I can understand Greenport residents’ point of view that they have a hard time parking when they have to run an errand in the village and I also understand that they are taxpayers and deserve to be able to run those errands.
That said, the people who come to their village spend a lot of money taking in the sites and savoring the food at restaurants and shops. The flood of tourists who come and support events like the Maritime Festival and Tall Ships also should be able to park their vehicles and enjoy the sights and sounds of Greenport.
The money they spend help the tax base in Greenport. There should be a happy medium.
Put in meters and give parking stickers to residents so they don’t have to pay for the meters. To make parking difficult will only cause people to not visit and spend their money in Greenport and that lost revenue will cause taxes to rise.
— Jerry Esposito of Southold