Good Morning!

• We’re expecting sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 76 degrees and a northeast wind 6 to 8 miles per hour. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 55. Thursday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 75 degrees and a 20 percent chance of showers, and showers and thunderstorms are likely on Friday, with a high near 78 degrees.

• The Southampton Town Board voted unanimously yesterday evening to approve a six-month moratorium on Battery Energy Storage Systems. Here’s more info.

• Residents and business owners who spoke at an Aug. 20 hearing on a broad series of zoning changes for downtown Greenport seemed mostly to still be digesting what the new code will mean for the village, and many asked for more time to fully comprehend what the changes will mean for them. They’ll have another chance this week to weigh in on the changes. Read More.

• The Riverhead Industrial Development Agency will hold another public information session evening, Aug. 23 at town hall at 5 p.m. with representatives of Calverton Aviation & Technology to discuss CAT’s financial readiness to purchase 1,600 acres and develop at least 1 million square feet of mixed use space on a portion of the Enterprise Park at Calverton. The meeting can also be viewed on the town’s websiteHere’s the latest on the EPCAL situation.

• Shelter Island Town is holding a virtual public workshop on the update to the town’s Comprehensive Plan which will provide policies and land use goals to guide the town’s economic, social, physical, environmental sectors in the decade ahead tomorrow, Aug. 24 at 7 p.m. Here are more details.

• Damaged Goods performs a free outdoor concert in Southampton Village’s Agawam Park this evening at 6:30 p.m., and Fiddlers Green will perform at the Southold Summer Showcase Concert Series at Silversmith’s Corner at the corner of the Main Road and Youngs Avenue this evening at 7:30 p.m. Bring a blanket or lawn chair to enjoy these festivities.

• The Shelter Island Health and Wellness Alliance and the Shelter Island Library host psychologist and author of “Digital Madness: How Social Media is Driving Our Mental Health Crisis–and How to Restore Our Sanity” Nicholas Kardaras PhD this Friday, Aug. 25 at 7 p.m. Dr. Kardaras will share his analysis of the social and psychological impacts of overdependence on technology and suggest steps toward a happier, healthier future. Here’s more info.

• Saturday Baroque Virtuosity at Custer Institute Observatory in Southold hosts “Baroque Virtuosity” with Kinga Augustyn on baroque violin, Rebecca Pechefsky on harpsichord, and Christopher Morrongiello on archlute, baroque guitar and lute this Saturday, Aug. 24 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35 for the general public, $25 for members and free for those under 16 years old, and are available online here.

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

August 23
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:57 a.m., 3:28 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 2:05 a.m., 2:36 p.m.
Greenport: 3:34 a.m., 4:05 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:27 a.m., 4:44 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:29 a.m., 4 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:56 a.m., 5:27 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5:03 a.m., 5:34 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 1:41 a.m., 2:20 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:29 p.m.

August 24
Plum Gut Harbor: 3:52 a.m., 4:24 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 3 a.m., 3:32 p.m.
Greenport: 4:29 a.m., 5:01 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:21 a.m., 5:39 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 4:24 a.m., 4:56 p.m.
New Suffolk: 5:51 a.m., 6:23 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5:58 a.m., 6:30 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 2:35 a.m., 3:12 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:44 a.m., 1:21 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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