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New and Improved: Grove Hotel Rises from the Ashes

New and Improved: Grove Hotel Rises from the Ashes

By Bruce-Michael Gelbert For two seasons now Cherry Grove has lived without the Grove Hotel, a longtime fixture of downtown. The new, improved Grove Hotel however, owned by the Liguori…

Controversy Stirs Over Driving Restrictions on Smith Point Beach

Controversy Stirs Over Driving Restrictions on Smith Point Beach

By Jaime Franchie The piping plover, a federally-listed, threatened and endangered bird species on Long Island, is the catalyst for controversial driving restrictions on Smith Point beach this summer season.…

Municipal Report Card: Fire Island Governments Get C+ for Transparency

Municipal Report Card: Fire Island Governments Get C+ for Transparency

By Timothy Bolger The half-dozen municipalities that govern Fire Island scored a cumulative grade of C+ on a recent report card that ranked nearly 200 Long Island localities’ responsiveness to…

Dining Review: Pines Bistro and Martini Bar

Dining Review: Pines Bistro and Martini Bar

By Shoshanna McCollum 36 Fire Island Blvd. Fire Island Pines, NY 631-597-6862 Reservations can also be made online at https://pinesfi.com The textbook definition of bistro is “a small restaurant serving…

Fire Island School Graduates Prepare for Middle School and Beyond

Fire Island School Graduates Prepare for Middle School and Beyond

By Anika Lanser As commencement ceremonies occur around the country for college students, graduate students, high schoolers, and kindergartners alike, another happens close to our hearts, the bay, and the…

Fair Harbor’s Pine Walk Fair Turns 45

Fair Harbor’s Pine Walk Fair Turns 45

By Jaimie Franchi The 45th annual Fair Harbor Pine Walk Fair, taking place Saturday, July 1, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., is a much-anticipated Fire Island experience for this…

NYSH&TA Favors Short-Term Rental Tax

NYSH&TA Favors Short-Term Rental Tax

by Jaimie Franchi Fire Island tourism begins the 2017 season with the ongoing issue of a controversial Suffolk County tax that some homeowners who rent their houses for income have questioned,…

HISTORY: General George C. Marshall and Fire Island

HISTORY: General George C. Marshall and Fire Island

by Thomas McGann This article has been prepared to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of General George Marshall’s famous speech delivered at Harvard University on June 5, 1947. This speech is…

PCLI Awards 2017: Fire Island News Wins “Best Front Page” 2nd Place

PCLI Awards 2017: Fire Island News Wins “Best Front Page” 2nd Place

By Timothy Bolger & Shoshanna McCollum ALONGSIDE NEARLY 50 PUBLICATIONS in the Long Island region, Fire Island News was bestowed a Press Club Long Island 2017 Media Award at the…

Fire Island Pines: Three Homes Lost in Early Morning Blaze

Fire Island Pines: Three Homes Lost in Early Morning Blaze

By Shoshanna McCollum BREAKING: Three structures are a total loss, and one severely damaged in the wake of a massive blaze that engulfed several houses in Fire Island Pines in…