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Airport Noise Effort Takes Off p. 4

Remembering Edie, p 7

Steampunk Art Show, p 19

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Helicopter din dominates airport noise complaints.

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It’s costly, with an estimated price tag between $1.5 million and $2 million. It’s time-consuming, with an estimated timeline of three years.

It’s ambitious – only one in seven attempts has been successful.

Challenges notwithstanding, Councilwoman Kathee BurkeGonzalez believes users and stakeholders want to move forward with a measure geared toward allowing the town to set its own limits at the East Hampton Airport. Throughout the day on Monday, the lawmaker, along with special council Bill O’Connor and noise consultant Mary Ellen Eagan, met with varied stakeholders and the press to describe what the next step towards gaining local control over the airport entails. As The Independent went to press yesterday, the trio was slated to present the overview to the entire town board. Under the Airport Noise Capacity Act of 1990, municipalities may attempt to enact their own noiselimiting regulations through what’s 4

called the Part 161 application. Since its inception, just seven municipalities have pursued the Part 161 application to the FAA; only one applicant has been successful. Two applications were denied and four were abandoned.

But East Hampton is unique among previous applicants, O’Connor pointed out. Others, like LAX and Burbank airports were large, commercial facilities with operational differences. (LAX spent nine years and $3 million dollars, Burbank spent 10 years and $7 million seeking local control. Both were denied.) “They took a long time and a lot of money,” O’Connor admitted. But locally the airport’s singularity presents, said O’Connor, “a more optimistic picture.” Before the regulations were struck down in court, East Hampton had restrictions in place, meaning there’s data to demonstrate the difference between the noise impacts that occurred with restrictions in place and those occurring without curfews or operational frequency limits. That data will be a component of


official decision, anticipated this month, being step one. After that, the town must hire an economic consultant, which will occur through the Request For Proposal process. O’Connor’s timeline forecast completion of the second step in October, with the finalizing of proposed restrictions completed in March of 2018, the conclusion of studies and public publishing of the proposals next August. A mandated 45-day comment period comes next, during September of 2018, revisions in October, and submission to the FAA next November. Historically so far, the FAA has returned Part 161 to applicants for additional information and revisions. O’Connor’s timeline builds that in, anticipating the FAA might deem the application complete and make a decision by 2019/2020.

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the comprehensive application the town must submit to the FAA. Part 161 must also include an economic analysis of proposed restrictions that demonstrates the rules wouldn’t have a negative impact on users or the town as a whole. Applicants have to show the economic benefit of proposed restrictions as well as the cost to implement them.

Consultants must prove the restrictions wouldn’t cause an unreasonable burden and are non-discriminatory and nonarbitrary. They have to demonstrate restrictions in East Hampton won’t increase congestion elsewhere, like at Gabreski Airport in Westhampton or Montauk Airport. (Although it’s privately owned, consideration may be given to including Montauk Airport in the application.) Key among the requirements of the Part 161 is a publicly vetted process – town officials have to be able to prove any proposals were subject to community scrutiny and comment. But first, the town board has to officially agree to move forward. O’Connor presented an estimated timeline of the process, with the

Neither the timeline not the anticipated expense takes into account the cost of FAA-requested revisions or litigation. For decades, lawsuits have stymied efforts to mitigate airport noise. Most recently the town’s regulations enacting curfews and landing frequency at the airport were struck down.

But before they were enjoined in court, the rules were in effect from July of 2015 through November 2016. And the data compiled during that timeframe may bolster the Part 161 application.

On Monday, Eagan presented data related to airport operations and noise complaints, comparing this year through the end of July to prior years. Land planes comprise 59 percent of operations at the airport; helicopters make up 27 percent of landings and departures, with seaplanes making up 10 percent. A final four percent is allocated to “unidentified aircraft,” in the fleet mix. And, no, they’re not talking UFOs. The tracking system data didn’t capture the exact type of craft. The town monitors noise complaints via two systems. This year so far, complaints are up 133 percent over last year. For the month of July alone, they were up 99 percent and in seven months exceeded the number for 2016. Complaints about helicopter noise

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Water Quality In Crisis

Independent / Courtesy LICWP Noted environmentalists gather to report the study’s findings. (Left to Right) Kevin McDonald, Bob DeLuca, Dick Amper, Dr. Chris Gobler, and Adrienne Esposito.

By Kitty Merrill Brown tide. Rust Tide. Fish Kill.

Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning. Toxic Blue-Green Algae.

According to environmental experts with the Long Island Clean Water Partnership, this summer every major bay and estuary across the island was afflicted by a toxic algae blooms or oxygen starved waters or both. A cadre of the region’s most noted environmental experts – Adrienne Esposito of the Citizens Campaign for the Environment, Bob DeLuca of the Group for the East End, Dick Amper of the Long Island Pine Barrens Society, Kevin McDonald of the Nature Conservancy, and Stony Brook professor Dr. Chris Gobler – gathered on Fire Island last week to unveil the ominous info.

“It began with paralytic shellfish poisoning events in May and ended with a harmful rust tide that continues today across the East End,” said Dr. Gobler. “In between, the longest and most intense brown tide bloom in recorded history, toxic blue-green algae in 14 lakes across the island, seaweeds on ocean beaches, oxygen depleted waters

found at more than 20 locations from Hempstead to East Hampton. The confluence of all of these events in all these places across Long Island in a single season is a clear sign of things being amiss.” LICWP compiled a map depicting the water bodies in crisis across the island, the lion’s share of them on the East End. The partnership contends heavy loads of nitrogen from sewage and fertilizers have been cited as the ultimate cause of the water quality impairment. It’s no surprise the East End, with its mansions boasting unnaturally lush lawns combined with innumerable aging residential septic systems is marked by more water quality problems than areas up west where lawns are modest and sewers and sewage treatment plants handle waste.

The brown tide bloom this year began in May and stretched all the way from Freeport to the Shinnecock Inlet. The inlet and Shinnecock Bay were host to more than brown tide. Rust tide, hypoxia, paralytic shellfish poisoning and a fish kill at Old Fort Pond to the east of Shinnecock Bay are depicted on the water quality map. A large number of new water bodies were contaminated with blue-green algae this summer. Some, like Lake Agawam in

Independent / Courtesy LICWP The map above depicts water quality impairment across the East End.

Southampton, have suffered chronic incursions of cyanobacteria, but 15 sites suffering Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) experienced them for the first time this summer. In 2016 Suffolk County had more lakes with HABs than any other county in the state. The distinction is likely to be repeated in 2017, and, again, the East End played host to more HABs than anywhere else in Suffolk. According to LICWP, all of these events can be traced back to rising levels of nitrogen coming from land and entering Long Island’s surface waters. The largest sources of nitrogen are household sewage and fertilizers that are washed into groundwater that seeps in bays, harbors, and estuaries. Nitrogen stimulates toxic algal blooms that can, in turn, remove oxygen from bottom waters as they decay.

“Our water quality is degrading before our eyes,” said CCE executive director Adrienne Esposito. “Our bays are dying and the science clearly shows us why. Doing nothing is not an option. The problem will not fix itself. We need to rapidly move forward with advanced innovative septics, expansion of sewers, and creation of the Long Island Nitrogen Action


The occurrence of events like brown tide, have led to the collapse of critical marine habitats such as sea grass, major fisheries on Long Island such as scallops and clams, and the coastal wetlands that help protect waterfront communities from the damaging impacts of storms. Groups such as The Nature Conservancy have been working for more than a decade to revive and restore these habitats and shellfish, but have been challenged by algal blooms like those witnessed this summer. “Although this year’s research paints a bleak picture of the scale of Long Island’s water quality crisis, recent investments in advanced sewage treatment projects and programs mark the beginning of measurable water quality action by local, county and New York State governments. These are critical first steps, but the data tell us there is far more to be done,” Bob Deluca, President, Group for the East End, pointed out.

“The quality of our local bodies of water is not only vital to the region’s important tourism industry, but is vital to the way of life that so

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Jerry’s Ink

by Jerry Della Femina

NOBODY ASKED ME, BUT... With thanks to the great sportswriter Jimmy Cannon, who did it first.

It’s time to think the unthinkable. Some very reliable sources in the New York Democratic Party are telling me that Bill de Blasio, arguably the worst mayor in the history of New York, is aiming to run for president in 2020.

He’s corrupt. He lies. He’s disgusting in his pimping of photos of his mixed-race family in a commercial to win AfricanAmerican votes. In short, de Blasio is the poor man’s Donald Trump, and he wants to be president. Before you bust a gut laughing, think of how you would have laughed in 2013 if you read that Donald Trump – a joke realitytelevision star – was thinking of running for president in 2016.

The fact is, whoever gets the Democratic nomination will be the next president of the United States. And let’s face it: Only you and I know what a disaster Bill de Blasio is as Mayor of New York. To the rest of the country, he is the mayor of the largest city in the United States. I’m told de Blasio has people traveling all over the country, talking him up as a potential president.

So when you go to bed tonight and you’re staring at the ceiling ask yourself this question: Who will I vote for in a presidential contest between Bill de Blasio and Donald Trump? Actually, it’s better if you sleep on your side. You don’t want to throw up at the thought and accidently choke yourself.


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TV newscasters and weatherpeople sounded so gloomy when they had to announce that Hurricane Irma turned into a mere tropical storm? Remember how excited and happy they sounded when they were saying, “It’s a category five hurricane with winds over 200 miles per hour!” The glee in their voices was just a step away from them shouting, “EVERYBODY IN ITS PATH IS GOING TO DIE! HOOOORAY!”


Is there a worse human being than Bernie Sanders? He’s full of crap. He has spent a lifetime screaming about ideas and programs that he knows are not possible. His gullible supporters never ask, “How come nothing he has ever proposed has ever been implemented?” *******************************************

I’m confused. Around 90 percent of Americans believe that “dreamers” (children brought to this country many years ago by undocumented immigrants) should be allowed to stay in the United States and someday become citizens. Now everyone is happy that President Trump got together with Chuckie Schumer and Nancy Pelosi and they came up with a plan to assure “dreamers” can stay.

So who was the fool who started all this and was against their staying? Donald Trump.


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I think Donald Trump is a terrible disaster as president, but I would rather see him dealing with the fat North Korean kid in a nuclear showdown than Barack Obama. The only thing a crazy respects is another crazy.


If you want to read a great book, get your hands on The Winter of Frankie Machine by Don Winslow – a great writer whose latest book, The Force, is worth a read, too.

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In the end, for me, what it comes down to is: It’s all about books and food. I love to read, I love to cook, and I love to eat. The New York Times – whose twisted front-page politics I can’t stand – has no equal when it comes to its food section. It’s magnificent. Here’s a recipe from the Times that I cooked last week, and it turned out to be a sensational pasta. Try it. It’s so so easy, and your family and guests will love it. INGREDIENTS:

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Mourn Trailblazer, Edie Windsor

By Kitty Merrill

“Today the entire LGBT community lost a true hero, and Long Island’s LGBT community lost a dear friend,” said New York LGBT Network CEO David Kilmnick on September 12.

Kilmnick was among local leaders to reflect on the legacy of the activist this week. “Edith Windsor was best known as the crusading activist whose landmark Supreme Court case struck down the Defense of Marriage Act in 2013, paving the way for LGBT couples to receive federal recognition of their unions for the first time in our nation’s history,” he said. “On Long Island, we knew her as Edie, our friend with a heart as big as her smile, relentless in her activism, always fighting for those in need.”

Windsor’s tireless fight for equality for LGBT people had been a common thread throughout her life, neither beginning nor ending with her victory at the Supreme Court, the CEO continued. On Memorial Day, 2012, Edie opened her home to guests to support the work of the LGBT Network for the first time in what became a cherished tradition kicking off summer on the East End each year. Following the tragic suicide of 16-year old David Hernandez Barros, Edie was instrumental in helping open the LGBT Network’s Hamptons Center in Sag Harbor – the first and only LGBT Center on the East End of Long Island, Kilmnick reminded. In 2013, the LGBT Network honored Edie as an LGBT Civil Rights Trailblazer at its 20th Anniversary Gala. “As Grand Marshal of the Long Island Pride Parade in 2014, Edie brought us all together to celebrate as a community, with an eye toward the important work yet to be done,” he said. Kilmnick continued, “Those who knew Edie will never forget her warmth, her kindness, her generosity of spirit, or her passion for helping others. By continuing to fight for those in need, and

continuing the fight for full equality, we honor the life and the spirit of our friend Edie. The LGBT Network mourns the loss of Edie Windsor and commits to ensuring that her vision and hardwork continues into the future.”

New York State Assemblyman Fred Thiele also offered condolences and recollections. “I am saddened to hear of the passing of Edie

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Sand In My Shoes by Denis Hamill


Nellie Phelan had waited two-anda-half years for this day to come and now the monster – you can’t call him a man – named Steven Masiello, 31, who sexually exploited her four-year-old daughter known as Victim #1, would be copping a plea, facing a minimum of 10 years in a Federal pen. Not enough. But not insignificant.

The judge could give him much more time because Steven Masiello was also the biological father of Victim#1 and in those times when she was in his sole care he took depraved pornographic

photos of her, distributing them into the sewer system of the Dark Net, swapping them with other pedophiles for rape and bondage photos of other girls under age four. Nellie sat in the federal courtroom staring at a different pedophile defendant -- in a related but separate case -- with whom Masiello exchanged the child porn photos.

“I want to run up there and cut his f------ b---- off,” Nellie whispered to her husband, Donald. This defendant had a prior New York State charge of child pornography, receiving a Youthful

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Offender probation deal at 17. Now that he was 20 he had been arrested again, this time by the FBI, for trading child porn with Masiello. His lawyer argued that his Youthful Offender case didn’t count as a prior conviction because in New York it becomes sealed. The federal judge glared down, and said, “In the federal statute it is considered a prior crime and a factor in sentencing.”

Translation: this mutant would receive 20 years in a hell hole where there are no kids, only men, most of them fathers, who consider child perverts lower on the evolutionary scale than the cockroaches in their cells. He was led away by court officers, pausing, to nod a teary-eyed goodbye to his weeping mother, father, and siblings until like 2035.


couldn’t beat a rug with a whisk broom.

Now, as he admitted under oath that he had a 9th grade education, Masiello sat hunched at the table like turtle retracting into its shell. Not one member of his family who might finally have read the discovery evidence file against him appeared in court. When it was time for the allocution – confessing his crimes in his own words as part of his plea deal -- the judge made Masiello speak in a slow, loud voice as he confessed to his unforgivable exploitation of his own daughter.

When Daddy is the Bogeyman the nightmares last a lifetime.

If he lives that long.

