In the creek.
In the creek.

Good Morning!

Don't do like this guy | DEC photo
Don’t do like this guy | DEC photo

• The New York State Department of Conservation has just put new guildlines into effect to ensure boaters don’t move invasive species from one body of water to another. Boaters need to remove all visible plant and animal materials from boats, trailers and associated equipment, and drain boats prior to launching from DEC lands. This applies at all DEC boat launches, fishing access sites and other DEC lands where watercraft such as boats, kayak or canoes, can be launched into the water. DEC’s  step by step guide on how to inspect and clean off your boat is here.

• Quogue Wildlife Refuge is hosting a book talk and signing with Sheldon Bart, author of “Race to the Top of the World,” tonight at 7 p.m. The book tells the tale of the adventures & controversies that surround the historic 1926 Arctic Expedition to the North Pole! Call 631.653.4771 for reservations.

• The Mattituck High School band and art departments are collaborating tonight for a concert of “Images in Music,” featuring the photography teachings of fine art photographer Steven Schreiber. Students will present their own music in collaboration with the imagery. The concert will be held tonight, June 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the high school library. For more information, call 631.298.8471.

• Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead is looking for volunteers ages 15 to 17 for its Summer Junior Volunteer Program. The program will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays, July 14 through 25. Students who are interested should call Lynne LaGrua, Director of Volunteer Services, at 631.548.6021. The deadline for interviews is June 25.

• Kids from Riverhead’s Pulaski Street School are taking to the streets this morning in the 29th annual Community Awareness Program (CAP) Say No To Drugs March, beginning at 9:30 a.m. The parade will travel from the school, down Roanoke Avenue to Railroad Street and then back up Griffing Avenue to the school. Modell’s Sporting Goods is helping CAP celebrate by offering 15% off coupons on all regular and sale merchandise from June 6 to July 4. The coupons are good at any Long Island store and can be used as often as you like during the Team Weeks period. While you’re saving, CAP will receive a donation of 5% of your purchases. Click here for the printable coupon. 

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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