Sunday in West Creek
Sunday in West Creek

Good Morning!

• We’re expecting clouds through mid-morning today, then gradual clearing, with a high near 67 degrees and a north wind 9 to 16 miles per hour. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 41. Wednesday will be sunny, with a high near 60. We’re expecting the temperature to dip down to the mid-30s Wednesday night, with patchy frost possible before 8 a.m. Thursday. Otherwise, Thursday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 61.

• Polls will be open for presidential primaries from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. throughout the East End today. Get out there and vote! We will have more information tomorrow on how the East End voted.

• Southampton Town’s experimental plan to allow traffic straight through the traffic light on County Road 39 at Tuckahoe Road is underway from 6 to 9 a.m. today, 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.

• The Southold Town Board has a packed 9 a.m. work session agenda today. The board plans to discuss traffic calming in Mattituck, wine industry developments, the land use chapter of the comprehensive plan, a proposed parking ticket amnesty program, the status of the preserved Sills property in Greenport, and a North Fork helicopter flight map. There are no public hearings scheduled for their 7:30 p.m. evening meeting. The full agenda for both meetings is online here.

• The East Hampton Trails Preservation Society will meet this morning at 9 a.m. at the intersection of Cross Highway to Devon and Alberts Landing Road for their weekly Tuesday morning maintenance hike. RSVP to if you plan to join them.

• The East Hampton Town Board also has a packed agenda at this morning’s 10 a.m. work session at town hall. They plan to discuss FEMA-funded PSEG maintenance work, a historic structure presentation on Montauk’s Second House, a new senior community center proposal, beekeeping at the farm museum, a proposal for a campsite on the Paumanok Path, a handicapped-accessible trail at Buckskill Preserve and capital projects. The full agenda is online here.

• The Riverhead Town Board meets at 7 p.m. tonight. They will hold public hearings on the Calverton Sewer District, a New York Cingular Wireless lease on Pulaski Street and on changes to the zoning code to clarify the number of adjournments for which zoning relief applicants can apply.

• The Shelter Island Town Board will discuss a Shelter Island Jazz Festival, garbage pick-up and temporary kitchen and bathroom facilities at Sylvester Manor at their 1 p.m. work session this afternoon. Their full agenda is online here.

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

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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