02/26/19 4:30pm

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
All aboard! Jack Kiffer and the recently purchased van he hopes to use ferrying patrons to and from The Dory.

Call him a Jack-of-all-trades since he does practically everything at The Dory, from opening and closing each day, working the bar, organizing the in-season staff for dinners and drinks to planning special events such as the mid-summer jazz festival.

This season, owner Jack Kiffer is about to assume a new role — chauffeur. (more…)

12/20/18 8:00am

There are a few options for holiday meals on the Island.

If you’re thinking about a holiday meal at a restaurant on Shelter Island, better get your reservations in quickly for the few places that will be serving on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

Otherwise, you face having to go off-Island.

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08/31/18 10:00am
MARTIN BURKE PHOTO

MARTIN BURKE PHOTO

On August 11, Shelter Island police officers, assisted by Southold police officers and one “underage agent,” visited four restaurants on Shelter Island and arrested bartenders at The Dory, SALT and Sunset Beach Hotel.

The bartenders allegedly failed to ask the underage agent to present identification and sold him alcohol. (more…)

08/31/18 8:00am
RICHARD LOMUSCIO PHOTO Jack Kiffer, the man behind The Dory.

RICHARD LOMUSCIO PHOTO
Jack Kiffer, the man behind The Dory.

I recently spent some time gabbing with Dory proprietor, 76-year-old Jack Kiffer. This senior citizen opens the saloon in the morning and stays until closing, which could be as late as 4 a.m. on some days.

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