With clear skies and blustery winds buffeting the protesters placards on Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m., more than 100 people gathered at Hook Mill green in East Hampton to protest PSEG's ongoing installation of bigger power lines.
The protesters support having the new power lines buried underground despite PSEG's offer only to do so if taxpayers were to foot the bill.
Many of the protesters were students who cheerfully displayed their handiwork on homemade placards. Protesters walked up and down the sidewalk opposite CVS chanting "drop the poles, bury the lines," as a police squad car stood parked alongside the green.
More than a dozen businesses Including Starbucks, the Golden Pear, CVS, BookHampton and Mary's Marvelous donated gift for a raffle held to raise money for the cause which is now being called "Save East Hampton."
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