Summer's End
Summer’s End, Peconic Bay

Good Morning, and Happy Labor Day!

• We’re expecting patchy fog before 7 a.m. today, but otherwise it will be sunny, with a high near 84 degrees and a southwest wind 6 to 11 miles per hour. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 68. Tomorrow is expected to be sunny, with a high near 87 and Wednesday is expected to be mostly sunny, with a high near 85. There’s a chance of showers and thunderstorms Thursday afternoon.

• New York State wants your opinion on what the state can do to help preserve Plum Island if the federal government goes ahead with plans to sell the 840-acre home of its animal disease laboratory. The State Assembly’s Committee on Environmental Conservation is asking the public to bring their opinions to a hearing at Brookhaven Town Hall on Sept. 28. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• Members of North Fork Audubon are rallying the troops to pack Southold Town Hall’s meeting room tomorrow, Tuesday, Sept. 8 at the board’s 7:30 p.m. meeting, in support of a long-languishing proposal to ban one-use plastic bags in Southold. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has added two more public hearings to the schedule of hearings on a controversial plan to dump dredge spoils in Long Island Sound. The first will be held on Wed., Sept. 16 at the Hotel Indigo in Riverhead and the second will be held on Thurs. Sept.17 at the Omni New Haven Hotel in New Haven, Conn. Hearings at both locations will begin at 6 p.m. with registration at 5:30 p.m.

• Artist Ron Barron will talk about his scanned digital collages from the “Adrift” series that are being exhibited for the first time at a coffee-hour conversation at Greenport’s South Street Gallery this morning at 10 a.m. [Free]

• If you’re tired out from a labor-free weekend or if you’re looking for an excuse to keep partying once the crowds have left town, head down to Montauk tomorrow afternoon at 4:30 p.m. for the Montauk Chamber of Commerce’s annual free Tumbleweed Tuesday concert on the Montauk Green, starring working-musician hero Nancy Atlas. The event also stars free hot dogs, chips, soda and water for everyone who made it through the summer alive.

• There are also plenty of places to go see music on the East End today in our listings, online here. Bookmark this page to always know which bands are playing in your neighborhood throughout the year. If you have a band, and your gigs aren’t listed, send the details to and we’ll get them posted toot sweet. And thank you for working on Labor Day to bring music to everyone else’s lives on their days off.

• If you’re bored because you didn’t work today, a work detail from the East Hampton Trails Preservation Society is meeting tomorrow, Sept. 8 at 8:30 a.m. on Napeague Harbor Road, just past “Private Road,” to do some trail maintenance. No experience is needed, and new workers are always welcome. RSVP to if you plan to come on Tuesday.

• The Beacon’s Week in Review was delivered piping hot to inboxes all over the East End in the wee hours of Sunday morning. To get your very own copy each week, sign 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

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