The once-purple pumps of East Marion.
The once-purple pumps of East Marion.

Good Morning!

• New Suffolk attorney Regina Calcaterra is in hot water this week over allegations that she stymied investigations into firms with ties to her boss, Governor Andrew Cuomo, while she served as executive director of an anti-corruption commission formed by the governor last year. A lengthy investigative report on the matter, online here, topped The New York Times’ front page yesterday.

The artists James Brooks and Charlotte Park were among the earliest notable participants in the Abstract Expressionist movement, but when their 11-acre property and studios in Springs was purchased by East Hampton Town last year, the original plan was to knock down their work spaces and turn the property into a preserve. Now, all that’s changed. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• This time of the year, many people find turtles on the road and don’t know what to do with them. If the turtle is not hurt, put it safely on the side of the road in the direction it is heading. If it is injured, you can contact Turtle Rescue of the Hamptons at 631.603.4959 or 631.779.3737. They are located in Jamesport and will help any injured turtle. They are in need of donations of mixed greens to help feed the turtles in their care. If you would like to help, give them a call.

• North Fork Community Theatre’s annual Youth on Stage production, The Wedding Singer, opens tonight at 8 p.m. and continues through Aug. 10. More information is online here.

• A free panel discussion on the current state of artwork authentication, with a case study of Jackson Pollock’s final work, “Red, Black and Silver” using forensic evidence collected from his Springs studio, will be held at Southampton Arts Center this afternoon at 1:30 p.m. More information is online here.
• The Montauk Observatory hosts a lecture on “Novae: Cataclysmic Explosions” with Dr. Glenda Denicolo at The Ross School Tennis Center tonight at 7:30 p.m. Dr. Denicolo will explain the general characteristics of the nova phenomenon and go over some curious nova examples. There will be stargazing afterward if weather permits. More information is online here.

Greenport Boy Scouts• Greenport Village is bursting with pride for three young Porters who became Eagle Scouts this past weekend. From Greenport’s Troop 51 with Scoutmaster Robert Walden, Jr. Left to right – Peter Peterson, Timothy Gadomski, Christopher Sponza. Congratulations!

• The Riverhead Town Board is scheduled to hold a work session at 10 a.m. this morning. Their agenda isn’t online yet, but when it is, it will be 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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