Friday Aug 29
Mosquito Spraying Over Fire Island Scheduled for September 2nd
August 29, 2014 - Weather permitting, the Suffolk County Department of Public Works will treat sections of the following communities as part of its ongoing effort to control adult mosquitoes.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
NBC New York
Treasure Hunter Returns Wedding Ring Found on NY Beach
When Erin Carrazzo lost her wedding ring while vacationing with her family on Fire Island a few weeks ago, she wished aloud on Facebook that "some metal detector dude" could find it.
National Park Service considers ways to reduce Fire Island deer herd
The National Park Service is weighing options to control the deer population, saying the hungry are destroying native vegetation and are encroaching on human habitats.
SCP Joins In Crackdown On Unsafe Conditions For Boaters Off Long...
With one of the busiest weekends for accidents and boating traffic in the tri-state area,the Town's of Babylon, Brookhaven and Islip are joining together with Suffolk County to announce new enforcement plans to increase safety on the Great South Bay for Labor Day .
Wed Aug 27, 2014
'In Solitude,' but in the company of great art
A new exhibition at the ASU Art Museum on the Tempe campus poses a challenge for visitors: disconnect, tune in to a moment of quiet self-reflection and find rejuvenation in solitude.
Suffolk to speed up Fire Island surveys
Suffolk public works officials on Wednesday won a waiver to speed up the hiring of surveyors to do as much as $2.8 million in advance map work needed to acquire damaged homes and rebuild dunes across Fire Island in the aftermath of supertorm Sandy.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Suffolk to spray for mosquitoes Tuesday night
Suffolk County is planning to spray for adult mosquitoes Tuesday night, weather permitting, in parts of Fire Island and in some South Shore communities, health officials said.
Sat Aug 23, 2014
Marine Cops: Eight Rescued from Sinking Boat Near Fire Island
Eight passengers aboard a sinking boat are safe and dry today after being rescued from waters near Fire Island early Saturday.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Suffolk plans more mosquito spraying
Suffolk County is planning to spray for adult mosquitoes Tuesday and Wednesday, weather permitting, with spraying for larvae on Tuesday in parts of area salt marshes, health officials said.
Sat Aug 16, 2014
Nudity ban on Fire Island begrudgingly accepted by 'naturalists'
Susan Rothberg of Lindenhurst and Carmelita Downey of Babylon stand next to a sign that marks the entrance to the section of beach where bathers used to bathe nude just east of Robert Moses State Park in Babylon on Aug 16, 2014.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
State of Emergency Allows Islip Crucial Goods To Aid In Recovering From Record Rainfall
Town of Islip Supervisor Tom Croci has signed an official State of Emergency, under Article 2B of New York State Executive Law, that will allow ... Islip, NY August 12, 2014 Town of Islip Supervisor Tom Croci has signed an official State of Emergency, under Article 2B of New York State Executive Law, that will allow the Town to obtain crucial goods ... (more)
Tue Aug 12, 2014
New York Post
Nudists exercise their right to bare all on Fire Island beach
When Marianna Grace visited Fire Island as a kid, she remembers shuddering at the sight of nudists letting it all hang out at Lighthouse Beach - which at the time looked completely outrageous to the sheltered youngster who dubbed it "Freak Beach."
Mon Aug 11, 2014
Governor Cuomo Announces Major Suffolk County Coastal Storm Resiliency Project to Proceed
August 11, 2014 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has signed legal agreements with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Suffolk County, and authorized $68 million in State financing, as part of a three-phase $207 million coastal storm risk reduction project along Suffolk ... (more)
Fire Island House, Designed by Richard Meier & Partners
Sam Wood has been in the building trade for 25 years, working as one of the busiest and best-known construction specialists in one of the most unusual housing markets in America: Fire Island, N.Y. Thirty miles long and rarely more than 800 feet wide, this strip of beach is the summer retreat of choice for a diverse blend of New Yorkers who are ... (more)
Spend a summer day at the Fire Island Lighthouse
This week for our 12 Weeks of Summer series we head to Fire Island to check out the spots that are all about summer fun.
Sat Aug 09, 2014
Cuomo: Connect 4,500 Suffolk flood-prone homes to sewers
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo wants thousands of Suffolk County homes slated to be raised as part of a federal flood-control project to be connected to sewers, officials said Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014.
Fri Aug 08, 2014
Mta Lirr Beach Getaways Are the Hot Ticket This Summer
August 7, 2014 - It just may be the Long Island Rail Road's hottest ticket. Sales of the LIRR's "Beach Getaways" are up 11% this summer over 2013 and with August upon us there is still time for you take advantage of these bargain excursions to the area's spectacular oceanfront.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
Brush fire rages in Fire Island Pines, 15 fire departments respond
Fire boats and 15 fire departments have been battling a raging blaze that started Thursday evening in the brush of Fire Island Pines, authorities said.
Wed Aug 06, 2014
Fire Island Mosquito Spraying Scheduled for August 6, 7
August 6, 2014 - Weather permitting; the Suffolk County Department of Public Works is planning to treat sections of the following communities as part of their ongoing annual efforts to control adult mosquitoes .