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Community News

Across The Threshold

Meet Melissa & Kyle, Homeowners

By Kitty Merrill

It’s the stuff Saturday Evening Post illustrations were made of -- a proud groom carrying his blushing bride across the threshold. When Melissa and Kyle Lohr married two years ago, they didn’t get the chance to partake in the Norman Rockwell-esque slice of Americana – they lived with Melissa’s parents. But they may someday soon, thanks to Habitat for Humanity. This week The Independent launches its Across The Threshold series. We’ll follow the Lohrs and Habitat through the process of restoring their East Quogue home, from the official house start day to move-in. First, let’s introduce Melissa and Kyle Lohr. We met the couple on a frigid morning outside what will become their home -- a dilapidated house in East Quogue. According to a neighbor the structure has been vacant and neglected “for quite some time,” years, in fact. The building is a mish-mash of materials and decay -- dusty bricks in front, ugly stucco on the sides, debris and tangled weeds in the tiny yard. Melissa, 21, and Kyle, 23, haven’t crossed the threshold of their future home yet. They’ve just peeked through the windows. The view is less than cozy – one wall is constructed of cement blocks, the blue autumnal sky visible through the cracks on a cold and sunny Saturday.

“When we first saw it,” Melissa recalled, “the floors were just dirt. There was an old wood-burning stove surrounded by crumbled bricks and there were still things on the counters in the kitchen.” “We don’t know anything about it,” Kyle said standing amidst construction debris outside the deteriorated edifice. “It has an upstairs and it’s going to have oneand-a-half baths.”

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Independent / Kitty Merrill Kyle and Melissa Lohr at the front door of their new home. Today, volunteers will begin its rehabilitation.

drive by every day on the way home from work.” She’s an environmental services aide at Southampton Hospital in the housekeeping department with hopes of going to school for certification as a massage therapist. Kyle works at Peconic Bay Medical Center as a dietary aide, delivering food to patients. “I like it and they like me,” he said. A graduate of Riverhead High School, he hasn’t decided yet what career path he hopes to pursue.

As they planned their wedding in 2015, the couple was well into the process of looking for a house. They qualified for a mortgage, but could only afford a place in Mastic Beach – far from family and work. “Everything is here,” Melissa said. “Our lives are here.” They considered a place in Mastic, but eventually faced an unpleasant reality: “We can’t afford the area we can afford.” Just a few weeks before the wedding, Melissa’s father, Eugene Smith, learned Habitat for Humanity was accepting

applications. “As soon as we heard, we said yes,” Melissa recounted. With her parents, the couple worked on the application process. “It’s a big process,” Melissa said. “We were on our honeymoon at Disney World and faxing papers,” Kyle enjoined. Several months went by. “I remember the day I got an email from Habitat for Humanity,” Melissa said. “I got a call and they said we were approved for an East Quogue house. We did the interview and were able to sign up. That was in July of 2016.” It turned out the house was just a few blocks from where the pair was living. This morning, the couple will enter the house for the first time, as Habitat for Humanity hosts a ribbon-cutting “house start” and work on its rehabilitation begins in earnest. Melissa reported that at least half a dozen family members will be on hand to help with construction, a founding principle of Habitat’s housing program –

people who get homes or vacant land must help construct the house and build up “sweat equity.” Melissa’s ready to put in the hours. As a teen she helped build a barn at a local horse farm where she volunteered, and has helped with a multitude of projects around the family house in Hampton Bays. “I know how to use a screwdriver and a drill,” she informed proudly. “I built a scale model of a house in school,” Kyle added sheepishly.

The Lohrs are not exactly sure what kind of work they’ll be called upon to do to renovate their new home. They’ll likely work alongside employee volunteers from Riverhead Building Supply, which has donated a full house sponsorship. Whatever the challenge, Melissa said Saturday, “We’re super excited to walk through the house on Wednesday -- that’s Day One.” Kyle, too, is excited. “We’re actually going to have our own house.” Next week: Day One.

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Jerry’s Ink

very-ample but very exciting left boob found a home in my right ear.

by Jerry Della Femina

THIS EXCHANGE OF EMAILS SHOULD EXPLAIN EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MEN A close friend of mine read last week’s column about my walking across the street on a snowy day arm-in-arm with a co-worker and my remembering for the last 46 years the feeling of her breast against my arm. He emailed me this message: Your piece excavated a longinterred memory. When I was 12 or so, I had to have my teeth straightened by an orthodontist named Dr. Zuckerman at Broadway and 72nd St.

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He was a pockmarked sadist, and in those days, the procedure involved sharp-edged wires connected to each tooth that were tightened each week to bring the teeth into line. It was torture.

The only saving grace was that he had a woman assistant in a white rayon or nylon nurse’s outfit who held and comforted the victim while Dr. Zuckerman tightened the wires. He stood to the left and nursey stood on the right. As she did so, her not-


An elderly man was quite unhappy because he had lost his favorite hat. Rather than purchasing a new one, he decided he would go to church and steal one out of the vestibule. When he got there, an usher intercepted him at the door and took him to a pew where he had to sit and listen to an entire sermon on the Ten Commandments.


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Your wonderful funny story brought back a memory from when I was 14. My dentist was Dr. Grillo on Avenue U, an incompetent fool who never saw a tooth that he didn’t want to pull out. Because of Dr. Grillo the tooth fairy went broke in my neighborhood.

But he had a nurse, “Mary,” who I’m sure he was boffing. As he pulled a tooth, Mary was stationed up against the patient’s arm with her tit pressing on your shoulder while she stuck this water thing in your mouth. The more you said “AUUUUGGGGGGGH,” the closer her extraordinary right tit pressed against your arm.

It was my first experience with a push-up bra. The question we must ask the next time we’re having martinis is would you rather have a small tit in your ear or a large one pressing against your arm.

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After church, the man met the preacher in the vestibule doorway, shook his hand vigorously and said, “I want to thank you for saving my soul today, preacher. I came to church to steal a hat, but after hearing your sermon on the Ten Commandments, I decided against it.”

“You mean the Commandment ‘Thou shall not steal’ changed your mind?” the preacher asked.

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Community News

By Kitty Merrill

DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos admitted he’d been to Long Island 22 times, but never for fun. Instead, the head of the Department of Environmental Conservation visited the region because “the environment of Long Island is such a priority to the DEC and the governor.” Last Friday, Seggos made the trip to Southampton Town to celebrate its designation as a certified climate smart community. Long Island is “ground zero for the environment,” the commissioner put forth. “It’s important to do all we can to protect our resources.”

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Climate change is the defining issue of our time, according to Seggos. “Its impacts can call into question our very existence.” While federal leadership on the issue lags, Governor Andrew Cuomo is “an aggressive leader on that front.” If the feds have pulled back, the state has become a leader, and the commissioner credits strong leadership on the local level with contributing to that strength. While 209 communities in New York are designated climate smart communities, only 16 statewide are certified. That shows “extreme leadership,” Seggos said.

The commissioner tallied myriad actions town officials have taken. They include municipal building energy audits as well as supporting programs that offer residents free home energy audits, the creation of bike lane upgrades to offer alternative modes of transportation, and the installation of solar arrays at a local parks facility. Southampton is home to the very first municipal park on the East Coast to use emissions free and electric equipment for landscape maintenance. Seggos also noted land use policies designed to protect natural resources among laudatory initiatives. The state’s Clean Energy Communities initiative recognizes municipalities that complete four or more of 10 high-impact clean energy actions, one of which is earning the Climate Smart Communities certification. Clean Energy Communities can be

eligible for grants to undertake additional green projects. Seggos reported the EPF has $11 million in grants available to communities that exhibit commitment to the environment. “The supervisor’s ears just perked up,” Assemblyman Fred Thiele said, smiling and gesturing to Supervisor Jay Schneiderman.

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Sand In My Shoes

in the age of Trump who was 32 when his current wife Melania was eight. But when one kneejerk southern Republican jerk compared Moore’s behavior to adult Joseph the carpenter and teenage Mary conceiving baby Jesus I screaming at the TV, “Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, help us!”

by Denis Hamill

DETOXING FROM HARD NEWS I needed to detox.

The cold snap made me accept that I have a hard news addiction. Forced indoors by temps in the icy 20s I had three digital screens blazing with news.

The TV blared cable gasbags shouting about sexual abuse in Hollywood, Russian collusion, WWIII with North Korea, upheaval in Spain and Saudi Arabia, and General Michael Flynn, President Trump’s former White House national security advisor, snared in a kidnapping-for-hire plot for a strongman dictator in Turkey. You couldn’t make this up on LSD. My laptop had multiple open windows about special counsel

Robert Mueller’s indictments of Trump’s campaign manager Paul Manafort, another for the looming kidnapping plot indictments, and a third about the Democratic blue wave on Election Day that swelled from Portland, OR, to Virginia, to New Jersey to Riverhead, with suburban women steering the antiTrump tidal storm. Last time I was this buzzed was at Woodstock.

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I admitted I was powerless over hard news. These days my news habit hooked me like an Oxycodone jones. I needed to detox.

I shut the TV. Closed my laptop. Pocketed my iPhone.

I jumped in the car, switching from 1010 WINS to the FM oldies station for the kinder and gentler music of the age of Watergate, Iran Contra, and the Clinton impeachment.

It was scallop season and so I trolled the East End for the best price for a couple of quarts. I planned to visit the Pine Barrens to marvel at the fulvous leaves rioting to autumnal frenzy. I would walk the barren beaches of Montauk, watching the squawking gulls draw figure eights on a baby blue sky before winter claimed our magnificent eastern shore. In a time when the nation is the most divided since the Civil War – even fighting over Confederate monuments – this detox might be a good time for temporary selfreflection before trashing others.

I pondered the sage words from a masterful new book called The Mastery of You by Dr. Renu Persaud: “We can only help others master themselves if we practice selfmastery ourselves. This is how our life gains meaning. For example, if you want success for your partner or you encourage your best friend to explore her talent, you can only assist these significant people in your life if you have a strong sense of your own talents and drive. If you venture to help them without honing your own needs, how do you even know to help them if you have no experience of helping yourself?” In Ye Olde Brooklyn of my youth we called this: Dig yourself or be by yourself. In my hard news withdrawal, I focused on local good news like the selfless kids of the Shelter Island chapter of the National Honor

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Society who slept in cardboard boxes for a chilly night, raising $100 each for Habitat for Humanity.

I’ll remember as the holiday approaches to keep J. Crew on Main St. in East Hampton on my shopping list because a portion of their sales last Friday were donated to the East Hampton Education Foundation for student grants and scholarships. As I pulled my collar to the cold I also applauded the J. Crew X One Warm Coat drive to benefit Maureen’s Haven homeless outreach on the East End. Instead of my cable news fix, I went to see The Foreigner, a compelling thriller set in modern London and Belfast starring Pierce Brosnan and Jackie Chan in his first purely dramatic role. I binge-watched the great mystery writer Harlan Coben’s “The Five,” an addictive 10part suspense series on Netflix. In honor of empowering women in the movie business I watched Wanda, the wonderful 1971 indie thriller starring and produced, written, and directed by Barbara Loden, who was as talented as she was beautiful before breast cancer claimed her at 48.

Instead of going broke traveling to a Broadway show I considered seeing Death of a Salesman at the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor where tickets range from $20-$55. I also figured on attending the East End’s Latino Film Festival Nov. 16 to 19. And just for cheap laughs I considered calling the realtor, saying my name is Bezos or Zuckerberg, and making an appointment to see the newly marketed $23,450,000, 9400-square-foot, 12-bedroom, 12-bathroom, 16-acre waterfront compound at 607 Main St. in Quiogue. What the hell, I’ll make an offer they can’t help but refuse. I just needed a week to detox from hard news, to concentrate on good people, fun diversions, and myself.

“Indeed, we want to be our best for our children, partners, family members, and friends,” writes Persaud in The Mastery of You. “However, stop and think about this: Can you really motivate others when you have not the mastery of you?” Nope.

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Community News

Wind Farm Cable Path Tweaked

By Peggy Spellman Hoey

Deepwater Wind, developers of South Fork Wind Farm on Monday proposed a preferred landing area for a power cable on Beach Lane — moving it back 200 feet from a previous model released over the summer — but not without some concerns from Wainscott community leaders during a meeting of the Wainscott Citizens Advisory Committee’s Environmental Subcommittee. In the latest tweak of the project unveiled at town hall, the cable

could begin at the East Hampton Substation, which is located on Cove Hollow Road, then proceed along a Long Island Rail Road right-of-way on WainscottNorthwest Road, and travel along Wainscott-Northwest Road from the LIRR to Wainscott Stone Road. From that point, the cable would continue along Wainscott Stone Road to Sayre Path, and then from Sayre Path to Main Street. From Main Street, the cable would then continue to Beach Lane and on to the road terminus.

The route is now being considered the preferred route in Wainscott because of its close proximity to the East Hampton substation, said Paul Murphy, Deepwater Wind’s vice president of operations and engineering.

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Community News

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Deer Survey Results Discussed

responsibility to try to grapple with what is in this case a very emotional observation.” He said the village is open to comments from the public as it moves towards a solution. “A lot of emotion is attached to this and we have to rise above the emotion of this issue and deal with it in an open-minded, fair way,” the mayor opined.

Eighty-three percent of respondents find East Hampton Village’s deer population “very concerning.” Seventy-one percent of the 742 respondents to the survey conducted by village officials said it’s “very important” that the village continue another phase of sterilizing the animals, while 16 percent asked the village board to discontinue the program.

Eighty-one percent of survey takers want the village to consider options besides sterilization and 79 percent of those support culling. Earlier this month the village board reviewed the results of survey commissioned last June. The goal for village trustees, said Mayor Paul Rickenbach, was to “come up with a pulsation of village residents,” to gauge the level of interest in moving forward with the village’s deer population management program.

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Trustee Rick Lawler agreed. He noted some local jurisdictions have had success with methods other than sterilization. He and Deputy Mayor Barbara Borsack both want to look into those alternatives. Trustee Arthur Graham pointed out that if deer were allowed to reproduce on their own, they’d crowd themselves out and starve come a harsh winter. He thinks it’s humane to control the population “just as we do with our dogs and cats.”

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percent. “I’m told that is a valid response,” the mayor said, adding, “The statistics are very telling.”

He said the village will move ahead working with others to try to come up with “an amicable solution.” The village’s sterilization program met with ardent opposition from animal advocates who argued the sterilization methods were cruel and ineffective. The survey itself was refuted following a forum last summer. Critics felt the founding

premise of the questions, that an overabundance of deer exists within the footprint of the village, was incorrect. “We love Bambi just as much as each and every one of you in the audience,” the mayor said into the camera during the November 2 work session. But, he emphasized, the overpopulation of deer is a public health issue and a quality of life issue. “There comes a point in time when we have an elected

The poll shows what the community wants, said Trustee Bruce Siska. “I think we should take that into consideration.”


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It’s the time of the year when Americans partake in the timehonored tradition of sitting around a table with loved ones and counting our blessings -- Thanksgiving. As families prepare their dining rooms with lavish feasts it’s also important to remember those less fortunate. To fill your hearts as well your bellies, here are some local ways to give back.

Now through November 22, help The Retreat by purchasing a food gift card online for its Thanksgiving gift card drive. Donations will help the Retreat’s 100 families and can range between $5 and $50. Participating locations are Stop & Shop, King Kullen, Walmart, Gala Fresh, Best Market, and IGA. Mail your gift card to The Retreat Holiday Drive, 13 Goodfriend Drive, East Hampton NY 11937. For more information visit www. Volunteer at Maureen’s Haven, a homeless outreach center based at 28 Lincoln Street in Riverhead. It partners with houses of worship to offer shelter at varied locations. Assist in its winter shelter set-up, meal preparation, overnights, and more. Teach a class in life skills or join a committee, attend an event or organize one of your own. To apply visit www.maureenshaven. com or call 631-727-6831.

