Wickham's fields
Wickham’s fields

Good Morning!

• We’re expecting a high temperature of 35 degrees today. Whoo-hoo! Then we’re heading back into the 20s until the temperature creeps above freezing again on Sunday.

• Doll Collector Judith Kronin will present an exhibit talk on “Black History Through the Eyes of Dolls” this afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Suffolk County Historical Museum in Riverhead. The discussion will include an introduction to the exhibit, a synopsis of the meaning behind its title, descriptions of the dolls with vignettes, information on the art of doll collecting, and a question-and-answer session. More information is online here.

• Jessica Soffer, author of “Tomorrow There Will be Apricots,” will be the first speaker at Stony Brook Southampton’s spring session of “Writers Speak Wednesdays” tonight in the Radio Lounge at the college. More information is online here.

• The brand new Mattituck-Laurel Civic Association, which had planned to hold its first meeting just after last month’s blizzard, will instead hold its first meeting tonight, Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. at the Mattituck-Laurel Library.

• The Southold Town Board was skeptical of Kevin McAllister’s proposal that they require more stringent septic systems in new developments than the Suffolk County Health Department, and they also discussed using the Peconic Lane Community Center as a temporary justice court at their work session Tuesday. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• Dr. Georgette Grier-Key will present a talk titled “We Come This Far By Faith” at the Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton tomorrow, Feb. 26 at 3 p.m. Dr. Grier-Key will revisit significant influences that African Americans have had on society and in our country, with a local perspective. Seating is limited, RSVP by calling 283-0774 ext 523. 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 editor@eastendbeacon.com

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