A grant was awarded Monday to build a public restroom at Volunteer Park on Bridge Street. (Credit: Julie Lane file photo)
If you’ve ever been at Volunteer Park and had a sudden urge to go, pretty soon you won’t have to head all the way home for relief.
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced the latest round of downtown revitalization grants Monday, including a much anticipated $67,700 to help construct a a unisex restroom at the Bridge Street park. (more…)
SOUTHOLD TOWN POLICE PHOTO | First spotted on the ground, the iguana climbed a tree before police were able to capture it.
A green iguana more than four feet long was found roaming Eastern Shores in Greenport Sunday, Southold Town police said.
The lizard, which was first spotted on the ground by a passerby who notified police, was captured after it climbed a tree.
Officers then handed it over to employees at the town’s animal shelter. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | The Shelter Island Fire Department, along with other volunteer departments in the area, responded to a call Saturday night of two boats on fire in Southold Town.
The Shelter Island Fire Department responded to a request for assistance Saturday night by the Southold Fire Department.
A 42-foot Silverton yacht caught fire and sunk at a dock on Gull Pond in Greenport late Saturday night, Southold Town police said. (more…)
VERA CHINESE PHOTO The Tall Ships crowd along Front Street Sunday afternoon.
A colleague asked me a question this week that I’ve heard quite often in recent months: Who exactly benefits from Tall Ships?
I can understand why someone who did not attend the festival might ask that question. But for anyone who stepped foot on one of the ships, or danced to one of the songs performed on the event’s two live music stages, or took a bite out of the delicious food served in the streets of Greenport during the four-day festival, it’s something you wouldn’t need to ask. (more…)
The Picton Castle will be in Greenport this weekend.
The Tall Ships of America tour will make a stop in Greenport Harbor this Independence Day weekend, where six vessels from around the world will dock for the Greenport Village Tall Ships Challenge 2015. (more…)