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11/11/16 8:00am
BOB DeSTEFANO PHOTO

BOB DeSTEFANO PHOTO A teacher and her student remember Veterans Day with a letter to the editor.

Students honor veterans
To the Editor:
As well as being the K-12 art teacher at the Shelter Island School, I have the privilege of teaching 6th through 8th graders their state-mandated course on home and careers.

We frequently enjoy many sewing projects, and, of course, the students love to cook. At this time of year, I ask the students to pause their activities and write a thank you note to a veteran. (more…)

10/17/16 9:39am
Credit: Allen Forest Flickr/flickr.com/photos/al904/

Credit: Allen Forest Flickr/flickr.com/photos/al904/

Another tall ship is headed for the North Fork.

El Galeón, a replica of a 16th century Spanish galleon, is expected to dock in Greenport Harbor Monday, according to village officials. Tours will begin on Tuesday, Oct. 18, according to Greenport Village Administrator Paul Pallas. Admission will be $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Children under five are free. (more…)

10/03/16 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Nightmare from the summer of 2013 when Bortech, a Long Island Power Authority subcontractor, failed in its attempt to run cables from Shelter Island to Greenport.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Nightmare from the summer of 2013 when Bortech, a Long Island Power Authority subcontractor, failed in its attempt to run cables from Shelter Island to Greenport.

Power, and who gets it, who uses it and who fights for it, is at play between some Greenport residents and Shelter Island.

Power — electrical and political — is the prize in this battle, with the Greenporters riled up and publicly flogging their elected officials, PSEG and Islanders over the planned digging of a tunnel to house cables running from a Greenport neighborhood to the Heights.

Islanders want to say, “Welcome to our world,” because we’ve been through it. (more…)

09/20/16 4:30pm
The East End Maritime Festival runs this weekend, Sept. 23, 24 and 25. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

The East End Maritime Festival runs this weekend, Sept. 23, 24 and 25. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

The 27th annual East End Maritime Festival comes to Greenport this weekend.

The three-day festival kicks off with the Land and Sea Gala at Greenport Yacht and Ship Building on Carpenter Street on Friday Sept. 23.

The Merry Folk Parade kicks off the first full day of the festival and introduces its grand marshal, Captain David Berson. It steps off at 11 a.m. and travels along Greenport’s Front and Main streets.

The festival features music, entertainment, kayak races, fair vendors, lighthouse tours and more. The event drew more than 30,000 people to the village in 2015. (more…)