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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 …

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New Editor Named to Fire Island News

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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 a few regional publications including Islip Bulletin, New York Times Long Island Section, and Boating Times Long Island Magazine. Her work has earned journalism awards with both New York Press …