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View from Vincent Novak’s backyard overlooking Fresh Pond.
The Town Board could reverse a decision recommended by the Community Preservation Fund Advisory Board (CPF) not to purchase property on Fresh Pond.
The CPF Advisory Board turned down an offer to buy the site owned by Vincent Novak at 48 Lake Drive because there is a house on the property and custom has dictated that land purchased with CPF money should be vacant. (more…)
What a number of Island real estate professionals called “shocking” was news that the Community Preservation Fund (CPF) numbers — a good indicator of sales — for the first five months of 2018 were down by 41.3 percent from the same time last year, while numbers for the CPF on most of the East End are increasing. (more…)
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Every East End town except Shelter Island is showing increases in Community Preservation Fund (CPF) revenues for the first four months of 2018.
Numbers released today by Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) show a decline here of 26.7 percent from the same period last year. (more…)
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It has been a slow start this year for Shelter Island real estate sales that generate Community Preservation Fund money used to purchase open space land and provide money for water improvement projects. (more…)
SCOTT FEIERSTEIN PHOTOS | From left, Ed Shillingburg, Stephen Jacobs, Joe Denny, Audrey Wood, Nancy Walker, Bran Dougherty and Gordon Gooding in front of a piece of water pumping equipment from the lima bean days. Also lending a hand (but not in the picture) were Craig and Owen Wood.
On the morning of April 7, nine members of the Shelter Island Group for Trails Preservation, led by the group’s founder Joe Denny, met up at the corner of Cobbetts Lane and Manhanset Road to clear land that once served as a lima bean farm. The clean-up was part of a stewardship plan put in place for the 21.8 acre parcel, which was purchased by the town’s Community Preservation Fund and Suffolk County in 2004. (more…)