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scholarship it awarded. This year, it almost doubled the amount. In addition to the annual ride, the Red Knights Chapter 25 participates in a variety of charitable events each year. Next week, Davis will represent the Knights on an Honor Flight bringing vets to Washington, D.C. Members hail from both forks, with over 100 bikers coming from as far west as Eastport and Riverhead. Two who have moved to Texas and Arizona still maintain their membership. The Red Knights was founded in 1982 and boasts more than Continued on Page 12.


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STILL ANOTHER “NOBODY ASKED ME, BUT . . . ” Nobody asked me, but ... As a New York Giants fan and a hair-challenged man, I feel I have every right to ask this question: What is it with Coach Ben McAdoo’s hair? McAdoo’s hair looks like doodoo. My guess is that he is wearing two hairpieces at the same time. He has what looks like a full head of fake hair, then a little thingamajig piece of hair on top that is going in two directions at the same time. Please God don’t let it be his real hair – that would be disgusting. ******************************************* I object to those people who are comparing Donald Trump to Hitler. He is not another Hitler, but he’s definitely another Joseph Goebbels, the Nazis’ propaganda genus. Everyone should remember these Goebbels quotes before they vote in November: “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.” “Propaganda works best when those being manipulated are

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The house has been vacant “for years,” according to a neighbor who asked not to be named. She embraced the prospect of a residence for homeless vets in a modest dilapidated house just a stone’s throw from the Phillips Avenue Elementary School in Riverside, noting, “I think it will be good.” The neighbor described the house as “very nice, with three or four bedrooms and a finished basement.” Although it’s been deemed one of Suffolk County’s “zombie homes,” the neighbor said the grass has been cut regularly and the property kept neat. Last week the Association for Mental Health and Wellness (MHAW) announced it has received a $1,988,716 grant from New York State’s Homeless Housing and Assistance Program to rehabilitate three unoccupied “zombie houses” in Suffolk County and transform them into permanent housing for homeless veterans. The grant constitutes the first successful award emanating from Suffolk County’s Housing Our Homeless Heroes Act, a package of legislative initiatives adopted in 2014 that aims to end veteran homelessness countywide. Suffolk County is home to one of the highest concentrations of veterans nationwide. The three structures -- which had been gifted to MHAW by Suffolk County -- include the house in Riverside, and two four-bedroom homes Medford and Mastic. The Riverside property will be rehabilitated; the Medford and Mastic structures will be demolished and newly constructed. The program gives priority to veterans who have been chronically homeless, and also those requiring medical, mental health, and social services. Support services will be provided by Suffolk County United Veterans, a project of MHAW. “Our veterans served with dignity abroad, when they come home they should in-turn be provided the dignity of adequate shelter for themselves and their families,” said Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone. “As a veteran, I am very proud of the collaborative efforts between government and the non-profit agencies that are committed to ending veteran homelessness on Long Island. Suffolk County will continue to do all that it can to serve our veterans and provide housing opportunities for those most in need.”

United Way of Long Island, in conjunction with trainees from their VetsBuild and YouthBuild programs, will serve as the contractor on the projects to provide durable, energy efficient, healthy, and comfortable residences for homeless veterans to occupy. Trainees will hone their Green Building and Healthy Homes skills at United Way’s E3 SmartBuild Training Center funded by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). “United Way is proud to support this project in partnership with the Association for Mental Health and Wellness here on Long Island,” said Theresa Regnante, United Way’s President and C.E.O. “We recognize the need is great for the

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Pushing For Prop One East End leaders brought their campaign for the extension and expansion of the Community Preservation Fund to Southampton last Thursday, focusing on water quality restoration. A consortium of environmental conservation organizations, advocacy groups, businesses, and concerned citizens touted the addition of water quality improvement to the highlysuccessful land preser vation program which has generated one billion dollars and preserved more than 10,000 acres of open space and farmland since 1999. The “Clean Water & Community P r e s e r v a t i o n C o m m i t t e e ,” a group dedicated to seeing the

successful extension of the CPF for 20 additional years, also hailed the inclusion of funding for water quality improvement as essential to the five East End towns (Riverhead, Southold, Shelter Island, Southampton and East Hampton). They urged East End voters to vote “yes” on Proposal Number One this Election Day, November 8. The CPF has acquired thousands of acres of open space, much of it overlying the East End’s underground water supplies. It also purchased development rights from farmland to protect the East End’s commitment to farms, farmers and farming. But, according to a release from the group, the decline in the quality

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The Association of Fundraising Professionals Long Island Chapter (AFPLI) announced this week that London Rosiere, a resident of Montauk, will be honored as a recipient of The Gilbert Tilles Award at Philanthropy Day 2016. This award recognizes a special individual, family, organization, business, or foundation that exhibits unique qualities that further the goals of philanthropy, demonstrates leadership in motivating others to participate in philanthropic endeavors and has personally committed time, effort and financial resources to one or more charities. Rosiere’s accomplishments will be celebrated at Philanthropy Day 2016’s Awards Luncheon being held on Friday, November 18, at the Melville Marriott. Born and raised a dancer in New Orleans, Rosiere has always been happiest helping others. After losing her home in Hurricane Katrina and ending up in the NYC fashion world, she became a certified personal trainer and started running marathons to support various children’s charities she volunteered with. While working at the Watoto Wa Baraka Orphanage in Kenya, the idea of helping children find themselves and highlight their potential took root. After losing her mother in April of 2014, Rosiere went to Montauk to find peace. There, she was inspired to create a place where children could grow to become open-minded, well rounded, nonjudgmental, compassionate, and independent people. She used the inheritance from her mother and started Camp SoulGrow, a 501(c) (3) non-profit charity offering no-

see the value they can add to the world. In October of 2014, Rosiere joined the Kiwanis Club of East Hampton. In September 2015, she was honored to be a guest

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speaker for Pecha Kucha night at The Parrish Art Museum in Southampton. She was awarded the “Humanitarian of The Year” award from NY Strength in New York City in November, 2015. After tragically losing her brother in March 2016, London expanded Camp SoulGrow to serve even more children. She opened a Continued on Page 20.


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Affordable Recreation Preserved The Town of Southampton teed up another victory in land preservation with the purchase of a recreational easement on the Southampton Golf Range through the Community Preservation Fund. The Golf Range is located at 668 County Road 39 near Tuckahoe Lane. The 13-acre property has been operating as a golf range by the Hansen Family since 1957. They intend to continue operating this long running family business. The purchase price for the recreational easement is $6.5 million. The recreational easement will cover the entire property allowing only the existing golf range

recreational use and miniature golf facility, pedal cart track and the very popular seasonal skating rink. Preserving this property ensures an affordable recreational opportunity, centrally located in the town as well as providing a scenic vista on a heavily traveled roadway. The property is zoned highway business and had the potential to be developed into a number of other businesses. Eighty percent of the property must remain open with buildings and structures limited to a defined 20 percent of the total land area. “By preserving this property we ensure the public will always

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He’s used to the vibration from the Harley Davidson Ultra Classic we’re riding. I feel the shaking from my feet to my face as we set off behind a Bridgehampton Fire Department escort. Area police – EHVPD and EHTPD – and Amagansett Fire Department members close off intersections to let our convoy pass. I wave gingerly, hoping I don’t upset the whole biker/passenger equilibrium. Bob’s Harley has a fancy Star Trekesque console of dials and gauges. He explains them as I try to listen above the din of motors and the mantra in my head: “don’tfalloffdon’tfalloffdon’t falloff.” Bob does all his own maintenance on the big machine and recently travelled 3300 miles on a trip down south with a buddy. He just bought his wife a bike, so he’s used to having a passenger. The sun comes out as the group

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travels along the highway, bound for the Point. There, it’s time for a group photo and change of partner. I try not to take it personally when Bob asks his brother-in-law, Ralph Squires, to be my pilot for the trip back to East Hampton. We didn’t talk very much on the way back. Tuned to a classic rock station, the stereo on my second Ultra Classic of the day played some Zeppelin and Who, a perfect soundtrack for the ride. On the way out, Bob and I rode about five bikes back in the pack. On the way back, Ralph and I rode ”point,” first in the group, with the driver signaling to compadres potential safety threats, like a pedestrian who crossed Main Street without looking. By then I hardly flinched when he took his hand off the grip. Piette and Davis rode alongside us for a bit. She looked very relaxed behind the chapter president.

