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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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11/20/18 2:00pm

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Spoils from the dredging that took place last week at Reel Point are part of a restoration effort.

The Peconic Land Trust Board of Directors Monday approved the transfer of Reel Point to Shelter Island Town subject to the environmental group holding a conservation easement on the property. The transfer had been the subject of a Town Board executive session following the work session last week.

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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…)