Pond, Graves, East Hampton
Pond, Graves, East Hampton

Good Morning!

• We’re expecting increasing clouds throughout the day, with a high near 69 degrees and a west wind 6 to 15 miles per hour. Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 43 degrees. Tomorrow is expected to be sunny, with a high near 63 degrees. There’s a 30 percent chance of showers after 11 a.m. Friday, but otherwise it will be partly sunny, with a high near 64 degrees. Saturday is expected to be mostly sunny, with a high near 57 degrees

• We’re looking at a possibility of the first nighttime freezes of the season Saturday and Sunday nights, so bundle up your summer plants while you still have the chance!

• Amagansett’s much-loved Crossroads Music, which opened 10 years ago on North Main Street in East Hampton before moving to its current location in Amagansett Square, is closing its doors at the end of this year.

“Until that point, we will continue business as usual,” said owner Michael Clark in an announcement on the shop’s Facebook page Monday morning. “This type of decision is amazingly difficult but it is the right thing for us at this time. We have no regrets. We lived a 10 year dream where we were a small part of an incredible community of musicians, events and musical happiness through education.”

In the meantime, Crossroads Music still has three more of its Tiny Rooms shows coming up over the next couple months. The Kennedys will perform at the shop on Oct. 27 at 8 p.m., Robert Bruey will perform on Nov. 10 at 8 p.m. and Nancy Atlas will perform on Dec. 15 at 8 p.m. Seating is very limited, and can be had by calling 631.907.4838 and paying the $20 entry fee.  We wish the Clarks the best in all their future endeavors.

•To hear all of the candidates tell it at Tuesday’s League of Women Voters debate for East Hampton Town Supervisor and Town Board, the town has become a victim of its own success — driving longtime residents away due to lack of affordable housing or good jobs, while the roads are taxed to the max with visitors and the shorelines and water supply are plagued by erosion and pollution. The Beacon’s full report is online here.

• Southold Town is hosting a forum tonight for Mattituck and Laurel residents on their hamlet-specific concerns with the land use chapter of the town’s comprehensive plan at the town’s Human Resource Center on Pacific Street at 7 p.m.

• Southampton Town Board closed its public hearing on Water Protection Plan Tuesday afternoon, after five contentious extensions. Councilwoman Bridget Fleming, who has been very active in the drafting of the plan, said Tuesday evening that the document will be first included as an element in the town’s comprehensive plan before it is considered for use as a Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan. More details are online here.

•  Slow Food East End is taking a walk through Trout Pond in Noyac this Saturday morning to discover the long-forgotten provisions nature has grown. Naturalist Chandra Elmendorf has learned there is food virtually anywhere there is greenery and she’s sharing her secrets. They’re meeting at the Trout Pond parking lot at 3200 Noyac Road at 10 a.m. The cost is $15 for members and $20 for non-members and tickets are available online 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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