Clamming in Downs Creek.
Clamming in Downs Creek.

Good Morning!

• Today will be sunny, with a high near 80 degrees and a north wind 5 to 7 miles per hour, becoming west in the afternoon. Tonight will be clear, with a low around 57. Wednesday will be sunny, with a high near 82, and Thursday will be sunny, with a high near 83.

• After meeting Monday morning with about a dozen representatives from the Federal Aviation Administration about the four-year extension of the North Shore helicopter route sprung on the North Fork earlier this summer, Congressman Lee Zeldin says he’s learned that U.S. Senator Charles Schumer was behind the quiet extension of the experiment that has made the North Fork’s skies far noisier. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• In a related story, East Hampton Town has released figures showing that both helicopter operations and complaints about noisy aircraft using the town’s airport in Wainscott have declined over the past year-and-a-half. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• Suffolk County Vector Control plans to spray the following East End areas with the larvicides Vectobac and methoprene between 5 a.m. and 8 p.m. today and tomorrow: Jagger Lane, Apacuck Point, Moneybogue Bay, Westhampton Dunes, Dune Road, Meadow Lane, North Haven and North Sea in Southampton Town; Napeague and Accabonac Harbor in East Hampton Town; Crescent Duck Farm, Aquebogue Farm and Millar Farm in Riverhead and New Suffolk and Great Hog Neck in Southold Town. For more information, call Vector Control at 631.852.4270.

Governments get to work:

• The Southold Town Board will discuss capital improvements at the town’s police station and potential water usage restrictions at their 9 a.m. work session this morning, and is scheduled to vote on whether to place a measure on the ballot extending the Community Preservation Fund by 20 years, with up to 20 percent of the money available for water quality projects, at their 7:30 p.m. meeting tonight. The board will hold a public hearing on an open space acquisition of Brushes Creek in Laurel. The full agenda for both meetings is online here.

• The Southampton Town Board will continue its public hearings on the CPF extension and the town’s Water Quality Improvement Plan to accompany the water quality project component, and will also continue a public hearing on allowing solar energy as an accessory use at their 6 p.m. meeting tonight. Their full agenda is online here.

Out & About:

• Tonight, Southampton Arts Center’s Jewish Film Festival presents “Escape to the Rising Sun” at 7:30 p.m. [$15] and Guild Hall in East Hampton presents Benjamin Scheuer’s one-man show, “The Lion,” at 8 p.m. [$40-$75].

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

August 23
MTK Hbr: 1:05 a.m., 1:40 p.m.
Orient: 2:06 a.m., 2:41 p.m.
GPT: 2:34 a.m., 3:09 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 2:29 a.m., 3:04 p.m.
S. JPT: 4:03 a.m., 4:38 p.m.
Shinn. In.: 11:51 a.m.

August 24
MTK Hbr: 2:02 a.m., 2:41 p.m.
Orient: 3:03 a.m., 3:42 p.m.
GPT: 3:31 a.m., 4:10 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 3:26 a.m., 4:05 p.m.
S. JPT: 5 a.m., 5:39 p.m.
Shinn. In.: 12:18 a.m., 12:48 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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