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That early boat that has been leaving Shelter Island at 5 a.m. weekdays is continuing indefinitely.
That’s the word from Heights Property Owners Corporation General Manager Stella Lagudis, who said Monday that while ridership has been low since the pilot program began in July, there are no plans to discontinue it. (more…)
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When North Ferry officials announced their intent to schedule a morning boat leaving Shelter Island at 5 a.m. weekdays, a questioner wanted to know when the small building at the edge of a North Ferry dock would get a facelift. (more…)
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Heights Property Owners Corporation General Manager Stella Lagudis, North Ferry General Manager Bridg Hunt and Supervisor Gary Gerth heard from residents at Town Hall June 12 that convinced them to schedule an early boat to Greenport.
Plans call for a 5 a.m. ferry to leave Shelter Island weekdays beginning July 1 to connect with the 5:25 a.m. Long Island Rail Road train heading west from Greenport on weekdays. (more…)
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Are enough Islanders asking for an early boat that would connect them with the 5:25 a.m. Long Island Rail Road westbound service on weekdays? It’s a question North Ferry officials are exploring and Wednesday night at 7 p.m. they’ll be at Town Hall to hear from potential early riders.
If there’s enough interest, a boat would leave Shelter Island at 5:10 a.m., arriving in Greenport in time to make the connection with the train on weekdays.
Heights Property Owners Corporation (HPOC) General Manager Stella Lagudis scheduled the listening session. She explained that the idea was floated 10 or 15 years ago but failed to take hold because there were too few riders interested in an early boat.
The first boat now leaves the Island at 5:40 a.m. except on Mondays or Tuesdays after a three-day weekend when there is a 5:10 a.m. boat. The question is whether to expand that early morning service to every weekday.
“We want to hear from our ridership to gauge interest, potential use and to get a good handle on community demand,” Ms. Lagudis said.
Those who want to weigh in on the subject but are unable to attend the listening session can watch it on Channel 22 and can weigh in by emailing [email protected], Ms. Lagudis said.