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Surfers in Montauk paddled out into the ocean under a sunny sky on Sunday morning to form a symbolic “line of defense” in protest of the Army Corps’s construction on the downtown Montauk beach of a sandbag wall, which got under way in recent weeks.
As the Army Corps of Engineers began work this week excavating and stockpiling sand for a sandbag-reinforced dune that will run the length of the downtown Montauk beach, many who had not grasped the true scope of the project before began to take notice. How did things get to this point?
Three people were arrested on a Montauk beach early Friday morning after about two dozen protesters gathered to block the path of bulldozers working on construction of a sandbag wall along the downtown shore.
Montauk residents who watched this week as bulldozers took out sand dunes and an excavator scooped sand from along the downtown shore where the Army Corps of Engineers is building a 3,100-foot long sandbag seawall filled Town Hall on Thursday night and asked the town board to stop the project.
With the Army Corp of Engineers' long-planned work on the downtown Montauk beach finally under way this week, a group of residents angry about the project are preparing to descend on Town Hall Thursday night to voice their opposition at a 6:30 East Hampton Town Board meeting.
East Hampton Democrats won a decisive victory on Tuesday as Supervisor Larry Cantwell, Councilman Peter Van Scoyoc, and Councilwoman Sylvia Overby defeated their Republican challengers by comfortable margins.
“Not great” was, in short, the disappointing assessment of the bay scallop harvest in the first days of the season, which commenced in New York State waters on Monday.
Opponents of a rental registry law proposed by the East Hampton Town Board, which will be the subject of a public hearing on Nov. 19, have set up a website, a Facebook page, and an online petition to advocate against the law.
Bridget Fleming’s victory on Election Day felt “overwhelming,” the South Fork’s newly elected Suffolk County legislator said yesterday, after about 60 percent of the ballots were counted in her favor.
Jay Schneiderman, who previously served as East Hampton Town supervisor and has since reached the term limit in the Suffolk Legislature, will serve in Southampton Town come January.
Whether to allow new dredging at the slips in an East Lake Drive marina on Lake Montauk was debated at an East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals last week.
Jay Schneiderman, an outgoing Suffolk County Legislator and a former East Hampton Town supervisor, will be the next Southampton Town Supervisor.
East Hampton Democrats' strong showing in the Tuesday election carried over to the town trustees contest.