Misty morning farmland.
Misty morning farmland.

Good Morning!

• We’re expecting showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 1 p.m., then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m., with a high near 62 degrees and a northeast wind 9 to 13 miles per hour. Tonight, we’re expecting showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 7 p.m. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. The low will be around 56 degrees. Tomorrow, we’re also expecting showers and possibly a thunderstorm, with a high of 65 degrees. Wednesday is expected to be sunny, with a high near 66 degrees, and Thursday is expected to be sunny in the morning, with increasing clouds throughout the day and a high near 73 degrees.

• Dead bunker fish began washing up in droves on the shores of the Peconic River and Flanders Bay beginning Friday morning, and by Sunday morning, dead and badly decomposing fish were washing up as far east as New Suffolk in the Peconic Bay. These fish, which are likely being killed due to low oxygen at night due to an algae bloom, usually appear on beaches in the morning. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• This fall’s town elections have become pretty much set in the past week, as the last few town party nominating conventions were held last week. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• The Peconic Land Trust has been working for more than 30 years to provide East End farmers with access to land, and as of Friday, they’re going one step further by helping farmers get access to equipment they need to grow their businesses. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• Next Saturday, June 6, a group of preservation-minded people are gathering at Port of Egypt in Southold for the first-ever NoFo Blue + Green Tour, an event they hope will inspire, educate and enliven the discussion on how best to keep the North Fork the naturally beautiful place it is. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• The Beacon’s Week in Review was delivered to inboxes throughout the East End in the wee hours of this morning. Get your own free copy, or help your friends get their own free copy each week by signing 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 editor@eastendbeacon.com

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