CHARLES TUMINO GRAPHIC
BY RICHARD AMPER
On April 2, East Enders will be celebrating the Community Preservation Fund’s having generated more than a billion dollars and preserved more than 10,000 acres of open space and farmland.
Approved by voters in 1999, the CPF uses a small tax on real estate purchases to preserve land and protect water. It is arguably the most successful land preservation program in the country. (more…)
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The East Hampton Town Board is weighing public comments before voting on aircraft restrictions.
The battle over noise from helicopters flying between Manhattan and East Hampton Airport is reaching a governmental crescendo. (more…)
I read with interest and can recommend the insert in last week’s Reporter, Northforker 50+.
It’s loaded with senior-sensitive ads as well as stories of seniors reinventing themselves after age 50. There’s also advice on dating, diet and exercise. (more…)
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Monday, March 16: Wake from a dream. Stopped at a light. Young guy approaching the passenger side window. I notice it’s my old high school buddy, John Fitzgerald, killed at Khe Sanh, long ago.
“Venom?” Fitz asks.
“Do you have venom to sell?”
“No,” I say. (more…)
We all know that Florida is very friendly toward senior citizens. I believe that seniors make up the bulk of the population here, and many live in over-55 communities.
I am visiting a friend in such a place. Most of the residents hail from the Northeast and Canada. Youngsters are not permitted to visit for more than a few weeks a year. These settlements all have pools, clubhouses and governing bodies. They publish newsletters and have numerous activities including trips, dances and lectures. (more…)