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A sandbag seawall being built to armor the downtown Montauk ocean shore will be completed, town officials said Monday, despite a swell of vehement protest and opposition that arose after beach excavation and pile driving for wooden access walks got under way early this month.
About 100 people, including a number of families turned out on Sunday. Meanwhile, on Monday, a 14th person was arrested for trying to stop the work.
A student diagnosed with pertussis has already returned to classes after treatment.
A rally against the seawall is planned for 2 p.m. tomorrow on the beach at South Edison Street in Montauk, where opponents plan to create messages in the sand that will be photographed from above.
Three more people were arrested on the Montauk beach on Friday morning while protesting the Army Corps’s construction of a sandbag revetment there. The arrests were the latest in a series of early morning incursions that began Friday by opponents of the project into the oceanfront work site.
After 18 years with the East Hampton Town Police Department, A.J. McGuire will move to Sag Harbor Village to replace Chief Tom Fabiano.
East Hampton school officials have come out against using schools as polling sites on Election Day, calling it a major security threat.
The family of Paul G. Hansen, a Noyac resident who died in a car accident in late August, has filed a wrongful death case against the driver, a New York City real estate developer who is being prosecuted for drunken driving.
To support both a homeowner’s right to rent and East Hampton Town’s proposed rental registry is not a mutually exclusive stance, the Amagansett Citizens Advisory Committee was told at its meeting on Monday, and something must be done to curtail illegal rentals that are detrimental to quality of life.