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08/14/15 10:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO This photo taken at the height of the tourist season last summer represents the problem that existed as vehicles vied to join the ferry line from Greenport from both Wiggins Street and Third Street.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
This photo taken at the height of the tourist season last summer represents the problem that existed as vehicles vied to join the ferry line from Greenport from both Wiggins Street and Third Street.

In May, North Ferry traffic from Greenport was being carefully monitored at rush hours by staff that kept vehicles from trying to enter the line from Third Street instead of Wiggins Street. (more…)

08/02/15 3:00pm
CHARITY ROBEY

CHARITY ROBEY

When Joni Mitchell sang, “Don’t it always seem to go, that you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone?” she was probably thinking of the environment.

But she could just as well been singing of the relief provided by a few minutes in a porta-potty.

During summer in the United States, the porta-potty is ubiquitous and indispensable. It goes by many names; porta-san, porta-potty, Johnny on the spot, Portaloo and kybo (more about that later.) (more…)

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07/22/15 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO There’s no information yet on which of North Ferry’s boats was involved in a collision with a sailboat Friday night in waters off Greenport.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
There’s no information yet on which of North Ferry’s boats was involved in a collision with a sailboat Friday night in waters off Greenport.

United States Coast Guard and North Ferry officials are investigating a minor collision between a North Ferry vessel and a sailboat that occurred on Friday, July 17, about 8:35 p.m. in waters off Greenport. (more…)

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07/21/15 12:00pm
CAITLIN PANARELLA PHOTO Traffic Control Officer Brian Marzo on the job last week.

CAITLIN PANARELLA PHOTO
Traffic Control Officer Brian Marzo on the job last week.

The peace and serenity of Shelter Island is something many residents take for granted, but it’s people like Brian Marzo who are working hard this summer to maintain those qualities.

With a police radio crackling and a windy day finding its way into a Shelter Island police cruiser, the new Traffic Control Officer (TCO) took the Reporter on a brief ride-along one day last week as he made his daily tour of Island streets and roads. (more…)