many agents, buyers and sellers, who now feel that government oversight must be introduced so that the buyer, seller and even the real estate agent are protected from underappraising. As one seller said, “I, too, should have some protection on my asset. If a buyer wants to pay me $825,000 for my home, why should a bank appraiser be able to come in and say my home is only worth $700,000? That is an injurious action.” Appraisals were once tools to find the true values of homes, not mechanisms to protect banks from worst-case scenarios. Due diligence shouldn’t mean compensating for past mistakes by establishing incompetent practices. The good news is that the problem is being exposed, which may cause some banks to consider how this practice is preventing the real estate market from getting stronger, thus reducing their financial risk on existing home mortgage loans.
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Estate of Thomas Wade to Peter J & Lisa B Zippelius, 40 Hildreth Lane, 1,325,000
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Thomas Arthur to Karen Magovern, 287 Kings Point Road, 1,950,000
Joanne Brannon to William E McCaffrey, 19 Cooper Lane, 1,150,000
Robert J Dier to Teressa T & Jonathan P Wendell, 355 Terry Lane 1,250,000
Thomas J Griffith to Daniel J & Cheri C Rothman, 25 Buell Ln Extension, 1,375,000
Wonja & Allan Papp to Adam Barnett, 47 Sunburst Lane, 1,117,000
Jane M Delaire to Rachel & Peter Graham, 340 Rose Hill Road 2,800,000
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Robert & Paulette Rosen to Michael & Diane Taylor, 4 Mallard Lane, 990,000
RIVERHEAD Riverhead Reeves Associates LLC to Cara M Schelp,109 Star Flower Row, 614,900
SAG HARBOR Janet C Flora to John H Shaw, 12 Partridge Drive, 726,000 Leslie J Edwards to Kathleen J & Edward J Jaworski,34 Joseph Francis Blvd, 510,000
SHELTER ISLAND Mary A Dickson to Robert V & Moira Moderelli, 27 Grand Avenue, 654,000
WESTHAMPTON Jennifer Fable to Prudential Relocation Inc,15 Clover Grass Court, 775,000 Prudential Relocation Inc to Abigail P Connett-15 Clover Grass Court, 775,000 May Ng to Abatangelo Family Trust, 162 South Road, 650,000
Linda F & John Kowalski to Rizzo Group LLP, 780 Ole Jule Lane, 650,000
MONTAUK Susan & Girard A Fox to Kevin & Eileen K McCann,11 Sanger Place, 665,000
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DAN'S PAPERS, November 6, 2009 Page 24 www.danshamptons.com
Biz: MTA Tax Horror
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Thiele acknowledged this was done by city politicians to prevent increasing tolls on East River bridges and transit fares in NYC, at this sensitive time when important state and local elections loom. Thiele stated that Suffolk County State Senator Brian Foley of Brookhaven betrayed Suffolk County businesses by voting for this $1.5 billion tax that will injure every business and town in the county. The ramifications are mind-boggling. Thiele said he could not see the wisdom of raising taxes on already-struggling businesses, and boldly predicted that New York could be the last state “out of the recession due to the way the state has chosen to deal with the its budget deficit, and the passing of this MTA payroll tax.” When asked why he didn’t filibuster the bill, Thiele said, “I would of if I could, but in New York State there is a limit to the time of debate for each representative.” Other local political leaders have suggested that the new tax is so unfair that Suffolk County business as a whole will be paying the MTA $3,000-$4,000 in tax for each commuter that uses the Long Island Railroad. All East End towns will be supporting the NYC subways and their high-salaried employees—not to mention a myriad of overpaid MTA executives. An employee of one of Montauk’s largest employers, which has more than 100 employees in the off-season, said the tax will cost the business an extra
$1,500-$1,700 per week, and over $100,000 a year. The Southampton Business Alliance is up in arms about the tax and plans meetings to see what they can do, but Thiele explained that NYC has the representation in Albany to keep this abusive tax on the books. But the truth is that too many political leaders are losing touch with the realities of the cumulative effect of their actions. This action has only added to the burdens of small and large business. Through legislative restrictions and taxes, new fees, ever increasing taxes (both personal and real estate), escalating health care cost, unstable but extremely high energy cost, and gun-tothe-head rent increases, it’s a tough environment. This MTA tax is another larger stone weighing down the independent business trying to stay afloat in these troubling times. The ramifications of this new tax have yet to truly surface. The anger will be pointed at Albany in the next governor election. But the plain truth is that this tax is here to stay. It is paying for a bankrupt, over-staffed MTA transit system, and only enables the system to become more inefficient and costly. This is more than what Thiele called “geographical politics at their worst.’’ The MTA payroll tax is another call to overburdened, independent businesses to fix the ills of bad government, made by political figures who don’t care who suffers along the way as long as they win elections.
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self. Born in Manhattan, he was adopted at two weeks old and raised on the Upper East Side by his adoptive father, television producer Louis Melamed, and an aspiring actress mother. Young Fred went to Hunter College Elementary School, then Riverdale Country School before moving on to Hampshire and Yale. He worked at the highly respected Guthrie Theatre, and appeared on Broadway in Amadeus. At the age of 27, Melamed got another lifechanging phone call from a woman who left the message, “My name is Nancy. Please call me collect in Los Angeles.” Assuming it was career related, the young actor called and the woman said, “I’m your birth mother.” They met, and the connection was apparent to Melamed at first sight. As it turned out, Nancy (Zala) got pregnant at 20 and arranged with her OB/GYN to have the child adopted. She subsequently had a career as an actress and filmmaker. When he was 50, Melamed met his biological father, who is a retired psychoanalyst related to the renowned acting family the Adlers. “It all made sense,” he said of his genetic make-up. As opposed to every detail of A Serious Man, which don’t always make sense. “Some films end in a tidy way that lets you return to your life when you leave the theatre,” said Melamed. “This one doesn’t.” Considering the impact A Serious Man had on Melamed’s professonal life, he should know.
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DEC’s Low-Key Suffolk Meeting on “Deer Management” By Jerry Cimisi One would have thought the DEC’s Suffolk County meeting on “deer management,” held at the Shoreham-Wading River Public Library on Sept. 24, would have been contentious, with impassioned leave-the-deer-alone types and the hell-with-the-deer types angrily espousing their party line. But it had absolutely none of that.
There were 16 men in attendance; each was a hunter. On a screen at the front of the room was a photo of a blonde woman in camouflage proudly crouching by a deer she’d “taken,” even though were only two women at the meeting, who were with the DEC. At any rate, it was a matter of preaching to the choir in that the DEC considers hunters one of its most important tools (if not the
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most important) for keeping the state’s deer population at a “desirable level.” At least that’s the way DEC’s young wildlife biologist, Michael Clark, put it: “It’s going to be a sad day when hunters can’t do what we need.” Just what is the current deer census, and what would be a “desirable level?” Clark said, “It’s very hard to estimate. There are too many variables.” He added that the DEC determined what was “too many or too little” by “listening to constituents.” It’s no surprise that the “deer issue” depends as much – or more – on one’s perspective as it does on the facts. One person gets Lyme disease from deer ticks; another is enchanted by deer gathering at twilight in the yard. If estimates of the deer population are hard to come by, it is probably a surprise to learn that there are many more deer in the state at the beginning of the 21st century than there were at the beginning of the 20th. Before 1900, people just hunted what they wanted, and killed as many as they wanted when they wanted. Clarke projected a chart showing a precipitous drop in deer levels, plummeting toward 1900. Above this nadir was a grinning picture of Teddy Roosevelt, an enthusiastic hunter whose “kindness” in not shooting a bear cub after he’d shot the mother brought forth the Teddy Bear, and also began the national parks system, which became ironic Edens for those who loved to hunt and those who wished animals remain unharmed. With regulations, the deer population eventually returned to at least half its levels (again, estimated) in the early days of America. The DEC, by at once encouraging hunters and regulating them, wants to keep this balance. Clark raised other topics: regional task forces that meet every three to five years to discuss and plan changes in deer management; changing the current law that says a hunter must not discharge a weapon within 500 feet of a residence and is considered too restrictive; experimental feeding stations such as those on Shelter Island, North Haven and Fire Island; an increase to a take of does (a big key to deer management); liability, in that landowners who allow hunters to use their property are not, by law, liable for any accidents as a result of this use; and the need to encourage young hunters. “The average age of a (continued on next page)
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North Fork Events FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6 NORTH FORK COMMUNITY THEATRE PRESENTS ‘RABBIT HOLE’ - Nov. 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22. Evening performances 8 p.m.; matinees 2:30 p.m. “Brilliant” play, directed by Michael Manuelian, addresses questions of hope, faith and redemption; for adult audiences. Tickets $15. 631-298-6328, nfct.com. Free Opening Night and ‘Building on Tradition’ reception Friday, Nov. 6, 7 p.m., sponsored by Village Cheese Shop. Talk-backs with actors and director follow Nov. 8, 13 and 20 performances. OPENING DOORS FOR THE HOMELESS - 7-11 p.m. at Martha Clara Vineyards, Riverhead. Benefit for Maureen’s Haven Programs with special honoree Assemblyman Marc S. Alessi. Hors d’oeuvres, salad bar, free glass of wine, desserts, coffee and tea service. Free door prize raffle, drawings for gift baskets and 50/50 raffle. Tickets $55; space limited. Reserve at 631-727-6831. AUTUMN BENEFIT - ELIH Auxiliary Autumn Benefit, 6:30 p.m. at Soundview Restaurant, Greenport. Dinner and dancing with DJ Ed Wright. Tickets $50. Sponsored by auxiliary’s Southold West Branch. Proceeds benefit Eastern Long Island Hospital. Reservations: 631765-2206. OPEN MIC NIGHT - With LiZa Coppola, 7-10 p.m. at Custer Institute and Observatory, Southold. Free; donations appreciated. 631-765-2626. THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PAJAMAS - 4 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Mattituck. Innocence of childhood savagely collides with the Holocaust. Free. 631-2984134. MACBETH - Northeast Stage presents William Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth,’ Nov. 6, 7, 8 p.m. and Nov. 8, 6 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church Hall, Greenport. Tickets $15; students/seniors $10; tickets at door. 631-477-2972, 631208-6933. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7 NORTH FORK ARTS PROJECT - Studio visit with Ted Victoria, 11 a.m. Constructions based on camera obscura, a device used by Vermeer and his contemporaries. Free. Enrollment limited; 631-298-9613, email@example.com for reservations and directions.
