8 September 2016 -- Engine No. 4 was reported to have been reassembled
and started. White smoke was pouring out of the stack.
2 September 2016 -- All the heads on engine No. 4 at the power plant
were removed. The block is said to be cracked. The road crew is helping
dismantle the engine.
|January 07 -- Southold Town supervisor Russell has
indicated that Southold Town may purchase Clarks Beach.
|2 December 06 -- The Floyd Memorial Library was
robbed of laptops, DVDs and tapes by a Hispanic male.
|20 October 06 -- The Village of Greenport electric
system was down for an hour and a half Friday morning. A
spokesman was not available to explain the outage as the Village of
Greenport's new high tech phone system only works when the power is
on. The problem was in the connection between the LIPA
substation west of Chapel Lane and the Greenport power plant.
The village has four redundant lines between the LIPA substation and
the Greenport power plant.
Highly unreliable sources say the outage originated with the
circuit being tripped inside the LIPA substation. Why it took an
hour and a half to reconnect a circuit breaker is not known.
Village crews worked to correct the failure switching all the
switches they had. Power plant operator Robert Harvey had just
left for his first vacation in ten years. Sources say Harvey's
vacation has been ruined upon learning of the news.
|3 March 06 - The Village of Greenport has been served
with court documents relating to the old Sand Piper restaurant
property (where the old school house is now located). The
property was not properly taken. The village never paid the
owner for the property.
|8 March 05 - A hooligan went on a breaking and
entering/vandalism spree early this week breaking into the Sterling
Deli, Harbofront Deli and Desiderios among other places.
15 February 05 - Kapell had
his clerk knock Edwards and Wiggins off the village election ballot
because of mistakes in their Independent Nominating Petitions
1 April 04 - Harry Nobody Can Pronounce His Last
Name, of Mastic Beach, the Village of Greenport's former new lineman,
and army of one, quit after one week on the job.
2 April 03 - Vandals wrote "DUMP KAPELL" in the wet
sidewalk concrete in front of Port O Pizza. Southold Town Police
have been called in to investigate.
18 December 02 - A woman on South Street opened her
house door to a knock. A black woman sprayed the resident in the
face with a substance and stole her wallet. Southold Town police
got lucky and apprehended the perpetrator shortly after the incident.
15 November 02 - A fire started in the new
Harborfront Deli about 9:30 PM Thursday. The fire was said to
have started upstairs from a cigarette. The restaurant is a non
1 Sept 02 - Citizens located at the corner of Webb
Street and Second Street were awakened early Sunday morning when a
black male, in the process of burglarizing the house, entered their
bedroom and woke them. The incident was apparently related to a
hit and run that occurred on Fifth Avenue shortly before the burglary.
Police suspect alcohol and drugs are involved in the incident.
2 Feb 02 - The drug people
arrested last week were all turned loose on low bale or on their own
recognizance by Southold Town Justice Court. The joint effort by
the Suffolk County Probation Department, the Southold Town Police, and
the East End Drug Task Force appears to have been an exercise to show
they could throw drug people in jail if they want to, they just can't
keep them there. The various charges appear to have been
relatively minor in nature.
One drug person had 17
police types enter his house to search it. The most serious
charge seems to be against a drug person who had crack rocks bagged as
if for sale.
Police say it is difficult
to enter the closed circle of drug people and make arrests.
28 Jan 02 - Several
Greenport drug people were arrested in a village wide crackdown Friday
night. One kingpin has been released on $35,000 bail while another languishes in the
Riverhead jail unable to make bale.
25 Jan 02 - Three black
youths stole a wallet from a female at the bus stop on First Street.
25 Dec 01 - A Lakeside
Garden apartments resident was arrested on drug related charges
shortly before Christmas. The arrest was by the East End Drug Task
Force. A citizen arrested for burglary is said to have given the drug
person up in return for lenient treatment. The drug person is out on
29 Nov 01 -
The Southold newspaper, The Travesty, reports that reliable
sources say Claudio's Restaurant is under contract for sale and
could change hands soon. Highly unreliable sources say this is not
true. The restaurant is on the real estate market. The owners have
talked to people. No one wants to come up with the asking price.
19 Nov 01 - The sculpture on the end of the dock at
Greenport Yacht and Shipbuilding has returned to its home in
26 Oct 01 - The New
York State Comptrollers office is auditing the Village of
Greenport in what appears to be a routine audit. One highly
unreliable source indicates the audit date was moved up to investigate
a questionable interfund transfer.
28 Sept 01 - The
vandalism referred to in the recent Rumor Mill entry included
damage to a sailboat moored at the end of Sixth Street. The
boat belongs to a former village employee who left village employment on less than
sterling terms with the mayor. The vandalism included two incidents:
the removal of the mooring anchor and the loosening of the stays
on the sailboat mast causing the mast to fall.
