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President John F. Kennedy said, ”A nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces, but also by the men it honors, the men it remembers.” The 35th president’s quote is highlighted on Honor Flight

Long Island’s website. On Friday HFLI, the History Channel and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund will collaborate to put his words into action. Forty Long Island Vietnam Vets from Nassau and Suffolk will be marking Veterans Day at the

For Vets And Their Families Suffolk County will offer a variety of programs to assist veterans and their caregivers this month. VA health care enrollments will be held in Flanders at the senior center from 10 AM to 2 PM today; next Wednesday, November 16, from 10 AM to 2 PM at the Hampton Bays Senior Center on Ponquogue Avenue; and at the Riverhead Clinic from 9 AM to 5 PM on November 18. An eligibility specialist will be available to assist with an explanation of medical benefits, ID replacement and blood pressure check. Call 631-261-4400 ext. 4590. Those caring for a veteran with dementia can meet other caregivers coping with the same challenge. The group meets at the VA clinic in Riverhead the first Friday of every month at 1 PM. To register call 631-831-0483 or 631-261-4400 ext. 2863. Finally, The Suffolk County Department of Veterans Affairs is now offering a Veteran Discount Program to local businesses, in an ongoing effort to give support and thanks to our Veterans. If businesses choose to enroll, they will be listed as participants on the Suffolk County Veterans Service website. Businesses will be able to display stickers provided by veterans services at cash registers and points of sale, alerting vets to this discount.

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hosts its Veterans Day recognition ceremony and local heroes luncheon at 11 AM. A special flag ceremony honors past and present heroes and veterans. The ceremony takes place monthly and while honoring all veterans will recognize one each month as a symbol of local community heroes. Walter Flaherty, a Hampton Bays resident and WWII veteran, will be honored CONTINUED ON PAGE 16.

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A REPUBLICAN’S LAMENT We’re dead. Stick a fork in us. What do we have? Who do we have? The smart Republicans and great Governors like Chris Christie and Mitch Daniels think Obama is a shoo-in and are waiting until 2016. So if we still have a country by then and haven’t turned into Greece, a Republican president will lead us. W h o i s l e f t i n 2 012 f o r Republicans? We have Michele Bachmann with those nails that make her look like she is the evil Queen who paid the huntsman to bring back Snow White’s heart in a jeweled box. We have Herman Cain wearing his unfortunate “Super Fly” hat and sounding more and more like Kingfish of “Amos and Andy” than a presidential candidate when he tries to remember if he was ever accused of sexual harassment. We have Newt Gingrich, who is by far the smartest and the most flawed of all the candidates. He’s not electable. We have Rick Perry, who couldn’t win a debate against my dog Shlomo. And we have Mitt Romney, who is changing positions faster than a newlywed on his honeymoon night. How did this happen? How did the whole crew of

Republican hopefuls get themselves suckered into doing an embarrassing traveling debate show on national television? Now they are getting picked off one at a time. The Republican field resembles the characters in Agatha Christie’s Ten Little Indians. The funny thing about this is no one in the country remembers that the Democrat debates in 2008 were just as horrible. We had that slimy crook John Edwards, creepy Dennis Kucinich, and, if you think Romney and Perry going at each others’ throats are bad, in one debate Joe Biden looked at the lack of experience of his jugeared opponent Barack Obama and said, “Barack, the Presidency of the United States is no place for on-thejob training.” Man, was Joe right about that. Well, Obama pulled the wool over Biden’s and our nation’s eyes and was elected. So today, while we Republicans are playing political hari kari and knocking each other off, Obama – using taxpayer dollars to cross the country – has already started his re-election campaign. And sadly, I don’t see how he can be beaten. Obama is running a smart, cynical race demonizing anyone who works and earns money and

