Sunset on the Shinnecock fleet
Sunset on the Shinnecock fleet

Good Morning!

• The fine weather over the weekend is expected to continue into this week. Today will be sunny, with a high near 73 degrees and a northwest wind around 7 miles per hour, becoming southeast in the afternoon. There’s a 20 percent chance of showers overnight, and we’re expecting clouds tomorrow morning, but it will gradually clear and we’re expecting a high near 63 degrees. Wednesday and Thursday are expected to be sunny, with highs both days near 60 degrees.

• Southampton Town’s experimental plan to allow traffic straight through the traffic light on County Road 39 at Tuckahoe Road will begin tomorrow from 6 to 9 a.m., and will end on Thursday. During the three-day trial, cars will not be allowed to turn left from Tuckahoe Road onto County Road 39, or from the westbound lane of County Road 39 onto Tuckahoe Road southbound. Cars on Tuckahoe Road will also not be able to travel straight through the intersection. Full details are online here.

• Southold Town has just released the draft Land Use chapter of the town’s comprehensive plan update, available online here. The land use chapter outlines broad recommendations for zoning changes, but does not propose specific changes to zoning in Southold. The town is planning three community meetings to discuss the chapter in the upcoming weeks. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• If you live on Shelter Island and you missed the unveiling Friday evening of the new seed lending library at the Shelter Island Public Library, don’t worry. We’ve got the details for you right here.

• Deena Gordon, author of “Village of Immigrants,” will discuss her book as part of Peconic Landing’s Lifetime Learning Speakers Bureau discussion tomorrow, Tuesday, April 19 at 8 p.m. More information is online here. [Free]

• Deputy Suffolk County Police Commissioner Risco Mention-Lewis will discuss the Council on Thought and Action, a peer support group she’s started in communities throughout Long Island, at the Thinking Forward Lecture Series at the Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreation Center next Monday, April 25 at 7 p.m. More information is online here.

• The Beacon’s Week in Review was delivered piping hot to inboxes throughout the East End in the wee hours of this morning. To get your own copy each week, sign up 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

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