This Morning’s Bulletin — 8.25.15

On the Causeway, Orient
By the Causeway, Orient

Good Morning!

• There’s a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms today, but otherwise the day will start off cloudy, then gradually become mostly sunny, with a high near 84 degrees and a light south wind increasing to 8 to 13 miles per hour in the morning. There’s a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight tonight. Tomorrow will be sunny, with a high near 83 and Thursday will be sunny, with a high near 81.

• The wake for Shinnecock Nation elder Elizabeth Haile will be held at Hamptons United Methodist Church in Southampton this morning from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., followed by the funeral at 2 p.m.

• The East End had a good representation at a public hearing before the Army Corps of Engineers over their new Long Island Sound dredge spoil dumping plan in Port Jefferson last night. The Southold and Southampton town supervisors spoke up against the plan, along with many citizens from Riverhead and other East End towns. Our full story is online here.

East End town boards are busy today, with the exception of East Hampton, which has a bye week:

• The Southold Town Board will discuss a part-time deer management position, delinquent property maintenance, septic systems and the comprehensive plan update at their 9 a.m. work session this morning. There is currently a resolution on the agenda for their 4:30 p.m. regular meeting to approve a short-term rental code setting the limit on short-term rentals to 14 nights. Their full agenda for both meetings is online here.

• The Southampton Town Board will hold a public hearing on changing the speed limit on North Road in Shinnecok Hills and Hampton Bays from 45 to 40 miles per hour at their 6 p.m. meeting tonight. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Shelter Island Town Board will discuss a generator for the island’s medical center, school internships and a wetlands application at their 1 p.m. work session today. Their full agenda is online here.

• Members of the Riverhead Town Board will be at the grand opening this morning of Cybersitio, a new electronics and phone accessory retail and service store at 35 East Main Street, to celebrate with owners Angel and Melanie Bamberger. Riverhead Town Board members often celebrate the opening of new businesses to promote the comeback of downtown Riverhead.

• The Peconic Estuary program is holding a month-long photo contest in September. They’re looking for photos of the estuary, critters that live there or other relevant photos. A grand prize will be given in October. Beginning Sept.1, submit photos through their Facebook page or a peptalk@peconicestuary.org, along with your mailing address.

• “I’ll See You In My Dreams,” a story about life after the death of a woman’s beloved dog, opens today for a three-day run at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center’s World Cinema Series [$5-$15], and harmony-loving acoustic twoesome Aztec Two-Step takes the stage at The Stephen Talkhouse tonight at 8 p.m. [$35]

And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.

 

Beth Young

Beth Young has been covering the East End since the 1990s. In her spare time, she runs around the block, 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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