Lawmakers make pitch to save Southampton campus

Local and state lawmakers announced a plan today they hope will save Stony Brook University?s Southampton campus from being closed.

The university decided to close the residential college and suspend admissions for new undergraduates because of budget issues.

The lawmakers? plan includes the Town of Southampton tapping into its community preservation fund. Also, the state would buy the development rights to the campus and put the money into a fund that would be used to operate the campus.

State Sen. Kenneth LaValle (R-Port Jefferson) says it could add up to tens of millions of dollars.

Students say they're not giving up on their school.

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