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The DeForest Williams Property is One Step Closer to Being Protected

By: 
North Shore Land Alliance
DeForest Williams 9-23-13 Press Conference
Oct
1
2013

Contracts were signed and finalized yesterday to purchase the 32-acre DeForest Williams property located on the waterfront in Cold Spring Harbor. The public-private partnership has allowed the North Shore Land Alliance,Town of Huntington and Suffolk County, with a generous grant from New York State, to purchase the estate for $8.5 million.

This forested property, which borders on Cold Spring Harbor, was in danger of development. The Land Alliance is pleased to be part of preserving this large parcel for the benefit of generations to come. The land will be used as passive parkland and will be stewarded in perpetuity by the Land Alliance.

Present at the finalization of the contract was (l-r):
Helen Crosson, Director, CSH Library; Robert Hughes, Huntington Town Historian;TOH Councilwoman Susan Berland; David Weinstein, CSH Civic Association.; TOH supervisor Frank Petrone; Doc Spencer, Suffolk County Legislator; Lisa Ott, President, North Shore Land Alliance; Steve Ballone, Suffolk County Executive; TOH Councilman Mark Cuthbertson; TOH Councilman Mark Mayoka; Clayton Prugh, CSH Civic Association.