Ben Franklin's Marker, Cutchogue
Ben Franklin’s Marker, Cutchogue

Good Morning!

• Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone doesn’t just want to look in your cesspool, he also wants you to make a movie about it. Mr. Bellone joined the Suffolk County Office of Film and Cultural Affairs and the Environmental Protection Agency yesterday to unveil the County’s “crapSHOOT Film Contest,” designed to bring awareness to the effect nitrogen pollution has on bays and rivers as a result of failing cesspools and fertilizers. The film contest is open to all ages and all residents of New York State.  Entries will be screened at the Huntington Cinema Arts Centre on September 22.   Videos will be judged on creativity and originality, quality, technical accuracy and contest of message.  Complete information is online here.

• The Southampton Town Board will hold a public hearing on changes to the Sandy Hollow Cove affordable housing planned development district at its 1 p.m. meeting today. Their full agenda is online here.

• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss truck legislation and formula store legislation at their 10 a.m. work session this morning. Their full agenda is online here.

• Beginning at 9 a.m., the East Hampton Trails Preservation Society will be building a 100-foot re-route, intended to circumvent a very soggy section of trail along the bluff/beach segment of the Amsterdam Beach Trail in Montauk. The planned re-route has been flagged and minimally cut. Arm yourselves with your favorite trail-cutting and stump-removal tools. Employ all manner of tick bite prevention. And RSVP to for directions. (Montaukers especially welcome for this one!)

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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