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Police Presence at Pride Parade

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By Shoshanna McCollum A letter described as “an indirect threat” by Sayville Ferry Service Proprietor Kenneth Stein added a sober tone to the Pride Parade at Cherry Grove on June 16, 2018, with heavy law enforcement detail being noticeable to Grove residents and visitors alike. Said letter was received in the U.S. mail, and the matter is presently under investigation … Full Story

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FIN Scores Four at PCLI

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By Shoshanna McCollum The Annual Press Club of Long Island (PCLI) Media Awards were bestowed during a dinner ceremony at Woodbury Country Club on June 7, 2018, where Fire Island News received honors in four separate categories – a record number for this publication within the news year cycle. Two of the awards cite reader contributors as lead recipients. Fire … Full Story

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FIN Archives Acquired

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By Shoshanna McCollum Almost three years after purchase from its previous owner, Fire Island News has its archives back again. “We acquired the balance of the collection from Nicole [Wolf],” said this publication’s Co-owner Chris Mercogliano. “Now for the first time in many years there is an indisputable owner of the FIN and its archives.” Like many other news items … Full Story

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Dining Review: The Pantry

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By Shoshanna McCollum 1 Bay Walk, Ocean Beach, NY 631-583-SHOP (7467) For visitor and resident alike, Fire Island’s local deli markets have long served as the unofficial welcoming ambassadors. They are there to offer refreshment for day-trippers, as well as essentials needed in a pinch by renters and homeowners. The Pantry on the west side of Ocean Beach stands out … Full Story

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SPECIAL REPORT: Ocean Beach Vote in Dispute

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By Shoshanna McCollum “Normally on an election night we have a lot of work to do,”village attorney Ken Gray said on Friday night as he addressed the audience of poll watchers, candidates, and media while the election inspectors looked on and sat idle. In a stunning turn of events, the June 1, 2018 election results were anything but certain after … Full Story

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Dining Review: Pines Pizza

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By Shoshanna McCollum 36 Fire Island Blvd. 631-440-0073 Pines Pizza is open early April through mid-September. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Catering services are available for all occasions, simple to elegant. Visit PinesFI.com/PinesPizza to learn more. News reporters are people on the go, and we eat a lot of pizza. On Long Island … Full Story