Good Morning!

• We’re expecting cloudy skies today, with showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 2 p.m., a high temperature near 84 degrees and a south wind 6 to 11 miles per hour. We’re expecting showers and possibly a thunderstorm overnight — some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. The overnight low will be around 66 degrees, with a south wind 8 to 11 miles per hour, becoming northwest after midnight. Friday will be sunny, with a high temperature near 86 degrees, and Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 84.

• The Village of Greenport will hold public hearings at its 6 p.m. meeting Aug. 17 on a broad series of changes to the village’s zoning code designed to reflect the way residents hope to see the village change in the years to come. Read More.

• The public remains skeptical of Calverton Aviation & Technology’s development plan for the Enterprise Park at Calverton after CAT representatives repeatedly asserted they are not planning to build a cargo jetport on land adjacent to the runways at the former Grumman naval aircraft testing site at a Riverhead Industrial Development Agency meeting Aug. 7. Read More.

• The Riverhead Town Board will discuss safety concerns at beach access points on Meeting House Creek Road and South Jamesport Avenue, and possible changes to recreation and parks fees at its 10 a.m. work session this morning. The board will also hold a special meeting at 12:30 p.m. to approve resolutions allowing the town to apply for grants for drinking water improvement projects. Both meetings can be viewed live here.

• The Southampton Town Board will discuss groundwater monitoring in East Quogue and hear an update on the North Sea Beach Colony Erosion Control District at its 10:30 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on Sea-TV’s YouTube channel.

• The New York Blood Center will hold a blood drive today from 1 to 7 at Poquatuck Hall, 1160 Skippers Lane in Orient. Appointments are recommended and can be made online here.

• Mean Gene and the Flamethrowers perform a free concert at Good Ground Park, 9A Squiretown Road in Hampton Bays, this evening at 7 p.m.

• The Southold Town Anti-Bias Task Force will hold its Annual Unity Picnic on Saturday, Aug. 12 at the Peconic Community Center, 1170 Peconic Lane in Peconic from noon to 4 p.m. All are welcome to this free community event, which includes food and beverages, live music and family games.

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

August 10
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:58 a.m., 6:33 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:06 a.m., 5:41 p.m.
Greenport: 6:35 a.m., 7:10 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 7:25 a.m., 7:46 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 6:30 a.m., 7:05 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7:57 a.m., 8:32 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:04 a.m., 8:39 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 4:47 a.m., 5:17 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:56 a.m., 3:26 p.m.

August 11
Plum Gut Harbor: 7 a.m., 7:28 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:08 a.m., 6:36 p.m.
Greenport: 7:37 a.m., 8:05 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:25 a.m., 8:43 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:32 a.m., 8 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:59 a.m., 9:27 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:06 a.m., 9:34 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 5:48 a.m., 6:15 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3:57 a.m., 4:24 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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