Lost Waterski, North Race, Robins Island
Lost Waterski, North Race, Robins Island

Good Morning!

• We’re expecting increasing clouds throughout the day today, with a high near 47 degrees but wind chill values between 15 and 25 early. The wind will be out of the southwest at 9 to 15 miles per hour. There’s a 20 percent chance of showers after 10 p.m. tonight. Tomorrow will be partly sunny, with a high near 62 and Thursday will be partly sunny, with a high near 46.

This is a busy day for governments across the East End:

• The East Hampton Town Board will hold a special meeting on this afternoon, March 22, at 1 p.m. at the Montauk Firehouse to discuss Lake Montauk Harbor. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will present a Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study for Lake Montauk Harbor, which investigates potential coastal storm risk management solutions for the harbor and future inlet dredging plans. The public is invited to attend this presentation.

• Suffolk County Legislator William Spencer of Centerport has introduced legislation that would ban plastic bags at a county level. A public hearing on the proposed legislation will be held today, March 22 at the Suffolk County Legislature’s headquarters. The Beacon’s full story is online here

• Also this afternoon, Jamesport residents are planning to appeal to the County Legislature for the preservation of Sharpers Hill, a 44-acre site in downtown Jamesport that is the site of prehistoric human remains but could be developed into a shopping center. More information is online here.

• The Southampton Town Board will hold public hearings on the town’s Water Protection Plan and on new taxicab regulations at their 6 p.m. meeting this evening. Their full agenda is online here. 

• The Southold Town Board will discuss their justice court audit, online maps, waste hauler agreements, an affordable housing registry update and a part-time youth bureau director at their 9 a.m. work session this morning. They’re holding a public hearing on an amendment to the town’s water map regarding 8 Hands Farm in Cutchogue at their 7:30 p.m. meeting this evening. The full agenda for both meetings is online here.

• JDTLab at Guild Hall in East Hampton presents the first-ever preview tonight of the Neo-Political Cowgirls’ new production, “Andromeda.” Based on the story from The Odyssey, NPC will re-imagine, from the female perspective, this ancient myth of jealousy and rescue while seeking for one’s place in the world. The free preview will begin at 7:30 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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