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  1. Irving Like slew dragonsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Newsday

    The guy who was the legal brains behind the effort to stop master builder Robert Moses from paving a highway across Fire Island and then get the area named a national seashore? The guy who was part of the legal team that sued the makers of Agent Orange and won a $180 million settlement for Vietnam veterans and their families harmed by the toxin used in the war? The chief dragon slayer, as fellow thorn and former Suffolk County legislative counsel Paul Sabatino put it, a guy who was thinking outside the box before that phrase existed? Irving was 92 at the time, and he was writing about his latest quixotic quest - getting the United Nations to name Fire Island National Seashore a World Heritage Site.


  2. Program gives students a day of hands-on marine researchRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 28 | Newsday

    Long Island middle and high school students canvassed the Fire Island shoreline as part of the "A Day in the Life" program in which they work alongside their teachers and environmental educators. Students from four local high schools participated in the "A Day in the Life" program on the shores of Fire Island on Friday.


  3. Islip gets into the swing of upgrading town playgroundsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 19 | Newsday

    ... replaced 15 of the town's 51 playgrounds, including in Brentwood, Bayport, Oakdale, Hauppauge, Ronkonkoma and Fire Island. The playground at Casamento Park in West Islip is slated to be replaced this fall, she said. A pocket park on Commack Road in ...


  4. Selden Hills Warriors live for the uphill battleRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 5, 2018 | Newsday

    ... Jefferson Station, gestured out to distant smudges of blue and brown on the horizon. "In the winter, you can see Fire Island from here," he said. Leslie Reina, left, Josefina Aquino and Saniyyah Greene hug the finishing pole after a run in Selden. ...


  5. Fishermen reel in thresher and other sharksRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 7, 2018 | South Shore Record

    ... reports of sharks being caught by local fishermen come after two children were bitten in July in the waters off Fire Island, and some swimming areas at Robert Moses State Park were closed on July 21 for about an hour after a fisherman caught a shark ...


  6. Researchers use DNA to ID shark tooth taken from boy's legRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 5, 2018 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    A tooth taken from the leg of a boy bitten at New York's Fire Island National Seashore has been identified as that of a sand tiger shark, after a DNA comparison, researchers announced Wednesday. University of Florida researchers compared DNA from the tooth to a genetic dataset of sharks to determine its species.


  7. DNA from shark tooth in boy's leg used to ID species in New York bite incidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 5, 2018 | University of Florida News

    ... tiger," he said. The bite was one of a pair of unusual attacks that occurred just minutes and miles apart at Fire Island National Seashore in mid-July. A 12-year-old girl who was also bitten reported seeing a 3- to 4-foot orange-brown animal with a ...


  8. New York shark bites: DNA result should calm the watersRead the original story

    Sep 5, 2018 | Nature

    Alarm quickly spread after two children were bitten in July while swimming off Fire Island, New York, because great white sharks frequent the region. We can vouch from DNA analysis that another, relatively harmless, shark species was responsible for biting one of the individuals, and, in our view, probably the other as well.


  9. On Fire Island Ferries, Aging Mariners Seek SuccessorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 2, 2018 | The New York Times

    With a smooth spin of the heavy iron steering wheel, Capt. Ernie Villing backed the Fire Island Belle out of its ferry slip and set course for a thin, gauzy strip on the hazy horizon across the Great South Bay.


  10. Boat strikes taking toll on Sound's turtlesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 31, 2018 | Connecticut Post

    ... Kemp's ridley and leatherback - which are both endangered species. On Saturday, members of Coast Guard Station Fire Island, which is on the Atlantic Ocean side of Long Island, helped save an injured Kemp's ridley sea turtle. The Coast Guard said it ...


  11. Things to do with your dog on Long IslandRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 30, 2018 | Newsday

    ... the outdoor patio at Local Burger Co. in Bay Shore. Photo Credit: Jeff Bachner Dogs can be walked right aboard Fire Island ferries leaving from Sayville, Bay Shore and Patchogue. It's about a half-hour trip across the Great South Bay to a day of ...


  12. Brightwaters native makes rare 20-mile swim across Catalina ChannelRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 29, 2018 | Newsday

    ... waist for resistance while swimming in a pool. Last month Griffin competed in a race about 5.5 miles long from Fire Island to Bay Shore. Griffin set off from Catalina Island on Thursday, just before midnight. She swam in choppy conditions beside a ...


  13. Bristol Harbor Group to Design New Sayville FerryRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 27, 2018 | Marine News

    Naval architecture firm Bristol Harbor Group, Inc. was recently contracted by Sayville Ferry Service, Inc. located in Sayville, N.Y. to provide the design of an aluminum monohull high speed ferry for 400 passengers and cargo providing service from Sayville to Fire Island. The new design will be based on an existing parent vessel.


  14. Life as a Runway: What 9 Slackers Wore to Brooklyn's Newest Waterfront ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 24, 2018 | The New York Times

    ... Here's what they wore. I'm off today and we didn't get to go to the beach. Ambitiously, we were trying to go to Fire Island, and then it became the Rockaways, and then it got too late. These are very old Banana Republic shorts, at least 10 years. ...


  15. Signaling for supportRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 22, 2018 | Newsday

    But one group making the trip Thursday has a most atypical goal. It will collect information for its quest to persuade UNESCO to grant World Heritage Site designation to Fire Island National Seashore.


  16. Jones Beach offers new alternatives to concertgoersRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 17, 2018 | Newsday

    ... The new Lighthouse Pub, in the middle of the concourse, features replicas of the Montauk Lighthouse and the Fire Island Lighthouse for visitors to pose with. The pub also has TV screens showing the Yankees and Mets games for those who want to ...


  17. Woodstock Construction Group: Passion for Work Pays Dividends for This ContractorRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 15, 2018 | Construction Equipment Guide

    ... mainly bulkheads and marina upgrades. One example is a 4,000-ft. seawall renovation for Watch Hill located on Fire Island, N.Y. Woodstock Construction laid 60,000 sq. ft. of decking, installed utility lines and resurfaced the entire marina. The ...


  18. Towns, police use drone technology as their eyes in the skyRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 12, 2018 | Newsday

    ... park police flew drones to look for sharks last month after two children were reported bitten in the ocean off Fire Island. New York Park Police Sgt. Jim Harrer is interviewed by NatGeo crews as he operates a drone at Field 5 at Robert Moses on ...


  19. National Geographic films episode of 'When Sharks Attack' on LIRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 9, 2018 | Newsday

    The segment, filmed at Robert Moses State Park and Atlantique, looks into possible reasons why sharks bit at least one child off the waters of Fire Island in July. A National Geographic crew films lifeguards at Robert Moses State Park for an episode of "When Sharks Attack."


  20. For breakfast and brunch, you can't go wrongRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 9, 2018 | Newsday

    Fire Island has a long history as a bohemian summer retreat, and it is still a favorite of artists, writers, and actors. The LGBTQ community was welcome on Fire Island long before the watershed Stonewall Inn uprising and made the Pines and Cherry Grove their own.


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