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Teeny Noms For Pierson High school actors are recognized for their work. > Page 3


A jockey riding a whale will replace the big, red chili pepper that was the La Superica trademark before the eatery closed last year. The new sign is the logo of K Pasa, one of Sag Harbor’s newest restaurants, and it’s also a sign of things to come — specifically, a wave of new businesses that have already opened or are gearing up to open in the coming weeks as the busy season approaches. K Pasa’s new sign was approved by a 3-1 vote last Thursday by Sag Harbor’s

Eight new businesses opening as season starts Board of Historic Preservation and Architectural Review, which approves exterior signs, banners, awnings and the like before merchants can erect them. But K Pasa has other logistical details to work out before it can open, including obtaining permission for an outdoor refrigerator from the Sag Harbor Planning Board, according to attorney Tiffany Scarlato. She said a

previously problematic outdoor shed has been taken down. The Sag Harbor Building Department has issued the restaurant a temporary certificate of occupancy. At 83 Main Street, formerly home to Adornments, Megan Chiarello, who owns the Gloria Jewel stores elsewhere on the South Fork and in New York City, has opened a store called Sunny. The review board approved Sunny’s new sign on Thursday. The store carries “a little bit of everything,” Ms. Chiarello said. It’s

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School Vote Tuesday

Sag Harbor

Accept $4.3M Bid For Long Wharf

Local districts vote on board candidates and budgets. > Page 7

On the Screen

Mayor says work will begin after summer

East Hampton Cinema


Phone (631) 324-0448 John Wick: Chapter 3: Parabellum (R) Pokemon Detective Pikachu (PG) POMS (PG-13) Longshot (R) The Intruder (PG-13) Avengers: Endgame (PG-13)

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Sag Harbor-Bridgehampton Little League held an opening day ceremony at Mashashimuet Park on Saturday with teams lining up to salute the flag as the National Anthem played.

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Silas Marder, a 41-year-old landscape and furniture designer and former gallery owner, joined three other candidates in the race for one of two seats on the Sag Harbor Village Board of Trustees. On Tuesday night, Sag Harbor Village Clerk and Administrator Beth Kamper confirmed that Mr. Marder will join incumbent trustee Aidan Corish as well as Bob Plumb and Jennifer Ponzini on the finalized ballot for a pair of two-year trustee terms on the Village Board. Mr. Corish is a founding partner in the branding firm Tangram, and was first elected to the Village Board in 2017. Mr. Plumb is the president of Salt Construction Corp. and a current member of the Sag Harbor

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Sag Harbor Schools

One More Runs for Trustee

Silas Marder joins race for village office

About five months after the denial of a major state grant seemed to stall plans to renovate Long Wharf this year, the Sag Harbor Village Board on Tuesday voted to accept the low bid of $4,321,944 from marine contractor Chesterfield Associates of Westhampton Beach to do the job. There was no discussion of the project at the board’s busy monthly meeting Tuesday but Mayor Sandra Schroeder said afterward in response to questions that the renovation work would begin after the coming summer season and that a bond issue is in the works. The village is also trying again to win a New York State waterfront revitalization matching grant to help fund the Long Wharf work — an ap-

plication for $2.5 million was rejected late last year — as well as a $75,000 Suffolk County downtown waterfront revitalization grant to refurbish the bathrooms at Marine Park, Trustee Aidan Corish reported at the meeting. The board voted later at the session to approve the application for a grant to upgrade the bathroom. Originally built in the 18th century, Long Wharf was previously owned by Suffolk County, which completely renovated it about 30 years ago and rehabilitated its bulkhead in 2007. The county gave the wharf to the Village of Sag Harbor in 2012, with the village responsible for all costs. The village has spent years developing plans for its renovation and grappling with how to pay for it. After announc-

$300G for Gym at Learning Center Board sees Sage Hall as a source of revenue BY CHRISTINE SAMPSON Bridgehampton School Board candidates Angela Torres Chmielewski, Randall Davis, Jennifer Vinski, Carla Lillie and Michael Gomberg. michael heller photo

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Meet the Candidates

Five seeking two seats discuss reasons why they’re running and issues worth addressing BY CHRISTINE SAMPSON

As the race for two seats on the Bridgehampton School Board shapes up as the district’s first contested election in several years, the Parent Teacher Organization held a meetthe-candidates session at the school on Tuesday for the community to get to know the five candidates. They are, in the order in which they will appear on the ballot, new-

comers Angela Torres Chmielewski and Randall Davis, incumbent Jennifer Vinski, newcomer Carla Lillie and incumbent Michael Gomberg. There are two board seats available. Ms. Chmielewski is the vice president of the district’s Parent Teacher Organization, with two children attending the school. She works in real estate for Corcoran after having a ca-

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The Sag Harbor School District has decided to move ahead with a second slate of renovations at the Sag Harbor Learning Center, formerly known as the Stella Maris Regional School, following a lively debate and split vote during Monday’s school board meeting. On a 4-2 vote, with board member Susan Lamontagne absent and board members Chris Tice and Brian DeSesa voting “no,” the board authorized the district to spend $348,239 for a list of improvements to “Sage Hall,” which is the school’s gymnasium. Superintendent Katy Graves made a pitch for the additional work, saying, “I’d like to seize the day while it’s still a construction zone. It’s a dated space. It looks dated, it feels dated and this investment would make it a truly beautiful and very safe space.” She previously told the school board she would not feel confident allowing the district’s youngest students, its

prekindergarten classes, to use the gym space because it did not have certain types of doors and other security features. She anticipates that the new improvements will run concurrently to the renovations already under way. The new work includes flooring replacement with asbestos tile abatement for estimated $140,000; door replacements for $40,000; a new suspended ceiling with LED lighting for $72,000; new wiring as well as wireless connectivity for $5,000; a new $12,000 security system, and a $5,000 public address system. The roof over the gym will also be replaced at a cost of $165,761, money which Ms. Graves said will be spent from the district’s general fund. Additionally, on a separate vote, also 4-2, the board approved a kitchen walk-in cooler and freezer for the basement kitchen with a pricetag of approximately $75,000.

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK ‘Art, to get to a truth, sometimes it gets a little messy, where you’re not sure exactly what’s gonna happen next, and I love that feeling. It means I’m onto something.’ CANDACE HILL MONTGOMERY, a Bridgehampton artist who will be featured in the Parrish Roadshow exhibit opening this weekend at the Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum, on the artistic process.


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Honor Flight Supports Vets

Veterans who participated in Honor Flight at the World War 2 monument in Washington D.C. on May 11. (Inset) Honor Flight, which offers complimentary transportation for veterans to Washington, D.C., to visit war monuments, transported Patrick Ferguson of Bay Haven, a Korean War veteran who flew to D.C. with his son Patrick Ferguson of Baldwin Place and Bonnie Spink-O’Brien, of Sag Harbor, a member of the VFW and soon to start training at the police academy, who flew as a guardian for Louis Mosconi, a Korean War veteran from Montauk. photos courtesy of vee bennett

‘Sag Harbor’ Sign to Light Up


he Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center announced this week that it would relight the iconic “Sag Harbor” sign in front of the Sag Harbor Cinema on Saturday, May 25 in a special ceremony that will be held at 8:00 p.m. County, town and village officials are expected to attend with the Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce encouraging local businesses to stay open late for the evening. “Initially we were thinking we could wait until the cinema opened to light the sign, but Memorial Day weekend felt like the perfect opportunity to celebrate not only the start of summer, but how far we have come on this journey,” cinema chair April Gornik said this week. “The building façade will soon be finished, thanks to our great crew from ConRac Construction. Thanks for the sign repair is due to our wonderful volunteer heroes: Twin Forks owner Chris Denon, metalworker John Battle and neon artist Clayton Orehek, who have gone the distance to repair the sign for all of us for free. It would be wrong to withhold the sign from all the people in this community who have been so generous in getting us this far. We hope this re-inspires visitors and resi-

The “Sag Harbor” cinema sign, in a picture captured before the 2016 fire that destroyed much of the cinema, will be relit following its restoration. kathryn g. menu photo

dents to help open the Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center this fall, free and clear of debt, fulfilling our promise to the community to bring the cinema back.” “Part of saving the Sag Harbor Cinema has always been to help keep Main Street intact, so we’re looking forward to celebrating this momentous occasion with Main Street merchants,” cinema board treasurer Susan Mead added. While construction is ongoing and the cinema board said its estimated 2019 opening is still expected, they said this week it is anticipated an additional $3 to $4 million in funding is


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needed before the cinema will be fully functional. The final round of fundraising will be put towards the expansion of the new third floor, seats for all three theaters, film and sound equipment, restoration of historic fixtures, café and concession equipment and supplies, computer equipment and salaries.

Correction: In an obituary last week, Adolph Altschaeffl’s name was spelled without an “s.” We apologize for the error.

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Dr. Bernard Bentley, 61, of East Hampton, on Friday pleaded guilty to charges of first-degree and third-degree grand larceny, both felonies, for his role in a scheme that defrauded Medicaid out of about $8 million, New York State Attorney General Letitia James has announced. A corporation Dr. Bentley owns, Bentley Medical PLLC, also pleaded guilty to a first-degree grand larceny charge. His sentencing will take place at a later date. Along with Tea Kaganovich, 47, and Ramazi Mitaishvili, 58, both of Brooklyn, Ms. James alleged Dr. Bentley “individually and through their corporations engaged in a systematic scheme to subject Medicaid recipients to a battery of diagnostic tests that were neither medically necessary and were fraudulently referred.” According to a news release, Dr. Bentley took a plea deal in which he will surrender his medical license and pay restitution into the Medicaid system totaling $2.5 million, “derived from the sale of his home in the Hamptons, two Tesla cars and the contents of six bank and brokerage accounts.” • Chace Quinn, 20, of the Shinnecock Indian Reservation, pleaded guilty on May 8 to aggravated vehicular homicide, leaving the scene of an incident resulting in death, intimidating a witness and driving while intoxicated, all felonies, Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy D. Sini recently announced. The charges stemmed from a fatal hit-and-run accident in April 2018 in which Mr. Quinn struck and killed Joseph Lynn McAlla, a driver who had just finished a delivery of stone to a masonry company, on County Road 39. Mr. Sini said Mr. Quinn left the scene and continued on to the Shinnecock Reservation. He was arrested on May 29, 2018, while attempting to flee the state to live with family members in Georgia, according to a news release. Mr. Quinn faces eight to 24 years in prison and will be sentenced on June 13. • A 59-year-old woman was taken by ambulance to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital after being struck by a driver outside her residence on Hampton Street in Sag Harbor on May 11 shortly after 1 p.m. A witness reported a side-view mirror “go flying” and saw the woman in distress, then stopped to call police. According to a police report, the driver, an 18-year-old woman from New York City, was ticketed for allegedly driving without a license. The injured pedestrian was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and was released later that day, according to a hospital spokesperson. • Ronald A. Merrill, 56, of Amagansett was arrested May 11 by East Hamp-

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dent in which he reportedly alarmed a bus driver employed by the Sag Harbor School District as well as a special-needs student who was a passenger aboard the school bus. According to a police report, Mr. Dorph-Lowrie was driving a pick-up truck north on Suffolk Street Extension when he encountered the school bus stopped at the stop sign at Jermain Avenue and Suffolk Street Extension. The report says he “placed the truck in reverse in an erratic manner and blocked the school bus from being able to move. The defendant began to spin his rear tires, causing loud screeching noises and had had heavy, dark diesel smoke coming from his exhaust.” After Mr. Dorph-Lowrie turned himself in at around 3:50 p.m. on May 9, he was arraigned by Judge Lisa Rana and was released on his own recognizance. • Luis R. Ortiz-Rocano, 38, of East Hampton was arrested May 11 by East Hampton Town Police and charged with first-offense driving while intoxicated and operating a motor vehicle with a blood-alcohol content of .08 of 1 percent or more, both misdemeanors. According to a police report, an officer stopped Mr. Ortiz-Rocano after observing him cross into the oncoming lane while driving south on Three Mile Harbor Road near Abrahams Path. The officer said Mr. Ortiz-Rocano showed signs of intoxication and performed poorly on field sobriety tests. A preliminary breath test led to the second DWI charge. He was arrested at 3:55 a.m. Bail was set at $500 by Judge Stephen Tekulsky. • Seon N. Robinson, 31, of Queens was arrested May 12 by East Hampton Town Police and charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of marijuana and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, both misdemeanors. According to a police report, he was flagged by police while driving east on Montauk Highway near Abraham’s Landing Road for driving with a suspended license. Upon further investigation, police located in Mr. Robinson’s car a plastic bag containing 45 grams of a green, leafy substance that later tested positive for the presence of marijuana. The possession charge is a misdemeanor when it weighs more than 25 grams. He was arrested at 12:18 p.m. and was released on a $100 appearance ticket. • A passing motorist called Sag Harbor Village Police on May 13 shortly after 5 p.m. to report ducklings that were caught in a storm drain on Bay Street. According to a police report, two officers responded and were able to gain access into the drain to rescue the trapped ducklings.


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ton Town Police and charged with two felony counts of driving while intoxicated, including one for allegedly having a blood-alcohol content of .08 of 1 percent or more with a previous conviction in the last 10 years, and a charge of aggravated DWI with a passenger under age 16, a felony charge under Leandra’s Law. According to a police report, an officer pulled him over while he was driving south on Old Stone Highway near Albert’s Landing Road in Amagansett, having allegedly been speeding. Two 14-year-old boys were in the van he was driving, including one who was sitting on an overturned bucket in the back of the van, leading to two misdemeanor charges for allegedly acting in a manner that could cause injury to a child under 17. Mr. Merrill was said to exhibit signs of intoxication, but he refused to take field sobriety tests. He was arrested at 3:50 p.m. Bail was set at $2,500 by Judge Stephen Tekulsky. • James D. Mitchell, 49, of Montauk was arrested May 10 by East Hampton Town Police and charged with a class D felony driving while intoxicated charge, which is levied when a defendant has two previous DWI convictions in the last 10 years. According to a police report, Mr. Mitchell was involved in an alleged road rage incident and was observed leaving the scene. When police stopped him on westbound Montauk Highway near South Essex Street in Montauk, he allegedly showed signs of intoxication and performed poorly on field sobriety tests. He was arrested shortly after 4 p.m. Bail was set at $1,000 by Judge Stephen Tekulsky. • Polivio B. Pintado-Pizarro, 30, of Wainscott was arrested May 10 by East Hampton Town Police and charged with first-offense driving while intoxicated and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, both misdemeanors. According to a police report, an officer stopped Mr. Pintado-Pizarro on Bathgate Road near Wainscott Northwest Road in Wainscott for allegedly having inadequate taillights. The officer said he showed signs of intoxication and said he performed poorly on field sobriety tests. Mr. Pintado-Pizarro, whose license had previously been suspended for driving without insurance, was arrested at 11:40 p.m. Bail was set at $250 by Judge Stephen Tekulsky. • Darius S. Dorph-Lowrie, 19, of Sag Harbor turned himself in to Sag Harbor Police Headquarters on May 9 after he allegedly violated a court-issued order of protection. He was charged with second-degree criminal contempt, a misdemeanor, following a May 3 inci-

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Pierson Actors Get Teeny Nominations

Quartet Plays the Classics

Two earn nods for special Roger Rees award BY CHRISTINE SAMPSON

In typical Pierson High School fashion, quite a few student actors have been nominated for Teeny Awards by the nonprofit organization East End Arts — and two of them have received nominations for the Roger Rees Awards, a next-level competition recognizing students in the greater New York area. The Teeny Award nominations span school districts as far west as Longwood and Bellport, and will culminate in a June 9 awards show at Southold High School. On top of that, Pierson musical theater director Bethany Dellapolla kept the Roger Rees competition evaluation a secret for several months. The seven student producers of “13 the Musical,” which Pierson performed in September, shared the Judges’ Choice Award with the cast of a Longwood High School production. The Pierson students, Anna Francesca Schiavoni, Ella Knibb, Graham DiLorenzo, Yanni Bitis, Reilly Rose Schombs, Eva Doyle and Thomas Lawton, rallied a group of theater students over the summer as a project for their International Baccalaureate coursework. The Teeny Award judges noted, “The final product was a spectacular feat.” For performances in the fall play, “Don’t Drink the Water,” and the spring musical, “The Wedding Singer,” a number of the same students received recognition. Yanni and Graham were nominated for “Lead Male in a Play,” and Anna and Reilly were nominated for “Lead Female in a Play.” Dylan Kruel was nominated for “Supporting Male in a Play,” and Lola Lama was nominated for “Supporting Female in a Play.” Yanni also earned a “Supporting Male in a Musical” nod, while Lola and Anna earned “Supporting Female in a Musical” nominations. Eva Doyle was honored twice in the “Supporting Female in a Musical” category, once for “13” and once for “The Wedding Singer.” For “Outstanding Performer in a Play or Musical,” Ava DiLorenzo earned a nomination for her perfor-

mance in “Don’t Drink the Water” and Thomas John Schiavoni Jr. earned one for both his performances in “13” and “The Wedding Singer.” Eva received recognition in the “Outstanding Choreography” category for a dance number she created for “13.” Gianna Ekstra received a nod for her artwork for “The Wedding Singer” in the “Outstanding Playbill and Poster Design” category. Ryan Brown, Emily Hallock and Lucas Woelk received nods in the “Technical Recognition Honorees” category. Thomas and Reilly were the two students who emerged as Roger Rees Awards nominees after judges for that competition evaluated an entire cast performance. Ms. Dellapolla entered the school in the contest several months ago. Reilly and Thomas, who were among 50 nominees, will take part in a day of master classes with Broadway professionals and perform solos and a group number before the winners are announced. “I think what inspired me to apply for the award was really the students, and wanting to continue building the program for them,” Ms. Dellapolla said of the entire cast. “I stumbled across the awards one day when I was researching, and thought it was a fantastic opportunity, and so I signed us up.” Of Reilly and Thomas, she said, they “are so deserving. From the beginning to the end, they worked so hard on this musical, and it showed. On top of that, they are just wonderful people — kind, supportive, genuine, funny, positive, dependable, smart — can’t say enough good things.” Thomas said “it’s pretty crazy, pretty wild” to be among the Roger Rees nominees. “I’m really excited to see the kids’ passion because all of them have worked really hard for this, including Reilly and myself. It’s going to be a tangible thing, almost, that will make us perform better as well as love the craft more,” he said. Reilly called it “incredible.” “We’ve talked a lot about how we do theater for the art and the fun of it, but when the opportunity comes for your talent, hard work and passion to be recognized, that’s really special,” she said.

