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Yung Jake, p 32

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Frank Tuma, Sr., Montauk Legend War II.

By Kitty Merrill

Like Duryea and Ecker, like Forsberg and Darenberg, the name Tuma is synonymous with Montauk. On Saturday the Kiwanis Club of East Hampton and the Montauk Friends of Erin will honor “Fishing Legend of the Year for 2017” Frank N. Tuma, Sr. during the awards presentation ceremony at the annual Mercury Grand Slam Charity Tournament. The Independent was lucky enough to take a walk down Memory Lane with the respected elder this week. “I was born in 1924 in the fishing village and except for my years in the Navy, I’ve been here 93 years,” the vibrant nonagenarian began.

“In my lower teens, 13 or 14, I had a 28-foot boat and I’d go hand lining for sea bass and porgies and codfish on weekends,” Tuma recalled. “In 1948 I had my own boat built at South Bay Boatworks in Patchogue, but I had been running other boats before that.” The new boat cost $9600. Tuma attended Montauk Public School and graduated East Hampton High School in 1942. He started studying industrial psychology at Colgate University, but interrupted college to enlist in the Navy and serve during World

Tuma worked for IBM in the city for a brief time. “I was making $46 a week, that didn’t last too long.” Running a charter business, he could make $300 a month. He married his high school classmate Marion Walker in 1948. Just $46 a week was nowhere near enough pay to support a family that grew to include a daughter, Lexa, and son, Frank, Jr.

His father, also named Frank, and his uncle Charlie were commercial fishermen who are credited with the founding of the charter boat business in Montauk.

“The first charter boats didn’t look anything like the charter boats today,” Tuma explained. At first his father would take passengers out on his commercial rig when he went fishing.

“I wasn’t a hero,” he said of his four years of service. “I just went where they told me and did what they told me.” Homeport was Sicily and Tuma served aboard the LST 602. “I celebrated my 21st birthday in Naples, Italy,” he said with a smile, hinting the party involved a large measure of cocktails. Released from the Navy in 1946, Tuma returned to Colgate to complete his studies.

In 1952 Glen Kissel of the Montauk Beach Company hired Tuma to sell real estate for the MBC and in 1960, he was promoted to oversee the managers of the Montauk Manor, the yacht club, the surf club, golf club, and water company. During that time the Montauk Beach Company built 200 Leisurama homes in Montauk. Tuma oversaw that while establishing Tuma Real Estate Agency on Main Street. His staff, including Lexa, ran the agency while he continued to work for MBC. “I retired in 2001,” he said. “My dad was the most important person in the charter fishing world. He died in 1961.” Tuma helped his mother Hilda oversee the family’s businesses – a charter service, a tackle shop, and Tuma’s Dock located between Salivar’s Dock and Duryea’s Dock.

service, I was surprised to find out we booked 1100 to 1200 charters per year.” At first Tuma ran the charter service out of the Montauk Yacht Club, but once the harbor was dredged, Tuma’s Dock became available, the elder recalled.

He still kept his hand in fishing. His favorite? “I liked sword fishing. Fish are all seasonal; July and August were sword fishing. We only used harpoons. As the charter service grew, people went out to catch them

“When I took over the charter

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For Profit Party, A Code Violation

Hamptons: While revelers are violating each other, they could also be violating the town code.

By Kitty Merrill

They call The Hamptons “The Land of NO.” In this case, a more suitable sobriquet might be “The Land of No Means No.”

“There are multiple questions to be answered,” Cantwell noted. If the location is a private residence with the owner in attendance, or if the house is being rented specifically for the purpose of the party, an application for a mass gathering permit must be submitted (no photos necessary).

Periodically rumors of high rollersin-the-hay looking for hot times in The Hamptons surface – news that a super-spendy summer sex soirée was in the offing have arisen and just as quickly fallen. East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell doubts the predicted exorbitant orgies ever came to fruition.

Plans for a super secret sex saturnalia hosted by “elite erotic club” Snctm were exposed last week on Page Six of the New York Post. Organizers are planning a black tie “Masquerade” event at “an opulent private residence” on August 5, writes Emily Smith. Only those whose applications have been accepted may attend the party; 1000 sought admittance for 100 places, according to the Post.

Men reportedly pay $1875 to attend the club’s parties, but can buck up $75,000 for VIP access to a monthly ménage-a-many. They get a discount if they bring a woman. Members are also eligible to attend quarterly fetish and erotic arts classes. Applications to the club include questions about the applicant’s deepest fantasies and erotic traits. Photos, full-length nude photos of course, are an application requirement. But here’s the rub in The


Additionally, the town code prohibits profit-making commercial enterprises in residential zones, an ordinance that could oust wouldbe orgy attendees. “Using a private residence for commercial purposes, that’s a violation of the town code,” Cantwell said. Though the town doesn’t have specific codes related to attire, Cantwell took exception to the masquerade’s mandatory dress code. Men must be clad in tuxedoes while women must wear “elegant gowns” or lingerie, according to the Snctm website. “That doesn’t seem fair,” the supervisor said. “It’s kind of discriminatory. Someone should file a complaint with the Human Rights Commission.” Everybody entering the party must wear a mask.

Club owner Damon Lawner defended the gathering to Page Six, offering that it isn’t a sex party, it’s “erotic theater.” Which is probably also prohibited by town code. With so many mansions hidden away behind the hedges or down mile-long driveways in The Hamptons, isn’t it possible for the

A party planned in The Hamptons by an elite erotic club could violate zoning code regulations.

masquerade to be held illegally, outside the public eye? Cantwell doubts it. “Our community is pretty aware of what’s happening in their neighborhoods. And now, [thanks to published reports] “it’s on our radar,” he said. “Maybe we’ll have undercover code enforcement officers sign up,” the supervisor mused. “I don’t think we’d have any trouble getting people to sign up for that overtime.” Advised of the price tag of admission, he concluded, “It’s probably in Southampton.”

“I hope it’s not in Southampton,” Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman said. Private parties don’t require special permits in Southampton Town, but commercial enterprises in residences are verboten. “You can have orgies,” the supervisor said, “But you can’t charge for them.” Despite the club’s promise

of providing, according to its website, “A safe and comfortable environment for personal exploration,” some may be too shy to try out for admission to “a society of like-minded elitists with sophisticated taste and style” enjoying a “bona fide sensual utopia.”

Members are screened for “esthetic appeal, professional status, and what one would contribute to the Snctm community.” Besides money.

Fret not. Any member of the masses may purchase an Scntm box from the club’s boutique. Box Inceptor goes for $600 and includes “high fashion, yet durable” designs for its blindfold, handcuffs, paddle, and more. Box Magister is handmade, and its master craftsmen use recherché materials. Hopefully recherché means “machine washable in hot water.” Box Magister goes for $50,000.

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4:30 PM Hamptons Youth Triathlon in Sag Harbor

Twilight Thursday at Wölffer Estate Vineyard

7:00 PM Tango Dance Work Shop at The Body Shop

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Lemonade Stands For ARF

minibank, Lemonarf cups, Lemonarf buttons, and ARF tattoos to support the Lemonarf team.

By Elizabeth Vespe

An Animal Rescue Fund of The Hamptons’s Lemonarf Stand is coming to a front yard near you.

In an effort to engage kids in philanthropy, ARF has an official club that gives youngsters a chance to raise money for the animals at the ARF Adoption Center.

A Lemonarf Stand is just like a regular lemonade stand, only better. ARF provides a free starter kit, designed to help let people know that young participants are on the ARF team, and that all of the money raised will go directly to the care of the animals at ARF. Last summer, the Club for Kids raised over $4000 for ARF’s animals.

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Bicycle, Bicycle

By Kitty Merrill

On Monday afternoon, Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman and County Executive Steve Bellone took a leisurely ride through Southampton Village. They weren’t playing hooky. They were demonstrating how a bike share program might offer connectivity between trains and the beach. Kathleen King and Jonathan Keyes of the county department of economic development joined the


ride, which included a stop at Tate’s Bake Shop for fuel. Last week The Independent reported the CE’s effort to implement a bike share program. It’s still in the conceptual stage.

Bellone sent out a request soliciting parties who might be interested in setting up a countywide program. Transportation experts have suggested such a program as a means to reducing vehicular traffic and parking congestion.

To help make a Lemonarf Stand a big hit in any neighborhood, the kit includes the official Lemonarf Stand homemade lemonade recipe, the official Lemonarf Stand barking good cookie recipe, a Lemonarf poster to let everyone know that the stand raises money for ARF, Lemonarf

The most important part of any Lemonarf Stand is that the children have fun. Kids can feel free to add items for sale such as homemade jewelry or art and set their own prices for the items for sale. Participants can also let ARF know where and when they are having their Lemonarf Stand and ARF will put it on their events calendar on Facebook. Everyone who runs a Lemonarf Stand this summer will also have their photo taken when they bring their donation to ARF and will be featured on ARF’s Facebook Page. The Animal Rescue Fund of The Hamptons actively rescues cats and dogs, provides quality care, and offers sanctuary until loving homes can be found. Founded in 1974, ARF is the leading animal adoption center on the East End. For more information, visit www.

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interviews for WPKN radio in Bridgeport, CT. She also features her podcasts, writings, and other projects on her website, www. The event is free and open to the community.

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In Depth News

By Rick Murphy

Roll Back Environmental Controls?

because of statements made by now-President Donald Trump during his campaign indicated his willingness to make it easier for big corporations to do business. Of particular concern are polluters the government has been trying to rein in for years.

The proposed Regulatory Accountability Act would either streamline and untangle a burdensome federal bureaucracy or roll back vital environmental safeguards and open the door to serial polluters.

The bill effectively amends many laws that require rules in order to be implemented, including fundamental environmental statutes like the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act.

Predictably battle lines are being drawn along party lines as the bill begins its passage through the US Senate and perhaps moves to the White House for the President’s signature.

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has joined a coalition of 12 AGs asking Senators to vote against it; all of them are Democrats. Democrats fear rolling back regulatory requirements will allow would-be violators to short-circuit consumer safeguards. The Indivisible Guide calls the RAA, “The worst bill you’ve never heard of.”

The bill “changes long-standing rules on how federal agencies regulate everything from food safety to toxic chemicals to equipment failure at nuclear power plants – things that keep us all safe,” according to an article posted on the Indivisible website on May 19. But many Republicans, and President Trump, have long decried an overabundance of what they call archaic regulations, many of them redundant, that force businesses to waste money and time jumping through hoops that stymie production and job creation.


Independent / Courtesy NYSAG New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is urging US Senators to vote against the Regulatory Accountability Act. He is concerned it will lead to, among other things, more pollution.

Proponents of the bill say opponents are playing politics. William Kovacs, writing for The Hill, said “Some groups have falsely claimed that the RAA adds new, overly burdensome requirements to the rulemaking process, when in reality it codifies existing executive orders and applies existing regulatory concepts to independent agencies.” Schneiderman and his group fear the new law, if enacted, could cause catastrophic damage. In a letter addressed to senate leadership, his coalition contends that the RAA would bring the federal regulatory process “to a grinding halt,” thereby “obstructing the implementation of laws that protect Americans from toxic chemicals, predatory

marketing practices, dangerous labor conditions, unsafe food and drugs, and much more.” Taking A Hit The genesis for reform was a US Chamber of Commerce analysis, “Taming the Administrative State: Identifying Regulations that Impact Jobs and the Economy.” The study found 140 regulations that were extremely costly including 40 that have annual costs exceeding $100 million and 28 more “high-impact rules” or regulations that each cost more than $1 billion annually. That means taxpayers, as well as private businesses, are taking the hit to enforce the regulations, and the bureaucracy in place to do so is out of control. Democrats are particularly leery

“Scales will be tilted in favor of polluters,” said Scott Slesinger, legislative director of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), an environmental group that’s hard at work urging Senators to oppose the bill and stop its passage. Unnecessary and Unwieldy

“Americans have long relied on a regulatory system that protects them from existing and emerging threats. The RAA casts this aside for the sake of special interests and makes it impossible to protect the safety of our food, to clean up toxic chemicals in our drinking water, and to stop big polluters from contaminating our air, lakes, and rivers,” wrote the NRDC and 13 other environmental organizations in a letter to Senators throughout the country. Schneiderman was joined by Attorneys General Xavier Becerra (CA), Matthew P. Denn (DE), Karl A. Racine (D.C.), Tom Miller (Iowa), Janet Mills (ME) Brian

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myself for the avalanche of curse words that could peel the paint off a wall.

Jerry’s Ink

“I locked myself out of the %$#&%$ Honda,” she said.

by Jerry Della Femina

Locked Out If you’re married you’ll identify with and appreciate this column, which I wrote a few years ago.

I dug it up because the other night I made a wrong turn in Bridgehampton which left my wife, the beautiful Judy Licht, and me on a dark, scary, lonely back road. We were in an open convertible, and her loud screaming at me even frightened the deer, the possums, and the raccoons, who must have been covering their little ears and feeling sorry for me. The more I tried to laugh it off, the madder she got. She didn’t talk to me the next day. Judy is usually goodnatured and mild-mannered … except when it comes to me, my lousy driving, and anything to do with cars. So there I am, stretched out on a sofa, reading Philip Kerr’s

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wonderful new book, A Quiet Flame, when I hear my wife, the beautiful Judy Licht, screaming.

Now, any man who has been married for more than a few months knows how to judge the quality of his wife’s screams.

Immediately I knew that Judy wasn’t hurt and was in no danger but was just very, very angry. It was what I call Judy’s banshee scream. To those of you not familiar with the word, a banshee in Gaelic folklore is the spirit of a woman who appears, wailing at the top of her lungs, to signal that someone in the household is going to die in the next few minutes. Usually I am the one slated to die when Judy starts her banshee scream. So, calmly, I marked my place in the book and prepared

So far so good, I thought. She was alone, so there can’t be any way this would be my fault.

“It’s Jessie’s fault. She called me 15 minutes ago and said she urgently needed the car.”

Now came the point where one could argue about whether getting a phone call 15 minutes earlier can cause anyone to lock themselves out of a car when they arrive in their driveway. Then I thought, “I’m in the clear, so maybe instead I should agree that it was all Jessie’s fault for calling and clouding Judy’s mind so that she couldn’t help but lock herself out of the car. Jessie, our daughter, is young and resilient – maybe, just this one time, I can throw her under the bus and get on with my book.” “It was Jessie, Jessie, yes, I heard her taking to you on the phone,” I said.

“And you!” Judy screamed. “Where is the second set of keys to the Honda? How can anyone buy a f*&^% car without getting a second set of keys?” “Oh, oh,” I thought, she decoyed me with “It’s Jessie’s fault,” and now she’s got me with the old “I wouldn’t have locked myself out


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of the car if I knew there wasn’t a second set of keys” trick.

Under an assault like this, I always find it’s best to lie. “There wasn’t a second set of keys – they never gave them to us,” I muttered. “Call Rob in Southampton,” she said. “Ask him where the second set of keys is,” she screamed.

Rob Sabbagh, the genial owner of Bay Ridge Honda, sold us the car and I’m sure he has never received a call months after a sale, on a Saturday night, asking him to come up with a second set of keys. “I don’t know where he lives,” I lied. “Call him in Brooklyn,” she screamed.

“I don’t think he lives in Brooklyn,” I said. Now the lies were coming faster and easier.

“I have everything locked in that car. There’s ice cream – it’s melting, it’s Jessie’s fault.” “Of course it is. We should disown her,” I agreed. I watched Judy storm off with nostrils flaring to scream at Jessie, who had no idea what Judy was screaming about. Now it’s practically a rule that when anyone locks himself or herself out of a car there is always a small child, a small dog or a few gallons of ice cream on the front seat.

I steered Judy off to the restaurant. “The lady wants a martini,” I said to the busboy who was asking if we wanted sparkling or flat water.

On Sunday I called the Village of East Hampton Police Department, which is truly one of the best police forces in the country, and a wonderful young policeman came over and had the car door opened in a few minutes. The second set of keys? They were on the same key ring as the first set of keys. Locked in the car.

Judy has yet to apologize to me or to Jessie for her outburst. We’re not holding our breaths waiting. If you wish to comment on “Jerry’s Ink” please send your message to

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Where’s Your State Income Tax Return?

By Rick Murphy

Up until this year New York State was one of the quicker states when it came to sending tax refunds out. Assuming the tax filing was submitted on time, refunds would go out in a matter of weeks. This year, however, is another matter entirely. Millions of New Yorkers are still waiting for their money, and indications are that many of us will wait even longer.

Rather than a check, many citizens received a letter from the NYS Department of Taxation and Finance informing them their filing “requires further review and may take up to 90 days.” It is no accident. There is a nationwide trend among states to increase audits, especially for those with modest incomes, and the federal government is also adding another layer of scrutiny to lowerincome individuals and families as well. Officials say the amount of fraud has risen to the point that more audits are needed.

“New York State reviews 10 million income tax returns and uses award-winning technology to detect suspicious activity, including identity theft. If your return is selected for additional review, it will take longer for you to receive your refund,” states the NYSDTF website. “If additional review is required, department staffers manually review the return and may send the taxpayer a letter requesting additional information.” The State Dept. of Taxation warned, “If you underreport tax on your return due to negligence but not with intent to defraud, you will be charged a penalty of five percent of the difference between the correct tax and the tax shown on your return.” There is also a surcharge on the interest due on any underpayment resulting from negligence.

If any part of a deficiency is deemed to be due to fraud, a penalty of two times the amount of the difference between the correct tax and the tax shown on the return is charged plus interest.

door, not to delay your refund,” a spokesman for the state maintained. Stalling? There is mounting evidence the state is using a stalling technique so it can hold onto the cash longer. In fiscal year 2015, $47 billion in taxes was collected, and hundreds of millions returned. Yet in one example the state held up an $1800 refund pending proof of a mortgage interest deduction, a mundane and common deduction easily verifiable – banks provide

states with the data. The filer was told not to expect a response for 90 days.

The state started withholding money from paychecks in January 2016 and continued to do so every week the entire year. That means the state has been sitting on a lot of money that belongs to taxpayers for up to 19 months. The interest on that money is staggering. Last year, Georgia blocked more than $98 million in state income tax fraud. This year, determined to root out more attempted fraud,

Georgia and at least 20 other states are making taxpayers wait longer — sometimes a lot longer — for their refunds. But none are taking as long as New York State, which is warning of 90-day delays, according to a study by Colorado and Louisiana, for instance, warn of delays of up to 60 days after filing. In Virginia and West Virginia, the delays can last up to four weeks. Massachusetts says it can take taxpayers four to six weeks to get their refunds, North

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On Saturday morning Det. Sgt. Charles Leser of Suffolk County Police Department Homicide Squad was not sitting looking at the set shot after the July 5 conviction of John Bittrolff, a Manorville carpenter, who savagely murdered Rita Tangredi-Beinlich, 31, and, Colleen McNamee, 20, some 24 years ago. Sgt. Leser was back at work solving other open homicides in Suffolk County. Some of them are cold cases.

