Pine Barrens Commission Hosts Supporters And Opponents At Lewis Road Public Hearing - 27 East

Pine Barrens Commission Hosts Supporters And Opponents At Lewis Road Public Hearing

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NYS Assemblyman Steven Englebright spoke out against development in the Pine Barrens. KITTY MERRILL

NYS Assemblyman Steven Englebright spoke out against development in the Pine Barrens. KITTY MERRILL

Andrea Spilka focused on the traffic the project might bring to Lewis Road and East Quogue. KITTY MERRILL

Andrea Spilka focused on the traffic the project might bring to Lewis Road and East Quogue. KITTY MERRILL

Larry Penny, who served as natural resources director in East Hampton town for years, said the best thing to do at the project site is nothing. KITTY MERRILL

Larry Penny, who served as natural resources director in East Hampton town for years, said the best thing to do at the project site is nothing. KITTY MERRILL

Karen Coy said said those who claim to speak for the community do not. KITTY MERRILL

Karen Coy said said those who claim to speak for the community do not. KITTY MERRILL

Cyndi McNamara of East Quogue lives on Lewis Road  and took aim at project opponents.  KITTY MERRILL

Cyndi McNamara of East Quogue lives on Lewis Road and took aim at project opponents. KITTY MERRILL

Steven Barshov, counsel to Discovery Land, said teh project was approved by town officials, but an insufficient number of votes was cast. KITTY MERRILL

Steven Barshov, counsel to Discovery Land, said teh project was approved by town officials, but an insufficient number of votes was cast. KITTY MERRILL

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Charles "Chick" Vorhis, a consultant for Discovery Land, discussed environmental aspects of the proposal. KITTY MERRILL

Supporters and opponents filled the board room at Riverhead Town Hall on February 19. KITTY MERRILL

Supporters and opponents filled the board room at Riverhead Town Hall on February 19. KITTY MERRILL

Principal planner Julie Hargrave gave an overview of the project. KITTY MERRILL

Principal planner Julie Hargrave gave an overview of the project. KITTY MERRILL

Dick Amper, executive director of the Pine Barrens Society.

Dick Amper, executive director of the Pine Barrens Society.

Kitty Merrill on Feb 26, 2020
Proponents of the Lewis Road Planned Residential Development, proposed by the real estate developer Discovery Land Company, said the project could be a boon to the East Quogue economy —... more

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