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Good Morning!

• Sorry about the soggy weekend, and it’s little consolation that the work week is bringing fine weather our way. Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 75 degrees and a west wind 11 to 14 miles per hour. Tonight is expected to be partly cloudy, with a low around 58 degrees and a south wind 3 to 8 miles per hour. Tomorrow is expected to be mostly sunny, with a high near 78 degrees. There’s a 60 percent chance of showers and possibly a thunderstorm on Wednesday, when we’re expecting a high of 82 degrees. Thursday is expected to be mostly sunny, with a high near 80 degrees.

• Federal District Court Justice Joanna Seybert agreed this past Friday to allow East Hampton Town to institute two year-round curfews at the town’s municipal airport in Wainscott, but did not allow the town to set a limit of one trip per week on the use of the airport by noisy aircraft, while the case is being argued in her court in Islip. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

Cleaning up ludwiga from the Peconic River
Cleaning up ludwiga from the Peconic River

• The Peconic Estuary Program and the DEC are looking for volunteers to help remove water primrose, aka Ludwiga, from the Peconic River on Tuesday, June 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Volunteers can come for a few hours or stay all day. This invasive aquatic plant spreads when small pieces break off and flourish downriver as a dense mat of vegetation on the water surface, choking out natural vegetation and degrading the water quality by lowering both pH and dissolved oxygen levels. Volunteers will meet at Peconic Lake Estates on South River Road in Calverton. Advance registration is required to ensure the proper number of available canoes and PFDs. Call 631.727.7850 ext. 337 or email to register.

• Tonight’s East End Opry at Fresh in Bridgehampton will feature performers Lynn Blumenfeld and the International Men of Mystery, along with the duo of Anthony Liberatore and Jeffrey Levitt, Wyatt Fried and special guest Paul Fried and Valery Levine and Paul Gilmore. The music begins at 6:30 p.m. More information is online here.

Joe Delia & the Thieves will perform at the first free concert of the season at the Montauk Green tonight at 6:30 p.m. Free outdoor summer concert series are kicking into gear throughout the East End this week. Our full listings are online here.

Coastal Research and Education Society of Long Island reported last week that Stony Brook University scientists have noted a significant uptick in jellyfish in eastern Shinnecock Bay, including lion’s mane jellyfish (Cyanea capillata), after which one and possibly a second leatherback turtle was spotted roaming the bay in the vicinity of the Shinnecock Inlet. Of course these two observations are directly linked: Despite being the ocean’s largest turtle, the diet of leatherbacks consists almost exclusively of jellyfish.

Anastasia René
Anastasia René

• East End Arts is now accepting student applications for an intensive nine-week Soul & R&B vocal ensemble workshop opportunity, the 2015 Music Masters Fellowship Program, which will be mentored by professional vocalist Anastasia René. High school vocalists (ages 14-18) with exceptional musical ability and a passion for music are encouraged to apply for this free program, which will run from September through December at the East End Arts School in Riverhead. Students must complete an online application form and submit a recorded performance sample by Friday, July 17. More information is online here.

• For eight nights beginning Saturday, June 27, Venus and Jupiter — two of the brightest stars in the sky — will be within 2 degrees of each other in the western sky just after sunset. With the clear weather we’re expecting tonight and tomorrow night, it’s the perfect time to take a walk outside and have a look — tomorrow night, the planets will appear so close together that they will seem to be fused together if viewed from the planet Earth. The full moon will be this Thursday, July 2.

• The Beacon’s Week in Review was delivered to inboxes throughout the East End in the wee hours of Sunday morning. Get your own free copy, or help your friends get their own free copy each week by signing up 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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