“I think Bittrolff might have murdered other women in other unsolved cases,” Sgt. Leser said. “To start with there is Sandra Costilla, who was 28, found murdered in the woods of North Sea in between the times when Tangredi and McNamee were murdered. There are other cases that I think he might be responsible for. We’re working on them.” Is he feeling a sense of satisfaction from the Bittrolff conviction that took the jury seven days -- with three deadlocked announcements -before reaching a unanimous verdict four days earlier?

“Yes, there is a very good feeling that we got a very bad guy off the street forever,” Leser said. “But it’s not so


much a personal victory as it feels good for the families of the victims and the citizens, especially women, that this guy has been convicted.”

How did Sgt. Leser come to lead the cold case team that cracked the Bittrolff case?

“I joined NYPD in 1984,” he said. “I transferred to Suffolk PD in 1986. So I was on the job in Suffolk PD when these murders took place. I wasn’t working the case but I heard about them and if you’re a cop, a parent, a decent human being you want to see justice when someone does something like that to anyone. These were savage murders committed by a really bad guy. Horrible.”

Leser rose in the ranks of the Suffolk PD as the unsolved Tangredi-Beinlich/McNamee murders went gradually cold. “When I became a homicide detective I worked on some horrible cases,” he said. “I was too busy working other new cases to think much about the Tangredi/McNamee cold case murders. But at the time of those murders -- 1993, 1994 -- DNA was relatively new. There was no national CODIS -- Combined DNA Index System -- data base the way we had for fingerprints. But the original detectives discovered semen in both

That would turn out to be vital detective work.

Leser says that both women were working, street-walking prostitutes near the Patchogue Inn, a hot sheets motel on Main Street in Patchogue which was a red-light district back in the 1990s. “Both women were brutally beaten and strangled,” said Leser. “He crushed their skulls and choked them to death.” Tangredi-Beinlich was found in the woods off Esplanade Drive in East Patchogue on November 3, 1993. McNamee was discovered in a wooded area south of the LIE in North Shirley on January 30, 1994.

“Detectives knew that whoever did it had a lot of rage,” said Leser. “The beatings were savage. Then their bodies were staged exactly alike with each victim’s arms placed behind her back, legs spread wide apart, and a left shoe missing from each victim. Each had wood chips, or wood shavings trace evidence on them.” Detectives at the time questioned anyone they knew to be active Johns or patrons of prostitutes. “They would question, interrogate, and check out every one of them,” Leser said. “Even guys stopped for traffic infractions in the Patchogue red light area. They’d ask these people to voluntarily give a DNA exemplar to compare to the DNA found in Tangredi and McNamee. Listen, Suffolk homicide detectives were so thorough that they even questioned two Suffolk cops who had contact with prostitutes. One cop was fired. But neither one’s DNA matched the DNA left in the victims at the

Independent / Courtesy SCDA John Bittrolff, back in the 1990s when he murdered two Long Island women. The above mug shot’s from an assault arrest. Convicted of the murders last week, and a suspect in others, Bittrolff was conditionally discharged from the earlier assault.

murder scenes.”

Detectives also thought the same killer was likely responsible for the third murder of Costilla, of Queens, whose beaten and strangled body was found staged in the same manner in the woods of North Sea on November 20, 1993.

Three women killed in similar fashion within three months. “There was no semen in Sandra Costilla,” said Sgt. Leser. “But like Tangredi and McNamee her left shoe was missing.” Like a serial killer’s trophy.

During the homicide squad’s sweep of the Patchogue netherworld John Bittrolff was never questioned because although he’d been arrested for a DWI and a bar fight, he had no history of contact with prostitutes. He also had no DNA on file in the newly established CODIS. Years passed. Other women were murdered across Suffolk County. The victims found in Gilgo Beach garnered national attention but

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women. In one victim it was present anally and vaginally. One just vaginally. DNA was good enough back then to determine that it was from the same man. Even though there was no CODIS, the original detectives carefully preserved that DNA, hoping that someday it might find a match.”

Sand In My Shoes Now he’s hot on the trail of other homicides.

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Rita Tangredi, Colleen McNamee, Sondra Costilla aka Sondra Cutello.

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In November, 1993 two local men, hunting in the woods off Noyac Road in North Sea, made a grisly discovery: the body of a woman who was obviously murdered.

The Suffolk County District Attorney’s office announced in April that a suspect has finally emerged - Jack Bittrolff of Manorville, who not coincidentally was found guilty last Wednesday of murdering two women. This reporter covered the original story. The body was identified as Sandra Costilla, also known as Sandra Cutello. She had been living in the Ridgewood section of Queens, and she was 28. The county homicide squad said it appeared she had been sexually assaulted. The scuttlebutt was there were numerous stab wounds, though police did not confirm as



Detectives would not say on the record if they believed she had been murdered at or near the spot on Old Fish Cove Road where the body had been found, lying near a group of abandoned cottages.

However, a police source said they believed the body was dumped there but the murder occurred elsewhere. Bittrolff followed the same modus operandi in the deaths he was convicted of. A jury decided Bittrolff, 48, of Manorville was guilty of killing Rita Tangredi of East Patchogue, 31, on November 2, 1993, shortly before Costilla’s body was found. Her body was found in a wooded area near her last known address.

Bittrolff struck again two months later, killing Colleen McNamee, 20, of Holbrook, and dumping her


Suffolk DA Tom Spota said Costilla, “had a lifestyle that may have been substantially similar.” County homicide detectives intimated there were other similarities. The manner of death, the positioning of her body, and the

trace evidence of Ms. Costilla is similar to that of Tangredi and McNamee,” Spota said.

Though Bittrolff fits the profile of the North Sea murderer, as does the timeline, he has not been charged with Costilla’s murder as of this writing. This week Independent columnist Denis Hamill snags an exclusive interview with the lead detective on the cold case investigation. See Sand In My Shoes on page 8.

Meet The Candidates

The East Hampton Democratic Committee and the group Resist and Replace invite voters to meet Tim Sini and Bridget Fleming, candidates for county offices. Currently the Suffolk County Police Commissioner Sini is

running for district attorney. Fleming seeks re-election to her seat on the legislature.

The event takes place Monday at 7 PM at St. Michael’s Church in Amagansett. RSVP via email at

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body in a wooded area off an LIE service road near Manorville. Both women, it turned out, were known prostitutes.

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“Recapturing Mosul is a key strategic victory not just for Iraq, but also for the security of the free world in the fight against ISIS. Mosul served as a critical node of control for ISIS and being driven out of that city is a massive setback for that terrorist group,” Zeldin said.

Zeldin Praises Military Congressman Lee Zeldin, a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, praised the Iraqi military this week after U.S. supported forces retook Mosul from ISIS.

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Boats Collide

A young boy was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital, and another boy and an adult male were also injured after two boats collided on July 3. Southampton Town police said they received a call from a boater at 9:52 PM, stating that he was involved in a crash on Moriches Bay were involved in an accident. The Southampton Town Police, Southampton Bay Constables and United States Coast Guard all responded.

According to police, a 26-foot Boston Whaler operated by Steven Hornstein, 58, of Woodbury, and a 19-foot Monterey operated by Robert Giordano, 81, of Eastport, collided about a half-mile off of South Bay Avenue. Giordano had three passengers on his boat, police said. A 10-yearold boy — who police did not identify — was thrown from the boat and airlifted to Stony Brook. Giordano and a second 10-year-old boy suffered injuries and were transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead by Westhampton War Memorial


“There is still much more work ahead to bring peace to the Middle East and rid the world of radical Islamic terrorism, but for now, there is a military strategy in Iraq that is moving in the right direction with a path to long term peace and stability.” Scam Targets Illegal Immigrants

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New York City Department of Consumer Affairs Commissioner Lorelei Salas this week announced charges against A New Beginning for Immigrants Rights, Inc. and its president, Carlos Davila, for engaging in deceptive and illegal practices to profit from immigrant consumers.

Ambulance. Six passengers on Hornstein’s boat escaped injury.

Police said the bay constables are still investigating the crash. They did not say whether any charges had been filed. Burglary Charge On July 1 Southampton Town Police received a 911 call, at 10:40 PM from a residence in Shinnecock Hills: there was a burglary in progress, the caller said. The female victim told responders she returned to her rental home and heard noises. She searched the property and saw a white male crouching in the bushes. The victim recognized him as the caretaker of the property, she allegedly told police.

Southampton Town Patrol Officers, Southampton Town Detectives, and New York State Police K9 Unit responded to the residence to search for the subject. Southampton Town Detectives located the subject, David Griffin, 52, of Middle Pond Road, Southampton, and charged him with second degree burglary. Griffin was held for morning arraignment at Southampton Town Justice Court.

NBIR and Davila advertise immigration assistance services through a variety of media, including YouTube videos, making statements that suggest the “ID4ICE” card is registered with the federal government and that it can protect cardholders from deportation, which it cannot. NBIR charges up to $200 per card and sells them all over the greater metropolitan area and throughout the state.

“It is unconscionable to sell a false bill of goods to immigrant communities during a time of immense uncertainty and fear,” said Nisha Agarwal, Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs. “These national IDs are fake, and the City will do everything in its power to hold fraudsters accountable.” Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo will be teaming up with the New York Blood Center to hold a blood drive on Monday at the Tanger Outlet in Riverhead in the Food Court.

Each person who donates will receive a free coupon for a large premium sandwich from McDonald’s with any purchase. To be eligible you must bring ID with signature or photo, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, be 16-75 years old (with parental consent for 16-year-olds and a doctor’s note for anyone 76 or older), and not received a tattoo within the last 12 months.

“These deceptive tactics not only place immigrant New Yorkers at extraordinary risk, but also violate the City’s Consumer Protection Law,” said Salas. “DCA is committed to preventing predatory immigration assistance providers from taking advantage of vulnerable New Yorkers, and we will continue to investigate anyone who engages in these practices. Immigrants should utilize the City’s free and secure services to ensure they are keeping themselves and their families safe.”

Be sure to eat well and drink plenty of fluids before your appointment. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact the office at 631-727-0204. Walkins are welcome. PSEG Meeting Tonight There will be a community meeting tonight in Eastport with PSEG. Area politicans who are expected to attend include Assemblyman Fred Thiele and Legislators Al Krupski and Bridget Fleming. The meet is set to begin at 6:30 PM and will be held at the firehouse on Main Street.

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into groundwater, and into our water supply. Likewise, East End lawns get bombed with chemical treatments. Those chemicals make the lawn perky, but then get washed into water supplies by irrigation systems or rain.

Water Views

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by Seth M. Siegel

Fixing Our Water Starts With Getting Smart This week, The Independent launches a new series called “Water Views,” a dedicated column focusing on the crisis facing the waters across the East End of Long Island. We will feature local and international experts who will share a range of views about how to address the critical water quality and safety issues plaguing our drinking water, ponds, and bays.

It’s a mistake to think that our water problems start and end with Flint, Michigan. With all of the publicity the sad Midwestern city drew about how incompetent local management by water officials resulted in lead-contaminated water flowing into people’s homes, one would be forgiven to think that Flint’s water is uniquely failing. To some degree or another, much of the US is Flint. If we all aren’t drinking water tainted by lead, almost every community in the US has a problem with its water. And many have more than one. These range from the wasteful to the

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To mention just a few of the most troubling, every city in the US has leaky pipes, with some losing more than 35 percent of its water every year. Nationally, we suffer from more than 400,000 water main breaks each year. These examples of overly deferred maintenance and ancient infrastructure cost us money in inefficient government spending and inconvenience with roads ripped up and streets closed. But our health is also at risk. Many thousands of US communities have contaminants in their water from lead to nitrates to phosphorus to pharmaceutical residue. Big cities can generally afford expensive filtration, although not all of them screen out all pollutants. But the majority of Americans live in places without complete wastewater treatment at hand.

In addition, a large number of landfills have been inadequately sealed. Over time, the trash in the landfill begins to break down into its constituent chemical compounds which then leak into the soil below. As a result, groundwater – a major source of our drinking water – gets contaminated. On the East End (and in communities all over the US), old or over-taxed septic systems drip nitrogen and phosphorous

Despite these threats to your community pocketbook and health, cities and towns accept less quality in water management than they do in fixing potholes or replacing broken traffic lights. The reasons for this are varied. Here are a few: First, with water infrastructure mostly underground, the adage “out of sight, out of mind” often applies. We feel potholes. We see broken windows. We run from rodents in our parks. These are seen as failures of governance, creating a sense of chaos, and citizens are rightly quick to complain. Local officials – who want to remain as local officials at the next election – are quick to marshal the resources of the village, town, or city treasury and manpower to fix those problems. If more citizens were aware of one or more of the local water concerns and spoke up about them, officials would know to respond. Second, as a nation, we have permitted our water infrastructure to age, and even to decay, to such an extent that even those focused on the problem are overwhelmed by it. The American Water Works Association (AWWA), the organization of our country’s water engineers, estimates that to fix our national water infrastructure and to bring it up to modern standards we would need to spend $1.3 TRILLION over the next 10 years. With current national priorities, there is no possibility that any combination of federal, state, and local governments could finance that spending. In the meantime, governments act

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like people: They procrastinate. They hope things don’t get worse. They patch a bit here and there – and they pray that nothing terrible happens before the next election.

A third reason for the decline of our water quality and systems is that all of us – citizens and officials – don’t know what we should know. There is a huge information gap. We obsessively collect statistics on energy production, quality, and use, but much less so when it comes to water. As a result, we often don’t know we should care. We open the tap and water comes out. Is there something more that should concern us?

Well, yes. We should know what’s in the water we are drinking and have a say in what we deem acceptable levels of contamination. We should know the real cost of our water so that we can help elected officials to prioritize. We should be made aware of EXISTING technologies that can improve our water future. We should be educated on what we can do – in our homes, lawns, and communities – to improve the quality of our water. Because of a generation of consumer education, we separate recyclables and believe it to be a worthwhile use of our time. Yet there is no comparable effort to engage citizens to learn what each can do personally for conservation or improvements to water quality.

Most of all, we rely on elected officials to assure the quality and reliable availability of our water. Once citizens and consumers are educated well enough to make the case for better water, they will make their interests known. Elected officials will demand of their staffs a high level of expertise and, in turn, the officials will become smarter on the topic. Priorities will change. Money will become available. Our water will be managed better and we will all be the better for it. But if we accept the status quo, our infrastructure will further decline, more water will be wasted, and worst of all, the quality will deteriorate. Clean, fresh water is possible, but it isn’t guaranteed. Seth M. Siegel is the author of the New York Times bestseller Let There Be Water: Israel’s Solution for a Water-Starved World. Follow him on Twitter @SethMSiegel.

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The Name’s Bond … Bond No. 9

By Laura Field

If someone told you to think about what New York City smells like, odds are you wouldn’t want to bottle that scent up and make it into a perfume. Well, that is precisely what the Bond No. 9 perfume company did, and subsequently made NYC smell a little bit better.

When it comes to perfume, Bond No. 9 knows what it is doing. Starting out on 9 Bond Street in Manhattan, this American perfumery broke the mold from the very beginning. In an industry that has been dominated by men, founder and CEO Laurice Rahmé knew that she had to make a perfume company that was more than just a scent. The New Yorkcentric company decided to be the first to pay homage to the Big Apple by creating perfumes that described different neighborhoods of the city – like West Side, Wall

Street, and Central Park -- and eventually The Hamptons.

Bond No. 9 spread its wings and moved out east, purchasing its first non-NYC based store in Sag Harbor. Since then it has been making perfumes that it believes embody the fragrance and feel of summer at New York’s finest beaches.

Their first Eastern Long Island scent was appropriately titled Hamptons. This scent proves that the fastest route from the city to the end of Long Island isn’t by a private helicopter, but with a quick whiff of Hamptons. This light clean fragrance is the perfect daywear perfume. Lime blossom, white jasmine, magnolia, and sandalwood are just some of the ingredients that make this beachy perfume the perfect pair with the real Hamptons. Looking for something stronger


and more mature? Shelter Island is your scent. This unisex spray is clean and strong, and would be perfect for an evening out. With undertones of citrus, sandalwood, and musk, it is a statement perfume. There is also Montauk, a sexy, surfy scent with wild bergamot, honeysuckle, amber, silver oak, and driftwood. Honoring its home away from home, Bond No. 9’s final summer


scent is, of course, Sag Harbor. This marine-themed scent has a way of transporting users to the historic whaling village. The flowery perfume is created with peonies, ivy leaves, sandalwood, and magnolia to give wearers a light and clean scent all day long. So whether you are cruising Park Avenue or Main Beach, Bond No. 9 is sure to have a scent that brings you to your happy place.

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And, once again, Palminteri is bringing his show biz acumen to the Manhattan Film Institute’s sixth annual North Fork summer workshop series. Running through Sunday, this intensive acting and directing retreat – started by actor, producer, and Orient resident Tony Spiridakis and his partner Lisa Gillooly -- offers courses in cinematography, writing, editing, acting, and directing. Classes take place at Peconic Landing’s historic Brecknock Hall, with scenes being shot throughout the Village of Greenport – showcasing a number of local businesses. Palminteri leads acting and directing workshops, and he said that the mode is the same, but different. “Acting you have to explain to the person – and the person has to have some kind of innate ability, but there is always the possibility of improvement. There are lots of actors who improved as they honed their craft – look at Michael Douglas in ‘The Streets of San Francisco.’ He was okay. But as he got older and more experienced, and worked harder at it, he got really good. I think you start to relax as you learn, and you let the emotions out. There’s all of



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disorders like thalassemia, and also supports the Police Benevolent Association and local state police and their families with grants for their children with special needs.

Chazz Palminteri. Mr. DropThe-Mug in The Usual Suspects, Mr. “Find-Out-What-ThisClosure-Is” in Analyze This, Mr. “Now-Yous-Can’t-Leave” in his semi-autobiographical A Bronx Tale, Mr. “You’re-A-HorribleActress” in Bullets Over Broadway. One would be hard-pressed to think of a favorite role from his 50-plus movies and numerous TV appearances, but everyone knows that face and that voice.


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His own kids, Dante and Gabriella, are in show business as well. “They’re getting successful, and they’re talented, but they work very hard at it – they study and they really push themselves, and that’s success,” he said. “I think the key is, if you want to be in this business, work really hard and get used to hearing the word ‘no.’”

these emotions – anger, passion, sorrow, hate, love – they all have a valve. And you have to learn how to hit all of them.” Directing is different, Palminteri explained. “You need to really be prepared with a plan, what you want the tone of the movie to be. Can the tone change? Yes, but at least you have to have an idea. Do you have to storyboard everything? No, but you need a vision. A really great director sees the movie but also is very collaborative with the crew. If a first AD, or anybody, comes up with a great idea, use it! Everything comes through the director’s eye, but a really great director listens to the people they work with, too.” Palminteri’s one-man show, A Bronx Tale, in which he played all of the parts that were loosely based on characters from the old neighborhood, was made into a film starring Robert DeNiro, then rebranded as a Broadway show directed by Jerry Zaks. It is now a full-blown successful Broadway musical which opened in 2016,

again directed by Zaks with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater, and the book by Palminteri. So what is it like to see your life portrayed in singing, dancing technicolor?

