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Kismet Kapers

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By Bradlee White The Kismet Community Association held it’s annual Spring Meeting on Sunday, June 2. Although budget estimates for the coming year are positive, there are still a significant number of homeowners who have not joined KCA. We were introduced to three new homeowners who have joined and were present: John, Robin, Jen, Joe and Scott in “Way Way … Full Story

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Brianna’s Law Passes Assembly, Headed to Cuomo Next

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By Anika Lanser In 2005, the driving of a reckless boater in the Great South Bay critically injured three members of the Lieneck family and claimed the life of the family’s youngest, Brianna, at the age of 11. Ever since, Gina Lieneck, Brianna’s mother, has been fighting to implement Brianna’s Law, legislation that would require all boaters in the state … Full Story

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335 Years of Islip Celebrated at Living History Event

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By Rebecca Hoey Saturday, June 8, 1683 was the Living History of Islip Town Day at Islip Grange Park in Sayville. No, you didn’t just read a typo in the date because it really did feel like we were back 335 years ago, reminiscent of the actual birth-year of the town in 1683. In continuum for the year-long celebration for … Full Story

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Point O’ Woods Lecture Highlights Moses’ Failed Highway

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By Joey Macellaro A standing-room-only crowd of more than 200 packed the casino in Point O’ Woods on the afternoon of June 8, for the annual Robert F. Sayre Memorial Lecture. Dunewood resident Jim Rosenthal presented a talk and slide presentation, sponsored by Point O’Woods Historical Society, titled “Robert Moses’ 40-Year Quest to Build a Highway through Fire Island.” Attendees … Full Story

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Why Did Fire Island Beer Co. Taps Run Dry?

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By Timothy Bolger Fire Island Beer Co. was going to finally open a tasting room last year, a decade after its successful launch tapped regional pride – but then the brewery surprisingly went out of business instead. What exactly led to the company’s demise is unclear, as those involved remain tight lipped. But regardless of what happened, fans remain heartbroken … Full Story