Tuesday on Flanders Bay.
Tuesday on Flanders Bay.

Good Morning!

• The balmy weather continues this week. Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 71 degrees and light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 9 miles per hour. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 42. Thursday will be sunny, with a high near 64.There’s a 40 percent chance of showers Friday, but otherwise it will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 61.

• It’s been several years and more than a half dozen public hearings since Southampton Town first began working on a Water Protection Plan, but the plan was quietly rolled into the town’s Comprehensive Plan in a unanimous vote by the town board May 3. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• Riverhead Town is turning 225 years old next year and the town is holding a contest to design the logo for the festivities. More information is online here.

• Suffolk County Vector Control is planning to spray the following East End salt marshes and other areas with VectoBac (Bti) May 11 and 12 between the hours of 5 a.m. and 8 p.m.: Jagger Lane in Southampton, North Sea, Napeague, Beach Hampton and Accabonac Harbor, Indian Island and Union Avenue in Riverhead and Great Hog Neck in Southold. This will be the first county aerial larvicide application this year. For more information, contact Vector Control at 631.852.4270.

• Playwright Conor McPherson’s “The Night Alive” begins its second week at Guild Hall in East Hampton tonight at 8 p.m. The Beacon’s review is online here.

• The John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor is looking for photographs of Sag Harbor to display on Sag Harbor Cultural Heritage Day on May 21. Submit your digital photos to photoarchive@johnjermain.org, or drop off a disk or flash-drive at the library before May 18, 2016. More information is online here.

• The South Fork’s newly-elected Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming will be the guest speaker this Sunday at the 39th Annual Meeting of the League of Women Voters of the Hamptons. The public is invited to attend the meeting, from 1 to 3 p.m. on May 15, at the Southampton Cultural Center, at 25 Pond Lane in Southampton Village. Ms. Fleming will update attendees on her work as county legislator. More information 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 editor@eastendbeacon.com

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