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Fire Island to Moriches Inlet Stabilization Project (FIMI) Complete as of June 11

Posted on June 30, 2020 by admin in Fire Island News

New York First Congressional District Republican Party congressman, Lee Zeldin, has confirmed the Fire Island to Moriches Stabilization Project (FIMI) has been completed as of June 11. The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) completed the final placement of sand after residents waited years for their beaches to be restored from the damage of […]

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Fire Island Beach House Hotel in Ocean Bay Park Opens June 25

Posted on June 30, 2020 by admin in Fire Island News

The former Fire Island Hotel has been newly renovated and has now become the Fire Island Beach House. Located at 25 Cayuga Street in Ocean Bay Park, the new Fire Island hot spot opened on June 25. Owner George Breres and his team, some with previous experience running hotels in Montauk, saw the opportunity to […]

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Coronavirus Restrictions Result in a Different Kind of Summer Kick-Off for Fire Island

Posted on May 29, 2020 by admin in Fire Island News

The unofficial start of Fire Island’s summer season is Memorial Day weekend, but due to concerns and restrictions surrounding COVID-19, this year’s kick-off looked a lot different. Fire Island officials are doing everything they can to keep Coronavirus out, which has proven successful as the barrier island continues to have zero cases. However, these fears […]

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Cherry Grove Community Association Organizes Send-off to Captain Mike Jayne, Sayville Ferry Service Retiree

Posted on May 29, 2020 by admin in Fire Island News

Captain Mike Jayne, who worked for the Sayville Ferry Service for 55 years, was given a proper portside send-off on April 28 for his last voyage before retiring. The send-off was organized by the Cherry Grove Community Association Inc. (CGCAI), thanking him for transporting crowds to Cherry Grove and Fire Island Pines by ferry for […]

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Fire Island Hopes to Keep Coronavirus Out, Asking Seasonal Residents to Quarantine

Posted on April 30, 2020 by admin in Fire Island News

Fire Island still doesn’t have a single case of the Coronavirus despite being tucked away in the hot spot of Suffolk County. As the summer season approaches, however, Fire Island officials hope to keep it that way by asking seasonal residents to take specific guidelines to keep the virus out. The barrier island is in […]

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Fire Island Dance Festival Canceled Due to Coronavirus

Posted on April 30, 2020 by admin in Fire Island News

The 2020 Fire Island Dance Festival has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The annual charity event benefits Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The weekend-long event was scheduled for Friday-Sunday, July 17-19, 2020. Although the event is canceled, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS will support the community of Fire […]

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Fire Island Dredging Project Put on Hold for ‘Emergency’ Beach Project at Palm Beach’s Mar-a-Lago

Posted on February 28, 2020 by admin in Fire Island News

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has diverted a dredging project they had planned for Fire Island in favor of an “emergency” project in Palm Beach. Crews were diverted from rebuilding dunes on Fire Island that were damaged from 2012’s Hurricane Sandy to work on a beach located less than mile away from Donald Trump’s […]

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Looking for a Summer Rental on Fire Island? Ask William J Newman Realty About our Rental Listings

Posted on February 28, 2020 by admin in Fire Island News

There might still be a chill in the air, but now is the time to start looking for your Fire Island summer rental. Start looking forward to the days of salty beach air, bathing suits and lazy days spent reading a book on the beach. With over four decades of experience on Fire Island, the […]

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Fire Island’s Aileen Ruddy First Woman from Islip to be Awarded Great South Bay Bottomland for Farming

Posted on January 30, 2020 by admin in Fire Island News

Aileen Ruddy of Fair Harbor has become the first woman from Islip to get approved by lslip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter and the Islip Town Board for ownership of bottomland in the Great South Bay. Ruddy will participate in the Bay Bottom Lease Program and use one parcel of Town-owned land to cultivate shellfish. The […]

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Wine Bar Called Fire Island Vines Coming to Bay Shore’s Main Street

Posted on January 30, 2020 by admin in Fire Island News

The newest addition to Bay Shore’s main street will be a wine bar called Fire Island Vines, located at the new 1 East Main Street building. Owner Angelo Crisci is no stranger to the wine industry, having founded his own wine label called Fire Island Wines in 2014. A year earlier, he founded a wine […]

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