About Us

Dear Ladies & Gentlemen,

It is with great pleasure that we introduce ourselves to you as the new publishers of the Fire Island News. We can’t be more delighted to now be part of the legacy that has been such an important part of this great island for 58 years.

Some of you already know us as the owners of The Palms Hotel, as well as CJ’s Bar & Restaurant located in Ocean Beach. Like many of you we fell in love with Fire Island a long time ago, and have chosen to invest our energies and resources into it as a result. Be assured that while we do own other business interests on Fire Island, we are committed to delivering a quality news media publication that upholds only the highest standards of journalistic excellence.

Our staff consists of some seasoned favorites whose bylines you will recognize, as well as some fresh new voices that have come aboard to join our team. The print edition will be on newsstands in May of 2015. Until then we are publishing news articles on a limited basis on our website www.fireisland-news.com. It is our intention to restore the luster and glory to the paper that is Fire Island News once more. We hope you will join us in becoming part of this bold new chapter.

The Mercogliano Family