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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…

Friends of Animals Sues FINS

Friends of Animals Sues FINS

Animal Group Sues to Block Planned F.I. Deer Hunt By Timothy Bolger An animal rights group filed a lawsuit that aims to kill the Fire Island National Seashore’s plan to use…

Rental Scams Rock F.I. Shores

Rental Scams Rock F.I. Shores

Online Scammers Target Fire Island By Timothy Bolger It was supposed to be a classic family vacation like any other at a relaxing Ocean Beach rental home until the homeowner…

Lighthouse Lovers Make Their Mark

Lighthouse Lovers Make Their Mark

By Savannah Doviak August 7 will mark the unofficial National Lighthouse Day, which, for a curious group of lighthouse enthusiasts, will include plenty of celebrations and a dedication to keep our…

Book Review: Images of America – Bay Shore

Book Review: Images of America – Bay Shore

By Rita Plush “Images of America – Bay Shore” | Christopher Verga and Neil Buffett | Arcadia Publishers $21.99 If all Bay Shore means to you is going to the Fire Island…

Dining Review: Maxwell’s

Dining Review: Maxwell’s

By Timothy Bolger 501 Main Street, Downtown Islip | 631-210-0011 | Noon to 2 a.m. Daily Upon passing through the wooden entrance of Maxwell’s in Islip, patrons are greeted with a mouthwatering aroma…

Federal Wildlife Hunting Rule Heads to Court

Federal Wildlife Hunting Rule Heads to Court

By Timothy Bolger Environmentalists suing the Trump administration are trying to undo the recent rollback of Obama-era federal restrictions aimed at saving wolves and bears from certain hunting in 16…

6th Annual Fire Island Ocean Charity Swim

6th Annual Fire Island Ocean Charity Swim

By Kirsten Corssen The ocean was a crystal blue with not a cloud in the sky on Saturday, July 8, as the swimmers took their mark. The horn blew and…