Suffolk plans for permanent sex offender trailers

Officials from the Town of Southampton were in court yesterday to try to block Suffolk County's plan to replace temporary trailers for homeless sex offenders with a more permanent one.

The new trailer in Westhampton Beach would have running water, toilets and showers.

Town officials say that means a "temporary site" is becoming a more permanent home for predators. Over the last several months, residents and local leaders have fought to move the trailers from their community.

Local officials have suggested using a voucher system, which would give homeless sex offenders $90 a day to stay in hotels, but critics say the plan is expensive and impractical.

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