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Eventually I relaxed, too, and experienced the exhilaration bikers love. I wanted to lift my hands into the wind, but reluctant to startle my driver, contented myself with bopping and singing along to “Who Are You?” Davis puts the feeling like this: “Only a biker truly understands why a dog sticks his head out the window of a car.” Nailed it. Many of Sunday’s bikers knew Don Sharkey, describing him repeatedly as a good guy. A member of the Amagansett Fire department and Chief Building Inspector for the Town of East Hampton, he died in 2009. The DTSMCF was formed not long after his death. Donations and contributions to the fund have been used to support those in need in the community as well as to support efforts to which Don volunteered his own time -- the East End Soldier Ride (which later became a part of the Wounded Warrior Project), the Amagansett, East Hampton, Springs, Montauk, Sag Harbor and Bridgehampton Fire Departments, East Hampton Boy Scout Troop #298, and Jordan’s Honor Fund. Each year, the Fund awards a scholarship of $2500 to a student committed to furthering their education who has demonstrated the ability and desire to improve the community. In 2012, through the generous contributions and volunteerism of many individuals, the Fund was able to send nine children to summer camp and paid hospital bills for several community members. Sunday’s ride culminated at the Highway Restaurant in Wainscott. Food, drinks, and a 50/50 raffle were on the agenda. Marc Goldberg won the raffle and promptly donated it back to the Fund. He donated the bagels and coffee at the start of the ride, too. Not that I needed their approval (much), Bob and Ralph both told me I “did good” as first time passenger. They offered their feedback chivalrously, I thought.


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Happy “Back to School,” parents, teachers, and students! We’d love to publish your school news in The Independent. Be sure to send us word documents, with pictures as separate jpeg attachments. Email news@indyeastend. com. Look forward to hearing from you. And don’t forget our award-winning Boo Halloween student art and story contest coming up in October.

Tuckahoe School Tuckahoe’s fourth and sixth grade students visited the Parrish Art Museum on Tuesday, September 13 t h . S t u d e n t s w o r k e d w i t h Alvaro Restrepo and Marie France Delieuvin, co-founders of EL Colegio Del Cuerpo and eight of the dancers. Students interacted with the dance troupe and participated in a variety of movement activities. “Meet the Teacher” evening orientations this year for Grades 1-4 will be held on Wednesday, September 21st at 6:30 p.m. Volunteer readers are needed for the Tuckahoe Literacy Corps (TLC) to come in to read to our primary grade students. These volunteers will be assigned to one or two students, one time each week to spend time reading to their assigned students. Our PTO’s first meeting is being held on Thursday, September 22nd at 8:30 a.m. Please join them for their first meeting of the year and learn about all the activities the PTO has planned for the 2016-2017 school year! Our PTO Innsbrook Wrapping Paper Fundraiser this year begins on Friday, September 23rd and ends on Friday, October 7th. Our 7th Grade Outdoor Educational Trip this year is on Monday, September 19th to Wednesday, September 21st; 5th Grade Outdoor Educational Trip this year is on Thursday, September 22nd to Friday, September 23rd; and 6th Grade Outdoor Educational Trip this year is on Monday, September 26th to Tuesday, September 27th. Seeking Scholars Assemblyman Fred Thiele is seeking assistance from his local high schools in making nominations for the Presidential Scholars Program. The Presidential Scholars Program was established by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964 and recognizes high school seniors on the basis of outstanding scholarship. In 2016, The State Education D e p a r t m e n t C o m m i s s i o n e r, MaryEllen Elia, will nominate twenty high school seniors - ten females and ten males - from New

York to be considered for this honor. As you contemplate the selection of your nominees, it may be helpful to consider what attributes the student possesses which make him or her stand out as having outstanding scholarship and what special challenges or obstacles the student has overcome while still achieving high academic success.  In making the selection, the Commissioner will consider involvement and service in school a n d c o m m u n i t y, l e a d e r s h i p and character, writing samples, academic achievements, heavy workload, family responsibilities and extraordinary achievement or large hurdles overcome.  The

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Education Department is also interested in nominations that describe how the student’s family, teachers, and administrators have better prepared him or her to succeed in college and career. In addition to those nominations, Commissioner Elia is asking for an additional student to be included as a candidate for recognition for excellence in Career and Technical Education (CTE). She will nominate up to five students in CTE programs, considering academic rigor, technical competence, employability skills, as well as ingenuity, creativity and real world problem solving.

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Please submit a letter of nomination (no greater than two pages each) for one female and one male student as well as an additional CTE student candidate by September 26, 2016 to Assemblyman Fred Thiele at P.O. Box 3062, Bridgehampton, NY 11932 or thielef@nyassembly.gov. Your letter must include the student’s name, gender, home mailing, email address and high school name and mailing address.  Please note that eligible students include high school seniors graduating between January and June of 2017 who are U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents.

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developing Type 2 Diabetes by 58 percent. Lifestyle changes worked F particularly well for participants aged 60 and older, reducing their risk by 71 percent. “We seek to reverse in Suffolk County the nationwide trend toward increased rates of diabetes. This program addresses the behaviors that contribute to diabetes, a disease mermaids and pirates, more family that exacts enormous costs to friendly activities, demonstrations the individual, the family and the and vendors throughout the community,” said Bellone. village, old fashioned games on the “Diabetes puts people at risk for Green, snapper contests, and raffle many serious health conditions,” drawings. said Dr. Tomarken. “The good news The Maritime Festival is the is that moderate changes in lifestyle largest fundraiser of the East End can result in significant health Seaport Museum. Admission is free, benefits,” said Dr. Tomarken. however, fees may apply to some The Diabetes Prevention Program activities. is led by a trained lifestyle coach. It meets one hour per week for Healthy Suffolk 16 weeks, then monthly for the Suffolk County Executive Steve remainder of one year. Bellone and Department of Health Local sessions begin this Friday Services Commissioner Dr. James at the Peconic Bay Medical Center Tomarken invite residents who are from 3 to 4 PM. Call 631-853-3187 at risk for developing type-2 diabetes for details. to participate, free of charge, in the county- administered National At Downs Farm Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP). The Group for the East End hosts a The program supports moderate movie night at Downs Farm Preserve behavior changes and has proven to in Cutchogue Friday. At 7 PM, it’s reduce risk in those who are at risk an evening of popcorn and showing for type 2 diabetes. of the DreamWorks  Animation DPP is based on a research study movie, Over the Hedge. Follow the led by the National Institutes of tale of a group of forest friends as Health. The study showed that a suburban housing development with intensive counseling and threatens their forest. Bring motivational support, participants a blanket and wear your favorite PJ’s!  were able to make behavioral On Saturday at 11 AM, learn changes, reducing their risk for about natural health and wellness

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It’s Greenport This Weekend From Friday to Sunday the East End Seaport Museum and Marine Foundation hosts its 27th annual East End Maritime Festival in Greenport. Celebrate our nautical history downtown in the historic village. The streets are closed to vehicular traffic, leaving thousands of visitors free to wander through charming lanes checking out oodles of vendors and adventures. Last year over 30,000 people came out for the festival. It all starts Friday night with the Land and Sea gala cocktail party. Saturday sees a kickoff parade led by Grand Marshal Captain David Berson. The parade is followed by music and entertainment in Mitchell Park, grand displays of classic wooden boats, kayak races, demonstrations of high tech water sports, wood carving and model ship building, delicious food, high end artisanal vendors, children’s activities, fresh oysters, craft beers and local wines, and of course, a sail to Long Beach Bar “Bug” Lighthouse.  Sunday morning starts off with a children’s breakfast shared with

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Backyard Archeology The Shelter Island Historical Society presents Archeology from Egypt to Your Own Backyard on Sunday from 4 to 6 PM in the Havens Barn. SI resident Stephen Harvey, an Egyptologist and Director of the Ahmose and Tetisheri Project at Abydos, Egypt,  will discuss his 30 years of archaeological experience in the US and especially in Egypt, where he has been investigating the last pyramids built by Egyptian royalty, at the ancient site of Abydos.   Closer to home, he will also share his discoveries from his own backyard -- pottery, glass, and other items -- that reveal the 18th and 19th century activities of Samuel Havens and his descendants while they occupied their homestead, “Greatfields,” built in 1788. Tickets are $8. Call 631-749-0025 to reserve your seat.

