Good Morning!

• We’re expecting patchy fog before 9 a.m. today, but otherwise sunny skies, with a high temperature near 87 degrees and a west wind 5 to 8 miles per hour. We’re expecting increasing clouds overnight, with a low around 66. Skies will clear on Saturday, with a high near 85 degrees, and Sunday will be partly sunny, with a high near 82 and a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

• The Black Film Festival Part brings the Afrofuturist film “Neptune Frost” to the Parrish Art Museum this evening from 7 to 10 p.m., in partnership with the Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreation Center. Here’s more info.

• Southampton Village Ocean Rescue will be hosting their first ever S-Mile Swim Challenge Event at Coopers Beach Saturday morning at 7 a.m. The is geared to bring the community together by having both participants and spectators support their local emergency responders while swimmers challenge their strength, endurance and resilience. Here’s how to get involved.

• It will be a busy day this Saturday on Shelter Island — The Shelter Island Green Expo will be held at the Shelter Island American Legion at the corner of Bateman Road and School Street on Shelter Island from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free, and there will be educational games and activities offered by local nature organizations, a street fair and food trucks. Across the street at the Shelter Island School will be the island’s Art Show & Crafts Fair, also on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• The Old Town Arts & Crafts Guild will hold an Antiques, Fine Art & Crafts Fair at the Southold Community Center, 1170 Peconic Lane in Peconic from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, with a rain date of Sunday. Find out more at

• Guild Hall will hold a Panel Discussion for its off-site exhibition, “Now Here,” at the Amagansett U.S. Lifesaving Station, 160 Atlantic Avenue in Amagansett on Saturday at 5 p.m. The No W here Collective of artists respond to the station’s ‘faking box,’ used to lay out a lifesaving line so it will run free without tangling. Here’s more info.

• The Southampton Arts Center hosts a Sunday Film: “Big Wave Guardians: First Responders of the Sea” on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Hawaii’s North Shore is the world’s most dangerous 7-mile stretch of beach. Massive swells, life-and-death rescues, and “the best job in the world” – yet often the most hazardous one – is the compelling drama of Hawaii’s big wave guardians. More info is at

• Suffolk County reported 475 new cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday, Aug. 17, with 7.1 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 211 hospitalized people who had the virus in the county, with 52 percent of them hospitalized due to Covid. Thirteen of them were in ICU. The county reported one new fatality from the virus, bringing the death toll here to 4.541 people since March of 2020.

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

August 19
Plum Gut Harbor: 4:13 A.M., 4:49 P.M.
Montauk Harbor: 3:21 a.m., 3:57 p.m.
Greenport: 4:50 a.m., 5:26 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:47 a.m., 6:07 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 4:45 a.m., 5:21 p.m.
New Suffolk: 6:12 a.m., 6:48 p.m.
South Jamesport: 6:19 a.m., 6:55 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 3:16 a.m., 3:43 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:25 a.m., 1:52 p.m.

August 20
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:18 A.M., 5:52 P.M.
Montauk Harbor: 4:26 a.m., 5 p.m.
Greenport: 5:55 a.m., 6:29 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 6:45 a.m., 7:03 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 5:50 a.m., 6:24 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7:17 a.m., 7:51 p.m.
South Jamesport: 7:24 a.m., 7:58 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 4:09 a.m., 4:33 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:18 a.m., 2:42 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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