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6DWÇ§SP +DZNV1HVW/QÇ§ Uniquely modern home on 2 lushly wooded acres. Host your roof-top gatherings treating everyone to views from Napeague to Montauk, Gardinerâ€™s Bay to the ocean. Grandfathered roof-top deck. Dir: Take Rt 27 to Abrahams Landing Rd. Make a left onto Hawks Nest Ln. Home on the left. (DVW+DPSWRQ2IČŠFH
6XQÇ§SP -REV/DQHÇ§ This magniďŹ cent site has direct access to Swan Creek and beautiful views of Mecox Bay and open ďŹ elds. On 2.2 acres offering 3BR, 3B plus family room in the main house. Excl. F#66520 | Web#H14028. Dir: Mecox Rd to Jobs. (DVW+DPSWRQ2IČŠFH 6XQÇ§DPSP %ULGJHKDPSWRQÇ§ 1-level w/double master BRs w/ glorious baths & French doors out to gunite pool & spa. 2 additional BR and 4B in total. Spacious living quarters all set on 2.5 rustic acres. Excl. F#64586 | Web#H92349. Dir: Mtk Hwy east, north on Butter. %ULGJHKDPSWRQ2IČŠFH
6DWÇ§SP &DUULDJH&WÇ§ Just listed in Georgica. 5BR, 7+B, secluded trad. Offering family, media, formal dining, and great rooms, as well as a den, and a ďŹ n. bsmnt with home theater, ofďŹ ce, and bonus room. 2 acre grounds w/pool. Dir: Rt 27, take Baiting Hollow south to Carriage Ct (private rd). Home is at the end of the cul-de-sac on the right. F#67713. (DVW +DPSWRQ 2IČŠFH 6DWÇ§SP %XOO3DWK&ORVHÇ§ Wooded 2.3 acre lot. 5BRs, 4.5Bs, den, DR, LR with fpl, deck and pool area with landscaping. Close to village and beaches. Exclusive. F#246177 | Web#H40969. Dir: North on Bull Path, Bull Path Close is appx 1 mile on the left. House is ďŹ rst house in left. $PDJDQVHWW 2IČŠFH 6XQÇ§SP 7KUHH0LOH+DUERU5RDGÇ§ Trad. w/ open ďŹ‚oor plan and harbor views. 5,200sf, 5BR, 6.5B, full acre on a hill, gunite pool, chefâ€™s kitchen, 3 fpls. Across from Three Mile Harbor boat yard. Excl. F#57205 | Web#H0157205. (DVW+DPSWRQ2IČŠFH 6DWÇ§DPSP 6XQVHW/DQHÇ§ Close to Village. This 3,100 sq. ft. home has undergone a total renovation and expansion, 4BR, 3.5B, gourmet kitchen, family room, pool and a potential pool house on a very private and rare half acre. F#49473. Dir: Osborne Ln to Sun.set. (DVW+DPSWRQ2IČŠFH 6DWÇ§SP +RUVH0HDGRZ/QÇ§ 3,000 sq. ft. retreat, just outside the Village. 4 large BRs as well as a formal DR, family room, and a large LR with fpl, all with French doors. Breathtaking ďŹ eld views across the adjacent 17-acre preserve. Heated pool and gar. F#66059. Dir: Rte27, take Green Hollow Rd past the open ďŹ eld on the right to Horse Meadow Lane. (DVW+DPSWRQ2IČŠFH 6DWÇ§SP +XQWWLQJ$YHQXHÇ§ Pristine landscaped property located in the heart of the Village. 4 BRs, 2.5Bs, an additional 4 room ofďŹ ce with bath, private parking and entrance. Dir: Osborne Lane to #21 Huntting Ave. Excl. F#62793 | Web#H55652. (DVW+DPSWRQ2IČŠFH 6DWÇ§DPSP :KHHORFN:DONÇ§ Well built trad., close to town and beach. 3 BRs plus den and 3 baths, stylish custom kit., fpl. Fully ďŹ n. bsmnt includes full den and 2 additional rooms. In-ground irrigation and landscape lighting as well as award winning landscaping and room for pool. Dir: North of Cedar St make right off Stephen Hands Path or left off Hands Creek Rd. (DVW+DPSWRQ2IČŠFH
6DWÇ§DPSP 6FDOORS$YHQXHÇ§ Just listed in the Hands Creek Association, 2 blocks from beach and boat launch sits this modern home of a renowned photographer/artist. 2/3 of an acre of private wooded property, 3BRs, 2B and ďŹ nished bsmnt. Excl. F#66654 | Web#H14967. Dir: 27E. to Stephens Hands Path. SHP to Hands Creek. Left on Hands Creek, right on Clamshell, left on Scallop. %ULGJHKDPSWRQ2IČŠFH 6DWÇ§DPSP +DUERU%OYGÇ§ Recently completed 4 BR home features ďŹ ne details and craftsmanship. 3,200 Sq. Ft. of living space; interior offers a living room, formal dining room, excellent kitchen & 2.5 baths. Other amenities include central air, full basement and garage. Excl. F#58346 | Web#H0158346 $PDJDQVHWW 2IČŠFH 6DWÇ§DPSP 'HODYDQ6WUHHWÇ§ Cape style home situated on a shy half acre, features 4BR, 3B, EIK w/ granite countertops, FDR, fplc and CAC. All this on a quiet street in a central location close to shopping and beaches. Excl. F#53045 | Web#H0153045 $PDJDQVHWW 2IČŠFH 6DWÇ§SP 0XLU%OYGÇ§ Warm contemp. with hardwood ďŹ‚oors. Mature trees, detailed landscaping, mahogany decking and a screened in dining area make this a cozy retreat. Exclusive. F#67393 | Web#H48561. Dir: Three Mile Harbor from Village of East Hampton. Muir Blvd. is on the right, across from Daymarks Deli. House is on left. $PDJDQVHWW 2IČŠFH 6DW Ç§ SP 5XQQ\PHDGH'ULYHÇ§ Bordering a 30 acre reserve and a short distance to the bay sits this ranch home with 3BR, 2B, fplc, full bsmt. and gar. Shy half acre with pool. Excl. F#54854 | Web#H0154854. Dir: Mtk Hwy E., left on 3 Mile Harbor to end, left onto Isle of Wight, left on Runnymeade. %ULGJHKDPSWRQ2IČŠFH 6DWÇ§SP :RRGELQH'UÇ§ 3BR, 4B Ranch has been completely redone and offers a ďŹ n. walkout bsmnt with additional space & 2 baths. Hardwood ďŹ‚oors & new kit. Exclusive. F#66462 | Web#H53154. $PDJDQVHWW 2IČŠFH
