Wickham's On Sunday
Wickham’s On Sunday

Good Morning!

• Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 75 degrees and a northeast wind 13 to 17 miles per hour. There’s a chance of sprinkles overnight. Tomorrow will be partly sunny, with a high near 72, Wednesday will be partly sunny, with a high near 74 and Thursday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 75.

• The fall campaign season is now in full swing, with Southold Democrats announcing a new party line, East Hampton environmentalists calling on candidates to state their positions on environmental issues, a slew of debates planned and a probable announcement on the final results of the Riverhead Republican town supervisor primary this week. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• Tomorrow is the Third Annual Car Free Day Long Island, a challenge to see if you can spend the day traveling around Long Island without the use of your personal car. You can sign up to take the pledge to participate online here, or read our tale of our 2013 attempt at participating in Car Free Day online here.

The Riverhead Waldbaums is closing its doors.
The Riverhead Waldbaums is closing its doors.

• With Waldbaums stores across Long Island closing due to the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company bankruptcy, the Riverhead, East Hampton and Southampton Waldbaums stores announced drastic sales on Friday as they attempt to clear out the inventory their stores. The Southampton and East Hampton stores will be replaced by Stop & Shop, while no tenant has yet been announced for the Riverhead store. The Westhampton Beach and Mattituck locations are not yet slated to be closed.

• The Peconic Estuary Program is celebrating National Estuaries Week tomorrow with a free conference on the health of the bays at the Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• The North Fork Breast Health Coalition is holding the 17th annual 5K Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness on Sunday, Sept. 27 at 9 a.m. at the Riverhead Tanger Outlet Center. Participants can pre-register or register from 7:30-8:45 a.m. that morning.The registration fee is $25 if paid on the day of the event. To register or for more information, call 631.208.8889.

• The Suffolk County Historical Society has received a Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation grant of $400,000 for their planned ADA-compliant wing. This gift will assist SCHS in building an addition that will house an elevator and two handicap-accessible restrooms, and create a handicap parking area proposed for the southeast corner of the Society’s West Main Street property. SCHS is mounting a capital campaign to raise an additional $275,000 to complete the wing.

• The Beacon’s Week in Review was delivered piping hot to inboxes throughout the East End in the wee hours of this morning. You can get your own copy each week by signing up 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 editor@eastendbeacon.com

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