The Coffee Pot, Orient
The Coffee Pot, Orient

Good Morning!

• Tomorrow’s Slow Food East End tribute to Chef Gerry Hayden at Kontokosta Winery in Greenport is sold out and they’re no longer taking reservations. No tickets will be available at the door. If you would like to make a donation to help provide for Gerry’s life care, you may do so here.

• Join East Hampton Trails Preservation Society at their Monday, March 3, general membership meeting at Ashawagh Hall in Springs, starting at 7 p.m., when EHTPS member Mike Bottini will discuss the various types of nordic ski equipment available today. The regular meeting will follow, beginning at 7:30. Everyone is welcome.

• The North Fork Animal Welfare League is looking for donations of baskets or trays that can be used to make gift baskets for their upcoming raffles. Anyone who has baskets or trays can  drop them at their Peconic Lane shelter. They’re also looking for donations of prizes, gift certificates or gift baskets and dry dog and cat food.

• Suffolk County’s PulsePoint App, which provides information for people having a heart attack, is now available in the Apple and Android app stores. It features an interactive map that shows locations of the nearest automatic external defibrillators and live emergency radio traffic. For more information on how to use the phone application, logon to

• The Peconic Estuary Program is hosting a Community Water Quality Workshop at Suffolk County Community College in Riverhead on March 8, which will include an afternoon session on becoming an alewife monitor, checking on the health of river herring that are a crucial part of the estuary’s food cycle. More information 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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