• Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 83 degrees and light and variable winds becoming south 5 to 7 miles per hour in the morning. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 66. There’s a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. Saturday, with partly sunny skies and a high near 82. Sunday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 86.
• Hampton Bays will be the beneficiary later this summer of a Suffolk County pilot bikeshare program that includes the hopping South Shore downtowns of Patchogue and Babylon. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• Riverhead Town has pledged to become a Climate Smart Community, joining other East End towns that have pledged and then been accepted into the New York State Climate Smart Communities program. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• On Aug. 2, 1939, Albert Einstein mailed a letter from his vacation house on Nassau Point in Cutchogue to then-President Franklin D. Roosevelt warning of the Nazi government’s work to develop a nuclear bomb. That letter changed the course of world history, and today, on the 80th anniversary of the mailing of that letter, the new owners of the Rothman’s Department Store building at 54180 Main Street in Southold are celebrating that history with the unveiling of a new public square in his honor. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• The Butterfly Effect Project, a group formed to encourage girls to reach their full potential, will hold a yard sale fundraiser this Saturday, Aug. 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 1018 Northville Turnpike in Riverhead. All are welcome.
• The Southold Town Anti-Bias Task Force will host its Tenth Annual Unity Picnic this Saturday, Aug. 3 from noon to 4 p.m. at the field behind old Peconic School on Peconic Lane. All are welcome. More details are online here.
• There’s plenty to do on the East End this weekend, and in the weeks ahead. Get the details in our Events Calendar.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:25 a.m., 11:47 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:33 a.m., 10:55 p.m.
Greenport: 12:02 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:31 a.m., 1:05 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:57 a.m.
New Suffolk: 12:53 a.m., 1:24 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1 a.m., 1:31 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 10:43 a.m., 10:57 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:52 a.m., 9:06 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:19 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:27 a.m., 11:48 p.m.
Greenport: 12:24 a.m., 12:56 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:23 a.m., 1:56 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:19 a.m., 12:51 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:46 a.m., 2:18 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:53 a.m., 2:25 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 11:37 a.m., 11:51 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:46 a.m., 10 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.