Good Morning!

• It will be mostly sunny today, with a high temperature near 82 degrees and a light northwest wind, increasing to 5 to 9 miles per hour in the morning. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 64. Tuesday will be partly sunny, with a high near 80. Wednesday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 80 and a 40 percent chance of showers after 9 a.m.

Suffolk County reported 230 new cases of Covid-19 on Saturday, July 31, with 3.4 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 47 people hospitalized with the virus in the county, with six of them in ICU. The county reported no new fatalities, and the death toll here stands at 3,414 people.

• Advice for a better world for our grandchildren? Let’s re-envision our “way of life” on the East End. Read Beacon editor Beth Young’s August column.

• The Realm performs a free concert of rock, reggae and ska at the Montauk Green, 742 Montauk Highway, Montauk this evening at 6 p.m.

• Winston Irie performs reggae music at the first Dances in the Park of this season at Mitchell Park, 115 Front Street, Greenport this evening at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. Bring a blanket or beach chair.

• The Sag Harbor Fire Department’s annual carnival returns tomorrow, Aug. 3, and runs through Saturday, Aug. 7, with fireworks on Friday, Aug. 6. Here are more details.

• 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.

Today’s high tides on the East End are as follows:

Aug. 2
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:02 a.m., 6:32 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:10 a.m., 5:40 p.m.
Greenport: 6:39 a.m., 7:09 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 7:24 a.m., 7:40 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 6:34 a.m., 7:04 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:01 a.m., 8:31 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:08 a.m., 8:38 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 4:44 a.m., 5:11 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:53 a.m., 3:20 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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