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Feb 2, 2011 11:16 AMPublication: The Southampton Press

Brookhaven Town Board Rejects Eastport Hamlet Centre Plan

Feb 2, 2011 11:16 AM

Ms. Kepert heeded Mr. Lesko’s request and abstained. But the rest of the board members agreed with Ms. Johnston’s request, including 3rd District Councilwoman Kathy Walsh, the deputy supervisor.

Mr. Shea did not return calls this week inquiring about what next steps his clients will take with the Eastport property, though Mr. Panico said that, based on what he’s heard, the Eastport Hamlet Centre proposal is no longer a possibility.

“As you can imagine, we were thrilled,” Ms. Spilka said this week. “It was a big relief and a big win for the community in the sense that we were able to have the town listen to our voice and to preserve the charm of a small-town hamlet.”

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Eastport is such a nice little town there is no need for any more retail space. If there is something one needs that they cannot get in the King Kullen shopping center then they can go to Riverhead. Thanks for rejecting the proposal. Lets keep some of Long Island the way it is. Eastport, East Moriches, and The Speonk-Remsenburg area is just fine. We don't need to look like Medford or be overcrowded in the summer like the east end.
By maxwell (169), speonk on Feb 3, 11 11:09 AM
BRAVO! Thankfully, the Town of Brookhaven has made a step in the right direction by not letting developers destroy our quaint little town. Please keep up this same attitude and know that the people who live here DONT WANT ANY MORE DEVELOPMENT HERE!
By Hillsnbells (43), Southampton on Feb 3, 11 11:16 AM
Enjoy the tumble weeds
By joe hampton (3461), south hampton on Feb 3, 11 1:29 PM
Maybe you folks could adopt Mr Z
By joe hampton (3461), south hampton on Feb 3, 11 1:30 PM
Kepert said on record that she believes the developers "deserve the right" to develop this under their desired zoning. What one has to do to "deserve the right" to build is probably best defined in the realm of financial incentive.

As for Mr. Lesko's statement that he wanted others to abstain until a "sweeter deal" could be submitted - that borders on legal. Glad the fearsome 5 had enough sense to say N-O
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Feb 3, 11 3:02 PM
When an article leaves the front page of 27east.com it is nearly impossible to re-locate it on the website. I read this last night and wanted to re-read today and had to search the whole website to find it again. This web redesign is not working for me.
By mike9186 (17), Remsenburg on Feb 4, 11 3:46 PM