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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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09/15/18 8:00am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

The future King of England Prince Charles joined the Cambridge Footlights and tread the boards as an actor along with many famous actors who got their start in that club, but alas, his future lay elsewhere.

Baseball legend Mickey Mantle hit his final career home run, number 536.

President Richard Nixon appeared on the “Rowan & Martin Laugh-In” show offering the program’s signature, “Sock it to me” as his one liner.

In the United States, people were listening to “Harper Valley P.T.A.” by Jeannie Riley.

“The Case Against Congress” by Drew Pearson and Jack Anderson was among the best selling books of its time.

And on Shelter Island  . . .

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09/12/18 9:59am
Reel Point

Reel Point

With November 10 the target date for Suffolk County to dredge the area around Reel Point that provides access to Coecles Harbor, Public Works Commissioner Jay Card Jr. is awaiting word from Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) if the Army Corps of Engineers will move quickly to shore up the eastern side of the land mass that juts southward into Coecles Harbor.

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