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Fred W. Thiele, Jr.

“The legend is that when the lines were drawn for the school district, Southampton drew the line around where the King Kullen and where the Bridgehampton Commons were going to be so they could get the tax ratables for that particular school district. There’s also the story that a lot of the farmers in that area wanted their kids to go to Southampton School rather than Bridgehampton.

“Money always comes into it. When you’re standing in the Bridgehampton Commons, you think you’re in Bridgehampton, but when you’re standing there, you’re actually in the Southampton School District. There’s a substantial amount of money. No doubt at least a million dollars.”