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(Left) Youngsters waved flags as the veterans entered the auditorium at John Marshall on Friday. (Right) Saluting the flag during the pledge.

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they had a chance to see how the East Hampton school community honored them this Veterans Day.

They walked through a gauntlet of red, white, and blue-clad children waving little flags as patriotic music played. But even before the procession of uniformed local veterans entered the auditorium at John M. Marshall Elementary School for the ceremony last Friday,

The halls of the school were a colorful spectacle of stars and stripes, soldier cutouts, bunting, and artwork. Every class found an individual way to commemorate the solemn holiday, Principal Beth Doyle explained


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proudly. “This is one of my favorite events,” she enthused, adding, “Don’t miss our Wall of Heroes in the front hall.”

The wall is covered with photographs of family members who have served – and some who still are serving. Photos run an historical gamut from James S. Strong in the Civil War cavalry to Ciro Sanicola in World War I to pictures of loved ones in Desert Storm and Iraq.

In its 10th year, the annual event was the brainchild of teacher Kate Collum who organized this year’s outing with colleague Danielle Schuster. “Kate started this. She wanted to thank our veterans for their service and to acknowledge them and let them know they weren’t forgotten,” Schuster explained. Local veterans’ organizations helped solicit participants for the event, which has grown each year since its inception. The school also sent letters home to families asking for participants. And there were many. Some 30 veterans filed into the auditorium Friday morning and for close to 90 minutes they were thanked for their service, serenaded with song, and touched by poetry from the students. Close to 700 voices – of students, teachers, and visiting parents and families -- raised in song, performing “Proud to be an American.” Each visiting veteran was acknowledged and presented with a handmade badge. Wearing an Army T-shirt JMMES staff member Samone Johnson wiped tears as she received her badge and a special message of gratitude from student Diego Capellan. The children

recognized Gold Star mother Joanne Lyles, parent of fallen hero Lance Corporal Jordan Haerter, and made note of additional local veterans who have departed including Tony Cangialosi, Lee Hayes, and James McCourt. Speaking on behalf of Honor Flight, Vee Bennett accepted a check for $1000. Kids earned the money doing chores.

At the conclusion of the ceremony, each veteran shook hands with and was thanked by hundreds of students and adults. Stephen Walsh was an Army sergeant during the Vietnam War. “This is great,” he beamed at the morning’s end. “I enjoy it immensely and look forward to it all year long.” Walsh said that he planned to attend similar events at Springs, Amagansett, and Bridgehampton schools this week. Tom Byrne was a Chief Petty Officer in the Navy. “I come to this every year ,” he said, “as long as I can walk.” Among the accolades and expressions of gratitude, was a poem read by Gabriella Jacome and Juan Roque:

You have protected our freedom For that we thank you! You have protected our country and kept us safe, For that we thank you! Each day we are able to go to school and learn, For that we thank you! Each day we are able to smile and play, For that we thank you! You have made it possible for us to have dreams and a future. For that we thank you! You have given so much for us! For that we truly thank you!

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Retired MSgt. Tom Quinn, Hometown Hero

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In furtherance of its dedication to celebrating the lives of those who serve, the Westhampton Free Library honored Tom Quinn as its Hometown Hero for October. What follows is a portion of Quinn’s biography provided by the library, edited for space.

When an opportunity to work as a scanner on rescue missions was offered, he accepted. Sitting in front of the large window on an HC130, he would scan the water for a capsized boat or man overboard. Once a target was located, they would launch the PJs from the

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Independent / Courtesy Westhampton Free Library Left to right: Westhampton Free Library representatives Susan Berdinka and Stephanie McEvoy, Retired Msgt. Tom Quinn, VFW Post 5350 Commander William Hughes, director of constituent services for Congressman Lee Zeldin, William Doyle. The library named Quinn its Hometown Hero for October.

Tom Quinn enlisted in the Air National Guard, Westhampton Beach, in 1979. He was close to a decade out of high school and had been pursuing a degree in physics at Stony Brook University. “I was in the doldrums and ended up working different jobs after I left Stony Brook,” he said. “At one point, I was working with a couple friends, and Greg Scott, a mechanic at the base, who was working on C130s. We got talking and he sold me on the idea of joining the unit out here. I wanted some connection with the military.” His brother was a former Air Force B52 mechanic, and his cousin had been an Army infantryman. In spite of the anti-war and antiestablishment sentiment of the time, Quinn was motivated by a military lineage that began with both grandfathers.

He worked part-time on the weekends and participated in active duty training throughout the year. “Ever since I was a kid, I liked aircraft,” he said. “I scored very well on all the tests so I had a choice of career fields.” He chose avionics and began learning about electronics on the aircraft. A fulltime offer to work for the Air National Guard came in 1981.

Quinn worked on both the C130s and the H3 helicopters. As a member of the Air Rescue and Recovery Group, he traveled to stateside exercises at Air National Guard training sites and Air Force bases -- Plattsburgh, NY; Gulfport, MS; Alpena, MI; and Las Vegas, NV, among them.



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erection and the woman sitting on my lap would fail to notice it.

Jerry’s Ink

by Jerry Della Femina

I’M SO AFRAID I smell we’re headed for a “politically-correct” witch hunt.

In which case, let me say I’m sorry — so, so sorry. This is a blanket apology to the 26.3 million women I have come in contact with in my lifetime. This is also an apology to the thousands of women who worked at my advertising agencies over the years. If I admired your dress, skirt, hairdo, nails, fragrance, I hope you will forgive me. Eightythree percent of the time I meant nothing but a compliment. I must admit that 17 percent of the time, when I was complimenting you, I had what the Catholic Church would call “impure thoughts.”

I want to offer my apology to “P” (not her real initial). I remember one day in the winter of 1971. It was snowing. I announced that we would have a “snow day,” and I took the entire agency to a restaurant called Shazam, just off Fifth Avenue. We all had a lot to drink. After a while, couples began pairing off, as they did those days when the term “politically correct” was just a twinkle in the eye of The New York Times, who we all know are guardians of public morals. These were the ’70s. We were young, free, drunk, and stoned. All

of us -- men and women -- owned the world.

So after seven or eight drinks, I decided to walk home in the snow. You (“Ms. P”) were leaving at the same time. The street was slippery. Then it happened. I took your arm and accidentally -- and I will swear in a court of law it was an accident -- when I reached to take your arm to help you across the street, my right arm touched your ample breast.

My arm was snuggled against said breast until we got to the other side of the street. Then you went your way and I went mine. But, “Ms. P,” I must confess that in the last 46 years I have thought about the firm, soft warmth of your breast against my arm at least three times a week. Often, that’s the last thought I have before I drift off to sleep. All I ask is that you forgive me for those 14 or 15 seconds and, if you insist on going public with my transgressions, I would gladly cut off my offending right arm in public if it will mollify you.

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A note to every woman reading this: Before you light your torches and come after me like they used to hunt and destroy Frankenstein in those horror movies, this is no defense of Harvey Weinstein, Bill Cosby, Kevin Spacey, Mark Halperin, etc. I think that sexual harassment and rape are horrible crimes.

I’m in favor of punishment that would turn these would-be stallions into geldings. Jailing them is not enough punishment for the harm they’ve inflicted on so many people. Sexual abuse and sexual bullying must stop. Perhaps when a person feels they are being sexually harassed, they can look the abuser in the eye and say the two magic words that may cause the abuser to stop. The two magic words? “Harvey Weinstein.”

But here’s a word of caution. Let’s not turn this into a politicallycorrect witch hunt.

I read a great book, Naming Names by Victor S. Navasky, about the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1951 ridiculously charging and jailing “the Hollywood 10” for refusing to admit they were Communists. But after that stupid, headlineblaring witch hunt came the quiet witch hunt, where Hollywood people accused men and women they hardly knew of being Communists, and 496 people lost their jobs and had their lives destroyed. What kind of a politically-correct witch hunt do I fear?

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evening in 1988 turn into a “he took advantage of me” Tweet or Facebook message today because the dopey guy forgot to call the morning after and went back to his wife?

Will the world adopt the politically-correct insanity of some universities, where a couple looking for a fun night in bed must first fill out a 10-page form explaining that before every sexual step each participant is giving the other written permission to continue, and should they both get a little tipsy or smoke some weed a consensual sexual event will be regarded as a mindless assault. Perhaps the great Peggy Noonan said it best in her column on Sunday when she wrote: “The challenge is to pursue justice while keeping a sense of humanity. Human resources departments terrified of costly lawsuits will impose more and stronger rules that won’t necessarily thwart bad guys but will harass good men.” Picking on former President George HW Bush, a 93-year-old man in a wheelchair, and claiming he touched your ass gets you a lot of publicity, but it’s pushing things too far and it’s the beginning of a witch hunt.

As for me, I have a word for those few (and I admit, pathetically few women) who, after drinks, dinner, and a great deal of begging on my part, were kind enough to go to bed with me. Please don’t sue me. I know you’re probably peeved that I didn’t say it. But maybe if I say it now you will forgive me. WAS IT GOOD FOR YOU?

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“A wee cup’ll help.”

Sand In My Shoes by Denis Hamill

TURNING BACK THE CLOCK TO BORROWED TIME The clock was an old-fashioned wind-up model and last Saturday night Ryan would need to physically turn it backward an hour in time.

All the other modern gizmos Ryan owned -- laptop computers, iPhone, cable boxes -- would automatically digitally zap back an hour from Daylight Savings Time to Standard Time. But Ryan stayed up until 1:59 AM on Sunday to set the old clock back one full hour to 1 AM. Voila! And in that ephemeral space between tick and tock where the magic of life happens Ryan stared into the face of the old clock, reeling

through time as he remembered a poem by WH Auden called “Stop All the Clocks:” Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone/Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone/Silence the pianos and with muffled drum/Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.

And suddenly in this bewitching hour of borrowed time Ryan had one more fleeting chance to lie -- as every aging Celtic son wishes he could -- on his mother’s couch. Ryan’s mother served him a cup of steaming Irish tea, handing him the fat Daily News dated Nov. 23, 1963, with the headline: JFK SHOT. “Here you go, love,” his mother said.


In that single purloined minute Ryan gazed at his weeping mother, distraught, kind, and wise, long before the Parkinson’s invaded her central nervous system and stole her wonderful mind. In this parenthesis of time Ryan kissed her cheek, grabbed her steady workingwoman’s hand, looked deep in her eyes and said, “Thank you, Mom, for everything.” And then, of course, she was gone again as Auden’s words echoed in this hour of mortgaged time: Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead/ Scribbling on the sky the message He Is Dead/Put crepe bows round the white necks of the public doves/Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.

And then as he stared into face of the clock, Ryan was sitting on a Brooklyn tenement rooftop, his father beside him on a folding chair, as the old Panasonic transistor radio broadcast another mid-1960s losing Mets game. Ryan gazed at his father who’d immigrated to this land of dreams only to lose a leg to the nightmare of gangrene. But he then married and raised seven kids on a factory worker’s wages, strapping on his heavy wooden leg every day to give his kids the boundless gifts of America.

And so in this single at-bat in this extra inning in time Ryan clutched his dad’s calloused hand and whispered, “You make me proud every day.” And then Ryan ticked on with Auden’s words: He was my North, my South, my East and West/ My working week and my Sunday rest.


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In this extra hour of Sunday rest Ryan remembered another November, exactly a half-century ago, when at 16 he walked his brother John, 14 months older, to the train that would take him to the army base, where he would leave for Vietnam with the 173rd Airborne. The childhood of the inseparable brothers died on that wordless walk to that terrible war, their innocence last-gasping on the sidewalk just weeks before a thankless Thanksgiving. As now as Ryan stared into the wind-up clock he calculated that some 26,280,000 minutes had passed since that unforgettable minute. But he also remembered that an agonizing year later Johnny came marching home

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again to the family’s most thankful Thanksgiving. And now as Veterans Day approached threats of another insane war blew like toxic smoke in the American wind.

Then the old clock ticked Ryan to one more moment with his younger brother Joey before he died a dozen years ago in the hospital from pneumonia, leaving behind an orphaned 16-year-old-son Patrick. In this borrowed hour, Ryan grabbed his kid brother Joey in a headlock like when they were kids, giving him noogies, kissing his forehead, assuring him that Patrick was now a fine young man, a proud member of his grandfather’s Local 3 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. And that no Thanksgiving dinner begins without Patrick first toasting his beloved father. Then came more of Auden: My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song/I thought that love would last forever: I was wrong.

And so before the extra hour of time was up Ryan looked at the second hand of the old clock, rekindling a childhood conversation with his brother Tom, a brilliant chemical engineer, who died at 79 last year. Tom explained how Albert Einstein believed that time was relative, that temporal duration depends on the observer in a human illusion called time dilation. “Huh?” Tom said Einstein believed that time travel might someday be possible. “Oh.” Tom was right.

Because when last Saturday night traveled two hours deep into Sunday morning, Ryan shoved it back an hour to 1 AM on the old wind-up clock. And there suspended in time at a Thanksgiving table were his mom and dad, and all his siblings, including Tom and Joey, feasting on the American bounty for which his parents had crossed the roiled Atlantic. John’s Bronze Star and Purple Heart bobbed with his laughter on his paratrooper’s uniform and Tom discussed the string theory with Joey as Ryan and his reunited family passed the gravy in that magical space between tick and tock in November in America when the hands of the old clock turn backward and give us an extra hour of borrowed time. To comment on Sand in My Shoes, email

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By Nicole Teitler

Veterans Day On The East End

On November 11, 1919, Armistice Day celebrated one year since the end of World War I. Five years later Congress proclaimed the date be annually observed. By 1938 it became a national holiday and in 1954 was officially changed by President Eisenhower to what is now known as Veterans Day. While Memorial Day honors those who died in battle, Veterans Day pays special tribute to veterans, past and present. According to, there are currently 16.1 million veterans in the United States who served in at least one war. Here are some places to honor our local heroes. Today visit Suffolk Community College as they honor veterans with a special dedication of the Eastern Campus Veterans Plaza. This Suffolk educational facility welcomes more veterans than anywhere else in New York State, with a current enrollment of 700 and totaling more than 75,000 overall. Beginning at 11 AM, join college president Dr. Shaun

the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Everit Albert Herter Post 550, the parade proceeds down Main Street to the memorial green at the Hook Mill.

McKay, college director of veterans affairs Shannon O’Neill, veterans, faculty, and staff as they salute 31-year-old Air National Guard Sgt. Louis Bonacasa who was killed in a terrorist attack while in Afghanistan in 2015. This event is rain or shine and is located at 121 Speonk-Riverhead Road in Riverhead.

Tomorrow, the Hampton Bays Library will hold its fourth annual “Salute to Our Hampton Bays Veterans.” Between noon and 1 PM meet local senior residents and have the rare opportunity to hear their war stories. The Hampton Bays Historical and Preservation Society

loaned the library specialty items on display in the downstairs lobby. Hampton Bays Library is located at 52 Ponquogue Avenue. For more information call 631-728-6241.

The Long Island Aquarium will offer all veterans free admission and half-priced ticketing to their families on Saturday. All guests should bring the proper military ID to present upon entry. For more information call 631-208-9200, ext. 426. The East Hampton Veterans Day Parade also begins on Saturday at 10 AM, with form up at London Jewelers at 9:45 AM. Hosted by



Veterans, Come March With Us and the American Legion, Saturday, NovemberVeterans, 11th 9:45am, Form up at With London 10:00am Parade Come March Us Jewerlers. in the parade Starts, and proceeds down Main St., to the Memorial Green at the Hook Mill.

Hosted by the Montauk Playhouse Community Center Foundation, on Saturday between 10 AM and noon the annual Veterans Day flag ceremony will take place in the Suzanne Koch Gosman flagpole garden. Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Camp Soulgrow, and the rest of the community will be in attendance with coffee and snacks to follow. Located at 240 Edgemere Street, visit for more information. Saturday and Sunday, between 10 AM and 4 PM, the Springs Improvement Society will hold a poster show and sale at Ashawagh Hall. Free coffee, hot chocolate, and cookies will be offered to all veterans. Ashawagh Hall has a monument honoring the local war service members, which includes a recently-renovated cannon, displayed on the premises. The hall is located at 780 Springs Fireplace Road in East Hampton.

The Commission on Veterans Patriotic Events will be holding its annual Veterans Day parade and service on Saturday at 11 AM in Agawam Park. Prior to the service, there will be a short parade from

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“We’re very proud to be partnering with Parker,” she continued. “We don’t have the skill set, but we have the facility, we have the heart, and we have the desire, so it’s a fabulous collaboration.”

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At JCOH, “R&R with Parker” offers an array of social activities intended to enhance quality of life and promote engagement and increase socialization. The diverse program includes music, art, therapeutic exercise, current event discussion, entertainment, trivia, and more. Beyond benefitting participants, the program gives caregivers time to relax, run errands, go to an appointment, or spend time with friends and family with the peace of mind that their loved one is under the care of a professional staff. This program will meet on Wednesdays from 1 to 3:30 PM at the JCOH. Pre-registration is required by calling 718-298-2102. 

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To Ban The Blowers?

By Kitty Merrill

the traffic, and made it home to your sanctuary. You slip into your suit and head out to the pool. The plan is to float in the warm water and watch clouds drift overhead in the azure sky. But silence is shattered.

You sneak out of work early on a Friday afternoon. It’s the end of a grueling week and all you want to do is grab a glass of pinot noir and settle in the chaise on your deck to watch leaves delicately dance to the ground against the backdrop of the East End’s autumnal glow. But your moment of peace is disrupted.

Finally, you’re driving through East Hampton Village, navigating the orange cones and giant landscaping trucks that clog Osborne Lane. Suddenly your car is pelted with dirt, twigs, leaves, and grass

Or, it’s a glorious summer afternoon and you’ve escaped the madding crowd, ground through

clippings. Debris comes through an open window and hits you right in the face. The perpetrator of this peacedisrupting, silence-shattering, carpelting? Leaf blowers. A boon to landscapers and homeowners looking to get a job done quickly, leaf blowers can be a bane to anyone within earshot. Hundreds of municipalities across the country have enacted regulations related to noise and

emissions from the equipment – Israel bans them entirely. On the South Fork, East Hampton Village is one of the municipalities that adopted regulations related to leaf blowers and other loud landscaping equipment. The village board is getting ready to take another look at the current regulations, according to Deputy Mayor Barbara Borsack. “We’re getting complaints again from people unhappy with all the

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The Bug Spray Ban Battle

“The question really is, do we need all these chemicals to stop mosquitoes?” she continued. “Healthy wetlands keep mosquito populations in check.” Natural predators like birds, bats, other insects, and killie fish could help keep the population at bay.

Used to combat mosquito infestations, the larvicide methoprene is the subject of several efforts to rid local water bodies – and adjacent air and land – of chemical contaminants. Suffolk County’s Vector Control unit of the Public Works Department oversees the battle against too many of the insects and has been reluctant to eliminate methoprene from its arsenal. Next week, the county’s Council on Environmental Quality is slated to review next year’s Vector Control plan.

The move to remove the chemical from use dates back close to 20 years in East Hampton. Then-East Hampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman and former natural resources department director Larry Penny favored the idea of using killie fish – seining for them, then placing them in catch basins, to gobble up the bugs in their nascent stages. “That just didn’t work,” said Schneiderman – now Southampton Town supervisor -- this week. Between supervisor stints, Schneiderman represented the South Fork on the county legislature where he twice sponsored bills to restrict the use of aerial spraying of the chemical. But while East Enders watched choppers spraying for mosquitoes with dismay, constituents in infested areas up west welcomed them and Schneiderman’s measures failed to pass both times.

“I felt they should not be using methoprene in estuarine environments,” Schneiderman recalled this week. Some believe the chemical can have a negative effect on lobsters and crabs, which have similar larval stages. They blame the chemical for the lobster die off. It was only effective on mosquitoes during certain larval stages, but the county used it at all stages of the bug’s development. Additionally, Schneiderman argued that West Nile mosquitoes only flourish in fresh water, so using a chemical over salt water environments was pointless.

In East Hampton, the town board has twice adopted memorializing resolutions asking the county to reduce its use of aerial spraying of methoprene. Asked if the requests had an impact, Supervisor Larry Cantwell said, “not really.”

Aerial spraying to control mosquitos is on county officials’ agenda this month.

Vector Control officials disagreed. It was too difficult to differentiate which larval stages mosquitoes might be in, and an infested pool might play host to insects in all the stages at one time. They also refuted Schneiderman’s contention about methoprene’s ineffectiveness over salt water. “They were using it for nuisance control not to benefit public health,” Schneiderman said. “Mosquitoes are a pain, but that doesn’t mean you should put toxic chemicals into the environment.”

So what caused the massive lobster die off in the Long Island Sound? Some environmentalists pointed to methoprene and Connecticut lawmakers enacted a ban in 2013. Schneiderman asked the county to undertake a study and, he said, it concluded methoprene wasn’t the culprit. An increase in the water’s temperature -- “like six times the rate of global warming,” said Schneiderman -- was to blame. Officials at Vector Control noted methoprene had been in use for over 20 years without adverse impacts. Tell that to Kevin McAllister, the founder of Defend H20.

In a YouTube video, he reports the county sprays 20,000 acres of tidal marsh with the toxin. It kills mosquitos, but it kills other insects and crustaceans too, McAllister


He began a petition asking county lawmakers to remove methoprene from the 2018 Vector Control plan. It’s on the website change. org and in two weeks garnered 1138 signatures. He’ll bring those signatures to the CEQ when it meets on November 15.

McAllister has also asked state lawmakers to support bills sponsored by Senator Ken LaValle and Assemblyman Fred Thiele.

Companion bills would, if adopted, prohibit the use of methoprene in “any storm drain, conveyance for water or fish habitat in any municipality adjoining the Long Island Sound and the Atlantic Ocean and their connecting water bodies, bays, harbors, shallows, and marshes.” In cases of a significant threat to public health, however, it could still be used. The bills have been referred to committee. “Methoprene is designed to kill things,” Adrienne Esposito, executive director of the Citizens Campaign for the Environment, explained. There’s concern about nontarget species, given lobsters and blue claw crabs are in the same phylum.

“It stops the molting of mosquitoes, does it weaken the lobsters and crabs in their molting? There’s not enough science done on this,” she said.

But town officials have taken it a step further. Working with Vector Control, the town’s natural resources department and Legislator Bridget Fleming, the town trustees commenced a fiveweek pilot study last summer. “It went well,” trustee clerk Francis Bock said. The county’s on board with expanding it next year, he reported.

Researchers, including interns from Stony Brook University and staff from the natural resources department, went into Nature Conservancy wetlands around Accabonac Harbor checking for mosquito “hot spots.” Once they found them, they reported results to Vector Control. At certain concentrations, the county could treat the areas with hand applications of methoprene pellets rather than embark on aerial spraying. More direct treatment means less drift into the harbors and surrounding neighborhoods, Bock pointed out.

Habitat restoration is the ultimate goal, Bock said. “We’re not quite there yet, it’s fairly expensive.” But, he said, if you can restore the wetlands and create a balance in the environment the mosquito population could be kept under control.

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He drove an “unreasonable slow speed,” failed to keep right or stay in his lane. His view through the windshield was obstructed and he had an “unauthorized sticker affixed to the vehicle.” But the glassy eyes and slurred speech were likely the clincher for an East Hampton man booked for DWI on October 28, then sent to jail in lieu of bail. Sergio Salazar-Dominguez was additionally charged with felony level aggravated unlicensed

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operation of a vehicle. Agg first charges are leveled when a person drives drunk with a suspended or revoked license.

Curtis Manley of East Hampton was charged with a felony count of drunk driving on Halloween. Cops pulled him over on Abraham’s Path and ascertained he had been drinking and had a prior DWI conviction. A couple days earlier another ossified operator wore the cuffs. Police pulled him over for making an unsafe turn onto Montauk Highway. It got unsafer. The guy pulled over, then put the

car in reverse and smacked into the patrol car. Oops.

A really wide turn out of the 7-Eleven parking lot in Montauk proved the undoing of an alleged East Quogue inebriate. Picked up last Friday, Justin Jones was charged with felony DWI thanks to a prior conviction. Arsenal Anybody? EHTPD charged an 18-yearold youth from Copiague with misdemeanor weapons possession on October 29. Kid was up in the Northwest Woods section of town with an electric stun gun in his pocket. Police didn’t say how they came upon the dude or any other

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to the breeding ground. Clearing them could work, the lawmaker agreed.

Fleming also opposes aerial spraying. Beyond its potential environmental impact, it’s very costly. Using a habitat restoration program, or limited hand applications of methoprene would be less expensive. But, said Fleming, the county needs the staff to do it. “My position is we always want to reduce chemical applications in the natural environment. I don’t feel we get anywhere with an all or nothing mindset, saying ban or do nothing. We can always find a place where you can agree if we work together. And, even if we don’t agree on methoprene’s effect on crustaceans, everyone agrees it’s a bad idea to use chemicals.”

There’s a middle ground, an alternative treatment with a bacterial agent called Bti. It’s not broad spectrum and targets the mosquito’s gut, McAllister explained. “Crustaceans aren’t threatened by it.” According to the environmentalist, Vector Control does use Bti, but he said, “They argue they don’t get a good enough kill.”

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Additionally, McAllister accused county officials of raising the specter of West Nile disease as a justification for aerial spraying. Trouble is, the disease isn’t present in larval stages of mosquitos, and methoprene is designed to work at that stage, he contends. The environmentalist reluctantly agreed that habitat restoration is a feasible path towards reducing the use of chemicals. But he has a proviso: “Each and every project must be thoroughly vetted.” A cookie-cutter approach to individual wetlands can cause more damage than good, he put forth. Still, McAllister plans to continue to fight for a ban. “The collateral damage this pesticide causes, it’s just not work the risk. Blanket spraying in marshes, it’s not acceptable. It’s wrong.”

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Bathers, 2012 by Luciana Pampalone features ’30s-style photography with the Peconic Bay as the background.

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Aviator goggles and croquet mallets, parasols and seaplanes. Never has the world of black and white photography seemed more colorful. Luciana Pampalone’s idyllic and playful world of the Peconic Bay area in Southampton springs to life in a new show, featuring models in 1930s vintage clothing, at the Robin Rice Gallery in Manhattan.



Pampalone’s love of photography started at the age of 16. She was inspired by the great artists Helmut Newton and Deborah Tuberville. For Pampalone, many of her images

are self-representational. Pampalone depicts women as heroines allowing them to be the central, commanding figures in each photograph. Pampalone has been published in various fashion and lifestyle magazines, and books as well. As a photographer and director, Pampalone has been featured in various photographic exhibitions in New York City and Florida, and was awarded “Best in Show” at the White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton.

Why Southampton and the Peconic Bay? What

drew you to that area? I’ve been coming out east for over 10 years and have been spending time mostly on the Peconic Bay in Southampton. To be honest, boyfriends have lured me out, but I fell in love not only with the boyfriends but with the incredible beauty of the East End.  Many stunning pebble beaches are the best keep secret in the Hamptons, everyone goes to the ocean but I know of these special magical secret pebble beaches that remind me of the shores of Europe. My background is from

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What inspired you to create these particular images? At what moment did you think, “I’m going to do this series!” Working as a fashion photographer based in New York City for over 20 years, and having shot all over the world for many fashion assignments, I knew my favorite shoots happened while on location.

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Salesman Comes To Sag Harbor

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Inside of His Head. That was the original title which the late Arthur Miller -- former Amagansett resident and one of the greatest American playwrights of all time -wanted to call his 1949 masterpiece, Death of a Salesman. “I thought of staging it where the curtain would go up, and you’d see the interior of the skull,” Miller told John Lahr in an interview with The New Yorker back in 1999, commemorating the 50th anniversary of this stage classic. “And they would be walking around inside of him, all these people.” The play is known for its hallucinatory moments -- they can’t really be called flashbacks since they never happened -- in this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning look into the mental breakdown of an American everyman. Death of a Salesman is the next Literature Live! production being offered up by the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor, beginning

“We are so honored to be able to offer up this program for the ninth year in a row, for students and the public alike,” said Tracy Mitchell, executive director of Bay Street.  “To be able to introduce so many students to their very first experience in seeing live, professional theater, in an environment that promotes dialogue amongst themselves and with the actors is thrilling.” Independent/Lenny Stucker

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tomorrow. This production is directed by Joe Minutillo, who has directed many of the previous Lit Live! productions, and features David Manis (War Horse, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) as Willy Loman. Set in the late 1940s, Death of a Salesman follows Loman, a failing salesman, and his family as they

face the harsh realities that they have been denying. As Willy spirals into mental disarray and fails to achieve his own dreams, he criticizes his son Biff for not being successful. As Biff faces his own disappointments, he confronts the family about his father’s unrealistic expectations for him and his inability to face the truth about their lives.

Ultimately, Miller explores themes surrounding the uncertainty of the American Dream and the struggles that families face in the wake of a changing economy, as relevant today as it was in the years following the Great Depression and

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“I think sometimes people have a sort of generalized impression of the play, that it’s just about capitalism or business,” said Manis on playing the eponymous lead. With lines like “The only thing you got in this world is what you can sell,” that would be an easy interpretation. “But really,” Manis said, “it’s much more personal than that. It’s about a family -- the ideals they try to live up to, and the lies they tell themselves.”

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theme. This includes “Building Respect, by Listening,” a workshop led by Denise Silva-Denis where participants will make Native American talking sticks out of driftwood, pony beads, deerskin, and other materials. Cindy Pease Roe brings “UpSculpting” to guests making wreaths from washed-up marine debris, and Andrea Cote will aid in the large-scale building of repurposed boxed and other cardboard materials. In addition, there will be writing projects with Jennifer Senft, a performance by the Bridgehampton High School Marimba Band, and refreshments.

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By Nicole Teitler

Five years ago, in November 2012, Water Mill welcomed a new building along Route 27. The 34,400-square-foot Parrish Art Museum -- built by the architectural firm Herzog & de Meuron to emulate the potato barns that used to dot the landscape of Long Island -- rests on 14 acres. Previously housed on Jobs Lane in Southampton at the space now occupied by the Southampton Arts Center, the Parrish was established at the turn of the last century by Samuel Parrish, built to house his own personal art collection. The museum outgrew that location, leading to the new building. This past summer, locals and visitors alike slowed down in awe upon seeing the 50-foot-wide walls displaying LED illumination of waves crashing in Clifford Ross’s Light|Waves. This weekend, the museum celebrates its fifth anniversary and the opening of a new, permanent exhibition of “Five and Forward.” On Friday at 6 PM, join Architectural Record editor-inchief Cathleen McGuigan and Parrish director Terrie Sultan. They will discuss “The Impact of Architecture,” about the

construction of the building in tandem with the Parrish series, “Inter-Sections: The Architect in Conversation.” Parrish members and students are admitted free of charge, tickets for non-members are $12.