Palminteri laughed. “I just wrote A Bronx Tale to get noticed and to get an agent. It separated me from other actors, playing all 18 characters. The cast of the musical is great, there are already plans for a North American tour.” As if he weren’t busy enough, Palminteri also has several restaurants, including the newly-opened Chazz Palminteri Ristorante Italiano on 46th Street, practically around the corner from where A Bronx Tale is playing. “It’s like a party every night,” he said. The restaurant has received high marks on Zagat, Yelp, and OpenTable.

He also is a partner in Bivi Sicilian Vodka, and he and his wife, Gianna, cofounded the Child Reach Foundation, which focuses on a cure for rare pediatric blood

Palminteri is enthusiastic about his participation with MFI. “Tony started this six years ago with Lisa. We wanted to open up a school with people who are doing it, who are professionals, to cater to young filmmakers – although you can be any age. They come out for two weeks, and get to work on their craft, making three-minute movies with some of the best teachers around.” Palminteri listed Bob Krakower – one of the best-known acting coaches – and actor-director Tony Goldwyn, along with Spiridakis and others. And the MFI website states that cinematographers are chosen “on ability and passion.”

“It’s a chance to work with the best of the best,” Palminteri said. “It’s a great thing. The reason why I continue to be involved with MFI is, we care about the people who go there. We’re not becoming rich over this. I personally think it’s one of the best schools in the country, where newcomers get to work with top professionals at a fair price.” To learn more about the upcoming films and workshops, visit www.

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Guests joined Christy and her team throughout the day to shop jewelry from Kendra Scott, customizable handbags from Neely & Chloe, and beach hair must-haves

from Teleties. Arriving in summer florals, attendees were invited to make flower crowns poolside while enjoying refreshing "cimosas," courtesy of Stella Artois. 

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On Sunday, Christy Doramus of Crowns by Christy partnered with Stella Artois to host a summer party for friends, family, and Hamptons locals.

Light bites were provided by Jennifer Poto, who prepared delightful summer snacks throughout the day.






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eBay hosted a benefit for Sag Harbor Cinema restoration project at Lulu Kitchen and Bar in Sag Harbor on July 3. 1. Eddie Burke Jr., Devin Wenig, Ron Kaplan, Eric Fischl, Matt Lauer, 2. Joe Zee, Katie Lee, 3. Joshua Fishbein, Thomas Woynar, 4. April Gornik, Eric Hadley.

Mark your calendars. On August 7, eBay for Charity will host an online auction featuring one-of-a-kind items and experiences that will 100 percent benefit the Sag Harbor Cinema restoration project. The experiences will range from concert tix and a meet-and-greet with Piano Man Billy Joel, to lunch with director Morgan Spurlock, to a 24

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An opening for Huntsman’s new NYC pied-a-terre was held at 130 West 57th on June 27. 1. Pierre Lagrange, 2. Jon Tietz, Zach Weiss, Ralph Fitzgerald, 3. Alex Redcliffe, Zachary Peck.

has another terribly chic pied-aterre on 57th St. Co-hosted by Ed Turco, Huntsman’s US director, this opening celebration was also in honor of a cutter-in-residence from across the pond. My pal, Anthony Peck, was on hand to represent his dad, Gregory Peck’s, wardrobe from

the Huntsman archives. You don’t think of inheriting suits as you would, say, the family jewels, but if they were created by a Huntsman tailor then they are crafted for generations. Continued On Page 74.

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The Hamptons premiere of Blind at UA Southampton Cinemas on July 2. 1. Cristina Greeven Cuomo, John Varvatos, Joyce Varvatos, Michael Mailer, 2. Lucia Hwong Gordon, Marla Helene, Janna Bullock, Azzy Parsiani, 3. Jane Pontarelli, Joe Pontarelli, Melissa Kassis, 4. Natalie Shorrock, Josh Danz, 5. Randi Schatz, Gary Ruth.

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The South Fork Natural History Museum presented its 28th annual summer gala, “A Journey Into The Wild,” on Saturday. The event honored Nejma and Peter Beard, Chris Fischer, and Alan Rabinowitz. Special guest hosts included Alex Guarnaschelli, Debra Halpert, and Kerry Heffernan. The event benefited SOFO’s educational and environmental programs and initiatives. 26

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The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation hosted the eighth annual “Unconditional Love” gala on Saturday. This year’s event honored Jean Shafiroff and Sony Schotland.

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MvVO ART, an innovative art venture dedicated to creating opportunities for artists, presented the launch of its newest art venture AD ART SHOW. AD ART SHOW held an art talk led by a panel of art and advertising experts entitled, “Is Advertising Home to the Next Big Name in Art?” at the Southampton Arts Center on July 5. 28

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Oreya Lounge in Southampton hosted a summer kickoff party sponsored by Belevedere on July 1.

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“Caliente,” a benefit for Long Island Cares – The Harry Chapin Food Bank and OLA of Eastern Long Island, was held on Saturday at the home of Maria and Kenneth Fishel and family in Bridgehampton. The fundraiser featured a performance by Tito Puente, Jr. and his eight-piece band. Honorary chair was Academy and Tony Award winner Mercedes Ruehl. The event honored April Gornik, Minerva Perez, and Paule Pachter. 29

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An opening reception for “An Invincible Summer” by artist Casey O’Connell was held at Gallery Valentine in East Hampton on July 1. 30

Cormaria Summer Gala Photos by James Kearney

The annual Cormaria summer gala was held on the grounds of Cormaria on July 1 in Sag Harbor. Music was provided by DJ David Pharoah.

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By Jessica Mackin-Cipro

American Friends of the Open University of Israel hosted a luncheon and fashion extravaganza at the home of Ira and Ingeborg Rennert in Sagaponack on Friday to benefit the academic entity. A fashion show with informal modeling featured Ella Levy, Shoshanna, Eric Javits, and de Grisogono.

Co-chaired by Marion N. Waxman and Kim Heyman, the event was completely sold out. Over $47,000 from ticket sales went to support the Open University of Israel. Over 46,000 students are enrolled in the OUI, making this the largest university in Israel. It offers education to Israel Defense Forces,

Haredim, Ethiopian, Muslim, and Druze communities.

American Friends of the Open University of Israel – Ingeborg Rennert, president; Naomi Perlman, chairman – raises awareness in the United States and supports the OUI’s vital mission of making access to higher education available to capable and motivated students from all sectors of society. Rennert noted that, “The Open University of Israel is a singular organization. It offers its graduates a life-changing opportunity allowing each student to realize their aspirations no matter what circumstance, nationality, and cultural background they come from.” 31

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Yung Jake - Emoji Portraits

Tripoli Gallery in Southampton presents “Emoji Portraits” by Yung Jake. The show is the solo exhibition by the Los Angelesbased creator. It will feature digital paintings ranging from 2015 to today, and marks the first presentation of his world-renowned emoji portraits in hard copy. In this exhibition, Yung Jake goes back to his core as a painter. Beginning young, Yung Jake began a series of self-portraits with oil paint while attending Bridgehampton High School.

Incorporating digital technology into his current work, Yung Jake’s emoji portraits showcase the same skills he developed painting portraits in his formative years.

Since 2015 he has been generating the body of work that is rooted in contemporary pop culture. Pieces feature movie cameras

speckling Leo’s jacket, rabbits on Bowie’s face, and green plants ornamenting Willow Smith’s forehead. Each painting is crafted from a grouping of diverse emojis.

A self-portrait is created from honey pots, hands, moons, paint palettes, treble clefs, and a biohazard sign centered between his eyes. Each emoji adds a new shade to his character. The show will be on view starting this Friday through August 14. A public reception will be held for the artist on Saturday from 7 to 9 PM, with an after-party following the event.

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Town Guide: Cristina Ottaviano

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hand-beading, and embroidery. Her romantic, elegant, and ultrafeminine collections are made in her West Village atelier in New York City and worn by the likes of Emily Ratajkowski and Petra Němcová.

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Cristina Ottaviano is a women’s evening and ready-to-wear designer with an exceptional art for blending the traditional and the modern. Cristina Ottaviano collections are best known for exquisite draping,

I was born and raised on the North Shore of Long Island so I’ve been vacationing in The Hamptons for a long time. It’s my go-to for relaxation, inspiration, exercise, shopping, great food, and gorgeous

surroundings. There is always something new to discover in The Hamptons no matter how many times you visit.

I love the fresh farmstands with their colorful array of fruits and vegetables, fresh herbs, homemade jams, and fresh pies. I absolutely love sunflowers, so if I’m in Bridgehampton I always stop by the Hayground Market. They [sell] the most beautiful fresh flowers. Round Swamp Farm is another favorite of mine, with its new

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spot in Bridgehampton. They have a great fresh fish market and delicious homemade jams and baked goods.

The Green Thumb is another great organic farm in Water Mill. In the fall, I love to visit The Milk Pail in Water Mill. It’s so festive. They make delicious apple cider, cider donuts, and pumpkin pies.

I love to start my day with an early morning cliff hike in Montauk or a bike ride when I’m in The Hamptons. I love to look for antiques and unique finds at Ruby Beets in Sag Harbor and English Country Antiques in Bridgehampton. I recently visited the newly-opened One Kings Lane in Southampton and can’t wait to go back. One of my all-time favorite shops in Westhampton for women’s apparel is Jimmy’s. They carry my Cristina Ottaviano collection and we host a trunk show there every July. This year, we were there showing our latest collection just last week.

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A Crazy Jewish Time

By Nicole Teitler

Things are getting “crazy Jewish” at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton this Friday. Kate Siegel and her mother, Kim Friedman, are the social media sensational motherdaughter team, with over 814,000 followers on Instagram, behind @ CrazyJewishMom. They will be discussing Siegel’s latest New York Times bestseller Mother, Can You Not? along with the struggles of having a real-life helicopter mom always on the hunt for a future husband for her daughter. Indy caught up with the very funny, and very real, duo. Kate, quitting your job at a large company to go out on your own must have been extremely nervewracking -- leaving behind benefits and a steady paycheck. What made you so ambitious to take that step? Kim: Don’t remind me! 401K! Benefits! It kills me!

Kate: Well, the moment I knew I had to quit was when I peed my Spanx. I was so sleep-deprived between my job and Instagram and trying to put together a coherent book proposal, that one highly groggy morning I forgot to pull my pants down in the bathroom on the way to work. It was getting to a point where everything was suffering, and I knew if I didn’t go all in on writing I would always regret it. Plus, the digital side of my business was ramping up at that point, so I

hoped I’d be able to make it work. Kim: Health insurance!

What’s your advice to others anxious to do the same but too timid to make the leap? Kim: Don’t! Keep your day job!

Kate: In a way, I agree with my mom. I think you have to be very careful. Unless there is a concrete opportunity you’re leaping for, I don’t think it’s smart to just jump first and ask questions later. Let’s be honest. Is mother always right? Kim: YES. Kate: No.

Name an embarrassing moment between you two that was face-toface. Has she chased boys away, accidentally asked the wrong person for his number in front of you, things like that? Kate: The first time I went to the gynecologist, my mother tried to force me to sing for my doctor. Kim: The doctor’s husband was a big Broadway producer. And Kate had just written a musical! We would be Hamilton right now if you had done it. What’s been some of the criticisms you’ve

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there’s something universal about the push-pull of the mother-daughter relationship.

Kate: On social, you get this very limited view of my mom, and she sometimes comes off as being this backwards, anti-feminist woman, when in reality that couldn’t be further from the truth. She’s actually a raging feminist. In addition to being a mom, she’s an accomplished television director: “Star Trek,” “Beverly Hills 90210,” nominated for an Emmy for “LA Law.” And she was working at a time when there were very few women working as directors. She really blazed the trail for every young woman working in media today, myself included.

Growing up, before boys got into the picture, what did your mother nag you about?

She has always and will always nag me, but she nags me toward the things that I want. I happen to be a heterosexual woman who wants to get married and have children. So it was important for me in writing my book to have the feminist side of my mom come through; it’s so central to who she is as a human, and I’m pleased with how that side of her is represented. What’s your typical Instagram demographic? Kate: Vaginas.

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Kim: Yes, very few penises show up to our events. Kate: But it’s not just Jewish. One of the most comments I see is -- Crazy Jewish Mom? This could be crazy Asian mom. Italian mom. Indian mom. Insert whatever mom. I think

Kim: Boys? She wasn’t allowed to LOOK at boys in high school.

Kate: Yeah, the focus was getting into college. The mantra was always, forget boys. Study, get into an Ivy League, and be a self-sufficient woman. Never depend on a man. What’s in the works? What’s next? Do you think you’ll ever get a 401K/full-time/bigcompany gig again? Kim: From your lips to God’s ears.

Kate: Who knows? We’re working on a lot of really exciting things right now. We recently started an advice column called @AskMomAndSpawn on, and that has been very fun. Also, I’m working on a scripted adaptation for television and a few other traditional media projects as well! Kim, what’s a definite “swipe no” and a reason to “swipe yes?” Kim: No mirror pix. Yes, picture with mom. Have people ever compared you Continued On Page 63.

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Intimate Apparel Shines

Bay Street’s second Mainstage offering of the season, Intimate Apparel by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, tells the story of Esther, an African American seamstress in 1905 New York, who creates luscious undergarments for both rich white clients and ladies of the night. Like one of Esther’s corsets, the production features rich interweavings that spring to life under the direction of Bay Street’s artistic director, Scott Schwartz.

Esther, confident of her own capabilities at the sewing machine, is less confident of her looks and her romantic future. Shy, reserved, and dedicated to her work, Esther thinks of herself as uninteresting, but longs to connect, and also is saving her pennies to one day realize her dream of opening a beauty parlor for “colored women.”

She begins a long-distance correspondence with George Armstrong, a man from Barbados working on the Panama Canal who has a way with words. Esther herself cannot write, but thanks to Mrs. Van Buren, her uptown client, she is able to respond. And then there is her complicated relationship with her Jewish fabric provider, Mr. Marks, and her friendship with Mayme, a whore with other talents as well. Of course, like the garments that Esther creates, much is hidden beneath the surface and gently revealed through the course of the evening. Kelly McCreary leads the cast as Esther, and does a remarkable job walking the line between being sort of the straight man of the piece, and keeping the audience on her side. She is the sun around whom the rest of the characters orbit – beautifully demonstrated by Jeff Cowie’s revolving set and a centerpiece bed that changes costumes more often than the actors.

And the costumes by Emilio Sosa go beyond mere dressing but are also characters, as different sections of the play are named after Esther’s creations, projected and highlighted

by Mike Billings’s lighting design. Michael Holland has created a Scott Joplinesque score which adds to the turn-of-the-century feel, along with Jill BC Du Boff ’s sound effects of horses on cobblestones and other era-appropriate noises.

Portia portrays Mrs. Dickson, Esther’s landlady/mother figure, who gets most of the funny lines, similar to the nurses and confidantes of the heroines in a Shakespeare play. Blake DeLong is adorable as Esther’s convoluted love interest – beholden to his religious code but clearly enamored with her. “It’s not often something so fine and delicate enters the store,” he says to her. About the fabric in his hands, of course. As George Armstrong, Esther’s penpal-turned-husband, Edward O’Blenis brings a masculine and edgy energy new to both Esther and the audience up until that point. It is both fascinating and supremely uncomfortable, as it is supposed to be.

But the most interesting relationship onstage is between the two women who never meet, and whose lives are the most disparate. If Esther is the sun, then Julia Motyka as Mrs. Van Buren and Shayna Small as Mayme are the two planets on opposite sides, and as far from each other as possible. And yet, they long for what the other has.

Mrs. Van Buren commissions Esther to create sexy underwear for her to belay her ennui with her husband and her life, while Mayme – who once stood a chance to be a concert pianist – seeks security and wealth. Every scene that features these two actresses shimmies and shines like the beads on Esther’s bustiers. Nottage wrote Intimate Apparel based on a photograph of one of her ancestors, a NYC seamstress who married a Barbadian, and specializes always in writing about, as she told UK’s The Guardian “people who have been marginalized … erased from the public record.” And yet, unlike the violence and drama of Ruined and

Independent/ LennyStucker Mrs. Van Buren (Julia Motyka) confides in Esther (Kelly McCreary) in a scene from Bay Street’s Intimate Apparel.

Sweat, Intimate Apparel is kinder and gentler, although it still features its shocking moments. The first act is long – it could have done with Esther’s delicate touch and been taken in and tightened up. But the second act sizzles. And

it is all woven into a rich tapestry of emotion and hope. Featuring a stellar cast and crew, Bay Street’s Intimate Apparel brings a topnotch production by one of America’s finest writers to the wharf in Sag Harbor.


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The Rosé Project Founder Kristin Tice Studeman By Zachary Weiss

Kristin Tice Studeman is an internationally published writer, wine drinker, and founder of The Rosé Project. She has contributed lifestyle stories to a variety of publications including Vogue, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Interview, ELLE, New York Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, and more. In 2015, she was selected as a panelist for the Wine Writing Symposium in Napa Valley, joining top wine industry veterans like Jancis Robinson, Will Lyons, and Karen MacNeil. She’s currently a contributing editor at W Magazine and a regular contributor, where she often writes about wine. A California native, Kristin currently lives in New York City. Let’s start with the basics - what makes a good rosé? Good question. Like any great wine, it starts with a good foundation, like the soil, the vineyards, and the overall level of quality and care that goes into the winemaking from start to finish. Rosé can be made from almost any grapes and there are so many regions around the world, 38

from Provence (the king of rosé regions) to Corsica to San Diego, producing incredibly interesting and thoughtful rosés right now.

As for the end result -- the wine that ultimately ends up in your glass -- I think it’s time to expand our vision of what “good” means in terms of rosé and that’s a big part of why I launched The Rosé Project. Just because it is that gorgeous, pale salmon pink color doesn’t mean it will be automatically dry and crisp. On the flipside, just because it is a bright, bold pink or almost red color doesn’t mean it’s automatically a sweet rosé like you might think.

While I am always a sucker for a dry, Provencal-style rosé, I am also really into some of the brighter rosés right now, like Idlewild The Flower, Flora & Fauna Rosé (which I sampled at Loring Place -- Dan Kluger is doing our first dinner for The Rosé Project at Surf Lodge -the other night), or Fronton de Oro rosado from the Canary Islands, which was introduced to me by the amazing Kimberly Prokoshyn, head sommelier at Rebelle in NYC and the head somm for The Rosé Project. These “darker” rosés tend to be more full-bodied and pair really well with food.

What prompted you to start The Rosé Project dinner series? Rosé, as we have all noticed at this point, is absolutely everywhere. It’s infiltrated food, pop culture, fashion, and design (millennial pink) -- it’s insane!

