The opening day scallop regatta off Robins Island at dawn.
The opening day scallop regatta off Robins Island at dawn.

Good Morning!

• Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 63 degrees and light and variable wind becoming north around 6 miles per hour. Tonight is expected to be partly cloudy and calm, with a low around 42. Tuesday will be sunny, with a high near 65, Wednesday will be sunny, with a high near 67 and Thursday will be sunny, with a high near 68.

• Last year’s Peconic Bay scallop season was the second year in a row of good news for the struggling East End scallop fishery, and environmental factors are shaping up for the possibility of another fine season, opening at dawn this morning. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• You are most likely aware that election day is tomorrow, as tends to happen the day after scallop season opens. We’ve put together all our election coverage this year in one spot, online here, to help you with your decision-making.

• More than 100 residents of Riverside and its environs showed up at a Southampton Town Board hearing last Thursday night to tell and hear tales of the long history of violence, drugs and prostitution that had laid waste to their community over the past several decades. But they also came with something new: hope for the future. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• If you didn’t set your clocks back, do so now. If you already set your clocks back, now you have time to ponder the 100th Anniversary this month of the lectures Cutchogue-loving Albert Einstein gave unveiling his General Theory of Relativity in November of 1915. Celebrate this month by running your sailboat aground in Cutchogue Harbor while daydreaming. It’s what Einstein would have done.

• Greenport Village was recently voted #2 in 101USA’s list of 16 of the best small villages in New York. Put that in your pipe and smoke it!.

• The Beacon’s Week in Review was delivered piping hot to inboxes throughout the East End in the wee hours of this 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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