The Picket Fence Charge, Riverside
The Picket Fence Charge, Riverside

Good Morning!

• The long-awaited plan to shore up downtown Montauk will be unveiled by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the state Department of Environmental Conservation at a special meeting at East Hampton Town Hall on Wed., April 23 at 1 p.m. The meeting will be held in the main town hall meting room and the public will have an opportunity to ask questions.

• North Fork Audubon will host a special lecture on hydrofracking by Roxanne Zimmer, Ph.D, who teaches journalism and environmental courses at The College of New Rochelle, at the Floyd Memorial Library in Greenport from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight. More information is online here.

The Riverhead High School Student Government says "X the Text!"
The Riverhead High School Student Government says “X the Text!”

• The Riverhead High School Students Against Drunk Driving club is reminding YOU to “X the Text.” You, yes you. Don’t text and drive. Don’t let your kids catch you texting and driving either. Don’t give the fire department a good reason to cut up your car.

• Claudio’s Restaurant in Greenport is holding its annual season-opening party for its 144th season tonight. From 4 to 6 p.m., they’re offering free hors d’oeuvres, beers for $1.44 and wine specials, and Norm Vincent will be providing music from 5 to 8 p.m., tonight and every Friday night through May 23.

• This year’s East End Challenge, a high school marine science and art competition at the East End Seaport Museum in Greenport, will focus on “The Littoral Zone: Mutability and Mystery. Science Engineering Art.” The Littoral Zone is the area of water bodies between low and high tide marks, where many interesting species dwell. Applications are due on Earth Day, April 22, and the finalists will be notified on April 28. An awards ceremony will be held at the museum on May 17. More information is online here.

• The Eastern Suffolk Chapter of the waterfowl conservation group Ducks Unlimited has been named one of the Top 100 fundraising chapters in the nation for raising more than $100,000 over the past year. They came in 71st out of 2,600 chapters nationwide. DU’s event fundraising system has funded a significant portion of the more than 13 million acres of wetlands and associated habitat Ducks Unlimited has conserved since 1937.

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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