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.

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