Bonac Swimmers Begin Season On September 15, the first meet of the season at the East Hampton YMCA, the East Hampton Swim Team lost to the Suffolk County runner-up from last season, Half Hollow Hills, by a 90-80 margin. The captains recognized freshman Sophia Swanson, for her strong contributions in the 100 fly (second place) and all three relays, and named her The Swimmer of the Meet. O n T h u r s d a y , Bonac traveled to Ward Melville HS for another non-league meet and absorbed a 89-80 loss.  For this meet the captains called out freshman Reghan Anderson, as The Swimmer of the Meet. Reghan answered the coach’s request to handle the backstroke in the medley relay and also anchored the 400 free relay.   The team plays West Babylon at Deer Park Friday.


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114, Finally Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele last week announced that the resurfacing of approximately two miles of Route 114, from its intersection with Stephen Hands Path southeast to its terminus with State Road 27, was due to start and, according to the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT), will be completed by the end of 2016. Funding for this project was appropriated in the 2015 State Budget as part of an accelerated $75 million appropriation to repair widespread road damage from harsh winter weather. Thiele had been advocating for the resurfacing this section of Route 114 since the summer of 2014. According to the DOT, in an effort to minimize the impact of construction on motorists, pedestrians, residents and businesses, the majority of the work will be performed in stages on short sections of road and will take place during nighttime hours between 10 PM and 6 PM, Monday through Friday. Some tasks, such as cleaning catch basins, will be performed during off-peak, daytime hours between 10 AM and 3 PM. Where possible, traffic will be shifted to accommodate one travel lane in each direction. Where the roadway is too narrow to accommodate two lanes, an alternating one way traffic pattern will be utilized. Intermittent brief closures of all lanes may be utilized to accommodate positioning of construction equipment. Assemblyman Thiele and Senator Ken LaValle also have a pending request in with the Department of

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Voter Registration The League of Women Voters of the Hamptons will be on hand again this year with voter registration forms and absentee ballot applications in both English and Spanish at 12 South Fork sites from Montauk to Westhampton Beach on Tuesday, September 27, for National Voter Registration Day. The League’s 12 voter registration tables will be located: • Outside Montauk Post Office, 10 AM to noon. • Outside East Hampton Post Office, 11 AM to 1 PM. • Outside Bridgehampton Post Office, 11 AM to 1 PM. • Outside Sagaponack Post Office, 11 AM to 1 PM. • Outside Southampton Post Office, noon to 2 PM. • Outside Hampton Bays Post Office, 11 AM to 1 PM. • Outside One Stop Market on Springs-Fireplace Road, 11 AM to 1 PM. • I n S a g H a r b o r, o u t s i d e Schiavoni’s Market on Main Street, 11 AM to 1 PM. • In Southampton at Rogers

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Pancakes In Paris & At Canio’s On Saturday at 5 PM author and restaurateur Craig Carlson will present his new memoir Pancakes in Paris: Living the American Dream in France. The charming new book traces his trials and triumphs

bringing bacon and eggs to the refined Parisian palate. Originally from Connecticut, Carlson found in Paris the city of his dreams. The only thing missing was a good old-fashioned American breakfast. Pancakes in Paris is the story of Craig tackling the impossible - from raising the money to fund his dream to tracking down international suppliers for “exotic” American ingredients... and even finding love along the way. His diner, Breakfast In America, is now a renowned tourist destination. After the talk, there’ll be a pancakes reception. All are invited! The event is free and open to the public and held at Canio’s Books in Sag Harbor.

Andy’s Run Andy Neidnig was more than a road running legend to Sag Harborites – he was a constant presence, a neighbor and a friend and a tireless worker. On Saturday, October 1, the second annual Andy’s Run will take place in his honor to benefit the Lion’s Club of Sag Harbor. The race will begin at 21 Water Street, Sag Harbor, at 8:30 AM. Runners can preregister now for $25 or on the day of the race for $30. On race day check-in time will be 7 AM. Prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female in age groups: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80-89. Neidnig, who died in 2012 at the age of 93, was one of the top runners in the country as a collegiate competing for Manhattan College. He held the national record for the two-mile run and earned induction into the school’s Hall of Fame. He left college in 1941 to serve in the US Army and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He continued to run and might well have been an Olympic medalist had the games not been canceled during his peak running years. Neidnig began running in marathons in the 40s and competed in thousands over the years; he was among the top finishers in his age group for many years in the New York City marathon and completed the race each year well into his eighties. He trained six days a week up and down the streets of the village, drawing waves and horn honks from passers-by, most of whom he knew by name. A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit the Guide Dog Foundation.

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PFOS In Westhampton Drinking Water:

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Foam used to extinguish many types of fires contain PFCs which leach into the groundwater. By Rick Murphy

The fact that New York State just declared the Air National Guard site in Westhampton Beach a Superfund site underscores the danger of the PFC contaminants, which have been found in drinking wells south of Gabreski Airport. Governor Cuomo joined a long list of public officials, including

U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer and Kristen Gillebrand in pinpointing the Air National Guard at Gabreski Airport as the culprit. And if there was a certain amount of anger palpable in the criticism it is with good reason: evidence is mounting the U.S. Air Force had every reason to believe the contaminants were present in the groundwater – the

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same problem exists in scores and probably hundreds of U.S. Air Force facilities all over the country. The Air Force acknowledges water testing done in or near air bases has already shown that the chemicals spread into public drinking water systems around Willow Grove PA, Pease in Portsmouth NH, and a third base — Eielson, in Alaska.

According to Sharon Lerner, author of The Teflon Toxin, PFCs have also been detected in the ground water at many more bases, including the Air National Guard Base in Delaware; the Grissom Air Reserve Base in Indiana; and the Naval Air Station in Fallon, Nevada. Indeed, according to a 2013 CONTINUED ON B-3.


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understated the dangers or hidden them altogether. “The PFOS story is likely to emerge as one of the apocryphal examples of 20th century experimentation with widespread chemical exposures: prolific use and almost no testing for safety, until unexpectedly and almost serendipitously, it is discovered as a contaminant virtually everywhere, according to Our Stolen Future: New Science." And as is often the case in these stories, the company producing PFOS products possessed information hinting at its risks but chose not to share their data with regulators or the public for years according to the book.

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presentation by the Air Force, PFCs were found at every Air Force base that had been tested, which so far includes Randolph in Texas, Robins in Georgia, Beale and McClellan in California, Eglin in Florida, Ellsworth in South Dakota, and F.E. Warren in Wyoming. PFCs break down in the body and in the environment to perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanyl sulfate (PFOS). It is commonly used in firefighting foam, which suppresses fire. The Air Force uses it to put out engine fires in aircraft. These are among the most persistent synthetic chemicals known to man, some critics maintain. But according to author Sharon Lerner, “The EPA has yet to regulate the toxic PFCs found in firesuppressing foam, Teflon, and other products that have contaminated our drinking water.” A spokeswoman for the Suffolk County Department of Health said the Environmental Protection Agency didn’t list PFC as a contaminant to test for in drinking water wells until earlier this year. Scientists noticed as far back as the 1970s that PFOS as well as PFOA are everywhere: in polar bears, dolphins, baby eagles, tap water and human blood, according to Oecotextiles, a company that sells contaminant free textile products. Jet fuel is made to burn. When airplanes crash, the reserve of the hydrocarbon liquid can produce a massive, violent fireball.  Water, which doesn’t mix with the fuel, does little to extinguish these explosive fires, often just boiling off or sinking ineffectually under the fuel itself. “About 50  years ago, the Minnesota-based chemical manufacturer 3M, in conjunction with the Navy, developed a product that would help extinguish such fires,” Lerner wrote. The sudsy liquid, dubbed Aqueous Film-Forming Foam, or AFFF, put out hydrocarbon fires more quickly and effectively than ever before by smothering them. Since it was

