Electric boat, Peconic Bay
Electric boat, Peconic Bay

Good Morning!

• The New York State Senate adjourned this year’s legislative session on Friday without bringing the Long Island Water Quality Control Act (S.7804) to the floor for a vote, after the bill passed the State Assembly earlier last week. The bill would have created a water quality commission on Long Island charged with making recommendations to fix the island’s drinking and surface water issues.

• Our prayers go out to the family and friends of Paul Mittleman, who died in a terrible fire in his apartment in Mattituck Friday night.

• The Federal Aviation Administration has extended the mandatory North Shore helicopter route, which had been expected to expire on Aug. 6, for two more years. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• Recycling in Southold is about to evolve into the 21st Century. By the end of this month, the town plans to institute “single stream” recycling, which means that all recycleable products can be placed in the same bin without being separated by residents. The recycling products will instead be sorted by an automated sorting machine.

• Tonight marks the first Pianofest concert of the summer at the Avram Theater at Stony Brook Southampton. Every Monday at 5:30 p.m. through Aug. 4, stellar piano students, who spend the summer studying intensively at a house full of pianos in East Hampton, take to this stage to offer concerts for the public in this summer festival. More information is online here.

• Tomorrow, June 24, the East Hampton Trails Preservation Society will be prepping a section of the Paumanok Path for two upcoming hikes, beginning at 9 a.m. If you are able to help out, RSVP to Richard.poveromo@me.com, bring clothes suitable for painting, tick prevention and water and make sure your cell phone is charged.

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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