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hunter in 1984 was 42; now it’s 48,” Clark related. “There were 712,000 registered hunters in the state in ‘84; now there are 512,000.” When asked about this decrease, Clark said, “I think it’s a cultural thing.” William Tuthill, 52, a hunter and retired fireman living in Nassau, said, “Nothing’s more cruel than nature. We’d rather take an animal in a humane way than see it suffer in an unmanaged deer population in the wild.” Tuthill, whose father and grandfather were hunters, has hunted upstate and on the East End, and is a descendent of one of the oldest families to settle this area. “The difference is, your meat comes wrapped in plastic, mine in fur,” he said. I countered that I was a vegetarian so that didn’t apply to me, but the point about meat eaters decrying hunting when they purchase products of factory farming is nothing less than a convenient hypocrisy. Tuthill hunts with a bow. Two-thirds of the 2,530 deer taken in Suffolk last year were by bow. “An arrow usually goes right through them. They don’t really feel it. They know something’s happened but they don’t know what. They are bleeding internally. They keep on feeding, walk around a little, lie down, go to sleep.” Sami Eljami, in his mid-20s, had to be the youngest hunter at the meeting. He talked about being exposed to hunting by his uncles in Morocco and finally gaining enough skills to bring down deer on Long Island. Clark exhorted hunters: “You’re a minority. In order for your voice to be heard, it’s got to be loud.” The DEC seeks comments: Deer Management Program, NYSDEC. 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-4750. Website: www.dec.ny.gov
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When Richard Wiese was 11 years old, his father (the first person to solo the Pacific in an airplane) took him on a little adventure: climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Wiese followed in his father’s exploring footsteps on a life of adventure. He has cross-country skied to the North Pole, discovered 29 new life forms in a Kilimanjaro crater and put satellite collars on jaguars in the Yucatan. In 2002 he became the youngest president of the 100-year-old Explorers Club. He hosted the TV series, “Exploration with Richard Wiese,” and recently shot a series called “Hell on Earth” in Ethiopia with the BBC and Discover Channel. Last spring, HarperCollins released Wiese’s book, Born to Explore; How to be a Backyard Adventurer, designed to motivate kids and the adults who love them to venture into the great outdoors, near and far. A year before that, a popular boy’s book for Christmas was The Dangerous Book for Boys, which taught things like how to tie knots, palm a coin, tan a skin and wrap a package in brown paper and string. The concept was quickly duplicated by another author with The Daring Book for Girls. Wiese’s efforts are more focused, yet he has a grander mission: to get kids off the couch and out from in front of TVs and gaming stations. He real-
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ized the need for the book when he took 70 high school students to Antarctica. At one point, the ship came upon a pod of about 50 whales. About a dozen kids never looked at up from their Gameboys. So Wiese wrote the book in hopes of getting kids and teens interested in the real world. It’s a very cool book, and while some chapters (“Chopping Down a Tree,” “Building a Canoe,” “Building a Foxhole Radio”), are advanced, others (“How Not to be a Victim of Insects,” “Avoid Becoming Wildlife Food”) are incredibly important for kids of all ages. While the latter addresses predators like bears, alligators and mountain lions, there’s also a page on dogs. Other chapters cover adventure skills like making a compass, learning to track animals and how to build hammocks and igloos. (I tried the latter with my son last winter after a big snow. We would’ve greatly benefited from these pages.) There’s a chapter on reading the weather through old adages (“Red sky at night…”), and by observing the behavior of worms, ants and dogs. The chapter on eating in the wild has pretty tame suggestions (PB&J sandwiches), but there was a very interesting section on baking and roasting in paper bags that might have been lifted from The Silver Palette Cookbook. Imagine en papillote
al fresco. Born to Explore is like a modern Boy Scout Handbook without the moralistic overtones. Even though my son is young, we could have a lot of fun with this. Although Dangerous had one of the alltime greatest book titles, the concept wasn’t quite borne out with the content. Also, Born to Explore isn’t gender specific like the boys/girls volumes that seem like a bit of a throwback these days. Nonetheless, all these books have their merits: they teach tweens and teens how to be prepared for all sorts of situations that don’t involve handheld digital devices. About 10 years ago, working as an editorial director at an interactive agency in the city, I headed up two enormous content-heavy websites for tween and teen girls called “Being Girl,” sponsored by Procter and Gamble. Yes, there was a lot of content about periods and Tampax, but 80% of the site was advice on everything from BF issues to anorexia to addiction to dating, and on the older girls’ site, drugs and sex (yes, we actually got P&G to agree that a site for teenage girls that didn’t address sex might as well be a homepage with a giant “L” its forehead). Anyway, I spun the idea into a book called Getting it Right the First Time, because I realized after many focus groups, much research and a bit of soul searching, that’s really what adolescents and teens care about. And looking and being cool arise from knowing what to do at any given moment–whether it’s coming face to face with the person who stood you up the night before, or a real snake in the grass.
Kid’s Calendar FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6 KIDS KNEAD CHALLAH – 5:30 p.m. Challah breadmaking, songs, Kiddush juice-making, and grandchildren’s raffle. Free, no affiliation necessary. Chabad of Southampton, 214 Hill St. 631-287-2249. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7 ART FOR KIDS - Golden Eagle presents, “Tree of Life” mixed media workshop based on Austrian artist, Gustav Klimt. Recommended for ages 6-13. 10-11 a.m. $20. 14 Gingerbread Lane, East Hampton. 631-324-0603. HAMPTONS BASEBALL CAMP – Hamptons Baseball Camp is for children of all experience levels, ages four through 13, who want to play baseball in a safe, fun, positive and organized learning environment. Emphasis is on effort over talent, team concepts and core fundamentals. Also included are tips on diet, fitness and “intangibles.” Come for the day or for the season. Located at SYS Youth Services in Southampton. 631-907-2566. SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8 PETTING FARM AT AMARYLLIS SANCTUARY – Love animals? Especially rescued animals? Visit with Octaveous and Sir Lancelot the pot-belly piggies and SO MANY others! Learn about the mission of Amaryllis. Every Sunday, 1:30-3:30 p.m. 93 Merchants Path off Sagg Road behind Wolffer Vineyard, Sagaponack. $5. 631-537-7335. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9 AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS - The Parrish Art Museum is offering a selection of After School Art programs as well as Toddler Workshops. Registration is required for all workshops. 631-283-2118, ext. 30. 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton. SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8 EXTREME REC DAY – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Inflatable fun, arts and crafts, dodgeball and more. Fee is $15. SYS, 1370 Majors Path. $50 for a team of 6 people or $10 per person. Call 631-702-2425.
