Happy Hour, Greenport
Happy Hour, Greenport

Good Morning!

• Today will be sunny, with a high near 89 degrees, with a light west wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 miles per hour in the morning. There’s a 20 percent chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms after 10 p.m. tonight, but otherwise it will be partly cloudy, with a low around 70 and a southwest wind 5 to 8 miles per hour. There’s also a 20 percent chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms before 10 a.m. tomorrow, but otherwise it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 85 degrees and a south wind 7 to 11 miles per hour. Wednesday will be partly sunny, with a high near 82 degrees and Thursday is expected to be partly sunny, with a high near 85 degrees and a 30 percent chance of showers after noon.

• When Southold Town held its first public hearing on a proposed short-term rental law in early June, Town Supervisor Scott Russell declared that, like King Solomon, the town board had produced a result “that absolutely pleases no one.” But a new draft, which defines prohibited short-term rentals as fewer than 14 days instead of fewer than seven days, was even less popular. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• Deer rights advocates are planning to listen in on the East Hampton Town Board’s work session tomorrow, Aug. 18 at 10 a.m. to hear the details of the town’s Deer Management Advisory Committee’s plan to expand hunting to several old brush dumps, the town’s transfer station, and nature preserves on Dirt Road in Amagansett/East Hampton.

Mike Rusinsky performs a free concert on the Montauk Green tonight at 6 p.m.; Winston Irie performs a free concert in Greenport’s Mitchell Park tonight at 7:30 p.m. and the Village of Westhampton Beach hosts a free screening of Disney’s “Malifecent” on the Great Lawn at sunset. The Beacon’s full listings of free summer concerts in parks are online here.

• As hurricane season kicks into high gear, Southampton Town is asking its residents to sign up for CodeRED email and text message alerts to help them prepare for major storms. Southampton also uses the system to alert people to major road closures, fires, and other emergencies.

• Southold Town is hosting a free hazardous waste disposal day, for town residents only, this Saturday, Aug. 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. They’re accepting oil-based paints and stains, herbicides, poisons, corrosive cleaners, turpentine, wood preservatives, aerosols, automotive liquids, pool chemicals, items containing mercury and other household hazardous waste.

• The Beacon’s Week in Review was delivered piping hot to inboxes throughout the East End in the wee hours of this 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 editor@eastendbeacon.com

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