Donate your fresh or nonperishable items to the Sag Harbor Community Food Pantry. Especially needed around the holidays are whole turkeys, chickens, and cake, cookie, or bread mixes. Food is distributed on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. Call 631-725-0437 or email to schedule a time. Heart of the Hamptons runs three year-round volunteer and donation opportunities. Its assistance

programs provide emergency funding for rent, medical needs, and school supplies for local children. The food pantry holds an annual outreach program known as STAR for turkeys, trimmings, and all the holiday cheer. As the days get shorter and the nights get colder, help out in the clothing room, which serves 400 registered households. For more information visit, call 631-283-6415, or email info@

This Saturday make a difference at the East Hampton Food Pantry seventh annual harvest food drive. Between 10 AM and 2 PM located at East Hampton Middle School at 76 Newtown Lane, drop off canned and nonperishable food for East Hampton and Springs food pantries. For more information visit or call 631-324-2300.

On Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23, join the Mattituck-Cutchogue Teachers’ Association for the 12th annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot at Mattituck High School. Before beginning your day of endless eating, start off with the 5K at 9 AM with proceeds benefitting Helping Hands 4 Morgan, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital,

and the MCTA Senior Scholarship Award. Sign up by this Friday and entry is only $25, day of race cost is $30 and $20 for students. Visit to sign up or support. Montauk residents can enjoy a similar run at the 41st annual “Run THE

On November 25, participate in the eighth annual Shelter Island Turkey Plunge at Crescent Beach. Benefits go to the Shelter Island Public Library. A minimum of $25 is requested to be raised. The plunge begins at 10 AM and all body parts are welcomed -- ankles to heads. For more information visit www. You can follow more from Nicole Teitler on Facebook or Instagram as @ NikkiOnTheDaily.


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Southampton Mayor Michael Irving will kick off i-hamptons’s first annual “Shark Tank” style event, RipTide: $ink or $wim, to be held at the Southampton Arts Center on Saturday, November 25, from 3:30 to 6 PM.

Honoring Our Veterans

By Justin Meinken

On Saturday, Southampton held its annual Veterans Day Parade for a heavily bundled audience, fighting against the windy and frigid air of a surprise cold front. The temperature, however, did not chill the spirits of the cheering crowd or its participants as the parade made its way down Jobs Lane with Civil Air Patrol Squadron 9 providing the color guard for the occasion. The ceremonies included speeches by master of ceremonies Bill Jones, Superintendent of the Tuckahoe School District Leonard Skuggevik, and Southampton Village Mayor Michael Irving. A veteran, 14

Skuggevik addressed the audience with an emotional speech. “Thank you for the honor of serving beside you in the greatest military in the world. We owe you a debt that we could never repay.”

The Southampton High School choir sang several patriotic songs under the direction of Jim Tartaglia. Under Mike Lariccio’s direction, the Southampton High School band played as well. Tabatha Fajardo sang “God Bless America” and Peter Nikolich sang “God Bless the USA.” The ceremony concluded with a benediction offered by Reverend Chuck Cary, the interim pastor of First Presbyterian Church.

Prizes will include up to $25,000 for the winning start-up, along with mentorship opportunities organized by the i-hamptons committee. Four lucky finalists out of the 20 local entrepreneurs who submitted new business ideas will be selected to pitch their ideas live to a panel of distinguished “sharks” and an audience estimated at around 150 people.

Each start-up will be asked to give a five-minute presentation, followed by a 10-minute Q&A. Panel members include Bion Bartning, entrepreneur and co-founder of EOS Beauty, David Bohnett, a philanthropist, technology entrepreneur, and founder of Geocities; Jeff Brodlieb, a partner at Centripetal Capital Partners; and Kathleen King, author and founder of Tate’s Bake Shop. “I am delighted that our Riptide event is able to showcase the depth and breadth of local talent, and I am excited to see this innovation

community continue to grow all year round,” said Ashley John Heather, founder of i-hamptons. “Mentorship is a critical part of building any start-up business, so having this panel of successful entrepreneurs involved in supporting the next generation of innovators is vital.”

Anyone in the Hamptons community can participate in choosing the winners, by voting ahead of time online and in person at the event. Descriptions and videos of the start-ups submitted are currently posted on the i-hamptons website,, for a twoweek voting period. Help select the four finalists by voting for your favorite projects among a range of innovative products and services across media and technology, health and wellness, food and beverage, and consumer products.

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Tax Reform On The Horizon


President Donald Trump.

By Rick Murphy

package since 1986.

Make no mistake about it; tax reform is coming, and coming fast.

Stripped of the political rhetoric there is much to like in the proposed package. But New Yorkers have every reason to be suspect -- the plan as drawn would cost the average New Yorker more than

Unlike the clumsy efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare, the GOPcontrolled Congress seems primed to pass the first major tax reform

Paul Ryan is the chief architect of the GOP’s tax reform bill.

it would save. (See accompanying articles.)

According to Street Advisor and press releases from Senator Paul Ryan, the chief architect of the bill, dubbed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and President Donald Trump,


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married couples.

The personal exemption for dependents would be eliminated, but the child tax credit would be expanded. Most itemized deductions will be done away with as well. Most businesses would enjoy a small tax decrease, while major corporations would have their taxes slashed from 35 percent to 20 percent. Republicans acknowledge there is much to hash out, and the vetting process has already begun. Most Democrats, seizing on the antiTrump fervor, are demonizing the plan, with the New York Times leading the charge. Four Pinocchios for harris “A Boondoggle Masquerading As Tax Reform,” screamed a New York Times headline on September 27, followed six days later with “Republicans Trapped By Their Flim Flam.”

But other frequent critics from the left have been somewhat surprisingly, cautiously optimistic. Jack Novak of CNBC called it a GOP tax bill “worth passing” and said “the GOP tax plan does good things on corporate rates, mortgage interest, and estate taxes.”

CNBC, which usually aligns itself with the Democrats, wasn’t the only critic to show a bipartisan streak. The Washington Post set its factchecker Glenn Kessler on the case against Democratic Senator Kamala Harris’s Twitter claim that the GOP tax plan will raise taxes for most working families. Kessler and the Post gave Harris the infamous “four Pinocchios.” Harris has since deleted the tweet. Every food group would see a rise in take-home pay should the bill pass as written. How much of an increase is the variable. There will be a modest increase at about one percent for the lowest of pay earners, about three percent for middle-class working Americans, topping out at 13.5 percent for the top one percent of earners. Trump is relying on his ability to bring overseas money stateside. According to Business Insider, 16

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“The repatriation tax holiday outlined in the plan is designed to incentivize US-based companies that do big business overseas to bring those profits back home.”

Once a company brings that money back to the US, it can reinvest it or buy company stock. “Buybacks are a good way to achieve immediate share appreciation and signal to investors that a stock is viewed as undervalued,” Business Insider reported. Microsoft, Apple, Oracle, and General Electric are among the huge companies with a significant stash of cash held overseas. Ralph Lauren, the clothing company with patriotic themed ads that scream red, white, and blue, has a cool $1 billion in cash stashed overseas that the company pays no tax on. Overall, there is about $920 billion Trump would like to bring back into the system.

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cap for which would be halved, to $500,000. This could reduce the benefit of the deduction outside of more expensive housing markets and hurt home prices, trade associations said.

Critics of the GOP plan complain it would add about $2 trillion onto the national debt over the next decade. In a way, Trump has it coming -- at one point he vowed to reduce the debt if elected. However there are vastly different parameters that come into play when the cuts are factored in.

The timeline for passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is ambitious. President Trump said he would like to see the House pass it by

The plan on the table would be a one-time tax – perhaps 10 percent – of all of the money stashed overseas by American corporations.

According to some news outlets, once President Obama took office, the national debt was $7.4 trillion. On January 20, 2009, it stood at $10.6 trillion; in 2016, it was at $18 trillion. Judged by that standard, the projected growth of the national debt would be downright snail-like in comparison. The plan calls for a tax on college endowment funds. Consider Harvard, with an endowment fund of $37.1 billion, up nearly 40 percent since the financial meltdown of 2008. While educators said some of the funds are used to keep tuition affordable, the facts belie that argument. Tuition has risen from $43,800 to over $63,000 in the past eight years. The real estate industry is another food group uneasy with the proposed tax return. At issue is the mortgage-interest deduction, the

“You’re talking about potentially causing housing recessions,” the CEO of the National Association of Home Builders told Business Insider.

Thanksgiving and he would like to have it on his desk by Christmas.

According to Business Insider, for that to happen the bill would need to be considered by the Senate Finance Committee, debated by the full Senate, and passed by the Senate. If there are any differences between the House and Senate bills, either the House would have to pass the Senate plan or the two would need to iron out their differences in a conference committee.

Zeldin Breaks Ranks

By Rick Murphy

Congressman Lee Zeldin, one of President Donald Trump’s most ardent supporters, has broken ranks with the White House over the GOP’s tax reform package, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Here’s the rub: New York State residents, unlike taxpayers in most other states, would be adversely affected by a proposal that would eliminate the State and Local Tax (SALT) deduction in its current form. The proposed measure would also cap the current property tax deduction at $10,000.

“I am [voting] ‘No’ to this bill in its current form. We need to fix this State and Local Tax deduction issue,” Zeldin said. “Adding back in the property tax deduction up to $10,000 is progress, but not enough progress. If I’m not fighting for New Yorkers, I can’t expect anyone else from another state to do it for me.” Zeldin has become a significant player in Congress, and is a valuable ally to Trump. So much so that in the wake of Zeldin’s pronouncement, the president

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New Yorkers Say No To Tax Reform

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New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo and US Senator Chuck Schumer joined the ranks of those opposed to the proposed GOP Tax Cuts And Jobs Act. Gov. Cuomo complained that President Trump’s tax reform plan is actually a tax hike for many New York residents that could drive people and businesses out of the state. Cuomo’s office released an analysis of the impact of one proposal in the President’s plan -- the push to eliminate the deductibility of state and local taxes (SALT).

middle class,” Cuomo said. “And rather than cutting taxes for hardworking Americans, it would tax them on the taxes they are already paying.” Cuomo also urged the state’s congressional delegation to do whatever it takes to block the “ludicrous” plan to eliminate the federal deductibility of state and local taxes.

“I don’t care if you have to filibuster,” he said. “I don’t care if you have to lay across the Senate floor and force them to remove you bodily from the chamber. This cannot happen.”

In New York City, the 1.1 million residents who claim the deduction would see an average tax increase of $1299 for those making between $50,000 and $100,000 and a $2688 average hike for those earning between $100,000 and $150,000.

Supporters of the plan say the financial hit tied to the elimination of the deductible of state and local taxes would be offset by a near doubling of the standard deduction and other actions that are part of Trump’s tax reform plan.

Schumer called for all 27 New York members of the House of Representatives to vote against the bill despite party affiliations.

“I understand they need to gain votes -- and they buy votes in Congress, but this comes right out of the (pockets) of New Yorkers -and it is a tax increase plan. Period,” Cuomo said.

Those making between $150,000 and $200,000 would see their taxes go up by an average $4300 while taxes on those making between $200,000 and $300,000 would rise by $6944, according to the governor’s figures.

“State and local deductibility is a dagger aimed at the heart of New York and particularly of so many of our middle class residents,” Schumer said during a press conference with Cuomo on the front lawn of a home in the suburbs of Albany on October 23. Schumer said eliminating the deduction would cost New Yorkers $68 billion. “This plan puts corporations over people and billionaires over the

But while President Trump said his overall plan is a tax cut for the middle class and businesses, Cuomo argued that Democratic states like New York would be hurt while Republican states will benefit.

US Representative Lee Zeldin joined 19 of his fellow Republican colleagues and every Democrat in opposing a budget resolution when it was unveiled last month. That story is covered separately in this section.

lowers rates across the board rather than fixating on any one credit or deduction that’s on the chopping block, but that hasn’t stopped

members from at least making a case for changes before the bill heads to the floor for a vote,” a CNN report stated.


“I am negotiating a better tax bill that will offer relief to the constituents of my home state,” the congressman said. He added that he is in support of keeping the entire deduction, although future conversations will likely include discussion of a compromise in which there is a cap on the income level at which taxpayers can use the deduction.

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quickly brokered a meeting between Zeldin and Vice President Mike Pence which took place November 9.

According to his press secretary, Jennifer DiSiena, Zeldin and Pence met for 30 minutes, one on one, and discussed the importance of keeping the federal deduction, as well as the United States’s relationship with Israel – Zeldin is the only Jewish Republican in the House of Representatives. Zeldin said he discussed the bill with President Donald Trump’s staff when it was in its formative stages but that there was “no arm-twisting directly from the president,” he stated.

“I really like many aspects of the current tax reform plan, however, we still have more work to do to get this right, especially with regards to the SALT deduction,” Zeldin said. He noted New York is on the plus side of the ledger when all the monies it pays into the federal government are measured against all the federal money that comes our way. “And that is even with the SALT deductions,” Zeldin emphasized.




“Republican leaders have tried to make the case to their members that they must look at the totality of the tax legislation and how it

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Riverhead Town police are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate two men suspected of stealing more than $1000 in merchandise from Georgio Armani at Tanger Outlets. Police said that back on October 1 the two men entered the store and worked in conjunction to remove assorted clothing by concealing the items in a shopping bag. They will be charged with a felony count of grand larceny if apprehended. In related news, a local man

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was arrested on a felony charge Saturday at Abercrombie & Fitch in Riverhead, police said. Malcolm Thomas was taken into custody at about 3:45 PM. It is believed he was apprehended while attempting to shoplift. No further information was available. Teenager Missing The Riverhead Town Police are looking for a 17-year-old girl reported missing from the Timothy Hill Children’s Ranch girls home on Sound Avenue in Riverhead since Friday.

Desiree Lamberti is 5’5” tall, and weights 190 lbs. She has green eyes and brown curly hair. She wears glasses, according to a police press release. No foul play is suspected in this case, police said. ICE-tivities During a six-day operation that ended Thursday, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers made 25 arrests on the East End, according to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement press release.

During “Operation Secure Streets,” 24 of the individuals who were arrested had been convicted of violations related to the operation

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of a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, according to ICE.

“This operation targeted those who were convicted of driving under the influence, some with children in the car, solidifying ICE’s commitment to remove public safety threats from our communities,” said Thomas R. Decker, field office director for New York’s eastern region, in a statement. “With the incredibly high number of vehicle accidents and related deaths as a result of DUIs, ICE will continue to arrest and remove these criminal aliens for the safety of our city’s residents.” A 31-year-old man from Guatemala who was arrested November 6 in Riverhead is scheduled to remain in ICE custody pending removal (deportation) proceedings. The man had prior convictions of second-degree criminal trespass and driving while ability impaired, according to ICE.

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Other arrests were made in Calverton, Patchogue, Ronkonkoma, Shirley, and Sag Harbor, according to the press release. The apprehended individuals included people from Brazil, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, and Ukraine, according to ICE.

Some of those arrested had criminal histories that included DWI, aggravated DWI, and second-degree assault, officials said.

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Rose Marie: Wait For Your Laugh

By Jessica Mackin-Cipro

Take a stroll down memory lane with Rose Marie, one of the most brilliant comedians of the 20th century.

Jason Wise’s spirited documentary, and spectacular Hollywood tale, Wait For Your Laugh, highlights the never-a-dull-moment life of the 94-year-old songstress, actress, and comedian, who “never stopped working” during her now 90-yearcareer.

She came up as Baby Rose Marie, a radio star and a vaudeville sensation. At age four she was a child wonder with the singing voice of a mature woman. The film details how characters like Al Capone, Bugsy Siegel, and Jerry Lewis all played a part in her story of fame, love, and tragedy.

Capone, who referred to her father as “Happy Hank,” was involved in her success as a young child. Throughout her career prominent mobsters, who called her “The Kid,” liked her and protected her. “I loved what I did. I did it without question,” stated Rose Marie in the documentary. She transitioned to a nightclub chanteuse as a teenager, dropping the “Baby” from her name and playing all the big nightclubs and hotels in New York, Chicago, Atlantic City, Las Vegas, and Miami, usually in mob-run venues. After WWII she married trumpeter Bobby Guy of the Kay Kyser Orchestra.



