Autumn Dance
Autumn Dance

Good Morning!

• We’re expecting periods of rain today with a total accumulation between a quarter and a half an inch, a steady temperature around 48 degrees and an east wind around 17 miles per hour. Tonight, we’re expecting periods of rain early, with drizzles and fog in the early morning and a steady temperature around 47 degrees. Showers are likely tomorrow, with a high near 57 degrees, ending early Thursday, after which we’re expecting mostly sunny skies, a steady temperature around 47 degrees, but 16 to 22 mile per hour west winds.

• The Southampton Town Board has set a special election for Jan. 26 for the town board seat vacated by former councilman Brad Bender, who pleaded guilty to federal drug charges and resigned from his post just before Thanksgiving.

East End governments get back to work today after town board members have thoroughly digested their Thanksgiving dinners:

• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss public parking lots in Amagansett and Montauk and the aftermath of their rental registry public hearing at their 10 a.m. work session this morning. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Southold Town Board plans to discuss litter, wetland restoration projects and the town’s comprehensive plan at their 9 a.m. work session this morning. They will hold a public hearing at their 7:30 p.m. meeting on wetland setback restrictions. The full agenda for both meetings is online here.

• The Riverhead Town Board will hold a public hearing on parking restrictions in parts of the town’s riverfront parking lots at their 2 p.m. meeting this afternoon. Parking is currently limited to three hours between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. in the lots between Monday and Friday, but the change would make the three hour parking limit in effect 24 hours a day, seven days a week in the lot east of the Salvation Army and at 60 parking stalls nearest to East Main Street stores. The full agenda for the meeting is online here.

• The Shelter Island Town Board will discuss a seagrass management initiative and a draft law for boat slip rental in the Silver Beach lagoon at their 1 p.m. work session this afternoon.

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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