This Morning’s Bulletin — 7.22.15

On the North Ferry
On the North Ferry

Good Morning!

• Today will be sunny, with a high near 85 degrees and a west wind 11 to 13 miles per hour, and tonight is expected to be clear, with a low around 56 degrees and a west wind around 9 miles per hour. Thursday through Satuday are expected to be sunny, with a high near 82 degrees and Sunday is expected to be partly sunny, also with a high near 82 degrees.

* Critically acclaimed author E.L. Doctorow of Sag Harbor died yesterday at the age of 84. Known for his innovative historical fiction, he’s best known for his novel “Ragtime,” which became a motion picture and musical of the same name. He died of complications from lung cancer, his son told The New York Times.

• During the years that sculptor Arden Scott built her schooner Annie in Greenport, her work was the talk of the town. Late last month, Annie’s departure from Greenport was a much quieter affair. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• The Southold Town Board has been in the midst of juggling a planned summer ban on bicycling and running events, along with proposed local laws regarding aquaculture and short-term rentals, in the past few weeks. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• Community Preservation Fund revenue is up 5.5 percent in the first half of 2015 over the first half of 2014, State Assemblyman Fred Thiele reported this week, with $48.28 million collected so far this year for land preservation through the 2 percent real estate transfer tax. But the figures weren’t all rosy throughout the East End. In the first half of the year, East Hampton Town collected $13.87 million, a 6.5 percent increase over the same time period last year. Southampton Town collected $26.79 million, a 5.8 percent increase. Shelter Island Town collected $1.1 million, down 11.8 percent. Southold Town collected $2.21 million, a 24.9 percent increase. Riverhead Town collected $1.79 million, a 20.7 percent decrease.

• The Peconic Estuary Program is hosting a second ludwigia removal project on the Peconic River tomorrow, July 23, after a very successful effort in June. Volunteers are needed to meet at the Upper Mills Dam, 1129 West Main Street in Riverhead (across from the Snowflake Ice Cream shop) at 9 a.m. More information is online here.

• Amagansett Square hosts a free outdoor screening of “The Princess Bride” at 9 p.m. tonight. More information is online 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

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