Good Morning!

• We’re expecting a 20 percent chance of showers and patchy fog before 9 a.m. today, with otherwise partly sunny skies and a high near 87. We’re expecting partly cloudy skies overnight, with a low around 68 and isolated showers and thunderstorms before 9 p.m. Wednesday will be sunny, with a high near 86, and Thursday will be sunny, with a high near 91.

• The Southold Town Board will hold a special public hearing this morning at 9 a.m. to get feedback from the public on whether to hold a referendum on a new Community Housing Fund for affordable housing, paid for through a .5 percent real estate transfer tax. Residents can comment in person or via Zoom here.

• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss a town historic designation for several historically African American communities on the East Hampton side of Sag Harbor, the Carl Fisher Draft Management Plan and LED streetlight conversion at its 11 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on LTV’s YouTube channel.

• The Riverhead Town Board is expected to vote at its 2 p.m. meeting today on whether to buy the Second Street building currently used as corporate offices for Peconic Bay Medical Center (originally the Suffolk County National Bank Headquarters) for use as a new town hall. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live here.

• Members of a coalition of Riverhead Town civic associations are urging the town to assemble a Firearms Advisory Committee of local residents to have a say in where firearms facilities can be located in town. Read More.

• The Riverhead Masonic Lodge at 1246 Roanoke Avenue in Riverhead will host a New York Blood Center blood drive this afternoon and evening from 2 to 8 p.m. Appointments are recommended and can be made online here.

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

August 2
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:26 a.m., 2:03 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:34 a.m., 1:11 p.m.
Greenport: 2:03 a.m., 2:40 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:51 a.m., 3:19 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:58 a.m., 2:35 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3:25 a.m., 4:02 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:32 a.m., 4:09 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:12 a.m., 12:59 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:08 a.m., 11:03 p.m.

August 3
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:06 a.m., 2:44 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:14 a.m., 1:52 p.m.
Greenport: 2:43 a.m., 3:21 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:35 a.m., 4:02 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 2:38 a.m., 3:16 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:05 a.m., 4:43 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:12 a.m., 4:50 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:54 a.m., 1:42 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:51 a.m., 11:52 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 editor@eastendbeacon.com

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