Meetinghouse Markers, Dawn
Meetinghouse Markers, Dawn

Good Morning!

• Riverhead residents could be facing a 12.5 percent tax hike next year because the town has run out of money in its reserves to pay down debt at its closed landfill. The town board is expected to make a decision later this month on whether to take a bridge loan of $4 million against anticipated sale of land at EPCAL or tax property owners to make up the shortfall. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• Dr. Christopher Gobler of Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, whose work on harmful algae blooms in Shinnnecock Bay has been at the core of a push to reduce nitrogen entering the East End’s waterways, plans to work with Southampton on two new projects to get a better handle on the scope of the nitrogen crisis. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• If you missed JumpstART! in downtown Riverhead Friday night, you missed a heck of a nice party. Here are some of our photos of the event:

• Tonight, the Doo-Wop Project, featuring the cast of Jersey Boys, will be at Guild Hall in East Hampton, comedian Bob Marley takes the stage at Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor, Southbound will perform at Greenport Villages “Dances in the Park” at Mitchell Park and Mike Rusinsky and friends will play a free concert on the Montauk Village Green.

• The East Hampton Trails Preservation Society is looking for helpers with trail maintenance tomorrow, Aug. 12, beginning at 9 a.m. They’ll be finishing up work on the Coastal Trail and continuing to refresh Paumanok Path blazing in Hither Woods. RSVP to if you are able to help. New volunteers are welcome and no experience is necessary. 

• The Beacon’s Week in Review was delivered piping hot to inboxes throughout the East End in the wee hours of Sunday morning. To get your very own copy each week, sign up 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

One thought on “This Morning’s Bulletin — 8.11.14

  1. Hi Beth, I meant to comment on that beautiful photo of Meetinghouse Markers at Dawn. I surely brings back memories. Growing up and into my twenty’s my Uncle Rob & I would go fishing in his 16′ Starcraft and although he lived on West Lane we kept the boat at Mr. Voss’s at the southeast end of Meeting House Creek. I can’t tell you how many times we left at dawn to fish for school blues, porgies, flounder & fluke. Once we motored all around Shelter Island and began and ended our trip from Mr. Voss’s.
    Thank you so much for posting this.
    Best Regards, Rick
    BTW my uncle is 94 and visits me every summer to go fishing. Ironically he now lives in Marathon NY where they manufacture the Al. Boats. He hates fresh water fishing, lol.

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