GOVERNOR CUOMO SIGNS SENATE BILL S7762 DESIGNATING THE PECONIC BAY REGION AS A HERITAGE AREA

We thank Fred Thiele (NYS Assembly Version of this Bill: A9891) for generously suggesting that we “made the snowball and he just threw it,” however through his tireless efforts and those of Ken LaValle (NYS Senate Bill S7762) in sponsoring this legislation the combined result is the successful designation of the Peconic Bay Region as a New York State Heritage Area. This new law can be found in the Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Law. This new law amends the Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Law, in relation to designating the Peconic Bay Region as a heritage area. The law records our unique geographic area know as the Peconic Bay Region in Suffolk County as associated with and revealing the region’s place in Colonial History; the American Revolution; African-American History and Culture, including but not limited to slavery, the Underground Railroad, Abolition, and Post-World War II traditional communities; military history; Native American Culture and History, including but not limited to the Shinnecock and Montaukett Indians; maritime, agricultural, commercial and industrial activities; Culture and the Arts; and scenic, aesthetic, natural and physical features.