The F-14 of Calverton
The F-14 of Calverton

Good Morning!

• The Riverhead Town Board voted 3-2 yesterday afternoon to move the town’s animal shelter from a much-derided facility near the old town dump on Young’s Avenue to the Henry Pfeifer Community Center at EPCAL, the former Grumman plant in Calverton, to the delight of animal advocates.

• After originally denying the race, Southold Town has agreed to allow the July 13 Mighty North Fork  Triathlon to continue this year after the race’s organizers agreed to give up to $10,000 to Community Action Southold Town, a food pantry and support center for low-income families in Greenport. The town had adopted a policy last year of not allowing for-profit sporting events on its roads.

• Starting next year, Southampton Town is considering hefty fines for people who leave leaves outside their houses in the town right-of-way. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

Getting ready for the Mattituck Farmers Market | Facebook photo
Getting ready for the Mattituck Farmers Market | Facebook photo

• The Mattituck Farmers Market is getting ready to open up this Friday, from 3 to 6 p.m., at the Mattituck Florist on Love Lane. You can find out more about their vendors on their Facebook page here.

• Forget the state assembly’s bill banning microbeads, the New York State Senate voted yesterday to make yogurt the official snack of the state, spurred on by the success of yogurt-making dairy farmers upstate. The senate was spurred to pass the bill by a group of fourth graders from Genesee County. The bill passed in a 52-8 vote. (The assembly’s bill to ban microbeads, tiny plastic beads found in soap and toothpaste, passed in a 108-0 vote on Monday).

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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