Good Morning!

• We’re expecting mostly cloudy skies today, with a high near 83, showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm, with new precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 68. Friday will be partly sunny, with a high near 83 and a 20 percent chance of showers, and Saturday will be sunny, with a high near 80.

• Suffolk County Vector Control will be spraying numerous salt marshes across the county with a mosquito larvicide via helicopter today and tomorrow between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Here are more details.

• The Southold Town Anti-Bias Task Force’s annual Unity Picnic for the community returns to the Peconic Community Center this Saturday, Aug. 13 from noon to 4 p.m., after a hiatus due to the pandemic. Here’s more.

• OLA of Eastern Long Island will hold its first-ever Youth Summit for young people ages 14 to 22 on Monday, Aug. 15 at the Bridgehampton Community House, focusing on adolescent emotional and mental health and access to emotional and mental health care. Read More.

• The Southampton Town Board discusses a proposed affordable housing project at the Bridgehampton Community Center at its 10 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on SEA-TV’s YouTube channel.

• The Riverhead Town Board discusses the moratorium on solar farms and LIPA pilot payments at its 10 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live here.

• The Quogue Wildlife Refuge hosts Live Birds of Prey this afternoon at 3 p.m.  Learn about native Long Island raptor species’ diets, habitats and physical adaptations that make them excellent hunters. More details are at

• The Full Sturgeon Moon Hike with Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt will be held this evening at 8:30 p.m. at the South Fork Natural History Museum, 377 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike. The Native American fishing tribes are given credit for the naming of this moon since sturgeon were most readily caught during this month. Register for this free event by emailing

• Mean Gene & The Flamethrowers perform songs of the ‘60s & ‘70s at a free outdoor concert at Good Ground Park, 9A Squiretown Road, Hampton Bays this evening at 7 p.m. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs.

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

August 11
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:36 a.m., 10:04 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:44 a.m., 9:12 p.m.
Greenport: 10:13 a.m., 10:41 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:20 a.m., 11:41 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:08 a.m., 10:36 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:35 a.m.
South Jamesport: 11:42 a.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:01 a.m., 9:23 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:10 a.m., 7:32 p.m.

August 12
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:29 a.m., 10:55 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:37 a.m., 10:03 p.m.
Greenport: 11:06 a.m., 11:32 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:13 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:01 a.m., 11:27 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:03 a.m., 12:28 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:10 a.m., 12:35 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:53 a.m., 10:13 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:02 a.m., 8:22 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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