COMING UP LASER TAG, NOVEMBER 13 – The Town of Southampton Youth Bureau will host a night of laster tag for students 9 through 12. 6:30 to 10 p.m. at SYS, 1370 Majors Path. $50 for a team of 6 people or $10 per person. Call 631-702-2425. ONGOING CMEE – Children’s Museum of the East End. Check out the new Lego table, improvements to the general store, new sand table and a new art area in the permanent gallery. Interactive exhibitions, arts and science-based programs and workshops, special events. 376 Bridge/Sag Turnpike, Bridgehampton. $7 for non-members, members are free. 631-537-8250. JACKSON POLLOCK FAMILY DRIP PAINTING WORKSHOP – Tour & Explore the Pollock Krasner House & Studio, followed by a drip-painting workshop. 10 -11:30 a.m. For Thurs. or Fri. workshop contact Karyn Mannix at 631-329-2811 or jacksonpollock.wordpress.com. For Sat. workshop contact Joyce Raimondo at 917-502-0790 or joyceraimondo.com. Reservations required. SHABBAT SHABOOM – Fridays. Singing, storytelling and celebration. All ages. 5 p.m. Havens Beach, Bay St., Sag Harbor. 631-725-0904. KIDS KARAOKE – Mondays. 5 to 7 p.m. Regulars Music Café, 1271 North Sea Road, Southampton. 631-287-2900. SOUTHAMPTON YOUTH SERVICES – Kids’ programs daily in sports, dance and more. 631-287-1511. HAMPTON LIBRARY STORYTIME – Saturdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Children ages 4 to 7. Stories and music making. Registration required. Hampton Library, Bridgehampton. HAMPTON LIBRARY RHYME TIME – Thursdays. 10 a.m. 6 months to 3. Stories, rhymes and songs. Registration required. ART AT THE GOLDEN EAGLE – 14 Gingerbread La. East Hampton. 631-324-0603.
SOUTHAMPTON TOWN WORKSHOPS – Call to register for classes 631-728-8585. GOAT ON A BOAT – Puppet shows, programs for young children. Rte. 114 and East Union Street, Sag Harbor. 631725-4193. goatonaboat.org. LIL COWPOKES PONY CLUB – Every Sat. from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. for ages 3 and up. Learn about animals and how to ride a pony. Amaryllis Farm Equine Rescue, 93 Merchants Path, Southampton. 631-537-7335. MOMMY AND ME – Mondays 10 a.m. for pre-school children and their parents/caregivers. Montauk Library, Montauk Highway. 631-324-4947. MUSIC TOGETHER BY THE DUNES – A music and movement program for children 0 to five years old and their caregivers. Mon. and Tues. mornings at the Dance Centre of the Hamptons, WH Beach. Thurs. mornings at the SH Cultural Center. Fri. mornings at SH Town Recreation Center on Majors Path in Southampton. 631-764-4180. YOUTH ADVISORY COMMITTEE – Sponsored by the Town of Southampton Youth Bureau to give kids a voice in town government. 631-702-2425. JOHN JERMAIN LIBRARY STORYTIME – Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. John Jermain Library, Main St., Sag Harbor. 631-725-0049. Send all events for the kids’ calendar to email@example.com by Friday at noon.
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Life S tyle search is on my menu this month. I like I am enjoying the near-perfect fall â€“ no, love â€“ not cooking, serving and weather this week. With the exception of cleaning so that I can enjoy the holiday a few rainy days and leaves dropping with my family and friends. One of the quickly, shopping was fun as usual. Letâ€™s many special holiday and party menus do some early holiday shopping. popping up this season is at Michael Starting out at Bar-Boy Products, Mosolinoâ€™s Deli Counter Fine Foods 213 West Montauk Highway, Hampton & Catering, 623 Hampton Road, Bays, fall into fall savings and get ready Southampton. This yearâ€™s â€œFamily for upcoming holiday dinners, getSpecialâ€? includes a 12- to 14-pound togethers and parties. Pick up a turkey fryer kit with free marinade injector for Corey Creek Vineyards turkey that serves up to eight people and comes with eight condiments, two $99, complete stainless-steel chafers at & Bedell Cellars $39.95, flatware in 10 patterns from delicious stuffings and your choice of freshly baked pie for $149.95. Call Michael at 631$1.79 to $40 a dozen, glassware in 82 shapes and 283-1774. He will be happy to help you plan your sizes, Dexter carving knives, turkey platters and holiday menu. hundreds of holiday party and paper items, including placemats, balloons, hats and even disposable Kick off the upcoming holiday season at Banana aprons. You name it, they have it. For information, Republic in the Bridgehampton Commons, call 631-728-7100. where you can mix, mingle and shop at a â€œOne Save your pennies for a new item at Gym Night Onlyâ€? style event on Thursday evening at 5 Source, 23 Windmill Lane, Southampton, and give p.m. Check out their winter arrivals and enjoy 25% the gift of health this holiday season. The Cybex Arc off your purchase of $100 or more. Trainer is an award-winning fitness machine that In Sag Harbor, David and John have done it allows users to enjoy the benefits of several cardioagain! In Home, 132 Main Street, is having an vascular exercise machines. It engages the â€œrightâ€? unbelievable 50% off furniture sale on the second muscles that demand lots of energy from the body, floor of the shop. Sofas, chairs, tables, lamps and and burns more calories without straining the case goods are available at half-price. This is the joints. The price? You have to stop in for this oneâ€Ś perfect place for home accessories, as they have Getting a head start on the Thanksgiving menu many unique items. Open five days, closed Tuesday
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Between the combination of tail fins, excessive chrome and two- and three-tone factory paint jobs, those rainbow-colored cars certainly put the shaboom on the highways of America. Pink Caddy convertibles, red and white Ford Crown Vics and aqua – AQUA! – cars were commonplace. The Europeans were more conservative during this period, sticking mainly to darker hues. Did you know that most Rolls Royce aficionados consider the color white on their products to be in bad taste? They think it makes their vehicles look like a “wedding cars,” and, indeed, many older Rollers are rented out for wedding parties – a horrific thing to do to a Roller. Fresh new color combinations are showing up everywhere. The staid British are leading the charge with the MINI Cooper. It has re-introduced the two-tone paint job, with the roof one color and the body another. The new Ford Flex gives buyers the option of a two-tone paint job. I’ve also noticed that the new Asian boxcars are available in what can best be described as “sci-fi hues.” And creative colors are here to stay. Perhaps this newfound rainbow on the highway is an optimistic sign that things are improving. Personally, I still prefer silver.
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Perhaps the most important decision people make when buying a car, after deciding on price, make and model, is the color. Is it peer pressure or good or bad color sense that dictates what color car one buys? Color choice seems to be in the eye of the beholder, who is often colorblind. When the Model T Ford first came out in 1909, you could buy it in any color you wanted, as long as the color you wanted was black. In 1982, you could only get a new Delorean sports car in silver stainless steel. Today, one can order a new car in virtually every color imaginable – and some not so imaginable, like pumpkin. In fact, with any new high-line Porsche, you have the option to “color to sample.” If you paid the right amount of money for ANY truly expensive car and had the right connections at the factory level, you could probably get it painted “to sample,” too. But color with caution; painting a car to sample usually hurts its resale value. I have seen some really embarrassing, tasteless, custom factory paint on Porsches. One man’s dream color may be another man’s nightmare. In a recent survey of manufacturer’s car production colors, white came in as number one, displacing silver, which had been the perennial favorite for
years. Silver and white dominate for the obvious reason that many areas of America are sunny and warm year-round, and dark colors absorb heat. Of course, in the Northeast, sun and heat are not big issues, which is why we have a great deal of darker-hued automobiles here. And today, with air conditioning and tinted glass, it really doesn’t matter what color a car is on the outside anyway. That’s more psychological. What does matter is the interior color. If you’ve ever sat down on a sundrenched black leather seat in shorts, you’ll agree. I cringe and my thighs burn when I see a convertible with a black interior. As car buffs know, most racing cars, especially vintage racers, are usually painted in what have come to be called “racing colors.” These colors usually relate to the car’s country of origin, like the famous British Racing Green. Italian race cars are red, German race cars can be silver or white and French race cars are what is commonly called French Blue. American cars are usually a combination of red, white and blue for obvious reasons. This has led to the popularity of racing colors on streetcars. For decades, most Ferraris have been red. Many Jaguars and Range Rovers have been painted green. All British cars are striking in the right shade of British Racing Green. It’s very proper for a royal to be seen driving a Bentley Continental GT coupe in Balmoral Green with a tan hide interior piped in green. Good show. Until the ‘50s, the most popular car color was black. In the ‘50s, perhaps in conjunction with the rock and roll era, all hell broke loose color-wise.
