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East Hampton looks to spend $4M on preserving farmland for food

July 19, 2017 04:59PM

What does $4 million buy the East Hampton Town community preservation fund? Not exactly 30 acres of land, but the rights to restrict its usage. Suffolk County already owns the development rights to the Dankowski farm at 7 Osborn Lane and 97 Wainscott Hollow Road, which means its usage is already limited to agriculture. The additional $4 million acquisition would further narrow the function of the land to food-crop only. The Town Board will consider the purchase Thursday[EHS]