August, Sunset over Connecticut
August, Sunset over Connecticut

Good Morning!

• East Hampton Town is planning to hold a special meeting next week to hear comments from the whole East End about helicopter noise, after raucous meetings in Southold and Southampton on the issue over the past few weeks. Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell has been planning to get a posse together to go let people in East Hampton know how they feel about the constant helicopters en route to East Hampton airport. East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell turned the cards yesterday by inviting everyone who’s got something to say to a special meeting on Aug. 27 at 6:30 p.m. at LTV Studios, 75 Industrial Road in Wainscott. Mr. Cantwell urged people who are concerned about helicopter traffic to come to East Hampton on Aug. 27 instead of attending the board’s next meeting Aug. 21, when the board already has 13 public hearings scheduled and there will be little room for anyone to sit.

• Peconic Green Growth, a local non-profit that has been conducting a survey on decentralized wastewater systems over the past year, is closing its survey questionnaire on August 30. Organizers of the group are urging East Enders to take the survey, which is online here, before that date. More information is on their website at

• The Riverhead Town Board will hold several public hearings at its 7 p.m. meeting tonight, on an appeal by Day & Night Taxi over their license revocation after a serious accident allegedly caused by one of their cab drivers on Pulaski Street last month, on several changes to the code regarding wetland applications and on a proposed stop sign at the intersection of Griffing Avenue and Lincoln Street. The full text of the public hearings is online here.

• The East Hampton Town Board will be discussing a rental registry and the transfer of development rights for the Accabonac Tennis Club property, where the town plans to build affordable housing, at their 10 a.m. work session today. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Shelter Island Town Board will discuss helicopters and a state grant for capital improvements at Taylor’s Island at their 1 p.m. work session today. Their full agenda 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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