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Study Shows Piping Clover Population on Fire Island has Doubled Since Hurricane Sandy in 2012

Posted on July 1, 2019 by admin in Fire Island News

Hurricane Sandy caused a lot of damage to Fire Island and its surrounding areas, but it proved to help piping clovers tremendously. Since the superstorm hit New York and New Jersey in 2012, the piping clover population on Fire Island’s barrier island has nearly doubled, according to a study published in Ecosphere. “Hurricane Sandy was […]

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Fire Island Lighthouse Closed to the Public for 3 Weeks for Structural Testing

Posted on July 1, 2019 by admin in Fire Island News

The Fire Island Lighthouse was closed for 3 weeks this month, starting on June 3, to undergo structural testing to figure out the source of damage to the facility such as the deterioration of the exterior coating of the building and the high moisture problem inside the building. The $414,000 project involved the closing of […]

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Fire Island Summer Travel Guide

Posted on June 5, 2019 by admin in Fire Island News

Each summer season, thousands of vacationers head to Fire Island, New York for rest, relaxation and fun. There aren’t many vacation destinations on the east coast more popular than Fire Island. You can choose to spend your days with your feet in the sand, enjoying cocktails or reading a book on the comfort of your own […]

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Fire Island Lighthouse Preservation Society Hosts Annual Horseshoe Crab Education at Fire Island Lighthouse

Posted on June 5, 2019 by admin in Fire Island News

Earlier this month, families gathered at Fire Island Lighthouse for the Fire Island Lighthouse Preservation Society’s annual Horseshoe Crab Program. Everyone from adults, parents and children, park rangers and volunteers attended this yearly event on May 18, which included an art contest for all ages, horseshoe crabs for attendees to interact with as well as […]

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Fire Island’s Bay Walk Bungalow gets Renovation from Rodman Paul Architects

Posted on April 1, 2019 by admin in Fire Island News

Rodman Paul Architects has taken on a beautiful renovation project of a bungalow in Fire Island’s Bay Walk neighborhood in Fire Island Pines. 248 Bay Walk features sprawling views of the Great South Bay, along with a wooden deck, pool, outdoor shower and hot tub. The New York City-based Rodman Paul Architects made it their […]

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Fire Island’s Woodhull Elementary School Students Participate in New York State’s “Pick A Reading Partner” Program

Posted on April 1, 2019 by admin in Fire Island News

Fire Island’s Woodhill Elementary School students participated in New York State’s “Pick a Reading Partner Program” during the month of March, which encourages reading through reading themed events and activities. This year’s theme for the annual event was “Reader’s Reef.” The “Pick a Reading Partner” program promotes reading by highlighting students’ logged reading hours and […]

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3 Coast Guard Crew Members Hospitalized after Barge Malfunction at Fire Island Inlet

Posted on March 1, 2019 by admin in Fire Island News

Three Coast Guard crew members were evacuated and hospitalized after suffering injuries from a pump system malfunction at a barge in the Fire Island Inlet in late February. U.S. Coast Guard officials say Station Fire Island watch standers received a call about two men sustaining injuries from the malfunction around 5pm on Feb. 11. A […]

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Conservation Groups Sue Fire Island National Park Service Over Plan to Kill Hundreds of Deer

Posted on March 1, 2019 by admin in Fire Island News

Fire Island National Park Service and Fire Island National Seashore are facing some backlash over their “White-tailed Deer Management Plan,” which aims to reduce the deer population on the William Floyd Estate by hundreds. Conservation groups Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) and Wildlife Preserves, Inc. (WPI) have sued to block the killing of deer, arguing it violates […]

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Brookhaven Town Sent 2 Patrol Officers to Fire Island During Government Shutdown

Posted on January 31, 2019 by admin in Fire Island News

The federal government has reopened for now, but Fire Island was able to receive some help from Brookhaven town during the shutdown. Brookhaven town officials offered two public safety officers and harbormasters to oversee Fire Island to temporarily stand in for workers furloughed by the federal government shutdown. Although Brookhaven Councilman Dan Panico said the public […]

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Fire Island National Seashore Superintendent, Alex Romero, Outlines Goals for 2019

Posted on January 31, 2019 by admin in Fire Island News

Fire Island National Seashore Superintendent, Alex Romero, who started his new position three months ago, is giving Fire Island residents an update on his plans for 2019. As Superintendent, Romero oversees 40 year-round employees and 75 summer employees on Fire Island, as well as the 300 residents who live on the barrier island year-round and […]

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