Police called to Village Board meeting for irate resident

(Credit: Cyndi Murray)
Kenneth MacAlpin, center, became irate during the Village Board meeting Monday night. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

The police were called to the Greenport Village Board meeting Monday night after an irate resident had an outburst during a public hearing.

Shortly after the 6 p.m. meeting started, Kaplan Avenue resident Kenneth MacAlpin approached the podium to address the Village Board on a controversial wetlands permit application submitted by a local oyster farmer.

Mr. MacAlpin’s comments quickly turned into a verbal attack on the board and village employees. He also used profanity and made threatening gestures.

After Mr. MacAlpin began slamming on the podium and shouting curse words, the Village Board stopped the meeting at around 6:20 p.m. and a village employee called Southold Town police.

Police declined to comment on the incident.

The meeting went back into session after a 10 minute recess.

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