Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Update: Moratorium-pushing LI supervisor gives it up

Supervisor Russell
UPDATE (1/10/17): Remember the Long Island supervisor who wanted to slap a moratorium on any more wineries, breweries or distilleries in Southold? He has given up the push for the new year. Scott Russell conceded he was fighting an uphill battle against industry forces as well as his own town government, and has withdrawn his proposal.

(Originally published 12/9/16)

• From the North Fork Patch
SOUTHOLD, NY -- Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell wants to set the record straight about his reasons for proposing a moratorium on wineries, breweries and distilleries in town.

Russell, who pitched the plan at the end of October, has gotten some pushback from members of the wine industry. Most recently, Ron Goerler, former president of the Long Island Wine Council, has been questioning his motives for the moratorium on social media, Russell said.

"Ron is one of a few in the winery industry that have been calling me 'anti-winery' for years," Russell said. But that's not accurate, the supervisor said. "First, name one piece of legislation I proposed in 10 years here that was detrimental to the winery industry. He has none."
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