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Contents page B-2 Fellow Travelers Jack Canfora’s world premiere play, Fellow Travelers, directed by Michael Wilson, kicked off Bay Street Theater’s summer season on Saturday with a punch to the gut.

page 9 Joe Pintauro Dies At 87 “I’ve made a little hideout of this place in the dunes. I come here to write. I feel safe in this spot, sheltered, even though there’s no roof here anymore.”

page 17 Hurricane Season The official start was June 1, and those of us who live here on the East End know what to expect.

page 10 PFAS Danger New York senators are demanding that the Trump administration turn over documentation they maintain will reveal that polyfluoroalkyl substances are even more toxic than feared.

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page 58 Whalers Fall In Final Inning The Pierson/ Bridgehampton Whalers can be forgiven if they spend the offseason lamenting the money they left on the table.

plane crash claims four lives A plane carrying four people crashed about a mile and a half off of Indian Wells Beach in Amagansett Saturday afternoon. Bernard “Ben” Krupinski, 70, his wife, Bonnie Krupinski, 70, their grandson, William Maerov, 22, all of East Hampton, and the pilot of the plane, Jon Dollard, 47, of Hampton Bays, are all presumed dead. p4

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plane crash claims four lives By T. E. McMorrow

A plane carrying four people crashed about a mile and a half off of Indian Wells Beach in Amagansett Saturday afternoon. Bernard “Ben” Krupinski, 70, his wife, Bonnie Krupinski, 70, their grandson, William Maerov, 22, all of East Hampton, and the pilot of the plane, Jon Dollard, 47, of Hampton Bays, are all presumed dead.

The twin-engine Piper PA-31 Navajo, went down during a brief, but powerful rain squall.


The Federal Aviation Administration said it lost contact with the plane, which was headed toward East Hampton Airport, at 2:37 PM, but provided no additional information. “It was really bad,” Lt. Alaina Fagan of the U.S. Coast Guard said of the weather at the time of the crash.

Minutes before the crash, the skies over East Hampton and Amagansett darkened, turning almost black, as a heavy, sudden rainstorm erupted.

The crash triggered a massive search for survivors, with the Coast Guard dispatching two 87-foot patrol boats, the Bonito from Montauk and the Steelhead from Rhode Island, to the scene. The East Hampton Town police dive team and the marine patrol were on the scene shortly after the crash. An Air National Guard Sikorsky MH 60 Seahawk helicopter and a Coast Guard MH 60 Jayhawk helicopter from Cape Cod also took part in the search. Also helping in the search and rescue effort were numerous small boats, including a

number of fishing vessels.

Ocean lifeguards, who rushed to the scene on jet skis, recovered two bodies soon after the crash. The identities of the two victims had yet to be released as of Monday afternoon. The Coast Guard continued its search overnight Saturday. Conditions quickly deteriorated Sunday, with a roiling ocean producing six-foot and higher waves.

The Coast Guard suspended its search for the two remaining victims Sunday. “We have looked extensively,” Lt. Fagan said. “If the missing people on the plane were on the surface of the water, we are

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The Krupinskis owned numerous businesses and commercial properties on the East End, including East Hampton Point, the 1770 House, and Cittanuova.

Krupinski was also the owner of Ben Krupinski Builders and had been called the “Contractor to the Stars” in an article that appeared in The New York Times in 1993. Bonnie Krupinski was a member of Amagansett’s Bistrian family and active in numerous business and community affairs as well. The couple was equally known for their philanthropic efforts, often anonymous, on the East End.

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Local News Ben Krupinski, Bonnie Krupinski, and William Maerov.

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Mourners Remember Ben And Bonnie Krupinski By Rick Murphy

Come to think of it, Bennie and Bonnie were East Hampton royalty, like the news services are reporting all over the world. But Bernard Krupinski and his wife, Bonnie Bistrian Krupinski, weren’t born in castles attended by fair maidens with privileged childhoods.

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Bonnie, the daughter of Pete and Mary Laura (Babe) Bistrian and one of seven children, grew up in a comfortable household where the operative words were hard work.

Ben was the kid from Fireplace. His father was also named Bernard, his mother, Cecilia, who later married Ken Ackley. He had two full siblings, Sheila and Frank, and a half-brother, Kevin. Ben and Bonnie were high school sweethearts — that part of the fairy

tale is true. But Ben is remembered by friends not as the “Builder to the Stars,” though he had some high-profile clients and built his share of luxury houses. His workmanship was a benchmark for his contemporaries. He was much more of a presence at the many commercial buildings he owned around East Hampton, wearing work clothes, helping to steady the Christmas tree outside the Red Horse complex. “The last time I saw him, he was up on a roof on Newtown Lane putting down shingles,” recalled Lona Rubenstein, a longtime friend.

The Bistrian family farmed and mined land locally, selling off sand and gravel dug from land once considered near worthless. When the Hamptons became in vogue, some of that land became valuable

real estate, and the Krupinskis, though a far cry from Camelot, became what one publication called “The First Family Of East Hampton.”

They developed a taste for fine foods and owned or co-owned some of the best restaurants in East Hampton, including The 1770 House and East Hampton Point, a complex that also housed a marina and a luxury boutique motel. They enjoyed flying as well, and Ben opened up a small charter business out of East Hampton Airport in the 1980s. The news of their deaths hit hard. Many of their friends, family, coworkers, and those whose lives they touched with their generosity actually saw or heard the band of intense weather with squall-like winds and devastating lightning as it came through town.

The bad news rolled through like a plague: Bonnie, 70, Ben 70, their grandson, William Maerov, 22, and pilot Jon Dollard, 47, were in Ben’s beloved Piper PA-31 Navajo off Indian Wells Beach when it went down.

Only moments passed before phones rang and social media posts multiplied. The magnitude of the news was such that neighbors walked out their doors and ran into other people who had just heard the news. Many had stories of a friend who was able to get help because of Bonnie’s largesse, or a niece who worked at one of the restaurants, or a donation Ben made with the stipulation his name not be used. Social media buzzed. “The community is indebted to Ben and Bonnie — two of the greatest

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Jerry’s Ink // Jerry Della Femina pinches of dried red chili flakes, a few shakes of salt, some grated Parmesan cheese, and toss with spaghetti.

Presto! In less than 15 minutes, you just cooked spaghetti aglio e olio, a delicious, inexpensive meal (about $5 today) for the whole family. Here are a few more food ideas from past columns.

All About Food Food.

When I’m not eating it, I’m reading about it, I’m cooking it, I’m loving it. I’m a food junkie.

I came from a home where great food was worshipped. Note I didn’t say expensive food — I said great food.

When I was a kid, and money was tight, all it took was a box of La Rosa spaghetti (price at the time: 17 cents a pound), four cloves of garlic (cost: three cents) and 1/3 cup of olive oil (cost: about 15 cents). That’s less than a dollar for my Mom to make a delicious meal for six people. Here’s the recipe:

Just lightly sauté four thinly sliced garlic cloves in olive oil, add a few




• Cool summer recipe: Pick up a pound of fresh raw scallops at the wonderful Seafood Shop in Wainscott. Slice them into thin slices, add the juice of one lemon, four ounces of great virgin olive oil, plenty of salt, and 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper. Mix and leave in the refrigerator for two hours. Drain, then serve. Delicious. • Here’s my favorite tomato sandwich, which comes from The New York Times food section:

Toast a few slices of great bread from Breadzilla in Wainscott. (Breadzilla, whose motto seems to be “We’re not here to smile, we’re here to sell you good bread,” bakes the best bread in the Hamptons.) Rub a whole garlic clove on both slices of the toasted bread. Cut a jalapeño pepper and rub it onto the bread, too. Take a large ripe tomato, cut it in half, and rub the juicy delicious part on the bread until the bread is covered with tomato pulp. Slice the other half of the tomato, add some thinly sliced red onion, a little mayonnaise, a lot of salt, and dig in. Best sandwich in the world.

• Here’s my recipe for linguini with clam sauce. I might add that no one

Buy a pound of the already shucked clams at the Seafood Shop in Wainscott. Ask the man behind the counter to chop those clams coarsely. Also buy two dozen Little Neck clams, closed.

First you steam the closed Little Necks in a pan in olive oil and garlic. When they open, they give off a lot of juice. Save the juice and the clams.

making the best creamy, delicious mozzarella in the United States. Check that — he’s even better than the guys in Naples.

Pasquale is a mozzarella magician. Slice one of his mozzarellas just after he made it, while it’s still warm, and serve it with luscious slices of ripe tomato, a little olive oil and basil, and your tongue and taste buds will thank you.

Then, put a generous pour of olive oil in a large pan and sauté about 10 garlic cloves for seven minutes, then add all of the clam juice that came out of the Little Necks. Plus, you can buy clam juice frozen at the Seafood Shop or ask the man behind the counter for some. Add the clam juice to the olive oil and garlic.

• Make yourself great hamburgers all summer long. To begin with, don’t use that 80-percent lean crap that they sell at the supermarket. Lean, dry hamburgers are yet another thing that we can blame on those politically correct fools who want to tell you what to eat and how to eat. May their doctors put them on an all-kale-and-nothing-but-kale diet for the rest of their lives.

Then, toss your pasta into the chopped clams and oil and garlic mixture, turn up the heat for one minute, and mix the linguini and clams well. Garnish your dish with the two dozen Little Necks in their shells. Delicious.

• Here’s a great snack or a nice light appetizer that should make everyone happy, including those vegans in your life who, we all know, can be pains in the ass about food.

Turn the heat up until just about all of the clam juice is cooked off. In the end, you should have olive oil that tastes of clams. Add your pound of chopped clams into the oil-andclam-juice mixture and cook for about three minutes. Separately, cook a pound of linguini in salted boiling water until it is al dente.

• Want to taste mozzarella the way it tastes in Naples, Italy, the world capital of mozzarella making? Go to the Red Horse Market and run over to the section where Pasquale Langella presides over a mozzarella wonderland. Pasquale is a master at

And have you heard? It turns out fat may be good for you. If you’re in the Hamptons, go to Cromer’s on Noyac Road just outside Sag Harbor. It’s the best place for meat in the Hamptons. Ask for Ray (he’s the best butcher in the country) and ask him to chop you some delicious, fat-filled hamburger meat. Then enjoy the most delicious, juicy, tasty hamburgers you’ve had in years.

Take six endives and cut them down the middle. If your math is good, that should give you 12 halves. Take a good olive oil (I use Monini Fruttato Extra Virgin Olive Oil, which is criminally overpriced but delicious) and put two or three drops of olive oil on each endive half. Crush and mash some garlic and put a little bit on each half (you can substitute garlic salt if you want to take the easy way out). Put the endive halves cut-side up in your George Foreman Grill and close the top for three or four minutes. When you open it, the endive should have brown grill marks and start to be translucent. Serve each endive piece as a snack or side dish. I’ve got to stop writing about food. I’m drooling onto my computer.

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sanD in my sHoes // denis Hamill with his older brother and cousin and two other kids he’d be joining at an upstate college in the fall, ready to spread his wings and flap from the nest for the very first time. They were all lost in a soaring moment in a teenager’s life when you are certain you will live forever.

Ben Krupinski’s Final Flight With a clap of thunder, they were . . . gone.

Last Saturday I was at a high school graduation party for a good kid just getting started in life, when a news alert pinged from my smartphone. Four people had just perished in a small plane crash in a sudden thunderstorm a mile from the shore of Indian Wells Beach in Amagansett.

As the graduation party crowd ate, drank, hugged, and highfived a young man’s future, police helicopters, Coast Guard cutters, and fishing boats raced to a debris field in the vast Atlantic to search for the bodies of Bernard (Ben) and Bonnie Krupinski, both 70, and their grandson, William Maerov, 22, all of East Hampton, and the pilot, Jon Dollard, 47, of Hampton Bays. They would never attend another party.

I gazed from my phone as the graduate took a seat at a picnic table

Then I looked back at my phone, lost in a stream of breaking news updates that had nothing to do with Russian collusion, trade wars, job numbers, impeachment, or political scandal. This was pure human drama, with a love story about a guy named Ben and a gal named Bonnie who graduated high school together over a half-century ago. They became sweethearts, and man and wife, and rich and famous, and beloved in their East End community.

Ben Krupinski was celebrated as the “contractor of the stars,” erecting mansions by the sea for Martha Stewart and Billy Joel and other boldface names until he had amassed a fortune of some $150 million. Ben and Bonnie were married for over 50 years, had one child, a former fashion model daughter, and two grandkids. On Saturday afternoon, they were flying in their old reliable Piper PA-31 Navajo to East Hampton Airport with plans for dinner and a movie. Then, authorities suspect, the little plane got caught in the sudden updrafts and wicked winds of a thunderstorm and they never made their scheduled landing at East Hampton Airport. Somewhere between heaven and earth, thunder clapped and they just ran out of life, spiraling from the stormy afternoon sky and into the unforgiving sea.

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I looked up from my news feed as loud high school grads all around me prepared for a giant step into this wonderful thing called life. But I was drawn again into the unfolding real-time, real life, real death tragedy of these lost lives and the family members left to mourn and bury them. I read that Ben Krupinski was a philanthropist, a generous fella who’d build Xanadu-like estates for the rich and then give back money, his time, skills, and elbow grease to community projects.

I looked up at the grad party where girls now joined the young guys at the crowded picnic table, telling stories out of high school and cracking wise in a timeless dance to spring fever with the best days of all their lives still ahead of them. Yeah, Oscar Wilde was right that youth is wasted on the young. But that’s why wasted youth is so much damned fun.

I didn’t know the guy.

Then I read about another kind of waste, another small plane, another single engine Piper PA that took off from Greenwood Lake Airport on May 3 at 2:30 PM and crashed a few miles away in parkland, killing the pilot and setting part of the Jungle Habitat theme park ablaze. I also thought of famous people killed in these little flying jalopies — John Kennedy Jr., John Denver, Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, Rocky Marciano, Otis Redding, and Jim Croce.

But I knew all I needed to know about him as I read the heartbreak pouring in from people who’d worked with and for him. Listen, when workers shed tears for a boss, you know he had to be a pretty good guy.

Never again for me.

Krupinski owned restaurants, including The 1770 House and Cittanuova, and he was the kind of all-weather friend who instead of turning his back on her when she was down, picked up Martha Stewart in his private plane when she was released from prison.

I’m sure he had his enemies, like all of us do, and people who didn’t like him.

But I also thought that when you step onto one of those little toy planes, you are tossing a pair of dice across the green felt of life. I thought of a pilot named Ken Johansen, who perished in fair weather at 1:52 PM on May 30, when his Geico Skytyper WWIIera war plane used in air shows took off from Republic Airport in Farmingdale and crashed five miles away in the wooded area of North Cote Drive in Melville across the street from a row of homes.

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I flew in a tiny plane once, from Antigua to Montserrat, an amusement park ride without rails with a solo pilot. All I thought about was famed boxing trainer Cus D’Amato’s line about why he didn’t fly, “I don’t mind going when my number is up, but I don’t wanna go when some pilot’s number is up.” I took another sweet, deep breath as the graduation party bubbled like good champagne.

Then I read a 1992 New York Times profile of Ben Krupinski by Patricia Leigh Brown, who flew with the storied builder from LaGuardia to East Hampton in his eight-seat Navajo. Krupinski told her that the hardest part of being a contractor is walking away from a job upon completion and leaving behind one or two years of your life. Brown asked Krupinski if flying is similar to being a contractor. “No similarities,” Krupinski said, except both require precision and thinking ahead. But in flying, “It’s a good job if you get to walk away from it.”

Last Saturday, Ben Krupinski didn’t get to walk away from his final flight. On that note, I put away my phone and decided to join the party while it lasts.

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Obituary family, and the happy times he had spent here stayed with him. He settled in Sag Harbor in the late 1960s, purchasing two matching farmhouses on the same property with money he had earned from his published works. He and Therriault, a former potterturned-psychotherapist who is now manager of the Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum, divided their time between Sag Harbor, Key West, and Manhattan, eventually spending most of their time on the South Fork. Pintauro and Therriault were frequent theatergoers and gallery attendees, passionate supporters of the arts on the East End, and generous listeners, garnering many friends who are mourning Pintauro’s passing.

Joe Pintauro, Sag Harbor Playwright, Dies at 87 By Bridget LeRoy

“I’ve made a little hideout of this place in the dunes. I come here to write. I feel safe in this spot, sheltered, even though there’s no roof here anymore.” ***

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The first line from Joe Pintauro’s world premiere of Men’s Lives was the first line spoken on the Bay Street stage when the theater opened its doors to the public on July 29, 1992. Pintauro’s words captured the hearts of the many who had come to the East End to make “a little hideout of this place in the dunes” — hearts that were saddened on May 29 when the well-loved playwright, poet, and author died at the Sag Harbor home he shared with his partner, Greg Therriault.

Pintauro may be best known on the East End for his adaptation of Peter Matthiessen’s book about the plight of the baymen, but other plays also received attention along with local (and New York City) productions, like Raft of the Medusa, Snow Orchid, and By The Sea, By The Sea, By The Beautiful Sea, a trilogy written in conjunction with Terrence McNally and Lanford Wilson. It was only on May 25 that the Parrish Art Museum in Water

Mill mounted a world premiere production of Salvation, based on three of Pintauro’s one-act pieces from Metropolitan Operas, set to music by composer Kevin Jeffers.

Besides his plays, novels, and poetry, Pintauro was also a skilled photographer, publishing a limited edition art book, Nunc et Semper, filled with the photos he had taken of Venice’s Piazzo San Marco over the years.

In the book, he wrote: “We who live in the present, having struggled through our own times of hopes realized and abandoned, stories of our youth and what became of us… How we believed those early years would fade and we would live in a bright new world. But now we look back at all we lost and it stings us with longing, though it brings you to mind, and in you, my darling one, an old, old faith lives and seems now, everlasting.” His photographs have been shown in local galleries as well as being prized by collectors.

In his younger days, Pintauro attended college and then seminary, followed by six years spent as a radical priest during the Vietnam War. He joined underground Catholic organizations, and volunteered for TECHO, a non-

profit that was helping farmers in Latin America.

But when he responded to a Village Voice ad for playwrights, his early work, A, My Name is Alice, was chosen by Dustin Hoffman, who directed it, for a production featuring 10 new short plays. From there, he left the priesthood and became a fulltime published writer, with his novel Cold Hands being featured in The New York Times as one of its best picks of 1980. Pintauro, who was born November 22, 1930, had visited the East End as a child, venturing from Ozone Park, Queens, with his

“Joe was a consummate playwright, a gifted poet, and a cherished friend,” said Emma Walton Hamilton, Bay Street’s cofounder. “We will be forever grateful to him for giving us the beautiful play that opened Bay Street Theatre’s doors so long ago — Men’s Lives — along with so many other wonderful plays and memories of time spent together. He will be sorely missed.” Donations in Pintauro’s memory can be made to the Sag Harbor Partnership at www., or to the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons at www.arfhamptons. org.

A celebration of his life will be held at Saint Andrew Catholic Church in Sag Harbor on Wednesday, June 6, at 11 AM.

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Charge Government Hiding Extent Of PFAS Danger By Rick Murphy

The two New York senators are demanding that the Trump administration turn over documentation they maintain will reveal that polyfluoroalkyl substances are even more toxic than originally feared. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer, in a sharply worded letter to the Environmental Protection Agency dated May 15, demanded the information be released to their offices.

PFAS have been found in drinking wells in Wainscott, Hampton Bays, Yaphank, and Westhampton Beach, and in many other places across the nation. The two senators contend that a study by the Department of Health and Human Services concludes, “These chemicals pose a danger to humans at far lower levels than the EPA said was safe.”

The letter, to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, accused officials from the White House, Department of Defense, and others of “intervening

to delay” the release of the study.

“I’m extremely disturbed by the report that the Trump administration is hiding information from the public about the dangers of PFAS because they are scared that Americans will be angry,” said Senator Gillibrand in a statement on Friday.

“This attempted cover-up is outrageous. Numerous communities in New York have already had their water supplies poisoned by these very chemicals, and if the Trump administration has more evidence that PFAS are harmful to people’s health, then they need to come clean and tell the public,” she added. A study by the Department of Health and Human Services Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry was undertaken in response to widespread concerns over PFAS in drinking water tested nationwide. One of the main culprits has been the United States Air Force National Guard, as reported in The Independent on September 21, 2016. But before

the study could be made public, the Department of Defense intervened and blocked it, according to Senator Gillibrand, a ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee. The matter only came to the fore because the Union of Concerned Scientists filed a Freedom of Information request to the EPA in January. An email from an unnamed White House aide to the EPA was then released. “The public, media, and Congressional reaction to these numbers is going to be huge . . . The impact to EPA and DOD is going to be extremely painful. We cannot seem to get ATSDR to realize the potential public relations nightmare this is going to be,” it stated.

“I am deeply disturbed by reports that the Trump administration and top EPA officials are blocking a report vital to protect public health,” Schumer said earlier this week. “The American people need and deserve to know just how harmful PFAS and PFOA [perfluorooctanoic acid] are to the body.” He called the delay in releasing the study an attempt by the Trump administration, “to mislead or suppress this new information is an affront to communities in Newburgh, Suffolk and across the nation now confronting toxic PFOAPFOS [perfluorooctane sulfonate] contamination in their drinking water and beyond.” Schumer urged the EPA to “release this study immediately.”


There have been reports of contaminants being found at scores, if not hundreds, of other Air Force facilities across the country. The Air Force acknowledges water testing done in or near air bases has already shown that the chemicals spread into public drinking water systems around Willow Grove, PA, Pease in Portsmouth, NH, and a third base — Eielson, in Alaska.

According to Sharon Lerner, author of The Teflon Toxin, perfluorinated compounds have also been detected in the ground water at many more bases, including the Air National Guard Base in Delaware; the Grissom Air Reserve Base in Indiana; and the Naval Air Station in Fallon, NV. According to a 2013 presentation by the Air Force, PFCs were found at every Air Force base that had been tested, which so far includes Randolph in Texas, Robins in Georgia, Beale and McClellan in California, Eglin in Florida, Ellsworth in South Dakota, and F.E. Warren in Wyoming. “Given the scope of the contamination nationwide and the ongoing exposure of communities across the United States to these chemicals, it is imperative that the public receive an opportunity to review the ATSDR report,” the senators wrote in their letter to Pruitt.