21 Feb - The Village Clerk's office opened bids for
the metal building at the corner of Third Street and Front
Street. The low bid was tied between the Town of Shelter
Island and Ned Horroun at $2,500.
The clerk's office opened bids for a 50' by 50' piece of the
property. The apparent high bidder was Jerry Tuthill at
$90,050. The next high bidder was David Schiff at $56,000.
20 Feb 01 - The Village Clerk's office opened bids
for the Ludlum Place/ Sterling Avenue HUD infrastructure
improvements project. The apparent low bidder was PSL
Industries of Ronkonkoma with a bid of $432,119. The second
low bidder was Bove Industries with a bid of $504,667. The
engineers estimate was around 300k. The project will have to
be examined in an attempt to make the bid cost fit the budget
11 Aug - The Village of Greenport, under attorney
Ungerleider's guidance, lost the arbitration proceeding brought
against Tromel Construction for the contract on the Rec Center
building. Arbitrator Frank Muller awarded Tromel
$41,382. The next case due for arbitration is the Floyd
Memorial Library vs. Tromel Construction.
25 June - Fish Express on Sterling Avenue has
closed its doors and moved to Massachusetts.
8 June - A daring daytime burglar is loose on the
streets of Greenport. He broke into at least two
homes. Wednesday he broke into a home while the owner was at
work, stole money and ate a bowl of cereal. Southold Town
Police are on the case. Sources are sketchy on details.
26 May - An anonymous
source supplied this one.
Kapell and Capt. Dave
Brenner, of the Peconic
Star, got in a nose to nose shouting match over Brenner's
lease for docking at the Mitchell Dock at a Chamber of Commerce
meeting. Brenner did not have a signed lease and apparently
thought he did. Brenner called Kapell the nest day to apologize.
9 May - There was
another rash of car break-ins in Greenport last night.
A high speed automobile
chase at 4:00 AM resulted in the apprehension of a female from
Rocky Point on Front Street. The chase included units from
Riverhead, the State Police and Southold Town.
Sources attribute the nefarious
activity to abnormally hot weather.
27 April - There were riots in Guatemala over a 6
1/2 cent increase in the bus fare.
24 April - Several cars in the greater Greenport
area were broken into last night. Reports say at least six
incidents were reported to the police. Not all incidents
24 March - Veteran
Suffering Times reporter Tim Wacker, who covered Greenport, is
leaving the paper.
11 Jan - Kapell sent
out a letter to village employees informing them that it is a good
time to sell their houses. Soothsayers are still trying to divine
the meaning of the letter.
11 Dec - (Working) A woman driving North on
Carpenter Street made a left turn onto Case Street heading
West. The woman failed to negotiate the turn and ended up
crashing into the rear of the house on the Southeast corner of
Main Street and Carpenter Street. The woman hit the propane
gas tanks on the North side of the house. The woman then
left the scene heading North on Main Street. The car came to
rest on the West side of Main Street on the lawn of the Methodist
Church. Fireman closed off traffic, removed the propane
tanks and cut the woman out of the car.
5 Nov – A raucous birthday
party, held at a home on Third Street, turned into a donnybrook
early Saturday morning. Fisticuffs broke out at about 2:30 AM. At
least one firearm was brandished. Southold Town Police called in
State Police complete with a K-9 unit for reinforcements. Sources
say the fighting burst out of the house onto the street with arms
and fists flying helter-skelter. The scene was likened to a
A least one arrest was made.
A Cathy Smith was
arrested for a firearms related charge. Sources say she was holding
a pistol for a friend.
appears to be part of an ongoing feud between the Shelbys and the
6 Nov – (Working) Police congregated
on a Ludlam Place apartment Saturday morning to make an arrest.
Several police officers surrounded the house, including an officer
with a shotgun. The occupants of the apartment were evacuated. The
suspect evaded police by climbing into the attic of an adjoining
apartment. The suspect was apprehended when he fell through the
sheetrock of the ceiling of the next door apartment. Sources liken
the operation to the Cops television
18 Oct - Trustee George Hubbard had a stroke
Saturday and is in the hospital.
12 Oct - Village Clerk Hallock is in the hospital
with meningitis. She is expected to be out of work for an
extended period of time.
25 Sept - Vandals broke the sink in the newly
opened restroom at the Shelter Island Ferry Terminal. The cost
of the damage was estimated at $200. The restroom just
underwent extensive renovation after being closed for years because
13 Sept - The Floyd Memorial Library has purchased the Gebhart
house, south of the library, for $167,500.
