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Family Wants Land Back From Commack After School District Doesn’t Develop It

Marion Carll Farm - Commack, NY (file / credit: Facebook)

Marion Carll Farm – Commack, NY (file / credit: Facebook)

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COMMACK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) - In 1969, Marion Carll deeded nine acres of land to the Commack school district. But that land was never developed.

Now the family wants it back, reported WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall.

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Carll deeded the land so it could be used for a historical museum and educational farm, but that never happened.

Marion Carll Farm, located on Commack Road, dates back to 1701 and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

The family is shocked and sickened over what hasn’t happened, Hall reported.

Family attorney Arthur Goldstein told Hall that they have sued to get the property back.

“I said, ‘Look. You know what? Enough is enough.’ At this point, what I’m looking to do is get the property back,” said Goldstein.

He said the land has a fence around it and it is off limits to the public and the family wants to honor Carll’s wishes.

The school district‘s attorney said the district has paid for the upkeep of the land.

“Yeah, well, also, you see all all of the personal property was ruined,” Goldstein told Hall. “All that has been allowed to deteriorate.”

The school district said it is not going to litigate the case to the bitter end and spend a lot of money, Hall reported.

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