Good Morning!

• It will be partly sunny today, with a high temperature near 87 degrees and a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a southwest wind at 5 to 8 miles per hour. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 71. Thursday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 85 degrees and a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Friday will be partly sunny, with a high near 83 and a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.

• Forty-nine people were diagnosed with Covid-19 in the 24 hours ending Tuesday in Suffolk County, about average for recent weeks, with 1 percent of people tested testing positive. Thirty-three people were hospitalized with the virus in Suffolk, with three in intensive care. No new fatalities were reported, and the death toll here stands at 1,998 people.

• This evening is Guild Hall’s Surf Movie Night XVIII to benefit the Surfrider Foundation, which will be held virtually beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $25 to $55 per household. Here are more details.

• Community Action Southold Town will be collecting backpacks and school supplies through Aug. 18. Packing of backpacks will be on August 19 & 20, with distribution on Aug. 21. Backpacks or school supplies may be dropped off at the CAST office at 316 Front Street in Greenport or one of CAST’s drop-off locations in the community. For more information, call 631.477.1717.

• The Parrish Art Museum is partnering with Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreational Center to present a 2-day outdoor Black Film Festival on Fridays, Aug. 14 and 21, featuring feature films, documentaries, and shorts inspired by the current epic global movement to elevate black lives and eliminate racism. Here are more details.

• The Neo-Political Cowgirls’ annual “Andromeda’s Sisters”  arts and advocacy forum will be held remotely in two parts this year via Zoom, on Friday, Aug. 14 at 7:30 p.m. and Thursday, Sept. 3 at 5 p.m. Here are more details.

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

August 11
Plum Gut Harbor: 4:04 a.m., 4:39 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 4:04 a.m., 4:39 p.m.
Greenport: 4:41 a.m., 5:16 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:23 a.m., 5:42 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 4:36 a.m., 5:11 p.m.
New Suffolk: 6:03 a.m., 6:38 p.m.
South Jamesport: 6:10 a.m., 6:45 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 2:53 a.m., 3:18 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:02 a.m., 1:27 p.m.

August 12
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:03 a.m., 5:36 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:03 a.m., 5:36 p.m.
Greenport: 5:40 a.m., 6:13 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 6:18 a.m., 6:34 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 5:35 a.m., 6:08 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7:02 a.m., 7:35 p.m.
South Jamesport: 7:09 a.m., 7:42 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 3:41 a.m., 4:02 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:50 a.m., 2:11 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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