She opened the Flamingo in Las Vegas for famed mobster Bugsy Siegel. The Flamingo was one of

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Rose Marie with Frank Sinatra.

the first resorts to be built in Vegas and acts like hers are credited for making Vegas the destination that it is today.

Rose Marie’s career as an actress took off in the 1960s, as she starred in three sitcoms: “My Sister Eileen,” “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” and on “The Doris Day Show.” She also appeared frequently on “The Hollywood Squares” over the course of 14 years. She’s “the kindest, toughest, hardest working, and most inspiring person I’ve ever met in my life,” said Wise. Rose Marie is known as a strong and talented woman who broke many barriers for women in comedy. Colleagues and friends like Carl Reiner, Dick Van Dyke, Peter

Marshall, and Tim Conway are all interviewed for the film, singing her praise.

Even with TV fame, she also kept her singing career going, touring as part of the musical revue 4 Girls 4, starting in the late ’70s with Rosemary Clooney, Helen O’Connell, and Margaret Whiting. In the ’80s and ’90s she continued with regular guest spots on shows like “Wings,” “Murphy Brown,” and “Suddenly Susan.” Today Rose Marie continues to make occasional appearances and do voiceover work. In 2015 she received the Shirley Temple award for lifetime achievement from The Actors Fund’s Looking Ahead program. The award is fitting since

Rose Marie was to vaudeville and radio what Shirley Temple was to motion pictures. She started as a child star whose career was bolstered into lifelong -- perhaps the longest ever -- Hollywood success.

Whether you grew up watching “The Dick Van Dyke Show” in its heyday, or grew up watching the “The Dick Van Dyke Show” on Nick at Nite, the documentary will bring a welcomed sense of nostalgia and intrigue to anyone who watches it.

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gallery-goers, Perrottet looks to the next generation. “It comes down to education and dialogue with the young people,” she said. Although her tone is serious and sincere when speaking about the issues that matter to her, Perrottet infuses her pieces with wit and humor. “We have to keep a sense of humor,” she said. “I don’t know what would happen to me if I didn’t.” Of course, not all – as of today – 318 covers can be on display at Art Space 98. “I chose one cover from every four or five weeks to show at the gallery,” Perrottet said. However, she plans on hosting an event on November 25, “to engage the communities, the young people mostly. I’d like to invite a small group of people, hopefully young people, and have a slide show and a discussion about their issues, their own issues, what is a priority for them,” she continued.

An example of Perrottet’s work, which will be on exhibit at Art Space 98 in East Hampton through December 3.

By Bridget LeRoy

If you want to know about vive la resistance, just ask a French woman. In this case the woman, artist Camille Perrottet, is an East Hampton resident continuing her lifelong foray into art-as-socialengagement with an exhibition, “Dark Times/My Life Since #45 (A Work in Progress),” opening at Art Space 98 in East Hampton this weekend.

Beginning on January 1 of this year, Perrottet has captured the front top half-page of every New York Times, and overlaid that image with other images representative of what she deems the issues of the

day. “Everything has happened so fast since Trump became president, it’s hard to keep up,” she said. “This way, I have a record for myself and to educate and inform others, so we don’t forget. Every day, I focus on one issue -- environment, human rights, public education. Just one issue. Because every day, there are like 10 issues.”

Representations of polar bears on melting ice, an LGBT flag, indigenous people, Syrian refugees, monkeys, kitty cats, street signs, and more adorn the brushed-steel images of the Times covers in an art process Perrottet has coined as “ipadigigraphy,” digital art produced

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“Every month I select five images and print them on 16”x12” brushed aluminum,” she said.

Perrottet has a long history creating art that matters. Born in France, she worked as a freelance photographer in Paris in the 1970s. Arriving in New York City in 1979, she honed her political art in the mid-1980s, painting community murals in New York City with Artmakers Inc. Her sense of social engagement, however, began as a teenager in the ’60s, protesting the Vietnam war. It has continued with advocating for women’s rights and freedom of expression, “expressing outrage at the hypocrisy inherent in the suppression and control of sexuality (especially that of women) perpetuated in the name of religion, and more recently raising awareness of pollution in the environment,” reads her website, Perrottet works in various media, including photography, painting, collage, installation, and video. ​Beyond social engagement with

“With this ongoing body of work, I hope to create a platform for dialogue, and I invite teachers, students, community organizers, activists, immigrants, and ordinary citizens to participate.”

Perrottet has received awards from the NYSCA, the Arts Council Consortium, and from the Puffin Foundation grants. Her work is part of “The Charlie Archive” at the Harvard University Library.

Her New York exhibitions include Guild Hall, the Long Island Biennale at the Heckscher Museum of Art, the Godwin Ternbach Museum, the Wiseman Gallery at the Rogue Community College, Oregon, and the Hedge Library at Guilford College in NC. Perrottet does see a future where all 365 covers she creates to memorialize 2017 can be on display. “It will have to be a very big space,” she said. In the meantime, art patrons can view the show at the Newtown Lane, East Hampton gallery through December 3. A reception for the artist will be held this Saturday from 5 to 7 PM. Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday from 11 AM to 5 PM, and by appointment. For more information, visit the website at

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Halsband Portraits Opens

Andy Warhol & Jean-Michel Basquiat #143 New York City. Taken on July 10, 1985.

By Jessica Mackin-Cipro

Michael Halsband has photographed some of the most celebrated icons of our time. His work includes the likes of James Brown, David Byrne, Johnny Depp, AM Homes, Iggy Pop, Louise Nevelson, Klaus Nomi, Nam June Paik, Hunter S. Thompson, and Andy Warhol. This weekend Southampton Arts Center opens “Halsband Portraits,” the final exhibition of its 2017

season. The show is a survey of portraiture by the renowned American photographer that spans over four decades of his work. Highlights include iconic photographs from the 1985 Warhol/ Basquiat with Boxing Gloves series and The Rolling Stones’ live performance during their “Tattoo You” tour, shot with 35mm film. “My interest in portraiture happened very organically. I like interacting with people and am fascinated by the challenges

presented in making portraits. It definitely doesn’t come easily. I am conscious of not treating people like objects, reaching beyond preconceived notions of representation, and exploring all the subtlety of human behavior,” said Halsband. The exhibit will showcase an array of subjects that include everyone from pop cultural icons to surfers, rock stars to creative pioneers, and even close friends. “His vast catalog of photographs

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Musical Ladies Of Liberty At SAC

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In taking on the centennial celebration of women’s suffrage in New York State, Sag Harbor resident Valerie diLorenzo had some pretty big high-button shoes to fill. The result is Ladies of Liberty – A Musical Revue, which can be seen this Sunday at 3 PM at the Southampton Arts Center.


“Ladies of Liberty was born in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the women’s right to vote in New York,” diLorenzo said of the onehour performance. “The League of Women Voters of the Hamptons has been producing events all year long, and they were looking to produce a collaborative culminating event with Rogers Memorial Library, Southampton Historical Museum, and the Southampton Arts Center that would capture the spirit of the struggle for suffrage, their accomplishment, and celebrate these amazing women who paved the way.”

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The result is this entertaining and educational musical revue, which tells the story of how American women won the right to vote 100 years ago last week. An exuberant and lively performance of sometimes humorous and often touching songs and stories, Ladies of Liberty traces the struggle

for women’s suffrage from its beginnings with the abolitionist and temperance movements all the way through modern feminism in the 21st century. diLorenzo is accompanied by music director Amanda Borsack Jones.

“Valerie diLorenzo and Amanda Jones did amazing work gathering data on historic women of the South Fork, and their hard-working activities, who pushed for women’s suffrage over 100 years ago,” said Tom Edmunds, executive director of the Southampton Historical Museum. “They have taken their stories to create a funny and heartwarming performance that attendees will long remember.” DiLorenzo is an award-winning cabaret artist and professional actor who has performed at Guild Hall, the Southampton Arts Center, the Suffolk Theater, Westhampton

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Jones is an East Hampton native, who decided, after getting her music degree, that there was no place like home. She is a fixture in the East End theater community, having worked with Center Stage, Stages, East Hampton and Pierson school districts, the Southampton Arts Center, Guild Hall, Our Fabulous Variety Show, and many other musical venues. She also maintains a private voice studio.

“I considered Valerie to be like family, so this concert truly is the melding of all that’s good and right in my world,” said Jones. DiLorenzo said that the song selections include vintage and modern numbers, including “Sister Suffragette” from Mary Poppins, Lesley Gore’s “You Don’t Own Me,” the 1915 “Anti-Suffrage Rose,” and others. Plus, diLorenzo added, “Some surprise parodies of well-known tunes so the audience can sing along.”

DiLorenzo’s greatest wish is that “the show will reach every girl and women who wants to be heard and counted but men will not be excluded as they had an important role to play, in more ways than one,” she said. “In curating the show, the theme of unification toward a common goal (the right to vote) was primary but I was struck at the sense of community; the tenacity - these women didn’t give up, and there was no killing or weapons! And I was moved by ‘women helping women,’” she said. “Imagine what it would be like if we could all follow these tenets today.” Tickets for Ladies of Liberty – A Musical Revue are $10, and include a reception after the show. For more information, visit www.

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Powerful Play At Bay Street

though he consistently berates and interrupts her.

Neal Mayer plays Charley, the next-door neighbor who is always lending Willy money, even offering him a job, and Willy Cappuccio is his nerdy son Bernard – the kid Willy secretly made fun of when he was a kid, but who has surpassed the Loman boys in his accomplishments as an adult. Keith Cornelius portrays Willy’s dead brother Ben, the family success story, and also Howard, the son of Willy’s former boss, in one of the play’s most painful moments. Chloe Dirksen, Rachel Feldman, and Tina Jones round out the cast. Willy Loman’s untethered sense of self still resonates true with us – who isn’t exhausted all the time? Willy’s attempt to plant seeds in the ground, in the middle of the night, shows how temporary he feels. He needs to get things rooted before it’s too late. But it’s already too late.

Carolyn Popp and Neal Mayer in Bay Street’s Death of a Salesman.

By Bridget LeRoy

Although Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman is this year’s Literature Live! offering at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor – mildy edited versions of the classics staged for East End students as part of the theater’s educational program – adults should also attend, posthaste. This focused and intense version of Miller’s iconic play retains all its dramatic chops in contemporary times as a case of the American Dream going tragically awry. It all takes place on a stage brilliantly designed and lit by Mike Billings and Dalton Hamilton – multi-layered and claustrophobic, with projections and sounds conveying different places and different moods. Joe Minutillo ably directs a powerful cast in this pared-down version of the story of Willy Loman, a salesman whose mind and body are both deteriorating as he and his family come face-to-face with the lies they tell themselves and each other.

Miller’s Loman family brought dysfunction to the stage as never before. Rather than starting at the beginning, so to speak, the play begins toward the end of Willy’s nervous breakdown. Words that didn’t exist yet in 1949 when the play premiered – words like codependency, self-sabotage, negative thought-talk – all reared their heads in Salesman, way before the touchy-feely therapy sessions of the ’70s. “I feel kind of temporary about myself,” Willy admits. He is exhausted and lives half of his waking life in a world of regret and delusion, speaking to the ghosts of his past, experiencing fantasies in which he is the star and everyone loves him. In reality, he keeps a length of rubber hose next to the gas heater, and it is implied he has already attempted suicide before. David Manis takes on the role of Willy Loman at Bay Street, and does a marvelous job. Rob DiSario is terrific as Biff, the 34-year-old

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prodigal son who would prefer to be out west herding cattle, but is still trapped by his father’s dream of him as a football star. Scott T. Hinson plays Happy, the younger Loman brother, with a sort of noisy desperation in his attempts to be noticed by his father, and Carolyn Popp takes on the difficult role of Linda Loman, who protects and cares for her husband even

All in all, this is a very strong production of an American classic which retains its relevance even after almost 70 years. At an hour and 45 minutes with no intermission, it speeds by without a dead second in the evening. If you haven’t seen Death of a Salesman, or even if you have, Bay Street’s production offers up a superb retelling of one of the most important plays of the 20th century. Salesman runs through November 25. Visit for more information.

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Heavenly Bodies: Fashion And The Catholic Imagination

primarily womenswear, from the early 20th century to the present will be shown alongside religious art from The Met collection in the medieval galleries and the Met Cloisters -- the Met’s rebuilt monastery located in Harlem. Observe a bible from 1607 alongside an evening dress by Valentino from Spring 2014. View a nativity detail by Attrto Zanobi Strozzi from the 1400s paired with an evening dress by Jeanne Lanvin from 1939.

Silk and metal Bible and Book of Common Prayer, British, ca. 1607

Versace, and Anna Wintour. The event is The Costume Institute’s main source of funding.

As you may deduce from its name, the show presents a dialogue between fashion and masterworks of religious art. It examines fashion’s ongoing engagement with the traditions of Catholicism. The exhibition will feature approximately 50 ecclesiastical pieces from the Sistine Chapel, many that have never been seen outside the Vatican. You can also expect papal robes and accessories like rings and tiaras dating back to the 18th century, on view in the Anna Wintour Costume Center galleries. Approximately 150 ensembles, Independent/Courtesy Metropolitan Museum of Art, Digital Composite Scan by Katerina Jebb

Evening Dress, Valentino, Spring 2014.

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It’s fashion’s most anticipated night of the year. The Met Gala may be a half-year away, but preparations are already in place for New York’s top star-studded evening. This week the Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that the theme of The Costume Institute’s spring 24

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The exhibit opens on May 7, the night of the Met Gala, also known to fashion fans across the globe as the first Monday in May. The evening will be co-chaired by Amal Clooney, Rihanna, Donatella

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“Fashion and religion have long been intertwined, mutually inspiring and informing one another,” said Andrew Bolton, curator in charge of The Costume Institute. “Although this relationship has been complex and sometimes contested, it has produced some of the most inventive and innovative creations in the history of fashion.”

The exhibition will include many of fashion’s greats. A few of the many names represented include Balenciaga, Coco Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, John Galliano, Jean Paul Gaultier, Givenchy, Rei Kawakubo, Christian Lacroix, Karl Lagerfeld, Raf Simons, Gianni Versace, and Vivienne Westwood. The exhibit will be on view for the public from May 10 through October 8, 2018. Visit www. for more info.

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by Jessica Mackin-Cipro Deadline for submissions is Thursday at noon. Email to jessica@indyeastend. com. What the HELL? The White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton presents “What the HELL?” a group show with painters, photographers, sculptors, and mixed media artists. Artists include David Geiser, Paul Dempsey, Hilary McCarthy, Kat O’Neill, Jerry Schwabe, Setha Lowe, Adam Umbach, James Slezak, Phil Marco, and more. An opening reception will be held on Saturday from 5 to 7 PM. The show runs through December 3. Helene Canberg November’s artist of the month at the Old Town Arts & Crafts Guild in Cutchogue is Helene Canberg. Having been trained in both fine art and graphic design, Canberg tries to combine both in a variety of ways. She works in both oil and acrylics and began experimenting in decorative painting about 17 years ago. There will be a reception on Saturday from 2 to 4 PM. Call 631-734-6382 for more details. Sara Greenberger Rafferty An artist talk with Sara Greenberger Rafferty will take place at the Halsey McKay Gallery in East Hampton on Saturday at 4 PM. Rafferty will discuss the works in her show, “New Information,” on view at the gallery, as well as the final installment of her museum show, “Gloves Off,” now on view at the Staller Center for the Arts at Stonybrook University. Off The Wall Christy’s Art Center and Keyes Art in Sag Harbor present “Off The Wall,” a curated selection of contemporary art and objets d’art being held at 3 Madison Street. A holiday showcase includes hand 26

printed scarves, painted wine boxes, original skateboards, and one of a kind jewelry. Artists include John De La O, Lou Pimentel, Breahna Arnold, Yumi Vong, Reed Slater, Steve Miller, and more. An opening reception will be held on Saturday from 6 to 8 PM. The show runs through December 18. Camille Perrottet Art Space 98 in East Hampton presents “Dark Times/My Life Since #45/A Work in Progress” with artwork by artist Camille Perrottet. A reception will be held on Saturday from 5 to 7 PM. (See our feature on Perrottet elsewhere in this issue.) Fall Art Show The Southampton Artists Association presents its “Fall Art Show” at Levitas Center for the Arts at the Southampton Cultural Center. The show runs through Sunday with a closing reception on Saturday from 4 to 6 PM. Enjoy the works of local artists offered at affordable prices.


