Towd Point Party, Water Mill
Towd Point Party, Water Mill

Good Morning!

• Earlier this week, the Suffolk County Legislature unanimously agreed to ask the county attorney to explore legal action against the federal government to correct inequitable commercial fishing quotas. Current federal quotas allow neighboring states to take double the amount of fish per vessel as New York’s fishermen.  Legislator Jay Schneiderman, who sponsored the resolution, says the quotas are based on faulty and arbitrary methods that punish New York’s fishermen for the record-keeping practices of a generation ago.

• The Riverhead Town Board will discuss a proposed Edgar Allan Poe festival, a special permit for the North Fork Coffee Company and a pavilion at the Jamesport Fire Department at their 10 a.m. work session today. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Southampton Town Board will discuss repairs to the old Ponquogue Bridge in Hampton Bays at their 10 a.m. work session today. Their full agenda is online here.

• There’s a new traffic pattern in place on Noyac Road near Cromer’s Market, after months of work to widen the road and make it safer for cars to get in and out of the small shopping center on a winding stretch of a dangerous backroad. The new pattern includes a median that separates cars backing out of the Cromer’s parking lot from oncoming traffic. Take some time getting used to it on your first time through! And, oh, yeah, Cromer’s is open and they’ve got plenty of fried chicken.

Noyac Road at Cromer's Market
Noyac Road at Cromer’s Market


• The Neo-Political Cowgirls’ summer production, “Voyeur,” opens tonight at the Parsons Blacksmith Shop in Springs. This “inside-out” theater art installation is the unfolding story of a young girl, told through a series of short vignettes watched through windows as the audience walks around the outside of the open theater. Performances are at 7 p.m. this weekend and next. More information is online here.

• The Sag Harbor School Board is looking for a new member, after longtime board member Dan Hartnett resigned earlier in July. The board is looking to appoint someone later this summer to fill the vacant seat until next spring’s school board elections. Prospective candidates can email a letter expressing their interest in and qualifications for the
position to Board of Education Clerk Mary Adamczyk at by Mon., Aug. 11.

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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