On Saturday, from 11 AM to 2 PM there will be a members reception and artist gallery talks, as Parrish members preview nearly 100 works in the “Five and Forward” series. Artists Eric Dever, Bastienne Schmidt, Sydney Albertini, Ned Smyth, Suzanne Anker, Michael Combs, Maxx Blagg, and Bill Komoski, among others, will take turns with brief speeches about their work on view. Each artist holds a personal connection to the museum and the area, making their marks on the East End’s artistic landscape.

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perform Watercolors, composed for the space’s grand opening in 2012 by Sag Harbor native Nell Shaw Cohen. The party will give guests the chance to mingle with nearly 50 artists, including the first invited artist, Rashid Johnson, who holds a place in the permanent collection, and to sip on signature cocktails and hors d’oeuvres by Sonnier & Castle. In addition, a harpist will perform live. Parrish members tickets are $150; the general public fee is $200. On Sunday, Parrish welcomes all in free community day from noon to 4 PM. Activities include art project making in the Lichtenstein Theater focusing on a building

Eric Dever will also lead a painting and mixed-media 45-minute session, and Madolin Archer and Grisel Baltazar will use paper forms in order to help guests make buildings to be uniquely displayed as a cityscape. Other gallery activities include bilingual tours and art-based scavenger hunts, and book signings by Michael Halsband, Tria Giovan, Billy Baldwin, and Brendan Davis. All weekend long visitors can view a slideshow presentation by photographer Jeff Heatley of the museum’s two-year construction process September 2010 through December 2012.

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More than just something to wear, vintage clothing has the power to take us back in time. Every decade is defined by a fashion trend and nowadays vintage is the new vogue.

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No one knows that more than Houston native Elizabeth Sweigart. In 2013, and at only 23 years old, Sweigart opened up The Times Vintage in Greenport, a store specializing in everything vintage. After spending five years in New York City, Sweigart migrated to the North Fork needing a change. “Somehow Greenport seemed doable for me -- it wasn’t the Hamptons, it wasn’t Shelter Island, it was cute and quaint but not too cookie cutter,” Sweigart described.

Her admiration for vintage clothing began when she was young, frequenting garage sales with her mother and observing her grandmother’s impeccable seamstress skills. “I used to get into my grandmother’s closet all the time,” Sweigart reminisced. “She had a really funky pair of yellow wooden shoes with a crazy cut-out heel that I loved prancing around in.” Now, her own closet is uniquely comprised of 90 percent second-hand clothing. Except the shoes, of course, “simply because the old ones wear out too fast.” The store’s name honors the property’s newsworthy roots -- the original tenant was The Suffolk Times. “It seemed so fitting for a vintage shop to house things of the past in a place that previously chronicled events in time,” said Sweigart.

In the past four years, thousands of items have been sorted through. People tend to bring in cherished items so that others can make use of them. Best sellers are the women’s clothing, jewelry, and vinyl records. What you won’t find in the shop are industrial items, linens, china, or anything decrepit. Price is negotiated based on the sellers’ needs and the resale value in

Store owner Elizabeth Sweigart (left) and artist Kara Hoblin (right).

shop. “It gets tricky and honestly that’s my least favorite part of the job. I’m learning as I go -- and boy there is a lot to learn! Which is why my job is never boring!” Sweigart still remembers her favorite piece that was sold. “A ’60s Marimekko black and white threepiece suitcase set as seen in ‘Slums of Beverly Hills.’” The backstories are what draws interest in reselling an item and the interesting people that once owned them. As for the Who’s Who of who’s wearing these pieces, you can spot comedian Louis CK in the store from time to

time, and recently rocking storebought ties on the red carpet were Jake Gyllenhaal and Sam Rockwell.

Sweigart enjoys the likeness of Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, her idea of the quintessential role model of both gentle beauty and hard-working independence. The Times Vintage is a time capsule of yesterday with a promising leading role in tomorrow. The Times Vintage is open yearround, Friday through Monday from 11 AM to 6 PM, but customers can schedule private appointments Tuesdays and

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Wednesdays. On December 1, they will be collaborating with First & South for the annual Prohibition Party -- spend $20 or more at the store and receive a free drink ticket. Also look for The Times Vintage on December 9 at Borghese Vineyards as part of artist Kara Hoblin’s Christmas Market. Visit the store at 429 Main Street in Greenport. Call 631-477-6455, go to, or follow @TheTimesVintage.

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Moments In Motion Photos by Morgan McGivern

Hampton Photo Arts presented its annual art show at Ashawagh Hall in Springs last weekend. The theme of the show was “Moments in Motion.” A reception was held on Saturday. Artists included Miles Partington, Scott Bluedorn, Adam Baranello, Erick Segura, Franki Mancinelli, Matthew Brophy, Gary Chiappa, Pamela Collins, Lisa Federici, Scott Gibbons, Alberto Blanquel, Sam de Poto, Burt Van Deusen, Dana Casale, Ethel Tashman, Gail Baranello, Joe Denny, and Benjamin McHugh. Musical guest Bonactronics performed. 24

J. Crew Benefit Photos by Stéphanie Lewin

On Friday afternoon, J. Crew on Main Street in East Hampton showed its community spirit in two ways. Between 3 and 7 PM, a portion of sales was donated to the Greater East Hampton Education Foundation, whose mission is to provide and promote educational opportunities for local students, through scholarships, grants, and other programs. At the same time the J. Crew X One Warm Coat drive, which supports the work of Maureen’s Haven homeless outreach, was held.

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The Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett presented Talkhouse for a Cause, a benefit for Puerto Rico on Thursday. Proceeds were donated to Waves for Water and Save The Children. Live music included Revel in Dimes, The Sturdy Souls, Paul Fried & Co., Little Head Thinks, Black and Blue, and DJ Matty Nice.

Gallery Walk Photos by Nicole Teitler

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I feed off the energy and magnetism of each environment.

The aesthetics of the Peconic inspired me and was only two hours from the city, so I could transport models and a photo crew easily. I wanted to create images different from the photographs I normally shot for clients. So, I started shooting on the Peconic Bay in 2012 and continued right up to late September 2017. Photographing on location creates a certain magic that can’t be duplicated in the studio.

This vintage series is of years gone by, a simpler time, before technology. A time which I really do miss -- the uncomplicated life. Photographing was a way I could still feel connected to the past and those effortless times. So, I started creating shoots around capturing impressions in time and these magical locations of the East End. With the help of friends lending their seaplanes and fantastic properties, and scouting private and remote locations, a body of work started to reveal itself. Robin Rice saw my photographs and convinced me to do a one-woman show. Rice inspired me to shoot additional images for this upcoming exhibition at her New York City gallery. Do you spend time on the East End when you are not working? If so, what do you enjoy doing?  Actually, most of the time I’m not working when I’m out east. It’s always been a space and a place that I draw inspiration from as an artist.

I love coming out east all year long, not just in the summertime. I enjoy the quieter winters as well, mostly to decompress from the city and connect back to nature. My boyfriend, David Warren, and I spend time socializing with friends and attending events, I’m having so much fun being with a partner that has similar interests in photography and the East End of Long Island.

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Vaudeville Lives, Thanks To SCTC number with our very talented high school students, plus a few others, which will make you want to get up and dance,” she said.  “We’ve also got “Cell Block Tango” performed by our talented ladies Susan Conklin, Jillian Griffiths, Lindsey Sanchez, Riley Goldstein, Stephanie Whitehorn, and Allison Fiorello, plus a special guest surprise,” Mattson said with a smile.

Enjoy some vittles with your vaudeville. The $45 ticket includes a buffet dinner with either herb crusted salmon or chicken Francaise, with roasted potatoes, veggies, penne alla vodka, dinner rolls, and even a small glass of wine. There is a cash bar as well. “We love the idea of a dinner theater vaudeville because it’s entertainment with a lovely meal out,” Mattson said. “Many thanks to 230 Elm in Southampton for

wanting to be part of this. I think it’s something we need in the Hamptons, an affordable night with great food and entertainment.”  Mattson hopes it will be a big success, so that the Springs Community Theater can offer this show every year. Also, “some of our proceeds go to a performing arts scholarship for two students at East Hampton High School,” Mattson said. “SCTC loves theater but also loves to give back to our community.” Dinner is from 6 to 7:30 PM, with the show beginning at 7:30. Reservations can be made by calling 516-658-5735, or by visiting hamptons-theater/shows/a-nightof-vaudeville_320493.

“We need singing and dancing in the world today. We promise it will be a night to remember,” Mattson concluded.


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The Springs Community Theater Company is doing something a little different this year -- A Night of Vaudeville dinner theater at 230 Elm in Southampton. Well, two nights actually -- the show runs on Friday, November 17 and Saturday, November 18. Directed by Jayne Freedman and Diana Horn, the evening promises a little bit of everything in a variety revue of singing, dancing, acting, and comedy.

“The idea of the vaudeville show has been a Springs Community Theater dream for a long time,” said producer Barbara Mattson. “The great thing about it is that it’s the kind of inclusive format where we can have all ages perform and connect through their love of theater, singing, and dancing.”

And perform they will. Acts include

“our emcee April Koeugh, who is a stand-up comedian and who really brings the vaudeville show together, plus our fabulous piano player Craig Kitt, who will accompany many of the performances, and our opening band and dinner music by Johnny Zarrow,” Mattson enthused. More modern Broadway tunes are included with the vaudeville shenanigans, including “Honey Bun” from South Pacific, “Nothing” from A Chorus Line, and numbers from Hair, Beauty and the Beast, and even Gypsy, ironically about the demise of vaudeville and the rise of burlesque. “We also have a few solo numbers performed by high school students Colin Freedman, Allison Fiorello, and two wonderful dance numbers choreographed by Eric Jacobson,” Mattson continued. “One is a musical Footloose

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Cacio e Pepe by Lizzie Gill at Roman Fine art.

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Cosmos by Helen Giaquinto at the Southampton Artists Association’s “Fall Art Show.”

Deadline for submissions is Thursday at noon. Email to jessica@indyeastend. com. Fall Art SHow The Southampton Artists Association presents its “Fall Art Show.” There will be an opening reception on Friday from 4 to 6 PM at Levitas Center for the Arts at the Southampton Cultural Center. The show runs through November 19 with a closing reception on Saturday, November 18, 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, 28

John Messinger, Lola Montes Schnabel, Amy Musto, Michael Netter, Akwetey Orraca-Tetteh, Miles Partington, Enoc Perez, Mark Perry, Renee Phillips, Dalton Portella, Enis Sefersah, Dennis Snyder, Robert R. Waltzer, and Nick Weber, among others. On view from Friday through November 19, the exhibition will open with a reception for the artists on Saturday from 4 to 7 PM. Poster Show & Sale The Springs Improvement Society will host a poster show and sale at Ashawagh Hall on Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM to 4 PM. On display will be decades of Springs artists’ exhibition poster history which are offered for sale along with other memorabilia. There are vintage posters from leading artists including Hoie, De Kooning, and others, some of which are signed.

Ashawagh Hall is proud to have a monument honoring our local war service members and a recently renovated cannon which it invites all to see outside. In honor of Veterans Day, it is also offering free coffee/hot chocolate and cookies to all veterans.


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. The exhibit opens with a public reception for the artists Saturday from 6 to 8 PM.

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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 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.

This diverse exhibition includes many subgenres within contemporary art including street art, figural, conceptual, geometric abstraction, sociopolitical, and landscape. The eclectic nature of this group show is intended to reflect the diverse program regularly offered at Roman Fine Art.

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. An opening reception will be held on Saturday from 6 to 8 PM at Malia Mills in East Hampton. The exhibition will run through December 3.

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 artists in the exhibit use a variety of media in their work including solar plate prints, oil and copper leaf, digital photographs, multi-layered resin relief sculpture, and collaged and painted phototransfers.

The “Fall Collective” will be on exhibit through November 30. Starbridges

“Starbridges,” an exhibition of over 20 sculptures by artist Robert Schwarz, is open at the Amagansett Library through November 28. Schwarz’s constructions are mandalas; balanced designs

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PCF New York Dinner

A poster by artist Claus Hoie at the Springs Improvement Society’s poster show and sale.

New Yorkers came out to support the Prostate Cancer Foundation’s New York dinner at Cipriani 42nd Street on Monday. Whoopi Goldberg, the legendary actress, comedian, and television personality served as guest host for the event. The night included a spectacular musical performance by Grammy and Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson.

J-Rod ( J Lo and A Rod) attended the event and pledged $1 million to the cause. The dinner honored Peter and Laurie Grauer. Prostate Cancer Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to identifying and funding groundbreaking cancer research

Félix Bonilla Gerena’s Never Give Up at Tripoli Gallery.

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that represent the search for completeness. Sue Heatley Drawing Room in East Hampton

presents dynamic new paintings by Sue Heatley. Heatley’s exploration of the physicality of different mediums has been central to her 30-year studio practice, which has encompassed printmaking, ceramics, and painting. The show will run through November 26.

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programs. It has recently partnered with the Department of Veterans Affairs to create 11 centers to deliver precision oncology diagnostics and treatments to all veterans battling prostate cancer. Proceeds from the event support the PCF’s research. For more info visit

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In The Spooky Spirit Photos by Kitty Merrill

The ladies at Hampton Lashes and A-Studio Spa got into the spooky spirit on Halloween, creating scary and cute makeup styles for greeting trick-or-treaters who visited the decorated alley off Main Street in East Hampton. Lash expert Angela Alban went for the zombie look, while colleague Marecella Pintado tried out glittery cat eyes applied by makeup artist Kristina Rodriguez. Aesthetician Lianna Vivolo made sure everyone finished the day with glowing skin. They had it going on for the holiday and are available every day for skin treatments, lash extensions, and makeup. 30

Rowdyween Photos by Richard Lewin

On Halloween evening at Rowdy Hall in East Hampton guests were invited to put on a costume, to act a bit wild, and to celebrate the 18th annual Rowdyween. Hosts Mark Smith, Joe Realmuto, and Joe Gonzalez suggested guests enter if they dare. The tables were cleared out to make room for DJ music and dancing, passed hors d’oeuvres, and spooky decorations.

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East End Calendar 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

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• The popular wintertime community soup dinners are back. Sponsored by the East Hampton Clericus, the dinner will be held at Most Holy Trinity Parish Hall on Buell Lane in East Hampton tonight from 5 to 7 PM. Everybody’s invited to get their soup slurp on gratis. FRIday 11•10•17 • What is Libby? Learn how to use an innovative new mobile app at the East Hampton Library. It’s designed to make borrowing eBooks easier. 2 to 3 PM. Register at the adult reference desk or call 631-324-0222 ext. 3. SATURDAY 11•11•17 • Take a jaunt through Stony Hill in Amagansett at 10 AM. Meet on Stony Hill Road at the intersection of Accabonac Road in Amagansett. Leaders: Laurie and Steve Adler 631-329-2617 or day of hike 917853- 8601.

• East Hampton Trails Preservation Society hosts a Chatfield’s Hole hike at 10 AM. Named after an early East Hampton settler, Chatfield’s Hole is a beautiful glacial kettle hole. Meet at the kiosk parking area on Route 114 at the intersection of Edward’s Hole Rd in East Hampton (two miles north of Stephen Hands Path). Leader: Dave Luce, 917-885- 5749. SUNDAY 11•13•17 • Hike along the Paumanok Path eastward from Napeague Harbor, through a rolling forest of pitch

pine and bayberry, then below the Walking Dunes to more level ground featuring a mix of hardwood species. A delightful hike in any season. Meet on Napeague Harbor Road off Route 27 in Napeague. Leader: Jim Zajac 212769-4311. 10 AM. TUESDAY 11•14•17 • Free English as a Second Language classes are offered every Tuesday at Most Holy Trinity School on Buell Lane in East Hampton. 9:30 to 10 AM.


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• South African-born author and Princeton professor Sheila Kohler, whose recent memoir, Once We Were Sisters, won wide critical praise, will be at the Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton at 1 PM to talk about women’s voices in literature.

At 5:30 PM, the library will offer “Living and Dying Well: Conveying Our Wishes.” Paula M. Peterson, LCSW, FT, will discuss the ways to communicate one’s end-of- life wishes with loved ones. Register for either program at or call 631-2830774 ext. 523. FRIDAY 11•10•17 • At 1 PM join Dr. Robert Dell’Amore, a renowned chef, food researcher, and Suffolk County BOCES educator, as he prepares nutritious food that he swears kids will love using simple and delicious recipes made with fresh ingredients. Samples will be shared and recipes available. For those in grades six to 12 at Rogers Library in Southampton. SATURDAY 11•11•17 • Join the Peconic Land Trust at Bridge Gardens in Bridgehampton at 10 AM for the final workshop in their organic rose care series. Led

by garden manager Rick Bogusch and Paul Wagner, owner of Greener Pastures Organics, you’ll learn the necessary mulching, pruning and soil care for the dormant season to help reduce overwintering disease spores and insect activity and help ensure vigorous plants next spring. This workshop series is a partnership with Perfect Earth Project. $5/person, free to Bridge Gardens members. Space is limited, reservations requested. For more information and to reserve, call 631-283-3195 or email toEvents@ Rain or shine.  • South Fork Natural History Museum hosts a beach cleanup at 8 AM at Sagg Main Beach. SUNDAY 11•12•17 • Kids age six and up, accompanied by an adult, learn all about water at the South Fork Natural History Museum at 10:30 AM. Follow the journey of a water molecule as it travels to all the places where water is found on Earth: in the atmosphere, in the ground, in living plants and animals, and in other places. Make a Water-Journey bead bracelet to take home and remind you of all the places you visited and how you traveled from place to place. Material fee $3. Call 631537-9735 to register.

• Ellen Ecker Ogden presents the Complete Kitchen Garden at 2 PM. A well-designed kitchen garden goes beyond simply growing food: it is a way of life that can improve health and build natural connections with the landscape. Ogden’s lecture, “The Art of Growing Food,” will give you fresh ideas for how to plant your vegetable garden with an artist’s eye. Admission: $10 for non-members of the Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons, free for members. Location: Bridgehampton Community House main hall. MONDAY 11•13•17 • This year marks the 100th anniversary of the US entry into World War I, whose legacy is more present than we think. Join historian Martin H. Levinson for a discussion about how the volatile politics of the Middle East stem from World War I, as well as America’s preoccupation with

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• The Rogers Memorial Library will offer two screenings of Lion, one today at 3 PM, the other one on Tuesday at 7 PM. Lion, rated PG-13 and starring Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, and Nicole Kidman, was nominated for six Academy Awards. It is the story of a lost boy in India and his subsequent Google search to try to locate his family. Register at or call 631-283-0774 ext. 523. At 5:30 PM Roger Keizerstein, a certified trauma specialist, will discuss trauma and post-traumatic stress. Register using info above.

• Stony Brook Southampton Hospital launches a six-week selfdefense workshop on Mondays at 5:30 PM. The class is led by certified black belt instructors. Series cost is $75. Call 631-7268800 to register. Located at the hospital in the third-floor wellness classroom. WEDNESDAY 11•15•17 • The Rogers Memorial Library and the Southampton Hospital will offer “Creating New Holiday Traditions” at noon. Paula Montagna, Southampton Hospital’s registered dietitian, will share samples and recipes, as well as stress-reducing tips to help with the holiday season. Registration is required by November 12. Register at or call 631-2830774 ext. 523.

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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.


Stephen Talkhouse Tomorrow night, the Talkhouse hosts a benefit concert by Nancy Atlas & Friends for Serena and Kim, two local ladies who lost it all on St. John during Hurricane Irma. It takes place from 6 to 9 PM. Friday it’s music from Black and Blue, with opening band Choisters. Black and Blue is an All-American alternative band that fuses R&B, hip hop, and alternative rock. Choisters is a Long Island Punk Project rookie band from Sag Harbor. Then it’s DJ night with JR Inventor at 10. Saturday night, enjoy the Lynn Blue Band at 8, followed by Little Head Thinks at 10. Visit or call 631-267-3117 to purchase tickets or for more info. Karaoke at Springs Tavern The Springs Tavern at 15 Fort Pond Boulevard has announced that the Diva Karaoke will host karaoke night every Saturday night beginning at 10 PM. No cover, just bring your best singing voice! The Springs Tavern currently serves dinner seven days from 4 to 10 p.m. The bar is open seven days a week from 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. 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. This week, it’s the 2 B’s. Townline BBQ is located at 3593 Townline Road in Sagaponack. For more information, call 631-5372271 or visit www.townlinebbq. com. 32

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. This is an ongoing jazz concert series open to the public. Recorded live-to-tape for NPR station WPPB 88.3FM by George Howard of Plus Nine Productions. This week the special guest is the Dick Behrke Quartet. For more information, check out

PMP Classical Concerts The Perlman Music Program on Shelter Island -- established and supervised by Itzhak Perlman -- continues its fall season this weekend.

On Saturday at 5 PM, the StiresStark alumni recital series features Max Tan at the Clark Arts Center. Violinist Tan will perform classical masterworks. After the concert, meet the artist at a special reception Tickets are $25, free for ages 18 and under. Then on Sunday at 2:30 PM, the Works in Progress concert will offer up students and alumni performing classical favorites. This concert is free and open to all, although reservations by email are requested to specialevents@ The performances are held at the Clark Arts Center on Shelter Island. For more info, visit www. Like RENT, but old school Get ready for all the drama of

The 2 B’s perform at Townline BBQ on Friday.

La Boheme when it comes to the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center on Sunday, courtesy of the Long Island Opera Company, presented by Southold Opera. La Boheme is the story of a young Parisian couple’s tragic romance set to the stunning music of Puccini. World-renowned conductor David Grandis and international soprano AnneJulia Audray, as artistic director, take this timeless classic to new heights. Critically-acclaimed singers from the best houses in America, including the Metropolitan Opera, will have you reaching for your tissue box.

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doing the gesture.

The song’s perky, uptempo world beat and positive lyrics promote doing the love five gesture “anytime, anywhere you happen to be.” The “Love Five” single is available for viewing on YouTube, for streaming on Spotify and Apple Music, and for purchase on CHE’s website, iTunes, and Amazon. Alfredo at Lulu Lulu Kitchen and Bar (126 Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963, has announced Alfredo Merat will play live music every Thursday from 6 to 9 PM. There will be no cover.


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East Hampton singer-songwriter Katherine CHE recently released her new single and video, “Love Five.”

Clever Little Lies -- an adult comedy by Joe DiPietro about love and marriage, in and outside the bonds of matrimony -- is the first play of the Hampton Theatre Company’s 2017-2018 season, running through November 12.

“You know that heart shape that people make with their hands?,” CHE related, “It is like that but with two people making the heart together instead of just one. I call it a ‘love five’ kind of like a ‘high five.’” She recorded and co-produced the song with Bakithi Kumalo in his Pennsylvania studio. Originally from South Africa, Kumalo is best known for his work with Paul Simon, especially the iconic bass solo on “You Can Call Me Al” on the masterpiece Graceland album.)

Over 70 people from all the populated continents on the globe participated in her video through images and video snippets of them

Sensing from her husband that something is wrong in their son’s marriage, Alice invites the young couple over for a cocktails-andcheesecake interrogation. As one set of lies threatens to unravel a relationship in this comedy and drama about falsehoods and infidelity, Alice offers an object lesson by spinning a new web of fanciful deceit about her own marriage. Or is she telling the truth?

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Reporting From Broadway by Isa Goldberg People, Places, & Things Given our nationwide opioid epidemic, there is no more pertinent a production on stage right now than the British import, People, Places & Things at St Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn, through November 19. That does not mean that Donald Trump will see it, though in fact, he should.

Reprising her Olivier Awardwinning performance as Nina/ Emma/Sarah/Lucy -- one woman, with a lot of heavy baggage to work out -- Denise Gough gives an emotionally wrenching performance.

Playwright Duncan Macmillan is no stranger to disturbing audiences. His adaptation of George Orwell’s 1984, recently imported to Broadway, was considered too violent to watch by some. Directly the opposite, his play Every Brilliant Thing is a triumph in which the performer engages the audience in the power of positive thinking.

This piece is a kind of coup de theatre, in which the actors work through their addictions in 12step programs and through group therapy. It is truly psychodrama that they create. The production, framed around the central character, an actress whose stage name is Emma, delights in taking meta-theatrical turns and twists that throw devilish hooks our way. The play opens with an adaptation of Chekhov’s The Seagull, in which Emma plays an overly dramatic Nina, swooping around with her arms like wings. Just as she is about to fall off the stage, the stage manager grabs her; the dresser cleans her bloodied face; she imagines a man standing under a street light; she thinks she’s in a nightclub. A repetition of sounds, gun shots included, flashing lights, and strange characters emerge. Emma is standing in the reception

area of a rehab center.

Watching Emma’s drug-addled psyche come to life, we see her reflection in the six actresses who mirror her hallucinating mind. Literally pouring themselves through walls, contorting, reviling themselves -- Polly Bennett’s choreography is eye-popping.

Directed by Jeremy Herrin, there is a visionary quality to the staging. And the surrealism, rooted in the reality of the drug addict’s mental life, is mesmerizing. As Emma, now Sarah, grows involved in facing herself and her addictions, the audience sees its mirror image as well. For most of the play, we are looking into ourselves, as the audience is raked, from the stage floor to the ceiling, on either of the stage, which sits in the middle. As jarring as the drug addict’s life is, Herrin and his designers (Bunny Christie, Tom Gibbons, Christina Cunningham, Andrzej Goulding, and James Farncombe) create a real-time experience that is ajar of traditional theatricality. And while the nature of the storytelling here is issue-driven, and not at all symbolic, or even subtle, the consummate artistry of the National Theatre/Headlong collaboration takes it to another level. Wildly imaginative. And even more satisfying to see how treatment succeeds. The Last Match Watching the two superheroes of tennis battling it out at the US Open in Anna Ziegler’s new play, The Last Match, is invigorating.

It’s provocative enough that Ziegler’s champs are not the legends of our contemporary culture, as they are in the wonderful film, Battle of The Sexes, with Emma Stone and Steve Carrell as Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. Still, as directed by Gaye Taylor

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Upchurch, the fictional gods of Match are as iconic and incredible as the gods and goddesses of Greek drama. And they are confronted on par, with the efficacy of their unalterable choices, and overreaching aspirations.

Ziegler’s play artfully dances around the theatricality of the game. Challenging the distance between on-stage action and spectator, she breaks the fourth wall. At first, Tim (Wilson Bethel) and Sergei (Alex Mickiewicz) sit on the sidelines of the court, but front and center to the audience, in conversation with one another, even though their gaze peers into the audience. Are we with them, these players will ask themselves throughout the highstakes game of their careers, and their lives? For that matter, the agon between the aging champion of the sport, the American,Tim Porter, and the younger, aspirational Russian, Sergei Sergeyev, is a classic. For Sergei, this is a contest against the icon of his childhood. And for Tim, it’s the descent from a throne he has held for a long time. That we get swooped up into their psyches is no mean trick here. Much of the dialogue spews from the thoughts they release while they’re duking it out on the court. Through the mounting tensions, flashbacks emerge. The players find themselves in conversation with their respective girlfriends -eventually their wives.

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The conflict on the court mirrors their personal and interpersonal conflicts. Driven to confront their motives -- their compulsive drive, self-involvement, and narcissism, they face the ultimate price of success -- defeat.

What is the passion that drives them? As Sergei puts it, “How do you get to the bottom of wanting?” Similarly, Tim fears “all of the suffering that goes with desire.” Fortunately, the two actors are well matched. As Tim, Bethel is a naturally cocky Ivy League American icon. And Mickiewicz breathes the cold war mentality, the loneliness and frigidity of Sergei’s childhood with emotional exactness.

Through their conversations with their wives, their inner conflicts unfold. Zoe Winters as Tim’s wife, Mallory, is a selfless soul mate, patiently awaiting her god’s return, while Natalia Payne, Galina, is a meaningful goad. On Tim Mackabee’s miniaturized Colosseum, the score cards loom large from the audience’s left and right, with the court thrusting its way into the spectator’s space. Mostly the stage is an open arena, augmented by Bradley King’s strobes thrusting out of the proscenium arch. Ultimately, as foretold, “It don’t mean a thing if you ain’t got that swing.” Produced by The Roundabout at the Laura Pels Theater.


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Madison Utendahl, Joey Wölffer, and Magda Sayeg.

By Jessica Mackin-Cipro

Guild Hall’s Visionaries

East Hampton’s Guild Hall will host its first Visionaries benefit luncheon in New York City featuring Magda Sayeg, Madison Utendahl, and Joey Wölffer in a lively discussion about their brands and successes led by moderator, Andrea Grover, Guild Hall’s executive director. The event will take place on Thursday, November 16, from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM, at the Harmonie Club.

The afternoon will be complete with compelling stories from the three creative visionaries. Each of the women featured at the luncheon is recognized for charting new pathways in design and the arts. Magda Sayeg is the founder of Guerrilla Knitting. Her body of work, which spans over a decade, includes the widely-recognized crochet covered bus in Mexico City as well as her first solo



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exhibit in Rome at La Museo des Esposizione. Her work has evolved to include large-scale installations around the world including commissions and collaborations with companies like Commes Des Garçon, CR Fashion Book, Absolut Vodka, Insight 51, Mini Cooper, Gap, and Smart Car. “My passion is with the material: I love displacing handmade, mostly woven, material in environments where it seemingly doesn’t belong . . . only to discover that they can coexist quite harmoniously,” stated Sayeg. “I understand the limitations of this medium intimately, and I continue to challenge it.”

Madison Utendahl is the head of content and social media director for the Instagram-worthy Museum of Ice Cream in Los Angeles. Through the creation of the digital and social extension of the museum, she has brought the magic of ice cream to the screens of millions of online visitors. Joey Wölffer is the co-owner of Wölffer Estate Vineyard in Sagaponack, founder of The

Styleliner and the Joey Wölffer Boutique in Sag Harbor. Her career began in jewelry design and luxury accessories. In 2009 she created The Styleliner -- a luxury accessories boutique on wheels. In recent years she has opened a brick and mortar shop in Sag Harbor along with pop ups in Nantucket and Culver City. Wölffer is also equally passionate about Wölffer Estate, a vineyard famous for its rosé and stunning views. She has breathed new life into the Wölffer brand -emphasizing a youthful voice and a whimsical lifestyle through design and art. Summer in a Bottle Rosé, No. 139 Dry Ciders, Wölffer Kitchen Restaurant in Sag Harbor, and Wölffer Kitchen Amagansett are just some of the innovations she’s introduced in the past five years.