Pierson’s ensemble performs at high level BY CHRISTINE SAMPSON


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The new field and track behind the Sag Harbor Elementary School was dedicated with a ceremony and Color Run by the members of each elementary school class on Thursday, May 9. (Inset) Superintendent Katy Graves cuts the ribbon to open the field to students.

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No Options for Loss of Support BY CHRISTINE SAMPSON

The problem was not a new one, Sag Harbor School District officials have said, but was perhaps exacerbated by the decision to move the start time 10 minutes later this year at Pierson Middle-High School: student-athletes and teacher-coaches often leave the academic support period early, and sometimes leave ninth or eighth period early, to get to sporting events. During Monday’s school board meeting, Pierson High School principal Jeff Nichols reported the district has formally begun wrestling with the problem. The administrators recently sat down with representatives of the Teachers Association of Sag Harbor (TASH) to hash out some solutions, he said. But they came up short. “There were really no easy solutions that we discussed that would work,” Mr. Nichols said. Among the options discussed was the idea of assigning one or two teach-

Later start time remains in conflict with some sports ers per subject each day for academic support, to whom students could go as a resource in case the particular teacher they needed that day had to leave early for athletics. Another option discussed was having teachers come in early, before school, to make up lost time with students. The options were not ideal, Mr. Nichols said. TASH president Jim Kinnier, who teaches math at Pierson and coaches a cross-country team in the fall, agreed with Mr. Nichols. He said while the concept of later school start times for older students makes sense in general, and those who support it “want what’s best for children,” he said at this point there are fewer pros than cons. “I thought through the situation,”

Mr. Kinnier said Wednesday. “There are other things involved. The consequences outweighed the benefit in all of them. I think that encapsulates the issue with this. If we’re going to do the later start time, it has to be a regional issue.” He continued, “The students are not getting the benefit of the later start time as compared to what it should be, and they’re also losing contact time with the teachers.” Board member Susan Lamontagne, who is a staunch supporter of later school start times, but who was not present at Monday’s meeting, defended the district’s decision to move Pierson’s start time to 7:50 a.m. this year, and pointed out the athletes’ and coaches’ conflict with academic support was not a new problem. “I think it’s unacceptable … to just blame later start,” she said Wednesday. “The research is clear about the benefit of later start for middle and high school kids. We should continue to find ways to solve these problems.”

Pierson High School’s smallest musical ensemble has taken on big challenges in the form of some of classical music’s toughest works, one of which will be performed next week at the school’s spring orchestra concert, planned for May 22 at 7 p.m. “They’re all level-six musicians,” said Will Fujita, Pierson’s orchestra teacher and chamber group advisor. “New York State is tiered in certain levels, level six being eventually where you want to be at. That’s the highest level you can get to in New York.” The Pierson Chamber Group is preparing “Piano Trio, Op. 8, Mvt. 4” by Claude Debussy for the concert, but has works by Frederic Chopin, Clara Schumann, Franz Schubert and Ludwig van Beethoven in its repertoire. The group consists of four students who arrived at music on different paths. Senior Ivy Basseches, who attends the Manhattan School of Music for piano lessons, started playing when she was around seven years old. Her mother, who also played piano, had won the lottery and bought a new piano with some of the money. Sophomore Lucy Beeton plays a violin handmade by her grandfather, a harpsichord maker, which was handed down to her from her mother. She says it connects her to her ancestors. Junior Dylan Hewett, the group’s cellist, says he felt inspired to pick up music in the fourth grade and began learning cello five years ago. He says he hopes to pursue music in college and even teach someday. And senior Olivia Aupperlee — who also acts in the school’s drama productions and plays sports — has been playing violin for eight years, saying it gives her a way to express herself

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Thomas McErlean for SCHOOL BOARD

* MAY 21ST *

My name is Julian Barrowcliffe. I have three sons, one in seventh grade at Pierson, and two five year olds about to enter the elementary school.

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3rd generation Sag Harbor Resident Actively involved in 2 generations of children in school for 32 years and counting Youth Basketball Coach for over 22 years Fiscally Conservative Consistent Leadership &  Service to Community Local Business Owner for over 36 years

This vote is so important. It could affect our school district and have ramifications for years to come. I will unite our Community with integrity and transparency.

Thank you for your Consideration & Vote on May 21st Please contact Tom: 516-848-9705


Growing up in England, in a working class family where nobody had any further education, I was fortunate to gain a place at an excellent school. This transformed my opportunities in life, and ever since then I have been passionate about the importance of the best education possible, for everyone. I have therefore been on the board of a not-for-profit private school in Manhattan for seven years. Now I am running for Sag Harbor School Board. I believe that my life experience makes me a very strong candidate for the school board. Educationally, I have an honors degree in Business Administration and French. Professionally, I spent twenty seven years working in finance in New York, in senior positions at Bankers Trust, Merrill Lynch and Bank of America, where I built and ran complex businesses employing teams around the globe. Everyone who has ever worked with me will say that I am a team player. I learned at the recent budget presentation in Noyac that we spend $45,033 per pupil. To put that in perspective, the New York State average in 2016 was $22,366. With this in mind, I strongly believe that we should have one of the greatest school districts on Long Island without additional burden on local taxpayers. I am asking for Sag Harbor’s support so that I can serve the community and students. Let us work to make Sag Harbor School the best that it can be.

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Questions Remain On Waterfront Issues

Town Hits Pause on Procedure To Reassess

Boat registration and pollution cause debated BY PETER BOODY

Should commercial vessels and boats over 55 feet be required to register with the harbor master before mooring or anchoring in Sag Harbor’s proposed “outer management area” beyond the breakwater? That was one of several hot topics Tuesday when the multi-year effort to revise Sag Harbor’s waterways code to set the rules for mooring, anchoring and other boating activity outside the breakwater continued before the Village Board and a packed audience at its monthly meeting Tuesday. Water pollution, and high levels of coliform bacteria at Havens Beach after last month’s heavy rains, were also hot topics during the wide-ranging public discussion, with one speaker pointing out that it can’t be boaters illegally discharging their holding tanks that boosted the bacteria count last month because it’s too early in the season for that. Renee Simons of Sag Harbor Hills said the culprit is waste that dog walkers leave behind after their visits to the open field beside Havens Beach and its drainage dreen. Others pointed out that the natural bowl formed by the terrain directs runoff by gravity — including seepage from old septic systems and street waste — straight to the dreen, making Havens Beach a natural receptacle for bacterial pollution. That makes the area a prime candidate for the eventual expansion of the village’s sewer district. At the village’s request, the state in 2016 expanded the village’s area of jurisdiction in the harbor from 1,500 feet offshore to the area beyond the breakwater so that it could regulate the increasing boating and seaplane activity there. The Harbor Committee has been working ever since to draft the rules, which are up to the Village Board to enact. The committee favors the boat registration requirement and included it in the code proposal it presented to the Village Board early this year. But the provision was deleted after Trustee Ken O’Donnell in January said it was “over-legislating” and Harbor Master Bob Bori said it was unnecessary. It was still missing from the version that the Village Board presented

for a public hearing Tuesday. Saying the absence of the requirement “leaves a big hole,” Harbor Committee member John Parker — speaking on behalf of the committee — formally asked the Village Board at the hearing to restore the registration requirement. “We’re not sure of the circumstances behind the changes,” he said. The requirement was also backed by speakers including Rick Drew of the East Hampton Town Board of Trustees, which had to sign off on the Harbor Committee’s code proposal because the Trustees control waters in the outer management area that lie in East Hampton Town. No Village Board members responded to Mr. Parker’s request and the board took no action on the waterways proposal Tuesday, voting to hold the hearing open. Former chair of the Harbor Committee Bruce Tait opposed the registration requirement, drawing applause for his stand. “I’m concerned about this whole registration thing: when you visit Sag Harbor, you have to show your papers.” He said it wasn’t required in any other harbor in the region. “I have seen in Sag Harbor, in this room, an amazing ability to twist logic,” commented Michael S. Williams, president of the Azurest Homeowners Association. A supporter of the registration requirement, he added, “Don’t be such an advocate that you lose a sense of reason.” Some of the crowd was there because of another provision of the Village Board’s version of the proposal, which they feared would allow all vessels, including large boats, to anchor indefinitely in a proposed recreational “fairway” from 500 to 1,500 feet off Havens and the adjoining beaches of Azurest, Sag Harbor Hills and Ninevah. Current regulations prohibit overnight anchoring in Sag Harbor, according to Mr. Parker. “So that was a misunderstanding?” Carol Williams of the Friends of Havens Beach asked. “A very big one, yes,” replied Mayor Sandra Schroeder, going on to explain that no mooring would be allowed in the area at all and anchoring only temporarily so vessels can be sheltered during storms. Mr. Parker also explained that short-term anchoring for recreational activities would also be allowed.

Will reconsider use of market trends BY PETER BOODY


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Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman comforts Jacqui Leader, who lost her son, Pascal “Sax” Leader, to an opioid death in 2013, following an annual Candlelight Vigil at Good Ground Park in Hampton Bays on Saturday, held in memory of those lost to opioid addiction. (Inset) Drew Scott remembers his granddaughter, Pierson graduate Hallie Ulrich, during Saturday’s services.

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Making Room for More Apartments BY KATHRYN G. MENU

A one-word change in the town code that would reduce the minimum lot area required to build a detached affordable apartment in the Town of East Hampton will be aired at a public hearing in June, town board members announced at a work session at the Montauk Firehouse on Tuesday morning. Councilman David Lys, who has been working on the code change with Councilwoman Sylvia Overby, said reducing the minimum lot area for a detached affordable apartment from 40,000 square feet to 30,000 square feet — the single change in the proposal — would let 1,457 more property owners build an apartment. But he noted that, under current town code, only 20 of the structures can be built in any one school district with a maximum of 100 allowed throughout the town. “That is our backstop,” said Mr. Lys.

Change in law would reduce minimum size for property area “We are just trying to allow more homeowners to take advantage of this.” Just three detached affordable apartments have been built since 2016, according to Mr. Lys. “I don’t think by decreasing the minimum lot area from 40,000 to 30,000 will change the character of the communities we are trying to help here,” said Mr. Lys. “I also think it will help our businesses or seniors or youth who are trying to live here.” Town homeowners were first allowed to build a detached affordable apartment — one not physically connected to a primary residence — when the town enacted a code change in 2016. The units must contain between

300 and 600 square feet of living space and property owners, who have to live in the primary residence, must rent to a year-round resident of East Hampton Town at a rate not to exceed affordable housing unit standards set by the town. Construction of the unit must also comply with county and town requirements for the installation of a low-nitrogen septic system, according to the number and size of bedrooms and increases the gross floor area. The proposed code change has the support of the town’s Community Housing Opportunity Fund Committee. Tom Rhule, the director of Housing and Community Development, also voiced his support for the code change during Tuesday’s meeting. “Every time the board enacts legislation, we try and follow it along and I think this change, albeit one-word, will go towards making the underlying goal more effective,” said Mr. Rhule.

Annual property reassessments in Southampton Town based on market trends will be halted for two years under a policy adopted unanimously by the Town Board on Tuesday while a committee studies their impacts on seniors and other people with fixed or limited incomes. Supervisor Jay Schneiderman, who proposed the hiatus after many residents complained to him about sudden, sharp hikes in the assessed valuations of their properties this year, said the committee will also look into possible mechanisms to protect those property owners from sudden, sharp increases in assessed value, which he said could drive up their tax bills. Every member of the Town Board signed on as a co-sponsor of the proposal. The board voted after several speakers complained about sharp increases in their property assessments. Yolanda Field of Sag Harbor said her property assessment rose a total of $431,800 in three years. “Why do we get charged for things our neighbors do?” she asked, explaining that a neighbor must have “put a million dollars” into an addition on the house next door. That meant a higher assessed valuation for her own property, under the “market trend analysis” system the town assessor’s office uses to update the value of all properties. Greg Robins of North Sea, the Republican candidate for supervisor challenging Mr. Schneiderman, complained that the halt “freezes assessments at the top of the market.” Taxpayers can still challenge their assessments if property values fall during the two-year pause, the supervisor said. Grievance Day is on Tuesday, May 21 in both East Hampton and Southampton Towns.











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Mixed Decisions In the Wings On Pools for Harbor Committee Frustrated by applicant’s plan to install conventional septic system BY PETER BOODY

With its chairman Mary Ann Eddy having declared her opposition to granting a wetlands permit to allow a pool within the required 75-foot wetlands buffer overlooking Ligonee Brook at 36 Fordham Street, the Harbor Committee of Sag Harbor closed the public hearing on the case at its monthly meeting on Monday, May 13. That clears the way for the board to direct its environmental consultant to draft a decision for the board to consider next month. Aggressively opposed by a number of speakers including attorney Jeffrey Bragman on behalf of a neighbor across the brook as a threat to the brook’s environmental health, the application of 36 Fordham Holdings, LLC has been pending before the panel for many months and seemed headed for approval at its December 2018 meeting until Mr. Bragman first spoke against it. The panel’s environmental consultant, Charles Voorhis, has recommended approving the application as no threat to the brook. At the same meeting, the panel appeared poised to grant a redevelopment plan for low-lying waterfront property at 28 Long Point Road that also calls for a pool within the required wetlands buffer. Also on Monday, a plan to put an addition on a house on Redwood Road and install a pool frustrated board members — even though the plan completely conforms to the wetlands code — because the applicant intends to install a conventional septic system instead of a nitrogen-reducing system. The board on Monday closed its hearing on the application of Blair Effron/Wayward Partners, LLC for 28 Long Point Road, first aired in February with no opposition, and asked Mr. Voorhis to prepare a draft decision granting a permit to be considered at next month’s meeting. The application was praised by board members when it was first presented in February. It has been further tweaked since then to reduce the proposed pool’s intrusion into in the wetlands buffer by 13 feet so that it is 47 feet from the wetlands boundary on one side and 60 feet on the other, Mike Schiano of Inter-Science Research As-

February the board — just after hearing the 36 Fordham case — had asked that the pool in the 28 Long Point Road case be shifted and slightly reduced in size to 12 by 40 feet to increase the wetlands setback. With the smaller, 12-foot edge of the pool now facing the water, she noted, its impact is almost “de minimis.” “Overall, only about 100 square feet of the pool is within the setback,” she said.

Environmental consultant Frank Piccininni showed the Harbor Committee this image, taken during rainy weather on Monday, of standing water between Ligonee Brook and the property at 36 Fordham Road.

sociates told the board Monday. Proposed environmental improvements include removing all the lawn and non-native ornamentals on the existing .9-acre lot, which is surrounded by water on three sides, and replacing it with 12,369 square feet of native vegetation. An existing private asphalt road will be removed and replaced with pervious gravel and the pool will have an ozone purification system. Addressing a neighbor’s concerns, Mr. Schiano on Monday presented an engineer’s statement that any runoff displaced by planned fill will be dispersed into Morris Cove and Upper Sag Harbor Cove and won’t flood neighboring property. With attorney Jeffrey Bragman having argued Monday that the board under the law must reject the 36 Fordham Street application because there are practical alternatives for the pool’s location and size that would reduce its proximity to wetlands, committee member John Parker noted that the board had to be sure there are no practical alternatives in the 28 Long Point Road case before granting a permit. That prompted Mr. Effron’s attorney, Mary Jane Asato, to note that in

I/A Septic System Not in Plan The board appeared to have no choice but to grant the application of Judy Gilbert for a wetlands permit to build an addition on an existing house at 148 Redwood Road and put in a pool with terrace even though an old cesspool on the property will be replaced with a standard septic system, not an “innovative/alternative,” nitrogen-reducing system, which is now required by village code to protect local waters from pollution. The project meets all requirements of the wetlands code so no waivers are needed; a permit for the standard septic system was granted by the Suffolk County Department of Health before Sag Harbor adopted its “I/A” requirements in March, environmental planner Emily Rabbe of Inter-Science Research Associates told the board. Board members cajoled Ms. Gilbert’s attorney, Tiffany Scarlato, to urge her client to “do the right thing,” as Lilee Fell put it, and put in an I/A system to protect the bay system. Board member Will Sharp, asking the board’s attorney if it had any leverage in the matter, said it “seems like a slap in the face.” An audience member, Joan Butler, a member of the Friends of Havens Beach, called the plan to install a standard septic system on the waterfront property “shameful” and “one of a thousand cuts that bleed into the bay.” “This house will be there emitting nitrogen into the harbor for 150 years,” she added. Ms. Scarlato told the board that switching to an I/A system would require a complete “re-engineering” of the project, which would add costs and long delays. “I’ll ask them,” she said of the applicant, but it would be a “significant difficulty.”


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As the Reverend Lisa Maconochie looks on, Sag Harbor Old Whalers’ Church Liturgist Randy Croxton speaks to the congregation about the architectural history of the church during a service that highlighted its 175th anniversary on Sunday, May 12.


Sgt. Drake Named SHPD Lieutenant Friends and family packed Village Hall Tuesday when the Sag Harbor Village Board promoted Village Police veteran Robert F. Drake from sergeant to lieutenant, the department’s first in more than a decade. “No one deserves it more than he does,” Chief Austin J. McGuire said at the ceremony. Mayor Sandra Schroeder said everywhere she goes in the village “we have numbers of compliments about you, sir.” Trustee Ken O’Donnell called Lt. Drake “a shining example of the renaissance between the village and the police force” since Mayor Schroeder’s election as a trustee six years ago, then mayor in 2015. There was no police contract and talk of disbanding the force at the time, he noted, adding that the village now has a police contract and an early retirement policy “that makes us younger and less expensive,” he said, and he cited the hiring of Chief McGuire in 2015 as another example of the Village Board’s achievements.

Legislation Introduced That Could Make Mining Illegal at Sand Land

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. and State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle introduced state legislation last week that would prohibit mining on contami-

Village Police Sgt. Robert F. Drake is congratulated by members of the Sag Harbor Village Board Tuesday after his promotion to lieutenant, effective May 17. peter boody photo

nated lands within State designated Special Groundwater Protection Areas (SGPAs), including the South Fork Morainal Forest in the towns of Southampton and East Hampton, which includes land where the Sand Land mine is located in Noyac. Eight other areas, including the Central Pine Barrens in the towns of

Brookhaven, Riverhead and Southampton and the Hither Hills area in East Hampton, are also listed as groundwater protection areas by the state. The State Legislature designated these SGPAs in 1987 in an effort to protect water quality around sole source aquifers. If adopted, the law would prohibit mining in these areas one year after adoption and prevent the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation from processing any application for mining on a contaminated site. “The Sand Land case in the South Fork Morainal Forest in Southampton Town makes it clear that the State DEC has failed to meet the goals set by the State Legislature in 1987 for SGPAs,” said Mr. Thiele in a press release. “The DEC has done a complete reversal by closing a site which was contaminated under their nose to expanding industrial activities and extending mining for at least another eight years. The DEC is not protecting our water, it is rewarding the polluters. This clearly violates the intent of the 1987 law. The State Legislature must step in to insure SGPAs are protected and managed in such a way that maintains or improves existing water quality as was intended back in 1987.”

