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Good Morning!

• Never mind the dusting of snow on the roads. Spring is on its way and the school buses are on time. Wednesday night, we’ll worry about snow again. NWS is still unsure on potential accumulations between Wednesday night and Thursday morning, as Eastern Long Island may get a mix of rain and snow.

• Congressman Tim Bishop held a press conference at Mattituck Inlet last Friday to announce that the dredging of the inlet will be completed by the end of the month. But you already knew that.

• Developers of the The Sebonac Golf Club were required to create a Historic Preservation Reserve Fund when their land was put in a planned development district, and that fund is being used to pay for the maintenance of historic houses in Southampton. Last week, Southampton announced the owners of the Benjamin Foster Homestead in Watermill and the Foster-Downs House in East Quogue each received $10,000 toward the upkeep of their properties. The town expects to spend $20,000 annually from the fund over the next five years.

• Real estate figures for the fourth quarter of 2013 are in, and they show a strongly recovered market. Our story is online here.

• The John Drew Theatre at Guild Hall in East Hampton will host a free staged reading of John Mullen’s play “The Family Room” tomorrow night, Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m. More information is online here.

• Peconic Landing in Greenport will host a live telecast of a discussion at the 92nd Street Y with Middle East expert Michael Doran on the United States, Iran and Israel tomorrow night, Feb. 11, at 8 p.m. More information is online here.

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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