Good Morning!

• Today will be sunny, with a high temperature near 80 degrees and a northeast wind around 6 miles per hour, becoming calm in the afternoon. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 58. Friday will be sunny, with a high near 84 and Saturday will be partly sunny, with a high near 86.

• The East End’s Blue Water Task Force released its 2019 water quality report in early August 2020, which shows some key successes and some malingering problems in the tributaries that drain into our local bays. Read the full story in our sister publication, The Peconic Bathtub.

• OLA of Eastern Long Island has launched a Spanish-language survey to learn more about the mental health needs of Latino youth on the East End. They’re looking for community participation in the survey, which is online here.

• Suffolk County will also host a virtual meeting with gym and fitness center owners this afternoon at 2 p.m. to review guidance, provide clarifications and answer any questions to ensure each business is able to reopen safely. Those interested in participating should register here.

• The Southampton Town Board will discuss airport noise abatement, reassessment and beach/road end parking at its 10 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda.

• The Riverhead Town Board will discuss ‘micro apartments’ and the town’s July crime report at its 10 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda.

• The Riverhead Town Board has two more informational parent Zoom meetings slated for today at 4 and 7 p.m. Here’s the login info.

• The Eighth Annual Rubber Duckie Race to benefit The Big Duck in Flanders is on for this Saturday, Aug. 22. Here are more details.

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

August 20
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:26 a.m., 11:45 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:26 a.m., 11:45 p.m.
Greenport: 12:03 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:33 a.m., 1:03 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:58 a.m.
New Suffolk: 12:56 a.m., 1:25 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:03 a.m., 1:32 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 10:40 a.m., 10:52 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:49 a.m., 9:01 p.m.

August 21
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:15 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:15 p.m.
Greenport: 12:22 a.m., 12:52 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:21 a.m., 1:50 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:17 a.m., 12:47 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:44 a.m., 2:14 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:51 a.m., 2:21 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 11:30 a.m., 11:43 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:39 a.m., 9:52 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

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