6DWÇ§DPSP (QFRUH%OYGÇ§ This condo is like new and located on the preserves for privacy in the 24hr. gated community of Encore Atlantic Shores, voted #1 in design 2004! The owners added many extras over and beyond the many upgrades.If you are 55+ and want a great purchase than see this one. A wonderful opportunity.Dir: LIE Ext 70 to exit(CR51) Mk. Rt. entrance on left. F#67348 | Web#H46815. :HVWKDPSWRQ%HDFK2IČŠFH
6DWÇ§SP 2FHDQYLHZ5GÇ§ Three level custom built home on private ďŹ‚ag lot with deeded â€œSun.rise Terraceâ€? access for swimming/boating on Shinnecock Bay. Bay to Ocean Views! F#64930 | Web#H49469. :HVWKDPSWRQ%HDFK2IČŠFH 6XQÇ§SP %LWWHUVZHHW6RXWK([WÇ§ This raised ranch has it all. 5BR, 2B, LR w/ fpl and a large family room, wonderful space with separate Jaccuzi room and Koi Pond. W/extensive land and 3 separate decks. F#66835 | Web#H20579. +DPSWRQ%D\V2IČŠFH 6DWÇ§SP +XFNOHEHUU\/DQHÇ§ Lovely 2BR, 1.5B sits south of the highway within minutes from bay beach and ocean. Features wood ďŹ‚oors, htd porch, full bsmt and gar. Situated on .32 acre. F#61091 | Web#H52025. Dir. Mtk Hwy to Ponquogue Ave. Left on Bay Ave East, right on Huckleberry. +DPSWRQ%D\V2IČŠFH
6XQÇ§SP 2OG0HHWLQJ+RXVH5RDGÇ§ Duplex-Old World 1929 trad. 5 BR, 2 BA on 1.1 acre parcel. 10 ft. ceiling, enclosed front porch, grand staircase built-into the fpl, ďŹ‚owing ďŹ‚oorplan. F#65787 | Web#H17309. :HVWKDPSWRQ%HDFK2IČŠFH
6XQÇ§SP 4XRTXH6WÇ§ 3-story trad., circa 1900, currently undergoing renovation. 7 BRs, 7Bs, 4 separate living areas, 3 with fpls. F#65499 | Web#H33693. :HVWKDPSWRQ%HDFK2IČŠFH 6XQÇ§SP 2OG0DLQ5GÇ§ Build your dream home from 2,500 to over 5,000 sq.ft. Room for pool and tennis. One-of-a-kind waterfront lot. F#67346 | Web#H1818. :HVWKDPSWRQ%HDFK2IČŠFH
6XQÇ§SP 6FHQLF/DNH'ULYHÇ§ This pond view condo offers an attractive open ďŹ‚oor plan, including vaulted ceilings and sky light , 2BR, 2B, EIK and dining area, LR w/ fpl, full bsmt, garage and brick patio. F#66873 | Web#H21717. +DPSWRQ%D\V2IČŠFH
6DWÇ§SP 0DLQ6WUHHWÇ§ Vintage-style 3BR, 3.5B home w/ FDR, fpl, hardwood ďŹ‚ooring and pool. Excl. F#65418 | Web#H32553. 6DJ+DUERU2IČŠFH 6DWÇ§SP -HUPDLQ$YHQXHÇ§ Sited on 1 acre in the Village, this recently renovated 3,800sqft home features 5 BRs, 5.5 Bs, new kit., pool w/pool house, wraparound porch. Co-Exclusive. F#61110 | Web#H34458. 6DJ+DUERU2IČŠFH 6DWÇ§SP 1RUWK+DUERUÇ§ Wonderful 3BR, 2B contemporary ranch features FDR, hardwood & tile ďŹ‚oors, great room, 2 fpls, den, work-at-home ofďŹ ce, family room and basement. Excl. F#63168 | Web#H36516. 6DJ+DUERU2IČŠFH
6DW 6XQÇ§DPSP 3DUVRQDJHÇ§ 8BR, 11.5B traditional estate w/ great room, prof. kitchen, FDR, family room, media room, 4 frpls, full ďŹ n. bsmt, plus 1,000sf. pool house, htd gunite pool and much more. F#62701 | Web#H54574 %ULGJHKDPSWRQ2IČŠFH 6DWÇ§SP 6DJDSRQDFN5RDGÇ§ 6,000 sq.ft. South of highway estate on 2.1 acres. 6 BRs, 6.5 baths with gunite pool, man-made koi pond with waterfall, and 2 gar. CoExclusive. F#58167 | Web#H0158167. 6DJ+DUERU2IČŠFH
6DWÇ§SP 0RVHV/DQHÇ§ Custom designed to reďŹ‚ect the historic ďŹ‚avor of the Village. 4BR, 5.5B, htd gunite pool, poolhouse, wine cellar. Dir: Hill St. to Moses. F#66781 | Web#19308 6RXWKDPSWRQ2IČŠFH 6XQSP 3XODVNL6WUHHWÇ§ Circa 1930â€™s cottage renovated and expanded w/4 BRs, 3B, LR, FDR, kit./great room. Htd gunite pool, gar. F#55036 | Web#H0155036 %ULGJHKDPSWRQ2IČŠFH 6DW 6XQÇ§SP 2OG7RZQ5RDGÇ§ Luxurious condos at the edge of Old Town and the ocean. CoExclusive. Dir: East on Hampton Rd., south on Old Town Rd . towards ocean. F#60952 | Web#H52999. 6RXWKDPSWRQ2IČŠFH
6DWÇ§SP 1RUWK0DLQ6WUHHWÇ§ Restored, c. 1845, legal, 2-family home, located in the Village. Enhanced with gardens, landscaping, & new driveway. Each ďŹ‚oor has 2BRs, bath, living room, and kit. Room for small pool. Zoned for light commercial. F#49523 | Web#H0149523 %ULGJHKDPSWRQ2IČŠFH 6DW 6XQÇ§SP 6KLQQHFRFN5RDG 3 BR 2B, fpl, granite kit., ďŹ n. bsmt. & gar. Pool & hot tub surrounded by beautiful landscaping. Excl. F#66649 Web#h14649 Dir: CR39, south on GreenďŹ eld, right on Shinnecock Hills Rd. 6RXWKDPSWRQ2IČŠFH 6DWÇ§SP /LWWOH1HFN5G8QLWÇ§ Arguably the best unit in Club on the Bay. What makes this unit so special is that your slip, with its 12-ft. beam, lies directly in front of your deck. F#43442 | Web#H0143442. :HVWKDPSWRQ%HDFK2IČŠFH 6DWÇ§SP 0LGGOH3RQG8QLW Waterfront co-op with loft, deck, pool, and boating rights. Private, on beautiful landscaped grounds, affordable and rentable, too. It doesnâ€™t get better than this. F#67078. Dir: Montauk Hwy to Little Neck, right on Middle Pond RD, left into middle pond Estates. 6RXWKDPSWRQ2IČŠFH
6DWÇ§SP 0LOO)DUP/DQHÇ§ Gambrel-style, 5BR, 4.5B. Vaulted ceilings, double-height windows, great room, prof. grade kit, family room, 3 fpls, patios & htd pool. Excl. F#60420 | Web#H35711. Dir: Rt.27, left on David Whiteâ€™s Ln, right on 7 Ponds Rd, right on Upper 7 Ponds Rd, right on Mill Farm Ln. %ULGJHKDPSWRQ2IČŠFH 6DWÇ§SP %D\$YHQXHÇ§ Price reduction! South-of-the highway, 6,500sf. with great & living rooms, FDR, 4 fpls, 6BR and gunite pool. Offering room for tennis and views out over Mecox Bay. Excl. F#62542 | Web#H53481 %ULGJHKDPSWRQ2IČŠFH 6DW 6XQÇ§DPSP %ODQN/DQHÇ§ Abutting agriculatural reserve, this 3 BR 2 bath house was totally renovated in 2008. Marble baths, chefâ€™s kitchen, new decks, a fpl and a beautiful setting in Water Mill farm country make this a winner! Exclusive. F#67047 | Web#H10091. 6DJ+DUERU2IČŠFH
