On the Waterfront
On the Waterfront

Good Morning!

• Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 65 degrees and a northeast wind 6 to 11 miles per hour, becoming east in the afternoon. Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 51.  Showers and possibly a thunderstorm are likely late Friday afternoon into Friday night, but Saturday is expected to be mostly sunny, with a high near 63 degrees and Sunday is expected to be mostly sunny, with a high near 65.

The Riverhead Waldbaums is closing its doors.
The Riverhead Waldbaums is closing its doors.

• The latest in the series of Waldbaums store closings has just come: Best Yet, which runs a store focusing on inexpensive vegetables in Riverhead, will be taking over the Westhampton Waldbaums, while Key Food, which had once run the grocery store in Cutchogue where King Kullen is now, will be taking over the Mattituck Waldbaums. The East Hampton and Southampton stores will become Stop & Shops next Friday, Oct. 16, while no taker has yet been announced for the Riverhead store. Waldbaums is part of the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, which filed for bankruptcy this past summer.

• The Jamesport-South Jamesport Civic Association promises no softball questions at a debates for Riverhead Town Supervisor and Town Justice candidates at the Jamesport Meeting House tonight, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. More information is online here.

• The Riverhead Town Board will discuss a possible runway use agreement at EPCAL with Luminati Aerospace, the downtown Riverhead Brownfields Opportunity Area study and Riverside Rediscovered, and Roanoke Avenue construction at their 9:30 a.m. meeting this morning. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Southampton Town Board will discuss a waiver of setbacks at the Riverwoods Mobile Home Park in Riverside at their 11 a.m. work session this morning, followed by a special meeting to set a public hearing on the town’s 2016 budget for Oct. 27 at 6 p.m., to set another public hearing on increases to special district budgets for Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. and to promote a police officer. The special meeting will begin at noon and the agenda is online here.

• Parrish Art Museum Director Terrie Sultan will present an overview of the special exhibition “Andreas Gursky: Landscapes” at the Water Mill museum’s Brain Food series today at noon. The discussion is free for Southampton Town residents and museum members, and $10 for other visitors.

• Peconic Green Growth,with support from Suffolk County, is proposing to install eight alternative recharge dispersal fields, which will replace the typical leaching pits currently used throughout Suffolk County, at residential, institutional and commercial properties throughout the county. The new approach will disperse wastewater higher in the soil profile, allowing for better treatment within the soil. Shallow systems also have the potential to replace irrigation systems, reducing use of potable water and fertilizers.  Property owners need to fill out an application either online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/OnsitePilot or by mailing a hard copy to: Peconic Green Growth, Inc., 651 West Main St. Riverhead, NY 11901, by tomorrow, Oct. 9 at 4:30 p.m.. For more information, call 631.591.2402. Email questions to: info@peconicgreengrowth.org

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 editor@eastendbeacon.com

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