The Duck in the Dark.
The Duck in the Dark.

Good Morning!

• North Babylon resident Matt Kearns took off from Montauk on Saturday to run more than 100 miles to the Long Beach Boardwalk as part of a Sierra Club event to raise awareness for wind power. He was greeted in Long Beach after 10 p.m. by a crowd of more than 1,000 people at the Sierra Club’s Wind 100 rally and concert.

Pianofest in the Hamptons holds its season-opening concert tonight at 5:30 p.m. at the Southampton Cultural Center, 25 Pond Lane in Southampton. This top-notch group of performers will then take to the stage every Monday night at 5:30 through Aug. 4 at the Avram Theater at Stony Brook Southampton. Tickets are $20 at the door.

New Suffolk students learning to propagate hydrangias | MaryGrace Steinfeld photo
New Suffolk students learning to propagate hydrangias | MaryGrace Steinfeld photo

• Students from the New Suffolk School recently learned how to propagate hydrangeas with community member Paul Cacioppo, and they sent over some photos showing their work on a project in which the community and older generations pass on their knowledge and skills to children.

• Today is Bloomsday. Celebrate by wandering around your town and trying to see it with an outsider’s eye.

• The Beacon’s Week in Review was delivered piping hot to inboxes throughout the East End in the wee hours of this 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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