6DWÇ§SP /LEUDU\$YHÇ§ Historic Georgian house apartments, 4 unit brick and slate apartment building. Total of two 2 BR, 1 BA and two 1 BR, 1 BA apartments-one on each ďŹ‚oor-3,600sq.ft. total. Great opportunity to own multipleresidential income producing units. F#66573 | Web#H12544. :HVWKDPSWRQ%HDFK2IČŠFH 6XQÇ§SP :RRGODQG$YHÇ§ Rare 1925 Triplex right in the heart of the village. Main House 3+ BR traditional crafatsman with ďŹ ne details. Detached Carriage House featuring 2-car gar. and a bonus of two 2BR, 1B Garden Apartments for family, guests or income. F#65873 | Web#H31471. :HVWKDPSWRQ%HDFK2IČŠFH 6XQÇ§SP -DJJHU/QÇ§ 6000 sq, ft. Manor House with 6BRs, 6.5Bs, formal LR with fpl, formal DR, country kit., sunroom, lib., separate guest apartment with two BRs, one bath and a third ďŹ‚oor playroom/media room. F#45763 | Web#H0145763. :HVWKDPSWRQ%HDFK2IČŠFH 6XQÇ§SP %HDYHU/DNH&W8QLWÇ§ Pristine lakefront condo in Westhampton. Walk to town and places of worship, bike to the beach. Turn key - 2 BRs 2.5 baths. Kitchen with island, Great room with gas fpl and Double Sliders in Dining/ Livingroom lead to Patio, all over looking Lake and Community Pool. F#67215 | Web#H35960. :HVWKDPSWRQ%HDFK2IČŠFH
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Announcing the Upcoming Tours Lineup… Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” The Musical - Wed., Nov. 19th and Wed., Dec. 17th $199 pp. and Wed., Dec. 17th – $208 pp. – The classic holiday film comes to the Broadway stage. Described as “a new musical stage reinvention of the beloved classic film,” the musical tells the story of two showbiz buddies who put on a show in a picturesque Vermont inn, and find their perfect mates in the bargain. Many Irving Berlin classics are showcased in the new musical, including “Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep,” and the unforgettable title song, “White Christmas.” Christmas In Victorian Cape May – 3-Day Tour – Mon.-Wed., Dec. 1st-3rd – $545.00 pp./do. Cape May attracts visitors from all over the world. It’s no wonder. The entire New Jersey seashore town is a National Historic Landmark. Christmas here is a magical time. The Victorian houses are all decked out in beautiful lights and the whole downtown historic area transforms almost magically. The warmth and joy of an old-fashioned holiday prevails. You will have tours (one on the Holly Trolley), adventures, a tea luncheon and a wine tasting, too! “Shrek” The Musical – Sat., Dec. 6th – $193 pp. – Joining Shrek on his journey from the swamp to the stage will be his wisecracking sidekick Donkey, Princess Fiona, Lord Farquaad and a chorus of everybody’s favorite fairytale creatures. With more layers than ever and a completely original new score, Shrek The Musical proves that there’s more to the story than meets the ears. Christmas at The Greenbrier® - 4-Day Tour – Sun.–Wed., Dec. 7th-10th - $979 pp./do. – West Virginia’s Greenbrier Resort, a National Historic Landmark in the Allegheny Mountains, is consistently ranked as one of the best resorts in the world. Experience its luxury, charm, elegance, history and tradition. The fireplaces are crackling and there are miles of garland and an abundance of poinsettias in their lobbies. Rejuvenate, rekindle and relax your winter blues away as you enjoy impeccable service. Call for the full itinerary, as this experience will last a lifetime. SPECIAL EVENT: HOLIDAY BRASS at Avery Fisher Hall – Sun., Dec. 14th - $140 pp. – The Philharmonic’s Principal Brass and the Canadian Brass present their annual Holiday classic, filled with wit, virtuosity, and the glorious music of the season. Comprising the principal brass players of the New York Philharmonic and the virtuosos of the Canadian Brass, you will surely be delighted. 3:00 p.m. performance with lunch. Radio City Music Hall – Christmas Spectacular – Dec. 16th - $156 pp., and Dec., 18th $166 pp. and Dec. 14th - $159 pp. - Let the Rockettes take you on a thrilling ‘tour of Manhattan’ at the height of the holiday season. You will be thrilled whether or not you have ever seen this extravagant event. Hampton Jitney is pleased to escort you on this Christmas time adventure. Always exciting – always great! Vermont Christmas – 3-Day Tour – Tues.-Thurs., Dec. 16th-18th - $425 pp./do. – SO MUCH TO DO! – Vermont’s perfect atmosphere will help you prepare for the holidays. Visit the famous Vermont Country Store, tour Mendon Mountain Orchards & Cider Mill (and if you order a freshbaked pie, they will have it ready to pick up on your return). Don’t miss your special Wine & Cheese Tasting Seminar at the hotel, take a horse-drawn sleigh or wagon ride, visit the town of Woodstock, the beautiful Queechee Gorge Village and Montpelier, hear the wonderful sounds at Porter Music Box, tour Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory, have a proper British Tea and enjoy some great entertainment.
