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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

Workers repairing a business in Ocean Beach (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Weekend Program Links: June 22-23

Are you looking for more information from the stories shown on the various CBS 2 News broadcasts? Well, this is the place to be for we have all the stuff you’ll need.

06/22/2013

Fire Island (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Paddle Boarder Pulled From Water By Suffolk County Police A Mile Off-Shore

Officers from Marine and Aviation elements of the Suffolk County Police Department encountered eight foot tall waves as they searched for Hopkins, who was eventually located a mile south of Fire Island Lighthouse.

05/25/2013

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone arrives in Ocean Beach and is greeted by Mayor Jim Mallot as officials declare Fire Island is back in time for summer season. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

County Executive Bellone Says Fire Island Is Back And Better Than Ever

“We are here on a beautiful day, with a storm cloud not anywhere around, with a message to deliver: Superstorm Sandy delivered a very tough blow, but it was by no means a knockout blow,” Bellone said.

05/10/2013

Fire Island (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Nude Sunbathing Ban Won’t Affect Popular Fire Island Pines Resort

Nude sunbathing has been banned along many of the beaches of Fire Island – but not all the beaches will be affected.

03/02/2013

Fire Island (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Superstorm Sandy Brings Cleaner Water, Native Marine Life Back To Long Island

If you’ve been waiting for superstorm Sandy’s silver lining, wait no longer.

02/28/2013

Fire Island (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Nude Sunbathing Banned On Fire Island

Fire Island chief ranger Lena Koschmann said there’s been an increase in complaints and observations of sex, masturbation and prostitution, especially on the popular Lighthouse Beach.

02/27/2013

A deer rescued by Suffolk County police - Feb. 8, 2013 (credit: Suffolk County Police)

Suffolk County Cops Rescue Deer From Icy Fire Island Waters

Suffolk County Police Marine Bureau officers pulled a fawn out of icy waters Thursday afternoon.

02/08/2013

Truck building temporary sand mounds on the beach in Sea Girt, N.J. (credit: CBS 2)

Federal Sandy Aid To Fund Dredging, Beach Replenishment On Long Island’s South Shore

Officials have called the dredging project a win-win that will help get beaches on Long Island ready for the upcoming summer season.

02/04/2013

Fire Island Map After Sandy (credit: USGS)

Environmentalists: Fire Island Breach Is A Gift From Sandy

If it’s breached, don’t fix it. That was the message Citizens Campaign for the Environment (CCE) had for New York lawmakers at a public hearing Wednesday regarding “New Inlet.”

01/30/2013

Fire Island Map After Sandy (credit: USGS)

New Maps Reveal Dramatic Post-Sandy State Of Fire Island

We are seeing the first detailed scientific scan showing the extent of superstorm Sandy’s wrath and some of the most dramatic changes are on Fire Island.

12/03/2012

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