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Letter: Unfair to deny variance to farmers

Katie Baldwin, an apprentice at organic Quail Hill

Katie Baldwin, an apprentice at organic Quail Hill Farm in Amagansett, waters some of the seedlings in the greenhouse. Photo Credit: Newday / Audrey C. Tiernan

Unfair to deny variance to farmers

I couldn’t believe the story about the Southold couple who wanted to open a winery on their 24-acre property, but were denied a variance by the town zoning board [“Put a cork in it?” News, April 1].

The board cited concerns about traffic and noise.

It’s a farm — how much noise can it possibly create?

This young couple are just looking to open a small winery and raise their children in a wonderful environment. By being denied a variance, they might be forced to move and sell their property.

The Southold zoning board should really rethink its decision.

Doug Hadgeoff

Holbrook

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