Reeves Bay, Sunrise, Saturday
Reeves Bay. Sunrise, Saturday

Good Morning!

• 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 if you are available, and to get directions to the meeting place. New volunteers always welcome.

• The Beacon’s Week in Review was delivered to inboxes throughout the East End in the wee hours of Sunday 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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