It was signed by eight other senators: Thomas Carper, Debbie Stabonow, Jeanne Shaheen, Edward Markey, Elizabeth Warren, Patty Murray, Bernie Sanders, and Gary Peters.

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In 2016, The Independent reported that Schumer and Gillibrand had accused the Air National Guard at Gabreski Airport as the culprit in the contamination of nearby drinking wells. There is a

National Guard base in Newburgh that is ground zero for PFOA contamination in nearby drinking wells.

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Local News The new Mecox Yacht Club will be dedicated at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, June 6.

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Sailing Club Returns To Its Mecox Bay Home By Stephen J. Kotz

Generations of kids living near Mecox Bay in Water Mill learned how to sail at the Mecox Yacht Club at the end of Bay Lane. Never mind the exclusive sounding name, the “club” consisted only of a 12-by16-foot storage shed with a small front porch attached to it, and a few Sunfish sailboats scattered about. Operating from at least the 1930s, if not earlier, the club once sat next to farm fields at its Bay Lane location. Eventually, it found itself

hemmed in by big houses and their bigger hedges. By the late 1980s, the club had fallen on hard times, as membership dwindled. The little clubhouse was abandoned, and the land around it was overgrown with weeds.

But about seven years ago, a group of former members asked the Southampton Town Board to help it restore the club. After a court battle with neighbors, who objected to the use, was resolved, the town last year agreed to underwrite the

construction of a new clubhouse at the site.

On at 10 AM on Wednesday, June 6, the results of that effort were to be on display when the town held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the recently-constructed clubhouse building, which is just as low-key, if a bit more expensive, than the one it replaces. “I’m very excited to finally see this come to fruition,” said Councilwoman Christine Scalera. “And all of the credit goes to the


community members who had the fortitude and passion to see this through. It’s a very exciting day when we can celebrate both the history and the memories of the site and the many more memories to be made there in the future.”

Besides Scalera, three long-time club members who led the effort to restore the club — Julie Burmeister, Jeff Mansfield, and Andy Russell — were expected to be on site, as were Town Parks Director Kristen Doulos and other town staff.





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No Permit For Flanders Beach In Access War By Peggy Spellman Hoey

Turns out a Flanders beach frequented by sunbathers and dog walkers that has divided a community over whether it is public or private is not a permitted beach at all, according to the Suffolk County Department of Health Services. Dubbed Bay View Pines Beach, the spit of land at the end of Long Neck Boulevard has long been considered by residents to be private because the homeowners’ association of the same name once owned the access rights.

Two properties that were once a part of the beach have been purchased for public purposes — one a Suffolk County tax lien sale, and the other using funds from New York Rising after Superstorm Sandy.


Though the beach is used by swimmers, kayakers, and paddle boarders, it is not a permitted bathing beach, which involves the placement of a lifeguard, bathrooms, and water testing, said the county’s Department of Health Services spokeswoman Grace Kelly-McGovern. She said those factors are not necessarily something the county checks for either.

“The health department’s purview is to test the water at permitted beaches, so this is not a beach that our people are aware of. If it is a beach that is owned by a property owners’ association, it would be the same as a private owner,” she said.

Kelly-McGovern said the county would have to first know if the beach is advertised as a beach, then they could take a look at it. “As of now, it looks like the end of the road to our people if they look on a map,” she added.

There is currently a sign at the beach placed by the Bay View Pines Civic Association stating that the beach is private and visitors are using it at their own risk.

Ed Warner, chairman of the trustees, said the beach is considered a trustee access point for residents to use for recreation such as fishing and kayaking. It is one of a number of beaches for those purposes along with Peconic Road along Shinnecock Bay, and Triton, Dolphin, and Mermaid lanes along Dune Road in East Quogue and Hampton Bays, respectively, according to Warner. To him, visitors should be responsible. “People have to use common sense and respect the environment. So, it’s putting the question on the people how they use the access,” he said. The county cited Southampton Town back in 2004 because people were using Trout Pond in Noyac as a swimming area and it was not a permitted bathing beach.

The action was spurred after a swimming accident. The town was then forced to place no swimming signs at the location.

A dispute erupted over the beach last month between the Flanders, Riverside, and Northampton Community Association, which obtained the trustees’ permission to use the beach for a memorial vigil recently, and the Bay View Pines Civic Association. The community association had hoped to hold a candlelight vigil later this month to mark the loss of residents who died over the year, but the civic association opposed the location because it is too small and could create parking issues, instead requesting an alternate location. Trustee Ann Welker, who is the board’s liaison to the Flanders area, was expected to meet with the community association and the civic association after deadline to discuss the dispute over the beach.

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New York State owns below the high tide mark at the beach. The beach itself is currently stewarded by the Southampton Town Trustees, who own landward of the high tide mark and use the beach as

a staging area to conduct dredging along Goose Creek and Sylvan Canal.

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Materials from the former Tappan Zee Bridge were dropped into Shinnecock Bay May 31 as part of a planned reef restoration.

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in person by Governor Andrew Cuomo as part of his statewide reef restoration that expands on his “Open for Fishing and Hunting Initiative,” an effort to improve recreational activities and to boost tourism opportunities throughout the state. The reef restoration program will bolster 12 artificial reefs off the shores of Long Island in the largest expansion of artificial reefs in state history.

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TAPPAN ZEE Bolsters Shinnecock Reef By Peggy Spellman Hoey

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Two Native American words from different regions of the state were joined in the most unlikely way last week. On May 31, the first round of recycled materials from the former Tappan Zee Bridge, which got its name from the Algonquin word for a tribe along the Hudson River and the Dutch word for water, was dropped into the Atlantic Ocean near Shinnecock Inlet. The old bridge material was brought in to help bolster an artificial reef in an effort to boost marine life. Over 1000 tons of materials were

added to the 35-acre Shinnecock Reef, which is located two nautical miles from shore and is 85 feet at its deepest point. Barges dropped 885 tons of recycled and decontaminated material from the former Tappan Zee Bridge, as well as deconstructed state Department of Transportation project materials, including triangular trusses, concrete deck panels, steel beams, girders, and foundation pipes. The state also placed three decommissioned canal boats at the reef, including a 110-foot barge, 74-foot tugboat, and 40-foot tender. The installation was launched

The materials will be strategically placed to improve the state’s diverse marine life and boost Long Island’s recreational, sport fishing, and diving industries. In addition to the inaugural expansion of the Shinnecock Reef, five additional reef sites will be enhanced this year at sites off the shores of Moriches, Fire Island, Smithtown, Hempstead, and Rockaway.

Cuomo noted the importance the reef restoration will have on the state’s economy, by supporting nearly 350,000 jobs and generating billions of dollars through tourism, fishing, and other industries.

“Long Island’s economy thrives when there are fish for anglers to catch and recreational opportunities to explore marine life along the coast,” said the governor. “These artificial reefs are an investment in a stronger, more diverse marine ecosystem that will bolster the economy and bring a new purpose

to the former Tappan Zee Bridge that will continue to serve New Yorkers for generations to come.”

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said the governor is leading the way toward improving Long Island’s water quality and restoring our marine ecosystems. “This is a critical step to ensuring the health and economic well-being of our region, and I thank the governor for his continued commitment to protecting our environment,” he said. State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos said the innovative program, which reuses waste materials from infrastructure projects, will expand the state’s critical network of artificial reefs that support local economies and improve the health of our fisheries. “Through Governor Cuomo’s leadership, our communities, anglers, and environment all stand to benefit from the state’s largest expansion of the artificial reef program,” he added. 

Bill Ulfelder, executive director for The Nature Conservancy in New York, called it an exciting moment for diving and fishing enthusiasts, and an important step for marine life. “The Nature Conservancy applauds Governor Cuomo and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for moving this exciting initiative forward,” he said.

“On Long Island and across New York our economy, health, and way of life all depend on nature. Like other initiatives recently announced by Governor Cuomo aimed at improving water quality and revitalizing shellfish and ocean life, this project is a win for New York’s fishermen, coastal communities, and ocean,” said Ulfelder. Shinnecock Indian Nation Tribal Trustee Lance Gumbs said the initiative will help improve the economy by increasing fishing opportunities. He said the installation was a sight worth seeing.

“It’s interesting. They are dropping pieces of the Tappan Zee and you can see them splashing into the water,” he said. 15


Zach Attack: Deepwater A No Go

By Rick Murphy

looks like the pressure was coming from the top.”

Zach Cohen, who came within a handful of votes of becoming East Hampton Town supervisor, is urging town officials to reject Deepwater Wind’s plan to build 15 wind turbines off the coast of Montauk.

Cohen believes the town needs to take a step back and look at the bigger picture. “They [The Democrats] acted in an accepting manner way too early. We should have hired independent consultants. We should have a master plan.” Cohen said the Deepwater energy would be inefficient, in addition to being costly. And it is unlikely to achieve the desired green effects of cleaner air and fossil free fuels.

Deepwater’s Project, called the South Fork Wind Farm, promises to produce “enough clean, renewable energy” and claims to be “the most affordable solution” to local clean energy needs.

“Europe went all in for wind power and it has had a minimum effect on fossil fuel generated,” Cohen said. “It’s not going to do anything for East Hampton. It’s not going to make our air cleaner.”

Cohen said his analysis is that the project will cost ratepayers far more than anyone involved is letting on. “The starting price is at about 2.2 times the market rate paid by LIPA, the average price about three times today’s market rate, and the final price about four times the current market rate,” Cohen said.

Cohen ran an unsuccessful Democratic primary race for East Hampton Town Board last year — he lost to Jeff Bragman, who was subsequently elected to the board. “I commented about this back then. They were talking about a reseeding in Napeague Harbor and here comes [Deepwater] wanting to run a cable through the harbor.” Deepwater is currently planning

Cohen narrowly lost the 2011 race against the incumbent Republican Town Supervisor Bill Wilkinson in a race so close it took the Board of Elections almost three weeks to finalize the tally. The final plurality was only 11 votes. Independent/James J. Mackin

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to his defeat because the local Democratic party, under pressure from Albany and Governor Andrew Cuomo, was an early supporter of the wind farm. “It’s not a Democrat/Republican issue anymore,” Cohen said. “It

Cohen is not done with politics — he may run for the town board this fall against David Lys, an incumbent who is filling out an expired term. Lys is a Republican but said he intends to register as a Democrat.

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In Depth News Island as a Category 2 hurricane on August 19, first on Block Island and then in Newport, packing winds of 115 miles per hour. It was the earliest landfall of a hurricane in these parts in memory, experts said.

Hurricane Irene on August 26, 2011.

Incidentally, the first Hurricane Bob hit in 1979. That Hurricane Bob was the first Atlantic tropical cyclone to be given a masculine name after the discontinuation of Joint Army/Navy Phonetic Alphabet names. It made landfall in Louisiana on July 16 of that year.

The names chosen for the 20108 hurricanes are Alberto, Beryl, Chris, Debby, Ernesto, Florence, Gordon, Helen, Isaac, Joyce, Kirk, Leslie, Michael, Nadine, Oscar, Patty, Rafael, Sara, Tony, Valerie, and William. What happens if we have more than 26 hurricanes? The Greek alphabet kicks in.

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It’s That Season Again By Rick Murphy

The official start was June 1, and those of us who live here on the East End know what to expect.

There will be plenty of grumbling. Some of our houses may well be wrecked. Traffic will snarl, and the lines in the grocery stores will be unbearable. And on top of that, it is likely we will lose electricity at some point.

Be prepared to live like this for the next few months until the season is mercifully over. Hurricane season, that is.

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The folks at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center have checked in, and their prediction is not a good one: There’s a 35 percent chance of an above-normal hurricane season, according to their computer models. Spoiler alert: It’s the 80th anniversary of the Hurricane of 1938. “History repeats itself,” warned Southampton Town

Highway Superintendent Alex Gregor.

Historically, there are typically 12 major storms each season, six of which develop into hurricanes. Three of those turn into major hurricanes. A “major hurricane” is a term used by the National Hurricane Center for storms that reach maximum sustained oneminute surface winds of at least 115 mph. This is the equivalent of Category 3, 4, and 5 on the SaffirSimpson scale.

June 1 is a bit early for hurricanes in this neck of the woods. “Early August through October” is the local season, said Jay Engle of the National Hurricane Center New York region. “The peak season is late September to early October.” The season ends officially November 30. Gerry Bell is a hurricane climate specialist and research meteorologist at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center in Camp Springs, Maryland. He said the La

Niña cycle, which will likely be a dominant climate factor this year, tends to support developing storms as opposed to El Niño pattern. “It’s really conducive to hurricanes,” Bell said. The major factor in a North Atlantic hurricane is water temperature. Right now, the ocean’s temperature is a “bit below normal,” Bell said, but it is anticipated to be slightly higher than usual during the summer. Most locals will remember Hurricane Bob as one of the costliest hurricanes in New England history. The second named storm and first hurricane of the 1991 Atlantic hurricane season, Bob developed from an area of low pressure near the Bahamas on August 16. It brushed the Outer Banks of North Carolina on August 18 and 19, intensifying into a major hurricane. After peaking in intensity with maximum sustained winds of 115 mph, Bob weakened slightly as it approached the coast of New England. Bob made landfall twice in Rhode

Most municipalities don’t do anything differently, even if an active hurricane season is forecast. Gregor says he puts in a budget after analyzing his department’s expected expenses, but the amount he requests is typically pared back by the town board.

“The town budgets for a 75-degree day,” Gregor said. “I asked for $3 million for new equipment. They gave me 700,000.”

One thing is for certain: after a hurricane, the cleanup costs are massive. Workers run up overtime as they struggle to make the roads passable again. “FEMA will reimburse us for overtime, but it takes a long time to get the money,” Gregor said. In the interim Gregor dips into reserve funds or requests money from the town’s general fund. The hurricane of ’38 “was the worst natural disaster in American history, greater than even the Chicago fire or San Francisco earthquake,” according to the New England Journal. It was dubbed “The Long Island Express” and smashed into the East End on September 21. The Daily News reported that “scores of bodies washed ashore a 50-mile stretch of ocean beach” and the death toll was 30 by the following day. 17

Local News A vast industrial park could be on tap for the 70-acre gravel pit in Wainscott, according to plans on file at the East Hampton Town Planning Department. Independent/T.E. McMorrow

wainscott Industrial park planned By T. E. McMorrow

A proposal to subdivide most of the 70.5-acre gravel pit in Wainscott into 50 buildable lots, all zoned for commercial-industrial use, is in its beginning stages, according to the plans for the project on file with the East Hampton Town Planning Department. The gravel or sand pit, owned by John Tintle, lies just north of Old Montauk Highway, south of the Long Island Rail Road tracks, east

of Wainscott Northwest Road, and west of Hedges Lane. Most of the newly created lots, according to the survey on file, would be slightly smaller than one acre in size.

The two largest lots in the proposal are to the south of the parcel, near the highway. A newly created lot, at the southeast corner of the current property, would be six acres in size. The other, at the southwest corner, would be slightly larger than four acres. Those two lots currently have industrial structures on them, most

of which would remain.

The plan calls for a 75-foot wide buffer zone bordering both the Hedges Lane side of the project and the Wainscott Northwest Road side. The complex would be entered by a roadway at its southeastern corner and from Georgica Drive at the southwestern corner. The newly created lots are to be laid out in four rows, running south to north, with a fifth row of lots running west to east along the railroad tracks.

The interior lots would be accessed by two roadways running the extent of the proposed subdivision, south to north. The plan appears to fly in the face of the town’s ongoing Wainscott hamlet study. In the illustration of the map for the master plan included with that study, where Tintle sees 40,000-square-foot industrial lots, the town sees a “community center, ball fields,

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Local News We are also prepared for that,” the chief said.

Southampton Town Police Chief Steven Skrynecki in his office Monday reviewing public safety plans for the U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills.

‘Standing By’ At U.S. Open By Peggy Spellman Hoey

A foreign yacht sailed up into Peconic Bay around the time of the U.S. Open 14 years ago — three years after the September 11 terrorist attacks — with illegal guns on board. It turned out to be an innocuous case of someone misunderstanding the gun laws in the United States. Now fast forward to the present day, when terrorist attacks have become more commonplace worldwide, upping the ante on security concerns for a national sporting event. Regardless of the scenario, local law enforcement and their public safety partners are prepared for next week’s golf championship. “We need to prepare for anything and everything, and really that’s the theme of our preparation,” said Southampton Town Police Chief Steven Skrynecki in an interview Monday.

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Over 30 federal, state, and local agencies, as well as the United States Golf Association’s security team, have spent the past year putting together a public safety plan that addresses a number of scenarios from terrorists, to

Correction: In a story last week about a planned protest of the U.S. Open by tribal members of the Shinnecock Indian Nation, Kelly Dennis’s last name was misidentified. We regret the error.

medical emergencies such as someone getting hit with a golf ball, which happens frequently at golfing events, to a serious medical issue like a heart attack on the golf course. Authorities have also considered everything from the possibility that lightning will strike and cause a fire. Police are also

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ready for more traditional concerns — a suspicious person or package, disorderly patrons, or shoplifting at the merchandise tent.

“Then take that to another level where you have a person or persons who want to disrupt the event in the form of a terrorist type action.

For medical emergencies, there will be a combination of paid responders and volunteers from the USGA and local agencies. There will be roughly 100 medical personnel on site daily throughout the week-long event, and there will be police and emergency response vehicles like the Medical Crisis Action Team, or MedCat, and ambulances located inside and outside the course at several stations to get sick people out of the course quickly for treatment.

“We will have medical personnel, some on bicycle, some ready to roll with an ambulance, if necessary, to meet just about any need. We even role-played the potential for any food-borne epidemics, just a potential. All of these things, we hope don’t occur, but we prepare for them in the event that they do,” Skrynecki said.

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By Stephen J. Kotz

Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman, who announced last week he would run for Suffolk County comptroller in November, said the opportunity to “represent the county I’ve spent my entire life in” was simply too big to pass up, despite what he says are financial difficulties lurking around the corner.

“This is an unprecedented time in the history of Suffolk County,” he said. “Our finances are in critical condition

and Suffolk County residents need a comptroller who will help get the county back to fiscal health.”

Schneiderman said his experience as the chief financial officer of two towns and his 12 years in the county legislature, which included a stint as deputy presiding officer, would allow him to be “an independent voice and vigilant fiscal watchdog for the taxpayers of Suffolk.” He said the county is borrowing nearly $500 million a year in

future revenues to get through the current fiscal year, a practice he called unsustainable. Schneiderman promised to help the county establish a structurally balanced budget and said he would participate in regular meetings of the county’s Audit Committee and work to find ways to save taxpayer dollars.

“We are not going to be able to fix this overnight. It could take 10 years,” he said of correcting the county’s spending woes. “But you can’t

keep borrowing against future tax revenues.”

Schneiderman said when he was in the legislature, “we weren’t perfect,” but lawmakers were at least willing to confront budget issues and made some hard decisions, including layoffs and selling county property. If his bid to unseat Republican John M. Kennedy Jr. falls short, Schneiderman said he would complete the year remaining on his term as town supervisor and would entertain running for a third term as the town’s top elected official.

There has been speculation for months that Schneiderman, who changed his party affiliation to the Democratic Party from the Independence Party late last year, would seek county office. His decision has been supported by his Democratic colleagues on the board. “Jay is a qualified public servant and he would excel in the position of comptroller,” said Councilman Tommy John Schiavoni. “He understands municipalities and he understands municipal finance. It would be the county’s gain and the town’s loss.”

“I wish him all the best,” said Councilwoman Julie Lofstad. “He’s a smart guy and he cares a lot about the people he represents.” “He brings a lot to the table,” added Councilman John Bouvier. “He’s has a lot of talent and we’ll miss him if he prevails.”

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“Given past performance, I can’t say I’m surprised,” she said, “but I can say it’s a little sad when, in retrospect, you see that at least two-thirds of his ticket in the last election was less than transparent and forthcoming with Southampton voters.”

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Councilwoman Christine Scalera, the sole Republican on the board, did not see it quite the same way. She criticized Schneiderman for considering county office so soon after his election and Councilman Schiavoni, a schoolteacher who is retiring this year, for not telling voters he would not be fully available to do his job until the school year ends.



Conor Patrick Daly Harkins, son of a prominent New York attorney, was charged by East Hampton Village police with burglary and criminal mischief after allegedly breaking into a Dunemere Lane house.

After spending the rest of the day and night in a holding cell in East Hampton Village police headquarters, Harkins was brought to the East Hampton Town Justice Court Saturday morning to be arraigned before Justice Steven Tekulsky. Seated in the courtroom was a man identified as Harkins’s father, Peter Harkins. He is the head of Kovler Harkins, a law firm with offices on Wall Street and in London. Justice Tekulsky asked Harkins what he did for a living. He answered that he had just completed his freshman year in college, and was about to start working in retail for J. Crew. He told the judge he lives with his parents at 1215 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. The phone number that he gave the court is registered to his father, according to online records.

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Justice Tekulsky said the district attorney’s office had asked that bail be set at $20,000.

police: teen charged in burglary By T. E. McMorrow

East Hampton Village police charged Conor Patrick Daly Harkins, 19, with burglarizing the Dunemere Lane estate formerly owned by the journalist George Stephanopoulos, and his wife, actress Alexandra Wentworth.

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Police were called to 20 Dunemere Lane on Friday morning by a work crew who had discovered the front gate had been forced open. After the crew entered the property, they discovered Harkins lying unconscious on the front lawn, his face covered with blood. Police said Harkins had forced his way first through the gated driveway and then smashed his way through the front door of the main house on the property. Once inside, police said, Harkins began smashing things. Among the items destroyed or badly damaged, according to the complaint, was a dining room table, the walls of the dining room, the front and rear screen doors, and several screen windows. Harkins was charged with burglary, for breaking into the house with the intent to commit a crime, and criminal mischief, for causing more than $1,500 in damage. Both charges are felonies. Police estimate the cost of the damage at more than $10,000. Harkins was also charged with trespassing as a misdemeanor.

According to statements made to police, the burglary occurred following a post-prom party at the estate on Further Lane belonging to Marc and Diane Spilker.

Harkins was identified as one of a large group attending the party. Police said the group was picked up by bus at 56th Street and Sutton Place midnight Friday. Another teen, whose name is being withheld by police because of his age, said the group was drinking throughout the night, from the beginning of the bus ride.

