18 September 2014
Mastic Beach Village Mayor Bill Biondi was cautiously optimistic when he heard from U.S. Rep. Tim Bishop’s office that dredging work for the dunes and berm at Smith Point County Park was about to begin. The bids had been open the week before on Sept. 11. But the contract, which was to be awarded to a low bidder, was stalled Friday, Sept. 12 when a federal judge granted a temporary restraining order in response to a lawsuit brought by Audubon New York. ...