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Food / Dining The Gift of Fall: Scallops
Simple Art of Cooking Silvia Lehrer
10-12 large basil leaves cut into julienne Extra basil leaves for garnish 1. Rinse scallops and pat dry with paper towel. Put into a bowl with the lemon and lime juice. Cover and refrigerate for 4-6 hours. 2. Peel red pepper with vegetable peeler, core and remove seeds; rinse and pat dry. Cut pepper into strips then into 1/2-inch dice. Put thinly sliced onions in a bowl of cold water and let soak for 20 minutes. Drain and pat dry in a clean kitchen towel. Place in a mixing bowl with the peppers. 3. When scallops are “cooked” and flesh is opaque, drain excess liquid and add to the onions and peppers. Season with cayenne, salt and basil, and stir to mix with the scallops.
The first Monday of November officially opens the scallop season which allowed our own Peconic Bay scallops to return on November 2. We’ve been lucky to enjoy these smaller-than-a-penny scallops for several seasons now and will continue to enjoy them through this season which should last until March, according to local fishermen. There are 400 species of this bivalve mollusk found throughout the world but only a handful enters the commercial market. Of the five eastern species that come into our markets, the bay scallop is of prime importance to the scallop aficionado. Of the varied species along the Eastern seaboard, including the familiar calico from Florida, it has been documented that none can compare to the Peconic Bay scallop. Because of their pent up demand, this occasionally scarce delicacy is relatively expensive. Our local bay scallop, harvested from clean waters, is sensational raw, making it the perfect choice to make ceviche. When making ceviche with bay scallops, the fish is “cooked” by the citric acids and heightened in flavor with a dash of cayenne and fresh basil. Bay scallops are my choice to use with a quick sauté of carrots, leek and sweet yellow pepper julienne, deglazed with honey and thyme. The colorful dish makes it perfect for a delectable light lunch or supper. BAY SCALLOP SEVICHE WITH BASIL There are versions of seviche all over Latin America where numerous fish are used for this migrant dish. Our own Peconic bay scallops are in season and that is cause for celebration. Serves 4-6 as an appetizer 1 pound bay scallops, tendon removed 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1 red bell pepper, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch dice 1 small red onion, sliced paper thin Dash cayenne 3/4 teaspoon coarse (kosher) salt
4. Transfer to a serving bowl. Ceviche may be completed up to several hours ahead. Refrigerate as necessary; bring to room temperature before serving. Serve with basil garnish. BAY SCALLOPS WITH HONEY AND THYME A colorful julienne of vegetables serves as backdrop for this savory bay scallop treat. Serves 6 2 tablespoons vegetable or olive oil 1-2 carrots, scraped, trimmed and cut into julienne 1 leek, trimmed, washed very well and cut into juli-
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Warm 6 luncheon or salad-size plates in a 200degree oven. 1. Heat oil in a large 12-inch skillet and saute the vegetables for 5-6 minutes until they have a slight crunch. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Divide evenly on the warm plates. 2. Melt butter in the same skillet until the butter browns slightly. Be careful not to burn the butter. Add the scallops and saute over medium-high heat for 1 1/2 minutes total, turning once. Season with salt and pepper to taste. With a slotted spoon transfer the scallops over the vegetables. 3. Add honey and thyme to the pan and stir to deglaze pan juices. Add stock, salt and freshly ground pepper, bring to a boil and stir to mix. Reduce liquid by one-third. Drizzle sauce over the scallops and serve at once.
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There are just a couple days left of Long Island Restaurant Week. More than 200 restaurants will offer their own $24.95 three-course prix fixes. East End eateries include: Amarelle, Bayview Inn & Restaurant, Blue Sky, Copa, Desmond’s, Fresno, The Inn Spot, Jamesport Manor Inn, Legends, Matto, MUSE, Nick & Toni’s, Oakland’s, Oasis, Pierre’s, Porto Bello, red/bar brasserie, Rugosa, Sea Grille at Gurney’s, Seafood Barge, Stonewalls and Stone Creek Inn. Local restaurants have embraced the event, such as Legends in New Suffolk which opens early for dinner every day at 4 p.m., and will offer the prix fixe menu all night Saturday and during lunch on Sunday, November 8. For an up-todate list of participants, visit www.longislandrestaurantweek.com.
Stonewalls Restaurant in Riverhead now hosts a “Chef ’s Table” every Thursday starting until November 19 (except November 5). The dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. with an amuse bouche followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Chef Peuch will choose the menu each week to be paired with wines. Each dinner will include three or four courses. Cost is $45 per person including tax and gratuity. No credit cards are accepted for this promotion. Stonewalls will also host a five course Cahors Wine Dinner on Friday, November 13 beginning at 6:30 p.m. Menu items include duck rillettes, frisee salad, wild Pacific salmon genevoise, duck magret au poivre vert, medallion of venison Grand-Veneur. For reservations, call 631-506-0777 x4.
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The Beacon in Sag Harbor is now open for dinner taking reservations for each Thursday (except Thanksgiving Day), Friday and Saturday from 6 to 10 p.m. Sample menu items for November include: Duck confit with French lentils and apple compote ($15); Steak tartare with hand cut beef tenderloin, Dijon mustard, capers, anchovy, red onion and beacon potato chips ($17); and coq au vin with pancetta, button mushrooms, red onions and egg noodles ($29). For reservations, call 631-725-7088. Jamesport Manor Inn in Jamesport will present a holiday cooking demonstration and tasting on Thursday, November 19 for $60 per person. The class will feature stylized South-of-the-Border holiday offerings paired with wine. Dishes include: Watercress, jicama, roasted beet, queso fresco and jalapeno citrus vinaigrette; Shrimp, nopales, potatoes, and mole rojo; and traditional Mexican hot chocolate and hot cider. Call 631-722-0500 for reservations.East Wind Caterers in Wading River prepares a traditional Thanksgiving feast to serve six to ten guests at home for $149 plus tax. Orders must be placed by Sunday, November 22. Dinner will be available, cooked and cold with reheating instructions, for pick up on Wednesday, November 25 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., or packed hot and ready to serve on Thursday, November 26 from 11 p.m. to 3 p.m. The take-away package includes a 14-lb turkey roasted and carved, stuffing and mashed potatoes, 1-qt gravy and cranberry compote, Freshly baked apple, pecan or pumpkin pie, dinner rolls and choice of two sides dishes. To place an order, call 631-846-2335. Nick & Toni’s in East Hampton is offering a “Freedom of Choice” prix fixe every Sunday all night. Guests may choose three courses for $30 or four courses for $40. Sample items include: Garden cavalo nero salad, house-cured pancetta, butternut squash and Pecorino Romano; Hand-cut pappardelle, Autumn spiced pork ragu; Ligurian fish stew, black chick peas, local escarole and tomato; and braised boneless beef short rib, Anson Mills creamy polenta and pomegranate gremolata. Call 631-324-3550 for details. Blue Sky Mediterranean Lounge in Sag Harbor introduces the new “Fireplace Lounge” featuring piano from Harrods in London. Wednesdays are DJ Night with DJ By Karolina at 9 p.m. Every other Thursday starting October 22, will feature Belly Dancing shows at 10 p.m., 10:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. Spanish guitars will take the stage on Friday at 9 p.m. and a jazz duo will perform on Saturdays at 9 p.m. “Sunday & Monday Sports Arena” also features an afternoon tapas menu and drink specials. Call 631-725-1810 for more information. Almond in Bridgehampton offers a new fivecourse prix fixe every Saturday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for $35. The menu will change weekly. A sample menu includes: Citrus cured sardines with heirloom radishes, heart of palm and avocado; Chicken confit ravioli with corn, goat cheese and smoked tomato; Heritage pork belly with fresh lima beans, cranberry beans, white beans, braised greens and garlic confit; and chocolate pot de crèème. For more information, call 631-537-8885.
