Summer Magazines Present Burden For East End Villages - 27 East

Summer Magazines Present Burden For East End Villages

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Free magazines line the streets in Southampton Village during the summer months

Free magazines line the streets in Southampton Village during the summer months

 though some stores refuse to have them placed in front of their stores. GREG WEHNER

though some stores refuse to have them placed in front of their stores. GREG WEHNER

Free magazines line the streets in Southampton Village during the summer months. GREG WEHNER

Free magazines line the streets in Southampton Village during the summer months. GREG WEHNER

authorGreg Wehner on Jul 19, 2017
As the population of the South Fork swells in the summer, so does the number of free magazines that line the most heavily congregated areas of the hamlets and villages... more

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