Good Morning!

• Today will be sunny, with a high temperature near 68 degrees and a north wind 10 to 13 miles per hour. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 49. Thursday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 65 and Friday will be sunny, with a high near 69.

• The many challenges facing Riverhead’s public water infrastructure are shaping up to be a campaign issue this fall, as longstanding issues with the groundwater plumes likely associated with the former Grumman plant at EPCAL, along with continuing concerns about the capacity and maintenance of the water district’s infrastructure converge with the discovery this month of a groundwater plume of emerging contaminants from the town’s capped landfill in Calverton. Read More.

• Riverhead residents are invited to a second opportunity for an open conversation with the Riverhead Police Department. “Synergy 2” will take place Monday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. at the Riverhead Recreation/Senior Center, 60 Shade Tree Lane in Aquebogue. Masks, distancing and limited seating will be required to assure safety. The event will be moderated by James Banks, who will open the floor to community members and the police to ask questions and share their concerns and feelings in a safe and appropriate environment.  Advance registration for limited seating is required via email to 

• Riverhead Town holds a public listening session on downtown Riverhead issues related to its Comprehensive Plan update this evening at 6 p.m. at the town’s senior center at 60 Shade Tree Lane in Aquebogue. Here are more details.

• Southold Town will hold a community outreach program on “The Dangers of Identity Crimes and Tips on How to Avoid Becoming a Victim” on Thursday, Oct. 7 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Southold Town Recreation Center at 970 Peconic Lane in Peconic. Call Denis Noncarrow, Government Liaison Officer, at 631.765.5806 to preregister.

Suffolk County reported 295 new cases of Covid-19 on Monday, Sept. 27, with 3.9 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 223 people hospitalized with the virus in the county, with 36 of them in ICU. The county reported three new fatalities from the virus, bringing the death toll here to 3,529 people.

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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