The Town of New Shoreham is short on capping material for its $1,995,000 West Beach stabilization project, leading the town to explore local resources. Town officials said the value of a local resource is that it’s far less expensive than having to buy and ship the material to the island. The West Beach revetment project, as it’s known, involves cleaning the beach, restoring the revetment slope, and capping the town’s old landfill. The revetment was breached during Hurricane Sandy in 2012, leading to pollution of the shoreline.
Town Manager Ed Roberge told The
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