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05/10/16 8:00am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

The United States Department of Education denied funding to 12 southern school districts it said violated the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

Busch Memorial Stadium in St. Louis opened and the Cardinals won a 12-inning game, 4-3, beating the Atlanta Braves.

Tens of thousands of antiwar protesters picketed the White House prior to a rally at the Washington Monument.

Actor Stephen Baldwin was born.

The Rolling Stones released “Paint It Black.”

And on Shelter Island … (more…)

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05/03/16 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Traffic on Wiggns Street last summer.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Traffic on Wiggns Street last summer.

 

Ferry traffic has been a nagging issue for some Greenport Village residents over the last few years.

But after a public hearing Thursday about whether to make Wiggins Street a two-way street again drew mixed reactions from residents, Greenport Mayor George Hubbard Jr. said the Village should get more feedback on possible ferry traffic solutions before making a decision. (more…)

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04/15/16 10:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | North Ferry General Manager Bridg Hunt demonstrating the new hand-held devices for ticketing that will be in service beginning April 9.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | North Ferry General Manager Bridg Hunt demonstrating the new hand-held devices for ticketing that will be in service beginning April 9.

UPDATE:  Starting tomorrow, Saturday, April 16, North Ferry’s time-honored method of collecting fares will be replaced by 21st century technology.

The thick, yellow rectangle of paper, quickly punched and handed out as a ticket and a receipt, will be gone, replaced by a hand-held device recording the fare, printing a receipt and even talking to the customer. (more…)

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04/06/16 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO North Ferry traffic in Greenport last summer.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | North Ferry traffic in Greenport last summer.

Greenport and its relationship to the Island was on the Town Board’s work session agenda Tuesday. While neither has signed an agreement with PSEG-LI on a proposed power pipeline, both have allowed test borings and if their individual requirements can be met, to work toward allowing cables to be run between Greenport and Shelter Island Heights. (more…)