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Southampton Press / Opinion / Letters / 2162986

Defining Period

Thanks for your interview and retrospective with John v.H. Halsey of the Peconic Land Trust [“Q&A: John v.H. Halsey Reflects on 40 Years of the ‘Puzzle’ of Land Preservation by the Peconic Land Trust,”, May 24].

The latter 20th century era that he recalls was formative of today’s “Hamptons” in ways that many of us newer arrivals can only learn from extended research. There are few easy histories available of the land-use battles that defined that period, and many of the principals of the time — names like Ted Sharretts and Roy Wines Jr. — are enshrined primarily in the memories of a yet-active cohort that includes Mr. Halsey.

We had best be collecting them.

Tim Ferguson

Water Mill