9 Sept - Bergen Point Dockbuilding was stopped from
working at Mitchell Park, by the New York State Department of
Environmental Conservation, when some dirt was pushed over the
existing bulkhead into Greenport Harbor. Bergen Point must
install a silt screen before doing more work on the
12 Aug - The office shed at the skate park was burglarized for
$60 Wednesday night. A Central Ave. residence was also
30 July - A ticking sound inside the car of a resident of the
600 block of Main Street caused the resident to call the Southold
Town Police around 9:00 PM. Southold Town Police called in the
Suffolk County Police bomb squad who investigated. No bomb was
found. The incident lasted about three hours.
Diesel No. 6 still down as LIPA calls on V of G for
electric generation. The cause of the problem has not been
29 July - Diesel generator No. 6 failed Thursday evening while
generating to help LIPA handle the electrical load caused by high
heat. The cause of the failure is not known at this
Village utility workers, understaffed to begin with, have been
exhausted by the resent high heat electrical
14 July - A soda and snack concession at Fifth Street Beach, run
by the Village of Greenport, was broken into during the night and
items stolen from the cache.
8 June - It is so hot the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA)
called up the Village of Greenport's power plant to generate
electricity. On Tuesday Greenport's diesel electric generators
No. 5 and No. 6 were online.
6 June - The Southold Town Police have begun enforcing the
Village of Greenport's ordinance against carrying an open alcoholic
beverage container on the street.
2 June - A movie patron left the Village Cinema at about 9:15 PM
to find his '86 blue Oldsmobile
2 June - Cindy and Marvin culminated a day of argument with
fisticuffs in front of Mr. Roberts at about 7:30
20 May - A crack-head freaked out on the porch of a house
located at the intersection of First Street and North Street.
The part time residents were not home. The crack-head broke a
window to gain entry to the house. In the process of
gaining entry he cut himself and bled all over the interior of the
house. Police were summoned by neighbors and the crack-head
was arrested. Taut and the clean-up crew had to be called in
to clean up the mess.
17 May - Clerk/Treasure Lorna Catus has resigned effective 1
June. She will be replaced by Kapell secretary Christie
1 May - A woman's purse was snatched Friday evening in front of
Mr. Roberts. The purse contained over
9 Feb - Petitioners for a trustee line on the 16 March General
Election include: Jamie Mills, Ben Burns and Keith Sweat.
Sweat's original petition contained a fatal errors and he had to
recirculate the petition to have it accepted by the
2 Feb - Three skate board enthusiasts stole a car and abandoned
it behind the skate park. They also stole Steve Clark's car
and were found on the causeway at Nassau Point. The trio was
arrested for grand larceny. They are suspected as the culprits
in a series of car break-ins and robberies that have occurred over
the past two months, primarily in the area of 4th, 5th and 6th
3 Dec - Four additional abandoned underground fuel tanks were
found in Mitchell Park during an investigation by the
NYSDEC. The investigation took place Tuesday and used ground
29 Nov - A young man fell off a bicycle while doing tricks and
severely cut his head at the skate park around 7:30 PM. The
man was not from the Greenport area. This brings the total of
serious injuries at the skate park to at least five. Injuries
have included a broken wrist, a broken elbow, knocked out teeth and
24 Nov - The Empire gas station on Main Street was robbed at
gunpoint Tuesday night. About $750 was taken. A police
dog and a helicopter were called to the scene. The robber was
23 Nov - A construction business on Fifth Street had $1,500
worth of tools stolen over the weekend. Two people were
arrested in conjunction with the
21 Nov - A young man with the last name of Lawrence was arrested
for the theft of computers from several business. The
businesses robbed included the Townsend Manor, an annex building at
ELI Hospital, Hanh Realty, and Williams & Co. The thief
broke windows to gain entry and made off with computers. Some
of the computers were sold to local
21 Nov - A youth with a broken elbow was taken from the skate
park to the hospital by the rescue squad.
24 Oct - Colonial Drugs was broken into Friday night.
Entry was gained through a small window that was broken.
Police responded to a burglar alarm and apprehended the burglar as
he was leaving the site.
24 Oct - An elderly disabled woman, who lives on Second Street,
was robbed in her home on Thursday night. The robber gained
entry to the house through a window that was not locked.
The house was entered while the woman was home. The robber
confronted the woman and knocked the telephone from her hand.
A gold chain was taken. Police used a dog to search for the
culprit who was later
18 Oct (working) – Southold Town Police converged in force on
Third Street Park about 5:00 PM Sunday afternoon.
An incident developed when three Southold Town Police officers
attempted to arrest Kevin Crenshaw near the park. Accounts
differ as to what happened when the arrest was made.
Apparently Crenshaw raised his hands and said, "You're not going to
arrest me". A Southold Town Police officer hit Crenshaw over
the head with a flashlight. Crenshaw fell to the ground with a
large gash in his head.
The incident prompted threats to the officer from observers in
the park, including threats to his family. Seven police cars,
including State Police, responded when it was thought that a police
officer had been hurt. The officer was told to leave the scene
of the incident, as the crowd became loud and threatening.
