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Pine Barrens Golf Course Project Still In Limbo

Jacob Rohrbach

The Long Island Pine Barrens Commission wants more information before it decides on the fate of a controversial golf course resort in East Quogue. 

The proposed project – on 600 acres in the Pine Barrens – includes more than 100 luxury homes and a clubhouse in addition to the 18-hole golf course. 

It was rejected by the Town of Southampton back in 2017. Then it reappeared with new zoning. 

New York State Assemblyman Fred Thiele says the Pine Barrens are too ecologically sensitive for such a large project. 

“This development is not consistent with the intent of why the Pine Barrens Preserve and the Pine Barrens Commission was created in the first place, and it should be rejected.” 

Thiele says he’s concerned about the potential impact that more development could have on the island’s drinking water. 

The Commission gave the developer until March 4 to provide more information. 

Desiree reports on the lives of military service members, veterans, and their families for WSHU as part of the American Homefront project. Born and raised in Connecticut, she now calls Long Island home.
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