Alec Baldwin joins fight against Suffolk golf course

Actor and Long Island native Alec Baldwin joined the fight against a proposed large-scale golf resort in East Quogue. Named The Hills, the resort community

The resort community is being considered on a 500-acre property near Sunrise Highway.

The resort community is being considered on a 500-acre property near Sunrise Highway. (1/26/16)

EAST QUOGUE - Actor and Long Island native Alec Baldwin joined the fight against a proposed large-scale golf resort in East Quogue.

Named The Hills, the resort community is being considered on a 500-acre property near Sunrise Highway.

"Join us by telling your elected officials to kill The Hills," Baldwin says in a public service announcement.

Developer Discovery Land Co., of Arizona, is asking the Town of Southampton for a zoning change to build 118 homes, a private golf course and a clubhouse.

Environmentalist Dick Amper says the land is the largest privately owned Pine Barrens parcel left on Long Island. He also says the property is over an important water shed and the project should not go forward.

Not everyone in the area is against the proposal, though. Ronnie Campsey, owner of the New Moon Cafe, says that although he may benefit if the developer leases property from him for parking downtown, he believes the development has more positives than negatives.

Southampton officials say they appreciate Baldwin's interest in the project. They also say the draft environmental impact statement for the project is currently under review and will not have further comment until the project is complete.

Calls to the developer made by News 12 have not yet been returned.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

Nassau Police say a Hempstead man has been 1 Police: Man arrested for sex assault of child, stabbing 2 women
Police officers stand guard on a road leading 2 UK Parliament resumes, holds minute's silence after attack
The arena in Uniondale opens April 5 with 3 Rebuilt Nassau Coliseum to feature express parking lanes
During World War II, Sophie Sarro, from Huntington 4 Long Island's 'Rosie the Riveter' turns 103
A growing number of Long Islanders are jumping 5 Goin' Vegan: National trend growing on LI

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Each week, News 12's Doug Geed explores the Check out fun things to do on the East End!

Explore the Twin Forks with News 12's Doug Geed.

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

News 12 digs deep to find Long Island's Discover Long Island's Hidden Past

News 12's Danielle Campbell digs into Long Island's roots.

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long On The Spot

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long Islanders know about everything and anything.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE