The Suffolk County Legislature recognized a North ferry captain and crew who saved the life of a boater who fell into the freezing water in December.
Captain Lance Willumsen and deckhands Jason Brewer, Dennis Raffelock and Jared Gibbs were honored in a ceremony at the Legislature earlier this month. READ
Drivers boarding North Ferry boats in Greenport for the trip to Shelter Island have been plagued in recent weeks by expanding potholes in the area where vehicles line up to await ferries. The entire area has gaping holes and uneven surfaces lining the turnaround. READ
A crew on the North Ferry boat, the Menantic, saved a man from drowning Friday morning in the frigid waters off Crescent Beach on Shelter Island. READ
The Greenport Village Board voted Thursday to send a letter to County Legislator Al Krupski (D-Cutchogue) asking that the legislature allow a “landing fee” for cars entering Greenport from the North Ferry the next time the ferry company goes before the legislature to seek a fare increase. READ
The quickest solution to alleviate North Ferry traffic might simply be to do a better job with educating drivers, according to Southold Town Police Chief Martin Flatley.
Ferry traffic has been a nagging issue for some Greenport Village residents over the last few years.
But after a public hearing Thursday about whether to make Wiggins Street a two-way street again drew mixed reactions from residents, Greenport Mayor George Hubbard Jr. said the Village should get more feedback on possible ferry traffic solutions before making a decision. READ
North Ferry’s time-honored method of collecting fares was replaced April 16 by 21st century technology.
Following a period of discontent on the part of Greenport officials with North Ferry’s traffic routing and wear and tear on roads, the Southold Transportation Commission is waiting for a report from the village before it schedules a meeting with representatives of both sides. READ
A Southold man was arrested for false personation after he was questioned by police for sleeping in the North Ferry terminal in Greenport Saturday. READ
Greenport Village is looking to establish a new revenue stream for road repairs by charging drivers traveling to the North Ferry.