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12/09/19 2:00pm

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Community Preservation Fund Advisory Board Chairman Gordon Gooding.

Monday morning the Community Preservation Fund Advisory Board looked back at past achievements and frustrations in 2019, and ahead for direction in 2020.

Among the projects planned for next year is an acquisition by Peconic Land Trust (PLT) of 6.07 acres at Ned’s Lane that would then be sold to the town. The agreement worked out between the town and PLT would end up costing the town 25% of the purchase price, CPF Board President Gordon Gooding said. (more…)

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12/05/19 12:00pm

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Esther Hunt

Sustaining the beauty
To the Editor:

Many thanks to those hardy souls who braved the cold and damp to attend the ribbon cutting Friday for the officially opened Mildred Flower Hird Nature Preserve on Manhanset Road. (more…)

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11/25/19 2:00pm

COURTESY ILLUSTRATION

The Town Board set Dec. 13 for public hearings on the possible acquisition of three properties to be maintained as open spaces as recommended by the Community Preservation Fund Advisory Board. (more…)

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09/10/19 10:00am

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

The Toronto Rock and Roll Revival attracted an audience of approximately 20,000 to watch 20 performers including Chicago, Alice Cooper, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Gene Vincent, Little Richard, Doug Kershaw and The Doors and John Lennon, Yoko Ono and The Plastic Ono Band at Varsity Stadium of the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada.

Controversial American author James Frey was born in Cleveland. He admitted to Oprah Winfrey that he had lied to her earlier when he claimed “The Smoking Gun” had been accurate when he had spent a few hours in jail rather than the 87 days as his book had said.

“Scooby Doo Where Are You” debuted in the United States on CBS Television.

American filmmaker, author and songwriter Tyler Perry was born in New Orleans.

“Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice,” starring Natalie Wood, Robert Culp, Elliott Gould and Dyan Cannon and directed by Paul Mazursky was released.

And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)

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08/14/19 8:00am

JULIE LANE PHOTO
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…)