TOWN, POL UPSET OVER SEX OFFENDER TRAILER
Suffolk County's controversial plan to place homeless sex offenders in unmarked trailers in undisclosed areas and move them from town to town has angered some Westhampton residents and a lawmaker who found one of the trailers in his district. Legis. Jay Schneiderman (R-Montauk) said he was surprised to hear that one of the 500-square-foot trailers was placed in his district on the grounds of the Suffolk county Police Department's Firearms Range in Westhampton. The trailer rests between an old building on the site and a wooded area that separates the trailer from a set of newly constructed homes. A reporter noticed padlocks on the two doors during the day. Schneiderman said he discovered the trailer last week after hearing outrage from the community. He said he was not notified by County Executive Steve Levy and sent a March 14 letter to Levy demanding answers about the program.