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The Audience by Peter Morgan

The Audience by Peter Morgan

Review by Leonard Feigenblatt All hail the Queen! Dame Helen Mirren received a 2007 Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA Awards, among others, for her portrayal of the current reigning British…

Early Spring Fire Devastates Cherry Grove

Early Spring Fire Devastates Cherry Grove

By Shoshanna McCollum An early morning blaze causing extensive damage erupted in Cherry Grove, requiring large-scale mutual aid response and injuring two firefighters. The fire was first reported at 1:30…

OBA Gives Sneak Peak of Summer

OBA Gives Sneak Peak of Summer

By Timothy Bolger Among the first signs of spring were plans for the coming summer on Fire Island, sprouting at the Ocean Beach Association’s annual winter meeting March 18, at…

White Spring: OB Board of Trustees Meeting 3/21/15

White Spring: OB Board of Trustees Meeting 3/21/15

By Shoshanna McCollum There was plenty of fresh white snow on Fire Island for the first day of spring, but the sun was shining on Saturday. Some of the Village…

Sunken Sea Bear was a FIMI Sub-Contractor

Sunken Sea Bear was a FIMI Sub-Contractor

By Shoshanna McCollum The ill-fated vessel that sank off the Fire Island coast last Saturday was there as part of the $207-million federally funded undertaking to renourish our beaches, according…

The Fire Isle Celebrates St. Pat’s with Style

The Fire Isle Celebrates St. Pat’s with Style

By Shoshanna McCollum It almost seemed like there was going to be no St. Patrick’s Day celebration on Fire Island this year. A frozen Great South Bay meant a lack…

Fire Island Ferry Fare Hike Proposed

Fire Island Ferry Fare Hike Proposed

By Timothy Bolger Ferry riders may soon pay a dollar more for each trip across the Great South Bay, if Suffolk County lawmakers grant a request by Fire Island’s largest…

OB Board of Trustees Meeting, 3/7/2015: Frozen Pipes, Shorter Election Hours & Permit Applications Heard

OB Board of Trustees Meeting, 3/7/2015: Frozen Pipes, Shorter Election Hours & Permit Applications Heard

By Shoshanna McCollum “Mindful Day” read a colorful banner decorated by children that hung in Fire Island School’s gymnasium. It served as an interesting backdrop at the Ocean Beach Village…

Madame Supervisor: An Interview with Angie Carpenter

Madame Supervisor: An Interview with Angie Carpenter

By Shoshanna McCollum On March 2, 2015, Angie Carpenter will take the reins as Islip Town Supervisor. She was unanimously appointed by the Islip Town Board in late January to…

Fire Islanders Sound Off on Beach Rebuilding, Condemnation

Fire Islanders Sound Off on Beach Rebuilding, Condemnation

By Timothy Bolger Fire Islanders mostly favor a controversial $207-million federally funded plan to pump sand on their beaches and dunes to fix erosion caused by Sandy, but they oppose…