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. READ
What two years ago was a $9 million failed construction effort to provide new electric cables between the North Fork and Shelter Island could now be a $30 million project. READ
If you’re a regular North Ferry rider still bothered by long lines from Greenport, don’t expect relief anytime soon. READ
A Fifth Street resident in Greenport wants to see the pipes and debris left behind by Verizon three years ago cleaned up before a PSEG-LI cable is potentially stretched across to Shelter Island. READ
When the telephone rings at the North Fork Women’s Resource Center, it might be a call from a battered woman seeking refuge, a homeless man whose housing benefits have been stripped away or simply someone inquiring about yoga classes.
Greenport Village Mayor Hubbard said PSEG is exploring the idea of digging a tunnel from the southern end of Fifth Street in the village under the harbor to a site in Shelter Island Heights. READ
Long Island Power Authority workers dig the intersection of Bay Shore Road and Island View Lane in Greenport in 2013. (Credit: Carrie Miller, file)
For the third consecutive summer, portable generators are being placed on Shelter Island while debate continues about how to address power issues there. They will be located at the Old Highway Barn site off South Ferry Road. (more…)
Traffic from Wiggins Street (left) is directed into the ferry line while those trying to join the line from Third Street are told to turn around and go back to Front Street unless there’s no back up of vehicles on Wiggins. (Credit: Julie Lane)
North Ferry says it’s found a simple solution to its vehicle line-up in Greenport.
“We toyed with a number of different configurations,” said General Manager Bridg Hunt. (more…)
Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. argues tax relief should be the top priority for the State Legislature in its final five weeks.
The most important priority the State Legislature needs to concentrate on in its remaining five weeks is to provide real property tax relief, Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) said Monday. In January, Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed what he called a “Real Property Tax Circuit Breaker Program” that would cap property taxes based on a percentage of household income. (more…)
Shelter Island Police have arrested a 30-year-old Greenport man on a half-dozen charges, including felony DWI under Leandra’s Law and endangering the welfare of a child, after he was allegedly caught driving drunk Thursday. (more…)