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he’s making it clear he’s in favor of the 46 percent of Americans who pay no taxes. The one thing my Democrat friends are growing more embarrassed about every day is how they can come to grips with the fact that Obama is in bed with the Occupy Wall Street crowd who recently announced: “We are unanimous in our opposition to free-market capitalism, and we are all in favor of radical redistribution of wealth and intense regulation of the private sector.” Why not? They are the creepy foot (albeit filthy feet) soldiers of Obama’s class warfare army. And make no mistake about it. Ever since he got into Chicago politics, Obama has preached and practiced class warfare. Here’s what you have to accept about the next election. There are more of them than there are of us. Obama has 90 percent of the African-American vote. The Republican stance on immigration has lost us the Latino vote. The unions, who are in lockstep with the Occupy Wall Street idiots, are all voting for Obama, who has been the first president in the last 70 years to bow down on every issue to the union goons. Obama gave 40 percent of General Motors, whom he bailed out with our money, to the autoworkers’ union. Who else will vote for Obama? Liberals who will whine and weep until they get into the polling booth and then they will overwhelmingly vote for Obama. Then there are “Disappointed in Obama” Democrats who believe that their arm will fall off if they ever pull the lever for a Republican. Then of course we Republicans have our Tea Party members, who were great in 2010 and won the House and who now, I suspect, will sit on their hands rather than vote for a moderate like Mitt Romney. That all said, who is my choice for the Republican candidate? Sadly it’s the one guy who doesn’t have a chance to be nominated. My choice for president is Jon Huntsman, Jr. As I said, he doesn’t have a chance.

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He’s too smart, too decent, too qualified to be considered for president. He was a great Governor of Utah. Huntsman also worked as a White House staff assistant for Ronald Reagan, and he was appointed by George H.W. Bush as the Deputy Secretary of Commerce. In 2009 he was Obama’s choice as Ambassador to China and did a great job. So my dream is that Jon Huntsman buys hours of prime television time, comes on TV, looks at the camera and tells the American people what he has done and how he is going to favor small business and the 90 percent of the American population who work for a living. He will promise us he will make sure that the day will come when every American who wants a job will be able to find one. He is going to say that he is going to concentrate on jobs from the very first day he is in office and how he will work with both Democrats and Republicans to make America great again. He will also say how he is going to be a cheerleader for the American Dream like Ronald Reagan was, and how he wants to restore our good relationship with Israel and the rest of the free world. Then at the end of his speech I want him to tell us that he represents “CHANGE WE CAN BELIEVE IN,” and finally he is going to say, “America we can do it. We can go back to being the great respected country we were before Obama started to apologize to the world for America’s success. Can we do it?” He’ll say: “YES WE CAN! YES WE CAN!” Ooooopppps. I want to apologize for those CHANGE WE CAN BELIEVE IN and YES WE CAN lines. I don’t know what made me write those phony lines for an honorable man like Jon Huntsman. Certainly the American people are too smart to fall for that corny crap. If you wish to comment on “Jerry’s Ink” please send your message to jerry@ dfjp.com or visit indyeastend.com and scroll to the bottom of the column.

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“This brings back a lot of memories for me,” Legislator Jay Schneiderman said, as the SUV bounced along the dirt road to Sammy’s Beach. It ought to. Sammy’s Beach and what happened there in 1999 served as a springboard to the lawmaker’s career in elected office. Many believe his predecessor’s re-election bid was spoiled – literally – after acres of pristine preserve were destroyed by the proceeds of the last dredging project undertaken in Three Mile Harbor. Cathy Lester was defeated and Schneiderman oversaw the beginning of a restoration project that included the replanting of some 400,000 individual pieces of beach grass in a 116-acre preserve that was, he recalled, “Just mud.” Over 100,000 tons of dredge spoil had been dumped on the preserve. This time, Schneiderman said, “We’re doing it right.” Some 6000 feet of pipe along the west side of the harbor carry the silt onto the beach for replenishment. “Listen,” Schneiderman said, as he hopped over a massive section, “Can you hear the water rushing through?” Workers from subcontractors Gibson & Cushman are expected to pump an estimated 3000 cubic yards per day for a total of 80,000 over the course of the project, slated to conclude by December 15 at a cost of about $2 million. Matt Grant, who’s supervising the project for Gibson & Cushman said the goal is to achieve a depth of 12 feet at low tide in the harbor.