At about 6 a.m., the teen told police, he realized that “Conor is acting weird.” The teen was trying to talk Harkins into riding in an Uber with him back to Manhattan. Harkins began talking about getting “a jetpack, and then we can leave this planet.” Harkins got into the Uber with the other teen, but began acting unruly, kicking and punching the roof and

the seat in front of him. When the Uber stopped at the intersection of Dunemere Lane and James Lane, Harkins got out of the car and began walking down Dunemere Lane. “We sat there for about 10 seconds, then I just told the driver to take me back to the city,” the teen told detectives.

Harkins has no prior relationship to Stephanopoulos, his wife, or the current owners of 20 Dunemere Lane, police said. After finding Harkins Saturday morning, police were concerned enough that he was taken to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, where he was treated, before being returned to police custody. “I don’t know how I ended up at that house you found me at,” Harkins told police as they questioned him at the

Harkins’s attorney, Richard Pellegrino II responded that this was Harkins’s first arrest ever, that his father is an attorney who was in the courtroom, and that he had retained private counsel. He suggested $5,000 as an appropriate amount. Justice Tekulsky agreed. Harkins was then taken back to headquarters on Cedar Street, where his father posted bail.

Besides the main house, 20 Dunemere Lane also has a guesthouse, and a 60-foot-long pool. The main house was built about 1890, and the architect Francis Fleetwood designed an addition to it in 1993. Stephanopoulos and Wentworth sold the house in 2013 for more than $5.1 million to a limited liability company.



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Southampton Town Police Reports By Peggy Spellman Hoey A 30-year-old Coram man — in custody at the Yaphank Jail on other charges — was arrested Thursday, May 31, for stealing more than $4,000 worth of jewelry from the homes of local people, Southampton Town Police said. Police said Robert Wunderlich stole assorted gold jewelry with precious gemstones and diamonds, including a gold school ring from two different victims — one from East Quogue, the other

Sagaponack. He was picked up from the Yaphank Jail just a day after the items were reported stolen and transported to Southampton Town Police Headquarters in Hampton Bays, where he was charged with third- and fourthdegree grand larceny, felonies, as well as petit larceny, a misdemeanor. No further information was available from police. • A 50-year-old Southampton man was arrested in North Sea on May 22, for threatening someone with a knife and a loaded shotgun, town

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Ernesto Rojas was still in his car, trapped with an open bottle of Corona beer. He had to be extricated because the door was jammed when first responders arrived at the scene just before 9 PM, according to police. He admitted drinking and was treated at the scene by Hampton Bays Ambulance and was taken to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital. He was charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor. • A 31-year-old Shelter Island woman was arrested in Southampton for driving while under the influence of drugs on Monday, May 28, Southampton police said.

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Police “I wish you could have listened to some of the sage advice she has offered over the years,” Wilson said.

Wilson went on to tell Quinn she believes his grandmother would do anything for him, then told him about the 1970s police drama, “Baretta,” in which the main character’s catch phrase was that bad guys end up dead or in jail. “Your grandmother doesn’t want either of those for you. I hope you figure that out,” she said.

Quinn’s grandmother, and a female friend from the Shinnecock Indian Reservation, declined to speak with a reporter as they exited the courthouse following his arraignment.

Teen Held In Fatal Crash By Peggy Spellman Hoey

Chace Quinn, 19, the Southampton teen prosecutors say was caught on camera drinking alcohol in a Hampton Bays bar, then driving a 2013 Jeep Wrangler that struck and killed a man on County Road 39 in April, is being held at the Suffolk County jail in Riverhead in lieu of $1 million cash bail. If Quinn is able to post bail, he will be required to wear a globalpositioning ankle bracelet for law enforcement tracking purposes.

Quinn, who allegedly has ties to the Bloods gang, hit 63-year-old deliveryman Joseph Lynn McAlla in the early hours of April 5, leaving him to die in the street, a Suffolk prosecutor said in court on May 29. Video surveillance showed Quinn drinking at Bays Bar and Grill, where he consumed numerous alcoholic drinks over a few hours, before leaving in a Jeep headed east toward Southampton, according to Assistant District Attorney Maggie Bopp.


Quinn, who had been on the lam from law enforcement since a fight shortly before the fatal car crash, was arrested on a warrant and charged with first-degree vehicular manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident without reporting, both felonies. Hauled into the court in handcuffs, Quinn wore rumpled clothes including a gray hoodie sweatshirt, black sweatpants, and a pair of Nikes. His words were barely audible when he spoke to his attorney, Peter Smith of Northport, who entered a not guilty plea for him.

Quinn had evaded the law for two months, Bopp said. Along with his associates, Quinn was involved in a fight at Bays Bar, where two men suffered serious injuries, including a broken nose, orbital socket, and fractured teeth, for which he was charged with second-degree gang assault, she added. After the fatal car crash, Quinn changed his cell phone number

several times and went as far as to threaten a “potential witness” on March 16, placing a handgun on the victim’s lap, “placing that individual in fear of their life,” Bopp said. For this incident, Quinn was additionally charged with menacing.

Quinn was also charged with second-degree obstruction of governmental administration by Southampton Village Police for using his car to block an unmarked police car, which was involved in a high speed chase, from entering the Shinnecock Indian Reservation to follow a suspect back in December. In her summary, Bopp noted Quinn has a 15-page rap sheet, with “multiple contacts with the criminal justice system.” Charges on Quinn’s record include a driving while intoxicated conviction at 17 years old, along with second-degree assault as a youthful offender for which he served one year in jail, she said. Judge Wilson, who apparently presided over previous cases of Quinn’s, admonished him, reminding him that his grandmother, who attended the arraignment, has always been at his side in court.

Three orders of protection were issued against Quinn, two for the victims injured in the fight at Bays Bar and Grill. It is not clear who the third order of protection is for. On the top charge of first-degree vehicular manslaughter, Quinn faces up to 15 years in a state prison if convicted.

Quinn’s arrest was the result of a joint investigation by Southampton Town and New York State police, the U.S. Marshall Service, and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. Quinn, a minor at the time, was arrested in March 2016 for shooting three men in the Hillcrest neighborhood of Southampton Village. After the shooting, residents organized a Neighborhood Watch group and requested that police install video surveillance cameras to address quality-of-life concerns last year.

The investigation into Quinn is continuing. Southampton Town Police ask anyone with information to contact their detective squad at 631-702-2230.

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The same Jeep can later be seen on video striking McAlla as he closed a gate at Southampton Masonry, where he was making a delivery,

severing his leg in the process. McAlla was “left in the street to die,” Bopp said during Quinn’s arraignment in Southampton Justice Court before Justice Barbara Wilson.

Smith, who is privately retained, could offer no background on Quinn, but noted that Quinn “stands presumed innocent on all the charges.” Smith will be conducting his own investigation. “I do offer condolences to the family of Joseph McAlla,” he added.


Woman Bailed Out On Weapons Charge By Peggy Spellman Hoey

A woman from North Augusta, SC, who was arrested for having a loaded .38 caliber handgun in her car over Memorial Day weekend, was released on $13,000 bail or $31,000 bond on Wednesday, May 30, according to the Suffolk County Sheriff ’s office. Ashley Nicole Wheeler, 23, posted bail hours after a court appearance in Southampton Town Justice Court. Wheeler, who came to New York with her boyfriend to work at a golf course for the season, spent several days at the Suffolk County Correctional Facility in Riverside, where she was held on $30,000 bail because she could not establish her residency at the Flanders rental where she is living, according to her attorney, Edward Burke of Noyac.

prior arrests, was given the handgun for protection by her mother and was ignorant of New York’s laws prohibiting the possession or transportation of a loaded gun without a license, Burke explained. He added that he looks forward to addressing all aspects of his client, both “personally and professionally,” with the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office. Wheeler, wearing gray dress pants and a blue-and-white-checked dress blouse, told the court she

lives with her boyfriend in North Augusta and has plans to re-enroll in Augusta University to study dental hygiene.

She was caught with a loaded handgun and mace in her car at a checkpoint, which was conducted by the Suffolk County District Attorney’s East End Driving While Intoxicated Tax Force, targeting drunk and drugged drivers in Flanders, and a male passenger in her car at the time of the arrest was charged with possession of

marijuana, a violation.

Wheeler, however, was charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a felony, and fourth-criminal possession of a weapon, a misdemeanor, as well as possession of a noxious material, a misdemeanor.

If convicted, Wheeler is facing up to 15 years in prison on the top charge of weapons possession and is due back in court at a later date.

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Four EH Arrests For Impaired Driving By T. E. McMorrow

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After the arrest, police searched Viteritti’s vehicle, finding five small plastic baggies in a backpack. “That’s crystal meth,” Viteritti allegedly said. Police also said they found three glass pipes on the floor. Aside from the felony, police tacked on two misdemeanor possession charges.

Unable to post $2500 bail, Viteritti spent the next five days in county jail. Because he was not indicted by a grand jury within that five-day period, he was released without having to post bail, and will be due back in court at a later date. Luis Parra-Gomez, 32, of Springs, was driving a 2008 Honda north on Three Mile Harbor Road early Saturday morning when he failed to dim his headlights for an oncoming patrol car, leading to a traffic stop and an arrest on drunk driving charges. Because he was convicted of driving while intoxicated as a misdemeanor last year, the new charge is a felony. Parra-Gomez was hit with a second felony for driving on a revoked license following last year’s conviction, police said. After he pleaded guilty last year, he was fined by Justice Lisa Rana $1000, plus a surcharge of $400. According to East Hampton Town Justice Court records, Parra-Gomez has not paid that fine. Justice Rana issued a warrant for his arrest June 12 of

During his arraignment later that morning, he was represented by Carl Irace, who told East Hampton Town Justice Steven Tekulsky that Parra-Gomez had $3000 he could put toward bail. Justice Tekulsky was dubious. He pointed out that ParraGomez had never paid his fine. Additionally, he said, ParraGomez continued to drive, despite not having a license, and despite the fact that Justice Rana had previously revoked his driving privilege. “He does what he wants to do,” Justice Tekulsky said, as he set bail at $5000.

Peter Williams, 46, was arrested May 30 after police said he was driving a 2004 Hyundai erratically in downtown Montauk. At headquarters, he refused to take the breath test. “I will ride one of my three bicycles around now,” he allegedly told police. Justice Tekulsky suspended his license for the next year for his refusal to take the test. An Australian working as a bartender in Montauk, he was asked by the judge if he planned on returning to Australia this year. “Not if I don’t have to,” Williams replied. He posted $500 bail. The final arrest of the week on DWI charges made by town police was that of Mia Fugosic, 34. Fugosic was driving a rented 2018 Ford Focus west on Main Street in Amagansett a little before midnight when police said they stopped her for speeding. The Queens resident was charged with misdemeanor DWI and released on her own recognizance Monday morning with a future date on the East Hampton Town Justice Court calendar. There was one DWI arrest on Shelter Island this week. Antonio Villanueva-Avile, 40, of Aguada, Puerto Rico, was arrested early Thursday morning. He was charged as a first-time offender at the misdemeanor level. Villanueva-Avile was held until he was arraigned later that day and released without bail.

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The charge he is facing, driving with ability impaired by drugs, is a felony because he was convicted on a drunk driving charge in October 2014.

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police The driver, Jose Romero-Flores, 33, of Woodhaven, allegedly drove off without stopping after striking Pitt who was crossing Montauk Highway, which was crowded with young revelers outside the Memory Motel on the south side of the road, and the Point Bar and Grill on the north side, at about 12:38 in the morning May 26.

Jose romeroFlores was charged with drunken driving and leaving the scene of an accident in which there was physical injury.

Also in the crowd were fire marshals from the Town of East Hampton, as well as several officers patrolling the scene to control the crowd. With a description of the 2016 Ford van registered to a Manhattan gourmet food company, Todaro Brothers, police were able to track the vehicle down as it headed west on Montauk Highway. Romero-Flores told police he was unaware that he had hit anybody, though Pitt was reportedly struck hard enough as to be thrown through the air after impact.

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victim slowly recovering From montauK Hit-anD-run By T. E. McMorrow

The 26-year-old journalist who was struck by a van being driven by an allegedly drunk driver in downtown Montauk remained in Stony Brook University Hospital Monday, nine days after the accident. Sofia Pitt, a producer with the CNBC network,

spoke briefly with a reporter Saturday, saying that she considered herself “lucky” to have survived. She declined further comment.

Romero-Flores was initially charged with misdemeanor drunken driving. However, the district attorney’s office could bring more charges. District Attorney Tim Sini’s office would not comment Monday as to whether or not it has opened an investigation

into the recent incident.

Montauk Fire Department Chief Vincent Franzone said this week that he was hoping to meet with East Hampton Town police Chief Michael Sarlo regarding traffic control on Montauk Highway in downtown Montauk to explore whether there was something that can be done “immediately” to decrease the chance of a repeat incident. The police already have a heavy presence in downtown Montauk, particularly between the hours of midnight and 4 AM, and also particularly between South Emery and South Embassy Streets, where the Memory Motel and the Point Bar and Grill are located.

The problem, the chief said, is that Montauk Highway is a state road, and any substantial changes will have to involve the state. Still, he is hoping to explore any doable option that would slow motorists down as the revelers crowd the streets, walking back and forth between the two bars. Romero-Flores is currently free on $1,500 bail.


The hospital’s media relations office has not been able to supply any updates on Pitt’s condition, despite several calls to the office.

Facing Felony narcotics cHarge By T. E. McMorrow

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A traffic stop by the East Hampton Town police early Saturday, June 2, led to the arrest of a Springs man on a felony narcotics charge. According to the police, the license plate on the 2015 Jeep being driven on Fort Pond Boulevard by Jhony Nieto, 38, was not legible because it was dirty and improperly lit, leading to the stop. During a search of the car, the officer said she found four plastic bags containing an aggregate of more than a half gram of cocaine. “I did that whole bag about three hours ago,” she said Nieto told her. She also reported finding

an e-cigarette containing liquid marijuana.

Nieto was charged with possession of cocaine as a felony, along with a misdemeanor count of possession of a controlled substance. He was held for arraignment later that morning. “If you check my record, I’ve been in the country for 20 years, and this is the first time I’ve been arrested,” Nieto told East Hampton Town Justice Steven Tekulsky.

While Justice Tekulsky agreed that Nieto has a clean record, he set bail at $1000, citing the severity of the charge. Nieto posted bail at police headquarters and was released.


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A Walk Down Memory Lane with Carol Sherman By Valerie Bando-Meinken

“My family was eccentric, talented, zany, interesting, and dysfunctional, but happy,” said Carol Sherman, relaxing on the couch at her home in East Hampton. “And,” she continued, “we loved to eat. We were recreational eaters because eating is fun! We always ate our meals as a family and our meals were what I call festive eating experiences.”


“We lived in a tenement in the Bronx,” she remembered. “My mother, Betty, was a ‘fast stepper.’ She danced at the Cotton Club with George Raft. I had three brothers. My one brother would always be out front fixing old Fords. He’d buy old Model Ts and As that weren’t running, fix them up, and sell them for more than he paid for them. The neighbors called us ‘The Crazy Shermans.’” Carol’s brother was not the only entrepreneur in the family. “With three brothers,” Carol said, “I was only safe at the sewing machine!

In the late 1960s, Carol opened her own shop on St. Mark’s Place in the East Village. She named it The Fast Stepper in honor of her mother. Carol loved to travel and loved to meet different people. It was on one of her many trips, while skiing in the Alps, that she met Eugene Cooper, her future husband. With Gene’s encouragement, Carol opened a designer clothing shop on Jobs Lane in Southampton in 1970. Not knowing what to name it, Gene suggested she call it Carol Sherman. She was hesitant because she said, “No one knows who Carol Sherman is.” Gene assured her saying, “But soon they will.”

Carol spoke of her husband lovingly. “He was always supportive and encouraging. When we met, we knew we were meant to be together. We were soulmates. We were married over 12 years when he died suddenly from heart problems. I knew that Gene wouldn’t want me to be hurt, but honestly, divorce would have been easier to handle.” Carol’s careers varied. In addition to being a fashion designer, she was

a teacher, an associate professor, a private chef, and even a lifeguard. She laughs, “I was in my 50s and I was the oldest lifeguard on record at the time. I love to swim.” Also, Carol had so many requests for the muffins she would bake, she started selling them to farm stands under her private label Muffin Mama.

Active in the poetry community since the 1970s, Carol laughed about the very first poem she wrote. “I did my first poem in high school. I was 14 years old. It started with, ‘I stood upon a windy hill …’ I really started writing when I lived in Sag Harbor in a house that overlooked the bay,” she recalled. “I’ve belonged to several poetry groups including the East End Poetry Group in Southampton, was a member of the Choral Society from 1982 to 1989, and joined the community theater in Southampton where I had roles in the productions of Anything Goes, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Fools, Follies, and a few others. I’ve done poetry readings and had a few small books published of my poems. I’ve also had two memoirs published. I was encouraged by Marijane Meaker in my writing of Bronx Ballads in 2001 which was a journey through grief after World War II.” Although Carol has cut back on a lot of her activities, she has recently tried her hand at watercolors and currently has her work displayed at the hall in Windmill Village II, where it is now open to the public for viewing.

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At 82, Carol recalls her family trips to Coney Island and its fluffy pink cotton candy, and visits to Chinatown in New York City, where her family actually sat in the kitchen of the restaurant and ate with the staff. “My father, Albert, was an electrician and always did work for

the owner. In appreciation, he would bring us into the kitchen and feed us like we were his family.”

I learned to make dresses from patterns that I bought at Grant’s department store, the five-anddime.” Carol received compliments on her dresses with classmates asking where she had purchased them. It didn’t take long before Carol realized her talent and attended the Fashion Institute of Technology, eventually becoming a certified fashion designer. She had previously attended Hunter College receiving her teaching certification in home economics.

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Rebuilding, Brick By Brick brick. Bob Ganga explained that the bricks hold sentimental value because they are timeless pieces on the monument itself, and each brick can be customized and dedicated to whomever the donor chooses. The brothers believe East Hampton Town needed a memorial to remember those people who died that day. “You can’t speak to someone who

Independent/Justin Meinken Bob Ganga showcases the type of brick that will be used to construct the 9/11 Memorial in East Hampton.

wasn’t touched by it that day, either directly or indirectly, across the whole country,” Tony Ganga said. “We thought the town has enough people who care, and we wanted to put up something substantial — something quiet, reflective, a place to have a little bit of peace and be elegant at the same time.” Each engraved brick is $100 and a $50 replica is available

with each purchase. The Ganga brothers would like to complete the memorial in time for the September 11 anniversary this year.

If you would like to help memorialize the people who lost their lives on 9/11, visit www. or call Tony Ganga at 631-793-1633 or Bob Ganga at 631-827-6585.

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Tony Ganga and his brother Bob have collaborated with the Sons of the American Legion in Amagansett to build a memorial for the victims of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Designed by Gustavo Bonevardi, who has previously worked on the Tribute in Light memorial in Manhattan, the East Hampton 9/11 Memorial will be constructed in the open field to the side of the legion. As soon as the artist finishes the sculpture, which is made with steel from the World Trade Center, Tony Ganga plans to hang the sculpture in place and continue the construction as far as the funds will allow him to do so.

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Ganga admitted that he has been stretched thin during this time since he is also the committee chairman for Soldier Ride. Attaining the funding for the project has also presented a significant challenge for the two brothers, with 400 bricks required for the memorial’s construction. The brothers, who are unable to fund the project themselves, are asking $100 per brick, but only 70 have been purchased.

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Feature The church, which is located on Maple Street, has thrived over the years, continuing to serve the Polish community on the East End, as well as friends and summer visitors. “There is a very large Polish community from Riverhead to Montauk,” said parishioner Thea Dombrowki-Fry.

The church has maintained many of its traditions, including Polish Masses. The parish still has a Polish priest, maintains a PolishAmerican Society, and has a Polish library in its basement. The church’s parishioners attend Sunday socials, and celebrate special events such as birthdays and anniversaries as a community, and always come together to help other parishioners in need, said Dombrowski-Fry, who is also a member of the PolishAmerican Society and the Polish Veterans’ Ladies Auxiliary.

Our Lady of Poland Roman Catholic Church in Southampton is marking its centennial this year, starting with a Mass and dance on June 30.

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Our Lady Of Poland Turns 100 By Peggy Spellman Hoey

A group of 27 Polish immigrants — mostly farmers who carried traditions from their homeland to the fertile fields of the East End — established Our Lady of Poland Roman Catholic Church in Southampton in 1918. Now, 100 years later, their grandchildren are



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The parish’s first centennial event — a special Mass celebrated by Bishop Andrzej Zglejszewski — will be held on June 30. The Mass, which will be in English and Polish, will begin at 5 PM, and will be followed by a Jubilee Dinner Dance at 6:15 PM in Southampton Polish Hall, 230 Elm Street, Southampton. There will also be no shortage of Polish favorites such as kielbasa, golabki, pierogi, and cheese blintzes. The event will feature

an open bar, music by Windstar, Chinese auction, and table gift.

Polish immigrants first started moving to the East End, settling in Riverhead, Bridgehampton, and Water Mill in 1886. It wasn’t long before the growing community wanted a house of worship of its own, so members got to work raising money for the effort. Ground was broken on October 21, 1918, and the final work was completed on the church on December 24, just in time for Christmas Day Mass, which was offered by the parish’s first priest, Father Alexander Cizmowski.

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The second centennial event of the church’s jubilee year, a tour of the church, will be held on July 1, though a time has not been set for the event. Three days later, on July 4, parishioners will also take part in the Southampton Village Fourth of July Parade, along with a group of Polish singers and dancers. The group will also take part in the Pulaski Day Parade in New York on October 3. Parishioners and church leaders are also in the process of arranging a Polish veterans memorial at the Sacred Hearts Cemetery. The year’s events will culminate in a 100th Anniversary Mass on Christmas Day, December 25. But for now, Dombrowski-Fry said she is looking forward to the upcoming Mass on June 30.

“It’s going to be absolutely beautiful. There are a lot of dignitaries who are invited to the Mass. We are hoping that 100 years from now, our great-grandchildren will celebrate 200 years. That’s the whole idea,” she said. For more information about Our Lady of Poland’s centennial events, visit Tickets for the jubilee dinner dance are $100 and may be ordered from Erika by sending an email to or by calling 631-283-0667.

