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03/23/16 12:00pm
JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO | St. Gabriel’s Chapel.

JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO |
St. Gabriel’s Chapel.

There’s a good chance the chapel can be saved.

After it was revealed that Richard Hogan, the owner of the 25-acre St. Gabriel’s property where the 78-year old chapel stands, had plans to demolish it and just keep parts of it, including the stained glass windows, Supervisor Jim Dougherty said Monday that the town would seek grants to preserve it. (more…)

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10/19/15 10:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO | Attorney William Fleming told the Planning Board on October 13 that his client, Richard Hogan, who purchased of about 25 acres of the former St. Gabriel’s property, wants to find ways to adjust his development plans to meet concerns.

JULIE LANE PHOTO | Attorney William Fleming told the Planning Board on October 13 that his client, Richard Hogan, who purchased of about 25 acres of the former St. Gabriel’s property, wants to find ways to adjust his development plans to meet concerns.

Richard Hogan wants to be a good neighbor, his attorney says.

Accordingly, the man who now owns close to 25 acres of the former St. Gabriel’s property, responded to a neighbor who was troubled by development plans for the site. (more…)

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07/20/15 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Richard Hogan outlined his preliminary plans to the Planning Board July 14 for development of St. Gabriel’s property he purchased in April from the Passionist Fathers.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Richard Hogan outlined his preliminary plans to the Planning Board July 14 for development of St. Gabriel’s property he purchased in April from the Passionist Fathers.

After three months of silence following an announcement that a limited liability company called PandionAcquisitions had purchased close to 25 acres of the St. Gabriel’s property, it’s been confirmed that Richard Hogan of Shelter Island and New York City is the man behind the deal. (more…)

04/17/15 12:00pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | A view of Coecles Harbor from the St. Gabriel's Retreat Center property.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | A view of Coecles Harbor from the St. Gabriel’s Retreat Center property.

Two events happened in the past week, one that showed the courage of three Islanders acting bravely in a crisis to help someone in peril, and the other that left hope the Island will retain the specific character that we prize. (more…)