East Hampton Star: Hurricane Sandy’s winds and tides had barely dissipated this week when Terry Bienstock, a resident of the Soundview development on Block Island Sound in Montauk, blamed inaction by the state, county, town, and Army Corps of Engineers for leaving the area and the Culloden community to the west vulnerable to the massive storm.
Soundview homeowners had brought a multimillion-dollar suit against the Army Corps and the 3 levels of government over a year ago, alleging that the jetties that mark the Montauk Harbor inlet are the basic cause of Soundview’s eroded beaches. The suit is pending in Federal District Court in Islip.
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