Carnegie Hall – “1964: The Tribute” (‘Beatles’ concert) – Sat., Jan. 10th – $180 pp. – This is our 3rd annual excursion to the finest Beatles tribute concert you’ll ever experience – The exceptional talent of these remarkable men will ensure a sensational concert experience. They are world renowned and dubbed “the best Beatles Tribute Show on earth” by Rolling Stone Magazine. Combine a wonderful dinner with Prime Orchestra tickets for this performance and you are assured a fabulous evening. Turning Stone Resort & Casino – Overnight – Sun.–Mon., Jan. 18th-19th - $165 pp./do. – Join Hampton Jitney as we venture to this award-winning resort and casino in New York’s scenic Mohawk Valley. Enjoy luxurious hotel accommodations, a world-class casino and so much more. You will receive a $10 Meal Voucher, $30 Free Play Coupon or Bingo Dollars and have a wonderful Breakfast Buffet included. “Billy Elliot” The Musical – Wed., Jan. 21st– $202 pp. – See this smash hit musical direct from London, based on the hit film and featuring a score by Elton John! Billy Elliot is a funny, heart-warming and feel-good celebration of one young boy’s dream in a gripping tale of triumph over adversity. Based on the enormously popular film, this powerful new musical is the story of a boy who discovers he has a special talent for dance, while the boys all around him are more interested in boxing. “Mary Poppins” – Wed., Feb. 11th - $165 pp. – Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! Nanny Mary Poppins keeps the Banks family in line with the kind of magic only she can conjure. Based on the books by P. L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, this is the story of the Banks family and how their lives change after Mary Poppins arrives at their home at 17 Cherry Tree Lane in London. “South Pacific” – Valentine’s Day Special – Sat., Feb. 14th - $226 pp. – Lincoln Center Theater presents this Rodgers & Hammerstein revival. Set during World War II, it tells the story of an American lieutenant and an American nurse and their relationships with some of the residents of the exotic islands where they find themselves stationed. The musical score is absolutely beautiful. Don’t miss this exciting musical. “Colonial Gossip & Glorious Gardens” – Philadelphia 2-Day Tour – Sat.-Sun., Feb. 28thMar. 1st – $259 pp./do. – This unique tour will thoroughly engage you in Philadelphia’s charm. You will find out the meaning behind some of the old sayings from Colonial times and be thoroughly entertained while you learn. In addition, you will have tickets for the 2009 Philadelphia Flower Show – this year’s theme is “Bella Italia”!
Also Available: Sex and the City Hotspots Tour - Fri., 2/6 “13, A New Musical” – Sat., 2/21 “The Lion King” – Wed., 2/25 Philadelphia Flower Show – Sun., 3/1 & Sat., 3/7 “Billy Elliot” Sat., 3/7 & Wed., 3/11 “Jersey Boys” – Wed., 3/11 “Guys & Dolls” – Wed., 3/18 & 3/25 SHOW “Hair” – Sat., 3/28
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for the most complete list and details of all Hampton Jitney tours and shows. North Fork pick-up and drop-off locations are as follows: Greenport, Southold, Cutchogue, Mattituck, Jamesport, Aquebogue, Riverhead, Farmingville, Melville Marriott.
TOURS INCLUDE –
Lunch or dinner (unless otherwise indicated), a Hampton Jitney professional driver, tour escort and deluxe roundtrip transportation. Call for complete package details.
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South Fork pick-up and drop-off locations are as follows: East Hampton, Bridgehampton, Southampton, Westhampton, Farmingville, Huntington.
Show tour reservations are accepted only with payment at the time of booking: credit card by phone, cash or check at HJ reservation desk in the Omni lobby. Credit card sales are processed at the time of the reservation. Cancellations will be accepted on a conditional basis – we will attempt to resell the seats, but do not guarantee to do so; if not resold, the customer is still obligated to pay for the non-sold/non-cancelable parts of the package. Any change, refund or cancellation will incur a $15 per person service charge.
Through our online website reservation and Value Pack order system, Hampton Jitney is open 24 hours a day for information & reservations. Make your travel reservations quickly and accurately, then place a secure order for your Value Pack Ticket Book.
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Announcing Our Newest Motorcoach
By riding Hampton Jitney, you are actually helping to protect the environment. With every fully-loaded motorcoach we put on the highway, we are taking the equivalent of 50 cars off the road. And, with every new motorcoach we put on the road, our ďŹ‚eet becomes greener because these newer engines have special exhaust after-treatment systems that capture and burn off soot.
Visit www.hamptonjitney.com or call 631.283.4600 Green on the outside. Green on the inside.
for a complete list of show tours, current specials, to purchase Value Pack ticket books and to make your reservations now!
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Fishing Free Does a Shinnecock Nation Citizen Need a NYS Fishing License? By Dan Rattiner One of the great feelings that fishermen enjoy is putting a hook into the water, feeling a bite and pulling out their dinner. It’s fresh, delicious, organic and free. Better yet, is going out and catching a whole mess of fish, not only for the fisherman’s family, but perhaps also for the neighbors’ family as well. A little breadcrumbs, oregano, salt and pepper, sauté the whole thing in olive oil — what could be better? How many you may catch, of course, is regulated. The idea is that nobody should pull so many fish out that the stock of them in local waters begins to deplete. On the other hand, the laws about these regulations vary. There’s one set of laws in New York State, another in Connecticut, still another in New Jersey. If you’re out of a port in one of those states, the laws of that state are what you follow. If you’re on the high seas in American territorial waters, there are federal laws. But what if you live in these parts and you don’t set out from any of those places? That is the argument being put forward by Gerrod T. Smith, a member of the Shinnecock Indian Nation, a separate entity entirely from New York, New Jersey or the United States. The Shinnecock Indian Nation was acknowl-
edged by the settlers in the 1600s and later when they gave them a peninsula of land that juts out into Shinnecock Bay as a reservation. On one side of it is the Village of Southampton. On the other is the Town of Southampton. Smith was out, as he has been since he was a little boy, in his own little fishing boat, from the Indian Nation, an official Indian reservation recognized by the State of New York. The Nation has its own rules that they abide by.
