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Peconic Land Trust Director of Conservation Planning Melanie Cirillo told the Town Board Tuesday how her organization plans to raise money to assist in the purchase of property on Fresh Pond.
There’s no formal agreement yet, but the Town Board is poised to purchase Vincent Novak’s .54-acre property on the shores of Fresh Pond. A deal is in the works that the sale would be partially financed by the Peconic Land Trust (PLT) — a nonprofit environmental organization — through fundraising to offset the total cost. (more…)
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The Ram’s Head Inn.
Ram’s Head Inn co-owner James Eklund said Thursday that following a meeting that Easton Porter representative Michael Donovan had with Ram Island neighbors, he suspected the company would not proceed with its plans to buy the property.
There have been a few others looking at the Ram’s Head Inn — “There are always people looking. Hopefully, they’re the right people,” Mr. Eklund said.
“For the moment, we’re still there,” he said about plans he and his wife Linda Eklund have for continuing to operate the Ram’s Head until a buyer is identified.
But he said he would encourage anyone who develops a plan to buy the Inn to be willing to make it public and get ahead of the curve before neighbors start spinning their own versions of plans.
The original story about Easton Porter deciding not to buy the Inn appears below:
Easton Porter has withdrawn its plans to invest in the Ram’s Head Inn. Word came just before 6 p.m. today and after the press deadline for the Reporter’s print edition to be published on Thursday.
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The 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. (more…)
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The people have spoken
To the Editor:
Columnist Karl Grossman and the Shelter Island Reporter know full well that the Long Island Pine Barrens Society is not anti-farming — we’re just pro voters (Suffolk Closeup, “Victory for preservation in Suffolk,” April 12). (more…)
MARTIN BURKE First light at Wades Beach.
Although the Water Quality Improvement Projects Advisory Board has earmarked $30,000 so the town’s Public Works Department can finish work on a new bathroom at Wades Beach, there are now questions about putting a nitrogen-reducing septic system at the location. (more…)