The Little Giant of Polish Town
The Little Giant of Polish Town

Good Morning!

• First quarter revenues for the Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund are up 8 percent over the first quarter of 2013, according to State Assemblyman Fred Thiele. Mr. Thiele announced yesterday that the CPF funds in the five East End towns brought in $21.85 million in the first quarter of 2014, up from $20.23 million this quarter a year ago. Revenue for March saw a significant jump from $4.19 million last year to $7.25 million this year. The biggest winners in the numbers were Riverhead and Southampton. Riverhead’s revenues increased 66.7 percent, from $510,000 to $850,000, while Southampton’s increased 15.8 percent from $12.35 million to $14.3 million. East Hampton’s revenue declined 9.3 percent from $5.77 million to $5.23 million, Southold’s revenue increased 1.1 percent from $940,000 to $950,000 and Shelter Island saw the biggest decline, 22,4 percent, dropping from $670,000 to $520,000.

• North Fork singer-songwriter Robert Bruey will be celebrating the release of his new album, “Carousel,” at the Vail-Leavitt Music Hall in Riverhead tonight at 7 p.m., with his band and special guest Cassandra House. Tickets are $25 in advance and $20 at the door and are available online here.

• Tonight at the East Hampton Historical Society’s Clinton Academy, Evan Thomas and Hugh King will read from Rev. Nathaniel Huntting’s extraordinary records of East Hampton between 1696 and 1753. This is the final lecture in their winter series titled “In Their Own Words: Voices from East Hampton’s Past.” The lecture begins at 7 p.m.

• The Suffolk Theater in Riverhead has just added a slew of summer shows to their roster, which is online here, including Joan Osborne, The Lovin’ Spoonful and Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes. Tonight, the New Millennium Jazz Band graces their stage at 8 p.m.

• The Tanger Outlets mall in Riverhead will be filled with traveling food trucks tomorrow, April 25 from noon to 5 p.m., serving everything from hibachi shrimp and local fish tacos to Italian pastries. Several stores in the mall are also holding sidewalk sales, including Pottery Barn, Williams Sonoma Outlet and West Elm Warehouse.

• Congressman Tim Bishop is introducing legislation next week to prevent “automatic defaults” on private student loans, which occur when a co-signer on a loan dies or files for bankruptcy, even if the loan has been paid on time. Mr. Bishop’s legislation would give the student 90 days to find a new co-signer.

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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