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side of the bread, freshly out of the toaster. Add bacon, put tomato on that, sprinkle fresh pepper, put a nice crispy piece of Iceberg lettuce on top of the tomatoes, put a little more mayo on the other slice of warm bread, cut it diagonally, and eat while it’s still warm. Which brings me to my most infamous joke: What did Sammy Davis Junior say to Vanna White? I’m the best sandwich in the world, but disgraceful behavior, and why deli “I’d like to buy an ‘eye’”! and restaurant owners allow their only if I’m put together perfectly. Yes, I really did write that, a long employees to do it I’ll never know. I Vanna White says my name almost send it back, and I say “and don’t put time ago. It’s been stolen by a lot every night. of comedians over the years. But I it in the deep fryer!” I’m red, white, and brownish/black. The waitress always says, “We digress. Moms say I’m bad for their kids, but never do that,” but the ho lies. When we were kids in Sag Harbor Dads love me. Without further adieu, here is the and Papa had his garden, Mom would make us lettuce and tomato Who am I? way to make a proper BLT. I’m the world’s most misunderGrill six or so slices of premium sandwiches, fat slices of just picked stood sandwich, the classic Bacon, bacon (regular and not thick sliced), tomatoes on bread right out of the oven. Nowadays, health nuts slice Lettuce and Tomato – the famous BLT. careful not to burn or undercook it. Like a lot of things in this world, Slice a REAL, preferably local to- avocado instead of bacon, which I the BLT has gone terrible awry. It’s mato – do not use the wax balls they guess works if you are the wimpy the fault of deli clerks and diner pass off at restaurants. If you can’t type. It becomes a LAT, or a TAL, or cooks -- even chefs in restaurants, find a proper tomato, don’t make an LTA. Speaking of digressing, my most who take the lazy way out instead of the sandwich. famous joke probably is: doing it right. That dark, leafy green leaf lettuce What is the definition of “eternal Many, even in good restaurants, delis use nowadays sucks. So does, drop the bacon into the deep fryer mesclun salad, which had a different love?” Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles playing because they are too lazy or busy to name when we were kids: “weeds.” grill the slices properly. The bacon be- There is only one kind of lettuce for tennis together. Foreign Wars of the United comes nothing more thanVeteran a glorified ofBLTs, OK, here is my favorite winter and that’s Iceberg, which is the States, pork rind. You see it on bacon burgonly suitable lettuce for tuna and soup – I stole the recipe from my Everit Albert Herter Post 550 is sponsoring ers, which you pay about 15 bucks for chicken salad, too. grandfather, Enrico Forcucci. around here. Yet the chef is too lazy to Get a bunch of fresh escarole, Lightly toast two slices of country make bacon the proper way. white bread -- preferably homemade. clean well, and chop into small pieces. Others cook a load of bacon in When the bacon is done and still Boil in a pot of water (about 2 qts.) advance and never heat it up again, hot spread some mayo (for God’s until tender, about 40 minutes. meaning they serve it cold. This is sake don’t use Miracle Whip) on one Save half the liquid (about a quart)

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EDITORIAL Now That It’s Over The election is officially over as of this morning -- unless one of the races is still too-close-to-call, that is. Let’s take a look at the good, the bad, and the ugly of the campaign. GOOD: Peter Van Scoyoc actually plays a song he wrote about the election in a radio ad. Let’s put it this way – don’t expect Led Zeppelin to pencil him into the reunion tour. He’s kind of like a Pete Seeger type, except Seeger is even farther left on the political spectrum. Don’t expect to see Peter and fellow-Democrat Job Potter in the same room – we suspect one is the clone of the other. But if in fact they do both exist, we give you the new folk supergroup: Peter Potter. DUH DUMB: Dan’s Papers, which doesn’t cover town government and knows nothing about goings-on out here, nevertheless endorsed political candidates for the first time this year, probably a desperate attempt to get some political advertising. In East Hampton, Dan’s endorsed two candidates for town board – spelling Peter Van Scoyoc’s name wrong and calling Marilyn Behan “Jane.” BAD: Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst took to the airways two years ago hemming and hawing about whether she received a middle of the night phone call from cops who bragged, “we got her” after her opponent, Linda Kabot, was arrested for DWI. This week it’s being played again, only this time Kabot follows with a transcript from her trial where-in a cop admits he made the middle-of-the-night call. Ouch. UGLY: Southampton Republicans charged ThroneHolst with an ethics violation because she allegedly used town resources to film a campaign spot. Though technically true, Throne-Holst puts a ton of hours in every week – two

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Accurate Info Available To the Editor, I am an Occupy Wall Street and Occupy The Hamptons supporter. I can only speak for myself because everyone in both movements can be there for different reasons. The only commonality among