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PARTO’S RESTAURANT – Italian restaurant, pizzeria café. Open Mon.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.10:30 p.m. and Sun. 12-9 p.m. partosrestaurant.com. 12 West Main Street, Riverhead. 631-727-4828. PIERRE’S – Euro-chic but casual restaurant and bar. Late dinner and bar on weekdays. Open seven days. Brunch Fri.-Sun.. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 2468 Main Street, Bridgehampton. 631-537-5110. RUGOSA – Modern American restaurant serving fresh local ingredients using European techniques. $30 Prix Fixe 5:30 to 7:00 nightly. Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 290 Montauk Hwy, East Hampton. 631-604-1550. SALTWATER GRILL – On the Atlantic Ocean in Westhampton Beach, serving amazing ocean views, friendly service and new sharing menu. 379 Dune Rd. 631-288-1485. SEA GRILLE AT GURNEY’S – Dinner seven days a week 5:30 to 10 p.m. Mon. through Thurs. three-course prix fixe dinner $25.95, seating at 5:30 p.m. 290 Old Montauk Highway, Montauk. 631-668-2660. TIDERUNNERS – Located on the Shinnecock Canal. Daily specials. Happy Hour 4-7 p.m. Live music seven days a week. Available for private parties. 7 North Rd., Hampton Bays. 631-728-7373. tiderunners.com. TURTLE CROSSING – Serving authentic regional food. Ribs, wraps, 'ritas! Lunch Sat. & Sun. 221 Pantigo Road, East Hampton. 631-324-7166. turtlecrossing.com. TUSCAN HOUSE – Regional Italian cuisine, seafood, pastas, meat and poultry. Open year round. 10 Windmill Lane, Southampton. thetuscanhouse.com. 631-287-8703. ZIGGY’S FOOD + DRINK – Surf shack, bar and grill. Open at 11 a.m. for lunch and dinner. Weekend brunch at 10 a.m. 964 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton. 631-537-6060.
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ALMOND - Critically acclaimed Bridgehampton institution offering seasonally driven bistro fare at very unHamptons prices. “French, friendly, fun” says Newsday. Best dessert in the Hamptons” - Wine Spectator. Prix fixe available nightly, Sunday kids special, Thursday bar special and daily plat du jours. Open six nights. Closed Wednesday. 631537-8885. www.almondrestaurant.com. AMARELLE – Contemporary country cuisine in the heart of Wading River. Open nightly, 6 days a week. Sun, TuesThurs 4:30-9:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday 4:30 to 10. Prix Fixe Menu 4:30 to 6:00pm nightly. ANNIES ORGANIC CAFÉ AND MARKET - Serving rganic breakfast and lunch, organic juice bar, organic market, Grab and Go gourmet dinners, indoor or outdoor garden dining, SH village Delivery. Café 8-4 p.m., Market 8-6:30 p.m.. 56 Nugent St., Southampton. 631-377-3607. THE BACKYARD AT SOLE EAST – Market-fresh, market-driven cuisine with global influences in a relaxed atmosphere. 90 Second House Road, Montauk. 631-668-2105. THE BAY VIEW INN AND RESTAURANT – Located in South Jamesport, boasts a charming country inn setting for delicious lunches and dinners featuring the best and freshest local ingredients. 631-722-2659. BOBBY VAN’S – Steakhouse classics and fresh fish. Open 363 days a year for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Kitchen open Fri. & Sat. till 11 p.m. Main St., Bridgehampton. 631-537-0590. CAFFÉ MONTE AT GURNEY’S – Breakfast daily from 7:30 to 10 a.m. From noon to 3 p.m., serving a casual Italianstyle menu. La Paticceria serves light fare from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. 631-668-2345. CASA BASSO – Three course prix fixe for $25 every night. 59 Montauk Highway, Westhampton. casabasso.net. 631-288-1841. COPA – Wine bar and tapas restaurant. Open 7 days a week, all y ear round. Private parties available. 95 School Street, Bridgehampton. 631-613-6469. THE BLUE PARROT – Open seven days a week, lunch and dinner, with a late night menu Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 11 p.m. to 12 a.m. Monday-Friday Happy Hour Specials. 33 Main Street, East Hampton. 631-329-2583. FINN’S – Open 7 days, lunch and dinner. Sun.-Thurs., $19.99 prix fixe. New menu. Late night bar menu 7 days. 101 Old Riverhead Rd., Westhampton Beach. 631-998-3271. finnmccoolswesthampton.com. GOLDBERG’S FAMOUS BAGELS – In East Hampton, Southampton and Westhampton Beach, Goldberg’s has brought the best bagels, flagels, egg specials, signature salads and more to the Hamptons for 60 years. EH: 631-329-8300. SH: 631-204-1046. WHB: 631-998-3878. THE GRILLE AT FISHERMAN’S REST – Serving a menu ranging from legendary thin-crust pizzas to creative
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Arts & Entertainment Art Commentary by Marion Wolberg Weiss
“Seeing Southampton” Entering the Avram Gallery at Stony Brook’s Southampton campus is a bit perplexing at first. We expect to see the usual: arresting, cutting-edge imagery – even conceptual forms – that the Gallery has become known for. (The last show, featuring Milton Glaser’s outstanding graphics, paintings and prints, is a good example.) Instead, we’re confronted by large-scale maps, still eyecatching, to be sure. But the display is not supposed to be art. Or is it? The question is, therefore, when is a map not a map? The answer? We believe the exhibit serves several purposes, one of which is art.
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Maps, Landscapes One intention of the mapping project is to provide a forum for “investigating issues that affect Southampton’s environment,” including shellfish closures and plover nests, aquifer protection and prime soils, among others. Even so, this critic sees the maps as abstract art. Such an idea is admittedly somewhat unusual, although artist Julie Mehretu refers to aspects of mapping and architecture in her paintings; bird’s-eye views (like the maps in the current show) articulate urban grids, defining the images as fragments. This idea is seen in the map featuring “Color Infrared Imagery,” for example, where red lines fragment space, recalling blood vessels racing through the human body. Various colors also divide space, like in “Prime Soil,” where blue, orange and grey define boundaries. Another map (“Tax Sections”) recalls a Jeff Koons animal with its dark floating shape. Perhaps we’re “seeing things” that aren’t there and dismissing the political, biological and historical purposes of the maps pointed out by Exhibit Coordinator Marc Fasanella. In a strange way, there’s a connection between the mapping exhibit and “American Landscapes” at the Parrish Museum. The former is one method (continued on next page)
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Honoring the Artist: Joe Chierchio It’s obvious that this week’s cover artist, Joe Chierchio, has a penchant for local color (both literally and figuratively). He also has a love for yesteryear, as is evident by the cheerful diners, vivid street life and yellow tugboats featured in his recent book, New York Drawings of the Past. Chierchio’s art evokes many influences, starting with urban subjects from the past. His growing up in Brooklyn during the 1940s near the Navy Yard and The Brooklyn Bridge put him in the middle of the action. His love of movies, especially film noir, has impacted his style, where high/low angles and contrasts between shadows and light prevail. Although his work celebrates nostalgia, viewers respond wholeheartedly to it. His Dan’s Papers cover, which features a truck in front of the Sag Harbor movie theater, was selected by readers as a favorite. Q: How does this week’s cover, “Pumpkin Kid,” illustrate your signature subjects, styles themes? A: This work, I think, shows the innocence of children. It’s the joy of being a kid. Children don’t have childhoods like we did. I remember in the 1940s and ‘50s, we would play stickball in the street at night without fear. Q: There’s an innocence in all your paintings. Your current project is a series about Coney Island as it was 50-60 years ago – an homage to more innocent times as well. A: I’m using archival photographs and adding colors, angles and storylines to capture the spirit. They’re taking down rides to build housing, but preserving Nathan’s Hot Dogs and probably iconic rides like the Cyclone and Wonder Wheel. Q: Narrative is essential to your work. Tell us about the storytelling in your art. A: Art is more than pretty pictures. Artists are taking my course at the School of Visual Arts to learn how to put something more into their paintings, like a story. People relate to what’s going on when there’s a story. People relate to people. Q: Who are your heroes of narrative art? A: Norman Rockwell, Edward Hooper, Andrew Wyeth. Q: How about movies as an influence? A: I loved On the Waterfront and To Kill a Mockingbird. Q: I can see why you would like On the Waterfront. Each shot was like a painting. A: Yes. I’ve learned so much from shots: contrast, size relationship, close-ups. Q: Another influence must come from your experience as an advertising art director. A: I learned a lot from advertising that I apply to art. For example, the idea must come first, then the execution. I also learned to create fast. Q: Speaking of creating fast, you said you’re working on a book that you plan to finish this spring. A: Yes, it’s a book about the Hamptons – about the way it was, its small mom-and-pop stores, its diners – with stories and pictures. Q: What’s your worldview about what you paint, regardless of influences, nostalgia and storytelling? A: I don’t like to show anything the way it is. I paint what I feel. –Marion Wolberg Weiss Chierchio’s work can be seen at Sambuca’s Restaurant in New York (212-787-5656) and online at www.joechierchio.com
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Art Openings & Galleries OPENINGS AND EVENTS BETTINA WENER OPENING RECEPTION – 11/7 – 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Tiffany & Co., 53 Main Street, East Hampton. Curated by Eiman Aziz. Call 631-324-1700. DAN RATTINER OPENING RECEPTION – 11/7 – 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at The Winter Tree Gallery, 125 Main Street, Sag Harbor. Dan Rattiner presents “Drawings and Cartoons” and will be signing copies of his book, “In The Hamptons.” Call 631-725-0097. GALLERIES ANN MADONIA PAINTING GALLERY & FINE ANTIQUES – Paintings by major contemporary sports artist, Henry Koehler, this year’s Hampton Class poster artist. Daily 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 631-283-1878. ANNYX – 150 Main St., Sag Harbor. 631-725-9064. ART & SOUL GALLERY – 495 Montauk Highway, Eastport. 631-325-1504. Artsoulgallery.com. ARTHUR T. KALAHER FINE ART – 28E Job’s La., Southampton. Arthur T. Kalaher Fine Art Gallery will be
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of defining landscape using a map format; the visual arts provide another way to explicate the environment. Like the maps’ bird’s-eye views, Jane Freilicher’s “Grey Day” is seen from an aerial perspective, evoking a unique mood that articulates the brush strokes. Conversely, a worm’s-eye view defines a setting by Alex Katz (“Untitled”) as well as Fairfield Porter’s “Backyard Southampton,” both providing an unrealistic effect. Like the maps at the Avram Gallery, space is divided up in Jennifer Bartlett’s “At Sands Point,” where brush strokes again define the subject and style. The weeping willow tree in the foreground helps to articulate the space as well. Sheridan Lord’s “Landscape, Autumn” is also fragmented, with foregrounded lines or grids similar to Bartlett’s work in that regard. Jane Wilson’s “Trees at Mecox” presents an opposite effect, where there is no division between objects as spatial areas blend together. The result is much more abstract than in the works of Bartlett and Lord. “Seeing Southampton” is on view at the Avram Gallery on the campus of Stony Brook, Southampton. Call 631-632-5161 for hours. “American Landscapes” is on view at the Parrish Museum until Nov. 29. Call 631-283-2118.
