The Buddha of County Road 39.
The Buddha of County Road 39.

Good Morning!

• Today will be sunny, with a high near 47 degrees and a northwest wind of 10 to 13 miles per hour. Tonight, we’re expecting a low around 26 degrees and tomorrow will be mostly sunny and breezy, with a high near 52 degrees. Friday, we’re expecting cloudy skies, a 70 percent chance of showers and a high near 58 degrees.

• The folks over at the East Hampton Trails Preservation Society have found the first skunk cabbages of spring popping up along East End trails. Oh boy! Find some this week. Go take a hike with The Beacon’s hike listings.

• Poet Alice Fulton will be the guest speaker at tonight’s Writers Speak Wednesdays at Stony Brook Southampton. Her work has been included in “The Penguin Anthology of Twentieth-Century American Poetry”; five editions of “The Best American Poetry” series; and the 10th Anniversary edition and the 25th Anniversary edition (forthcoming) of “The Best of the Best American Poetry.” More information is online here.

• The full-price Suffolk County Bus fare is going up today from $2 per ride to $2.25 per ride, but the senior and student rates will remain the same. This is not an April Fool’s joke. Bring an extra quarter!

• The Southold Economic Development Committee is hosting a forum on development of commercial fishing and aquaculture on April 10 at 9 a.m. at the Peconic Lane Community Center. Speakers will include Augie Ruckdeschel of the Suffolk County Economic Development Department; Roz Goldmacher of the Long Island Development Corporation; Karen Rivara of the Long Island Farm Bureau; Linda LaViolette and Ana Rua of NYS Empire Development Corporation; Gregg Rivara, Aquaculture Specialist at Cornell Cooperative Extension and Susan Filipowich, Administrator of the Suffolk County Shellfish Aquaculture Lease Program. If you’d like to attend this free forum, RSVP by April 5 to Phillip Beltz at or call 631.765.5806.

• If you get into a car crash in Southampton Town, you don’t have to go down to the police department anymore to get a copy of the police report. The town has partnered with the website BuyCrash.Com to enable people to buy their car crash reports online. You can still go to the police department if you want to pay less for the report.

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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