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Saltaire Summery

by Hugh O'Brien |

There everyone was, enjoying the 90-degree heat and 90-percent humidity early Thursday evening, when suddenly we’re hit by 60 MPH winds, torrential rains, and topping it off, a blackout that lingered till Friday on West and Surf walks … only days after a burst main forced the Village to shut off water to the west side of town for several … Full Story

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Saltaire Summery

by Hugh O'Brien |

Okay, we’re holding a get-together in honor of Dr. Bob Furey this Sunday, Aug. 18, beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the Saltaire Yacht Club. It’s a way for us to express our gratitude to and affection for Bob for his years of service to the community. There’ll be presentations, speeches – brief speeches – and time for anyone so inclined … Full Story

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Saltaire Summery

by Hugh O'Brien |

Yes, it’s August, if your calendars haven’t combusted over the past couple of weeks. It’s cold comfort, but our recent heat wave chilled in comparison with some others – the highest temperatures ever recorded in western Europe (up to 108), mid-90s even in Alaska, challenging our own discomfort level, though at least our dunes, unlike their glaciers, don’t melt. Anyway, … Full Story

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Saltaire Summery

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By Hugh O’Brien What the heck’s been going on here? No sooner had the last column been put to bed (the precursor to putting it to sleep) than all sorts of mayhem broke loose – micro- squalls, torrential rains, possible tornadoes, hurricane-force gusts – up and down the island, mostly up – uprooted trees, upended boats, upsurged seas, and more … Full Story

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Saltaire Summery

by Hugh O'Brien |

It’s a bit late, but we’d be remiss in our patriotic duty were we not to pause and take reverent note of the just-passed Independence Day. It’s important to do so. Too often we become so enmired in the partisan politics of the day, the accusations and investigations, that we lose sight of all this special nation stands for, the … Full Story

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Saltaire Summery

by Hugh O'Brien |

By Hugh O’Brien Once this issue hits the streets, the first thing you’ll do is bend over and pick it up, since no true Saltairian ever litters the boardwalks; true Saltairians throw their litter in the bushes off the boardwalks. Anyway, when you pick it up it’ll be on or about the official start of real summer, and veteran readers … Full Story

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Saltaire Summery

by Hugh O'Brien |

By Hugh O’Brien We’re caught in that annual lull between the Memorial Day hordes and the summer crush, when a lot of people, having sated their wintertime pangs to visit the place again, return to minding mundane mainland minutiae before turning their attention back to the weekend island trek. So we have time to recap some more bits and pieces … Full Story

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Saltaire Summery

by Hugh O'Brien |

By Hugh O’Brien Hi there, and welcome to the latest addition to Saltaire’s never-ending, ever-spending roster of civic improvements. This year, it’s reached right into the heart of civic-ness, and unless you veer left or right on Bay when you trundle off the dock, it’s one you neither can, nor will want to, miss. You can’t spell “Village Hall” without … Full Story

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Saltaire Season’s End Summery

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By Hugh O’Brien The heat and humidity finally broke to tolerable levels, and that golden autumnal hue [sic] has appeared, both divine signs telling us summer’s sadly winding down and it’s time for us to do likewise. Of course, we’ll linger a while through much of the fall, but by October most folks will be AWOL from this barrier isle, … Full Story

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Saltaire Summery

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Saltaire Safety, Storms and Soccer Cups By Hugh O’Brien We’re gonna get started on a serious note this time because we have your safety in mind and you’ll listen if we have to beat it into you. No, really, there’ve been lots of bicycle-related issues this summer that have gotten a little out of hand, and late in the season … Full Story