Lincoln CheckNEWS
The Riverhead Blue Masques get a giant check. (l-r) RHS Principal Charles Regan, Blue Masques members Tré Daniels, Brian Aguilar, Alex Bowie and Jesse Goodale; Riverhead Ford-Lincoln General Manager Tom Williams, Blue Masques Directors Dena Tishim and Jessica Guadagnino, and Assistant Principal Sean O’Hara.

Good Morning!

• Riverhead High School’s theatre troupe, The Blue Masques, got a giant check yesterday for $3,620 from Riverhead Ford-Lincoln for a test-drive fundraiser they held last November at the Route 58 dealership to raise money for their upcoming production of “The Wiz,” a musical re-telling of The Wizard of Oz, March 29 through April 5. They’re planning another test-drive fundraiser for later this spring.

• Parts of downtown Riverhead are going to be shut down intermittently this morning while the Netflix series “Orange is the New Black” is filming at The Suffolk Theater. Keep clear. Or go snoop around. Just be forewarned.

• East Hampton’s beaches are going to be scrubbed clean by volunteers on Feb. 8 as part of a new “Shoreline Sweep” organized by Dell Cullum and East Hampton Town’s litter committee. Prospective volunteers can email Dell at or Litter Committee Chairwoman Deb Klughers at for information on meeting places. They’re also looking for donations of hot beverages for the crews.

• The East Hampton Historical Society’s winter lecture series, “In Their Own Words: Voices from East Hampton’s Past” kicks off tonight at 7 p.m. with a lecture at The Clinton Academy titled “Frozen in Hudson’s Bay: William King’s Log of the Whaling Barque Concordia, 1864-1865.”

• The East End Seaport Museum in Greenport is now selling tickets to its upcoming season of lighthouse cruises, just in time for Valentine’s Day gifts. More information on ordering tickets is available 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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