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Goodbye Dear Friends It is, of course, a rite of passage that we grieve the loss of another life, and more so when the departed are close to us. But when an entire community mourns, the realization sets in we have lost not only loved ones but irreplaceable pillars that stood out because they did so much more than merely live amongst us — they made our lives better. Bonnie Bistrian Krupinski and Ben Krupinski were not the boldfaced Hamptons types the tabloids made them out to be. She grew up in overalls on bulldozers; he banged nails and climbed across roofs. They made a living the hard way, and they never forgot those roots. Yes, that was Ben who donated his services renovating the Coast Guard Life-Saving Station, the Ladies’ Village Improvement Society’s Bargain Box Thrift Shop, and so many others. Yes, that was Bonnie making those donations to the pantries and charities. There was more, though. Much more. People who needed help, be it food, a job, shelter, a second chance — they found guardian angels that cared and helped and said no more about it. They were both fans of good food and music. Every now and then you would find them dining with some instantly recognizable music icon. But it would invariably be in the back of one of their restaurants, away from the stargazers and the paparazzi. Ostentatious wasn’t in their vocabulary. Public displays of wealth and power were abhorrent behavior to them. You got what you saw: hardworking people from good, hearty stock that could be tough as nails in business and, at the same time, nurturing and caring in everyday life. They will be more than just missed; we will never be able to replace them.


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Any thoughts on Harvey Weinstein’s recent arrest? Ashley Freeman I think it’s about time. It should have happened a long time ago but at least it finally happened. A culmination of events made it possible. But most of all more women came forward who were willing to speak about it and that brought a lot of momentum to the situation.

To the Editor,

Throughout her career, Roseanne Barr has always been a crude, vulgar, left-wing jerk. Remember grabbing her crotch while singing the National Anthem? Her support for the lunatic 9/11 Truthers, the vile Occupy movement, and any other wacko lefty notion that came along?

Ryan Jeffries He was just arrested? I thought he was already in jail.

Yet now that she claims to support Trump and has made her typically sick comments about Valerie Jarrett, the media is making a pathetic attempt to paint her as a conservative who represents the thinking of other conservatives and Trump supporters. All they prove is that they, too, are still left-wing jerks, desperate to rid the herd of one of its more repugnant members.

Sheila Raymond What took them so long?

Amanda Leonard It’s a great thing for all women to see someone that powerful realize things are changing and there will be consequences even for someone like Weinstein. I doubt there’s a woman alive who to some degree hasn’t had something in this vein happen but had her situation just brushed off.

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Islamic terrorist bombings in Belgium; Islamic terrorist truck attacks in NYC, France, Germany, and Spain; and attacks in England and the U.S. are indicative of the violent Islamic extremism pervading the world. Muslim attacks on non-Muslims have proliferated in Europe over the years because Europe murdered six million Jews and replaced them with 50 million Muslims. European countries should stop absorbing immigrants from the Middle East and North Africa and deport potential terrorists. The U.S. should pay attention to the problems in Europe and keep out immigrants from countries that spawn terrorists. Some liberal religious organizations and individuals believe we should show compassion and open our borders to people from the Middle East and North Africa. Hopefully, the courts will uphold Trump’s ban on immigrants from the countries which spawn Islamic terrorists. Previous immigrants entered the U.S. to build better lives for themselves, assimilate, and contribute to our country.

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Conversely, many of the immigrants from the Middle East do not want to assimilate, and some are prone to violence and choose to attack non-Muslims. Existing potential terrorists must be ferreted out and pursued. Radical Muslim leaders in the U.S., like Louis Farrakhan, should be under constant surveillance.

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In response to Denis Hamill’s piece on Trump bashing, I would suggest to Mr. Hamill to also give a little background on Bill Clinton, who is also a draft-dodging womanizer who had sex in the Oval Office on taxpayers’ dime! Furthermore, as a journalist, shouldn’t he be a little more objective?

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Editor’s Note: Denis Hamill writes an opinion column, Sand in my Shoes, for The Independent.


I am running for State Comptroller on the Green Party line to challenge the incumbent, Tom DiNapoli, over his refusal to divest the state pension funds from fossil fuels. It makes no sense to invest funds in companies that are driving catastrophic climate change. Why invest in generating more extreme weather — rising tides, floods, hurricanes, and wildfires? Putting billions of dollars into Exxon and other fossil fuel companies is also a risky financial decision. Market funds without fossil fuels outperform those that include them. With the world having agreed to move away from fossil fuel towards renewable energy, companies like Exxon do not have a sustainable business model. Since started the

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Miller, Monroe, Kazan In Strong Debut It is a powerful

production that captures the paranoia rampant in Hollywood during the House UnAmerican Activities Committee’s hearings.

Jack Canfora’s world premiere play, Fellow Travelers, directed by Michael Wilson, kicked off Bay Street Theater’s summer season on Saturday with a punch to the gut.

It is a powerful production that captures the paranoia rampant in Hollywood during the House UnAmerican Activities Committee’s hearings, as told through the bromance between playwright Arthur Miller and director Elia Kazan, and the woman who acted as both their buffer and their bond, Marilyn Monroe. At the heart of Fellow Travelers — the appellation given to communist sympathizers by HUAC — is the tale of a battered friendship between two geniuses

of the entertainment industry who loved and appreciated each other. Miller (Wayne Alan Wilcox) had already been awarded the Pultizer for Death of a Salesman when he accompanied his buddy Kazan (Vince Nappo) to the West Coast to discuss a possible film, The Hook, with Columbia Pictures head Harry Cohn (Mark Blum). From the first scene it is clear that the two see things differently — Kazan uses images and symbolism to tell stories; Miller uses words. Gadge (Kazan’s nickname) knows how to play the game, while Art is sincere and serious. They both form a friendship with Monroe (Rachel Spencer Hewitt), who is in love with, and eventually marries, Art but engages in a long-term sexual liaison with Kazan because they’re

friends who see things the same way, and they both understand that sex is just another film industry commodity. When Cohn and Roy Brewer ( Jeffrey Bean), the head of the newly-formed Motion Picture Industry Council, suggest — no, demand — that Miller add some anti-communist propaganda to the script, Kazan acquiesces, while Miller is dumbfounded by the request.

Kazan had been involved with the American Communist Party in the 1930s, but, as his character explains it, he left when he felt that artists were being pressured to compromise their work. Of course, out of the frying pan and into the Continued On Page B-17.

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Wybranski Designs U.S. Open Poster

By Nicole Teitler

decided very early on in my discussions with the USGA. To the general golfing public, visually the thing they know is the clubhouse.

A show featuring renowned golf artist Lee Wybranski at the Southampton Cultural Center from June 7 to June 30 will coincide with the 2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club.

what’s your favorite U.S. Open painting?

As his most extensive exhibit to date with more than 40 pieces, Wybranski will offer images of his famed traditional golf work, such as his celebrated 11th consecutive U.S. Open poster, and a Shinnecock original. In addition to his recognized works will be an abstract series depicting golf holes.

I’d say Torrey Pines [in La Jolla, California] in 2008. It was my first one — a gorgeous venue right next to the Pacific Ocean. It was a great event, with Tiger Woods winning in a playoff on a broken leg. The painting was a runaway hit. I got on the local news. It was a surprise success, not knowing what to expect that first year.

The Philadelphia native has created commissioned artworks for the likes of the USGA and the PGA of America. He’s worked with private clubs like National Golf Links of America and businesses including Polo Ralph Lauren, with his work featured on the Golf Channel, CNN, and Golf Talk Live. From his easel on the greens to his inside studio, Wybranski continues to craft his passion around the course.

Out of all the golf courses you’ve seen, which is a must-visit for avid golfers? Painting St. Andrews in Scotland, working with The Old Course, is a goosebumps experience. If you’re an artist doing what I do, you can’t really do any better. Anyone who really loves the game should certainly visit once. It’s a magical place.

What made you start painting these landscapes? Why golf?

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I started with architectural drawings for private estates and small institutions around Philadelphia right after I graduated from art school. I was trying to figure out how to grow the business and approach new markets, so I thought of taking the same kind of a service — very fine, beautiful pen and ink architectural drawings — to a place where people had an emotional attachment to buildings. That was the initial trail of thought.

What I came up with at the time was universities. Alumni love their home college. Then it was golf and country clubs, many of which are known for beautiful clubhouses, and people have a

strong connection of membership to these places. I just thought this was a neat thing to explore. I showed the portfolio to a number of the best clubs around New York City. That project led to a number of others pretty quickly, including the Atlantic Golf Club in Bridgehampton. All of a sudden, I was a golf artist.

What’s the first thing you notice when deciding to paint? It depends on the project. I consider the poster to be a different animal than the traditional landscape painting. Landscapes rely more on detail

and general vistas. With posters, I try to identify the two or three main characters of the place and also the championship. With the U.S. Open at Shinnecock, it’s about the U.S. Open but also Shinnecock, so both need to be dramatically represented in the artwork.

From venue to venue, project to project, I create a composition that allows all these elements to be included in a way that feels balanced and visually appealing and uncluttered. I like to focus all the attention on the things that are most important and leave a lot of open space in between when I can. At Shinnecock, a focus on the clubhouse was

Domestically, one of my favorites is Fisher’s Island, off the coast of Long Island, once called the Pebble Beach of the East. It’s virtually untouched, so it’s like going back in time. Architecturally, the course is fantastic. Scenery wise, you can’t beat it. Within the world of golf, there’s a return to a simple, natural, and pure links experience. Southampton Cultural Center is located at 25 Pond Lane in Southampton. An artist’s reception will be held on Saturday, June 9, at 7 PM.

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Yes Way, Rosé As the saying goes, it’s best not to mess with the classics, and for the diehard rosé loyalists who know where the craze first started, there’s always Wölffer Estate Vineyards’ coveted “Summer in a Bottle.” With its affordable price point and head-turning packaging, it’s the bottle that started the trend and built the rosé empire we know

Now, for those looking to rethink the usual, there are a host of new options that have recently entered the market. There’s The Drop, which recently launched a re-sealable can of its signature light blend, perfect for the beach, and Out East, which hails from Provence and offers a fruit-forward and crisp flavor.

But for the true entertainer, there’s WINC. While its “Summer Water” often comes alongside a waiting list toward the end of the swilling season, this summer it’s added a three-month subscription service that ensures you and your legions of house guests remain fully stocked. June and August include three limited edition magnums (the equivalent of six bottles per month), while the height of the season, July, is met with a 24-pack of hand-held summer water “droplets” on your doorstep. The price for it all? A cool $350.

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Floral Art Springs Up At Wölffer By Jessica Mackin-Cipro

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Wölffer Estate kicked off its partnership with FlowerSchool New York over Memorial Day weekend. Eco-fresh “flowerbombs” were installed across each of its properties. Celebrating Wölffer’s 30th Anniversary, the floral activations are the first of many to arrive to the local vineyard and its restaurants.

FlowerSchool creates eco-fresh bouquets using eco foam. Seasonal flowers from local farms are an ecofriendly alternative to the extremely harmful floral foam. Operating as a sustainable vineyard, Wölffer

is always looking to decrease its environmental footprint. FlowerSchool carries similar principles through its foam-free floristry practices.

Founded by creative director Eileen Johnson, FlowerSchool is a center for the floral arts in New York City. Its mission is to celebrate great floral design and designers, and to help people live a richer life through flowers. For more info on Wölffer, visit For more info on FlowerSchool, visit www.




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Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic’s 30th Annual East End Benefit was held on Saturday at LTV Studios in Wainscott. Guests viewed the New York debut of Niki Johnson’s stunning and provocative piece, Hills & Valleys. Proceeds from the benefit support PPHP’s programs and services in Suffolk County.

The Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center presented the third annual Barn Dance at Kilmore Farm in Wainscott on Saturday. The event honored Nancy McCaffrey.

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The Spur held its Last Stop @ The Station party at its Southampton location over Memorial Day weekend.

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A private members reception was held on Saturday, June 2, at Guild Hall in East Hampton for avant-garde artist Laurie Anderson. The show will run through July 4.

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Southampton Arts Center’s newest exhibition “Light on Shadow” by Shawn Heinrichs, curated by Matthew Hockely Smith and presented with Blue Sphere Foundation, opened at SAC on Saturday, May 26.

The second annual Salon on the Lawn, organized by LongHouse Reserve’s Junior Council, was held on Saturday, May 26. This year’s theme, “The Curator’s Collection,” included immersive art curated by Tripoli Patterson of Southampton’s Tripoli Gallery. The evening featured works from artists including Aakash Nihalani, Quentin Curry, and Benjamin Keating. LongHouse Reserve’s Junior Council Co-Chairs were Mariah Whitmore and Sarah Duke. Attendees included Lea Michele and Zandy Reich, Sarah Duke and Washington Duke, Blair Gazza, Joey Wolffer and Max Rohn, Sherri Donghia, and Anne Sherwood Pundyk. 

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1. Claude’s Executive Chef James Carpenter oversees the new restaurant, Claude’s, at the Southampton Inn. Claude’s, with its renovated dining room and outside dining patios, highlights signature American fare including seafood, salads, and seasonal specials. Complete your meal with host rock star pianist, actor, and Juilliard School prodigy Konstantin Soukhovetski every Thursday evening from 9 to 10 PM beginning June 21.

2. Sushi by Bou David Bouhadana, with partners Michael Sinensky and Erika London from FB Hospitality Group, transform spaces into sexy sushi speakeasies, complete with their own fully-stocked bar, an intimate sushi counter, and distinctly exclusive vibe. The fast-growing, quick-serve omakase concept can be found at Jue Lan Club’s sister location in Southampton. 3. The Spur Soho House meets WeWork, The Spur, literally, is next door to Southampton LIRR Station and Southampton Social Club. Want to really work remotely while in the Hamptons instead of playing hooky with the office? The Spur offers shared workspaces, dedicated desks, bar and restaurant, concierge service, innovation programming, and reciprocal NYC club membership. No more trying to connect to Wi-Fi in a local café.


2. Feinstein Institute Summer Concert Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas will be performing on July 12 in support of the Feinstein Institute, which last year raised a record-breaking $2.6 million. The event will be produced by Lawrence Scott Events.

3. Watermill Center Summer Benefit On July 28, “Time Bomb: The 25th Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit & Auction,” described as “an enchanted forest and performance art extravaganza” will support the annual program artist residency and education programs, which provide a unique environment for young and emerging artists. www. 4. Bay Street’s Summer Gala On July 7, Bay Street Theatre’s 27th annual gala will celebrate the work of the not-for-profit theatre founded in Sag Harbor in 1991 by Sybil Christopher, Emma Walton Hamilton, and Stephen Hamilton.

1. Betsy Cox From elusive dinner reservations and inaccessible tee times, to a world-wide network of multilingual professionals with in-depth local knowledge, Cox’s Blackbook Concierge is the premier facilitator of luxury services. www.

2. Felicia Madison Felicia Madison draws on her experiences as a stay-at-home mom as the basis for her observational comedy, poking fun at marriage, parenthood, and life in general. Madison decided to try her hand at comedy after a class at the Manhattan Comedy School. She also blogs, podcasts, and is currently writing a screenplay. www. 3. Jean Shafiroff Jean Shafiroff, philanthropist, activist, humanitarian, and author of Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life by What You Give. Her philanthropy can be seen on display at several charity galas during the Hamptons summer season at which she encourages and seeks to empower all individuals so that they can build the fulfillment of giving into their lives. 4. Jennifer Brozost & Vimmi Shroff of PEAS It might be summer, but parents’ thoughts will soon turn to their children’s next steps in education. Enter Private Education Advisory Service, founded in 2008 by two former private school admissions officers, Jennifer Brozost and Vimmi Shroff. The pair co-authored The NYC Private School Admissions Handbook.

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4. Sen Restaurant In its 25th Anniversary season, Sen has undergone major renovations. Sen Restaurant is a Sag Harbor mainstay destination for fine Japanese cuisine. It will also be offering an exciting new Asian menu. www.

1. Hetrick-Martin Institute Fundraiser On Saturday, June 16, at a private estate, the fundraiser, titled “School’s Out,” will celebrate its 20th anniversary. It will feature a VIP dinner, Martha Stewart style, and catering from Lulu’s Kitchen. For more, visit

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Old Dogs, New Trips // Vay David & John Laudando

Tasty Treats & Eye Candy Day six in Portugal was devoted to the wines and sights of the magnificent Douro Valley. We had planned to take the much-praised cruise up the Douro River, followed by a train back . . . but no! In order to cruise all the way from Porto to the valley, we would have needed to travel through a series of locks, but heavy rains had made them impassable. So, we opted for a van and guide — the knowledgeable and affable Paolo from Get Your Guide picked us up at 8:30 AM from our Airbnb; a charming couple from Sweden was already aboard. And off we all went to the heart of Port wine country.

nothing was more delicious than the vistas of the valley itself. It was a full-day’s excursion, and a happy day at that. See for yourself !

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Our tour included three wineries, a one-hour cruise on the Douro River (past those flooded locks) and a delicious typical Portuguese lunch in a small village en route. But

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Reporting From Broadway // Isa Goldberg shortcomings, and their hollowness. Like Long Day’s Journey into Night, Iceman follows the characters’ descent into drunkenness and mental disintegration, while exposing the lying and self-deceit which lead to their demise.

The Iceman Cometh The booze-soaked Eugene O’Neill drama, The Iceman Cometh, with Denzel Washington stoking the madness, is an experience. Running nearly four hours, it takes more than just the gift of gab to hold our attention. And this bar full of weirdos, with all of their crazy delusions, make for a fascinating bunch. Not to mention Washington, who plays a robust energetic Hickey, a salesman, who ultimately trades in disappointment and failure. A fearless actor, Washington, sitting in a chair at the edge of the stage, delivers his lengthy soliloquy. Portraying Hickey, he is direct, open, and unflinching. As helmed by George C. Wolfe, the revival also boasts an extraordinary ensemble of Broadway veterans, with David Morse, Neal Huff, and Frank Wood among them. Together, they create an intriguing study in character, or its absence. In keeping with O’Neill’s style, the drama unfolds through a series of confessions which reveal the characters, with all of their



The inability to face oneself truthfully is a central conflict for many of O’Neill’s characters. Indeed, the drunks sitting around Harry Hope’s bar avoid their inner turmoil. They either lie or attribute their failures to the lies others tell.

That disillusionment is upfront from the get go, when we meet Larry Slade (Morse), an anarchist who betrayed the movement. Having fallen into his own existential hell, he knows no exit. Making a selfassured Broadway debut, Austin Butler plays the son of Larry’s ex, also an anarchist, and now in prison. Looking to Larry to help him find his inner strength, he falls into the void. The Movement, and the idealism it represents, stands as a kind of manifesto here. Clearly, it’s more of a front than a belief system, a pseudo-philosophy that serves them well in begging a free drink and bullying the system for payoffs. It’s not politics or the nature of political authority that is examined here, but rather the psychology of human aggressiveness. Indeed, the underlying tension is not about the economics of society, or the poverty these drunkards have fallen into. It is simply and overtly about the conflict between life (Eros) and destruction (Thanatos), with the latter winning. The women in the cast, Tammy Blanchard and Nina Grollman

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among them, can find few options in this jaded world. No more hopeful are they than Willie Oban, a role in which Neal Huff mines the pathos of a young man who, geared for success, winds up drunk and powerless. With his wild hair, he flails around, suffering from the DTs. And Bill Irwin (Ed Mosher) sadly descends to playing clownish tricks just to get his hands on the booze. Impressively, Clark Middleton as Hugo Kalmar transforms into a physically deformed, emotionally distorted old man. Designer Santo Loquasto’s cavernous watering hole looks old and dried up. Darkly lit by Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer, it feels like we’re watching characters emerge from a cave, only to retreat back to the shadows. Ann Roth has costumed these ageing alcoholics in suits of various vintage, and rags.

In Wolfe’s hands, every performance on the stage of the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre is a world unto itself — a nihilistic one at that. Peace for Mary Frances In the final days of life, Mary Frances (Lois Smith) gets to watch her children vie for her love and the family inheritance. Set in the home where she raised her three children, the staging (scenic design by Dane Laffrey) feels very slice of life, a literal — or as close to literal — reflection of a family home as one could find. Peering through the fourth wall, we observe their behaviors, so dysfunctional that it makes our own look “normal” by comparison.

To everyone’s discomfort, especially

her own, Mary Frances takes a long time to die. In the world of modern medicine, such is fate. And Smith, such an endearing presence in films, from East of Eden (1955) to last year’s Ladybird, feels completely natural in her discomfort and her need for finality. Sadly, the children, for all of their differences, are something of a one-note chorus. They’re out for themselves and the biggest share of mom’s inheritance that they can grab. Consciously or not, mom enables them all by pitting one against the other.

Director Lila Neugebauer mines the emotional depth of these characters and their relationships. Once again, J. Smith-Cameron (Alice) is a force of nature, her mere presence radiating a sense of truth, of being in the present. While Alice is manipulative, she is honest, and she’s a sibling with whom we can easily identify. As her crazy sister Fanny, Johanna Day plays a recovering addict who is also manipulative, in an unpredictable and unsettling way. It’s the codependency between her mother and she, which fuels the family’s dysfunctionality. In addition, Paul Lazar as Eddie is a queer egg. Geeky looking and selfobserved, he’s a typically dissociated brother. Fortunately, both Heather Burns and Natalie Gold, as Alice’s daughters, bring a bit of vitality to the situation. The hospice workers, played by Mia Katigbak and Brian Miskell, intervene, compassionately at times. About the end of life, Lily Throne’s play is unsentimental. And death is relief.

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fire with the Red Scare and the studios’ insistence that all films have a Pinko-busting message. Film buffs will know that The Hook, which was never produced, was a just warm-up for Kazan’s powerhouse film On The Waterfront, penned by Quogue resident Budd Schulberg. And the HUAC’s witch-hunt — a word bandied about a lot on Twitter these days — led to one of Miller’s most popular works, The Crucible. Kazan chose to voluntarily implicate his fellow artists during the HUAC hearings to avoid being blacklisted himself, but it was a move he never lived down. Miller steadfastly refused to cooperate, earning a contempt of court ruling.

The journey to that reality, and the repercussions for years afterward, forms the epicenter of the play — what is loyalty? If someone names names, is it patriotism or selfpreservation? And, on the other hand, if someone does not implicate

others, is it to truly protect them or a choice to martyr oneself on the cross of one’s ideals?

Michael Wilson — a Bay Street veteran (Grey Gardens) — directs with precision and poignancy. The projections and lighting, especially bright lines on the floor that intersect the stage in different patterns, signifying devotion or division — from the minds of Rocco DiSanti and Ken Billington — are also palpable elements in this compelling drama.

