Early Snowdrops
Early Snowdrops

Good Morning! It’s Tuesday, so it must be time for our esteemed public leaders to head in to work at their respective town halls. Also, it’s cold outside. But you knew that. Too bad the snowdrops didn’t get the memo.

• The Southampton Town Board will hold a public hearing on a controversial alternate ethics reform bill, which would dictate the political composition of its land use boards, at its 6 p.m. meeting tonight. Their agenda is online here.

• The Southold Town Board will discuss affordable apartments, a shoreline cleanup and a new sustainability committee at its 9 a.m. work session and will hold public hearings on a veterans exemption from school taxes and the donation to the town of the 16-acre Whitcom Marsh Preserve in Orient by The Nature Conservancy a at its 4:30 p.m. regular meeting this afternoon. Their agenda for both meetings is online here.

• The Shelter Island Town Board will discuss irrigation, parties on residential property and Reel Point at its 1 p.m. work session today. Their agenda is online here.

• In case you weren’t already bowled over by Riverhead’s new hotness in the world of film locations, intrepid location scout Nick Carr posted a whole bunch of creepy photos to his blog yesterday of his trip to scout the shuttered, never-opened Shoreham Nuclear Power Plant, which is now available as a filming location. His account of the trip is online here.

• The Long Island Science Center in Riverhead has already announced its summer camp schedule. The race is on to figure out what to do with your kids’ long, long summer break…If you’re running a summer camp and want The Beacon to know what you’re doing, drop us a line at editor@eastendbeacon.com. We’d love to hear from you.

• Don’t forget Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter’s State of the Town address is tonight at the Sea Star Ballroom at the aquarium that is now called the Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center but still has a sign out front that says Atlantis Marine World. For $45, beginning at 6 p.m., you can have dinner with a bunch of politicians and businesspeople and hear about how Riverhead is doing.

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 editor@eastendbeacon.com

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