Tickets are $250. If you want to bring along a young person you’re mentoring, there is a special rate for companion mentees. For more info contact Guild Hall special events at 631-324-0806 ext. 13 or ext. 21 or visit

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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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by Jessica Mackin-Cipro Deadline for submissions is Thursday at noon. Email to jessica@indyeastend. com. For Serena and Kim They lost nearly everything. Bonac women Serena Gagliotti and Kim Nalepinski, fulltime residents of St. John, fell victim to the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma when she whipped through the US Virgin Islands, consuming their homes and places of business. Both of them are living back east now. Nancy Atlas & Friends is offering up music tomorrow night, with a 50/50 raffle, and more, at the Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett.

“We have also gotten the green light from ARF (where Serena is currently working) to have the ARF mobile van on site in front of the Talkhouse with adoptable hurricane rescues from Puerto Rico,” Atlas described on a Facebook event page. Nalepinski worked in a vet’s office on St. John.

The suggested door donation is $20. The event is being held from 6 to 9 PM tomorrow night. Wildlife Rescue The Painted Canvas will hold an event to benefit the Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center at The Shoppes at East Wind in Wading River. On Saturday from noon to 2:15 PM kids and teens are invited to “paint & snack” an image of a little screech owl. The cost is $40. A snack will be provided. Visit for more info or to register.

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.

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 917-7416257.

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Tipsy Tastes: Twin Stills Moonshine

By Nicole Teitler

Grown on Long Island but inspired by a Portuguese tradition, Twin Stills Moonshine holds pride as the only tasting room of its kind in the area. Naming their distillery after the twin stills imported from Portugal used to make their product, Joe and Patty Cunha have created a unique libation experience on Sound Avenue in Riverhead. Jose Cunha, Joe Cuhna’s grandfather, began distilling single, small batches of grappa in northern Portugal in 1926. Joe, who bears his grandfather’s name, made frequent trips to the old country, especially over the winter months during the busy season. A passion was born. With the passing of his grandfather in 2006, Cunha decided the best

way to continue the family legacy was to recreate it. His dream became a reality in March of 2016 when the logo was sketched after a picture of Jose Cunha and the doors opened up. “I’m very traditional and family oriented,” Patricia Cunha, wife and partner, noted about supporting her husband’s ambition. “If you want to do anything, I feel like nothing should stop you. If this is your passion and you want to do it, then let’s do it!” Made from Long Island corn, the original flavors of this 100-proof moonshine are strawberry and apple pie, with additional products of regular, honey, coffee, chocolate, mixed berry, or the o’OldTymer whiskey aged in American white

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The whole process takes between two and three weeks from start to finish, with aged whiskey taking a bit longer. It starts by boiling the sugars out of the corn, throwing them in the fermenters, and adding yeast, which creates a beer-like liquid. After seven days, it is placed in a still where the vapors are condensed into a spirit.

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Unlike other companies that produce in mass qualities and substitute with artificial ingredients, Twin Stills creates small batches with 100 percent natural ingredients from in-season flavors. “I’m not going to use anything artificial in order to sell something. It’s just not who we are,” Patricia Cunha emphasized. You’ll taste real strawberries from strawberry season, pumpkin during fall, and more. The original bottle was the grappa bottle, which is still sold, but the moonshine is also offered now in traditional whiskey bottles. The various flavors can be enjoyed in a unique, hand-made clay cup imported from Portugal.

It’s through dedication to authenticity and tradition that Twin Stills sees a steady 30 percent volume growth each month, particularly during harvest season. Patty Cuhna places a sign out front that reads “Y wait in line? Come try

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Guest Worthy Recipe: Nini Nguyen

By Zachary Weiss Who: Nini Nguyen, culinary director of Cook Space INSTAGRAM: @CookSpaceBK NINI’S GUESTWORTHY RECIPE: Make-Your-Own Flatbread WHY? “Flatbreads are an easy and impressive dish that’s always a crowd pleaser -- they also allow guests to get involved and make their own! They’re also easy to update with the seasons -- you can add kale, squash, even apples to this dish and it will be delicious.”

and wrap in plastic wrap. Let the dough rise until double in size. Portion dough out into orangesized rolls. Stretch dough onto a clean baking sheet and top with desired toppings (in our case, we use onions, parmesan, and thyme). Season with salt, pepper, and olive oil. Bake until golden brown and a little charred on the edges.

Top with more cheese and toppings and serve.

INGREDIENTS: 825 g all-purpose flour 525 g tepid water 22 g salt

5 g fresh yeast (or 2 dry active) 15 g olive oil

Onions, parmesan, thyme for your guests to add on -- let your imagination run wild! DIRECTIONS: Heat oven to 450 degrees. Mix all flatbread ingredients in a mixer on medium, until it all comes together. Let it rest for 10 minutes in the bowl and mix again on medium for two minutes. Place dough in an oil-lined bowl

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by Jessica Mackin-Cipro Deadline for submissions is Thursday at noon. Email to jessica@indyeastend. com. Golden Pear Turns 30 The Golden Pear Café is celebrating 30 years in business on Sunday. Keith Davis opened the Golden Pear Café on Thursday, November 12, 1987, at 99 Main Street in the Village of Southampton. Additional locations were opened in East Hampton, Bridgehampton, and Sag Harbor during the years that followed, but the cozy and unique corner location in Southampton has become a landmark and local gathering place for 30 years. During the summer season its signature coffee, breakfast, and lunch specialties create a line out the door and onto the sidewalk. Through years of well garnered success and growth, Davis has always stayed true to his original vision and mission: “To provide customers with an extraordinary

experience every time they visit the Golden Pear.”

To celebrate Golden Pear’s 30th anniversary, Davis and his team will be offering a 30 percent discount on all purchases, at all Golden Pear locations, this Friday through Sunday. On Sunday there will be free apple cider, cookies, and a raffle for a beautiful Golden Pear holiday gift basket. Seasonings Greetings The Rogers Memorial Library and the Southampton Historical Museum present “Seasonings Greetings,” a spice and herb blending course with a peppering of history tomorrow from 6 to 8 PM at the Rogers Mansion in Southampton.

Join Scott C. Evers, owner of Sabba’s Spicery in a course that will show the home cook how to make seasonings that liven up their meals. The class will start with a discussion of spices, herbs, and other flavorings and some interesting facts and historical notes on each. In the second hour attendees will learn to mix spices, herbs, and flavoring into unique seasoning blends that each participant will design and create, with assistance from the instructor.

The cost is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Limited to 12 students. Visit www. to register.

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Saturday, take an educational vineyard tour and tasting. The walk begins at noon, with check-in at 11:45 AM. Reservations required, along with $15 admission. www. Raphael WINE Norman Vincent performs from 1 to 4 PM on Sunday. www. Jason’s Vineyard There’s music Friday from 4 to 8 PM. Victor Tarassov and Arrizza Flamenco perform. On Saturday from 1:30 to 5:30 PM George Barry performs. Same time Sunday sees April Rain at the mic. www. Bedell Cellars Le Taste Nouveau est arrivé! Celebrate the inaugural release of the vineyard’s newest wine -- Taste Nouveau. This weekend try a glass paired with your favorite slice of pie from the local pastry pros at Four & Twenty Blackbirds in Orient for $15. On Sunday, partake in a whirlwind tour of wine and cheese pairing possibilities with local expert Michael Affatato of the Village Cheese Shop in the Tasting Room. Taste through four cheeses with four wines. Tickets are $50 per person. Noon to 2 PM.

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Recipe of the Week by Chef Joe Cipro

Stuffed Turkey Breast With An Apple Pear Glaze & Candied Pecans Ingredients (serves 6)

2 whole turkey breasts (roughly 2 lbs each) 2 c shaved sweet potato

2 large leeks (bottoms washed and cut across into half moons) 1/2 c dried cranberries 1 c apple juice

Juice of 1/2 a lemon 1 oz bourbon

1/4 c granulated sugar 3 Tbsp butter melted 2 Tbsp olive oil

1/4 c chopped sage

1/4 c chopped parsley

2 Granny Smith apples (diced) reserve scraps to make sauce 2 Anjou pears (diced) reserve scraps for sauce 3/4 c pecans 1 egg white

1 tsp cinnamon

2 Tbsp brown sugar 1 tsp curry powder

1 tsp Old Bay seasoning 1 tsp paprika

Butcher’s twine

Salt and black pepper to your liking Method Start by heating your oven to 350 degrees. Deglaze a hot pan with the bourbon to burn off the alcohol. When the bourbon is reduced by half, add the sugar and apple juice. Heat that mixture until the sugar is dissolved. Soak the cranberries for 10 minutes while you sauté the shaved sweet potatoes and leeks in a Tbsp of olive oil, just until they are soft and translucent.

Meanwhile, between two sheets of plastic wrap, gently pound the turkey breasts until they have an even thickness, about an inch. Season the turkey breasts, drain and reserve the liquid used to rehydrate the cranberries. At this point you will want to have the butcher’s twine handy. Stuff the pounded breasts with the sweet potato, leek, herb, and cranberry filling. Do not over stuff the breast.

Roll and truss each turkey breast.

In a couple of hot sauté pans sear the skin with a mixture of olive oil and butter over medium high heat to brown the skin. Place them in the oven for 25 minutes, remembering to rotate half way through the cooking process.

Once the turkey is in the oven you can gently heat the liquid reserved from earlier from the leftover scraps from dicing your fruit. Once the fruit is cooked and soft, purée the mixture to make a sauce

and fold in the diced fruit. Keep warm to serve.

Toss the pecans in the spice mix, and then add the egg white. Mix everything together in a bowl and spread the coated nuts evenly across a sheet tray lined with aluminum foil. Bake at 350 for 7 minutes and remove to allow time to cool. When the turkey comes out of the oven, snip away the butcher’s twine and slice into 1.5 inch thick medallions. Coat with the warm sauce and finish by crumbling the candied pecans over the dish.

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Entertainment Continued From Page 32. on Thursdays and Fridays at 7 PM, Saturdays at 8, and Sundays at 2:30 PM, with an additional matinee on Saturday. HTC and the Quogue Club at the Hallock House are offering a lunch and theater package for the additional matinee, scheduled for this production on Saturday at 2:30 PM. For tickets and more information, visit www. Of Pirates and Pinafores The Gilbert & Sullivan Light Opera Company of Long Island will present The World According to Gilbert & Sullivan at the Jamesport Meeting House on Saturday at 8 PM. This will be a laugh-filled tour of the off-the-wall world of Gilbert & Sullivan, with stops in Titipu, Japan; Barataria; PfennigHalbpfenning; the island nation of Utopia; and, silliest of all, London, England.

The 14 operas written by WS Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan constitute the world’s most popular body of musical theater, and The World According to Gilbert & Sullivan features hilarious, beautiful, and unfailingly charming excerpts from all 14 performed by a quintet of the company’s finest performers.



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Tickets are available in advance at and at the door. Complimentary light refreshments will be provided. Albee’s Virginia Woolf On Saturday at 7 PM, Guild Hall will offer at National Theatre live screening of Edward Albee’s American classic, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf ?

Sonia Friedman Productions present Imelda Staunton (Gypsy, Vera Drake, the Harry Potter films); Conleth Hill (Game Of Thrones, The Producers); Luke Treadaway (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the NightTime, Fortitude, The Hollow Crown), and Imogen Poots (A Long Way Down, Jane Eyre) in James Macdonald’s new production of Edward Albee’s landmark play, broadcast live to cinemas from the Harold Pinter Theatre, London. General Admission is $18 ($16 for Guild Hall members). Tickets at, or at the box office two hours prior to screening, 631-324-4050. 

WaterMill brings Death to Brooklyn Death, by Marianna Kavallieratos and Dom Bouffard, current Watermill Center artists-inresidence, will be presented at the Center for Performance Research in Brooklyn on Sunday at 7:30 PM. This work-in-progress presentation by choreographer Kavallieratos and composer Bouffard incorporates movement, sound, color, and

real-time digital media. The performance seeks to be a celebration of life, which without death would be meaningless.

The work is followed by a Q&A with moderator Claude Grunitzky, president of the Byrd Hoffman Water Mill Foundation.


Let it Ride The Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival is hosting a free screening of Welcome to Soldier Ride at Sag Harbor’s John Jermain Library at 7 PM. HT2FF’s FILM+FORUM outreach project is a collaborative effort between the festival, documentary filmmakers, and local libraries and organizations located on the East End of Long Island. The program broadens the festival’s audience reach while giving noteworthy documentary films another chance to be seen.


historic crimes of li On Sunday, the Shelter Island Historical Society plays host to Kerriann Flanagan Brosky and her new book Historic Crimes of Long Island at the Havens Barn, 16 South Ferry Road, from 3 to 5 PM. In her new book, award-winning author and historian Brosky uncovers some of the ghastliest historical crimes committed on Long Island -- from the tarring, feathering, and murder of Charles Kelsey in 1872, to the East Hampton witch

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trial of 1657, to the kidnapping of Alice Parson in 1937. There is a $5 suggested donation. guild hall art talk On Saturday at 3 PM, enjoy a panel discussion with artists and brothers Nico Yektai and Darius Yektai, moderated by Christina Strassfield, museum director and chief curator, at Guild Hall in East Hampton. The focus of the panel is the “Yektai” exhibition, which traces the familial artistic legacy of patriarch Manoucher Yektai and his two sons: painter/sculptor Darius and furniture maker/sculptor Nico. Manoucher’s life in the arts directly influenced his sons and the path that they chose. The similarities and differences of their work and their visions will be examined. Free, reservations are strongly encouraged at https://give.

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Fred Thiele is the Assemblyman for the first district of the New York State Assembly. The district includes the towns of East Hampton, Southampton, Shelter Island, and portions of Brookhaven.

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the First Presbyterian Church down Jobs Lane to the park. All veterans are invited to participate and cars will be provided for those who cannot march. Be at the church parking lot by 10 AM. Refreshments will be served in the Veterans Memorial Hall immediately following the service. For more information call 631267-6554.

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Independent/Courtesy Westhampton Beach Schools Westhampton Beach High School students were inducted into academic honor societies on November 1.

Independent/Courtesy Hampton Bays Schools Members of the Hampton Bays Elementary School K-Kids displayed the pink breast cancer awareness bracelets that they sold as part of a fundraiser for the Breast Cancer Society. From left are Louie Stellato, Charlotte Summar, Lilah Nydegger, Natalye Choy Vasquez, Sumeja Bytyqi, and Camila Pinto. The K-Kids raised $700.

Riverhead Central School District Members of the Riverhead Central School District High School Hispanic Youth Leadership Club had the opportunity to speak with representatives of the Guatemalan consulate Jazmin Carrillo and Flor de Maria Sanchez on Nov. 1.

During the meeting, Carrillo, who is a 2007 graduate of Riverhead High School and organized the event, spoke to the students about the importance of staying in school and continuing on to higher education in the face of adversity. She offered the steps she took to become an administrative assistant with the consulate.