The cast is exemplary. Nappo and Wilcox portray Kazan and Miller with pathos and purity, capturing the substance of the connectedness between them, and the heartbreak when their relationship falls apart. Hewitt is a strong presence as Monroe, and later as Barbara Loden, Kazan’s second wife, who then portrays the Marilyn character, Maggie, in Miller’s After The Fall, directed by Kazan. (It’s all so incestuous. But then again, that’s the industry for you.) Blum’s unabashed Cohn is an energetic and comedic bright spot

in the evening, and Bean is spot on in his portrayal of a triumvirate of characters. Canfora’s words never pander to the playgoers — his script is short on exposition, long on dialogue. There are no backflows in Wilson’s production, it’s all rise until the inevitable confrontation between Miller and Kazan. Fellow Travelers aims the spotlight on a shameful period in our nottoo-distant past; a history, to paraphrase George Santayana, that

we are doomed to repeat if we do not learn. With strong productions like this — along with films like the recent Trumbo, or older ones like Point of Order — the classroom is in session. Let’s all sit up straight and pay attention. Fellow Travelers runs through June 17 at Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor. For tickets and information, visit www.baystreet. org.


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Arts&Entertainment presents “Under The Covers,” its third solo exhibition with Judith Hudson. Hudson’s new paintings will be on view through June 18. Halsey McKay Gallery The Halsey McKay Gallery in East Hampton presents two exhibits. The first is “Converter,” featuring artwork by Jedediah Caesar, Graham Collins, Rosy Keyser, Elias Hansen, Sam Moyer, Augustus Nazzaro, and Jessica Vaughn. These artists incorporate specific quotidian objects from outside the studio as catalysts for extrapolation and innovation.

Alex Ferrone’s “Aerial Observations.”

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Alex Ferrone’s “Aerial Observations” is the June exhibit at the Quogue Library Art Gallery. A photographer with varying artistic influences, Ferrone has developed a unique body of work through aerial photography that she calls Aerial Observations. “I aspire to always see differently and am constantly exploring my environment from diverse angles,” she said.  

The Temple Adas Israel Gallery Space in Sag Harbor will host an opening reception for renowned fiber artist, Laurie Wohl, and her show titled, “The Shabbat Project” on Sunday, June 10, from 4 to 6 PM. The exhibition also features the songs and voice of Cantor Daniel Singer. This exhibition provides a special, multisensory experience that layers music from the Shabbat service into Wohl’s vibrant liturgical Unweavings.

The Prosper King House & Lyzon Hat Museum in Hampton Bays is open for the season. The Lyzon Hat Shop Museum and Prosper King House shall be open each Saturday from now till mid-September, 11 AM to 2 PM.

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East End Photographers Group’s 30th Anniversary Exhibition is showing at Ashawagh Hall in Springs through June 10. Visit Cile Downs The Arts Center at Duck Creek in East Hampton presents “Cile Downs: Accabonac Abstractions.” Artist Cile Downs has been living and painting just a few miles from Duck Creek since 1954. The show

Romany Kramoris Romany Kramoris Gallery in Sag Harbor presents its “Ready, Set, Go!” kick-off to the summer season. The show will feature artwork by Christopher Engel, Adriana Barone, Joyce Brian, and George Wazenegger. The show runs through June 14. Shimon Okshteyn “Magical Realism — Shimon Okshteyn” is an exhibit at Janet Lehr Fine Arts in East Hampton. Okshteyn, a barometer of our time, points to aesthetic beauty, technical brilliance, and the narrative of art history as the building blocks of his life and art. In the mode of big, bold painters, the work of Okshteyn astounds. The show runs through June 13. Under The Covers Tripoli Gallery in Southampton

The Barge Gallery at The Victor D’Amico Institute of Art in Amagansett presents “Promised Land Remembered.” Co-organized with Rachel Gruzen, this exhibition reflects on the Menhaden fishing industry and the significance of promised land, featuring a selection of works on paper by Mabel D’Amico dating from the 1940s to the 1960s, photographs, documents, and collected stories. The show runs through June 23. The Drawing Room The Drawing Room in East Hampton is showing Gustavo Bonevardi’s “New Watercolors.” The show will run through June 11. Running concurrently is an exhibit of John Terreano’s “Gold Gem Balls.” Solely Women The William Ris Gallery in Jamesport presents “Solely Women,” a group show which expresses the nuances of the female experience through the visual arts. Fourteen accomplished female artists are exhibiting over 40 works, including oil and acrylic paintings, drawings, collage, watercolor, ceramic sculpture, and photography. The show runs through June 10.

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Upstairs at the gallery is Ryan Steadman’s “Necromancer.” In his first solo exhibition with Halsey McKay, Steadman presents a wall installation of abstractions based on books, including a new series of stack works. The shows run through June 24.

Arts&Entertainment Hampton and on Sunday, June 10, at 4:30 PM at its Shelter Island campus. Enjoy a chamber music concert and reception. For tickets, visit www.perlmanmusicprogram. org.

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Tribute bands The Suffolk Theater in Riverhead welcomes The Lords of 52nd Street on Friday, June 8, at 8 PM and Zac Brown Tribute Band and Southbound on Saturday, June 9, at 8 PM. For tickets, visit www. Rhonda denet East Hampton Library presents Rhonda Denet, performing music from the 1960s and 70s on Saturday, June 9, from 1 to 2:30 PM. To register, call 631-324-0222 ext. 3. Karaoke night

Entertainment Guide 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 nicole@ by Thursday at noon.

film Phantom thread The East Hampton Library presents a screening of The Phantom Thread on Friday, June 8, from 1 to 3 PM. The event is free. Call 631324-0222 ext. 3 to register. Ocean Documentary Shorts Southampton Arts Center presents Ocean Documentary Shorts on Friday, June 8, at 6 PM. On Monday, June 11, at 6 PM join director/producer Jacqueline Joseph for a screening of her film Winning, followed by a meet and greet reception. Tickets are $10. Visit June 6, 2018

Music Townline tunes Townline BBQ in Sagaponack

hosts live music every Friday from 6 to 9 PM. This Friday, June 8, will be Chris Kline. For more information, call 631-537-2271 or visit www. Joe’s pub

The Springs Tavern hosts karaoke night every Saturday beginning at 9 PM. No cover, just bring your best singing voice. There’s also an open mic every Sunday from 2 to 6 PM. 1/4Pfurther MLHGSinformation, INDY.qxp_Layout 1 6/1/18 For call 631-


Words Value Of Rare Books John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor will host a lecture by Ken Gloss on the value of old and rare books on Wednesday, June 6, at 5:30 PM. inter-sections Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill presents “Inter-Sections: The Architect in Conversation” with Kate Orff. She will present Ecological Citizens, SCAPE’s project and will be interviewed by Alex Matthiessen on Friday, June 8, at 6 PM. SCAPE is Orff ’s designdriven landscape architecture and urban design studio based in New York. Bookhampton BookHampton in East Hampton presents author Caitlin Macy of Mrs. on Friday, June 8, at 7 PM and Mark Strausman of The Freds at Barneys New York on Sunday, June 10,PM at 3Page PM.1 Events are free. 4:28


Joe’s Pub Sound View in Greenport presents a concert by Tariq AlSabir in the Piano Bar on Saturday, June 9, at 8 PM. For more information, visit www.joespub. com. David Crosby Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center welcomes twotime Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, David Crosby, on Saturday, June 9, at 8 PM and The Righteous Brothers on Sunday, June 10, at 8 PM. For tickets, visit The Perlman music program The Perlman Music Program presents Tutti Suonare on Saturday, June 9 at 7 PM at the Jewish Center of the Hamptons in East

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

East Hampton wednesday 6•6•18 • East Hampton Library hosts ESL classes every Wednesday at 5:30 PM. Register at the adult reference desk or call 631-324-0222 ext. 3.

• “Pinterest for Adults” will be held at the East Hampton Library from 3:30 to 4:30 PM. Join the group to learn all about this great social network. Register by calling 631-324-0222 ext. 3 or stop by the adult reference desk. • On the same day, the library offers “Game Night Xbox One” for teens from 5 to 7 PM. All are welcome to play the library’s own Xbox One S and enjoy snacks. The games played are a surprise and will be revealed at the library.

• The Writers Critique Group gathers from 5:30 to 6:30 PM at the Amagansett Free Library. Attendees are asked to bring in any writing material and/or the ideas they are working on so the group can work together to bring goals to fruition. The group expects to periodically have guest speakers who will enhance the writing experience. The group will meet the first and third Wednesday of every month. For details, contact Anne Jones at 631-267-3810 or

• Kids are invited to enjoy “Miss Riley’s Melodies” at the East Hampton Library from 10:30 to 11:15 AM and again from 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM. The fun, musical experience offers an opportunity for parents and children ages one to three to partake in movement, instrument play, and learning. Sign-up is required. Phone 631-324-0222 ext. 2 to reserve seats.

• Later that day, adults can join the library during “Coloring, Coffee and Conversation” from 1 to 2:30 PM. Those who attend can enjoy 90 minutes of relaxation while they color, converse, and enjoy a warm beverage. Sign up by calling 631-324-0222 ext. 3.

• Children in first through fifth grades can end the day at the East Hampton Library by reading to Tara, a certified therapy dog from Pet Partners. Kids can pick their favorite book to read to the dog who loves being read to during a 15-minute session each Thursday from 4 to 5 PM. • On Thursdays, the Amagansett Free Library offers a “Lego Club” at 4 PM. Children ages five to 10 are welcome to attend with a parent or caregiver and express their creativity with the library’s extensive Lego collection. FRIDAY 6•8•18

• It’s movie day for adults who want to watch Phantom Thread from 1 to 3:30 PM at the East Hampton Library. For more information, call 631-324-0222 ext. 3.

• From 3 to 5 PM, teens can participate in “Cookies, Coloring, and Trivia.” Come down to the young adults’ room for some relaxing cookies and coloring, now with trivia too. Register at or call 631324-0222 ext. 3. SATURDAY 6•9•18

• Join the East Hampton Library in welcoming Rhonda Denet as she performs the music showcase “Mostly



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• Teens can enjoy Sunday afternoon chess at the East Hampton Library from 2 to 4 PM. The group is open to chess players ages 10 to adult. Game instructions are not offered during the session. For more information email monday 6•11•18

• Join fitness instructor Lisa Farbar for a core workout at the Amagansett Free Library. The class is $20, from 10 to 11 AM in the community room, and attendees are asked to bring their own mat.

• “Yoga for Adults” is offered at the East Hampton Library by a registered nurse Andrea Siegel from 1 to 2 PM. Siegel has 20 years of nursing experience, has been practicing yoga for over two decades, and is certified in chair yoga. She has struggled with back problems and has found yoga to be not only helpful in pain relief but also beneficial in strengthening muscles, improving flexibility, and maintaining balance. Classes are limited to 20 people. To register, call 631-324-0222 ext. 3. • The East Hampton Library offers “HTC Vive: Virtual Reality” for high school students every other Monday from 5 to 7 PM. Experience a virtual world with this new age technology. Register online or with a young adult librarian. For more information or to register, call 631-324-0222 ext. 3. tuesDAY 6•12•18

• The Amagansett Free Library hosts “My First Story Time” on Tuesdays at 10:30 AM. Children up to two years old are welcome to join with a parent or caregiver. The session offers an introduction to reading together as a group and socializing with others. Toddlers will experience stories, puppets, songs, finger plays, and other entertainment.

• The Alzheimer’s Association Long Island Chapter has established the Caregiver Support Group of East Hampton, which will meet the second Tuesday of each month at the East Hampton Library from 11 AM to 12:30 PM. Register at the adult reference desk or call 631-324-0222 ext. 3.

• The Amagansett Free Library offers a “Science Fiction Book Discussion” from 4 to 5 PM. The group will be discussing a new book by John Scalzi called Head On. In a near-future world reveling in a violent but seemingly harmless, robot-bodied sport, a star athlete dies unexpectedly on the field, prompting an investigation by two FBI agents into the game’s increasingly lucrative


Books will be available at the circulation desk or contact the library to reserve a copy. For details, contact Anne Jones at 631-267-3810 or Jones.


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• The Hampton Bays Library offers a “Gleeful Listen and Play” from 10:30 to 11:30 AM for children ages three and up with an adult. Little ones will happily gain early literacy skills listening to stories and develop motor and social skills through playtime and Zen activities too. Grown-ups can take this time to make new friends as well! No limit. Contact: 631-728-6241 ext. 106 or cfitzgerald@hamptonbayslibrary. org. • The Hampton Bays Library hosts “Writing a Resumé” from 10:30 AM to noon. Learn how to use to access instructional videos that will demonstrate how to better highlight your professional experience, tailor your resume for a specific job, and handle career gaps and job changes. Contact: 631-728-6241 or ref@

• The Hampton Bays Library offers “Yoga for Everyone” from 5:30 to 6:30 PM. Participants will stretch and tone with certified yoga instructor Andrew for fun and light Hatha and Kripaluinspired classes and poses. Everyone is asked to dress comfortably and bring a towel or mat. There is a $7 fee for each class. The class will also be held Friday, June 8 and Monday, June 11, with the same schedule. Contact the library at 631-728-6241 or email dvalle@ to register. THURSDAY 6•7•18

• The Hampton Bays Library is offering “Gentle Chair Stretching for Everyone” from 1:30 to 2:30 PM. Join Susan Semerade for guided stretches, exercises, and simple yoga poses, primarily seated in a chair. The class includes breathing exercises, relaxation techniques, and meditation. The class is $7 and attendees are asked to dress comfortably and bring a mat or towel to class.

• The library also offers “The Benefits of Essential Oils” from 10:30 to 11:30 AM. Are you curious about the essential oil craze? Each month the group will explore different oils, and participants will create their own oil blends to take home. Limited to 20 adults; children welcome with caregivers. Contact the library at 631728-6241 ext. 106 or email cfitzgerald@ for more info.

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Motown” from 1 to 2:30 PM, with songs from the 1960s and ’70s. To register, call 631-324-0222 ext. 3.

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Gala Proceeds Aid Abuse Victims By Nicole Teitler

The Retreat will host its annual All Against Abuse gala this Saturday, June 9, from 6:30 to 11 PM at The Muses in Southampton.

Since the gala’s beginning in 1996, artists and celebrities have crafted one-of-a-kind, hand-painted ceramic platters as the signature pieces of this long beloved event. Over the course of two decades, this gala has raised more than $2.5 million through generous donations that aid in the safety and support of those suffering from domestic violence.

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All Against Abuse board member Ellie Kurrus started as a volunteer for The Retreat in 2014 by answering its 24-hour hotline. She vividly remembers her first call. “The victim had just escaped from being barricaded in her room without a cell phone. She was able to squeeze through barred windows, climb down the fire escape, and get to the safety of the police, who referred her to The Retreat. I remember thinking, ‘No one should have to live like this!’” That single call solidified her support for the organization and its goals to raise funds to help as many victims as possible. “Abuse comes in all forms. Recognizing it and getting help is essential for you and your family’s safety and future. The Retreat is there to help you break the cycle and heal,” she noted.

The Retreat was started in 1987 as a local non-profit supporting the survivors of abuse and assault across the East End. Its programs have grown to include a residential shelter for adults and children, counseling, a 24-hour hotline, in-school violence prevention education program in all local schools, and legal advocacy for all victims, free of charge.

Ann Chwatsky was previously involved in the gala’s art auction component and is a former member of the board. She still serves on the All Against Abuse committee. She described a particular painting, “The artist, April Gornik, has been a supporter of our art auction part of the gala for many years, and that is so appreciated. This year, she has given us a beautiful print — tones of blues that evoke land masses and oceans,” Chwatsky said.

Steiner is a survivor of domestic violence. At the young age of 22, the Harvard graduate found herself in a four-year marriage to a Wall Street banker who held loaded guns to her head and yanked car keys out of the ignition as she drove on the highway. Scared for her life, she realized, above anything else, she needed a safe haven and legal representation. “[I needed] assurance that it wasn’t my fault that I had fallen in love with a deeply troubled, abusive man. My friends and family couldn’t give me that, despite their love,” Steiner said.

“So, in my time of greatest need, I turned to strangers in the domestic violence community for support and guidance. The Retreat gives the East End’s abuse survivors everything they need to transform their lives at no charge and without any judgment. I’m proud

to tell my story at the All Against Abuse event to raise much needed awareness and money to benefit the Retreat’s important and lifechanging programs,” Steiner added. This year’s Artist Honor Roll includes April Gornik, Barbara Maslen, Barry Kreiswirth and Lisa Allen, Dan Rizzie, Jack Youngerman, Jill Musnicki, Justin Greenwald, Miles Jaffe, Peter Dayton, Toni Toss, Dan Welden, and Lynn Savarese.

Cocktail music will be provided by The John Ludlow Duo featuring Steve Nelson, catering by Art of Eating, and after dinner dancing by East End Entertainment. This year’s auctioneer is CK Swett.

The Muses is located at 111 Saint Andrews Road, Southampton. The Retreat is located at 13 Goodfriend Drive, East Hampton. Call 631329-4398 or visit online at www.


PECONIC LAND TRUST Join us as we celebrate 35 years of land conservation on Long Island! While the Peconic Land Trust is busy conserving working farms and natural lands, we also offer fun, family friendly Connections programs throughout the East End, including at our . . . Quail Hill Farm in Amagansett, Bridge Gardens in Bridgehampton, and Agricultural Center at Charnews Farm in Southold.

This year’s gala honorees are Joy Behar, co-host of ABC News’s “The View,” and Emmy Awardwinning producer, Robin HommelTenenbaum. It will also feature author and national advocate, Leslie Morgan Steiner. “Robin and I are grateful we can use our platforms to shine a light on domestic violence and support The Retreat’s life-changing work. What this organization does to help the brave individuals and families heal is deeply touching. We remain inspired to share

For more information, visit us online at or call 631.283.3195. Peconic Land Trust does NOT collect or distribute the CPF 2% real estate transfer tax.

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Sweet Charities By Jessica Mackin-Cipro Pony Rides Stony Hill Stables will be hosting pony rides to support the Stony Hill Stables Foundation on Sunday, June 17, from 10 AM to noon. A $20 donation is suggested. Children of all ages are welcome. Visit www. All Against Abuse The Retreat’s annual All Against Abuse gala will be held on Saturday, June 9, at 6:30 at The Muses in Southampton. The event will honor Joy Behar and Robin HommelTenenbaum. For tickets or more info visit Taking Care of our Island East End Hospice offers its Taking Care of our Island Cocktail Party & Auction on Saturday, June 9, from 5:30 to 8 PM at Shelter Island Yacht Club. Bid on fabulous silent auction items like trips to Vermont and Italy. For tickets, call Chrissy at 631-288-7080 or email cmichne@ Midsummer Night’s Drinks


Wildlife Trust Yard Sale The Jacobs Family will be having an enormous yard sale on Saturday, June 9, from 8 AM to 2 PM at 285 Old Wood Path in Southold. They will be donating 100 percent of the sales to The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, a nonprofit that, for over 40 years, has been dedicated to protecting Kenya’s beautiful wildlife and habitats. Swing Into Summer Group for the East End presents the Swing Into Summer Benefit on Saturday, June 9, from 6:30 to 11 PM at The Bridge, in Bridgehampton. Enjoy cocktails, dinner, auction, and dancing. Group for the East End provides environmental education programs for children and work to save our land, water, and wildlife. For tickets, visit Barkin’ & Meowin’ Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation presents a Barkin’ & Meowin’ brunch at Calissa in Water Mill on Sunday, June 10, from 11 AM to 3 PM. There will be fashions by Marina St Barth. For

reservations, call 631-500-9292. School’s Out Hetrick-Martin Institute, the nation’s oldest and largest LGBTQ youth service organization, will host the 20th anniversary of its annual School’s Out fundraiser on Saturday, June 16, from 5 to 7:30 PM. The event is co-chaired by Benjamin Dixon, Dan Ennis, and Rod Grozier. The event’s co-hosts are Alfredo Paredes, Paul Weinstein, and Ward Williams, and will be held at the home of Lisa and James Cohen in East Hampton. Following the cocktail party, there will be a dinner hosted by Martha Stewart, Joseph Altuzarra, Tracy Anderson, Charlie Ferrer, Steven Gambrel, Anetta Nowosielska, Brian Sawyer, Kevin Sharkey, Robert Stilin, and Jacqueline Terrebonne. Navy SEAL Foundation Navy Beach in Montauk is honoring Montauk’s Naval history and continuing its support of the Navy SEAL Foundation with the sixth annual fundraiser for the organization. The Navy SEAL Foundation provides immediate and ongoing support to the Naval Special Warfare community and its families. On Saturday, June 16, from 3 to 5 PM, Navy Beach will host the benefit cocktail party.

The event will feature cocktails and snacks from signature Navy Beach favorite menu items. In addition, guests will be able to bid on silent auction items and purchase raffle tickets for several prizes. The cost to attend the event is $50 per adult, $25 for veterans, and free for children under 16 (at the door). Following the event, the restaurant will be open for regular dinner service beginning at 5:30 PM and reservations are recommended. For those who prefer to purchase their tickets at the door, RSVP for the cocktail party to nsf@navybeach. com. Shelter Island Run

The 39th Annual Shelter Island 10K/5K Run/Walk, a USA track and field certified course, will be held on Saturday, June 16, at 5:30 PM. Touted as the most scenic course, the Shelter Island Run is a fundraising event for East End Charities. This year’s race will welcome former Olympian, fourtime NYC Marathon winner, and four-time Boston Marathon winner, Bill Rodgers. Local charities include East End Hospice and Timothy Hill Children’s Ranch.

A Family Fun Post Race Festival will take place at the American Legion, adjacent to the race finish, and will be complimentary to all. There will be dancing in the street with DJ Twilo, local artisan food trucks including Noah’s, Scotto’s Pizza Truck, Opa on the Go, Mister Softee, and Stars Café, and a BBQ complimentary to all runners featuring hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers and more. For a full schedule of events throughout the weekend visit www.shelterislandrun. com/events.html. Sign up is available online at http:// Deadline for submissions is Thursday at 9 AM. Email to jessica@

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The 18th annual Midsummer Night’s Drinks event to benefit God’s Love We Deliver will be held

on Saturday, June 9, from 6 to 9 PM at a private home in Water Mill. Tickets start at $500. Visit www.

