Good Morning!

• There’s a 20 percent chance of showers before 11 a.m. today, but otherwise it will gradually become mostly sunny, with a high temperature near 81 degrees and a northeast wind 5 to 7 miles per hour. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 68. There’s a 20 percent chance of showers Thursday in the early morning and after 2 p.m., with partly cloudy skies throughout the day and a high near 81. Friday will be partly sunny, with a high near 84 and a 30 percent chance of showers before noon.

• 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 evening, 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.

• Movies at The Suffolk presents Jordan Peele’s “Nope” at The Suffolk, 118 East Main Street in Riverhead this evening at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 and are available at

• The Electric Light Orchestra tribute band Strange Magic performs a free concert in Southampton Village’s Agawam Park this evening at 6:30 p.m. and Eastbound Freight performs at Southold’s Summer Showcase Concert Series at Silversmith’s Corner (Main Road and Youngs Avenue) at 7:30 p.m.

• The Peconic County Ramblers and the Roaming Islander food truck come to Wades Beach on Shelter Island this afternoon from 4 to 7 p.m. for a Shelter Island Town Recreation Department-sponsored afternoon of music and community at the beach. Admission is free.

• The Oysterponds Historical Society hosts a free show by magician Amore on the Old Point Schoolhouse lawn at 1555 Village Lane this evening at 6 p.m. Bring your family, a picnic, a blanket or lawn chair and bug spray.

• 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 They are also asking residents to participate in this survey.

• EPCAL Watch holds a presentation on the current development plans for the Enterprise Park at Calverton at a Heart of Riverhead Civic Association meeting at the Vail-Leavitt Music Hall tomorrow, Thursday, Aug. 17 at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend. Here’s more info.

• The East Marion Community Association hosts a community discussion on seaweed aquaculture this Saturday, Aug. 19 at 10 a.m. at the East Marion Firehouse, and the Southold-Peconic Civic Association hosts a discussion on Community Housing, also on Aug. 19 at 10 a.m., at the Peconic Lane Recreation Center at 970 Peconic Lane.

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

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.

August 17
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:23 a.m., 11:39 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:31 a.m., 10:47 p.m.
Greenport: Noon
Mattituck Inlet: 12:28 a.m., 12:52 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:55 a.m.
New Suffolk: 12:59 a.m., 1:22 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:06 a.m., 1:29 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 10:33 a.m., 10:35 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:42 a.m., 8:44 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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