An architects' drawing of the new Parrish Art Museum during the design process
An architects’ drawing of the new Parrish Art Museum during the design process

Good Morning!

• We are under a dense fog advisory this morning, and the National Weather Service says to expect visibility of less than a quarter mile on the roads through 8 a.m. • The new Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill has been winning accolades from designers since it first opened in the fall of 2012. This month, Travel + Leisure magazine added their voice to the fray, naming the Herzog & de Meuron-designed museum their “Best Museum” of the year.

“In the land of riches that is the East End of Long Island, the Parrish is a building brave enough to be humble,” they say in their write-up on the museum “The line it draws in an open meadow is striking in its simplicity; inside, the central corridor is flanked by galleries, while a wide, covered terrace at one end extends a friendly invitation to step into a world of American art.”

• Today is closing day for the North Fork Community Theatre’s production of “Steel Magnolias” in Mattituck. Their final matinee is today at 2:30 p.m.

• In case you missed the news, East Hampton is backing out of a contract with the Long Island Farm Bureau to have USDA sharpshooters cull their deer herd.

• The Riverhead Farmers Market had a slam-dunk opening day yesterday. The Beacon’s photos and videos are online here.

• Our week in pictures is live 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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