08/29/12 10:00am
08/29/2012 10:00 AM

Many people will offer various opinions on Tuesday night’s start to the Republican National Convention, an evening that saw speeches from former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, presidential hopeful Mitt Romney’s wife Ann and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.

For some it was an event laced with the typical political rhetoric and partisan dribble. For others it was a night full of inspirational speeches sure to fire up the GOP base.

We want to know what you thought of the event. Take our poll and leave a comment below.

07/18/12 2:30pm
07/18/2012 2:30 PM

JENNIFER GUSTAVSON FILE PHOTO | Village Trustee Mary Bess Phillips, right, and Mayor David nyce, left, don’t see eye-to-eye on parking issues in Greenport.

Although Greenport Village trustee Mary Bess Phillips said she understands that paid parking is a “sore subject” for Mayor David Nyce, she wants to revisit the idea, taking a different approach this time around.

Ms. Phillips wants to discuss installing gates at municipal lots that issue motorists a ticket when they park, which they pay upon leaving.

Ms. Phillips said she got the idea after visiting Cape May, N.J., and saw how the municipality handles its summer parking woes.

We want to know what you think.

Read more about this issue in Thursday’s edition of The Suffolk Times.

07/17/12 11:07am
07/17/2012 11:07 AM

JENNIFER GUSTAVSON PHOTO | Greenport IGA cashier Patsy Kaczorowski bags a customer’s groceries in December. Greenport Village is looking into banning retailers from offering plastic bags.

Southold Town discussed a plastic bag ban at a recent work session. Greenport Village will host a public hearing on a similar ban next week.

We want to know what your thoughts are? Please vote in our poll and share your thoughts on the plastic bag bans in a comment below.