Greenport, NY Mayor Wants to Give Up Dock

Fire Fighter, Photo/Mitchel Park Marina.
Fire Fighter, Photo/Mitchel Park Marina.

Greenport, New York Mayor David Nyce says he wants the village to end its lease agreement with Suffolk County for the railroad dock near the East End Seaport Museum, according to an article in the Suffolk Times.

During the Village Board’s work session Monday (September 16, 2013), Mr. Nyce said the dock has caused nothing but “headaches” and suggested giving it back to the county. His suggestion comes days after the village moved the New York City fireboat Fire Fighter to the commercial dock, which had previously been used by commercial fishermen. Tension over the move has been mounting for months, mostly around the concerns of the fishermen, who say mooring the fireboat there conflicts with the village’s law obligating it to support and maintain a working waterfront.

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Suffolk Times