You’ve likely heard the term “brain drain” before. It’s an expression often used to describe the mass departure of post-college Long Islanders to other parts of the country, where the cost of living is more affordable.
On the North Fork, where the housing market has rebounded and the stock of affordable housing remains low, local municipalities are exploring ways to keep the millennial workforce from leaving the area.
The Greenport Village Board voted Thursday to send a letter to County Legislator Al Krupski (D-Cutchogue) asking that the legislature allow a “landing fee” for cars entering Greenport from the North Ferry the next time the ferry company goes before the legislature to seek a fare increase. READ
Greenport Village will be putting plastic bag receptacles at the Fifth and Sixth Street beaches in an attempt to get dog owners to pick up after their pooch. READ
Village Trustee Doug Roberts’ criticism of Southold Town Police Department coverage of Greenport will prompt a meeting between board members and town officials.
The neighborhood south of the railroad tracks in Greenport Village is called West Dublin because it was once inhabited by Irish people who came to work on the railroad or at the brick factories. READ
The Greenport Village Board has scheduled a public hearing on a revision to its residential rental permit law. The change would scale back some of the requirements in the original 2013 legislation and require every residential rental property — including short-term rentals — to have a rental permit. READ
The Greenport Village Board held off on voting to increase the salaries of the mayor and four trustees Thursday night, although the majority of board members said they support a raise for the mayor, but not for themselves. READ
Greenport Village may be adding another rental property to its housing authority. READ
Village Trustee Douglas Roberts has drafted his own version of a Greenport Village short-term rental law, saying at last Thursday’s meeting that it’s time for the board to act. READ
A little more than a week after a contentious election ended with Donald Trump’s victory and incidents of harassment surfaced at North Fork schools, the Greenport Village Board took steps at its meeting last Thursday night to assure all residents that they are welcome.