Greenport, Sunset
Greenport, Sunset

Good Morning!

• The folks in East Hampton who are hoping PSEG will bury or reroute a new transmission line to Amagansett will finally have a chance to meet with our esteemed new electric company for a discussion on the future of the project this afternoon at 2 p.m. at East Hampton Town Hall. Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell said at yesterday’s work session that the meeting will not be a public hearing, but it will be open to the public.

• The Riverhead Town Board yesterday unanimously approved an application for Mainstream House to convert a converted office building across from town hall back to a residence in order to run a sober house there.

• The Montauk Shores Condominium oceanfront mobile home park is in hot water with the DEC this week over a bulkhead the park had built with enormous boulders after Superstorm Sandy. The DEC said Tuesday that Montauk Shores and their contractor, Keith Grimes, will have to remove the wall, which is 12 feet high — twice the size their permit allows — and consists of boulders weighing up to 1,000 pounds, when their permit requires the stones be not more than 150 pounds. They will also be required to pay a $120,000 fine.

• A new website dedicated to community gardens aptly titled Long Island Community Gardens was launched by Sustainable Long Island yesterday, in conjunction with  Stony Brook University Family Medicine’s Community Roots Project and the Suffolk County Food Policy Council and Stony Brook University Family Medicine’s Dietetic Interns. The website will serve as an online-hub focused on starting, maintaining, and successfully running a local community garden.

• County Executive Steve Bellone gives his State of the County address tonight at 7 p.m. You can follow his Twitter feed @SteveBellone for highlights, and join the conversation using the hashtag ‪#‎SSOTC‬.

• County Legislator Al Krupski will be Hazel Kahan’s guest on her WPKN radio show “North Fork Works” tonight at 7:30 p.m. You can hear the program live on the air at 89.5 FM or online here. You can even listen to the interview with Al while tweeting with the County Executive while the County Executive is giving his speech. But that might be information overload. We’ll try it and let you know how it goes.

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

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