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11/30/16 12:32pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Resident Larry Adler warned the Town Board it will face costly lawsuits if it persists in limiting short-term rentals.

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Resident Larry Adler warned the Town Board it will face costly lawsuits if it persists in limiting short-term rentals.

After several months of discussions, Town Board members agreed at their work session Tuesday to streamline a comprehensive short-term rental proposal that will be the subject of a late January public hearing. (more…)

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10/24/16 2:00pm

 

PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO Greenport resident Christian McShea speaks during a village meeting on October 20.

PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO Greenport resident Christian McShea speaks during a village meeting on October 20.

Negotiations between PSEG and Greenport Village over a proposed underwater cable project on Fifth Street haven’t moved any further along since a public forum last month between the power company and village residents, said Greenport Village Mayor George Hubbard Jr. (more…)

10/03/16 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO 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.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
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…)