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 »
  • Eye on FI: Sharks, Media Frenzy Hit the Beach

    Eye on FI: Sharks, Media Frenzy Hit the Beach

    By Timothy Bolger Shark Week arrived early on Fire Island when two kids were bitten while swimming here last month, days before Discovery Channel’s annual block of TV programming dedicated to the ocean’s apex predators. Instead of living vicariously through their televisions, Fire Islanders got a first-hard taste of shark bite mania when the news media descended upon the barrier ...READ MORE »
  • Eye on FI: Could Islip Districts Help the Beach?

    Eye on FI: Could Islip Districts Help the Beach?

    By Timothy Bolger Racial equity is the argument behind the latest push to split up the Town of Islip into council districts to reform its current at-large voting system, but the idea may work in Fire Island’s favor, too. Advocates last month filed a lawsuit in Central Islip federal court alleging Islip, the town board and Suffolk County Board of ...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 »