Ice Blue
Ice Blues

Good Morning!

• Our prayers are with the family of Hampton Bays Volunteer Ambulance Corps paramedic Ralph Oswald, 64, who died of cardiac arrest in the line of duty Monday while providing emergency assistance to an unresponsive patient. We will post funeral information when it becomes available.

• The only weather station in Suffolk County that bothered to call in snow and ice totals to the National Weather Service over yestereday’s alleged snowstorm was Islip MacArthur Airport, which called in a “trace” of snow. While East Enders waited all day to see anything fall from the sky, and many schools cancelled after school programs and sent students home early, roads here remained dry, well-salted and sanded and most of our waiting was in vain.

• The Southold Town Board will discuss its justice court staffing, a Peconic Estuary Program homeowner rebate, the New York DEC’s shellfishing program and a proposed law to allow the adaptive reuse of churches and other historical meeting places at their 9 a.m. work session this morning. Their afternoon meeting will be at 4:30 p.m. The full agenda for both meetings is online here.

• The East Hampton Town Board will hear a presentation from Defend H2O’s Kevin McAllister on advanced septic treatment and will discuss their hotly debated truck legislation proposals at their 10 a.m. work session at the Montauk firehouse. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Southampton Town Board will continue its public hearing on the proposed King Kullen supermarket shopping center in Tuckahoe at their 1 p.m. meeting. Their full agenda 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

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