At Latham's, Orient
At Latham’s, Orient

Good Morning!

• A series of campsites that have been unavailable for use at Shinnecock East County Park on the Shinnecock Canal have reopened this morning, and are once again available for booking through the county reservation system. Campsites 16 to 35 have been closed so far this season due to erosion last winter.

• If you were thinking of turning your house in East Hampton into cash cow by renting it out short-term to partiers next year, you might want to think again. The town is currently drafting new regulations to prevent “excessive turnover,” which has become increasingly problematic in recent years due in part to international websites that help people rent out their homes. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• We recently had the chance to tag along and document Benjamin Franklin’s Mile Markers up and down the North Fork with a member of the town’s 375th Anniversary committee. Ben Franklin and a crew installed the markers in 1755 when he was working for the British government as the colonial postmaster, in order to set postal rates, which were based on the distance the letters traveled. Our full story, with photos documenting the trip, is online here.

• The North Fork Animal Welfare League is hosting a massive yard sale next Saturday, Aug. 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at their Southold animal shelter behind the highway yard on Peconic Lane. Their huge inventory includes plenty of furniture, household items, collectables, artwork, appliances, pottery, glassware, rugs, tools and jewelry.

* The Beacon’s Week in Review was delivered piping hot to inboxes throughout the East End in the wee hours of Sunday 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

One thought on “This Morning’s Bulletin — 8.25.14

  1. …to inboxes throughout the East End…and Beyond!!!! Love keeping up with y’all and cheerin’ you on even down here in Nawth Carolina!

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