Sanchez, who is the third secretary of the consulate, discussed the role of the consulate and how it maintains diplomatic relations between countries. She additionally explained the services the consulate offers, such as national ID cards and passports to Guatemalan foreign nationals and dual citizenship for those born in America to Guatemalan parents. Westhampton Beach Westhampton Beach High School

students were inducted into several academic honor societies during a ceremony on Nov. 1. In total, 50 students were inducted into the Foreign Language Honor Society, 42 into the Math Honor Society, and 24 were named as members of the Science Honor Society.

During the ceremony, the students were presented with certificates of achievement and several speakers stood to congratulate the new inductees. The ceremony concluded with a musical performance by a flute quartet made up of students Emily Arpino, Natalie Gosnel, Cayla Kuey, and Spencer Moyle. The Westhampton Beach School District extends its congratulations to all the new inductees.

Independent/Courtesy Riverhead Central School District The Riverhead High School Hispanic Youth Leadership Club met with representatives from the Guatemalan consulate last week. Pictured from left, Flor de Maria Sanchez, third secretary of the Consulate of Guatemala; Julissa Escobar, Hispanic Leadership Club treasurer; Katerin Corado, Hispanic Leadership Club secretary; Dulce Castillo, Hispanic Leadership Club president; German Erazo, Hispanic Leadership Club vice president, and Jazmin Carrillo, administrative assistant with the Consulate of Guatemala.

Hampton Bays SCHools The members of the Hampton Bays Elementary School service organization K-Kids recently donated $700 to the Breast Cancer Society. The students raised the money as part of the school’s 13th annual

Denim Day fundraiser. As part of the project, the K-Kids sold breast cancer awareness bracelets to fellow students, teachers, and administrators.

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Independent/Courtesy Douglas Elliman The kitchen and living room at 31 Woodridge Rd. in Hampton Bays.

By Bridget LeRoy

The real estate market on the East End tends to stay concentrated on the high-end sales, the record breakers. But what about the poor plebes (present company included) who can’t afford a 16,000-squarefoot oceanfront mansion with infinity pool, home gym, and, presumably, all the gold you can eat?

Well, there are still the occasional homes that pop up for under half a mil, but in order to find one that isn’t a teardown or a money pit, you need to look very closely. “Something under $500,000 is becoming increasingly rare out here,” according to Tahir Baig of Douglas Elliman. “These properties go very fast, and there are a lot of buyers in this market, so it’s of utmost importance to find an agent to work with who is very knowledgeable and can work expertly in representing your best interests.” Here are a few we found.

Baig is co-representing -- with Jeff Ulysses, also of Elliman -- 31 Woodridge Road in Hampton Bays. This adorable two-bedroom, two-bath turnkey ranch sits South of the Highway on a quarter acre. It’s spacious, airy, and enjoys deeded bay rights, a full basement, fireplace,

Independent/Courtesy Douglas Elliman Bigger than it looks: 10 State Street in Hampton Bays has six bedrooms and is under $500,000.

pool, and hot tub. $499,000.

Looking for more bang with less buck? Also in Hampton Bays, also represented by Elliman agents (in this case, Constance Porto and Anne Marie Francavilla), 10 State Street offers up a six-bedroom, two-bath Cape-style home, completely updated and impeccably maintained. The large interior also includes living room, dining room, kitchen, and full finished basement on a quiet road in Hampton Bays, close to ocean beaches and town, on almost a quarter acre. $484,000. “The market under $500,000 is very good. As long as the homes are priced correctly, they move,” Bill Carroll of Corcoran said. Heading just the tiniest bit west, but still within Southampton Town, is 22 North Bay Avenue in Eastport, repped by Carroll. This turnkey ranch, listed at $499,000, offers three bedrooms and two bathrooms with central air and beach rights, and a gorgeous brick patio and firepit overlooking the large backyard. What about East Hampton? What about East Hampton for under $300,000? Agent John Brady of Nestseekers described 105 Oakview Highway as a “South-of-theHighway mobile home, if there were such a thing,” he said with a

Independent/Courtesy Nestseekers East Hampton for under $300K.

laugh. Featured on MSNBC and Yahoo, this home features two bedrooms, one full bathroom, new siding and trim, new windows, new gutters, and Pergo floors throughout.

The kitchen was done with custom cabinetry, Carrera marble, and an aesthetically chosen backsplash to match the decor. The home is mint condition and move-in ready and only one mile to Main Street. Outside, enjoy add-ons such as irrigation, hedged privacy from the driveway, custom-made shed to match the house, and grill area. The price? $289,000.

Finally, if you thought you couldn’t have water views for under $500,000, think again. Enjoy gazing at the water from 75 Blossom Bend in Mattituck. This threebedroom, two bath ranch sits on an impeccably landscaped .83-acre corner lot. Represented by Joanne Romano of Coldwell Banker M&D Good Life, the property serves up a sunny living room with fireplace, a master bedroom with en suite bath, a huge screened porch, and oversized two-car garage with room for storage. Peaceful, but minutes to Mattituck’s Love Lane, this home is offered for $489,900. 43

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This is the precise spiel I used to lay By Rick Murphy on potential customers when I was

godless Viet Cong were running this great country of ours?

a little kid. I would agree to clear away all the snow in their front yards for the modest fee of 50 cents and as always, it came with the patented Murphy double your money back guarantee. Better still, these customers had my word, and that folks, is something you can take to the bank (good luck with that).


by Rick Murphy

The Ice Age This column is not a repeat.

Regular readers know that I recycle, but this is only because I care about our environment. It is time for my annual snow removal column, because as I write this the temperature is dropping toward freezing for the first time this season.

The ice petrifies Karen, because she has a partially-torn rotator cuff. Usually, only baseball players who pitch 200 innings get that particular injury, which leads me to worry that Karen is hurling 95-mile-per-hour fastballs at another guy. Karen, though, does not throw baseballs around, but she throws

quite a few hissy fits and temper tantrums so that’s a possible explanation.

She also has a balky knee, which makes it doubly difficult to navigate on the icy driveway. It falls upon me to shovel the snow, and this is the problem. I have a balky back. It balks whenever I am presented with hard work to do. I don’t have many rules, but once in a while I have to lay down the law in the Murphy household: Rick does not shovel snow. Ever.

The reason, as regular readers know, is because I hurt my back defending our country. Sure, we could have a clear path out the front door, but what good would it do us if the

This sheet of ice corresponds with the Winter Olympics, which is convenient for me. Whenever Karen complains I say something like, “Just pretend you’re in a bobsled,” or “try doing a Triple Jump.” Her response, at least the printable part, usually centers on what would happen if she tries to get to her car, slips, and breaks her good leg. “That would be a luge, luge situation,” I say earnestly. She doesn’t laugh. To me going from my front door to my truck is an adventure. OK, so I’m a world class athlete and not everyone enjoys the rare combination of speed and balance that I possess, I get that.

What’s really scary for Karen is we live in one of East Hampton’s “Old Filed Map” developments which translates to “even though you pay the same taxes everyone else does we’re not going to plow your roads because you are subhuman scum.” Basically, then, Karen is trapped inside the house. “What happens if I need an ambulance?” “You die.”

“What happens if I get trapped outside?” “You die.”



This angers her, but I take the same chance every time I eat something she cooks -- death lurks around every casserole.

I have compensated for my unfortunate back ailment by creating the world’s first 100 percent guaranteed Snow Removal System. Yes, ladies and genitals, this system will work no matter how much snow is on the ground, and it will clear every inch, and that, my friends, comes with a double the money back guarantee.

I usually chose little old ladies as my victims -- or as they are called in today’s politically-correct world Age Appropriate Gender Specific Artificial Hipsters because they were the most in need of my snow removal services. (Should they choose to chase after me I could also pitch my brand-new Hip Replacement System to them.)

You know the rest. Inevitably some little old lady would jack me up in the supermarket months later and say, “Hey, you little punk! (Sometimes they would call me a loud mouth punk.) You stole 50 cents from me!” That’s when I would become indignant.

“I beg your pardon, my dear lady,” I would bellow. “Let me ask you – is there any snow in your yard? Any?” “Of course not,” she would reply. “It’s July!” Precisely.

And therein lies the secret to the patented Murphy Snow Removal System -- it is powered by the sun.

Now that I’ve mastered the snow removal thing, I’m trying to get the sun to take out the garbage. Stay tuned. This is the 30th anniversary of my first newspaper column, published in the new defunct Sag Harbor Herald (no wonder it is defunct). Next week begins a new era complete with a new up-to-date picture on the column header.


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contamination concerns Dear Editor,

Since most of the debate surrounding a PDD to build a golf course resort in East Quogue known as The Hills has focused on groundwater remediation, the following observations may have some merit. The Hills isn’t called The Hills for nothing. The Hills parcel is on elevated land and groundwater

runoff from The Hills travels downward toward land adjacent to the main road into East Quogue. Because the land areas adjacent to the main road (including farmland) are geographically located out of reach of The Hills nitrogen remediation systems, a contaminated plume from The Hills will run underground to pollute the creeks and bays. During last Sunday’s heavy storm, about a foot of water coursed down into the main road on which the

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entrance to The Hills is located. This water flowed down into a side street leaving in its wake a threeinch layer of unfiltered mud. The water also flowed deep into land areas along the main road, in one case pushing about six inches of mud into a homeowner’s driveway. None of this water on the main road will be intercepted by nitrogen remediation systems being installed by The Hills developers.

Another related problem exists with The Hills that I believe renders the nitrogen-remediation systems questionable. A consultant for The Hills worked closely with Southampton Highway Superintendent Alex Gregor who built a new recharge basin on the main road along with new drains. During a Southampton Town Board work session, Alex Gregor reported that he solved the flooding on the main road, however, as described above, the main road still floods and compacts the drains with mud. So from an engineering perspective, the basin was improperly sited and the project design was flawed.

In my opinion, if a consultant for The Hills was involved in a flawed engineering project associated with the flow of water running down from higher ground, then I believe it’s reasonable to be skeptical of engineering projects associated with nitrogen remediation.

Susan Cerwinski

agonizing death Dear Editor,

Authorities should throw the book at a man who admitted to throwing his mother’s elderly cat into Moriches Bay to drown instead of paying to have the cat humanely euthanized. This man allegedly not only betrayed his mother’s trust, he caused a helpless animal to suffer an agonizing death that could have easily been prevented. A person this lacking in empathy is a threat to the entire community and should be punished to the fullest extent of the law. This case also serves as a reminder of why it is vital for animal shelters to remove every barrier to admitting dying animals and to always provide free euthanasia

By Karen Fredericks

Allen Brown I watch the news on Channel 7 and “Animal Planet.” I love animals, especially dogs. I don’t have one right now but I used to be a canine officer when I lived in Jamaica, in Montego Bay. For nine years I worked with a dog named Shadow. He was my best friend. Denise Fiorello I love court TV and movies about courts and trials. I watch “Judge Judy,” “Judge Faith,” “Judge Mathis” and “People’s Court.” I always jokingly say if I ever get into trouble I'll really be prepared and I’ll know just what to do. Daniela Sambora I mostly watch the Disney Channel. It’s my favorite channel of everything on TV. My favorite show is “Soy Luna.” It’s about a girl who moves from Mexico to Argentina when a really rich lady offers her parents a job. Amari Orden If I’m watching the television I’m watching sports. I just finished watching the World Series and that was great. Now I'll start watching soccer. I watch a lot of soccer. My favorite team is the New York City Football Club.

services upon request, without imposing “surrender” fees, waiting lists, limited admission hours, or other impediments. Unfortunately, increasing numbers of shelters are refusing to accept sick, injured, elderly, or unsocialized animals -- or any cats at all -- because they hurt their “saved” stats, leaving these animals literally and figuratively out in the cold. Veterinarians can help, too, by

setting up charitable funds and/ or offering to reduce or waive euthanasia fees for indigent clients. End-of-life care is a vital part of animal guardianship. We must not let animals down when they are at their most vulnerable.

Teresa Chagrin Animal Care & Control Specialist People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

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 Wednesday, November 15, 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. Called “It Hits Home,” the forum 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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LVIS Scholarship For Women

By Kitty Merrill

The Ladies’ Village Improvement Society of East Hampton is offering the Madelon DeVoe Talley Scholarship for $3000. It is awarded to a woman who is at least 25 years of age and is currently enrolled or plans to enroll in a college undergraduate program. The

applicant must be a resident of East Hampton Town (from Montauk to Sagaponack) for at least the last two years. Applications for the scholarship are available in the LVIS office. The application must be completed and returned by Friday, November 17, to: LVIS, 95 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937.

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Family Fun Day

By Kitty Merrill

Southampton Youth Services will host a family fun day Saturday from 11 AM to 3 PM at the recreation center on Majors Path. Expect giant inflatables, carnival games, photo booth, face

painting, and more. There will be demonstrations by Joy Dance Academy, East End Fencing and Archery, Hamptons karate, gymnastics, and baton twirlers. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for teens, and kids under 12 are admitted free.

LWV On Death

By Kitty Merrill

What do you want your dying moments to look like? How do you want to go? Have you told family members?

The League of Women Voters of the Hamptons invites all to a public information program on “End of Life Choices & Decisions” on Monday at 6:30 PM at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital’s Parrish Memorial Hall, located next to the hospital’s emergency room entrance, at 235 Herrick Rd., corner of Lewis Street. Organized by the League’s health committee, chaired by Valerie King, Ph.D. of East Hampton, the forum offers individuals and

family members a chance to learn from a panel of experts with various viewpoints. The five-member panel includes Corinne Carey, Esq., campaign director for Compassion & Choices, NY; David Leven, JD, executive director emeritus and senior consultant, End of Life Choices NY; Priscilla Ruffin, RN, MS, NPP, president/CEO of East End Hospice, Westhampton Beach; Lara Siska, MD, director of Palliative Care, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital; Michael Vetrano, Ph.D., Medicine in Contemporary Society, SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine.

Refreshments will be served at the beginning of the program.

News From The Highway

By Kitty Merrill

Due to the storm that occurred at the end of last month, Southampton Town Highway Department will be picking up storm-related vegetative debris. Only storm debris, highway supe Alex Gregor was adamant. “We will not pick up yard clearing, pruning, whole trees, or stumps.” Place storm-related debris in a separate pile from leaves. Mixed piles will not be picked up. All storm debris should be no longer

than eight foot in length and three inches in diameter. If you have already picked up your vouchers, you may use them for either leaves or storm-related debris.

The fall leaf program will begin November 27. The amnesty program at waste management will still commence on November 15 -residents may self-haul brush free of charge. Contact the Southampton Highway Department leaf hotline at 631-702-2585 for additional 411.

