This Morning’s Bulletin — 6.8.15

East End Seaport Museum
Ship under glass, East End Seaport Museum, Greenport

Good Morning!

• Today will be mostly, cloudy, with a high near 73 degrees and a south wind 8 to 16 miles per hour, with gusts up to 33 miles per hour. The National Weather Service is warning that winds may “briefly gust to 40 to 45 miles per hour late this afternoon.” There’s also a high rip current warning today on the ocean beaches. Tonight, we’re expecting gusty winds, a 30 percent chance of showers and a low around 68 degrees.  Tuesday, we’re also looking at a 30 percent chance of showers, and a chance of thunderstorms after 2 p.m. It will be cloudy, with a high near 74 degrees and a south wind 11 to 14 miles per hour, with gusts to 30 miles per hour. Summer weather comes to the East End later this week. We’re expecting sunny skies Wednesday through Friday, with highs around 80 degrees.

• East Hampton Town has been regulating taxi cabs within its boundaries for about five years, but after more than 20 Uber drivers were charged with misdemeanors in recent weeks for operating without license, Uber pulled the plug on the ride share service in East Hampton on Friday, creating mayhem in the Metropolitan media and among New York Uber users. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• Board members of the East End Seaport Museum in Greenport were full of announcements when they held their season opening Saturday night. Pat Mundus, a ship captain who helped bring classic boats back to the museum’s September Maritime Festival, was named grand marshal of this year’s Maritime Festival Parade. The museum is starting a remote-controlled yacht club. Bug Light now has its own room at the museum devoted to its history. And the Tall Ships, which sail into town over the July 4 weekend, will commence with a reception honoring their captains July 3 at Brecknock Hall. Museum volunteers have also put together a fascinating exhibit on the history of L’Hermione, the French frigate on which Marquis de Lafayette sailed to the colonies to help fight the American Revolution. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• East End Arts held its 13th Annual Teeny Awards yesterday afternoon at Center Moriches High School. The Teeny Awards, modeled after the Tony Awards, celebrate the best high school theater on the East End, complete with a walk down the red carpet and performances from some of the plays nominated for awards. Among the biggest winners yesterday were the cast of Southold’s “The Addams Family,” Longwood High School’s production of “Hairspray and ” Mattituck’s production of “You Can’t Take it With You.” The full list of winners is online here.

• Altman’s Art, a screening of Gosford Park and a discussion of the work of Robert Altman, one of Americas greatest filmmakers, will be held at Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor tonight at 7 p.m. More information is online here.

• East End Opry at Fresh in Bridgehampton hosts Alfredo Merat, Daniel Koontz, Chuck Finch, Charlotte Suter tonight beginning at 6:30 p.m. More information is online here.

• The Beacon’s Week in Review was delivered to inboxes throughout the East End in the wee hours of this 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 has been covering the East End since the 1990s. In her spare time, she runs around the block, 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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