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NYC THEATRE: Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish

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By Leonard Feigenblatt ~The National Theatre Folksbiene was founded in 1915, and is recognized as the longest continuously producing Yiddish theatre company in the world. They are currently presenting Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish, which began at the Edmond J. Safra Hall at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Battery Place in July 2018, where it was extended several … Full Story

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INTERVIEW: Natalie Katz-Rogers

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By Lorna Luniewski ~ Natalie Rogers, former Ocean Beach mayor and the first woman to hold that office, celebrated her 100th birthday on Oct. 24, 2019. Over the summer, 120 friends and family gathered with her at Leonard’s Palazzo in Great Neck to celebrate this milestone. In addition, the Community House in OB, a building she was instrumental in rebuilding … Full Story

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Off Broadway Theatre Companies 2019-2020 Season: A Comprehensive Guide

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By Leonard Feigenblatt ~ Theatre season is here! The following is a listing of what is coming to off-Broadway Theatre Companies in the 2019-2020 Season. Please check websites for times, theatre location, and additional venue information.   Atlantic Theatre Company www.atlantictheatre.org  “Sunday,” by Jack Thorne, directed and choreographed by Lee Sunday Evans September 4 – October 13, 2019 “Halfway Bitches … Full Story

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OP-ED: Oysters Again

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By Robert Wemyss ~ In response to your recent article, “Mighty Mollusks Make Comebacks,” published on September 8, 2019:  An artificial oyster-reef five-hundred-square-foot is only about 1/100th of an acre – that’s nice, but what does this cost the taxpayer. Please fact check your sources – sources – the claim that a “little oyster” filters 50 gallon a day is … Full Story

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Mighty Mollusks Make Comebacks

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By Rebecca Hoey   Did you know that one little oyster filters 50 gallons of water a day? These mighty mollusks are a huge part of Long Island’s aquaculture that are keeping some special people incredibly busy by paving the way for their return. Town of Brookhaven recently unveiled the first Long Island “oyster bar” at Moriches Bay – however … Full Story

Microplastic Study in Patchogue Provides Insight Into Scale of Pollution

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By Anika Lanser Many Fire Islanders take it upon themselves to collect and dispose of litter they come upon during morning walks, evening swims, and stargazing strolls. Signs are posted encouraging those who visit our beautiful beaches to dispose of their garbage at the end of a long beach day. But what about microscopic plastics and pieces the size of … Full Story

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Robert Furey: Saying So Long to the Village Doctor

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By Danielle Lipiec People cycle in and out of Fire Island every single day, whether it be summer or off-season, and rain or shine. Out of all those who come and go, Dr. Robert Furey – more commonly known as Dr. Bob – is one who has been in it for the long haul. As Saltaire’s primary care physician for … Full Story

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Earl Blackwell Jr. and the Cherry Grove Arts Project

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By Carl Luss Cherry Grove’s civic governance has always been vested in the hands of its homeowners. The Property Owners Association’s board of directors and all its community service committees were comprised of both heterosexuals and homosexuals. During the Association’s early organizing years most gay individuals, however, served under the protective coloration of the decorous “double life.” While in Cherry … Full Story

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Five Summers of the Great South Bay SUP Race

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By Laura Schmidt//Photos by Lauren Chenault   Paddleboarders from all across Long Island and from surrounding states paddled against the elements Aug. 25, to compete in the Fifth Annual SUP at the Bay Shore Yacht Club (BYC), which has been officially renamed The Great South Bay Race. More than 50 paddlers participated in a one-mile fun race, a three-mile race … Full Story

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Fire Island Meetings Online: One Reporter’s Experience

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By Emma Boskovski In this article, I write to reflect upon my experience covering the Village of Ocean Beach Board of Trustee monthly meetings that take place at the Ferry Terminal Boat House, typically on Saturday’s, at 11:15 a.m. Last summer, I had utilized the software known as GoToMeeting to stream the Village of Saltaire Board of Trustee meetings when … Full Story