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FI Eateries Adopt Surcharge

By Timothy Bolger Some Fire Island restaurants are giving patrons a taste of a new 3 percent surcharge that restaurateurs say is needed to offset recent New York State-mandated minimum…

SPECIAL REPORT: Ocean Beach Vote in Dispute

SPECIAL REPORT: Ocean Beach Vote in Dispute

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…

It’s a Strawless Summer

It’s a Strawless Summer

By Kirsten Corssen Your skin is salty from a long day at the beach as you hear subtle reggae music playing in the background. You gaze off into the horizon…

Obituary: Edith Windsor, 1929-2017

Obituary: Edith Windsor, 1929-2017

By Danielle Lipiec Edith “Edie” Windsor, LGBT rights activist and grand marshal of Cherry Grove’s 19th Annual Pride Parade, died in Manhattan, New York, on Sept. 12, 2017, at the…

Dining Review: Pines Pizza

Dining Review: Pines Pizza

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…

Wet Weather in Leather!

Wet Weather in Leather!

By Johnnie “Boardwalk” Burke Every one of the Fire Island towns was trying to muster some festive special events despite the freezing, wet, and windy weather on the weekend of…

Lauren Yapalater: Native Daughter Covers Olympics

Lauren Yapalater: Native Daughter Covers Olympics

By Anika Lanser While most Fire Islanders probably watched the 2018 Winter Olympics from their couch, third generation Fair Harbor resident Lauren Yapalater watched them from PyeongChang. Along with 15…

Fire Island’s Woodhull School Celebrates Its Centennial

Fire Island’s Woodhull School Celebrates Its Centennial

By Thomas McGann Happy birthday to the Fire Island School District! Fire Island’s only school, the Woodhull School, is a public school located on the southeast corner of Midway and…

Book Review: Pride

Book Review: Pride

By Rita Plush “Pride” The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag By Rob Sanders, Illustrated by Steven Salerno (Random House Children’s Books $17.99) Editor’s Note: Harvey Milk and…

Pay it Forward: Fire Islanders go to St. John

Pay it Forward: Fire Islanders go to St. John

By Savannah Doviak As the United States Virgin Islands faced devastation from hurricanes Irma and Maria, residents from Fire Island, who know the importance of community in the wake of…