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03/28/17 10:00am

 

JULIE LANE PHOTO James Welch has the go-ahead for variances necessary to adding a porch to his house and moving air conditioners from their present location to another location on his property.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
James Welch has the go-ahead for variances necessary to adding a porch to his house and moving air conditioners from their present location to another location on his property.

The Zoning Board of Appeals made short work in approving variances for Heights resident James Welch to make changes to his property at 2 Sylvan Place. (more…)

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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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03/15/17 12:00pm
JOHN CLARE PHOTO Rain, and not much snow, fell on the Island all day Tuesday.

JOHN CLARE PHOTO Rain, and not much snow, fell on the Island all day Tuesday.

“Thank God it wasn’t snow.”

Those were the words of Highway Superintendent Jay Card Jr. whose crews were, nonetheless, kept busy throughout Tuesday’s storm that he estimated dropped 2 to 3 inches of the white stuff before freezing rain turned it to slush. (more…)

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02/06/17 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO A North Ferry boat.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
A North Ferry boat. Once in Greenport, some Islanders have no further transportation.

You can’t get there from here.

At least that’s the way it seems for Shelter Islanders who don’t have private transportation to the North and South forks or New York City. (more…)