Southampton Town Board members, meanwhile, both have full time jobs and are seldom in their town hall offices. Wouldn’t we rather have an elected official who works her butt off taking a 10 minute break instead of elected officials missing in action? In East Hampton, Democrats called for an ethics investigation because budget officer Len Bernard used a town computer to send politically charged e-mails. Bernard, though, is a workaholic; the two Democratic board members earn $70,000 each but are rarely on the job. In fact, Councilman Pete Hammerle has been mailing it in for the past decade. Shouldn’t the ethics committee investigate whether the bum should be made to give back his salary? JUST PLAIN DUMB: A recent letter to another newspaper found Alec Baldwin in all his misguided glory. Baldwin, who is an outspoken critic of the East Hampton GOP, claimed the demise of disgraced former town supervisor Bill McGintee’s downfall began because his predecessor Jay Schneiderman didn’t leave enough money in the budget for PBA raises; the truth is, Schneiderman left McGintee a huge surplus. Baldwin claimed McGintee was undone because mortgage tax revenue decreased. The truth is McGintee presided over the greatest real estate boom in the history of the town and raked in millions more than even the wildest projections in mortgage tax revenue. Had he not, his $30 million deficit might have risen to $40 million or more. Baldwin insists the current East Hampton Town Board has “refused to buy land” with CPF funds, forgetting for a moment that the previous administration raped the CPF coffers, leaving a $15 million deficit as the program ground to a complete halt. The man behind the demise of the CPF was Bill McGintee, Alec Baldwin’s personal friend.

its members is that they believe that our current political/economic systems have been bastardized to the point of not serving the people and they are willing to consider changes and take action through direct democracy. People in the media, including Jerry Della Femina, have been expressing their opinions on the movement by trying to pigeonhole the groups without understanding the broader issues that are being tackled in a very serious manner.

Jerry, obviously not in support of the movement, speaks in his column as if he is voicing the propositions of the group. I AM NOT proposing any of the things Jerry insists are the goals of the movement. I AM NOT trying to promote communism, I AM NOT against the Jews, I AM NOT looking for the government to support everyone, I AM NOT against capitalism and I don’t want the rich to pay more than their fair share of taxes. WHAT I HOPE TO ACCOMPLISH with the

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help of the group is a United States that has a direct democracy: By the People, For the People. Our current government no longer functions with the best interest of the people at the center of decision making. Government is too often swayed by Wall Street and Corporate America. Decisions are being bought and sold with disastrous results. This is common knowledge and the Occupy groups are finding solutions to these problems. If you would like accurate information regarding the Occupy movement visit OCCUPYWALLSTREET.ORG AND OCCUPY THE HAMPTONS.ORG. MARY LASPIA

A Representative Republic Letter to the Editor, OWS should have been named Occupy the World, for the mass protests and destruction have become a world wide “Arab Spring.” Most of the protesters would rather give up their jobs than lose Facebook, they don’t have a cohesive message, and now violence, rapes, drugs and public defecation plague their encampments. They don’t want change, they want revolution. The marchers are supported by and teaming up with unions, banner flying Communists and Socialist Party members and other violent revolutionaries. The mask they wear is of Guy Faulk, a British revolutionary who plotted to destroy Parliament; the V sign most know isn’t for peace but from the movie Vendetta. This is a well planned, well financed approach to bring down the world governments. We are not a collective, we are individuals, endowed by our creator with certain inalienable rights, where one man/ woman can and has changed the world. The question is: do we really want the collective to control us? In the name of the collective Communists/Socialists/Marxists have killed 6 million in Germany, 1.2 to 3 million CONTINUED ON PAGE 10.


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in Cambodia, 20 million in Russia, 14,000 in Cuba (think Che), China 60-80 million were killed under Mao, and the French Revolution, in the name of democracy, killed somewhere between 16-40 thousand. Usually Communists go after the educated, watchmakers, bankers, doctors and such. Then they go after anyone who stands up to defend those who are being persecuted, such as the Jews, the disabled, the homosexuals. Today’s schools no longer educate the children about the difference b etwe e n So c i a l i s m , Co m m u n i s m , Marxism, democracy and what we have: a representative republic. Children and adults today have hardly an inkling of the ramifications of other systems of government. We have lived in an insulated world of peace and prosperity. Yes, our system has been corrupted from the original intent of the founders, and they knew it would happen. They made provisions for that. Our responsibility is to vote out legislators, presidents, etc. who do not stand up to their sworn promise to uphold the Constitution. Our present administration is adding to the fire with their policies that are resulting in massive unemployment and higher commodity prices. Everything from wheat to peanut butter, corn and cotton has skyrocketed, while the value of our dollar plummets. Alexis de Tocqueville said America is great because America is good – and if ever America ever ceases to be good America will cease to be great. The question is: does it matter? Wake up America, smell the ashes. LYNDA A.W. EDWARDS

