TIM GANNON PHOTO Fifth Street Beach in Greenport, where a proposed underground cable project is slated to begin to bring another source of electrical power to Shelter Island.
The Greenport Village Board had been prepared to give PSEG Long Island control over an environmental review of the power authority’s underground cable proposal between Fifth Street in Greenport and Shelter Island Heights.
But during the Village Board’s meeting Thursday night, members made a unanimous decision to become the lead agency after residents expressed concerns about the cable project. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Wear and tear on Greenport’s streets from ferry users has sparked an idea to impose a surcharge on travelers.
Greenport Village is looking to establish a new revenue stream for road repairs by charging drivers traveling to the North Ferry.
The Village Board unanimously approved a resolution at Monday’s meeting to have Village Attorney Joe Prokop research the legality of “various potential revenue or reimbursement sources regarding the area of the Third Street ferry terminal.” (more…)