LI farm caught between county lines

OYSTER BAY - A Long Island farm owner says one side of his livelihood is being taken away due to varying zoning laws between Nassau and Suffolk counties.

According to John Dougal, who sells firewood and mulch at his farm on Jericho Turnpike, dump trucks and bulldozers from the Town of Oyster Bay came crashing through his gates this morning.

Town Supervisor John Veditto says the mulch on Dougal's property has created a hazardous situation and that action needed to be taken to have it removed. That part of Dougal's 19-acre farm is in Nassau County, which is only zoned for residential use.

Dougal says it's been an ongoing battle over land use and that he's allowed to operate the farm on the Suffolk County side. He says he now plans to file a lawsuit against the town.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

Jack Martins, a Republican member of the state 1 Sen. Martins announces Nassau exec bid
An Amtrak power problem caused Long Island Rail 2 Amtrak power problem causes more LIRR disruptions
Suffolk County has scrapped a controversial proposal to 3 Suffolk scraps proposal to raise ticket fees
Police say Jay Marcello inappropriately touched teenagers while 4 Prosecutors: Camp counselor accused of sexual abuse had 8 victims
Officials say retired Lt. Paul Dean, of Wantagh, 5 2 retired NYPD officers from LI arrested in gun permit scheme

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