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PFOS and PFOA are far more dangerous than the EPA originally thought; the substances, found in many textiles, fabric softeners, Scotchgard, and firefighting foam, cause cancer in animals.

developed, the military has been using huge quantities of the foam. Somewhere along the way PFOS and/or PFOA found their way into some of the manufactured foams. These two man-made perfluorochemicals (PFOS and PFOA) don’t decompose in nature. According to a study conducted by Environ, in animal studies PFOS can cause cancer, delays in physical development, stunted growth, endocrine disruption, and neonatal mortality. Neonatal mortality might be the most dramatic result of laboratory animal tests with PFOS.” Critics contend the federal government has dragged its feet on research into the danger the chemicals pose to humans. They also contend the “safe” levels of perfluorochemicals in humans are grossly understated. The foam manufacturer 3M said its own studies concluded their product presented no danger to humans. PFOS is used in Scotchgard, a 3M product on the market for over 40 years. “They kill laboratory rats at higher doses, and are toxic to humans, with health effects ranging from birth or developmental effects, to the brain and nervous system, immune system (including sensitization and allergies) and

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She went south to Sunrise Highway, turned west, then went north to the Long Island Expressway, where she allegedly got into an accident on the 71 exit ramp. She took off again, finally ending up on Route 58. By this time eight police vehicles from several jurisdictions were in pursuit. A NY State Trooper placed his car directly in front of Brown’s oncoming vehicle, police related, to protect pedestrians. She collided with it, and then exited the vehicle and attempted to flee on foot but was quickly apprehended. Brown complained of chest pain and was transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center nearby. But as it turned out, the saga was just beginning. Brown, handcuffed, was waiting at the hospital to be evaluated when she slipped out; she made it undetected to the TJ Maxx department store on Route 58 and stole another vehicle. A NYS trooper spotted her a half hour later on Mill Road, where she lives. She sped off again, finding her way back to Route 58, this time in the Home Depot parking lot. Brown allegedly stuck a trailer carrying a jet ski, sending it tumbling down the road, and a Jeep. As police approached, she got out of the car and ran to the Jeep to try and steal it was well. This time she was apprehended for good at about 2:30 PM. Once again, she complained of chest pains. Route 58 was closed until almost 5:30. According to published reports and police records Brown is no stranger to local police and justice courts. She has a felony grand larceny charge pending after an Aug. 28, 2015 arrest by Suffolk County police. Southampton Police lodged a felony drug charge against her in May and later added a felony charge of tampering with physical evidence. A year earlier she was charged with shoplifting beer from a convenience store. She faces multiple charges this time around including two Grand Larcenies and too many vehicular violations and misdemeanors to list. Later that day State Police made two related arrests. They said Wallace Conklin, 47, who owns the home on Mill Road where Brown reportedly lives, cut off her handcuffs. Conklin was charged with fourth-degree criminal facilitation, fifth-degree conspiracy and a third-degree charge of hindering prosecution, Tanya Brown, 32, was also arrested after police said she was in possession of pocketbooks that were in the car Brown stole.


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Gabreski ANG Base Declared Superfund Site By Rick Murphy

New York State declared the Air National Guard 106thbase at Gabreski Airport a Superfund site this week, paving the way for immediate relief to Westhampton Beach residents whose drinking wells are contaminated. The action raises heightened concerns about the extent and danger of the contamination, which Suffolk County Department of Health officials say has only been found in a handful of private drinking wells thus far. The chemicals in question, PFOS and PFOA (PFCs) are prevalent in what is called “firefighting foam,” which are often used in contained places like airport hangers to suppress fires by choking of the oxygen supply. The Independent previously reported some local fire departments trained in a building at Gabreski and used the foam in some of their exercises. This has taken place for at least 10 years, one source said. But overwhelming evidence exists the PFC contamination is rampant at Air

Force bases all over the country and that Air Force officials have been reluctant to test for or remediate the problem See cover story this section). The suppressent is used most often at airports to douse engine fires. But state and county officials are privately bristling, according to at least one source, because the US Air Force has tackled the same problem at dozens of airport and did not notify local officials that it might be present in Westhampton Beach. The EPA currently monitors drinking water supplies for six PFCs including 
PFOS and PFOA but for years has ignored the potential dangers. According to Grace Kelly-McGovern, a spokeswoman for the Suffolk County Department Of Health, the federal government has a less stringent monitoring system than New York State. As a result, the chemical may well have leached for a period of time undetected. In fact, Suffolk County detected PFOS in private drinking wells while it was testing for the Water

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Residents of Barnes Avenue and their neighbors woke up to surprise on September 12 – freshly paved roads. By Rick Murphy

The first step in bringing 66 neighborhoods into the East Hampton Town highway system is complete. East Hampton is unique in that it has numerous neighborhoods carved out of so-called Old Filed Maps that do not meet the minimum standards for inclusion into the town system. For many years residents of these neighborhoods have not received rudimentary town services like snow plowing and pothole filling and some did not get U.S. mail delivered. Cobbler Hills Heights, a dozen or so roads situated between Hands Creek Road, Stephen Hands Path, and Old Northwest Road near the

cross streets Wheelock Walk and Mulford Avenue, has now been brought into compliance. Drains were installed, the roads widened slightly where necessary, a n d p a v i n g b e g a n M o n d a y, September 12, and was complete two days later. Grimes Contracting handled the job; residents will pay back the roughly $1 million cost over a 20-year period. It is expected to be about $280 per house for developed lots. “This worked because residents came to us,” said Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell. “This model is available to all Old Filed Map residents who request it. We will do the work and come up with the numbers if enough people want this.”

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Authority. The testing was a result of an updated list compiled by the Environmental Protection Agency that listed PFOS and PFOA as possible contaminents for the first time. In the last two months the county has contacted the owners of 66 private drinking water wells – the contaminants have been found in 10 of them, two at higher than acceptibale levels. Eight have yet to be tested. Officials have not divulged their exact location of the wells. Though the EPA has previously considered PFCs relatively benign, it turns out they are anything but. As of 2014, there were 664 current  or former military fire-or crash-training sites in the U.S., according to a statement from the Office of the Secretary of Defense. The Air Force and Navy have the largest number of these spots. “The Air Force is evaluating a Suffolk County Department of Health Services report on possible sources of perfluorinated compound contamination in local drinking wells,” said Mark Kinkade, a U.S. Air Force spokesman in Washington D.C. “If our review validates the data and report findings, we will work with local regulators to address the issue. The Air Force is committed to protecting human health and the

environment. In cases where the Air Force is the source of contamination, we work with local communities to provide alternative sources of drinking water,” he added. “Ensuring that all New Yorkers have access to clean drinking water is a top priority and the Water Quality Rapid Response Team continues to take action across the state to stay ahead of this emerging challenge,” said Governor Cuomo. “With the Superfund declaration of the Air National Guard Base at Gabreski Airport, the DEC will direct and oversee the Department of Defense as they conduct a full site investigation into the nature and extent of the PFOS contamination and develop necessary remedial action plans,” said Basil Seggos, the Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner. “I’m pleased that additional resources are being dedicated towards water quality issues. The Superfund designation at Gabreski Airport is critically important to begin to properly address the contamination in an expedited manner. The residents deserve to have every tool available utilized to clean up their water as soon as physically possible,” State Senator Ken LaValle said.

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In the end the Southampton Town Board did not choose a new police chief from within the force and did not choose one from nearby, either. The board reached all the way to Nassau County and plucked Steven Skrynecki, the Chief of Department there, to take over next January. Skrynecki was first identified in The Independent several weeks ago as one of four finalists for the job, though his name had not surfaced

before then. Scuttlebutt has it that he has a house in Noyac. He is a 42-year veteran of the Nassau Police Department. His selection came as a surprise to some: Skrynecki earned $237,636 last year as a leader of Nassau’s approximately 2400-swornmember department, and is said to be a possible candidate for the county police commissioner’s post down the road. In contrast, the Southampton Town force has only about 100 officers. About 20 candidates emerged at the beginning of the summer. A search committee headed by Assistant Town Supervisor Frank Zappone and Councilwoman Christine Scalera pared the list down to about half. Four finalists emerged for consideration by the town board: East Hampton Village Police Chief Jerry Larsen, Shelter Island Chief James Read, and in-house candidate, Captain Lawrence Schurek, and Skrynecki. 

