Durell Godfrey

Montauk Army Corps
East Hampton Town police officers arrested three more protestors who tried to stop work on the beach in Montauk on Friday morning. Joanne Pilgrim
Contractors drove heavy equipment along the shore beside a handful of people who went around safety fencing onto the beach.Joanne Pilgrim
A supporter of the people arrested Friday snapped a photo as police drove them away. Joanne Pilgrim

Committee hears call to protect ‘single-family character of our community’

Eight arrested for refusing to leave beach
Eight protestors had been arrested as of yesterday for refusing to leave the work zone where contractors have excavated dunes and are digging up sand. Joanne Pilgrim
A crowd of protesters assembled near the Army Corps’s dune excavation on Sunday. Doug Kuntz
James Katsipis, an organizer of the protests, was arrested on Friday for disorderly conduct.Morgan McGivern
Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell, center, flanked by Town Councilwoman Sylvia Overby and Councilman Peter Van Scoyoc, with Councilwoman Kathee Burke-Gonzalez at far right, faced a crowd of seawall opponents at a town board meeting in Montauk at Tuesday.Joanne Pilgram
To express opposition to the Army Corps of Engineers sandbag seawall now being installed along the downtown Montauk beach, surfers took to the water on Sunday morning joined by a line of supporters on shore numbering several hundred. Joanne Pilgrim
People at Tuesday’s meeting displayed their wishes in signs, urging the board to stop the project.Morgan McGivern

Morgan McGivern
Kurt Fuchs and Bella Ornaf waited Tuesday morning for their arrests on the Montauk beach, part of an ongoing protest of the Army Corps's sandbag seawall project.T.E. McMorrow
The Montauk Playhouse Community Center was packed Tuesday morning for a town board meeting.Morgan McGivern

Lisa Spellman, who flashed a peace sign, and Bess Rattray, were arrested on disorderly conduct charges Monday morning. Joanne Pilgrim
The Montauk oceanfront work zone on Monday morning, where contractors were excavating sand and placing steel structures into the ground for the Army Corps of Engineers reinforced dune seawall project. Joanne Pilgrim
East Hampton Town police officers arrested two women who refused to leave the construction zone.Joanne Pilgrim

Surfers spread out in a long line, facing a similar line of supporters on the sand, raised their arms and chanted “No more Army Corps” and “Larry are you listening?” Joanne Pilgrim
About 100 surfers turned up at South Edison beach for the paddle out protest Sunday morning.Janis Hewitt
The surfers, and a couple of dogs, lined up before heading into the ocean.Janis Hewitt
Joanne Pilgrim
Sarah Conway, one of the three protestors arrested on Friday morning, laying down on the sand, again.Joanne Pilgrim
Sarah Conway joined the other two others arrested Friday, Tom LaGrassa, left, and James Katsipis, right, who participated in the paddle out. Janis Hewitt
The surfers took their boards into the water.Janis Hewitt
Janis Hewitt
Surfers in the water and supporters on the sand formed a symbolic “line of defense” in protest of the Montauk beach project.Joanne Pilgrim
A crowd of several hundred stood by on the beach as the surfers hit the water.Joanne Pilgrim

Contractors for the Army Corps of Engineers at work this week on the downtown Montauk beach. T.E. McMorrow