Irrigation season.
Irrigation season.

Good Morning!

• We’re expecting mostly sunny skies today, with a high near 82 degrees and a 20 percent chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms from 11 a.m. through to about 9 p.m. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 65. Thursday will be partly sunny, with a high near 81 and Friday will be partly sunny, with a high near 78.

• As of August 1, Southampton Hospital will now be known as Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, as the hospital in Southampton formally joined the Stony Brook Medicine health system, now providing care under Stony Brook University Hospital’s New York State operating license. More details are online here.

• You may know the Hampton Bays group Ecological Culture Initiative for its work promoting sustainable agriculture, but the group is equally concerned with understanding and promoting the way people interact with their built environment. Find out more at a special “Ask ECI” forum tomorrow, Thursday, at  7 p.m. at the Hampton Bays Library, and read The Beacon’s account of the group’s recent work online here.

• This evening is the Surfrider Foundation’s 15th Annual Surf Movie Night at Guild Hall in East Hampton. Beginning at 7 p.m., they’ll host an evening of surf films, courtyard exhibits, raffles, and guest speakers to raise awareness and funds to help protect our oceans, waves, and beaches. More details are online here. [$20]

• Tonight is also parade night for the Hampton Bays Fire Department’s annual summer carnival. Step-off is at 7 p.m. The carnival continues through Aug. 6 at the fire department’s Main Street headquarters. More details are online here.

• This month’s Eat Local column from Linda Slezak: Supporting Local Farms and Farmers Markets and a great corn chowder recipe. Get the details online here.

• Neighbors in Support of Immigrants will hold their third annual “Celebration of Immigration” at the St Rosalie’s Church Community Center, 31 Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays, on Friday Aug. 4 from 6 to 9 p.m. There is a $10 charge for adults and children under 16 can attend for free. More details are online here. 

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

Aug. 2
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:51 a.m., 7:14 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: .5:59 a.m., 6:22 p.m.
Greenport: 7:28 a.m., 7:51 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:12 a.m., 8:31 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:23 a.m., 7:46 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:50 a.m., 9:13 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:57 a.m., 9:20 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3:41 a.m., 4:14 p.m.

Aug. 3
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:41 a.m., 8:01 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:49 a.m., 7:09 p.m.
Greenport: 8:18 a.m., 8:38 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:04 a.m., 9:21 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:13 a.m., 8:33 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:40 a.m., 10 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:47 a.m., 10:07 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:38 a.m., 5:06 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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