A humpback whale washed up on the ocean shore in Westhampton Beach late Tuesday |  Riverhead Foundation Facebook photo
A humpback whale washed up on the ocean shore in Westhampton Beach late Tuesday | Riverhead Foundation photo

Good Morning!

• Today will be sunny, with a high near 54 degrees, and tomorrow we’re expecting showers and a high near 61 degrees. Saturday’s forecast has improved to mostly sunny, with a high near 70 degrees, and Sunday we’re also expecting mostly sunny skies, with a high near 58 degrees.

• Yesterday was a busy news day on the East End. It started out innocently enough — a humpback whale had washed ashore late Tuesday just west of Lashley Beach in Westhampton Beach, but by the end of the day, Southold feminist activist Sidney Abbott had died in a house fire, the Sandpiper condominium complex (which was very near the dead humpback whale) in Westhampton Beach had burned to the ground and the Galley Ho in New Suffolk moved from the cribbing on which it had sat since Superstorm Sandy onto its new permanent pilings.

• The East Hampton Town Board is expected to vote tonight on a series of new noise restrictions at the town’s airport in Wainscott. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at town hall.

• Tom Auer, Conservation Data Manager for the National Audubon Society, came to the North Fork last Friday night, April 10, to share the results of the Audubon Society’s recent study, seven years in the making, of how a changing climate is likely to affect birds in North America. The Beacon’s full story on his talk is online here.

• The Southampton Town Board will discuss the gateway to Bridgehampton at their 10:30 a.m. work session this morning. Their full agenda is online here. The Riverhead Town Board will also hold a work session this morning.

• Southold Town is hosting a youth job fair and a community service forum at the Peconic Recreation Center Saturday morning from 10 a.m. to noon. Employers will be on-hand to talk with high school students and recent graduates, while representatives from several non-profits will be on hand to talk with the public about volunteer opportunities. 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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