Sound Sunset
Sound Sunset

Good Morning!

• The East Hampton Town Board will host public hearings on sewage credits for the affordable housing proposed for the Accabonac Tennis property and on changes to the town’s assembly permits at their 6:30 p.m. meeting tonight. The board is also planning to create an agricultural advisory committee and to ask for bicycle lanes on Long Lane near East Hampton High School. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Riverhead Town Board will discuss the trail at EPCAL and next year’s budget at their 10 a.m. work session today. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Southampton Town Board will discuss the County Road 39 corridor study and senior services at their 10 a.m. work session today. Their full agenda is online here.

• The rust tide caused by the dinoflagellate Cochlodinium, which first appeared in Sag Harbor and East Hampton in August, has been intensifying this month in Shinnecock and Peconic Bays, according to LICCRA, which monitors harmful algae blooms in East End bays. Rust tide can be toxic to juvenile shellfish, and LICCRA is reporting that they’ve seen some deaths in this year’s scallop population on account of the algae.


• The Floyd Memorial Library in Greenport hosts a free screening of “The Tempest” tonight at 6 p.m., the first in their fall film festival series on Thursday evenings. Bassist Iris Ornig will perform at Twilight Thursdays at Wölffer Estate Vineyard from 5 p.m. until sunset. The Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett is hosting a benefit tonight at 7 p.m. for longtime Talkhouse employee Paulino Collado, who was recently involved in a bad car accident and can’t work. Klyph Black and friends will perform.

• As of 8 a.m., it’s 54 degrees in Riverhead, 57 degrees in East Hampton and 59 degrees in Cutchogue. We’re expecting highs in the low 70s today.

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

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