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Sunken Sea Bear was a FIMI Sub-Contractor

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By Shoshanna McCollum The ill-fated vessel that sank off the Fire Island coast last Saturday was there as part of the $207-million federally funded undertaking to renourish our beaches, according to the Army Corps of Engineers. “The tugboat that sank had been working as a subcontractor on the Fire Island Inlet to Moriches Inlet Stabilization Project, supporting repairs to floating …

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Rise from the Ranks: John Stewart, FINS Chief Ranger

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By Shoshanna McCollum With a key position often known for imported hires from the outside, it’s nice to see a familiar face that came from within. John Stewart, a National Park Service Ranger who has spent the majority of his career within Fire Island National Seashore, has been promoted to the position of Chief Ranger. His new title became effective …

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The Torch is Passed Again

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FIP Property Deal: The Torch is Passed Again By Shoshanna McCollum Call it a fire sale or the deal of the century, but once again that large swath of commercial property in Fire Island Pines has changed hands, making it the fourth time in just over the past decade. On January 22, 2015, the New York Times and other major …