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Steve Einig: 1957-2022

by Shoshanna M. |

Two-term Ocean Beach Village Trustee, former President of the Ocean Beach Association as well as “Mr. Sandpiper” himself, Steven Einig passed away shortly after Valentine’s Day.

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EDITOR’S WINDOW: “Safe Passage”

by Shoshanna M. |

Is there really such a thing as breaking with the past or do we take the knowledge and experiences we gained in order to embark on the next leg of our journey? Today I stand before you not just as a writer or the editor of this publication, but one of its subjects as I swallow the bitter ashes of loss. I write this column with my own husband’s name included among the obituaries we open the 2022 Memorial Day Weekend issue with.

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Fire Islanders Process Proposed FINS Driving Regs

by Shoshanna M. |

Now with the collected data studied for nearly 18 months, the process is becoming more formalized with what are being called Civic Engagement Opportunities, which includes a Public Comment Period time window that is swiftly closing on May 20, 2022. Response in this time frame could affect driving regulation policy on Fire Island for years if not decades to come.

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An End to Alfresco Dining in Ocean Beach

by Shoshanna M. |

Outdoor dining is a strong part of Fire Island’s restaurant culture, and this revocation does not affect the majority of establishments in the Ocean Beach business district – However, it does impact a few of the family-style restaurants that lack waterfront views but attract high summer traffic by offering square-meals at reasonable price.

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HELP WANTED: Fire Island News is Hiring for the 2022 Season

by Shoshanna M. |

Fire Island News, now celebrating 65 years of publication, is seeking good people to fill positions in sales, marketing, events coordinator and administrative support, to be performed from our Bay Shore office – as well as writer and photo contributors working on assignment on Fire Island and South Shore Long Island on a freelance basis.