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Monday, March 15, 2004

The week ending 8/15/04

Real Estate - Open Space

"We acquired properties through Mr. van der Stricht's hard work in encouraging people to give land to be preserved as open space for perpetuity," Greenwich Land Trust co-founder Daniel Badger said in a recent interview with Greenwich Time.

Remembering Mr. Rockafeller Accomplishments

Mr. James Stillman Rockefeller attended Yale University, where he rowed for all four years of his college career. He became team captain in his senior year and led his team in beating Harvard University's crew, which was then considered the best in the nation. Yale's victory over Harvard at their annual regatta earned Mr. Rockefeller's crew the right to compete in the Olympics as the United States team.

Family Feud

Lucy Eisenberg and Jessica Matthews wanted to sell their portions of the property; Tuchman wanted to continue living on the property, which includes a house, stables, several small cottages and acres of open space. The sisters were unable to work out an agreement and, in October 2000, Eisenberg and Matthews sued Tuchman.

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