Leaving Fishers Island, Wednesday
Leaving Fishers Island, Wednesday

Good Morning!

• We’re expecting patchy fog before 9 a.m., burning off to reveal sunny skies, with a high near 82 degrees and a calm wind becoming southeast 5 to 9 miles per hour in the afternoon. Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 55. Friday will be partly sunny, with a high near 81. There’s a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Saturday, but otherwise it will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 77. 

• On the 61st anniversary of Jackson Pollock’s death, the Town of East Hampton will declare the abstract expressionist painter an Honorary Bonacker tomorrow, Aug. 11. The festivities will begin at 6 p.m. at Ashawagh Hall at 80 Springs-Fireplace Road, during the annual Springs Invitational art exhibition, with the ceremony at 6:30. All are welcome, and Bonac-style refreshments will be served.

• Sampling performed by SUNY Stony Brook has confirmed the presence of a new blue-green bloom at an unnamed pond on the corner of Silvermere Road and Shore Drive in Greenport.  Health officials are asking residents not to use or swim or wade in these waters and to keep their pets and children away from the area. More information about the dangers of blue-green algae is online here.

• Riverhead Town Democratic Committee Chairwoman Marjorie Acevedo announced Wednesday that New York State Supreme Court Judge Joseph Santorelli has ruled in favor of Democratic Town Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith in a lawsuit brought against current Supervisor Sean Walter’s nominating petitions for the Independence Party. The decision means Ms. Jens-Smith will also be the candidate of the Independence party on the November 2017 ballot for the office of Riverhead Town Supervisor.  Ms. Jens-Smith also carries the Working Families and Women’s Equality Parties. “Supervisor Walter’s petitions were filled with mistakes and he should have known better,” said Ms. Acevedo.

• The Southampton Town Board will discuss a proposal for a North Sea Beach Colony erosion control district and conversion to LED street lighting at their 10 a.m. work session at town hall this morning. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Riverhead Town Board will discuss scavenger waste plant tipping fees, the proposed Riverview Lofts apartment complex and Shwing Electric’s expansion plans at their 10 a.m. work session this morning. Their full agenda is online here.

• Greenport author Roselle Borrelli will discuss her new book, “Greenport: The Right Place at the Wrong Time” this evening at 5:30 p.m. at the East End Seaport Museum. More details are online here. [$5/Members Free]

• NASA Solar System Ambassador William Taylor gives a special talk on next week’s Great American Solar Eclipse this evening, Aug. 10 at 6:30 p.m. at Sag Harbor’s John Jermain Memorial Library. More details are online here. [Free]

• The Southold Town Anti-Bias Task Force will hold its Eighth Annual Community Picnic this Saturday, Aug. 12 from noon to 4 p.m. at the field behind the Peconic Lane Community Center. More details are online here. [Free]

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

Aug. 10
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:04 a.m., 12:35 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:43 a.m., 11:52 p.m.
Greenport: 12:41 a.m., 1:12 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:31 a.m., 1:57 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:36 a.m., 1:07 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:03 a.m., 2:34 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:10 a.m., 2:41 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:37 a.m., 9:51 p.m.

Aug. 11
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:44 a.m., 1:16 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:24 p.m.
Greenport: 1:21 a.m., 1:53 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:13 a.m., 2:39 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:16 a.m., 1:48 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:43 a.m., 3:15 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:50 a.m., 3:22 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:20 a.m., 10:36 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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