Love Isabela Tripoli Gallery in Southampton presents “Love Isabela: A Puerto Rico Fundraiser” acknowledging Félix Bonilla Gerena and his hometown, Isabela, PR. Displayed alongside Bonilla’s paintings, “Love Isabela” presents a private auction fundraiser to benefit residents of Isabela with works of art donated by Linda K. Alpern, Alice Aycock, Matt Clark, Oliver Clegg, Bob Colacello, Quentin Curry, Pipi Deer, David Demers, Sabra Moon Elliot, Judith Hudson, Yung Jake, Benjamin Keating, Curtis Kulig, Brendan Lynch, Maya Mason, John Messinger, Lola Montes Schnabel, Amy Musto, Michael Netter, Akwetey Orraca-Tetteh, Miles Partington, Enoc Perez, Mark Perry, Renee Phillips, Dalton

Transluscence, oil on canvas, by Hilary McCarthy at the White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton.

Portella, Enis Sefersah, Dennis Snyder, Robert R. Waltzer, and Nick Weber, among others. The show is on view through Sunday. Get with the Program Roman Fine Art in East Hampton presents “Get with the Program 2017,” the second edition of its annual holiday group exhibition. This exhibit will feature painting, photography, and mixed media works by nine contemporary artists working in a variety of media and genres. In addition to offering works by Maya Hayuk, Elektra KB, Reisha Perlmutter, Leah Schrager, Sarah Slappey, and SWOON, this year’s edition of “Get with the Program” introduces three fresh, new faces: Christina Creutz, Lizzie Gill, and Ciara Rafferty. The show runs through January 28. The Photo Show Folioeast presents “The Photo Show” with artwork by Carolyn Conrad, Sandi Haber Fifield, and

Francine Fleischer at Malia Mills in East Hampton. The exhibition will run through December 3. Fall Collective For the month of November, the Quogue Library Art Gallery will present “Fall Collective: Celebrating East End Artists,” a curated exhibition introducing a mix of artists who have exhibited in past shows along with some who are new to the venue. The group show, curated by art gallery committee members Lulie Morrisey and Cristina Kepner, will showcase the vibrant and diverse nature of the local art scene. The 12 artists with work on view are Claudia Baez, Ellen Ball, Carolyn Conrad, Christopher Engel, Barbara Groot, John Haubrich, Virva Hinnemo, Dean Johnson, Fulvio Massi, Anne Raymond, Will Ryan, and Dan Welden. The “Fall Collective” will be on exhibit through November 30.

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RxArt Gala

RxArt is an organization that commissions contemporary artists to transform the bare walls of children’s healthcare facilities into beautiful works of art.

On Thursday night the worlds of art, fashion, and entertainment collided as guests attended the 17th annual RxArt gala held at IAC in Chelsea. This year RxArt honored celebrated artists Dan Colen and Chris Salgardo, and featured DJ sets from Mia Moretti and Festive Attire, and a special acoustic set by St Lucia.

Each year the event raises funds for innovative installations, bringing the healing power of visual arts to hospitalized children. Colen received the RxArt Inspiration Award for his outstanding RxArt project at St. Mary’s Hospital in Bayside. Salgardo, who received the RxArt Innovation Award, is an RxArt board member and the president of Kiehl’s. The event began with a dinner alongside the honorees and followed with a party that allowed guests to experience the magic

of RxArt’s installations with an environment inspired by Colen’s vibrantly-colored swirls of confetti. The event was complete with a live auction of experiences, which included a studio visit and lunch with Marilyn Minter and one-of-a-


kind wallpaper by avaf.

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The Photo Show Photos by Nicole Teitler

Folioeast presents “The Photo Show” with artwork by Carolyn Conrad, Sandi Haber Fifield, and Francine Fleischer. An opening reception was held on Saturday at Malia Mills in East Hampton. The exhibition will run through December 3. 28

Love Isabela Photos by Morgan McGivern

Tripoli Gallery in Southampton presents “Love Isabela: A Puerto Rico Fundraiser” acknowledging Félix Bonilla Gerena and his hometown, Isabela, PR. A reception for the artists was held on Saturday. The show will be on view through Sunday.

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Get With The Program Photos by Nicole Teitler

Roman Fine Art in East Hampton presents “Get with the Program 2017,” the second edition of its annual holiday group exhibition. This exhibit features painting, photography, and mixed media works by nine contemporary artists working in a variety of media and genres. The exhibit opened with a public reception for the artists on Saturday evening.

Fall Art Show Photos by Morgan McGivern

The Southampton Artists Association opened its “Fall Art Show” at Levitas Center for the Arts at the Southampton Cultural Center with a reception on Friday. The show runs through Sunday with a closing reception on Saturday from 4 to 6 PM. 29

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Artisan Market

Parrish Anniversary

Lululemon in East Hampton hosted a local artisan market at its Loft35 upstairs from the store on Saturday. The market will continue next Saturday from 1 to 4 PM.

Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill celebrated its fifth anniversary this past weekend. An anniversary cocktail party was held on Saturday evening.

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by Kitty Merrill Each week we’ll highlight local community events and library offerings presented by area institutions and organizations. It’s on you to send ‘em in, kids. Deadline for submissions is Thursday at noon. Email

East Hampton Thursday 11•16•17 • Montauk Observatory hosts “How to Buy and Use a Telescope” presented by veteran amateur astronomer and owner of Camera Concepts and Telescope Solutions, Jeff Norwood. The event will be held in the basement of the Tennis Center at the Ross School beginning at 7 PM. Admission is free. FRIDAY 11•17•17 • The YMCA hosts Friday night pre-teen and teen programs from 6 to 9 PM. Round-trip transportation for Sag Harbor, Southampton, and Bridgehampton kids is avails, too. Visit and look for Friday night preteen and teen program transportation to sign up online and learn more about the offerings. SATURDAY 11•18•17 • It’s Around the World storytime at 3 PM at the Amagansett Library. Designed for a multi-age group, kids five to 12 venture around the world through stories. Kids will map a path on their very own globes and work on a collaborative mapping project. Register by calling 631-267-3810. • There is something romantic about picking wild cranberries just in time for your Thanksgiving table. Join Lee Dion for the 18th anniversary of the East Hampton Trails Preservation Society’s cranberry and dunes hike. At 10 AM learn about the Walking Dunes and spend some time picking cranberries. Bring a plastic

bag and wear low boots for the bog. Lee will also give away his secret cranberry recipe. Meet at the end of Napeague Harbor Road off Route 27 in Napeague. Leader: Lee Dion 631-375-2339.

Southampton THURSDAY 11•16•17 • The Rogers Memorial Library and the Southampton Historical Museum will present “Japan’s Uncertain Path to Pearl Harbor” by Michael A. Barnhart, Ph.D. at 5:30 PM at the library. Dr. Barnhart, a distinguished professor at Stony Brook University, will focus on the debates within the Japanese government from 1937 to 1941 that led to America’s entry into World War II. Register at or call 631-283-0774 ext. 523. • James Parrish lacked none of the best things in life: a loving family (including his better-known brother Samuel); lively friends with lively intellects; considerable wealth allowing for travel, handsome homes in beautiful places, and two passionate pursuits -- golf and ice skating -- to keep him active and stimulated into old age. This illustrated presentation will draw on Parrish’s 1916 diary, archived at the museum, as well as other sources, to offer insights into an era when the wealthy arguably enjoyed more privileges than at any time before or since. The Southampton Historical Museum and Rogers Library present “The Charmed Life of James Cresson Parrish” at 11 AM at the Rogers Mansion. Admission is free, but you should probably reserve your seat.

turkey cookies. On Monday at 6 PM tweens in grades four to six can learn how to make a raspberry cream cheese turnover at 6 PM. To register for either programs, call 631-288-3335 or sign-up online at

• Also at Westhampton Library, learn about the women secret agents of World War II at noon. During the discussion, led by Pat DelGiorno, who has participated in WWII studies at Cambridge and Oxford universities, participants will learn how these women crossed the cultural and military border to carry out their subversive and extremely dangerous missions. To register, call 631-288-3335 or sign-up online at www. SATURDAY 11•18•17 • Harry Mikkelson will lead a session of Dungeons & Dragons from 2 to 4 PM in the Rogers Memorial Library’s Cooper Hall. Dice and character sheets will be provided. The game is for young adults ages 17 to 35 and is beginner-friendly. Register at www. or call 631-283-0774 ext. 523.

• Theresa E. Sanders, president and CEO of the Urban League of Long Island is the special guest at the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center’s “Thinking Forward” lecture series at 4 PM at the Center. She’ll discuss equality matters in the Hamptons. The lecture is free and refreshments will be served.

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• Venture by boat into the remote areas of Shinnecock Bay on board Stony Brook University/ Southampton’s 45-ft. research vessel, Peconic, and marvel at the wealth of the migratory birds, waterfowl, and seals that inhabit the region at this time of year. With Frank Quevedo, executive director of the South Fork Natural History Museum, cruise along areas of the saltmarsh and sand flats not visible by land and hopefully witness the activities of a variety of wildlife. Bring binoculars, spotting scope, and a light snack. $25 for members, $35 for nonmembers. The program is for adults, but children age 10 and older may attend. Advance reservations necessary. Call 631537-9735. 9:45 AM to 1 PM. SUNDAY 11•19•17 • Join Callie Velmachos for a short, slow walk in the woods at 2 PM. Discover that a tracking walk is often about much more than tracks. This outing is designed for adults. If weather is too forbidding, there will be a talk, plaster casts, and a reference book review at the Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center located at 1061 Bridgehampton/ Sag Harbor Turnpike, just north of Scuttle Hole Road (look for the Open flag and follow the driveway to the end). All Sundays at Two events hosted by the Friend of the Long Pond Greenbelt are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more info contact Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689.

FRIDAY 11•17•17 • The Westhampton Free Library is hosting several Thanksgivingthemed cooking sessions for teens, tweens, and children this November. Today, save a turkey, eat a cookie at 4 PM. Kids make

Independent / Valerie Bando-Meinken Staff writer of The Independent and Manhattan College senior Justin Meinken exhibited his photographs of the Shinnecock Powwow at a Manhattan College art show last month. The show was presented by the student art club, Sanctus Artem. Meinken said, “Sanctus Artem spent a whole year working to make all of this happen, and based on the fantastic pieces we’re all presenting tonight, the wait has definitely paid off.”


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Entertainment Guide Compiled by Bridget LeRoy All singing, all dancing? Readings, stagings, and slams? We can’t print it if we don’t know about it. Send your entertainment events to bridget@ by Thursday at noon. Music

poetica concert The Bridgehampton Museum presents a poetica ensemble concert on Saturday at 5 PM.

Featuring artists Terry Keevil, oboe; Song-A Cho, violin; Christopher Shaughnessy, viola; and Rebecca Perea, cello, tickets are $25 per person. The concert will be held in the Bridgehampton Museum Archives, east of the monument on Main Street, Bridgehampton. Pre-purchase of tickets is highly recommended at www.bhmuseum. org or by calling 631-537-1088. Stephen Talkhouse

Tomorrow night at the Talkhouse, it’s a battle of the fantasy girl bands night, raising hell while raising money to keep the Neo-Political Cowgirls creative education programs going strong for our community. Bad-ass mom bands take the stage for a night of loaded fun, music, and wild abandon in true NPC style. The show starts at 7; tickets are $20 at the door. Friday it’s music by Amanda Bechhio and the Nashville Sound at 8 PM, followed by the House Wreckers at 10. The Sturdy Souls take the stage at 8 on Saturday, with the Brooklyn Hits afterward at 10 PM. Visit or call 631-267-3117 to purchase tickets or for more info. Karaoke at Springs Tavern

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bring your best singing voice! The Springs Tavern currently serves dinner seven days from 4 to 10 PM. The bar is open seven days a week from 3 PM to 2 AM. For further information call The Springs Tavern at 631-527-7800. Smokin’ Hot Tunes

Townline BBQ continues live music every Friday from 6 to 9 PM. Townline BBQ is located at 3593 Townline Road in Sagaponack. This week, it’s the Waylon Bros. For more information, call 631-537-2271 or visit Jazz and burgers

Have some hipness with your dinner during the Jam Session at Bay Burger in Sag Harbor, tomorrow and every Thursday from 7 to 9 PM. The Jam Session has attracted musicians from all over the TriState area and beyond, featured local and international special guests and providing hot jazz during cool nights.

Recorded live-to-tape for NPR station WPPB 88.3FM by George Howard of Plus Nine Productions. This week the special guests are Jim Snidero, sax; Alex Sipiagin, trumpet; Santi Debriano, bass. For more information, check out www. GOSPEL FESTIVAL

The 31st annual Harvest Gospel concert series will be held this weekend in two separate venues. Featuring the Harvest Gospel Choir of over 70 singers, led by artistic director Reverend Maryanne McElroy, this nondenominational celebration shares the joy of music. The concerts are free and open to the public.

Presented by East End Arts, the Friday concert will take place at the Mattituck Presbyterian Church and Saturday’s performance will be held at the Friendship Baptist Church

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Los Nadie will screen at OLA’s 14th annual Latino Film Festival of the Hamptons.

in Flanders. Both performances are at 8 PM. For more information, visit www. harvest-gospel.html. Joplin at Suffolk Theater

Friday brings a tribute to Janis Joplin to Riverhead, performed by Long Island’s own Amber Ferrari, voted “Best of Long Island” four years in a row for singer. Ferrari’s shows are fully staged with costumes, audience participation, and a nine-piece band. Tickets range from $35 to $45 and options for this event include row seating and cabaret seating. Doors, bar, and restaurant open at 6:30 PM with the show following at 8. For more info, visit Live at LuLu

Lulu Kitchen and Bar in Sag Harbor will feature the sounds of Alfredo Merat every Thursday from 6 to 9 PM with no cover charge. Merat is passionate singer/ songwriter known for his Latinflavored compositions, his singing in multiple languages, and fiery guitar playing. For further information call Lulu Kitchen and Bar at 631-725-0900 or visit Opera at Guild Hall

On Saturday at 1 PM, enjoy The Met: Live in HD at Guild Hall with a performance of an operatic adaptation of Luis Bunuel’s 1962 masterpiece The Exterminating Angel, conducted by the composer, Thomas Ades.

$22 ($20 members); $15 students. Tickets at, or at the box office two hours prior to screening, 631-324-4050. Montauk Coffee House On Friday evening at 7 PM, listen to Lori Hubbard with family and friends at the Montauk Community Church coffee house. Enjoy a good time with Lori and an eclectic mix of songs. Free and open to the public. theater

Salesman in sag harbor Called one of the greatest American plays of all time, Bay Street’s Literature Live! program brings Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman to the stage through November 26. (See review elsewhere in this issue.)

Set in the late 1940s, Death of a Salesman follows Willy Loman, a failing salesman, and his family as they face the harsh reality of their lives that they have been denying. Ultimately, Miller explores themes surrounding the uncertainty of the American Dream and the struggles that families face in the wake of a changing economy, both of which are as contemporary today as when the play was written. For more information and tickets, visit BURIED CHILD LIVE

On Friday night at 7 PM, Guild Hall offers a screening of Buried Child by Sam Shepard.

Shepard’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play returns 20 years after its

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A Helping Hand For Local Horses

By Nicole Teitler

Marylou Kaler is an East Hampton resident with a passion for equine. Driving down Route 27 heading east, just before Red Horse Market, is a wide-open space where many a passerby has pulled over to take a picture of the four magnificent White Shire horses -- Gunner, Patsy, Tess, and Isabelle. They have had a rather tough life. Rescued in 2015 from Quiet Times Shires in Ridge, their former owner was found guilty of animal cruelty, abusing them as carriage drivers. In the almost three years since, with 25 years of equine caregiving experience behind her, Kaler has rehabilitated her new friends and formed an incredible bond.

