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06/09/16 8:00am
JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO | St. Gabriel’s Chapel.

JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO St. Gabriel’s Chapel.

The discussion about trying to save St. Gabriel’s Chapel from the wrecking ball may have started at Town Board meetings. But the effort is emphatically not town-sponsored. Nor does the board have any plans to use the building if it’s preserved and moved. (more…)

05/14/16 8:00am
COURTESY ILLUSTRATION

COURTESY ILLUSTRATION

Codger is again cranking up to take his visitors on tours of the Island, especially those second-time visitors who have already been properly enchanted by Mashomack, Sylvester Manor, Shell Beach and the library — the essential treasures.

This second sightsee with Codger is a chance to check out the alternate landmarks that offer insights into the Island’s quirkier crannies. Sometimes they provoke questions that Codger won’t even try to answer. (more…)

03/25/16 10:00am
JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO | St. Gabriel’s Chapel.

JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO |
St. Gabriel’s Chapel.

Why spend time and money to preserve an old, beloved structure?

For almost everyone, that’s not a question requiring much deliberation. Preserving a building connects us to the past in a vivid way, making memories as strong as brick and mortar. The sight of the graceful architecture reinforces the reason we revere and are inspired by the culture of builders and artists who came before us. (more…)

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03/23/16 12:00pm
JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO | St. Gabriel’s Chapel.

JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO |
St. Gabriel’s Chapel.

There’s a good chance the chapel can be saved.

After it was revealed that Richard Hogan, the owner of the 25-acre St. Gabriel’s property where the 78-year old chapel stands, had plans to demolish it and just keep parts of it, including the stained glass windows, Supervisor Jim Dougherty said Monday that the town would seek grants to preserve it. (more…)