This Morning’s Bulletin — 8.27.15

Heron on James Creek
On James Creek

Good Morning!

• Today will be sunny, with a high near 81 degrees and a west wind around 10 miles per hour. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 56 degrees. Friday is expected to be sunny, with a high near 79 degrees, Saturday is expected to be mostly sunny, with a high near 82 and Sunday is expected to be mostly sunny, with a high near 84.

• After months of public passion on both sides of the issue, Southold Town adopted a controversial new zoning code amendment aimed at curbing short-term rentals in a 4-1 vote Tuesday evening. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• After a break this past year in their public outreach on Southold’s comprehensive plan update, town planners will give an overview of the remaining steps in the plan at tonight’s meeting of the East Marion Community Association at 7 p.m. at the East Marion Firehouse. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• The Riverhead Town Board will discuss Peconic Estuary study results, the status of its proposed moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries, the old Courthouse Restaurant and Hallock State Park on the Long Island Sound at their 10 a.m. work session this morning. Their full agenda is online here.

• There are still a few tickets left to see an advance screening of “Peace Officer,” which takes a very human look at the dangers of police militarization in the United States, at the Hamptons International Film Festival’s SummerDocs at Guild Hall Friday night. The Beacon’s full story is online here. [$21-$23]

• For the past 16 years, Cara Sucher has been the manager of science and technology labs at various stations in the most untouched region on the planet — Antarctica. She will share her experiences, joys, work and her beautiful photography in a lecture at the East End Seaport Museum in Greenport tonight at 7 p.m. [$10/members free]

• Authors Matthew McGevna and Kaylie Jones will be at Books & Books in Westhampton Beach tonight at 7 p.m. to discuss their new novels. Kaylie Jones is the author of “Lies My Mother Never Told Me,” a Publishers Weekly starred review memoir chosen as one of the hottest summer reads by many publications. Matthew McGevna, whose first novel is “Little Beasts,” is an award-winning poet who has published numerous short stories. [Free]

Dr. Susan Powers will speak about “Ruthless Grieving: The Journey to Acceptance and Beyond” this evening at 5 p.m. at Canio’s Books in Sag Harbor. Dr. Powers, a psychotherapist in practice for 30 years, explores the deep emotional work of grieving and offers practical suggestions based on her own experiences with loss to guide anyone struggling with this experience. [Free]

• Guild Hall in East Hampton hosts “Memories of Sinatra,” in honor of the Centennial of Frank Sinatra’s birth, tonight at 8 p.m. The program features highlights of Bill Boggs’ interview with the legendary singer, clips of Frank performing at the peak of his powers and stories about Boggs’ encounters with Sinatra over the years. [$18-$40]

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

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