On the Waterfront, Greenport
On the Waterfront, Greenport

Good Morning!

• Congressman Tim Bishop is looking for feedback on how people in this district feel about raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour. He’s posted a one question survey about it online here. Mr. Bishop was one of the leaders last week in a campaign to file a discharge petition in the house which would force the bill raising the minimum wage out of committee and to the floor for a vote if he gets 218 signatures. That’s signatures from members of Congress, not from you. But you can fill out his survey.

Slade Lee Tyler

• As of 3 a.m., the National Weather Service in Upton is predicting between 3 and 6 inches of snow tonight into tomorrow morning. A winter weather advisory is in effect from 6 p.m. tonight until noon tomorrow.

• If anyone knows three-year-old (or perhaps 4 by now) Slade Lee Tyler, his bottle on a ship, launched last May from New Suffolk, sailed in to port recently. Folks on the North Fork would like him to know his ship came in.

• The state DEC has backed off on its plan to kill or capture all of the swans on Long Island, and is amending its management plan to include non-lethal methods of controlling the swan population. Our full story is online here.

• The Souper Bowls fundraiser to raise money for the Greenport and Southold school gardens will be held this afternoon from noon to 3 p.m. at the Greenport School. More information is online here.

• While you’re in Greenport, flamenco guitarist Francisco Roldán will be giving a free concert at the Floyd Memorial Library this afternoon at 2 p.m. 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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