showing the work of American Impressionist Will Hutchins (1878-1945) through October 31. Open daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m. or by appointment. 631-204-0383. BENSON-KEYES ARTS – Open by appointment. email@example.com. 917-509-1379. BERNARD GOLDBERG FINE ARTS, LLC – Watercolors by Charles Burchfield: “A Walk in the Woods.” On thru Labor Day. 4 Newtown La., East Hampton. BERNARD SPRING STEEL – Watercolors and sculptures. Open Sat. and Sun. 1-4 p.m. 7760 Main Bayview Rd., Southold. 631-765-9509. BIRNHAM WOOD GALLERIES – Open daily 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. 52 Park Pl., East Hampton. 631-324-6010. Birnhamwoodart.com. BOLTAX GALLERY – “Atlantida” by Juan Torcoletti. Fri.-Mon. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 21 North Ferry Rd., Shelter Island. 631-749-4062. BRAVURA ART AND OBJECTS GALLERY – American, European, tribal, Murano glass, jewelry, textiles, home furnishings and eclectic objects. Open by appointment. 261 N. Main St., Southampton. 631-377-3355. firstname.lastname@example.org CANIO’S GALLERY– “Bits ‘n’ Pieces” by Stephanie Reit. 290 Main St., Sag Harbor. 631-725-4926. CECILY’S LOVE LANE GALLERY – Showing a variety of local artists. 80 Love Ln., Mattituck. 631-298-8610. CHRYSALIS GALLERY – 2 Main Street, Southampton. 631-287-1883. THE CRAZY MONKEY GALLERY – Thurs. thru Sun. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 136 Main St., Amagansett. 631-267-3627. D’AMICO INSTITUTE – Former residence of Victor D’Amico, founding director of the Museum of Modern Art. Early modernist furnishings and found objects on display. By appointment. Lazy Point, Amagansett. 631-267-3172. DESHUK-RIVERS STUDIO – Visit artist Daria Deshuk for one-on-one tours. Paintings, photographs and works on paper. 141 Maple Ln., Bridgehampton. 631-237-4511. Deshukriversgallery.com. GALERIE BELAGE –8 Moniebogue La., Westhampton Beach. 631-288-5082. GORAN PETMIL STUDIO – Open Sat. and Sun. 3-7 p.m. or by appointment. 88 Gin Lane (Barnway), Southampton. 631-574-7542 or 631-830-2895. LEVITAS CENTER FOR THE ARTS –Southampton Cultural Center, Pond La. Weekdays 12-4 p.m., Weekends 126 p.m. 631-283-6419. MARK BORGHI FINE ART – Mix of mid-century modern works and new acquisitions. 2462 Main St., Bridgehampton. 631-537-7245. MICHAEL PEREZ POP ART GALLERY – Featuring original works by artist/gallery owner Michael Perez. 59 Main St., Southampton. 631-259-2424. Michaelperezartist.com. MOSQUITO HAWK GALLERY – 24 N Ferry Rd., Shelter Island. 631-905-4998. PARASKEVAS GALLERY – Showing Michael Paraskevas’ work and children’s book illustrations from
Maggie and the Ferocious Beast and other books published with his mother, Betty. Open by appointment. 83 Main St., Westhampton Beach. 631-287-1665. THE PARRISH ART MUSEUM –Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sun. 1 to 5 p.m. Job Ln., Southampton. 631-283-2118. POLLOCK KRASNER HOUSE & STUDY CENTER – 830 Springs Fireplace Rd., East Hampton. 631-324-4929. L’ORANGERIE FINE ART GALLERY – Sat. 12 - 6 p.m. Sun. 1 – 5 p.m. and by appointment. 633 First Street, Greenport. 631-477-2633. email@example.com. RATIO GALLERY-MIHstudio – 10 Bell St., Bellport. 631-286-4020. Ratiogallery.com. RICAHRD J. DEMATO FINE ARTS GALLERY – Donato Giancola, Jacques Moiroud and new works by Michael Viera, Robert Reynolds and Jamie Wyeth through November. 90 Main Street, Sag Harbor. 631-725-1161. ROMANY KRAMORIS GALLERY – 41 Main St., Sag Harbor. 631-725-2499. SIRENS’ SONG GALLERY – Fri.-Mon. 12:30 to 6 p.m. 516 Main Street, Greenport. sirensongallery.com. 631-4771021. SPANIERMAN GALLERY AT EAST HAMPTON – 68 Newtown Lane, East Hampton. 631-329-9530. SURFACE LIBRARY – New works created “in-situ” (onsite) by resident atelier artists, potter Bob Bachler and painter James Kennedy through November 15. 845 Springs Fireplace Rd., East Hampton. Thurs – Sun. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 631-291-9061. SYLVESTER & CO. – The Work of David Geiser. Sylvester & Co. at Home, 154 Main St., Amagansett. On thru 11/4. 631-267-9777. TERRENCE JOYCE GALLERY – 114 Main St., Greenport. 631-477-0700. TULLA BOOTH GALLERY – “Summer Gems.” Group show. On thru 9/8. 66 Main St., Sag Harbor. Thurs.-Mon. 12:30-7 p.m. 631-725-3100. Tullaboothgallery.com. THE WINTER TREE & GINA GALLERY –Gallery Hours Daily 12-7pm. (Closed Tuesday) 125 Main St., Sag Harbor. 631-725-0097. WISH ROCK STUDIO – Fine art and frame shop. Open Thurs.-Sun. from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 17 Grand Ave., Shelter Island Heights. 631-749-5200. VERED GALLERY – 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. 68 Park Pl., East Hampton. 631-324-3303.