Identical Party Values Dear Mr. Murphy, B e fo re I co n t i n u e to a n a l y z e Southampton politics, I’d like to review an argument referred to in a previous letter as Amagansett environmentalist, Carl Safina’s, dilemma. Republican Ronald Reagan had very clear values, which he expressed very well. He wanted to change the tax code because, as an elite earner, he felt he paid too much to the government. Democrats could have debated Mr. Reagan’s values but instead they said, “Hey, we don’t want to pay taxes either,” and so the tax code was changed. Democrat Bill Clinton deregulated the markets that favor accumulation of wealth by elite earners. At the same

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This week, Lindsey Lohan was sent to jail for 30 days but released in a few hours. Was that just because she’s a celebrity? And do you think she’ll end up in jail again?

Jacqueline Smudzinski I think she was let out because she’s famous. I don’t think anyone else would have been let out in four and a half hours. It’s certainly likely that she’ll end up in jail again. She seems to get in trouble frequently. It must be hard to become famous at such a young age. Julia Latham I think that she got out of jail so quickly because she’s famous but also because she’s so rich. Maybe they were worried that she’d get hurt and they’d be sued. So many child stars get messed up later in life. I think it’s because they’re forced to grow up much too fast. Tyler Sizse I’m sure it would have been impossible for anyone who wasn’t a celebrity to get out of jail so quickly. And I wouldn’t be very surprised if she landed in jail again. When you’re famous it’s very easy to think you can get away with anything you do. And maybe it is. Kelly Shaffer It probably wasn’t fair she got out so quickly. I hope for her sake she doesn’t land in jail again. I missed her Parent Trap days and haven’t been too impressed with anything since. She’s done some terrible movies. Labor Pains was a really bad way to spend $5.99.

time, lush salaries, pensions and health care benefits were granted to the public sector while the private sector middle classes were losing these very same benefits, and in 1999, in what would turn out to be a dress rehearsal for the subsequent economic meltdown, the Federal Reserve bailed out a failing hedge fund with no protest from Democrats or Republicans. Since Bill Clinton’s economic policy was essentially Republican, George Bush didn’t make any significant changes other than to reduce taxes. When the economy blew up in 2007/8, the hedge fund that had been bailed out in 1999 once again sustained huge losses. Democrat Barack Obama could have refocused the values of the Democratic Party to improve the financial security of the middle classes. Instead he ignored abuses in the public sector and decided to bail out many of the elite earners without holding them responsible for tanking the economy. In summary, the dilemma facing most Americans is that the values of both parties are indistinguishable and don’t seem to reflect the values of the majority. Therefore my analysis of Southampton politics must acknowledge this dilemma. SUSAN CERWINSKI

It’s Wise To Economize Dear Rick, Here’s my idea for a solution to recover the economy. Utilities and rents should be lowered. Transportation costs keep increasing. Everything keeps increasing except the paycheck. This is wrong. People are being pushed into a corner. Their paychecks cannot be stretched enough to cover everything. Something’s gotta give. We are robbing Peter to pay Paul. Or, less is better. People have to cooperate too, to make this work. Sorry to inform you, you cannot have it all. Economize. You can do this. How long can this go on before we bankrupt ourselves? Less is better. Downsize. It’s the word for us now. Let me tell you a story. When I was a young girl penny loafers were a very popular shoe. My family saved up to buy me a pair. What joy! I wore them until there were tiny holes in the sole. I put a piece of cardboard inside the shoe – not because I loved them – but because I could not bring myself to ask my parents to buy me another pair of shoes. See, you just can’t have everything you would love to buy. DIANNE BALDUCCI CONTINUED ON PAGE 11.


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Stupid Dog tricks Dear Editor: Many people will remember Andy Rooney as “60 Minutes” longtime curmudgeon, who had a pet peeve with just about everything, but PETA will best remember him as a kind, thoughtful soul who cared passionately about animals. Mr. Rooney loved dogs and he took to task Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show handlers who do “dumb things” such as putting ribbons in their dog’s hair or tying their dog’s ears into an unnatural position. After one show, he publicly chastised the handlers to “leave the dogs alone, for goodness sake.” He was an insightful man who pondered over the inconsistency of a woman wearing fur while carrying a little poodle over a puddle of water. He thought about animals who were killed for their fur, questioned whether animals belonged in zoos, and worried about what dogs were trying to say when they barked. Mr. Rooney never held back when speaking out against cruelty to animals. PETA will miss his distinctive voice, his dramatic flair, and his compassionate heart. In honor of Mr. Rooney, please visit www.PETA.org to find out how you can help animals. HEATHER MOORE

