Miss Egret Regrets.
Miss Egret Regrets.

Good Morning!

• The East Hampton Town Board is a busy crew today. They will be approving numerous projects at the East Hampton Airport at their 6:30 p.m. meeting tonight, including paving a section of Runway 4-22 for use as a taxiway, replacing taxiway lighting and paying for the use of the seasonal air traffic control tower, which will open just before Memorial Day. They also plan to set a public hearing for May 15 on a new special events law, and hearings for May 1 on three prospective Community Preservation Fund acquisitions. They also plan to deny a mass gathering permit for this summer’s “Shark Attack Sounds” concert in Montauk, and to hire engineering consultant First Coastal for assistance with the Army Corps proposal to shore up downtown Montauk. The Army Corps will make a presentation to the town board on their plans next Wednesday, April 23 at 1 p.m. at town hall. Tonight’s full agenda is online here.

• North Fork Audubon is hosting a six-week Thursday night discussion group on climate change beginning tonight at 6:30 at The Red House at Inlet Pond County Park in Greenport. The focus will be on learning about the pollution sources that have altered our planet’s atmosphere and what we can do to mitigate the ever-growing threats to the earth. More information is online here.

• It seems everyone in Riverhead is raffling off cars these days. Peconic Bay Medical Center is selling tickets to win either $20,000 or a choice of one of five cars. Tickets are $100 a pop, and the drawing will be held at their Candlelight Ball on May 31. More information is online here. East End Arts is also raffling off a Fiat from Brown’s Fiat of Patchogue. The winner will be announced at their Spring Gala on May 17. More information is online here.

• The Riverhead Town Board is not raffling off cars. They will discuss park permit fees, downtown docks and their wind energy code at their 10 a.m. work session this morning. Their full agenda is online here.

• Gene Casey of The Lone Sharks will be making a rare library appearance, rocking the halls of the Westhampton Library tonight beginning at 7:30 p.m. More information is online here.

• The Southampton Town Board will discuss the Westhampton Beach School District’s greenhouse project and an update on 2014 capital projects at their 11 a.m. work session today. Their full agenda 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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