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04/28/17 11:02am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO North Ferry passengers headng to Greenport would have a surcharge placed on their bill if the Greenport Village board gets its way.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO North Ferry passengers heading to Greenport will have a surcharge placed on their bill if the Greenport Village board gets its way.

The Greenport Village Board voted Thursday to send a letter to County Legislator Al Krupski (D-Cutchogue) asking that the legislature allow a “landing fee” for cars entering Greenport from the North Ferry the next time the ferry company goes before the legislature to seek a fare increase. (more…)

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06/22/16 10:00am
Airbnbs have proliferated on Shelter Island over the past two summers.

Airbnbs have proliferated on Shelter Island over the past two summers.

The Shelter Island Town Board is looking to its neighbors on the North and South forks and New York State for guidance in developing legislation aimed at airbnbs — unregulated short term rentals — without infringing on property owners’ rights. (more…)

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05/31/16 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Attorney John Bennett showed the Zoning Board of Appeals the layout for a proposed expansion of John Sieni’s storage space business that nearby residents complained would be a detriment to the neighborhood.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Attorney John Bennett showed the Zoning Board of Appeals the layout for a proposed expansion of John Sieni’s storage space business that nearby residents complained would be a detriment to the neighborhood.

Is John Sieni’s proposed expansion of a storage facility on Route 114 a “passive use” of the site or a disturbance to neighbors that will get worse if the Zoning Board of Appeals approves his application? (more…)

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01/15/16 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO A common sight, especially in the summer months, of traffic backed up in Greenport leading to North Ferry boats.

JULIE LANE PHOTO |  A common sight, especially in the summer months, of traffic backed up in Greenport leading to North Ferry boats.

Following a period of discontent on the part of Greenport officials with North Ferry’s traffic routing and wear and tear on roads, the Southold Transportation Commission is waiting for a report from the village before it schedules a meeting with representatives of both sides.

Commission Chairman Neboysha Brashich said Monday that Greenport officials have promised to submit a “white paper” — a detailed report on a single issue — by the end of the month describing steps taken by the village to deal with problems. (more…)