I love that, but I think it’s time to rethink rosé, both as a category and the conversation around it, through food pairings, sommelier-led tastings of rosés from around the globe, education -- People know they like it, but do they know how it’s made and what makes a good rosé? No! -- and more. That is what The Rosé Project is all about.

We kicked off The Rosé Project with a small dinner at Public Kitchen on the Lower East Side, the newest Jean-Georges restaurant. Next, we have the brilliant chef Dan Kluger of Loring Place in NYC preparing a rosépaired dinner at The Surf Lodge and then Ari Taymor of Alma at The Standard, Hollywood, coming out later in July to do his take on a rosé-paired dinner.

Rosé has earned its spot at the table alongside red and white wines and this is an exciting way to showcase its versatility with really thoughtful, serious food. We will also have

rosé flights, available at Surf Lodge for guests to purchase, with rosés from around the world curated by Kimberly Prokoshyn, where guests can taste beyond Provence and hopefully learn something in between.

And we have an epic crew of ladies, including Marissa A. Ross of Bon Appetit, Ashleigh Parsons of Alma, and Amy Atwood of Oeno coming to speak on a Women in Wine Panel on July 22 (open to the public, 2 PM). It’s all pretty exciting! What caused this massive resurgence of rosé? Unfortunately, rosé, especially in the US, had a pretty bad reputation for a long time. Wine consumers knew pink wine to be cloyingly sweet, sugary stuff -- certainly not something “serious” wine folks would even consider drinking. Similarly, it was considered an afterthought to almost everyone in winemaking. Today, however, it has gained a status over the past decade as the ultimate wine of leisure. Rappers are rapping about it, hot girls are drinking it in bikinis on boats, and rosés are everywhere. Talk about an

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How did that happen? You can’t talk about the resurgence of rosé without mentioning Sacha Lichine, the genius behind Whispering Angel (Chateau D’Esclans). Lichine came from a serious winemaking family in Bordeaux and then bought a place in Provence. He acquired Chateau D’Esclans in 2006 and their first vintage of rosé was about 165,000 bottles. In 2016, production was at 4.7 million. That is wild! He is a brilliant marketer and a big reason rosé as a category has seen such unprecedented growth, especially in the US.

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Can you highlight some of your favorite varietals? What makes them your favorite? There are so many rosés I love, it just depends on the setting, the food, and my mood. Our somm Kim has really exposed me to some great ones (see varietals mentioned above). Something like a sancerre rosé really highlights the more savory side of rosé (I love that it’s just a little bit salty). Tempier rosé, probably the most iconic rosé out there, goes so well with heavier meats. Or, if you want some fizz, I love Ruinart champagne rosé (the first rosé champagne ever made).

We’ve seen rosé in a can and even rosé gummy bears. As a rosé expert, what do you think is next? It’s rosé mania, no doubt. There’s no telling what is next, but I think what we will see is a drop in all the excess rosé -- a lot of people are making some pretty terrible rosés right now just because they know there is a market for it. I think those guys are not going to make it because there isn’t going to be room in the market for the bad ones to survive. You are going to start seeing rosé on the table at dinner in place of a big Burgundy or Cab rather than just as a “beach drink.” More people will think of it as more than just a summer drink and I think people will start to think a little more seriously about finding a good rosé than they have in the past. Cheers to that!

Art Fair by Helen Giaquinto

Art lovers, come and browse our annual open air art show in beautiful Agawam Park, Southampton Village. Meet the artists and add a piece of local art to your collection.


Saturday, July 15 and Sunday, July 16 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM, both days


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by Jessica Mackin-Cipro Deadline for submissions is Thursday at noon. Email to Out Of Bounds The White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton presents “Out Of Bounds.” The show features an exhibition of eight contemporary artists specializing in photography, painting, mixed media, and sculptures with each artist pushing the boundaries in their own unique way. Artists include Ann Brandeis, Lauren Robinson, Kat O’Neill, Keven Barrett, Joan Giordano, Elizabeth Gregory-Gruen, Norman Mooney, and Isobel Folb Sokolow. A reception will be held on Saturday from 6 to 8 PM. The show runs through July 31. Art In The Park Over 50 Long Island exhibitors will sell their paintings, sculpture, photography, and mixed media works in the Southampton Artists Association’s annual “Art in the Park” show. The public can enjoy the fine arts expo on Saturday and Sunday free of charge at Agawam Park in Southampton. Visit www. Taryn Simon: The

Innocents Guild Hall in East Hampton presents “Taryn Simon: The Innocents.” Simon’s earliest body of work, The Innocents (2002), documents the stories of individuals who served time in prison for violent crimes they did not commit. At issue is the question of photography’s function as a credible eyewitness and arbiter of justice. The show runs through July 30. A gallery walk through with Christina Mossaides Strassfield will be held on Saturday at noon. Visit On This Site The Suffolk County Historical Society in Riverhead presents an opening reception for “On This Site— The Indigenous People of Suffolk County,” an art-based photography and research project by Shinnecock artist Jeremy Dennis, on Saturday at 1 PM. The exhibit is intended to help preserve and create awareness of culturally significant and sacred Native American sites in Suffolk County. The show will be on display in the Gish Gallery until September. Free admission. Light refreshments will be served.

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Entertainment Guide by Laura Field Music Rock And Roll Dennis Elsas interviewed music legends such as John Lennon, Jerry Garcia, and Elton John, and now he takes the stage in East Hampton. His one-man show presents highlights from videos and audios as he shares his personal experiences of those interviews. The show will take place at 7 PM on Sunday at Guild Hall in East Hampton, for more information and tickets visit Coffee House The coffee house at Montauk Community Church hosts Points East on Friday at 7:30 PM. Disco And Soul The Tramps will be performing Thursday for a special Alive on 25 show at the Suffolk Theater in Riverhead. Enjoy disco favorites, with discounted tickets for $15 per person. Doors and bar open at 7 PM, while the show starts at 8 PM. For tickets and more information go to

Friday at 230 Elm Street Down in Southampton. This cover band plays hits from the Rolling Stones, Johnny Cash, Elvis Costello, and many more. The show will begin at 9 PM, and there is no cover charge. Outdoor Concerts, Blue And Red The Montauk Chamber of Commerce and Gosman’s presents free outdoor concerts on the Montauk Village Green and Gosman’s Dockside Stage on the Harbor. Concerts on Monday nights are on the Green in July from 6:30 PM. On Sunday nights the concerts are held on the Gosman’s stage at 6 PM. This week it’s the Lynn Blue Band on Sunday and Ray Red Band as they perform Monday night. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, coolers, and picnics for these family-friendly concerts. Call 631-668-2428 for more information. Surf Lodge

The Southampton Cultural Center launches its 32nd season of Concerts in the Park this July. Today Vanessa Trouble will perform at Agawam Park. Bring a blanket and picnic to enjoy live music with beach views at 6:30 PM.

On Saturday at 6 PM, The Surf Lodge in Montauk will offer live music by VHS Collection. Same time Sunday, enjoy Lupe Fiasco to wrap up the weekend. These performances are a part of a Surf Lodge, Lincoln, and Billboard summer concert series. All concerts are free to attend and admission is on a first come, first serve basis. Visit for more information.

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Boyd Meets Girl

The Red Door Chamber Players in Southold will salute America at 7 PM on Saturday as they play a concert honoring the stars and stripes with a combination of string, wind, piano, and voice. The event will take place at the Custer Observatory, and stargazing will follow the concert. Tickets are $15 for nonmembers, $12 for members, and $10 for children. For more information call 631-7652626.

On Friday, Guild Hall will host Boyd Meets Girl, featuring Australian classical guitarist Rupert Boyd and American cellist Laura Metcalf. The duo performs an eclectic and engaging range of repertoire, from the baroque through modern day, including many of their own arrangements. Showtime is 8 PM. For more information and tickets, visit

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The Springs Tavern on Fort Pond Boulevard will host Country Night

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every Tuesday at 8 PM. Every week there will be complimentary line dancing classes at 8 PM and The Spaghetti Westerners will perform at 9 PM. A light bar menu will be available throughout the night. Call 631-527-7800 for more information. 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 PM 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. Stephen Talkhouse Every week the Talkhouse is loaded with live performances, and this week is no different. On Wednesday at 8 PM Joan Osborne will perform, on Thursday at 8 PM Rhett Miller will be in the house, and on Friday at 9 PM Lead of Foxes will kick off the weekend followed by Hello Brooklyn at 11 PM. Visit stephentalkhouse. com or call 631-267-3117 to purchase tickets early or for more info. Words Girls’ Night Out New York Times bestselling authors Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella will discuss their book, I Need A Lifeguard Everywhere But The Pool, on Saturday from 5 to 7 PM at the Quogue Library. The bestselling and “perennially hilarious” motherdaughter team is back with a new collection of stories from their real lives. They offer a fresh and funny take on the triumphs and face-palm moments of modern life, showing that when it comes to navigating the crazy world we live in, you’re always your own best lifeguard. The event is free, but registration is required. Call 631-653-4224 ext. 101. Fridays at 5 For over 30 years, the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton has been hosting Fridays at 5, an author talk and signing with world renowned authors each Friday during the summer. This Friday author Kate Siegel will read from her book Mother, Can You Not? Based on the widely popular Instagram account @CrazyJewishMom, Siegel’s essay

collection is about life with a woman who redefines the term helicopter mom. Tickets are $25, and hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served beforehand at 4:30 PM. For more information, and tickets call 631-5370015. Meet The Author East Hampton Library hosts awardwinning author Diane B. Saxton on Saturday from 3 to 4:30 PM. Saxton will be discussing her novel Peregrine Island, a psychologically complex mystery that interweaves the stories of three generations of women, one valuable painting, the artist who created it, and those who would do anything to possess it - even kill. Film Slumdog Millionaire The Southampton Arts Center will host a screening of the Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire on Friday at 8:30 PM. As 18-year-old Jamal Malik (Dev Patel) answers questions on the Indian version of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,” flashbacks show how he got there. The movie is outdoors, and is free, so bring lawn chairs, blankets, and snacks. Manhattan Film Institute On Thursday the Manhattan Film Institute will host My Name is Doris, starring Sally Field, at Peconic Landing. The screening will begin at 7:30 PM, and a question-andanswer session will follow with Sundance award winner, and the film’s producer, Daniela Taplin Lundberg. Registration is required, and can be done online at peconiclanding. Theater The 39 Steps The award-winning production of Patrick Barlow’s The 39 Steps, directed by Craig J. George, will open at the Southampton Cultural Center on Thursday at 7 PM. The 39 Steps has been winning awards and entertaining audiences both on Broadway, OffBroadway, the West End, and around the world, since 2008. The play is a hilarious lampooning of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic murder mystery thriller where four actors play over 50 characters. Tickets are available online at or by calling 866811-4111. 41

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Guest Worthy Recipe: Tom Parker Bowles

By Zachary Weiss WHO: Tom Parker Bowles TWITTER: @TomParkerBowles ABOUT: Tom Parker Bowles is a food writer and broadcaster, and the author of numerous books including The

Year of Eating Dangerously, E is for Eating: An Alphabet of Greed, the award-winning Full English: A Journey Through the British and Their Food, and Let’s Eat: Recipes from My Kitchen Notebook. Earlier this month, Bowles also released a cookbook in conjunction with British luxury department store Fortnum & Mason, which includes this recipe below for an adultfriendly ice cream float.

Ice Cream Floats For The Young At Heart, But Old Of Age

WHY? If you’re standing with friends in glorious sunshine at a gorgeous beach house, chances are your mood is already pretty good. But just imagine that somebody then hands you a tall glass of this icy, refreshing, tipsy-making cocktail. It’s the stuff that makes a good day great - and that’s why it’s the recipe I’d always have up my sleeve for moments like that. INGREDIENTS: 1 ml Champagne or sparkling wine (this can be flat, left over from a party)

1 g caster sugar (superfine white in the US) 2 ml Cocchi Vermouth di Torino 1 ml Campari

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A slice of orange (use blood orange, if in season)

DIRECTIONS: Put the Champagne or sparkling wine in a small pan and simmer until reduced by a third.

Add the caster sugar and stir until dissolved, then leave to cool. (It’s worth making a much larger quantity of this syrup and storing it in the fridge to make other drinks.)

Pour the Vermouth, Campari, Champagne syrup, and soda water into a small shaker and shake for 10-15 seconds.

Scoop the sorbet into a chilled float glass.

Pour the liquid ingredients on top and garnish with the slice of orange.

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The Maidstone hotel in East Hampton has undergone a design refresh and opened a new restaurant concept, overseen by Chef David Standridge of Cafe Clover in the West Village with chef de cuisine Kevin Timmons.

The Maidstone offers a seasonal menu that reflects the bounty of the area, sourcing local ingredients for many of its dishes. My husband Joe and I stopped in for dinner last week.

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two thumbs up. You won’t find a more discerning palate for crab cakes, I assure you. The cake was served with ramp tartar sauce and watercress.

For our mains I tried the crispy half chicken, served on a bed of roasted cauliflower, fennel, sweet corn, and kale pesto. It was a delightful summer dish; the chicken was cooked perfectly with just the right amount of crispiness.

The new décor is refreshing, with a classic and sleek look. The menu is well rounded, with something for everyone. We started with the summer peaches, which is a standout starter dish. It includes mint, lemon ricotta, and cress. Joe, a chef and Maryland native, tried the lump crab cake, and gave it

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For dessert we tried one of The Maidstone’s signature Maidstone pies, the lattice blackberry. The delicious concoction is made with a crisp lattice crust, organic blackberries, and sweet cream gelato.

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by Jessica Mackin-Cipro Deadline for submissions is Thursday at noon. Email to jessica@indyeastend. com. Where’s The Fork In The Road “Restaurants: Where’s the Fork in the Road?” is the subject when Out of the Question, The Hamptons’ conversation salon, returns to the Southampton Arts Center Thursday evening for its third show of the season. Warren Strugatch, the producer and host, will greet four top Long Island restaurateurs: Eric Lemonides, co-owner of Almond restaurants in Bridgehampton and Manhattan; Mark Smith, a partner in Nick & Toni’s, La Fondita, and

Rowdy Hall; David Loewenberg, who owns Bell & Anchor, the Beacon, and Fresno; and Guy Reuge, chef/founder of Mirabelle, Mirabelle Tavern, and Le Vin. “Dining out is a competitive sport in The Hamptons, and our restaurant show is among our most popular shows every season,” Warren said. “People go to their restaurants and love the opportunity to talk with them about what goes on behind the scenes.”

The show starts at 7 PM, followed by a reception where restaurateurs mingle with the audience. For this program, the reception will feature desserts and small bites from the Japanese RestauRant and sushi BaR

Pastry chef Rachel Flatley’s homemade ice cream pops.

speakers. Visit for tickets. Ice Cream Pops Pastry chef Rachel Flatley’s new homemade ice cream pops are made in-house by the acclaimed pastry chef and can be snatched up at Townline BBQ this summer. Flavors include strawberry fluff, vanilla, and chocolate. Each ice cream pop is made with homemade ice cream and decorated with different add-ons. They are $5 each.

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has announced a partnership with YachtLife, an app offering charters on luxury yachts throughout the world, and the Montauk Yacht Club.  A 2012 branded 40’ Van Dutch is available for half day, full day, and multi-day charters through YachtLife throughout the summer season. The luxury yacht, which will be based between the Montauk Yacht Club and Fort Pond Bay, can host 10 guests for the charter including a captain and mate.  Water, soda, ice, towels, and sunscreen are included. Additional food and beverages on board may be arranged through YachtLife or Navy Beach. Charters are available for half day or full day and destinations include Block Island, Fishers Island, Plum Island, Shelter Island, and of course a recommended stop at Navy Beach. 

Other yachts are also available for charter in Montauk -- view the app for specs on each yacht. Pricing is dependent upon length of

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charter – half day is $2800 and full day is $3800, exclusive of tax and gratuity. YachtLife members receive a discount. Friends of Navy Beach who book a Montauk charter can receive a discount on their first charter by using code NAVYBEACH17. For more information on membership visit 

“YachtLife is excited to partner with two of the most iconic brands in Montauk for Summer 2017: Navy Beach and Montauk Yacht Club. Since opening in 2010 at Fort Pond Bay, Navy Beach has been the must-go place for food and drink on the water and offers the best sunsets on the East End. Since launching two years ago, YachtLife has become the easiest way to charter a yacht for the day or for a week. We’ve brought one of our most popular yachts up from Miami - a 40’ Van Dutch - which

will be moored at Montauk Yacht Club and available for charter all summer long. We’re looking forward to an amazing summer together and many more to come,” said Patrick Curley, CEO of YachtLife.

“Navy Beach has made it a point to welcome the yachting community since our launch in 2010 and we are pleased to work closely with the Montauk Yacht Club who fully supports the yachting lifestyle and offers pre-eminent marina services in Montauk. Navy Beach’s location on Fort Pond Bay (41’02.7N 71’57.6W), once a US Navy base in World War II, offers excellent anchoring for the boating community to then come ashore to enjoy the Navy Beach experience. Our launch, the Torpedo, stands ready to transport. Our partnering with YachtLife and its innovative technology offers great synergy enabling our clients to quickly book charters on the beautiful 40’ Van Dutch to then enjoy our local waters and visit


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Where To Wine by Elizabeth Vespe Lieb Cellars Friday is locals’ night. Show your ID for 20 percent off glasses and bottles. Noah’s food truck will be on hand serving up awesome tacos while Mother Nature delivers sweet sunsets. 4 to 7 PM. On Sunday there will be live music from Robin James. Martha Clara Vineyards Martha Clara Vineyards hosts Wine Down Wednesdays every week this summer from 6 to 9 PM. Enjoy wine, music, and a food truck. Join Martha Clara Vineyards for an educational vineyard walk this Saturday. Learn about

Martha Clara’s history, viticulture, and winemaking process while taking a look at the vineyard. The walk begins at 11 AM. www. Raphael Wine Raphael Wine presents music by the East End Trio on Sunday at 1 PM. The band will be performing a mix of James Taylor, The Eagles, Jimmy Buffett, Johnny Cash, and many more. Clovis Point Vineyard and Winery Clovis Point Vineyard and Winery will feature music by Robert Bruey from 1:30 to 5:30 PM on Saturday. Noah’s on the Road food

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truck will be available from noon to 6 PM. Call 631-722-4222 for more information. On Sunday, from 1:30 to 5:30 PM, enjoy the tunes of Bryan Gallo. www. Shinn Estate Vineyards Shinn Estate Vineyards hosts self–guided vineyard walks all weekend from 10:30 AM to 3 PM. Reservations are required. www. Castello di Borghese Vineyard There will be a winemaker’s walk, vineyard tour, and wine tastings every Sunday at 1 PM. $30 entrance fee. Call to reserve your spot or sign up online. www. Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard presents Craig Rose from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM and NY Front from 2 to 6 PM on Saturday. On Sunday, from 2 to 6 PM, it’s Spectrum. www.

