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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, all who…

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 school, is…

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 tell the…

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 retired earlier…

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, Essential Audiobooks.…

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 the dock…

FI’s World Heritage Site Moonshot

FI’s World Heritage Site Moonshot

By Timothy Bolger Fire Island advocates pushing hard for the barrier beach to be designated a World Heritage Site – a designation that could come with grant funding and a…

The Hurricane of ’38

The Hurricane of ’38

Personal Stories from Fire Island By Thomas McGann The hurricane hit Fire Island around 2:30 p.m. The eye was about 50 miles wide, the storm itself about 500 miles across.…

Dining Review: The LakeHouse

Dining Review: The LakeHouse

By Lorna Luniewski 135 Maple Ave. Bay Shore, NY 11706 631-666-0995 Hours: Tuesday-Thursday, noon-3 p.m., lunch / 5-10 p.m., dinner Friday, noon-3 p.m., lunch / 5-11 p.m., dinner Saturday, 5-11…

Interview: U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

Interview: U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

Kirsten Gillibrand first stepped into the role of U.S. Senator as an appointee by former New York Governor David Patterson in 2009, to complete the term of Hillary Rodham Clinton…

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