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Good morning!

• Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and environmental leaders got together for a press conference yesterday to unveil the executive summery of the county’s Comprehensive Water Resources Management Plan, which had been in the works for several years without action by the county.  The upshot of the report is that nitrogen levels in the county’s drinking and surface waters are reaching crisis levels and we must do something about it. Water we  going to do?

East Hampton is pitching a major plan for solar power to our new electric utility company, PSEG.

• There’s a whole ton of stuff to do out there this weekend. You can rock for the homeless in Riverhead, attend a live taping of the WPPB radio show “Water’s Edge in Sagaponack or discuss philosophy with Rivvy Nashama in Sag Harbor Saturday night, catch the closing weekend for Hampton Theatre Company’s production of “Heroes” in Quogue or see NFCT’s production of “Steel Magnolias” in Mattituck.

• The Giving Room in Southold is holding an open house tomorrow to celebrate their new juice bar. As part of the festivities, Brady Rymer will be giving a free concert from 2 to 4 p.m. For more information, call 631.765.6670. The Giving Room is located at 56215 Main Road in Southold.

• A whole bunch more events are listed in The Beacon’s events calendar.


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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