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Interview: U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

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Kirsten Gillibrand first stepped into the role of U.S. Senator as an appointee by former New York Governor David Patterson in 2009, to complete the term of Hillary Rodham Clinton after she was appointed Secretary of State by President Barack Obama. She retained her seat outright in a special election in 2010, and was re-elected to a full six-year term …

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Review: “Change Your Clothes, Change Your Life”

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By Rita Plush “Change Your Clothes, Change Your Life: Because You Can’t Go Naked” by George Brescia Non-fiction Gallery Books $21.99 George Brescia wants to get into your closet. Whatever mashup style your wardrobe is in, he wants to put it right. A top-tier New York City-based stylist and image consultant, as well as a Cherry Grove resident who has …

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Dining Review: Matty’s Gourmet Market

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By Shoshanna McCollum 935 Bay Walk, Ocean Beach • 631-583-8023 Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. matthewsseafood.com/mattys-market Matty’s Gourmet Market is a natural offshoot of its namesake seafood restaurant located on the eastern cusp of Ocean Beach. The modestly sized front alcove to the same building is where patrons can purchase the same high quality fish and seafood …

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“Long Island and World War I” Reviewed

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By Rita Plush “Long Island and World War I” By Richard F. Welch Non-fiction, Arcadia Press $21.99 An enthusiastic student of World War I, the book’s author Richard F. Welch went on to earn a doctorate in American history. His interest came full circle when he signed on as curator of the 2017 centennial exhibition of World War I, sponsored …

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Wolcott Gibbs: F.I. mellows a curmudgeon

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History By Thomas McGann “Backward ran sentences until reeled the mind,” reads Wolcott Gibbs’ parody of Time magazine, an article that is still highly touted, so much so that it tends to obscure much of what else he wrote, and write he did. Gibbs concluded his lampoon, “Where it all will end, knows God!” Gibbs wrote for The New Yorker …

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Tesla’s Long Island Legacy

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Environment By Karl Grossman North of Fire Island, in Shoreham in Brookhaven Town, Nikola Tesla built a tower that he believed could show that electricity could be distributed freely to people all around the world. He envisioned that not only radio signals but electricity could be sent far distances by linking into the resonance of the Earth. If his tower …

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HYSTERICAL HISTORIES: Lonelyville – 21 Winkle Walk – 1916

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Sybil Sez!! By Sybil Bruncheon A classic ladies gathering always thrown strictly during daylight hours when respectable women (both married and single) could meet each other for polite conversation, sewing discussions, recipe exchanges, household advice, and tea (with a hint of elderberry cordial.) Any intimate talk about … ahem … marital matters or “feminine problems” was still restricted to the …

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Lonelyville – 21 Winkle Walk – 1916

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Sybil Sez!! By Sybil Bruncheon A classic ladies gathering always thrown strictly during daylight hours when respectable women (both married and single) could meet each other for polite conversation, sewing discussions, recipe exchanges, household advice, and tea (with a hint of elderberry cordial.) Any intimate talk about … ahem … marital matters or “feminine problems” was still restricted to the …

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Seaview Says Sign is Out of Line

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By Emma Boskovski A sign that reads Law Office of Adam. C. Abrams, Esq. Attorney at Law, on a residential property in Seaview, has created a hostile environment between the Seaview Homeowners Association and sign owner Adam Abrams. “The association has a rule that has been passed that no commercial signs are supposed to be posted in Seaview,” said Thomas …

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The Ladies of Lez Volley

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By Emma Boskovski Spikes and Dykes, Rainbow Riders, and Lesquires were some of the team names at the Eighth Annual Lez Volley Women’s Volleyball Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 11. The threat of rain didn’t stop the 24 teams of 13 players maximum from the “day of FUN in the sun, and a night of dancing at the hottest spot on …