A month after former Southold Town senior court clerk Christine Stulsky resigned amid an investigation into the theft of money from the court the Southold Town Board created a new position for the department. (more…)
A local water quality action group and Southold Town are partnering to streamline local policies on water quality in hopes of putting more comprehensive measures in place to improve the health of the North Fork’s watershed. (more…)
Greenport Board members are hoping to find roughly $35,000 in the budget to fund a project that would rid the village of foul odors exuding from the Moores Lane sewage treatment plant. (more…)
A pilot plan is in the works to reroute traffic for the North Ferry in Greenport.
Greenport Village Mayor David Nyce has been speaking with local state officials for several months about a plan to redirect ferry lines on the village side to help ease traffic congestion. !–more–>
So far, the proposal has been stalled, as the village waits for approval from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to use the land it owns behind the East End Seaport Museum as a staging area for cars waiting to board the ferry.
To help expedite things, the mayor said the village is in the process of drafting a letter to the MTA requesting a test run of the proposed traffic flow changes before either party commits to entering a lease agreement that would allow the village to use the MTA property.
Mr. Nyce said there is no timeframe on when, or if, the new traffic plan would be in place because the MTA would need to finalize any decision on the land’s use.
The plan to reroute traffic is meant to fix a 21st century problem, according to village officials.
Vehicles access the ferry by turning south down Sixth Street from Route 25 onto Route 114 and then following that to Wiggins Street.
However, GPS devices direct drivers south onto Third Street from Front Street in the village, resulting in occasional tempers to flare from drivers waiting on line from Wiggins Street. It can also result in a traffic backup on Third Street that sometimes spills over onto Front Street.
In the meantime, the ferry’s staff occasionally serves as traffic directors on the Greenport side.
A local water quality action group is urging Southold Town officials to take steps aimed at keeping the North Fork’s watersheds healthy. (more…)
Last night, Greenport’s Zoning Board of Appeals gave the green light to an application for a taxi service on Front Street before making it appear before the Village Planning Board — a necessary last step when it comes to adhering to village code. But the business went into operation before getting ZBA approval, and the village has no plans to reprimand owners, building inspector Eileen Wingate said. (more…)
If the Suffolk County Legislature approves the requested rate hikes for North Ferry, Greenport Village residents will get a break in ticket prices for the trip to Shelter Island.
The North Ferry Company has applied to the Suffolk County for a rate increase, the first since 2011. (more…)
Local wineries and farm breweries are celebrating recent statewide reforms they say will both reduce the financial burden on the local beverage industry and give them more freedom to sell and distribute their products. (more…)
With only six weeks before Memorial Day, the traditional start of the summer season, Greenport Village Mayor David Nyce has been speaking with North Ferry General Manager Bridg Hunt about rerouting ferry lines on the village side.
But don’t expect any major change to take place by the holiday weekend, the mayor said.