Lerner Released From $120 Million Lawsuit by Peconic Land Trust Over Tree Cutting, Though Legal Fight Continues - 27 East

Lerner Released From $120 Million Lawsuit by Peconic Land Trust Over Tree Cutting, Though Legal Fight Continues

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Randy Lerner owns the two residential properties on either side of the reserve area, where trees were cleared to broaden a pasture. Lerner said he intends to establish an orchard in the open space, like the one that fills the southern end of his property along Town Lane.

Randy Lerner owns the two residential properties on either side of the reserve area, where trees were cleared to broaden a pasture. Lerner said he intends to establish an orchard in the open space, like the one that fills the southern end of his property along Town Lane.

The Peconic Land Trust sued Randy Lerner in 2019 after Lerner cut down trees around a pasture on land he purchased adjacent to his house on Town Lane. He says he plans to use the land, which is part of the agricultural reserve for the Stony Hill subdivision, as an orchard or to grow pumpkins but the Trust says an easement precluded the removal of trees regardless of the purpose.      COURTESY PECONIC LAND TRUST

The Peconic Land Trust sued Randy Lerner in 2019 after Lerner cut down trees around a pasture on land he purchased adjacent to his house on Town Lane. He says he plans to use the land, which is part of the agricultural reserve for the Stony Hill subdivision, as an orchard or to grow pumpkins but the Trust says an easement precluded the removal of trees regardless of the purpose. COURTESY PECONIC LAND TRUST

authorMichael Wright on Sep 28, 2022
The judge handling the much ballyhooed lawsuit by the Peconic Land Trust against Amagansett resident Randy Lerner has dismissed Lerner himself from the case, possibly dampening much of the threat... more

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