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MAY 16, 2019


Sag Harbor Schools

Budget Vote, Board Election on Tuesday MEET THE CANDIDATES


There are six candidates for three seats on the board. Two of the seats carry three-year terms, and one carries a one-year and six-week term that represents the remainder of a term left by a previous school board member’s resignation. The candidates receiving the highest number and second-highest number of votes will earn the three-year terms, while the third highest vote-getter will receive the shorter term.

Propose Spending $42 Mil. Want an SUV. Also hope to acquire new school bus School district voters will head to the polls on Tuesday, May 21, to weigh in on the Sag Harbor School District’s proposed budget and a transportation proposition, and vote for three candidates from a pool of six seeking election. Here’s what’s on the ballot.

Julian Barrowcliffe Mr. Barrowcliffe is a veteran of the international commodities and trading industries, having built and managed businesses for Bankers Trust, Merrill Lynch and Bank of America. He has lived in Sag Harbor for three years and is a parent of three, including one child with special needs. Mr. Barrowcliffe graduated with honors from Loughborough University of Technology, a top school in England, with a degree in business administration and French. He is also on the board of The Blue School, a not-for-profit private school in Manhattan.

Brian DeSesa Mr. DeSesa was appointed to the school board in January to fill a vacancy. He is an attorney who is a partner with the Bridgehampton-based Adam Miller Group, specializing in real estate, land use and land use litigation, and playing a management role in the firm as well. Previously, he was an assistant district attorney in Suffolk County. He is also vice chair of the Southampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals. Mr. DeSesa has lived in Sag Harbor for 11 years and has one child who attends the school district’s pre-kindergarten program.

Caleb Kercheval Mr. Kercheval, who has lived on the East End for 30 years and in Sag Harbor for 20 years, is a past member of the school board’s transportation committee. He has two children in the school district. With past career experience in the information technology field, working with various not-for-profits to support their programming needs, Mr. Kercheval is now a real estate broker with Sotheby’s. He said he has also volunteered at charity events hosted by Hampton Racquet. He has twice interviewed for previous vacancies on the school board.

Thomas McErlean Mr. McErlean, a lifelong, third-generation Sag Harbor resident, is known to many in the community as “Tom Mac.” He is a parent of five children, including one current Pierson High School student, and grandparent of three. He is a member of the school board’s athletics committee, has been a youth basketball coach and said he volunteers to help Parkinson’s patients with physical activities. Mr. McErlean has owned a landscaping and property management business for the last 36 years. He previously ran for a board seat in 2004 and interviewed for a vacant board seat in 2018.

Chris Tice Ms. Tice is an incumbent who is finishing up her ninth year on the school board. She is currently a member of the athletics and audit committees, and has received a “board mastery” award from the New York State School Boards Association for the level of training she has completed. A parent of three, she has been a part-time Sag Harbor resident since the 1960s, a Sag Harbor homeowner since 1996 and a full-time resident since 2004, and works as an associate real estate agent for Corcoran in Sag Harbor.

Yorgos Tsibiridis Mr. Tsibiridis has served on the school board’s policy committee for three years and was twice interviewed for previous vacancies on the school board. He has two children in the school district, where his family has lived for the last three years. Originally from Greece, Mr. Tsibiridis moved to New York 20 years ago to pursue a Master’s degree in business administration in finance at Columbia University. In addition to his background in business and finance, he works as a real estate broker for Douglas Elliman.

Budget proposal: $42,885,375 Increase over current year’s budget: $1,004,479 (2.4 percent) Tax levy increase: 3 percent Exceeds tax levy cap? No Additional proposition: Sag Harbor is requesting authorization to use reserve funds to purchase a large school bus at a maximum cost of $103,524 and a Chevrolet Fleet Suburban, four-wheel drive school bus at a maximum cost of $74,922.

The Sag Harbor School District could have opted to increase the tax levy by as much as 4.56 percent, but chose 3 percent instead. The final figure is greater than the “2 percent tax cap” phrase people are used to hearing because of factors such as bustling real estate development in the district and exclusions for debt on capital projects. School officials have said the budget proposal preserves current programs and services while adding an additional teacher for “English as a new language” students, additional “interactive technology” at the elementary school, more textbooks and materials for math and computer science classes, and additional fees for the high school International Baccalaureate program. Funding to help launch the Sag Harbor Learning Center is also included, such as money for supplies and for the hiring of a school nurse, security guard and teaching assistant. Additionally, school officials have said the transportation proposition will not increase taxes because the money for the two vehicles has already been set aside in a reserve fund specifically meant for such purchases. Voting information: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the Pierson High School gym

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Five Seek Two Seats in Race for Board of Education every child in this community,” she said. Mr. Gomberg is seeking a second term on the school board. He has two children in the school and was a member of the audit committee before he was elected in 2016. He works in the financial services industry and has experience running his own business. “My interest is vested,” Mr. Gomberg said. “I currently play an important role collaborating with the other trustees. … I am running to continue the work we have started.” Michael Mackey of Peconic Public Broadcasting served as the moderator of Tuesday’s event. His first question to each candidate was about “key issues” they feel the district is facing. Mr. Gomberg said he wants to focus on academic excellence by expanding the school’s curriculum with a focus on “STEAM,” which refers to science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. “My goal is for Bridgehampton to be known as the premiere district for technology on the East End,” he said. Ms. Lillie said she feels a key issue is “making things fit” in a budget, as well as making the students, teachers and programs fit into the tight spaces in the school while it’s under construction. “I’d love to be a part of that,” she said. Ms. Vinski identified the key issues as a lack of space until the expansion

reer in financial services in New York City. “I really want to do more. I want to be part of the future leadership of the district,” she said in her opening remarks on Tuesday. Mr. Davis also has two children attending the Bridgehampton School. A lifelong resident of Bridgehampton, he has served as an elementary school basketball coach and Police Athletic League football director. He works as a custodian in the Sag Harbor School District. “I love my community and I’m trying to be more useful,” Mr. Davis said. Ms. Vinski is seeking reelection to what would be her third term on the board. She has three children in the district and works as a special education teacher in the Southampton School District. “I definitely bring an educator’s perspective, which I think is crucial in being able to navigate and bridge the connection with the teachers and the school board,” Ms. Vinski said. Ms. Lillie also has three children who attend the school. She is a lifelong Bridgehampton resident, having attended the Bridgehampton School herself for several years. She works as a medical biller and bookkeeper at East End Pediatrics. “I’m running for school board because I’m passionate about my children’s future as well as the future of

is complete; improving the school’s curriculum and academic rigor at the high school level; and completing contract negotiations with the teachers’ union. “I’m looking forward to following through on some pretty awesome projects,” she said. Mr. Davis also said the tight space is the key issue, and that he’d like to see the teaching staff and administration continue its “productivity.” “I’d like to be a part of it in any way I can, help in any way I can. I just want to be a part of it,” he said. Ms. Chmielewski said keeping the curriculum “competitive” is a key issue. “We’re a small school, which in many ways is an asset to us,” she said. “Especially as we get to middle and upper school, I think one of the biggest challenges is keeping the curriculum innovative and competitive.” All of the candidates pledged to be involved in the district even if they are not elected, and all expressed support for the proposed $18.69-million budget. They all agreed that Bridgehampton should not pursue school mergers, and they all agreed the district promotes a warm, welcoming atmosphere of acceptance for its racially, culturally and economically diverse population. Mr. Mackey pointed out that the role of a school board member is a volunteer position that is time-consum-




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ing and often stressful. He asked the candidates why they want to take on such a role. “I care so much,” Ms. Chmielewski said. “I’m passionate about education. I don’t like to be a passive person. I’m hardworking, I like to get things done, and I want to be involved in the future of the school.” Mr. Davis joked that he didn’t know it was an unpaid position. “I just want to be a part of it,” he said. “I’m around kids all day. Kids call me by my first name. It’s a great feeling. It’s even better than getting paid, being part of something great.” Ms. Vinski said she wants to see several major projects through to completion, including the construction project, administrative shifts and teacher contract negotiations. “I’m with kids 24 hours a day. Kids are my life,” she said. Ms. Lillie said she has a lot invested in the community. “My father was a member of this school board and that was a big deal for me growing up,” she said. “That’s a big reason why I want to run. I feel like I could make a positive impact.” Mr. Gomberg said he still has goals he would like to accomplish, including boosting academic excellence and adding professional development opportunities for teachers. “I want to continue in this position because it gives me the opportunity to shape the education of our children,” he said.

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Budget proposal: $18,689,852 Increase over current year’s budget: $2,392,387 (14.68%) Tax levy increase: 10.83 percent Exceeds tax levy cap? No Additional proposition: Bridgehampton is requesting permission to extend its leases by three years on the two properties that comprise its farmstand on Montauk Highway. One comes at no cost, while the other property will cost $3,000 per year.

While the tax levy increase is higher than the 2-percent state-mandated tax levy cap, it actually falls under the cap because of factors such as real estate development within district borders and exclusions for capital debt. About half of the budget-to-budget increase is for capital debt on the district’s current $29.4-million construction project. School officials have said other increases are for employee health insurance, school busing, three new teacher salaries, two new administrator salaries and anticipated pay increases for teachers. The tax rate is expected to increase by 5 cents, up to approximately $1.82 per $1,000 of assessed value; for a $1-million house, taxes would be about $1,820. Voting information: 2 to 8 p.m. in the Bridgehampton School gym

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MAY 16, 2019

OPINION Editorial

Experience is Important

For Sag Harbor School Board


wo years ago, this newspaper titled its endorsement editorial “A District Divided” in advance of the Sag Harbor School District Board of Education election and budget vote. When it comes to certain issues — and clashes in personality — it remains a district with divergent views on priorities and how to handle communication, despite its continued success on multiple fronts. In 2017, a new group of largely likeminded residents was elected to serve on the Board of Education, joining a relatively young board in the midst of a large demographic shift in Sag Harbor. There were a number of issues and projects on the table, the largest being the planning for the Sag Harbor Learning Center in the former Stella Maris Regional School building on Division Street. In the next year, the Board of Education will have ongoing oversight of that project and will have to address a number of other concerns, including transportation and impacts on student athletes, available athletic and recreational space, declining enrollment, the development of next year’s budget amid property tax assessments that rose a whopping 30 percent for some residents and, of course, the hiring of a new superintendent. In short, the Sag Harbor Board of Education is going to have a lot on its plate during the next year and myriad opinions from residents about how it all should be handled. Fortunately, it became clear at a Meet the Candidates event earlier this month that all six of this year’s candidates are prepared to tackle these issues head on. District residents should be grateful so many qualified individuals offered to volunteer their time for what is often a challenging and thankless job that means less time for family and work. Yorgos Tsibiridis appears particularly well-suited to join the current board. Even-keeled and personable, Mr. Tsibiridis immediately volunteered himself for a position on the policy committee when he and his family moved from Springs to Sag Harbor three years ago. As most school board junkies understand, policy is key to most every action undertaken by the board and administration and his experience on that committee coupled with a background in finance can only benefit residents moving forward into a potentially challenging period, which is why we wholeheartedly endorse his election. Board experience, keeping oversight over large-scale projects like the Sag Harbor Learning Center and understanding the process of hiring a superintendent will also be critical for the board moving forward. With nine years on the Board of Education and a reputation for asking hard questions, even when they are unpopular, Chris Tice is impossible not to endorse. At a recent debate, it was clear her history with the board was an advantage. Her experience on the board comes with the kind of institutional knowledge that residents should not discount amidst a campaign that, in some circles, has revolved around unseating this veteran board member. Caleb Kercheval is a longtime resident and member of the school’s transportation committee — certainly an asset — and his calls for better communication are warranted. Thomas McErlean, known as “Tom Mac,” brings a tremendous amount of passion, heart and history to his candidacy and his work with local youth cannot be overlooked. Julian Barrowcliffe, who like Mr. Tsibiridis, has substantial finance experience, brings board experience from a private school in Manhattan and is a parent with an understanding of what it takes to raise a child with special needs. The district would be lucky to have any these candidates on the Board of Education. Ultimately, our last endorsement is for Brian DeSesa, who has served on the board for the last five months and brings a healthy knowledge of law and land use to the table. Mr. DeSesa has also shown recently that he will not always vote with the pack but will strike out with his own opinions — and votes — when necessary. We hope to hear more of his voice if elected in the next year. We also encourage residents to support both the budget and the transportation proposition. Current board members deserve credit for bringing the budget down from what administrators originally proposed. And while the controversy over the purchase of a Chevrolet Fleet Suburban to transport students from Sagaponack is not lost on the editorial board, it would be a shame to see the district unable to purchase the larger school bus it needs, particularly when the funding for both is already set aside in reserve accounts.

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Letters to the Editor Three for the Board Dear Kathryn, I am writing to endorse Brian DeSesa, Julian Barrowcliffe and Yorgos Tsibiridis for the Board of Education. With the next board tasked with the important job of selecting a new superintendent, this upcoming election is a critical one. And it is essential that we have board members who put our children and the needs of our community first. These three candidates are well suited for the upcoming challenges. Brian Desesa is a very well respected local attorney, with a long history of public service as a prosecutor and member of the town zoning board of appeals. In just a few months on the board he has shown himself to be a fast learner, hard worker and a great asset. It would be great to have him continue his service. Julian Barrowcliffe is an extremely intelligent parent and community member, whose business background and experience on another school board would serve us well. His fresh ideas and critical thinking would be a valuable addition to the board. Yorgos Tsibiridis also has an extensive business background, which would be a great asset in the budget process. He is a Sag Harbor Elementary School parent who has shown his commitment to the district and to public service through his effective work on the Policy Committee. He would be a great addition to the board. Please join me in supporting these three excellent candidates and remember to vote on May 21. Thank you. Alex Kriegsman North Haven

Supports Tice To the Editor: Now and then, if we’re lucky, we meet individuals who have an enduring positive impact on the life of a community. Chris Tice is one of them. Chris brings her professional executive experience, her nine years of dedicated service as a board member, her perspective as a mother and long time resident, and her deep love of the Sag Harbor community to every decision. When my husband Bob Schneider and I moved into Sag Harbor almost 30 years ago we sought a community that is vibrant, caring and beautiful — we found it. Two school principals, we committed ourselves to preparing kids for futures we couldn’t even imagine. He at Pierson and me at Westhampton Beach Elementary School, we worked hard to make this world a better place. Just like so many others, we grew older and retired. As senior citizens, we were always happy to support the Sag Harbor Schools, work to pass budgets and bonds, serve as consultants and volunteers and pay our taxes without having children of our own in school. As a widow, I continue to do so. Speaking from the perspective of an educator and senior

citizen, I appreciate Chris Tice’s approach to the very complicated role of member of the Board of Education. She listens carefully and asks intelligent well-focused questions. Chris is a champion for kids — each kid, all kids. The Tice family is well stocked with educators; her dad Walter a devoted teacher, powerful union leader and equally powerful member of our Board of Education. We’re lucky to have Chris Tice hard at work, providing the balance and perspective necessary to face the future of our community. As we search for a new superintendent of schools I can think of no one better to be on the board than Chris. Won’t you please join me in voting for Chris Tice’s reelection to the Sag Harbor Board of Education? Sincerely, Marian Cassata North Haven

Education a Big Part of His Life Dear Sag Harbor Express, My name is Yorgos Tsibiridis. Aside from being a dad, husband and a real estate agent, I have decided to run for Board of Education in the Sag Harbor School District. Education has always played a big part in my life and helped shape who I am today and what I have achieved. I was brought up in Greece and I moved to the United States about 25 years ago to pursue my MBA in Finance from Columbia University. I wanted to contribute to the school from the first day I moved into the district, by joining the school’s policy committee. Over the last three years, I have worked with community members, school board members teachers and administrators and developed several of the critical policies that were adopted. My previous professional experience for 20-plus years, has been in finance for Fortune 500 companies, developing budgets, forecasts and financial analysis. My strong finance experience and skillset will help the board with better analyzing and overseeing the annual budget and bring more transparency and accountability that will benefit a better informed community. As we continue doing what we do great at the Sag Harbor School, we have to think about the future and the needs of our students going forward. While we keep investing in our school and make this one of the best schools in the state, we have to better balance the budget, so our taxpayers don’t assume the financial burden. Sag Harbor is a very special place and the school is the cornerstone of the community. This is the place where I chose to raise my two children, Athen, who is a third grader and my youngest one, Julius, will start kindergarten this year at the school.   I have a lot to contribute to the School Board and I am asking for your vote.  Thank you, Yorgos Tsibiridis Sag Harbor

Dear Editor: I have been honored to be a member of the Sag Harbor School Board for the past nine years, and am running for re-election and ask for your support. Coming from a family of public school teachers, I am passionate and committed to public education. I’ve lived in Sag Harbor for 15 years, after being a part-time resident since 1965. With three daughters who have attended Sag Harbor schools — two have graduated and one is still at Pierson, I am familiar with our K-12 experience. I love this community, am an active member of the PTSA, was a copresident of the PTA, and I volunteer for many local charities. I’ve been a strong advocate for expanding educational programs, and during my tenure the board has added universal Pre-K, the International Baccalaureate Program, technology related courses/clubs, college and career readiness programs, and a more holistic approach to student achievement incorporating wellness. I’ve kept an emphasis on improving the district’s fiscal health, resulting in an increase in shared services and the number of tuitionpaying students, a rebuild of our reserve funds to healthy levels, and for the eighth straight year a budget below the tax cap while maintaining educational programs. I am running for re-election because I believe my experience and institutional knowledge is vital on such a new board — I’m one of only two board members who are not in their first term and the only trustee who has experience hiring a superintendent. As a committed board member, I do my homework and am willing to ask tough questions which is central to accountability and transparency. If reelected, I will continue to work hard to provide an excellent education for every student in our district, while being watchful of the district’s finances to ensure that your tax dollars are well spent. On May 21st, I respectfully ask for your vote. Very Sincerely, Chris Tice Sag Harbor School Board Trustee: 2010-Present

The Requisite BOE Member Dear Editor: I attended the Meet the Candidates Night at Pierson on Tuesday, May 8. I was pleasantly surprised by the passion a few of the candidates have for education, which I feel is one of the most important attributes of a board member. Although I had no problem picking three candidates to support, I feel the support of one of these candidates is of utmost importance. It takes time to learn the laws, policies, logistics and even the politics of a school district. With Superintendent Graves’ retirement, we may have a superintendent who is not familiar with our district. Three of the four remaining Board of Education members are serving their first term on the board. The fourth BOE member, Diana Kolhoff, has announced she will not be rerunning next year. The value of having a BOE member with extensive historical knowledge of the district must not be undervalued. In addition to understanding the laws and policies that drive the management of a school district, understanding the budgets, capital projects, contract negotiations and, more imminently, the logistics of a superintendent search are all vitally important. Chris Tice, who has served on our BOE for nine years, provides the full package. She is passionate about education, has respect for our teachers, administrators, students and taxpayers, and brings with her a vast historical knowledge of our district and its challenges. We have an overabundance of ‘new blood’ on our board. We need a knowledgeable representative! Vote for Chris Tice for the Board of Education! Yours sincerely, Susan Kinsella North Haven

Endorses Tsibiridis and DeSesa Kathryn, In the past few years, the Sag Harbor community has elected School Board members Diana Kolhoff, Tommy John Schiavoni, Susan Schaefer, January Kerr, Jordana Sobey, Stephanie Bitis and Alex Kriegsman. These board members have transformed the way school business is done. Public education in Sag Harbor has truly been made the priority, over personal preferences. These board members have made their decisions conceptually with, “What’s best for children, fair for adults and what the community can sustain.” In order for this progress to continue forward, the Teachers Association of Sag Harbor would like to announce their endorsement for the school Board of Education: Yorgos Tsibiridis and Brian DeSesa. Please vote “yes” for the school budget. Thank you, Jim Kinnier Pierson High School math teacher President, Teachers Association of Sag Harbor The Sag Harbor Express welcomes and encourages letters to the editor. Correspondence can be emailed to:


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With the Trump administration refusing to cooperate with any of Congress’s subpoenas, do you fear for the integrity of the structure of our government and our democracy?

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Thomas Meers “I’m getting concerned, because everybody’s disagreeing with everybody else, and I don’t know what’s going to happen. I think our government is in for a bad future, because nobody can get along. No matter who is president, the other side is going to ‘chop’ that president, and not enable the country to go forward. In the meantime the Chinese — who don’t go by any rules — are going to prevail, and eventually — I don’t know how long it will take — we’re going to be under Chinese rule.”

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MAY 16, 2019





Kent Feuerring

It appears it will be a contested race in Sag Harbor Village for mayor and two seats on the village board. What issues would you like to hear candidates discuss at a future Meet the Candidates event?

The pilot, aircraft owner and president of the East Hampton Aviation Association, Kent Feurring is executive producer and partner with the film production company apictures, which has shot commercials throughout the United States and Canada, Europe and South America for clients including Cadillac, Tylenol, Lockheed Martin and Kawasaki. A native of Miami who summered in Amagansett with his parents growing up, he has lived in the Sag Harbor-Sagaponack North area for 30 years and raised a son here who attended local schools. His responses to our questions have been edited for space.

• What is your reason for running for mayor and what do you think qualifies you for the position? • What is your position on the idea of expanding the village boundaries to allow for greater participation in local government? • Would you say that the public should be able to comment on issues before a vote is taken and if so will you commit to making that the policy once again? • What would your approach be to development within the village? How do we protect the historic character of the village and greater Sag Harbor area? • What is your agenda for dealing

By Peter Boody What is the East Hampton Aviation Association? It’s a group of local pilots that come together to work with the community and the town to help the future of the airport. In addition, we’re here to work together and have fun with general aviation: everything from safety matters to flying out on weekends for the $100 hamburger. Who are the members? We have about 90 members, 75 active currently; it’s one of the largest single-airport-based aviation groups in the country, according to the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA). What does the association do? Other than weekend flyouts, we do a couple of large events every year to raise public awareness. In the fall, we always do Just Plane Fun Day. This will be our third annual one in September, 2019. It’s just a great get-together for the community … We’re also this year doing Wings Over Haiti at the airport, an event in June to raise money for a second school in Haiti. Does the association represent all users of the airport, like helicopter operators? We’re representing aviation as a whole and therefore we have to be inclusive of all groups, whether they’re general aviation, corporate or whatever other groups there are. That doesn’t mean we’re not working closely with them to reduce noise. We’re a community first and pilots second and we work very closely with the community to mitigate the noise, to work with the public, to educate them.


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By Richard Gambino

We’re a community first and pilots second and we work very closely with the community to mitigate the noise, to work with the public, to educate them.

Have the voluntary noise abatement routes for helicopters helped reduce noise? I absolutely believe the voluntary routes and voluntary curfews have helped mitigate noise for some. But it’s definitely not been the answer completely. The world is changing. The FAA has not shifted its policy enough to embrace the new world order with its incredible number of helicopters. Are you saying maybe there’s a way to restrict helicopters, which are probably the noisiest aircraft here? The FAA set up their guidelines many, many years ago. This was not even on their radar as an issue. Clearly the FAA does not give any power to a local community to make any change to the aviation system …We would like the FAA to give us opportunities for more control. Can the Town Board close the airport after the last FAA grant assurances expire in 2021? My understanding is no town can shut down a public airport, with or without grant assurances, based on noise complaints alone. We’re hoping the town sees the way, if this issue ever sees the light of day, to putting it to a referendum and not just a vote of the Town Board, which would be political suicide. We believe the town in general is for the airport and only a small, vocal minority really wants it closed. What’s your sense of where the board stands? I was just voted in by the Town Board as a member AMAC, the Airport Management Advisory Committee, so I work very closely with the Town Board. We meet monthly with the board’s two liaisons, Jeff Bragman and Sylvia Overby. My impression is they don’t really want to close the airport but it’s very important to them to embrace the noise issue and work closely with the community to mitigate the noise issue, as it is for us.

Experiencing Natural Beauty “I see trees of green, red roses too … And I think to myself what a wonderful world.” — From a song made famous by Louis Armstrong


here are two basic errors frequently made when thinking about beauty. One is subjectivism, which holds that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” and the other is objectivism, which maintains that beauty is in the object itself alone. We’d get to a greater understanding if we see human perception of esthetic values as a relationship between subject and object, in which we don’t perceive things in a serial line. Rather, we do so in a manner explained by Gestalt psychology, i.e., we perceive beauty all at once with all its aspects in moving relationships in all of life. And when we at the same time feel emotions related to natural beauty, it’s because we too are in the family of nature. Yet we have some desire to possess it — enjoying the beauty of a sunset or sunrise sometimes involves a desire to make it last. I act on this through my long-time hobby of nature photography. As we spend more time in nature, we can grow to love it. As one of the characters, a woman named Diotima, in Plato’s Symposium says to Socrates, “Love is of the beautiful … Such my dear Socrates is the nature of the spirit of Love.” But Plato’s view of esthetic values in life was quite negative, in fact, extremely so. Because the esthetic could outdo the moral in people’s minds, in his Republic and Ion he says he would have the artist banished from society. This emphasis on the emotions and the personal when experiencing nature is historically known as “Romanticism.” In art, Eugene Delacroix is a famous romantic painter. In music, Giacomo Puccini is a famous romantic composer. In fact, when speaking of works of art, we often use terms we use when describing life. Here are some


with the impact of climate change locally? • The financial status of the village and future sound fiscal planning, the treatment of the village business district (the current board is perceived as very anti-business); parking issues to come at former Stella Maris Regional School and at [the Sag Harbor] Cinema; transparency and openness of decision making at the village, availability/ responsiveness to the public, village manager; review of comprehensive plan; how to pay for Long Wharf, how to pay for improvements to the new Steinbeck Park; I could go on forever... • Safety in our schools. • Over building in Village — and reassessments. • Just the usual — PARKING • When will Main Street and the road behind the movie be repaved? I feel like I am driving in a third world country with the roads so bad.

examples: We speak of the “tone” of a person’s life, of the “harmony,” “balance,” “tempo” and “rhythm” of his or her life. This tone may be happy or sad. An example of the latter is John Keats, as he faced death by tuberculosis at the age of 26, saying he was “Like a sick eagle looking at the sky.” We speak of someone having a “beautiful” or “hideous” character. Moreover, in talking about bad esthetics, we use moral terms. For example, if we see a painting of a nude that is poor art, we are inclined to call it “pornographic.” If we read a bad novel, we call it “trash.” We call bad erotic art “obscene.” As a matter of fact, individuals and institutions, including courts, have wrestled with trying to establish the criteria between one or the other of these opposed judgments. As Darwin said, “No one could be a good observer unless he was an active theorizer.” The esthetic dimensions of life, if one is conscious of them, provide a sense of unity with all of life. An historical example is the ancient Stoics, who believed that because we are a part of nature, all people are brothers and sisters. (We now know that animals, including humans, share 70 percent of their DNA with other animals and plants.) This is one example of many of the esthetics acting as one with the imaginative capacity of humans to make sense of life, to turn the essential energy of life into meaningful order, without crippling it. In fact, imagination is our ability to fulfill, to consummate our experiences, by creating from them something that is literally novel in life. This is what the artist does when he creates a great work of art; this is what the wise person does, however humble that person’s existence, when he or she with gratitude can see the beauty, the value, the uniqueness in his or her life. That, in itself, is achieving excellence in life.

The esthetic dimensions of life, if one is conscious of them, provide a sense of unity with all of life.

RICHARD GAMBINO tries to live his life as art.

125 Years Ago May 17, 1894

The schooner Henry May, Capt. W. O. Perry, from Portland, ME, with 230,000 feet of lumber from the Berlin Mills Company for the East Hampton Lumber Company, arrived Sunday afternoon. The captain, not knowing that the Gardiner’s Light was among the things of the past, ran his vessel in the mud near the point, Thursday night, sticking so solid that 40,000 feet of lumber had to be taken from the vessel by a lighter before she would float. 100 Years Ago May 22, 1919

By the Presbyterian Church, it will be seen that those long expected church electric lights will soon become a reality. Sunday and Monday another forest fire was raging about a mile and a half north of Wainscott. The people turned out and fought it, and had it subdued late Monday afternoon after a large tract had been burned over. Monday afternoon another fire was sending up its dense smoke just west and northwest of the slough on the East Hampton State road but that came to an end also, by hard work, when the wind ceased in the early evening. 75 Years Ago May 18, 1944

Suffolk County’s beach erosion problems were discussed by State Senator Perry B. Duryea, representing the first senatorial district comprising Nassau and Suffolk counties, at a meeting last Wednesday. Citing the erosion over a period of years and the serious damage caused by the 1938 hurricane, Senator Duryea emphasized the value of

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The famed resort area on Long Island’s South Shore will reverberate with the exciting roar of powerful racing engines when the historic Vanderbilt Cup Race is run May 17-19 on the Bridgehampton Race Circuit. Part of the United States Road Racing Championship, the event brings to the metropolitan area some 40 professional racing drivers who will compete for a $21,300 purse. 25 Years Ago May 19, 1994

The New York State Department of Transportation unveiled three plans for replacing the weakening North Haven Bridge with a new bridge, complete with bike lanes and sidewalks, at Tuesday night’s North Haven Village Board meeting. About 15 people from both North Haven and Sag Harbor attended the meeting, including Mike McAree and Dirk Early from the fire department, resident Hobart Betts and Dorothy Espach from the Sag Harbor Planning Board. The DOT will be back in the area next Thursday, May 26th, to make a presentation in Sag Harbor. The bridge, built in 1935, has been severely deteriorating since major repairs were done in 1974. Last year, the DOT earmarked approximately $8 million to build a new viaduct by the spring of 1998.



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NOTICE OF FORMATION of BOCHUAN LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 03/06/2019. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC to: Bochuan LLC, 5 Crescent Street, Sag Harbor NY 11963. Purpose: any lawful purpose.

Gulotta & Gulotta PLLC. Filed with SSNY on 3/8/2019. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent for process and shall mail to: 2459 Ocean Ave Ronkonkoma NY 11779. Purpose:Law.

The North Fork Project, LLC. Filed with SSNY on 3/4/2019. Office: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: P.o Box 541 NY NY 10021. Purpose: any lawful.

Whb Waterview Properties, LLC. Filed with SSNY on 12/5/2018. Office: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 105 Maxess Rd Ste 124 S Melville NY 11747. Purpose: any lawful.

840 Sagg LLC. Filed with SSNY on 11/21/2018. Office: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 2462 Mains Street Ste #7 Bridgehampton NY 11932. Purpose: any lawful.

Vision Makers Events LLC. Filed with SSNY on 4/10/2019. Office: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 156 Peconic Hills Drive Southampton NY 11968. Purpose: any lawful.

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6x4/11/19 - 5/16/19 NOTICE Flying Point Lures LLC. Filed with SSNY on 3/19/2019. Office: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 7 Kennedy Drive East Quogue NY 11942. Purpose: any lawful.

Hapi Landings LLC. Filed with SSNY on 3/7/2019. Office: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 18 Suydam Plc Babylon NY 11702. Purpose: any lawful. 6X4/25/18 - 5/30/19 NOTICE

6x4/18/19 - 5/23/19 NOTICE Living Modern Rentals LLC. Filed with SSNY on 3/6/2019. Office: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 233 East Main St. Babylon NY 11702. Purpose: any lawful. 6x4/18/19 - 5/23/19

Points East Planning LLC. Filed with SSNY on 3/18/2019. Office: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 10 Ferndale Drive Montauk NY 11954. Purpose: any lawful. 6X4/25/18 - 5/30/19 NOTICE

NOTICE 906-910 Jericho Realty Holdings, LLC. Filed with SSNY on 4/3/2019. Office: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 99 Smithtown Blvd. Smithtown NY 11787. Purpose: any lawful. 6x4/18/19 - 5/23/19

Universal Drilling & Boring, LLC. Filed with SSNY on 3/13/2019. Office: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 73 Otis Street West Babylon NY 11704. Purpose: any lawful. 6X4/25/18 - 5/30/19 NOTICE

NOTICE Mike’s Stuff LLC. Filed with SSNY on 3/11/2019. Office: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: Po Box 623 Remsenburg NY 11960. Purpose: any lawful. 6X4/25/18 - 5/30/19

Ea Birchwood Holdings LLC. Filed with SSNY on 2/1/2019. Office: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 45 East 22nd St. NY NY 10010. Purpose: any lawful. 6X4/25/18 - 5/30/19 NOTICE

NOTICE Tts Montauk LLC. Filed with SSNY on 3/22/2019. Office: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 466 West Lake Drive Montauk NY 11954. Purpose: any lawful. 6X4/25/18 - 5/30/19

K&t Kitchen LLC. Filed with SSNY on 3/13/2019. Office: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 48 Bayberry Drive Huntington NY 11743. Purpose: any lawful. 6X4/25/18 - 5/30/19 NOTICE

NOTICE Mastic Magjcc, LLC. Filed with SSNY on 10/30/2017. Office: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 1671-1 Route 112 Coram NY 11727. Purpose: any lawful.

Andrea M. Anthony LLC. Filed with SSNY on 3/11/2019. Office: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: P.o. Box 1320 Amagansett NY 11930. Purpose: any lawful.

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Cajun Restaurant Bayshore LLC. Filed with SSNY on 3/22/2019. Office: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 138 East Broadway 3fl NY NY 10002. Purpose: any lawful.

Dock Hollow LLC. Filed with SSNY on 3/8/2019. Office: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 100 Old Rte 25a Northport NY 11768. Purpose: any lawful.

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Marilyn Realty Holdings, LLC. Filed with SSNY on 3/21/2019. Office: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 99 Smithtown Blvd. Smithtown NY 11787. Purpose: any lawful.

Devon Chandler Stables, LLC. Filed with SSNY on 1/17/2019. Office: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 4300 Sound Ave Mattituck NY 11952. Purpose: any lawful.

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574 County Road 39 LLC. Filed with SSNY on 10/22/2018. Office: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 574 County Rd 39 Southampton NY 11968. Purpose: any lawful. 6X4/25/18 - 5/30/19

NOTICE 18 Skylark LLC. Filed with SSNY on 3/6/2019. Office: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 18 Bridge Street Unit 4g Sag Harbor NY 11963. Purpose: any lawful. 6X4/25/18 - 5/30/19

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NOTICE Luminator LLC. Filed with SSNY on 2/12/2019. Office: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 88 Mariner Drive Ste 3 Southampton NY 11968. Purpose: any lawful. 6X4/25/18 - 5/30/19

NOTICE L&m Usa Li LLC. Filed with SSNY on 3/27/2019. Office: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 1554 Stony Brook Rd. Stony Brook NY 11790. Purpose: any lawful.

120 Caiola Ct LLC. Filed with SSNY on 3/1/2019. Office: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 7675 Cox Lane Cutchogue NY 11935. Purpose: any lawful. 6X4/25/18 - 5/30/19 NOTICE


NOTICE Green Light Lenders LLC. Filed with SSNY on 3/27/2019. Office: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 300 Corporate Plaza Ste 301 Islandia NY 11749. Purpose: any lawful.

Lojaro LLC. Filed with SSNY on 10/30/2018. Office: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 275 Oakleigh Ave Baiting Hollow NY 11933. Purpose: any lawful. 6x5/9/19 - 6/13/19 NOTICE

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Cesca’s Restaurant LLC. Filed with SSNY on 1/14/2019. Office: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 254 S Main Street South Hampton NY 11968. Purpose: any lawful. 6X4/25/18 - 5/30/19 NOTICE

NOTICE Merchants Pine, LLC. Filed with SSNY on 3/13/2019. Office: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 94 Merchants Path Sagaponack NY 11962. Purpose: any lawful.

1 Matthews Drive LLC. Filed with SSNY on 10/24/2018. Office: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 207 Montauk Highway Speonk NY 11972. Purpose: any lawful. 6x5/9/19 - 6/13/19 NOTICE

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T.b.i. LLC. Filed with SSNY on 2/26/2019. Office: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 465 Jayne Blvd. Port Jefferson NY 11776. Purpose: any lawful. 6X4/25/18 - 5/30/19 NOTICE

NOTICE 136 Edgewood LLC. Filed with SSNY on 3/12/2019. Office: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 2228 Montauk Highway Bridgehampton NY 11932. Purpose: any lawful.

145-04 Jamaica LLC. Filed with SSNY on 4/13/2016. Office: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 48 South Service Rd Ste #404 Melville NY 11747. Purpose: any lawful. 6x5/9/19 - 6/13/19 NOTICE

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860 East Road, LLC. Filed with SSNY on 2/25/2019. Office: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: C/o David Kilbride P.o. Box 1305 Cutchogue NY 11935. Purpose: any lawful. 6X4/25/18 - 5/30/19 NOTICE

NOTICE Sea Dragon Mechanical LLC. Filed with SSNY on 2/15/2019. Office: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 22 Lynch Street Huntington Station NY 11746. Purpose: any lawful.

Rent Manager LLC. Filed with SSNY on 10/26/2016. Office: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 48 South Service Rd Ste #404 Melville NY 11747. Purpose: any lawful.

83 Broadway Greenlawn, LLC. Filed with SSNY on 1/3/2019. Office: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 83 Broadway Greenlawn NY 11740. Purpose: any lawful.

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Annual Meeting of the Sag Harbor Historical Society will be held on Saturday May 18, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at the Annie Cooper Boyd House, 174 Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY. The Nominating Committee will nominate the following people as trustees for a three (3) year term: Nancy Achenbach Mary Ann Bennett David Bray Rev. Karen Ann Campbell Bethany Deyermond Deanna Lattanzio Nancy Remkus Tucker Roth Barbara Schwartz Jack Youngs Additional nominations may be presented in writing up to three (3) days prior to the meeting addressed to the Sag Harbor Historical Society, P.O. Box 1709, Sag Harbor, NY 11963.

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6X4/25/18 - 5/30/19 NOTICE 6 View Drive, LLC. Filed with SSNY on 10/22/2018. Office: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 6 View Drive Miller Plc NY 11764. Purpose: any lawful. 6X4/25/18 - 5/30/19 NOTICE


115 Oval Drive LLC. Filed with SSNY on 2/21/2019. Office: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 115 Oval Drive Islandia NY 11749. Purpose: any lawful.

Vomero Properties, LLC. Filed with SSNY on 11/25/2018. Office: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 4240 Bell Blvd. Ste #601 Bayside NY 11361. Purpose: any lawful.

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NOTICE S&c Lockwood LLC. Filed with SSNY on 12/3/2018. Office: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 67 Lockwood Ave Bridgehampton NY 11932. Purpose: any lawful.

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Gold Coast Bridal, LLC. Filed with SSNY on 2/13/2019. Office: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 16 Cobblestone Court Centerport NY 11721. Purpose: any lawful.

Green Earth Materials LLC. Filed with SSNY on 11/29/2018. Office: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 168 Townline Rd Kings Park NY 11754. Purpose: any lawful.


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116 Riverside Realty, LLC. Filed with SSNY on 11/13/2018. Office: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 65 Indian Ave Flanders NY 11901. Purpose: any lawful.

NOTICE OF FORMATION of Hackett Development LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York SSNY on 3/15/19. Office located in Suffolk County. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the LLC to: 68 Ridge Drive, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. Purpose: any lawful purpose.

NOTICE 72 Otis LLC. Filed with SSNY on 1/10/2019. Office: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 14 S Hollow Rd Dix Hill NY 11746. Purpose: any lawful.

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Gold Coast Personal Property LLC. Filed with SSNY on 4/18/2019. Office: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 34 E Main Street Ste 212 Smithtown NY 11787. Purpose: any lawful.

NOTICE Weiss Projects LLC. Filed with SSNY on 4/15/2019. Office: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 508 West 24th Street NY NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful. 6x5/9/19 - 6/13/19 NOTICE

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7 Ashwood Court LLC. Filed with SSNY on 3/19/2019. Office: Suffolk County. SSNY Free Vehicle Pickup ANYWHERE designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 30 * 100%*Tax Deductible Race Lane East Hampton NY 11937. Purpose: any * Free Vehicle Pickup ANYWHERE * We Accept Most Vehicles Running or Not lawful.

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Bc19 LLC. Filed with SSNY on 4/22/2019. Office: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 109 9th Street Garden City NY 11530. Purpose: any lawful.

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Carter Bentley Realty LLC. Filed with SSNY on 4/11/2019. Office: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 140 Lakeland Ave Sayville NY 11782. Purpose: any lawful.

242 East Main Street LLC. Filed with SSNY on 11/6/2018. Office: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 310 Hallock Ave Port Jefferson Station NY 11776. Purpose: any lawful.

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Diverse Industries, LLC. Filed with SSNY on 4/9/2019. Office: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 76 Mall Drive Commack NY 11725. Purpose: any lawful.

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Eversport Global LLC. Filed with SSNY on 12/20/2018. Office: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 555 Bridge Lane Cutchogue NY 11935. Purpose: any lawful.

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490 Rocky Point Rd LLC. Filed with SSNY on 4/9/2019. Office: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 21-57 24th Street Astoria NY 11105. Purpose: any lawful.

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Fbj Property Management LLC. Filed with SSNY on 4/9/2019. Office: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: Po Box 1 29 Club Lane Remsenburg NY 11960. Purpose: any lawful.

Morhan Realty, LLC. Filed with SSNY on 11/16/2018. Office: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 8 Flower Ave Holtsville NY 11742. Purpose: any lawful.

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Quartet set to play continued from page 3 musically. She chose it after falling in love with the “beautiful and elegant” instrument. Ivy had the idea to establish the group in 2016 along with Dylan and Catheliya Reed, who played the violin and graduated from Pierson in 2018. “Our group dynamic is really great, and it’s a lot of fun,” Ivy said. “I have a bunch of extracurricular activities, but this is probably my favorite one. I just really enjoy playing here. It’s one of the best things.” Dylan says the musical selections they play are a lot more challenging than what they play in the school’s larger orchestra group, but that it’s really satisfying. Olivia agreed. “This gives me that extra little push,” she said. “It gives me something extra that I can do, since violin is such a big part of my life.” For a long time, Lucy said, she never thought of herself as a musical person because her brother has received much attention for his many musical talents. She tried to instead apply herself in math and other subjects, but still felt drawn to music. “Joining the chamber group has been very valuable to me,” Lucy said.

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Mr. Fujita said his own role is more of a facilitator than an instructor, because the four students are so motivated that they guide each other. “It’s not hard work getting these guys together. They want to be here,” he said. “This is a lot of fun, and they make it a lot of fun. There are no egos and they work really well together.” The younger students at Pierson have seen what the chamber group has accomplished, Mr. Fujita said, and often inquire when they can have a turn to play in the group. In that way, he said, the chamber group is helping boost the school’s orchestra program. “It’s kind of an incentive for the younger kids, who see them at the concerts,” he said. Recalling the first few pieces they played together, Ivy said they have come a long way. “We’re getting stronger and stronger, and it’s really great to see,” she said. Sometimes, the students said, the last thing they want to do is practice such difficult music after a busy day at school. “We work so hard at what we do,” Olivia said. “Sometimes rehearsals are tiring. But it really pays off in the end, and I’m so proud of what we’ve accomplished.”


The four members of the Pierson Chamber Group, from left, Olivia Aupperlee, Dylan Hewett, Lucy Beeton and Ivy Basseches, will perform “Piano Trio, Op. 8, Mvt. 4” by Claude Debussy during the school’s annual concert May 22. See story at left.

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home to her original clothing line, Leallo, as well as a selection of goods from local designers. Among them are Mondrina handbags by Monica Frisbie, ceramics from Anna Clejan, woven pieces from Heidi Fokine and art by Elizabeth Karsch. “I thought it would be fun to be the space where we could carry those things, and we will be open year round,” Ms. Chiarello said. Two doors down from Sunny, in the same building recently purchased by real estate mogul Donald Zucker, Thierry de Badereau is preparing to launch WildSide at 85 Main Street, in the corner space formerly occupied by Country Lane. In a news release, Mr. de Badereau, who is from France, described the store as a luxury boutique boasting an “eclectic sense of fashion and style with exclusive brands for women.” White’s Apothecary opened on Monday this week. Regional general manager Jessica Hom said the store closely resembles the chain’s East Hampton Village and Southampton Village stores, but “more curated” for Sag Harbor with cosmetics, gifts, décor and personal care essentials at various price points. “Everyone’s been really warm. They’re curious to see what we’re all about,” Ms. Hom said. White’s, which occupies the former Harbor Books store, kept its predecessor’s cozy window nooks. Ms. Hom jokingly called it the “boyfriend/husband corner,” where they can sit while their girlfriends or wives try on makeup. After closing Harbor Books in February, and partnering for “pop-up” shops with Main Street businesses like White’s and Grindstone, Taylor Rose Berry will open a new store on the second floor at 51 Division Street on Friday. It’s not just books, she said this week. There is an expanded selection of gifts, tea, CBD products and more. There will be an outdoor sitting space, reading nooks inside and a “salon feel” with cathedral ceilings and lots of light. “While it still will have so much of the same energy from Harbor Books, it has really grown up,” Ms. Berry said. “It’s tucked away a little bit, a respite

Money for Sage Hall continued from page 1 Ms. Graves said the money to pay for the upgrades will come from surpluses that were the result of extra tuition money from out-of-district students as well as the district’s transportation contracts with other school districts. Mechanical repairs of the air conditioning units at a cost of $75,000 were postponed on a suggestion from board vice president Jordana Sobey. The board opted to explore a costbenefit analysis of a full replacement of the system, which had not yet been presented. “I’m all for ripping off the Band-Aid and getting this done so that it’s not going to drag on for years,” Ms. Sobey said of the new slate of improvements. Board president Diana Kolhoff agreed. “If we can get Sage Hall up to where it should be, it can be a revenue generator,” Ms. Kolhoff said. “If we put that off, we’re almost missing out on some opportunity … to capture that money back.” Board member Alex Kriegsman also agreed and raised the point that “if you’re doing a renovation, it’s better to do everything at once.” “It’s disruptive to do any of these things after the building is already open, and will cost more to do them separately,” he said. Board member Susan Schaefer said she’d like to see the facility “get its full potential use. … In order for that to be fully utilized, it’s a space that needs to be done.” Mr. DeSesa and Ms. Tice voted “no.” Mr. DeSesa suggested the board put the money the district planned to use in a capital reserve fund, instead of spending it outright and then letting end-of-year surplus moneys replenish the district’s unassigned fund balance. Then, he said, the district would have to hold a referendum to allow it to spend the money on the Sag Harbor Learning Center, thus giving the com-

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Zoning Board of Appeals. Ms. Ponzini is a real estate agent and attorney who formerly served on the village’s ZBA. It will also be a race for the mayor’s seat. Incumbent Mayor Sandra Schroeder announced last week she will seek her third term at the helm of the board this June. She faces a challenge by long-time resident Kathleen Mulcahy, a marketing executive who moved to Sag Harbor in 1995 and has managed retail marketing for PepsiCola and Frito Lay and for the rollout of Verizon Fios. “I have thought about it for a long time and I felt now was the time I wanted to participate more directly in the leadership of the village,” said Mr. Marder on Wednesday. Mr. Marder, who has lived in the village for over a decade and is married to author Hilary Thayer Hamann, said the environment and water quality are at the forefront of issues he is interested in, among many others. “It is what it is to be a part of this community,” said Mr. Marder of the waterfront.

A member of the Marder family, longtime owners of Marders in Bridgehampton, Mr. Marder spent his childhood in Springs and briefly Southampton, before returning back to Springs for high school. His career has been in landscape and furniture design and also managed the Silas Marder Gallery in Bridgehampton for a number of years. “A lot of it has been directing more towards this step I just took,” he said. “So much of my experience comes from working with people, managing people, hiring people, coordinating projects, analyzing and developing budgets and community outreach. And that is something I am very passionate about and proud of looking back at my experience with the gallery.” “I am looking forward to continuing more of the discussions I have had with people in the community,” said Mr. Marder. “It is really a special place.” Save Sag Harbor will host a “Meet the Candidates” debate moderated by The Sag Harbor Express for both the trustee and mayoral candidates at a date in June to be announced shortly.

munity a chance to decide the fate of Sage Hall. “I think we should do what’s necessary to open the building for children,” Mr. DeSesa said. “I think maybe the community sentiment has changed … and there should be a vote on spending it.” Ms. Tice favored spending money to do just a handful of the upgrades, most specifically the roof and the security features, rather than all of them. “I think we have to be really cautious about how much we spend and maybe do it in a phased approach that the community can weigh in on,” she said. The board also received an update on the progress of the project from architect Ed Bernhauer of IBI Group. He said the construction is on time, with a completion date in August, and said that, “on the bonded side of the project” with all contractors in place and materials on the way, there will be a surplus of about $37,434 from the initial construction budget of $6.9 million. However, he acknowledged the district still needed additional funds, which have totaled $1,313,076 so far, to complete parts of the project, such as initial demolition, two rounds of asbestos abatement, security infrastructure and playground equipment. Tenure Recommendations and Retirement Letter Accepted Anita LaGrassa, who has worked in Sag Harbor as a teaching assistant for 10 years, notified the district of her intent to retire, and the administration made four recommendations for staff tenure appointments, all of which the school board approved on Monday. Eric Bramoff received tenure as the director of athletics and wellness. School counselor Amanda DiNapoli, speech language pathologist Deborah Dooley and special education teacher Chelsea King also received tenure.



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from Main Street. I’m happy to welcome everybody back, be open again and enjoy the summer season.” The review board last Thursday raved about Ms. Berry’s proposed sign and unanimously approved it. Debbie Rudoy’s life’style store at 127 Main Street has been relaunched as the flagship store of Goldie, a new t-shirt brand featuring “four seasonless basic styles” plus trendy tees and complementary brands, according to a news release. Ms. Rudoy, a Sag Harbor resident, is also the designer of the Goldie line. She named it after her mother, “whose steady love and support empowered me to turn my dreams into reality.” “Here’s to all the women like her, who aren’t afraid to shine and who continually support others in doing the same,” Ms. Rudoy said in a statement. At 133 Main Street, nicknamed the Gingerbread House, Matriark is moving in. Patricia Assui Reed’s women’s lifestyle store will feature fashion, shoes, accessories and more by female designers and women-owned companies. She said she will donate a portion of her profits to organizations that help women and girls, starting with The Retreat, the local domestic violence shelter, this summer. Ms. Reed, the mother of two children who attend Sag Harbor schools, said Sag Harbor has “soul.” “It’s a real community. It’s not just a summer community,” she said. “I like that it’s a mix of different shops, but they’re local business people.” Daniel Hirsch and Greg Harris, the owners of Southampton Books, have scooped up the last vacant storefront on Main Street. They anticipate opening a new store at 7 Main Street called Sag Harbor Books on Memorial Day weekend. “We’ve always loved Sag Harbor and its deep literary roots, and we’re so excited to be a part of it,” Mr. Hirsch said last week. He said customers can expect “new releases, rare and collectible books, everything Southampton Books has but a more expanded inventory.” Tapping into a running theme in Sag Harbor, of course, the new bookstore’s logo will feature a whale.

continued from page 1 ing the grant denial in January, Mr. Corish said in an interview that a bond issue of $2.5 million for a village with an $11-million budget was too big a burden for taxpayers. But Mayor Schroeder, asked if the village would consider borrowing to fund the project, said at the time, “We’re going to have to.” When the project’s total cost was estimated to be $3.8 million about a year and a half ago, Mayor Schroeder said at a work session that a $3-million bond issue would cost a village taxpayer with property worth $795,000 an additional $61.22 in village taxes annually for 20 years. Short-Term Parking Also on Tuesday, the board set a public hearing for its next meeting on June 11 on a proposal to change the time limit on four parking spaces on Main Street from two hours to 30 minutes between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. “It has come to our attention that we needed shorter-term parking here and there on Main Street,” Mayor Schroeder said, explaining two will be on either side of the intersection with Washington Street and two will be across the street on either side of the Sag Harbor Cinema. Faster turnover of those spaces “will help the traffic move better,” the mayor added. Sewage District Expansion The Village Board took two steps at the meeting to begin what promises to be a long-term, multi-year effort to expand the Sag Harbor sewer district. It agreed to hire Cameron Engineer & Associates to prepare a preliminary waste water management plan that would provide guidelines for the process; and it agreed to let the mayor sign a contract with a consultant who will help the village find grants for the proposed expansion. No cost for either step was given in either agenda item or at the meeting. In addition, the board conducted a hearing on an amended version of the Harbor Committee’s proposed revision to the village code’s waterways regulations to establish boating rules for the area beyond the breakwater (see separate story, page 5); renewed

the outdoor dining licenses for the 2019 season for three restaurants — Sen, Sag Pizza and LT Burger — with no changes in the number of seats that were allowed last summer; and agreed to hire three on-call emergency medical technicians for the Sag Harbor Ambulance Corps, as requested by its president, Deborah O’Brien. The EMTs are Bruce Zummo, Brandon Ceckowski and Andrew Pellicano. Music Festival Fees The board cleared the way for the 9th annual edition of the Sag Harbor American Music Festival, granting organizer Kelly Dodds’s request for permission to hold it at the usual three sites around the center of the village on Saturday, September 28 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.: Windmill Beach, Carruthers Alley and Marine Park. But the festival did not use Marine Park in 2018 and may not again if extra funds aren’t raised by sponsors or members of the festival to pay the village’s fees for extra police and cleanup services, Ms. Dodds said in a phone interview on Wednesday. She formally asked the board to waive those fees, but it did not do so. “Nothing’s changed in the law,” the mayor commented Tuesday. “We can’t waive the fee … We haven’t waived it for anybody else,” the mayor said. Ms. Dodds said the festival’s police fees have risen from $200 its first year to $3,500 last year and that some organizations don’t pay them, such as the Sag Harbor Community Band for its weekly concerts that require Bay Street to be closed for an hour and 20 minutes on Tuesday evenings in the summer. The mayor said the band does not pay a fee because no extra police or traffic control officers are put on duty to handle the event. “I thought it was worth asking,” Ms. Dodds said. “We really missed being in Marine Park last year. We wanted to be there and we would prefer to be there but we couldn’t afford it. We’re a non-profit run by volunteers. All the money goes to pay the performers ... and we want [to be able] to give money back to the school for the music program. We would really love to be in Marine Park, but it does keep us out of there by having to pay these fees.”

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Cormaria Acknowledges Retiring Board Members

As Cormaria Retreat House prepares to celebrate 70 years of operations on Bay Street, the Board of Directors acknowledged the hard work and dedication of two retiring board members: George Farrell and Jim Laspesa. Conducted by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary, Cormaria is one of the few remaining Catholic retreat houses on Long Island. Since 2001, Mr. Farrell and Mr. Laspesa have donated their time and talent to assist in the development and growth of Cormaria, and most recently, with the major renovations of the Retreat House, ensuring its continued success.

South Fork Animal Hospital Receives Accreditation

South Fork Animal Hospital, 340 Montauk Highway in Wainscott, has once again received accreditation by the American Animal Hospital Association. South Fork Animal hospital has been continuously accredited for 30 years. The Animal Hospital is the only accredited veterinary facility in the Town of East Hampton and the first to be accredited on the South Fork of Long Island. The accreditation involves a thorough evaluation of the hospital’s facilities, medical and surgical equipment, practice methods and pet health care management.

Dr. Fein is Board Certified in Addiction Medicine

Dr. Allen Fein, of Southampton, announced this week he has become Board Certified in Addiction Medicine. Dr. Fein is already Board Certified in Family Medicine and is now a Fellow of both the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Society of Addiction Medicine.

The Old Whalers’ Church (First Presbyterian) on Union Street in Sag Harbor, built in 1844, will be open for self-guided tours on Saturday as part of the annual Sacred Sites Open House weekend under the auspices of the New York Landmarks Conservancy. The windows in the church sanctuary were replaced in 2004 with the help of a grant from the conservancy. Its Sacred Sites  program is the only statewide initiative in the U.S. that provides grants and hands-on technical assistance for the repair and restoration of historic religious buildings. Opening hours will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 18. Notes will be available for visitors to refer to, and docents will be on hand to answer questions. Photography is welcome. The church is located at 44 Union Street. For more information, visit

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Montauk Library Announces New Children’s Program Coordinator

Linda DeLalla recently joined the Montauk Library as the new Children’s Program Coordinator. She will oversee programming for the library’s young patrons and coordinate bringing outside programs to the Library. “I’m excited to continue Montauk Library’s great tradition of bringing a wide variety of programming to our community’s younger residents,” said Ms. DeLalla, who joined the staff in March. “From the new movement class for young children starting this summer, to a game night and book club for teens, and our current music classes — the Montauk Library provides a very diverse and active schedule of daily children’s programming, which we’ll continue to expand.” Ms. DeLalla holds a master’s degree from Adelphi University and received her undergraduate degree from Queens College. A resident of Montauk, Ms. DeLalla previously worked as a part-time Speech and Language therapist at the Springs School and the Lowell School in Queens, and has served as a substitute teacher at the Montauk School. She resides in Montauk with her husband and young son.

On Saturday, May 18, at 3 p.m., the Sag Harbor Historical Society will hold its annual meeting at the Annie Cooper Boyd House, 174 Main Street in Sag Harbor. The Sag Harbor Historical Society’s membership is invited to attend. The meeting will also include the opening of this year’s exhibits — “A Plethora of Outtakes Tell Tales of Sag Harbor” — images of Sag Harbor that could not fit into Tucker Roth’s 2018 book, “Images of America: Sag Harbor,” as well as Jean Held’s exhibit, “Sag Harbor Long Wharf Archeology and History of Haven’s Beach.” Refreshments will be served. To become a member of the historical society or for more information, visit

Bridgehampton Interfaith Iftar

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork, 977 Bridgehampton Sag Harbor Turnpike in Bridgehampton, will be home to an Interfaith Iftar on Sunday, May 26, from 7 to 10 p.m. The event is co-hosted by the Meetinghouse Congregation, Temple Adas Israel and Christ Episcopal Church. The Iftar — Breaking the Ramadan Fast and evening conversation is open to the public and those of all faiths. Guests are asked to bring a dish to share (no pork or alcohol products should be used).

Water Mill Handmade Ceramics Sale

The Clay Art Guild of the Hamptons will hold a Handmade Ceramics Sale to benefit Maureen’s Haven on Saturday, May 18, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Clay Art Studio Courtyard, 41 Old Mill Road in Water Mill. For more information, call (631) 726-2547 or email

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Southampton Slow Food Community Potluck

Slow Food East End will host its next Community Potluck at the Shinnecock Reservation Community Center, 31 Church Street in Southampton, on Sunday, May 19, from 4 to 7 p.m. Following a meal of dishes brought by attendees, Shane Weeks, who is a Slow Food Board member, artist, educator and member of the Shinnecock Nation, will provide a presentation. The presentation will focus on the history of the Shinnecock Nation, their sustainability practices and who they are today. The cost is $15 per person for Slow Food members and $20 for non-members. Guests should also bring a dish made from local ingredients or purchased at a local market. To make a reservation or for more information, visit

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On Sunday, May 19, CycleNation Hamptons Heart Ride will take place to raise awareness, and funding, in the fight against stroke and heart disease, with 27-mile, 59-mile and 100mile bike rides through the heart of the Hamptons. The funds raised from CycleNation Hamptons Heart Ride will fund lifesaving research, medical and consumer education and public advocacy. The ride on Sunday begins and ends at Rotations Bicycle Center in Southampton and has a staggered start from 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. A celebration barbeque will be at 2:30pm. For sponsorship or ticket information about the CycleNation Hamptons Heart Ride visit cyclenation or email


Sag Harbor Elementary School students checked on ready-to-hatch chicken eggs during photo courtesy of sag harbor school district screen-free week.

School News Sag Harbor Elementary Students Unplug for Screen-Free Week

In an effort to strike a balance between the benefits of technology and the wonder of unplugging and engaging with others around them, the Sag Harbor Elementary School students participated in a “screen-free week.” Individual grades worked on projects such as monitoring chicken eggs due to hatch and preparing presentations on what they might want to be in the future. The entire fifth grade participated in the St. Jude Math-A-Thon. Parents and members of the community sponsored students who solved math problems to raise money for the children’s research hospital. The Sag Harbor Elementary School Parent Teacher Association also arranged a variety of activities for students, before and after school, including a softball clinic and the Fun Run to celebrate the official opening of the school’s athletics field.

Pierson Garden Club Plants The Seeds for a Spring Harvest

On April 30, Sag Harbor’s Pierson Middle/High School Garden Club gathered in the Pierson Courtyard with mentors and teachers, including Charlie Freij and William Raney, to prepare garden beds for a spring harvest. The group planted strawberries in straw bales, poured soil into raised beds previously constructed during their technology classes, and planted vegetable seedlings for a spring harvest. Mr. Freij said the club was founded this year with the goal of establishing a garden at the Pierson Middle/High School. The group’s next steps include adorning a school wall with succulents and constructing seating in the Courtyard.

Four Granted Tenure at Bridgehampton School

The Bridgehampton School District announced this week that four staff members were recently approved for tenure. They are kindergarten assistant Alyssa Hauser, business teacher Kameron Kaiser, who also teaches

AS YE SOW Sixth graders Anabelle Roussel and Olivia Roussel enjoyed preparing the garden beds for spring. courtesy of sag harbor school district

ENL and science, TESOL teacher Marie Bouzos-Reilly and pre-K teaching assistant Jennifer Suarez. The Bridgehampton School also announced this week the following students of the month for their exceptional work and commitment to academic excellence. They are Nyla Gholson, Sascha Gomberg, Emma Kapon, Steven Lucero, Zechariah Mitchell, Vassilia Reilly, Jacqueline Rojas, Jessica Rojas and Guillermo San Juan. For being exceptional role models to their peers, fifth graders Marlin Padilla and Constantine Reilly, and eighth graders Nava Campbell, Kristopher Vinski and Scott Vinski were honored as Suffolk Zone winners at the elementary and middle school level, respectively, sponsored by the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Bridgehampton School third and fourth grade students visited the Suffolk County Police Department headquarters in Yaphank for Suffolk County Police Week. The students learned about emergency equipment, toured the Police Museum, met the K-9 teams, and viewed the helicopters.

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Next Great Runner is Shaped By a Legend Ben McErlean is gaining speed mile after mile BY GAVIN MENU

Joe Boyle won the 1964 Suffolk County cross country championship as a senior at Pierson High School. He started running his freshman season when basketball coaches Ed Petrie and Bob Vishno suggested cross country as a way to train for basketball season. Flash forward 55 years and another young basketball player turned runner is working toward a bright future of his own at Pierson. Ben McErlean is only 15 and is already his school’s best cross country athlete. He is also poised to abandon basketball altogether, with his sights on winter and spring track at East Hampton High School following his junior season on the Pierson cross country team. On Saturday, McErlean took another big step and won the 15-to-19-year-old age group in the Bridgehampton Half Marathon, finishing 28th overall in 1 hour, 33 minutes and 54 seconds, which was a mile pace of 7:11. It was McErlean’s first-ever half marathon and something he’s been building toward for several months now. And he’s been doing it with the help of none other than Joe Boyle, the legendary Pierson runner from the 1960s. “I really appreciate what he’s shown me,” McErlean said of Boyle, who now lives in Texas, works as a real estate lawyer and runs the Texas Running Center, where he trains hundreds of athletes. The two communicated by phone and by email. Going into Saturday’s race, McErlean was in the ninth week of a 10week program planned by Boyle, and the results have been undeniable. “It was to get me in good running shape for cross country and I’m going to start running track next year as well,” said McErlean, who is finishing his sophomore year. “I feel like a totally different runner since Katy’s Courage. I’m a lot stronger. Now I know I can race a half marathon. It’s good to know I’m at the level that I can run this distance and run it well at my age.” Boyle is a friend of Ben’s dad, Tom McErlean, another old-school Pierson

Ben McErlean, in foreground, at the Bridgehampton Half Marathon. His training program was crafted by Joe Boyle, right, running for Pierson in the early 1960s.

grad. Boyle told Tom that if his son deviated from the program that Boyle had set up for his training to lose his number. Shawn Fitzgerald, 45, of Cutchogue, a combat rescue officer with the U.S. Air Force, won the race in 1:19:01, with a mile pace of 6:02, to finish ahead of 675 other runners. Laura Heintz, 42, of New York City, was the top female finisher and was seventh overall in 1:27.06, a mile pace of 6:39. Full results are at bridgehamptonhalf. com/race-results. McErlean is happy to take the next step in joining the elite ranks of runners who have competed on East End

roads over the years, including Erik Engstrom, Ryan Fowkes and Nick Lemon, who still holds an army of course records, including the Bridgehampton Half Marathon. The sport appears to be growing locally, and the training is getting more sophisticated. Boyle, after leaving Pierson, went onto a wildly successful amateur and professional running career. Then he turned his attention to coaching and worked at the United State Military Academy at West Point, among other schools at both the high school and collegiate level. “I started Texas Running Center and runners from all over the world came,”

Boyle said during a phone interview from his office in Arlington, Texas this week. “I don’t like to take credit for kids and their success; I just like to help them…especially if they’re from Sag Harbor.” Boyle said McErlean has “a lot of talent” and said the 10-week program he designed was to prepare McErlean for Saturday’s race. “A kid who is talented like that is going to rise to the top, no matter who is helping him,” Boyle admitted. “He’s still so young.” McErlean said his cross county coach, Joe Amato, was the one to teach him the fundamentals of running. “He’s

Pierson/Shelter Island Softball

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been more like a mentor than a coach,” McErlean said about Amato. “I’ve been working with him since I was in eighth grade.” With this being the last week of his training program set out by Boyle, McErlean is feeling strong for the summer road racing season ahead. He plans to run in the Shelter Island 10K, which will celebrate its 40th year on June 15, and the Joe Koziarz Memorial 5K in Westhampton Beach on July 20, among others. “All my training has led up to this,” McErlean said on Saturday before heading home for an ice bath.

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East Hampton Girls Lacrosse

Short Ride to a Big Diamond A Season of Growth Comes to a Close

Shelter Islander rides ferry for love of the game

Pierson lacrosse players part of a bright future


Lauren Gurney, 17, a junior at Shelter Island High School, decided earlier this spring that she would travel to play the game she loves. She joined the Pierson varsity softball team and one of her most important accomplishments — at least for her dad’s sake — was getting a driver’s license a few weeks back. “At the beginning of the season, my dad would drive me over for practices and most of them were at 3 o’clock, so I had to race out of my school in order to get to practice on time,” said Gurney, who was thrust into the position of starting pitcher for the Lady Whalers. “At the end of April, I finally got my license so I have been driving myself over since then. For away games, I drive myself to Pierson and then hop on the bus.” The Lady Whalers took a bus to Center Moriches for their final regular season game of the season on May 8 and nearly upset one of the best teams in League VI. With Gurney tossing one of her best games of the season, Pierson lost, 2-1, on a walk-off infield single in the bottom of the seventh inning. The Lady Whalers had no seniors in the lineup this season so much of the effort has been aimed at improving for next year, when Gurney and a talented junior class return for their senior seasons. Pierson finished with a 4-10 record and will not compete in the playoffs. “We finished strong, we played well against Mattituck both times, we played well against Center Moriches both times, but we had trouble scoring,” said Pierson head coach Woody Kneeland, who has pledged to rebuild a program that once made routine trips to the state semifinals. “Our defense really came alive


Lauren Gurney at the South Ferry.

toward the end of the season and our pitching came alive, so it’s all about building off of that.” Gurney fit in right from the start, her coach said, despite being the only player from Shelter Island commuting to play softball. Shelter Island does have a junior varsity team, but no other players have had the same level of commitment as Gurney, who played travel softball last year. “My experience at Pierson has been amazing,” Gurney said as the season came to a close this week. “The coaches are amazing as well as my teammates. At first, it was a little strange being the only one playing from a different school, but the girls on the team really took me in.” Aside from a nagging groin injury that set her back a couple games, Gurney was a key addition to a team with no seniors in the lineup but a solid group of juniors including Sam Cox, Kathryn Powell and Halle Kneeland. Pierson also has promising underclassman like Brooke Esposito, Sofia Mancino and Meredith Spolarich, among others, so the

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future looks bright. Since there are no other Class C teams like Pierson on Long Island, Kneeland said the Lady Whalers would have advanced straight to a state regional final in the second week of June. After consulting with Pierson athletic director Eric Bramoff and a representative from Section XI, Suffolk County’s governing body of high school athletics, the decision was made to bring the season to an end. “We did show promise, we were worthy of consideration, but this team ultimately has a lot to prove next year and that’s what we’re going to move on to,” the coach said. As for Gurney, who Kneeland said was “lights out” against Center Moriches last week, her senior season and the hopes of a program looking for a return to prominence, are, at this point, intertwined. “She’s the only one coming over from Shelter Island and had to walk into a whole group of Pierson kids and it worked out great,” said Kneeland. “She’s re-

Lauren Gurney has been “lights out” at times on the mound for Pierson this season. gavin menu photo

ally been great.” “I’m looking forward to pitching again next year,” added Gurney, who said she would like to play softball in college. “I believe we can make it far in playoffs next year as long as everyone works hard and stays motivated.”

Since a team is only as good as its individual parts, Jessica Sanna knew going into this season that her coaching would focus on the fundamentals. Sanna, who teaches in the East Hampton School District, returned to coach high school girls lacrosse this year after a season away. It was a tough season in terms of results — the team finished with a 1-15 record — but Sanna took measures of success in other ways. “All of our players worked really hard this season,” she said. “Many of them are young and inexperienced. They grew tremendously. One of our main goals this year was to work on understanding the game and improving our lacrosse IQ. We were definitely able to do that.” Sanna mentioned stick work and ground balls as routine skills her players developed during the course of the season, along with passing and defense. The team was young, with only four seniors including Pierson’s Sophia Bitis and Kristin Pettigrew, but the talent is strong in the lower grades. Pierson sophomore Grace Perello is athletic and quickly developing into a talented lacrosse player. She scored 49 goals and had 62 draw controls over the course of the season. “She is focused, determined and hardworking and we expect to see her continue to improve over the next two years,” Sanna said. “Grace is essential to our midfield. Her speed and defensive skills benefit us on both sides of the field.” Pierson’s Emma Rascelles is a natural lacrosse player who

Pierson’s Grace Perello scored 49 goals for the East Hampton girls lacrosse team this year. craig macnaughton photo

joined the varsity team this season as an eighth grader. “Her stick skills are hands down some of the best on the team,” Sanna said. “Over the next few years, I’d like to see her step up more and be more aggressive toward the goal.

‘One of our main goals this year was to work on understanding the game and improving our lacrosse IQ.’ EAST HAMPTON COACH JESSICA SANNA

As she continues to grow and mature as a player, I think she will be a player to watch in the near future.” East Hampton competes in Division II and in Suffolk County, which is a hotbed for the sport of lacrosse. And despite the bangs and bruises the

team suffered this season, Sanna believes the Lady Bonackers are fortunate to compete on Long Island. “We are able to play with some of the best coaches and players in the country,” she said. “Our biggest focus is to grow from the bottom up. It begins with the youth program. The other component is playing in the offseason. If our program wants to grow to become competitive, then it is key that they keep a stick in their hands.” Bitis, who plans to play lacrosse in college next season, helped run the East Hampton offense this year, and will be missed, according to her coach. “She sees the field well, she’s smart and her teammates trust her with the ball,” said Sanna, whose program will also lose East Hampton seniors Kenverly Munoz and Emily Lupercio. “We will definitely miss her presence on the field next year and we’re excited to see what she goes on to do in college.”


MAY 16, 2019



Rain & Wind


t was another week of more of the same: wind and rain. Northeast and east winds seemed relentless. Old timers always say, “Wind out of the east, fish bite the least; wind from the west, fish bite the best.” I don’t necessarily agree, but it keeps many anglers off the water. Finally a few bluefish have shown up. Many are teen sized. I haven’t caught any and I’m not looking forward to their presence. Porgies are biting well and the size remains good. You can catch all you need by drifting. For the real beat down, anchor and chum. Many boats were chasing fluke on Saturday over the weekend past. There were more shorts then keepers and plenty of sea robins. Most boats are working the Greenlawns and Greenport areas. Striped bass fishing is good, with still plenty of shorts. Keepers up to 20 pounds mixed in for the trollers. Casters are finding bass at the local creeks on plugs and plastic. Some bass and bluefish are along the ocean beaches for the surfcasters. It is amazing in the bay to see eagles, gannets, scoters and even a seal on any given day. It’s great to see the new clutches of baby geese and ducks on the water. Larger bass will show up on the upcoming full moon (the Flower Moon) on Saturday, May 18. The bay still remains full of bunkers.

A FINE OPENING DAY IN SAG HARBOR The Sag Harbor-Bridgehampton Little League held an opening day ceremony on Saturday, May 11, at Mashashimuet Park. The league this year includes 191 players, ages 5 to 12, from Sag Harbor and Bridgehampton and a total of 15 teams from t-ball on up to the Majors. Pictured, from above and moving clockwise, are Mashashimuet Park Board President Gregg Schiavoni throwing out the ceremonial first pitch, the GT Power Systems team practicing their fielding, young Henry Gregor taking batting practice with Enzo Mazzeo tossing a strike and the Bridgehampton Lions Club team shouting encouragement from the dugout. michael heller photos

SPORTS W R AP Pierson sweePs smithtown Christian The Pierson baseball team cruised to a three-game sweep of Smithtown Christian last week to improve its record to 5-10 in the difficult ranks of League VIII, where Class B teams like Center Moriches, Mattituck and Southampton have dominated the action. The Whalers won their three games last week by a combined score of 33-8 in moving past the Crusaders. Pierson will

close out the season with a three-game series against Babylon before playing what is likely to be a series against Southold for the Suffolk County Class C Championship, tentatively scheduled to begin on Wednesday, May 29.

tennis Poised for team tournament Jonny DeGroot, Ravi MacGurn and Pierson freshman Luke Louchheim


earned All County status after competiing in the Suffolk County Individual Tennis Championships last week at Half Hollow Hills East Hight School, while Jaedon Glasstein and Pierson senior Alex Weseley earned All County for doubles. DeGroot, a senior at Bridgehampton High School, reached the quarterfinals before losing to second-seeded Alan Sabovic of Connetquot, 6-4, 2-6, 6-3. Both Louchheim and MacGurn lost

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THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2019


Weaving Threads of Joy and Pain Candace Hill Montgomery finds life’s hills and valleys in her work BY MICHELLE TRAURING


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Candace Hill Montgomery at work weaving.

hen Candace Hill Montgomery touches her fingers to the threads — carefully, energetically, sporadically or messily woven through her handmade loom — her mind slows down. But it does not quiet. She has countless hours of weaving ahead — her most recent collection, “Hills & Valleys,” on view starting Friday, May 24, at the Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum — each influenced by her wandering thoughts. As she works, she considers racism, feminism and poverty, scenes of migrant children and refugees detained and stranded. She murmurs Shakespeare and scripture, ruminates on politics, hums opera and recalls fables.



They weave themselves into each of her pieces, joined by complex layers of life experience and fabricated stories, inviting her audience to dive into every fiber of every hanging, woven canvas — just as she does herself. “I never know what the outcome of the piece is going to be until it’s done,” Montgomery said during a telephone interview from her home in Bridgehampton. “I start blind. I start weaving from the bottom up and then, all of a sudden, I’m like, ‘Oh, now I see where this is going.’ Because, really, my first concern is the set of colors. I’m still dealing like a painter.” Montgomery’s love of art, and color, blossomed in Sag Harbor, where she summered from the age of 10. Her days were filled with beaches and oceans, and riding her bicycle through the village.

“There was a little shop in Sag Harbor in the back of somebody’s house and they sold paints. I would spend so much time in there,” she recalled. “I knew I wanted to be a painter when I saw that shack filled with the colors. I was fascinated. I don’t even know the name of the place or where it was now, because we just rode our bikes and I just found it one day.” On rainy afternoons, she would set up her easel and paint on the front porch of her house, looking out to the 1950s East End landscape. Her art lessons continued at home in New York, coupled with endless encouragement from her parents. “I could not be the artist I am without my mother,” Montgomery said. “She directed my life from young to be a visual artist.”

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onia Olla moves with passion — and with that passion comes strength. She feels it in every word she speaks, every expression she makes, every


step she creates. This is pure flamenco, she says. Her every life choice is steeped in the same fervor: learning the sultry

dance as a young girl and moving from Spain to New York to pursue it,


choreographing for the likes of Madonna and Ricky Martin, and even performing during OLA of Eastern Long Island’s “Sensaciones” on Friday night at Guild Hall in East Hampton, to the music of Spanish guitar duo The Fox Brothers.


“I’m excited to do this show and in this area, with this new music,” Olla said during a recent telephone interview. “Flamenco is the kind of dance with a lot of passion, a lot of strength and flamenco, for me, always makes me express all that I have inside. When you’re on the stage, you take out everything that you have. That’s why

Guitarists and a dancer promise to ignite an evening of flamenco

you show a lot of strength and a lot of passion. I think people receive this when you see it in life, which is very different than in a video.”

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SONIA OLLA will join the Fox Brothers in “Sensaciones” at Guild Hall.


Coward’s “Despicable” Comedy HTC’s “Private Lives” suggests you grab your fun while you can BY MICHELLE TRAURING


irector George Loizides calls them his “A-Team” — their names borderline hallmarks, instantly recognizable to the Quogue theater crowd and beyond. They are not just a cast of seasoned actors. They are fixtures of the Hampton Theatre Company’s 35-year run, and an immediate draw for Loizides, he said. “I’ve been doing this for a long time, 50 years, and I always enjoy working with Hampton Theatre Company, whether I’m acting or directing,” Loizides said. “You know when you play a sport like tennis with somebody who’s a little bit better than you,

and your game gets a little bit better? Well, that’s how I feel when I work with HTC. My game’s better because I’m playing with people whose games are a tad better than mine, maybe.” He is referring to Andrew Botsford, Rosemary Cline, Matthew Conlon, Rebecca Edana and Diana Marbury, the stars of “Private Lives,” opening Thursday, May 23, as the Hampton Theatre Company’s fourth and final play of the 2018-2019 season. “It’s probably the seminal comedy for bad manners. It’s hilarious,” Loizides said. “The humor is there in the language, the characterizations, the physicality, the action, but I think there’s also a pretty good message, too, about the complexities of trying

to be in love and being allowed to be yourself and be in love. I think that’s one of the reasons it still is popular as it is.” For two weeks in 1930, a flu-ridden Coward spent much of his convalescence sketching out “Private Lives” in his head, ultimately writing the script in four days from Shanghai, China. “He wrote this at a, really, not so great time in history,” Loizides said. “America was at economic collapse, which affected the rest of the world. Fascism was brewing in Europe and Germany. And he writes this piece that, in a way, says, ‘Grab your fun while you can because you don’t know

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Bits & Banter Film


Confront Nature’s Issues

Challenging Correctness

“The Serengeti Rules” explores new theory


ith new knowledge comes new hope — at least according to the documentary, “The Serengeti Rules,” which follows a band of young scientists as they discover a radical new theory of the natural world, one that could help confront some of the biggest environmental challenges of our time. As part of its “Air, Land and Sea” program, the Hamptons International Film Festival will screen the inspiring ecological film on Thursday, May 16, at Tutto Il Giorno in Sag Harbor. A panel on keystone species and local ecosystems will follow the screening, featuring Nicole Delma of “Air, Land and Sea,” Anne Chaisson

Ruehl leads cast of Bay Street’s “Safe Space”

of HIFF, naturalist Mike Bottini and landscape designer Edwina von Gal. “HIFF’s ‘Air, Land, and Sea’ program offers this signature program dedicated to global issues of environmental conservation,” according to a press release. “Founded in 2016 with the goal to generate awareness around man-made environmental issues, these programs serve to foster a deeper appreciation for our planet, and allow filmmakers and experts to share information and discuss solutions to the global problems that face us all today.” Tickets are $75. For more information, visit

D A garden walk at LongHouse.

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Open the Garden Gate An annual horticultural celebration

I A scene from “The Serengeti Rules.”

n 2009, American Public Gardens Association had one goal in mind: to drive local and national exposure to the importance of building vibrant, relevant gardens committed to community enrichment and environmental responsibility. And so, together with then-partner Rain Bird, they founded National Public Gardens Day, a celebration that is still alive and well 10 years later. On the East End, the day begins on Friday, May 17, at 10:30 a.m. with a visit to Bridge Gardens in Bridgehampton, followed by an 11 a.m. tour at Madoo Conservancy in Sagaponack. Horticulturist Holger Winenga will lead the final tour of the day at 2 p.m. at LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton. Admission is free, but reservations are required. For more information, call (631) 329-3568 or visit

irected by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O’Brien, “Safe Space” — the newest play from Alan Fox — will star Mercedes Ruehl, Sasha Diamond and Rodney Richardson, as part of the Bay Street Theater Mainstage season. “We are thrilled to announce the cast and creative team for this new world premiere play,” Scott Schwartz, Bay Street Theater’s artistic director, said in a press release. “They are an extraordinary group of artists, and under the leadership of legendary director Jack O’Brien, I know they will deliver a searing performance that will wrestle with some of the most controversial issues in America today.” Set at an elite university, “Safe Space” explores political correctness and the reaction

to triggers on campus in America today. When a star African-American professor (Richardson) faces accusations of racism from a student (Diamond), the head of the college (Ruehl) must intervene, setting off an explosive chain of events in an everchanging minefield of identity, politics, ethics and core beliefs. “Safe Space” will Mercedes Ruehl stage from June 25 to July 21. For more information, call (631) 7259500 or visit

Art in Youths’ Hands


rtists Kara Hoblin, Ruby Jackson and Denise Gale are no strangers to the curation process. Except, perhaps, when seventh graders do it. Selected entirely by students, “Layered Meanings: Three East End Artists” continues a tradition at Ross School in East Hampton, where students meet with and interview professional local artists, take photos, write biographies and choose the work to be installed. Then, they plan

and host an opening reception. The show, now on view through May 24, includes paintings, prints, sculptures and chalk drawings by the three female artists, as well as student artwork inspired by the body of work — Hoblin’s whimsical narratives and sense of childlike wonder, Jackson’s abstraction of natural forms, and Gale’s boldness, her large-scale canvases painterly and full of movement. For more information, visit




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Candace Hill Montgomery at work.

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Trained as a classical painter, the artist took what she knew about abstraction and realism on canvas and applied it to weaving in space — a shift she does not consider a “big change,” she said. “There has always been the two things blending together in my canvases, and with the weaves, it’s the same thing,” she said. “Sometimes they’re completely abstract, but there’s always a three-dimensional element going on. There’s lots of ways of looking at a weave, but you have to give them more of an eye than a painting. People look at paintings and it’s a fast read. Weaving, it slows down the viewer to actually see, ‘Oh, there’s something else going on there. This is not a one-read thing.’ And then I add the sculptural elements to make it even more of a priority.” From wire and ropes to chains and feathers, the weavings are borderline sculpture, each creating a tension between soft and hard — in art, as in life, she said — deviating from and simultaneously challenging traditional loomwork. “The thread takes me somewhere that is an unknown and then, by the end, I don’t even know how I got to the whole idea of what’s presented,” she said. “I couldn’t have thought of it, and that’s what I’ve learned through weaving. You can make a known pattern, once you learn enough styles of weaving techniques, but I don’t really focus on that. “I learned a few of those intricate weaving techniques, but now I have some of my own that I made up,” she continued. “But really, if you think too much about that part of it, you’re never gonna get to that piece about

“She Wasn’t Warm Enough” a weaving by Candace Hill Montgomery.

the migrant kids. You can’t get to it from thinking about, ‘What kind of stitch am I doing here?’” She paused. “Art, to get to a truth, sometimes it gets a little messy, where you’re not sure exactly what’s gonna happen next, and I love that feeling,” she said. “It means I’m onto something.” “Candace Hill Montgomery: Hills & Valleys” will open with a reception on Saturday, May 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum, located at 200 Main Street in Sag Harbor, as part of the 2019 Parrish Road Show off-site exhibition series. The show will remain on view through November 3. For more information, visit

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Why Wait for Strawberries?


emorial Day marks the beginning of strawberry season for many Long Islanders. For me, it’s also the start of whipped cream season. Not only will I enjoy this simple pleasure with local berries during the month of June, but I’ll use it to make blueberry semifreddo in July and to garnish peach cobbler in August. Every warm day will be an opportunity to top ice cream with freshly whipped cream and homemade hot fudge. Whipped cream is quick and easy to make from scratch, so there’s no excuse to buy it in a canister at the supermarket. A few things to know before you start: • Buy Real Cream: Whipping cream has about 30 percent butterfat and heavy cream has about 36 percent butterfat. When cream is whipped, fat molecules join together to form cells that trap air, and these cells inflate. Don’t try to whip half-and-half or milk—neither has enough fat for this process to take place. Almost all cream sold in supermarkets is ultra-pasteurized, meaning that it has been heated to 280 degrees and then chilled. It will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to two months. Pasteurized cream, which has only been heated to 168 degrees, has a LAUREN CHATTMAN is a food writer, cookbook author and fan of small town life.

shorter shelf-life, two to three weeks. If you can find pasteurized cream, buy it—it will have a fresher dairy taste and will whip up taller and more quickly than ultra-pasteurized cream.

PERFECT WHIPPED CREAM Before strawberries are available, top your whipped cream with warm, sweetened rhubarb. Combine 2 cups of rhubarb, sliced into 1-inch pieces, with ½ cup of sugar in a heavy saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until it is softened, about 10 minutes. Let it cool to warm room temperature, and then spoon it over the whipped cream.

• Chill Your Cream and Your Bowl: Cold cream will whip to a greater volume than room-temperature cream because cold fat molecules link together more easily than warm fat molecules. To keep cream cold during whipping, use a chilled bowl. • Pull out the Mixer: You can whip heavy cream with a large balloon whisk, but it will take time and muscle. A standing or hand mixer will do the job in seconds. • Whip to Soft Peaks. You know you’ve whipped your cream to this perfect stage when you lift the whisk or beaters from the cream and the peaks become rounded and droopy instead of standing straight up (that would be “stiff peaks”). The reason you want to get to soft peaks and no further is that once the cream is stiff it is only seconds before it will become grainy and begin to separate. For stiff peaks, continue to whip the cream with a whisk by hand. • Whip in Advance: There’s no need to whip cream at the last minute. Keep your whipped cream in the refrigerator for a few hours and whisk it a few times to fluff it up just before serving.

1 cup heavy cream, chilled 2 to 3 tablespoons sugar ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract ¼ cup sour cream 1. Place a large mixing bowl in the freezer for 15 minutes. 2. Combine the chilled cream, sugar, and vanilla in the chilled bowl. With an

Blackberries with fresh whipped cream.

Some people use quick-dissolving confectioners’ sugar to sweeten whipped cream. But I have found that granulated sugar does eventually dissolve as the cream is whipped, without the chalky aftertaste that confectioners’ sugar can leave. As for flavoring, a little vanilla extract enhances the sweet dairy flavor of whipped cream. Or you can replace the vanilla with ¼ teaspoon of almond, rum, coconut, maple, or peppermint extract to suit your taste. Liqueurs are another way to go. Add

a tablespoon of coffee, hazelnut, orange, or raspberry liqueur before whipping. For cocoa whipped cream, add 1 ½ tablespoons of sifted cocoa powder. For coffee whipped cream, add two teaspoons of instant espresso powder. Folding some sour cream into your whipped cream is optional, and will give it a gently tangy flavor and nice shine.

electric mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, or with a hand mixer, whip on low speed until the cream begins to thicken (if you start on medium-high your cream may splash out of the bowl). Turn the speed to medium-high and continue to whip until the cream holds soft peaks. Stop frequently to check. Do not over-whip. If stiff peaks are desired, use a whisk to continue to whip by hand until the cream holds stiff peaks. 3. Gently whisk the sour cream into the whipped cream if using. 4. Use immediately, or cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 6 hours. Whisk several times by hand for a couple of seconds just before serving. Makes 8 generous servings

Once you’ve mastered the skill of whipping cream, you can put together many simple summer desserts including fruit fools, fruit shortcakes, and ice cream sundaes. You can also use your whipped cream in more elaborate creations, such as chocolate mousse, zabaglione, and English trifle. Or you could just spoon it into bowls, spoon some strawberries on top, and enjoy.

A passionate night of flamenco continued from page B1 Though they have never met Olla in person, The Fox Brothers — comprised of Miami-based Sebastian and David Fox — already anticipate an electric collaboration. Flamenco dance and Spanish guitar amplify one another, they explained, and the brothers have played music for nearly as long as Olla has danced. “My mom wanted for us to go to school and live in Argentina for a couple of years, to rediscover our roots and our culture, so we went back there, and Sebastian started playing a lot more guitar than I did,” David Fox said. “When we got back to Miami after two years, I started to take it a little more serious.” As teenagers, they landed their first gig as a duo and haven’t looked back since, they said. Playing together came naturally, having grown up under the tutelage of their father, guitarist Alex Fox, and having lived the same story. “Sometimes we’re playing something and we don’t even have to look

at each other,” Sebastian Fox said. “Even if we’re improvising, we feel when the changes are going to come. It’s because of the years spent together and because we’re brothers, too. We know exactly what’s coming in the music. You can’t explain it.” Bringing together different styles and genres, The Fox Brothers communicate through two Spanish guitars, while Olla communicates through dance — an art she first learned as a young girl in Catalonia, Spain. “I was playing with my friends — I was seven years old, very small — and I just hear the music and people with the shoes, some other kids dancing and I was so excited,” Olla recalled. “I opened the door and I said, ‘Please, can I dance with you?’ without knowing anything, and the woman said, ‘Yes, yes! Come in, come in!’” With her mother’s blessing, she returned every day after — and continues her dance lessons even now, as a director, choreographer and bailaora of international prestige. “Flamenco is contagious. It’s a very strong art,” she said. “When an art-

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forth about the energy and the audience. I hope to see a lot of people enjoy, and receive this from them.” “Sensaciones,” a wild night of flamencoinfused live music and dancing, will feature The Fox Brothers and Sonia Olla on Friday, May 24, at 8 p.m. at Guild Hall, located at 158 Main Street in East Hampton. Tickets range from $20 to $60. For more information, call (631) 899-3441 or visit

SENSACIONES: The Fox Brothers will play flamenco with dancer Sonia Olla at Guild Hall in East Hampton on Friday night, May 24. courtesy photo


what’s coming,’ and it’s hilarious. The characters are so despicable, but you like them. It’s like the ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’ of 1930.” Set in a hotel in Deauville, France, the comedy revolves around two couples — Elyot and Sybil Chase, and Amanda and Victor Prynne — who are honeymooning in adjacent rooms. All seems innocent enough, except Elyot and Amanda have been married once before, to each other, and inevitably bump into one another on their neighboring balconies. “From there, it’s like you’re lighting a fuse,” Loizides said. “You’re waiting for this fuse to burn down and all of a sudden there’s going to be this big change and this big explosion. That first act really grabs the audience, and then the second and third acts are the payoff. Nobody writes like Noël Coward.” And for Loizides — who directed “Private Lives” twice before in 1997 and 2006 — no one has acted this play quite like the Hampton Theatre Company cast. With Botsford and Edana as the Chases, Cline and Conlon as the Prynnes, and Marbury as Louise, the maid in Amanda’s Paris flat, they bring a certain level of maturity and understanding to the play, he said, landing “a cut above most other theater groups.” “They just seem to get it a little bit more,” he said. “You’re working with people in the know, and we’re all friends, so you don’t have to break through. You don’t have to cut a hole in the wall to get inside with what these people think and what they may do. You have an in on that already. It makes it more fun, because you’re comfortable, and sometimes it’s challenging.” Rehearsals began in mid-April, marking a reunion of sorts for Botsford, Cline, Conlon and Edana, who all closed last season together with the final show, “Don’t Dress for Dinner.” Their relationships run deep, several of the actors having directed one another over the decades — Loizides included, he said. “Good work is gonna happen with this group. I always know it’s gonna happen,” he said. “It might not be an easy path to get there, but I know it’s gonna happen. And, to me, if people leave the theater and they had a great time and they laughed and they feel good, I think that’s a pretty damn good thing to have happen, and I think we need more of that, especially these days. If that’s what they bring away, I’m a happy guy.” Hampton Theatre Company will open “Private Lives,” its fourth and final play of the 2018-2019 season, on Thursday, May 23, at 7 p.m. at Quogue Community Hall, located at 125 Jessup Avenue in Quogue. Additional performances will be held on Thursdays and Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2:30 p.m., through June 9, with another matinee performance on Saturday, June 8. Tickets are $30, $25 for seniors, $20 for under age 35 and $10 for students. For more information, call (866) 811-4111 or visit


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In the throes of its 45th anniversary celebration, Hampton Jitney has launched a new membership program boasting benefits, discounts and offers. “For some time now, our passengers have been asking for a program like this,” Hampton Jitney Chief Operating Officer Paul Withrow said in a press release, “and to celebrate our 45th anniversary, our top 45 riders will receive a complimentary one-year membership.” The two membership levels — Ambassador Sapphire and the Jitney Emerald — will include priority Ambassador and Hampton Jitney booking, respectively, allowing them to reserve seats one week earlier than fellow passengers. Members will also receive discounts on Hampton Jitney line run fares, member only raffles and giveaways, and free parking at Hampton Jitney terminals. Membership is limited, with 1,000 Sapphire memberships and 2,000 Emerald memberships now available for enrollment. For more information, visit

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Straight from the Upper East Side, Ballet Academy East and The Craft Studio are joining hands in Bridgehampton this summer for a dance and art class at the Children’s Museum of the East End. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, from July 2 to 29, kids age 3 to 5 will take 45 minutes of preballet followed by 45 minutes of art, with 15 minutes of story and snack time in between. Classes will start at 3 p.m. at the Bridgehampton museum, located at 376 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike. Admission is

Skip the lines of the Long Island Railroad this summer. Take off from 34th Street in Manhattan aboard a dual-engine, “safety vetted” and verified helicopter and land 40 minutes later at East Hampton Airport, with no more than eight of your new best friends aboard — unless local residents have something to say about it. Residents in the area have been battling helicopter services — which typically run Thursday through Sunday during summer

months, starting at $300 — for nearly a decade, according to a release. They have filed lawsuits and complaints with the FAA. Wheels Up — a membershipbased private aviation company kicking off its first-ever Hamptons Summer Helicopter Shuttle — is the latest helicopter service to draw the ire of nearby homeowners, who have battled the noise for nearly a decade with lawsuits and complaints to the FAA. If the service remains on schedule, it will run mid-June through August, departing every Friday at 3 p.m. for $995 per seat, per leg.

AIA Tips Hat to Bates Masi, Again

For the second year running, The American Institute of Architects will recognize Bates Masi + Architects with the National Housing Award on June 7 during the AIA National Convention in Las Vegas. “The Georgica Cove residence by Bates Masi was one of three recipients in its category, chosen from among all one- and twofamily custom residences designed by U.S. architects or built in the U.S. this year,” according to a press release. Now in its 19th year, AIA’s Housing Awards program was established to recognize the best in housing design, evaluated on whether designs are sustainable, affordable, durable, innovative, socially impactful, meeting client needs, and addressing the natural and built contexts. This award is the latest among the 169 design awards the East Hampton-based firm has received since 2003. The firm has been practicing in the Hamptons for more than 50 years and has completed a range of residential, institutional and commercial projects. “Bespoke Home,” the firm’s monograph, is available in bookstores now. For more information, visit



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uality of life is at the center of both a caregiver’s work and what an individual hopes to maintain as they age. Endeavoring to shift the conversation and focus of what getting older means, Artful Home Care president and founder Beth McNeill-Muhs has introduced a collaborative lecture series inviting artistic healers, alternative therapy advocates and health care providers to discuss a whole life approach within the East End community. On Saturday, May 11, at the Southampton Arts Center, panelists gathered to discuss how to approach well-being through a holistic perspective for all that participate in this journey. Moderated by McNeill-Muhs, the panel included nurse, psychologist and writer Linda Ford Blaikie (Ayres), Bob Schwartz, the author of “How Did That Old Fart Get into My Mirror,” co-owner of A&G Dance Company and founder of “Moving Through” workshops Gail Baranello, life coach and art healer Gary Osborne, certified nurse’s aide and senior caregiver Nicole MacCallum and Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons board member and pet therapy advocate Zoe Kamitses. Discussing the balance between holistic and medical healing, they focused on how alternative methods offer emotional and physical support, social and physical engagement and artistic expression. “We are moving toward a more mindful culture and society,” McNeill-Muhs, a former private art dealer, said on the importance of art, dance, writing, pet therapy and more as possible healing tools. “In doing so we must explore ways to empower ourselves and lead our best possible life.” Storytelling serves as a means for one of the fundamental human needs: to be seen. Whether through writing, as Blaikie, Schwartz, and McNeill-Muhs have individually found helpful, or visual and physical expressions through movement and art, each adds to quality of life even when dexterity may be lost for some, said panelists. MacCallum explained that as a caregiver she becomes close with clients and can write on their behalf or help them hold a paint brush, allowing an individual to maintain their sense of self. It shifts the experience from frustration into a new way of doing things, she said.

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Dogs can evoke positive memories with patients often sharing their own stories of dogs they have owned. For those in or entering elder years, being open and staying connected with others is essential to their quality of life. For caregivers, listening and also realizing when your job is done that you still have a life to live is crucial. Schwartz, who was married for 57 years, served as his late wife’s sole caregiver. Joking that the average age of his circle of acquaintances was deceased, he had found himself alone in the process of caring for someone he loved and who loved him. Art became a tool for his own healing as he discovered sculpture while writing a book. When working on art, the job is never done. Schwartz found a hobby was a lifesaver. “One thing I learned early on is that this could really kill you,” he shared of getting lost in being a caregiver. “Someone I had spoken to that was very wise said the first thing you have to do is take care of yourself. If you’re not in shape to take care of yourself, you’re certainly not in shape to take care of somebody else.” By collaborating with cultural centers, community centers, libraries, rehab centers and more, Artful Home Care offers innovative and recreational therapeutic tools for healing, including creative arts, music, animal therapy, meditation and more. The next lecture will take place on Saturday, June 8, at 3 p.m. at Guild Hall in East Hampton. Learn more at artfulhomecare. net.


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Expressing emotion through movement can provide relief from the physical weight these feelings can hold. Baranello’s five-week grief workshop focuses on various stages, connecting dance and therapy as one. With visual art specifically, Osborne has found it’s about teaching the relationship between discovery, wonder, color and form. The medium through which it is interpreted, perhaps graphite on paper, watercolor or even doll making, helps develop the communication between individuals. “The most important connection is the human connection,” Osborne said of how working alongside the elderly and their caregiver can offer the same benefit. “With that wonder and beauty, I can create any type of scenario that brings that about. Whether it be simply holding a paintbrush and having that wet piece of watercolor paper, taking the paintbrush and putting yellow and experiencing yellow on the paper. How does that feel and what’s the communication of experiencing that color?” There is something to be said as well about the caregiver themselves. Kamitses volunteers weekly at the Southampton Hospital Kanas Center for Hospice Care to take her rescue dogs Jack, who joined her on stage, and Charlie Dickens to spend time with patients. Just the overall experience of having a friendly, non-judgmental being in a room to spend time and socialize with has a profound effect on patients.

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SPEAKING DOG Learn how to interpret canine body language on Monday, May 20, at 5:30 p.m. at the Rogers Memorial Library, located at 91 Coopers Farm Road in Southampton. For more information, call (631) 283-0774 or visit

FOR THE KIDS THU MAY 16 Anime/Manga Club, 3 p.m., Hampton Library, 2478 Main Street, Bridgehampton. (631) 537-0015 or Chess Club, 4 p.m., John Jermain Memorial Library, 201 Main Street, Sag Harbor, registration required. (631) 725-0049 or Battle of the Books Kick-off Party, 5:15 p.m., John Jermain Memorial Library, 201 Main Street, Sag Harbor. (631) 725-0049 or FRI MAY 17 Explore and Play, 10:30 a.m., John Jermain Memorial Library, 201 Main Street, Sag Harbor. (631) 725-0049 or Retro Gaming, 3:45 p.m., John Jermain Memorial Library, 201 Main Street, Sag Harbor, registration required. (631) 725-0049 or Perler Bead Fun, 4 p.m., Hampton Library, 2478 Main Street, Bridgehampton, registration required. (631) 537-0015 or SAT MAY 18 Young Birders Club, 10 a.m., South

Fork Natural History Museum, 377 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, free. (631) 537-9735 or Reading with Wally the Dog, 10 a.m., John Jermain Memorial Library, 201 Main Street, Sag Harbor. (631) 7250049 or Five-Hour Pre-Licensing Driver’s Course, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Hampton Library, 2478 Main Street, Bridgehampton, $50 cash fee, registration required, bring valid Learner’s Permit. (631) 537-0015 or Graphic Novel Club: “Crush” by Svetlana Chmakova, 12:30 p.m., John Jermain Memorial Library, 201 Main Street, Sag Harbor. (631) 725-0049 or SUN MAY 19 BookHampton Story Time, 10:30 a.m., BookHampton, 41 Main Street, East Hampton, free. (631) 324-4939 or Make Your Own Tick Spray, 1 p.m., John Jermain Memorial Library, 201 Main Street, Sag Harbor, registration requested. (631) 725-0049 or MON MAY 20 Monday Mornings at Madoo, 10 a.m., Madoo Conservancy, 618 Sagg Main Street, Sagaponack, weather permitting. (631) 537-0015 or Bring a Buddy Story Time, 12:30 p.m., John Jermain Memorial Library, 201 Main Street, Sag Harbor. (631) 725-0049 or Teen Writing Workshop, 5:15 p.m., John Jermain Memorial Library, 201 Main Street, Sag Harbor. (631) 7250049 or TUE MAY 21 Karaoke Showdown, 3:30 p.m., Hampton Library, 2478 Main Street, Bridgehampton. (631) 537-0015 or Patriotic Red, White & Blue Necklaces, 5:30 p.m., John Jermain Memorial Library, 201 Main Street, Sag Harbor. (631) 725-0049 or WED MAY 22 Mommy & Me Yoga, 10 a.m., Hampton Library, 2478 Main Street, Bridgehampton, registration required. (631) 537-0015 or “Battle of the Books” Interest Meeting, 4 p.m., Hampton Library, 2478 Main Street, Bridgehampton. (631) 537-0015 or THU MAY 23 Make Your Own Travel Journal, 6 p.m., John Jermain Memorial Library, 201 Main Street, Sag Harbor, registration required. (631) 725-0049 or


Matt Diffee in “Funny Business.”

Funny Business The Hamptons Doc Fest will present “Funny Business” on Monday, May 20, at 7 p.m. at the Hampton Library, located at 2478 Main Street in Bridgehampton. For more information, call (631) 537-0015 or visit SAT MAY 18 Stires-Stark Alumni Recital Series: Violinist Hannah Tarley, 5 p.m., Clark Arts Center, Perlman Music Program Campus, 73 Shore Road, Shelter Island Heights, $25 and free for age 18 and under. SUN MAY 19 Gil Gutierrez Jazz Trio, 2:30 p.m., Montauk Library, 871 Montauk Highway, Montauk. (631) 668-3377 or

LECTURES & CLASSES “Bucks Sum” by Tom Kochie.

FASHIONABLE BRAS Local models will hit the runway wearing 20 original brassieres designed by East End artists during the Reconstructed Bra Fashion Show and Auction on Thursday, May 16, at 7 p.m. at the Southampton Social Club, located at 256 Elm Street in Southampton. Advance tickets are $55 or $65 at the door. For more information, visit

FRI MAY 17 “TAP: An Evening of Rhythm,” 7:30 p.m., also Saturday, May 18, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 19, at 2 p.m., Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, $20 to $45. (631) 507-4603 or “Exhibition on Screen” Series: “Rembrandt,” 8 p.m., Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton, $15 and $10 for Friends of SAC and Hamptons International Film Festival members. After-Hours Movie: “Bohemian Rhapsody,” 6:30 p.m., Hampton Library, 2478 Main Street, Bridgehampton. (631) 537-0015 or hamptonlibrary. org. MON MAY 20 Screening: “Funny Business,” 7 p.m., Hampton Library, 2478 Main Street, Bridgehampton. (631) 537-0015 or

Street, Sag Harbor. (631) 725-0049 or “Haim Mizrahi: The New in Dynamic Abstraction,” opening reception 5:30 to 8 p.m., Janet Lehr Fine Arts, 68 Park Place, East Hampton, reservations requested. (631) 324-3303. On View: Carl Bretzke and Jim Rennert, opening reception 6 to 8 p.m., on view through June 9, Grenning Gallery, 26 Main Street, Sag Harbor. (631) 725-8469 or SUN MAY 19 Gallery Tour with Paton Miller and “EEC5” Artists, 12:30 p.m., Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton, free. (631) 283-0967 or



SAT MAY 18 “Jerry Schwabe: Color, Gesture & Line,” opening reception 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., on view through June 7, John Jermain Memorial Library, 201 Main

FRI MAY 17 Salon Series: Boyd Meets Girl, 6 p.m., Parrish Art Museum, 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, $25 and $10 for members. (631) 283-2118 or

THU MAY 16 Creative Aging with Valerie diLorenzo and Dan Koontz, 12:30 p.m., Thursdays through June 27, except June 6, John Jermain Memorial Library, 201 Main Street, Sag Harbor, registration required. (631) 725-0049 or The 2020 Election with Howard Dean, 4 p.m., Peconic Landing, 1500 Brecknock Road, Greenport, registration required. Chair Yoga, 4:30 p.m., Hampton Library, 2478 Main Street, Bridgehampton, free, registration required. (631) 537-0015 or “Stopping Spam Calls” with Steve Alcalde, 5:30 p.m., Rogers Memorial Library, 91 Coopers Farm Road, Southampton. (631) 283-0774 or Springtime in Paris: Bistro Cooking, 7 p.m., John Jermain Memorial Library, 201 Main Street, Sag Harbor, registration required. (631) 725-0049 or SAT MAY 18 East End Tick and Mosquito Control, and Tick Wise Education, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sea Star Ballroom, Long Island Aquarium, 431 East Main Street, Riverhead, $55, registration required. Suffolk Safety Defensive Driving Course, 10 a.m., John Jermain Memorial Library, 201 Main Street, Sag Harbor, $28, registration required. (631) 725-0049 or “How Jews Came to Long Island, Part 2: 1654 to 1837,” 11 a.m., The Southampton Jewish Center, 214 Hill Street, Southampton, free. (631) 287-2249 or “Why Preserve?” A Conversation

About Our Future, 4 p.m., Peconic Landing auditorium, 1500 Brecknock Road, Greenport, free. (631) 283-3195 or Author Reading: “Vanished in the Dunes” by Allan Retzky, 4 p.m., BookHampton, 41 Main Street, East Hampton, free. (631) 324-4939 or Tom Twomey Series: Bioswales: A New Vision for East Hampton’s Village Green, 6 p.m., East Hampton Library, 159 Main Street, East Hampton, free. (631) 324-0222 or SUN MAY 19 “Hands On: Shark Teeth, Tails and Tales” with Greg Metzger, 10:30 a.m., South Fork Natural History Museum, 377 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton. (631) 537-9735 or Sundays at Two: Invasives with Nicole Kinlock, 2 p.m., Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center, 1061 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, free. (631) 745-0689. Author Reading: “The East End” by Jason Allen, 5 p.m., BookHampton, 41 Main Street, East Hampton, free. (631) 324-4939 or MON MAY 20 DIY Coffee Roasting Using a Hot-Air Popcorn Maker, 3 p.m., John Jermain Memorial Library, 201 Main Street, Sag Harbor, registration required. (631) 725-0049 or How to Interpret Canine Body Language with Gail Murphy, 5:30 p.m., Rogers Memorial Library, 91 Coopers Farm Road, Southampton. (631) 2830774 or Intermediate ESL Class, 5:30 p.m., John Jermain Memorial Library, 201 Main Street, Sag Harbor, free. (631) 725-0049 or WED MAY 22 “Behind the Bottle: The Rise of Wine on Long Island” with Eileen M. Duffy, 12 p.m., Rogers Memorial Library, 91 Coopers Farm Road, Southampton. (631) 283-0774 or

EVENTS & MEETINGS THU MAY 16 The Reconstructed Bra Fashion Show and Auction, 7 p.m., Southampton Social Club, 256 Elm Street, Southampton, $55 or $65 at the door. FRI MAY 17 Writers Critique Group, 1 p.m., John Jermain Memorial Library, 201 Main Street, Sag Harbor, registration required. (631) 725-0049 or Garden Fair Preview Party, 6 to 8 p.m., Bridgehampton Community House grounds, 2368 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton, $50 or $60 at the door. (631) 537-2223 or hahgarden. org. CCOM Party for the Pond, 6 to 9 p.m., Ruschmeyer’s, 161 Second House Road, Montauk, $60 or $75 at the door. SAT MAY 18 HAH Garden Fair Plant Sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Bridgehampton Community House grounds, 2368 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton, free. (631) 537-2223 or Botanical Art in the Herb Garden Workshop, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Agricultural Center at Charnews Farm, 3005 Youngs Avenue, Southold, $25 plus $20 materials fee, BYO sketchbook, reservations required. (631) 283-3195 or Paws in the Park Dog Walk, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Red Creek Park, 102 Old Riverhead Road, Hampton Bays, $20 or $25 day of walk. (631) 728-7387 or Ghost Hunting at the Rogers Mansion, 9 to 11 p.m., Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, $20, registration required. (631) 2832494 or SUN MAY 19 Podcasts with a Side of Coffee: “Radio Westeros: Here Be Dragons,” 3 p.m., John Jermain Memorial Library, 201 Main Street, Sag Harbor. (631) 725-0049 or

Rupert Boyd and Laura Metcalf.

CLASSICAL DUO Happily married, cello-guitar duo Boyd Meets Girl will play a concert on Friday, May 17, at 6 p.m. at the Parrish Art Museum, located at 279 Montauk Highway in Water Mill, as part of the Salon Series. Tickets are $25 and $10 for members. For more information, call (631) 2832118 or visit MON MAY 20 Great Decisions 2019: Regional Disorder in the Middle East, 11:30 a.m., Rogers Memorial Library, 91 Coopers Farm Road, Southampton. (631) 2830774 or TUE MAY 21 Cuppa Conversation, 1 p.m., John Jermain Memorial Library, 201 Main Street, Sag Harbor, registration required. (631) 725-0049 or WED MAY 22 Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Support and Advocacy Meeting, 6:30 p.m., South Fork Natural History Museum, 377 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton. (631) 537-9735 or THU MAY 23 Early Risers’ Book Club: “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt, 9 a.m., John Jermain Memorial Library, 201 Main Street, Sag Harbor. (631) 725-0049 or

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