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Fire Islanders Process Proposed FINS Driving Regs

by Shoshanna M. |

Now with the collected data studied for nearly 18 months, the process is becoming more formalized with what are being called Civic Engagement Opportunities, which includes a Public Comment Period time window that is swiftly closing on May 20, 2022. Response in this time frame could affect driving regulation policy on Fire Island for years if not decades to come.

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An End to Alfresco Dining in Ocean Beach

by Shoshanna M. |

Outdoor dining is a strong part of Fire Island’s restaurant culture, and this revocation does not affect the majority of establishments in the Ocean Beach business district – However, it does impact a few of the family-style restaurants that lack waterfront views but attract high summer traffic by offering square-meals at reasonable price.

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HELP WANTED: Fire Island News is Hiring for the 2022 Season

by Shoshanna M. |

Fire Island News, now celebrating 65 years of publication, is seeking good people to fill positions in sales, marketing, events coordinator and administrative support, to be performed from our Bay Shore office – as well as writer and photo contributors working on assignment on Fire Island and South Shore Long Island on a freelance basis.

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Kenan’s Visit to Fire Island: A Photo Compilation

by Shoshanna M. |

Kenan is a name of Hebrew origin meaning to acquire, or possess – and he certainly did take possession of Long Island and much of the Northeast. According to the Town of Islip, the Winter Storm last week on January 29, 2022 was officially classified a blizzard in Suffolk County leaving the second-highest daily snowfall amount of record for Long Island.

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Dockside in Winter

by Shoshanna M. |

On a Tuesday afternoon during this frigid January on Fire Island, ferry service had resumed after several days of suspension due to bay ice conditions. Through it all foot traffic remained at a steady pace at Dockside Brick Oven Pizza & Deli – the only grocery store on the island that is open this time of year.

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All Paws Onboard with #BettyWhiteChallenge for Islip Animal Shelter and Adopt-A-Pet-Center

by Shoshanna M. |

The Town of Islip Animal Shelter and Adopt-A-Pet Center is inviting residents interested in making a donation in Betty White’s name to either mail $5 to the Animal Shelter, or choose from one of the items available on the shelter’s Amazon Wish List. All items purchased from the Wish List ship for FREE to the Islip Animal Shelter. Monetary donations to the Shelter will be used to purchase bedding, toys, food and other animal necessities.