Rugosa season.
Rugosa season.

Good Morning!

• 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.

• The East End Beacon’s Week in Review was delivered piping hot to inboxes throughout the East End in the wee hours of Sunday morning. To get your own copy each week, sign up 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.


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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