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48-Acre Subdivision Upsets Preservationists And Salamanders

High-end local builder William Koral and former councilman Dennis Suskind would like to develop a 48-acre parcel of land near Scuttlehole Road in Bridgehampton. As of now, the development calls for 37 lots and about 19 acres of preservation land. Still, the Group for the East End is opposed to the development in its entirety, citing the need to "maintain the rural nature of Bridgehampton" and the "the habitat of the Eastern tiger salamander, an endangered species indigenous to the area." Salamanders...who knew? According to Southampton Patch, the hefty parcel already has its final environmental impact statement, but remains on Southampton's Preservation List of Priority Parcels (you know, if the developers ever wanted to sell it). Further, the preservation group still has about a year to fight the development. And to rally behind those tiger-like salamanders.
· Preservation Battle In Bridgehampton Taking Shape [Southampton Patch]