Good Morning!

• We’re expecting mostly sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 84 degrees and a calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 8 miles per hour in the morning. We’re expecting rain and thunderstorms overnight, with gusty winds, heavy rain and a low around 70. Showers are expected to continue into Tuesday morning. The high Tuesday will be near 83. Wednesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 80.

• Sunrise Wind, an 924-megawatt offshore wind farm partnership between Ørsted and Eversource adjacent to the South Fork Wind Farm, will hold a virtual open house to inform the public about the wind farm’s permitting and construction process this Wednesday, Aug. 16 at 6 p.m. The wind farm will power Long Island through a transmission cable slated to come ashore at Smith Point Beach and tie into a substation off of William Floyd Parkway. Here’s more info.

• This weekend on Behind the Headlines on 88.3 WLIW-FM radio, Beacon editor Beth Young joined a panel discussing a new clinic in Hampton Bays focusing on tick-borne illnesses, update on plans for a warehouse facility at EPCAL in Calverton, East Hampton Author’s Night, a study on groundwater contamination and a used cooking oil theft ring. Tune in online here.

• Beacon columnist Dave Davis has been taking a step back lately and observing others as they go about their business, allowing him to “take the pulse of his surroundings, not engaging anyone in conversation or passing evaluative judgment. Read More in this month’s Dave’s Desk@Ditch.

• The Quogue Wildlife Refuge holds its annual “Paddle the Pond” this afternoon from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Explore Old Ice Pond via kayak or canoe during a self-guided paddle, or join up with a QWR Educator to learn about the Refuge’s history, flora, and fauna. Reserve online at

• The Lone Sharks play a free concert on the Montauk Green this evening at 6:30 p.m. and Southbound will perform at Greenport’s Dancing in the Park in Mitchell Park at 7:30 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket to enjoy either concert.

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

August 14
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:18 a.m., 9:41 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:26 a.m., 8:49 p.m.
Greenport: 9:55 a.m., 10:18 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:56 a.m., 11:09 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:50 a.m., 10:13 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:17 a.m., 11:40 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:24 a.m., 11:47 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:32 a.m., 8:45 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:41 a.m., 6:54 p.m.

August 15
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:59 a.m., 10:20 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:07 a.m., 9:28 p.m.
Greenport: 10:36 a.m., 10:57 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:37 a.m., 11:50 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:31 a.m., 10:52 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:58 a.m.
South Jamesport: 12:05 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:15 a.m., 9:24 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:24 a.m., 7:33 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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