Pictured Above: Wading River Heat Wave

Good Morning!

• It will be mostly sunny today, with a high near 83 degrees and a north wind 3 to 7 miles per hour. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 67. Friday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 83. There’s a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Saturday, mainly after 3 p.m., with partly sunny skies and a high near 84.

• Calverton Aviation & Technology, which is in contract to purchase a vast swath of the Riverhead Town Community Development Agency’s Enterprise Park at Calverton, will give a presentation on its plans for the site to the Riverhead Town Board at its work session this morning, which will start at 8:30 a.m. More details are online here.

• On Aug. 2, 1939, Albert Einstein mailed a letter from his vacation house on Nassau Point in Cutchogue to then-President Franklin D. Roosevelt warning of the Nazi government’s work to develop a nuclear bomb. That letter changed the course of world history, and tomorrow, on the 80th anniversary of the mailing of that letter, the new owners of the Rothman’s Department Store building at 54180 Main Street in Southold are celebrating that history with the unveiling of a new public square in his honor. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• The East Hampton Town Board will hold public hearings at its 6:30 p.m. meeting this evening on several Community Preservation Fund and scenic and conservation easement acquisitions. Their full agenda is online here.

• The second installment of the Riverhead BID’s Alive on 25 street fair will run tonight from 5 to 9:30 p.m. More details are online here.

• Pulitzer Prize-winning author Colson Whitehead, who summered in Sag Harbor growing up and authored the 2009 fictionalized coming-of-age novel “Sag Harbor,” is coming back to his childhood stomping ground this evening touring his new novel, “The Nickel Boys.” The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• New York Times photographers John Kurdewan and Steven Stolman will discuss “Working with Bill Cunningham: In the Presence of Genius” this evening at 7 p.m. at the Southampton Arts Center. More details are online here.

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

August 1
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:32 a.m., 10:54 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:40 a.m., 10:02 p.m.
Greenport: 11:09 a.m., 11:31 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:14 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:04 a.m., 11:26 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:02 a.m., 12:31 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:09 a.m., 12:38 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:52 a.m., 10:06 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:01 a.m., 8:15 p.m.

August 2
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:25 a.m., 11:47 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:33 a.m., 10:55 p.m.
Greenport: 12:02 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:31 a.m., 1:05 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:57 a.m.
New Suffolk: 12:53 a.m., 1:24 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1 a.m., 1:31 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 10:43 a.m., 10:57 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:52 a.m., 9:06 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 editor@eastendbeacon.com

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