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

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 … Full Story

Saltaire Summery

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By Hugh O’Brien In the wake of the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years, I suppose it was only a matter of time before somebody mentioned Man O’ War. Yeah, okay, that’s obscure even for me, but these days you can Google stuff, so go for it. The first scare of the summer is of course the sudden appearance … Full Story

Saltaire Summery

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By Hugh O’Brien Well, it’s been quite a week here in Saltaire, with everyone still buzzing about the frantic pace of events. First, Village Administrator Mario Posillico orders that the controversial Village seagull flag – “Old Beak ‘n’ Wings” – be taken down from its prominent position on the south courtroom wall and put up over the Xerox machine, to … Full Story

Saltaire Summery

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By Hugh O’Brien You know it’s going to be a long season when here we are, four weeks after Memorial Day, and it’s still barely past the middle of June. But as always that means two things. First, summer proper is fast approaching, so we can slowly begin imparting some tips about onrushing events. Second, as of this weekend, the … Full Story

Saltaire Summary

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By Hugh O’Brien Well, we’re into the late spring doldrums here, that three- or four-week period between Memorial Day and the start in earnest of real summer … made a bit longer this year with the early calendar. Here it is, a week after Memorial Day, and it’s still May. (Although the welcoming vista passengers and crew were presented with … Full Story

Saltaire Summary

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By Hugh O’Brien Well, look who’s back. Not me. The old familiar paper, though here in Saltaire you can’t buy it at the old familiar stand, or for that matter, at the old familiar store. Nonetheless, it’s nice to be back in print after last summer’s modest catastrophe and an absence in 2013 altogether. Glad to be here. First, I’m constrained to point out … Full Story