When Darkness Falls Early...
When Darkness Falls Early…

Good Morning!

• We’re expecting rain today, mainly after 10 a.m., with a high temperature near 66 degrees and an east wind around 16 miles per hour and new precipitation amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch. Tonight, we’re expecting more rain, which will be heavy at times, and possibly a thunderstorm, with temperatures rising to around 69 degrees by 2 a.m. Showers and patchy fog are likely before 8 a.m. tomorrow, but otherwise it will gradually become sunny, with a high near 72. Friday is expected to be sunny, with a high near 60.

• The Peconic Estuary Protection Committee plans to announce their group’s formation this afternoon at a press conference in Southampton. The committee is an intermunicipal organization between East End agencies working to restore the Peconic Estuary. The Beacon first reported on this project back in April.

• The Mattituck-Laurel Civic Association holds their monthly meeting tonight, Oct. 28th at 6:30 p.m.at the American Legion Hall in Mattituck. They will hear presentations by Paul J. Connor, President and CEO
of Eastern Long Island Hospital on “Transforming Healthcare: What will the affiliation between ELIH and Stony Brook mean to you?,” and from The North Fork Deer Management Alliance on the impact of deer overpopulation on health, safety and the environment.

• Opponents of a proposed rental registry in East Hampton are lining up ahead of a Nov. 19 public hearing scheduled to be held at the Amagansett American Legion Hall at 6:30 p.m. They’ve started a website to promote their cause, online here.

• East Hampton Town is partnering with New York State to build a new
municipal parking field in downtown Montauk. The new field, estimated to
add approximately 30 new parking spaces, will be at the intersection
of South Edison Street and South Euclid Avenue. The commercially zoned property was purchased by East Hampton Town, and $250,000 from Assemblyman Thiele and $100,000 from Senator Ken LaValle in state capital funding will be used to construct the field and its infrastructure.

• Peconic Landing hosts Robin Lombardo, Program Director for Music and Memory, tonight at 7 p.m. as she discusses the impact of music on memory and the ongoing programs to boost cognitive skills and improve mood. They will be screening the Sundance Film Festival award-winning film “Alive Inside.”  More information is 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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