This Morning’s Bulletin — 5.21.14


Good Morning!

• All East End school budgets, with the exception of Bridgehampton, were approved by voters yesterday. Bridgehampton’s proposed 12.3 million budget was just one of two on the East End that pierced the state-imposed 2 percent property tax levy cap. Bridgehampton had proposed an 8.8 percent levy increase, which required 60 percent voter approval in order to pass. It failed in a 134-133 vote.

• In the two most hotly contested school board races on the East End, incumbents Theresa Samot and Sandi Kruel and new board member Diana Kolhoff were elected in Sag Harbor, while voters in Riverhead selected Greg Meyer, Lori Hulse and Kim Ligon for their board.

• The East Hampton Town Board voted unanimously yesterday to set a goal of producing 100 percent of the town’s energy through renewable energy by the year 2020. East Hampton’s sustainability committee is hosting a public meeting tomorrow night at 6 p.m. at town hall to discuss the town’s renewable energy goals.

Opening the Mecox cut | Courtesy Southampton Trustees
Opening the Mecox cut | Courtesy Southampton Trustees

• The Southampton Town Trustees opened the cut to Mecox Bay in Water Mill on Monday, in part due to recent rains that have raised the level of the bay and decreased the salinity of the water. The Trustees monitor the salinity level in the bay to ensure that shellfish there survive.

• The Suffolk County Department of Labor, Licensing & Consumer Affairs is hosting a healthcare job fair at the One-Stop Employment Center in Hauppauge from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.

And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.


Beth Young

Beth Young has been covering the East End since the 1990s. In her spare time, she runs around the block, 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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