08/07/13 10:00am
08/07/2013 10:00 AM

KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | Mitchell Park in Greenport will be the backdrop for a three-day presentation of William Shakespeare’s “Henry V.”

Northeast Stage presents William Shakespeare’s “Henry V” Aug. 9-11 at 7 p.m. in Mitchell Park in Greenport.

The play — which tells the story of England’s King Henry V, focusing on the events surrounding the famous Battle of Agincourt — is directed and designed by Colin Palmer and sponsored in part by the Greenport Business Improvement District.

In the event of rain, the play will be at Greenport High School.

07/17/13 11:09am
07/17/2013 11:09 AM

COURTESY PHOTO | Garbage overflowing at a receptacle in downtown Greenport over the Fourth of July weekend.

Fourth of July weekend was particularly busy in Greenport with fireworks, a carnival and other special events attracting thousands of visitors.

But there’s also a less welcome and smelly side to the holiday: Great heaps of trash piled up around unemptied downtown trash containers.

“I consider it a dangerous situation,” Trustee Julia Robins said.

The rubbish overflow from busy weekends, falling onto walkways and in parks, creates a stinky and unsanitary problem for guests and residents alike. Village board members plan to ask the Business Improvement District to help take out the trash.

Ms. Robins and Trustee Mary Bess Philips said they hope the BID will help chip in to the cost of more frequent trash removal on Saturdays and Sundays. At present, the responsibility for emptying the trash containers falls on the village highway department.

“It’s just an idea,” Ms. Phillips said. “We need to think outside the box.”

As board liaison to the BID, Ms. Robins will propose the idea during the BID’s next meeting July 25 at the Little Red Schoolhouse.

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