Stressed? Try thinking like royalty.
Stressed? Try thinking like royalty.

Good Morning!

Most of our esteemed local governments are all hard at work today:

• The Southold Town Board will discuss the animal shelter in Peconic and DNA testing of bacteria in creeks in New Suffolk at their 9 a.m. work session today. They’ll be accepting the donation of money to purchase a generator for the Peconic Lane Community Center from Southold and Greenport IGA owner Charile Reichert at their 4:30 p.m. work session this afternoon. No public hearings are scheduled. The full agenda for both meetings is online here.

• The Southampton Town Board will hold several public hearings on property maintenance issues and on a swap of parkland with Suffolk County near the Riverside traffic circle to enable a redesign of the traffic circle at their 1 p.m. meeting this afternoon. Their full agenda is online here.

• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss a possible regional single-use plastic bag ban and affordable housing in limited business overlay districts at their 10 a.m. work session at the Montauk Firehouse this morning. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Shelter Island Town Board will discuss helicopters and the island’s medical center at its 1 p.m. work session today. Their full agenda is online here.

• Hot on the heels of a forum on helicopter noise in Southold last night, the Noyac Civic Council is hosting a forum on helicopters tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Bridgehampton Senior Center on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike. Congressman Tim Bishop and a representative from Senator Charles Schumer’s office are expected to attend.

• Community Action Southold Town, which provides services for people in need in Southold Town, is holding a school supply drive this month. They’re looking for all sorts of typical things that kids need when they go back to school, and have set up drop boxes in the BNB locations in Mattituck and Greenport, the Capital One Bank in Southold and Greenport, the Hudson City Savings Bank in Southold and Greenport, SCNB in Cutchogue and the libraries in Mattituck, Cutchogue, Southold and Greenport. For more information, call them at 631.477.1717 or visit their office at 311 Front Street in Greenport.

• The folks over at The Suffolk Theater posted this video in tribute to Robin Williams on their Facebook page last night:


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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