Fire Island

Flooding on Fire Island during the nor'easter on Tuesday, Dec. 9. (Credit: CBS2)

Some Ferry Service Resumes After Flooding Leaves Hundreds Stranded On Fire Island

Close to 400 people were stranded on the island after conditions from Tuesday’s nor’easter were deemed too dangerous for boats to travel.

12/10/2014

Piping plover. (Credit: TV 10/55)

Judge Denies Group’s Bid To Halt Fire Island Dune-Replenishment Project

The Audubon’s lawsuit claims the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ $207 million dune-replenishment project would harm piping plovers by destroying their habitat.

10/18/2014

Piping plover. (Credit: TV 10/55)

Fight Over Piping Plover Stalls Fire Island Dune Replenishment Project

A court fight over the piping plover is holding up a $207 million plan to replenish the sand along a 19-mile stretch of Fire Island.

10/08/2014

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone makes announcement on Fire Island dune/piping plover lawsuit (Credit: Mona Rivera/1010WINS)

Suffolk County To Step In After Lawsuit Halts Fire Island Dune Project

The Audubon Society convinced a federal judge to stop a federal project repairing the dunes damaged by Superstorm Sandy for fear that it could harm the piping plover nesting grounds.

10/01/2014

A Plover bird and her chicks walk on the pitch during the AFC Champions League match between the Central Coast Mariners and the Kawasaki Frontale at Blue Tongue Stadium on April 8, 2009 in Gosford, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Endangered Birds Halt Long Island Dune Replenishment Project

A federal judge has temporarily halted a dune replenishment project on New York’s Fire Island over concerns it could harm an endangered bird population.

09/13/2014

Water rescue near Rober Moses State Park on Aug. 24, 2014 (Credit: CBS 2)

Suffolk Marine Unit Rescues Three From Sinking Boat Near Robert Moses State Park

Before emergency crews could arrive, two Good Samaritans passing by on a 26-foot boat rescued Michael Scaringi’s 12-year-old son from the sinking boat.

08/24/2014

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Suffolk Marine Unit Rescues 8 From Sinking Boat In Great South Bay

Suffolk County police said members of the Marine Bureau were patrolling at around 2:22 a.m. when they encountered a 32-foot Carrera boat taking on water after both engines had failed.

08/23/2014

Fire Island beaches (Photo: CBS 2)

Alcohol Ban Goes Into Effect At Several Fire Island Beaches

Drinking is no longer allowed on two stretches of the federally-owned Fire Island National Seashore as well as during peak hours at East Hampton’s Indian Wells Beach.

08/01/2014

Fire Island (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Feds To Ban Alcohol On Some Fire Island Beaches

The ban will go into effect on Aug. 1 on federal lands in the Town of Islip between the communities of Atlantique and Corneille Estates.

07/25/2014

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Fire Tears Through At Home In Fire Island Pines

A blaze broke out late Sunday in the Fire Island Pines hamlet on Fire Island.

09/29/2013

Verizon Voice Link box (credit: CBS 2)

Verizon To Restore Land Lines On Fire Island

Verizon used Fire Island as a test case and installed a wireless system called Voice Link to service the island’s 300 permanent residents and dozens of businesses after Sandy.

09/10/2013

Fire Island Map After Sandy (credit: USGS)

Debate Mounts Over Whether To Close Breach On Fire Island

Fish and wildlife are thriving in the Great South Bay, and scientists have credited Mother Nature’s breach of Fire Island for it all. But not everyone wants to keep it that way.

08/06/2013

Verizon Voice Link box (credit: CBS 2)

AARP Challenging Verizon’s Plans To Do Away With Landlines In 2 Sandy-Battered Towns

Verizon spokesman Lee Gierczynski said Sandy damaged the old copper telephone wire network in the community beyond repair. He said the company does not intend to rebuild the lines or bring in a fiber-optic cable system.

07/31/2013

Verizon Voice Link box (credit: CBS 2)

Verizon Using Fire Island To Test Getting Rid Of Landline Phones

Instead of costly replacement to copper wiring lost in Sandy, Verizon is using Fire Island as test case, offering all 300 permanent residents and dozens of businesses a wireless alternative it calls Voice Link.

07/09/2013

Fire Island Lighthouse (file/credit: Paul Costello via Wikipedia)

Brookhaven Town Supervisor: ‘Fire Island Is Open For Business’

Another community has made a comeback in the wake of superstorm Sandy.

07/05/2013

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