Mr. Wickham's peaches
Mr. Wickham’s peaches

Good Morning!

• We’re under a frost advisory until 8 a.m. today. Hopefully you haven’t planted any tomatoes out there yet! Today will be sunny, with a high near 59 degrees but wind chill values between 25 and 35 early. The wind will be out of the northeast around 10 miles per hour, becoming southeast in the afternoon. There’s a 30 percent chance of showers tonight, mainly between 8 p.m. and midnight, but otherwise it will be cloudy, with a low around 36. There’s a 40 percent chance of rain tomorrow, mainly after 3 p.m., but otherwise it will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 54. Saturday is expected to be mostly sunny, with a high near 58 and Sunday is expected to be mostly cloudy, with a high near 58.

• An amendment to Congressman Lee Zeldin’s bill to remove federal language requiring the sale of Plum Island is expected to be voted out of the House Homeland Security Committee today in preparation for a vote by the full House of Representatives. We’ll have the details on the vote in tomorrow’s Morning Bulletin. The Beacon’s recent story is online here.

• As of Wednesday night, April 27, two of the three travel lanes in each direction on the Long Island Expressway between William Floyd Parkway at Exit 68 and Wading River Road at Exit 69 will be closed Monday through Friday between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. The lanes will be closed each night, weather permitting, through mid-summer during preventive maintenance work on the Long Island Rail Road Bridge over the Long Island Expressway.

• Greenport Village has announced that they will begin live streaming village board meetings as of tonight’s 7 p.m. meeting. Videos of village board meetings will be available online here. Tonight’s agenda is online here. The board will hold public hearings on making Wiggins Street a two-way street and on installing a stop sign at Third and Wiggins streets.

• The Riverhead Town Board will discuss the Wading River Hamlet Center zoning district at their 10 a.m. work session this morning. Their full agenda is online here.

• Southold Town is hosting two special events this evening. The first is “Synergy,” a discussion between community members and the town’s police department at 6 p.m. at the Peconic Recreation Center. The second is a discussion on the land use chapter of the town’s Comprehensive Plan at 7:30 p.m. at Peconic Landing. You can find these and other community meetings in our Current Affairs listings, online here.

• The Suffolk County Legislature will hold next week’s committee meetings in the Evans K. Griffing Legislative Auditorium in Riverhead. It is the first time that committee meetings will be held in Riverhead. More information is online here.

• The former Calverton Links golf course will be reborn this weekend as the Long Island Sports Park, providing paintball, survival races, obstacle courses, music events and mini golf. They’re holding a free “Riverhead Community Day” on Saturday to give the public a taste of their offerings. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• The Riverhead Community Coalition for Safe and Drug-Free Youth will be holding a Medication Take Back Day this Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the main lobby of Peconic Bay Medical Center. The coalition will be offering giveaways to all community members who participate in the event as a thank you for disposing of medication in a responsible and safe manner.

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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