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Good Morning! • The Southold Town Board holds a work session this morning at 9 a.m. to discuss a proposed cell phone tower behind Town Hall, living reefs along the Fishers Island shoreline and handicapped accessible playgrounds. This afternoon’s regular meeting will be at 4:30 p.m. The agenda is online here. • The Southampton Town Board meets at 6 p.m. tonight. They’ll be continuing public hearings on a proposed redevelopment of the Canoe Place Inn in Hampton Bays and special events legislation, and reopening the public discussion of whether members of appointed boards can serve on political committees. Their full agenda is available here. • The Retreat domestic violence resource center in East Hampton announced late last week that they’ve hired Michele Pollock Rich to be their new executive director. After former executive director Jeffrey Friedman announced he would leave late last year, The Retreat received 143 applications to fill his post. “We selected Michele Pollock Rich because she has the rare set of skills, experiences, and knowledge needed to do this job well—and because it is very clear that Michele lives and breathes the mission of breaking the cycle of domestic violence—our top priority” said Nicole Behrens, Board President of The Retreat.  “Michele has a lot of vision and a lot of passion.  We welcome her with open arms.” • A group of opponents of the new Common Core education standards are holding an East End Educational Forum at The Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center in Riverhead tomorrow, Jan. 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. More information is online here.


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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