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08/14/19 8:00am

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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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06/05/19 10:00am

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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…)

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04/09/19 12:00pm

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Melanie Cirillo of the Peconic Land Trust, with Councilman Albert Dickson, told Community Preservation Fund Advisory Board members Monday the PLT will be administering money to be spent for land acquisitions that protect drinking water.

A grant from New York State will benefit Shelter Island, Southold and Riverhead in their battle to address water quality issues. (more…)

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02/12/19 10:00am

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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…)