Sunday Sep 14
Macroalgae blanketing Fire Island beaches endangers horseshoe crabs
Researchers at Molloy College said they have seen a mass die-off of horseshoe crab eggs and larvae on Fire Island this summer, after they were smothered by extreme amounts of macroalgae blanketing the area. The macroalgae -- basically ulva, or sea lettuce -- washed up on the beaches of Fire Island in late June, just after thousands of horseshoe crabs crawled up to lay their eggs there, said... Researchers at Molloy College said they have seen a mass die-off of horseshoe crab eggs and larvae on Fire Island this summer, after they were smothered by extreme amounts of macroalgae blanketing the area.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Piping plover suit prompts judge to suspend Fire Island dune project
A federal judge Friday suspended Fire Island's federal dune project, granting a temporary restraining order sought by Audubon New York, which claims the plans imperil endangered piping plovers. The order issued by U.S. District Judge Dora Irizarry of the Eastern District of New York prevents the Army Corps of Engineers from starting work on the project, according to the nonprofit group.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
Pesticide Application scheduled for Fire Island for 9/3 and 9/4
September 3, 2014 - Weather permitting; the Suffolk County Department of Public Works will treat sections of the following communities as part of its ongoing annual efforts to control adult mosquitoes.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
Tuesday ground spraying in Fire Island canceled, more spraying planned for Wednesday
Ground spraying for adult mosquitoes scheduled for Tuesday night in the Fire Island villages of Davis Park and Point O'Woods has been canceled, Suffolk County health officials said.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
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.