Good Morning!

• We’re expecting showers and possibly a thunderstorm this morning, tapering off after 10 a.m. The high temperature will be near 82 degrees, with an east wind 6 to 10 miles per hour, becoming northwest in the morning. Roadways are still soaked from the overnight rain, which averaged between 1 and 2 inches on the East End, with the heaviest total of 2.67 inches at Gabreski Airport in Westhampton Beach. There’s a flood watch in effect until 10 a.m. today. There’s a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms overnight, with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 68. Wednesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 81, and Thursday will be partly sunny, with a high near 82.

• The Southold Town Board is slated to discuss the town’s proposed housing plan and hear a presentation from the potential developers of an affordable housing complex in Cutchogue at its 9 a.m. regular meeting this morning. The board will hold a public hearing on landmark designation for the Smyth Barn at 29330 Main Road in Cutchogue at its 7 p.m. regular meeting this evening. Here’s the agenda for both meetings, here’s the Zoom login for the morning session, and for the evening meeting.

• The East Hampton Town Board is slated to discuss recommendations for all-electric buildings, the town’s annual Thanksgiving Turkey Trot and the Brooks-Park Management Plan at its 11 a.m. regular meeting this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on LTV’s YouTube channel.

• The Riverhead Town Board holds public hearings on the town’s special permit code regarding posting requirements, and the town’s fire prevention code regarding permits for installation and modification of sprinkler systems at its 6 p.m. regular meeting this evening. Here’s more info on the public hearings, here’s the agenda and the meeting can be viewed live here.

• The Southampton Fire Department at 470 Hampton Road in Southampton hosts a New York Blood Center blood drive today from Noon to 6 p.m. Appointments are recommended and can be made online here.

• A team of researchers from SUNY-ESF in Syracuse is asking Suffolk County residents to share their septic experience for their research study on septic system management. Their project seeks to learn more about how septic systems are managed in the area to help clarify any problems and what could be done to improve them. If you are interested in participating in a focus group discussion either today or Wednesday, Aug. 16, email them at nysepticstudy@gmail.com. They are also asking residents to participate in this survey.

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

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.

August 16
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:41 a.m., 11 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:49 a.m., 10:08 p.m.
Greenport: 11:18 a.m., 11:37 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:16 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:13 a.m., 11:32 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:19 a.m., 12:40 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:26 a.m., 12:47 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:55 a.m., 10 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:04 a.m., 8:09 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 editor@eastendbeacon.com

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