Perdita Schaffner APC Co-Founder
Cile Downs ACP Co-Founder
Sarah Lewis APC Co-Founder
- Accabonac Protection Committee founding member Perdita Schaffner moved to Springs full-time in 1983 following the death of her husband. She developed a wide range of friends and activities here. Perdita began publishing essays in The East Hampton Star, in literary magazines such as Grand Street and American Scholar, and as prefaces or afterwords to editions of her mother's books. One of them is included in the recently-published Pushcart Book of Essays, a selection of work from America's small presses over the past 25 years that received the Pushcart Prize. She was a regular at meetings of a fiction-writing workshop founded by her neighbor Dwight Macdonald, as well as a Shakespeare-reading group. She became active on behalf of the Bay Street Theater and other local causes.