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08/08/17 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO The Plum Island Lighthouse.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
The Plum Island Lighthouse.

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill July 25 to prevent the sale of Plum Island by the federal government to the highest bidder for the second time. (more…)

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12/02/16 8:00am
KELLY ZEGERS PHOTO Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell and Louise Harrison of Save the Sound at a forum this week on Plum Island.

KELLY ZEGERS PHOTO Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell and Louise Harrison of Save the Sound at a forum this week on Plum Island.

Those working towards preserving Plum Island’s unused, natural acreage from development see both uncertainty and hope in their goal as a new presidential era begins. 

The island is currently set to be sold by the federal government to the highest bidder, as operations from the Plum Island Animal Disease center will move to a new National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility in Manhattan, Kansas expected to open in 2022.

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11/26/16 11:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO The Plum Island Lighthouse remains in poor condition with no money forthcoming for restoration.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
The Plum Island Lighthouse remains in poor condition with no money forthcoming for restoration.

East End residents interested in learning about efforts to preserve Plum Island will have the chance to attend a screening of a short film about the cause, featuring actor Sam Waterston of “Law & Order.” (more…)

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07/06/16 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO The Plum Island Lighthouse remains in poor condition with no money forthcoming for restoration.

JULIE LANE PHOTO The Plum Island Lighthouse remains in poor condition with no money forthcoming for restoration.

A report released last week by the Department of Homeland Security outlining alternatives to selling Plum Island to the highest bidder has come under criticism from environmental groups. (more…)

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10/01/15 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | An aerial view of Plum Island.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | An aerial view of Plum Island.

Elected officials from Southold Town and Suffolk County joined several advocacy groups Monday to urge a New York State Assembly committee to preserve Plum Island, which the federal government owns and plans to sell.

“I think it is critical that we join forces and fight this ill-advised sale of the island,” said Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell. “We need to do everything we can to keep it the way it is.” (more…)