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11/22/16 6:00am
11/22/2016 6:00 AM

Doug Roberts

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.

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04/24/15 1:45pm
04/24/2015 1:45 PM
From left, Greenport Village Trustee Doug Roberts, Trustee Julia

From left, Greenport Village Trustee Doug Roberts, Trustee Julia Robins and Mayor George Hubbard at Thursday’s meeting. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)

As Greenport Village officials continue talks about cutting their own healthcare benefits provided through the village, the board’s two newest trustees have officially requested to end the practice sooner rather than later.

During Thursday’s Village Board meeting, Trustee Doug Roberts and deputy mayor Jack Martilotta sponsored two separate walk-on resolutions. One would have eliminated health benefits in nine months for board members and the second would have immediately set aside money otherwise used for their own benefits to pay for roadwork and infrastructure repair projects.

Both measures failed by a 3-2 vote without discussion, with Mayor George Hubbard, Trustee Mary Bess Phillips and Trustee Julia Robins voting in opposition.

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04/17/15 3:56pm
04/17/2015 3:56 PM
Greenport Village Trustee Doug Roberts — seen here being sworn into office earlier this month — has proposed a rule to force Village Hall to respond to emails. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Greenport Village Trustee Doug Roberts — seen here being sworn into office earlier this month — has proposed a rule to force Village Hall to respond to emails. (Credit: Paul Squire)

It’s already Greenport Village Hall’s policy to respond to emails as promptly as possible.

That’s not good enough for new Village Trustee Doug Roberts, who announced Thursday his intent to propose a new policy that would force employees to reply to all emails within a few days. (more…)

03/18/15 5:00am
(L-R) Candidates at the Meet the Candidates night in East Marion Tuesday evening. (Credit: Paul Squire)

(L-R) Candidates William Swiskey, Doug Roberts, Zuleyha (Julie) Lillis, George Hubbard and David Muarry at a Meet the Candidates night in East Marion last month. Not pictured is Village Trustee candidate Jack Martilotta, who was away on duty with the National Guard at the time of the event. (Credit: Paul Squire, file)

Greenport Village residents will head to the polls today to elect a mayor and two trustees.

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01/31/15 8:00am
01/31/2015 8:00 AM
The former Meson Ole building, where village authorities allege multiple code violations. (Credit: Paul Squire)

The former Meson Ole building, where village authorities allege multiple code violations. (Credit: Paul Squire)

The Greenport Village Board has authorized taking legal action against the owner of a building that used to house a Meson Ole restaurant to force him to address code violations at the abandoned building.

The vote to OK legal action was approved unanimously at Wednesday night’s board meeting. (more…)