motor conked out. The Coast Guard was contacted by other mariners nearby and they came from their base in Hampton Bays and towed him back to the station there. His boat would, presumably, remain tied up there until his engine was repaired or he’d bring over another. Then he’d motor it home. But that is not what happened. The Coast Guard discovered that, on board, Smith had a bucket that contained 36 small fish that were in violation of New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. These included flounder, porgy and blackfish. Some were too small. Others were out of season. He had other fish in the bucket that were okay. But for these, he received a ticket. He would have to go to Southampton Town Court and, if convicted of this violation, which is criminal, he would pay a fine of $25 per fish for a total of nearly $1,000 fine. From Smith’s perspective, this had just turned from a really good day of fishing with a helping hand by the Coast Guard, into a nightmare. He lived on the reservation and he was out of the reservation and he wondered by what reasoning he could be given a fine. He was only doing what his neighbors and all his ancestors
From Smith’s perspective, this had turned from a really good day of fishing into a nightmare. And even though their coastline runs for a mile in a great arc around their peninsula and many boats owned by Native Americans are tied up to the shore there, they do not have any laws regulating the size of fishing catches. A few weeks ago, Smith was fishing alone in his little boat in Shinnecock Bay, near the entrance to Heady Creek, just a few hundred yars off the reservation, when his outboard
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The New York Public Library honored Hamptons regulars Edward Albee and Nora Ephron at this week’s Library Lions black-tie gala. Library Lions are recognized for “groundbreaking artistry and for their noble commitment to a life of ideas, inventiveness, exploration and thought.” Master of Ceremonies for the evening’s program was Nobel Laureate and Library Trustee Toni Morrison. * * * On a British talk show with guest host Mel B. this week, Hamptonite Kim Cattrall said that a Sex and the City sequel is in the works. In response, Amagansett’s Sarah Jessica Parker said the film’s not officially happening yet, but deals are definitely being discussed. * * * Warner Music Group CEO Edgar Bronfman Jr. barely broke even in the recent sale of his three-acre Amagansett estate. Bronfman bought the house for $12.5 million in 2005, listed it for $15.8 million in 2006, and lowered it to $14.7 million before finally selling it for $12.67 million, according to deed transfer records. The home has six bedrooms, a billiards room and wine cellar, plus a guesthouse, pool and pool house. * * * Unhappy with the turn of events in last week’s elections, the State GOP is reportedly looking to be led by Bridgehampton’s Rudy Giuliani. Rumor has it that Giuliani is also being asked to run for governor in 2010. * * * East Hampton’s Steven Spielberg is in talks with actor Will Smith to team up for Oldboy, a remake of a 2003 thriller by Korean filmmaker Chan-wook Park. The film, about a man who tries to solve the mystery of his abduction and 15-year captivity, would be the pair’s first collaboration. * * * Southampton’s Paris Hilton recently made an appearance and signed autographs at the Planet Hollywood Casino in Las Vegas for the premiere screening of Repo! The Genetic Opera. The film is dubbed a “Rocky Horror meets Bladerunner rock opera/movie musical.” Hilton plays surgery- and painkiller-addicted Amber Sweet. * * * Hamptons resident Jon Stewart helped honor George Carlin this week when the late comedian posthumously received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor — the only award Carlin considered a legitimate comedy prize. Stewart performed alongside Lily Tomlin and Joan Rivers at the awards ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. * * * East Hampton residents Gwyneth Paltrow and Jerry Seinfeld were seen taking their kids trick-or-treating around town on Halloween. * * * Esteemed Southampton resident Karen LeFrak has written another children’s book, this one titled Jake the Philharmonic Dog. Gillian Miniter recently hosted a juice-and-
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Hampton Jitney Fall 2008 Schedule
AM LIGHT PM BOLD
W Sept./Oct. W Sun Sat & Sun Sun Only Nov./Dec. Only 7:15 8:30 10:15
10:20 12:20 2:20
10:30 12:30 2:30 10:40 12:40 2:40
8:45 10:30 8:55 10:40
Airport Connection 7:05 7:20 Manhattan
AM LIGHT PM BOLD
W Sun Only 4:45 4:50
W Sun Only 9:30 9:35
Sag Harbor Bridgehampton
4:30 I 4:35
Airport Connection 6:35 Midtown Manhattan 6:45
10:35 11:35 10:45 11:45
MONTAUK LINE A
Manhattan / 86th St. Manhattan / 69th St.
Fri & Sat 7:30 7:35
7 Days 8:30 8:35
Sat Only Sept./Oct. 9:00 9:05
Manhattan / 59th St.
Manhattan / 40th St.
Airport Connection 8:20
Fri & Sat 5:00 5:05
Fri & Sat 5:00 5:05
N 7 Days 5:30 5:35 5:40
7 Days 11:30 11:35
Sun thru Fri Sept./Oct. Sun, Mon & Fri 7 Days Nov./Dec. 7 Days 12:30 1:00 1:30 12:35 1:05 1:35
Mon thru Sat 9:30 9:35
Mon thru Sat 10:00 10:05
7 Days 10:30 10:35
Fri Only ‡ Sept. thru Nov. 7 Days 3:00 3:30 3:05 3:35
Sun thru Thurs 4:30 4:35
Mon thru Fri 6:00 6:05
Fri Only Sept./Oct. 7 Days 7:30 8:00 7:35 8:05
Mon thru Sat 9:00 9:05
Manhattan / 69th St. Manhattan / 59th St.
Manhattan / 40th St. Airport Connection
11:45 11:50 12:00
Southampton Water Mill
Sag Harbor Wainscott
East Hampton Amagansett Napeague
10:30 10:40 10:55
11:30 11:40 11:55
12:00 12:10 —
12:30 12:40 12:55
1:00 1:10 —
1:30 1:40 —
2:30 2:40 2:55
3:30 3:40 3:55
4:00 4:10 —
4:30 4:40 4:55
5:50‡ 6:00‡ 6:15‡
6:30 6:40 —
6:50‡ 7:00‡ 7:15‡
7:40‡ 7:50‡ 8:00‡
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7:50 8:00 8:10
8:30 8:40 8:55 N
9:00 9:10 —
9:30 9:40 9:55
— — —
10:30 10:40 —
11:00 11:10 —
12:00 12:10 12:25
12:30 12:40 —
2:00 2:10 2:25
Sun Only 9:30
AM LIGHT PM BOLD
See Dan’s North Fork Section for our North Fork Line Run!
7 Days 2:30 2:35
To Brooklyn BROOKLYN SERVICE To East End BROOKLYN SERVICE To East End (Eastbound) To Brooklyn (Westbound)
8:30 — 8:35 8:45 8:50 8:55
B. Heights B. Heights B. Heights Park Slope Park Slope Park Slope
8:30 — 8:35 8:45 8:50 8:55
NORTH Fri FORK LINE PM Park Slope Park Slope Boerum Hill B. Heights
Only 5:30 5:35 5:45 6:00
Manorville Southampton Water Mill Bridgehampton Wainscott East Hampton Amagansett Napeague Montauk
Tanger Outlet Riverhead Aquebogue Jamesport Laurel Mattituck Cutchogue Peconic Southold Greenport
8:00 8:05 8:10 8:15 8:20 8:25 8:35 8:40 8:45 8:55
Select trips have letters or symbols above them. The following defines the codes.
Ambassador Class Service
Enjoy the ultimate in comfort – a full size coach with only half the seats! Spacious captain’s chairs and plush carpeting, Up to 17” leg room, FREE wireless internet service, Outlets for your electronics, Enhanced complimentary beverages and snacks, Personalized host service.
The “Bonacker” Non-stop service to and from NYC and East Hampton, available Eastbound Friday & Westbound Sunday.
Mid/Uptown drop offs are 3rd & 39th, 42nd, 51st, 61st, 67th, 72nd, 79th & 85th. These trips do not include Sag Harbor on Fri. (Eastbound) and Sun. (Westbound).
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.
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. These trips guarantee Sag Harbor passengers will never be required to transfer prior to their arrival. This trip will not go to Napeague and Montauk on Tues. and Wed.
These trips arrive approximately 20 minutes earlier on Sat. and Sun. BLOCK ISLAND FERRY CONNECTION - For the convenience of our passengers living near Montauk Harbor or traveling from Block Island, HJ picks up at the Viking Ferry dock on Sunday & Monday at 6:20 p.m. Viking dock is located at 462 Westlake Drive. For more information regarding the Block Island Connection contact www.vikingfleet.com or 631-668-5700. Airport Connections. Hampton Jitney airport connection stops are convenient to JFK, LaGuardia and Islip/MacArthur airports. Detailed information is located in the Westbound and Eastbound notes section on our website, by calling Hampton Jitney or by referring to our printed schedule.