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Reach Out Dear Mr. Murphy, It is time once again to reach out to our friends and community members and ask you assistance with a wonderful organization, Nana Cares, Inc. - The Kattie O. Berkoski Foundation. As you may recall, on July 16, 2011 Nana Cares, Inc. hosted our 1st Annual Summer Dance, a Sock Hop, to get this foundation up and running. While the event and requests for sponsorships were hugely successful – both financially and bringing the community together – starting up an Not for Profit Organization and providing assistance to our community takes money. We have been fortunate enough to help several community members in need and our requests are coming in by leaps and bounds, unfortunately we may soon have more requests than we do finances. That is why we need your help! December 10, 2011 we will be hosting our 1st Annual Nana’s Christmas Cash Raffle and Cocktail Party. As those of you who knew Kattie know, her passion was the CONTINUED ON PAGE 12.

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Seek History Center At Sherrill House By Kitty Merrill

town purchase the property with Ten generations of the same Community Preservation Fund family lived there since 1792, and monies. “The property has connections it was farmed for 200 years. The original house, boasting Dominy t o o u r f i r s t f o u n d e r s , t h e features, still stands. The Stephen Revolutionary War, the Civil War Sherrill House is one of 29 East and the three generations of Hampton homes listed on the Dominy craftsmen whose millNational Register of Historic Places wright shop was situated across and serves as a unique illustration the street,” the plan states. “The of 19th Century East Hampton o r i g i n a l p r o p e r t y d e e d f r o m Conklin to Sherrill (1792) is extant, farm life. Now, a group of community showing the metes and bounds members hope to create a history of this property which Abraham center on the property located at Sherrill bought, to ‘get out of the the head of Springs Fireplace Road. bustle of town.’” The center would be dedicated Prudence Carabine appeared before the East Hampton Town Board last to scholarly research, and look to Thursday night, looking for its partner with and be a resource for myriad local organizations focused support in the effort. A feasibility plan for the creation on the town’s history, as will as of the East Hampton History well non-profits that assist local Center at Stephen Sherrill House farmers. Carabine also made the pitch to noted a group of East Hampton volunteers will form a non-profit the town-appointed CPF committee. to oversee the management of On Thursday night, Supervisor Bill saidPM he’sPage adopted a policy 3 Ways to be Ready-INDY_Quogue 10/19/11 12:53 1 the History Center and fund Sinclair its Wilkinson yearly operations, should the of deferring to the committee’s

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First Nationwide EAS Today at 2 PM, FEMA, DHS and FCC are scheduled to conduct the first national test of the Nationwide Emergency Alert System. The first of its kind, the system test is designed to broadcast a nationwide message to the American public, reaching all time zones at the same time. During the test people will hear a message indicating, “This is only a test.” The three-minute long message will run on all radio and TV bands. E.T. recommendations. In other business during the board’s session last week, a handful of representatives from local service organizations put in their bids for a piece of the federal Community Development Block Grant Fund. The town expects to receive about $116,000 from the feds to use for projects that benefit low-income people: • The Retreat is looking for money to purchase a generator for its shelter that services victims of domestic violence. • Maureen’s Haven, which aids the homeless, wants $10,000 to pay a bus driver who picks up nightly guests. • Whalebone Village Apartments wants $48,000 to renovate eight apartment kitchens and bathrooms. • Windmill Village I and II want to install solar panels at both locations, and, • The East Hampton Housing

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Senior Christmas Dinner at the American Legion and we felt a Christmas event was the perfect way to honor her memory, raise money for the foundation and send a little cash into the community during the holidays. The cocktail party/raffle will be held at St. Luke’ Episcopal Church in Hoie Hall from 6 PM – 8 PM, with the drawing at 7 PM (you need not be present to win). Tickets are $25 each and include entrance for one

