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Northwell Health Cares for Fire Island

Northwell Health Cares for Fire Island

The Doctor Is In By Bruce-Michael Gelbert Walk-in health care in Cherry Grove and Ocean Beach has graduated from the former “band-aid stations” thanks to Northwell Health. Both are overseen…

Bill’s Book: An Interview with Bill Goldstein

Bill’s Book: An Interview with Bill Goldstein

By Shoshanna McCollum Many of us know Bill Goldstein from his popular morning television program segment, “Bill’s Books” on WNBC’s “Weekend Today in New York.” However this is just one…

FINS Halves Deferred Maintenance Backlog

FINS Halves Deferred Maintenance Backlog

By Timothy Bolger The Fire Island National Seashore (FINS) cut in half the amount of delayed construction projects ranging from repaving roads to modernizing marinas in the federal park over…

CJ’s – Not Just Rocket Fuels

CJ’s – Not Just Rocket Fuels

By Kirsten Corssen Summer crowds on Fire Island come and go, shops and restaurants close their doors come fall, but CJ’s Restaurant and Bar has endured. Except for maybe Christmas…

65 Years of the FI Synagogue

65 Years of the FI Synagogue

By Alia Derriey Seaview’s beloved Fire Island Synagogue celebrates its 65th anniversary, having held its first organized services in 1952. The community began as a group of families holding orthodox…

Diamond Kenny Winner Announced

Diamond Kenny Winner Announced

By Shoshanna McCollum At a small private ceremony at The Palms Hotel lobby, a gathering assembled to bestow the Diamond Kenny to its rightful winner. Rachelle King of Ocean Bay…

FI News Marks 60 Years in Biz

FI News Marks 60 Years in Biz

By Timothy Bolger This summer marks the 60th anniversary of Fire Island News, which inspired us to take a moment to reflect on the storied history of the oldest newspaper…

Martin Luther King Jr. and Fire Island

Martin Luther King Jr. and Fire Island

By Thomas McGann Fifty years ago, on Sept. 2, 1967, Nobel Peace Prize recipient Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was the guest of honor at a fundraiser in Seaview, Fire…

History: Life on Fire Island

History: Life on Fire Island

Then and Now By Thomas McGann Introduction: With our eye on FIN’s 60 Anniversary, we sent History columnist Tom McGann a well-worn vintage copy of Fire Island News to get his perspective on…

Pirate Festival Comes to Kismet

Pirate Festival Comes to Kismet

By Lorna Luniewski I caught the 11:10 a.m. ferry from Bay Shore on Aug. 1, and headed to Kismet for the annual pirate festival benefiting Northwell Health’s Bohlsen Family Emergency…