A drive on Newman Road this morning revealed several dozen new No Trespassing signs on both sides of the road, covering property owned since the 1970s by St. Lawrence Cement and its parent company, Holcim.
The new signs bear the logo of longtime Greenport gravel mining company A. Colarusso & Sons. Similar signs are on both sides the Route 9G portions of the 1,800-acre property, and on the gates of the dock area.
Multiple transactions between Holcim (and O&G Industries, which had deals with Holcim) are on file as of late October with the County Clerk’s office. A quick initial reading indicates that Holcim sold Colarusso a $1 quitclaim deed to the old conveyor structure over the railroad tracks between South Bay and the Waterfront dock area. It appears Colarusso has meanwhile obtained O&G’s 20-year quarrying lease with Holcim, and “permanent” easements on the rest.