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Op-Ed: Lot 26 and the Founding of Cherry Grove

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By Carl Luss The Cherry Grove Community House and Theater was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2013. It carries the additional qualification, “of national significance,” gateway to Landmark status. The research and analysis accompanying the application process was rigorous, similar to a college term paper. Primary source material (an era’s contemporary records, deeds, maps) and secondary … Full Story

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Suffolk County to Expand Fight on Plastic Pollution

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By Lorna Luniewski On April 9, the Suffolk County Legislature approved two pieces of legislation, both sponsored by Suffolk County Legislator and Majority Leader Kara Hahn, that will reduce the use of plastic straws and ban food and beverage businesses from using polystyrene foam (Styrofoam) containers. The law, which will take effect on Jan. 1, 2020, and announced on Earth … Full Story

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Ocean Beach Election Candidates 2019

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By Danielle Lipiec This year’s Ocean Beach general election, which will take place on Friday, June 7, 2019, will place two of three candidates on the trustee board. While incumbents Matthew Blake and Chris Norris run for re-election, they are challenged by former Ocean Beach Trustee Steve Einig. Voters can visit the polls on the above date from 8 a.m. … Full Story

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Rockets Red Glare: Silent Fireworks Do a Bang-Up Job

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By Emma Boskovski An explosion of bright bursts of and blues in the night sky can draw the eyes of summer beachgoers, evoking an “ooh,” and perhaps an “ah” from those who watch fireworks over the sky. The rising popularity of silent fireworks displays are aimed to entertain with rich color displays, with no noise. A number of Fire Island … Full Story

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Horseshoe Crab Education at Fire Island Lighthouse

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By Danielle Lipiec At dusk, children, parents, and those of all ages in between convened at the Fire Island Lighthouse on Saturday, May 18, for the Fire Island Lighthouse Preservation Society’s annual Horseshoe Crab Program. Volunteers, park rangers, and the horseshoe crabs themselves were in attendance as well. The crowd was greeted with a presentation on horseshoe crab anatomy, a … Full Story