R.J. STANCHFIELD WROTE A HOAX IN THE EARLY
1970s. THE NOW HISTORIC HOAX OF THE 'HAMPTONS SUBWAY
SYSTEM' OCCURRED WHEN RONIN REMINDED DAN RATTINER IN OR
AROUND 2004 OF HIS STORY. THE IDEA WAS RESSURECTED BY DAN'S PAPERS WITH
DAN RATTINER THANKING RONIN WITH "A TIP OF THE HAT TO STANCHFIELD."
Ronin James Stanchfield, storyteller, has journeyed through life, including opposing the war in Vietnam, being a founder of the United States Green Party, and shutting down two nuclear reactors.
He was a whistleblower at the Shoreham Nuclear Power Station and, a few years later, found the hidden 'lost pages'describing the radioactive leak at Brookhaven National Lab’s High Flux Beam Reactor when he was Vice Chair of the Suffolk County's Environmental Task Force. In the late 1970s, Stanchfield arranged a network of housing for Iranian Jews who fled Iran.
Ronin went from heavy industrial construction to two decades of high-end residential design and construction, building country homes in Southampton, East Hampton, Sag Harbor, and Shelter Island. During these years, he always made time to get involved in creative projects — film-making, painting, writing essays, short stories or books.