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Interview: Amy Goodman

Interview: Amy Goodman

By Timothy Bolger Amy Goodman, the longtime host of the independent broadcast “Democracy Now!” is world renowned for exposing hidden truths at her own risk, such as when she was…

Dining Review: Salt & Barrel

Dining Review: Salt & Barrel

By Lorna Luniewski 61 West Main Street, Bay Shore, NY 11706 631-647-8818 saltandbarrel.com March 2016 marked the opening of Salt & Barrel Oyster and Craft Cocktail Bar in Bay Shore but…

Interview: Diane McManus, Cross Bay Swimmer

Interview: Diane McManus, Cross Bay Swimmer

By Jamie Franchi Diane McManus is an elite athlete. Her accomplishments run the gamut from long distance swimming to marathon running. She credits the longevity and diversity of her long athletic career…

The Golden Age: Music and Les Lieber

The Golden Age: Music and Les Lieber

By Anika Lanser On a beautiful Monday afternoon,  Leslie Lieber and his wife, Edith, were lounging in their breezy front porch. We talked about everything from the annual Chill Out…

Fair Harbor: Robert Chinkel Remembered

Fair Harbor: Robert Chinkel Remembered

By Savannah Doviak There’s much more to Fire Island than what is seen by passing visitors. Miles of beautiful beaches make this little slice of island a summer paradise, yet…

Two Boaters and Their Dogs Rescued from Burning Vessel Near Fire Island

Two Boaters and Their Dogs Rescued from Burning Vessel Near Fire Island

By Shoshanna McCollum Fireworks were not the only thing visible burning off coast of Fire Island on the Fourth of July on Tuesday evening. A vacationing couple from Newburgh, NY…

USCG Member Loses Fingers Off Shore of Fire Island

USCG Member Loses Fingers Off Shore of Fire Island

By Shoshanna McCollum An emergency helicopter landing took place on the Ocean Beach ball field to attend to a member of the U.S. Coast Guard who had three fingers amputated…

Interview: Kenny Goodman

Interview: Kenny Goodman

By Jaime Franchie Kenny Goodman has been a staple on Fire Island for decades. Most know him by his tiny shop of treasures in Ocean Beach, where Island goers can…

New and Improved: Grove Hotel Rises from the Ashes

New and Improved: Grove Hotel Rises from the Ashes

By Bruce-Michael Gelbert For two seasons now Cherry Grove has lived without the Grove Hotel, a longtime fixture of downtown. The new, improved Grove Hotel however, owned by the Liguori…

Controversy Stirs Over Driving Restrictions on Smith Point Beach

Controversy Stirs Over Driving Restrictions on Smith Point Beach

By Jaime Franchie The piping plover, a federally-listed, threatened and endangered bird species on Long Island, is the catalyst for controversial driving restrictions on Smith Point beach this summer season.…