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FI Eateries Adopt Surcharge

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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 wage increases for tipped employees. Nine of the 11 restaurants … Full Story

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FINS Halves Deferred Maintenance Backlog

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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 the past year, officials said. The deferred maintenance backlog, as … Full Story

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FI News Marks 60 Years in Biz

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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 covering the beach. Over the past six decades, the News … Full Story

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Friends of Animals Sues FINS

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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 hunters to cull the population of white-tailed deer on the … Full Story

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Rental Scams Rock F.I. Shores

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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 arrived and demanded to know why the family was there. … Full Story

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Federal Wildlife Hunting Rule Heads to Court

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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 National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska. The Center for Biological Diversity filed … Full Story