Summer Storm, Flanders Bay
Summer Storm, Flanders Bay

Good Morning!

• The cool weather we’ve been having this spring has kept the red tide’s paralytic toxins from closing any shellfish beds on Long Island, but there are still red tide blooms in numerous locations across Long Island, according to the Long Island Coastal Conservation Research Alliance, the newly named program that works in conjunction with Stony Brook Southampton’s algae bloom experts. According to LICCRA, red tide blooms have been reported on the East End in Meetinghouse Creek in Aquabogue, Weesuck Creek in East Quogue, the Forge River in Mastic, and, for the first time, in Moneybogue Pond in Westhampton. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• The Southold Town Board will discuss DNA sampling of creeks by the town’s shellfish advisory committee, next year’s 375th Anniversary festivities and helicopter traffic at its 9 a.m. work session this morning. They’ll be holding a public hearing on new No Parking restrictions on Pike Street in Mattituck (just east of Love Lane) at their 4:30 p.m. meeting, as well as voting on a bond resolution to pay to replace the Bay Avenue bridge in East Marion. Their full agenda for both meetings is online here.

• Today is election day in Sag Harbor Village, where two village trustee seats are on the ballot. Incumbent Trustee Robby Stein is running to keep his seat, and Save Sag Harbor member John Shaka, former Village Clerk Sandra Schroeder and former Trustee Bruce Stafford are all running. The election will be held from noon to 9 p.m. in the Brick Kiln Road Firehouse.

• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss their lighting law, airport fees and light truck legislation at their 10 a.m. work session this morning. Their full agenda is online here.

• This morning, beginning at 9 a.m., volunteers from the East Hampton Trails Preservation Society will work on a general clean-up of the Paumanok Path in the vicinity of Millers Ground. They may also also refresh blazing along the way. RSVP to richard.poveromo@me.com if you are able to help. New volunteers always welcome and no experience is needed.

• The Riverhead Town Board meets at 7 p.m. tonight. Their agenda isn’t online as of 5 a.m., but when it is, it will be 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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