Yet, without outside funds, her resources have become exhausted and thus a non-profit, Stable Environment Equine Rehabilitation, was created. “I’m aware of the horses’ profound effect on people, their therapeutic value for equine-facilitated mental health,” Kaler explained. “I hope to be able to create a more positive image of working horses by making the correct information freely accessible. Gunner and Patsy have some driving experience; however, I am lacking the proper equipment to move forward with their training. They are a team and I have only a single harness.” With the cold weather officially setting in, the animals need to be moved indoors no later than November 30. Over $25,000 is needed in order to properly shield the four horses from the weather, and that’s where photographer and restauranteur Lincoln Pilcher stepped in. Owner of the former Hamptons’ hotspot Moby’s, Pilcher spends a lot of his time on the East End, passing by the creatures often.

“I was so taken with their presence and beauty,” Pilcher acknowledged. “It’s been an amazing experience

creating the bond and camaraderie that I now have with them. It would be great to share with others, this equine relationship.” Pilcher spent some time developing a relationship with Kaler after photographing the breed. Upon finding out there was no place for the animals come winter, he came up with the idea for a show. In the days following Thanksgiving, November 24 and 25, visit Dune Alpin Farm for Pilcher’s photography exhibit in which a portion of the sales are going to Kaler’s non-profit to board the horses. About 20 prints will range in size with the largest 6’ x 8’.

Stop in Friday between 5 to 8 PM or Saturday 3 to 8 PM. Prints will be selling for anywhere between $500 and $5000.

Dune Alpin Farm is located at 2 Shetland Court in East Hampton. RSVP to

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which offers an array of activities -- sports, yoga, cooking, gardening, arts, culture, health, and academic support -- must raise $250,000 by Spring 2018. House & Garden Tour

by Jessica Mackin-Cipro Deadline for submissions is Thursday at noon. Email to jessica@indyeastend. com. Project MOST Project MOST is hosting two events in Amagansett on Saturday that will help the foundation raise much-needed funds for the children’s enrichment program.

The second annual Hamptons Seed Exchange will be held from noon to 4 PM at Scoville Hall. Guests are encouraged to bring seeds to share or take some to plant. There will be organic wood fired pizza from Around The Fire and treats by the Mill House Inn to benefit Project MOST. Guests speakers include Edwina von Gal from Perfect Earth Project, Rick Bogusch from Bridge Gardens, Scott Chaskey from Quail Hill Farms, Deb Klughers

from Bonac Bees, and Mike Martinsen from Montauk Shellfish Company. A panel discussion will be moderated by Brian Halwell of Edible East End. The event is free and open to the public.

Following the seed exchange will be the chef ’s benefit dinner at 6:30 PM, also being held at Scoville Hall. The dinner features a sixcourse plated menu by chefs Jeff Purrazzi of JK Chef Collection and Adam Kelinson from Around The Fire, with help from many other local chefs. Tickets are $75 and available on Search “Seed Dinner to benefit Project MOST.”

Since 2000, Project MOST has provided crucial, afterschool care to over 6000 local elementary school students at Springs and John M. Marshall. The enrichment program,

The East Hampton Historical Society presents its 2017 House & Garden Tour, showcasing some of the finest examples of historical and modern architecture in the Hamptons. This year’s tour -consisting of five unique houses -- is scheduled for Saturday, November 25, from 1 to 4:30 PM.

A kick-off cocktail party on Friday, November 24, will welcome this year’s house tour. This annual event, now in its 33rd year, will be held at the historic Maidstone Club. The opening night cocktail party is a fundraising event for the East Hampton Historical Society.

Tickets to the cocktail party are $200 each, and includes entry to the house tour the following day. Tickets to the self-guided 2017 East Hampton House & Garden Tour are $65 in advance and $75 on the day of the tour. To purchase tickets visit www. or call 631324-6850.

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Jean Georges Dinner December 2 marks the third year that The Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreational Center will be honored by Topping Rose House with a holiday dinner. Once again celebrity chef Jean Georges Vongerichten will travel to the East End to be at the dinner. The cost is $200 per person for a three-course meal with wines and cocktails. The event starts at 6:30 PM. Support the center’s kids and families by bidding on www. from November 15 to December 4. Unique experiences that are available include lunches with Arlene and Alan Alda, Susan Taylor, Susan Lacy, Ambassador Suzan Johnson Cook, and Reggie Van Lee.

Reservations can be made at or by contacting Debra McEneaney at mcsanzo@ or 917-741-6257. Founders Gala The Suffolk County Historical Society board of trustees presents its second annual Holiday Founders Gala on Thursday, December 7, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at the Suffolk County Historical Society Museum. Join for a dazzling evening of live jazz music set against the backdrop of the holiday-decorated galleries. Enjoy signature cocktails, local wines, and hors d’oeuvres. The cost is $75 per person. Reserve by December 4 by calling 631-727-2881 ext. 100.

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Guest Worthy Recipe: Chef David Burke

that it’s getting chilly outside. The seasonal ingredients of chanterelles, butternut squash, and pomegranate combine beautiful textures and fall colors. The caramelized onion and melted goat cheese tie everything together.” INGREDIENTS: 4 five-inch puff pastry circles or squares docked and pre-baked 2 onions sliced and sautéed in butter until caramelized 6–8 oz goat cheese

1 c sautéed chanterelle mushrooms ½ c sautéed butternut squash ½ bunch of watercress

1/2 c pomegranate seeds

½ c toasted pumpkin seeds

All above lightly seasoned with salt and pepper DIRECTIONS: By Zachary Weiss INSTAGRAM: @ChefDavidBurke CHEF BURKE’S GUESTWORTHY RECIPE: Warm Autumn Tart with goat cheese, butternut squash, chanterelles, and onion. WHY? “The warm and crispy pastry is a comforting reminder

Divide the onions among the pastry shells, as well as the cheese, chanterelles, and butternut squash. Bake in oven 15-20 minutes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove the tarts from the oven and lightly dress with watercress. Top the tart with pomegranate seeds and pumpkin seeds. Finish with a drizzle of olive oil and balsamic.


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Tipsy Tastes: Montauk Goes Hard

and blueberry-infused with natural extract. Both are distilled four times. Working with a boutique distillery, the company utilizes existing recipes as a jumping-off point to experiment with its own. Over the tried and true maple or cinnamon flavors, blueberry may come as a shock to some whiskey aficionados.

By Nicole Teitler

Montauk’s downtown watering hole 668 The Gig Shack has a harder side to it many may not know about -- whiskey production. Montauk Hard Label is produced right in the back of the restaurant, where oftentimes in summer you’ll hear customers ordering the flavorful blueberry whiskey over the aluminum-sided bar. Masterminded by Skylar Gardell in 2014, whose family owns the restaurant, with fellow locals Tommy “Chicky” Ciccariello and Mike Demasco, a liquor business began -- eventually adding on Tom Loncar, director of sales, and Abby Gawronski, director of marketing. “Ciccariello is the excitement behind the company, actually he’s the excitement behind life! Every time you see Chicky he’s got the biggest grin on his face,” Gawronski enthusiastically explained. “Mikey Demasco is the Montauk Hard

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Label researching genius, he’s always out in the field and is also a great face for the company. Skylar Gardell is the creative brain behind the blueberry whiskey. He can sell

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blueberry whiskey to just about anyone,” she said.

The trio’s love for the liquor and the personality behind such a taste confidently ignited a business. Inspired by Irish whiskey brands, they unleashed an American bourbon-style spirit featuring the shark jaw label created by local artist and jewelry designer Erin Boyle. Montauk Hard Label has two flavors -- the original, made up of 100 percent yellow sweet corn,

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Ciccariello, who’s been in the food and service industry for over a decade, realized the potential for such a unique flavor and the creative cocktails he could concoct, like the Blueberry Old-Fashioned, made with the label’s blueberry whiskey, bitters, and a sugar cube over ice. And new for the season is the House Mulled Cider with blueberry whiskey to release those warm and fuzzy feelings inside.

As the bitter cold months blanket The End, the business is focused on building brand awareness. “A few weekends ago we attended the 20th annual October Ball at the New York Public Library in NYC. It was incredible to see our whiskey on the shelves and to have some of the elite young entrepreneurs sip on blueberry whiskey. As far as community we love to align ourselves with causes and events of interest. Golf, surfing, dinner parties, winter sports -- you invite us, we’ll be there with a bottle of whiskey (or five),” Gawronski noted. Whether you’re a local or crossing the stretch, as you enter the doors of The Shack and take a seat at a table or bar stool, look out for one of the owners’ friendly faces. Sip or savor, but whatever you do, make sure you “Go Hard.”

You can follow more from Nicole Teitler on Facebook or Instagram as @ NikkiOnTheDaily.

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By Nicole Teitler

Lulu Kitchen & Bar

It’s a Thursday night in Sag Harbor and the scent of crisp air and cozy fireplace smoke blankets me -- an emblematic combination for fall. Neighborhood fireplaces aren’t the source of the delicious fragrance; it’s the wood-fired oven at Lulu Kitchen & Bar. Since opening in April to a nonstop rush, Lulu’s well underway for the off-season month. The relatively packed room was a sign of good things to come.

“I want people to feel like home, very comfortable,” relayed Corbet, who wants others to have the sensation as he did growing up in a French kitchen. “A slow cooking meal on a Sunday, that was the best meal I had.”

Lastly, the dessert. Coffee aficionados, like myself, should indulge in the espresso and hazelnut daquoise -- moist yet crumbly at the same time. The real wow factor is the raspberry Eton mess with yuzu chantilly, white chocolate mousse, a macaroon cookie, crème fraiche ice cream, and fresh berries. If you don’t have time to enjoy a full meal stop in for this dessert alone.

“It exceeds expectations. We’re having a very strong off-season so far,” said managing director Steven Jauffrineau. Executive chef Philippe Corbet, native to the French Alps, brings with him training and experience from Michelin-star restaurants.

The front of the restaurant greets with floor to ceiling glass patio doors, opened during the warmer months, flowing to a wall of lofty mirrors and a zinc bar adjacent to the semi open kitchen. Step farther back to the curved tufted banquettes and darkened walls -- an ideal place to sit with families, large groups, or that special date night.

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Toward the back are bleached brick walls and dim lighting, with live music by local cultural sensation Alfredo Merat -- a great way to spend time socializing or for a girls’ night. Since I arrived with my friend Sara, we opted for a livelier experience amid the music.

milk base as the tiny escargots burst in my mouth. The richness in flavor almost had me picking up the plate to sip every last drop -- almost. For those like Sara who choose to pass on gastropods, the Iacono Farm poached egg and duck confit with parmesan cheese emulsion has a unique texture on the tongue. The roasted figs added a new sensation of flavoring while creamy polenta blended seamlessly with the easy-to-tear duck.

As Merat effortlessly transitioned from English to French to Spanish, our appetizers arrived. Escargot soup (made with local Peconic Escargot snails) offered a creamy, coconut

Thursday night’s special was Lobster Thermidor served on a skillet -- lobster with a creamy mix of egg yolks, oven-browned cheese, a hint of mustard, and more. Corbet showcases his French talent in the making of this sauce. (I recall saying aloud, “I want to swim in this sauce.”) For two women splitting it, after some rather heavier starters, it was exemplary in both taste and portion size. For those with a

Décor aside, it’s time to eat. Immediately we were greeted with two “Shades of Autumn” cocktails. The Holly Goose, for those who enjoy the taste of a Cosmo, and the Summer’s End, a twist on a classic Manhattan. As we sipped, we savored wood-grilled flatbread and hummus, topped with seasonal espelette peppers and pumpkin seeds. The hummus surprised with a new flavor in every dip, and I would be remiss had I not eaten every last chickpea of it.

The chimichurri sauce on top of the 10-ounce skirt steak was just the right amount of garlic, vinegar, and oil. The steak comes with some house fries that are worth noting to request as part of any dish.

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heavier appetite, I advise ordering additional sides or a heftier entrée.

Lulu Kitchen & Bar is located at 126 Main Street in Sag Harbor. Call them at 631-725-0900 or visit

You can follow more from Nicole Teitler on Facebook or Instagram as @ NikkiOnTheDaily.

Before moving onto the main courses, two Autumn Thymes arrived. I’m a good, ol’ Old Fashioned girl but the slant with Aperol, grapefruit juice, and thyme made it my official go-to drink at this restaurant.


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by Kitty Merrill Fish & Sips More than 20 local wineries will be on hand at the Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead on Friday at 7 PM fr the 10 th annual tasting and purchasing event. Celebrate the harvest with delectable wines, live music and hors d’oeuvres. $49.95. Visit the aquarium’s website for ticket information. Clovis Point Vineyard and Winery From noon to 4 PM on Saturday Bruce Macdonald performs and on Sunday from 1:30 to 5:30 PM Freddy Monday hits the stage. Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard

presents music on Saturday and Sunday. From 2 to 6 PM, it’s Ricky Roche on Saturday with Acoustic Soul from 2 to 6 PM on Sunday. www.baitinghollowfarmvineyard. com. Wölffer Estate Vineyard Toast the completion of the 2017 harvest with an intimate lunch in the wine cellar. Taste tank and barrel samples and be among the first to taste the 2017 wines. Tickets are $85, reserve on the website. Raphael Spinning in Infinity performs from 1 to 4 PM on Saturday, with Blue Roots the next day, same time.

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Recipe Of The Week

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by Chef Joe Cipro

Coconut Cream Pie Dough Ingredients Serves 6

1/2 c and 1 Tbsp butter

1/2 c and 3 Tbsp confectioner’s sugar 1 small pinch of salt

1 3/4 c all purpose flour

Seeds from one vanilla bean 1 Tbsp lemon zest 2 egg yolks

1 1/2 Tbsp cold milk

1/2 c granulated sugar CUSTARD INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 c unsweetened coconut milk 1 1/2 c milk 5 egg yolks

1/2 c shredded coconut

1/2 c toasted shredded coconut 2 Tbsp corn starch

3/4 c granulated sugar

Seeds of 1 vanilla bean 1 tsp coconut extract

Directions - dough Begin by creaming together the

butter, confectioner’s sugar, and salt in a food processor. Pulse in the flour, half the seeds from the vanilla bean, lemon zest, and egg yolks. When the mixture begins to come together and looks like coarse breadcrumbs, add the cold milk. Pat together to form a ball of dough. The less you work a tart dough the better, this will help produce a flaky crust. Roll the dough into a sausage shape and let it rest and cool in the fridge for at least an hour. When you are ready to bake the tart shell, turn the oven to 350 degrees, then remove the dough from the fridge and slice into flat pieces. Press and form them into your pie tin and cut off any excess dough that may be spilling over the top of the tin. Cut a piece of parchment paper slightly larger than the tin and line the tin with the paper. Fill with beans and bake for 15 minutes. Remove the beans and lower the temperature to 325. Bake another seven minutes. Remove and let the tart shell cool. Directions - CUSTARD Bring the coconut milk, sugar, and

one cup of the milk to a boil then reduce to a low simmer. Whisk together the remaining 1/2 cup of milk with the corn starch, coconut extract, and vanilla bean seeds. In a medium sized bowl temper the egg yolks by whisking in a 1/2 cup of the hot milk mixture. Now whisk the milk and cornstarch mixture

into the hot milk with the eggs.

Whisk vigorously for about five minutes over medium-low heat until the mixture thickens. Stir in the coconut. Pour the custard in to the tart shell. Cover in plastic and cool for at least two hours before serving.

