Shelter Island-North Haven ferry rate hike OKd

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The Suffolk Legislature has approved a new rate structure for a small but critical ferry service on the East End, the South Ferry Company Inc., which links Shelter Island to North Haven.

The increases, the first for the company since 2008, boost rates at varying percentages -- between 7.69 percent and 20 percent -- and for the first time add a $1-per-passenger fee for cars, although Shelter...

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