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The Lost Homes of Summer

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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 … Full Story

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FI’s World Heritage Site Moonshot

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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 … Full Story

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Eye on FI: Sharks, Media Frenzy Hit the Beach

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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 … Full Story

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FIN Scores Four at PCLI

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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 … Full Story

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FI Eateries Adopt Surcharge

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By Timothy Bolger Some Fire Island restaurants are giving patrons a taste of a new 3 percent surcharge that restaurateurs say is needed to offset recent New York State-mandated minimum wage increases for tipped employees. Nine of the 11 restaurants … Full Story

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FINS Halves Deferred Maintenance Backlog

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By Timothy Bolger The Fire Island National Seashore (FINS) cut in half the amount of delayed construction projects ranging from repaving roads to modernizing marinas in the federal park over the past year, officials said. The deferred maintenance backlog, as … Full Story

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FI News Marks 60 Years in Biz

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By Timothy Bolger This summer marks the 60th anniversary of Fire Island News, which inspired us to take a moment to reflect on the storied history of the oldest newspaper covering the beach. Over the past six decades, the News … Full Story