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.
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.
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.
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.
Another community has made a comeback in the wake of superstorm Sandy.
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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.
“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.
Nude sunbathing has been banned along many of the beaches of Fire Island – but not all the beaches will be affected.
If you’ve been waiting for superstorm Sandy’s silver lining, wait no longer.
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.
Suffolk County Police Marine Bureau officers pulled a fawn out of icy waters Thursday afternoon.
Officials have called the dredging project a win-win that will help get beaches on Long Island ready for the upcoming summer season.
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.”
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.