Last trip to the farm stand. Cooper's Farm, Mattituck
Last trip to the farm stand. Cooper’s Farm, Mattituck

Good Morning!

• We’re expecting patchy fog before 8 a.m. today, but otherwise it will be sunny, with a high near 83 degrees and a light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 10 miles per hour in the morning. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 58 degrees. Saturday, we’re expecting patchy fog before 9 a.m., but otherwise it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 79 degrees. There’s a 20 percent chance of showers before 10 a.m. Sunday, but otherwise it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 77.

• After a petition drive of Southold voters, Democratic Southold Town candidates have won a new ballot line, “Sustainable Southold,” in this November’s election. The candidates said in a press release Thursday that they hope to use the ballot line to focus attention on their platform on sustainability issues, including overdevelopment, water quality and affordable housing.

• The Hampton Bays Library will host a blood drive next Monday, Sept. 21, from 1 to 7 p.m. Anyone between the ages of 16 and 75, in good health, and weighing at least 110 pounds can donate. Walk-ins will be accepted, but registration is preferred. For more information, contact the library at 631.728.6241.

• Group for the East End, Group to Save Goldsmith Inlet and the Mattituck-Southold-Greenport JROTC will hold their annual cleanup of the area around Goldsmith Inlet tomorrow, Sept. 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Meet at the end of Mill Lane for a listing fo cleanup areas. More information is online here.

• Custer Institute in Southold is holding a clean-up party tomorrow, Sept. 19 from 10 a.m. until mid-afternoon, to get ready for the observatory’s astronomy jamboree next month. Their shrubs need pruning, potholes need to be filled, they need some light painting done and they need to beat back the weeds. They’re asking volunteers to bring yard tools, ladders and drop cloths with them. They’re also planning to provide pizza. Contact the observatory on Facebook if you plan to attend.

• Slow Food East End will hold its Annual Meeting and Potluck Supper on Sunday, Sept. 27 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Shelter Island Historical Society. This is Slow Food’s biggest and best potluck supper of the year. It’s also the time to “meet the candidates” for Slow Food East End’s board and learn more about Slow Food’s events, educational programs and goals for the future. The annual meeting is free and open to all. Reservations are required, and can be made online here.

• If you can’t wait until next weekend to let your inner foodie shine, then don’t wait! The North Fork Reform Synagogue’s 9th Annual North Fork Foodie Tour is this Sunday, Sept. 20. More information is online here.

• The Riverhead Community Coalition for Safe & Drug-Free Youth and the Riverhead Police Department are hosting their Second Annual Drive Through Drug Drop Off on Saturday, Sept. 26 at Tanger Outlets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., to help people safely dispose of their unused, unwanted and expired medications. There will be free giveaways, including Tanger coupon books. For more information, contact Kelly Miloski at 631.727.3722 or

• The Beacon’s calendar of events, filled with ideas for nature walks, films, music, lectures, readings, festivals and other fun events this weekend, is online here.

• And, don’t forget, tomorrow is Talk Like a Pirate Day. You might as well spend today practicing. The Montauk Library is celebrating tomorrow. More info is online here.

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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