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by Jessica Mackin-Cipro Deadline for submissions is Thursday at noon. Email to jessica@indyeastend. com. Almond Goat Dinner Almond in Bridgehampton has announced a special goat dinner featuring a whole animal from Vermont Chevon tomorrow at 7 PM. The fourcourse family-style dinner will be prepared by Almond’s chef de cuisine Jeremy Blutstein and special guest chef Dane Sayles of Scarpetta Beach. The dinner will be paired with wines from Channing Daughters. The cost for the dinner is $70 per person. Vermont Chevon founder Shirley Richardson will briefly discuss Vermont Chevon’s relationship with Vermont Creamery producers and highlight the products’ nutritional profile and health benefits. For reservations contact Almond at 631-537-5665. The 1770 House Thanksgiving The 1770 House Restaurant & Inn in East Hampton presents a Thanksgiving feast by executive chef Michael Rozzi with wine selections by wine director Michael Cohen. From 2 to 8 PM on Thanksgiving Day, a dedicated three-course prix-fixe feast is offered for $95 per person with a $40 two-course option for guests 12 and under. Among Rozzi’s starters will be

his signature spicy Montauk fluke tartare with hijiki, wasabi tobiko, and radish; golden beet and endive salad with hazelnuts, roasted shallots, Chinese red vinegar, and honey; charred broccolini; tardivo salad with warm pomegranate molasses, and roasted garlic, wild boar lonza, and Sartori SarVecchio; local cauliflower soup with housecured bacon, and five-year Sigit cheese; caramelized Peconic Bay scallops with leek fondue, brown butter, and preserved lemon; and winter truffle and risotto with duck confit, delicata squash, and herbs. Rozzi will prepare organic Amish turkey with sage gravy and sides of sausage stuffing, cranberry relish, butternut squash, Brussels sprouts, and mashed potatoes. His menu will also include Scottish salmon with roasted cauliflower, sautéed spinach, and a bacon-thyme emulsion, as well as dry-rubbed Berkshire pork tenderloin with fregola sarda, dried fruits, baby bok choy, and red walnut pesto.

In addition to Rozzi’s house-baked breads, his classic comfort desserts will include iron skillet apple crisp topped with buttermilk and brown sugar gelato, classic pumpkin pie, and The 1770 House signature sticky date cake with toffee sauce and vanilla gelato.

For reservations call 631-324-1770. Fish & Sips The Long Island Aquarium presents Fish & Sips, the 10th annual wine tasting event, on Friday at 7 PM. Over 20 local wineries will be on hand. This popular event celebrates the harvest with delectable wines, live music, and hors d’oeuvres. The price is $49.95. Visit www. November Hoppenings The Southampton Publick House presents November “Hoppenings.” In the taproom enjoy Monday


Almond’s chef de cuisine, Jeremy Blutstein.

night madness with $5 pints, $6 wings, and $7 burger platters from 5 to 10 PM. Wednesday is industry night starting at 10 PM. Deals include $5 pints, $8 house wines, $7 well drinks, and $7 Milagro margaritas. On Friday DJ Dory spins, starting at 10 PM. On Saturday DJ JetSet is on at 10 PM. Monday through Friday enjoy the brew plate lunch special from noon to 3 PM for $12 in the taproom. Happy hour is from 4 to 7 PM Monday through Friday and includes beer, wine, and drink specials as well as half price wings.

In the dining room enjoy 2-4-1 Tuesdays with two dinner entrees for the price of one from 5 to 10 PM. Prime time Thursdays offer a prime rib dinner for $20. Weekend brunch is served from 11 AM to 3 PM on Saturdays and Sundays. During the week, partake in the make-your-own-lunch combo from noon to 3 PM. The cost is $14.

Celebrate Thanksgiving at Southampton Publick House. The restaurant is offering a three-course prix fixe for $29.95 per person from 1 to 7 PM. It includes a turkey

dinner and dessert. Children under 10 are $14.95. Call 631-283-2800. Round Swamp Round Swamp Farm is fully stocked with all of your favorite soups, dinners, and baked goods, some of which freeze beautifully to keep you satisfied until the spring. They are also accepting Thanksgiving orders.

Round Swamp is featuring new fall items including beef barley soup, Thanksgiving meatloaf, chicken chili over Jasmine rice, Lisa’s buttermilk biscuits, roast turkey breast, braised beef brisket, creamy chicken and biscuit casserole, mashed butternut squash, vegetable gratin, stuffed spaghetti squash, and more.
Not sure if what you like can be frozen? Just ask one of the staff members to help you pick. Visit Round Swamp’s online store where you can view its menu and place your Thanksgiving orders to be picked up at one of the markets. All Thanksgiving orders must be placed online. Visit www.

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School Days Submitted by local schools

Independent/Courtesy Riverhead Schools Fourth-grade members of Roanoke and Phillips Avenue elementary schools’ Peacemakers Club are making a difference in their respective schools by talking to their peers about anti-bullying. They’re pictured above with adviser Shannon Kutner.

Independent/Courtesy Westhampton Beach School District As part of a new science experience, Westhampton Beach Middle School eighth graders traveled to Wyoming in July to dig for dinosaur bones alongside top paleontologists.

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Fourth-grade members of Roanoke and Phillips Avenue elementary schools’ Peacemakers Club are making a difference in their respective schools by talking to their peers about anti-bullying.

Westhampton Beach Middle School eighth graders are gearing up for a second annual educational trip out west to dig for dinosaur bones alongside top paleontologists.

During the months of October and November, the Peacemakers spent time visiting classrooms in their respective schools and reading the book The Juice Box Bully by Bob Sornson and Maria Dismondy. Following the reading, the Peacemakers then urged their fellow students to pledge to be kind to each other and speak up for classmates who need help by signing an anti-bullying poster.

The students also worked during their lunch period with Peacemakers Club adviser Shannon Kutner, who is a Riverhead Community Awareness elementary school social worker, to make antibullying posters and plan other anti-bullying campaigns, including an annual kindness initiative that they will kick off in January. To become a member of the Peacemakers Club, students are required to participate in an application process that involves answering questions such as “What can I do to be a role model in my school?”

As part of the trip, which will take place in June 2018, students will travel to a private ranch in northeastern Wyoming and spend a week assisting researchers seeking data to piece together what the Earth was like in the moments prior to dinosaur extinction some 65.5 million years ago. Over the course of the trip, students will learn how to collect and transport fossils from the field; how to prospect and find fossil remains; how to assemble skeletal remains; how to clean and repair fossils in the lab, and how to store and catalogue fossils in museum storage areas.

“There are so many benefits to this trip,” said earth science teacher Rob Coleman, who is spearheading the initiative. “Students create working relationships to scientists and have uncovered important scientific findings.” All interested eighth-grade students are invited to participate in the trip, but are required to pay their own way. The cost is about $3000.

Independent/Courtesy Tuckahoe School Students from Tuckahoe School visited Hallockville Museum Farm.

During the inaugural trip, which took place in June 2017, 15 eighth graders dug in microsites and helped identify new Triceratops dig sites, tagged and found dinosaur vertebrae and skulls, and discovered a rare bird tooth. Students also helped create the first–ever mold of a Saurexallopus track. The track is now on display in the middle school lobby. The students worked alongside several scientists including research associates and scientists from the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, including Dr. Tyler Lyson, a vertebrate paleontologist and curator of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science; as well as paleobotanist Dr. Kirk Johnson, who is the director of the Smithsonian Institution of Natural History.

“The students truly enjoyed the trip and didn’t want to leave the field,” said Mr. Coleman, who has been working for several years to launch the trip. He has always had a love of paleontology and participated in digs in the past, helping to discover

a new species of dinosaur 21 years ago.

In addition to taking another 15 eighth graders on the trip in June 2018, Mr. Coleman hopes to create a more advanced trip for students who participated over this past summer. The trip will allow them to do advance research that they commenced as part of their ninthgrade high school research. Tuckahoe School On October 27 Ms. Dodici’s and Mrs. Counihan’s second grade classes went on a field trip to the Hallockville Museum Farm and Gabrielsen’s on the North Fork. The purpose of the trip was to reinforce their learning about urban, suburban, and rural communities and how life has changed over time. During the trip the students learned about farm animals and they ground corn to feed to the chickens. They explored the old homestead and baked molasses cookies which they got to eat after lunch. The children washed

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Anthony and Theresa Scotto’s former property at 11 Mill Pond in Hampton Bays was recently sold by Enzo Morabito of Douglas Elliman. The gated waterfront in Old Harbor Colony offers water views from almost every room. The last list price was $3.19 million.

Morabito sold three other properties in the past two weeks: 837 Dune Road in Westhampton Dunes, 178 Dune Road in Quogue, and 1 Hobart in Quiogue. GOP Tax Reform Worrisome More than a few real estate talking heads are concerned the proposed GOP tax reform plan, if enacted into law, will adversely affect the housing market.

“Generally there’s a lot not to like about the House tax reform proposals from a housing perspective,” said Rick Sharga, executive vice president of online real estate marketplace Ten-X. “Virtually everything in there could be a problem for housing.” The Wall Street Journal opined the law as written will “cripple” the real estate market. The main concern is that the proposed legislation would cut the mortgage interest deduction in half, from $1 million to $500,000.

“Pricey US housing markets from the New York suburbs to California’s coastal cities could take a direct hit under the taxreform bill released by House Republicans,” reported the Chicago Tribune. Under the bill, mortgage interest would be deductible on loans up to $500,000 instead of the current $1 million for couples filing jointly -- weakening the incentive in high-cost markets where property deals often require large mortgages. The deduction would be rendered useless for many others as the standard deduction is doubled and state and local tax deductions are substantially downsized, diminishing the need to itemize. President Donald Trump, a

Independent / Courtesy Enzo Morabito of Douglas Elliman recently sold this property on 11 Mill Pond Road in Hampton Bays.

billionaire who made his fortune in real estate, is one of the driving forces behind the plan. But according to the Tribune the proposed law, “is sending the housing industry reeling, with some trade groups treating the bill as the most serious threat in decades.” The National Association of Realtors said the initial memo released “appears to confirm many of our biggest concerns,” while homebuilder shares tumbled the most in almost a year. In expensive markets where home prices have soared in recent years and stretched affordability for many buyers, capping mortgage deductions would diminish an incentive used by purchasers to offset costs.

A limit to state and local property tax deductions at $10,000 may particularly hurt states with high rates like New York and New Jersey, leading to pushback from congressional leaders from those

areas, which tend to be Democratic leaning. (That story is reported elsewhere in this edition of The Independent.) Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics, told the Tribune the tax changes could initially cut prices by 10 percent

in expensive markets and three percent across the U.S.

“You can see why the industry is not too excited by all this,” Zandi said. “It’s not good for home sales, house prices, or new housing construction.”


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grill, the tomatoes were plump and local, and the iceberg lettuce was cold and crisp. Good luck getting that today.

reeked of cheap liquor. Soon a cop came by and made him move. “Bye, Mr. Alkie,” I waved, sadly.


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A Nice Sandwich That’s all a working man really wants for lunch.

You have to say it with a Brooklyn or Bronx accent. “A nice saaaandwisssh.” Not a hoagie. Not a wrap. Not on artisan bread. And for god’s sake, not with vegetables on it. When I was growing up in Brooklyn every neighborhood in the city had a German deli, a Jewish deli, and an Italian deli, which the owners called a pork store even if they didn’t sell pork. You went to different ones for

different delicacies, but you got a good sandwich at any selfrespecting deli.

Sandwiches came on white or rye bread, a roll, or a hero. A hero sandwich was an entire loaf of Italian bread. Then, they started cutting them in half. Then, they started making miniature heroes. Nowadays, they are about the size of a hot dog roll.

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The transition from adolescence to manhood was defined by what we carried for lunch. In the beginning mom sent us off to school with a lunch box with Batman or somebody like that on it. Inside there was a thermal mug full of tomato soup and a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

Soon, at least in my Irish-Catholic neighborhood, we outgrew the lunch box and thermos, probably because we learned from our dads to put a couple of shots of Irish whiskey in the thermos -- to ward of the cold, of course. After that we were defined by the size of our hero sandwich. Here is how you know we live in a world gone mad: they make 12-grain bread, yet I defy any of you to name 12 grains. Try it quickly: wheat, oats, rice, er . . . Donner, Blitzen, Snoopy, Dancer, Soapy, Mopey, Dopey, Alvin, John, and Ringo.

When I was in the eighth grade I walked to Parkside Avenue and got a peppers and egg hero, my favorite. It came on a whole hero, tricolored peppers steaming, sautéed onions smoking, and scrambled eggs falling out all over. I went to Prospect Park and sat on a bench. A local bum came over and said, “That sure looks good, son.” I motioned next to me. I ripped off a hunk and there we were, me in my blue dress pants, light blue shirt with the Saint Francis of Assisi logo on it, and my knit tie. His pants, held up

Please note: a “wrap” is not bread. A wrap is something the health nuts in California invented to make avocado “sandwiches” and if you’ve been paying attention there is no such thing as an avocado sandwich, just as no sandwich can exist with sprouts, sun-dried tomatoes, pesto, or any cheese not on the approved Deli List.

And by the way, if you even attempt to put arugula on a sandwich I believe you should be shot dead right there on the deli line, and your head left to hang like a salami, as real men, hungry men on lunch break, sweaty hard-working men like myself, step over the remainder of your carcass to order a real sandwich from the approved list. Roast beef, ham, turkey, salami -- meats that cause colon cancer. These are the real meats men want! (Whew, I just worked up an appetite writing that last paragraph!)

Unless your name is Sven, you live in Monterrey, and are on your way to an aerobic workout, lose the wrap. If you must nosh on something on the way to the gym and you don’t feel like a sandwich, grab a couple of slices.

Rick Murphy is a six-time winner of the New York Press Association Best Column award as well as the winner of first place awards from the National Newspaper Association and the Suburban Newspaper Association of America and a two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee.

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Now that the dust has settled, it’s hard not to look at Election Day results without acknowledging the shift from 2016 to 2017. Democrats swept into offices across the country in what must be deduced as backlash against the Trump administration and the chief executive officer’s at-best embarrassing antics.

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We were especially heartened to see events in Virginia where the state’s self-proclaimed “chief homophobe” was soundly defeated by Danica Roem. Roem will become the first openly transgender member of the state’s legislature. And locally, we’re thrilled to see Riverhead elect its first female supervisor, Lara Jens-Smith, while Southampton elected its first woman trustee, Ann Welker. We wish them well and look forward to their ushering in new eras in their respective bailiwicks. It’s apparent that on Election Day, many voters ran through the ballot filling in circles next to the letter D across the board. Local Republican incumbents were casualties of the national sentiment, and we’re sorry to see some of our veteran elected officials go.

On the campaign trail, GOP candidates tried to elude the broadbrush paint job aligning them with DC doings. National politics ought to have little to do with local races, they’d argue. Not so, said East Hampton Town Councilwoman Kathee Burke-Gonzalez when interviewed by Indy. Her political affiliation was the very first thing people asked when she was on the stump. A Democrat, she won her re-election bid handily. That local decisions may have been made solely based on party registration is disheartening. Educated voters know local candidates are as likely to eschew the philosophies of national parties as embrace them. Case in point: years ago, in a room with a decidedly Democratic bent, the Dem candidate for county legislature hoping to elicit ire from the audience, asked Jay Schneiderman, who was running on the GOP ticket who he had voted for in the last presidential election. His answer? Ralph Nader. Puzzling Win Dear Editor,

A review of the preliminary results from last week’s Southampton elections shows that incumbent Supervisor Jay Schneiderman and

Highway Superintendent Alex Gregor (both members of the Independence Party cross-endorsed by Democrats) received support from the Conservative party. Both won their respective races, and in both cases their opponents were

Ed Gifford Republican.

Because both Messrs. Schneiderman and Gregor and their Republican opponents supported The Hills, a proposed

golf course resort in East Quogue, their support shouldn’t have influenced Conservative endorsements. Continued On Page 46.

IS IT JUST ME? Recent studies show that swearing helps people tolerate pain, accomplish difficult tasks and can actually be empowering. But we know women swear far less than men.

Maybe it’s time for a sequel to that book “Lean In” called “Lean In And Swear.”

