This Morning’s Bulletin — 3.8.16


Good Morning!

• We’re expecting patchy fog before 8 a.m. today, but otherwise it will be partly sunny, with a high near 52 degrees and a calm wind becoming southeast 5 to 8 miles per hour in the morning. We’re expecting patchy fog after 10 p.m. tonight, with a low around 37. Tomorrow will be a balmy 66 degrees under sunny skies. There’s a 20 percent chance of showers Thursday, but otherwise it will be partly sunny, with a high near 63.

• The Village of Sag Harbor is planning tonight to unveil plans for a waterfront memorial park in honor of author John Steinbeck, a longtime Sag Harbor resident. If approved, the park will be just south of the Lance Corporal Jordan Haerter Veterans Memorial Bridge, which connects Sag Harbor to North Haven. That land is being considered for a controversial luxury condominium development, but the village is currently preparing to attempt to take the property through eminent domain. The presentation will be held at Sag Harbor Village Hall at 55 Main Street at the village board’s 6 p.m. meeting tonight.

• Today is International Women’s Day, and Canio’s Books in Sag Harbor is celebrating with special discounts all day on books by female authors, and refreshments from 4 to 6 p.m. More information is online here.

At the Downton Abbey celebration | Peconic Landing photo
At the Downton Abbey celebration | Peconic Landing photo

• A grand time was had by all who attended Peconic Landing’s “Farewell to Downton Abbey” Afternoon Tea Sunday at Brecknock Hall. The celebration included a spot of tea, scones, finger sandwiches and period garb as highlight episodes played on. This event was sponsored by Peconic Landing & the Friends of Brecknock Hall. For information about becoming a Friend of Brecknock Hall, email

• The Southampton Town Board will hold public hearings on the CPF acquisition of lands of Beaver Lake Development Corp. in Westhampton Beach, on amending the CPF management and stewardship plan to consider the acquisition of land in East Quogue, on an agricultural easement on a subdivision on Ocean Road in Bridgehampton and on a conservation easement associated with the East End Hospice subdivision and site plan in Quiogue at their 1 p.m. meeting this afternoon. The board will also hold a public hearing on exempting American flags from sign prohibitions. Their full agenda is online here.

• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss outdoor dining issues and ideas, the town’s shellfish hatchery and the Ditch Plains comfort station at their 10 a.m. work session this morning at the Montauk Firehouse. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Southold Town Board will hold its work session this morning at 9 a.m. and a regular meeting at 4:30 this afternoon. Their full agenda will be online here when it is available.

• The Montauk Chamber of Commerce announced Monday that they’ve given the Montauk Food Pantry a $7,388 donation from vendor fees raised at their 2015 Farmers Market. It was the fifth year of the Farmers Market, which from the start was able to generate funds for the pantry.

And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.


Beth Young

Beth Young has been covering the East End since the 1990s. In her spare time, she runs around the block, 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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