Peaking through the seagrasses...
Peeking through the seagrasses…

Good Morning!

• PSEG-Long Island has unveiled its Utility 2.0 plan for the next three years, which is open for public comment through the end of August.The plan focuses on improving energy efficiency and reducing peak load across Long Island and in targeted heavy-load areas. Public hearings and information sessions on the East End will be held Tues., Aug. 26 at the Evans K. Griffing Building legislative auditorium at the County Center at 10:30 a.m., and on the evening of Aug. 26 upstairs in the East Hampton Village Emergency Services Building on Cedar Street beginning at 5 p.m. The plan is available online here.

• The Riverhead Town Board did not vote last night on whether to take a bridge loan or raise taxes in order to cover a projected $4 million shortfall next year, because Councilman Jim Wooten was ill and unable to attend the meeting. Barring a special meeting before then, their next chance to vote will be on Sept. 3, the same night they’re planning to hold a public hearing on the draft supplemental environmental impact statement for the EPCAL subdivision.

• The Montauk Observatory is hosting a lecture about the Milky Way with Dr. Mike Inglis tonight at 7 p.m. at the Amagansett Library, followed by stargazing at 9 p.m. with two telescopes in the field behind the library. The Milky Way is our home galaxy and over the last 100 years we’ve made many discoveries. But it still has secrets: How big is it? Why do stars more so fast at the center of it? And what will we discover at its heart? To register for this program, call 631.267.3810.

• The East Hampton Town Highway Department and Recycling and Litter Committee are reactivating the town’s Adopt-A-Road program, in an attempt to reduce the amount of roadside litter in town. This program was originally started by former Highway Superintendent Chris Russo in the early 1990s. The Highway Department will help people and businesses choose a road section to adopt and will place a free sign with your name, business name, or message on the road chosen for adoption. Adoptees will agree to clean their section at least eight times a year, a project that can involve families, friends and co-workers. The town’s Adopt-A-Road registration form is online here. After filling out the application, call Highway Department Superintendent Stephen Lynch at 631.324.0925 for more information.

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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