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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…

Rise from the Ranks: John Stewart, FINS Chief Ranger

Rise from the Ranks: John Stewart, FINS Chief Ranger

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…

The Torch is Passed Again

The Torch is Passed Again

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…

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…

First Case of West Nile Virus Reported

The Suffolk County Department of Health Services announced that a dead robin collected on June 16 in Selden, Long Island has tested positive for West Nile virus. It is the first…

Drinking Water Warning Lifted

The Suffolk County Water Authority ended a drinking water warning for the Fire Island communities of Ocean Bay Park and Point O’ Woods that had been in effect since June…

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…