The day that changed every hour.
The day that changed every hour.

Good Morning!

• The Suffolk County Health Department has closed 66 beaches on Long Island to swimming and the DEC has closed numerous shellfish beds to shellfishing today due to yesterday’s rain, but none of them are on the East End. Pat yourself on the back for living in such a wonderful place.

• Speaking of the rain, here’s a graph of how much rain fell at different locations on Long Island yesterday, courtesy of LICCRA with data from the National Weather Service. Once again, we’re lucky to live in such a wonderful place.

Suffolk rainfall

• And speaking of shellfish, John Barley Dunne, Director of the East Hampton Town Shellfish Hatchery, will give a talk tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Amagansett Library on how the town propagates shellfish in its Montauk lab. For more information, contact Judith Wolfe at 631.267.3810 or

• The Riverhead Town Board will discuss a potential tax increase to pay for the debt at the landfill and the chain link fence at EPCAL at their 10 a.m. work session this morning. Their full agenda is online here.

• The retired New York City Fireboat Firefighter is open for tours from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, at the dock just past the Greenport ferry dock, through Labor Day. If you’re in the area, stop down and say hello to her faithful volunteer crew.

• Guild Hall in East Hampton is presenting a staged reading of the new Lemon Anderson play “ToasT” tonight at 8 p.m., which weaves major characters from oral narratives into a story about a group of inmates fighting to keep their minds free amidst the 1971 riots that rocked Attica Prison. More information is online 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

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