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MOVIES Schedule for the week of Friday, November 6 to Thursday, November 12. Movie schedules are subject to change. Always call to confirm shows and times. HAMPTON ARTS (+) The Men Who Stare at Goats (R)– Fri. 7, 9, Sat-Sun, 3, 5, 7, 9 Mon – Tues 7, Wed, 3, 5, 7 Christmas Carol (PG) – Fri, 6:30, 8:30, Sat-Sun, 2:30, 4:30, 6:30, 8:30, Mon-Tues, 7, Wed, 2:30, 4:30, 6:30, Thurs, 7 SAG HARBOR CINEMA (+) (631-725-0010) Coco Before Chanel – 4, 6, 8, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, Thur UA EAST HAMPTON (+) (631-324-0598) The Men Who Stare At Goats (R) – Fri., 4:15, 7:30, 10:10, Sat., 1:45, 4:15, 7:30, 10:10, Sun., 1:45, 4:15, 7:30 Mon.-Thurs., 4:15, 7:30 Christmas Carol (PG) – Fri, 4:30, 7, 9:30, Sat., 2, 4:30, 7, 9:30, Sun., 4:30, 7 Mon-Thurs, 4:30, 7 An Education (PG-13) – Fri 4:45, 7:15, 9:50, Sat., 2:15, 4:45, 7:15, 9:50, Sun., 2:15, 4:45, 7:15 Mon-Thurs 4:45, 7:15 Michael Jackson This Is It (PG) – Fri. 3:45, 6:45, 9:40, Sat. 1, 3:45, 6:45, 9:40 Sun. 1, 3:45, 6:45 Mon-Thurs., 3:45, 6:45 A Serious Man (R) – Fri 4:30, 7:40, 10:15, Sat, 1:30, 4:30, 7:40, 10:15, Sun., 1:30, 4:30, 7:40 Mon-Thurs, 4:30, 7:40
Paranormal Activity (R) – Fri 5, 7:50, 10 Sat. 2:40, 5, 7:50, 10, Sun, 2:40, 5, 7:50, Mon-Thurs, 5, 7:50 UA HAMPTON BAYS (+) (631-728-8535) Couples Retreat (PG) - Fri., 4:10, 7:10, 10:10, Sat. 1:10, 4:10, 7:10, 10:10 Sun., 1:10, 4:10, 7:10, Mon-Thurs., 4:10, 7:40 Michael Jackson’s This Is It (PG) - Fri., 4:20, 7:20, 10, Sat. 1:20, 4:20, 7:20, 10 Sun., 1:20, 4:20, 7:20, Mon-Thurs., 4:20, 7:20 Where the Wild Things Are (PG) – Fri. 4:30, 7:30, 9:50, Sat., 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, 9:50, Sun, 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, 9:50, Mon-Thurs., 4:30, 7:30 Amelia (PG) – Fri., 4:00, 7:00 9:40, Sat., 1:00, 4:00, 7:00 9:40, Sun., 1:00, 4:00, 7:00 Mon-Thurs, 4:00, 7:00 Christmas Carol (PG) – Fri. 4:40, 7:40, 10:20 Sat., 1:40, 4:40, 7:40, 10:20 Sun, 1:40, 4:40, 7:40 Mon-Thurs., 4:40, 7:40 UA SOUTHAMPTON (+) (631-287-2774) Coco Before Chanel (PG-13) – Fri, 4:30, 7:20, 9:50, Sat, 1:30, 4:30, 7:20, 9:50, Sun. 1:30, 4:30, 7:20, 9:50 Mon-Thurs 4:30, 7:20 The Box (PG-13) – Fri 4:00, 7:00, 9:40, Sat., 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 9:40, Sun., 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 9:40 Mon –Thurs, 4:00, 7:00+
The Fourth Kind (PG-13) – Fri 4:45, 7:30, 10:10, Sat., 1:45, 4:45, 7:30, 10:10, Sun. 1:45, 4:30, 7:30, Mon-Thurs, 4:45, 7:30 Couples Retreat (PG13) – Fri 4:15, 7:10, 10, Sat, 1:15, 4:15, 7:10, 10, Sun., 1:15, 4:15, 7:10, 10, Mon.-Thurs, 4:15, 7:10 MATTITUCK CINEMAS (Call 631-298-Show for times) Men Who Stare At Goats (R), The Fourth Kind (PG13), Amelia (PG), A Christmas Carol (PG), Paranormal Activity (R), Where The Wild Things Are (PG), Couples Retreat (PG13), The Box (PG13), Michael Jackson: This Is It (PG) The Montauk Movie (+) (631-668-2393) Call for showtimes. Bay Street Theater (+) (631-725-9500) No movies this weekend. The sign (+) when following the name of a theatre indicates that a show has an infrared assistive listening device. Please confirm with the theatre before arriving to make sure they are available.
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Day By Day COMING UP Upcoming events can be seen in the following sections:
Art Events – pg. 37 Kids’ Events – pg. 30 Movies – pg.37 FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6 THE STEPHEN TALKHOUSE – 8 p.m. – Rick Emmett, $35, VIP $50. 10 p.m., $10 Little Head Thinks. Stephen Talkhouse, 16 Main St, Amagansett. 631-267-3117. EAST HAMPTON FARMERS MARKET – Farmers Market in the Nick and Toni’s parking lot. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 136 North Main Street, East Hampton. 631-727-7850 x 333. DIABETES HEALTH FAIR – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Educational information on detection and prevention of disease. The Community Room at the East Hampton Healthcare Center, 200 Pantigo Place, East Hampton. 631329-2425. RUTHLESS THE MUSICAL – The Jacobson Center for the Performing Arts is brings Ruthless! The Musical to Guild Hall. Showtimes are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20. 158 Main Street, East Hampton. For more information contact 631-324-4050. SOLAR SYSTEM LECTURE – Presented by Dr. Dan Davis at the Montauk Public Library at 6 p.m. 631-6683377. FRIDAY NIGHT JAZZ – 6 to 8 p.m. $35 for Parrish Members, $50 for non-members. The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton. Call 631-283-2118. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7 BOOK READING - Tom Clavin will read from his new book, “The Last Stand of Fox Company” at the Book Hampton in East Hampton on at 5 p.m. Contact 212-6147868. RUTHLESS THE MUSICAL – See Friday’s lisitng. THE STEPHEN TALKHOUSE – 10 p.m. Brother Josephus and the Love Revival Orchestra. $10. Stephen Talkhouse, 16 Main St, Amagansett. 631-267-3117. JEWLERY MAKING BASICS - Students will learn the basics of jewelry making, from sculpting wax and soldering to setting stones and polishing, over an eight-week course. Master Jeweler Eric Messin will take you step by step to create a piece of jewelry that will be finished and ready to be wear. Come learn and have fun. Presented by the Southampton Historical Museums & Research Center.
PICK OF THE WEEK FRIDAY NIGHT JAZZ – 6 to 8 p.m. $35 for Parrish Members, $50 for non-members. The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton. Call 631-283-2118.
Pelletreau Silver Shop, 80 Main Street, Southampton. 631283-2494. CULINARY DEMO -12-2 p.m. Loaves and Fishes Cookshop, 2422 Montauk Hwy, Bridgehampton. 631-5376066. USA DEMO TOUR – “The Feel of a Horse” 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. $25, all day spectators, 12 and under, no charge. Topping Riding Club, Sagaponack. 631-537-0948. 4th ANNUAL BLACK FILM FESTIVAL – Parrish members are free, $5 for non-members. Begins at 1 p.m. The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton. Call 631-283-2118. SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8 USA DEMO TOUR – “The Feel of a Horse” 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. $25, all day spectators, 12 and under, no charge. Topping Riding Club, Sagaponack. 631-537-0948. FIESTA – A celebration of Latin American Culture. 1- 2 p.m. Gallery talk. 2 – 3 p.m. Calpulli dancers in the John Drew Theater. 3 – 4 p.m. Children’s craft workshop and light refreshments. 4 to 5:30 p.m. Music from Crossroads Music Shop. Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, 631-324-0806. (See story below) SLOW FOODS EAST END WINE DINNER - 7:30 p.m. $85. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Slow Foods East
Fiesta! at Guild Hall By Tiffany Razzano Celebrating Latino culture, Guild Hall will host Fiesta!, a free day of family fun for all ages, on Sunday, Nov. 8 from 1-5:30 p.m. This is the first time the venue is hosting the event since it began its renovation of the John Drew Theater last year. Typically, Fiesta! is held each spring, but with the recent completion of the theater, Guild Hall decided the fall would be a great time to once again celebrate the Latin American heritage that is so prevalent on the East End. “It’s not just for the Latin American community out here,” said Melissa Erb, associate for public programming at Guild Hall. “It’s a great way to bring the entire community together.” The day will kick off with a gallery talk – in both Spanish and English – with artists whose work has been recently acquired by the museum, between 1 and 2 p.m. Featured artists include Linda Alpern, Judith Boucher, Stephanie Brody Lederman, Philippe Cheng, Jennifer Cross, Peter Dayton, Dorothy Frankel, David Gamble, Eunice Golden, John Hardy, William King, Cynthia Knott, Rima Mardoyan, Paton Miller, Bastienne Schmidt, Joan Semmel, and Darius Yektai. Next, dancers from New York City’s Calpulli Mexican Dance Company will take the new stage in the John Drew Theater between 2 and 3 p.m. The group, which culls its name from the Nahuatl word that refers to Aztec clans that were organized by their trade, is commit-
ted to educational programming and performances touting Mexican dance, music and theatre. The performers dress in full native costume and take members from the audience on stage to learn the dances to make for a truly interactive afternoon, Erb said. Art teachers and students from local schools will volunteer their time for the children’s arts and craft workshop between 3 and 4 p.m. Children will get a hands on look at traditional Latin American crafts, such as Mexican ornaments and Chilean rainsticks. For older children and teenagers, as well as adults, the day will be rounded out by a showcase of local musicians sponsored by Crossroads Music. Mr. No-Shame, a group that features musicians from different ethnic backgrounds, will perform their eclectic sound, which mixes rock music with jazz, Latin music and funk. Raul Cardenas, a songwriter from Ecuador will also perform, as will Duo Sentimenal: Rafael y Juan, who are from Colombia and part of the group Escola De Samba Boom. “We’re trying to tap into a wide range of audiences,” Erb said. “It’s a really full day and we’re doing a lot of different things.” Guild Hall is expecting several hundred people to turn out for the event, and already they’re hoping to expand it to a week-long event next year, she added. For more information about Fiesta! and other upcoming events, go to guildhall.org.