Authority seeks $50,000 for new windows at the Accabonac Affordable apartments. Also on Thursday, the board held a public hearing on the creation of a road improvement district in order to improve a private road to permit access to commercial property. The initiative was the subject of controversy earlier this year, when it was suggested access to the subdivision be gained through a residential portion of West Drive. The plan that was the subject of last week’s hearing ensures access through a new road. About 15 properties will benefit from the improvements, which are estimated to cost in the neighborhood of $945,000. Councilwoman Theresa Quigley assured that no taxpayer dollars will be used for the project. Almost all the landowners have signed off on the plan. kmerrill@indyeastend.com

to the party. First prize is $2500, second prize is $1500 and third prize is $750 (all prizes are based upon ticket sales). If you are not interested in purchasing tickets, we are welcoming donations of any amount (every little bit helps) to underwrite the cocktail party. Your name will be noted as an underwriter at the event. Please feel free to mail your donation to the address below. However, if you are interested in purchasing tickets please contact us at 631-903-3861, kobfoundation@gmail.com, 81 Newtown Lane, Ste. 303, East Hampton, NY 11937 or visit us on Facebook - http://www. facebook.com/nana.cares. TARA M. MANSIR

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Tuckahoe School Parent/Teacher Conferences for the first marking period are scheduled for tomorrow a n d F r i d a y. T h e a n n u a l P T O Thanksgiving Feast is scheduled for Monday, November 21st. And, Thanksgiving Recess this year is Wednesday, November 23rd, Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th. This year, Tuckahoe’s National Junior Honor Society will be collecting food for those in need during the holiday season. We are asking you to donate a food item to help families in our area. We will try to replenish our local food pantry’s stock and put together a few holiday baskets for families in our community. You may either send

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Beach Permit Cost Going Up?

By Emily Toy

It’s probably going to cost tourists more to get a glimpse of our famous beaches. Superintendent of Parks and Recreation Chris Bean and his former colleague, town clerk Sundy Schermeyer, met with the Southampton Town Board Friday afternoon to discuss the proposed 2012 fees for special events, beach permits and dockage. Councilwoman Bridget Fleming asked for the discussion saying, “It makes sense to look at everything all together.” Bean reported his department will be losing three grounds people with next year’s budget. “We would love to see jobs saved,” he said. This past year saw a $25,000 increase in beach permits, without increasing the fees of the permits. The superintendent attributes this to increased traffic, from both people and cars, at local town beaches. Bean said that increasing the cost for an annual beach permit for a non-resident from $225 to $300 might prove to be beneficial to the town. Over 1200 beach permits for non-residents were sold last year, and Bean expects this number

to only increase. Increasing the cost of the non-resident beach permit would benefit the town by bringing in more revenue, Bean said. However, the superintendent warned that the increase needs to make sense and still keep the people’s interest in mind. “I feel that people balked at the $20 daily fee,” he said. “The other thing to consider is that people are upset about the huge difference in the cost of parking at neighboring beaches.” Bean added as an example that Coopers Beach in Southampton Village charges $40 for a daily fee, while town beaches only charge $10. “It makes people who don’t have the means to come out here not come at all,” Councilwoman Nancy

Graboski said. Increasing the violation charge for parking without a beach sticker would be a more viable decision, Graboski opined. Increasing sticker costs could equal to $75,000 for the town. “It’s a user fee,” Bean said. “If you don’t want to go to the beach, you don’t pay for it,” he added. With dockage, Bean said that it’s $125 per foot to dock a boat at a town marina, adding that the revenue increases depend on the size of the boat. “We’re not looking to jack up fees for revenue alone,” Fleming said. “It’s important to consider if the fees are commensurate to the cost of the town.”

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Fleming noted that the dockage fees in Southampton are lower than neighboring towns of East H a m p t o n a n d We s t h a m p t o n Beach. Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst said if specific dockage fees were not in the 2012 preliminary budget, they could be brought on via resolution. Costs surrounding special events from the town were also under discussion. “It’s good to be mindful about the size of special events,” Graboski said, adding that the size and fees for such events has increased significantly over the past two years. Fleming added that there are events in the Hamptons that bring lots of money, which equals to more police staffing. “We’re trying to categorize certain events,” Schermeyer said.

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tomorrow. Flaherty served in the European Theater from 1942 to 1945 and landed on Omaha Beach in Normandy on D Day. The American Legion Color Guard will raise the flag in his honor and it will fly for a month until the next local hero is named. O n F r i d a y, T h e A m e r i c a n Legion Hand Aldrich Post 924 in Hampton Bays hosts its Veterans Day ceremony at 10:30 AM. Lunch follows. IN SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE: The parade sets up at 10:45 AM Friday at the intersection of Main Street and Jobs Lane. Participants walk down Jobs Lane to Agawam Park and Veteran’s Hall at the Southampton Cultural Center on Pond Lane for an 11 AM ceremony. IN WESTHAMPTON: The Knights of Columbus Father Joseph Slmoski Council 7423 of Westhampton will hold a wreath laying ceremony in honor of veterans at the Westhampton Cemetery located on Montauk Highway and Station Road at 4 PM on Friday. IN RIVERHEAD: The Combined Veterans Committee of Riverhead holds a ceremony at the World War I monument on the corner of Court and Main Streets at 11 AM. Refreshments will be offered

