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Three fishermen were rescued from their burning boat off of Shinnecock Inlet Sunday | Coast Guard photo
Three fishermen were rescued from their burning boat off of Shinnecock Inlet Sunday | Coast Guard photo

• The crew from the Coast Guard station at Shinnecock Inlet saved three fishermen just after they abandoned their burning 36-foot cabin cruiser in the waters off of Shinnecock Inlet yesterday. According to the Coast Guard, the crew had just deployed a life raft and were attempting to swim to it through the 40 degree waters of the Atlantic Ocean when the Coast Guard arrived on the scene eight minutes after they received the call. The trio were taken to Southampton Hospital suffering from mild hypothermia.

• A four-day search for a missing 82-year-old woman in the pine barrens in Riverside ended tragically yesterday. State Police coordinating the search said Jean Taber, who lived at the Riverwoods mobile home park on Route 104, was last seen walking her cocker spaniel down Route 104 Thursday afternoon. Her body was found in the David Sarnoff preserve off of Route 104 late Sunday afternoon, with her dog, Freckles, still by her side. She is believed to have died of natural causes.

• Tomorrow morning, the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Council is opening up a three-day meeting at the Montauk Yacht Club, where they will discuss regulations for several fisheries and a workshop on offshore wind. Their full agenda is online here.

• Save East Hampton is reporting that East Hampton Town issued a stop work order on PSEG at their Amagansett substation for not getting a site plan, holding a public hearing or obtaining a building permit for their work on the East Hampton Village to Amagansett transmission line.

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 editor@eastendbeacon.com

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