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St. Paul's Sentinel - Newsletter Editions and Other Important News

April 27, 2011 Bond Referendum Breaking News
Absentee Ballots
Where and When to Vote
Join our Longtime Residents Ad List
Cablevision/News 12 Editorial, Fate of a Landmark, April 15, 2011
St. Paul's in the News: Huffington Post and Newsday
Saving St. Paul's is Not a Dead Issue
Important Voter Information
Please Come Out to Vote Wednesday, April 27, 2011

St. Paul's headlines Preservation Magazine Online, January 28, 2009

December 2008 Letters from Regional Preservation Advocates sent to the Village Board of Trustees in opposition to demolition of St. Paul's
Roberta Lane, Program Officer and Regional Attorney, Northeast Office, National Trust for Historic Preservation
Erin M. Tobin, Regional Director, Technical and Grant Programs, Eastern New York, Preservation League of New York State
Alexandra Parsons Wolfe, Director of Preservation Services, Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities

Letters to the Editor, Garden City News and Garden City Life
"One-Trick Pony", October 20, 2008
"Just Say No", October 1, 2008
"Wake Up Garden City," September 24, 2008
Letters received from St. Paul's and St. Mary's Alumni, September 11, 2008

September 3, 2008
Letter to the Editor: Is AvalonBay Really "Saving" St. Paul's?

***July 29, 2008***
CSSP responds to the Board of Trustees receipt of the Mayor's Committee on St. Paul's report; finds AvalonBay's plan unacceptable for the following reasons:

  • Virtually no public use of the historic Main Building
  • Additional new construction
  • $27 million tax break under proposed IDA Payments-in-Lieu-of-Taxes program
  • No lease payments for the property
  • Loss of parking space for special athletic events
  • No space for senior citizen accommodations
  • Suspect land appraisal
  • Little chance of getting broad-based support for home rule/parkland alienation legislation

  • CSSP suggests it's not too late to revisit the options of public restoration, threshold use or a public/private use with no added construction.

    March 5, 2008
    CSSP Continues Commitment to St. Paul's and Commends Trustee Mauk on his resignation; Interesting questions posed to AvalonBay at Men's Association meeting

    February 12, 2008
    Memorandum of Understanding between Village and AvalonBay; CSSP challenges Trustee Mauk's continued leadership on the Mayor's Committee

    January 11, 2008
    We're still waiting... (Copy of a Letter to the Editor of the Garden City News)

    December 4, 2007
    St. Paul's makes final cut for Nassau County Environmental Bond grant

    November 6, 2007
    A talk with our supporters
    CSSP activities during October 2007
    Where we go from here and how you can help

    October 23, 2007
    CSSP continues its advocacy; remains firm on goals
    Withdrawal of Canus Corporation, our development partner

    October 8, 2007

  • Report on the Board of Trustees Vote to Eliminate the Committee to Save St. Paul's developer Canus Corporation
  • Board votes to negotiate exclusively with AvalonBay Communities
  • Trustee John Mauk says that if Avalon cannot fulfill the project, the "only clear alternative" is demolition
  • Committee to Save St. Paul's President Peter Negri calls the Board's process flawed
  • Pledges that the Committee to Save St. Paul's will remain involved to find a solution
  • September 18, 2007
    Report on September 13 Board of Trustees Meeting

    September 11, 2007
    Albanese withdraws proposal to redevelop St. Paul's
    Summer Activities:

  • Exploring Parkland Alienation
  • Update: Nassau County Environmental Bond nomination of St. Paul's
  • Village chooses not to apply for RestoreNY Round 2 funding
  • Other Grant Funding Opportunities
  • Update: State Tax Credit Legislation Changes
  • Voice your support for our proposal to Senator Kemp Hannon and Mayor Peter Bee
  • June 19, 2007
    State Tax Credit Legislation
    Belmont Festival Street Fair Report

    June 7, 2007
    Committee to Save St. Paul's T-shirts; Review of May 16 event introducing Paul Rabinovitch

    May 8, 2007
    Request for Testimonials

    May 2, 2007
    Reminder: Meet our Developer, May 16 at The Casino

    April 24, 2007
    Committee to Save St. Paul's/Canus Corporation proposal makes the final cut on development of St. Paul's;
    Announces May 16 event at The Casino to introduce development partner, Paul Rabinovitch to residents

    April 16, 2007
    Potential Community Center Questionnaire

    April 13, 2007
    Applauds Village application for Nassau County Environmental Bond funding

    March 14, 2007
    Invitation to Sign the St. Paul's Petition

    March 6, 2007
    "Families" Caucus at the Garden City Historical Society Museum

    February 14, 2007
    Update on adjustments to proposal, following response to questions from the Trustee's Subcommittee
    List of "distinctions" and benefits to the community found in our proposal
    Thank-you to Trustees and Village for the extension of addition time to respond to questions

    February 6, 2007
    St. Paul's School is mentioned in a News12 Editorial about saving Long Island landmarks

    January 31, 2007
    "Families for St. Paul's" members deliver petition with 1,000 residents' signatures to Senator Kemp Hannon

    January 10, 2007
    Committee brings on a new developer; January site visit to St. Paul's

    December 5, 2006
    Add Senator Hannon to your holiday card list

    November 30, 2006
    Committee postpones Presentation of Proposal that was scheduled for December 5
    Posts Slide Show of St. Paul's Photos, including interior photographs, on website homepage

    "Families for St. Paul's" Members List
    A Listing of Members, updated on January 31, 2007

    "Alumni for St. Paul's" Members List
    A Listing of Members, updated on April 10, 2007

    November 15, 2006
    Committee establishes "Alumni for St. Paul's"
    Posts October 5, 2006 Proposal on Website
    Submits Second Report to Village on November 3, 2006

    November 1, 2006
    Committee receives request for more details on its proposal from Village consultant K. Backus and Associates

    Committee to Save St. Paul's Petition in support of Public Control and Public Use of the Historic St. Paul's Main Building

    October 20, 2006
    Community Presentation : Tuesday, Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m., Middle School Auditorium
    Petition Drive to Collect Signatures on behalf of Committee's proposal

    October 10, 2006
    Committee's Proposal for Redevelopment of St. Paul's

    September 29, 2006
    Statement following Public Hearing on "Restore NY" Grant Funding

    September 26, 2006
    Public Hearing on "Restore NY" Grant Funding

    September 20, 2006
    "Restore NY" Grant Funding
    Petitions Now Available
    Why I Should Care?

    September 11, 2006
    "Families" Awareness Campaign
    Another Community's Foresight
    Contacting Senator Kemp Hannon

    September 6, 2006
    St. Paul's Historic and Parkland Designations
    Why Was the Committee to Save St. Paul's Created?
    Who Will Make the Final Decision?

    August 28, 2006
    Condo Exploration Lawsuit
    Our Professional Consultants
    Village RFP
    Home Rule Legislation
    Our Advantage

    August 21, 2006
    Introduction to The St. Paul's Sentinel

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