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Ocean Beach By Joey Macellaro

by FIN |

A festive and well attended surprise party was held at the Landing on June 11 in celebration of Edith Charlton’s 90th birthday. Edith is a former president of the Ocean Beach Association and a friend to many in our community.

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Ocean Beach: Helicopters, Boats, and Automobiles

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When cars and boats are insufficient, the Suffolk County Police Aviation Section is sometimes called into action, as they were on Sunday, May 29. A woman experiencing breathing difficulties was transported from the ball field at Surf and Midway to Stony Brook University Hospital, where she recovered. Our own Ocean Beach fire and police departments assist in these lifesaving calls.

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Ocean Beach Area Column By Joey Macellaro

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A great migration has begun once again, as members of our community make the trek from wherever they spend the cold months to beautiful Fire Island. Some brave souls never leave the beach, but for the rest of us, this migration has become a kind of ritual filled with tradition and emotion. I like to think the beach feels most like home for many of us, even though we spend only a few months here.

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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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County Legislature Listens to Ridership Discuss Fire Island Ferry Contract Fallout

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What the Legislature can control is the rates they charge. They have to be approved through the public works committee and eventually the entire Legislature. They can also revoke a license if a company significantly reduces the amount of service they provide. In this case, by not servicing Ocean Beach, which McCaffrey believes is 60 percent of the business, it would fall into that category and they would have the right to revoke FI Ferries’ license.

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FAWNS, FLOODS & FELINES

by Shoshanna M. |

Things were not so carefree for the creamy gray tiger in the summer of 2020, when she was discovered by former Ocean Beach Mayor Thomas Schwarz in Lonelyville.

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Hope

by FIN |

Actor and screenwriter Anthony Montes of North Hollywood, California, presented an interactive one-man show at the Ocean Beach Community House on the evening of Friday, Aug, 20, titled “Outta the Darkness into the Light.” A Saturday performance was canceled due to the storm. Sponsored by the Ocean Beach Chamber of Commerce, the event was arranged with the assistance of Anthony’s sister, Diane Montes, who summers in Ocean Beach. The show is semi-autobiographical and focuses on Anthony’s recovery after contemplating suicide at the age of 27.