 The current chief, Robert Pearce, is set to retire at the end of this month. Schurek is set to serve as interim chief from October 1 until Skrynecki takes over in January.

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Pearce stabilized a force that had descended into near chaos after his predecessor retired in 2013. Before then, a Suffolk County DA investigation into the force’s Street Crimes Unit was underway following revelations that an officer addicted to painkillers was making arrests that had to be subsequently

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Clean Water Investment By Rick Murphy

New York State is kicking in another $5 million to the SUNY Stony Brook Center for Clean Water Technology. The money will be dis tr ibuted to wa ter suppliers to develop and conduct pilot projects for testing cuttingedge contaminant filtration and treatment technologies. The Center is the brainchild of former Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst, who is currently running for Congress. Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg funded $1 million of the seed money through two foundations he controls. Bloomberg has an estate in Southampton Town. The state previously committed $3.5 million from the Environmental Protection Fund to support the Center, which was established at SUNY Stony Brook in 2014 by Throne-Holst and Governor Cuomo in partnership with Suffolk County and the Town of Southampton. With an additional $5 million in funding, the Center will continue to develop new technologies to improve both drinking water quality and wastewater technology on Long Island. As reported in the August 31 issue of The Independent, Suffolk County is taking a regional approach to solving a growing problem that threatens waterways and drinking water. Both Southampton and East Hampton Towns are considering spending a portion of their Community Preservation Fund to improve and/or replace existing septic systems that are not effective. Suffolk County’s “Management of Innovative and Alternative Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems” will address many of the same problems. In addition, a new treatment technology, the Advanced Oxidative Process, will be approved by the New York State Department of Health, in consultation with the Suffolk County Department of

Health. This is the first time the technology will be used in New York as the state continues to leverage new technologies to stay ahead of emerging water quality issues including 1,4-Dioxane, which is an important issue to Long Island. Jennifer Garvey, the Associate Director of the Clean Water Project, said there are already several model septic systems designed to function in areas where the water table is shallow and conventional cesspools aren’t effective. “The Center for Clean Water Technology was launched with a vision for leading a cross-disciplinary, multi-institutional effort that would deliver cost-effective solutions to address Long Island’s water challenges, and with this $5 million investment we will expand the scope of this important work,” Garvey said. Throne-Holst pointed out that developing and testing alternative septic systems is a costly process. “The New York State Department of Health is committed to ensuring clean drinking water for all New Yorkers, and this new partnership with the Center for Clean Water Technology will further our efforts to combat the threat of emerging contaminants in drinking water,” said Department of Health Commissioner Howard Zucker. “The new funding for the Stony Brook Center for Clean Water Technology will help fast-track the development and implementation of advanced, alternative wastewater treatment systems which will not only address our nitrogen crisis, but also emerging pollutants which are threatening our ground and surface water quality,” commented Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele. “New York is well poised to become a national leader in water technology development and deployment as a result of the state’s funding and support to bring cutting-edge solutions to its residents,” Garvey said.


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RICK’S SPACE The Most Terrifying Words In The English Dictionary I’m a triple threat kind of guy: I drink, I curse, and I gamble. So forgive me if I seem a bit out of sorts these days. With the Fantasy Baseball season ending and Fantasy Football just beginning, I have a lot on my plate. Regular readers know I am a member of the Albany National Rotisserie League, one of the oldest in the country. This is of utmost importance to me. That’s why, when we watch movies late at night, Karen becomes annoyed with me because I sit at my computer, one eye on the movie and one eye on the PC screen. “Why don’t you sit here on the couch with us?” Karen will ask, motioning to the seat next to her and Coco-Belle, who I call “my son” even though she is by all appearances a female. (He’s a dog, by the way.) “I know computers are addictive but . . .” “It’s not the computer. It’s the baseball game. I’m nervous, because my Fantasy Team is in first place.” “So?” That’s when I got myself in deep doody – again. “I could win a lot of money,” I blurted out before realizing my fatal mistake. Then she asked the question that has plagued gamblers for

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B-7 yore unexpectedly came out to East Hampton and Karen invited her to stay over. We put her up in my man cave. Why is this a big deal? It was the first day of football season. My big screen computer with surround sound is in there. All my sports paraphernalia is in there and yes, I have an Eli jersey and special chair and a “NY Giants” bowl for my nachos and a customized beer mug. This is where my son and I spend Sundays. Did I complain? Not a peep. I am a renaissance man. I am a good husband. I am a good partner. While Karen and her friend reminisced in my man cave I sat out in the kitchen and watched the games on the little TV. I called in my bets from there – two dollars on each game. September 21, 2016

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SeptemberFest This Weekend From Friday through Sunday, Southampton Village is the place to be for SeptemberFest, a weekend of concerts in the park and live music throughout the village, the annual chowder contest, entertainment for the whole family with Jester Jim, the Maniac Pumpkin Carvers, face painting, art, dance, Harvest Day Fair, Taste of the East End featuring food from East End Restaurants and caterers and lots more. It all starts with a kickoff cocktail party sponsored by Southampton Rotary featuring music by perennial fave New Life Crisis. Saturday and Sunday both feature a farmers market and art vendors in Agawam Park. Saturday boasts live music in the park throughout the day, a friends of the library book sale, a harvest day fair that celebrates 19th century life with demonstrations and activities. There’s a chance to ride a Wells Fargo stagecoach, too. Visit southamptonseptemberfest.org for a full schedule.

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East End second homeowners and weekenders returned Sunday to a city shaken. Explosions in Chelsea and New Jersey, plus the discovery of pipe bombs resulted in the arrest of one suspect and an admission by the governor that a terror cell may have been operating in the metro region. Soon afterward, FBI officials said there was no evidence of a cell, while an expert said the bombs showed a level of expertise the maker couldn’t achieve off the Internet. He’d have needed some sort of professional training. Mayor Bill de Blasio said on “Good Morning America” Monday that New York has “the largest anti-terror force of any police force in the country.” It was a citizen who identified the suspect sleeping in a doorway and contacted police, according to published reports. As of this writing, information continued to pour in, but no motive for the crimes has been revealed. Having the largest anti-terror force in the nation likely provides cold comfort to the nearly 30 people injured and many more traumatized by Saturday night’s attacks. Make no mistake, a quick and professional response by NYPD is a blessing. Better still, though, would be strategies to prevent such a horrifying event. According to one report, the main suspect, Ahmad Khan Rahami, arrested after a shootout with police in New Jersey, traveled extensively back and forth between Afghanistan and Pakistan over the last five years, staying for almost a year at one point. Wouldn’t that raise a red flag? His name wasn’t on any no-fly or terror watch lists, but he had been interviewed by immigration officials after the repeated trips.

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To The Editor, Rick Murphy’s piece in last week’s Indy on the Town Board’s corrupt Georgica gambit was right on target. In case you missed it, Mr. Cantwell and his fellow Democrats on the Board attempted to rewrite the Town Code to benefit exactly one Georgica resident. Fortunately, a group of alert neighbors seems to have nipped this in the bud. Whether it’s denying public access to public resources like the Town beach at South Flora (Dolphin Drive) or overpaying for certain CPF purchases, this Board has established a pattern of favoring a few elite owners over the rights of the general public. Also a habit is their practice of introducing an initiative at a meeting and then voting on it at the same meeting.

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This thwarts the very purpose of a public meeting, which is of course to give the public a chance to study and debate the issue. Kudos to Mr. Murphy for his thorough reporting on this latest unsavory stunt. REG CORNELIA

Support Johnson/Weld Letter to the Editor, The Libertarian ticket of Johnson for President and Weld for Vice President provides a huge amount of government executive experience acquired when they were governors of their states. I believe governors are the most qualified politicians to ascend to the Presidency. With this ticket we have a former governor available to assume the Presidency. Johnson and Weld believe in limited government intrusion while operating within the bounds of the Constitution, which places them in line with current public sentiment. They are fiscal conservatives and social liberals.

