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MARTIN BURKE PHOTO Dawn at North Ferry

Early risers can now depart Shelter Island for Greenport an hour earlier as a new 5 a.m. ferry officially began service Monday for weekday travelers. (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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06/11/19 4:30pm


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.

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05/06/19 2:00pm

SCOTT FEIERSTEIN PHOTO The Town Board at Friday’s public hearing in the school auditorium on proposed amendments to the short-term rental law. From left, Town Attorney Bob DeStefano Jr., Councilman Albert Dickson, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Deputy Supervisor Amber Brach-Williams, Supervisor Gary Gerth, Councilman Jim Colligan, Town Clerk Dorothy Ogar and Deputy Town Clerk Sharon Jacobs.

An issue that many long-time Islanders have said is the most divisive in memory returned, front and center, Friday evening at a Town Board public hearing held in the school auditorium. (more…)