Wölffer Estate Vineyard Stop by for Twilight Thursday every week from 5 to 8 PM in the Tasting Room. Sunset Fridays and Saturdays at the Wine Stand offer music from 5 PM till sunset. On Friday and Saturday, it’s The Jealous Fates. Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard Be a part of Sannino’s weekly wine tour on Sunday at noon. Winemaking techniques will be taught and attendees will be able to explore the barrel cellar. This tour will be given by owner and winemaker Anthony Sannino. Tour includes wine tasting, cheese plate, and special discounts.www. Pugliese Vineyards Stop by on Saturday for live music by Dennis O’Connor from 2 to 6 PM. Charlie and Hannah will take the stage on Sunday from 1 to 5 PM.


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It’s very personal for me as both of my parents are cancer survivors. My father was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1998 and successfully treated. My mother was recently diagnosed with uterine cancer and is recovering from treatment. Thanks to the current cancer treatment options, both are healthy. I’m so thankful to organizations like the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation who continue their research to make it possible for many cancer patients to live longer, healthier lives.  What are you looking forward to most at this year’s event?  I’m honored to be part of this event and am looking forward to celebrating the important work that

Magnolia Bakery’s Bobbie Lloyd Honored At A Hamptons Happening

By Jessica Mackin-Cipro

As part of Magnolia Bakery’s executive team, Bobbie Lloyd played a major role in expanding Magnolia Bakery from its original location in New York City’s West Village to locations worldwide.

Lloyd brings the homemade feel of Magnolia Bakery to customers through her desserts and has perfected many classic American dessert favorites. She also shared her expertise as a judge on season four of “Next Great Baker” and as a guest judge on “Cupcake Wars.”

On August 5, Lloyd will be honored at this year’s “A Hamptons Happening” benefit for the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation. The event is held in Bridgehampton and supports the Waxman’s mission of eradicating

cancer by funding cutting-edge research that identifies and corrects abnormal gene function that causes cancer. Tell us about your involvement with the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation and your thoughts about the importance of cancer research. This is my first time being part of the event. I’m excited to be able to help bring more awareness to the foundation and to help raise funds for this very important and personal cause. As someone who has had friends and family affected by cancer, I am passionate about the importance of continued

the Samuel Waxman Foundation conducts on a daily basis. What are some of your favorite summer dishes? Summer is by far one the best of food seasons - especially in The Hamptons. The availability of a huge variety of local produce and seafood opens up a world of creative possibilities. I love anything done on the grill, including desserts. Simple grilled peaches drizzled with honey over a bowl of homemade vanilla ice cream is heaven on earth. Pizza on the grill with tomatoes still warm from the sun is beyond perfect. For tickets to “A Hamptons Happening” visit www.

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Art For Life – Midnight At The Oasis

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Arts Galleries (Rush Arts Gallery in Chelsea, Manhattan and Corridor Gallery in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn) the foundation exhibits the work of over 100 emerging and community-based artists, welcomes over 10,000 gallery visitors, and provides unique opportunities for young people interested in careers in the arts.

Russell Simmons and Danny Simmons will host the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation’s 2017 “Art For Life” benefit on Saturday evening. The party will honor Esi Eggleston Bracey, Chuck D, Bozoma Saint John, Stephen G. Hill, and 2017 featured artist Sanford Biggers for their support of the arts, career achievements, and overall commitment to our communities.

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The evening is themed “Midnight at the Oasis.” Guests can expect a performance by Tony and Grammy winner Cynthia Erivo as well as other surprise performances.

Education art programs for youth and Rush Arts galleries, supporting and featuring emerging artists nationwide. The goal is to open up the arts to populations facing hurdles, to share the joy and benefits of these experiences.

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Bay Street Summer Gala

By Nicole Teitler

Bay Street Theater and Sag Harbor Center for the Arts holds its summer gala this Saturday on the Long Wharf in Sag Harbor. The 26th annual gala benefits Bay Street’s theatrical and educational programs. Guests will enjoy special performances from Broadway stars and appearances by award-winning actress Lois Smith of The Grapes of Wrath and HBO’s “True Blood,” Tony Award-winning actress Elizabeth Ashley from HBO’s “Treme,” Barefoot in the Park, and BodieStories: Teresa Fellion Dance Company.

Two types of auctions will be provided this year; a silent auction and a live “fantasy auction.” Featured items include a week in St. Barth’s for four in a luxurious two-bedroom villa; a personalized song written by Tony Award-nominated composer Andrew Lippa; five nights’ stay for two in Venice, Italy; Maserati and Tesla driving experiences; backstage tours of Broadway’s Hello Dolly! and Hamilton, and more. All in addition, of course, to the cocktail party, dinner, and dancing.

cornerstone of our fundraising. Funds raised help to support our educational initiatives as well as other community-oriented events at Bay Street. We provide free access to theater for students through Free Student Sunday Matinees, and Pay What You Can Tuesdays during preview weeks for the community. We also support school vacation kids’ camps and with the support of our donors we can offer scholarships to those who need financial assistance. We are so very grateful to Mayor Schroeder and the village trustees for use of the wharf for this important night.” Richard Kind from The Producers and Bay Street’s Enter Laughing is the celebrity auctioneer with Ashlie Atkinson of Rescue Me and The Forgotten Woman as the emcee.

Gala chair this year is Andrea Wahlquist with the recognizable Tony Award-winning actress Betty Buckley and Tony Award-winning producer Daryl Roth serving as honorary chairs. Board members Christine Wächter-Campbell and Bill Campbell will be honored along

with patrons JC Compton and Nicholas Wentworth. Michael Wilson of Bay Street’s Grey Gardens and Broadway’s The Trip To Bountiful and The Who’s Tommy will also be honored. Past attendees at Bay Street’s gala include Broadway and film luminaries, business leaders, and some of the most influential people in our community: Arlene and Alan Alda, Julie Andrews, Alec Baldwin, Chris Bauer, Joy Behar, Bob Balaban, Mel Brooks, Kim Cattrall, Chevy Chase, Blythe Danner, Edie Falco, Dan Gasby, Kelsey Grammer, Billy Joel, Star Jones, Richard Kind, Nathan Lane, Susan Lucci, Terrence McNally, Rosie O’Donnell, Betty Buckley Mercedes Ruehl, Liev Schreiber, Stephen Schwartz, Susan Stroman, B. Smith, Aida 0818,, or online Turturro, Naomi Watts, and Robert at Zimmerman, to name a few. You can follow more stories from Nicole VIP tables and tickets are available by contacting Kim Fink at 631-725-

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by Jessica Mackin-Cipro Deadline for submissions is Thursday at noon. Email to jessica@indyeastend. com. Summer Ladies Night The Children’s Museum of the East End will host its annual “Summer Ladies Night and Auction” tonight at Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton. In addition to cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, highlights of the evening include an auction featuring designer handbags, accessories, spa treatments, and fitness packages and a cookie raffle offering prizes generously donated by East End businesses like Nick & Toni’s, Harbor Books, and Amber Waves Farm.

All proceeds from the event benefit the museum’s outreach efforts to bring programming to underserved communities throughout the East End. Visit BLAST For CAST Community Action Southold Town presents its summer fundraiser, the “BLAST for CAST.” The event will take place on Thursday from 6 to 9 PM at American Beech in Greenport, and offers an open bar, abundant hors d’oeuvres, and small plates. Gene Casey will perform for the evening with Tricia Scotti. Tickets are $75 in advance and $85 at the door. Sponsorships are $250, and include two tickets and a mention.

BNB Hamptons Youth Triathlon The Bridgehampton National Bank Hamptons Youth Triathlon will be held on Thursday at 5:30 PM at Long Beach in Sag Harbor. The triathlon, presented by Hampton Jitney and Farrell Fritz, challenges boys and girls ages 10 to 17 on a youth distance course designed with safety in mind. It consists of a 300-yard swim, seven-mile bike, and 1.5 mile run. Registration on site opens at 4:30 PM and racers should arrive no later than 5. All proceeds will go to i-tri.

The price is $45. Visit www.itrigirls. org/youth-triathlon/. A Night In Fin City “A Night in Fin City,” to benefit the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research & Preservation, will be held at LI Aquarium in Riverhead on Friday from 7:30 to 10:30 PM. The event is being held to support the protection of Long Island’s important marine life. For more information call 631-3699840. Family Service League Family Service League will host its annual Hamptons summer gala on Friday from 7 to 11 PM at Oceanbleu at Westhampton Bath & Tennis Club. It’s an evening of oceanfront cocktails, gourmet cuisine, dancing, with a fabulous


designer auction. FSL will honor Lincoln Computer Services with the Corporate Leadership Award and the Houseknecht family with the Community Leadership Award.

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This important fundraiser allows FSL to help children and families in need across Long Island. Peconic Baykeeper

Join Peconic Baykeeper on Friday from 5 to 8 PM for a “Toast to Our Bays.” For $30, guests can enjoy Macari Vineyards wine and sustainably-sourced seafood provided by Harvest Moon Shellfish Co. and Haskell’s Seafood, with all proceeds to benefit Peconic Baykeeper’s clean water mission. The evening will also feature a discussion on the mutually beneficial relationship between bay health and local industries, including sustainable agriculture and fisheries.

Tickets are available on Eventbrite. Ellen Hermanson Foundation The Ellen Hermanson Foundation will hold a shopping event benefit at west | out east home decor showroom on Saturday from 5 to 7 PM. Join for drinks and a raffle. Visit Art For Life Russel Simmons’s Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation hosts the annual “Art For Life” benefit on Saturday at 6 PM at Fairview Farms in Water Mill. The event will honor Sanford Biggers, Stephen G. Hill, Esi Eggleston Bracey, Chuck D, and Bozoma Saint John. There will be a special performance by Cynthia Erivo. For tickets visit www.rushphilanthropic. org/artforlife. Midsummer Party The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill presents its annual “Midsummer Party” on Saturday at 7 PM. The event will honor Agnes Fund and Clifford Ross. For more info visit Clamshell Foundation The Clamshell Foundation presents the 37th annual “Great Bonac Fireworks Show” on Saturday at 9:25 PM over Three Mile Harbor.


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Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts presents its 26th annual summer gala, in Sag Harbor on the Long Wharf on Saturday benefiting Bay Street’s educational and theatrical programs. The evening will include special performances as well as a silent auction, cocktail party, live “Fantasy Auction,” dinner, and dancing. The gala will honor board member and patrons Christine Wächter Campbell and Bill Campbell, JC Compton and Nicholas Wentworth, and director Michael Wilson. The evening will include special appearances and performances by Broadway stars, with Richard Kind as the celebrity auctioneer and Ashlie Atkinson as the emcee. For tickets visit www. Hope In The Hamptons Approximately 500 guests are anticipated to attend the third annual “St. Jude Hope in The Hamptons” event at 6 PM on Saturday at a private home in Water Mill.

The evening of cocktails, dinner, dancing, and fundraising benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which is leading the way the world understands, treats, and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

Since the inaugural “St. Jude Hope in The Hamptons” two years ago, generous donors have raised more than $880,000. Thanks to events like this one, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing, or food. Visit stjude. org/hopeinthehamptons. Benefit Lobster Bake The chairman and board of the Amagansett Life-Saving and Coast Guard Station Society present the third annual “Benefit Lobster Bake” Continued On Page 54.

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The Chairman and Board of the Amagansett Life-Saving & Coast Guard Station Society Invite You to Their

THIRD ANNUAL BENEFIT LOBSTER BAKE Saturday, 15 July 2017, from 6 to 8:30 in the evening; rain date 16 July, same time.

At the station on Atlantic Avenue, Amagansett Join us at our Third Annual Lobster Bake to celebrate the completion of the station and the opening of our museum. Tickets: $150 for adults and $75 for children 12 and younger Catering provided by: Amagansett Wine & Spirits, Amber Waves, Balsam Farms, Bostwick’s, Gosman’s, Montauk Brewing Company, Stuart’s, and others. Music: Stephen Marzo and Matt Pizzorno Tickets available online at or by calling 631-527-7317.


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East End Calendar by Elizabeth Vespe 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 news@

information, and to sign up, call 631329-2811.


• The East Hampton Farmers Market takes place from 9 AM to 1 PM on North Main Street.

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• The Baker House 1650 and The Salty Canvas will host a Paint and Sip from 5 to 7 PM. Guests may enjoy the beautiful Baker House grounds while sipping wine and receiving stepby-step painting instruction. Cost for the evening is $50 and includes all painting materials and one complimentary glass of wine. For more information, call the hotel at 631-3244081.

THURSDAY 7•13•17 • Starting at 7 PM, professors Mike Inglis and Sean Tvelia of the Montauk Observatory will present a lecture, “The Moon: Fact & Fiction, Mystery & Myth,” which will be held at the Amagansett Library. Afterward, a telescope will be set up and participants will enjoy a tour of the night sky. Admission is free of charge. Call 631267-3810 for more information. • The Body Shop will hold an Argentine tango dance workshop from 7 to 8 PM followed by a salsa class at 8 PM. $80 per course, or $150 for both courses. For more information, go online to or call 631-288-5659.

• Sign up for July family art workshops at the Pollack-Krasner House on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10 to 11:30 AM. Guided tours will also be available by reservation. For more

FRIDAY 7•14•17 • Free outdoor movies this summer will be held on the soccer field on South Erie Street in Montauk sponsored by Douglas Elliman Real Estate. This week’s movie is Chasing Mavericks. Parking is free. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for an enjoyable night. 8 PM.

SATURDAY 7•15•17 • Guild Hall hosts Pilobolus Dance Theater at 8 PM. This internationallyacclaimed arts organization is renowned for its unique, diverse collaborations that break the barriers between creative disciplines. For more information, call 631-324-4050 or visit • Enjoy the beauty and learn some of the history of Accabonac Harbor and Gardiner’s Bay with the East Hampton Trails Preservation Society at 9 AM. Participants will walk along Gerard Drive in Springs. This hike will include a look at properties recently acquired through the Town’s Community Preservation Fund. Meet at the first causeway parking area on the left on Gerard Drive off Springs- Fireplace Rd. in Springs. Call 917-225-4145 or 917-453-7403 for more information.

• The Pollack Krasner House in Springs welcomes Robert Rauschenberg and the New York School for their summer lecture series. For more information, call 631-329-2811. • Take a break to unwind with sound meditation with Jim Owen at the LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton. Rain or shine, the meditation will be held on the main lawn at 8 AM. The class is $20 a session. For more

• Come to the Amagansett Library at 3 PM for an afternoon of fun for kids 8 and up. Explore the possibilities of creative duct tape projects. For more information, call 631-267-3810.



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WEDNESDAY 7•12•17 • The Rogers Memorial Library will offer a lecture from James Barron, author of The One-Cent Magenta: Inside the Quest to Own the Most Valuable Stamp in the World, at noon. The New York Times reporter and author will tell the stories of the people who have bought, and sold the one-cent magenta, a tale of global history, immense wealth, and the human desire to collect what is singular and unobtainable. Lemonade and cookies will be served. Register at or call 631-283-0774 ext.523.

THURSDAY 7•13•17 • The Rogers Memorial Library will hold “Horses, Humans, Self-Awareness, Relationships,” at 5:30 PM. Tim Hayes, international natural horsemanship clinician and author of Riding Home: The Power of Horses to Heal, will discuss how and why horses have an extraordinary and uncanny ability to mirror back our true selves. Register at or call 631-283-0774 ext. 523. • Come and enjoy a movie on the new Good Ground Park in Hampton Bays hosted by the Hampton Bays Library at 8:30 PM. This week’s showing will be Independence Day. For more information, call 631-728-6241 ext. 122.

FRIDAY 7•14•17 • The Hayground School Farmers Market will be open from 3 to 6:30 PM every Friday until September 1, at the Hayground School on 151 Mitchell Lane, in Bridgehampton.

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information, call 631-329-3568.

• The Westhampton Free Library will host a discussion regarding opiate usage at noon. Bring lunch and hear from Allen Fein, MD, a Stony Brook assistant clinical professor of family medicine. Dr. Fein will review the different types of opioids and explain


• HUGS, Inc. will be holding a fundraising yard sale from 9 AM to 3 PM at 108C Mill Road in Westhampton Beach. There will be baked goods, as well as beverages from Hampton Coffee. Donations are welcome. For more information or to register for a space, call Kristen at the HUGS office at 631-288-9505.

• “Come Draw With Us!,” an art workshop hosted by the South Fork Natural History Museum for adults and teens, will be held at 10 AM. Workshop leader Muriel Appelbaum is a working artist with an MFA in studio art from Pratt Institute in NYC. For more information, visit

• Help Ashley Federici feed the SoFo animals at 3 PM at the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton. Attendees will enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour at SoFo. Ashley will give kids a chance to see how they prepare the food for the animals to eat, then get up-close and personal with the animals as they are fed. For more information, visit

SUNDAY 7•16•17 • SoFo will capture the beauty of the Eastern Bluebird at 8 AM. The SoFo field is home to a chain of bluebird nest boxes erected by volunteers. Join Xylia to see these beautiful birds flying back and forth between the field and their nests, bringing insects to feed their young. Participants will also learn why this field is the perfect habitat for bluebirds. Bring binoculars for this program. For more information, visit

• The Quogue Library continues its Conversations with the Author series. This week at 5 PM, Julie Scelfo, author of The Women Who Made New York will speak. Scelfo is a frequent contributor to The New York Times. Prior to joining the Times in 2007, Scelfo was a correspondent at Newsweek, where she covered breaking news and wrote about society and human behavior. She covered the events of September Continued On Page 54.



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Reporting From Broadway by Isa Goldberg The Rivals On a summer evening in Central Park, you may come upon a troupe of actors clad in 18th-century garb, the period in which Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s The Rivals is set.  This production by the all-free New York Classical Theatre is in the style of “panoramic theater” -- the actors moving the action from grassy knoll to shaded field to a nearby pond and around the park - so verdant, it is calming. This is, of course, the fast-paced Restoration comedy of manners by the master of the genre, Sheridan.

Fortunately, the production is physically and literally easy to follow, regardless of the classical language. And it is true to the genre. The leisure of the audience reflects the exaggerated idleness on stage, which also mirrors the fashionable lives of the upper-class society it satirizes.

A romance, in which everyone ends up living happily ever after, The Rivals carries an exacting moral message -- common sense, really. Even Mrs. Malaprop (Barbara Kingsley), whose barrage of humorous misstatements, from describing one suitor as the “very pineapple (pinnacle) of politeness” to accusing another of being “illegible,” ultimately hits it right. (In fact, the word malapropism derives from this character.) So when she declares unabashedly that “Men are all Bavarians (barbarians),” her remark still hits the target. In her role as guardian to the heiress Lydia Languish, she is admirably propelled to grant the young woman a proper education. Indeed, the feminism that the play preaches is surprising to a contemporary audience, and all the more fun because of how they play us for it.