Crenshaw was taken to the hospital.
18 Sept - Mr. Paris Stachtiaris, the owner of the Sandpiper Ice
Cream Parlor, has confessed to brutally pruning
the Pear trees on lower Main Street. Stachtiaris's
attorney Carmela Borrelli wrote a letter saying that he didn't know
he could not prune the trees. The evidence from the barbaric
act, which occurred in the middle of the night, was found behind the
Sandpiper Shop. A Southold Town detective paid Stachtiaris a
visit. Stachtiaris was fingered by a youth who worked in lower
Main Street area and must remain anonymous for obvious
12 Aug - The State Supreme court has handed down a ruling in the
Moores Lane Development Corp. (Pheasant Run) v Suffolk County Water
Authority and The Village of Greenport. The village must
return all of the remaining Moores Lane Development back bone or up
front money and the water authority must hook up the remaining
units. There are 41 units remaining to be hooked up to the
1 Aug - The New York Times reports that the mayor of Glen Cove,
Thomas Suozzi, had offered the Regina Maris a new home. The
Times quotes Suozzi as saying, "It would be a tragedy if this
historic vessel were taken out to sea and scuttled simply because
she is too old." "We would like to bring the ship here and
make her a part of out $280 million waterfront
Kapell is quoted as saying a Danish firm may invest money in
saving the ship. "This presents a possible solution that I
could embrace." "I continue to hope the ship will stay
The mayor of Glen Cove said, "We're ready, ready, willing and
able to do what it takes to save this important maritime treasure
should efforts by Greenport
27 July - The Greenport Fire Department was called out to a fire
two blocks outside of the incorporated Village of Greenport early
this evening. The fire was in a house on Bailey Ave. just off
Champlain Pl. The house was gutted. Three children and
their mother escaped the fire. The fire was apparently started by
the children. The Suffolk County Arson Squad was called to the
scene. Several firemen were overcome with bee stings and
smoke. The injured firemen were taken to the
25 July - Water Taxi operator Bob Lehman was arrested Saturday
after violating two orders of protection. He showed up at the
Sterling Harbor Marina where Kapell's son Mat works and at Claudio's
dock. Police arrested him and placed him in the town
18 July - One of the exchange students from Romania feel ill and
was taken to Eastern Long Island Hospital and then to Stony Brook
University Hospital. The young lady apparently had heart
problems. She has been discharged from the
25 May - Kapell is attempting to negotiate with Kontokosta to
purchase the old Bohack property for
21 Apr - Southold Town Police have made an arrest in the
Southold Taxi robbery case. The black male arrested goes by
the name TJ Watkins. He is on probation for another
crime. He will be arraigned Wednesday in Southold Town
Court. TJ's accomplish is said to be a 12 year
8 Apr - The Village Clerk will be served with the first lawsuit
over Water Department Up-Front fees on Friday or Monday. The
developer of Pheasant Run is looking to force the Village to supply
water services to new construction. It is not about the money,
it is about the hookup of new units with
1 Apr - Two black males robbed the Southold Taxi at around 10:00
PM. The holdup took place on Bay Ave. A sawed-off
shotgun type firearm was used.
21 Mar - Two black males with a firearm robbed the Chinese
Restaurant at around 10:00 PM. They took about $200.
Because the restaurant employees speak little english a good
description of the robbers was not available to
17 Mar - One of the condominiums at Sterling Cove was
burglarized in the middle of the afternoon Monday, 16 Mar.
Everything of value but the television was cleaned
13 Mar - Supervisor Cochran canceled the meeting between the
Village of Greenport and the Southold Town Board scheduled for
Monday, 16 March. The reason given was that two of the Town
Board couldn't attend the
11 Mar - Kapell and Cochran met to set up an agenda for the
scheduled joint meeting of the Village of Greenport Trustees and the
Southold Town Board. Kapell told Cochran that he would walk
out of the meeting if the Town didn't agree to pay him the $80,000
he says the Town owes the Village from the Scavenger Waste Treatment
25 Feb - Trustee Hubbard's truck (Pop-Pop Did It) was recovered
in Riverhead last night. The truck was taken by a George
Trent. The vehicle was not
24 Feb - Trustee Hubbard just got back from Florida. His
truck was stolen Tuesday while it was parked on North St.
Hubbard was in Village Hall while the truck was
5 Feb - Kapell and Company hold a press conference today to
announce that Steinway is giving the Village of Greenport a grand
piano on "permanent loan". The piano will probably be placed
in the Floyd Memorial Library.
26 Jan - Kapell and Company held a secret meeting with members
of the Greenport American Legion. The meeting was to offer to
purchase the American Legion Hall. Not all members of the
Legion members that were present were enthusiastic about the
sale of the building to the village.