Good Morning!

• Today will be sunny, with a high near 45 degrees and a north wind 5 to 9 miles per hour, becoming east in the afternoon. There’s a 20 percent chance of showers after 3 a.m., with a low tonight around 34. We’re expecting showers tomorrow, mainly after 9 a.m., with a high near 56 degrees and a south wind 11 to 18 miles per hour. There’s a 20 percent  chance of showers before 9 a.m. Thursday, but otherwise it will be partly sunny, with a high near 47.

• The New York Department of Environmental Conservation is looking for feedback today on a “conceptual draft scope” document for their Long Island Nitrogen Action Plan, designed to address the harm that excess nitrogen from septic systems and fertilizers is doing to our aquatic and marine ecosystems. Members of the public will have a chance to discuss the plan with DEC representatives this afternoon from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Suffolk County Community College Culinary Arts and Hospitality Center at 20 East Main Street in Riverhead. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss the town’s YMCA, affordable housing in Amagansett, the creation of a Latino Advisory Committee, the town’s annual code enforcement report and changes to tax exemptions for veterans at their 10 a.m. work session at town hall this morning. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Riverhead Town Board will hold a public hearing on the change of zone application for the Concordia Senior Community at their 2 p.m. meeting this afternoon.

• The U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee Subcommittee on Water, Power & Oceans will hold a hearing this morning on East End Congressman Lee Zeldin’s legislation to clarify federal laws regarding striped bas fishermen who fish in state waters off of Long Island, but must traverse the federal government’s Exclusive Economic Zone, where striped bass fishing is prohibited, in order to return to port. The full text of the bill is online here.

• The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office has agreed to field and respond to calls on the 1.877.BARRENS phone line, allowing residents to report illegal activities that threaten the 105,000-acre Central Pine Barrens region of Suffolk County. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• Guild Hall in East Hampton hosts a free staged reading tonight of “James Joyce: A Short Night’s Odyssey from No to Yes” at 7:30 p.m. More information is online here.

And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light 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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