• South Forkers with ties to Chile are joining with Julio Fiol, Consul General of Chile in New York, for an event to express sympathy and solidarity with the Chilean people, who have recently been through a series of devastating fires in Valparaiso. The beneft will be held on Saturday, May 3 at 10:30 p.m. at 75 Main in Southampton. There will be live drumming and music and a suggested donation of $10 to benefit victims of the fires.
• The folks organizing the Mattituck Farmers Market let us know this weekend that they’ve received the official go-ahead for the market from Southold Town. The market is expected to open May 9, from 3 to 6 p.m., and stay open through the end of October..
• East Hampton Town approved the purchase of the former 19-acre Principi Farm on Montauk Highway in Amagansett at their meeting April 17, using money from the Community Preservation Fund. They’re hoping the property will be farmed in the future. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• The Riverhead Foundation for Marine Preservation and Research’s 1998 Chevy response truck broke down on their way back from responding to a seal in Westhampton Beach yesterday. They managed to transfer their staff and the injured seal to their only other response truck, but now they’re in need of new second truck. In the past week alone, they have gone to Dobb’s Ferry, Montauk, Staten Island, Hampton Bays, Southampton and Westhampton. If anyone out there would like to donate a vehicle to their cause, call 631.369.9840.
• This Tuesday, April 22, starting at 9 a.m., the East Hampton Trails Preservation Society will be blazing a new trail at Boys Harbor, and they’re looking for volunteers to help out. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are available, and to get directions to the meeting place. New volunteers always welcome.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.