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Board member. Her will required that the district allow her niece to continue to live on the farm and commanded the 9 acre farm be used for educational purposes. It was used for class trips, a Wilson Tech carpentry and animal husbandry program for many years. In 2010, the district board and superintendent contracted to sell it to a developer for 38 condo units for $750,000,subject to public approval . In June 2010, the recently formed Commack Community Association rallied residents, who remembered this farm well and defeated the land sale in a required public vote. In 2011-12, a petition was given to the school superintendent , signed by about 2000 residents, hoping to save