From the Orient Causeway, Monday afternoon.
From the Orient Causeway, Monday afternoon.

Good Morning!

• Today will be sunny, with a high near 85 degrees and a calm wind becoming south 5 to 7 miles per hour in the afternoon. We’re expecting isolated showers and thunderstorms overnight and into tomorrow, with patchy fog after 4 a.m. and a low around 66. Aside from the isolated showers, Wednesday will be sunny, with a high near 84. Thursday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 79.

• The Southold Town Board will discuss New York State law enforcement accreditation, beach parking stickers, affordable housing, the North Fork Trolley, proposed alcohol farm products code changes and a request from Suffolk County for a letter of support for the county’s proposed bike sharing program at their 9 a.m. work session this morning. The board is holding a public hearing on a special events permit appeal at their 7:30 p.m. meeting tonight. Their full agenda for both meetings is online here.

• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss bids, limitations of height restrictions and a four-way stop at Bluff Road and Atlantic Avenue in Amagansett at their 10 a.m. work session at town hall. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Riverhead Town Board will hold public hearings on a site plan application for Georgica Green Ventures’ Riverview Lofts project on the corner of East Main Street and McDermott Avenue and on proposed No Parking restrictions on Meetinghouse Creek Road at their 2 p.m. meeting this afternoon. Their full agenda is online here.

• Science writer and photographer Erica Cirino is continuing her “Go and See Tour” talking about her recent trip to find plastics in the Pacific Ocean this evening, Aug. 1 at the Quogue Library at 6 p.m., and next Wednesday, Aug. 9 at 6:30 p.,m. at the Cutchogue-New Suffolk Free Library. Read more about her work online here.

• Canio’s Books in Sag Harbor is celebrating Herman Melville’s birthday this evening with a talk with science writer Carl Safina at 5:30 p.m. The winners of the bookstore’s Moby-Dick Marathon silent auction will also be announced at the event. More details are online here.

• Tomorrow is the Surfrider Foundation’s 15th Annual Surf Movie Night at Guild Hall in East Hampton. Beginning at 7 p.m., they’ll host an evening of surf films, courtyard exhibits, raffles, and guest speakers to raise awareness and funds to help protect our oceans, waves, and beaches.More details are online here. [$20]

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

Aug. 1
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:54 a.m., 6:23 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:02 a.m., 5:31 p.m.
Greenport: 6:31 a.m., 7 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 7:17 a.m., 7:38 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 6:26 a.m., 6:55 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7:53 a.m., 8:22 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8 a.m., 8:29 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:46 a.m., 3:21 p.m.

Aug. 2
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:51 a.m., 7:14 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: .5:59 a.m., 6:22 p.m.
Greenport: 7:28 a.m., 7:51 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:12 a.m., 8:31 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:23 a.m., 7:46 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:50 a.m., 9:13 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:57 a.m., 9:20 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3:41 a.m., 4:14 p.m.


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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