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Spring’s battalions.

Good Morning!

• We’re expecting scattered showers, with thunderstorms possible after 2 p.m. today, but ’till then it will be partly sunny, with a high near 71 degrees and a southwest wind 6 to 9 miles per hour. Tonight, we’re expecting scattered showers and thunderstorms before 9 p.m. The skies will clear gradually tomorrow, with a high near 70 degrees, paving the way for a beautiful end to the week, with sunny skies expected on Thursday and Friday, with highs near 72 and 78 degrees, respectively.

• The Rhode Island-based firm Deepwater Wind, which had hoped to build a wind farm to power the East End off of the Montauk coast, has begun work installing five turbines in a demonstration project off the coast of Block Island, which could be the first offshore wind farm in the United States. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• Former Vermont governor and presidential candidate Howard Dean will be at Peconic Landing Friday, May 15 at 8:00 p.m. for a nonpartisan discussion about “How Our Grandchildren’s Generation Is Changing Everything.” More information is online here.

• Tomorrow is National Ride Your Bike to School Day and next week is National Ride Your Bike to Work Day. The League of American Bicyclists has a whole slew of information on these National Bike Month events online here.

• The Southold Town Board will discuss the mission of the town’s Anti-Bias Task Force, this past deer hunting season, the Fishers Island theater and the town’s proposed open space acquisition list at their 9 a.m. work session this morning. There are no public hearings scheduled for their regular 4:30 p.m. meeting. The full agenda for both meetings is online here.

• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss the Culloden Point project in Montauk, code violation fines, 2015 voluntary noise abatement measures at the East Hampton Airport and town finances at their 10 a.m. work session at town hall this morning. Their agenda is online here.

• The Riverhead Town Board meets at 2 p.m. today. They’ll be holding public hearings on banning the outside tethering of dogs, the merging of lots, changes to false fire alarm fees, and a new portion of the code outlining the duties of the town’s Agricultural Advisory Committee.

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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