He was marched out. And Masiello -- whose family secured $1million for 31 months of bail and paid two high priced attorneys, Nellie Phelan never received one dime in child support for the little girl he exploited – entered wearing an oversized suit. “I’ve been waiting almost three years for this moment I thought would never come,” whispered Nellie Phelan, whose childhood included a loving and protective mom and dad, happy summers in the Hamptons, and memorable trips to Disney, Los Angeles, and Ireland.

The prosecutor read off the charges, detailing the photos Masiello took of Victim#1, and swapped them with human bilge rats like the pervert who’d just left the courtroom. In return Masiello received the cruel, and unspeakable aforementioned photos of other babies. In one text exchange with a different pedophile Masiello was asked the identity of the cutie in his pictures. When Masiello said it was his daughter the other creep texted, “Your own daughter, WTF?!!!” Masiello was even considered the lowest of the low by a total lowlife. And yet this bag of garbage used to brag that he was a Series Seven stockbroker, bebopping like a macho tough guy even though he

The man who was supposed to protect Victim#1 the most from the monsters of the big, scary world was himself the monster.

When Daddy is the Bogeyman the nightmares last a lifetime. Nellie Phelan wept as Masiello spoke those cruel and graphic and unforgivable words. But her resilient little girl who was eight now was doing fantastically well. With a new Daddy, who actually loved and protected her from monsters like her biological father.

The judge sat listening to Masiello’s string of horror and like any good man with beating human heart you could see his face surrender the outrage and the sorrow. When the defense lawyer made a plea to continue Masiello’s bail until sentencing in mid-January the judge shook his head and said Masiello had just confessed to crimes against his daughter and was facing at least 10 years. “The defendant is remanded,” he said.

Nelly Phelan shouted,” Yes! Thank you, YES!” She embraced her husband as the court officer and a federal prison officer made Masiello remove his tie, shoes and belt and marched him out of the courtroom where he would enter the federal penal system, not to emerge for at least 10 years. “At last, justice for my little girl,” said Nellie Phelan as the door slammed on Steven Masiello. To comment on Sand in My Shoes, email

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Community News

SoFo Considers Climate Change

By Kitty Merrill

According to NASA’s climate change fact sheets, 97 percent of climate scientists agree that climate-warming trends over the past century are very likely due to human activities, and most of the leading scientific organizations worldwide have issued public statements endorsing this position. NASA lists global temperature rise, warming oceans, shrinking

ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica, glacial retreat, decreased snow cover, sea level rise, and extreme weather events among causal factors in climate change.

Global climate change has already had observable effects on the environment, NASA’s climate page points out. Glaciers have shrunk, ice on rivers and lakes is breaking up earlier, plant and animal ranges have shifted and

trees are flowering sooner.

Effects that scientists had predicted in the past would result from global climate change are now occurring: loss of sea ice, accelerated sea level rise and longer, more intense heat waves. This week, locally, experts will discuss the looming crisis as the South Fork Natural History Museum hosts its third annual Climate Change Conversation this Saturday from 5 to 7 PM.

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Free and open to the public the event includes a panel of environmental experts who’ll discuss the latest news about climate change at SoFo’s Bridgehampton site.

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Flag Flies For Jim Patton

he was ready. His answer without hesitation was “Yes, Sir!” The 29th Evacuation did not deploy then, but was ordered to Vietnam in 1967.

Compiled by Kitty Merrill

In continuing its mission to take history out of the textbooks by honoring a local veteran each month of the school year, the Hampton Bays School District is paying tribute to Vietnam War veteran Jim Patton by flying an American flag in his honor throughout the month of September.

“The district is proud to honor Mr. Patton for his bravery and service to the United States,” said Superintendent of Schools Lars Clemensen.

Patton was honored at a ceremony held on September 11 at Hampton Bays Elementary School. During the ceremony, fourth-graders honored Mr. Patton and all the heroes of 9/11. The students also read the local hero’s bio, recited patriotic poems that they had penned and sang “Don’t it Feel Good,” an original song written

Independent / courtesy Hampton Bays School District Hampton Bays Elementary School fourth-graders with flag ceremony honoree Jim Patton.

by Mike Piliero. The ceremony culminated with the raising of the flag on the district’s flagpole. Patton was born in September, 1940. He graduated from Erasmus Hall High School and attended New York City


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College of Technology where he received an Associate of Applied Science degree in electrical technology. After graduation, he was hired as an electronic technician at Hazeltine Corporation, an electrical defense contractor, and worked there until his country called.

In 1963, Patton was drafted and sent to Fort Dix in New Jersey. Given his background in electronics, he expected to attend Radar School at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, but that did not happen. Instead, due to a critical need for medics, he was ordered to Fort Sam Houston in Texas, where he spent eight weeks qualifying as a medical corpsman. After training, he was assigned to the 29th Evacuation Hospital in Fort Devens, Massachusetts.

The 29th Evacuation performed readiness tests. They loaded twoand-a-half ton trucks and trailers with all the supplies needed to set up a complete field hospital. The drills were practice, but everyone in the 29th Evacuation Hospital knew that at any time the unit could be activated. On one drill, the unit drove to the White Mountains in New Hampshire and set up a full 400bed hospital in total darkness on a night so cold that Patton’s sleeping bag froze to the floor of his tent. On another drill, a general climbed into his truck and asked if

In 1964, Patton was assigned to the Amphibious School at Norfolk Naval Base where he spent four weeks learning to load transport ships. Always a good student, he graduated fourth in a class of 33. By 1965, he had earned a promotion to Specialist E5 along with new orders. This time, the orders were to go to remote areas of Vietnam to provide medical aid for village people. In preparation, he had extensive dental work done as there would be nowhere for him to receive dental care should he require it in the jungle.

However, that plan also changed. His orders for Vietnam were cancelled on the date he was to ship out, and he was routed back to Fort Devens to head up the base ambulance service. In September, 1965, he was awarded the Good Conduct Medal and in October 1965 was honorably discharged and returned to work at the Hazeltine Corporation, initially as an electronic technician, but rising to supervisor for defense contract work. After Hazeltine, he managed a Radio Shack in East Patchogue for nine years. In 1994, he returned to school, first taking business courses at Southampton College, then taking computer courses at Dowling College where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in computer information systems. Patton has been an active member of the Hand Aldrich American Legion Post 924 for the past 42 years where he has served as a member of the Post Honor Guard and as the Blue Star Banner Chairman for the Post. Patton is a man deeply involved in his community. He was Grand Marshal of the 2017 Hampton Bays Memorial Day Parade and has been active in the St. Rosalie’s Knights of Columbus, the Irish American Society and the Peconic Bay Power Squadron. He has also always enjoyed sailing and fishing on Tiana Bay.

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Water Discourse On Tap

Independent / Inez Vinoodh, Courtesy Parrish Art Museum Southampton Town Councilman John Bouvier, landscape architect Edwina Von Gal, and artist Alexis Rockman discuss water and climate change at the Parrish Art Museum Friday night.

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As part of a symposium focused on critical issues of water and climate change, the Parrish Art Museum presents Water -- A (Re)Source of Inspiration, a provocative discussion on the topic on Friday at 6 PM. Participants John Bouvier, Southampton Town Councilman, Alexis Rockman, artist; Edwina von Gal, landscape designer and founder/president of Perfect Earth Project will take part in the panel.

The panelists will discuss their diverse perspectives on the topic of water and climate change through the lens of science, design, art, community, and public service to explore new thinking, behavior, technology, and policy.

The goal of this investigation is to illuminate water as both a source of inspiration and a resource threatened by climate change, and enable action to address the pollution, rising tides, flooding, and other extreme weather resulting from this critical issue. The program is part of the museum’s ongoing series, InterSections: The Architect in Conversation; and (Re) Sources: Symposium on Water and Climate Change on Friday and Saturday that will identify climate change

as a comprehensive environmental, social justice, and economic issue.

The two-day program includes a panel, workshops, and a performance that explore water from various vantage points -- from a source of artistic or spiritual inspiration to a resource that is at once threatened and threatening. The symposium, created in conjunction with Platform: Clifford Ross Light | Waves, emphasizes interdisciplinary exchanges and cross-fertilizations that result in innovative solutions and new thinking.

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Participants include artists, architects, designers, educators, policymakers, filmmakers, fishermen, technologists, and scientists from Long Island’s East End and beyond.

The symposium begins with the panel discussion on Friday. On Saturday, after nightfall outdoors on the Parrish terrace, the 21-member New York-based collective and orchestra Optipus will present The Watery Owl of Minerva, an original, naturethemed work by Bradley Eros using a variety of film/video formats as well traditional and electronic instruments made or altered by the artists; copresented by Microscope Gallery. 13

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The Hills Faces Final Showdown

Independent / Courtesy Southampton Town, Rich Murphy, James J. Mackin Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman, Southampton Town Councilman Stan Glinka, Southampton Town Councilwoman Christine Scalera.

By Rick Murphy

The final showdown looms for what may well be the most controversial development proposal – and one of the largest – in the history of Southampton Town. The Discovery Land Company wants to build an 18-hole golf course and 117 luxury homes on a 600-acre parcel it owns in East Quogue. Dubbed “The Hills at Southampton,” the project’s three-year road to approval has been subject to numerous detours, potholes, and delays as proponents and opponents bandied about the merits weighed against the detriments, the most egregious of which is the potential negative effects to the drinking water aquifer and nearby Shinnecock Bay. On Thursday, the Southampton Town Board formally accepted

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the draft environmental impact statement prepared by Discovery. It was a formality indeed: The document was the subject of four public hearings, and the project has been modified based on comments received. Other feedback has been addressed in the impact statement, a voluminous document that can take months to compile and considers every possible alternative for the project. The board, at this point, had little recourse but to deem the study “complete.”

Though discussions about the proposal have oftentimes been held before dozens and occasionally hundreds of people, Thursday’s proceedings were stark, even somber. There were no public discussions, and all five board members voted to accept the FEIS and deem it complete. There were only a handful of spectators. But it doesn’t mean Discovery can put shovel to ground. First, the board will issue a findings statement under the State Environmental Quality Review Act after a minimum of 10 days and maximum of 30 days, according to Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman.

“The findings statement is the conclusion of the SEQRA process. The board will determine if the

project as amended adequately addresses the environmental impacts,” Schneiderman said. All of the town board actions up this point require a simple majority vote, but next up after the SEQRA discussion is the town board discussion on Discovery’s planned development district zoning application.

The culmination of the long and arduous process will come in two stages. “I expect a public hearing on a PDD law to happen on Oct 19th in the evening at East Quogue elementary school,” Schneiderman said. The vote on the Discovery application, will tentatively take place on November 2 at Town Hall. Because it’s a PDD, a supermajority vote. Schneiderman asked Dr. Chris Gobler, a marine science professor at Stony Brook Southampton, to review the latest proposal and calculate the nitrogen yields under different scenarios. Dr. Gobler, who lives in East Quogue, concluded that The Hills development as currently envisioned would yield an average of 2322 pounds of nitrogen per year, less than would be realized if Discovery built what is “As of Right.”

Dr. Gobler’s computations included

mitigating factors Discovery added to the original plan to make it more palatable to residents and critics, including upgrading the East Quogue school’s septic system and purchasing additional acreage that would be preserved. Schneiderman is apparently sold on the project, though he has yet to say he will positively vote for it. Discovery has met all 10 criteria he set as a prelude to getting his endorsement, he acknowledged. “How can I not vote for it?”

Councilwoman Christine Scalera said recently she would wait until the process was complete before drawing a final conclusion. That will be once the October 19 public hearing is held. Councilman Stan Glinka said this week “I’m still going over it with a fine tooth comb. There have been some changes made and I have to say they are positive.”

Glinka said he awaits the upcoming public hearing. “The community will get a chance. I’ll listen to everyone and take notes. It’s important to let everyone speak.” Glinka said he will make a final determination then. Town Councilman John Bouvier did not return an email asking for his comments.

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organizing support for it inside and outside the halls of power,” Charles Chamberlain, a progressive activist and the executive director of Democracy for America, said. So far 15 Democratic senators have signed onto the bill. A similar bill in the House introduced by Rep. John Conyers has 117 cosponsors. GREAT MAJORITY Sanders spokesperson Josh MillerLewis told ABC News, “Clearly Democrats are seeing that the vast majority of their constituents and, increasingly, the majority of the American people support singlepayer.”

President Donald Trump becomes an interesting wildcard in the bid to make Sanders’s bill law. He recently broke ranks with Republicans and formed an alliance with Senator Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, the minority leader of the House, to suspend the debt limit and provide funds for hurricane relief. The move stunned GOP stalwarts. Trump, whose bid to repeal ObamaCare was stymied by Republicans in Congress, could turn to the opposition party for

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Swindler Sentenced Guests enjoying the unparalleled waterfront luxury of one of Montauk’s swankiest oceanfront complexes had no idea of the drama going on inside its offices. But federal investigators began following the trail of the money and gradually uncovered what they say now was one of the largest Ponzi schemes ever conceived on

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Last week Brian R. Callahan, the swindler and mastermind behind the plot, paid for his crimes, and paid dearly. He was sentenced 12 years in prison and ordered to pay $67.6 million in retribution. Callahan, a smooth talking and convincing con man, raised more than $100 million from investors. He promised to invest the money in mutual hedge funds, bonds,

Deepwater Hires Criticized

By Rick Murphy

Bonnie Brady, executive director of the Long Island Commercial Fishing Association, lambasted Deepwater Wind for two recent hires, charging the company has been promising to hire members of the local fishing community as liaisons for months and hasn’t done so.

Deepwater wants to install wind generators off Montauk and run an electric cable that will hook up to LIPA/PSEG lines here. Some environmentalists and many people in the fishing industry fear the installations will have a negative effect on fishing stock.

Jennifer Garvey was named development manager, Long Island by Deepwater last week. Julia Prince was named Montauk manager and fisheries liaison. Neither, said Bonnie Brady, has the background or knowledge necessary to understand the concerns of fishermen. “They are pretty talking heads,” Brady said. “Just because they share a zip code [with fishermen] doesn’t mean they know anything.” A spokesman for Deepwater said that Prince and Garvey were not intended to fill the roles reserved for members of the fishing community.

“From the beginning, we said there would be multiple roles to fill,” said Clint Plummer, vice president of development for Deepwater. He

pointed out that in Rhode Island, where Deepwater has a functioning offshore wind farm, Captain Rodman Sykes was hired to serve as liaison. “This is a long process. We haven’t even submitted our application.”

Garvey previously held the position of associate director and co-founder of the New York State Center for Clean Water Technology at Stony Brook University. Prior to that she was deputy chief of staff for Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst.

and other traditional investment vehicles.

Instead, prosecutors said, he funneled the money into the Panoramic View Resort and Residences that he had purchased along with his brother-in-law, Adam Manson, in 2007.

