Meetinghouse Creek, Sunrise
Meetinghouse Creek, Sunrise

Good Morning!

• It’s official! Southolders will no longer have to seperate their recycling. The town’s waste transfer station in Cutchogue has implemented a new “single-stream” recycling plan that eliminates the need for residents to seperate paper, glass, cardboard, metal and other recycleables. The town has just prepared an informational flyer on the changes.

• The New Suffolk Waterfront Fund’s revised site plan to rebuild the Galley Ho restaurant met with favorable views from the Southold Town Planning Board at a work session Monday afternoon, while the New Suffolk Civic Association is hosting an information session on their recent survey on the project this Saturday, Sept. 13 at 10 a.m. at the New Suffolk School. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• The results of yesterday’s Democratic gubernatorial primary election were, well, not surprising, though a significant faction of Democratic voters did go to the polls to express their dissatisfaction with Governor Andrew Cuomo. Mr. Cuomo bested liberal challenger Zephyr Teachout with 62.1 percent of the vote to Ms. Teachout’s 34.2 percent, while Lieutenent Governor Kathy Hochul took home 59.9 percent of the vote to Ms. Teachout’s running mate, Timothy Wu’s 40.1 percent.

• Bow hunting season begins in October, and towns throughout the East End are gearing up for this year’s hunt. Riverhead will hold a lottery for hunting at EPCAL and other town-owned properties on Sept. 22 at 6:30 p.m. at Riverhead Town Hall. This lottery is open to only Riverhead residents and property owners.

• The Reeves Park neighborhood of Calverton will be holding their annual 9/11 memorial walk tomorrow in memory of their neighbor, Lt. Thomas Kelly, who died in the attack on the World Trade Center 13 years ago. The walk will begin at the corner of Marine Street and Park Road at 7 p.m.

• The Flanders Fire Department will hold their annual 9/11 memorial service at 6 p.m. tomorrow at the memorial park on Flanders Road.

• Storm season is upon us. Get your hurricane kit together. Pronto. Or these guys are going to start sending you lists of what you need.

• In related news, yesterday’s rip current and minor coastal flooding high tide alerts from the National Weather Service remain in effect through today

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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