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Did you see this article proposing “Why should credit be given for sports degrees for college athletes? practicing the violin but not for practicing a three-point shot?”

Ed Gifford In comparison, Clinton is a liberal who is untrustworthy, is for big government and the promotion of welfare programs. Trump is an extremist who could ignore the Constitution and get us into deep trouble in the world. We need experienced, trustworthy, and normal people leading our country. Support the Johnson/Weld ticket in the national polls so they can participate in

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Weather People & Other Idiots To The Editor, Over the years, Weather and News reporters have devolved into talking bobble head dolls with big racks and Continued on Page 20.

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Vets Home CONTINUED FROM PAGE 7. with the opportunity to benefit our community in two critical ways,” said Michael Stoltz, C.E.O. of MHAW. “This initiative reduces blight by turning ‘zombie’ houses into permanent housing, while helping veterans live in decent homes while receiving vital services.” The state funds are provided through the Homeless Housing and Assistance Corporation -- a subsidiary of the New York State Housing Finance Agency -- and the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance. The county program falls under the “Maximizing Access to Available Housing” component of the Housing Our Homeless Heroes Act. The initiative utilizes county assets by transferring them to non-profit organizations for redevelopment as veteran housing. In addition to MHAW, the county has also tapped Concern for Independent Living and United Veterans Beacon House to carry out the program. Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman was serving on the county legislature when the measure was first discussed. “I asked a lot of questions,” he recalled. “It’s a well-regulated program and there’s a good group behind it. Hopefully, it’s a good thing.”

Camp SoulGrow CONTINUED FROM PAGE 9. second location in Hampton Bays, then a third, the Camp SoulGrow Studio in Montauk. This October Rosiere will run her 16th full marathon in support of Camp SoulGrow. Rosiere’s mission is to give all kids equal opportunities to do real things, feel accepted,

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What are you reading? Jenine Holmes Forty Ways To Look At Winston Churchill. He kept the free world free, fending off Hitler when the US wouldn't join the war. Asked how he led England and the Allies to victory he said, “Never, never, never give up.” His mom was a wealthy American married to English royalty, just like Downton Abbey. Richard Dineen The Girl On A Train. It’s OK. Someone recommended it to me but so far it just gets average grades. But I’m not that far in. Before that I read the Truman Capote book. In Cold Blood. That was when I was reading books in the True crime genre. June Feldman Hillbilly Elegy. It’s a true story about the Appalachians and its people. I heard someone discussing it on NPR and they were raving about it. In general, I find their book picks are very good and reliable. I’m never disappointed.

Steven Le Cristodora. It’s about a very famous, historic apartment building in the East Village, which is where I live. The Cristodora had a central vantage point to the gentrification and enormous changes the East Village and the city went through beginning in the 80’s.

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and form relationships with kids from all walks of life, thus creating a more connected, more capable, stronger, and happier future for all.  “Long Island is home to a deeplyrooted culture of philanthropy that understands the importance of service to the community. Every year we are inspired and energized by the impact that our honorees have on so many lives and causes. We ask ourselves, how can we have a greater impact, how can we make our own organizations better, so that we can do better as fundraisers. “We invite all to join us for Philanthropy Day, to celebrate our honorees, learn how to be a better fundraiser and come together as a community,” said Cynthia Doerler, MPA, CFRE, 2016 Philanthropy Day Chair and Director of Philanthropy, Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. Philanthropy Day is celebrated in November in cities across America, when fundraising

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Training Days On August 31 and September 8, the East Hampton Fire Department conducted two live-burn trainings at a house scheduled for demolition at 29 Passing Road. The object of the

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take place that evening, followed by a walk-through of the building with no smoke or fire so that firefighters would be comfortable with the building’s layout and have no surprises. The fires were kept small and/or contained to a burn barrel, and a safety hose line was always kept in place at the ready. At the conclusion of each drill, participants were also given the opportunity to practice overhaul in real-world conditions once the fires were extinguished.

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Members of the public are invited to join the Town of Southampton and consultants for a public workshop to discuss the potential redevelopment of the Ponquogue Beach Bathing Facility. The workshop will be held Wednesday, September 28, at 6 PM at the Hampton Bays Senior Center
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Hoop Legend Heading To East Hampton? By Rick Murphy

The reign of Jesse Shapiro as East Hampton High School head basketball coach literally ended before it began when he resigned from the post last week. But East Hampton may not have to search very hard to come up with a replacement – one of the greatest basketball coaches who ever lived. Shapiro, who was an All-County

performer for Bonac a decade ago, told school officials he couldn’t find a full time job on the East End. Larr y Brown, who abruptly resigned as head coach at Southern Methodist University despite the fact that he turned the basketball program around and returned the school to NCAA relevance, just so happens to be available. In fact, he told a reporter last week that he

is thinking about contacting East Hampton to discuss the coaching vacancy. Brown is the only coach in history to win an NCAA championship and an NBA championship. He led Kansas to the national title in 1988 and won the NBA Championship with the Detroit Pistons in 2004. Brown is the only coach to lead eight different teams

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into the NBA playoffs and he is a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame. Brown, only five-foot nine, was born and raised in Brooklyn and was an All-American at North Carolina. He played professionally in the American Basketball Association. He has kept a home in East Hampton and appeared for fundraisers like Hoops 4 Hoops and other charities. Brown is a controversial figure to be sure, often walking away from jobs in the middle of a contract. The Knicks fired him in 2006 after only one season after repeated clashes with James Dolan, the team’s owner. Brown resigned from SMU in the middle of a long-term contract after being sanctioned by the NCAA. Shapiro has extensive coaching experience at all levels. He is a coFounder of FastBreak Kids and grew it from a fledging program in 2005 to the biggest basketball program for kids in the metro area. He also co-founded Rens Basketball and is the the founder and CEBO of the Metro Mavericks, an AAU team he coached in 2011. He most recently was the assistant varsity basketball coach at the Dwight School, an independent school that has won state titles in the last two years.

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Westhampton Bombs Comsewogue To Go 2-0 By Rick Murphy

Dylan Laube had a great season, tallying eight touchdowns. Check that – the season is only in its infancy: Laube has scored eight times in two games! The Westhampton senior scored five touchdowns Friday night and thrilled the home crowd with one of the most electrifying performances in county history. Laube set a school record for rushing with 307 yards on only 16 carries, and they came in large chunks: a 47 yard run gave his team a 13-7 lead early in the second quarter, and a 75 yard scamper late in the same stanza made it a 27-13 affair. Comsewogue closed with eight before Laube took off again, this time from 56 yards out. His 57yard run late in the third gave the Hurricanes an insurmountable lead. He also scored from three yards out. The final was 42-27, moving the ‘Canes into first place in Division III. Liam McIntyre added 102 yards in only nine carries including a 74-yarder early in the third. East Islip comes to Westhampton Friday; kickoff is 6 PM. The North Fork rides on. The combined team from Greenport, Mattituck, and Southold high schools, competing in Division IV, won its second straight, going on the road to knock off Center Moriches (38-14) Saturday. The Porters used its three-headed monster in the offensive backfield to upend the Red Devils. Keegan Syron, one of the league’s most explosive players, set the tone

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early, breaking free on a 70-yard run to open up the scoring. Sean Sepnoski powered in from three out to make it 18-0 in the second and Jake Skrezec sealed the deal with a 61-yard blast in the fourth. Syron ended with 197 yards on only 10 carries and Skrezec went off for 112 on only three carries. The locals go upisland to take on Glenn Saturday at 3:30. Southampton, winless last season, scored a huge victory Saturday by capturing the mythical

Hamptons Bowl. The Mariners were desperately clinging to a 7-6 lead as the seconds ticked down and archrival East Hampton drove down the field poised to score the gamewinning touchdown. Enter Shaundell Crumpton, whose jarring tackle caused a

fumble to end the threat. Adonis Hutchins scored the lone touchdown for the winners (1-1) who play at Bayport/Blue Point Saturday at 1 PM. East Hampton gets Wyandanch at home Saturday under the lights: kickoff is slated for 7 PM.

