The last lights of the summer colony...
The last lights of the summer colony…

Good Morning!

• We’re expecting patchy fog before 9 a.m., but otherwise, increasing clouds, with a high near 73 degrees and a calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 9 miles per hour. There’s a 20 percent chance of rain after midnight tonight. There’s a 50 percent chance of rain tomorrow, when the high will be near 71 degrees. Wednesday will be partly sunny, with a high near 68 degrees and a 20 percent chance of showers.

The corn stalkers have taken over the East End. Lock your doors and hide inside. But if you must go out, be careful out there on the roads today, especially if you’re heading west. We’ve seen super-heavy traffic on both forks all this holiday weekend, with near gridlock in the most heavy pumpkin picking areas.

• Board members of Luminati Aerospace, which recently purchased the 16-acre property at EPCAL formerly owned by Skydive Long Island, weren’t sharing the details of their new venture to build large solar-powered, high-flying drones when they met with the Riverhead Town Board last Thursday morning. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• It’s been a few months since Riverside Rediscovered unveiled its Riverside Revitalization Action Plan to reinvigorate the blighted hamlet just south of downtown Riverhead, and you probably haven’t heard much about what’s been happening with the plan since. But that’s about to change… The Beacon’s full story is online 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 very 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

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