Good Morning and Happy Spring, if spring ever really gets here.
• Kevin McAllister is suddenly no longer the Peconic Baykeeper, and members of his staff are keeping mum on just what happened. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• With the advent of springtime, asphalt plants will soon be opening, and that is likely to mean a lot of roadwork in this pothole-laden part of the world. The state DOT is planning to begin repaving a hair-raising section of Montauk Highway from the Princess Diner in Southampton to Stephen Hands Path in East Hampton next week, where a huge crevasse straight down the driving lane is making life hell for Hamptonites. The road will remain open during the work.
• Suffolk County is also planning to do some major work on Roanoke Avenue between Route 25 and Route 58 in Riverhead this year, and the county Department of Works is holding an informational meeting to discuss their plans at the Cornell Cooperative Extension building on Griffing Avenue in Riverhead on March 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. The 1.3 mile long project includes making the travel lanes narrower, rehabilitating the pavement, making the sidewalks ADA compliant and repairing and replacing parts of the drainage system along the road. More information is online here.
• The 11th annual East End Mental Health Awareness Day will be held on Saturday, April 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Southampton High School at 141 Narrow Lane in Southampton. Morning and afternoon workshops will cover subjects including mental health in children, mental health in seniors, substance abuse, medications, access to mental health services, postpartum depression, suicide prevention, and taking care of your whole self. The event is free, though advanced registration is requested. You can register online here or call 631.702.2445.
• The stained glass windows found underneath the North Fork Community Theatre’s sign while the building was being repainted last year are back in place on the building’s facade, after they were taken out for restoration last fall. They’re worth a trip to have a look-see.
• The second weekend of Hampton Theatre Company’s three-week run of “The Foreigner” begins tonight, and there’s word afoot they may be considering extending the run by a week. Read The Beacon’s review of this gem of a play online here.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.