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If you wanted a free flu shot administered by Stony Brook Southampton Hospital on Friday Most Holy Trinity Church school was the place to go. But that wasn’t the only reason to go, by any means. Most Holy Trinity Church director of parish outreach Doreen Quaranto invited the event sponsors (East Hampton Healthcare Foundation and Stony Brook Southampton Hospital) of the free community health fair, to turn classrooms into mini trade shows, where vital health information, in English and in Spanish, was available from a variety of sources. These included health plans like HealthFirst and Affinity, and the Town of East Hampton Department of Human Services, which explained, among other things, its Suffolk County senior advocate program. The Coalition for Women’s Cancers, Fighting Chance, The Retreat, the YMCA, Medicare, and others enthusiastically shared their mission and their expertise with the attendees. 47

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noise,” she said. Several years ago the village board considered an outright ban of the equipment. There was, Borsack said, a lot of discussion about enacting a ban. Ultimately, the board amended a 2010 village noise code provision to regulate gas-powered leaf blowers, weed wackers, and lawn mowers, setting up specific hours during which their operation is permitted, plus crafting an ordinance that applies to homeowners and commercial landscapers separately. The goal, said Brosack, was to assuage community members’

complaints about the noise with other community members’ need to take care of their properties during the weekend, with landscapers’ need to flourish. It was an effort to balance differing needs, the deputy mayor explained. With complaints on the rise again, during its work session last Thursday the village board mulled the issue anew, discussing a potential ban on gas-powered blowers and a move to greener, and quieter, battery-powered tools. At the end of the discussion, members agree to seek additional information. There are lots of places they can look for ideas.

Cambridge, MA, has an extensive ordinance related to leaf blowers. They are flat out banned from June 15 to September 15 and from December 15 to March 15 except for cleanup following major storms or hurricanes. During the time when they are permitted, they can’t be used at all on Sundays and most federal holidays. (Columbus Day and Veterans Day are the exceptions.) Homeowners who have more than two acres of property can seek exemptions, but must file operations plans describing the type of equipment they want to use, how they plan to mitigate the impacts of noise and emissions on neighbors, and why the inability to use the equipment poses a “significant

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Cambridge also regulates the types of blowers that can be used during the permitted time frames. They can’t have manufacturer’s specs that produce noise any higher than 65 decibels and only one blower may be used for every 10,000 square feet of land. In Arlington, MA, blowers can’t run more than 30 minutes straight before a 15-minute shut down is required. They must operate at the lowest possible speed and more than one blower per 6000 square feet of property is prohibited.

In New York State, a raft of municipalities upstate in Westchester have ordinances regulating the use of leaf blowers. Bronxville, White Plains, New Rochelle, Larchmont, and more all have seasonal bans. On Long Island, the Town of Huntington limits hours of operation and limits the continual noise to no more than one hour on weekends and two hours on weekdays. In the late 1990s a landscaping company sued to overturn the leaf blower legislation in Scarsdale Village, arguing the law was arbitrary and placed an unreasonable burden on landscaping businesses. The court disagreed, finding that village trustees had the authority to enact laws that promote general welfare. Most ordinances relate to gas or diesel-powered landscaping equipment -- specifically due to emissions. And for good reason.

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As for the noise, last June lawmakers in Palm Springs were poised to enact an ordinance targeting only gas-powered leaf blowers. As discussion progressed, they asked for a demonstration of an electric powered leaf blower, then tabled the measure so staff could write a new ordinance banning all types of leaf blowers. Said Mayor Rob Moon, “Palm Springs existed before leaf blowers did.”

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aircraft and vector in a helicopter to pick up the men. Afterward, Quinn signed on to the aircraft maintenance program and flew on training missions.

Master Sergeant Quinn was drawn to the National Guard as opposed to active duty primarily because he could choose to participate in a variety of work commitments.

“When I enlisted, we didn’t have a fulltime fire department at the base. It was volunteer. I joined that and got to be a fireman while working the aircraft as an avionics guy and

occasionally working as a scanner. In the winter when it snowed we could join up to plow,” he said. “When I was a little kid I played with little trucks and little planes and when I grew up I played with big trucks and big planes.”

After the space shuttle Challenger disaster in 1986, NASA created a rescue program for future flights. “My section, avionics, was tasked with the installation and testing of the personnel locator system, PLS. Along with the initial installation, I was involved with the operational test and evaluation of the system. After the successful completion of this, I was then involved in the creating the technical orders for the installation, use, and maintenance of the system. Through our work, it became a standard piece of equipment on Air Force and Air Guard aircraft. This work eventually led to my being detailed as the avionics quality assurance specialist,” Quinn explained.

When upgrades were completed, the next big challenge was passing an operational readiness inspection to obtain their Combat-rating. “Passing that inspection was the big focus and we passed with flying colors. We had achieved that in time for deployments that coincided with the Persian Gulf War. That started a lot of my overseas tours in combat zones,” he said.

When I was a little kid I played with little trucks and little planes and when I grew up I played with big trucks and big planes.

Quinn went from day-to-day

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working on an aircraft to being part of the development of the aircraft.

The first was Operation Southern Watch in Kuwait. “We had a big one come about when one of the other units had failed their Operational Readiness Inspection and we had to cover their deployment at the last minute,” he said. “We had to put together a whole deployment package for Kuwait in less than 48 hours.” The Department of Defense was impressed with their efficiency since no unit had ever done that before, especially a guard unit. He was still doing avionics systems on the HC130s. “We were pulling what was called alert duty. We were on standby for any combat contingency that came up. We assisted other aircraft and their maintenance during downtime when the HC130s and H60s didn’t require maintenance.” While based in Kuwait, Quinn would meet up with friends and


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take a military van into the city. He enjoyed meeting the Kuwaitis and learning about people from different cultures, especially in Bahrain which was a tourist mecca where a melting pot of Middle Eastern, Russian, and Eastern European visitors mingled in the bazaar and bars.

Tom’s fourth and last deployment to Operation Southern Watch in Kuwait took place in 1999. Then after 9/11 he was on his way to Afghanistan when a cardiac episode caused him to be taken off deployment status. “I was in my 50s at the time,” he said.

He changed career fields and took over the maintenance training section at the base. “It’s a whole separate career field. We worked maintenance operation flight,” he said. “We were fighting with Air Force headquarters to work with us to develop the training programs in a way that was beneficial to everybody. It became difficult for traditional guardsmen who only were on base one weekend a month to complete all the ancillary training and still apply themselves to their career field.” He worked the MOF training for close to five years before retiring at the age of 58 in 2010. As a member of VFW Post 5350 since 2000, Quinn helps fellow veterans navigate the VA system of benefits and assistance. He is also an inspector for the Board of Elections, where he has been assisting voters at the Westhampton Beach Fire House for the past five years.

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Drew McCaffery: Continuing To Touch Lives

By Kitty Merrill

run in her uncle’s honor, McCaffery recalled. Though he is the race director, McCaffery emphasized that the entire family has been involved in organizing the run, slated to take place on Saturday.

The first time he ran the New York City Marathon in 2015, Michael McCaffery looked out and saw his brother, Drew, cheering for him. He was standing on First Avenue across the street fom Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital, where he was undergoing treatment for the cancers that eventually claimed his life.

“I am a runner, Drew was not,” McCaffery said. “When he first got diagnosed, I started running seriously. Drew and I really connected when I started running for Sloan Kettering, raising money for the cancer fund.” McCaffery participates in the Cancer Center’s Fred’s Team. Fred’s Team members run marathons and other races all over the world to raise money for research at Sloan Kettering. Since its inception in 1995, Fred’s Team has raised $75 million. It’s a charity partner of the NYC marathon.

“When he got really sick,” McCaffery recalled, “he said to me, ‘No matter what happens, never stop running.’” Drew didn’t run, but he worked to support Fred’s Team

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right alongside his brother. “No matter how bad he was suffering, he was still trying to raise money for cancer research,” McCaffery said. Drew also worked to support the Fire Fighters Cancer Fund. The beloved 24-year member, commissioner, and ex-chief of the Cutchogue Fire Department lost his battle with the deadly disease

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last August. He was just 41.

Announcing his passing, the fire department released an obituary describing Drew’s history with the department. His firefighting career at CFD began in 1991 as a charter member of Cutchogue Fire Department juniors. He would join the department in 1993 following in his father’s, ex-chief Francis McCaffery’s, footsteps, carrying on a family tradition. He served in various leadership capacities throughout the years and rose through the chiefs’ ranks to serve as chief in 2009-2010. He was one of three chiefs that would eventually come from the CFD juniors program.

He was elected as fire commissioner in 2013, a position he continued to serve until his death on August 12. One of Drew’s nieces suggested a

“A large part of the reason for this event is because Drew always wanted to know what he could do for others, never wanted to know what was in it for him. We told his nieces that if they took nothing else from how he lived, to remember to always be there to help someone else,” McCaffery said, adding, “There’s a slogan I read months ago, and I feel it describes Drew very well. ‘Our fingerprints never fade from the lives we have touched.’ And this memorial run/walk is so Drew can continue to touch lives.” The Drew McCaffrey Memorial 7K Walk/Run starts Saturday at 8:30 AM in Cutchogue on the corner of CR 48 and Bridge Lane. It finishes at the Cutchogue Fire Department. Between 7 and 8 AM, shuttle buses will be available to get people from the finish line to the start line. Participants can pay $30 in advance, or $35 the day of the run. All finishers will receive a commemorative medal and shirt, and there will be a 50/50 raffle, door prizes, and food at the finish.

Proceeds from the race will benefit the Fire Fighters Cancer Fund, the Kanas Hospice Center in Quiogue, and Fred’s Team – Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. To register, visit www.runsignup. com/race/NY/cutchogue/ drewmccafferymemorial7K.

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Resurrecting The Dead: Headstone Preservation

Independent/The Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council Independent/Nicole Teitler (Left) Joel Snodgrass, stone conservator, (right) Zach Studenroth, director of Historical Council.

By Nicole Teitler

Burial grounds, like any historic site, require a lot of maintenance. Headstones fall victim to the elements as documentation of those below becomes increasingly difficult to read. The CutchogueNew Suffolk Historical Council is helping the Old Cutchogue Burying Ground rise from the dead, so to speak. This past weekend Joel Snodgrass, a stone conservator, held an interactive workshop where participants learned how to preserve historic headstones. The workshop aimed to educate while also involving the community as it undertakes an unfamiliar task.

“The more we do this, the more people come and ask questions,” explained Snodgrass. “It’s unlike anything else. When you see an activity going on, it not only draws interest, it shows that people care. Physically, the site is being improved. Everyone has been taking notice.”

Beginning with a survey of who the person is, what condition the stone is in, the type of stone, and then photographing both front and back, the work is based on priority. The Old Burying Ground is now in its fourth year of preservation, with a public workshop twice a year. It is the new night of the living dead.

Historically, there are several types of stone used to create headstones. Originally, the grey stones from England were a simple carving on a rock, almost like a roof slate or patio flagstones. Taking a look up close, you can see the pieces that have been chipped away and the layers within. The next stone phase, due to the availability of materials and ease of carving, were the brown stones, like one might see on buildings. After brown came the white marble and today we see granite. Of burial grounds, churchyards, and cemeteries, first came burial grounds for the public, and of course churchyards were for the congregation. “Cemeteries were

from the Victorian Era and the beautification movement. They became parks and romantic landscapes,” Snodgrass said.

As stones, whatever type they may be, fall victim to the environs, keeping them alive and keeping a record of who rests below becomes imperative. For sites like the Old Cutchogue Burying Ground, these headstones are the only record left of the living as paperwork is nonexistent. Whether a beloved family member or a former noteworthy member of society, these resting spots retain personal significance.

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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 Apples and pumpkins and vineyards, oh my!

It’s harvest season, and Russ McCall would like to invite everyone down to Case’s Place at the Galley Ho New Suffolk for an in-depth conversation about the preservation of over 200 acres of local farmlands. Teaming up with the Peconic Land Trust, the Town of Southold, and Suffolk County, McCall worked to preserve local farmlands and historical parcels like Downs Farm Preserve and Fort Corchaug. The meeting will be at 10 AM this Saturday, and the event will be sponsored by the North Fork Chamber of Commerce. We can do it! This Sunday, the day after Veterans Day, the Mattituck-


Laurel Library is hosting a “Rosie the Riveter” event at 2 PM. The “Rosies” will focus on the women of World War II. They will discuss the influences these women had on the war, as well as the impact they had at home. Free registration begins this week, at the circulation desk. One stuffed turkey

Though we’re all gearing up to stuff ourselves to capacity this Thanksgiving, the Peconic Bay Medical Center would like to discuss some possible health concerns before our feasts begin. From noon to 1 PM tomorrow, the Center will be discussing diabetes and what you need to know about the disease, on the second floor, conference room D. Who you gonna call? Given a recent rise in gallbladderrelated cases, the Peconic Bay Medical Center is hosting a presentation on minimally invasive gallbladder surgery. Presented by medical expert Steven Ouzounian, the event will showcase all aspects of the surgery including new technology, treatment options, and recovery methods. The event will be held on Monday at 6 PM in the Riverhead Library.

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Last week, the Health Care Association of New York State awarded John T. Mather Memorial Hospital and Eastern Long Island Hospital with the 2017 Auxiliary of the Year Award for providing invaluable contributions to their healthcare organizations and communities. The small hospital category winner, Eastern Long Island Hospital, made a recordholding milestone last year of $400,000 in contributions, and the large hospital category winner, John T. Mather Memorial Hospital,

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The Shoppes at East Wind played host to the annual Scarecrow Contest and safe trick or treat last Wednesday. With over 300 superheroes, ghouls, and princesses in attendance, the event was a huge success. The grand prize winner of the Scarecrow Contest went to the Guldi family with their creative “Princess Crowpunzel,” and it was displayed with the other scarecrows since this past Monday. The contest and trick or treating is expected to return next Halloween.


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Phone Apps Aid In Property Manager Jailed Substance Abuse Battle By Kitty Merrill

With apologies to The Treasure of the Sierra Madre and actor Alfonso Bedoya . . . he needed the stinkin’ permit.

By Kitty Merrill

Like minds. Two regional entities recently announced the launch of phone applications designed to provide help to those suffering with substance abuse.

A Hampton Bays real estate agent/property manager has been incarcerated for renting out homes throughout the town for which valid rental permits had not been issued, in violation of the Southampton Town Code Chapter 270, officials reported last Thursday.

The Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence debuted the app Suffolk LIGHT (Long Island Guide to Health and Treatment). Designed as a resource to help and support individuals, families, schools, and communities with substance abuse challenges, Suffolk LIGHT was created for free by Hilary Mathwasa of the tech company PD House. The app includes a listing of local alcohol and drug treatment providers, a direct link to law enforcement, a list of 12-step meetings, educational information, and more. A free download is available at the app store for both iPhone and Android.

“LICADD has been in this fight for over 60 years,” Mathwasa observed. “Giving them access to the tools and technology to reach more people will save more lives. Only when there is collaboration between government, treatment and counseling centers, hospitals, and private companies will we have the resources needed to halt and reverse this crisis.”

Meanwhile, over in Hauppauge, County Executive Steve Bellone unveiled a new mobile app that will provide access to drug addiction services for those needing assistance.

The app, Stay Alive LI ,is currently available in Android format and will soon be available in Apple format. It provides information on how to recognize and prevent opioid overdoses, where to get help with drug addiction services, the locations of hospitals and treatment centers, links to organizations and hotlines, and information on training to administer Narcan medication for overdoses. “We are fighting back against the opioid epidemic with more enforcement, better treatment, and

On June 20, 2017, the defendant, Robert A. Mazzone, was convicted by a jury of violating the town’s rental law, which provides that no person shall occupy or otherwise use a dwelling unit as a rental property without a valid rental permit being issued for the dwelling unit. This week, he was sent to jail for 60 days for violating the town code. Two phone applications designed to help battle the region’s substance abuse crisis have been launched. Above, Suffolk LIGHT created for the Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence.

new technology in the palm of your hand,” County Executive Bellone said. “This mobile app developed by Suffolk County will inform more residents through a new medium of vital treatment and information available for those suffering with addiction. I thank Presiding Officer [DuWayne] Gregory and the county legislature for their outspokenness, steady leadership, and willingness to be true partners on this issue.” According to the public health emergency preparedness division within the Suffolk County Department of Health, from January 1 through August 31 of this year there were a total of 588 overdose reversals of which 152 received more than one dose of Narcan. Of the 588, 25 patients were reversed at least two times within that time period, representing a snapshot of the number of overdoses in the county. The app can be downloaded by visiting the Google Play store on Android phones and searching for the Stay Alive LI app.

