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Beach Replenishment Could "Drag On" for Decades

By Timothy Bolger | Saturday Sep 24, 2011
Uncertainty ruled the day as the Fire Island Association embarked on a recent change in administration. Big questions lingered about the status of competing short-term and long-term beach replenishment projects.

Ocean Beach Officials Plan for $3 Million Infrastructure Upgrade

By Timothy Bolger | Friday Sep 23, 2011
As seems to be tradition in Ocean Beach, the last village board meeting of the summer was among the most raucous this season, just as the administration laid out plans for a $3 million sidewalk and water system overhaul.

Just Ducky

By Bradlee White | Friday Sep 23, 2011
Wow, what a week! What a rush of...everything! Like everyone, I think, I started the week in denial.

Officials Seek to Restore Bay with Shellfish Beds

By Timothy Bolger | Thursday Sep 22, 2011
It seems as though everyone has tried to save the Great South Bay from more than three decades of declining health, with varying results.

A Summer Crowded With Incident

By Bruce-Michael Gelbert | Thursday Sep 22, 2011
In Act Four of Oscar Wilde’s "The Importance of Being Earnest," Lady Augusta Bracknell comments on "a life crowded with incident" and this summer has turned out to be nothing if not "crowded with incident," both personal and general.

Grateful Grovette

By Susan Freedner | Wednesday Sep 21, 2011
In the one month since the previous column a broken arm, events, shows, rehearsals, awards had me thinking there was too much to write about for this last column of the season.

Gillibrand, Fields and Carpenter Hit the Stump

By Michael Lavers and Tim Bolger | Wednesday Sep 21, 2011
Partisanship remains alive and well on Fire Island going into the fall.

Final Season Fire Island Pines Community Column

By Jon Wilner | Tuesday Sep 20, 2011
The show must go on, and it will! Director Glen Wielgus and the cast of GUYS AND DOLLS have been rehearsing in New York City after the Pines was evacuated due to Hurricane Irene, as well as their rehearsal space in Lower Manhattan that was also evacuated.

Ocean Bay News

By Debbie Weiler and Fran Haselkorn | Monday Sep 19, 2011
We are writing our last issue of the season and hope to report all’s well-and do not know if we will need to evacuate before submitting, so... the beautiful new snow fence was just installed up and down the beach after all.

A Lucky Break

By Sandy Drawers | Sunday Sep 18, 2011
What a strange month this has been. The chaos weather theory of climate change seems to be true. From the earthquake to hurricane, I’ve been having a lot of sleepless nights.

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