Peconic sunrise
Peconic sunrise

Good Morning!

• The Southold Town Board plans to discuss affordable housing, recycling, helicopter noise and the Fishers Island theater at their 9 a.m. work session this morning. At their 4:30 p.m. meeting this afternoon, they will hold a public hearing on the purchase of the development rights of the Sidor Farm on Oregon Road in Mattituck. Their full agenda for both meetings is online here.

• The East Hampton Town Board will also discuss affordable housing, as well as film permits and town finances at their 10 a.m. work session at town hall today. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Riverhead Town Board meets at 7 p.m. tonight. Their agenda isn’t online yet, but when it is, it will be here.

• The Shelter Island Town Board will meet with their irrigation committee and discuss an intern working on septic systems at their 1 p.m. work session today. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Peconic Land Trust and The South Fork Natural History Museum will team up with scientists from Cornell University for their annual search for more “lost ladybugs” at Quail Hill Farm this morning at 10 a.m. More information is online here.

• There are plenty of free outdoor summer concerts to go see on the East End this week. The Beacon’s summer-long listings are 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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