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07/17/18 3:31pm
THOMAS GRAFFAGNINO PHOTO A Ford Explorer ablaze just after noon Tuesday on the Clinton Avenue stretch of the North Ferry line.

THOMAS GRAFFAGNINO PHOTO
A Ford Explorer ablaze just after noon Tuesday on the Clinton Avenue stretch of the North Ferry line.

A motor vehicle caught fire just after noon Tuesday on the Shelter Island side of the North Ferry line.

The Shelter Island Fire Department responded and extinguished the blaze. There were no injuries. (more…)

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03/13/18 2:00pm
The North Ferry crew who saved a man from drowning in December receiving proclamations form the Suffolk county Legislature last week From left, Legislator Al Krupski (D-Cutchogue), Dennis Raffelock, Captain Lance Willumsen and deckhands Jason Brewer, Jared Gibbs, Captain Lance Willumsen and Legislator Bridget Fleming (D-Noyac).

COURTESY PHOTO The North Ferry crew who saved a man from drowning in December receiving proclamations form the Suffolk County Legislature last week. From left, Legislator Al Krupski (D-Cutchogue), Dennis Raffelock,  Jason Brewer, Jared Gibbs, Captain Lance Willumsen and Legislator Bridget Fleming (D-Noyac).

The Suffolk County Legislature formally recognized a North ferry captain and crew who saved the life of a boater who had gone into the freezing water of the bay in December. (more…)

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08/21/17 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO North Ferry passengers headng to Greenport.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO North Ferry passengers heading to Greenport.

The Greenport Village Board finally got an answer to the question of whether it would be legal for the village to charge a $1 per car “landing fee” to every car exiting the North Ferry into Greenport. (more…)

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06/30/17 2:00pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Mary and Albert Dickson at home on Shelter Island.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Mary and Albert Dickson at home on Shelter Island.

Albert Dickson’s family history includes a number of people about whom you could say, “They did good.”

His great uncle got the idea that places for public access to the water should be designated by the town, and not just rely on the friendly and tolerant owners of near-shore property. He helped establish the town landings we use today. Albert’s grandmother once risked her life to rescue a swimmer in trouble near Second Bridge, and was rewarded when the woman she saved gave her a set of gold spoons. And his parents, Anton and Mary Dickson, in spite of their own very modest means, somehow managed to give food and support to people in the community who needed it. (more…)

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05/01/17 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO

COURTESY PHOTO

With little fanfare, the Greenport Village Board of Trustees on Thursday unanimously agreed to authorize Mayor George Hubbard Jr. to sign two agreements allowing Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) and PSEG to begin construction of an underwater electric cable stretching from Fifth Street to Shelter Island Heights. (more…)