Saunders, Real Estate, Hamptons

4 Comments by EQ Local

Town Board alters zoning of 915 undeveloped acres in East Quogue

Its too bad that it isn't feasible to restrict building in this disputed area altogether, but Mr. Algieri is right: this will help keep the character of the hamlet mostly intact. Its refreshing to see the residents claim some sort of victory here over those trying to turn East Quogue into just another privileged Hamptons community. Its still worrisome to me though considering the headwaters to the Weesuck creek begin in the aquifer in the pine barrens where the development is supposed to occur. I can't imagine that this will be anything but harmful to the ecosystem here." Dec 16, 08 4:33 PM

Born in EQ Local you are right. Up zoning does leave the strong possibility that it will bring in the summer folk that are pretty much absent en masse in the hamlet, but at the same time, 2 and 3 acre lots still aren't affordable to EQ residents. At this point its just minimizing the damage that will be done. With a single acre undeveloped lot fetching over 500,000 dollars how can anyone from EQ truly afford to live in the new development area. Nothing short of banning development completely can truly protect East Quogue. The tide of development has been knocking on East Quogue's door for years, and now the best we can do is up zone. I truly wish they would turn the area into a park or something, but the CPF just doesn't have enough funds to cover all that property, and banning development doesn't seem to be an option the board would even dare consider. Maybe an endangered species could be planted in the woods...." Dec 16, 08 8:48 PM

Supervisor has bone to pick over councilwoman's dog

I agree with Councilman Nuzzi, is this really a pertinent issue right now? It's a small dog in an office, get over it. " Mar 6, 09 3:36 PM

Anti-illegal immigration protester reports car window smashed, sign stolen

While beating out a window isn't exactly a great way to get a point across, I can't help but feel like it was only a matter of time before something like this happened. Considering that I have also witnessed Mr. Wedell and others berate, harass, and intimidate day laborers outside of the Southampton 7-11, not to mention getting the fifth degree from his cronies for merely SPEAKING to a day laborer in SPANISH (god forbid), I have no pity. If you are going to picket and protest why not do it at TOWN HALL. I'm all for free speech, don't get me wrong, but the way in which I have seen it carried out goes way beyond the legal boundaries of the first amendment. While I respect Mr. Wedell's opinion, I do not agree with some of the tactics I have seen him pursue first hand. Protest is one thing, menace is another." Apr 18, 09 3:32 AM