South Jamesport, Tuesday afternoon
South Jamesport, Tuesday afternoon

Good Morning!

• Today will start out cloudy, gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 44 degrees and a west wind 7 to 17 miles per hour. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 16. We’ll see increasing clouds tomorrow, with a high near 40. There’s a 20 percent chance of rain and snow showers Friday, but otherwise it will be partly sunny, with a high near 39.

• Hampton Bays native Julie Lofstad was victorious by a wide margin Tuesday night in the special election to fill the Southampton Town Board seat vacated by Bradley Bender. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• Riverside Rediscovered, which worked last year on issues ranging from zoning changes to reconfiguring the traffic circle to improving recreational activities for the blighted hamlet of Riverside, will host a New Years Meet-Up tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. to discuss goals for 2016. The meeting will be held at Riverside Rediscovered’s headquarters at 108 Peconic Avenue. RSVP to 631.591.3926 or Light refreshments will be served.

• The Eighth Annual Rockin’ for the Homeless will be this Saturday night, Jan. 30, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Riverhead Polish Hall, raising money for the Johns Place homeless shelter. The Lone Sharks, Who Are Those Guys and Boot Scoot Boogie will perform. Tickets are $35 at the door. More information is online here.

• The Great Bonac Chili Cookoff, a Clamshell Foundation project to raise money for church meals and college scholarships throughout East Hampton Town, will be held this Sunday, Jan. 31 at the Amagansett American Legion Hall from 1 to 4 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for ages 6 to 16. More information is online here.

• The second set of East Hampton rental registry workshops will be held today at East Hampton Town Hall at 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. More information is online here.

• Have you always wanted to grow an oyster or a clam or a scallop? Well, there are plenty of places surrounding the Peconic Bay where you can learn to be a shellfish farmer. Find out more in the Peconic Bathtub.

And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.


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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