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Voters Approve East Quogue Land Purchase

The land purchase was approved with 414 voters saying, yes and 173 voters saying, no.

Residents of the have spoken — they approved a referendum asking residents if the across the street from the school district for future school use with a vote of 414 to 173.

The polls were open from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the and a total of 587 residents voted.

According Robert Long, principal of the school, the land, is a steal at $250,000. 

"We are getting this property at below market," he said and stressed, "It's a really good deal."

The remaining $150,000, said Long will be set aside for demolition costs.  There is a house located on the property.

The district has yet to decide what the property will be used for.  Long said there are ideas floating around including a playground, ball or soccer fields or for an administration building.

A was held earlier in February and most in attendance were in favor of the purchase.

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