People want to live here. Our successful stewardship of our environment has made the Town of Southampton highly desirable. It is our commitment to preserving green spaces and farmland, clean air and water, and fostering clean energy that has graced us with higher home prices, vibrant business and cultural communities, and an increasing year-round population.
No good deed goes unpunished, though.
Our town is in the midst of an affordable housing crisis that is worsening by the year. We sadly witness people who live and work in our community move away, we suffer increased traffic congestion as people travel to our town for work, and we feel helplessly caught between two untenable positions.
So, we ask: When the protection of the environment is the clarion call from which our fortunes flow, how do we bend to address our need for development? Or do we? … [more]