Good Morning!

• We’re expecting skies to gradually clear today, with a high temperature near 83 degrees and a north wind 5 to 11 miles per hour. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 64. Saturday will be sunny, with a high near 80 and Sunday will be sunny, with a high near 83.

• Early voting in the congressional primaries starts tomorrow, Aug. 13, and continues through Sunday, Aug. 21. The primary will be held on Aug. 23. On the East End, there is one primary, for the Republican nomination to run for the First Congressional District seat currently held by Lee Zeldin, who is running for governor. Nick LaLota is the party’s official pick to run for the seat, and he’s being challenged by Anthony Figliola and Michelle Bond. Here’s our coverage of their recent local League of Women Voters debate. The winner of this primary will face Democratic candidate Bridget Fleming, who currently serves as the South Fork’s Suffolk County Legislator, in the November election. Here’s more info about early voting sites.

• The Peconic Land Trust presents “Go Figure!” at Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton this morning at 10 a.m., an in-person workshop with Doreen Monteleone, Ph.D., and Master Gardener, to learn the different methods to grow figs on Long Island. Tickets are $10 or $5 for Bridge Gardens Members and are available at

• The Montauk Library presents Montauk Moons and Memories: A Conversation with keyboardist and songwriter Joe Delia this evening at 5 p.m.  Admission is free. More info is at

• The last Alive on 25 of the season will be held this evening from 5 to 9:30 p.m. in Downtown Riverhead. This street festival includes live music on multiple stages, local craft beverages, food trucks, vendors, artisans and family activities. Admission is free. Visit for more info.

• 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.

• The Riverhead Cardboard Boat Race returns along the riverfront behind Downtown Riverhead on Saturday, Aug. 13. Boats begin arriving at 9 a.m., games & activities begin at 10 a.m., the races begin at 11 a.m., and the awards ceremony is at 1 p.m. More info online at

• Guild Hall presents Hamptons Dance Project IV at Fireplace Farm in East Hampton at 6 p.m. Aug. 12 through 14. Set on a stunning 20-acre farm overlooking Gardiner’s Bay, this annual event honors the East End’s legacy as a creative hotbed and artistic haven to promote dance as a pillar of the area’s rich cultural landscape. Tickets are $125 for General Admission or $200 with a 5 p.m. VIP cocktail hour and are available at

• On Sunday, Aug. 14, the Alex Ferrone Gallery at 25425 Main Road in Cutchogue presents an artist talk for its latest exhibition, “Fables & Tomes,” at 1 p.m.

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

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.

August 13
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:22 a.m., 11:46 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:30 a.m., 10:54 p.m.
Greenport: 11:59 a.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:34 a.m., 1:03 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:54 a.m.
New Suffolk: 12:54 a.m., 1:21 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:01 a.m., 1:28 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 10:44 a.m., 11:03 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:53 a.m., 9:12 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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