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Oy Those Handcuffs! Handcuffs are like a little brother that your mother makes you take everywhere you go. No one really wants him around but as much as you complain you do what your mother says. That’s the same thing about handcuffs. The experts always warn you to make sure you grab the handcuff for your Tier One running backs on Draft Day. But many of you ignore us. Now, some of you will have to pay the price. At least seven running backs went down in Week 2, including two legit Tier Ones and a couple of borderline Twos. That means, unless you drafted their backups (yes, a backup is a handcuff) you are going to have to scramble to find a replacement. The most significant player who is out for the foreseeable future is Adrian Peterson, who led the league in rushing last season. We don’t know the extent of his injury yet,

but it looked significant. Jerick McKinnon is an intriguing handcuff, but the feeling in some quarters is the Vikings view him as an every-down back. That leaves Matt Asiata to do the grunt work, and he is not an enticing Fantasy option. Doug Martin, who was second in the league in rushing last season, also went down. His handcuff, Charles Sims, is a better receiver than runner, which means he’ll be the one who carries the ball nine times for 24 yards. Jacquizz Rodgers, a career backup, is next in line. There are three ways to replace an injured player. In some leagues, like Yahoo, the team with the worst record gets its pick of free agents. In some leagues, each team is given a budget and must make a blind bid. Historically, Tier One handcuffs command top dollar when the star player goes down, so unless you are prepared to bid almost all of your allotted money

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you want win the bid. In our opinion it’s too early in the season to go hog wild on a replacement player – there will be a lot more injuries, and it’s best to save the money for later. The third way to replace an injured player is by finding a trading partner; with so many injuries to running backs this week it will likely be next to impossible to find a team with an extra one. The other significant Week 2 running back injuries and their handcuffs (in parenthesis) are listed in no particular order: J o n a t h a n S t e w a r t ( Fo z z y Whitaker) Thomas Rawls (Christine Michael) D a n n y Wo o d h e a d ( M e l v i n Gordon) Ameer Abdullah (Theo Riddick) Arian Foster (Jay Ajayi) Among these, Gordon and Michael are already owned in more than 90 percent of leagues because they were splitting time with the starter. Riddick is a sensational receiver coming out of the backfield and PPR gold; in a standard league we question how many times he will carry the ball. Ajayi was supposed to

be the starter but Foster outplayed him; this may be his time to shine. Whitaker is no superstar but he’ll be playing for Carolina, which figures to be in the lead in most games. Thus, he will get his share of carries. What should you do? We’d try for Ajayi if Foster were indeed going to miss significant time. I wouldn’t go overboard for Whitaker – it seems every time he gets a chance to start he screws it up. The most intriguing thing about the Woodhead injury is that San Diego’s top receiver, Keenan Allen, went down last week. Woodhead catches a ton of balls, so look to grab another San Diego receiver on the cheap, maybe Tyrell Williams. Want a deep sleeper? Dwayne Washington, the Detroit running back, may be given a chance to tote the rock, saving Riddick for passing downs. He won’t cost much and if he pans out he’ll be a steal. The season is young. Don’t panic. If you really need a running back check the touches of every backup in the league and grab whoever has the most, and meanwhile try to make some trades.

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Vessel Afire! It would seem to me that one of the most frightening circumstances to be caught in is a boat afire. It is loaded with high-octane fuel creating toxic smoke; using water to fight the fire can sink the boat; leaving the boat may entail going into another hostile environment – cold and unforgiving water. It doesn’t sound like there are many, if any, good alternatives. Also, fire prevention professionals quote that on average a fire will double in area every five minutes. At that rate, it wouldn’t take long to engulf an entire boat. Time is of the essence and it is highly unlikely that anyone can get to you in time to assist in the fire suppression. You and your crew, most likely, are it.

Causes Of Fires According to many studies such as those conducted by entities such as BOAT/US, surprisingly, the engine is not the most likely source of fires on boats – electricity is. More than half of boat fires (55%) start with wiring or appliance failures. Next come fires started by an overheated engine but they are less than half as likely (24%). Less than 10% of boat fires (8%) start with a fuel leak. Of course, those can reach catastrophic proportions if the fire backs up into the tank itself. The rest is a mixed bag of miscellaneous – a dropped match, stove spills, flare “slag” landing on the boat, etc. An electrical fire such as the one that starts from a frayed/chafed wire is very different from one that is fed by a malfunctioning inverter or generator. The first is going to act like someone was smoking in bed – material is aflame but not being fed by the electricity itself. Still, it counts as the cause of the fire. Types Of Fire Extinguishers First, fire extinguishers themselves are classified into “A,” “B,” and “C” types. (There is a type “D” for chemical/combustible metals fires such as would be created by the magnesium in a flare. I have never

seen it successfully used before the flare involved surrounding materials. Get the flare off the boat [let the fish below deal with it] and then deal with the fire.) The easiest way to remember what the extinguishers are used for is thus: “A” – the fire creates ash – paper, bedding, clothes, wood, etc. “B” – the subject afire can boil – “POLs” or petroleum, oils and lubricants. “C” – a charge runs through it – electronic equipment. They also come in sizes (pounds of suppressant). For the private boater, size 1 (I) or 2 (II) are the most common and manageable. The question is really, “How many do I need for my size boat?” And the answers are: • All power boats, except outboards, less than 26 feet and of open construction must carry one B-I, U. S. Coast Guard approved fire extinguisher. • All power boats 26 feet to less than 40 feet must carry two B-I or one B-II U. S. Coast Guard approved fire extinguishers. • Vessels 40 feet to less than 65 feet must carry three B-I or one B-II and 1 B-I U. S. Coast Guard approved fire extinguishers. • Larger vessels must adhere to federal regulations about automatic fire-suppression systems in enclosed spaces. What are the suppressants and what is best for my boat might be the next set of logical questions. As would seem obvious to even the casual reader, carbon dioxide (CO2) is one suppressant. It smothers the fire by withholding oxygen from the “fuel-oxygen-heat” equation. CO2 has one not-soobvious drawback. If you use it on a type-B fire, the high pressure of the CO2 coming out of the canister may very well spread the fire. So, hold CO2 aside. Another suppressant type is “dry chemical.” It can handle “A,” “B,” and type-“C” fires, but it also has a problem. The chemical suppressant tends to be corrosive

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in a marine environment. (Yikes) So hold that dry chemical aside, too. What tends to be best, at least for “A” and “B” fires, is foam. It smothers the fire like a blanket. The foam is water-based so the use of it on an electrical fire (“C”) can be problematic as it may give a medium for the electricity to reach the salver – you! Of course, in a private boat such as found in our area, a foam extinguisher will work just fine for your chart plotter that shorted out. I just wouldn’t use it in an environment where a generator is putting out high voltage power to a large vessel with a myriad of electronic needs such as A/C, TV, radar, microwave oven, refrigerator, etc. That much juice is clearly something you don’t want to be in the middle of.

Storing The Extinguishers I keep them where I can get to them – plus the sleeping berths. If you awake to a fire, you may have to fight your way out of it. Every other extinguisher should be kept in a convenient place – near the galley but not in it, near the engine but not within the engine space, etc. Use common sense. Boat’s Afire, Now What? Act quickly. If you have help

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aboard, use it. Have someone turn the boat so the fire is downwind and proceed ahead as slowly as possible to maintain steerage. This will buy you time as the fire can’t fight its way upwind easily. Have the helmsman call the USCG on VHF-16. Get the “rescue starts now” clock going. While reaching for the fire extinguishers, yell, “Everybody into lifejackets!” If you do have to abandon ship, you are prepared. Aim the fire extinguisher at the base of the flame, not the flames themselves. You are seeking to smother the source of the fire, not the flames per se. Move the fire extinguisher back and forth across the source of the flame to spread the coverage. If the fire has a source such a flowing charge or liquid, and you can get to a shut-off valve, shut it off and starve the fire. The Coast Guard won’t get there in time to stop the fire – but they will task someone or something to get there in time to fish you out of the water if you have to abandon ship. BTW, if you are interested in being part of USCG Forces, email me at JoinUSCGAux@aol.com or go directly to the D1SR Human Resources department, which is in charge of new members matters, at DSO-HR and we will help you “get in this thing.”