After the thefts were revealed the Panoramic was sold for $40.3 million, which will be distributed to the investors Callahan snookered. Heroin Claims Another After East Hampton Town Police found the body of Hallie Ulrich, 22 by the side of the road in Northwest Woods on September 7 the case was turned over to Suffolk County Homicide detectives. Ulrich, it was ascertained, had died of a heroin overdose. A phone caller alerted police that there had been an overdose in the area. It wasn’t until hours later that the pieces were put together. The caller, who used his cell phone, fled the scene, but not before someone covered Ulrich with a blanket. Investigators quickly learned

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Michael Goericke, 28, was the boyfriend of the deceased, and the couple along with another friend had gone camping at Cedar Point Park just steps from where the body was found. Police also learned the couple were heroin users.

Goericke, reached by phone, agreed to meet with investigators, reportedly acknowledging making the phone call and moving the body to the location where it was found so he could get a cell phone signal. That was on September 8, and the scheduled meeting with the police and Goericke was scheduled for later in the day. He never showed up, and investigators soon learned why – he had overdosed at his mother’s house in Flanders.

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Prince is a former East Hampton town councilwoman. Although her appointment was made public earlier this week, she has been unofficially representing Deepwater for some times at public meetings and events. “When someone asked her about the fish she said there would be no problem,” Brady said. “Julia is our Montauk manager and fisheries liaison. She is not a fisheries representative,” Plummer said. “Just because you live in Montauk doesn’t mean you are part of the fishing community,” Brady countered.

According to a Deepwater press release, “Prince will lead community relations in Montauk and fisheries outreach with Long Island’s commercial and recreational fishing communities.”


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Posting Regulation Tabled After Complaints

By Rick Murphy

Residents of an historically African American neighborhood in Sag Harbor are becoming increasingly alarmed about development they say is fueled by indifference on the part of village officials.

The latest salvo was served via a missive from the Sag Harbor Hills Improvement Association. It was triggered by a proposed amendment to the zoning code which would, if passed, delete the provision requiring every application before the Architectural Review Board be

posted on the applicant’s property. David Gilmartin Jr., the Sag Harbor Village attorney, said the proposal was being advanced because it cost time and money to conform to the present law, no matter how mundane the project before the board.

“The law requires you to post your property even if your action doesn’t really require it – let’s say you are painting your back door,” Gilmartin explained.

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must get ARB approval but they do not require a public hearing. “They do, however, take up time to do the paperwork and make and post the sign,” Gilmartin added. Proposed projects that require a public hearing will continue be posted, noted Liz Vail, the attorney for the ARB.

The village board, after hearing from some members of the public, tabled the proposed change, at least for now. Mayor Sandra Schroeder and ARB chairman Tony Brandt both disagreed with the idea that the proposed change would eliminate transparency. In fact, Schroeder voted against tabling the measure. But the larger issue – that the Sag Harbor Hills neighborhood is changing, and the village doesn’t seem to be paying much attention, remains.

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“It seems there have been challenges with the village’s compliance of its own village code,” the missive from the SHHIA read. “A historic home on Gullrock Road has been partially destroyed recently without approval . . . another tall and large home on Terry Drive was constructed in violation of the village code, and the owners were granted a variance after construction was completed.” SHHIA president Eglon Simons and Lisa Desamours, the association’s legal committee chair,

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Odd Beauty: The Techno-Eccentric World Of Steampunk

By Jessica Mackin-Cipro

Southampton Arts Center presents “Odd Beauty: The TechnoEccentric World Of Steampunk,” curated by fellow Steampunk artist Art Donovan. The show promises the most ambitious international Steampunk exhibition in years. The exhibit made its premiere at Oxford University’s Museum of the History of Science in 2009 and later at South Korea’s Seoul National Museum in 2014.

Artwork by Tom Banwell.

Over the past 10 years Steampunk has grown globally, influencing virtually every form of the visual arts and design. What gives this art form its identity? It’s the artists’ visual and cultural fascination with mechanical, gear-driven technologies of the past. The art form garners its influences from the 19th century Victorian Era, but also grabs inspiration from as far back as the mechanical drawings of Leonardo da Vinci and the locomotives of Raymond Lowey.

“This unique exhibition gives me the opportunity to feature true steampunk art by the finest creators in the genre -- those artists who invented and continue to define the style with their unique vision,” stated Donovan.



This exhibition presents works from some of the most renowned Steampunk artists and designers today. Along with Donovan, artists include Tom Banwell, David Barnett, Mike Cochran, Ian Crichton, Dave Duros, Steve Erenberg, Cameron Forrest, Paige Gardner, Eric Freitas, Vianney Halter, Steve La Riccia, Vincent Mattina, Sam van Olffen, Clayton Orehek, Daniel Proulx, Saxon Reynolds, Filip Sawczuk, Todd

Artwork by Paige Gardner.

On Sunday, October 8, there will be a gallery tour with Donovan at 1 PM.

Artwork by Sam Van Olffen.

Sloane, and Stephan J. Smith.

The exhibition will open on Friday with a reception that is open to the public on Saturday from 5 to 7 PM. The show concludes on November 12.

Throughout the exhibition talks, films, and live music will take place. On Saturday, October 7, enjoy a day with Paige Gardner, Steampunk costume maker, from noon to 5 PM followed by a talk with the artists.

The film Tower to the People - Tesla’s Dream at Wardenclyffe Continues will be screened on Friday, October 13, at 7 PM. On Sunday, October 15, at 6 PM attendees can enjoy a live musical performance and talk with Thomas Dolby in She Blinded Me With Science. For more info visit www.

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Photographer and traveler Laurie Fishman is equally as inspired by natural wonders. Fishman seeks out subjects with a story to connect the viewer with her images. A lifelong passion of animals and Mother Nature led the artist to Africa where she captured the environment of endangered animals. A portion of the proceeds from Fishman’s sales will be donated to wildlife and environment conservation organizations.

With a Master’s of arts in engineering, along with 12 years of experience directing a theater company, Kevin Bishop can do it all -- yet finds his greatest inspiration to be the East End. Inspired by Jackson Pollock, with drip paintings and strokes, his work reflects life on Accabonac Harbor.

Artwork by Alyssa Peek.

Time To Look Deeper

By Nicole Teitler

This Saturday join the opening reception of “Look Deeper” at the White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton from 5 to 7 PM with live music. Featuring the photography, painting, and ceramic sculptures of five artists, the exhibit



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Zoe Breen is a mother of two boys who uses her passion for the abstract and photography to express her creativity. Her paintings depict the innate desire for freedom, as works flow from a subconscious place. Living by the motto “See What Happens,” Breen captures moments without planning ahead. Photographs in the show were taken during her seven-month

devotion to sunrises, from winter into spring. The inspiration for it all was the natural magic of an explosion of color rising up from the horizon after the darkest of hours, and the animals that surrounded her.

“Experiencing and capturing the beauty of sunrises deepened my love and respect for nature and I now know that our gift is that we can see magic everyday right here on Earth. For me the greatest artist is Mother Nature,” Breen stated.

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Adrianna Fierman uses clay in an intuitive approach to art. Her deep interest in the soul and spirit of each piece arises from the Native American belief that clay is a gift to guide one’s journey. Her work is formed through primitive, and intimate, hand forming techniques -- coiling and pinching. “I find inspiration in the imperfections of nature and seek a balance between a torn edge or a crack, and a smooth, burnished surface,” said Fierman. Each organic sculpture represents harmony amid the chaos of our modern world.

Similar to those exhibiting with her, Alyssa Peek blurs the lines between painting and photography, with her own company, Peek Photography, which launched in 2013. Her love from the Abstract Expressionism movement brings about a new perspective to traditional photography.

Prior to starting her own company, Peek spent over 20 years in the fashion industry. Each image is manipulated to bring about the passage of time, either in-camera or during post production. The White Room Gallery is located at 2415 Main Street in Bridgehampton and is open Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 6 PM. For more information visit You can follow more stories from Nicole Teitler on Facebook and Instagram @Nikki on the Daily.

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Sag Harbor American Music Festival

By Jessica Mackin-Cipro

Tickets are $30.

Performances on Saturday and Sunday throughout the village are free. Each show will last approximately one hour and will feature musicians in a variety of venues including public spaces, restaurants, storefronts, and galleries.

Proceeds from the festival support local school music programs and free live music throughout the year. For a full schedule of events visit

The Sag Harbor American Music Festival celebrates its seventh year with a jam-packed schedule of live music this Thursday through Sunday throughout Sag Harbor Village. During the festival you can catch everything from jazz, folk, blues, Americana, R&B, rock, and pop.

Over 30 acts will perform at venues like Harbor Books, the American Hotel, LT Burger, and Muse in the Harbor. The festival closes on Sunday at 5 PM with Dan Bailey Tribe performing along with a community drum circle in Marine Park.

Aside from the free music, there are a few ticketed events. Tomorrow, it’s Legends of American Music + Inda Eaton live at Bay Street Theater. The night includes a concert film by Joe Lauro and the SHAMF album release party. Tickets are $15 in advance at www. or $20 at the door. The show starts at 7 PM.

On Saturday, Nancy Atlas Project with Hopefully Forgiven take the stage at the Old Whalers Church. Hopefully Forgiven will perform songs from their new EP, followed by the Nancy Atlas Project delivering original Americana rock. The show is at 7 PM and the cost is $30.

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Eddie Eddie By Billy Tommy Photos courtesy Style Fashion Week

Style Fashion Week returned to New York City September 7 to 9, this year being held at the Intrepid Museum. The showcase featured a line-up of runway shows, which included designers like Lord Burchen, Adrian Alicea, and Malan Breton. One standout was NYC-based clothing line, Eddie Eddie by Billy Tommy. 22

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Meadows Music & Arts

The Meadows Music and Arts Festival was held over this past weekend at Citi Field in Queens. The three-day festival included headliners like Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nas, Jay-Z, Run The Jewels, Weezer, Gorillaz, Future, LL Cool J, and so many others. I found myself with a friend’s extra ticket for Saturday and eagerly jumped at the opportunity to go.

Saturday highlights started with LL Cool J. Coincidentally over the past week I had read the book Kanye

West Owes Me $300 by Jensen Karp (it’s hilarious, you should read it) and watched the Hip-Hop Evolution mini series on Netflix (it’s great, you should watch it), both of which chronicle or discuss the origins of hip hop. So what happened next was even more exciting. Within his hourlong set -- seeing as Queens is his hometown -- LL brought out A Tribe Called Quest, DMC, and Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five. “We can’t forget where we

come from,” he told the crowd at the end of the show. It also didn’t hurt that we were just feet from the stage to experience this line up of legends.

The day continued to be great as we saw Future bring out Nicki Minaj as a special guest. Gorillaz closed out the night and featured guests like De La Soul, Mos Def, and Pusha T.

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Ille Arts Photos by Nicole Teitler

An opening reception for artists Eva Cocco and Edwina Lucas was held on Friday at Ille Arts in Amagansett. The show will run through October 3.

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Town Guide: Dr. Stephen Fealy Quogue is an amazing restaurant with top notch food. The historic building offers a wonderful dining experience that my family and I love.

John Scott’s Surf Shack in Westhampton: John Scott’s Surf Shack in Westhampton has some of my favorite roadside food. It has a fun and easygoing atmosphere with a jukebox and live bands on the weekends. Quogue Market: Considering that my family and I live in Quogue, we genuinely appreciate the quiet and tranquility that the town offers. One of our simple pleasures is to bike to the Quogue Market where we get sandwiches and then bike back home together as a family.

Rotation Bicycle in Southampton: I’m extremely active and love to be outdoors. One of my favorite

outdoor shops in the Hamptons is Rotation Bicycle in Southampton. Their amazing staff recently had a Linus bicycle built specifically as I wanted and they delivered it all assembled.

Paddle Boarding: I routinely paddle board in Quogue. My family and I live on Quantuck Bay which is a great place to go out and explore, especially during the summer. There is an open bay that leads to multiple smaller channels that I love to paddle board through. Yoga: Abby Vakay, the owner of Hamptons Yoga Healing Arts, is a gem of an instructor. She works with my wife and I at our home every week. She is a magician at letting us know safe places to stretch into and combines multiple types of yoga into our sessions.

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Cars At The Bridge Photos by Rob Rich/, Morgan McGivern

Over 100 rare vintage cars and an art fair showcasing works from six of the world’s leading contemporary galleries including CANADA, David Kordansky, Marlborough Contemporary, Mitchell Innes & Nash, Karma, and David Zwirner were on site at the exclusive golf course, The Bridge, on Saturday (right). On Friday evening a VIP reception was held (left). 26

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North Fork TV Festival Photos by Madison Fender

Actors, directors, producers, and creatives came together in Long Island’s wine country to celebrate independently produced TV pilots. The second annual North Fork TV Festival, which was attended by over 3500 people over the course of the three-day event, came to an end after an exciting three days of television and industry panels at the historic Greenport Theatre. The festival kicked off on September 7 with the world premiere screening of “Greenport.” Following the screening, the festivities continued at local hotspot Noah’s for the VIP after party. Two time Tony Award-winning actress Sutton Foster and director Ted Griffin were spotted.

The excitement continued with the New York premiere of “Shoot Me Nicely” and a panel featuring writer and director Elias Plagianos, and actors Jackie Martling and Fiona Hardingam, moderated by Emmy-winning host of NBC New York’s “Talk Stoop,” Cat Greenleaf. Immediately following the screening, actor Chris Noth was presented the North Fork TV Festival’s inaugural Canopy Award by fellow actor and friend, Christopher McDonald.

Great Eastern Music Photos by Morgan McGivern, Richard Lewin

Music filled the air surrounding the Lighthouse in Montauk Saturday, as the Great Eastern Music Festival brought oodles of entertainment to the point.

The final day of the festival kicked off September 9 with the New York premiere of “Death Lives,” followed by a panel featuring writers Erick Hellwig and Chris Aurilio and actress Elizabeth Galalis, moderated by writer and producer Jonathan Brandeis.

The final event of the festival was a special free screening of National Geographic’s documentary “From the Ashes.” The festival ended with a huge closing night party at The Halyard at newly re-opened Sound View hotel. Attendees at the party included actors Chris Noth and Chike Okonkwo. 27

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Gallery Walk

by Jessica Mackin-Cipro Deadline for submissions is Thursday at noon. Email to jessica@indyeastend. com. Armando Valero Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage month with Colombian artist and poet, Armando Valero, displaying work at the RJD Gallery in Bridgehampton. An artist’s reception and bilingual poetry reading will be held Saturday from 6 to 8 PM with South Americaninspired refreshments and music. Explore Colombian magical realism in Valero’s newest body of work where vibrant landscapes and seascapes set the stage for elaborate characters adorned in opulent textiles. These characters find themselves surrounded by everything from horses to fish, all in Valero’s romantically stylized forms. Astronomy Art Exhibition The “Astronomy Art Exhibition” will be on display at Custer Observatory in Southold. The show opens on Saturday with a reception from 5 to 7 PM. The exhibition features original works by artists Nick Cordone, Cynthia Padgett, and Randall DiGiuseppe, inspired by the night sky. The opening night reception will include a local wine and cheese tasting, a “meet the artists,” and a live chamber ensemble. Following the reception, view the stars through the new Zerochromat telescope and other telescopes on site. The exhibit will run through November 5. Beauty and the Beast The Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum presents Cindy Pease Roe’s “Beauty and the Beast.”


