This Morning’s Bulletin — 3.19.15

Early morning
Early morning, Riverhead

Good Morning!

• It will be sunny today with a high near 37 degrees, but wind chill values will be between 5 and 15 degrees. We’re expecting a low of 17 degrees tonight and then snow tomorrow after 10 a.m., with a daytime accumulation of about an inch possible. Friday night, we’re expecting more snow and freezing rain, with accumulations of 1 to 2 inches, but Saturday is expected to be partly sunny, with a high near 46 degrees.

• Greenport Deputy Mayor George Hubbard, Jr., handily won Greenport’s mayoral race yesterday by a more than 3-to-1 margin against village shop owner Zuleyha Lillis. Businessman Doug Roberts and Greenport High School teacher and coach Jack Martilotta won two trustee seats, unseating incumbent Dave Murray, a builder, and beating out former utilities director William Swiskey.

• The East Hampton Town Board will hold a public hearing tonight on whether to approve the purchase of a façade easement on the Springs General Store, at a cost of $170,000, using Community Preservation Fund money. The text of the notice of public hearing is online here. The board is also slated to approve numerous bonds for capital improvements. The meeting will be held in the town board meeting room at 6:30 p.m. and their full agenda is online here.

• The Southampton Town Trustees are implementing a Duck Feeding Program for black ducks, who overwinter on Long Island and migrate north to their breeding grounds in Canada. This time of the year is critical for these birds, who need to be well-nourished for the migration. The bays have been frozen for the past seven weeks preventing the ducks from eating and preparing for their long flight. Feed can be picked up from the Trustee Maintenance shop at 20 Jackson Avenue in Hampton Bays. If you have any questions, contact Harry Miller, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. or call  631.487.8637.

• Renaissance Downtowns, the firm hired by Southampton Town to envision a new future for the blighted hamlet of Riverside, is just weeks away from submitting is Riverside Revitalization Action Plan to Southampton Town, and they’re looking for input from the community as they put the finishing touches on their proposal. Today, March 19 at 6:30 p.m., they will hold a community meeting, with refreshments, at their headquarters at 110 Peconic Avenue. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• The Southampton Town Board will review applicants for vacancies on boards and committees and go over the draft agenda for next Tuesday’s meeting at their 10:30 a.m. work session today.

• Today’s Riverhead Town Board work session has been cancelled, but the board will be holding an executive session, which is not open to the public, to discuss personnel matters.

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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