The Reeve Building from the second floor. Greenport.
The Reeve Building from the second floor. Greenport.

Good morning!

• There’s been a lot going on this week with regard to the Long Island Farm Bureau’s proposition to bring USDA sharpshooters to the East End. On Thursday night, USDA Wildlife Services explained the program to Southolders, while this afternoon, a protest against the cull is planned for 1 p.m. in East Hampton, beginning at the Hook Mill and continuing downtown to Herrick Park.

• The organizers of the new winter Riverhead Farmers Market are offering teasers of some of the offerings from vendors on their Facebook page. The market is slated to open Feb. 1.

Gail Miro's work
Gail Miro’s work

• There will be an opening for an exhibit of Gail Miro’s works of acrylic, oil and pencil on paper at the Quogue Library from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. today. Ms. Miro’s work reflects her life’s experiences, especially living and painting in the New England mountains and the coast of Long Island.

“Art is a dialogue within myself and the surrounding world.  I embody my images… fish, mountains, birds etc… and paint and draw them in many different forms. These dream images flow throughout my drawings and canvases and are in constant flux exploring new surrounding planes. Horizon lines are ‘topsy- turvy’ where birds magically appear swimming below the ocean and fish flying throughout the vast openings of sky and mountains. My palette is especially important, for I use color as a means of intimate expression,” she says.

• The Beacon’s letters-to-the editor inbox is now open. If you’d like to sound off on any issue, please send your letter via email to Letters received by midnight Tuesday will be compiled and published on Thursday mornings as space permits. Please include your name and a telephone number where you can be contacted on all submissions, and don’t submit any letters under false names. The Beacon will print all letters that are not deemed to be defamatory or obscene and may edit submissions for clarity and grammar. But we’re not jerks about it. Really.

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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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