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OB Building Inspector Turnover Raises Questions

OB Building Inspector Turnover Raises Questions

By Timothy Bolger THE OCEAN BEACH VILLAGE building inspec- tor who took over this summer has lacked New York State certification legally required to perform such duties since last year,…

SUP for the Good of the Great South Bay

SUP for the Good of the Great South Bay

By Carrie Ann Salvi SUPPORTERS OF THE BEAUTIFUL bay that connects Fire Islanders to those on the South Shore of Long Island came out on Saturday, Aug. 27, on stand…

DINING REVIEW: Kismet Inn

DINING REVIEW: Kismet Inn

By Kirsten Corssen THE WESTERNMOST FIRE Island community of Kismet was founded in 1925. The Kismet Inn followed, along with building the marina and first walkways. Time and history resonates…

DINING GUIDE: Beach Casual Dining at the Pines Canteen

DINING GUIDE: Beach Casual Dining at the Pines Canteen

By Bruce-Michael Gelbert ON A RECENT EVENING, my spouse Joe and I, assisted by our comely server David, put together a hearty meal of the chicken BLT wrap, soft shell seared…

Happy 70th Anniversary to the Fire Island Summer Club

Happy 70th Anniversary to the Fire Island Summer Club

By Thomas McGann FIRE ISLAND SUMMER CLUB is one of the lesser known of the 16 individual and distinct communities on Fire Island. It is located between Corneille Estates, a…

OP-ED by John Lardner

OP-ED by John Lardner

“The Twelve Tables were engraved in bronze and posted in the Forum, to make the law known (thus preventing ignorance).” —Dialogus, William of Oakham (1280-1349) “IGNORANCE OF THE LAW is…

Pinesfest Preview

Pinesfest Preview

By Gil Neary WHEN YOU THINK of Fire Island Pines what is the first thing you think about? Boys, beaches, creativity, music, divas, dancing, DJs, friendship, food, fantasy, parties, parties,…

Dining Review: Hideaway Homecoming

Dining Review: Hideaway Homecoming

By Shoshanna McCollum HOUSER’S HIDEAWAY has been reincarnated many times over the decades. Yes, it was established in 1921, the year Ocean Beach became an incorporated village, and there really…

Free Union Church of Ocean Beach Celebrates its Centennial Anniversary

Free Union Church of Ocean Beach Celebrates its Centennial Anniversary

By Thomas McGann THE FREE UNION CHURCH located at Ocean Breeze Walk and Midway in Ocean Beach will be celebrating its 100th anniversary with a re-dedication ceremony on Sunday, August…

President Roosevelt Visits the White House

President Roosevelt Visits the White House

By Shoshanna McCollum In a secluded corner of this island frequented by only a privileged handful, is a bit of Fire Island lore that involves one of our greatest American…