Lydia, a fetching, albeit supercilious, Kristen Calgaro, falls in love with a poor army ensign, Beverley, portrayed by the handsome and robust Michael Sweeney Hammond. Given his lack of social position, Mrs. Malaprop

forbids the courtship, insisting instead that Lydia fix her affections on another one of her many suitors. Meanwhile, Beverley is really Captain Jack Absolute. And he is under strict orders to marry in order to inherit his father, Sir Anthony Absolute’s, fortune. In that role, Jack Michalski is an unconventional seer – demanding of filial loyalty while he is himself oddly irreverent and daring. A witty, sophisticated version of an upperclass hypocrite, he. Bold intrigue, disguise, and duplicity are colorfully wed in this positively delicious comedy.

As helmed by Stephen Burdman, who also guided us on our Central Park walk the evening I attended the performance, the show feels intimate, despite the presentational manner in which it begins, with the actors talking to us rather than to one another. But the bucolic setting, the contemporary spirit of the story, and the friendly energetic actors make for a felicitous gathering.

setting for their entrapment.

The sounds that surround us, designed by Fitz Patton, are as intense as the smell of cooking sauce. The neighbors are fighting, the opera from the upstairs apartment is blasting, and Mrs. Muscolino is speaking to God in her heavy Italian accent as she peels an onion. Shades of Neil Simon’s Brooklyn stories, and Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge infuse Kennedy’s stinging sense of realism.

Yet her voice is unique, and focused around the family’s three daughters, whose chance for survival in a home dominated by their rough Neopolitan father, is hard to imagine. As played by Michael Rispoli he is a ferocious man who, like Stanley Kowalski, is something of a barbarian trying to exist in a civilized world. Being surrounded by a household of women isn’t helping.   To that end, director Gordon Edelstein has built a tight ensemble, with Alyssa Bresnahan as the allforgiving matriarch, who raises their three daughters; Vita (Elise Kibler), who her father has locked away in a convent, Tina (Lilli Kay), who brings

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the first “colored person” into their home, and the youngest, Francesca ( Jordyn DiNatale), the closest thing to a boy her father has, she claims. Truly, the love scene, which she and her adolescent girlfriend mime, creates one of the play’s most tender moments.

Still, Kennedy sets her sights well beyond the family drama, and the violence that infuses it. At the center of the action, the Brooklyn plane crash of 1960, in which two airliners, colliding in mid-air over their neighborhood leaving 132 passengers and civilians killed, creates the turning point to the domestic drama. Finally, the violence is bursting out all over. Spousal and child abuse, racial conflicts, the struggles of immigrant families, lesbianism too – they’re all packed into this tragic web. Fortunately, in the end, Mrs. Muscolino emerges from those shadows, by allowing her children to be who they are. “You’re a woman, and you’re free,” she tells Connie ( Juliet Brett), Francesca’s beloved girlfriend. It’s an incredibly uplifting moment, one that does not arrive easily!


In fact, it is the only play I’ve been to where the audience actually gets bigger as the production proceeds. A handful of audience members were there from the beginning, then a diverse group of passers-by joined, and then there were more of us, and more of us. To follow the production at a park near you, and to find out where The Rivals will appear again, visit the company’s web site: http://www. Napoli, Brooklyn

In Napoli, Brooklyn, at the Roundabout’s Laura Pels Theatre, playwright Meghan Kennedy creates the vivid ongoing life of Brooklyn in the 1960s. Cut out from the street of Brooklyn brownstones, the Muscolinos apartment, designed by Eugene Lee, sits center stage, like a cave. Living in those shadows, in these tight quarters, regardless of its alluringly warm colors, creates the


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• The Precisions, former Golden Crest Records recording artists, will perform music from the ‘50s, ‘60s, and ‘70s, including their hit single Someone to Watch Over Me. This program is co-sponsored by The Friends of the

Hampton Bays Public Library and will take place at 2 PM at the library. For more information, call 631-728-6241 ext. 122.

• Marders will host weekly garden lectures at 10 AM. This week’s lecture is “Low Maintenance, Native, & Sustainable Gardens.” Lectures are free of charge and all are welcome. For more information, visit • Eastern Long Island Audubon Society sponsors an exploration of Dune Road at 8 AM. Meet at the Tiana Beach bay side parking lot in Hampton Bays. Bring sunscreen, water,

and a hat. Temporary parking permits will be available for nonresidents of Southampton Town.

MONDAY 7•17•17 • The Westhampton Library will host movies on the great lawn every Monday at 7 PM until August 28. Check with the library or visit westhamptonlibrary. net to see what movies will be showing. Popcorn included.

TUESDAY 7•18•17 • The Peconic Land Trust and SoFo team up with Dr. Leslie Allee from

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Cornell University to search for “lost ladybugs” at Quail Hill Farm on Deep Lane in Amagansett at 10 AM. Native ladybugs – like the endangered nine-spotted ladybug, New York State’s official insect – were once very common but are now extremely rare, while ladybugs from other parts of the world have greatly increased. Help in Dr. Allee’s research by gently capturing ladybugs at the farm. Each will be identified and then released. Children must be accompanied by a willing adult participant. For more information and to reserve, contact the Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195 or email to Events@


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on Saturday from 6 to 8:30 PM at the station on Atlantic Avenue in Amagansett. Tickets are $150 for adults and $75 for children 12 and younger. Tickets are available online at or by calling 631-527-7317. Hamptons Tea Dance The “Hamptons Tea Dance” will be held on Saturday at Nova’s Art Project in Water Mill from 4 to 8 PM. Join honorary cochair Edie Windsor, the LGBT Community Center, Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders, and Callen-Lorde Community Health Center. The event features DJ Lady Bunny. For tickets visit www. Big Tent: Party For The Cinema The “Big Tent: Party for the Cinema” will be held on Sunday from 5 to 8 PM on the Long Wharf in Sag Harbor. The event is being held to raise funds for the Sag Harbor Partnership’s mission to rebuild the Sag Harbor Cinema. Tickets are $50 for adults and $15 for children. For tickets visit www.

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Carolina says six weeks, and New Mexico warns it could be 12 weeks. Wisconsin says it could take as long as three months. Hawaii is looking at as much as 16 weeks. Fraudsters The delays, state officials say, give revenue departments time to double-check returns to ensure that they are authentic and not filed by fraudsters using stolen personal information. Utah became the first in the nation to legislatively mandate a delay in paying out refunds until after certain date in 2014. Many others have followed. The federal government is following suit as well. It delayed federal income tax refunds for returns for taxpayers who claimed the earned income tax credit and the additional child tax credit, under a mandate from Congress to

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combat tax fraud.

A study by the Huffington Post concluded the IRS issued six percent fewer refunds as of March 10 compared to the previous year.

States have taken a number of extra steps to try to thwart fraud, as the amount of refunds they paid out on bogus returns mounted into the billions of dollars in recent years. And more steps are being taken all the time. Some states such as New York and Ohio now require taxpayers to submit their driver’s license information with their returns.

Fox News reports the IRS is delaying tax refunds for more than 40 million low-income families this year as the agency steps up efforts to fight identity theft and fraud. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said the agency is sensitive to the fact that many of these taxpayers need their refunds to pay bills or settle debts.

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Marathon Welcomes Acclaimed Poets

By Kitty Merrill

Celebrating its 23rd year, the East End Poetry Marathon takes place four Sundays in July. Sponsored by the East Hampton Historical Society, it’s free and held at the Marine Museum on Bluff Road in Amagansett. This Sunday, the marathon welcomes two award-winning poets -- Grace Schulman of East Hampton and Elise Paschen of Chicago. They’ll read from their works at 5:30 PM.

A resident of East Hampton and New York, Schulman was the recipient of the Poetry Society of America’s 2016 Frost Medal for Distinguished Lifetime Achievement in American Poetry. Her most recent poems deal with

conflicting states of marriage. Others pay homage to East Hampton and Springs.

A distinguished professor of English at Baruch College CUNY, Schulman has seven published poetry collections to her credit. She is a former poetry editor of The Nation, and has, among countless honors, four Pushcart prizes, an Aiken Taylor poetry award, and a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Paschen is a winner of the Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize for her book Bestiary, Infidelities. She will be reading from her most recent work The Nightlife, with poems exploring the drama between the life lived and the life imagined. Paschen co-founded Poetry in

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Motion, which places poetry posters in subway cars and buses nationwide. Her poems have been published in The New Yorker,

Poetry Magazine, and anthologies. Attendees Sunday can tour the museum at 5 PM. A reception will be held after the reading.    

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Traveler Watchman

By Kitty Merrill

Young Filmmakers, Big Names

Throughout the two-week program, students lens footage using Greenport Village as their set. Completed short films will debut at the Greenport Movie Theater on Sunday at 10 AM. The screenings are open to the public and admission is free.

They’re shooting footage and rubbing elbows with, and learning from, big names in the industry. Two local students – Rosario Rodriguez and Alex Bradley – were selected to participate in the prestigious Manhattan Film Institute’s annual North Fork Summer Workshop series.

The two-week series of courses in cinematography, writing, editing, acting, and directing was conceived by writer, actor, and producer Tony Spiridakis and his partner Lisa Gillooly, founders of MFI. The institute pairs world-class faculty with aspiring film professionals, helping to mentor the next generation of filmmakers. The summer workshop takes mentoring to the next level, offering mentorship in a multigenerational atmosphere. “It’s exciting to get to see people who have big names in the film industry taking the time to work with people like me who don’t have names anywhere,” said Bradley, who graduated Mattituck High last month and will attend Tufts University this fall. Most MFI students are staying in a dorm setting at the Silver Sands motel in Greenport, the 18-year-old reported. “There are lots of people from all over – India, England, other parts of the country – participating,” he said. Participants’ ages span from 15 to 50 and up, Rodriguez observed.

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high school TV production class, plus a film he’d completed with his brother John “for fun” with staff at MFI. Bradley’s been invited to apply for a position at Tufts making films for the university website. Rodriguez is fairly new to filmmaking. The 19-year-old 2015 Greenport High graduate bought her first camera “just four years ago.”

Her family migrated to the US from Central America in 2001 and made its way to Greenport in search of work. Rodriguez attended local schools from kindergarten through her senior year. She attends SUNY Oneonta majoring in communications. Rodriguez hopes to make films about Central America to help educate people about the lives and struggles of citizens of third world countries. “Being aware of the things happening in these


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countries is the only way we can make a change for the better,” she believes. Participation in MFI has underscored her passion for filmmaking.

Held at Peconic Landing in Greenport, the workshop series offers the public an opportunity to join celebrity film experts for free Q&A screenings. Tomorrow at 7:30 PM Daniela Taplin Lundberg, producer of the Sally Field vehicle My Name is Doris, is the special guest. On Saturday, same time, Chazz Palminteri and Dito Montiel are the hosts for a screening of A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints. (An interview with Palminteri appears elsewhere in this edition.) Register for the screenings at

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series featuring different animal ambassadors such as Alex, the prehensile-tailed porcupine. Guests are encouraged to check the website (www.LongIslandAquarium. com) prior to their visit, to make the most of their day with special talks and feeds as well as Aquatic Adventures that are available.

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Summer is here and the Long Island Aquarium is ready to help guests celebrate the SEAson. All outdoor exhibits and adventures are up and running including the Atlantis Explorer tour boat, setting sail down the Peconic River; the Pirate Snorkel Adventure where guests can snorkel with tropical fish including bamboo sharks and stingrays; and the salt marsh where visitors can get their feet wet and get acquainted with local crabs and other shellfish. New this summer is the Critter Cove, where educators and animal caretakers will hold a daily lecture

The website also lists the special event calendar showcasing popular items like the Penguin & Pajamas family sleepover, taking place on July 27th. Scoops Ice Cream Shop, the Seaside Grill, Taste the East End Boutique and Long Island Canoe Kayak Rentals, all located on the Aquarium property, are also now open for the season. The privately-owned Long Island Aquarium features one of the largest all-living coral reef displays in this hemisphere, a 120,000-gallon shark tank, yearround sea lion shows, numerous touch tanks, butterflies from all over the world, the largest living insect zoo in North America and more than 100 exhibits and interactive experiences, including Shark Dive, Penguin Encounter, Pirate Snorkel, Shark Keeper, and more.

Located in Riverhead, the Aquarium encourages guests to learn about what lives within the local waters, with exhibits showcasing local flora and fauna, as well as exotic, tropical displays.

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Chris Pickerell, a marine biologist and director of the marine program at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County and a serious local history enthusiast, will present pieces from his collection, a treasure trove of local historic artifacts, in the Havens Barn at the Shelter Island Historical Society on Saturday from 4 to 6 PM. A dig in his yard in Southold a few years back yielded a museum worthy assemblage of early 18th century artifacts that reveal details 58

of how early residents lived. These objects, as well as antique bottles found while scuba diving around Shelter Island, and early 1800s redware pottery from Greenport, will be on view.

Attendees are invited to bring in their own locally found artifacts for identification. Light refreshments will be served. There’s an $8 per person suggested donation, payable at the door in cash or check. Havens Barn is located at 16 South Ferry Road.

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There is 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 Alive on 25! Alive on 25! is an annual free summer street festival held in downtown Riverhead. The festival will offer local craft beverages and wine, live music, artists, street vendors, and plenty of activities for everyone. Local restaurants and bars will participate. The festival will start at 5 PM on Thursday, and is free and open to the public. To inquire about being a vendor, email for information. Southold Historical Society Join the Historical Society for a group dance lesson on the dances of WWI given by the Arthur Murray Dance Studio of Aquebogue. The event starts at 3 PM on Sunday at the Museum Complex on 55200 Main Road, Southold. Admission is free. For more information, call 631-765-5500 or email K.Lund@ Jamesport Meeting House East End Trivia Night will be held at the Jamesport Meeting House on Thursday at 7 PM. Each team’s entry will require a minimum sponsorship of $50. Register teams online at jamesportmeetinghouse. org or email info@ Peconic Bay Medical Center Enter today for a chance to win a car or $17,500 at the Peconic Bay Medical Center. The tickets are $100 each with a buy two, get one free deal. Drawing for the winner is at the Benefit in Black & White on Friday, September 15. For more information call the Peconic Bay Medical Center foundation office at 631-548-6080 or purchase tickets online at pbmchealth. org/B&Wraffle. Learn the symptoms and latest

treatments for arthritis and carpal tunnel during a Katz Institute for Women’s Health event. The event will take place on Monday at 6:30 PM at the Hyatt Place East End in Riverhead. Dinner and refreshments will be served. An admission fee of $20 is applicable. Online registration is required. Mattituck-Laurel Library Today at 11 AM enjoy face painting and balloon sculpting for preschoolers ages 2 to 5. Admission is free and registration is required. Join Jim MacLeod for a chess workshop on Thursday at 10 AM. Registration is required and admission is free.

On Thursday at 4:30, kids 5 and up can enjoy a tail-wagging tutor. Kids will be able to read to a dog. Each child will have a 15-minute reading session. Admission is free. On Friday at 10 AM for grades 3 and up, participants will learn how to groom a horse in a hands-on activity. Registration is required. Beauty and the Beast will be screened at 1:30 PM on Friday at the library.

On Monday at 12:30 PM, create computer codes to see how robots respond. The program will be presented by the Digital Liberation. Registration is required. For more information about these events, call 631-298-4134 or visit mattlibrary. org. Shelter Island Library Friends from the Perlman Music Program will teach about classical music through songs and stories today at 3 PM.

Kids Yoga will happen at 10:15 AM on Thursday by instructor Leith. Limited number of mats are available, participants should bring their own. Kids are welcome to play lawn games and enjoy Italian ices at 2 PM on Thursday. Enjoy a family movie under the tent at 8 PM.

On Saturday, the Library will host a tag sale from 10 AM to 2 PM.

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Old Dogs New Trips

by Vay David & John Laudando

Cartagena de Indias

reading material we checked out before we went. It boasted many boutique hotels and seemed to be converting many buildings to add to their numbers. The ones we peered into all had small pools and the air of an oasis. And the area had the feel of Centro without the crowds or the surfeit of vendors. If we go back, we’ll definitely look for one of those small hotels. With a pool. Cartagena de Indias … it’s in Columbia, and it’s our first trip to South America. We’re here for Christmas on our annual holiday trip to warmer climes. First, unlike in the film Romancing the Stone, it’s properly pronounced kar-ta-hayna, not kar-ta-hanya. No ñ.

Second, it’s hot in more ways than one! Oddly, the humidity rises in the evening as the temperature lowers, so it feels pretty warm just about all the time. And we understand that December is one of the cooler months. If the heat bothers you, be prepared. Be sure to book yourself into a hotel with a great swimming pool, because the beaches aren’t as appealing as other Caribbean beaches you may know about. Let’s be honest -- they are very crowded. They’re also full of vendors wanting to sell you almost anything imaginable. We had thought to dip in the ocean any time we got too hot, but it was not to be. And the pool at our hotel was small and unappealing. So, where’s the charm, you might ask? It’s in the old walled city (Centro) and the up-and-coming area of Getsemani, a flurry of color and wall art that some might consider graffiti but the

more adventurous find to be a great expression of exuberant local inventiveness and artistic talent. San Diego is an area built around a square that we discovered on our last two days there. More later.

Bottom line: If you want to eat, drink, and move around inexpensively, Cartagena can hardly be beat. We found cab rides to be inexpensive with helpful drivers, and they were a welcomed, airconditioned way to get around. We hailed cabs from all over the place, two to four times a day, and were only disappointed once. An entire cab ride from our hotel, two miles from the old city, cost less than a New York City cab before it even goes one foot. And several cab drivers refused tips as well.

Don’t stay too long. Three to five days is enough for what we really wanted to see and do in Cartagena. Perhaps if we had followed our own advice and splurged on our hotel, in a different area, we may have felt differently. Cartagena was interesting enough that we’re willing to go back and try again. We stayed in Lagunita but would try another area if we return. NH Galleria, where we saw a stunning exhibit of photographs of the Palenqueras Hermosa, women who stroll the streets of Cartagena selling fruit and wares from baskets atop their heads.

Though these women, when you see then on the street, are dressed in gloriously colorful costumes, the exhibit puts 50 of them in identical white dresses and displays them in five rows of 10 on a black wall. The exhibit, called “Weaving Streets,” is a photographic essay by Columbian artist Ruby Rumie and has even been translated into

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The Town of Southampton has successfully prosecuted a local property manager for renting out homes throughout the town for which valid rental permits had not been issued, in violation of the Southampton Town Code Chapter 270.

The defendant, Robert A. Mazzone, a local agent and property manager, was convicted by a jury on June 20 of eight counts of renting a dwelling without a rental permit. The town maintained that Mazzone has acted as an agent/ property manager for a number of substandard homes, refused to comply with the town’s rental law, which is in place to insure that only homes that are safe are rented out to the public. He is now facing substantial fines and possible


“Let this serve as a warning to others who would choose to rent out a home in violation of the town’s rental laws,” commented senior assistant Town Attorney Richard Harris. “If anyone, including a homeowner, a real estate agent, a property manager, or even a tenant tries to rent out a home without first obtaining a rental permit, they can and will be prosecuted, and will face severe criminal penalties.” The violations of the Town Code, all of which are misdemeanors, carry penalties of up to $30,000 and/or up to six months’ imprisonment for each count. Mazzone is scheduled to be sentenced later this summer.

