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SUP for the Good of the Great South Bay

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By Carrie Ann Salvi SUPPORTERS OF THE BEAUTIFUL bay that connects Fire Islanders to those on the South Shore of Long Island came out on Saturday, Aug. 27, on stand up paddleboards and kayaks, as volunteers or with open wallets … Full Story

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OP-ED by John Lardner

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“The Twelve Tables were engraved in bronze and posted in the Forum, to make the law known (thus preventing ignorance).” —Dialogus, William of Oakham (1280-1349) “IGNORANCE OF THE LAW is no excuse.” This legal doctrine goes back to Roman Law … Full Story

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Pinesfest Preview

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By Gil Neary WHEN YOU THINK of Fire Island Pines what is the first thing you think about? Boys, beaches, creativity, music, divas, dancing, DJs, friendship, food, fantasy, parties, parties, and parties as well as revelry, charity and a supportive … Full Story

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INTERVIEW: Senator Charles Schumer

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By Timothy Bolger U.S. SENATOR CHARLES SCHUMER (D-NY), the senior senator representing New York, has visit- ed Fire Island both on vacation before he was elected as well as professionally in his current capacity. The three-term senator, who’s up for … Full Story

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Rum in Our Time

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By Shoshanna McCollum CJ’S HAS THE Rocket Fuel. Houser’s Hideaway has the Zippy Cooler. Could another Fire Island cocktail be looming on the horizon? The answer is maybe. A small batch distillery is making a hand- crafted rum that is … Full Story

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Dance Fest with Love

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By Carrie Ann Salvi YOU COULD FEEL the love in the humid July air, on stage as well as behind the scenes, at the 22nd annual Fire Island Dance Festival. Creative expressions from the heart even included a marriage proposal … Full Story

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INTERVIEW: John Waters

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By Timothy Bolger John Waters, the eccentric filmmaker, artist and author best known for directing the 1988 classic movie Hairspray, is taking his latest one-man show, This Filthy World, on the road to Fire Island Pines, where he’ll perform at … Full Story