Good Morning!

• We’re expecting partly sunny skies today, with a high near 81 degrees and a south wind 6 to 10 miles per hour. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 71. Wednesday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 82 and a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Thursday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 82 and a 60 percent chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

• Southold Town and the Family Service League have organized four Zoom Narcan opioid antidote training classes this week, after which the town will make Narcan kits available. This action comes after six overdose deaths on the North Fork and Shelter Island due to fentanyl-laced cocaine over the past week. Trainings will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17 through Friday, Aug. 20 — the Zoom link can be found here. To receive the Narcan kit, call Southold Town Government Liaison Denis Noncarrow at 631.765.5804 after taking the class. The town and Suffolk County Legislator Al Krupski have also organized an in-person training at the Peconic Lane Recreation Center on Thursday, Aug. 19 at 5 p.m. Email Denis Noncarrow at or call him at the above number to register.

• The East Hampton Town Board is slated to hold a combination of fact-finding presentations, listening sessions, workshops with break-out discussion groups, and other outreach regarding the future of the town’s municipal airport in Wainscott at this morning’s 11 a.m. work session. The meeting is open to the public and can also be viewed on LTV’s YouTube channel. Call-in public comment will be taken at 351-888-6331. Here’s the agenda.

• The Riverhead Town Board plans to hold a public hearing at its 6 p.m. meeting this evening on defining the “functional equivalent of a family” for the purpose of rental housing. We’re expecting fireworks over this new provision, which the town says is an aim at cracking down on overcrowded housing. Here’s the text of the proposal, here’s the agenda for the meeting, which is open to the public and can be viewed online here.

Suffolk County reported 476 new cases of Covid-19 on Sunday, Aug. 15, with 5.6 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 145 people hospitalized with the virus in the county, with 29 of them in ICU. The county reported no new fatalities, and the death toll here stands at 3,426 people.

• The Southampton Fire Department at 470 Hampton Road in Southampton will host a New York Blood Center community blood drive this afternoon from noon to 6 p.m. Reservations are recommended, and can be made online here.

• The Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival presents works by Boccherini & Tchaikovsky at the Parrish Art Museum, 279 Montauk Highway in Water Mill this evening from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $35 for general admission or $30 for Parrish members, and are available online here.

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

Aug. 17
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:42 a.m., 6:18 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 4:50 a.m., 5:26 p.m.
Greenport: 6:19 a.m., 6:55 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 7:12 a.m., 7:36 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 6:14 a.m., 6:50 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7:41 a.m., 8:17 p.m.
South Jamesport: 7:48 a.m., 8:24 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 4:36 a.m., 5:14 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:45 a.m., 3:23 p.m.

Aug. 18
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:46 a.m., 7:17 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:54 a.m., 6:25 p.m.
Greenport: 7:23 a.m., 7:54 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:16 a.m., 8:39 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:18 a.m., 7:49 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:45 a.m., 9:16 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:52 a.m., 9:23 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 5:45 a.m., 6:20 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet:3:54 a.m., 4:29 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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