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11/13/18 2:00pm

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Spoils from the dredging taking place at Reel Point this week are being deposited for use in later stages to shore up the area that protects businesses and houses around Coecles Harbor.

The topsy-turvy approach to saving Reel Point — dredging at the start of the effort rather than being part of the final phase — may have bought some time in the process, according to Town Engineer John Cronin. (more…)

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11/02/18 8:00am

Reel Point

Just days after the United States Army Corps of Engineers representatives visited Reel Point to observe previous damage, last weekend’s nor’easter flattened and ruined natural barriers that had been put in place prior to the storm. (more…)

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10/24/18 4:30pm

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Army Corps of Engineers Deputy Chief of Planning Stephen Couch (left) and First Coastal consultant Aram Terchunian discuss the erosion at Reel Point and a proposal to shore up the land during a visit with Town Board members on Tuesday.

With a proposed town budget of almost $13 million for 2019 and $12.3 million of that in recurring expenses, Deputy Supervisor Amber Brach-Williams explained to representatives of the United States Army Corps of Engineers that financial help is needed to shore up Reel Point. (more…)

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10/20/18 6:00am

JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO
After the March 2 nor’easter, this view of Reel Point shows waves that have carved out extenisve sections, something Waterways Management Advisory Council Chairman John Needham called ‘alarming.’

The Town Board will cancel its next work session on Tuesday, October 23, to hear from representatives of the Army Corps of Engineers about the possibility that unit might tackle what could be a multi-million dollar project to create a breakwater at a distance from the eastern shore of Reel Point. (more…)

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09/23/18 3:00pm

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

The rock musical “Hair” opened in London.

Janis Joplin announced her intention to leave the American rock band Big Brother & The Holding Company in the fall of 1968 to go solo.

Boston Red Sox outfielder Carl Yastrzemski won his second straight batting crown.

English actress Naomi Watts was born in Shoreham, Kent.

And on Shelter Island . . .

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