Good Morning!

• We’re expecting sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 79 degrees and a north wind around 9 miles per hour. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 59. Wednesday will be sunny, with a high near 81, and Thursday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 82.

• The East Hampton Town Board is slated to hear updates on the town Housing Authority’s projects, municipal septic projects and a site feasibility assessment for the New York State Energy Research & Development agency at its 11 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on LTV’s YouTube channel.

• The Riverhead Town Board is slated to hold several public hearings, including one on regulating electric scooters and ebikes, at its 2 p.m. regular meeting today. Here’s the agenda, here are more details on the public hearings, and the meeting can be viewed live here.

• The Shelter Island Town Board will discuss water conservation efforts and water quality projects at its 1 p.m. work session this afternoon. Here’s the agenda and here’s where to watch the meeting live or log in via Zoom.

• The New York Blood Center will hold a blood drive today from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Tanger Outlets 2, 200 Tanger Mall Drive in Riverhead. Appointments are recommended and can be made online here.

• The Sag Harbor Firemen’s Carnival starts this evening at Havens Beach, Havens Beach Road in Sag Harbor from 5 to 10 p.m. nightly through Saturday, Aug. 5. Fireworks will be held on Friday, Aug. 4. More details are at sagharborfd.org.

• “Tales from the Guttenberg Bible,” a farcical, laugh-out-loud story journeying from Steve Guttenberg’s family home on Long Island to the glamour of Hollywood, opens this evening at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor, with showtimes at 7 p.m. Sundays & Tuesdays through Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays   & Saturdays and 2 p.m. matinees Wednesdays and Sundays through Aug. 27. More details are at baystreet.org.

• Tonight is not only a Supermoon, which is a full moon that occurs when the moon is closest to the earth, but it’s also a Blue Moon — the second full moon this month will be on Aug. 30. The Quogue Wildlife Refuge is celebrating with a Full Moon Night Hike this evening at 8 p.m. [$20, $10/Members, Registration Required, more details are at quoguewildliferefuge.org] and the Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt hold a free night hike from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. this evening at the South Fork Natural History Museum, 377 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton. More details are at longpondgreenbelt.org.

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

August 1
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:55 a.m., 10:19 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:03 a.m., 9:27 p.m.
Greenport: 10:32 a.m., 10:56 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:38 a.m., 11:56 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:27 a.m., 10:51 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:54 a.m.
South Jamesport: 12:01 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:15 a.m., 9:36 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:24 a.m., 7:45 p.m.

August 2
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:48 a.m., 11:12 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:56 a.m., 10:20 p.m.
Greenport: 11:25 a.m., 11:49 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:30 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:20 a.m., 11:44 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:18 a.m., 12:47 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:25 a.m., 12:54 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 10:07 a.m., 10:27 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:16 a.m., 8:36 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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