The show is designed to enlighten, delight and engage people through Roe’s paintings and sculptures that celebrate the beauty of the ocean and the beast, marine plastic litter. An opening reception will be held on Saturday from 6 to 8 PM. Afterlife Tripoli Gallery in Southampton presents “Afterlife,” its debut solo exhibition of works by Angelbert Metoyer. The exhibition will open with a reception for the artist on Saturday from 7 to 9 PM. The show runs through October 23. Look Deeper The White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton presents “Look Deeper.” The show will feature works by artists Zoe Green, Alyssa Peek, Laurie Fishman, Kevin Bishop, and Adrienne Fierman. The show opens today and runs through October 1. An opening reception will be held on Saturday from 5 to 7 PM. For more info visit www.

ONGOING Sacred Rivers Stephanie Joyce, Susan Newbold and Heidi Lewis Coleman will be exhibiting their collaborative “Sacred Rivers,” ink on mylar with metal leaf paintings, through November 25 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork in Bridgehampton. Christy’s Art Center An art exhibition with artists Matt Vega and Nicole Powell is on display at Christy’s Art Center in Sag Harbor. The show will run through October 1.

Armando Valero’s Serenade.

Restorative Nature “Restorative Nature,” paintings and sculpture by Gina Gilmour, will be on display at Suffolk County Community College through October 24. The show is an exhibit of paintings and sculpture ranging from small ceramic sculptures to paintings up to six feet high. View her works in the Lyceum Gallery, in the Montaukett Learning Resource Center on the Eastern Campus of SCCC in Riverhead. Romany Kramoris Gallery Romany Kramoris Gallery in Sag Harbor presents a group art show featuring the works of Peter Lipman-Wulf, Franklin Engel, Bob Rothstein, and Isabel Pavão. The exhibit will be on display through September 28. Rental Gallery Rental Gallery in East Hampton presents Geoff McFetridge’s “Test for Positive Thinking” and Elsa Hansen Oldham’s “New Work.” The show will run through October 31. For more info visit www. Avedon’s America Avedon’s America is on display at Guild Hall in East Hampton through October 9. Displaying over 50 years of Richard Avedon’s photographic career, the show is a comprehensive presentation of black and white images that are as visually striking as they are psychologically intriguing. Visit

Perceptive Dimension Alex Ferrone Gallery on the North Fork presents the “Perceptive Dimension” exhibit featuring two new photographic series by regional artists Carolyn Conrad and Scott Farrell. On exhibit are works that depict the artists’ sensitivity and awareness of the integral spatial and dimensional aspects of varied scenes. “Perceptive Dimension” runs through October 8. Reading Grey Gardens The Drawing Room in East Hampton presents the exhibition Mary Ellen Bartley’s “Reading Grey Gardens.” The show runs through October 15. Water Tulla Booth Gallery in Sag Harbor presents “Water: The Element That Surrounds Us.” The show features artists Stephen Wilkes, Daniel Jones, Dawn Watson, Blair Seagram, and Herb Friedman. The exhibit will run through October 15. Between the Lines Roman Fine Art in East Hampton presents a solo exhibition by Tim Conlon. This exhibition of new paintings and train sculptures titled “Between the Lines” marks Conlon’s first solo exhibit at Roman Fine Art. The exhibit showcases the artist’s latest work in his ongoing Blank Canvas series, a collection of freight train paintings that combine typography, abstraction, and trompe-l’oeil. The show will run through Sunday. Visit www.

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

Music Stephen Talkhouse Tomorrow night, enjoy an “Outrageous Open Mic Night” beginning at 8 PM. Friday features Homes at 8 PM, followed by Platinum One Band at 10. Famed Texas troubadour Hayes Carll brings his solo act to the stage on Saturday at 8 PM, with Under Pressure afterward at 10 PM. Visit www. or call 631-2673117 to purchase tickets or for more info. Smokin’ Hot Tunes

Townline BBQ continues live music every Friday from 6 PM to 9 PM. Townline BBQ is located at 3593 Townline Road in Sagaponack. This Friday, it’s Nina Et Cetera. For more information, call 631-537-2271 or visit Wednesday Night Live

Ray Red and Mike Rusinsky host “Wednesday Night Live,” a weekly open mic at MJ Dowling’s in Sag Harbor from 8 to 11 PM. Performers include musicians, poets, comedians, and singers. Sign up starts at 7 PM. Performers get a free soft drink or tap beverage. Every Friday, it’s karaoke night beginning at 10 PM. Light My Fire

Robby Krieger -- original member of the Doors and The Doors’ guitarist throughout the band’s career – will be taking the stage on Friday at the Suffolk Theater in Riverhead.

Krieger was the composer of some of The Doors’ biggest hits, like “Light My Fire,” “Love Her Madly,” and “Roadhouse Blues,” and will performing these along with other hits. Ticket options for this event includes, row seating, and cabaret seating, and range from $49 to $60.

Doors, bar, and restaurant open at 6:30, with the show at 8 PM. For more information, contact Suffolk Theater at 631-727-4343 or www.suffolktheater. com.

John Brzoza Jr. Memorial Concert John Brzoza was a well-respected and loved musician who passed away at age 49 in August. Musicians from across Long Island will be performing in tribute to John and proceeds from the concert will be contributed to the John Brzoza Jr. Memorial Fund for the benefit of his daughters. Taking place on Sunday from 6 to 11 PM at Riverhead’s Vail-Leavitt Music Hall, the roster includes Bob Hager, Larry Goldfarb, Hank Stone, Jen Ross, The Cosmic Pioneers, RayBand 7, Just Plain Dirty , Tony Figueroa, Satchel Boogie, The Woodworkers, Tom Hood and the Trailmen, and an all-star jam grand finale.

Tickets may be purchased in advance for $15 by making a donation online at isabellaandmelissabrzoza-897372. Tickets may also be purchased day of the show for $20, and there will be a prize raffle as well. Doors open at 5:30.

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Inside the Hidden World of America’s Irish Aristocracy on Saturday afternoon.

Real Lace Revisited reads as an informed historical, non-fiction account of the upper-class Irish world as it grew and changed. Accessible and highly readable, Real Lace Revisited is enlivened by MacGuire’s gift for storytelling, encyclopedic knowledge, and often humorous insight into the families concerned. The discussion is from 3 to 4:30 PM, to register, call 631-324-0222,

ext. 3, or visit the website at www. Yum Yum Black Sheep After an arduous journey, Philippe the Black Sheep – the ovine protagonist of Joan Dupont’s new book -- ends up in a Mont Saint-Michel kitchen with a cruel chef until he’s freed to do his art.

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Two really, really big shows coming up at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor this week: Thursday brings hosts Joe Lauro and Inda Eaton along with “Legends of American Music,” which combines live music with archival film of rock’s greatest stars. The show begins at 7 PM. Then on Saturday, enjoy “The Sixties Show,” which is from NYC and calls itself “the greatest 1960s musical recreation show in the world.” The band features those who previously played with Bob Dylan, Ray Charles, James Brown, The Kinks, and current members of The Smithereens.

The show is a cross-generational crowd pleaser and the band is widely celebrated and known for recreating spot on, note for note versions of the hits, B-sides, and deep album cuts from the greatest songs of the 1960s. The show begins at 8. Tickets for both shows can be acquired online through


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

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Thursday 9•21•17 • The Tom Twomey series at East Hampton Library continues with “From Big House to Bad House – How Authenticity Lost its Way.” Architect Anne Surchin offers a talk hosted by Chip Rae at 6 PM. SATURDAY 9•23•17

• Hike Amsterdam Beach with the East Hampton Trails Preservation Society at 10 AM. Meet at the trailhead across from Deep Hollow Ranch on the corner of Ranch Road and Montauk Highway. Leader: Aggie Cindrich, 631227-6193. • Go birding in Montauk with Frank from the South Fork Natural History Museum. Beginning at 9 AM, the walk is focused on spying birds migrating. Call 631-537-9735 to sign up and for admission and location information. • The Saturday afternoon movie at Montauk Library is Captain Underpants.

• At 1 PM it’s “Where did that house go?” Susan McGuirk of the East Hampton Historical Farm Museum will offer a slide show talk about buildings that have been moved around town through history. • Montauk Historical Society hosts a craft fair today and tomorrow beginning at 10 AM. SUNDAY 9•24•17

• East Hampton Trails Preservation Society boasts a two hike day, with walks along Hither Woods Coastal Path at 9 AM and the Northwest Harbor at 10 AM. Meet Carol Andrews (631-668-5429) at the end of Navy Road to hike the coastal path. Meet at the Northwest Harbor County parking area at the end of Northwest Landing Road to tread trails in Northwest with leaders Celia Paul and Shaun Rosen, 631-324-7907. • A Thousand Words: Picturing Sandra Day O’Connor. Director Neil Leifer and producer Walter Bernard


screen and discuss their documentary, Portraits of a Lady, which captures the charm and wit of Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor during a historic painting session with 25 artists held on a single day. A Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival copresentation hosted by the Amagansett Library at 6 PM.



• There’s a delicious discussion at Westhampton Library tonight at 6:30 PM. Publishing expert Elizabeth Anne Hartman offers tips about selfpublishing versus using an established publisher. The library will provide dessert. To save your seat, call 631-2883335.

• The adult children of aging parents support group meets the third Wednesday of every month at 6 PM at the Hampton Bays Senior Center on Ponquogue Avenue. Family style dinner will be served. Call 631-728-1235 for further information. THURSDAY 9•21•17

• World news, self-improvement, and wellbeing are topics that could be covered during weekly coffee and conversation meetups held at the Hampton Bays Senior Center on Ponquogue Avenue. 10:30 AM. Additional opportunities for talk and java take place on Fridays in Flanders (10 AM) and Tuesdays in Bridgehampton (11AM) at the community’s respective senior centers. Want to know more? Call 631-7281235.

• Play BINGO at the American Legion in Hampton Bays at 6:30 PM.

• Join the Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt on a moderately paced hike from Poxabogue to the grasslands of Vineyard Field. Meet at Poxabogue County Park on Old Farm Road in Sagaponack at 8 AM. Leader: Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689. • The Friends of the Hampton Bays Library hold a “Twice Sold Tales” bookstore in the lower level of the library from 9 AM to 3 PM every Saturday. Peruse gently used books, CDs, DVDs, and puzzles.

• It’s all about bats at the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton at 10:30 AM. Quogue Wildlife Refuge wings into SoFo with the presentation. Call 631-5379735 for admission and registration information.

• At 2 PM, there’s a Pine Barrens perambulation in Hampton Bays hosted by the South Fork Natural History Museum. Call 631-537-9735 for location, registration, and admission info. • The Hamptons Marathon, halfmarathon, and 5K takes place beginning at 7 AM at Southampton Intermediate School. Proceeds benefit Southampton Hospital and SYS. Visit the website to learn more.

• Urban League of Long Island president and CEO Theresa E. Sanders will speak about making Long Island a more equitable place to live, at the Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreational Center at 4 PM.

• There’s open studio for families at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill at 11 AM. Children must be accompanied by adults. Sessions are 30 minutes and free with museum admission. • A Plastic Ocean screens at the Southampton Arts Center on Jobs Lane at 7 PM. SUNDAY 9•24•17

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• Take a yoga class at Quogue Library at 10:30 AM. Call 631-653-4224 to sign up.

• South Fork Natural History Museum hosts a drawing workshop for adults and teens at 10 AM. Visit www.sofo. org for additional information and to register.

• The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork hosts a Sunday service at 10:30 AM at the Meetinghouse on the BridgehamptonSag Harbor Turnpike at 10:30 AM. This week the Jewish concept of Tikkum Olam, “repair the world,” is the focal point. • Weekly drop-in classes at Kadampa Meditation Center-The Hamptons in Water Mill are held at 10:30 AM. Talks and guided meditation with emphasis on Buddha’s teachings. • Just a few more weeks left to shop super local at the Southampton Farmers Market located on the grounds of the Southampton Arts Center on Jobs Lane. 9AM MONDAY 9•25•17

• The Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton will offer a discussion in a monthly series produced by the Foreign Policy Association, “Great Decisions 2017,” about topics of global issues from 10:15 to 11:45 AM at Cooper Hall. Martin Levinson, Ph.D., will moderate a session on prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan. Seating is limited and reservations are suggested. Register at or call 631283-0774 ext. 523. • Youngsters enjoy weekly “crafternoons” from 4 to 5 PM at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton. Suitable for ages seven to 12. Just drop in, no need to register. TUESDAY 9•26•17

• An open informational lecture entitled “Dementia Conversations” will be held at Quogue Library at 6 PM. Call 631-653-4224 to register.


•. Stretch & Tone classes are offered free to seniors every Friday at 10:15 AM at the Bridgehampton Senior Center.

• A fall prevention workshop will be held at Southampton Hospital from 1 to 3 PM. Call 631-726-8800 for the deets.

weekly workshops designed to help you improve your garden at 10 AM. This week, learn how to shop the fall plant sales.

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• John Jermain Library in Sag Harbor offers “Crayons, Chalk & Coloring” for kids aged three and up at 3:30 PM. No registration necessary.


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self-confidence through ageaccessible, non-threatening reading materials such as specially created, topical comic books. It strives to stimulate creativity and tolerance in students, giving them the tools to become a positive influence on their peers, while overcoming the social issues that face too many young people today. The publication of a “Rise Above” comic book follows a new girl at school and the harassment she undergoes. “A picture says a thousand words,” Silberkleit said, gesturing toward a graphic of the girl, alone in her room with tears in her eyes, her head surrounded by her memory of the mean and angry kids from school that day. “This illustration can get to a child more than a speech or lecture. They can relate.”

Independent/Courtesy of Nancy Silberkleit Nancy Silberkleit, co-CEO of Archie Comics, hosts a “Kindness Works” 3K walk this Sunday in East Hampton.

Kindness Works, The Silberkleit Way

By Bridget LeRoy

East Hampton resident Nancy Silberkleit founded Rise Above Social Issues – the logo is a phoenix encircling the Earth – a foundation which tackles bullying and discrimination in schools. And she tackles these situations in a novel way – through the power of comic books. And this weekend, Rise Above is hosting a “Kindness Works” walk in East Hampton, on Sunday at 9:30 AM.

