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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…)
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Jeffrey Davoli from AVZ brought good news to the Town Board at the January 23 work session, announcing that the latest audit shows the town in good fiscal health.
“The town is being operated under fiscally responsible means.”
That’s the single sentence summary CPA Jeffrey Davoli gave to the Town Board at last week’s work session, after outlining the audit of accounts for 2017. (more…)
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Reason for animosity
To the Editor:
I question former town Supervisor Jim Dougherty’s motivation for his negative comments concerning the acquisition of my property on Fresh Pond by the town (“Your Letters,” October 25). (more…)
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Vincent Novak asking the Town Board Tuesday to discuss his proposal to sell his property to the town in public rather than private.
The Town Board changed the lead item on its Tuesday work session agenda concerning a land preservation proposal two hours before the one o’clock meeting. The board moved the discussion from a public airing of the matter to an executive, or private, session. (more…)