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03/15/17 2:00pm
KRYSTEN MASSA PHOTO Greenport Village Board candidates all favor a $1 per vehicle fee to offset wear and tear to roads leading to North Ferry. At a Monday night forum at Floyd Memorial Library, they are (from left) incumbent Julia Robins, challenger Paul Kreiling and incumbent Mary Bess Phillips.

KRYSTEN MASSA PHOTO Greenport Village Board candidates all favor a $1 per vehicle fee to offset wear and tear to roads leading to North Ferry. At a Monday night forum at Floyd Memorial Library, they are (from left) incumbent Julia Robins, challenger Paul Kreiling and incumbent Mary Bess Phillips.

Despite Tuesday’s brutal weather, among the early signs that spring is on the horizon is renewed talk from Greenporters about a $1 per car fee for vehicles using North Ferry. (more…)

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11/30/16 12:32pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Resident Larry Adler warned the Town Board it will face costly lawsuits if it persists in limiting short-term rentals.

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Resident Larry Adler warned the Town Board it will face costly lawsuits if it persists in limiting short-term rentals.

After several months of discussions, Town Board members agreed at their work session Tuesday to streamline a comprehensive short-term rental proposal that will be the subject of a late January public hearing. (more…)

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08/29/16 10:00am
TIM GANNON PHOTO  Fifth Street Beach in Greenport, where a proposed underground cable project is slated to begin to bring another source of electrical power to Shelter Island.

TIM GANNON PHOTO Fifth Street Beach in Greenport, where a proposed underground cable project is slated to begin to bring another source of electrical power to Shelter Island.

The Greenport Village Board had been prepared to give PSEG Long Island control over an environmental review of the power authority’s underground cable proposal between Fifth Street in Greenport and Shelter Island Heights.

But during the Village Board’s meeting Thursday night, members made a unanimous decision to become the lead agency after residents expressed concerns about the  cable project. (more…)

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01/15/16 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO A common sight, especially in the summer months, of traffic backed up in Greenport leading to North Ferry boats.

JULIE LANE PHOTO |  A common sight, especially in the summer months, of traffic backed up in Greenport leading to North Ferry boats.

Following a period of discontent on the part of Greenport officials with North Ferry’s traffic routing and wear and tear on roads, the Southold Transportation Commission is waiting for a report from the village before it schedules a meeting with representatives of both sides.

Commission Chairman Neboysha Brashich said Monday that Greenport officials have promised to submit a “white paper” — a detailed report on a single issue — by the end of the month describing steps taken by the village to deal with problems. (more…)