The mouth of Greenport’s Sterling Harbor is filling up with sand, and local officials say it needs to be dredged, something that hasn’t been done for a long time.
“My understanding in talking to a fair amount of boaters coming out of the creek is that they’re starting to run aground,” Trustee Mary Bess Phillips said at last Thursday’s Village Board work session. “It’s getting shallower and shallower as storms keep coming through.” READ
Incumbent trustees Mary Bess Phillips and Julia Robins both retained seats on the Greenport Village Board after Tuesday’s election, defeating their lone challenger, Paul Kreiling, and will serve four-year terms.
In our 2013 endorsement of Mary Bess Phillips and Julia Robins for Greenport Village trustee, we wrote about communication. At the time, Village Board meetings had become a recurring showdown between a small group of residents and the board.
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
Seven months after a temporary road repair job was reportedly left to erode at the railroad crossing at Sixth Street in Greenport, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority will be returning Monday to finish the job, according to village officials.