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Fire Island Ferry Fare Hike Proposed

Fire Island Ferry Fare Hike Proposed

By Timothy Bolger Ferry riders may soon pay a dollar more for each trip across the Great South Bay, if Suffolk County lawmakers grant a request by Fire Island’s largest…

OB Board of Trustees Meeting, 3/7/2015: Frozen Pipes, Shorter Election Hours & Permit Applications Heard

OB Board of Trustees Meeting, 3/7/2015: Frozen Pipes, Shorter Election Hours & Permit Applications Heard

By Shoshanna McCollum “Mindful Day” read a colorful banner decorated by children that hung in Fire Island School’s gymnasium. It served as an interesting backdrop at the Ocean Beach Village…

Madame Supervisor: An Interview with Angie Carpenter

Madame Supervisor: An Interview with Angie Carpenter

By Shoshanna McCollum On March 2, 2015, Angie Carpenter will take the reins as Islip Town Supervisor. She was unanimously appointed by the Islip Town Board in late January to…

Fire Islanders Sound Off on Beach Rebuilding, Condemnation

Fire Islanders Sound Off on Beach Rebuilding, Condemnation

By Timothy Bolger Fire Islanders mostly favor a controversial $207-million federally funded plan to pump sand on their beaches and dunes to fix erosion caused by Sandy, but they oppose…

Letter from the Publisher

It is with humble delight that we become part of a proud legacy that is Fire Island News. As the oldest in-print news publication on Fire Island we can’t think…

New Editor Named to Fire Island News

New Editor Named to Fire Island News

Fire Island News welcomes Shoshanna McCollum aboard as our new Editor. She brings fifteen years of reporting experience to the job. McCollum has written for several Fire Island newspapers, and…

Meet Joe Vietri

Meet Joe Vietri

by Elaine Kiesling Whitehouse Joseph R. Vietri is the Director of the National Planning Center for Coastal and Storm Risk Management of the United States Army Corps of Engineers. Perhaps…

William Floyd’s House of Revolution

William Floyd’s House of Revolution

A close-up view of a Founding Father’s rifle and sword are among the images presented by local artist Xiomaro in his collection “William Floyd’s House of Revolution,” a collection of…