It was the place to go on Friday nights and Sunday afternoons to skate and meet up with friends. It was a spot for firemen’s dances, birthdays, weddings, concerts and New Year’s Eve parties.
The Greenport American Legion has been out of commission for more than a decade, but efforts to restore the building and re-establish its role as community hub are ongoing.
Greenport Yacht and Shipbuilding’s proposal to build a new bulkhead drew both praise and criticism at a Greenport Village Board public hearing Thursday night.
John Costello waves the flag, signaling the start of the launch.
The last time brothers John and George Costello launched a barge they built together, the year was 1991. And they made a party out of it.
Hundreds gathered at Hanff’s Boat Yard on Sterling Street to watch as the barge Preston was set into action for the first time. (more…)