EYE ON FI >> By Timothy Bolger

  • F.I. Shipwrecks Seas the Day

    F.I. Shipwrecks Seas the Day

    By Timothy Bolger The man who has experienced a shipwreck shudders at even a calm sea, Roman poet Ovid famously wrote two millennia ago. These days, the many shipwrecks off Fire Island’s coast are more of a curiosity, their survivors resting in peace with their trauma left to the history books, but three local wrecks recently made news long after ... Full StoryREAD MORE »
  • Villages Trade Places on Tax Cap Position

    Villages Trade Places on Tax Cap Position

    By Timothy Bolger For the first time since New York State passed the 2 percent tax cap in 2011, Fire Island’s two villages are reversing their usual positions on opposite sides of the municipal mandate. The Village of Saltaire pierced the cap for the first time when its village board voted on April 10 to approve a 2.75 percent property ... Full StoryREAD MORE »
  • Why Did Fire Island Beer Co. Taps Run Dry?

    Why Did Fire Island Beer Co. Taps Run Dry?

    By Timothy Bolger Fire Island Beer Co. was going to finally open a tasting room last year, a decade after its successful launch tapped regional pride – but then the brewery surprisingly went out of business instead. What exactly led to the company’s demise is unclear, as those involved remain tight lipped. But regardless of what happened, fans remain heartbroken ... Full StoryREAD MORE »
  • Zinke Out, Bernhardt in as Interior Secretary

    Zinke Out, Bernhardt in as Interior Secretary

    By Timothy Bolger Meet the new boss, same as the old boss. Ex-U.S. Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke proved critics right when he resigned from his scandal-plagued tenure in January under of cloud of ethics probes. It was just shy of two years after he took over the parent agency of the National Park Service (NPS), which oversees Fire Island ... Full StoryREAD MORE »
  • The Lost Homes of Summer

    The Lost Homes of Summer

    By Timothy Bolger   IN THE TWO YEARS SINCE about 20 oceanfront homeowners lost their property to government bureaucracy, preceding bulldozers building new dunes on half of Fire Island, those homes sit vacant and largely dune-free. The properties, mostly in Ocean Bay Park and Davis Park, were either bought out or condemned to make way for whatwill be the last ... Full StoryREAD MORE »