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  1. Coalition seeks alternatives to Fire Island's outdated sewage systemRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 4 | Newsday

    ... We have to think about our impacts if we're going to stay on this island," Kaetlyn Jackson, Fire Island National Seashore's park planner, said of the barrier island. The coalition began meeting in June after Ocean Beach officials started upgrading ...

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  2. STAC artists shine in member showcase at Mills Pond House GalleryRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2018 | Times Beacon Record

    ... art department at St. Joseph's College and coordinator of the artist-in-residency program at Fire Island National Seashore. Tasked with choosing four winners, Lee picked Ross Barbera's "Johnston Canyon, Alberta Canada," Kyle Blumenthal's "Looking ...

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  3. Best of Long Island holiday season eventsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 29, 2018 | Newsday

    ... WHERE Best views are from Sandspit Park/Davis Park Ferry Terminal, Brightwood Street; and Fire Island National Seashore, Watch Hill Ferry Terminal, West Avenue Weekends and select weekdays from Nov. 23 to Dec. 23. Families can take a trolley ride to ...

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  4. Irving Like vs. Big NukeRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 19, 2018 | Counterpunch

    Irving Like, an environmental giant in Long Island's Suffolk County, New York State and the United States, has died. Like was instrumental in getting the Shoreham nuclear power plant in Suffolk abandoned; was a key in the successful fight to stop the four-lane highway that New York public works czar Robert Moses sought to build on Fire Island and to create instead a Fire Island National Seashore; he was the author of the Conservation Bill of Rights that's part of the New York State Constitution; and he established a model since emulated across the U.S. of exposing the deadly dangers of nuclear power at proceedings of federal nuclear power licensing agencies that otherwise are kangaroo courts.

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

    Oct 14, 2018 | 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.

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  6. Environmentalists: Long Island estuaries in water quality 'crisis'Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 25, 2018 | Newsday

    ... than 20 locations on the Island. Environmental activists at a news conference Tuesday at the Fire Island National Seashore Visitor's Center in Patchogue unveiled a map detailing the water quality crisis of Long Island's estuaries. (Credit: Barry ...

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  7. Researchers use DNA to ID shark tooth taken from boy's legRead the original story

    Sep 6, 2018 | CBS 3 Springfield

    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.

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  8. 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

    ... 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 dorsal fin. ...

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  9. 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.

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  10. Alexcy Romero named superintendent of Fire Island National SeashoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 16, 2018 | Newsday

    The native New Yorker had been superintendent at the George Washington Memorial Parkway in the Washington, D.C., area, and has spent almost 30 years with the National Park Service. A native New Yorker who has enjoyed Long Island's natural beauty has been tapped to head the Fire Island National Seashore.

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

    Aug 15, 2018 | Construction Equipment Guide

    ... of decking, installed utility lines and resurfaced the entire marina. The job's location on Fire Island National Seashore made it unique and challenging. "This island is like a science project for New York's ecosystem, and it's run by the National ...

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  12. Cantor: World historic site designation for Fire Island a worthy effortRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 8, 2018 | Long Island Business News

    Long Island's Fire Island National Seashore is well known locally and nationally, and if Bay Shore attorney Irving Like and Molloy College professor John Tanacredi have their way, that will also be the case around the world. Like and Tanacredi are seeking World Heritage Site designation for Fire Island from the United Nations Educational and Cultural Organization.

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  13. At Fire Island Lighthouse, get a great view of historyRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 3, 2018 | Newsday

    If you're looking for something awesome to do this summer, I highly recommend visiting the Fire Island Lighthouse. The lighthouse is located at the west end of the Fire Island National Seashore, adjacent to Robert Moses State Park.

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  14. Judge throws out suit challenging Fire Island deer-management planRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2018 | Newsday

    A federal judge has thrown out an animal rights group's lawsuit challenging the Fire Island National Seashore's plan to use hunters to curb the barrier island's population of white-tailed deer. U.S. District Court Judge Sandra J. Feuerstein, who sits in Central Islip, closed a case filed last year by Friends of Animals, which had argued that the agency's plan to cull the population of white-tailed deer violated federal law because its architects did not consider "an alternative that utilizes only nonlethal options."

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  15. Fire Island breach to be filled only if it causes harm, National Park Service saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 26, 2018 | Newsday

    ... have," said Kaetlyn Jackson, a park planner for the National Park Service, which owns the Fire Island National Seashore. The breach connects the bay and the Atlantic in the Otis Pike High Dune Wilderness, which lies east of the barrier island's ...

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  16. Shark attack confirmed in 1 of 2 bites off Fire IslandRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2018 | Albany Times Union

    ... leg of Pollina's 12-year-old daughter, Wednesday, July 18, 2018, on Sailors Haven beach at the Fire Island National Seashore in New York. Lola Pollina was one of two children bitten in possible shark attacks off Fire Island beaches on Wednesday. ...

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  17. Police: 2 Children Suffer Bites In Possible Shark AttacksRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2018 | WIBX-AM Whitesboro

    ... marks "consistent with a large fish" while wading, said Elizabeth Rogers, a spokeswoman for Fire Island National Seashore, which runs the beach. Rogers said authorities had not confirmed the wounds to be shark bites, but said the Suffolk police ...

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  18. Two children bitten by sharks in city's first attack in 70 yearsRead the original story

    Jul 19, 2018 | Yahoo!

    GRAPHIC CONTENT: Two children have been bitten by sharks while playing on a New York beach in what is believed to be the state's first attack in 70 years. The victims - a 12-year-old girl and a 13-year-old boy - were frolicking in the surf kilometres apart along the Fire Island National Seashore.

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  19. New York Shark Attacks Reported Along Fire Island BeachesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 19, 2018 | News Max

    In New York, rare shark attacks injured two children miles apart along Fire Island National Seashore on Wednesday. New York shark attacks that injured two children playing in the surf miles apart along the Fire Island National Seashore on Wednesday mark the state's first such incidents in 70 years, authorities said.

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  20. Police: 2 children suffer bites in possible shark attacks newRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 19, 2018 | KTUL-TV Tulsa

    ... marks "consistent with a large fish" while wading, said Elizabeth Rogers, a spokeswoman for Fire Island National Seashore, which runs the beach. Rogers said authorities had not confirmed the wounds to be shark bites, but said the Suffolk police ...

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