• Last winter’s cull of the East End’s deer population by USDA sharpshooters disappointed its organizers. With only 192 deer killed during the six-week, $225,000 program, Southold Town, the only municipal sponsor of the program, is saying “all options are on the table” for hunting in the future. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released its draft environmental impact statement for its plan to shore up downtown Montauk from future storms. The documents in the report are online here and are slated to be discussed by the East Hampton Town Board in the upcoming weeks.
• More than 300 people packed into LTV Studios in Wainscott last night to tell the East Hampton Town Board how they feel about the noise of helicopters en route to the East Hampton Airport. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• We are under a high surf and dangerous rip current warning from the National Weather Service through 2 a.m. Friday as Hurricane Cristobal passes off our shore. Heavy surf and floodwaters from the storm have already killed seven people in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Turks and Caicos, Maryland and New Jersey. Seas on the south shore of Long Island are expected to be as high as 8 to 10 feet, with the biggest waves on the eastern part of the island.
• The Riverhead Town Board will discuss Day and Night Taxi’s appeal of its taxi license revocation and flyboarding in Riverhead, a sport that involves a water-propelled jet pack, at their 10:15 a.m. work session this morning. The board’s full agenda is online here. If you’d rather go flyboarding that go to a town board meeting, information on flyboarding in Riverhead is online here.
• Tonight is the night to learn all about elephants at the Quogue Wildlife Refuge. Refuge educator Renee will be talking about her experience working with elephants in a lecture tonight at 8 p.m. More information is online here.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.