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Candidates Profiled: Saltaire 5/22/15 Trustee Election

Candidates Profiled: Saltaire 5/22/15 Trustee Election

By Katherine Klahn Saltaire, NY – Residents in the Village of Saltaire will once again have the right to cast their votes in the Village’s May 22 Board of Trustee…

Damage Control: Special FIPPOA Meeting 5/2/15

Damage Control: Special FIPPOA Meeting 5/2/15

By Shoshanna McCollum Fire Island Pines, New York – Troubled waters are surrounding beautiful Fire Island Pines, and the season has not even started yet. Social media chatter about a…

Fire Island Ferry Hikes OK’d

Fire Island Ferry Hikes OK’d

By Timothy Bolger Riverhead, NY – Fire Island ferry riders will pay $2 more for round-trip tickets to and from the western communities starting May 15, and water taxi riders…

Shelter from the Storm: OB Board Meeting 4/25/15

Shelter from the Storm: OB Board Meeting 4/25/15

By Shoshanna McCollum Corneille Estates, NY – Days before the scheduled Ocean Beach Board meeting, copies of the 2015 -2016 budget were available in the Village Office marked as final,…

Fire Island Ferry Hike Proposal Advances

Fire Island Ferry Hike Proposal Advances

By Timothy Bolger A proposed $2 increase on round-trip ferry fares for western Fire Island advanced this week and is moving full steam ahead toward a vote before the Suffolk…

Projects Update: Fire Island Beach Rebuilding to Restart Next Fall

Projects Update: Fire Island Beach Rebuilding to Restart Next Fall

By Timothy Bolger Fire Island, New York – Fire Island beach replenishment work ground to a halt as of April, when the endangered Piping Plovers’ mating season hatched, meaning the…

OB Board Meeting 4/11/15: Draft Budget Proposes 5.6% Increase

OB Board Meeting 4/11/15: Draft Budget Proposes 5.6% Increase

By Shoshanna McCollum Corneille Estates, NY – There was a slightly larger audience sitting in the Woodhull School gymnasium for this meeting. Perhaps it was the milder weather, or maybe…

Saltaire Village Meeting: Market Design, Food Trucks & No Tax Increase

Saltaire Village Meeting: Market Design, Food Trucks & No Tax Increase

By Katherine Klahn New York, New York – The Village of Saltaire held its Board of Trustees meeting at Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City, on April 1. For those…

Cherry & Ash: Week One After the Grove Fire

Cherry & Ash: Week One After the Grove Fire

By Shoshanna McCollum Internet service came back online in Cherry Grove on the first day of April. As original predictions stated service would be down for at least a week,…

Early Spring Fire Devastates Cherry Grove

Early Spring Fire Devastates Cherry Grove

By Shoshanna McCollum An early morning blaze causing extensive damage erupted in Cherry Grove, requiring large-scale mutual aid response and injuring two firefighters. The fire was first reported at 1:30…