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The setting sun sent an orange glow through the old home’s white-trimmed windows as siblings Jamie and Melissa Davis cleaned and sorted through family heirlooms last week at their mother’s Southold home, which was built in 1674. READ

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Think you’ll need to see a doctor while you’re on Fishers Island? Get ready for a long trip.

The island off the Connecticut coast — which is part of New York State and Southold Town — can’t actually be accessed from Long Island. Instead, residents must take a ferry from Fishers Island to New London, Conn., and then catch the Cross Sound Ferry to Orient Point. READ

12/03/14 10:00am
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The Fishers Island Theater is undergoing renovations. It's enough to make Hitchcock cry.

The Fishers Island Theater is set to be renovated using $50,000 in federal funding. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

With federal funding for community projects dwindling again this year, the Southold Town Board is setting aside most of the money it receives for renovations at the Fishers Island Theater, according to town documents.  (more…)

08/20/14 10:00am
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The Fishers Island High School sports teams are known as the Vikings. The school does not participate in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association, playing against schools from Connecticut instead. (Grant Parpan photo)

The Fishers Island High School sports teams are known as the Vikings. The school does not participate in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association, playing against schools from Connecticut instead. (Grant Parpan photo)

Located just 11 miles east off the tip of Long Island, the remote Fishers Island could be considered Southold Town’s forgotten hamlet.

The island has 236 year-round residents, who live 2 1/2 hours by boat from the New York mainland and are served by their own school system, police station, utility company and ferry district. And soon, Fishers Island may become Long Island’s easternmost village, supplanting East Hampton Village. (more…)

08/12/14 2:14pm
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Photographer Jim Lennon said of this photo: 'We only had a few minutes between takes with Robin. Jeff strolled with him and chatted a bit. When I asked if it was OK to take his photo, he said 'how's this?' as he turned his head, hands in pocket, striking a pose while looking off to Fishers Island Sound. In a moment the crew was calling for him on set and off he went.  It was a very brief. but memorable moment with Robin Williams that I have always treasured.' (Credit: Jim Lennon)

Photographer Jim Lennon said of this never before published May 1981 photo he took of Robin Williams while shooting for The Suffolk Times: ‘We only had a few minutes between takes with Robin. Jeff strolled with him and chatted a bit. When I asked if it was OK to take his photo, he said ‘how’s this?’ as he turned his head, hands in pocket, striking a pose while looking off to Fishers Island Sound. In a moment the crew was calling for him on set and off he went. It was a very brief, but memorable moment with Robin Williams that I have always treasured.’ (Credit: Jim Lennon)

This column was published in the May 28, 1981 issue of The Suffolk Times:

In a Southold Town planning Board meeting two weeks ago, I overheard a board member mention that a movie called “The World According to Garp” was being filmed on Fishers Island.  (more…)

08/07/14 4:00pm
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New zoning could create more year-round, residential housing on Fishers Island. (Grant Parpan photo)

New zoning could create more affordable year-round, residential housing on Fishers Island. (Grant Parpan photo)

At the Southold Town Board’s annual meeting on Fishers Island, local residents were glad to see a proposed zoning change they hope will pave the way for the construction of a small, affordable, year-round housing complex on the island.

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08/07/14 10:41am
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We’re here! Town engineer Jamie Richter was among the first town officials off the boat at Fishers Island Thursday. (Credit: Grant Parpan photos)

It’s not often that on the way home from a Southold Town Board meeting a crowd of town officials gathers on the deck of a ferry boat to watch as a nuclear submarine passes by.

Then again, the town only meets on Fishers Island once each year.  (more…)