When Nancy Silberkleit stepped in as co-CEO of the Archie Comics empire in 2009, “It was a learning experience from the first day,” she said. Although her father-in-law, Louis H. Silberkleit, had cofounded

the company, and her late husband, Michael, had been the company’s chairman, “I had really spent 25 years as an art teacher. And I’ll be honest,” she added. “I wasn’t ever a really strong reader either.”

Because of this, she saw the importance in comics in promoting literacy. “It’s a tool for kids who aren’t readers. Reading comics can help promote confidence in their reading abilities, and that spreads into other parts of their lives,” she said. But that got her thinking about the content of the comics. “Archie Comics has always had strong values, but I wanted to take that further.”

A meeting at the White House with Michelle Obama (“She’s a huge Archie fan!”) led Silberkleit to venture into a new comic about the importance of healthy eating and battling obesity in children. But still, Silberkleit wanted to do more. She had been deeply affected by the coast-to-coast reports of the suicides of bullied teens and even tweens.

“When that boy at Rutgers, Tyler Clementi, jumped off the bridge because of bullying, I knew I had to do something.” That something was forming Rise Above Social Issues. Rise Above Social Issues addresses challenging social issues by enhancing literacy and encouraging

Speaking about the “Kindness Works” 3K walk this Sunday in East Hampton, Silberkleit said, “It’s my first step in not only speaking out on approaches for society to deal with people’s difference, but it’s also my first fundraiser.” She has been working vigilantly on making comic books more accessible in schools and wants to go further, providing teacher manuals and booklets on how to handle gun violence.

“I mean, whoever would have thought that teachers would need to know how to handle gun violence?” she said, a bit sadly. A tireless advocate for positive change, Silberkleit has publicly spoken on the subjects of bullying and discrimination across the globe. “But sometimes you need to just do something in your own back yard.” Literally. The walk, which begins on Cove Hollow Road, “is only 3K, not 5K,” she said, “because I want everyone to feel like they can do it.” Along the route, Nancy Silberkleit will have posted positive affirmations and “things to reflect on.” One reads, “Everyone needs appreciation. Start upping your hellos with a smile.” “Every person has value and wants

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Cycle Through The Hamptons

By Nicole Teitler

Tour the South Fork on a scenic cycling route to benefit the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) located at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Starting at 7:30 AM on Sunday at Southampton High School, located at 141 Narrow Lane, choose either a 25, 50, 70, or 100-mile ride -- or two 25-mile guided rides. Traveling through flat terrain and rolling hills, cyclists will pass the beautiful natural landscapes of farmlands, beaches, mansions, and historic towns.

Pedal to the metal with Empire Ride, created for the DRI National Board by three avid cyclists -David Newman, Bruce Siegel, and Keith Adwar -- a participant in the Massapequa Park Bicycle Club Tour, and help the mission to find a biological cure for diabetes. As the largest research center dedicated to seeking a cure for diabetes, the DRI is currently developing a BioHub, a

The Massapequa Park Bike Club hosts the Empire Ride on Sunday.

bioengineered organ to mimic the pancreas, along with strategies to reset the immune system to block autoimmunity. Register online now for $45, and create a personal fundraising page

at to generate support from family, friends, and colleagues. All riders with $50 raised or more will receive a DRI t-shirt, over $150 will receive a bike jersey and over $200 receive both a

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Day of registration begins at 7AM -- $50 payable by cash or check. To learn more about the event, contact Lily Scarlett at or call 516-822-1700. For more information, please visit, tweet @Diabetes_DRI, or call 516-8221700. You can follow more stories from Nicole Teitler on Facebook and Instagram @Nikki on the Daily.

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Sweet Charities

by Jessica Mackin-Cipro Deadline for submissions is Thursday at noon. Email to jessica@indyeastend. com. Birdhouse Auction The 11th annual Birdhouse Auction is flying back into town on Saturday from 4 to 7 PM to benefit the Coalition of Women’s Cancers and Lucia’s Angels. The event, which auctions specially designed birdhouses created by approximately 50 artists, will be held at Union Cantina in Southampton. Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door. Visit to purchase. Kindness Works The “Kindness Works” 3K walk to support and celebrate kindness will be held in East Hampton on Sunday starting at 9:30 AM at 111 Cove Hollow Road. Proceeds will benefit the Rise Above Social Issues Foundation. The cost is $35 for participants. To register visit ELIH Charities On Saturday and Sunday it’s the Dream Green Extravaganza with 65 cash prizes to benefit Eastern Long Island Hospital. Top prize is $50,000 and the cost is $100 per raffle ticket. The drawing will be held on Sunday at 4 PM at the Dream Green booth at the East End Seaport Museum Maritime Festival in Greenport. For more info on all events, call 631-4775463.

On October 5 it’s Italian Nite Dinner, sponsored by East End/ Shelter Island Branch of the ELIH Auxiliary. The cost is $25 per person and the dinner is held at The Halyard at Sound View in Greenport from noon to 8 PM. There is a choice of chicken Parmesan or spaghetti with meatballs. Dine in or take out. Call Carol at 631-477-2047.

Evening by the Sea Hampton Bays Rotary will host its 11th annual “Autumn Evening by the Sea” fundraiser on Thursday from 6 to 8 PM at Oakland’s Restaurant.

The event benefits a water-related charity each year, with last year’s proceeds creating life-ring stations along the Shinnecock Canal in a joint project with the Rotary Club of Southampton. This year’s focus is raising money for the purchase of water filtration straws to be distributed by Rotary member Jennifer Sheipe Halsey. Halsey travels to Ghana for her personal charity mission “Giving HOPE to Ghana,” and her team will distribute the straws on their next visit.

Admission is $45 per person and includes open bar and ample appetizers. Those unable to attend may purchase raffle tickets offering a $2000 grand prize and dinner for two at 12 local restaurants as a second prize. For tickets visit the Hampton Bays Library, Carolyn’s Good Ground Cleaners, or download a reservation form at Diabetes Research Institute Hit the pedals and enjoy a beautiful scenic tour by joining Empire Ride for the Diabetes Research Institute, which is participating in the Massapequa Park Bicycle Club Tour of the Hamptons on Sunday. Funds raised by participants will support the Diabetes Research Institute and its mission to find a biological cure for diabetes. This scenic ride, from 7:30 AM to 5 PM, will begin at Southampton High School. The tour has routes of 25, 50, 70, 100 miles, and two 25-miles guided rides. Register online for $45 and create a personal fundraising page at www. to generate

support from family, friends, and colleagues. Wines & Canines The 2017 Wines & Canines walk/ run for homeless pets will be held on Sunday, October 1, from 11 AM to 2 PM at Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard to benefit the Kent Animal Shelter. Save homeless pets and enjoy scenic vineyards during peak harvest season on the North Fork. The leisurely walk/run will also include a prize auction, raffle, pet costume contest, pet/ owner look-alike contest, pet trick contest, dogs on leashes, adoptable pets, wine and food sales, Kent’s traveling pet boutique, live afternoon music, and more.

There is a $30 minimum donation per person. Children 12 and under are free. For more info or to register visit Paws on Parade Paws on Parade is a fun-filled family celebration with pets on Saturday, October 7, at 9:30 AM. Participants will stroll Southampton from the Rogers Mansion to the Bathing Corporation beach, a 23-minute walk one way. St. John’s Church will host its “Blessing of the Animals” and act as a water station. Explore family-friendly activities on the Southampton Historical Museum grounds including contests, an agility course, auctions, photo ops with Bay Street’s Frankenstein Follies Halloween cast in character, face painting, and more. A light breakfast will be sponsored by Town & Country Real Estate. Come PAW’TY all morning to help support the animals of the

Southampton Animal Shelter and restoration programs at the Southampton Historical Museum.

The cost is $20 in advance and $25 day of the event. For more info visit pawsonparade. Ties & Tails Ties & Tails, a cocktail party with a Jazz Era theme, will be held on Saturday, October 7, from 5 to 7 PM at the Rogers Mansion in Southampton. Enjoy furnishings and music from the 1920s and ‘30s as well as an open bar with hors d’oeuvres in the period rooms of the mansion developed during Southampton’s Gilded Age. The Mansion is managed by the Southampton Historical Museum, which shares proceeds with the Southampton Animal Shelter, Southampton Village Fire Department, Southampton Village Ambulatory Corps, and SYS’s Stages Children Theatre Group.

Tickets are $125 until October 4, and $150 from October 5 to 7. Tickets to Ties & Tails also include two tickets to Paws on Parade. For more info visit www.SASF. Stroll to the Sea ARF’s 2017 Stroll to the Sea Dog Walk will be held on Saturday, October 7, in East Hampton. The event features food, pet-themed vendors, contests, and a two-mile charity walk to the ocean and back. The annual event is held on the grounds of Mulford Farm in East Hampton from 9 AM to noon. For more details visit www.

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Guest-Worthy Recipe: Hilary Duff

By Zachary Weiss WHO: Hilary Duff, singer and actress INSTAGRAM: @HilaryDuff HILARY’S GUEST-WORTHY RECIPE: Delicious Fall Stew WHY? “Warm, savory stews and a glass

of red wine make the perfect cozy meal on a chilly fall evening. I love a hearty and healthy Bean and Chicken Sausage Stew paired with Callie Collection’s Fresh Red Blend. Making a soup or stew may seem intimidating, but it is actually incredibly easy – especially when you get your girls to help you! Sometimes we put the “group” in “soup” by asking each of my friends to bring one simple ingredient, like kale, chicken broth, or olive oil. We then chop, chat, and sip Callie Collection’s Fresh Red Blend while the stew simmers, and enjoy our amazing meal together.” INGREDIENTS: 1 Tbsp olive oil

12 oz package fully cooked apple chicken sausage links 1 yellow onion

2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

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Kosher salt and pepper to taste DIRECTIONS: Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Slice and add the sausages. Dice and add yellow onion. Cook, stirring until browned, about 2 to 3 minutes.

Add thinly sliced garlic and cook for 2 more minutes. Add the beans, broth, and tomatoes and bring to a boil. Add the kale, bay leaves, and salt and pepper to taste. Simmer all ingredients, stirring occasionally for about 8 to 10 minutes or until kale is wilted. Serve with a glass of Callie Collection Fresh Red Blend.

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By Nicole Teitler

Slow Food Potluck Dinner

chapters, with 13 in New York. True dedication and commitment through 100,000 member volunteers globally, and growing, allow fair food for all.

Slow Food East End invites guests to “Come to the Table” during its annual meeting and community potluck. The event will be held on Sunday between 4 and 7 PM at the Quinipet Camp and Retreat Center at 99 Shore Road on Shelter Island.

Raffle tickets will award prizes like a 12-piece Anolon Tri-Ply Clad cookware set. Reservations can be made at

This free event is open to members and non-members alike, with an opportunity to “meet the candidates” for the SFEE’s board. Show off your latest recipes with seasonal, local ingredients that six to eight people can enjoy, and a beverage to toast with your new friends. As with any good Sunday dinner, enjoy an evening with likeminded guests eager to discuss the Slow Food movement, which provides scholastic support to those who are part of the Edible School Garden group. This non-profit,

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Recipe of the Week by Joe Cipro

Homemade Truffled Mac And Cheese Ingredients 1 lb macaroni pasta

1 oz white truffle oil 1/2 white onion 1 bay leaf

2 1/2 cup whole milk

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1/2 cup shredded white cheddar cheese 3 slices of American cheese 1 bunch of chives (minced) 1/3 cup all purpose flour 3 oz butter


pepper water

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After the milk and onion mixture has simmered for 20 minutes remove the bay leaf and liquefy using a blender. At this point you will add the truffle oil and the roux to the mixture, resulting in a slightly thicker creamy sauce.Â

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Return the sauce to the small saucepot and slowly whisk in the cheeses, adding a little bit at a time. When the sauce is finished, salt and pepper to your liking. While you are finishing your sauce you can cook the pasta in the boiling salted water for about 10 minutes, strain and in a large bowl mix the pasta and cheese sauce and garnish with a little bit of minced chives.

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Food & Beverage

Where To Wine by Kitty Merrill Martha Clara Vineyards There’s a guided vineyard walk and tasting on Saturday beginning at 11 AM. Tickets are $15, reservations required. Visit the website for more info. www.marthaclaravineyards. com Clovis Point Vineyard and Winery The Taco Loco food truck will be at the winery on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5:30 PM. The Ahmad Ali Duo plays at 1:30 PM, with Handful of Chords on deck for Sunday at the same time. www. Castello di Borghese Vineyard The Wishing on Stars jazz duo plays Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM. Winemaker’s walks and vineyard tours are held on Thursdays and Saturdays at 1 PM. The tasting room is open daily from 11 AM to 5 PM. www. Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard

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presents music on Thursday at 5 PM, Craig Rose performs. On Saturday from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM, it’s Craig Rose again and Ricky Roche from 2 to 6 PM. On Sunday, from 2 to 6 PM, it’s Been There Done That. www. Wölffer Estate Vineyard Twilight Thursday in the Tasting Room features the music of Dan Lauter from 5 to 8 PM. Sunset Fridays and Saturdays at the Wine Stand continue this weekend with music from 5 PM till sunset. Friday, The Jealous Fates plays, with Clinton Curtis slated for Saturday. Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard A vine to wine tour will be offered Sunday from noon to 1 PM. www. Pugliese Vineyards Stop by on Saturday for live music by George Barry from 2 to 6 PM. Steve Archdeacon will take the stage on Sunday from 1 to 5 PM.

Deadline for submissions is Thursday at noon. Email to jessica@indyeastend. com. Oktoberfest Rowdy Hall in East Hampton has kicked off Oktoberfest celebrations. The restaurant is offering a daily fester preis (prix fixe) for $27 featuring German fare throughout this month, starting each night at 5 PM. From Thursday through Sunday enjoy an entree of kassler rippchen with braised red cabbage and grilled apples followed by dessert of apful streusal-kuchen (apple streusal cake). Monday through Wednesday, September 27, enjoy


wienerschnitzel with herbed spaetzle and gold beets followed by chocolate haselnusstorte (chocolate hazelnut torte). From Thursday, September 28 to Sunday, October 1, the special is sauerbraten with braised red cabbage, turnip potato puree and a Black Forest ice cream bombe.

Beers on tap for $7 include Wersteiner Premium Pilsner, Hacker-Pschoor Oktoberfest, and Paulaner Hefe Weizen, all 19 oz. Enjoy an Oktoberfest flight sampler for $10 or a bottle of 16 oz Dunkle Weiss for $7.

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Big Bucks Bonanza Photos by Richard Lewin

Although the last ticket was sold in May, Sunday was the much anticipated day: Montauk Fire Department annual Big Bucks Bonanza Fundraiser and Prize Drawing. As always, ticket sales benefit Big Bucks’ scholarship program. Besides an exciting afternoon, guests enjoyed picnic style food and drink, and melodious tunes provided by Montauk’s “3Bs.” 38

Harriman Cup Photos by Nicole Teitler

Saturday marked the 33rd annual Harriman Cup Polo Match between Yale and University of Virginia. The match took place at Bethpage State Park.

