Good Morning!

• We’re expecting scattered showers this morning, mainly before 8 a.m., with mostly sunny skies and a high temperature near 66 degrees, with a southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 46. Wednesday will be sunny, with a high near 68, and Thursday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 68.

• The Greenport Village Board continues its public hearing on a series of zoning changes throughout the village’s downtown business district this evening at 6 p.m. at the Third Street Firehouse. Among revisions to the village’s changes are a proposal to allow applicants for large new hotels, motels and restaurants to request a parking study to determine parking fees, rather than require a set payment to a parking fund, and ensuring that existing businesses can rebuild after a disaster. Here’s more info.

• The Southold Town Board continues the public hearing on the town’s Community Housing Fund at its 7 p.m. meeting this evening at town hall. At the board’s 9 a.m. work session, they’re slated to discuss a Coastal Resiliency Preparedness Action Plan, funded by Town Supervisor Scott Russell in his 2024 town budget, a discussion by Councilwoman Jill Doherty on creating a position to head the town’s Housing Department, raising planning board fees and an update on the process of revising the town’s zoning code. Here’s the agenda for both meetings, here’s the Zoom login for the morning session, and for the evening meeting.

• The East Hampton Town Board will hold an update on the Stony Brook Southampton Hospital’s new satellite Emergency Room under construction on Pantigo Place in East Hampton, code amendments regarding “bicycles, skates and surreys,” a roundabout at Stephen Hands Path and Long Lane, a storage policy for fisheries equipment and the 2024 tentative budget at its 11 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on LTV’s YouTube channel.

• The Southampton Town Board holds public hearings on a historic designation for the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, on the town’s annual CPF PILOTS Payment Plan and on an enforcement action against property at 11 Flanders Road in Riverside at its 1 p.m. regular meeting this afternoon. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on Sea-TV’s YouTube channel.

• Beacon Editor Beth Young joined a panel of journalists discussing a shake-up in Riverhead School District administration, Banned Books Week, the Sandland mine in Noyac and the Montauk beach replenishment project this weekend on Behind the Headlines on 88.3 WLIW-FM. Tune in anytime here.

• The Beacon’s Week in Review was delivered piping hot to inboxes throughout the East End in the wee hours of Sunday morning. To get your own copy each week, sign up here.

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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