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02/13/19 10:00am

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Spoils from the dredging have been used to help shore up the land that storms have eroded.

Highway Department workers have done some initial work on the northern most pile of sand at Reel Point, spreading sand along the spine and raising the elevation, according to Councilman Jim Colligan. The other pile of sand is to be moved to shore up areas long the spine of the spit of land that juts into Coecles Harbor. (more…)

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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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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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09/12/18 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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