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OB Considers Eminent Domain

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By Shoshanna McCollum Speculation has already circulated for weeks before next Saturday’s March 4 public hearing scheduled is set to convene. The published notice that has hung in the Ocean Beach post office reads: “to consider the proposed acquisition of … Full Story

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Dining Review: Hideaway Homecoming

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By Shoshanna McCollum HOUSER’S HIDEAWAY has been reincarnated many times over the decades. Yes, it was established in 1921, the year Ocean Beach became an incorporated village, and there really was a Mrs. Houser. She bequeathed the business to her … Full Story

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Maguire’s – A Classic Revisited

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By Shoshanna McCollum GENERATIONS AGO Maguire’s Bayfront Restaurant was home to the Ocean Beach Yacht Club. Offering unrivaled views of the Great South Bay on their vast back deck, there is no mystery to why it is one of the … Full Story

Suffolk Urging Tax on Home Rentals

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By Timothy Bolger Suffolk County is cracking down on Fire Island homeowners that rent their residences for less than 30 days at a time, without charging renters the 3 percent hotel/motel tax, drawing ire from some. Suffolk County Comptroller John … Full Story

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Police Chief Turned Cake Boss

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By Shoshanna McCollum THE STORYLINE OF A formidable cop who has a sensitive side is often the stuff of television scripts. Yet in neighborhoods across America, many of us have known such a police officer. Such is the case of … Full Story