10/24/16 9:00am
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After years of minor annual maintenance at the mouth of Goldsmith Inlet in Peconic, Southold Town officials are hoping for “a more substantial dredging” to keep the inlet opened longer, according to Supervisor Scott Russell.

Town officials met last Tuesday with representatives from the Suffolk County Department of Public Works to come up with a plan for the inlet. READ

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09/06/16 4:00pm
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(Credit: Tim Gannon)

Southold Town officials said Tuesday they’re concerned about a new plan to reinforce beachfront properties at Hashamomuck Cove in Southold because public beach access would need to be created and at least one home would need to be demolished and turned into a parking lot.

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04/28/16 12:00pm
04/28/2016 12:00 PM

Long Island Sound Greenport

That the Environmental Protection Agency appears ready to allow dumping of materials dug up from dredging in Long Island Sound didn’t come as a surprise to environmentalist Adrienne Esposito. READ

09/24/14 2:00pm
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Hashamomuck Cove in September 2010. (Credit: Beth Young, file)

Hashamomuck Cove in September 2010. (Credit: Beth Young, file)

Some North Fork residents say they are confused about the scope of a $2.6 million feasibility study being done by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Initially, they understood it was intended to investigate the impact of erosion along 15 miles of coastlines stretching from Orient Point to Goldsmith Inlet. But that is not the case.  (more…)

04/03/14 8:00am
04/03/2014 8:00 AM
Work was completed March 27 on the Mattituck Inlet dredging project. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

Work was completed March 27 on the Mattituck Inlet dredging project. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

After more than 15 years of negotiations the dredging of Mattituck Inlet is officially complete, providing area boaters with safe travel and adjacent residents with a newly replenished beach, federal officials said.

Congressman Tim Bishop (D-Southampton), who pushed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to finance the project, called it a victory, adding that its completion didn’t come without its share of hiccups.  (more…)