Under the bridge, Hampton Bays.
Under the bridge, Hampton Bays.

Good Morning!

• After an extensive and contentious public hearing Tuesday on the Sandy Hollow Cove workforce housing planned development district, the Southampton Town Board put off voting on whether to approve the PDD until a special meeting slated for tomorrow at noon. If approved, it would be the first workforce housing development east of the Shinnecock Canal in Southampton Town.

Jeff Heatley's photographs of the Sayre Barn are on display at AAQ's blog | Southampton Historical Society Facebook photo
Jeff Heatley’s photographs of the Sayre Barn are on display at AAQ’s blog | Southampton Historical Society Facebook photo

• The Southampton Historical Society’s Sayre Barn’s grand re-opening will be held this Saturday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Check Art and Architecture Quarterly’s blog, which features beautiful photographs by Jeff Heatley chronicling the dismantling and reconstruction of the barn, which was built in 1825. Strada Baxter Design began work in April 2013, using the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Reconstruction of Historic Buildings.

• The Town of East Hampton and the Amagansett Life Saving and Coast Guard Station Committee are hosting their third annual historic re-enactment of the 1942 Saboteur Landing in Amagansett this Fri., June 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the U.S. Life Saving Station and Coast Guard Station on Atlantic Avenue in Amagansett. Admission is free. Town Crier Hugh King will direct local actors Sonny Sireci, Carl Irace, Evan Thomas, Ted Hults and Samantha Ruddock. The script gets bigger and better as Mr. King uncovers new facts about the legendary Nazi saboteur landing.

Montauk student Kendall Stedman receives a proclamation from Jay Schneiderman
Montauk student Kendall Stedman receives a proclamation from Jay Schneiderman

• Montauk sixth grader Kendall Stedman received a proclamation from Suffolk County Legislator Jay Schneiderman last week for her achievement as a 2014 Brookhaven National Laboratory Science Fair Winner. Kendall, a sixth grade student at the Montauk Public School, is the first winner of the competition from Montauk. Kendall set out to determine if different kinds of music actually affect the heart rate, causing it either to slow down or speed up. She set up a music station with headphones and a pulse oximeter and recorded and graphed test subjects’ resting heart rate, as well as their heart rates while listening to different types of music. Kendall was able to prove classical music slows a person’s heart rate, while pop music and rock and roll increase it. This project has piqued her interest in music therapy.

• Quogue Elementary School students who have been working on Audubon studies of birds at the Quogue Wildlife Refuge, and they’re holding an artist reception showing off their work at the refuge’s nature center today from 3 to 5 p.m. All are invited to come by and check out their paintings.

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

One thought on “This Morning’s Bulletin — 6.11.14

  1. Congratualtions Kendall! Way to Go! When I was in sixth grade I couldn’t even spell ‘oximeter’ let alone use one. Nice job.

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