Wednesday at the races, New Suffolk
Wednesday at the races, New Suffolk

Good Morning!

• We’re expecting sunny skies today, with a high near 81 degrees and a northeast wind 6 to 10 miles per hour, becoming southeast in the afternoon. There’s a 30 percent chance of overnight showers, with a low around 67. There’s a 50 percent chance of showers, along with afternoon thunderstorms, on Friday, but otherwise it will be cloudy, with a high near 77. There’s a 40 percent chance of afternoon showers Saturday, but otherwise it will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 84.

• In the wake of President Donald Trump’s shocking equivocation Tuesday of hate groups and protesters protesting the hate groups in Charlotesville, Va., the East Hampton Town Anti-Bias Task Force weighed in Wednesday with this statement, while Congressman Lee Zeldin backed up the president’s take on events.

• Get ready for Monday’s solar eclipse! Here are the details for what we’ll be able to see here on the East End.

• Have you ever wondered what it’s like to pilot a cardboard boat down the Peconic River? We’ve tried, but we’re not sure whether our account will encourage you or discourage you. Read more in the Peconic Bathtub.

• Southampton and Riverhead’s Town Board work sessions for today have been cancelled. This happens a lot near the end of August.

• Peter Clarke of Clarke’s Garden in Greenport will discuss “Seaside Plantings” this evening at 5:30 p.m. at the East End Seaport Museum. More details are online here. [$5/Members Free]

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

Aug. 17
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:18 a.m., 6:53 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:26 a.m., 6:01 p.m.
Greenport: 6:55 a.m., 7:30 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 7:49 a.m., 8:12 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 6:50 a.m., 7:25 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:17 a.m., 8:52 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:24 a.m., 8:59 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3:29 a.m., 3:58 p.m.

Aug. 18
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:17 a.m., 7:48 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:25 a.m., 6:56 p.m.
Greenport: 7:54 a.m., 8:25 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:51 a.m., 9:14 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:49 a.m., 8:20 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:16 a.m., 9:47 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:23 a.m., 9:54 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:26 a.m., 5:02 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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