This Morning’s Bulletin — 3.13.14

New Coat of Paint for the Old Whaling Museum, Sag Harbor
New Coat of Paint for the Old Whaling Museum, Sag Harbor

Good Morning!

• Forget the snow sprinkles and plunging temperatures this morning, whatever you do, don’t take your boat out on the bay. The National Weather Service has issued a gale warning through late tonight, and is expecting northwest winds of 25 to 30 knots with gusts up to 40 knots today, with seas 7 to 10 feet and freezing spray. Visibility is 1 to 3 nautical miles. There are no other weather advisories out there at this time.

• Today is the auspicious occasion of the 222nd anniversary of the founding of Riverhead Town in 1792. In honor of this milestone, Riverhead Town Board members and historians will gather on the front stoop of town hall this morning at 9 a.m. to read the town’s founding documents. The public is invited to attend. The township then known as “River Head” was broken off from the Town of Southold on March 13, 1792. River Head’s first town meeting was held not long afterward at the house of John Griffin, whose family in later generations changed their name to Griffing.

• Today is the somewhat less auspicious occasion of a Riverhead Town Board work session. The board will convene at 10:30 a.m. at 200 Howell Ave. to discuss the Riverhead Farmers Market, term limits, the Second Street firehouse and to adopt two resolutions relating to renewable energy proposals. Their full agenda is online here.

• Riverhead is also endowed with the gift of becoming Suffragette City for one day today. The Long Island Suffragist Committee of the American Association of University Women is hosting a tea and talk at the Suffolk County Historical Society on the suffrage movement on Long Island beginning at 1 p.m. The event is also honoring Tuskegee Airman Lee Hayes of East Hampton, who passed away late last year. More information is online here.

• The Hampton Theatre Company’s new production of “The Foreigner,” a comedy about a shy and awkward foreigner’s unexpected adventure in the wilds of rural Georgia, opens tonight at 7 p.m. The production runs through March 30. More information is online here.

• The Southampton Town Board will discuss police programs and the Hampton Visitors Council at a work session at 10 a.m. today. Their full agenda is online here.

And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.


Beth Young

Beth Young has been covering the East End since the 1990s. In her spare time, she runs around the block, 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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