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10/03/18 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Peconic Land Trust Director of Conservation Planning Melanie Cirillo told the Town Board Tuesday how her organization plans to raise money to assist in the purchase of property on Fresh Pond.

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Peconic Land Trust Director of Conservation Planning Melanie Cirillo told the Town Board Tuesday how her organization plans to raise money to assist in the purchase of property on Fresh Pond.

There’s no formal agreement yet, but the Town Board is poised to purchase Vincent Novak’s .54-acre property on the shores of Fresh Pond. A deal is in the works that the sale would be partially financed by the Peconic Land Trust (PLT) — a nonprofit environmental organization — through fundraising to offset the total cost. (more…)

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04/10/18 10:01am
JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO After the March 2 nor’easter, this view of Reel Point shows waves that have carved out extenisve sections, something Waterways Management Advisory Council Chairman John Needham called ‘alarming.’

JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO After the March 2 nor’easter, this view of Reel Point shows waves that have carved out extenisve sections, something Waterways Management Advisory Council Chairman John Needham called ‘alarming.’

Three town officials met at Reel Point recently with Melanie Cirillo, the Peconic Land Trust’s (PLT) director of conservation planning, to secure a commitment on the next step to save the spit of land — owned by PLT — that extends into Coecles Harbor from the southern tip of Big Ram Island. (more…)