In plane sight.
In plane sight.

Good Morning!

• Artist Billy Rayner will give a free talk at Guild Hall at 7 p.m. tonight on his two-volume set “Notes and Sketches: Travel Journals of William P. Rayner,” a collection of musings, paintings, and memorabilia exploring over three decades of travel in Africa and India. Rayner was editorial business manager at Condé Nast Publications and wrote articles for VogueHouse and Garden, and Vanity Fair. He traveled extensively for both professional and personal reasons, perfecting his watercolor painting while on his many trips. More information is online here.

• The Montauk Observatory is hosting a lecture by Professor Matthew Pappas on “Exoplanets: A Sense of Our Galactic Neighbors” tonight at 7:30 p.m. at The Ross School’s tennis center. In 1989, astronomers discovered the first planet beyond our solar system orbiting the remnants of a dead star. Since that first discovery, advances in technology and observing techniques have steadily pushed the number of known exoplanets ever higher. In this lecture, Professor Pappas will present a survey of the exoplanets that have been found and discuss the implications that such discoveries may have on the search for life beyond Earth. More information is online here.

• The Riverhead Town Board will discuss the 100th Anniversary of the Riverhead Water District, The Suffolk Theater’s proposed East End Visual Arts Festival and an update on the potential sale of the Second Street Firehouse at their 10 a.m. work session today. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Southampton Town Board will discuss fire department access to their GIS mapping system and financial issues at their 10:30 a.m. work session today. Their full agenda is online here.

• Mambo Loco will be playing their signature old school Latin music at The Suffolk Theater tonight beginning at 8 p.m. as part of the theater’s Sumer Dance Thursdays program. Tickets are available online 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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