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Fire Island Heroes Honored at Islip Town Hall

Fire Island Heroes Honored at Islip Town Hall

By Shoshanna McCollum // Photos by Robert Sherman Tragedy was avoided on Fourth of July, thanks to some fast acting lifeguards, and a ferry captain and his crew,…

Gerald O’Rourke and Ruby Bridges

Gerald O’Rourke and Ruby Bridges

A Moment In History Together By Danielle Lipiec The story of Ruby Bridges, the young girl who broke boundaries as the first African-American child to attend an all-white…

Osprey Family Makes Smith Point Home

Osprey Family Makes Smith Point Home

By Emma Boskovski On a gloomy Sunday morning, I set out to meet with Dominick Licata. A 71-year-old Smith Point regular, Licata called the Fire Island News to…

New FINS Superintendent Named

New FINS Superintendent Named

By Laura Schmidt The National Park Service Northeast Regional Director Gay Vietzke has named Alexcy “Alex” Romero superintendent of Fire Island National Seashore. He succeeds Chris Soller, who…

Catherine O’Brien’s Essential Venture

Catherine O’Brien’s Essential Venture

By Emma Boskovski Devoted to the art of bringing the words of authors to life using narration, Fire Islander Catherine O’Brien has launched her own audio book company,…

Leaving Fire Island 1520 Hours, Seaview Marina, NY

Leaving Fire Island 1520 Hours, Seaview Marina, NY

By Brenda Grace de Jong // Illustration by Charlotte Bravin Lee This day is different. It is unlike the thousands of previous ones in which I sat on…

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Politics, Parties and the Pines!

Politics, Parties and the Pines!

Rose’s View By Robert Levine A fundraiser was held at Dr. Ed Schulhafer‘s and Crayton…

Rose’s View: Gay Paradise

Rose’s View: Gay Paradise

Cherry Grove By Robert Levine The 2018 Honors Dinner, sponsored by Cherry Grove Community Association…

Season’s End

Season’s End

Ocean Beach Area By Joey Macellaro “To everything there is a season,” it says in…

Ocean Bay Park

Ocean Bay Park

By Barbara Gaby Placilla Please don’t shoot  the messenger; I hate to be the bearer…

Appalachian Mountain Club and Atlantique

Appalachian Mountain Club and Atlantique

 By Kirsten Corssen It’s human nature to want to explore this beautiful planet.Whether it’s the…

Saltaire Season’s End Summery

Saltaire Season’s End Summery

By Hugh O’Brien The heat and humidity finally broke to tolerable levels, and that golden…

Kismet Kapers

Kismet Kapers

By Bradlee White Happy Labor Day! These last two weeks of August are always a…

Fire Island Pines: Rose’s View

Fire Island Pines: Rose’s View

Pines Power By Robert Levine Congratulations to Barbara Sahlman who became a great-grandmother four weeks…

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Politics, Parties and the Pines!

Rose’s View By Robert Levine A fundraiser was held at Dr. Ed Schulhafer‘s and Crayton Robey’s bayfront house for U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand who made her eighth…

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Politics, Parties and the Pines!

Rose’s View By Robert Levine A fundraiser was held at Dr. Ed Schulhafer‘s and Crayton Robey’s bayfront house for U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand who made her eighth…

COLUMNS

Politics, Parties and the Pines!

Rose’s View By Robert Levine A fundraiser was held at Dr. Ed Schulhafer‘s and Crayton Robey’s bayfront house for U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand who made her eighth…

COLUMNS

Politics, Parties and the Pines!

Rose’s View By Robert Levine A fundraiser was held at Dr. Ed Schulhafer‘s and Crayton Robey’s bayfront house for U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand who made her eighth…

COLUMNS

Politics, Parties and the Pines!

Rose’s View By Robert Levine A fundraiser was held at Dr. Ed Schulhafer‘s and Crayton Robey’s bayfront house for U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand who made her eighth…

COLUMNS

Politics, Parties and the Pines!

Rose’s View By Robert Levine A fundraiser was held at Dr. Ed Schulhafer‘s and Crayton Robey’s bayfront house for U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand who made her eighth…

COLUMNS

Politics, Parties and the Pines!

Rose’s View By Robert Levine A fundraiser was held at Dr. Ed Schulhafer‘s and Crayton Robey’s bayfront house for U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand who made her eighth…

COLUMNS

Politics, Parties and the Pines!

Rose’s View By Robert Levine A fundraiser was held at Dr. Ed Schulhafer‘s and Crayton Robey’s bayfront house for U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand who made her eighth…