Benjamin Franklin Mile Marker #8
Boy Scouts Aidan Vandenburgh and Sam Basel recently repaired shattered Benjamin Franklin Mile Marker #8 and replaced it alongside the Main Road in Laurel, farther back from the road from where it was hit by a car decades ago.

Good Morning!

• We’re expecting showers after 3 p.m. today and patchy fog after 2 p.m., with a high temperature near 58 degrees and light and variable wind becoming south 8 to 13 miles per hour in the morning. There’s a 40 percent chance of showers this evening, mainly before 9 p.m. Friday is expected to be mostly sunny, with a high near 55, Saturday is expected to be sunny, with a high near 49 and Sunday is expected to be mostly sunny, with a high near 54 degrees.

• If the weather the past few days wasn’t dreary enough, now we’ve got a whole mess of leaves to deal with. But our highway crews are getting ready to help with that. All the details of our local leaf pickup programs are online here.

• The Riverhead Town Board will discuss the town’s retirement community code, Calverton National Cemetery and a traffic signal on Roanoke Avenue at their 10 a.m. work session this morning. Their full agenda is online here.

• Today marks the beginning of the last weekend of the North Fork Community Theatre’s production of “Little Shop of Horrors.” Our review is online here.

• The Southold Historical Societyis hosting its first Harvest Dinner fundraiser from noon to 8 p.m. today at the Soundview Restaurant. The dinner will feature pot roast, salmon and a 50/50 cash raffle. [$25]

• Canio’s Books’ book discussion group in Sag Harbor will talk about John Steinbeck’s “Winter of Our Discontent,” led by Steinbeck scholar Richard Hart, at their meeting tonight at 5 p.m. [Free]

The Southampton Historical Museum is hosting a special clam chowder workshop this evening at 6 p.m. with Chef Kyle Scheurer of Schmidt’s Market in Southampton. Each participant will make one batch as a class and then leave with a one quart of clam chowder to take home.  Reserve early as the class size is limited. [$25-$35]

• The Stephen Talkhouse’s Outrageous Open Mic has returned to Thursday evenings at 8 p.m. for the off-season. Sign up tonight to sing an original song or two at this longstanding forum for new songwriters. [No Cover]

• On Friday, November 6, 2016, the Suffolk County Parks Department and the South Shore Waterfowlers Association unveiled the New “Wounded Warriors” Accessible Duck Blind at Hubbard County Park in Flanders. For information about Suffolk County Park’s hunting opportunities, call 631.854.4949.

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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