Get Ready for the Road Work
Get Ready for the Road Work

Good Morning!

• Repaving work on Montauk Highway between Southampton and East Hampton begins March 27.  The work will be done during the overnight hours and between 10 a.m and 3 p.m. to avoid commuting hours, but it is expected to continue through Memorial Day. Workers are already setting up lights along the route and utility companies are marking out the road this week. Plan your driving accordingly!

* According to the National Weather Services’s latest hazardous weather outlook at 4:27 a.m., confidence remains high that a significant coastal storm to develop Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, but there is still some uncertainty about the track and strength of the storm. At this time, they’re saying “there is a chance for at least six inches of snow across mainly southeastern Connecticut and eastern Long Island.” More info tomorrow. In the meantime, we’re expecting a high of 33 degrees today. Don’t plant your peas yet!

• The Long Island Native Plant Initiative is looking for a helping hand over the next few Saturdays with seed cleaning, transplanting and sprucing up the greenhouse at their workshop at the Eastern Campus of Suffolk County Community College. They’re looking for volunteers from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 29, April 5, 12, 19 and 26, and May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31. To offer help, email them at

• The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council will  be holding a series of public meetings April 8 through 10 at the Montauk Yacht Club on Star Island Road, including a session where they will listen to public concerns from 5 to 6 p.m. on April 9. More information is online here.

Peconic River Herb Farm
Peconic River Herb Farm

• The East Hampton Trails Preservation Society is hosting a hike down the seal haul-out trail in Montauk tomorrow morning, perhaps the last time this year that seals can be spotted there before they head north for the summer. Wear appropriate foot gear for the trail, and don’t forget your binoculars. Meet on Camp Hero Road in Montauk, a right turn off Rte 27, about one mile east of Deep Hollow Ranch (past the overlook on the right). Leader Eva Moore can be reached at 631.267.6608 or 631.681.4774 on the day of the hike.

• The Peconic River Herb Farm in Calverton, home of an array of magical plants, is opening for the season March 29. Really. It’s true. Spring is coming.


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

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