Southampton eyes putting $11M into Steinbeck estate purchase

John Steinbeck’s former Hamptons home has a buyer lined up, but Southampton Town appears ready to contribute an eight-figure sum to the purchase. The town is weighing the use of $11.2 million from the Community Preservation Fund to help acquire the Sag Harbor Village property, Behind the Hedges reported. The contribution would represent an effort from the town to preserve the property at 2 Bluff Point Lane, where Steinbeck once penned his novels. The Sag