Beetle Invades Newly Restored Lyzon Hat Shop In Hampton Bays - 27 East

Beetle Invades Newly Restored Lyzon Hat Shop In Hampton Bays

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Brenda Sinclair Berntson points out some of the pinholes in the wood.

Brenda Sinclair Berntson points out some of the pinholes in the wood.

Brenda Sinclair Berntson points out some of the pinholes in the wood.

Brenda Sinclair Berntson points out some of the pinholes in the wood.

authorValerie Gordon on Nov 7, 2017
An invasive beetle has infested sections of the newly restored and historic Lyzon Hat Shop in Hampton Bays, leaving behind tiny and round holes in its refinished wood. And, no,... more

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