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Of the two races, the more puzzling is Alex Gregor’s win. Preliminary results show that Alex Gregor won more Conservative Party votes than any other candidate, and those votes did make a difference in the outcome of the race for Highway Superintendent. Had Conservatives voted for Republican Lance Aldrich, he would have all but tied Alex Gregor. Once again The Hills was not a factor in the race for Highway Superintendent. It appears Conservatives didn’t hold Alex Gregor accountable for at least a half dozen highway projects that backfired. Nor was Lance Aldrich’s highway department career favorably compared to Gregor’s eclectic employment history. So what is it about the Highway Superintendent, who ran with Democratic support, that so appealed to Conservatives?

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Old Dogs, New Trips by Vay David & John Laudando

Unforgettable Croatia Cruise

Independent/John Laudando Our home for our divine cruise was aptly named -- we were aboard the Eden!

have stayed out all night, as long as we were back for breakfast. What we did was meander and meander, stop for a lovely dinner, then meander some more until we were tired enough to turn in.

Independent/John Laudando Sailing into the harbor of one of the enchanting islands we visited on the Dalmatian Coast.

We left off our tale of the walled cities of Trogir and Dubrovnik (Indy, June 7, 2017, p. 50) with a teaser about a cruise of the Dalmatian Islands. Spectacular! And convivial -- it’s where we met Svend and Lisbet, our gracious hosts and guides in Denmark (Indy, July 26, p. 63 & August 30, p. 82) and lots of other international friends who gathered round the same table for breakfast and lunch for a glorious week. Cruise mates -we’d love to see them all again. The cruise started in Dubrovnik, spending the night there at the dock. We had arrived a few days prior, but we moved into our cabin that evening and began making friends. This wasn’t a ship. This was a boat. Maximum passengers 42, plus crew. We want to go back!

We visited the island of Korcula, which claims to be the birthplace of Marco Polo, something Venetians thoroughly disagree with. It can, without a doubt, claim to be as charming as its sister islands that were also included on our route.

A confession -- at this point, we didn’t plan to write and publish stories on our travels. But this trip taught us to use our smartphones to create a moving chronicle of our travels. No more “where did we eat that fabulous tuna?” After this trip, we even photograph our meals. Captain Kirk rarely took more advantage of his communicator than we do now with our phones. The day, the time, the place -they’re all recorded along with the image. But we hadn’t learned our lesson by then. I’m just grateful I used my phone on every enchanting island, or we might not be able to recount them.

After breakfast next morning, we headed for Hvar; it’s so famous for sunshine, local hoteliers offer a discount whenever it rains for more than four hours in a day. If it snows, your room is free! It was October 2 when we were there, so the sunshine wasn’t so abundant, but it wasn’t raining. In fact, neither of us remembers rain for the whole trip, September 27 to October 7. But we’d like to do our next cruise earlier in September, so the Adriatic is a tad warmer for those afternoon dips. Hvar’s also famous for famous residents, but we never spotted Beyonce.

We also visited Bol and its main town of Brac, where we continued meandering and eating wonderful (and inexpensive) Croatian food. Our magical cruise ended in Split, with one night on the boat before disembarking. We wandered about Split that night with our new friends, enjoying a concert on the steps of Diocletian’s palace. Next morning, we were sorry to see everyone go their separate ways. But we’re determined to cruise with Katarina Lines again. Maybe we’ll meet there -- and make even more friends. Next column -- the newness and oldness of Split.

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words book & bottle The Suffolk County Historical Society Museum in Riverhead continues its “Book & Bottle” series tomorrow at 6 PM with Brooke Kroeger, author of The Suffragents: How Women Used Men to Get the Vote.

November marks the 100-year anniversary of New York women’s suffrage victory. The author explores the untold story of how some of New York’s most powerful men formed the Men’s League for Woman Suffrage, which in 1909 to 1917 grew from 150 founding members into a force of thousands across 35 states. Members free; non-members $5. Includes wine and cheese and a book sale and signing. RSVP: 631727-2881 ext. 100 or visit www. love, cecil

Join author Lisa Immordino Vreeland at BookHampton in East Hampton on Saturday at 5 PM for a discussion about her latest venture, Love, Cecil -- a look at the life of photographer Cecil Beaton.

Immordino Vreeland organizes her book around the circles of Beaton’s daily life: the people who inspired and influenced him, his colorful friends, his fellow photographers, his Hollywood conquests, his wartime service, and his English roots. The event is free but registration is suggested. Visit www. for more information. TSR Launch

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With readings from Cornelius Eady and Amy Hempel, the event will be held from 6 to 8 PM. For more information, visit www. empathy Poetry Reading

On Saturday, from 2 to 4 PM, the Onyx Theater in the CM Performing Arts Center in Oakdale will be honoring the winners for the Lustgarten Foundation empathy theme poetry contest. The poetry reading will feature Stacey Lawrence, Joanne Pilgrim, and Cecilia Crittenden OP, in addition to the contestants of the empathy poetry contest to benefit the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research and Cure. The winning poems are published on

The contest raised $805 for the Lustgarten Foundation, bringing the total raised by the Neuron Mirror outreach to $10,363. Neuron Mirror, a poetry book by Virginia Walker and Michael Walsh, is dedicated to the memory of four Long Island poets who died of pancreatic cancer -Robert Long, Siv Cedering, Diana Chang, and Antje Katcher. Reading is open to the public, but registration is required and seating is limited. Call or email Virginia Walker at 631-7492394 or Film

Latino Film Festival OLA of Eastern Long Island will be presenting its 14th annual Latino film festival this weekend at three iconic East End venues: Parrish Art Museum, Guild Hall, and Vail-Levitt Music Hall. Films from Chile, Mexico, Colombia, and the US explore a range of themes. All films are Spanish language with English subtitles, and include Neruda, the story of Pablo Neruda, the Nobel Prize-winning poet who became a fugitive in his own country.

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Traveler Watchman By Kitty Merrill

Suffolk County Community College’s culinary arts students will prepare about 200 dinners for Community Action Southold Town’s Greenport food pantry in what has become an annual and happy undertaking for the college’s culinary program and its students.

This is the first year Suffolk’s culinary program has worked with CAST, a not-for-profit that helps low income residents in Southold Town meet basic needs in the areas of nutrition, employment, energy, and education. Since 1965 CAST has been as a safety net for Southold Town families from Laurel to Orient Point, including Fisher’s Island. The majority of CAST’s funding comes from the generosity of the community. This marks the ninth year Suffolk County Community College students and faculty have happily THE

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About 40 students and faculty chefs from the college’s culinary program will prepare the meal with ingredients provided by CAST. They’ll work with more than 20 turkeys, 100 pounds of mashed potatoes, 50 pounds of sweet potatoes, 80 pounds of stuffing, 25 pounds of assorted vegetables, and 20 each of apple and pumpkin pies. And, of course, gravy – more than five gallons of it. The SCCC culinary arts degree is designed for students interested in careers in baking, culinary, and hotel operations.


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There are always a ton of fun and interactive events happening on the North Fork, here is a list of our favorites. Got news? Email us at The tree whisperer Join Steve Biasetti for an exciting nature walk at the Downs Farm Preserve this Saturday. In this “trees without leaves” special, attendants will be tasked with identifying the local trees, with the added challenge of not being able to utilize the tree leaves. You’ll have from 10:30 AM until noon to search for clues and for any additional information.

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Contact Biasetti at 631-7656450 or email him at sbiasetti@ kale and caregivers

Come on down to the Peconic Bay Medical Center this Wednesday for a kale and red onion grilled cheese sandwich as part of the medical center’s kitchen wellness series. Lunch will be served in conference rooms A and B on the second floor, from 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM.

In addition, the Peconic Bay Medical Center will be hosting a caregiver retreat tomorrow from 9:30 AM until noon. Music performances, professional caregiver

discussions, chair massages, and meditation sessions are just some of the event’s activities. Call 631-5486804 to reserve your seat. an Inside job The Mattituck-Laurel Library will be hosting a free movie afternoon this Friday at 1:30 PM. The library will be presenting the World War II drama Alone in Berlin, starring two-time Oscar winner Emma Thompson. The film focusses heavily on the German citizens who stood up and spoke out against the Reich, even in the heart of Germany.


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By April 2018, a new Medicare card that no longer contains the holder’s social security number will be mailed out to all Medicare participants. Each card will contain a unique Medicare Number and will not change your current coverage. During the waiting period, make sure your mailing address is up to date and protect your personal information. Start spreading the news Head over to the Big Apple this holiday season for a special tour of War and Pieced: The Annette Gero Collections of Quilts from Military Fabrics in the American Folk Art Museum. Dating back to the Napoleonic and Crimean Wars, the complex geometric quilts are derived from British military and dress uniforms. The trip is sponsored by the Southold Historical Society. For participants, the Jitney will be leaving from the terminal in Calverton at 8 AM on December 8 and a $40 admission fee includes a bus and museum ticket. For more information, contact executive director Karen Lund Rooney at 631-765-5500 or email her at



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Myra Ann Zerillo, 75

Myra was very dedicated to and proud of her family. Her grandchildren gave her great joy and she marveled at their accomplishments. She was very glad to spend the last three years with her family and be part of their everyday lives.

Myra Ann Zerillo (Kelly) passed peacefully at the age of 75 at LeRoy Village Green on November 4, 2017 after a long, courageous battle with cancer.

Myra was born on September 21, 1942, in Southampton, to Alfred and Violet Kelly, and grew up in East Hampton with her older brother Terry A. Kelly. She attended college at McGill University in Montreal, Dowling College in Oakdale, and later earned her Master’s degree in teaching and anthropology from SUNY Empire State College. She met her husband Emanuel R. Zerillo at Dowling College and had her only son, E. Phillip Zerillo, in 1963. She was very active in the Civil Rights movement in the ‘60s, particularly with women’s rights.

Zerillo worked for many years as a teacher, and then as a court advocate giving a voice to the voiceless. Eventually she found her way to work at The Retreat in East Hampton, a domestic violence agency serving the East End of Long Island where she directed the women’s shelter. She retired from The Retreat in 2009 and relocated to St. Augustine, Florida where she lived for five years before moving to LeRoy, NY to live with her son and his family.

Zerillo is survived by her former husband, Emanuel R. Zerillo (Hampton Bays, NY), her son E. Phillip Zerillo (Heather A., LeRoy, NY), her six grandchildren: Heather N. Zerillo (New York, NY), Dylan R. Zerillo (Phoenix, AZ), Keara V. Zerillo (LeRoy, NY), Samuel M. Zerillo (LeRoy, NY), Maia R. Zerillo (LeRoy, NY), and William P. Zerillo (LeRoy, NY).

She is also survived by her brother Terry A. Kelly ( Jackie, Minnetonka, MN), and nephews Terry R. Kelly (Sheri, Tonka Bay, MN), Douglas Kelly (Stephanie, Eden Prairie, MN), and Dan Kelly (Allison, Excelsior, MN), as well as five great-nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her sister-in-law and very best friend Marguerite Brinton (Zerillo) of Long Island, NY. She is predeceased by her parents Alfred and Violet Kelly (Wood) of East Hampton, NY, her sister-in-law Diane Kelly (late wife of Terry A. Kelly), and brother-in-law Donald Brinton.

Her rite of Christian burial was celebrated November 10 at Our Lady of Mercy in LeRoy. In lieu of flowers, Myra would have preferred a donation be made to your local animal shelter or toward an organization that provides domestic violence services. Arrangements made by Cameron Brady and Steuber Funeral Home, 111 Wolcott Street, LeRoy. To share a memory or leave a condolence please visit, www.

Antonio Ganga Jr., 86

Northern Michigan University in Marquette, MI. He decided to join the Army in 1951, and completed OCS as a Second Lieutenant during the Korean War. After Korea he continued as a member of the Army Reserve. By the time he left in 1959, he was a First Lieutenant.

Known to everyone as “Tony,” Antonio Ganga, Jr. was a strong, hard-working family man. He was also well read and intelligent, a good guy, a sly prankster and jokester. A man whom many called friend.

After retiring in 1995 he moved to Wainscott from Queens with his wife AnnMarie (Schepperle). They wanted to be closer to their sons, Tony and his family, and Bob. Not long after his arrival he got a job at the Hess station where he became well known for taking family photos, newspaper clippings, and jokes from his shirt pocket and showing them to any and all that he met there. Tony died on September 30 at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation in Southampton, one day after his 61st wedding anniversary. He was 86 years old.

Born on June 14, 1931 in Iron Mountain, Michigan to Antonio Ganga Sr. and Elizabeth (Raymond), Tony was the fourth child of six siblings. His father remarried after his wife Elizabeth died in 1953. The growing family now included the addition of a stepbrother and half-sister. Tony studied industrial arts at

In Sept. 1956 he married the former AnnMarie Schepperle at St. Robert’s Bellarmine Church, having their reception at “the castle,” otherwise known as the Officers Club at Fort Totten in Bayside, Queens.

Tony and AnnMarie had two boys, Anthony John, born in July 1957, and Robert William, born in March 1961. After leaving the Army, Ganga had as many as three jobs simultaneously, working seven days a week for several years. In 1974 he decided to take a break -a break that meant he only had two jobs and Sundays mostly off until he retired at 65.

An avid reader, he spent hours doing crossword puzzles and collecting jokes to tell. Much to the dismay of his Michigan siblings, Ganga was also a loyal Yankees and Giants fan. Ganga is predeceased by his mother and father, brother Willard, sisters Nicoletta and Beverly. He survived by his wife AnnMarie, sons Tony and Bob, grandchildren Kate, Jason, Vicky, Angela, and great-grandchildren Jana and Jesse born on Oct. 9. He is also survived by brothers Raymond and Jerry and sisters Libby and Dorothy as well as many, many nieces and nephews. There will be a memorial at some time after the first of the year.

Gary M. Brady, 64

The Independent has learned that Gary M. Brady of East Hampton passed away on November 9. The family will receive friends at Yardley & Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton on Thursday from

6 to 8 PM. On Friday a service will be held at Most Holy Trinity Church in East Hampton at 10 AM. Burial at Calverton National Cemetery will follow. A full obituary will appear in the next edition of The Independent.



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Lions Support Local Charities

On Saturday evening, Chief Vincent Franzone and the rest of the Montauk Fire Department invited Montauk Boy Scout Troop 136 to convert the meeting room at the firehouse into a pop-up family restaurant for their 16th annual prime rib dinner. Local Montauk businesses donated goods and services to support the Scouts. Scoutmaster (and MFD firefighter) Sean Tyrrell guided the “wait staff ” in serving courses, from salad to home made brownies a la mode.

The generosity and community spirit of the East Hampton Lions Club were on the agenda at their monthly meeting at Palm Restaurant at the Huntting Inn on Thursday evening. Club president Tina Piette and the rest of the Lions presented checks to the Clamshell Foundation and the East Hampton Health Care Foundation. Guest speaker Robert Chaloner, chief administrative officer of Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, shared the latest news about their planned facility in East Hampton.


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Grant For Guild Hall

Compiled by Kitty Merrill

The Robert DL Gardiner Foundation has awarded Guild Hall $50,000 to support the digitization of the museum’s permanent collection. The grant funds the institutional goal of building a publicly accessible, searchable online database of over 2400 artworks that serve as a critical resource for understanding Eastern Long Island’s legacy as an artist colony.

having the collection online, our region’s historical resources will become globally accessible.”

Guild Hall’s permanent collection is comprised of works by artists with ties to the East End and includes masterworks from the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries encompassing paintings, sculpture, prints, watercolors, photographs, and drawings by internationally distinguished artists such Winslow Homer, Thomas Moran, Childe Hassam, and Jackson Pollock. “Artists represented in the Guild Hall permanent collection, all of whom have an association with our region, have contributed significantly to American art,” said Andrea Grover, executive director, Guild Hall. “Many of them have produced work that altered the course of art history, not only in America but around the world. By

“The Gardiner Foundation is delighted to have this opportunity to support Guild Hall, one of Long Island’s premiere cultural resources. The project will readily allow researchers access to the treasures of their collections. This venture highlights Long Island’s artistic heritage and its place within the historic content of American art,” said Kathryn M. Curran, executive director of the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation.

