EYE ON FI >> By Timothy Bolger

  • Smith Point: The Other Side of Fire Island

    Smith Point: The Other Side of Fire Island

    By Timothy Bolger ~ Beyond the 17 communities, out past “the other Fire Island” in the wilderness area, lies another side of the barrier beach — the far reaches of the national seashore that rarely gets attention. Smith Point County ... Full StoryREAD MORE »
  • Hello From The Quarantine

    Hello From The Quarantine

    By Timothy Bolger ~ That is the best word to describe the past three months of reporting around the clock on the horrid details of a historic pandemic, navigating the ensuing economic calamity, and taking previously foreign preventive measures to ... Full StoryREAD MORE »
  • Saltaire Road Work Builds Island-Wide Wave of Anxiety

    Saltaire Road Work Builds Island-Wide Wave of Anxiety

    By Timothy Bolger When the sun sets on summer and Tumbleweed Tuesday dawns on Fire Island, the din of construction replaces children’s laughter and carefree tourists’ chatter, as the off-season marks the return of renovation season. While much of the ... Full StoryREAD MORE »
  • Sea of Change in Rental Market Creates Housing Crunch for FI Workers

    Sea of Change in Rental Market Creates Housing Crunch for FI Workers

    By Timothy Bolger It’s easy to catch a ferry to Fire Island, but leaving is much harder, or so goes the joke about visitors falling in love with the place and making it their home. But for the workers that ... Full StoryREAD MORE »
  • Fire Island Inlet Flood Gate Idea Makes Waves

    Fire Island Inlet Flood Gate Idea Makes Waves

    By Timothy Bolger Building a massive steel and concrete structure known as a flood gate that could temporarily close the mouth of the Fire Island Inlet may prevent hurricane storm surge from inundating the South Shore of Long Island, according ... Full StoryREAD MORE »