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Planned Parenthood Opening Independent/Richard Lewin

The grand opening of Planned Parenthood Riverhead Health Center was held on Friday.

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By Rick Murphy MacGarva Team Joins Town & Country Lori MacGarva, formerly with Douglas Elliman, is taking her real estate team to Town & Country Real Estate. Larissa Troy, Elaine Micali, and April Sanicola are the other members.

“We are so pleased to join Town & Country. Knowing Judi [Desiderio] for many years and watching what her staff has done for their agents made our decision an easy one,” MacGarva said. “We are so excited about Lori, Larissa, Elaine and April bringing their expansive reach spanning both forks and in particular Lori’s vast experience in our industry. Having such a seasoned successful broker choose to grow her business here at Town & Country speaks volumes,” said Desiderio, the CEO of Town & Country.

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The median price rose 10.1 percent to $1.1 million.

However, 26.1 percent of sales in the Hamptons east of the Shinnecock Canal were for under $1 million, and 33.6 percent were between $1-2 million. Prices west of the Canal were even more affordable – 34.5 percent of sales went for under $500,000, 38.8 percent went for between $500,000 and $1million, and 12.9 percent went for between $1-2 million.

Independent / Town & Country The Lori MacGarva Team recently joined Town & Country Real Estate. From left Larissa Troy, MacGarva, April Sanicola and Elaine Micali.

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minutes after we got home.

“I’m going to cry too,” I said, “because it’s Sunday afternoon and I am missing the Giants game while I watch a billion brown rotting leaves die.” (Make no mistake, they are all indeed brown. My question is, if you could avoid getting sick all winter, wouldn’t you be able to snag one lousy brown rotting leaf out of the billions falling from the sky? Hint: They are in your hair, hat, hood, and all over your coat.)

improve upon these sacred adages and make them better. Here’s my version: “If a friend gives you a knife, you should give him a coin, because you can always kill him with the knife and get your money back.”


by Rick Murphy

If It Wasn’t For Bad Luck I’m not superstitious.

That does not mean I am making fun of people who are, so please don’t call in and complain.

In fact, some of my best friends are superstitious. I think they should have their own bathrooms in North Carolina, I really do. Without black cats, mirrors, or ladders.

There are thousands of superstitions, I found out the other night while doing the kind of tedious though ultimately satisfying research I do each week for this column. Perhaps that is why I am a Pulitzer Prize nominee (I really am, by the way.) But I’m not one to pat myself on the back – I’m superstitious that way. “All windows in the house should be open at death so the soul can leave.”

This was number 13 on a list compiled by Jamie Frater, “20 Weird Superstitions.” (He probably should have skipped 13 like they do a lot of NYC apartment building floors.) Suppose you are in your house and a giant truck rumbles by outside

and shakes the house and a huge chest of drawers falls directly on top of you, making it almost impossible to breathe. A housemate runs in and says, “Let me get that off you!” You say, “Naw, just open the windows.” This isn’t superstition, it’s stupidity. “A horseshoe hung in the bedroom will keep nightmares away.”

I’m not making these up. But will it keep mares away? What if the horse that is missing the shoe comes into your room, goes to the bathroom all over the bed and rug, and then leaves? If this happened while you were sleeping, do you think you would have a nightmare? I would. “If you catch a falling leaf on the first day of autumn you will not catch a cold all winter.”

The worst vacation of my life was a trip to Acadia National Park in Maine to watch the leaves change colors and fall off the trees.

“Isn’t it beautiful? I’m going to cry? The colors are so beautiful,” gushed my girlfriend at the time, who became my former girlfriend five

“If the groom drops the wedding band during the ceremony, the marriage is doomed.” I think this is a mistake. What it should read is “If the groom drops the wedding band during the ceremony AND LOOKS UP THE BRIDESMAID’S DRESS, the marriage is doomed.” Here are some especially grim ones: “If a clock which has not been working suddenly chimes, SOMEONE’S GONNA DIE.”

“If a mirror in the house falls and breaks by itself, SOMEONE’S GONNA DIE.”

“Dropping an umbrella on the floor means that THERE WILL BE A MURDER IN THE HOUSE.” These dire warnings should be heeded especially carefully if you live alone.

“It is bad luck to light three cigarettes with the same match.” Given what we know about cigarettes, it’s even worse luck if you smoke one of them. This is an odd one: “If a friend gives you a knife, you should give him a coin, or your friendship will soon

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Superstitions are not to be confused with old wives’ tales, which are merely psychotic mumblings from deranged women (aren’t they all?). The real deals are in Richard Webster’s “The Encyclopedia of Superstitions.” Pay heed to them. For example, there is, “An awkward silence means an angel is passing over.” There are a lot of silent moments in my house, most often right after my wife Karen says, “Want me to cook tonight?” I will leave you with this one: “Pass a newborn baby through a rind of cheese.” In medieval England, expectant mothers made a “groaning cheese” - a large wheel of cheese that matured for nine months as the baby grew. When the “groaning time” or birth came, the cheese would be shared out amongst the family - and when nothing but the outer rind was left, the baby would be passed through the wheel of cheese on christening day. Then the baby would be put in a mousetrap as bait.

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The results of two studies making the rounds on the news and social media are eyebrow raisers. Eyebrow raisers not because the findings were so shocking so much as the need to conduct studies to reach the conclusions. In the first, researchers found that people whose incomes are low are the most at risk for heart disease. No kidding. Even the most conservative of medical professionals acknowledges that stress is a key factor in the development of an array of ailments including heart disease.

Worried about making rent, worried about buying food, medicine, gasoline; living in unsavory situations, losing sleep trying to figure how to take care of their families. Working two jobs to make ends meet and still unable to better themselves or see anything but a dark future. All these stressors add up and combine with the lack of money for healthy food choices and the lack of time for self-care like exercise. So, that people with low incomes are at highest risk for heart disease is a no brainer.

Next up in the “telling us something we already know” realm is a study of which nations are the happiest and why. Hint: it’s not the US of A. The United Nations publishes an annual “World Happiness Report” listing countries where happiness reigns due to income, health, unity of purpose, and trust in government, to name key data points. All the counties listed among the top 10 -- and the U.S of A is not among them -- are economically stable, with the gap between the richest and the poorest depicting low levels of inequality. They almost all have strong welfare systems, good healthcare, low unemployment, and high education rates. Are these surprises to thinking people? Paging Captain Obvious.

There was one somewhat surprising finding. People in the top 10 happiest countries almost all work the shortest number of hours each week. There is a very close correlation between the number of hours people work each year and their level of happiness. Happy people work less – and tend to live longer. In countries where people work excessive hours, it just feels like they’re living longer. That one snippet runs counter to life in America where people are working longer hours, where workaholism is valued, rather than seen as a detriment to health and happiness, where doing whatever it takes to chase the cheddar earns accolades. But the study shows financial factors pale in comparison to social factors when it comes to nurturing a happy populace. So, who’s happiest? Norway, Denmark, and Iceland comprise the top three, a balmy climate apparently not necessary for joy. The United Sates ranked number 14, behind Austria, Canada, and Israel to name just a few. We’re ahead of Ireland, Germany, the United Kingdom, Chile, and dozens more. The conclusions of the studies seem fairly self-evident. The heavy lift would be the changes in mindset, in public policy, and in political will, we’d need to bring us up the “happiest” list. Implementing those, now, wouldn’t that be a surprise and a shocker?


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complicated zoning vehicle known as a reduced-impact-equestrian alternative even though a model of uncomplicated zoning exists just down the street from The Hills. This model of good zoning is an as-of-right subdivision that reduced enrollments, created jobs, preserved woodland and provided clean water to the development and surrounding neighborhoods.

Dee Forman I live in Florida for part of the year so I’m not an amateur when it comes to hurricanes and preparation. I’ve always got plenty of batteries and bottled water on hand.

Charles Lerman I’m not really prepared but I don’t worry about it because with the weather channels you can’t miss it if one is coming. They let you know and there’s plenty of time to get ready.

As quickly pointed out by The Hills consultants, the opposition’s reduced-impact-equestrianalternative wasn’t a formal application and it also required special zoning considerations (not all that much different from The Hills).

Milt Abrams I’m somewhat prepared but if we hear on the news that there’s a hurricane coming, there’s always lots to do to really get ready. But we have a generator at home since the last big storm we had and that definitely helps.

After years of debate over two questionable alternatives, within the last few weeks, Discovery Land submitted a new PDD. I have a couple of observations.

Jane McMurray After Sandy, and being without power for days, I’m partially prepared. Since then I’ve always kept canned food, like tuna, and a few other things like that around. But the minute I hear the warnings I am out shopping.

Discovery Land’s old PDD increased density by allowing the developer to construct both a seasonal housing subdivision and a golf course. Job creation was catalogued as one of the benefits of the PDD.

However, in its new PDD, Discovery Land promised to purchase and preserve an additional 30 acres thus eliminating the construction of 30 houses. Constructing 30 fewer homes translates into creating fewer jobs. So if creating jobs is a rationale for creating a PDD, then the new Hills PDD fails to meet that criteria. A similar paradox emerges when one analyzes the alleged tax revenues to be generated by The Hills PDD. In both its old and new PDDs, Discovery Land argued that seasonal housing would keep children out of the school thereby generating tax revenue without increasing costly school enrollments, whereas an as-ofright development would increase enrollments and thereby raise taxes. In response, the opposition to The Hills insisted that no developer could legally keep children out of seasonal housing.

Unfortunately both arguments lack merit because both are based on the seriously-flawed assumption that all new housing in East Quogue will

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be built for families with schoolage children. That’s not true.

As proof, one need only to scrutinize the construction of homes in Quogue, the village adjacent to East Quogue. Quogue is fully-developed and none of that development was created as seasonal housing via a PDD. Yet

school enrollment and taxes in Quogue are low.

So evidence exists in both East Quogue and Quogue to prove that an as-of-right development does not automatically increase enrollments nor does it automatically raise taxes.

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By Kitty Merrill

The Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreational Center and the Eastern LI NAACP present the Thinking Forward lecture series Saturday at 4 PM at the center. Guest speaker Theresa E. Sanders is the President & CEO of The Urban League of Long Island. Her talk is entitled, “Straight Talk Real People,” with a focus on making Long Island a more equitable place to live. As Urban League of Long Island President and CEO, Sanders has

developed direct service programs that help infuse millions of dollars into the regional economy, by empowering disadvantaged individuals to become economically self-sufficient and socially conscience community members. Sanders joined the Urban League Movement in 1992 as an Educator at the Urban League of Long Island. After several promotions, she became the President and CEO of the affiliate in 1997. The lecture is free and refreshments will be served.

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Independent / Courtesy Tuckahoe School Tuckahoe students and their families helped hurricane victims and their families by banding together and collected canned food, batteries, diapers and wipes, baby food and formula, toiletries and cleaning supplies. Jernick Moving and Storage, located in Greenport, sent a truck to bring supplies to these hard hit areas.

Hampton Music Department. The following singers have been selected out of over 8,000 applicants to participate in the 2018 National American Choral Directors Honor Choir (ACDA) in Pittsburgh, PA on March 7-10, 2018.

Independent / Courtesy East Hampton Music Department (Left to right) MS Choral Director Melanie Freyre, Emma Hren, Reghan Anderson, Sierra Brown, Alison Fioriello, Nicholas Cooper, Julia Short, Ava Arcoleo, Wells Woolcott, HS Choral Director Dylan Green. Students from East Hampton have been chosen to participate in the 2018 National American Choral Directors Honor Choir (ACDA).

Hampton Bays Schools The Hampton Bays School District is pleased to announce that Hampton Bays High School student Daniel Dimijan has been selected as a semifinalist in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program.

The senior is among the approximately 16,000 semifinalists nationwide who qualified for the honor based on their high PSAT scores. He will continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth about $33 million.

Dimijan, who intends to study within the field of computer science in college, is a member of his high school’s robotics team. He also runs cross-country and participates in the high school’s band and chorus. Outside of school, he is teaching himself computer programing. In recognition of their exceptional achievement on national Advanced Placement exams, 17 Hampton Bays High School seniors have

earned the title of Advanced Placement Scholar. In total, 15 students were named AP Scholars and two earned the recognition of AP Scholar with Honors. To earn AP Scholar recognition, students are required to score a 3 or higher on three or more AP exams, and to be recognized as an AP Scholar with Honor, students must earn a 3.25 on all AP exams and grades of 3 or higher on four or more of those exams.

The Hampton Bays School District extends its congratulations to AP Scholars Sydney Caldwell, Emma Candelaria, Daniel Dimijian, Conor Fleming, Lilly Griffin, Denisse Hernandez, Riley Kangas, Colette Levine, Sage McMorris, Caroline Oakland, Isabella Romano, Giovanna Rosante, Zoey Smith, Mackenzie Tyler, Matthew Zbikowski and AP Scholars with Honor Melissa Carranza and Anna Harris. East Hampton Schools Congratulations are in order for eight choral students in the East

The students sent individual audition recordings several months ago. Before arriving in Pittsburgh on March 7, 2018, the students will work to prepare the music sent to them by world-renowned choral conductors. Upon arrival to Pittsburgh, the students will participate in an intense rehearsal schedule which will culminate with a concert given by the ACDA Honor Choirs. There were only a total of 30 singers chosen from NY State, so to have eight of them from East Hampton is an incredible honor. They are: Emma Hren (grade 8), Reghan Anderson (grade 10), Sierra Brown (grade 7), Alison Fioriello (grade 10), Nicholas Cooper (grade 6), Julia Short (grade 12), Ava Arcoleo (grade 7), Wells Woolcott (grade 10).

Independent / Courtesy Hampton Bays School District Hampton Bays High School student Daniel Dimijan has been selected as a semifinalist in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Kudos Conklin! Theodore Conklin of Sag Harbor was among the over 200 Dean College students to participate in the 2017 NFL pregame celebration held at Gillette Stadium on September 7. Best experience ever; Indescribable; Truly special; Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity - these are just a few words that Dean College students are using to describe their experience.



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that value to be recognized,” she continued. “Everyone needs appreciation and reinforcement. A smile goes a long way to making people feel better.”

Unlike other Hamptons events, which sometimes take up to a year to plan, Silberkleit came up with the idea about a month ago. “I just see so much going on in the world,” she said. “I wanted to be a path, to gather people together – people of all ages and strengths and abilities – so we can walk together for kindness.” If it goes well, she plans to end next year’s walk with a breakfast. “And after the walk, I hope that people can keep that kindness going,” she added. “I hope some people show up,” she said. “It’s so last minute.” “Kindness Works” walkers can pre-register, check in, and pick up a race bib on Saturday from 9 AM to noon at Pony Hill, 111 Cove Hollow Road in East Hampton.

