ASK CAMIROSE: What King of Friend? & Special Message to Readers

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Dear Camirose, I have a close friend who has been in an extremely destructive/abusive “relationship” for four years. He is verbally and mentally abusive to her. He will scream in her face saying horrible things to her, grabs her and has even kicked her out of cars. He does drugs and I’ve told her that I believe he is an … Full Story

Letter to the Editor

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To the Editor: I am writing regarding the recent auction of computers at the Woodhull School. Each year, the school conducts a silent auction with sealed bids for computers that are out of warranty. However, the way the auction is run almost guarantees that not all of the computers will be sold. Bidders are asked to select which computer they … Full Story

Happy Days

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By Leonard Feigenblatt (4 out of 5 Stars) Boston Court’s production of Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days was presented at the Flea Theatre through July 17 was a telling rendition of this classic allegorical play. There is Winnie, the middle-aged woman buried up to her waist in a mound of dirt. Her husband Willie lurks in the background behind the mound, … Full Story

ASK CAMIROSE: Move to the Side & Sick of Balls

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Dear Camirose, Do people on Fire Island have their heads up their butts? The other day I took the ferry over to Ocean Beach with my friend. It was not peak time or even a busy day. We got off the ferry and started to walk down the main street. A group of about five people came out of one … Full Story

Saltaire Summery

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SALTAIRE SUMMERY By Hugh O’Brien What a lousy week this has been! Jon Stewart leaves, following close on Stephen Colbert’s departure last December, and David Letterman’s retirement in May. All the guys worth watching, gone just when we need them most! I mean we have to get unassisted through Bush and Walker and Rubio and Christie and all the other … Full Story

Fire Island Pines: Rose’s View

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FIRE ISLAND PINES: Rose’s View By Bob Levine Where else but in the Emerald City can you have a dream and wake up in the Pines? Or where else but in the Pines could you have a dream and wake up in the Emerald City? It wasn’t a dream. It was the Pines Party on July 25. The town was … Full Story

OCEAN BEACH AREA: “Only Footprints”

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OCEAN BEACH AREA: “Only Footprints” Theresa and Patrick Macri Well, August is definitely upon us as the first real heat wave hit Ocean Beach with temperatures exceeding the 90-degree mark for five days in a row. Beachgoers were delighted but it put extra pressure on the OB lifeguards to protect the throngs of people seeking relief in the water. “The … Full Story

OCEAN BAY PARK

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OCEAN BAY PARK By Barbara Baby Placilla The Pines is not the only community that has an “invasion.” Ocean Bay Park has its own annual invasion, too. Unlike the Pines’ annual July 4th event of creatively dressed partiers arriving by flotilla, the OBP invasion lasts a week. It starts in late July when members of the Byrnes/Donohue/ Kavanaugh/ Yevola (I … Full Story

KISMET: Across the Bay with MJ

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KISMET: Across the Bay with MJ By Marijane Voltz Before I begin this biweekly article, I would like to amend something from my previous article. My apologies to Ms. Eileen Rafferty, who hosted the Pine Walk block party a few weeks ago. I had mentioned that she offered clams to everyone, when in fact, she gave all of her neighbors … Full Story

FAIR HARBOR

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FAIR HARBOR By Emily S. Brafman I’d like to start off by wishing Nicky Wyatt, the amazing little boy who made me a mommy, a very happy 8th birthday. Nicky was born one month early and on Aug. 12, 2007, I almost gave birth to him right here in Fair Harbor. If it wasn’t for my wonderful and very smart … Full Story