Summer footprints at the New Suffolk shore.
Summer footprints at the New Suffolk shore.

Good Morning!

• We’re expecting scattered sprinkles before 10 a.m. today, then a slight chance of showers after 4 p.m. Otherwise, it will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 67 and a north wind 5 to 8 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon. Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 43. Friday will be sunny, with a high near 72. Saturday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 66, and rain likely, mainly after noon. There’s a 40 percent chance of showers Sunday, but otherwise it will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 67.

• The North Fork Community Theatre has long excelled at elaborate musical productions, and the theater has again pulled out all the stops in its new production of “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” which opened last weekend to packed houses. The play continues tonight for two more weekends. The Beacon’s review is online here.

• Riverhead Town has long been a stand-out among its East End peers for its lack of availability of meeting agendas before town board meetings, and this week, civic groups are demanding that the town do a better job of providing advance copies of its meeting agendas to the public. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• Speaking of Riverhead agendas, this morning’s 10 a.m. work session agenda is now online here. It includes discussions on the Jamesport Meeting House, downtown revitalization initiatives, applications for shows and events and a request for proposals for energy projects at EPCAL.

• The Southampton Town Board will discuss the Tiana Bayside Marine Education and Outreach Center, the Ponquogue Beach Pavilion and a proposed Ecological Cultural Initiative at their 10 a.m. work session this morning. That agenda is online here.

• The East Hampton Town Board will hold a public hearing on a Montauk outdoor dining pilot project at their 6:30 p.m. meeting tonight. Their full agenda is online here.

• Horseshoe crab spawning has begun and Group for the East End is looking for citizen scientists in Southold to hep participate in the 2016 Horseshoe Crab Monitoring Program at South Harbor Beach. 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

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