End Chapter. Guests will enjoy dinner, wines, and tasting comments from Executive Chef James Carpenter, Slow Foods Representative and Alexandra Macari of Macari Vineyards The Living Room at The Maidstone, 207 Main Street, East Hampton. 631-324-5006.
Monthly Meeting. 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Meet at Southampton Town Hall lower level meeting room. All are welcome. Glorian Berk, 631-283-2638.
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Letters AN ODE ON VETERAN’S DAY Dear Dan’s Papers, The day my son was born was one of the happiest days of my life. At that very moment I realized he would be someone very special. At the age of 18, he made a decision to become a United States Marine. He is now serving in Afghanistan. I’d ask every American to wear red on Fridays. It’s a military thing, until all the troops are home. Whether you agree or disagree with this war, right or wrong, they’re all over there fighting for you. Audrey Freiermuth, A very proud and loving mom of a U.S. Marine Manorville, NY (Editor’s note: Ms. Freiermuth submitted the photo of her son, above, and a poem she wrote about him after seeing him off for another tour of duty. Excerpts of that poem are printed below.) A Silent Hero My son is a hero you just don’t know He left our home a long time ago As I stood by the door with tears in my eyes With a hug and a kiss we said our goodbyes His head turned back and he looked at me Mom don’t cry – you’ve raised a man, you see I love you – I’ll miss you – I’ll be okay Because of 9/11 there is no other way. It’s my duty, my son said to me The Marine Corps is where I need to be. You don’t know his name – you don’t see his face He’s the silent hero that’s keeping you safe He gave up his freedom – best years of his life He did it for what he thought was right He did this for every American to be free My son is a hero that I don’t see So as you safely sit at home tonight Give thanks to all who were willing to fight Not just for those who are fighting this war But for every soldier who has fought before Courage and bravery is what they had from the start To fight for our freedom in is in each and every heart God please give them the strength they need They are all silent heroes, I do believe. VERY SERIOUS Dear Dan, Silently, and with little warning, nearly one in nine women living on Long Island will become a statistic. It is nearly impossible to reside here and not have your life affected in some way by this insidious dis-
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ease. Having breast cancer, or knowing someone who does, has become an inherent risk of residing here. Breast cancer knows no boundaries. It does not discriminate. Its pain and misery is abundant, and its wrath shows no signs of relenting. Although October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we are already all too familiar with its devastation to unsuspecting women and their families. Confirmation was established nearly a decade ago, that of the 62 counties comprising New York State, both Nassau and Suffolk have nearly the highest breast cancer rates in the state and in the nation. This distinction is frightening and comes as no surprise. Despite what we are led to believe by officials who have studied this life-threatening problem, we must keep in mind that our environment is far from safe. Environmental concerns have always been an elusive problem on Long Island. We have many; yet, their toxicity on the human body has been seriously underplayed. No one is willing to come forth and state the connection between the environment and our excessive rates of cancer. Although research is still continuing into environmental causes, there is currently a shift in methodology beginning to look at personal lifestyle choices that include smoking and diet to explain why breast cancer rates on Long Island are so high. Most women stricken with this horrible disease believe strongly that the environment, not their personal lifestyle, played a significant role in the development of their disease. Downplaying environmental factors and refocusing on personal lifestyle choices is a dangerously poor substitute to explain Long Island’s health concerns. Until we isolate environmental catalysts that are causing human cells to proliferate at an uncontrolled rate, women across the island will continue to become faceless statistics. We need answers. We cannot be hoodwinked into thinking that Long Island women are choosing lifestyles that are significantly different than the rest of the nation. Knowledge is the key to conquering this disease, not excuses. Jason E. Hill Ridge, New York 11961 The many studies do not support any reason why Long Island is a carcinogen. – DR BIG QUESTIONS Dear Dan, Your article “EH Town Supervisor Bill McGintee Resigns” in the October 9 issue leaves some big questions, unanswered. If he is “accepting responsibility for his mistakes,” how is he allowed to just walk away
from the problems that he has caused? Where is the grand jury investigation at this time? In McGintee’s resignation letter of October 5, his closing lines are “...and I also want to thank the District Attorney for allowing me to resolve this matter.” Nothing is “resolved” in this situation! McGintee quits, and we the taxpayers will pay for his misdeeds.... by an increase in taxes! Please keep us informed as to whether the DA is investigating our ex-supervisor, McGintee. Thank you. Jane Maynard East Hampton Via e-mail Roger. Over and out. – DR ALLEGIANCE Dear Dan, The late Republican State Assembly minority leader Perry Duryea would be disappointed but understanding why “NY State Assemblyman Thiele Turns A Corner” (T. J. Clemente – October 16) changed his party allegiance from Republican to Independent. Each year the Senate majority leader and Assembly Speaker give out several hundred million dollars worth of member items (state pork) to their loyal followers, who vote as directed. Republican Senators and Assembly members (who are the minority in their respective chambers) get table scraps. The majority leaders routinely prevent any bills proposed by members of the minority party in their respective chambers from ever coming out of committee for a full vote. Minority members get the short end of the stick when it comes to office budgets, space, staffing and mailings versus those members in the majority. When will “to the majority goes the spoils” philosophy finally end? Real bipartisan legislative reforms would include minority party members of either chamber being allowed to propose legislation out of committee, permitting a full vote on any proposed legislation along with comparable office budgets, space, staffing and mailings as members of the majority. When will there be a law passed in Albany requiring all members of the State Legislature holding a second job to report information about income, hours worked and any potential conflicts of interest between employers benefiting from favorable legislation or pork barrel member item spending? Sincerely, Larry Penner Great Neck, NY Via e-mail Our state system is a disgrace. – DR
Police Blotter Drunk in The Street A man was standing drunk in the middle of the street in East Hampton. When police approached, they noticed a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath. The man then became unsteady on his feet and fainted. After helping the man, the officer escorted him to his squad car. Fraud A hotel in Montauk reported that approximately $7,000 worth of unauthorized charges were racked up against the hotel. None of the charges were racked up from the mini-bar or from adult movies. Break In A man in Southampton reported to police that
somebody broke into his home and stole $5,000 worth of electronic and computer equipment. Police have opened up a full investigation into the theft. Another Break In A woman in East Hampton reported to police that somebody stole an antique gold ring with ruby diamonds and a gold ring with a sapphire and two diamonds. The estimated cost of the jewelry is valued at $6,600. An investigation is underway. Weirdo A man in Montauk reported to police that another man entered his home that he did not know while he was there. The owner then asked the man
if he could be helped, to which he responded with, “No.” The man then left the premises. When police arrived, they could not find the trespasser. Excessive Window Tint A man in Water Mill pulled over for having a window tint on his car that was not legal. When police pulled the man over, they found out that he was driving without a driver’s license. Egg Bomb A woman in Southampton reported to police that her entire house was egged and covered with toilet paper. Rotten kids! By David Lion Rattiner
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