Old Saybrook residents to vote on The Preserve Tuesday, July 8

Jul 8th, 2014 | By | Category: Top Story
This view of the Preserve area is looking south east from Essex (Route 153 in the foreground), toward Saybrook Point and Long Island Sound in the distance. The mouth of the Connecticut River is at the top left, Connecticut Valley Railroad line visible center left, and the Pequot Swamp in The Preserve is at center right. (photo: © R. Lorenz)

This view of the Preserve area is looking south east from Essex (Route 153 in the foreground), toward Saybrook Point and Long Island Sound in the distance. The mouth of the Connecticut River is at the top left, Connecticut Valley Railroad line visible center left, and the Pequot Swamp in The Preserve is at center right. (photo: © R. Lorenz)

Taxpayers will vote noon to 8 p.m., Tuesday, July 8, at the Old Saybrook High School to decide whether or not to appropriate $3 million toward the purchase and protection of the embattled coastal forest.

For more than 15 years River Sound Development, LLC, a division of current owner Lehman Brothers, Inc., proposed residential developments for the property which lies mostly in Old Saybrook with smaller parcels in Essex and Westbrook. At one point, plans included more than 220 homes and a golf course; subsequent proposals included “pods” of development around the perimeter leaving future building in the core of the property on the table.

For more on this story, visit: Old Saybrook residents vote on The Preserve Tuesday – News – Shoreline Times.

Today, Old Saybrook residents have the opportunity to expand that impressive legacy when they vote on a plan to spend $3 million toward the purchase price of The Preserve, nearly 1,000 pristine acres on the shore of Long Island Sound and the mouth of the Connecticut River.

For more on this story, visit: The Day – Old Saybrook: Preserve The Preserve | News from southeastern Connecticut.

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