Morning fog
Morning fog

Good Morning!

• We’re expecting scattered showers and thunderstorms today, mainly after noon. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall, with a high near 86 degeres and a west wind around 8 mph. There’s a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms overnight. We’re expecting a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Friday, mainly after 2 p.m., but otherwise it will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 86. There’s a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Saturday, but otherwise it will be partly sunny, with a high near 89. Southwest wind 7 to 13 mph.

• On Wednesday, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced the names of the 20 homeowners who were selected at random to receive a free advanced water treatment system, as part of the second phase of the County’s Septic Demonstration Pilot Program for single family homeowners. More information is online here.

Governments Get To Work:

• The Southampton Town Board will take their work session this morning on the road to the Flanders Firehouse at 19 Firehouse Lane in Flanders. The board plans to discuss the Riverside sewer update, a New York State Housing Stabilization Fund grant, a new United Healthcare program, a new sign for the Flanders 9/11 park and the budget for the Flanders Northampton Volunteer Ambulance Corps at this 10 a.m. meeting. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Riverhead Town Board will hold discussions on the town’s use of social media, fireworks application and a special permit for a car club at their 10 a.m. work session this morning. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Southold Town Board has tabled a vote on a new affordable housing proposal until their Aug. 23 meeting, after one person expressed reservations about the proposal at a public hearing Aug. 9.

Out & About:

• The third installment of Riverhead’s summer Thursday night street fair, “Alive on 25,” will be held this evening beginning at 5 p.m. This week, Alive on 25 is teaming up with East End Arts for EEA’s annual JumpstART! arts festival throughout downtown Riverhead, which will also be held tonight.

• The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill hosts a costume parade, discussion and film clips from the classic documentary “Grey Gardens” beginning tonight at 5 p.m. More information is online here. [$10/Free if you come in costume]

• Larry Welcome will discuss fishing lures in a special presentation at the East End Seaport Museum in Greenport tonight at 7 p.m. More information is online here. [$12/Members Free]

• Singer/Songwriter Katherine C. H. E. will share “the story behind the music” of 1916 tonight at 6 p.m. at the Amagansett Library, as part of the library’s 100th Anniversary festivities.

• Conceptual artist Laurie Anderson will host a screening of her film “Heart of a Dog” tonight at 8 p.m. at Guild Hall in East Hampton. More information is online here.

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

August 11
MTK Hbr: 4:04 a.m., 4:37 p.m.
Orient: 5:05 a.m., 5:38 p.m.
GPT: 5:33 a.m., 6:06 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 5:28 a.m., 6:01 p.m.
S. JPT: 7:02 a.m., 7:35 p.m.
Shinn. In.:  1:44 a.m., 2:19 p.m.

August 12
MTK Hbr: 5:04 a.m., 5:32 p.m.
Orient: 6:05 a.m., 6:33 p.m.
GPT: 6:33 a.m., 7:01 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 6:28 a.m., 6:56 p.m.
S. JPT:  8:02 a.m., 8:30 p.m.
Shinn. In.: 2:36 a.m., 3:09 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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