Down to the windy beach...
Down to the windy beach…

Good Morning!

• Today we’re expecting a chance of drizzle and areas of fog before 8 a.m. It will be the cloudy through mid-morning, then clearing, with a high near 64 degrees and a west wind 5 to 15 miles per hour. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 43 degrees and a southwest wind 5 to 8 miles per hour. Tomorrow, we’re expecting skies to be partly sunny in the morning, with showers after 1 p.m. and a high near 60. Thursday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 54 and Friday will be partly sunny, with a high near 55 degrees.

• Riverside Rediscovered is inviting the public to a feedback session on the newly finished Riverside Revitalization Action Plan tomorrow night, April 22, at 6:30 p.m. at their office on Peconic Avenue. Renaissance Downtowns kicked off this effort to revitalize Riverside one year ago. You can register to join the discussion online here.

Town boards throughout the East End will be busy today:

• The Riverhead Town Board meets tonight at 7 p.m. and will be holding three public hearings: on changes to fees for rental dwelling units, on waiving DEC permit requirements for hunting during Suffolk County’s special firearms season, and on map amendments to the town’s 2003 comprehensive plan suggesting changing the zoning on the north side of East Main Street, in a block of buildings east of Prospect Place, from 1-acre residential zoning to a DC-5 (downtown center) zoning district, which allows schools, offices, health care facilities, houses of worship, bed & breakfasts and other similar uses.

• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss the new “Solarize South Fork” initiative, architecture and engineering services for town hall and a home energy rating code system at their 10 a.m. work session today at town hall. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Southold Town Board will discuss offshore lighthouses, short-term rental legislation and student environmental projects at their 9 a.m. work session today. Their evening meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. The full agenda for both meetings is online here.

• The Shelter Island Town Board will discuss the justice court audit, uses allowed in business zones and street funding at their 1 p.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

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