The permanent collection began with a donation of a portrait of Thomas Moran and grew as members of the Tile Club (Frederick Dielman, R. Swain Gifford), American Barbizons (Howard Russell Butler, Gaines Ruger Donoho), the Surrealists (Salvador Dali, Max Ernst), Abstract Expressionists ( Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning), Pop artists ( Jim Dine, Roy Lichtenstein), and NeoExpressionists (Eric Fischl, Julian Schnabel) migrated here. It includes all mediums of painting, as well as sculpture, photography, works on paper, prints, and mixed media.

Coping Through The Holidays

By Kitty Merrill

The East End Hospice bereavement care team will offer “Coping Through the Holidays” tonight from 5:30 to 7 PM at the Riverhead Library. Sessions

will be held for both adults and children ages four to 17. For more information and to register, call 631-288-8400 or email ddifolco@

Independent/Courtesy WCAC Wainscott Walk-In Medical Care has been selected as the 2017 recipient of the Wainscott Citizen Advisory Committee’s Wainscott Business Community Service Award. The clinic was awarded for its commitment to providing services “that make Wainscott and our surrounding communities a better place for all,” the CAC said. The CAC presented a plaque to staff at the clinic on November 4. Wainscott Walk-In Medical Care is located at 83 Wainscott Northwest Road and is part of Stony Brook Southampton Hospital’s Meeting House Lane Medical Practice. Above, from left: Susan Macy, Phillip Young, Rick Del Mastro, Frank Dalene, Barry Frankel, William B. Kerr, MD, Si Kinsella, Jose Arandia, Mercy Morocho, Kiana Ware, LPN, Carolyn Logan-Gluck, Hillary Levine, Virginia Edwards, and Bruce Solomon.

It Hits Home

By Kitty Merrill

Grappling with the deadly opioid drug crisis, the Town of Southampton opioid addiction task force will hold a public forum on tonight at 7 PM in the Hampton Bays High School auditorium. The task force is developing an action plan for the Southampton Town Board and is inviting members of the community to participate. Medical, mental health, education, and law enforcement professionals will participate in this Town Hall

effort to search for solutions to the opioid crisis that impacts everyone. The forum, called “It Hits Home,” will bring people in recovery to the table to help experts examine best practices and responses.

Drew Scott, formerly of News 12, is co-chairman of the task force. “I lost my beautiful granddaughter to opioid addiction,” he said. “We have lost so many in the community to these deadly drugs. We need to bring the experts together to help us find concrete solutions to this crisis.”



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By Kitty Merrill

It’s a conversation many are afraid to have. The Jewish Center of the Hamptons in East Hampton will be holding a Shabbat reflections discussion on Saturday from 12:30 to 2 PM. The topic of this discussion will be mental health, mental illness, and how to respond to mental health issues facing the country.

Rabbi Joshua Franklin gave a sermon during Rosh Hashanah morning services in September where he said, “This past summer our community received a seemingly endless string of phone calls from victims of mental illness and from their families who suffer along with them. I try so hard not to bring home our community’s stress to my wife and my two-yearold, but the sheer amount of pain I saw pushed me to the limit,” he said. “There were nights that my mind

ruminated on the agony of our community. For nights on end I couldn’t sleep. Mental illness has already taken my friend Mike just over two years ago. In my role as a rabbi, I’ve sat with teenagers at their bedside after attempts to end their lives, I’ve visited congregants in psychiatric facilities, and I’ve counseled numerous people struggling with mental illness. This summer was unlike anything I had ever seen. So when call after call came in, I began to realize that our community needs to act!” This Shabbat reflection will be a continuation of what he put forth in his Rosh Hashanah morning sermon.

By Kitty Merrill

November is National Gratitude Month, and Stony Brook Southampton Hospital is offering an opportunity for people to give back within their community.

The hospital is seeking new pastoral care volunteers, specifically in its No One Dies Alone (NODA) program, which ensures no patient is alone at his or her end-of-life. A free training session will be held on Monday from 11 AM to 4 PM at the hospital, located at 240 Meeting House Lane in Southampton. Lunch will be provided. Volunteers are also needed for


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The Westhampton Hurricanes rolled over Babylon to earn a berth in the Suffolk County title game. Tyler Nolan, above, rumbles for a touchdown.

Westhampton Football

By Rick Murphy

Hurricanes One Win Away

The Westhampton Hurricanes are hurtling like a meteor towards the Suffolk County title game.

The unbeaten locals won their 10th game Friday at home. It was not so much the team won, though, but the manner in which the victory was achieved: effortlessly, and that is not to short change West


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Babylon, the loser.

Westhampton is a juggernaut, running through opponents with such ruthless efficiency that most teams have trouble containing the Hurricanes for even a single quarter.

The locals as usual were led by their All-Everything, Dylan Laube. But this season the ‘Canes have added

a deeper, more balanced running attack to augment Laube and a punishing defense – Laube is a big part of that as well.

Laube was not the first running back to score for the Hurricanes. Tyler Nolan scampered 15 yards early in the first stanza. Laube scored on a four-run blast later to give Westhampton a 14-0 lead after one.

But Babylon stiffened, and when quarterback Marc Esposito scored from four yards out Westhampton found itself in a nip and tuck game early in the second. It proved to be an illusion.

Laube eased off the brakes and gunned the engine. He scored twice in the second quarter as the Hurricanes opened up a 33-14 lead.

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Sports Thousands of loyal fans braved a chilly night in Westhampton Friday.

The Hurricanes’ junior quarterback Clarke Lewis connected on a 28yard strike to Nolan Quinlan for another touchdown - Quinlan made a circus catch to secure the ball. The second half was all Westhampton, as the team erupted for four unanswered scores highlighted by Nolan’s 52-yard run and Laube’s 46 yarder.

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For the evening Laube rushed for 201 yards and four touchdowns on 18 carries. Nolan, only a junior, rushed for 120 yards, including a 52-yard run just 20 seconds into the third quarter. Joe Sarno scored on 12 yard run in the fourth and Jake Gloried finished it off with a 27-yard blast. The final score : 6121.

The next day brought more good news for the locals. Half Hollow Hills West upended Sayville 376, to advance to the finals against Westhampton Friday at 7 PM at Stony Brook University. The Golden Flashes, one of the most successful programs in Suffolk, lost several weeks ago to the Hurricanes but were missing a key player. Westhampton beat Half Hollow Hills West handily earlier in the season.

Dylan Laube scores one of his four touchdowns.


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Pierson/Bridgehampton Soccer

Pierson Falls In State Semis The Pierson/ Bridgehampton soccer team made it all the way to the state semifinals. Ariel Quiros (8) attempts a header. Alex Wesley (21) is thwarted by a defender (this page and next.)

By Rick Murphy

Pierson/Bridgehampton did not win the New York State Class C title, but the determined Whalers left it all up in Middletown Saturday. The locals succumbed to Lansing 2-0, concluding a remarkable 172-1.

Lansing took the locals by surprise, scoring just four minutes into the fray on a goal by midfielder Nick Parkes, his 15th of the season. As it turned out it was just the beginning of Parkes’s weekend exploits. “We were concerned about giving up a goal early,” said Peter Solow, 64

the Whalers’ head coach. “The first goal was tough because it was the result of technical mistake -- a short corner that we didn’t cover the way we’ve practiced.”

The goal set up an elaborated chess match, with the Whalers balancing the need to score and at the same time realizing another Landing goal would prove insurmountable.

The Whalers senior goalkeeper Will Martin, who made eight saves, turned in a historic performance, as did the defense. But the Bobcats (20-2) didn’t advance this far on offense alone – the team features a nearly impenetrable defense.

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Still, the locals had chances. Late in the first half in the first half Grady Burton zeroed in on the Lansing goal only to be repulsed by Lansing’s Jack Yahn, who recorded seven saves on the day.

air until the very end when they scored their second goal. We had our opportunities but couldn’t find the back of the net,” the coach lamented.

Finally the Bobcats broke through again and recorded an insurance goal at the 77-minute mark.

Amidst the wild celebration a moment of silence was observed for Adam Heck, Lansing’s coach for 20

The two teams battled through a scoreless second half. “We didn’t really change our game plan. We pressed them for pretty much the rest of the game,” Solow said. “Our guys played with a lot of intensity and didn’t panic.”

“The game was still up in the

The next day Lansing and ByronBergen/Elba squared off for the state title. Parkes, a senior midfielder, guaranteed his name will forever be remembered when he scored in sudden death to give Lansing the New York State Class C Championship trophy.

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seasons, who died in his sleep last year at age 42 during an overnight

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trip with the team during the preseason. He guided the Bobcats to the state final four each year from 2011 to 2014. Parkes said this

title was dedicated to him.

“That one was for coach, first of all,” Parkes said, choking up. “That one was for the 12 seniors on our

team. I’m so happy . . . (Coach Heck) is with us every day. He’s with us every game, every step we take.”

Whaler Volleyballers Are LI Champs

By Rick Murphy

Lady Settlers Lose

The magical season continues.

It was one hell of a run for the Southold/Greenport Lady Settlers, who advance all the way to the New York State Class C Final Four girls soccer tournament before losing in the semifinals Saturday.

The Pierson/Bridgehampton Lady Whalers just keep doing it, and the spotlight keeps getting brighter and brighter. This time the venue was the Long Island Class C Championship, and the opponent East Rockaway.

The Rocks, who defeated Carle Place to earn the match with Pierson, came out slowly but rallied to take the first game, 25-23. Undaunted, Pierson (11-3) stepped up to win the next three, 25-21, 26-24, and 25-13. Leigh Hatfield, a senior, paced the team with 12 kills but as usually is the case, there were plenty of heroines to go around.

Hannah Tuma (six), Celia Barranco (four) and Samantha Cox all stepped up for crucial kills and

Independent/Gordon M. Grant The Pierson/Bridgehampton Whalers earned the Long Island Class C volleyball title and will compete for the state championship this weekend. Sofia Mancino, #5, led the team in assists.

Sofia Mancino, only an eighth grader, dished out 26 assists. The game was played at Suffolk Community College Brentwood

Saturday. Next stop: The Glens Falls Civic Center Saturday for the State Class C Final Four Tournament.

Allegany/Limestone, 20-1, was just too deep and too fast for the locals, who fell by a 3-1 margin. Grace Syron gave the locals a short lived 1-0 lead off a Hannah Sutton corner kick midway through the first half as the two teams played to a 1-1 first half tie. Limestone came out determined in the second half and when Kaitlin Higby scored, the Settlers had no recourse but to press. That gave Limestone the chance to score again later in the half. 65

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Indy Fit by Nicole Teitler

Choose Happiness What is happiness and why does it seem like the human race is on an eternal quest to find it, define it, and conquer it?

Long Island artist and friend Asia Lee once challenged me to a verbal game of “What Ifs.” Rather than damning myself in the negative I was provoked to imagine the positive. What if I landed that dream interview? What if I wrote a successful book? What if I married the man of my dreams?

The purpose of the exercise, as I learned, was not to passively see my life as something happening to me but rather to envision an optimistic future for myself in which I make proactive decisions. The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, a monthly publication published by the American Psychological Association, claims that the leading contributor to happiness is autonomy. Defined by MerriamWebster, autonomy is “the quality or state of being self-governing,” “self-directing freedom and especially moral independence.” In short, our personal right to choose. Growing up we retaliate against our parents demands by screaming, throwing tantrums, maybe even

dating the bad boy or girl. Enter adulthood and our choices seem equally stifling while “working for the man” or succumbing to the harsh realities of financial responsibilities. When thinking about it, suddenly this autonomy realization seems like a no-brainer.

The discovery was revealed after researchers at the Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand collected data from 63 countries over a nearly 40-year span begging the question, “What is more important for well-being, providing people with money or providing them with choices and autonomy?” Their conclusion was “Money leads to autonomy but it does not add to well-being or happiness” (as cited on www.apa. org, where you can read more about their findings). In other words, money can’t buy you happiness. After reading the above I decided to do some more digging. Amazon lists 27,096 books on “self-help happiness,” 20,287 in English. Out of this number I admit to having read one-and-a-half. The Secret by Rhonda Byrne (that’s the half ) and Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner, former foreign correspondent for National Public Radio. In Weiner’s

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contributes to life’s pleasures. It’s unrealistic to assume any two people on earth can equally quantify their measure of satisfaction. But researchers try, and the rest of humanity continues in an unremitting quest. For now, I dare you all to question “What if ?” and let happiness into your future. You can follow more from Nicole Teitler on Facebook or Instagram as @ NikkiOnTheDaily.

A BOLD Launch

By Kitty Merrill

BOLD Broadcasting’s 104.7 WELJ plans to unveil its new mobile studio at the YMCA East Hampton RECenter on the front lawn on Friday at 5:15 PM with a ribbon cutting and reception. Everyone is invited to attend to see the studio and to enjoy hot chocolate and treats provided by Hampton Coffee.

The project is a collaboration of the station along with the Y and Bridgehampton National Bank, which are sponsoring the studio and its appearances around the community. The 104.7 WELJ mobile studio is a vehicle designed for live radio broadcasts on 104.7 WELJ and as a centerpiece for events, festivals, tree lightings, and parades year round across the East End.

“The studio is part of a joint vision to build community engagement with local broadcast entertainment,

community banking, and community health and wellness and we can’t wait to get it on the road,” noted Matthew Glaser, general manager of the station. “We are proud to be partnering with two organizations that share our commitment to the local community, the YMCA, and BNB. Both the Y and the bank have a long tradition of working together with the community.” Bold Broadcasting was formed in 2016 when it had the opportunity to purchase WELJ’s signal that originates in Montauk and covers the entire East End’s five towns and Southern CT. It kicked off programming last year with an allholiday format which transitioned into easy listening. In its short tenure, it has built a substantial audience which continues to grow, and now rates the station as perhaps the largest on the East End.

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-- are in his district. Speaking of climate change and sea level rise, the assemblyman said he can handle political redistricting, but not one brought about by Mother Nature.

Co-chair of the town’s Sustainable Southampton Green Advisory Committee Dieter von Lehsten informed that his group’s work on a town sustainability plan dates back to 2013. After eight public hearings, the plan was adopted as part of the town-wide Comprehensive Plan.

Asked to weigh in on the federal pull back Seggos said Cuomo is committed to adhering to the Paris Climate Accord targets. As far as emissions, he predicted New York State will meet or exceed standards set by the accord. “We will lead where the feds will not,” Seggos promised. Supervisor Schneiderman said he can accept being the second community – after East Hampton – to attain climate smart certification, but he’s embarrassed to be the only nation on the planet that’s not part of the accord.

“We are very cognizant of the vertical and horizontal changes and we will look at any data that is suggested,” he said.

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Some 15 wind turbines are planned for about 30 miles off Montauk as part of Deepwater Wind’s 90-megwatt wind farm — the state’s first. The project was approved early this year and is expected to go online by 2022.



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Jennifer Garvey, development manager for the project, said that the company has taken into consideration many factors including a route where the project would cause the least disruption on Route 27.

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At Gabrielsen’s, the children got to play in an old schoolhouse and church replica. They rode an old train, went in the bouncy house, and got to “swim” in corn kernels. To top off the trip, the students each brought home a pumpkin.

“It doesn’t compute in my head,” she said.


to Montauk Highway, Hedges Lane from the Long Island Rail Road (station) to Old Montauk Highway, and a Long Island Rail Road right-of-way to Stephen Hands Path. Outside Wainscott, possible routes for the cable to link with the substation have included areas on Napeague Lane in Amagansett and Hither Hills State Park.

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clothes using a washboard and a basin of soapy water. They rinsed them in another basin of water, wrung them out, and hung them on a clothesline. The children were amazed at how different life was then compared to now.

Committee member Sarah Davison questioned whether another beach could have been selected, another area with bigger parking lot that is closer to the East Hampton Substation.

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stronger New York for generations to come,” Governor Cuomo said in a release extolling the town’s efforts Friday afternoon. “I commend the town of Southampton for its ongoing efforts to support clean energy initiatives, and I encourage all of New York’s municipalities to follow its example to help combat climate change.”


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