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GEORGE REHN 1948-2020

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By Shoshanna McCollum ~ Ocean Beach has lost one of its community pillars over the first weekend of April 2020, in the passing of friend and neighbor George Rehn at the age of 71-years old. For over 20 years George … Full Story

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GUNFIRE IN THE SUNKEN FOREST: Fire Island National Seashore Deer Culling Begins

by Shoshanna M. |

“I am in the Sunken Forest and have heard at least a half dozen shots!” said Cherry Grove resident Warren Boyd Wexler on a cellphone at 3:30 p.m. “I was just out taking advantage of the nice weather this afternoon. Next thing I know there is yellow police tape blocking the boardwalk I used to come in, and it wasn’t there 45 minutes ago. Deer are bolting in all directions in terror.”

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Fire Island Permit Holders Taken for a Ride

by Shoshanna M. |

Since opening for business in 1971, CJ’s has maintained a year round presence on Fire Island with few interruptions. Denial of an over sand vehicle permit application now threatens to change all of this, striking a chord of empathy among the residency who are presently experiencing challenges of their own in this arena with Fire Island National Seashore.