Peter Boody is news editor of The Sag Harbor Express. Previously he was the editor of the Southampton Press for many years and also edited several other papers, including the Shelter Island Reporter and the East Hampton Press, of which he was founding editor. He was a regular correspondent for the New York Times Long Island section and wrote the novel “Thomas Jefferson, Rachel & Me.”
A state supreme court judge in Albany last week declined to issue a temporary restraining order barring the implementation of new permit authorized by the state Department of Environmental Conservation on June 5, allowing the Sand Land mine in Noyac to expand into a three-acre area called the “stump dump” and dig 40 feet deeper than the limit set by its last permit.
Against all expectations, the amount of sand six-mile stretch of ocean beach between Town Line Road and Flying Point Road has continued to increase over the years since a $26-million beach nourishment project was undertaken in 2013.