The Light at 4:37 p.m.
The Light at 4:37 p.m.

Good morning! Here are some tidbits from around the East End this morning:

• The Hamptons International Film Festival is crowing at the 32 Oscar nominations received by films that were in last October’s festival, including a record four that have been nominated for Best Picture. Those four are “Philomena,” “12 Years a Slave,” “Her” and “Nebraska.”

• Radio station WPPB, at 88.3 FM in Southampton, has been rolling out a whole new bunch of programming over the past few weeks. Here’s their cheat sheet to help you figure out the changes.

• A new winter farmers market is opening in the old Swezey’s Department Store building in downtown Riverhead on Feb. 1. More information is available here.

• The North Fork Community Theatre’s production of “Steel Magnolias” opens tonight and will run through Feb. 2. More information is available here.

• Plan your weekend and your week ahead with The Beacon’s event calendar, available online here.

• The East Hampton Town tax receiver’s office has granted an extension until the end of January for residents to pay the first half of the year’s property taxes, which had been due Jan. 10. The town replaced tax receiver Monica Rottach with accountant Neide Valeira earlier this week after a large number of residents did not receive their tax bills.

• Southold Town received a batch of defective landfill stickers late last year, and they’re hoping to receive new stickers within a couple weeks, said Town Clerk Betty Neville on Tuesday. The defective stickers were so flimsy they were barely visible. Residents who received defective stickers can bring them back to town hall in a few weeks to exchange them for new stickers.

Beth Young
Beth Young is an award-winning local journalist who has been covering the East End since the 1990s. She began her career at the Sag Harbor Express and, after receiving her Masters from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, has reported for the Southampton Press, the East Hampton Press and the Times/Review Media Group. She founded the East End Beacon website in 2013, and a print edition in 2017. Beth was born and raised on the North Fork. In her spare time, she tinkers with bicycles, tries not to drown in the Peconic Bay and hopes to grow the perfect tomato. You can send her a message at

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