Pictured Above: A vigil in Greenport’s Mitchell Park Sunday evening for the six victims of fentanyl-laced cocaine who have died in the past week. |. George Cork Maul photo

Good Morning!

• Today will be partly sunny, with a high temperature near 81 degrees and a calm wind, becoming east around 6 miles per hour in the afternoon. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 67. Tuesday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 81 and a 20 percent chance of showers. Wednesday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 82 and 30 percent chance of showers after 2 p.m.

• After six deaths on the North Fork and Shelter Island in the past week believed to be tied to fentanyl-laced cocaine, First & South restaurant in Greenport will host a Community Action for Social Justice Narcan training session, which will include distribution of Narcan kits for distribution on Wednesday, Aug. 18 at 4 p.m. CASJ also distributed Narcan kits to business owners in Greenport, and at Feather Hill in Southold and Mitchell Park in Greenport, over the weekend. The Cutchogue-New Suffolk Free Library is also hosting a previously organized Narcan training and kits distribution today at 3 p.m. Here’s how to register for the library program.

Suffolk County reported 340 new cases of Covid-19 on Saturday, Aug. 14, with 3.7 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 152 people hospitalized with the virus in the county, with 27 of them in ICU. The county reported no new fatalities, and the death toll here stands at 3,426 people.

• The Dog Watchers perform a free concert of rock classics at the Montauk Green, 742 Montauk Highway in Montauk this evening at 6 p.m. Southbound performs at Dances in the Park at Mitchell Park, 115 Front Street in Greenport at 7:30 p.m. 

• This week on WLIW-FM’s Behind The Headlines, the panel, including Beacon Publisher Beth Young, discusses the quickly approaching beginning of the school year and how East End districts plan to deal with COVID-19; the recent United Nations Climate Change Report and the effect climate change is having on eastern Long Island; a recent Plum Island underwater exploration; and the continued debate about the sale of legalized cannabis on the East End. Here’s where to listen.

• The Beacon’s Week in Review was delivered piping hot to inboxes throughout the East End in the wee hours of Sunday morning. To get your own copy each week, sign up here.

Today’s high tides on the East End are as follows:

Aug. 16
Plum Gut Harbor: 4:33 a.m., 5:13 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 3:41 a.m., 4:21 p.m.
Greenport: 5:10 a.m., 5:50 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 6:07 a.m., 6:32 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 5:05 a.m., 5:45 p.m.
New Suffolk: 6:32 a.m., 7:12 p.m.
South Jamesport: 6:39 a.m., 7:19 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 3:32 a.m., 4:11 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:41 a.m., 2:20 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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