New Suffolk, sunrise
New Suffolk, sunrise

Good Morning!

• Tonight is your chance to get a sneak preview of the Neo-Political Cowgirls’ summer show,  “Voyeur,” at Guild Hall in East Hampton. The free preview of their theater art installation production begins at 7:30 p.m. More information is online here.

• The Southampton Town Trustees will hold a special meeting tonight at the Hampton Bays High School auditorium to discuss access to waterways and the results of a recent court decision that left their checkbook in the hands of the town board. More information is online here.

• This being the fifth Tuesday of the month, most of our esteemed local town boards have taken a break from pesky public meetings, thank goodness. The lone exception is Shelter Island, which holds a work session today at 1 p.m., at which they’ll discuss topic ranging from waste management to plastic bag bans to a proclamation in honor of Falun Dafa Day, in honor of the Chinese moral practice also known as Falun Gong. World Falun Dafa Day is May 13. Shelter Island’s full agenda is online here.

• FEMA has granted an extension for homeowners who are filing documentation of their losses due to Superstorm Sandy, after Congressman Tim Bishop pushed for the change earlier this month. Homeowners had been required to file all documents by April 28, but will now have until October 29, the second anniversary of the storm, to file their paperwork. Mr. Bishop, who announced the extension late yesterday, said: “This extension will allow Long Islanders additional time to fully and accurately document losses and account for additional expenses that were discovered after the rebuilding began.”

 • Stony Brook University marine science students who are currently researching sharks in the Bahamas are compiling a neat blog of their trip, which 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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