Montauk Sunrise June 1
Montauk Sunrise June 1

This week on the East End was punctuated by the usual early June sunshine and early summer traffic, dampened by a late week storm that washed the twin forks clean.

The Beacon’s week began on June 1 at Montauk Point and headed east to Louse Point, where a souped up bayman’s Toyota was captured on…er..on an SD card.

In Sag Harbor’s Oakland Cemetery, friends of Lance Cpl. Jordan Haerter were keeping the young marine’s memory alive, five years after his death in Iraq.

In Greenport on June 2, the Greenport Boat Show was well underway, while the FDNY fireboat “Firefighter” was open for tours.

By mid-week, Flanders artist Andrea Cote’s multimedia exhibition was underway on Riverhead’s Main Street.

The rain came in over Ponquogue Bridge in Hampton Bays Friday morning, as much of the Shinnecock Inlet commercial fishing fleet stayed at the dock. By the morning of June 8, the mist was clearing on Reeves Beach in Riverhead, paving the way for a beautiful sunset at the Robins Island dock in New Suffolk.

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

One thought on “This week in pictures: June 1—June 8

  1. Terrific photo journal, Beth – Artistic shots that go well with the journalism they accompany!
    Because I’m now in North Carolina, I’m so pleased to get my East End update here – keep up the great work

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