01/02/15 4:59pm
01/02/2015 4:59 PM
Michael O'Brien's truck remained at the Cross Sound Ferry terminal Friday morning. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Michael O’Brien’s truck remained at the Cross Sound Ferry terminal Friday morning. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Security footage from the Cross Sound Ferry appears to show Greenport resident Michael O’Brien parking his car at the Orient terminal before walking east toward the beach area Sunday evening, police and family members said Friday.

He has not been seen since.  (more…)

06/27/14 8:00am
06/27/2014 8:00 AM

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Doctor, please take my temperature. I think there’s something wrong with me. I think I’m about to say something nice about, gulp, Cross Sound Ferry.

Yes, the same Cross Sound Ferry I’ve spent years hectoring in this very space over unauthorized site plan expansion, burdensome vehicular traffic (scores of cars dumped onto two-lane Route 25, every daylight hour on the half hour) and other issues.

Could I have mellowed with age? Perhaps that’s it. But I also think my perspective has changed after two recent experiences with overseas ferry services, one based in Spain, the other in Italy.  (more…)

06/04/14 10:22am
06/04/2014 10:22 AM
(L-R) Cross Sound Ferry co-owner Adam Wronowski speaks with Congressman Tim Bishop and the ferry's Long Island liason David Kapell near the terminal Tuesday afternoon. (Credit: Paul Squire)

(L-R) Cross Sound Ferry co-owner Adam Wronowski speaks with Congressman Tim Bishop and the ferry’s Long Island liason David Kapell near the terminal Tuesday afternoon. (Credit: Paul Squire)

The Cross Sound ferry terminal in Orient will be getting new ramps, new bulkheads and new mooring structures — all thanks to $1.23 million in federal funding — the ferry’s co-owner and Congressman Tim Bishop announced Tuesday afternoon.

Construction work on the terminal will be phased to prevent any service interruptions, said Cross Sound Ferry vice president and co-owner Adam Wronowski.  The upgrades will begin once the ferry receives funding in about six months and should take about a year to complete.  (more…)