Sarah Prescott's "Get Paused"
Sarah Prescott’s “Get Paused,” a photographic essay of her journey through a brain tumor and stroke, at East End Arts Aug. 7.

Good Morning!

• Today will be sunny, with a high near 86 degrees and a calm wind becoming south 5 to 8 miles per hour in the afternoon. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 58. Tomorrow will be mostly sunny, with a high near 87 and a southwest wind 5 to 8 miles per hour. Sunday will be sunny, with a high near 88. Monday is also expected to be sunny, with a high near 88. Tuesday is expected to be partly sunny, with a high near 87.

• The Riverhead Town Board has asked its attorney to draft a potential moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries, after representatives from marijuana dispensing company Columbia Care told Supervisor Sean Walter last week they hope to open a dispensary at the former Blockbuster Video shop on Route 58. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• The East End Arts Community School is hosting a Birthday Bash Open House this afternoon from 1 to 3 p.m. on their grounds on Riverhead’s East Main Street. They will be hosting live music by students, performances by campers, plein air painting, exhibits, art demonstrations and tours of the school and gallery, and will have cake and refreshments for attendees. Also, this weekend, the East End Arts School will host a student and faculty concert at the North Fork Community Theatre in Mattituck on Sun., Aug. 16 at 1 p.m. They will be collecting donations at the free concert for a scholarship in honor of EEA woodwind teacher Mark Gatz, who died in July.

• The Central Pine Barrens Joint Planning and Policy Commission is hosting a meeting to discuss their wildfire mitigation plans in the Flanders pine barrens next Tuesday, Aug. 18 at 7 p.m. at the David W. Crohan Community Center in Flanders. The plan is available online here.

• The Mattituck-Laurel Civic Association announced yesterday that they’ll be discussing the possibility of “quieting” the intersection of Love Lane, the Main Road and Old Sound Avenue at their next meeting on Aug. 26 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the basement meeting room of the Mattituck First Presbyterian Church.

• All in a Weekend, The Beacon’s round-up of events on the Twin Forks this weekend, 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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