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Community Preservation Fund Advisory Board Chairman Gordon Gooding.
While the Community Preservation Fund Advisory Board is charged with recommending land acquisitions to the Town Board for purchase with money from a 2% tax paid by property buyers, members agreed on Monday morning that they would like to have a say about water use. (more…)
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Former Dering Harbor Mayor Tim Hogue.
A former mayor of the Village of Dering Harbor sought Town Board intervention at Tuesday’s work session on issues involving the mooring field in Dering Harbor and parking at the Mildred Flower Hird Preserve. (more…)
To the Editor:
Support for affordable housing in our community is growing. At the same time, a counter-current for conversion of rentable residences to lucrative short term rentals (STR) is underway. This is difficult to reconcile. (more…)
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View from Vincent Novak’s house overlooking Fresh Pond.
It looks like a plan by the town to acquire property on Fresh Pond owned by Vincent Novak is slipping away.
“I’m not going to wait forever,” Mr. Novak said, he said Monday, noting that he was never consulted about a plan for the Peconic Land Trust (PLT) to raise money to help the town purchase the property. Even if he had been consulted, “I wasn’t thrilled about it,” he added. (more…)
50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
Vince Lombardi became part owner, vice president, general manager and head coach of the Washington Redskins after coaching the Green Bay Packers to five NFL championships and two Super Bowl wins.
John Madden became head coach of the NFL’s Oakland Raiders.
Yasser Arafat became president of the Palestine Liberation Organization.
Singer Tom Jones debuted “This Is Tom Jones” on ABC.
The Saturday Evening Post published its last edition.
And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)