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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…)
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…)
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The Shelter Island Fire Department quickly extinguished a fire in a house on Penny’s Path in Long View Thursday. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Seniors and Semaj bid adieu. From left, Billy Boeklen, Henry Lang, Peter Kropf, Max Moroz, Jack Kimmelmann, Tristan Wissemann and Semaj Lawrence, who has completed his basketball eligibility.
Now that the season is over, Shelter Island High School boys varsity basketball Coach Jay Card Jr. said he was satisfied his squad accomplished many of its original goals.
What’s not satisfying is failing to achieve the ultimate goal — a Class D County championship. But the Bridgehampton Killer Bees — the defending New York State champions — were too tough for the Indians in the championship game on February 13. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Senior and Co-Captain Serina Kaasik has been an inspiration to her younger teammates on this year’s junior varsity basketball team.
Coach Mike Mundy started his first season with the junior varsity girls basketball team with eight athletes and ended with “6.5,” as he said, due to injury and the loss of an athlete who transferred.
His main goal this past season was to improve each player’s skills while building the team’s cohesion. The end of the season brought the young coach a sense of pride in his team’s accomplishments and an eagerness to be back in 2017. (more…)