Keeping Account 07.28.11

New Planner at B.N.B.
    Donald G. Kuss, who has more than 25 years of experience in the financial planning field, is joining Bridge Investment Services, the financial services division of Bridgehampton National Bank. Mr. Kuss comes aboard as an investment adviser representative with a specialty in trust and estate panning. Profit sharing and 401(k) plans are among his areas of expertise.
    Prior to his work in the financial field, Mr. Kuss was a real estate broker. He moved to Bridgehampton in the 1980s. He will be available for consultation on a rotating basis at Bridgehampton National Bank’s branches in Montauk, East Hampton, Sag Harbor, and Bridgehampton. To find out more, he can be reached at 723-7614 or dkuss@americanportfolios.com.

A Chain Reaction
    Vinnie Alibrandi, the owner of and pharmacist at White’s Pharmacy in East Hampton, took out a full-page ad last week in The Star urging drugstore chains like CVS and Rite Aid to stop selling cigarettes.
    “I don’t think it’s responsible for pharmacies that supposedly represent health and wellness to make money selling prescriptions to treat lung cancer when they also make money selling cigarettes, the major cause of lung cancer,” Mr. Alibrandi said in a release.
    He is hoping that the ad starts a chain reaction, influencing other independent drugstores and pharmacies in the area to rally around the cause to end “chain smoking.” The ad says, “CVS, Duane Reade, and Rite Aid — cut the smoke. Stop selling cancer.”
    White’s Pharmacy is the oldest continually operating retail business in East Hampton.