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Aug 22, 2014 4:38 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

Bridgehampton Residents To Distribute Buttons, Post Signs Against Proposed CVS

Aug 25, 2014 1:50 PM

Bridgehampton residents are taking another stab at displaying their opposition to a proposed CVS Pharmacy in the hamlet, this time with wearable buttons.

The buttons bear a minimalist design that exemplifies a simple message: a red circle-backslash symbol paired with the name of the dual pharmacy-convenience store.

Residents will be distributing the buttons throughout Bridgehampton, including at Almond Restaurant and potentially at other stores. They will also be offering them at the next in what has been a series of demonstrations against the retailer, set to take place on Saturday, August 30.

The buttons are available for a $2 contribution toward the resident-run group Save Bridgehampton Main Street.

Leonard Davenport, of the steering committee for Save Bridgehampton Main Street, said he is also preparing signs that will be posted along Montauk Highway, Lumber Lane and other areas in the hamlet. The signs will be spaced out from one another, each with messages such as “too much traffic” and “too little parking” to tease a larger message advertising residents’ opposition to the proposed CVS.

Some Bridgehampton residents have been up in arms about the pharmacy for months, claiming that the store will add to traffic and parking problems in the hamlet. They have held rallies, attended town meetings, and have even called upon the Southampton Town Board to issue a moratorium against developing on the corner of Montauk Highway, Lumber Lane, Ocean Road, and the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, where the pharmacy would go, to allow a traffic and parking study to be completed.

“Almost anything on that corner is going to create a serious traffic and parking problem,” Mr. Davenport has said. “What we want the town to do is to understand how strongly the community feels about this.”

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Why not build another Starbucks? That's right, adjacent to the existing one. Either a CVS, or a Starbucks is all I see being built all over Long Island the last ten years. Maybe a bank perha
By J Feces (13), Hampton bays on Aug 22, 14 7:15 PM
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By wmdwjr (76), east hampton on Aug 22, 14 11:32 PM
No reason folks can't do two things at once, especially when one -- the KKK -- is a remote threat at best, while the other -- the CVS -- is imminent. Besides, they're actually connected, in the sense that both involve preserving the community: Keeping the CVS out is at the level of aesthetics and traffic, while keeping the KKK out is at the level of morals and public safety.
By Turkey Bridge (1979), Quiogue on Aug 23, 14 10:05 AM
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By wmdwjr (76), east hampton on Aug 23, 14 2:56 PM
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By Turkey Bridge (1979), Quiogue on Aug 23, 14 9:34 PM
We have 50 million on food stamps. Half the school age kids in this country don't get 3 meals a day. The continent of Africa in chaos, and the US in two wars and these idiots are worried about a CVS. I've come to the conclusion that a lot of the high and mighty who populate here in the summer aresimply big mouth crooks. They rob peoples savings and retirement s during the week, and want redemption in the hamptons on weekends. Get a grip you low lifes and focus on America real problems!
By chief1 (2800), southampton on Aug 23, 14 11:02 AM
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A drug store is an imminent threat? Our society is truly becoming weak and pathetic.
By chief1 (2800), southampton on Aug 24, 14 9:05 AM
come to Bridgehampton any morning and try to get through the light at the Lumber Lane/Sag Harbor Tpke/Montauk Highway/Ocean Road light. Impossible. the cars are backed up on Lumber, on the turnpike, and always the car and/or landscaping truck with trailer blocks the right and straight lanes by wanting to make a left turn. the situation traffic wise is impossible at best and only getting worse each week of the summer. Please before you comment on another store COME here and just watch that intersection ...more
By xtiego (698), bridgehampton on Aug 24, 14 5:49 PM
So what xtiego you contribute to the congestion as much as anyone else. The owners have commercial zoning and pay taxes. If you want to get rid of half the traffic push for a four lane highway to Montauk. Otherwise get use to the traffic because next year will be even worse.
By chief1 (2800), southampton on Aug 25, 14 1:30 AM
It appears from subsequent comments that my original post hereunder may have been misinterpreted. To clarify, my proposition is that the reaction to the KKK and the reaction to CVS have in common that they are both endeavors to protect the community. I also noted that there's no reason why both can't be going forward at the same time. In the case of CVS, it's on the level of aesthetics and traffic, while in the case of the KKK, it's on the level of morals and public safety. It seems to have ...more
By Turkey Bridge (1979), Quiogue on Aug 25, 14 10:33 PM