This Morning’s Bulletin — 8.7.18

The Bill King sculpture "Nureyev & Fontaine," donated last year by Laura Cutler to the Town of East Hampton, has been placed on the grounds of Town Hall at 159 Pantigo Road. King, a distinguished and prolific artist, was an East Hampton resident for 40 years.
The Bill King sculpture “Nureyev & Fontaine,” donated last year by Laura Cutler to the Town of East Hampton, has been placed on the grounds of Town Hall at 159 Pantigo Road. King, a distinguished and prolific artist, was an East Hampton resident for 40 years.

Good Morning!

• Today will be sunny, with a high near 88 but heat index values as high as 95. The wind will be out of the southwest at 6 to 13 miles per hour. We’re expecting isolated showers and thunderstorms after midnight, with a low tonight around 73. Wednesday will be partly sunny, with a high near 88 and isolated showers and thunderstorms. There’s a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before noon Thursday, with partly sunny skies and a high near 86.

• Suffolk County Vector Control is planning to spray the following East End areas with the larvacides Bti and Methoprene today through Thursday: Apacuck Point, Dune Road(Overton), Meadow Lane and North Haven in Southampton Town; Napeague and Accabonac Harbor in East Hampton Town; the Aquebogue Overlook and Pier Avenue in Riverhead Town and New Suffolk and Great Hog Neck in Southold Town. For more information, call 631.852.4270.

• New York State Assemblyman Fred Thiele announced Monday that New York State Public Library Construction Grants have been awarded to Quogue Library for $4,725 and Shelter Island Library for $25,000. Quogue Library will use the funds to install LED bulbs for energy efficiency and the Shelter Island Library will use the grant to construct a staff room and relocate the children’s department.

• The East Hampton Town Board will hear a year-to-date report from the town’s code enforcement department, an update on hamlet studies and a comprehensive annual financial report at their 10 a.m. work session this morning at town hall. Their full agenda is online here

• The Shelter Island Town Board will hear a report from the town’s deer and tick committee, hear an update on water quality grants and hold a special meeting to accept bids and waive tent fees for events hosted by the Taylor’s Island committee and the Shelter Island Fire Department at their 1 p.m. work session this afternoon. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Riverhead Town Board will hold public hearings on bamboo restrictions, a request from Jamesport’s Glass Greenhouse for a bistro use, and changes to the town’s fire prevention permit and site plan fee codes at their 2 p.m. meeting this afternoon. Their full agenda is online here.

• Due to the postponement of the Friends of the Big Duck’s annual rubber ducky race from Aug. 4 to Aug. 11, the group is auctioning off tickets to see Mavis Staples this Friday, Aug. 10, before the rescheduled race. Bidding begins at $50 for a pair of tickets, online here. All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Big Duck, and if you win, you’ll see a great show!

The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:

August 7
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:37 a.m., 7:07 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:45 a.m., 6:15 p.m.
Greenport: 7:14 a.m., 7:44 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:06 a.m., 8:26 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:09 a.m., 7:39 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:36 a.m., 9:06 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:43 a.m., 9:13 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 5:33 a.m., 6 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3:42 a.m., 4:09 p.m.

August 8
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:32 a.m., 8 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:40 a.m., 7:08 p.m.
Greenport: 8:09 a.m., 8:37 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:06 a.m., 9:26 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:04 a.m., 8:32 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:31 a.m., 9:59 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:38 a.m., 10:06 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 6:40 a.m., 7:05 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:49 a.m., 5:14 p.m.

And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.

Beth Young

Beth Young has been covering the East End since the 1990s. In her spare time, she runs around the block, 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 editor@eastendbeacon.com

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