Winterfest In Full Swing Despite Lack Of LIRR Service
Originally Posted: February 17, 2011
A news conference will be held at the Greenport Railroad Station on February 18. (thenewsoftoday.com)
- Legislator Ed Romaine
, Southold Supervisor Scott Russell
, Riverhead Supervisor Sean Walter
, and Greenport Mayor David Nyce
will hold a news conference on Friday, February 18, 2011 at 3:15 p.m. at the Greenport Railroad Station to discuss lack of weekend LIRR service on the North Fork.
While the region works cooperatively to generate traffic for its businesses in the traditionally quiet winter months, the LIRR has been less than cooperative. North Fork residents send over $15 million in taxes and fees to the MTA, including the job-killing payroll tax, and see little in return.