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.
7:50 8:15 8:20 8:30 8:35 8:45 8:55 9:10 9:15
Westbound AM LIGHT PM BOLD
Sun & Fri 7 Days 9:30 11:00 9:35 11:05 11:10
Mon AM 5:00 5:10 5:15 5:20 5:25 5:30 5:55
Amagansett East Hampton Wainscott Bridgehampton Watermill Southampton Manorville Lower Manhattan
To The Hamptons MONTAUK LINE (from Lower Manhattan)
Eastbound READ DOWN
HAMPTON JITNEY RIDER ALERT
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 office or online. Trip availability is subject to change — always call or refer to our website to confirm schedule. BROOKLYN & LOWER MANHATTAN SERVICE: Weekend Service to and from Brooklyn and Lower Manhattan continues this fall. MEADOWLANDS SERVICE: Once again HJ offers direct roundtrip service to Jets/Giants home games.
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 Wendy’s
Peter Cooper Village 1st Ave. & 23rd St. - East Side of 1st Ave. (between 23rd & 24th), in front of Board of Education Building Manorville Southampton Watermill Bridgehampton Wainscott
4:55 6:45 7:10 7:15 7:25 7:30
East Hampton Amagansett
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. “No shows” may be charged full fare.
AM LIGHT PM BOLD
Battery Park City South End Avenue & Albany Across from Gristedes
CELL PHONE POLICY: All phones must be turned off. Urgent calls only; limited to a total of 3 minutes.
Fri PM — — — — — 12:15 12:40
LW Sun PM 6:20 6:30 6:35 6:45 6:50 7:00 7:25
D E PA R T I N G
4:10 — 4:15 4:25 4:30 4:35
Fri READ DOWN PM AM LIGHT PM BOLD Only Park Slope - 4th Avenue & 9th Street 5:30 Park Slope - 4th Avenue & Union Street 5:35 Boerum Hill - Atlantic Avenue & 3rd Avenue 5:45 B. Heights -Tillary St. between 6:00 Cadman Plaza East & West
Fri Only 7:00 7:05
To Lower Manhattan MONTAUK LINE
B. Heights - Cadman Pl. & Clark St. B. Heights - Tillary St. B. Heights - Court St. & Joralemon St. Park Slope - Union St. & 4th Ave. Park Slope - Prospect Park W. & 2nd St. Park Slope - 9th St. & 4th Ave.
MONTAUK LINE DEPARTING
5:00 5:05 5:20 5:30 5:40 5:50 6:05 6:15 6:40
Greenport Southold Peconic Cutchogue Mattituck Laurel Jamesport Aquebogue Riverhead Tanger Outlet
Sun PM Only 5:40 5:50 5:55 6:00 6:05 6:10 6:15 6:20 6:25 6:30
Montauk Napeague Amagansett East Hampton Wainscott Bridgehampton Water Mill Southampton Manorville
NORTH FORK LINE
D E PA R T I N G
READ DOWN AM LIGHT PM BOLD
Sun PM Only
Fri PM Only
I 7 Days 6:30 6:35
W Sun Only 3:15 3:20
W Sat Sun & B.I. Ferry Connection Mon W P.U. at Ferry 6:20 PM Sept./Oct. Sun Sun & Sat & Sun Only 7 Days Mon Only Nov./Dec. Sept./Oct. 5:30 6:30 7:45 — 5:35 6:35 7:50 —
D E PA R T I N G
Mon thru Sat 9:00
7 Days — —
W 7 Days
7 Days 6:30
Sun thru Fri — —
7 Days 1:30 1:35
Sun & Mon Sept./Oct. I Sun Only 7 Days Nov./Dec. 3:45 — 3:50 —
D E PA R T I N G
7 Days 5:30
7 Days 12:30 12:35
To The Hamptons
D E PA RT I N G ARRIV.
7 Days 3:30
East Hampton Wainscott
7 Days 1:30
Sun thru Fri Sept./Oct. Fri Sun, Mon Only & Fri Sept. thru Nov./Dec. 7 Days 7 Days Nov. 7 Days — 9:30 — 11:30 — 9:35 — 11:35
Manhattan / 86th St.
7 Days 11:30
thru Fri W SH,MA• Mon Sat Only Only 7 Days Sept./Oct. 7 Days 7 Days — 6:30 — 7:30 — — 6:35 — 7:35 —
Fri thru Mon 8:30
AM LIGHT PM BOLD
Mon thru Sat 9:30
Sun thru Fri. SH,MA• Mon Fri & Only thru Sat Sat Sat 4:30 — 4:35 —
To The Hamptons Eastbound
MONTAUK LINE A AT Mon
D E PA RT I N G
Sat, Sun & Mon
Mon Fri thru thru Sun & Fri 7 Days 7 Days 7Days 7 Days Mon 7 Days Mon 7 Days 5:00 6:10 8:15 10:15 12:15 2:15 3:15 4:45 6:15
D E PA R T I N G
To Manhattan Westbound
Effective Thurs., Sept. 18 through Wed., Jan. 7, 2009
Lower Manhattan Westbound MTA Bus Stop Drop-off Locations: • • • • •
2nd Ave. & 34th St. • North Side of Water St. 2nd Ave. & 22nd St. & Broad St. 2nd Ave. & 14th St. • State St. & Battery Place 2nd Ave. & 9th St. (Bowling Green Subway West Side of Allen St. & Station) E. Houston St. • Church St. & Cortlandt • West Side of Pearl St. & St. (Connection to Path Fulton St. Trains to N.J.) • South End Avenue
PARKING PERMITS - HJ PASSENGERS WHO ARE PARKING VEHICLES IN SOUTHAMPTON OR MANORVILLE MUST DISPLAY PARKING PERMITS ISSUED BY A HJ REPRESENTATIVE. NO OVERNIGHT PARKING IS PERMITTED IN MANORVILLE. PARKING IS NOT PERMITTED IN THE HAMPTON BAYS PLAZA PARKING LOT. 1194590
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Twentysomething…By David Lion Rattiner All of the sudden, I’m one of the Mac guys. I recently got the new MacBook laptop and I am in love. It has an appeal to it unlike any other electronic device I have ever used (except for maybe The Sega Genesis when it first came out) and I have joined the ranks of people who are excited about Macs. This really bothers me, because people who love Macs are in the category of people who I secretly make fun of. “Oh they think they are so smart,” I’d say. “All because they chose to buy a Mac instead of a PC. Wow, a different brand of computer than other computers. What an amazing decision you’ve made.” But now that I have a Mac, I’m fascinated by it. I’m fascinated by the effort Apple has put into making its computers artistically appealing. I’m fascinated by the story of Steve Jobs. I’m fascinated by the fact that Mac is short for Macintosh, which is a type of apple that you eat, and that name derived from the company’s name, Apple. I’m also now more in tune with music than I have ever been before thanks to iTunes. When you own a PC, iTunes is just that, iTunes. But on a Mac, it just feels different. It’s exciting — you feel like you are part of a club. Granted it’s the nerdy guy who sits on his laptop at Starbucks surfing the Internet club, but hey, it’s a club. I also find myself engaging in a Mac conversation with a PC user, just as much as I would engage myself in a conversation about politics. It matters to me. It bothers me if you
don’t respect that Macs are better/cooler/more stable than PCs. It bothers me that you don’t care about the capabilities of a these computers, since all you use it for is to check your e-mail and write articles (that’s me) and it bothers me that you just don’t get what makes Macs better than PCs. I’m a nerd. When did this happen? It happened when I got a Mac in the mail baby! What’s also exciting about Macs is the iLife software that makes you believe you’re a movie director or techno artist with a few clicks of the mouse. I’m a whiz at creating Garage Band music on my Mac, now all I have to do is make a movie with my digital camera, add the music to it and I’ll become a famous movie director! The possibilities are endless. Hang on, let me check my e-mail. Oh, did you see that? I’m a genius. How many people know how to check their e-mail on a Mac? Not a lot, because they’re so used to PCs and now I know both. It’s like knowing two languages! I should add on my resume that I know how to operate a Mac laptop, this is state of the art stuff. I’m practically from the future I know so much about computers. Now all I need to do is write about how much I love my Mac for my Dan’s Papers column. All I need to do is open up Microsoft Word and get crackin’. Hmmmm. Where is Word on this thing? Text edit? What the hell is text edit?
