Living in a postcard, Cutchogue
Living in a postcard, Cutchogue

Good Morning!

• The Sag Harbor Whaling Museum has launched an online campaign to raise $24,750 by May 15 to renovate its front porch, part of an ongoing series of repairs at the museum. More information is online here.

• The Southold Town Board will discuss proposals for a water commission with the North Fork Clean Water Action Group at its 9 a.m. work session today. The group, consisting of members of several environmental organizations, had a tough time selling the commission to the East Marion Community Association back in March. Also on Southold’s plate is a discussion of town finances. At their 4:30 p.m. regular meeting, Southold has a light agenda consisting primarily of personnel issues and approval of summer events. There are no public hearings. Their full agenda for both meetings is online here.

• Riverhead Town began flushing their water mains on Sunday night, and will continue flushing them at night through May 10. They’re urging residents to run their water for a few minutes to make sure it isn’t discolored before washing with it.

• Southampton Town will hold a public hearing on prohibiting the sale, application and disposal of hydraulic fracturing waste in town at their 6 p.m. public meeting today. They’ll also approve a slew of resolutions ranging from buying trucks for the highway department to setting salaries for summer employees. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Shelter Island Town Board will discuss Goat Hill, the Legion Hall and commercial waste hauler regulations at their 1 p.m. work session today. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Southold Free Library is hosting a blood drive for the American Red Cross today from 2 to 7 p.m. If you want to give blood, don’t forget to bring your photo ID.

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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