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On Sunday morning, the Chabad of The Hamptons of East Hampton held a carnival to celebrate and inaugurate their newly-installed “Bryan’s Playground,” a state of the art playground made possible by a gift from the Bryan Jacobson Foundation. Face painting, pony rides, popcorn, and silly balloon hats (worn proudly by Rabbi Leibel Baumgarten and his wife, Goldie) were enjoyed by all.

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Schneiderman has made it a practice of rallying like-minded AGs to protest Republican initiatives out of D.C., most recently the proposed Trump travel ban and the repeal and replacement of Obamacare. The RAA “would introduce unnecessary, unwieldy, and costly impediments into federal rulemaking that would dramatically increase the time necessary to put public safeguards in place, exclude the public from the rulemaking process, and lead to avoidable and prolonged litigation that favors deep-pocketed special interests,” Schneiderman wrote. It should be pointed out his co-signers are typically fellow Democrats, and he is rumored to have his sights on the NY Governor’s seat should current Governor Andrew Cuomo, also a Democrat, make a run at the US Presidency, which is also widely speculated.

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Kim: She’s fabulous. I’d love to be. What would be your single rule all single ladies should live by? Aside from the famed “no ring on the finger, you must not linger.” Kim: Talk to people! Don’t be afraid. Go up to the guy or girl and say “hi.” What’s the worst that can happen?

I’m a 28-year-old single woman living and working on Long Island. What is your advice to me? How do I find my husband? Kim: See above. And go places where the guys you want to meet are. You like sports? Save up and get good seats at a baseball game. Nicknames for each other?

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Kim: When you’ve been sliced open like a ripe mango to give a person life, you get to call them whatever you want. Kate: Probably fair.

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Opponents argue that Schneiderman’s criticisms, therefore, should be taken with a grain of salt. US Senators Rob Portman (ROH) and Heidi Heitkamp (DND) introduced the Regulatory Accountability Act in April and it’s considered bipartisan by its authors.

There have been other attempts to cut down the red tape in the deferral regulatory process over the years. In January, Rep. Goodlatte introduced HR 5, which passed the House with bipartisan support in January 2017. Congressman Lee Zeldin voted yes. HR 5 is not companion legislation to the RAA but “similar to the Senate bill, in that this was regulatory reform legislation to lessen the negative impact poorly crafted and confusing federal regulations have on job creation and economic growth,” noted Zeldin. “Improving public input and reducing confusing and duplicative regulations are essential to improving important consumer and environmental protections,” Zeldin said.

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writer, the person you drew inspiration from?” Karen asked. I mulled over the question. Growing up I has read all the classics . . . Classics Illustrated comic books, that is. I laughed and cried when I read The Yogi Berra Story by Milton Shapiro, and who can forget the poignant Mickey Mantle Story by Gene Schoor. But I have to say, of all the literary marvels I’ve enjoyed, the most talented writer of them may have been Al Goldstein, the creator of Screw magazine.

all around decent folk blasted the fact that Screw could be found on every newsstand, Goldstein basked in the glory.


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Fifty Years Of Screw My wife Karen is an avid reader, and not only does she pore over recent releases, she often returns to the classics and re-reads the ones she loves the most. “I’m sure you’ve heard of Nabokov,” she asked me recently. “Of course,” I replied. “The goalie from the Maple Leafs.” Actually, she meant Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov, the great Russian master who wrote nine books in his native language before switching to English. Karen even named our new parakeet “Nabokov” which is a healthy step forward from our last bird, “Booger.” “Have you ever read him?” she asked. “Booger?”

“No, Nabokov.”

I feigned dumbness, but, of course, as every good Catholic school boy of a certain age knows, I am quite familiar with at least one of his books, published in 1955: Lolita. Lolita was considered “smut” back then. The problem was, since it was written by the great Nabokov, the world didn’t quite know what to make of it. Finally, the Catholic Church issued its dreaded X rating, which meant it was a mortal sin to even look at the cover.

The rating also meant the parish priests would visit our classrooms warning us of the danger of reading such wicked stuff. The irony is obvious. “You’re a writer, Rick. Who was your favorite


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Growing up, “dirty magazines” were certainly no rarity. My older brother kept them under his bed, easy for me and my friends to find. Mom’s vacuum would usually bring them to the fore, and they’d be unceremoniously discarded, only to be replaced by a new batch. Being repressed Catholics, our minds were drawn to the taboo. If they told us we couldn’t read it or watch it or do it, we did it. Being a writer I quickly had my fill of the sports biographies and turned to my big brothers’ bookshelves on the other side of the room we shared. I particularly enjoyed adventures into the unknown realms, be it Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, Dune by Frank Herbert, the beat poets of San Francisco, Allen Ginsberg, and of course, any forbidden smut we could get our hands on.

Screw was a welcome change from the airbrushed PG-rated nudity of the socially-accepted Playboy magazine. One critic said the nudity in Al’s magazine was “alarmingly frank,” so graphic as to almost be repulsive.

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“We lead the league in tastelessness. Our photographs are filthier and our stories more disgusting. We make no effort to be artistic,” he boasted.

By the mid-nineties all the lawsuits and the grudges starting catching up with Goldstein and circulation plummeted. With the advent of the internet there really wasn’t anything shocking left to exploit.

I’m not saying I liked him. In fact, Al was totally obnoxious. An article in The New York Observer referred to him as “a hairy, sweaty, cigar-chomping, eczema-ridden fatso” – and his friend wrote the article. Goldstein, Brooklyn-born and bred, is that creepy kid in the neighborhood who inexplicably became rich and famous with seemingly nothing going for him. He spent all of his money and lived in a small, hopelessly cluttered flat until his death in 2013. But when his body of work is uncovered – well that’s bad choice of words – reviewed, historians may well find (besides a lot of dirty pictures) a rich wit, and a champion of the free press. A writer.

Had it survived, Screw would be readying its 50th anniversary, and I shudder to think what that issue would contain.

We don’t need to name a bird after him; flipping him one would do nicely, though. Rick Murphy is a six-time winner of the New York Press Association Best Column award as well as first place award winner from the National Newspaper Association and the Suburban Newspaper Association of America.

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Say They The other day, a group of millennials were discussing some nonbinary people’s preference for the use of the pronoun “they.” And by discussing, of course, we mean posting about it on social media. Nonbinary individuals gender identify as neither male nor female, or both, or are genderfluid. Nonbinary is defined as “not relating to, composed of, or involving just two things.”

Some explained the use of the singular they/them is attested back to the 14th century, and was used in print by respected authors before the emergence of modern English. Others pointed out that singular “they” is already used when the antecedent is of unknown gender. Wikipedia gave the example, “Somebody left their umbrella in the office. Would they please collect it?”

Older folks -- especially those with a strict Catholic school education where the use of an improper pronoun might have prompted a sharp rap on the knuckles from Sister’s handy yardstick -- were taught to use “his or her” in such a case. Such youthful imprinting isn’t easy to overcome, and could give rise to “Who’s On First?”- caliber discussions between Baby Boomers. Ethel: I invited Alex to dinner and they said they’d come. Shelly: Alex and who else? Ethel: Just them.

Shelly: Just who?

Ethel: Alex. They’re coming Sunday.

Shelly: Who’s coming? Who else is coming?

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Ethel: Just them.

These are confusing times. Even Spellcheck has trouble accepting they as a singular entity. Sensitivity and patience are warranted all along the spectrums of age and identity. A sense of humor helps.

Sharing Anguish Dear Kitty,

The social media discussion arose from wordplay, which, once you understand the components, is pretty witty. Here goes:

In noir stories, a nonbinary person who uses their wiles and sexuality to manipulate the hero is called -- wait for it -- a them fatale.

Your story last week was well written and spoken. It was a voice for many. Thank you for sharing the frustration and anguish so many people go through when confronted with unimaginable circumstances

Is it just me?

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EDITOR’S NOTE: The letter writer is referring to Kitty Merrill’s series, “Dementia, Mom & Me.”

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No more Fourth of July beach fireworks! How sad! I suppose it’s that problem with the endangered species. The Piping Plover? No, the middle class. How inconvenient. Karen was chosen Best Cartoonist by the New York Press Association in 2017. She’s also the recipient of multiple awards for her illustration of the international bestseller How To Build Your Own Country, including the prestigious Silver Birch Award. Her work is part of the permanent artist’s book collection of the Museum of Modern Art.


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No collusion with four agencies investigating not 17, also fake news. Russia did try to tamper with our election with no success, it is so pathetic that some people can’t accept this. But people will accept Hillary Clinton, one of the worst lying conniving bitches on the face of the earth. Remember Obama with an open mike to the Russian “when I get re-elected I will have more flexibility.” What was his plan?? When Obama was elected I understood why, people wanted a change. Well, we sure got a change.

People rioting in the streets and he thought racism would take a turn, but this didn’t happen. Rioting happened but the Republicans, Conservatives were not the ones rioting, not the ones breaking windows and damaging property. Young people were because Obama put a halt to the police. Blaming President Trump for this. Get real, have your head examined. It’s time to stop this hatred, you lost, Hillary lost. The house and senate have been won by the Republicans, face it and move on.

How could the citizens be so mean, this is not good for the country, and of course, any good that Trump has done and will do could never be enough. Grow up.


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on rod and reel. I guess I inherited the ability to like sword fishing because my father liked it, too.”

Tuma recalled a particular experience during his fishing career. He worked on a motor yacht with a 65-foot mast. “My job was to sit up in the mast looking for swordfish all day long.” The owner of another boat he ran, a millionaire mortgage broker, gave him the money to buy one of his first boats, the Fisher’s Island.

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What are you currently reading? Rachel Smith I’m reading Nightingale, written by Kristen Hannah. It’s historical fiction. It’s about the Holocaust and it’s told from a woman’s perspective. It came highly recommended.

Courtney Dallaire The Secret History by Donna Tartt. I chose it after reading her other book, The Goldfinch. I really enjoyed that book very much so I went back to this book, which she wrote before that one. It was highly recommended by the bookstore in town. Dashiell Dallaire I’m reading 1984. I picked the book because in school I read Animal Farm and I really liked it a lot, so I wanted to read more books by the same author, George Orwell.

Caroline Schreiber First, an Elizabeth George book, it’s a fluffmystery. Next in the pile is Trevor Noah’s book, Memoir. And then, Being Mortal. It’s a book about aging and dying, written by a doctor. I’m a doctor but I think everyone should read it. It’s a very important book.

The captain remembered fishing with Perry Duryea, Sr. who was also an avid swordfisherman. “One June, we were about 30 miles south of Montauk when I found water in the bow of the boat. I said, ‘We’re sinking.’” Duryea dismissed the water as spillover from a cooler a passenger, Assemblyman Peter Biondo, had brought for the trip.

“I said, ‘It’s worse than that, it’s up to my waist.’ While we were discussing that, Peter Biondo is in the stern, which is up in the air, fishing.” The Coast Guard was called and offered a fire hose to use to pump out the boat. Trouble is, at first more water was pumped into the boat. “But we finally got it all out,” Tuma related.

“The next time we sunk,” he began, relating the story of a time Duryea ran his boat aground at Block Island after it started leaking. Tuma sold the dock in 1990. The tackle shop is now Swallow restaurant. In retirement, Tuma loved playing golf (his home abuts Montauk Downs) and “tooling around on my boat,” The Compromise. At 76, he said, “My daughter

mentioned getting a computer. I said I’m too old, but she bought it anyhow and I’ve become addicted to it … The only trouble is, I don’t know as much about it as my grandson does. If I get into trouble I have to call my daughter or one of my three grandsons, Jason, David, or Frank.” In addition to wearing multiple professional hats, Tuma was a member of the Montauk Lion’s Club, the Chamber of Commerce, a 10-year member of the Montauk Fire and Ambulance Department, where his father was chief for 12 years. He was the grand marshal of the annual Friends of Erin St. Patrick’s Day parade in 1987.

At 93, Tuma still speaks of his father in reverent and loving tones. In his den overlooking the golf course, across from his computer and his Amazon Alexa, is a large poster board, with compilation of obituaries of his dad, “the most important man.” He seems as proud of those as anything he’s accomplished personally.

The award ceremony honoring Tuma takes place Sunday from 4 to 7 PM at Uihlein’s Marina on West Lake Drive.

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Best In Show Chosen

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Interface, a watercolor by RJT (Toby) Haynes of East Hampton, was chosen best in show at the East End Arts sixth annual national juried art competition and exhibit titled “Playing with Perspective.” Guest juror Sara De Luca, owner and director of Ille Arts in Amagansett, selected the work for this competition and showcase.

Haynes will receive a seven-day stay in East End Arts’ artist residence near The Hamptons’ museums and galleries, plus $1000 and inclusion in an upcoming group show at Ille Arts. Said Haynes, “I’ve always loved the alchemy of line and color, hunting for the spark that makes all the difference to an image. I am not in control of the process, nor would I want to be; it is the journey that is interesting, and discoveries made along the way. I will change my technique or the colors on my palette if it starts to feel too familiar: the materials and subject have a say in what becomes of them, and painting is always a form of dialogue between us. “I would be a poor taxonomist because I am naturally wired to see similarities and connections rather than differences and distinctions; something as deceptively simple as an apple makes me think of the tree, the blossom, the pollinating insect, the harvest, recipe books, religious and erotic symbolism,” he


“I am not so much interested in fleeting impressions as in their lasting effects, the memory of them, the mycelial web of associations they send out; but a painting must ultimately have a life of its own, to find its way without exegesis.” According to East End Arts Gallery director Jane Kirkwood, the competition drew hundreds of entries from all over the United States. She praised juror De Luca, noting her “excellent” eye.


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The third annual Hamptons Plein Air Invitational will be held at Ashawagh Hall beginning on Friday and running through July 23. Plein air painting is the practice of leaving the art studio behind and immersing yourself in the landscape you are painting. Twenty-one artists will participate in an exhibit of their plein air artwork, and will be hosting painting classes at various locations throughout East Hampton and Springs. Venues include the

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Pollack/Krasner home, Gerard Drive and Louse Point, Maidstone, ocean beaches, and select village locations. In addition to the artist paint-outs Howard Rose, a plein air artist and teacher, will be holding a workshop at Ashawagh Hall on Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday there will be a reception from 5 to 8 PM where visitors can have the opportunity to meet the artist, and view plein air paintings that will be on sale. Information about painting venues and a schedule will be posted at Ashawagh Hall.


“She was able to appreciate the multiple interpretations of the theme and allowed for a variety of ‘perspectives’ to be played with in her choices,” Kirkwood said.

“We are pleased to be providing artists, both local and national, the opportunity to exhibit in a nationally-recognized show with judges of formidable stature,” EEA executive director Pat Snyder said, adding, “Our annual national juried art shows have been an exciting addition to the important and sophisticated art scene on Eastern Long Island.” The work selected for “Playing with Perspective” will be on view from August 4 through September 20 at the East End Arts Gallery, located at 133 East Main Street in Riverhead. “Playing with Perspective” will open with a reception on Friday, August 4, from 5 to 7 PM.

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TNT’s “Will” series premiere was held at Bryant Park in NYC on June 27. 1. Olivia Caridi, 2. Jasmin Savoy Brown, 3. Craig Pearce, 4. Jamie Campbell Bower, 5. Olivia DeJonge, 6. Laurie Davidson.

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especially those filled with reckless abandon and contemporary overtones. I hear newcomer actor Laurie Davidson is terrific as the young William Shakespeare. Congratulations to Becca

MAC celebrated the winner of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Capsule Collection: CHROMAT at Maru Karaoke Lounge in NYC on June 27. 1. Leyna Bloom, Becca McCharen, Ebony Davis, Maya Mones, 2. Caroline Vreeland, 3. Idiosyncratic Fashionistas, 4. Sadaf, 5. Leyna Bloom.

McCharen-Tran’s Chromat for winning the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Capsule Collection. A first time MAC x Chromat color collection launches and proves that blue is the warmest color out there,

just in time for this summer season. Her inspo, among other things, is based on being fearless and a fashion favorite of Bey, Nicki, and Taylor -- last names need not apply. Continued On Page 75.

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The ”Younger” season four premiere party was held at Mr. Purple in NYC on June 27. 1. Sutton Foster, 2. Hilary Duff, 3. Miriam Shor, Fiona Robert, 4. Nico Tortorella, 5. Patricia Field, Debi Mazar.

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Also out there, in and on TV land, congrats to the fabulous cast of “Younger” for celebrating its fourth season. Darren Star knows how to pick winners. The lovelies that

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HBO’s “The Defiant Ones” New York premiere was held at Time Warner Center on June 27. 1. Jimmy Iovine, Liberty Ross, Nicole Young, Dr. Dre, 2. LL Cool J, 3. Gayle King, 4. Allen Hughes, 5. Louisa Warwick.



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Von Gal Turns PRFCT

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The Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt Sundays at Two lecture series continues Sunday at 2 PM with Turning PRFCT with Edwina Von Gal. Hear how von Gal’s passion for biodiversity and the lessons learned during a lifetime of landscape design led to the creation of Perfect Earth Project, a rapidly expanding nonprofit organization promoting toxin-free land management around the world. Find out about the dangers of synthetic landscape chemicals and learn nature-based alternatives for your lawn and garden that provide beautiful, safe results at no extra cost. Take action right in your own front yard, and help spark an environmental gardening revolution.  

Principal of her eponymous landscape design firm since 1984, von Gal creates landscapes with a focus on simplicity and sustainability for private and public clients around the world. She has collaborated with architects such as Frank Gehry, Annabelle Selldorf,

Maya Lin, and Richard Meier, and her work has been published in many major publications.

Her book Fresh Cuts won the Quill and Trowel award for garden writing.

In 2013, von Gal founded the Perfect Earth Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising consciousness about the dangers of toxic lawn and garden chemicals to protect the health of people, their pets, and the planet. Perfect Earth Project educates homeowners and professionals in nature-based landscape management techniques that provide beautiful, safe results at no extra cost.   Von Gal has served on boards and committees for a number of horticultural and arts organizations, and is currently on the board of “What Is Missing?,” Maya Lin’s multifaceted media artwork about the loss of biodiversity. She’s also on the advisory board of The Philip Johnson Glass House in New Canaan, CT.

Academy of the Arts Lifetime Achievement Award for the Visual Arts. The Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center is located at 1061 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, just north of Scuttle Hole Road (look for the Open flag and follow the driveway to the end). All Sundays at Two events are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Sundays at Two events continue monthly. Here’s the line-up so far.