For those who would rather register the day of the event, check in commences on Sunday at 8 AM until 9. The cost is $35 for all participants. For more information or to download a form, the website is

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The talks are followed by a reception with the speakers. Admission is free but registration is recommended by visiting the website or calling 631-632-5171.


The East Hampton Library Tom Twomey Series continues tomorrow at 6 PM with “From Big House to Bad House: How Authenticity Lost Its Way,” featuring noted architect and author Anne Surchin, AIA.

In conjunction with its exhibit “Abstract Expressionism Behind the Iron Curtain,” this year’s Pollock Krasner House film series centers on Eastern European filmmakers during the 1950s and 1960s. Under Communism, cinema was among the most important instruments for social

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Riley’s talk is based on his most recent book, Free as Gods: How the Jazz Age Reinvented Modernism. Drawing on unpublished albums, drawings, paintings, and manuscripts, he offers a fresh examination of both canonic and overlooked writers and artists and their works.

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Dupont will be reading and signing copies of the book at BookHampton in East Hampton on Saturday morning at 10:30 AM. For more information, contact the book shop at 631-324-

is “Art and the Jazz Age,” by Charles A. Riley II, director of the Nassau County Museum of Art.

On Saturday at 1 PM, the Suffolk County Historical Society Museum will host a tea and talk. The subject? The Legendary Women of Long Island, with guest speaker Monica Randall. Join in for an entertaining program on the colorful social women of Long Island’s fabled Gold Coast. Includes assorted teas, finger sandwiches, and sweets, Period dress is encouraged. $20 per person. Advance registration and prepayment required, call 631-7272881, ext. 100, or visit the website at www.SuffolkCountyHistoricalSociety. org.

Does size really matter when it comes to large house syndrome? Surchin will explore overlooked factors that delegitimize the acceptability of the large home as part of the built environment.


New York, and ballerina Karin von Aroldingen, the underlying message is to follow your star. Easily held and shared by parents, caregivers, and teachers eager to explore France, food, and dreams of the arts with their children and students.

At the Amagansett Library on Saturday, Andrea Grover takes attendees behind the scenes on her time at the Parrish Art Museum and her first year as executive director of Guild Hall in a conversation with friend Ned Rifkin, a museum director and former undersecretary of the Smithsonian. For information and reservations, call 631267-3810 or register online at www. under “Listing of Events.” The talk begins at 6 PM.

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Director Neil Leifer and producer Walter Bernard will screen and discuss their documentary Portraits of a Lady, at the Amagansett Library on Sunday at 6 PM. The film captures the charm and wit of Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor during a historic painting session with 25 artists held on a single day. A Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival co-presentation. For information and reservations, call 631-267-3810 or register online at www.amaglibrary. org under “Listing of Events.”

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criticism and ideological debate. This week offers Romanian director Cristian Mungiu’s 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days. The film will be shown on Friday at 7 PM at the Pollock Krasner House in Springs. For more information call 631-324-4929.


Vietnam Through His Lens The John Drew Theater of Guild Hall presents Stu Richel with Vietnam... Through My Lens on Tuesday at 7:30 PM as part of its JDT Lab series.

Richel served in the US Army from January 1968 to January 1970. Through much of 1969, he was a combat photographer and writer with the 1st Infantry Division in Vietnam; it is that service which provided the impetus for this solo, stage performance.

Richel shares memories and reflections, all related, directly or indirectly, to his service in ‘Nam -- the odd path by which he got there, what he did over there, and how things have played out since then. During the course of the show, Stu’s words are punctuated by video projections of some of his Vietnam photos. Those shots bring his memories, and the difficult period of the war, into focus for the 21st century audience. His stories offer the audience a chance to reflect on friendship, trust, tenacity and the like, as we all stumble along and make our way. The event is free, although registrations are required. Contact the East Hampton theater by calling the box office at 631-324-0806 or through the website at

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The North Fork Promotion Council, in partnership with the Town of Southold and Suffolk County Economic Development & Planning have launched a pilot transportation project “Experience The North Fork By Trolley” serving Mattituck LIRR to Greenport LIRR. This service is being operated by M &V Limousine of Commack, which will provide two passenger trolleys for the duration of the pilot, running two separate loops: Greenport LIRR to Peconic Lane through October 7 and Mattituck LIRR to Peconic Lane October 14 through November 11. The service runs on Saturdays from noon to 8 PM. Each loop will have two trolleys running approximately 30 minutes apart. There are hop on / hop off points at various places of interest, including wineries, craft beverage, downtowns, farm stands, restaurants, and lodging.

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Island Wine Council, North Fork Promotion Council, Chambers of Commerce, we can establish a “Tourism Marketing District” for our region like many other destinations have done around the country. This will enable us to raise funding through tourist dollars to pay for a broad transportation solution which can transport both visitors and residents around our villages and towns, and alleviate the severe congestion that is often seen in peak periods.”

Independent / Courtesy NFPC A pilot trolley program has commenced on the North Fork.

night’s accommodation at The Duncan Inn, Jamesport and a complimentary wine tasting at Sannino Bella Vita Winery, Southold. The selfie with most likes wins. The pilot is designed to gather insights and data which will influence decisions on a future implementation of a transportation solution serving the five East End towns. A broader service can begin to not only alleviate severe congestion but also provide a free service for all to travel from town to town without having to solve for parking issues.

A spokesperson for The East End Tourism Alliance, Bryan DeLuca said, “By working together with the five towns and various associations including Long

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There are always a ton of fun and interactive events happening on the North Fork, here is a list of our favorites. Got news? Email us at Movies, Minecraft & Music Mattituck-Laurel Library this week offers the documentary The Millionaires Unit, a story of WWI replete with air-to-air photography

North Fork News on Thursday at 6 PM. On Friday at 1:30 PM, see Paris Can Wait. Same day, 4:30 PM, teens play Minecraft. And on Sunday, check out Nina Et cetera in a concert titled “Hotter Than a Pepper Sprout: America’s Music. Nina plays at 2 PM. HURricane Help Join the North Fork Promotion Council for a fundraising Sunset Cruise on the Peconic Star II. Profits will be donated to the Houston Food Bank (www. in response to the current events in Texas caused by Hurricane Harvey. Every $1 provides a full day of meals to our neighbors in need in Southeast Texas. Enjoy a wonderful evening on the Peconic Bay honoring past presidents Neboysha Brashich, Joan Bischoff and thanking past Executive Director Abigail Field. The cruise includes wine, beer, hors d’oeuvres and a raw bar. Cash bar also available. The cruise sets sails out of Greenport

on September 27 at 5:30 PM. Tickets are $75. Find them on the eventbrite website under peconicstar-fundraiser-tickets. Sports Injuries Orthopedist Doctor Fred Carter is the guest speaker in the latest in Eastern Long Island Hospital’s wellness series. He’ll discuss sports injury risks and how to avoid them at the Cutchogue New Suffolk Library on Friday at 3 PM. Call 631-734-6360 to save your seat. Book Sale The book sale room at Shelter Island Library will be open on Saturday for a special sale. Also this week, the anime club for young adults meets at 3 PM on Friday, there’s cookies and coloring for school aged kids on Tuesday at 3 PM, chemistry fun tomorrow at 3, and a BINGO extravaganza for youth Saturday at 2 PM.

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Avast, Ye Hardies vehicular traffic at 9 AM and reopen at 6 PM. The fun starts Saturday at 10 AM with antique firetrucks on view at the Seaport Museum and railroad dock, plus ice and classic boats exhibited in Mitchell Park.

The parade takes place at 11 AM, with the Greek Orthodox traditional blessing of the waters at Claudio’s Dock at noon. Also noon on Saturday, there’s pirate school in the park amphitheater, and judging of merfolk costumes nearby. The Hoodoo Loungers play Mitchell Park and there’s a demo by the Cornell Cooperative marine program. New this year is an event tent where hourly presentations will take place. Kids’ games, a hula hoop demonstration and flyboard exhibition also occur through the afternoon in the park.

Independent / Kitty Merrill Murfolk will abound as the Maritime Festival sails into Greenport this weekend.

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Expect merfolk on parade, vendors filling the street, a Greek Bishop blessing the waters, and much more this weekend as the annual Maritime Festival sails into Greenport.

Hosted by the East End Seaport & Marine Foundation in partnership with the Village of Greenport, the weekend’s festivities begin Friday night with the Land and Sea Gala cocktail party on the grounds of Greenport Yacht and Shipbuilding. Saturday morning’s parade through downtown Greenport kicks off the festival, followed by grand

displays of classic wooden boats, kayak races, demonstrations of high tech water sports, wood carving and model ship building, music, delicious food, high end artisanal vendors, children’s activities, fresh oysters, craft beers and local wines. The evening brings music and dancing in Mitchell Park and screenings of original movies. Sunday morning there is a children’s breakfast shared with mermaids and pirates, more family friendly activities throughout the village, and old fashioned games in Mitchell Park. Front and Main Streets close to

Fire fighter and fire boat water demonstrations take place at 3:30 PM, with a cruise to Bug Lighthouse later in the day.

Sunday morning starts off with a mermaid and pirate breakfast hosted by Front Street Station, then more family friendly activities, demonstrations, blacksmith shop, Camera Obscura, vendors lining the streets of the village, old fashioned games on the Green, children’s snapper contests, and raffle drawings. Visits to the East End Seaport Museum, Railroad Museum, Fire Boat Museum, and Stirling Historical Society round out the two day festival.

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votes on this issue as well. Politico reported Trump, Schumer, and Pelosi had dinner together last Wednesday.

Sanders’s bill, if enacted, would phase in a universal, governmentrun health care program over four years. Children up to 18 would be enrolled in Medicare right away, and the minimum eligibility age for the program, which is currently 65 for most people, would decrease over the next few years. By the third year, the Medicare minimum eligibility age would be 35.

“By the fourth year, every individual who is a resident of the United States will be entitled to benefits for comprehensive health care services and will get a Universal Medicare card that they can use to receive the health care they need,” Sanders said. “I’ll be fighting with Bernie – and I hope with all of you – to pass Medicare-for-All and finally give every American access to affordable, good-quality health care,” Gillebrand said.

Pelosi declined to back the Sanders plan this week, saying she is instead focused on efforts to shield ObamaCare from Republican attempts to rescind it. “Right now, I’m protecting the Affordable Care Act,” Pelosi said. “None of these other things … can really prevail unless we have the Affordable Care Act.” She did say she would review Sanders’s bill. Disloyal? Sanders has been advocating for what he calls a “Medicare For All” health care system for decades, but Senate colleagues previously willing to back his legislation rallied for Clinton and the status quo,


When Sanders persisted, he was accused of being disloyal to the party.

Clinton, who found herself locked into a surprisingly contentious primary battle, lambasted Sanders over and over again on the matter.

“Based on every analysis that I can find by people who are sympathetic to the goal, the numbers don’t add up, and many people will actually be worse off than they are right now.”

But, according to ABC News, Sanders and his supporters, along with progressive lawmakers at state and local levels, continued to float the idea of a universal health care system, especially as ObamaCare ran into more and more roadblocks.

Assemblyman Fred Thiele has been pushing for a single-payer system in New York State for some time and currently has legislation pending that is stalled in the state senate. “With the failure, so far, of all attempts to either repeal ObamaCare or fix it, I think this alternative will get a new look,” Thiele said of Sanders’s proposal. He noted every potential Democratic presidential candidate seems to be sponsoring the Sanders bill. Gillebrand, Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren, and Kamala Harris, are, along with Sanders, the early frontrunners to win the 2020 Democratic nomination for president. Tellingly, all of them have indeed come out in favor of a single-payer health plan modeled like the one Sanders is proposing.

“I think single payer will save money, but does the public want to pay that in taxes rather insurance premiums?” Thiele asked. “The real question is will the people trust the government to operate the system?”

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Sag Harbor Hills, along with the adjacent communities of Ninevah Beach and Azurest, are historically black communities comprised mostly of modest homes. In recent years a builder has been buying up properties and expanding them, and a number of waterfront homes have been transformed into larger, modern structures. Gilmartin said the village had downsized the maximum square footage of a structure allowed on a given sized lot several times.

The village can’t do much to change the fact some longtime members of the community are selling to developers, but Vail stressed the proposed legislation was merely an attempt to streamline the process, not to skirt a level of review or public scrutiny. “The burden is on the building department. Every application bogs down the process,” she said.


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Windsor,” he said. “Edie will always be known as a fighter for equality.” Thiele continued, “Locally, we came to know her as an advocate for increased services for the LGBT community on Long Island, particularly for our youth. She was a source of inspiration to me, as one who co-sponsored the Marriage Equality Act on the state level. “I always enjoyed seeing Edie at the beginning of each summer at her home in Southampton for her backyard barbeque to support the LGBT Network. Her legacy will live on for all those who cherish equality and continue the fight against discrimination in our society.”

Governor Andrew Cuomo also issued a statement following the news of Windsor’s death. “I am heartbroken by the passing of my friend Edith Windsor. Edie was an iconic New Yorker who carried on the fight for equality and achieved an historic victory on the path to justice. She embodied the New York spirit, taking it upon herself

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to tear down barriers for others and ensure marriage equality was the law of the land. I will always admire her strength and her perseverance in the face of adversity. I will never forget her, and, on behalf of all New Yorkers, I extend my deepest condolences to those who loved her and have been touched by her work and her advocacy.”

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• 2 Tbsp finely chopped fresh mint leaves • Juice of 1 lemon

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Cut sliced bacon crosswise into thin slivers. Add pasta to boiling water and cook to taste. Place a large skillet over medium heat, and add 2 tablespoons olive oil and the butter. Add bacon and a sprinkling of pepper, and fry until golden and crisp. Immediately add frozen peas and stir for a minute or two. Add heavy cream and chopped mint. Add pasta to the skillet and stir. Add lemon juice, and adjust salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a simmer, and then remove from heat. The mixture should be thick. Add Parmesan and stir to mix.

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Progressive Networking

By Kitty Merrill

East End Women’s Network hosts a progressive networking dinner on Wednesday, September 27, from 5:30 to 8 PM at Baby Moon restaurant in Westhampton Beach.

Attendees are encouraged to bring plenty of business cards, a great appetite and a mind open to meeting new friends. The $45 admission price (for members; nonmembers pay $50) gets you a sit down dinner and a night of networking. RSVP by 4 PM on Monday on their website to save your spot.

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many Long Islanders have grown accustomed to and have come to love. It is our hope that the Long Island Nitrogen Action Plan will play a critical role in reversing the trend of worsening algal blooms that has been observed in recent years,” stated Dick Amper, executive director, The Long Island Pine Barrens Society. Dr. Gobler, whose lab groups has been monitoring and sampling Long Island’s waters on a weekly basis all summer, compiled the report on the summer of 2017. Data was also collected from the Long Island Sound Study, which is funded by US Environmental Protection Agency.

The map generated by the report shows precisely where on Long Island various algal blooms and low oxygen zones developed. Events depicted include algal blooms caused by Alexandrium resulting in paralytic shellfish poisoning and shellfish bed closures; rust tides caused by the algae Cochlodinium; brown tides caused by Aureococcus; and toxic blue green algae blooms commonly caused by Microcystis. Seaweed blooms caused by Ulva were the only impairment not found on the East End. The map also depicts hypoxic or low oxygen zones, which are dangerous to marine life in more than 20 locations across Long Island, including portions of Shinnecock Bay and in the Peconic Estuary. It’s not all bleak, as DeLuca made clear.

Local and state government have added an array of arrows to the water quality quiver. They include:

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• Suffolk County’s grant program to allow homeowners $10,000 to replace aging septics with new waste water treatment technologies (Check last week’s Indy for news of the first installation in Flanders.)

In addition to the study undertaken by LICWP, on the South Fork the Concerned Citizens of Montauk working in collaboration with the Eastern Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation and its nationwide Blue Water Task Force tested

• The five East End Towns have established a reoccurring fund for water quality protection.

• East Hampton and Southampton towns passed legislation requiring new construction and large scale reconstruction to use modern waste water treatment technology

• The US EPA is crafting a Long Island Sound Nitrogen Action Plan

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Calling All Singers

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East End Arts has issued an open call for singers to participate in the 31st Annual Harvest Gospel Choir this fall. Vocalists are invited to join Artistic Director, Reverend Maryanne McElroy, who for 31 years has led the concert series: a non-denominational celebration that connects community members while sharing the joy of music from the soul. Participants must be available for five rehearsals and two performances. All singers are welcome; there are no auditions to participate. Interested singers should register at the first rehearsal on Saturday, October 14 at 6 PM, held at the Friendship Baptist

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Performances will be held on November 17 at the Mattituck Presbyterian Church and November 18 at the Friendship Baptist Church.

East End Arts Harvest Gospel Concert Series has been celebrating the joy of music from the soul on the East End of Long Island since 1986. This series of free concerts features the Harvest Gospel Choir of over 70 singers and guest soloists, led by Reverend McElroy. The group will perform an eclectic mix of gospel music that should not be missed. Visit the East End Arts website or call 631-727-0900 for details.

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Paul Giardina, Republican candidate for East Hampton Town Board commissioned a community survey to learn what was really on voters’ minds and how deeply they felt about those issues. The results of that community study will be showcased at a press conference on Monday at noon to be held at the East Hampton American Legion located at 15 Montauk Highway. Call 917841-1225 or visit www.paul4ehtb. com for further information and updates.

A light lunch will be served starting at 11:30 AM. Reservations are appreciated to assure you will have a space at the press conference

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There will be a brief presentation of the community survey’s findings by Dr. Hy Mariampolski, President of QualiData, the research and consulting firm that conducted the community study on behalf of the Committee to Elect Paul Giardina. Giardina will then review his campaign’s response to the survey findings. A question and answer opportunity will follow. On September 27 from 5:30 to 8 PM the candidate hosts sunset cocktails at East Hampton Point in Springs. A $50 donation is requested. RSVP via paul4ehtb@



Independent / Kitty Merrill The Southampton Town Democratic slate for town offices gathered to celebrate the opening of campaign headquarters on Hill Street in Southampton Village on Saturday.

It’s That Spooky Time Again!

The Independent’s BOO! Short And Scary Story Contest is underway again!

Students are invited to submit Halloween-themed artwork and spooky essays to The Independent and possibly be awarded a story – or even have their submission read on the radio!

Art can be delivered to our office at 74 Montauk Highway, Suite 16, in East Hampton or images can

Please put the name of each student, the teacher’s name, grade, and school on every submission. Every single one….or pay the price! Stories should be e-mailed to us at in a Microsoft Word format, with the subject heading “BOO submission.”


Voter Registration Day

By Kitty Merrill

Don’t like how things are going? Love how things are and want to keep ‘em in place? Hie your hinder to the voting booth this November. The League of Women Voters of the Hamptons is helping out next Tuesday during National Voter Registration Day. LWV members will be spread out across the East End again this year with voter registration forms and absentee ballot applications in both English and Spanish at 11 sites from Montauk to Westhampton Beach, Riverhead and Mattituck. Find them at your local post office, market or library. Now in its sixth year, National


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Voter Registration Day was established in 2012 on the fourth Tuesday in September and boasts over 2000 partnering organizations throughout the United States. Its purpose is to bring attention to the importance of registering to vote on time. The New York State mail-in voter registration form deadline is October 13 for the general election on November 7.

Many miss out on voting, says the League, because they miss the voter registration deadline, or move or change their name without reregistering. Those with questions can contact the League at 631-3244637 or

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The high school tennis season is in full swing. Above, East Hampton’s Emily Mowdy volleying against Mattituck Friday; at left, Pamela Pillco, a senior singles’ player for the Lady Tuckers.

Hurricane Netters Off Quickly

By Rick Murphy

High school girls tennis is underway, and it’s Westhampton out of the gate fastest among the East End teams. Competing in League VII the Lady Hurricanes have won six of seven matches and are 4-1 in league play. Friday, on the road against Eastport/South Manor the locals took five of seven matches. Credit Juliette Tomaro and Rose Caruso, who won the critical first doubles match, 6-4, 6-2.

The combined team of East Hampton/Bridgehampton/Pierson is off to a 1-3 start, 1-2 in league play after losing to Floyd 6-1 last

Wednesday and dropping a home game against Mattituck 6-1 Friday. It was the first win of the year for the Lady Tuckers (1-3). Southampton is off to a 3-1 mark in League VIII. The locals edged Center Moriches at home 4-3 on September13. Riverhead is 3-2, Southold Greenport 2-3 and Hampton Bays 0-5. The Lady Baymen travel to Southampton Monday for a 4:30 PM match.

In boys soccer action three local teams are vying for the League VIII title. Pierson/Bridgehampton is currently in first with a 4-0 mark but Southold is 4-2 and Greenport 3-3. Continued On Page 63.


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Fast Start For Bonac Field Hockey

By Rick Murphy

It was a nice weekend for the East Hampton field hockey team. The Bonackers turned in two shutout performances in as many days to run their conference record to 4-1 in Suffolk’s Division II.

Saturday, playing at home, the locals engaged a very tough Shoreham/ Wading River team and much of the game was spent in middle field. Both teams were exhausted, but the locals persevered, mounting a late drive. Catherine Wicker found the net with 82 seconds left and that proved the winner in the 1-0 contest. Maddie Schenck, minding the net, recorded two saves. SWR dropped to 3-3 with the loss. A day earlier Bonac bested Babylon 60

at home 3-0. Lina Bistrian tallied two of the goals, giving her four for the season. Elizabeth Bistrian scored once, her third of the year, and Mia Schultz and Wicker earned assists.

Next up is Pierson/Bridgehampton on Monday in Sag Harbor at 4:30 PM. The Lady Whalers are 0-4 on the season and in last (15th) place. Other local teams in Division II are Hampton Bays (0-3, 14th place), Greenport/Southold, (1-3, 12th place), and Southampton 2-2, (ninth place). Miller Place, 5-0, and Rocky Point are the two teams ahead of East Hampton. Girls Soccer The going has been tough for East End girls soccer teams, with five

Independent / Gordon M. Grant East Hampton’s field hockey team is off to a fast start. (Top) Elizabeth Bistrian, advancing and next page, top, shooting. Bonac has won four of five including a breathtaking 1-0 squeaker against Shoreham/Wading River at home Saturday. Catherine Wicker scored the winning goal with two minutes left.

teams on the Twin Forks winless so far. The exception is Mattituck, which is off to a 5-2 start.

The Lady Tuckers, playing at home, overwhelmed Port Jefferson 7-0 Saturday. The locals exploded

for five first half goals with Maggie Bruer contributing two of them. Claire Gatz, had a goal and an assist, as did Brianna Fox. Mackenzie Daly, Nikki Searles, and Continued On Page 61.

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Field Hockey Continued From Page 60.

Talia Aiello all tallied goals for the winners. Sarah Santacroce played a flawless game in front of the net, turning back five shots.

Two days earlier the Lady Tuckers knocked off Smithtown Christian at home 3-1. Daly, Gatz and Hannah Prager tallied goals and Bruer, Amber Rochon, and Halle Foster checked the assist column. Santacroce was tested and proved up to the task, recording nine saves. Next up for Mattituck is Pierson/ Bridgehampton on the road Saturday (11 AM) and a road game against Smithtown Christian Monday.


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Indy Fit

by Nicole Teitler

Joining Active Bodies Move over Zumba, there’s a new dance class in town. Pulse, at JABS in Cutchogue, is a fitness class that is reminiscent of those dance classes so many us loved taking as kids. Hip-hop, pop, Latin all fused together with cardio training and even some boxing moves.

Studio owner Jill Schroeder began with Zumba in 2007 but moved in a different direction. “Two years ago I started to move away from the Latin style of things and wanted to create my own choreography and incorporate the music that I like. So I coined it ‘Pulse.’ The fitness elements break it up. It’s a great work out but you’re having fun as well.” If Pulse doesn’t get your heart rate going, JABS -- an acronym for Joining Active Bodies Studios -- offers numerous classes daily including yoga, spin, barre, TRX, and more. The studio is going into its seventh year running, originally starting in Mattituck but calling Cutchogue home for four and a

half years. Schroeder is opening up a dual location in Riverhead -- set to open any day now.

With the motto ‘Fueled by enthusiasm, motivated by passion,’ JABS inspires members to constantly push their physical limits, all with a smile on their faces, which is exactly what Schroeder has always dreamed of doing. “There’s a lot of passion that I’ve put into this business and the programs that I’ve developed. And it’s really cool to see the enthusiasm from others partaking in it and being here,” she relayed. JABS’s current location boasts 5000 square feet of space and Riverhead will match that size. 10,000 total square feet? That’s a rather large upgrade from the mere 1500 sq. ft. space at the original studio.

“I guess you never really know where things are going to take you,” Schroeder admitted. “I opened up the first location, I had just finished some schooling … I opened up

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the doors and I packed out.” She always wanted to have more than one location, she said. “I did want more.”

Classes are $25 each, with other options for class packs or unlimited memberships. Now, in anticipation for the grand opening in Riverhead, there are special promo packs (redeemable at both locations) going through October 1. Choose between 5, 10, 20 or 40 class packs.

If getting outside in the crisp autumn air is more your thing, register to be on TEAM JABS for one of their Fall 5K’s.

Join this active bodies studio by finding out more online at www., call them at 631-3155227 or follow them on Instagram and Facebook @JabsNY. You can follow more stories from Nicole Teitler on Facebook and Instagram @Nikki on the Daily.

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Pierson, the 2016 Suffolk County Class Champs, looks like a contender again. The Whalers have outscored opponents 18-4 so far this season but were tested Friday at Southold, coming away with a 2-1 victory against the Settlers.

Habtamu Couler set up both goals for the winners, one by Jorge Alvarado and the game winner by Luis Padilla. Netkeeper Wil Martin turned away six shots on goal. Last Wednesday the locals took out Greenport, 3-1. Sam Warne scored twice, Grady Burton found the net, and Martin notched the win. The Whalers play at Southampton tonight at 7. It will be a pivotal match for the Whalers.

Southampton, playing in League VII, has reeled off five straight wins since securing a tie in the season opener. The Mariners were the 2015Class B champs back in 2015 and look primed and ready for another run this time around. If last Friday’s action is any indication, the Whalers have a tall task ahead. Southampton crushed Center Moriches, 9-1, scoring six times in the opening half. Ben Hamilton had five points including three goals and Eric Amaya tallied two goals and added an assist. Jack Wicks assisted on three goals.

September 20


Laube Powers ‘Canes Again

By Rick Murphy

There is something in the air in Westhampton, something that foretells a magical event that will shortly occur. High school football fans feel it, and that’s what they show up by the hundreds to see their team, the Hurricanes, play. One of the big reasons, of course, is to see Dylan Laube play in this, his senior season. It is kind of akin to seeing a legend on his farewell tour, a chance to glimpse a Jeter or Elway perform one more time so you can tell your grandkids about it. And make no mistake about this: when the dust settles on the 2017 season and the full measure of Dylan Laube’s accomplishments are tallied, we will be left with a body of work unparalleled in Suffolk County, accomplishments that will place him at or near the top of the list of the greatest high school football players in county history. First, the latest legend-making moment. Westhampton had to travel to Half Hollow Hills West Saturday to play the division’s topranked team before a hostile crowd.

The game was nip and tuck until Laube went back for a punt return in the second stanza. Backed up to his own eight-yard line, the senior took off on a 92-yard jaunt to put the Hurricanes ahead, 13-7.

Hills held firm, though, and was still in it when when Laube burst through the line in the fourth for a 62-yard run. He scored again later in the quarter - icing on the cake - as the Hurricanes made a statement, winning 33-7, a testimony not just to Laube but also to a stifling defense that is coming on strong. For his part Laube ended up with 216 yards on 25 carries - pedestrian numbers for him, a career for many other running backs – and the two TDs plus another on the punt return. Tyler Nolan added 48 yards on nine carries; Shavar Coffey 38 and Clarke Lewis ran for a 13 yard TD and hit Nolan Quinlan on a 55yard bomb to open the scoring. Laube, a Newsday All-Long Island selection, scored 40 touchdowns in 2016, including four kick returns, and rushed for 2152 yards as well as gaining more than 200 receiving. Unofficially, only seven

Suffolk players have gained more in a single season. Laube scored 23 touchdowns as a sophomore. He has committed to attend New Hampshire University.

Laube, 5’11”, weighs only 175 but has 4.5 speed, and that helps. He is also one of the best lacrosse players in the state. By the way, he played Saturday’s game with a sore ankle.

Saturday the Hurricanes look to go to 3-0 in Division III when they face Eastport/South Manorville at home. Kickoff is 2 PM and a crowd of as many as 2000 faithful will be on hand to witness the farewell tour. In other local action Riverhead is 1-1 after getting blasted by Centereach on the road Saturday, 43-8. They play Smithtown East at home Saturday afternoon at 1:30. In Division IV Mercy is tied for first after opening the season with victories over Southampton (21-14) and Mattituck/ Southold (30-14). The Monarchs play at Mt. Sinai Saturday at 1:30 PM. Hampton Bays lost to Babylon 46-6 Friday. The Baymen look to regroup at home Saturday against Miller Place. Kickoff is 6 PM.

The Mariners get Glenn at home Friday at 4 PM.

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