Saltaire Summery

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Saltaire Summery By Hugh O’Brien  Oh, so, now, suddenly, you realize the month is running out – now, after it’s almost too late. Time to make hay in these last two weeks of summer 2016. To aid you in that quest, the following…. This Saturday, Aug. 27, the sandcastle contest, the final SCAA foray of the summer (though not of … Full Story

Saltaire Summery

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Saltaire Summery By Hugh O’Brien SOCCER! We can’t proceed without acknowledging and handing down the details of Ralph Perlberger’s 18th Annual Saltaire Soccer Cup. WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 13, and Sun., Aug. 14, 2016. WHERE: The Field on Broadway. Well, it’s actually just off to the east side of Broadway, but you get the drift. REGISTATION: Saturday from 8:30-9:30 a.m. That’s … Full Story

Saltaire Summery

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Saltaire Summery By Hugh O’Brien  The events of the past week are nothing if not depressingly Orwellian, straight out of Oceania’s Ministry of Truth: history discarded and rewritten, duckspeak from intellectual heavyweights like Scott Baio, and of course the requisite Two-Minutes Hate, stretched to four days: a trumped-up future by way of 1933. A staunch Republican, formerly associated with this … Full Story

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 … Full Story

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 … Full Story

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 … Full Story

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 … Full Story

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 … Full Story

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 … 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