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September 10: Intro to Geocaching with Dai Dayton and Jean Dodds

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Little Free Libraries Open To increase access to books, the Westhampton Free Library has opened two Little Free Libraries in the heart of the Village of Westhampton Beach. Adult and young adult readers can find selections in Glovers Park on Glovers Lane, while children’s literature can be found in Toddler Park, which is located behind the Post Stop Café and Chase Bank on Main Street. The colorful Little Free Libraries kiosks allow patrons to take a book for free, provided one is left in return for someone else. Reference librarian Stephanie McEvoy brought the idea to the village for approval. She also commissioned local artist Laure Yundt-Rothenberg to decorate the kiosks.


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a male from the Bittrolff family. It wasn’t Timmy Bittrolff. So it had to be either one of his two brothers – Kevin or John. John was the oldest and the most likely suspect. We set up a five-man surveillance team and began to follow both brothers.”

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Leser’s homicide team do not believe they are connected. Some cases were solved. Some remain open. None were connected to the DNA evidence found in the bodies of Tangredi and McNamee.

“The Tangredi and McNamee families would call from time to time to see if there was anything new,” saidLeser. “Rita McNamee’s brother is a city cop and so he stayed particularly interested. When it’s your family and someone does something like that to your own flesh and blood you try to bury the grief but you never forget. You want justice. Tangredi’s son Anthony grew up and made inquiries. But we never had much to tell the families except that we would never give up on the case. We always had hope.” By 2013 Charles Leser had risen to rank of Detective Sergeant when a call came from the Suffolk County forensic lab. “They had what’s called a partial hit on the DNA from the Tangredi/McNamee murders,” he said.

Just as the recent rape and murder of Karina Vetrano in Ozone Park, Queens, was solved with a partial, familial DNA hit, the cold case murders of Tangredi and McNamee began to thaw when a guy named Timothy Bittrolff was convicted in Suffolk County Court of violating an order of protection and ordered to submit a DNA sample that was entered into CODIS.  

“A secondary hit came back,” said Leser. “I had to go to the lab and ask them to please narrow it down. Bittrolff had a slew of cousins in the area. We had to know if they could get a closer match. The lab ran new tests and said it was a sibling. We knew the person who left the same DNA in two murdered women was

“John knew we were tailing him,” said Leser. “Which sent signals that he was dirty. He never left behind a paper cup, a used tissue, a drinking straw that we could use to run a DNA match on. But after days of surveillance, Kevin, who was up visiting from Florida, driving a sports car with a Florida plate, was driving south on William Floyd Parkway one night when he flicked cigarette out of the driver’s window.” Screeeeeech.

The homicide detectives hit the brakes. They stopped all traffic on the busy highway. As Kevin Bittrolff ’s sports car sped off, the smoldering cigarette butt rolled toward the shoulder.

“We retrieved the cigarette, placed it in an evidence bag, and rushed it to the lab,” says Leser. “We waited. It came back as another secondary familial DNA match. Which meant that John Bittrolff was now our prime suspect.”

woman’s body her system reacts as if it’s a foreign invader and attacks it, breaking it down and degrading it fairly quickly. In order for as much spermatozoa with tails still attached to be present in each victim meant that she must have died within hours of the sex. And the DNA in the semen in both cases belonged to John Bittrolff.” Call it killer karma.

It was the revenge of the women John Bittrolff murdered screaming back like a cosmic echo from the cruel and haunted, shadowy woods of East Patchogue and North Shirley where Rita TangrediBeinlich and Colleen McNamee gasped their last.

During the trial Suffolk Chief Medical Examiner Michael Caplan testified that the beating that Rita Tangredi suffered caused head wounds often associated with speeding automobile crashes or falls from a great heights. We’re talking a sociopathic, misogynistic monster on the loose

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for 24 years.

“Either John Bittrolff is the unluckiest John in the history of the world’s oldest profession or he murdered those women,” said Leser. “I know he murdered them. District Attorney [Tom] Spota believes he did. And Assistant District Attorney Robert Biancavilla and his assistant Jen Milito did an outstanding job convincing the jury who convicted John Bittrolff on Wednesday.” “I think Bittrolff might have murdered Sandra Costilla and maybe many other women,” he said. “We don’t give up on any homicide but helping to solve this one feels great because it lets the community know we never give up and it gives other families of unsolved murder victims hope that you never know when justice will finally come.” Then Det. Sgt. Leser went back to work on another homicide in Suffolk County.

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Still, John Bittrolff did not discard anything that would offer a DNA sample.

“So we waited until the family took out the garbage,” said Leser.

In the garbage detectives located a paper cup that came up with an exact match to the semen found in Rita Tangredi-Beinlich and Colleen McNamee whose brutalized bodies waited across two vanished decades, pointing the fateful finger of justice at John Bittrolff. He was arrested for both murders on July 21, 2014. “I soon learned biological things I never knew about the female body,” says Leser. “When semen enters a


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postage stamps. This small gallery, located across from the wall on the corner of Calle 35, is a cool and beautiful oasis. (We also learned you SHOULD NOT take these ladies’ photos without buying their fruit or offering them some sort of compensation.)

The Museo de Arte Moderno, as contrasted to NH Galleria is, sadly, not air-conditioned, and the impressive collection of Columbian art there is suffering. There are extensive works by Enrique Grau, and his model Rita is featured in several paintings, silk screens, and sculpture. His loving portrayals of her in many moods and poses make you wonder what their relationship might have been, though extensive web searches reveal nothing. Cecilia Porras’ work is also featured and it made me sad to see she only lived to be 52, but she created a great deal of good art in her short life. The museum is in a 17th-century Customs House on the Plaza de San Pedro Clavier. The plaza is peppered (and definitely spiced!) with the wrought-iron sculpture of Eduardo Carmona. These charming figures, reminiscent of the Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz, depict Columbians performing everyday tasks. We stopped to wonder at a different one each time we wandered through the Plaza. (Looking him up online, I found he had a hugely successful exhibit that was unveiled in Fort Myers, Florida in 2016. It’s open until May 2017, having been extended twice -- and I’m going to try to get to see it!)

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also enjoyed Casa de Socorro in Getsemani, and by chance found a table at Restaurante Don Juan on Christmas night. Later, we learned Don Juan’s one of the highest-rated, hardest-to-get-into restaurants in Cartagena. It just happened to be the only one we saw that was airconditioned, looked interesting, and seemed to have space that night— lucky Old Dogs! Mostly, we feasted on seafood wherever we went. Walking around and even getting lost, we discovered places we hadn’t necessarily been heading for. The colorful buildings of Getsemani, the simple shops next to elegant designer establishments, the parks,

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the horse-drawn carriages that add their own peculiar “fragrance” to the area -- all in all, mucho eye candy! And it must be said that Cartagena goes all out for Christmas. The abundance of Christmas lights at every turn were a particular delight. Cabs are now well regulated, and you can find them almost anywhere except pedestrian-only areas. I even rediscovered my high school Spanish in friendly conversations with most of our taxi drivers, much to my husband’s surprise and delight. And they are wonderfully inexpensive. Here’s a hint I picked up online before our trip: if you get sick in


Cartagena, check out a service called AMI at http://amiasistencia. com/cobertura/cartagena/. You can call the service and request a doctor. Proviso: If they’re busy, they may not get to you immediately and you may have to call back until a spot opens up. But they can send a doctor to your lodgings, check you out there, and prescribe whatever you need for a reasonable fee. Luckily, we didn’t need them, but forewarned is forearmed. Find more stories and photos at, visit and comment on our Facebook page-

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We took a very entertaining walking tour with Free Tour Cartagena. Our guide, Englishspeaking Edgar, really should be on the stage or in films. If you take the tour, keep your fingers crossed that he’ll be the one to tell you about the history of his city! Food! It’s hard to go wrong with the food in Cartagena. The food is fresh and good and inexpensive. We returned to three places in particular: Enoca, El Bistro (perfectly cooked tuna steak), and Carbon de Pollo, which is a few blocks from the gargantuan beach of Bocagrande. All three were so reasonably priced we couldn’t believe our luck. We

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staff, enhancing confidence through skill- building activities suited to their age. Children can experience a sense of achievement through opportunities in the outdoors and are welcomed to a physically and emotionally safe and stimulating environment. Summer day campers are also able to explore creativity, teamwork, and leadership in a wide range of physically active programs that influence lifelong healthy living.

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Sports & Fitness Montauk Mercury Grand Slam

Get ready for the Montauk Mercury Grand Slam charity tournament this Saturday and Sunday sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of East Hampton and the Montauk Friends of Erin.

The fishing tournament kicks off on Saturday morning at 5 AM and participants will be able to weighin their catches between noon and 6 PM. On Sunday, the fishing starts at 5 AM and the last call for weighing in is 5 PM.

The party and live music will start on Sunday at 4 PM and end with an awards ceremony honoring Montauk fishing legend of the year, Frank N. Tuma, Sr. at 7 PM. Recreational, professional/ commercial, and party will be the three divisions boaters can register. The Grand Prize Mercury

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Outboard 150hp motor will be awarded to the winner of the Recreational Division. Charter and Party Boat divisions will compete for separate prizes within their respective divisions including a first-place prize of $3000 and a plaque.

Recreational boaters will compete for the largest fish caught in each species: fluke, sea bass, striped bass, and bluefish. A new rod and reel and tackle box will be presented to 10 lucky kids under age 13 in honor of Wayne Clinch Kids Catch. All children 13 and under will receive an Optimum Youth Anglers plaque and will be entered in a drawing to win a 7-foot inflatable boat with a Mercury outboard motor. Entrants must not be licensed charter boat or party boat

captains active within the last three years or be commercial fisherman holding striped bass tags or a commercial fluke license. Participants can register by signing up at Uihlein’s

Marina in Montauk. The fee for registering a boat is $350 for both days. For more information, call 631-668-3799. All proceeds benefit the Kiwanis Club and the Montauk Friends of Erin.

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Indy Fit

by Nicole Teitler

Paddling like a Diva It’s noon on a windy, sunless Saturday as I arrive at Shagwong Marina in Springs to meet the Paddle Diva team. After receiving an email that morning that read “We never cancel,” I should have been tipped off that I’d be in for a rough introduction to paddle boarding. It was time for SUP FUN: Tour and Fitness! Bathing suit on and sized up with my paddle and board (see the connection there?), after a brief tutorial I was aquatic where it all started.

“The inspiration for Paddle Diva came in this harbor,” Gina Bradley, founder of Paddle Diva explained. “My husband [Scott Bradley] and I had the first two paddleboards ever made on Long Island and I would load those big, huge heavy things in the back of my girl friends’ pick-up truck. I sort of taught myself and taught my friends how to paddle, because I was always the lead.” Paddling into the wind, to avoid being taken adrift, I kept my legs steady, core tight, and arms in a continuous motion with the paddle deep in the water. It was all a rhythm. Despite the adversity of conditions I was relaxed through the help of my fellow “divas.” Diva is the name of the board used and the name for Bradley’s company. Back in 2009 it started with only two boards while teaming up with a board maker to manufacture “divas” -- those small enough for women.

During a meal at Babette’s in East Hampton, “I was like, ‘I’m going to start a business,’ and Scott was chuckling at me. ‘Women don’t belong on those boards. Those are ocean boards.’ Nobody knew how this sport was going to bang out,” remembered Bradley. But she knew better, realizing the potential for the female enthusiast if only properly built and marketed. 82

Initially, boards were up to 11-12 feet and would take three persons to pick it up. Bradley, a true pioneer in the sport of stand-up paddle boarding, envisioned a handle for hassle-free carry, in addition to smaller dimensions. While men typically do well on a board 11’6 – 12 feet, 32 inches wide, most women perform best on a 10’6 board between 28 to 30 inches wide.

But what’s a business without a catchy name? Scott Bradley had the answer. “He said, ‘Why don’t you just call it Paddle Diva because with you everything is diva, parking and getting a diva table.’” Bradley admitted, “You’re right. I live for diva parking, it’s the best parking around,” pointing to the first spot in the parking lot where her pickup truck was.

While the activity is a great way to keep fit, it’s also an appreciation for a certain lifestyle. Bradley has a second year-round brick and mortar location for her company in Rincon, the famed tropical surfers’ paradise in Puerto Rico. Since 1998 the Bradley family -- Gina, Scott and their two children -- has vacationed there, and built a home. Wanting others to experience the same beauty she’s soaked in for years, the company offers retreats to the area. As an escape from the cold, the retreats provide more than yoga or SUP lessons. Guests have the option to participate in as much or as little as desired with other activities such as waterfall adventures, exploring the island, and more. “This sport is constantly evolving and people are getting more and more skills,” Bradley explained. “In my core, I want people to like it, I want them to have the most seamless experience and love the

sport,” she admitted. “[I plan for] no accidents because I’ve done them all so I know what they all are.”

Locally, Paddle Diva rents out boards at $50/hour with $10 each additional hour to those who are skilled enough and are familiar with the water, even offering offsite rentals for an extra $10 pickup and delivery charge. Want to go all out? Rent for an entire day, from 9 AM to 6 PM. Aside from their East Hampton location, Paddle Diva paddles out of Gurney’s and The Surf Lodge in Montauk. As I finished my lesson, after a brief fall in while attempting to Instagram (a product of my generation, but I’ll blame it on the wind), I couldn’t wait to return and try again. But with all the other SUP companies out there it’s a testament to Bradley’s expertise that she stays afloat.

Without worry, Bradley confidently expressed, “I love it [the competition]. It makes me put my head down and work harder, work smarter and innovate and get ahead of it. So that people are copying you versus getting ahead of you. Every day I wake up, it’s kind of corny, and I pretty much say ‘It’s a brand new day.’ It’s the only thing you get, guaranteed, new and shiny

and bright every day, every time you open your eyes…What’s going to happen?”

Perhaps the policy of “We never cancel” goes beyond just her company. A special thank you to my official instructor, Steve Tavolilla, for unleashing my inner Diva! Look for these upcoming events with Gina and the rest of the Paddle Diva team:

July 14: Adventure distance paddle with Gina Bradley 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

July 28: Adventure distance paddle with Gina Bradley from Lazy Point to Navy Beach for lunch. August 5: BCRF’s Paddle for the Pink, a three mile or six mile race from Haven’s Beach. The cost is $175 per person.

Aug 6-8: XPT Montauk Experience with Gabby Reece, Laird Hamilton, and Brian Mckenzie. The cost is $5200 for the weekend.

Paddle Diva is located at 219 Three Mile Harbor HC Road, at Shagwong Marina. For more information visit or call 631-329-2999. You can follow more stories from Nicole Teitler on Facebook and Instagram as Nikki On The Daily.

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Coast Guard News Fog! By Vincent Pica

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ict Captain, Sector Long Island South, D1SR intenseAuxiliary fog we boats in the mid-20’ range can now UnitedAnybody States notice Coastthe Guard

had on several days this season? be found to have radar aboard. If “Can’t see my hand in front of my you will do have hip of this column is available. All fees raised be radar aboard, read face” kind of stuff. the manual and get familiar with nated by The Independent to Division 18gain of controls. I won’t waste space For those of a more scientificlending advice on how to use it to e USCGbent, Auxilliary for use in boating fog that forms when water is safety. a skipper that already has a statewarmer than the air is called steam of-the-art system aboard. Not fog. Think of that pot of spaghetti surprisingly, however, the advice water you are boiling. Fog that below holds for the 65’er with radar forms when the water is colder and chart overlay capabilities as than the air is called advection fog. well as the skipper in the 17’ open There is a third kind of fog called boat with a 90-hp Merc on the radiation fog. That is the fog that stern. you see float in across the backyard

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or linger in a dip in the country road. But fog is fog. You can’t see the land or the buoys or, worse, the bow! What to do? Radar Aboard

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When the fog rolls in, slow down to “a slow bell,” that is, with forward propulsion necessary to maintain steerage, but no greater. Put on life jackets.

While underway and making way, that is, engine in gear, give one prolonged blast on your whistle

Lobster Bake Benefit

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The chairman and the board of the Amagansett Life-Saving and Coast Guard Station Society will hold its third annual benefit lobster bake this Saturday, from 6 to 8:30 PM at the station on Atlantic Avenue in Amagansett. Tickets are $150 for adults, $75 for

children 12 and younger. Catering will be provided by Amagansett Wine & Spirits, Amber Waves, Balsam Farms, Bostwick’s, Gosman’s, and many more local vendors. Enjoy music at sunset with Stephen Marzo and Matt Pizzorno. Tickets are available online at or by calling 631527-7317.

Back to School Movie Night

By Laura Field

The John Marshall Elementary PTA is looking for sponsorship of its back to school movie night. The movie night will take place on September 8, but only with support of local businesses, and donations. Kids and their families will enjoy snacks while watching Sing on an outdoor drive-in movie screen. Sponsorship will not only help to offset the cost of the event, but will

also go to help fund other events that are put on throughout the school year, including family game night and a holiday fair. Donations will also get a business’s logo and ad projected on the screen in rotation before the movie. All donations can be mailed to 3 Gingerbread Lane, East Hampton NY 11937. For more information, and to send in an advertisement, email

(four to six seconds). This is specified in the Navigation Rules, Rule 35(a). In fact, the rules say “not more than two minutes apart.” Let me make it plainer. No LESS than every two minutes.

While underway but not making way, that is, dead stop on the engine but not at anchor, give two prolonged blasts, separated by a couple of seconds apart, no less than every two minutes. This is Rule 35(b).

If necessary to anchor due to visibility (none!), “boats less than 39 feet 4 inches (12 meters) in length may make an efficient sound signal at intervals of not more than two minutes.” In short, it is not specified for boats under 12 meters. Boats larger than 12 meters at anchor must clang their bell five times quickly followed by one prolonged and one short (~1 second) blast in the whistle. Listen Carefully Listen. Sound travels more efficiently through fog than clear air. Listen. Bring your engine to dead stop from time to time and listen. Listen for the sound of surf (move away from that!), buoy whistles/horns/bells (move toward that, carefully) or other engines (sound danger whistle right away and take all way off – but don’t turn off the engine!).

So, now you are properly communicating with other boats but you do want to get in out of the fog if you can. How? Don’t, as some old chestnuts might advise, hug the shore. As the fog intensifies and you draw closer and closer to shore, you know what will happen. Of far more danger, don’t “hug the shore” when you are outside the Inlet. If you get caught in the surf line, you will be capsized and now there is imminent threat to life.

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If you can’t see, you must stop, drop the hook, sound your warning horn as specified, and wait out the fog. If due to electronics (GPS, Loran) you realize that you are in a heavy traffic lane, get out - at a slow speed and just far enough to be out of the traffic. But if you can’t see past the bow and you are underway and making way, you are in extreme danger of having a collision at sea. If you have some visibility, the slower speed will help in another way as well – you can hear better. Lastly, if you have those canisters of compressed gas as your boat’s horn/ whistle, you will likely run out of compressed air before you run out of fog. Think about getting a simple whistle. Get the “pea-less” kind in case you have to worry about your spittle freezing one cold and foggy day and blow, baby, blow! BTW, if you are interested in being part of USCG Forces, email me at or go directly to the D1SR Human Resources Department, which is in charge of new members matters, at DSO-HR and we will help you “get in this thing.”




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