Goodbye Summer
Goodbye Summer

Good Morning, and Happy Tumbleweed Tuesday!

• Today will be sunny and humid, with a high near 86 degrees and a southwest wind 7 to 11 miles per hour. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 69. Tomorrow will be mostly sunny, with a high near 84. There’s a 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11 a.m. Thursday and showers are likely before 7 a.m. Friday, after which it will be partly sunny, with a high near 82.

East End governments are wasting no time getting back to work after the holiday weekend:

• The Southold Town Board will discuss a tick committee, implementation of their transient rental legislation and allowing CAST to use the Peconic Lane Community Center for free computer classes at their 9 a.m. work session this morning. At the evening meeting at 7:30 p.m., they’re holding a public hearing on zoning for aquaculture uses, and North Fork Audubon is rallying proponents of a plastic bag ban to address the board. Their full agenda for both meetings is online here.

• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss the Army Corps of Engineers’ Montauk beach restabilization project, due to start in October, at their 10 a.m. work session this morning at the Montauk Firehouse. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Southampton Town Board will hold public hearings on the town’s proposed water protection plan and several Community Preservation Fund acquisitions at their 6 p.m. meeting this evening. Their full agenda is online here.

• If you missed the Shinnecock Nation’s 69th Annual Powwow this past weekend, you can catch up with some of the dancing in our slideshow here. Don’t miss the 70th powwow next year!

• The North Fork Animal Welfare League is kicking off a fundraising campaign to move the Riverhead Town animal shelter today. More details are online here.

• School is opening for most kids on the East End today. Drive carefully!

• The Montauk Chamber of Commerce hosts their annual free Tumbleweed Tuesday concert, starring Nancy Atlas, on the Montauk Green this afternoon at 4:30 p.m. The event also stars free hot dogs, chips, soda and water for everyone who made it through the summer alive.

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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