SALTAIRE SUMMERY

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SALTAIRE SUMMERY By Hugh O’Brien It’s July! Summer is at its height, the days are hot, sunny and languorous except when they’re not, and everyone’s out enjoying their favorite summer pastimes – swimming, sailing, sunning, outdoor dining, outdoor tennis, outdoor stand-up paddleboard clinics – so with everything in full swing, it falls to a spoilsport correspondent to introduce a discordant …

SALTAIRE SUMMERY

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SALTAIRE SUMMERY by Hugh O’Brien WELCOME TO SALTAIRE! Our community is the westernmost but one (Kismet) on Fire Island, about a mile and a half from the Lighthouse. Running east to west, it occupies the second longest stretch of beach on the island (exceeded only by Fire Island Pines) but the widest portion, nearly half a mile from bay to …

Saltaire Summery

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Saltaire Summery By Hugh O’Brien We’ve got a special issue of the News coming out next week (Issue 4 on the Fourth of July Weekend) so this’ll be our last chance to catch up on or anticipate news until Issue 5, by which point many of us will be buying Christmas presents. Fast season. So, here it goes…. Well, the …

Saltaire Summery

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Saltaire Summery By Hugh O’Brien Okay, we’ve had the Village election. It’s no secret that many residents have expressed dismay and disappointment about many aspects of the race just concluded, and much of this is fodder for further frothing. First, however, the results: Trustee John Zaccaro, Jr., narrowly unseated incumbent Mayor Bob Cox, 178-157, in a race that generated both …

New $5.4M Saltaire Market Makes Memorial Day Debut

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New $5.4M Saltaire Market Makes Memorial Day Debut By Timothy Bolger Saltairians hungry for the long-awaited return of their village’s lone market are preparing to feast on grub served up at the new $5.4-million eatery and general store that’s reopening Memorial Day weekend. Village officials tapped Patrick Adams, who recently sold Le Dock, his former restaurant and bar in Fair …

Saltaire Summery

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Saltaire Summery By Hugh O’Brien Welcome, folks, to the Saltaire of the 21st century. What the passage of a hundred years couldn’t do Sandy managed in a hundred minutes four years ago, so this village of ours has been getting a facelift…and nowhere has that lift been more evident than in the vista that greets you from the ferry bringing …

Trustee Zaccaro Challenges Saltaire Mayor Cox

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By Timothy Bolger Saltaire village voters can re-elect their current mayor or choose a challenger during the elections on Friday, May 27, but only one candidate is running for one of two open trustee seats. Trustee John Zaccaro Jr. is challenging Mayor Robert Cox, who is running for his fourth two-year term, while Trustee Frank Wolf is expected to sail …

Saltaire Summery

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Saltaire Summery by Hugh O’Brien Well, gosh, gadzooks and egads, the summer is just about nearing the point of drawing to a close and we hardly seem to have started. I finally figured out that the big problem these days is that schools seem to start their new year around July 15, forcing half the town to abandon the ramparts …

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 …

Saltaire Summery

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Saltaire Summery By Hugh O’Brien Okay, with August fast upon us, we must discuss the prologue before we review the past. The big doings afoot is of course the Music & Art Festival, this Saturday, Aug. 1, starting at 10 a.m., with the Broadway Fair portion of the proceedings. From the SCAA’s poster: “Artisanal Vendors joined by local children selling …