Good Morning!

• Today will be sunny, with a high near 86 degrees and a north wind around 6 miles per hour, becoming south in the afternoon. There’s a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 a.m., with partly cloudy skies overnight and a low around 70. There’s a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Wednesday, with patchy fog before 7 a.m., mostly cloudy skies throughout the day and a high near 84. There’s a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Thursday, with partly sunny skies and a high near 88.

• The East Hampton Town Board will hear an interim report on airport operations, an update on the Springs and East Hampton hamlet studies and a proposed one-day hunting ban at its 10 a.m. work session this morning at town hall. More details are online here.

• The Riverhead Town Board meets this evening at 6 p.m. Their agenda is online here.

• Guild Hall in East Hampton hosts a conversation between actor Alan Alda and podcaster Laura Brown on “How to be a Badass” this evening at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $20 to $50. More details are online here.

• The North Fork Environmental Council is launching its second annual Fall Native Perennial Planting Challenge this Friday, Aug. 23 with a 6:30 p.m. presentation at the Peconic Lane Community Center — they’re working to get bulk pricing on native plants for participants who agree to convert a portion of their yard to a native garden. More details are online here.

• Custer Institute, an astronomical observatory in Southold, brings StarFest, a weekend long celebration of the skies, to the community this weekend.

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

August 20
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:36 a.m., 2:06 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:44 a.m., 1:14 p.m.
Greenport: 2:13 a.m., 2:43 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:57 a.m., 3:17 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 2:08 a.m., 2:38 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3:35 a.m., 4:05 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:42 a.m., 4:12 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:29 a.m., 12:55 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:04 a.m., 11:18 p.m.

August 21
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:19 a.m., 2:49 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:27 a.m., 1:57 p.m.
Greenport: 2:56 a.m., 3:26 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:40 a.m., 3:58 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 2:51 a.m., 3:21 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:18 a.m., 4:48 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:25 a.m., 4:55 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 1:09 a.m., 1:32 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:41 a.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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