Mother's Day in Coecles Harbor
Mother’s Day in Coecles Harbor

Good Morning!

• The rainy weather has finally broken. Today is expected to be sunny, with a high near 69 degrees and a west wind 13 to 17 miles per hour. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 43. Tomorrow and Wednesday are expected to be mostly sunny, with highs near 67 degrees.

• Results of water sampling performed by SUNY Stony Brook has confirmed cyanobacteria blooms, more commonly known as blue–green algae, at Laurel Lake in Laurel, and another blue-green algae bloom first recorded last week persists at Wickapogue Pond in Southampton.  The Suffolk County Health Department is asking residents not to use or swim or wade in these waters and to keep their pets and children away.

• Most people who’ve driven along Flanders Road in leafless seasons have seen the massive, boarded-up blue former boarding house peeking through the trees behind the Flanders Memorial Park. This building, best known locally as The Brewster House, has been in disrepair for decades, and Southampton Town will be holding a public hearing tomorrow, Tuesday, May 10, at 1 p.m. to consider whether the property, at 1380 Flanders road is “unsafe and should be removed.” But its current owners hope to renovate it. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• Riverside Rediscovered will hold its monthly meet-up this Thursday, May 12 at 6:30 p.m. to vote on the first of its monthly “Riverside Five” grants and to hear an update on the redevelopment of Riverside from Sean McLean. Light refreshments will be served. More information is online here.

• Things are looking pretty bleak for the North Fork summer traffic situation, after The New York Times ran a front page article on the wonders of the North Fork in their Sunday Real Estate section yesterday. Condolences, everyone.

• The Beacon’s Week in Review was delivered piping hot to inboxes throughout the East End in the wee hours of Sunday morning. To get your very own copy each week, sign up 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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