Good Morning!

• Today will be partly sunny, with a high temperature near 78 degrees and a north wind 8 to 13 miles per hour, becoming light in the afternoon. There’s a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 10 p.m., with mostly cloudy skies overnight and a low around 65. Tuesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 81 and Wednesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 80.

• Back in early June when the world was still newly horrified by the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, owners of the Montauk Brewing Company hand-lettered their support for the Black Lives Matter movement on a chalkboard sign outside the brewery’s Erie Ave., Montauk location. It took nearly six weeks for the inner viral workings of the internet to unleash a backlash against the sign. Read our full story.

• Crew members from the Cross Sound Ferry’s Cape Henlopen were honored by the U.S. Coast Guard in New London, Conn. on Aug. 14 for their July 20 rescue of five boaters on a sinking vessel off Plum Island. Read our full story.

• East End towns are beginning to implement the New York State Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative, which requires local police agencies to work with their communities to review their policing policies. Read our full story.

• After being shuttered for nearly six months due to the coronavirus pandemic, bowling alleys are slated to be able to reopen in New York State today, and the state also plans to issue guidance on reopening for gyms today. Read our full story.

• The 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote, was officially ratified by Congress on Aug. 18, 1920, and The League of Women Voters is celebrating the centennial with a “Ladies of Liberty” Zoom musical revue by Valerie di Lorenzo on the website of Southampton’s Rogers Memorial Library this evening at 5:30 p.m. The library continues the celebration on Wednesday at noon with a Zoom lecture on the struggle for women’s votes by Martha Potter. Here’s some more information about this month-long Centennial celebration.

• 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.

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

August 17
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:10 a.m., 9:27 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:10 a.m., 9:27 p.m.
Greenport: 9:47 a.m., 10:04 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:44 a.m., 10:57 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:42 a.m., 9:59 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:09 a.m., 11:26 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:16 a.m., 11:33 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:21 a.m., 8:32 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:16 a.m., 7:27 p.m.

August 18
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:53 a.m., 10:11 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:53 a.m., 10:11 p.m.
Greenport: 10:30 a.m., 10:48 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:31 a.m., 11:45 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:25 a.m., 10:43 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:52 a.m.
South Jamesport: 11:59 a.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:07 a.m., 9:18 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:16 a.m., 7:27 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

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please prove you're human: