Business: T&C Welcomes Durmas, Clinic Earns National Recognition, Trivia Night in Springs


Town & Country Welcomes New Agent

Harrison Durmus is Town & Country Real Estate’s newest addition, joining the team earlier this month. The entrepreneur and real estate agent set down roots on the East End and embarked on a career in Hamptons real estate after many years in New York focused on travel and tourism.

“I need to interact with people and move around; networking and showing houses feeds that passion,” Durmus said. “Real estate is the perfect combination of my love of learning in an ever-evolving market and my drive to build business.”

When he’s not managing listings, Durmus can be found on the slopes snowboarding — he’s partial to Colorado — hiking in Quogue, touring the lighthouse in Montauk and enjoying the beaches in Westhampton.

“When I bought my home in Southampton Town, I worked with Town & Country Real Estate and came to appreciate the care and attention given to me by our agent. It was clear to me that I wanted to be part of that environment, Durmus said. “I wanted to work with a brokerage that is a family who truly cares about its agents, clients and customers, as well as the Hamptons and North Fork lifestyle we all love.”

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Westhampton Primary Care and Shinnecock Indian Health Clinic Earn National Achievement

The National Committee for Quality Assurance has certified Stony Brook Southampton Hospital’s Westhampton Primary Care at The Christiane and Richard Hiegel Healthcare Center and the Shinnecock Indian Health Clinic as Patient-Centered Medical Homes (Level 3).

To earn this national recognition, the certifications culminated seven months of work that involved re-engineering processes and workflows, quality performance improvement, training, and data collection to meet NCQA standards.

“The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is a model of care that aims to transform the delivery of comprehensive primary care to children, adolescents, and adults,” according to Robert S. Chaloner, chief administrative officer of Stony Brook Southampton Hospital. “The NCQA seal of approval is a widely recognized symbol of quality in health care. We applaud our staff at Westhampton Primary Care and the Shinnecock Indian Health Clinic for their diligence and their commitment to the NCQA standards of superior patient care.”

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East Hampton Little League Trivia Night at Springs Tavern

The Springs Tavern, 15 Fort Pond Blvd in East Hampton, and the East Hampton Little League will host Trivia Night with quiz master Paul Johnson on Wednesday, February 28 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $40 in advance and $45 at the door and price includes one complimentary beverage and small bites. Proceeds will benefit the East Hampton Little League and tickets can be purchased by calling Dave Rutkowski at (631) 681-7086.

The Springs Tavern currently serves dinner seven days from 4 to 10 p.m. The bar is open seven days a week from 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. For further information call The Springs Tavern at (631) 527-7800 or visit