EYE ON FI >> By Timothy Bolger

  • 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 ...READ MORE »
  • FI’s World Heritage Site Moonshot

    FI’s World Heritage Site Moonshot

    By Timothy Bolger Fire Island advocates pushing hard for the barrier beach to be designated a World Heritage Site – a designation that could come with grant funding and a higher profile – aren’t taking no for an answer. Behind the effort is Babylon-based attorney Irving Like, who famously helped lobby for the creation of the Fire Island National Seashore ...READ MORE »
  • FIN Scores Four at PCLI

    FIN Scores Four at PCLI

    By Shoshanna McCollum The Annual Press Club of Long Island (PCLI) Media Awards were bestowed during a dinner ceremony at Woodbury Country Club on June 7, 2018, where Fire Island News received honors in four separate categories – a record number for this publication within the news year cycle. Two of the awards cite reader contributors as lead recipients. Fire ...READ MORE »
  • Eye on FI: Saltaire’s Seismic Subdivision

    Eye on FI: Saltaire’s Seismic Subdivision

    By Timothy Bolger The late Liz Claiborne’s former estate, the last bay-to-ocean private property on western Fire Island – one of only six like it on the barrier beach – is slated to be subdivided by developers. At a May 16 meeting held nine days before Saltaire’s elections, the village board took seven minutes to approve the buyer’s request to ...READ MORE »
  • Eye on FI: Battle Brewing Over Offshore Drilling

    Eye on FI: Battle Brewing Over Offshore Drilling

    By Timothy Bolger Not since Fire Island’s sandbars shredded schooners a century ago has this coast seen as much drama now that New York State declared war on President Donald Trump’s proposed opening the Atlantic to offshore drilling. Trump’s order for the U.S. Department of Interior to study leasing federally managed sea beds to energy companies for fossil fuel exploration ...READ MORE »