The party will be the official kickoff to a sixth season of fundraising efforts at the restaurant. This year’s remarks will be provided by Rear Admiral Tom Steffens, US Navy (Ret), who served 34 years as a Navy SEAL. In fact, Steffens learned to swim on Long Island and gained his love for the ocean riding waves at Jones Beach.


Continued From Page B-20. FRIDAY 6•8•18 • Learn to play a Hawaiian instrument by joining the Ukulele Club at the Hampton Bays Library. The club gathers on the second and fourth Fridays of every month from 12:30 to 1:30 PM. Members will learn basic chords, strum patterns, and a few songs in a friendly atmosphere.

The first meeting of the month is for beginners and the second is open to all skill levels. If you don’t have an ukulele, you can borrow one from the library. They are available for a three-week loan period. Contact Stephen at syoung@ for more information and to register. SATURDAY 6•9•18

It is the first of three consecutive Saturdays in which the class will be held. Using a variety of drawing media, in color and black-and-white, the group will explore how to draw what they observe, focusing each week on a different theme. This week, using pencils and markers, students will learn to depict the three-dimensional texture of fur, feathers, scales, and skin of animals they’ll study at the museum. For reservations, call 631-537-9735. sunday 6•10•18

• At 10:30 AM, the South Fork Natural History Museum offers “Who’s Under that Log? Let’s Find Out — Hands-on Workshop About Decomposers,” for children ages six and older and family members. SoFo’s Eleni Nikolopoulos, will lead a trek out into the Greenbelt and explore a fallen tree. Participants will figure out who lives under the bark, who lives under the log, and who is growing on top of the log. They will then discuss how each organism plays a part in the ecosystem.

Advance reservations are required. Call 631-537-9735.

• The South Fork Natural History Museum also offers “Owls — Hunters of the Night” at 2 PM at the Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center. Presenter Jim Ash, an experienced birder, will talk about owls, their unique anatomical structures and physical abilities, and what makes them so different from other bird species. He will also discuss which owls can be found on Long Island and how, when, and where you can find them. The Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center is located at 1061 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike and is handicapped accessible. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served Tuesday 6•12•18

• The Southampton Historical Society is offering the Poetry Academy at the

Halsey House with local poet Tammy Nuzzo-Morgan from 6 to 8:30 PM. The academy will explore a wide body of poetry, including the writings of Anne Bradstreet, Walt Whitman, Allen Ginsberg, Pablo Neruda. This informal series of workshops, held through September, is open to both novice and more experienced poets. Co-sponsored with Rogers Memorial Library, 249 South Main Street in Southampton.

• The Hampton Bays Library offers “Ellen’s Well Support Group: Women’s Breast and Gynecological Cancers” from 11:30 AM to 4 PM. Every Tuesday newly diagnosed and post treatment women can gather to discuss their journey to recovery. Every first, third, and fifth Tuesday at 4 PM, there is a wellness group meditation. Attendees must register via email or phone at or 631-329-0520.


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• The South Fork Natural History Museum invites adults to a beach cleanup with the Concerned Citizens of Montauk and The Oceans Institute at the Montauk Point Lighthouse from 8 to 9 AM. The plan is to go to a different beach each month and clean for one hour. Call 631-537-9735 to register and for more information.

• SoFo offers “Introduction to Drawing for Children: Texture — Fur, Feather, Scales, and Skin” for children ages six to 12 and family members, from 11 AM to noon. The workshop leader is artist and educator Tara Smith.


SOFO'S 29th ANNUAL SUMMER GALA BENEFIT Benefiting SoFo Educational, Environmental Programs & Initiatives


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The Bell & Anchor • Butter Restaurant • Calissa Hamptons • East Hampton Grill The Golden Pear • Grand Banks • Hayground School • Ketcham's Seafarm • Manna Restaurant • Mecox Bay Dairy Montauk Shellfish Company • Page At 63 Main • Saaz Restaurant • Southampton Social Club



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Hamptons Farms In East Quogue By Nicole Teitler

Hamptons Farms in East Quogue is conveniently located on a plot of land where Old Country Road meets Montauk Highway. The eatery prides itself on a natural, well-rounded menu.

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When this reporter arrived for brunch on a Saturday, the menu listed plates such as arugula and squash salad, shaved Brussels sprouts, Hallah vanilla French toast, chicken and waffles, and lobster eggs benedict. Outside seating was comfortably set under a porch overhead, with wooden farm tables and chairs overlooking the flowers potted along the property. Owner Sandra Sadowski has garnered previous hospitality experience as director of operations North America with ESPA International Consulting, 10 years as director/spa and fitness at the Ritz-Carlton Central Park, and spa and fitness director of The Plaza Hotel, with an extensive resumé listing many more.

“After working in five-star, fivediamond properties, I immediately fell in love with the ‘farm chic’ and have been wanting to hang up my pantyhose and pumps for a more modern barn/lifestyle project,” said Sadowski.

It’s Sadowski’s first restaurant. She runs it alongside her husband, Stefan Amraly, with chef Arielle Ferrara in the kitchen. She is following the farm-to-table trend that has gained momentum across the East End. Sadowski said, “Our goal is to have our produce, meat, and fish from sustainable sources, all non-GMO, no hormones, and if we can source locally, that is a bonus. Using these fresh foods makes for a better-quality product in the end. We also strive to have both indulgent dishes on the menu and light dishes, so our guests feel they can share plates.”

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“Consistency in service and food quality is our main focus and priority as well. We love this community and open our doors to everyone,” Sadowski noted. “Overall, we strive to be a buzzing breakfast, lunch, and dinner destination for those who love food and fun.”

During my visit, served first were cocktails to sip. A Taste of Summer, with Crop Cucumber Vodka, watermelon, lime juice, and basil, was a refreshing escape from the heat, and it lived up to its name. Hamptons Farms Lemonade, with organic Crop Cucumber Vodka, lemon, sugar, and mint went down like enhanced water, both dangerous and delightful, as it was sans that sugary taste typically associated with lemonade. I savored these with a side of house made potato chips. Next up, the farro bowl was a light blend of butternut squash, blistered tomatoes, arugula, and poached eggs. It was light, yet filling and flavorful just enough on a hot day. Guests can enjoy this as a vegan and dairy free option or add chicken, steak, salmon, or shrimp for a heavier meal. Another plate I sampled was the Hamptons Farms three egg omelet, with mushrooms, blistered tomatoes, asparagus, Manchego cheese, potatoes and toast. Nothing says summer quite like apple pie, and for dessert, I had a piece of house made apple pie with French vanilla ice cream and a raspberry drizzle. Hamptons Farms is located at 412 Montauk Highway, East Quogue. Call 631-856-4080 or visit www.


Local farmers and purveyors include Densieski Farm in East Quogue, Koppert Cress in Cutchogue, and Gosman’s Fish



Beacon: Summer sunsets & joie de vivre By Hannah Selinger

He has acquired the moniker “Mr. Cool.” But after two decades at the helm of Sag Harbor’s Beacon — the restaurant celebrates its 20th season this year — restaurateur David Loewenberg could more adequately be called “Mr. Smart.” How else could he have turned a

trio of restaurants (Beacon, Fresno, and The Bell & Anchor) into a Hamptons juggernaut?

Loewenberg has a storied reputation in the Hamptons. At 28, he opened 95 School Street in Bridgehampton, which has since closed. Later, he went on being a co-partner of Southampton’s Red Bar and Little Red, which his former partner, Kirk Basnight, now owns outright.

A few notes about Loewenberg: He always appears nonplussed, often showing up to service at Beacon in the height of season wearing jeans and Birkenstocks. He may have time to chat — he may not. In the off-season, when Beacon is no longer operational, you’re likely to find him at The Bell & Anchor in Noyac, especially on Sundays, when the restaurant hosts its weekly dollar oyster fest.


A table-wide deck runs along one side of the restaurant, which is also outfitted with panoramic windows. The restaurant hovers over the water and enjoys a perfect sunset every night that the weather cooperates. Arrive before 8 and you’ll almost certainly hear a common refrain: One hour, maybe more.

But you’ll probably wait, and you’ll be glad you did, and not just because of the spectacular show that Mother Nature hosts in front of Beacon diners every single night of the week. You’ll wait — and keep waiting — because Beacon is the kind of restaurant that makes you feel good, that inspires a certain summertime joie de vivre. The bar is small and sometimes several deep, but you’ll clink glasses with strangers, watch the orange orb sink into the bay, and, eventually, take up residence at your hard-fought table. Aren’t you glad you stayed?

What makes Loewenberg so compelling and, indeed, so successful? For one, he embraces a local ethos, sourcing seafood and vegetables from East End purveyors when possible.

Since Beacon’s season lasts only a third as long as Bell & Anchor’s and Fresno’s, the restaurant changes its menu with relative frequency, basking in the glory of high season and the bounty it produces. The menu is no-nonsense, the portions generous. The vibe is convivial, revelry without the frills. Chef Sam McClelland co-owns Beacon and executes its menu, too. This season, he has featured such dishes as local fluke crudo with Mecox asparagus, radishes, lime, and togarashi, and lobster thermidor toast. The restaurant professes a certain Asian influence, incorporating ingredients such as red curry paste, ginger, hoisin, kohlrabi, and soba. If you’re wondering how a restaurant like Beacon — seasonal, popular, and ever difficult to get into during prime time (they don’t take reservations) — has survived the many vicissitudes of time, the answer is more than just the jawdropping view.

The food at Beacon has always been reliably delicious, the prices inoffensive (this is the Hamptons, after all), the hospitality contagious.

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Loewenberg’s restaurants feel both upscale and approachable, and that’s why they work. At Beacon, which traditionally opens a few weeks before Memorial Day weekend and stays open through the Columbus Day holiday, there is almost always a line. This owes, in large part, to one of the most coveted dining views in the



Guest-Worthy Chef: Laird Hamilton By Zachary Weiss WHO: Laird Hamilton, author of Fuel Up, published by Assouline INSTAGRAM: @ LairdHamiltonSurf LAIRD’S GUEST-WORTHY RECIPE: Ditch Plains Green Pancakes

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WHY? “My girls and I visit the Hamptons every year for a charity stand-up paddle event and to visit longtime friends in the area. The Ditch Plains pancakes are one of my favorite recipes in my new Assouline cookbook, and they’re obviously relevant to the Montauk area. They are an unusual, savory brunch plate, but are really light and loaded with iron-rich spinach. [Iron] helps make the hemoglobin in our red blood cells that carry oxygen throughout our bodies. It’s ideal for vegetarians and those who

avoid gluten as well. The inclusion of a jalapeño pepper and the lemon juice bring a zingy and bright flavor to the start of the day.”

1/2 tsp ground cumin


Lemon wedges, for garnish

For the lemon butter

1 c almond milk

Sea salt and black pepper Olive oil, for the pan

1/4 c raw butter, softened


1 tsp minced parsley

Whisk together all the ingredients in a small bowl until blended. Place in the freezer to firm up while you prepare the pancakes.

2 tsp grated lemon zest

Sea salt and black pepper For the pancakes

5 oz spinach leaves, washed 2 Tbsp raw butter, melted

3 green onions, finely sliced

1 jalapeño pepper, trimmed, seeded, and minced 1/2 c gluten-free flour

3/4 Tbsp baking powder 2 eggs

For the lemon butter

For the pancakes

Preheat the oven to 200ºF.

Heat a little water in a small pan over medium heat.

Add the spinach leaves, cover, and cook for just one minute, until the spinach wilts. Place the spinach in a bowl to cool down. Drain the spinach and coarsely chop.

Combine the melted raw butter, green onions, jalapeño, and spinach in a mixing bowl. Add the flour, baking powder, eggs, cumin, and almond milk. Season with salt and pepper. Give it a good whisk to combine. Coat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat with olive oil. When the pan is hot, pour on several quarter-cup pancakes. Cook about three minutes, until air bubbles form on the surface, then flip them over and give the other sides a couple of minutes. Add a little more oil as the skillet dries out. You can stack the cooked pancakes on a plate and keep them warm in the oven until ready to serve.

To serve, place the desired quantity of pancakes on a plate with a teaspoon of lemon butter on top and a lemon wedge on the side.


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1 Tbsp Madras curry powder Salt and pepper to taste directions Begin by washing your fluke fillet and carefully slicing into 12 thin pieces. Place in the refrigerator until you are ready to assemble the dishes. In a small sauce pot, add

the coconut milk, apple juice, and curry powder. Bring to a simmer and reduce over medium heat for about 10 minutes or until you have achieved a sauce consistency. Allow the sauce to cool in the

refrigerator. Slice the apple into thin strips (julienne). To prepare the chilies, scrape the seeds and membrane from the inside and slice the chilies into thin rings. To plate, mix the chilies and apple

in some of the sauce. Lay down a bed of sauce on each plate. Place three slices of fluke per plate with picked cilantro. Finish with a bit more sauce.

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Dining The Pot Belly Stove Band plays Saturday, June 9, from 1:30 to 5:30 PM, and during the same times on Sunday, June 10, it’s Marc Morello. For more vineyard news, go to Lieb Cellars Get ready for the North Fork Rosé Crawl at Lieb Cellars on Saturday, June 9. The tour also includes Palmer Vineyards, Lenz Winery, Bridge Lane Winery, and Corey Creek Vineyards. Tour hours run all day in conjunction with the wineries’ hours. Call ahead for hours.

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Wine Down Wednesdays begins June 27, featuring live music and a local food truck on site from 6 to 9 PM. A Paint and Sip Party with Wine of a Kind artist, Maggie Carine, will also be held on the 27th, but from 6:45 to 8:30 PM. The class includes two wine glasses to paint, and one to drink. Tickets are between $35 and $40. For more information, visit www.

Pindar Vineyards Enjoy a complimentary glass of blush with a paid tasting flight throughout the month of June. This Saturday, June 9, check out George Barry from 1 to 5 PM. Sahara plays during the same times on Sunday, June 10. Don’t forget to check out the food truck! For more information, visit

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Presale tickets are $15 per person and participants will be mailed a North Fork Wine Crawl button, which will serve as their ticket. Tickets are $20 per person on the day of the event and will be available for purchase at the Bridge Lane Wine tasting room starting at 12 PM. Groups of six or more or in a limo or bus, must check with the individual wineries for group reservation policies. For more information, visit http://liebcellars. com.

Drop by the vineyard for Dinner at the Old House on Saturday, June 16, from 7 to 10 PM. Details to come. Rosé the day away at the Summer Rosé and Bubbly Fest on Saturday, July 28. It will feature music, over 25 wineries, specialty foods, and light hors d’ oeuvres. Think pink and practice dancing on the lawn whenever you can. There will be two sessions — 12 to 3 PM and 4 to 7 PM. Tickets run $55 to $115.

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David Zazula photographed in the garden at DOPO La Spiaggia on Race Lane in East Hampton.

By Zach Weiss

David Zazula is a veteran surfer and agent for Halstead in the Hamptons.

You’re uniquelY experienCeD in both renting anD SaleS. Do You have a preferenCe? I love doing rentals, but sales are where the rubber meets the road. Each rental situation offers an opportunity to build your client base, learn the inventory, and gain the trust of both a potential seller and buyer. I built my business on rentals. Sales really test your mettle, your creativity, and your ability to roll up your sleeves and get it done — no matter the obstacle. Every time I’m involved in a sale, I don’t learn just one new thing, I learn a dozen. And I’ve been doing this since 2004.

You’ve alSo beCome knowleDgable about the regulationS anD reD tape SYnonYmouS with the region. how long DiD it take to maSter thiS, anD when haS thiS wiSDom Come in hanDY? The thing about rules and regulations is they keep changing. So, you’ve got to stay on top of it. The only way to learn is by doing. Get over to the building department and become a familiar face. Talk to attorneys, talk to your fellow brokers. Talk to people on the street. Become a detective.

Early in my career, I was fortunate enough to sell two contiguous oceanfront properties. This gave me the opportunity to go through the process. The experience was invaluable. As far as “mastering” goes, I’m not sure that ever really happens, but I would say it takes about five years to find your voice. Ten years in the business enables you to dispense sage advice. I’m approaching master status, having been at it for 15 years.

what aDviCe Do You have for a potential Seller? The first thing I would advise a potential seller is to list it with a reputable brokerage. Secondly, hire a local attorney. They’re most familiar with the local laws and codes. Communication is key, and if I can communicate with your attorney, we can circumvent a lot of potential problems. You also need to prepare your property. De-cluttering is perhaps the most important aspect of preparing a home for the market. The buyer needs to envision themselves living there. I also place special importance on the entrance. It’s the first thing the buyer sees. Something as simple as flowers in an urn can make a huge impact. I work closely with sellers to get a property ready, mindful of what is necessary and what is frivolous.

are You attraCteD to a Certain Caliber of propertY? You’ve SolD manY

waterfront homeS. I’m interested in any type of property that I have the possibility of selling. However, I’d be lying if I did not say the waterfront, especially oceanfront, really piques my interest. Besides the obvious increase in value, waterfront properties attract the most attention. It’s all about the water out here. Buying on the ocean, or any waterfront, is a front row seat to the greatest show on Earth. I also love the older homes. The area was settled over 350 years ago, so we have a lot of them. One of my first exclusives was a 17th century home in the historic section of the Village of East Hampton. Lots of history, and one of four homes still standing that had exposed decorative wood support beams. Its most recent occupant at the time was Mario Puzo.

anY aDviCe for Young agentS JuSt Starting out? Become friends with other brokers, both in your office and at the other brokerages. They are your biggest source of information. Secondly, fact-check everything. Do your own research and make sure you have your facts straight. Don’t over promise. When I first started out, I received three great pieces of advice. I was lucky enough to be in a small office with very successful brokers. I was told to listen. I did. The second bit of advice was a quote in an article I

read by a mentor of mine. “A good broker is always prepared.” Lastly, and this is a big one, a very experienced broker said to me, “Brevity is the soul of wit,” a quote from Shakespeare’s Hamlet. It is my mantra to this day.

Do You partner with other agentS to Create a team or are You Solo? Being in a relatively small office, we’re all one big family, so I can enlist help as I need it. I rely heavily on my colleagues for support. Although often it seems I’m working solo, the reality is very much different. We have tremendous support at Halstead. This allows me to have laser beam focus on the client I’m working with.

what Do You Do for fun?

I was an avid surfer and windsurfer for many years. We have worldclass conditions for both here on the East End. However, recently I became reacquainted with the game of tennis, which I grew up playing. I never thought anything would get me out of the water, but it seems tennis has reinstated its grip on my free time. Of course, going to the beach, dining out, and enjoying the live music in the summer. If I can partake in all of that, while still keeping up with my now 13 year old teenage son, then I’m a happy camper.

40 Further Lane eaSt haMPtOn

Absolutely charming traditional home, tucked away on a private drive, south of Further Lane. Originally built at the turn of century, and once part of the Maidstone Club, this home has been totally modernized and features 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. Step outside and uncover its lush English garden with unspoiled views across the grassland

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that surrounds the 50’ saltwater, heated gunite pool and poolhouse, offering all the modern amenities.

$15,950,000 Contact David Zazula at 917-690-3107.

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You reCentlY maDe the tranSition to halSteaD. what were Some of the DeCiDing faCtorS? The reputation of the firm. The fact that Halstead is the largest privately held firm in New York. Being privately held allows Halstead to be very nimble and move ahead of the market. Halstead provides tremendous support to our agents, enabling them to focus on their clients’ needs. The factor that contributed most to the decision was Halstead’s clients’ glowing reviews of their individual experiences with the firm.


By Zachary Weiss

he whip-smart Philip O’Connell has all corners of the real estate industry down pat, and it’s all thanks to his insight into every layer of the buying and selling process. As the managing director of Halstead, O’Connell oversees two bustling hubs of Hamptons real estate full of coveted properties. Here, we get to know O’Connell, who counts himself a seasoned lawyer, real estate titan, and a skilled sailor to boot!

You’re a hamptonS native. DoeS Your knowleDge of the area Set You apart from the Competition? Absolutely. Having extensive knowledge of the area is a strong advantage. Whether discussing a property with agents, buyers, or sellers, I typically have in-depth knowledge of the property’s transactional history as well as an understanding of its zoning, development potential, and any environmental concerns.

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As the managing director of Halstead, my legal background is a major benefit to my agents. Legal questions always come up. It is convenient to have an attorney as part of the team at Halstead. The dual roles become evident when a challenging situation arises which we are able to resolve in a manner favorable to the client.

It starts with an assessment of the agent’s current position, then

I find gratification in assisting agents to reach the next level in their careers, whether it is moving a new agent to become a consistent, successful performer, or boosting a very strong agent to an outstanding agent. In addition, Halstead offers substantial training opportunities. One of the greatest methods to accelerate the agent’s success is sharing situational, legal, and zoning knowledge, in conjunction with logic behind why a particular path is utilized in a particular situation. The agent is then able to leverage that information in future situations.

when You’re not managing theSe thriving brokerageS, where Can we finD You out eaSt?

Sailing on Gardiners Bay, enjoying the beautiful beaches on the East End, and surfing secluded spots, from Sagaponack to points east.



You alSo Split Your time between eaSt hampton & Southampton. iS that a Challenge?

Both locations have phenomenal agents and support staff, so splitting the time between the Halstead offices is not a challenge. I am always available to have a conversation, provide guidance, and offer input as needed. Supporting my agents and building the business on the East End are my focuses. My agents know this; we are all on the same team.

how Do the Changing SeaSonS affeCt Your operationS?

When I first started in the brokerage business, there was more seasonality associated with listing and selling properties. The area has become more of a year-round community in the last 10 years. Although the late winter and early spring continue to be a strong time



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You’re a big Supporter of elevating agentS to their next level of SuCCeSS. how Do You Contribute to that proCeSS?

mutually determining the agent’s goals. The next step is to customize an achievable plan with executable points. Although arduous, the process is rewarding.

GOLDbERG mERGEs ART & hOmE DEsIGn Marilyn Huberman Goldberg and puppy, Reggie. Independent/Courtesy Carolina Santiago

M By Nicole Teitler

arilyn Huberman Goldberg is a first-generation American with French heritage. Her roots have greatly influenced her taste in fine arts and real estate. Named after Marilyn Monroe, she graduated from Boston University’s School of Fine and Applied Arts, followed by the New York School of Interior Design. Goldberg has merged her expertise in the arts with a passion for property investment. She curates exquisite experiences that begin at the front door of each home, guiding clientele through the halls to greet the likes of Van Gogh, Warhol, and Picasso. She then extends such brilliance to customer service, providing clients with her in-depth knowledge of the surrounding area based off their individual tastes. In a nutshell, Goldberg is a five-star luxury concierge of the Hamptons.

tell uS a little bit about YourSelf.

