Water's Edge
Water’s Edge

Good Morning!

• Today will be sunny, with a high near 80 degrees and light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 10 miles per hour in the afternoon. Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 68. The chance of showers and thunderstorms increases throughout the day Saturday, topping out at about 60 percent, but otherwise it will be partly sunny, with a high near 85. Sunday will be sunny, with a high near 84.

Affordable housing has been in the spotlight in recent weeks all over the East End. Here are some highlights from our extended coverage, which we expect to continue throughout upcoming weeks:

• Residents of Speonk and Remsenburg packed into Southampton Town Hall last Thursday, July 28, to hear the latest of numerous development proposals for their hamlet — a 51-unit workforce housing project, with streetside storefronts, on North Phillips Avenue. Our full story is online here.

• Southold Town will hold a public hearing next Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 4:30 p.m. on a zoning code amendment that would allow developers to build 12 affordable apartment or condominium units per acre, for a maximum of 24 units per project. Our full story is online here.

• The East Hampton Town Board is expecting to hear public comment this fall on two local laws designed to make it easier to develop affordable housing. Our full story is online here.

Out & About

• East End Arts in Riverhead hosts the opening for their new juried show, “The Gallerist, The Artist, The Critic, & The Kid,” tonight from 5 to 7 p.m., and Greenport Village hosts the first of several First Fridays gallery walks tonight from 6 to 9 p.m. This weekend abounds with art gallery events and openings, including the Old Town Arts & Crafts Guild‘s show on the Cutchogue Village Green, Guild Hall’s Clothesline Art Sale, and the International Center of Photography’s “Winning the White House: From Press Prints to Selfies” at the Southampton Arts Center on Saturday. Our full visual arts listings are online here.

• Northeast Stage presents its Shakespeare In The Park production of “As You Like It” tonight and tomorrow night, Aug. 5 & 6, at Mitchell Park in Greenport. They will be taking the show on the road for a final performance Sunday, Aug. 7 at 7 p.m. at the Patchogue Shorefront Park Bandshell. More information is online here. [Free]

• Peconic Landing in Greenport hosts its Eighth Annual Celebration of the Written Word on Saturday, Aug. 6 at 8 p.m., presenting readings, new and old, from four Peconic Landing resident wordsmiths Joe McKay, Keven Bridge, Fran Castan, and Harvey Feinstein. All are welcome to attend. [Free]

• “Bright Lights, Big City” author Jay McInerney is making the rounds of East End bookstores this week to launch his new novel, “Bright, Precious Days.” He’ll be at Books & Books in Westhampton Beach on Aug. 6 at 4 p.m. and at BookHampton in East Hampton on Sunday, Aug. 7 at 7 p.m.

• Find out what’s going on all over the East End any time with our full events calendar, online here.

The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:

August 5
MTK Hbr: 11:26 a.m., 11:45 p.m.
Orient: 12 a.m.,, 12:27 p.m.
GPT: 12:28 a.m., 12:55 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 12:23 a.m., 12:50 p.m.
S. JPT: 1:57 a.m., 2:24 p.m.
Shinn. In.: 9:46 a.m., 9:55 p.m.

August 6
MTK Hbr: 12:13 p.m.
Orient: 12:46 a.m., 1:14 p.m.
GPT: 1:14 a.m., 1:42 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 1:09 a.m., 1:37 p.m.
S. JPT: 2:43 a.m., 3:11 p.m.
Shinn. In.: 10:32 a.m., 10:40 p.m.

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 editor@eastendbeacon.com

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please prove you're human: