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…)
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…)
PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO | Greenport Village Trustee Doug Roberts has proposed a plan to establish a new revenue stream for road repairs by charging drivers traveling to Shelter Island on North Ferry an extra fee.
The Greenport Village Board is pressing on with an idea to charge North Ferry a per-car fee for its Greenport-Shelter Island traffic. In a split vote at its meeting Thursday night, the board solicited outside opinions from lawyers after the village’s own attorney suggested against levying the fee. (more…)
50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
The Soviet Union launched Luna 10 on a three-day journey to become the first to place a man-made object into orbit around the moon. (more…)
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Louise Clark runs her graphic design business out of her upstairs home office on St. Mary’s Road.
Louise Clark has lived and worked on Shelter Island for over three decades.
Today she’s a garden-growing, bee-keeping, firewood-stacking American citizen, who won’t eat mutton.
But growing up in Dublin she was Louise O’Regan, daughter of Joan and Mick, a city girl who loved to play “camogie,” a high-contact stick and ball sport. Even her husband of 20 years, Shelter Island builder and fisherman Keith Clark, is not sure when this profound transition happened. (more…)