I am an art historian, curator, and designer of all things, from residential to commercial and interior design. I see a space, or image, or home, and immediately my mind redesigns it into something wonderful. I started my business in Japan, then moved on to Germany, and trained exclusive agents worldwide to represent my works that I have contracted. I love my work, clients, tenants, and family.

how DiD You get into real eState?

I started investing in Hamptons real estate when I was 20 years of age — Montauk Point, Amagansett, East Hampton, Water Mill, and farther west to Quogue and East Moriches. I then found my home, close to my favorite beaches, Flying Point in Water Mill, and Little Neck Beach in Southampton.

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how Do You DeCorate Your reSiDenCeS? where Do You get the pieCeS from?

I publish a great deal of my art, and I have exclusive contracts with artists worldwide, and estates. I do many of their international exhibitions. I travel worldwide. My life is one of daily creativity, which brings me together with brilliant creators, innovators, publishers, and tenants from around the world.

art iS thematiC in eaCh home. what iS the ConneCtion

between art anD real eState? I [have] designed landscaping and interiors, using all of my artwork and art merchandising as accessories, early on known as The Villas Del Arte, as many rooms had the theme and coloration of a particular artist such as Picasso, Dalí, Van Gogh, Monet, Renoir. Visitors were entranced sitting by my ponds, and waterfalls, watching the waterlilies of Giverny (Monet’s Gardens) and being served afternoon tea with my Monet cups with waterlilies, or Van Gogh’s Sunflower plates. I love when people come out to my pools, wearing my Salvador Dalí robes, then lie down on my chaises with their Picasso beach towels, and pick fresh flowers and put them in my Tamara de Lempicka Vases!

how woulD You DeSCribe Your StYle?

My style is eclectic — contemporary mixed with Mediterranean and Asian flair — developed from all of my travels and family life on the Cote D’Azur in France, and in Mallorca in Spain. [I spent] years in Spain and years in St. Petersburg, Russia working for the Hermitage Museum, creating the Catherine the Great Exhibition. I love the cultures of foreigners and have made many friends and business partners throughout my life.

what iS it about the hamptonS that CaptivateS buYerS anD renterS?

The clean air and breezes. It has the most exquisite, immaculate beaches along with the international, beautiful people. Of course, the great food, fresh lobsters, incredible farm veggies, and fabulous vineyards.

in aDDition, You’re Somewhat of a full ServiCe, luxurY ConCierge. how Do You tailor eaCh experienCe to the ClientS’ neeDS? Absolutely! I meet with my clients, find out their needs, their loves, their food and drink preferences. I develop a personal luxury package for them. My homes are known for five-star service, incredible gardens, and flowing waterfalls and streams, with ponds stocked with koi sent as gifts from my Japanese partners.

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Vyto Kab, a onetime tight end for the New York Giants, as well as the Philadelphia Eagles and Detroit Lions, has reportedly sold his Southampton Village house. After playing college football for Penn State University, Kab was included in the third round of the 1982 draft by the Eagles. He caught 36 passes during his brief career but none with the Giants, whom he played for in 1985. His Southampton estate at 41 Herrick Road was originally listed for $13.75 million, for several years. The latest asking price, with Tim Davis of Corcoran, was for $10.95 million. Built in 2016 after a teardown, the seven-bedroom house has the usual bells and whistles, including an elevator. The selling price was not disclosed. No word on whether Kab knelt down during the closing or stood tall with the rest of his legal team.

SunSet VIeWS In SOuthOLD An impressive spread on 1375 Ackerly Pond Lane in Southold is on the market.

Independent/Courtesy Elliman A Southold farm on the market is generating a lot of interest.

Sunsets and forever vineyard views are the calling cards of a rustic fourbedroom, three-bath farmhouse. There are two barns, irrigated paddocks, two tack rooms, a 100-by-200-foot arena, and wash stalls. Expansion possible. There is a garage on the property and a legal apartment. The asking price is under $1.5 million. Kay Lawson of Douglas Elliman has the listing.

taKe Me tO the ChurCh The odyssey of the Sag Harbor Methodist Church took another turn this week when it was reported the building has been sold — again. The 13,000-square-foot church has been converted to a residence, and work on the 48 Madison Street property has been ongoing for a couple years. The church was originally on High Street but was moved to its present location in 1835. It was a little-used community room when Southampton Town Board member Dennis Suskind purchased it a decade ago. He stated he would renovate and live in it. But politicians are known to, shall we say, change their minds, and Suskind sold it to designer Elizabeth Dow in 2013 for a reported $4 million. Once the head-to-toe overhaul began, prices as high as $23 million plus were bandied about. Lately, however, the price had reportedly dropped under $10 million again. The name of the newest buyer, and the purchase price, has yet to be revealed, but industry sources said it indeed has been sold again. Licensed


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my creative developments in order of the day’s priorities. Then, I will cook a fabulous dinner or BBQ, with wonderful salads and wines. Or, meet friends for a lovely dinner in town. Watch a great movie, and cuddle up with my puppy, Reggie, and my partner, Michael, for the best-fulfilled sleep ever!

are anY of Your propertieS CurrentlY available to purChaSe/rent?

352 Montauk Highway is available for rent and for sale after August 27. My new condos, 103 and 104 Highpond Lane in Southampton at Bishops Pond complex are available for rent year-round, as is Villa Marilyn 1, at 352 Montauk Highway. Contact Marilyn by visiting www., emailing her at, or calling 631-353-3107. June 6, 2018

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Independent/Stephanie Lewin Richard Lewin with wife Nickie in front of his permanent MFD 75th Anniversary photo wall at the Montauk fire house. Chief Vinnie Franzone presented Lewin with a custom Company No. 2 jacket that reads “Honorary Chief Richard.”

Jemille Charlton is named the Master of the Sag Harbor Masonic Lodge.


Charlton Makes History

By Justin Meinken

June 6, 2018

Jemille Charlton was appointed the new Master for the Free and Accepted Masons of the Grand Lodge of New York on May 17. Charlton now heads Lodge number 437, Sag Harbor’s Wamponamon. The Freemasonry organization is composed of several lodges that trace their lineage back to the 14th Century stonemasons. America is founded on the ideals of the Freemasonry — George



Washington and Benjamin Franklin were Masonic members.

The Sag Harbor Masonic Lodge holds a 165-year history in the area and Charlton is the first AfricanAmerican to hold this position in the lodge’s history. In addition to his role in the Masonic Lodge, Charlton remains an active duty serviceman for the New York division of the Air National Guard and holds the rank of technical sergeant.





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Peconic Bay Medical Center’s new administrative office building in downtown Riverhead was named after philanthropist and businessman Robert Entenmann, who passed away in 2016. The dedication ceremony for the Robert Entenmann Campus took place on Friday, June 1, in front of the building at 4 West Second Street. Entenmann founded the Big E Farm and Martha Clara Vineyards, which sold to a winemaking family from Mexico earlier this year. When Entenmann died, his children Jackie and Robert wanted to honor their father’s legacy. In 2017, through a gift from the Robert Entenmann Advisory Committee to the New York Community Trust, Jackie and Robert donated $5 million to Peconic Bay Medical Center’s New Era Campaign, benefitting cardiac care for the region.

“Robert Entenmann was not just a community benefactor, he was a community visionary,” said Andrew Mitchell, PBMC’s president and CEO. “All of us here on the East End are fortunate to have had him as a neighbor, a friend, and a leader of our community. It will warm my heart to see his name every morning when I

come to work. It will remind all who come to work here of the legacy we want to live up to.”

Mitchell spoke to the crowd, which included medical center staff, officials, community members, and members of the Entenmann family, under a large tent in the rain. “Today marks another milestone for Northwell Health and Peconic Bay Medical Center in our pursuit together in becoming the regional medical center for the entire East End,” he said. “We are one step closer because of the generosity of the Robert Entenmann family. Dr. Stanley Katz, chair of cardiology, took to the stage after Mitchell and addressed Entenmann’s daughter. “Jackie, I think this investment is going to have a huge impact on the people of the East End,” he said.

He also acknowledged the 27 patients whose lives the hospital saved from severe heart attacks since the interim cardiac catheterization lab opened in October 2017. “I’d like to thank the entire Entenmann family,” Katz said, before promising to make really good use of what the family has helped establish. Michael Dowling, president and

CEO of Northwell Health, took the microphone following Katz. “This is a spectacular campus. It’s a statement building. When you come up to it, it says something. It is unique,” Dowling said.

“When you step back a second and think what it looked like 10 or 15 years ago and think what has happened since — it’s a new town; we have a new cardiology center. What’s happened at Peconic Bay has changed dramatically,” Dowling added. “It will continue to excel and expand with services that never before existed.” The Entenmann family has been a longtime benefactor of Northwell Health, supporting Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, and Peconic Bay Medical Center.

“We’re growing rapidly, and this new downtown campus will be vital for our continued growth,” said Mitchell. “Not only will it free up room within the medical center for additional services and staff, it will also make more parking available for our patients and visitors.” The Robert Entenmann campus, which will serve as PBMC’s administrative headquarters, is


located in the former Suffolk County National Bank building. The location will provide nearly 40,000 square feet of office space for non-clinical medical staff.

Administrative staffers have already relocated, including Mitchell and other PBMC leaders, the Peconic Bay Medical Center Foundation, the medical center’s finance, billing, and HR operations, as well as the offices of Peconic Bay Home Health Services, Suffolk County’s largest certified home health agency. Approximately 150 staff members are expected to have offices in the new campus facilities. Peconic Bay Medical Center is a non-profit hospital that offers wide-ranging, full-scope services and programs along with state-ofart technology. In 2016, the medical center joined Northwell Health, New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer. It encompasses 22 hospitals, 62,000 employees, over 550 outpatient facilities, and nearly 15,000 affiliated physicians. It served more than two million people annually in the New York metro area and beyond. @JadeEckardt

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Independent/Courtesy Riverhead Central School District Pulaski Street School students had fun at the anti-drug march sponsored by the Riverhead Community Awareness Program.

grade essay contest, received a $100 gift card, donated by Tanger Outlets. “Kids have the biggest voices in their schools and community,” said Sgt. Cassidy. “They can make a huge difference through simple actions like helping a friend and being a positive role model. I’m thrilled to be able to help through my participation in the CAP program and the Riverhead Community Coalition for Safe and Drug-Free Youth.”

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Riverhead’s Pulaski Street School students stood up against drugs on Friday, June 1, at the 33rd Annual Say NO to Drugs March sponsored by the Riverhead Community Awareness Program, a non-profit organization dedicated to youth drug awareness and prevention. Sergeant Sean Cassidy from the New York National Guard Counterdrug Task Force was the guest of honor at the event, which

was moved indoors because of rain. “Sgt. Cassidy is such a positive role model and the students love him,” said Felicia Scocozza, executive director of Riverhead CAP. “As a CAP volunteer at Pulaski, he not only gives the students tools to make healthy decisions and avoid substance abuse, he models them through his interactions. He clearly recognizes the potential of Riverhead’s youth and he is right there on the front lines when it

comes to offering his support, knowledge, and experience.”

In addition to numerous students and parents sporting anti-drug shirts signs, Senator Kenneth LaValle, Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo, Suffolk County Legislator Al Krupski, Riverhead Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith, Dr. Aurelia Henriquez, ADA Saam Jalayer, and Undersheriff Steve Kuehhas were also in attendance. Owen Karlson, who won the fifth

CAP has been providing drug and alcohol prevention, education, and counseling programs for the Riverhead Central School District since 1983. The organization is best known for its two-year prevention program serving more than 800 fifth and sixth graders in Pulaski Street School each year. The Life Skills program, taught by community volunteers and student peer leaders, concludes with the annual “Say NO to Drugs March” that wraps up the school year. Although the goal of the program is to prevent and delay underage drinking and drug use in youth, its evidence-based foundation is rooted in building self-esteem and increasing healthy decision-making skills. @JadeEckardt 49

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celebrating street art By Jade Eckardt

The Long Island community gathered for the East End Art Council’s 22nd Annual Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival on Monday, May 28. “We had a great turnout even

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Participants were asked to bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to a food drive managed by Long Island Cares, a Hauppaugebased hunger assistance organization. An installation called “Creative Vortex” had art on display as well

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Got North Fork news to share? Email to by Thursday at noon. Juried Art Show Deadline The East End Arts Council is in search of artists for a juried media show called “Rescue: Pets, Places, People, Predicaments.” The show will be on display from June 15 to July 25 in Riverhead. Debbie Ma and Glynis Berry will serve as the jurors. Artists may drop off work in person at East End Arts on Thursday and Friday, June 7 and 8, from 10 AM to 4 PM, and Saturday, June 9, from 10 AM to 3:30 PM.

East End Arts asks that work submitted measure no more than 30 by 40 inches including the width of the frame. Wall art weight must not exceed 10 pounds and sculptures must not exceed a height of 72 inches and a width of 25 inches. Artists may submit up to three works of art that have not already been shown at the art center. Submission fees are $15 per piece for East End Arts members or $40 for three pieces in addition to a $5 donation for local animal rescue organizations. For nonmembers, submission fees are $25 per piece or $60 for three, plus the donation. Historical Society Wants You The Southold Historical Society is looking for artists to submit North Fork wine-themed work for “Ten Squared,” an annual fundraising exhibition for the society. The

exhibition is non-juried and asks artists to submit only wood or canvas artwork pieces that measure exactly 10 by 10 inches, during the week of June 25. Each piece of work will be sold for $100, which will be split equally between the artist and the society. For more info, contact Lee Cleary via email at or call 631-765-5500. car show Save the date. Shelter Island’s Sixth Annual Car Show is getting ready to roll on June 30 from 10 AM to 4 PM. Presented by the Shelter Island Historical Society and the Shelter Island Fire Department, it is a family-oriented event that brings together acres of muscle cars, sedans, and working vehicles of yesteryear with their owners on hand to answer questions about their rides.

Scores of antique and classic vehicles will roll off the ferries, out of island garages, and onto Fireman’s Field to benefit the historical society and the fire department. Hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, water, and soft drinks will be provided by Cromer’s Market and prepared by Shelter Island firefighters. There will be music, prizes, and plenty of outdoor fun. Admission is $10 per person, $5 for children over 6, and free for ages 5 and under. Family admission is $25 for parents and children. The field is located on the corner of North Cartwright and Burns Road on Shelter Island.

631-749-0025. Email event chair Emil DiLollo at carshow@ for more information. father’s Day Fun Looking for something to do with dad on Father’s Day? The 64th Annual Mattituck Lions Club Strawberry Festival will be held at Mattituck’s Strawberry Fields, from Thursday, June 14, to Sunday, June 17. The weekend will celebrate all things strawberry, and even crowns a Strawberry Queen. The alcoholfree event offers carnival rides, games, food, vendor booths, and fireworks. The daily schedule will be as follows: Thursday June 14: Festival preview and hulling at 5 PM. Courtesy of North Fork Woodworks, entry to the fairgrounds is free. Carnival rides are open from 6:30 to 10:30 PM, with special pricing for a “PayOne-Price” rides bracelet for $25 per person. Single-ride tickets are also available. A light fireworks show will take place at 9:15 PM, weather permitting. Friday June 15: The full festival begins at 5 PM and runs till 11 PM. Admission to the fairgrounds is $5 per person with kids under 5 admitted free. “Pay-One-Price” bracelets are $30 per person, with single-ride tickets available. The “Great Fireworks Show” takes place at 10 PM, weather permitting. Saturday June 16: The full festival continues from 11 AM to 11 PM.

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Casanella Granted Award Photo Courtesy Hampton Bays Civic Association

Hampton Bays High School senior Michael Fasanella was presented with a $1000 scholarship award from the Hampton Bays Civic Association on May 21. Fasanella, seen here with civic president Janice Landis, is interested in pursuing the fields of agriculture and horticulture. Landis noted Fasanella was chosen for the scholarship for his reliability and cheerfulness throughout his high school career.

The scholarship, which is presented annually, is based on an internship with the civic association. Applications for the 2018/2019 internship will be made available this fall to the high school’s Resource Department at the beginning of the school year.

Independent/Rick Murphy U.S. Representative Lee Zeldin held mobile office hours in East Hampton Town at the American Legion Post in Amagansett on May 30. Zeldin started the morning with an impromptu Q&A over coffee and then met citizens one on one in private sessions.



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Independent/Courtesy Office of Assemblyman Fred Thiele Assemblyman Fred Thiele welcomed Ava Bianchi from Hampton Bays High School and Erica Whitman from William Floyd High School to the Assembly Chamber in Albany on May 22. These students were selected to attend the 18th Annual Students Inside Albany Conference, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of New York State Education Foundation, Inc. The SIA Conference brings together students from across the state to learn about New York State government and how citizen participation influences the public policy process.Â

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fairly confident we would have seen them by now.”

“Unfortunately, at this time, this operation is now considered a recovery effort,” Police Chief Michael Sarlo said Monday. “The East Hampton Town Police Department has taken over from the Coast Guard as per standard protocols. We are monitoring the weather, and have prepared all assets to return to the water as soon as conditions allow,” Chief Sarlo said.

“Two East Hampton Town marine patrol vessels, and the East End Marine Law Enforcement Task Force vessel, all equipped with side scan sonars, stand ready to return to the search area,” the chief said. Also standing by to assist in the search, should the wreckage be located, are dive teams from East Hampton and Southampton towns, along with those from the New York State Police. The Coast Guard will be providing aircraft to assist in the search, as well. The Federal Aviation Agency, as well as the National Transportation and Safety Board, are investigating the cause of the crash, Chief Sarlo said.

Chief Sarlo asked that “commercial fishing vessels refrain from any dragging or deployment of lines in the general search area.” “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of all those involved in this tragic accident,” he said.


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playground, and multiuse path” that will “provide for the needs of residents, workers, and visitors throughout the village.”

“The gravel pit,” the hamlet study reports, “represents the largest 54

brake lights cops said.

• Sandra Sanchez-Gomez, 34, of Hampton Bays was arrested in East Quogue on May 24 and charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated. Police said they received a call for a reckless driver who went through a stop sign and almost hit the caller. When an

officer caught up with SanchezGomez at Harvard Drive, they noticed she was angry and her breath smelled of alcohol, police said.

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David Eagan, vice president, Wainscott Commercial Center LLC, wrote in a letter to the East Hampton Town Planning Board, “It is clear that the reclaimed sand pit presents the town and the East Hampton community with one of their last opportunities to meet both current and future demand for small useable (commercial) lots. Lots are clearly needed to house both current and future construction, [and] service commercial, wholesale, and warehouse businesses that comprise and service the town’s dominant construction, tourism, and second homeowners economy.” The town, Eagan points out, has an option if it wants to create the park land depicted in the hamlet study’s survey. He wrote, “If so inclined, the town could purchase any number of lots intended for use as a public park as suggested in the conceptual framework included in the draft Wainscott report. WCC is open to working with the town on any such open space purchases, although frankly questions the general public support for a large ‘public park . . .’” The East Hampton Town Planning Department is in the process of preparing a memo on the proposal for the planning board.

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hazard markings.

Alex Alavarado Domunguia, 27, of Riverhead was arrested at 7-Eleven in Flanders on Saturday, June 2, and charged with driving while intoxicated. Alavarado Domunguia was also issued multiple tickets for driving without a license in an unregistered, uninspected, and uninsured car that did not have any

Independent/Courtesy Stony Brook Southampton Hospital Robert Ross, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital vice president/ community and government relations; Barbara Strong Borsack, hospital volunteer ambassador; Robert Chaloner, hospital chief administrative officer; and Steven Bernstein, hospital chief development officer and president, Southampton Hospital Foundation.

$1.6M Goes Toward Cancer Center By Justin Meinken

On behalf of the estate of the late Melissa Morgan, $1.6 million was donated to the formation of the new Phillips Family Cancer Center for Stony Brook Southampton Hospital. The funds were presented by the hospital’s volunteer ambassador Barbara Strong Borsack on May 29. East Hampton resident Morgan was a longtime friend of both the Strong and Borsack families, who volunteered their time at the hospital during the 1960s.

The hospital’s new Phillips Family Cancer Center is scheduled to

open by year’s end, and will be located on County Road 39A in Southampton. The stateof-the-art facility will feature brand new technology to provide Long Islanders with a variety of treatment plans including radiation and chemo therapies, navigation, education, and supportive care.

The center will also be in full cooperation with the Stony Brook Cancer Center, thereby expanding the capabilities of both entities. For more information, contact Alyssa Melillo at 631-726-8700 ext. 6, or email her at alyssa.melillo@

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The survey also depicts a parking lot and a cluster of affordable housing. “Affordable housing can be incorporated into the village in the form of townhouses or apartments designed to the local tradition of the rambling shingle style,” the survey noted.

single property in the area, and, because of its size and location, will have an oversize influence on the future of Wainscott. Under current commercial-industrial zoning, the pit could be subdivided into dozens of smaller lots and turned into an office or industrial park . . . Current zoning and other regulations could allow in excess of 500,000 square feet of new buildings on the site.”

School Days // Submitted by Local Schools The Pompey Hollow Book Club and Hemingway, Three Angels, and Me. The Hampton Bays School District extends its congratulations to the following winners: sixth graders Emma Halsey, Elizabeth Lin, and Maya Sanabria; and eighth graders Stephen Sutton and Julia Romero Sanchez.

greenport Union Free School District Greenport School says its community school garden is thriving and that in late May, it received four additional garden beds by donation that will be used for watermelon and zinnias. The school’s elementary students in grades pre-K to sixth started seedlings in the Grow Lab with Mr. Wilkins during STEAM class back in March and will soon have fresh spinach, tomatoes, kale, carrots, string beans, garlic, and beets that will be used to feed students in the school cafeteria. Greenport High School announces Lena Wolf as 2018 valedictorian and Jenna Loper as 2018 salutatorian. Wolf will be attending Purdue University in the fall for civil engineering. She is vice president of the DECA Club, president of the Drama Club, and president of Interact and National Honor Society. Wolf is also on the varsity field hockey team, runs track and field, and is a member of the Model UN.

