Officials ask opponents to support long-awaited Fire Island to Montauk project
The transformation of the ocean beach in downtown Montauk into a construction zone for a sandbag seawall has sparked ongoing protest and civil disobedience resulting in the arrest of 14 so far. Joanne Pilgrim
Contractors for the Army Corps of Engineers will continue construction of a sandbag seawall, and several walkways over it on pilings, on the downtown Montauk beach, town officials said this week, despite vocal opposition by residents, surfers, and environmentalists, including Kevin McAllister, below, of Defend H2O. Joanne Pilgrim, Morgan McGivern, Tom McMorrow Photos

The manager, Julian Bizalion, was scheduled to go on trial before a jury Tuesday on the late-spring charge.
Jen Stark painted the sides of the Surf Lodge in Montauk as part of her installation for Eric Firestone before Memorial Day weekend. The Surf Lodge was accused of violating the East Hampton Town code. Jennifer Landes
Jennifer Landes

Kim Wells became the 14th protester arrested

A $73.7 million town operating budget for 2016

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced that $3.6 million in grants were available to businesses in the fishing industry affected by the October 2012 storm.

Acting Supreme Court Justice James Hudson ruled on Nov. 4 that the Z.B.A.’s decision was a well-reasoned one and should not be overturned
A State Supreme Court justice ruled the Sag Harbor Village Zoning Board of Appeals had appropriately denied variances to allow a sculpture by the late Larry Rivers to stay. Taylor K. Vecsey

Piles are being driven for wooden access walks that will traverse the sandbag seawall being built on the downtown Montauk beach. T.E. McMorrow

Protestors took to the windy downtown Montauk beach on Sunday to protest the Army Corps's ongoing work. Durell Godfrey
Bonnie Brady of Montauk was led off the beach by an East Hampton Town police officer on Monday morning.T.E. McMorrow
Bonnie Brady was led away in handcuffs Monday morning.T.E. McMorrow
Protestors are asking for a sand-only project.Durell Godfrey
Durell Godfrey
Durell Godfrey
Durell Godfrey
Durell Godfrey
Work continued on the seawall sandbag project at the beach Monday morning.T.E. McMorrow
Part of the work being done on the Montauk beach.T.E. McMorrow

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