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Wow, wow, wow. “Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception” may start slower than the previous “Uncharted 2,” but man, when it picks up steam, it is a powerhouse. Spoiler alert: The second half of “Uncharted” includes a long mission where you infiltrate a ship harbor, then wend your way through a cruise ship that turns upside-down. That section may have given me the most enjoyment I’ve had in a single-player campaign this year. It’s like playing a Bruce Willis movie, The poseidon Adventure, and, well, a classic “Uncharted” game. Once again, you portray Nathan Drake, an Indiana Jones brand of explorer. Nathan has discovered that author T.E. Lawrence and explorer Sir Frances Drake went looking for a lost city in the Arabian dessert. So Nathan decides to find those guys’ old clues to locate this mysterious city. Is there treasure there? Or trouble? The story and script are the most compelling in games this year, so far. The dialogue is funny and male-

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Hey Baby It’s Cold Outside In the old days, veteran players in the Andy Robustelli Fantasy Football League used an old trick over and over. One of us would draft Jim Kelly, the Buffalo quarterback who used to put up crazy numbers. We’d trade him, though, right before the trading deadline in Week 12, to a newbie in the league. The new owner would then learn the hard way what the rest of us knew from experience: it’s hard to throw the football in the biting cold, in intense winds, when it’s snowing, or when there is freezing rain. That’s what happens when winter roars into Buffalo, and the team (the Bills) plays in an outdoor stadium. The lesson to be learned is: know which teams play outdoors, and realize the weather can wreak havoc on the best-laid fantasy plans. The winds can not only ruin a quarterback’s day, but will affect his receivers, and the placekickers. Make note of the cold weather stadiums, and who plays in them during the Fantasy playoffs: make sure to have a back-up plan should a storm strike. Week 15: Seattle at Chicago,

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What College Hoops Can Learn From The BCS What’s exactly going on here? The realignment of the major college conferences has raised questions over the viability of Big East hoops. But while many of us on the East End are pained to witness the end of great rivalries like Syracuse vs. Georgetown and Villanova vs. Pittsburgh, the rest of the nation really isn’t losing any sleep over this. College basketball has become a onemonth sport, no different than the NBA. From November until February, other than die-hards, who really cares about regular season college basketball games? College football is steering the ship and college basketball, regardless of the success or tradition, is taking a backseat. Once again, it all comes down to the business of sports. Last week’s “game of the century” between Number One LSU and Number Two Alabama was expected to generate $18 million for the local economy in Tuscaloosa. Statewide, the economic impact was expected to be north of $25 million. With this game being touted as a de facto national championship semifinal, the entire country was glued to their televisions Saturday night. Meantime, NCAA Basketball has made a career on Cinderella’s in the NCAA Tournament. Who will be this year’s George Mason or Butler? That’s often one of the hottest topics as March Madness approaches. But, when the college basketball suits are selling Cinderella’s to fans all season long, how do you also get fans to make any contest from November to February appointment television? It’s like trying to sell somebody a health insurance policy today, but at the same time telling them they can’t get sick until three months down the road. So, why wouldn’t you wait 90 days to buy the policy? If you’re selling Cinderella’s, what makes the average fan watch Duke vs. UNC or Georgetown vs. St. John’s in mid-January? Whether you like the BCS System or not, one can’t deny that every weekend from early September until early December, is a playoff game; one loss for a top team and those national title hopes are down the drain. College basketball doesn’t have that. It has one incredibly dramatic month of madness when the entire nation tunes in. At the same time, the regular season continues to become less and less

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18.99

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$

34.99 $ 24.99

$

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11.99

Belvedere

59. $ 35.99 $ 29.99

17.99 $ 11.99

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750 ML

Skyy

Svedka

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21.99 $ 16.99

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23.99 $ 18.99

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36.99 $ 29.99 $

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Malibu

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24.

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25.

2 FOR

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Mag.

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Mag.

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27.

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175

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Maker’s Mark

45.

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43.

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33.

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31.

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25.

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19.

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21.

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19.

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