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Doesn’t Mac have a version of Word? What’s this? It doesn’t come with Microsoft Word? Wait a second, Microsoft Word. Microsoft! Bill Gates! Oh the humanity! Talk about a slap back in the face from PCs. They are the real heroes when it comes to Microsoft Office, programs I can’t live without on a computer. Bill Gates should remind people of that fact. OR maybe he deliberately doesn’t. Maybe he doesn’t get all bent out of shape when he hears about Macs selling more than PCs. What does he care? He is still getting his $200 for a download from every computer user in the world, Mac and PC alike. A download with no overhead that’s expensive and that everybody needs. Microsoft Office just gets zapped right to your computer, $200 please. Touché PC users, touché.
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have done since before the coming of the white men. And all he was doing was catching dinner for himself and his extended family. He is not in the fish business. Instead of going to court, Smith has asked that this matter be transferred from Southampton Town Court to the Federal court system in Islip. And he has asked that the whole thing be thrown out because he was fishing in waters adjacent to the Shinnecock Indian Nation, and he had numerous rights to do so, without hindrance from the United States or New York State or even the United Nations. These rights were protected not only by the treaties made between those entities and the Shinnecock Nation, but also by passages in the American Constitution. He makes a pretty good case. Among the documents attached to his legal filing is a May 1659 deed in which Wyandanch, the leader of the Montauks, ceded territory to John Ogden, a well-known landowner. In the deed, it says that the heirs of Wyandanch “shall keepe our priviledge of fishing, fowling or gathering berries or any other thing for our use.” He also, of course, presented numerous documents that declare the respect for the independence of the Shinnecocks. He wants those laws enforced. So, do the laws of the land change when you drive your boat over an invisible, dotted line crossing the Long Island Sound, separating New York from Connecticut? They sure do. Do the laws of the land change when you drive your boat across an invisible, dotted line in Shinnecock Bay, separating Southampton from the Shinnecock Indian Nation? What if you’ve just been towed across? If the Federal court accepts this case, then it will be that court that makes a decision in the upcoming months. Wait. Isn’t having a United States court make this decision a conflict of interest when settling a dispute between the Shinnecock Indian Nation and the United States? •
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Jitney to Everywhere Hop on One, Who Knows Where It’ll Take You, See the World By Dan Rattiner It wasn’t so long ago that when you got on Hampton Jitney, you knew exactly where you were going. You were either going into the Upper East Side of Manhattan, or you were on the Upper East Side and you’d be heading back out to the Hamptons. Those were the good old days. Life was simpler. And if you missed one bus, the next one, an hour later, would be going to exactly the same place. Today, Hampton Jitney seems to be going all over the place. Besides going practically every hour on the hour to the Upper East Side, they now have scheduled buses that take you from
the Hamptons to Lower Manhattan, with all sorts of stops, including the South Street Seaport, Wall Street and Battery Park City. There’s a schedule of buses that go to Brooklyn, with stops at Brooklyn Heights, Park Slope, Prospect Park, Court Street and half a dozen other locations. There’s a route that takes you from the Hamptons to the Foxwood Casino, another that takes you to Boston and still others that take you (and your car) to Florida. There’s also a big schedule now on the North Fork. Buses leave from the North Fork to the Upper East Side about every other hour. All of this has gotten me thinking that as we
head toward the autumn and winter and there are fewer and fewer things to do here in the Hamptons, it’s probably worth considering just hopping on the next bus just to be surprised. We all know where all the Jitney stops are. Just go there, stand around and when the next coach pulls in, don’t even look to see if there’s a sign on the front telling you where it’s going. Avert your eyes. You’ll pass the attendant with the clipboard at the steps going into the coach, and he’ll ask you where you are headed and just say this. “Wherever.” Hop in, you and your mate, lie back in the (continued on next page)
WHAT ARE THE CHANCES THAT OBAMA MIGHT WIN? By Dan Rattiner What the hell have we done? The morning after the presidential election was decided, we all woke up to discover that a young, black man from Chicago, with big ears, 18 months experience in Washington, a father from Kenya, a mother who was a white, Protestant anthropologist and an upbringing largely in Indonesia, was now the president elect of the United States. Oh, and I forgot. His name was Barack Hussein Obama. Not only was he now scheduled to be the next president of the most powerful nation on Earth, he was also elected by the people of that
nation by a wide margin. Indeed, he was the first Democrat to be elected president with a majority of Americans voting for him in 44 years. When that last happened, he was four years old. Personally, as someone who has supported this man’s candidacy since the beginning, I found this very hard to accept. It felt to me — and I mentioned this to others — as if he still had to be running. He had been running for president for two years. The race had been going on for so long. When it was over and it was announced that he won, what I really only heard was the first part — the race for presi-
dent was finally over. There would be no more watching it and reading about it and blogging about it and talking about it. It was like the last episode of Seinfeld. It’s done. A billion dollars and two years later, it was over. I had been hoping and rooting and watching the ups and downs and everything else, and what I seemed to get out of it was that finally, after two years of watching the movie Titanic on an endless loop in a darkened room over and over, it finally said “The End.” And that was it. I was around when John F. Kennedy was (continued on next page)
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comfortable seats, and just enjoy the ride. You’ll be served soft drinks and snacks. They’ll pass out Dan’s Papers and other reading matter. Take a nap. They’ll wake you gently when they get to a destination. But who knows where that will be? “Kalamazoo,” the attendant might announce on one trip. “Timbuktu,” he might announce on another. What a thrill. Sometime you might get lucky. “Everybody off. We’re here at the theatre. It’s 20 minutes to show time.” Seeing very tall skyscrapers, you might ask, having concluded that you are on Broadway, what show is being seen. “South Pacific!” he might say. This is the toughest ticket to get on the Great White Way. And if you don’t have tickets, which you were supposed to buy in advance, he might help get you in anyway. “Oh well,” you might say if it fails. “Let’s go to the top of the Empire State Building.” Oh, the places you’ll go! The people you’ll