Loper is a member of the National Honor Society and has received Academic Excellence awards. She will be attending Suffolk County Community College for liberal arts after graduation.

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Hampton Bays School District Hampton Bays Middle School students were awarded Amazon Fire tablets after entering a book review challenge with author Jerome Mark Antil, who visited the school on May 22. For the challenge, the students wrote book reviews based on their readings of Antil’s books

Riverhead Central School District Juliette Lehman has been named Riverhead High School’s valedictorian. She is president of the school’s National Honor Society chapter and its math club and is captain of the Latin Club. In addition, Lehman is a member of the Women in Science and Engineering program and the Latin Honor Society. In the fall, she is slated to attend Webb Institute, where she plans to study naval architecture. Olivia Dickerson is Riverhead’s salutatorian and is a member of the French Honor Society, the National Honor Society, Robotics Club, Math Club, and Key Club. She is also a member of the Women in Science and Engineering program and captain of the varsity volleyball team. Dickerson is still deciding where to attend college.

Riverhead High School students learned about the dangers of drinking and driving under the influence when Drunk Buggies, a Suffolk County Sheriff ’s program, was presented at the school recently. Through the hands-on program, students attempted to navigate a drivable buggy through an obstacle course while wearing goggles that simulated intoxication. They also tried to walk through the course wearing the goggles. The program was led by Deputy Sheriff Thomas Indence, who also spoke to the students about good decision making and the risks associated with alcohol. Tuckahoe common school District The Tuckahoe Common School District celebrated its 2018-19 National Junior Honor Society inductees on Tuesday, June 5. They include: Hailey Cameron, Giulia

Independent/Courtesy Westhampton Beach School District Westhampton Beach Elementary School second graders Maria Macario Lindo and Michael Casciole learned about the life cycle of a chicken by hatching eggs.

Campaiola, Emma Cervone, Mallory Corwith, Angel DeRosas, Cadie Hancock, Luz Hernandez, Maria Hill, Charley LaMere, Stella Lima, Logan O’Neill, Brandon Perez, Vanessa Reyes, Thayer Schwartz, and Joshua Taraku. These students demonstrate criteria the NJHS holds in high regard, including service, leadership, scholarship, citizenship, and character.

The students cared for the newborn chicks for one week before the hatchlings were sent to their forever homes. Some lucky students took chicks home after writing a required letter to their teacher and obtaining parental permission.

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This is the second time the biotech students were given the opportunity to witness a surgery using videoconferencing technology. In the fall, they viewed a surgical procedure on the brainstem and spinal cord of a patient. The surgeries, which are hosted by the Liberty Science Center of New Jersey, are conducted in partnership with local hospitals and arranged through Eastern-Suffolk BOCES.

As part of a science lesson on the life cycle of a chicken, second graders in Stella Boscia’s class at Westhampton Beach Elementary School hatched four chicken eggs. While waiting for their chicks to hatch, the students learned vocabulary related to the life cycle of a chicken, drew a diagram of the inside of an unfertilized egg, and took a field trip to the Suffolk County Farm and Education Center in Yaphank for a special lesson on chicken embryology.

After nestling their eggs in a classroom incubator for nine days, the students candled the eggs to observe the embryos. Several days later, they witnessed the chicks use their “egg tooth” to peck the first holes in their shells.

In other school district news, high school juniors and seniors in Dianna Gobler’s class observed a live three-hour kidney transplant on May 22.

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humble patrons of our cultural institutions,” read a post from Guild Hall to the 1770 House site. “I am sorry & so saddened by this tragic news of Ben & Bonnie & their grandson Will & Jon. Ben & Bonnie were always so gracious to us my condolences to their families,” read a post from Cindy Knapp.

“As fellow restaurant workers and members of our community we offer our support. We are here for you in any way we can help,” wrote Mark Smith from Nick & Toni’s.

“Their legacy is everywhere . . . they will remain in the hearts of so many,” another post read. Kent Feurring, president of the East Hampton Aviation Association said he had worked diligently with Bonnie Krupinski on aviation issues. “It’s a tragedy on so many levels — on a personal level, for the community, and for the airport,” he said.

Bonnie Krupinski served on the town’s Airport Management Advisory Committee. “She was a clear thinker who could get right to the issues without wasting time,” Feurring added. “We are going to miss her dearly.”

East Hampton Town Councilman David Lys said he had known Bonnie Krupinski for many years. Lys got to know Ben when Lys was working on the restoration of the Amagansett lifesaving station.

As part of the fundraising effort for that project, the group sponsored a reenactment of the landing by Nazi saboteurs on the Amagansett beach, who were thwarted by Coastguardsmen on patrol. Ben and Bonnie, along with their grandson, attended. “I’m going to help you get this done,” Krupinski told Lys. “Let’s do this for Amagansett.” And they did. Bonnie was a big supporter


of the after-school program, ProjectMOST. They also helped underwrite the playground equipped for handicapped kids at the John Marshall Elementary School, according to Lys. “They always did it for their hometown,” he said. “They were of means. They could donate to charities around the nation, but they really focused on their hometown.” Ben, known to be a shrewd businessman, had a soft touch when it came to community. He helped renovate the Fowler House. He built the tower at the East Hampton High School football field. His crew renovated the Ladies Village Improvement Society’s Bargain Box thrift shop. His businesses sponsored softball and Little League teams. Bonnie worked tirelessly for the food pantries in town.

“They didn’t do it for the recognition. They did it because they thought it would be good for the community,” said a former town supervisor, Larry Cantwell. “Ben and Bonnie’s influence and generosity reached every corner of our community,” said East Hampton Town Supervisor Van Scoyoc. “They were fully committed to East Hampton and they will be sorely missed.” Van Scoyoc added that he was “in shock” at the news of their deaths. Memorial services will be held for the deceased at a later date. Full obituaries will appear in next week’s issue.

Stephen J. Kotz contributed to this article.

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Rick’s Space // Rick Murphy regular, go-to bathroom is in the guest suite. No, it is not a suite. That’s real estate lingo. It is a room with a bathroom attached to it. It is, in today’s parlance, a junior suite. Since I am the only one to use it, I resent the name. I’m no junior.

Lime, which they don’t even make By Rick Murphy anymore. Mousse. No, check that,

Karen aside: “What is he doing in the powder room?” I demanded.

“I’ll give you two guesses,” she said dryly.

men don’t use mousse. Even my 007 cologne was missing.


A Not So Private Place I’m not that fussy. I can remember camping out for a week in the woods. No problem — real men relish the chance to become one with nature and blend into God’s natural landscape.

I am, of course, lying. I did go camping for a week with the guys once. By the third day I was hitching four miles every morning to the old Esso station to get a little private seat time. Times change. As we enjoyed Memorial Day weekend with our guests, imagine the pride I felt when I reflected on the days when we had only a single bathroom in the entire house. How successful we are! How lucky to have three bathrooms for times like this, when it’s rainy outside and your guests are stuck inside. The following is a true story. The names have been changed for obvious reasons.

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All I ask when guests come is a bathroom to call my own. My

The bath is fully equipped with comic books, sports magazines, and shaving junk, the kind the real, hairy men need to have on display near the sink. Full sized men like myself.

(The truth is I never use the stuff because I am not really hairy, though I am extremely virile. I just leave the stuff out there for moments like these, when guests arrive and see the bathroom for the first time.) So, when the couple moved in for the long weekend, I realized that it would be awkward for me to be in there shaving when they woke up in the morning.

No problem. There’s a bathroom in the hallway. Designers now call them powder rooms. The only time I have ever used powder in my life is when I wore diapers, so the name strikes me as dumb. And since I stopped using diapers when I was 25, I haven’t used powder or the bathroom much. (Oh wait, I did have a rash a few years back, but never mind about that.) Then, the guy in the junior suite came out of the room carrying a newspaper and went into, you guessed it, the powder room, and stayed there for a good half hour. I was livid as I contemplated the indignity of it all. Finally, I pulled

“What am I going to do?”

“I’m sure he’ll be out soon, dear, there’s nothing to read in there.”

“I’m going to use the upstair’s bath,” I declared. That’s when the harsh realities of my life kicked in. “Oh no you’re not! That’s MY bathroom!” Karen said authoritatively. How did it come to this? How could a hairy man like myself, with special deodorant needs and protection problems, not have a fully equipped bathroom for himself ? What if I want to read a magazine?

Luckily, cabin fever got the best of them and they decided to take a ride downtown. I waited until the car pulled out and when the coast was clear, I tiptoed into the junior suite to my go-to bathroom. OMG! All the man was stuff was gone. The shaving creams. The Old Spice. More of the Old Spice. Old Spice

A pair of female tights was draped over the shower curtain, along with an aqua blue nightie. A couple of crumbled towels were on the side of the tub. I relaxed and opened one of my Fantasy Football magazines when I heard the front door open. They were home! Apparently, she had to use the bathroom! I scurried to make myself presentable but the tights and nightie fell on my head before I could get my trousers up. The bathroom door flew open and the woman started hysterically screaming, “Oh my God! Oh my God!” Her husband ran in. “What the hell!” Then, Karen peeked in over his shoulder. “Rick, what are you doing under those tights?” she demanded. “Meditating?” I answered meekly. Next year I don’t think they’ll be coming back. “Maybe you can go camping,” Karen suggested.

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Whalers Fall In Final Inning Of County Final By Rick Murphy

The Pierson/Bridgehampton Whalers can be forgiven if they spend the offseason lamenting the money they left on the table. The locals found themselves staring at a big pot of gold and likely holding the best hand. But just as in poker, the better players sometimes go home with empty pockets. And so it was, May 31, when the Whalers faced off against East Rockaway at St. Joseph’s College with the Long Island Class C

championship on the line.

Pierson/Bridgehampton sent Tyler LaBorne out to try and secure a berth in the New York State regionals and bring the team a step closer to an elusive state championship. LaBorne has made it a habit to win big games down the stretch. The Rockman countered with Stefano Cilluffo.

The two pitchers were a contrast in styles: LaBorne, a big lefty, mixes a deceptive change-up and an occasional breaking ball

with a fastball which, while not overpowering, is nevertheless effective.

It was Cilluffo, though undersized for a pitcher, who brought the gas. He was racking up strikeouts — six in the first three innings. His team drew first blood when Chris Carey singled and eventually scored on an error in the top of the third. By the fifth, Cillufo seemed to be running out of steam, and Pierson got to him, scoring four runs, most on a series of daring base running moves. Oliver Kirwan singled and came all the way around on

a throwing error on an EJ Burke bunt. Burke then worked his way around the bases and scored on a passed ball. LaBorne hit a sac fly for another run, and a double steal allowed Nick Egbert to score the fourth run of the inning.

LaBorne, working out of the stretch throughout, labored in the sixth, walking in a batter and loading up the bases. Coach Jonathan Schwartz made a visit to the mound and, after a brief conference, gave the ball back his starter, who recorded a strikeout to end the threat.

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Three outs away from the Long Island title and nursing a 4-2 lead, Schwartz brought in Cooper Schiavoni to replace a tired LaBorne. It should be noted Schiavoni, one of the team’s better players, is no stranger to the closer’s role and handles the pressure well. But the Rocks still had cards to play. They worked Schiavoni for a couple walks, and with LaBorne playing first base just 90 feet away, Schwartz stuck with his closer. Jon

Starkman plated a run with a single and then Matt Perri smashed a long double to left center — easily the hardest hit ball of the day — that brought in two runs.

pitched six innings, allowing one earned run, three hits, and five walks and struck out four for the Whalers (21-3).

Cilluffo allowed no earned runs, four hits, and two walks and struck out 11, including the final four batters, to earn the win. LaBorne

The sixth inning is a lucky one for

Cillufo, rejuvenated, closed it out with some impressive smoke, striking out the side in the bottom of the inning.

The win gave East Rockaway its second Long Island Class C title in the past three seasons. The Whalers previously won three in a row, the last in 2014.

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the Rockmen. Two days later, East Rockaway bested Pine Plains 6- 2 in the Class C Southeast Regional final at Cantine Field in Saugerties. Perri pitched a complete game, and East Rockaway broke open a 2-2 game with four runs in the sixth. The team now heads to the NYS Final Four Class C Tournament.


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The U.S. Open is just a week away and now I’m in a position to share my very own scouting report and expand upon some of the storylines that I would love to see play out.

Sad Day On The East End

Ever since word came from the USGA that the U.S. Open would return to Shinnecock Hills for the fifth time, my excitement level has steadily increased. It will soon be at crescendo level . . .

I didn’t want to miss a minute of covering my fourth U.S. Open at Shinnecock, so I arrived a week early just to take in the atmosphere and share in the buildup to what will be a fantastic National Championship. Of course, one of the side benefits is that I get to spend quality time with my brother, Tom, and his wife, June. That’s exactly what we were doing this weekend when all the fun and joy came to a screeching halt with the heart-wrenching news of a private aircraft going down before it could get to the East Hampton airport.  

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The unfathomable news is that this tragic plane crash took the lives of four people that we all knew so well. I went numb when I was informed that both Bonnie and Ben Krupinski, along with their 22-year-old grandson and the pilot, all perished in the crash. The talented staff here at The Independent will tell you the story but for me, I am stunned.

I was friends with Bonnie’s parents Pete and Babe Bistrian. Bonnie had three brothers Pat, Bruce, and Barry. All three are very special people not only to me but the entire East End. I know my life was made better by this family. Bennie was as first class as the construction projects he produced. We offer our sincere condolences to the entire

Number one storyline wish: a Phil Mickelson win. The U.S. Open title is the last remaining roadblock to Phil completing the coveted career grand slam. Only five players have won all four of golf ’s majors. Gene Sarazen was the first, followed by Ben Hogan, Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus, and the last to do so, Tiger Woods. Nicklaus and Woods are the only two to have won all four twice.

It’s not for lack of effort on Phil’s part. Mickelson has finished second six times, a record he owns. The last time the U.S. Open Championship paid a visit to the East End, in 2004, Phil was second to Retief Goosen. All signs point to Phil being on the right end of some good karma. On day three of this U.S. Open, Phil will celebrate his 48th birthday. To date, the oldest winner of a U.S. Open has been Hale Irwin who was 45 years old when he won in 1990. And, my “biggest off-the-wall reason” for a Phil win is that his dad was a commercial fisherman, which surely must carry plenty of good karma here on the East End.

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ensuring traffic keeps flowing outside the Shinnecock Golf Club, with officers stationed along County Road 39 up to 7-Eleven in Southampton.

“Between officers who are working regular shifts and duties and the officers who are working extra duty, we will be pretty much all hands on deck. Of course, I want to have a little bit of reserve in the event something significant happens outside of the U.S. Open, we have to be prepared to manage that, too,” he said. If need be, the department could shift resources from the U.S. Open if the need arises, he added.

Second on my win wish list is for a Tiger victory. It has been 10 years since Tiger last won a major. His play of late has been encouraging but certainly not convincing. Two glaring omissions from Tiger’s game seem to be his inconsistent putting and maybe his lack of confidence. Can you believe I just said Tiger might have a lack of confidence? Many of us that love this crazy game will tell you that you cannot have one without the other. I have covered all 14 of Tiger’s major wins in person and I’d really appreciate it if he could make this one major win #15. The player that I am putting my money on is Rory McIlroy. Since this U.S. Open is being played in the Hamptons with its potential to have a “star-studded” gallery, it seems Rory just might have the right stuff to win his second U.S. Open, as he was born in Hollywood. Of course, I mean Hollywood, Ireland, but his talent has already been on display with his two PGA Championships, one

Open Championship and his single U.S. Open Championship win, in 2011.

As we all know, winning at the highest level is very difficult and any little edge could make the difference. Rory will certainly depend on his caddie’s vast experience in this U.S. Open. His caddie, Harry Diamond, a very accomplished player in his own right, recently completed two years of caddying at Shinnecock. He will most certainly know where Rory needs to hit it, and of course, where not to hit it, which putt will break which way and at what speed, and when not to go flag hunting. Harry’s expertise combined with Rory’s expertise might make an unbeatable combination. Reminder: The U.S. Open Merchandise Tent will be open this week, Thursday through Sunday, with no ticket needed to gain entry. I will be broadcasting on WLNG 92.1 FM starting on Thursday. Hope to see you there . . . come by and say hi.

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Action Aplenty In Bays Shinnecock/Inlet/ Ocean

Polo at the Park field.

Hart Agency Wins Bethpage polo match

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By Nicole Teitler

Bethpage Polo at the Park kicked off its 2018 polo season on Sunday, June 3, with a match between home team The Island House, and Hart Agency/IGEA. The final score was 10-8, with the win going to Hart Agency/IGEA team. Playing for The Island House were Peter Holowesko, Bob Ceparano, Joe Meyer, and Augustine Botaro. The Hart Agency/IGEA team consisted of Keith Hart, Adam Lipson, Johnny Juan Redlich, and Esteban Scott.

Nicknamed “hockey on horseback” for its riveting display of athleticism, Bethpage Polo at the Park delivers weekly matches to the

masses of VIPs and grandstanders alike. Originally built in 1934, Bethpage State Park proudly continues a longtime tradition of Sunday matches. Polo remains a community game, popular with equine admirers, sport enthusiasts, and riders alike.

Tickets are $75 for VIP Tent access, including an open bar, small bites, and live music; $10 for children under 12; or $10 for general admission on the grandstand and lawn. An additional $5 parking fee is also required. Bethpage Polo matches are held at Bethpage State Park and sponsored by Bridgehampton National Bank.

Matches run every Sunday, weather

The action has really started in the bay. Fluke are still best west of the bridge on outgoing tides in the skinny water. The incoming tides are starting to get more action each day. Our Octopi jigs in pink tipped with just a spearing have been doing very well. A few fluke in the inlet, too. The ocean fluke bite is beginning as well. Guys who worked the reef scored some keepers. The larger bass are around both in the inlet and outside on the large schools of bunker. Troll a Mojo rig around the schools and you should hook up. Greg Russo landed a 20-pounder on Saturday morning on a mojo. Bluefish are chasing bait both in the bay and ocean and are falling for tins. Peconics The porgy bite out around Roger’s Rock, Jessup Neck, and Shelter Island remains solid with a bit larger fish back in the mix. Fluke are a bit tougher to find but a bit further east, Sag Harbor and Gardiners, they are in the deeper channels. Weakfish are in the

deeper holes near Jessup taking squid, and bluefish are following bait throughout the bay. The larger bass have been chasing bunker around Shelter Island. Shorebound The Shinnecock canal has had a good bite on porgies when the locks are closed. There has been a decent amount of fluke with the occasional keeper making its way to the box. A few blowfish are still around as well as bluefish and bass. The Shinnecock inlet has seen plenty of big bluefish taking most tins and plugs. Striped bass of the keeper size have fallen for bucktails on the night tides. A few fluke have been reported too. Ocean beaches have some blues and bass on the dawn and dusk tides. Bottom line is the action is hot, so get out there and take advantage. Capt. Scott Jeffrey

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Indy Fit // Nicole Teitler


The heat is getting turned up in Southampton with a brand-new fitness studio, TruFusion. Originally launched in Las Vegas in 2013, TruFusion brings in the desertlike heat, with class temperatures ranging from 95 to 103 degrees and 40 to 50 percent humidity, creating a heat index of 120 degrees. I did a two-a-day, Tru Hot Pilates and Tru Barefoot Bootcamp and left feeling completely dead afterward. Both were instructed by Liz Carrillo, who guided the class through our mats, elastic bands, light weights, and kettle bells (for bootcamp). Imagine a yoga flow meets Pilates repetitions combined with bootcamp energy, as downward dog was followed by light, weighted warrior poses and kettle belled bridges. As the movements increased, so did my heart rate and the inevitable drench of sweat. I earned my place in this TruTribe. What is the TruFusion method? TruFusion is a new group fitness concept offering heated and unheated yoga, barre, Pilates, bootcamp, boxing, TRX [Total Resistance Exercise] and cycle under one roof. We’re a TruTribe of authentic, edgy, and aspirational members dedicated to bettering their lifestyles one class at a time.

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Have you seen a difference in those who attend here versus Vegas, where you’re from? Those in the Hamptons have been very open to TruFusion! They are extremely friendly, conversational, and enjoying the level of class quality we’re bringing to the table.

Instructor Liz Carrillo Independent/Courtesy TruFusion

We’re finding that the intensity of our workouts, in combination with the heat, is providing a welcomed challenge — one that hasn’t been seen in the Hamptons. Describe the goal of Tru Hot Pilates & Tru Barefoot Bootcamp. To challenge your stabilizing core muscles. To manipulate your heart rate via the kettle bell and hand weight drills. To challenge your cardio vascular endurance with the use of heat and HIIT [High-Intensity Interval Training] exercises. To work on your range of movement through the flow of yoga fused into all classes . . . and to find your edge. How does heat affect the body differently than if it were room temperature? The heat helps to detoxify the liver and kidneys, release toxins through the skin, loosen and warm up muscles and ligaments, and helps you burn up to 800 to 1000 calories in 60 minutes. Why does this work? Have a goal? Our heated classes will help you meet it. Trust us and

see. We will challenge not only our physical fitness but also your mental strength and fortitude.

smoothie. It’s all about self-care. I love to take a nice, long hot shower and lather myself in coconut oil.

Who should avoid it (for health reasons)?

What Is Your Workout Mantra?

TruFusion is for all health and fitness levels. However, we encourage individuals to consult their doctor if they have any concerns. Not recommended for individuals under 16 as their sweat glands have not fully matured.

Take it one inhale and one exhale at a time. Everything is temporary. Do your best today according to the circumstances handed to you.

What is your background and how long have you been with TruFusion? I’ve been with TruFusion for three and a half years now. My background is a trifecta of certifications — NASM [National Academy of Sports Medicine] personal trainer, NSMT [Nevada School of Massage Therapy] licensed massage therapist, and group fitness instructor with an initial focus on Pilates. What do you do after a great workout to unwind? Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate — bonus points for a nutritionally dense

Your favorite workout class? Tru Barefoot Bootcamp Core. It incorporates everything we offer. It’s great as your hardcore workout for the day and for muscle maintenance.

The pop-up studio, in town now through Labor Day weekend before opening its full-time studio in SoHo, introduces 14 class types, evenly divided into seven fitness and seven yoga types. TruFusion Hamptons is located at 5 Windmill Lane, Suite 4, in Southampton. Classes are $30 each and can be pre-booked online at



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