A Day at the Fair, Hallockville
A Day at the Fair, Hallockville

Good Morning!

• East Hampton Town’s Energy & Sustainability Advisory Committee is holding a forum on reducing the community’s use of fossil fuel-based electric consumption Thursday night at 6 p.m. at Town Hall. They’re looking for the community’s help in developing new initiatives to reduce the town’s dependence on fossil fuels. For more information, contact John Botos at 631.324.0496.

• School board and budget votes throughout the East End will be held tomorrow. Information on budgets, candidates and polling places and times is online in The Beacon’s Voter Guide here.

• Consultants working on a vision for downtown Riverhead are holding two open houses to get the community’s input tomorrow at the Suffolk County Community College Culinary Arts Center on East Main Street. The first session will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. and the second session will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• The Bridgehampton Fire Department will host a blood drive today at the firehouse, at 64 School Street in Bridgehampton from  2 to 8 p.m. The New York Blood Center will be taking blood donations. You must be at least 17 years old – or 16 years old with written consent from parent or legal guardian, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in good health.
• If you worked all weekend, then today must be the beginning of the weekend. You can celebrate tonight at 230 Down in Southampton at the Bobby Nathan Band Summer 2014 Reunion Party at 8 p.m. This is the band’s first gig in New York for the season, and they’re looking forward to reuniting with old friends and East End musicians.
• Have you signed up to be a speller at the Jamesport Meeting House’s first-ever Community Spelling Bee? What are you waiting for? Here’s how.
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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