see! Travel is so wonderful. You get away, you see something new, and even if you are only there for a few hours, the memory stays with you for a lifetime. The Grand Canyon. Niagra Falls. Hawaii. Yosemite. Paris. Windsor Castle. Remember that time you jumped off Mallory Pier at Key West with all your clothes on at sunset? “Everybody off for the Galapagos Islands!” Seven-foot furry creatures with beady yellow eyes and white hooked beaks stare at you curiously through the coach window. Talk to each other. “Shall we get off here?” “Nah. Let’s wait for the next stop.” “Last stop, folks. Disneyworld.” As a matter of fact, I think they DO go to Disneyworld, on their winter schedule that goes to Florida. Yes they do. Downtown Orlando, right nearby. And if you arrange it, they can even take your car there, and unload it so you can drive it the short distance to the Goofy Lot and take one of those trams to the Magic Kingdom. I think it would be a real good idea if Hampton Jitney formally took me up on this idea. They could call it the Mystery Ride. Pay a certain amount and they give you this black ticket with a map of the world printed on it. “Manorville.” “Baltimore!” “This is the airport connection for Kennedy and La Guardia. Anybody want to get off?” You hop off. Take the taxi waiting for you (the Jitney can have one waiting for you), and who knows, the next place you get off might
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be… “Here we are ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to Pluto. The temperature is minus 260,000 degrees. So bundle up. But the dogsled tour is still running today and there’s crater climbing in the afternoon. As you can see, it’s night. But the moons are full. Just be back here at the stop at 8. That’s Pluto Standard Time. And don’t be late. “The next Jitney won’t be here until tomorrow morning at 6 a.m.” •
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elected president. There was dancing in the streets. It was the end of an era. The old ways, with the prejudices and the wars and the formality and the uptightness were at an end. A new age was dawning. And the cheering and shouting all over the country spilled onto the streets in a grand celebration that lasted for days. From that day to this, there has never been another patriotic outpouring such as that. Indeed, there have been two whole generations of Americans that have not enjoyed the exhilaration of that experience. And yet, late that night and into the amazingness of the next day, I could not put it all together. I missed out. People were cheering and crying and I would say, “You think Obama has a chance? Could he really win?” I was still in watch-everybody-run-for-president mode. It was not until the following morning, when the entire front page of the New York Post had a full color picture of this man, looking out at me from that bastion of Murdoch conservatism that is the Post, with the words, “President Obama” under his name, that I thought, once and for all, this is it? This is the guy? He won? Indeed he has. And the honeymoon has been very short. Twenty four hours later, the stock market plunged again, the second largest manufacturer of ethanol went bankrupt and — I think this is true — the Prime Minister of Iceland ordered that entire nation be evacuated so they could pull it’s plug and let it sink into the Atlantic. And it’s still two months until he will be inaugurated. I think that if he stops by my house, I am going to offer him a cup of hot coffee and a big hug. Maybe he’d like some cookies. Or an apple. He could stay as long as he wants. •
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Hide the Sins How Bushes, Trees Keep Citizenry from Getting Riled Up By Dan Rattiner The man who paid $112 million, the highest amount ever paid for a piece of vacant property in East Hampton, is now being looked over carefully because of what people on the beach observe he is doing with a bulldozer on that property. The 65-acre parcel, on Further Lane in East Hampton, is now owned by billionaire Ron Baron, of Baron Capital Management, who purchased it a year-and-a-half ago from Adelaide de
Menil. It adjoins a 34-acre piece on which Baron has built a sprawling summer mansion compound. The belief, now supported by Town Environmental Protection Director Larry Penny, is that the bulldozers may be illegally leveling sand dunes between the parcel and the ocean that are protected property. The phone call usually goes like this. “Hello? Dan? Listen. My name is (so and so) and I want to tell you something.” Or maybe it goes like this.
“Hello? Dan? Listen. I don’t want you to use my name, but I want to tell you something.” “Okay.” “Have you seen what is being built out on Beach Cobble Drive in Water Mill? I couldn’t believe they were doing this. I saw it with my own eyes. Someone there is building this huge, monstrosity down at the corner of Beach Lane. It is horrible. The whole neighborhood is up in arms. It can’t be allowed to happen. You write the (continued on page 28)
EAST HAMPTONITES PIPE UP AT BROWN BAG MTG. By T.J. Clemente On Thursday, November 6, when the East Hampton Town Board held its “Amended Brown Bag Meeting,” the first half hour was reserved for public comment, followed by 1 1/2 hours for budget discussion. With a crowd of 15, half of whom were reporters, the gathering moved from the conference room to the old courtroom. When Supervisor Bill McGintee called the meeting to order, with board members Julia Prince, Pat Mansir, Pete Hammerle and Brad Loewen present, the focus was on Debra Foster, the former Board member who has taken a keen interest in undoing her own misdeeds on a previous board that didn’t factor in the cost of a growing town government against shrinking revenues. A few weeks ago, Foster stood humbly before the ProEast Hampton Town Meeting held at the
American Legion Post in Amagansett and admitted her errors to a hostile, mocking crowd. Foster’s remarks at the Board meeting Thursday were short. She submitted a report that she put together with three other influential former town officials proposing ways to save the town $12 million. At once, the Republican opposition in the crowd, vocalized by John Cirillo, raised the question of whether this was in fact “an alternative budget.” With some sparring, McGintee made clear that he and the board welcome all ideas on how to run the town more effectively and efficiently. However he was confident that the board had covered all the bases. Foster’s submitted proposal covered these recommendations: Compare the trends of the last four town budgets. Put into effect a hiring freeze on new town employees and reduce the number
of nonessential expenditures. Aim at savings of energy costs. Create savings through a new leaf collection strategy. Raise $250,000 through new beach permit fees. Enforce the $1,000 littering fines around town. McGintee said he’d examine the plan to see if there were any new ideas that were practical for the town. In other comments, the voice of the people can best be summed up by the views of East Hampton Town resident John Tuohy, who stood at the podium and offered that, given the worst economic climate in our lifetimes and “unthinkable” consequences, the board shouldn’t continue with business as usual. He implored the board to “consider radical approaches in your thinking” concerning funding the town budget. McGintee answered that, of the $67-68 million (continued on page 22)
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