Good Morning! Today is a day chock full of government works. But first, let’s catch up on yesterday:

• PSEG had a somewhat productive meeting with East Hampton residents who want them to bury the a new transmission line from East Hampton Village to Amagansett. While the electric company officials said they wouldn’t stop work on the overhead line they’re putting up now because they believe it will be needed this summer, they did agree to sit down with the community tomorrow to prepare a statement saying they’re committed to eventually putting the line underground. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• The long-awaited dredging of Mattituck Inlet is due to be finished tomorrow, and will be three feet deeper than originally planned. Our full story is online here.

• Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone devoted a large portion of his state of the county address last night to his plan to improve water quality, which he said will include a assessment of sewage systems on a “household by household basis” to see which neighborhoods should be sewered and a push to get the county health department to accept advanced nitrogen-reducing septic systems.

• The East Hampton Town Board plans to renew its contract with the firm Plane Noise to collect noise complaints at the airport and to approve several bond resolutions, including one to spend $75,000 on repairs to the Fort Pond House nature center, at its 6:30 p.m. meeting tonight. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Riverhead Town Board will discuss the Second Street Firehouse and the summer All for the East End concert at Martha Clara Vineyards at an 11 a.m. work session today. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Southampton Town Board will discuss highway department funding, an update from their sustainability committee and the Flanders farmers market at their noon work session today. Their full agenda is online here.

• Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell will give his state of the town address at 7 p.m. tonight at Southold Town Hall.

• On an entirely non-governmental note, Peconic Landing is hosting a holistic health fair in their Greenport community center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. There will be sessions in acupuncture, reflexology, yoga, massage, physical and pet therapy, healing touch, Reiki, Qi Gong, and organic foods and nutrition. 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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