• A group of homeowners and businesses out in East Hampton filed a class lawsuit last Thursday against PSEG Long Island and LIPA over the ongoing installation of a new transmission line down a series of back roads between East Hampton Village and Amagansett. The lawsuit seeks monetary damages, punitive damages, and injunctive relief, including the undergrounding or rerouting of the transmission lines, and a fair allocation of the costs between the ratepayers and the stockholders of PSEG LI’s parent New Jersey holding company.
• The Suffolk County Legislature is expected to vote on a bill tomorrow, sponsored by South Fork Legislator Jay Schneiderman, that would prohibit the sale of dogs from puppy mills in Suffolk County.
• Shinnecock Bay Restoration Program Coordinator Christine Santora will be speaking and showcasing her organization’s work in a special presentation at the Quogue Wildlife Refuge tonight at 7 p.m. The program uses research, restoration, and community outreach to improve water quality and shellfish populations in the bay.
• East End kids are in dire need of jobs, suffering from depression and are facing highly inadequate mental health services, according to a new report prepared by a consortium of youth workers on the East End. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• Comedian Kevin Pollak will take the stage at the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor tonight at 8 p.m. More information is online here.
• And also, The Beacon turned one yesterday. Thank you all for a great first year!
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.