By the River
By the River

Good Morning!

• If you’re not dying of starvation, you can “Help Stamp Out Hunger” tomorrow, May 10, by leaving some non-perishable food by your mailbox for your mail carrier to pick up. Island Harvest is gathering the food to give it out to more than 300,000 Long Islanders, including 110,000 children, who are probably hungrier than you.

• This fall’s San Gennaro Feast of the Hamptons Committee is now accepting vendors for their fourth annual feast in Hampton Bays. This year’s feast will be held on Oct. 4 and 5 on Good Ground Road. They have limited vendor space, and are asking vendors to print out the forms here and send them in early. If you have any vendor-related questions, call Phil Forte at 561.385.8113.

• The Long Island Fleece & Fiber Fair will be held next Saturday, May 17 at Hallockville Museum Farm, and the fair is sponsoring a private charter bus to and from Manhattan for people who want to get there from the city. Bus tickets are available online here.

• Helicopter season is already upon us, and the folks at Quiet Skies Long Island are asking residents to call in each and every low-flying helicopter they hear to East Hampton Town Airport’s helicopter noise hotline at 1.800.376.4817.

• Fred Thiele says that gasoline is expensive right now on the South Fork, as is often the case. His most recent gas price survey on May 4 shows that prices have increased 24 cents since his last survey in January, and now average 7 cents above the Long Island average. Mr. Thiele says the average price is $4.24 in Amagansett and Montauk, $3.99 on the rest of the South Fork, $3.92 island-wide and $3.89 on the North Fork. Prices have eased off slightly since then.

• Don’t forget to plan your week ahead with The Beacon’s event calendar.

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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