Good Morning!

• It will be partly sunny today, with a high temperature near 64 degrees and a northwest wind 7 to 10 miles per hour. It will b mostly clear overnight, with a low around 45. Friday will be sunny, with a high near 68 and Saturday will be sunny, with a high near 71.

• The Shinnecock Tribal Nation Graves Protection Warrior Society is partnering with Sylvester Manor on Shelter Island on an archaeological project to better understand the Afro-Indigenous graveyard at the former plantation. Read More.

• This is bound to be a feisty town election season across the East End, and nowhere more so than in Southold Town, with a fresh crop of candidates who have not yet held town office vying for two spots on the Town Board. Read our coverage of the first in a series of debates this fall.

• The Riverhead Town Board discusses American Rescue Funds and resurfacing of town ball courts at its 10 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and you can view the meeting live here.

• East Hampton Town has announced its full ban on the use of gas-powered leaf blowers will be modified for the fall and winter season as of Sept. 20.  Gas-powered blowers may be used between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. on weekdays, and between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturdays now through May 19, 2022, when the full ban goes back into effect.  Only homeowners or tenants may use them on their properties on Sundays or holidays, and then only during the hours between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. 

Suffolk County reported 493 new cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday, Sept. 28, with 4.2 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 217 people hospitalized with the virus, with 35 of them in ICU. The county reported five new fatalities from the virus, bringing the death toll here to 3,535 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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