In the creeks
In the creeks

Good Morning!

• The East Hampton Town Board voted unanimously last night to come up with a solution to the ongoing problem with noise at the town-run airport in Wainscott “which may include restrictions on helicopter and/or other aviation operations at the Airport, to address local disturbance resulting from aviation operations at the Airport” at their meeting last night. The town board intends to implement the selected alternative(s) before the 2015 season.

• Southold Town lost a great environmental advocate last night, when former North Fork Environmental Council president Howard Meinke was struck by a car and killed while crossing Route 48 in front of the Soundview Restaurant in Greenport. We’re sending prayers for his family.

• Southampton Hospital will host a panel discussion of the Tick-Borne Disease Resource Center at Bay Street Theater tomorrow, Sept. 20 at 10 a.m. The Tick-Borne Disease Resource Center at Southampton Hospital educates the public, promotes collaboration in the medical community and facilitates access to diagnosis and treatment of tick-borne diseases. More information is online here.

• Volunteers from the League of Women Voters of the Hamptons will be taking to supermarkets and other public places from Westhampton to Montauk next Tuesday, Sept. 23 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to sign people up to vote, as part of the League’s National Voter Registration Day. Voter registration cards must be postmarked by Oct. 10 and received by the Board of Elections by Oct. 15 in order to participate in this November’s election.

• The Riverhead Community Coalition for Safe and Drug-Free Youth has helped facilitate the installation of the first permanent medication drug drop box in Riverhead, located in the lobby of the Riverhead Police Department at 210 Howell Avenue. Residents will now be able safely and conveniently dispose of unused or unwanted medications that could otherwise end up in the hands of teens, addicts and criminals.

• Tonight at 7:30 p.m., film archivist Joe Lauro presents the latest in his music film series with “Legends of American Music” at Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor. The film is a celebration of the diversity and passion that is American music, with rare film clips of Sam Cooke, The Staple Singers, The Beach Boys, Etta James, B.B. King, Janis Joplin, Bill Monroe, Willie Nelson, Ben Goodman, Billie Holiday, Jerry Garcia, Louis Armstrong, Bob Dylan and more, in celebration of the upcoming Third Annual Sag Harbor American Music Festival next weekend. More information is online here.

• It’s now 54 degrees across the East End, as of 7 a.m., and we’re expecting highs in the low to mid-60s 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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