• 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: http://www.eastendbeacon.com/2014/08/09/jumpstart-takes-over-downtown-riverhead/.
• 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 Richard.firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to help. New volunteers are welcome and no experience is necessary.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.