Fire Island News

December 07, 2011

Its official!  Fire Island: Beach Resort and National Seashore is scheduled for release March 26, 2012.  Special thanks to Shoshanna McCollum for including the FILT in this new book.  Notifications and pre-orders are now being accepted on Amazon http://www.arcadiapublishing.com/9780738591339/Fire-Island--Beach-Resort-and-National-Seashore.   

New York Times (November 15, 2011)

The Pavilion dance club, the locus of the social scene in the Fire Island Pines was destroyed Monday night in a fire.  Forty-three Long Island fire companies responded to the blaze.   

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Fire Island News (July 8, 2011)

Liz Claiborne, the self-styled iconic designer and arguably Saltaire's biggest celebrity until she died in 2007, was lesser known as an environmental conservationalist who saved everything from Brazilian rainforest to a stretch of undeveloped property from bay to ocena near her Fire Island compound.  A deal signed this fall between the Village and Claiborne's 84-year old widower, lifted a 1985 covenant barring building on the dune-adjacent land, clearing the way for it to be sold to developers.  

Islip Bulletin (July 7, 2011)

Two lawsuits are presently pending in Suffolk County Civil Supreme Court against the Village of Saltaire.  The matter in question concerns two large swaths of lush, undeveloped, virgin property deede to Saltaire in 1985 by Arthur Ortenberg and his deceased wife, Elizabeth Claiborne . . . [t]he Fire Island Land Trust believes that Saltaire has a responsibility to uphold their agreement to maintain this area in its natural state," said Jansen Hahn.  

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Newsday (February 1, 2010)

Fire Island National Seashore has been nominated for inclusion in a federal stystem that is desginated to protect marine resources by the National Park Service.  The National System of Marine Protected Areas is a program run by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Department of the Interior. 

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Newsday (November 17, 2009)

With a local state senator seeking emergency money to replenish beaches battered by the remnants of a tropical storm last weekend, the Army Corps of Engineers says environmental restrictions make it unlikely a project could begin next fall.

Following a four-day storm that local officials said caused the most severe erosion of South Shore beaches since a pair of major nor'easters in 1992 and 1993, Sen. Brian Foley (D-Blue Point) on Monday asked Gov. David A. Paterson to declare a state of emergency so federal funding can be requested for rebuilding dunes and beaches.

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Fire Island Tide (July 3, 2009)

FI Land Trust meets in the Pines: Pines residents met with representatives of the Land Trust, the National Parks Conservation Association, and the National Park Service in Whyte Hall.

Fire Island News (April 13, 2009)

Shoring Up the Front Lines: Latest Fire Island Beach Project Pumps Over 2M Cubic Feet of Sand.

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Newsday (December 30, 2008)

At a cost of $36 million, work began this week to replenish narrow beaches on Fire Island with sand dredged from Moriches Inlet and offshore.

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Fire Island News (May 26, 2008)

New Non-Profit Seeks to Save FI Open Spaces, Habitat.  The trust attempts to bridge the bureaucratic gaps between local, statewide and federal governments that have hindered previous efforts. 

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Land Trust Alliance (April 16, 2008) 

Fire Island Land Trust joins DEC Commissioner Grannis and the Land Trust Alliance to announce grants to Land Trust's across New York State through the New York State Conservation Partnership Program

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NYTIMES (April 13, 2008) - Taxing Themselves to Fight Erosion

After a northeaster tore away chunks of beach in the Davis Park section of Fire Island last spring, property owners decided they could no longer wait for a federal project promised decades ago to address their concerns about beach erosion.

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Newsday (April 9, 2008)

Study: Diverted funds may hurt Fire Island seashore.  Two small parcels within Fire Island National Seashore are among more than 4 million acres of private land inside America's national parks in danger of being developed because federal funds earmarked for acquisition are routinely diverted, according to a new report. 

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NYTIMES (September 21, 2007)

Real estate prices and the pressure for new development on Fire Island. 

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