COURTESY PHOTO | Legislators Al Krupski D-Cutchogue), who represents the North Fork, and Legislator Bridget Fleming (D-Noyac), who represents Shelter Island..
A vote on a bill to let the public vote on reducing the size of the Suffolk County Legislature from 18 members to 13 appears unlikely.
The Legislature’s ways and means committee voted last Thursday to have the proposal “tabled subject to call.”
“You probably won’t see this being considered by the [full] Legislature,” said Legislator Bridget Fleming (D-Noyac), chairperson of that committee. Ms. Fleming represents Shelter Island. (more…)
CARRIE MILLER PHOTO Eastern Long Island Hospital CEO Paul Connor.
In the wake of the House of Representatives narrowly approving the American Health Care Act Thursday — replacing the Affordable Care Act, better known as “Obamacare” — local reaction from insurance and healthcare professionals was varied. (more…)
With little fanfare, the Greenport Village Board of Trustees on Thursday unanimously agreed to authorize Mayor George Hubbard Jr. to sign two agreements allowing Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) and PSEG to begin construction of an underwater electric cable stretching from Fifth Street to Shelter Island Heights. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO North Ferry passengers heading to Greenport will have a surcharge placed on their bill if the Greenport Village board gets its way.
The Greenport Village Board voted Thursday to send a letter to County Legislator Al Krupski (D-Cutchogue) asking that the legislature allow a “landing fee” for cars entering Greenport from the North Ferry the next time the ferry company goes before the legislature to seek a fare increase. (more…)
TIM GANNON PHOTO A view of the 5th Street Beach in Greenport looking toward the Heights.
The Greenport Village Board is expected to vote at its next meeting on a contract with Long Island Power Authority to allow LIPA to run an underground electric cable down Fifth Street, according to Mayor George Hubbard Jr. READ