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On The Water Stripers Coming, Fluke Leaving Shinnecock Bay As we wrap up another fluke season this week action has been tough to find. Best option has been working the basket and east channels with spearing, squid gulp or even better some fresh peanut bunker. A few fish have made it to the box but good reports have been tough to come by. Lots of cocktail blues chasing bait around the bay. Tins are the best bet here. Peconic Bay Good reports of porgies continue

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over at Jessups and Rogers Rock. The weakfish are still in these areas too, also up in Rose’s Grove. Kingfish are in play too.

Ocean The fluke bite has been tough for most but a few sharpies have had some make it to the box. Best option on the fluke as the season comes to a close is target the reef. While fluking with one hand target some seabass with the other. Plenty of seabass on the reef. Lots of fish in the 13-14 inch range but there are enough keepers to stick it out. Clams and squid will do just fine. Want to increase your odds, try one of our specialty seabass rigs. Albies have been running around outside and have even taken a few fluke baits. Shinnecock Inlet Albies have been the main focus this past week with each day getting better. Most action has been on the beginning of the incoming tide on the east jetty. The lure preference changes daily. Deadly Dicks, Cripple Herring, Pline Jigs, Hogy Epoxy Jigs all will do the job. Bluefish have been blitzing in the inlet too. The best bit of news is that the mullet are showing signs of moving out and the bass should be on them. The guys targeting bass in the dark from the jetty have done decently on bucktails and swim shads. Boaters drifting live eels not as good but picking a few fish. Shinnecock Canal Snappers, cocktail blues, porgies, kingfish and schoolie striped bass have all been in the canal. Blues and bass best at dawn and dusk. Ponquogue Bridge Lots of action during the day. One customer had a great day over the weekend catching a bit of everything including, porgies, fluke, bass, blues and seabass. The night stalkers have done well with the bass on artificials and fresh shad.  Ocean Beaches The beaches east of the inlet have seen a few more fish than the west. A few bass have been taken to 30 inches on the night tides and schoolies on bucktails at dawn and dusk. A few fluke around too on the bars. Albies have come close enough to the beach for a few to hook up. The east jetty of Shinny seems to be the best bet this week. Capt. Scott Jeffrey East End Bait & Tackle 170 East Montauk Highway Hampton Bays, NY 11946


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($200 Minimum) 5 or more cases call by Thursday 5pm Saturday Delivery HOURS M-Thurs: 9AM - 7:30PM • Fri & Sat: 9AM - 8:30PM • Sunday 12PM - 6PM Johnnie Titos Malibu Stoli Platinum Walker Vodka Handmade Rum 7X Vodka 12 Year Old BLUE

Glenfiddich

Chopin Vodka

750ML

Mag.

49.99

2-$60

Kettle One Vodka

Isle of Skye

Vodka

750 ML

185

$

29.99

$

35.

$

99

124.

$

99

21.$ 99

$

2- 40

Mag.

Mag.

Mag.

Mag.

55.99

Jack Daniels Mag.

46.99

Double Cross Vodka 750ML

29.

99

18.

$

99

Glenlivet 12 Year 750 ML

43.99

$

Glenmorangie

34.

$

38.99

$

59.

99

99

Knob Creek

38.

$

Makers Mark

Liter

99

Mag.

22.99

21.99

Johnny Walker 750ML

79.99

$

Cutty Sark Mag

29.99

$

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34.99

$

Bacardi

Mag.

1-$24.99 2-$42 3-$60 2 FOR

$Grey Goose

50

Mag

49.

99

750 ML

39.

99

Tanqueray

750 ML

99

39.

$

Mag.

99

8 year Scotch

49.

$

Mag.

99

Belvedere Mag.

49.

$

99

Johnnie Walker

Baker’s Bourbon

(4-200 ml bottles) Includes Blue Label

7 year Old Bourbon 750 ml.

Collection

99.99

$

DeLeon Reposado

$

Mag.

Mag.

$

46.99

$

Goslings Black Rum

Skyy Vodka Mag.

23.$

$

99

2- 40

DeLeon Platinum 750 ML

36. $ 79.99

$

30.

$

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$

Mag.

$

99

750 ML

Single Malt Whisky

$

$

19.

$

Canadian Club

$

$

39.99

750ML

Dewars White Label

Oban

750ML

Aviation Gin

Milagro Silver

Platinum 750ML

19.

99

49.99

$

Mag.

Clan MacGregor Whiskey

Mag.

$

99

3 Olives Vodka

Famous Grouse

Bulleit Bourbon

$

69.

$

Mag.

99 29. 39.99

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Pinnacle Vodka

99

$

Johnny Walker Gold

Mag Mag.

Boodles Gin

29.

$

12.99

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Mag.

Mag.

$

Johnnie Walker BLACK

Johnnie Walker RED Mag.

Mag.

99

Mag.

22.

$

Liter

99

Smirnoff Vodka

Mag.

1-$21.99ea. 2-$20.99ea. 3-$19.99ea.

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Wine 750 ML Livio Fellugia PG ................... 19.99

Ruffino Gold Label ................ 39.99 Blackstone (all varieties)3 for 30.00 Antinori Toscana ...........2 for 34.00 Sterling Napa Chard ............. 11.99 Sterling Vintners Chard ........... 8.99 Simi Chardonnay .................. 14.99 Kim Crawford Sauv. Blanc..... 12.99 Sterling Meritage .................... 9.99 Crane Lake ...................2 for 10.00 Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio .......8.99 Da Vinci Chianti Reserva .....19.99 2 for 35 Chateau Ste. Michelle Chard .10.99 Chateau Ste. Michelle Riesling 9.99 Coppola Rosso ... 9.99 or 2 for 18 Cupcake (all types).................9.99

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Santa Margarita Pinot Grigio21.99 Bogle Chard ............................ 8.99 Bogle Cabernet ....................11.99 Bogle Pinot Noir...................11.99 Bogle Merlot ..........................9.99 Cornin Pouilly-Fuisse ............24.99 Whispering Angel Rosé ........18.99 Minuty Rosé .........................18.99 Domaines Ott Rosé......... 3 for 120 Nozay Sancerre 16.99 3 for 40.00 Baron Fini Pinot Grigio 2 for 18.00 Louis Jadot Macon Village ....11.99 BV Coastal Cab, Chard, Pinot Noir, Merlot.. 8.99 3 for 24 BV Coastal Sauv Blanc ..........7.99 ................................... 3 for 21.00 BV Napa Cabernet ...............15.99 BV Tapestry .........................34.99

Wine Magnums Lindemans (all varieties) ......... 9.99

Beringer White Zin .................. 9.99 Frontera (all types) ...6 for 7.99each Monkey Bay Sauvignon Blanc16.99 Yellowtail (all var).6 for 10.99 each Ca'Donini Pinot Grigio ........... 11.99 Il Giardino PG ....................... 12.99 Fetzer (all varieties)................. 9.99 Woodbridge...........6 for10.99 each Barefoot (all types) .......6 for 60.00 Gekkeikan Sake ..................... 9.99 Estrella All Types ..................... 9.99 Mark West Pinot Noir ........... 19.99 Santa Marina Pinot Grigio ..... 10.99 .......................... or $60 for a case

Sparkling

Cristalino Brut ................... 8.99 Veuve Clicquot ................ 42.99 La Marca Prosecco . ............. 12.99 Riondo Prosecco 11.99 2 for 20 90+ Prosecco .... 11.99 2 for 20 JCB Brut & J. Rosé ...16.99 each Roederer Estate Brut ....... 19.99 Laurent-Perrier Brut ........35.99 Laurent-Perrier Rosé .......75.99 Not responsible for typographical errors. Subject to Inventory Depletion All Prices expire 10/5/16

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