For many years, Mazzone occupied an office at Hampton Sales and Rentals Corp in Hampton Bays. The town maintained that Mazzone acted as an agent/property manager for a number of single-family homes, subjecting residents to substandard living conditions, and refusing to comply with the town’s rental law, which is in place to ensure that only homes that are safe are rented out to the public. The homes are situated in Hampton Bays, East Quogue, Shinnecock Hills, North Sea, Tuckahoe, and Southampton Town. Mazzone is the second person to be incarcerated in the past two

months for violating the rental law. “It is imperative that landlords understand the public safety reasons behind the rental law, and why it is so important that they comply with it. If they fail or refuse to do so, then they will face significant penalties. The Town of Southampton will continue to prosecute and to seek incarceration for those that choose to place people in unsafe conditions for a profit,” commented the town’s public safety administrator Steven Troyd. In addition to jail time, Mazzone was also ordered to pay over $22,000 in fines.

“I understand that there is some frustration at times on the part of the community when it comes to these kinds of violations of the town code,” stated Councilman Stan Glinka. “But our code officers and our town attorney are diligent in their efforts. This result is evidence of their dedication and hard work, and our commitment to the safety of all residents and visitors in the town.” “I trust that this will make others recognize that the town has no tolerance for unsafe illegal rentals,” said Supervisor Jay Schneiderman. “I wish to compliment our code enforcement investigative staff on a job well done,” he added. For information on obtaining a rental permit before renting out a house, contact the division of code enforcement at 631-702-1700.

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members such as fire department clothing and refreshments for training and drills. We are extremely grateful for Suffolk Federal’s generous donation.”

Suffolk Federal SUpports FD In an effort to support the charitable work of local organizations that serve the areas of Suffolk Federal branch locations, the credit union has identified nonprofit organizations to financially support. In Eastport, branch manager Debra Castro presented a $1000 contribution to the Eastport Fire Department.

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“The Eastport Fire Department is a volunteer organization dedicated to helping our neighborhood by providing assistance on the beautification of the town, and supporting local food banks and fundraisers,” said Castro “They support so many important causes all while providing the essential responsibilities of the fire department. They are a vital part of this community and we are thrilled to be able to help.”

“Donations like this help us to provide to those less fortunate in our community by supplying meals, stocking up local food pantries, and supporting annual fundraising events,” said Mark Yakaboski, chief of the Eastport Fire Department. “In addition, we are able to purchase items for our volunteer

East Hampton Chamber of Commerce is holding a discount membership drive. Now through the end of the year, get your 2018 membership for $300. As of January 1, the membership will be $350. New members can sign up now and the current $300 membership fee is good through December 31, 2018 -- that’s like getting two months gratis! Existing members can pay this year’s fee of $300 too, and extend their membership through the end of next year. Visit the chamber website for an online membership form, or call 631-324-0262 to learn more.

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The South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton will be a “country” setting this Saturday at 4 PM.

First, there will be a reading of Bummer, a children’s book about the adventures of an abandoned sheep (a “bummer”), based on the true tale of a spirited country sheep in northern California. Kids will learn how sheep are being used today for environmental purposes and how the Wilding Movement to reintroduce wolves relates to sheep. George Held will then read from

his Dog Hill Poems, about life on a country road in upstate New York.

Admission to the museum and event is free for members; for nonmembers it is $15 for adults and $10 for children, and includes the 4 PM program. It also includes wine and cheese for the adults; juice and cookies for the kids; and a complimentary copy of the ebook of Bummer. Print copies of Bummer and Dog Hill Poems will be available for sale. Profits to benefit the SoFo Museum. Reservations and further information from SoFo: 631-5379735.

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some moonshine.”

Joe explained with a laugh the customers who would come in. “They say ‘Moonshine? What is this? We saw your sign and we did a U-turn.’”

The atmosphere in the tasting room is cozy and designed to feel homelike. Additional signs read “To hell with red wine, pour me some moonshine!” with copper trinkets, metal signs on the wall, and bottles galore. Take comical note of the Polaroid wall behind the bar, where visitors have created moments captured in time. Human pyramids, handstands, glasses breaking, all for the bragging rights of being another familiar face. View the Corn Hole Queens next to the Tasting Kings. Better yet, visit and make a memory of your own!

Emily Oruc, a Stony Brook University student, has been working at Twin Stills for a year and a half and will continue throughout the winter months. “People want to try them, so I’ll give them Apple Pie (my favorite) to start. Everyone who comes in leaves happy.”

Perfect for the season, try the o’Oldtymer from the drink menu -- Apple Pie moonshine with caramel sauce drizzle inside the glass over ice. For those eager for more, join the Shine Club which meets on the first Friday of every month. Partake in a private tasting of the latest o’OldTymer moonshine that includes a personal shot glass, three tastings of any spirit, one flight of local, craft beer, and 10 percent off apparel and bottles. Being extremely hard to come by, the small clay cups are only available for purchase during the big Black Friday event where every bottle purchased received a complimentary cup. In addition to Black Friday, enjoy live entertainment every Saturday and Sunday.

You don’t have to smuggle this alcohol to have a good time. Be welcomed like family and leave as a friend. Skip the wine and come toast with moonshine! Visit Long Island o’OldTymer at 5506 Sound Avenue in Riverhead, email them at liooldtymer@gmail. com, call 631-779-3199, visit www. or @lioldtymer.

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end of the day on Saturday. When the employee returned, a call was made to alert cops to a case of graffiti. Someone had spray painted criticism of the facility in the asphalt. The vandal wrote “Worst Park Ever.”

East Hampton Village Police responded to a vandalism complaint in the Pleasant Lane/Newtown Lane vicinity on November 1. Someone had drawn a swastika and a penis in the middle of the road. The perp’s medium? Shaving cream.

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Seeking Assailants Riverhead Town Police are looking for 411 related to an attack that occurred on Hamilton Avenue Saturday. Just after midnight cops responded to an alert to a disturbance and found a man who had been attacked by a large group of youths. The kids fled as police pulled up, but they did find two teens, both from Riverhead, who were ID’ed as part of the group of attackers. Police charged them both with second-degree harassment. The victim was treated for minor injuries at Peconic Bay Medical Center.

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Sports & Fitness Leigh Hatfield goes for the dig as Samatha Cox looks on in the Lady Whalers’ victory against Mercy on November 1.

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As The Independent went to press on Tuesday, the Pierson/ Bridgehampton girls volleyball team was headed upisland hoping for a reversal of last year’s fortune.

Last year, the team won the league, only to fall to Stony Brook at Suffolk Community College in Brentwood. They’d beaten them


twice during regular season play.

This year, the Lady Bears (11-0) bested the Lady Whalers (9-2) twice in league play. It’d be a perfect circle to see the reverse at the championships, said Coach Donna Fischer. “We hope to switch it this year,” she said. “The girls have been working really hard and have come a long way.”

Volleyball, she said, “is really a mental game.” Looking toward the match on Tuesday she said of her team members, “If they keep their heads on straight, they can do it.” They did it last week, at home against Mercy on November 1, winning the Class C semifinal and taking three of four games, 25-6, 25-15, and 25-21. “That second

game gave me a scare,” said Fischer. “My heart was pounding.” The team lost that match 23-25. Overall, Fischer said, the team played “fantastic.”

Eighth-grade setter Sofia Mancino, described by the coach as “a leader on the team,” had 17 serves and 5 aces. Leigh Hatfield, a senior,

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Sports & Fitness An ebulliant Samatha Cox shows team spirit as Gylia Dryden (below) demonstrates her astounding vertical leap.

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put 10 serves, 10 aces, 7 kills, and 10 attacks in the record book. Fischer credited ninth grader Gylia Dryden with “five big blocks that were amazing. Her vertical leap is so high, when she’s at the net, she flies.” Dryden logged 5 attacks and 2 kills.

Fischer also gave a shout out to Celia Barranco whose improvement has been “incredible.” She had 17 serves, 2 aces, 5 attacks, and 2 kills. The team was in second place behind Stony Brook going into the championship games. “Last year we were first place and they were second. As long as the girls play with heart, I really think we can win this.”


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Caroline Brown dropped two and a half seconds from her all time best in the 100yard backstroke.

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By Justin Meinken

The East Hampton Girls Varsity Swimming Team plunged into the Section XI Championship events this past Saturday, making their presence known by taking sixth place in the Championship. The team -- 27 students from East Hampton, Bridgehampton, and Pierson high schools -- posted either season bests or lifetime bests throughout the meet. According to the team captains, Vanessa Betancur, Lucy Emptage, Madison Jones, and Isabella Swanson, all high school seniors, the varsity team is “a tight knit group. Sometimes we spend more time together because of practices than we do with our own families. We are our own little family.” The girls all agree that their coach, Craig Brierley, has helped them get to the level of competition that 62

brought them to the Section XI Championship.

Coach Brierley proudly stated, “The dedication and hard work that the girls put in throughout the season shined through in their efforts in the competition. There were many outstanding swims.” Some of the championship highlights include Pierson freshman Catalina Badilla’s 200yard freestyle swim, where she beat her own personal best by five seconds, securing seventh place and 12 points. Madison Jones, Sophia Swanson, and Julia Brierley, who also dropped two-tenths of a second off their season best, helped to clinch second place earning the team 34 points and an All-County Award in the event. In the 100-yard butterfly, Badilla managed to drop one second off

her lifetime best, placing 11th and adding six points to the team score. Captain Isabella Swanson had her season best time in the 200 IM as did Captain Madison Jones in the 100-yard freestyle. Jones captured seven points and Swanson picked up 13 points for the team. Darcy McFarland, Julia Brierley, Sophia Swanson, and Madison Jones picked up 28 points for the team in the 200-yard medley.

The 100-yard backstroke saw Caroline Brown drop two and a half seconds from her lifetime best and Darcy McFarland lower her personal best by two-tenths of a second. Julia Brierley swam to seventh place, gaining 12 points and Vanessa Betancur finished in 11th place, collecting an additional six points for the team in the 100yard breaststroke.

Julia Brierley, Oona Foulser, and Madison Jones competed in the 50yard freestyle with Brierley coming in eighth with 11 points and Foulser, who had her season best in the 500yard freestyle, capturing six more points for the team in the 50 yard. Sophia Swanson gained 13 points and Madison Jones brought in another seven points in the 100yard freestyle. Olivia Brabant also swam the event, competing in the 500-yard freestyle along with Foulser. The final event was the 400-yard freestyle. Kiara Bailey-Williams swam a personal best by one and a half seconds. Emma Wiltshire, Foulser, and Brabant assisted, placing them into eighth place in the relay and bringing their team 22 points.

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Darcy McFarland helped the team pick up 28 points in the 200-yard medley, and (below) Olivia Brabant swam in the 500yard freestyle and the relay in the championship meet.


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The team’s efforts and competitive spirit brought them a total of 166 points, placing them sixth overall in the championship. The meet ended with Badilla being named

“Swimmer of the Meet” by the team captains. “Always a tough competitor and a very hard worker in practice, Catalina has earned her successes in the pool,” stated Coach Brierley. This championship marks the

ending of the 2017 varsity swimming season. “It was so inspiring to watch this year’s group of swimmers compete with heart and give all they had in every race throughout the season,” said Coach Brierley. “Our athletes represented their schools with respect and

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East End Champs Abound

By Kitty Merrill

With playoff season in full effect, an impressive array of area schools is on the road to state championships. Below, find a listing of upcoming games for our athletes. Indy wishes them well in their next agon. (Agon is our word of the week. It means “fierce contest.”) Cross Country The East Hampton Bonackers boys cross country team is going to the states. They won the Divison III championship on October 26 at Sunken Meadow and emerged victorious last weekend in their return to Kings Park winning the team title in Class B with 82 points. Lindsey Gallagher of Shelter Island won the Class C/D race and her team won the Class D title with 33 points. Kal Lewis of Shelter Island won his third consecutive Class D individual, and his team won the title. Thanks to Payton Maddaloni’s

21:36:26 time combining to a total team score of 35 points, Mattituck took home the Class C title. Football

In football action, undefeated Westhampton trounced Rocky Point last Friday 56-21. Guess who led the way to the thorough thrashing of the eighth place Eagles now closing their season with a 3-6 record? That would be Dylan Laube, who ran 12 times for 184 yards and two touchdowns. He caught an 86-yard touchdown pass. No slouch himself, Liam McIntyre ran seven times for 75 yards for the Hurricanes, putting two touchdowns on the scoreboard. Tyler Nolan added 93 yards with his four carries. On the defense Jake Bennet had three sacks and Nolan Quinlan put up nine tackles, two pass breakups, one fumble recovery, and returned an interception for a touchdown. The Hurricanes meet West Babylon (6-2 overall) at home Friday night

at 6 PM for the county semifinals. The Eagles (yes, they have the same team name as Rocky Point) beat East Islip 27-0 last Saturday, but the week before Half Hollow Hills West handed them a 0-28 wupping. The Hurricanes creamed both East Islip (42-19) and Half Hollow Hills West (33-7) earlier in the season. The winner of Friday’s agon will play in the division championship on November 18. BOYS Soccer

The team from Pierson/ Bridgehampton prevailed against SS Seward in the Class C semifinal held at Diamond in the Pines in Coram on Saturday, 3-1. Senior midfielder Sam Warne scored twice, putting the first and the tiebreaker on the scoreboard. Grady Burton assisted Jorge Alvarado to ice the cake with the third goal. With a regional win under their belts, Pierson/Bridgehampton advances to its first state semifinal. They’ll play the winner of the Suquoit-Lansing match Saturday

in Middletown. A victory there will put them in the finals Sunday. Girls Soccer Southold-Greenport played Haldane Saturday at Diamond in the Pines, winning 2-1 in Coram. Jillian Golden and Grace Syron made goals in the match. Play was tied for close to an hour before Golden, Long Island’s leading goal scorer, got a penalty kick past the Haldane goalkeeper. This is the team’s first run to the states; they’ve already won their first county title since 1987. They’ll play at SUNY Cortland on Saturday in the semifinals.

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Peaceful Scorpion Stress. We all experience it. According to the American Institute of Stress (www.stress. org), leading causes are job pressure, money, health, relationships, poor nutrition, media overload, and sleep deprivation. So somewhere along the lines of working our butts off to make a living, our relationships become strained and our health deteriorates. Danielle D. DeLongis, owner of Peaceful Scorpion Wellness in Aquebogue, offers a relaxing atmosphere with several one-toone, or two-to-one, services to help whatever might be causing your tension. Her unique space is equal parts yoga studio, spa, and apothecary. Walk in to the sound

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With 77 percent of Americans experiencing regular physical symptoms from stress, such as fatigue and headaches, it’s critical to find personal time to combat these ailments. DeLongis obtained certification in yoga and Reiki in addition to obtaining her massage

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