• Today will be sunny, with a high near 85 degrees and a west wind 6 to 10 miles per hour, becoming south in the afternoon. Tonight will be clear, with a low around 63. Thursday will be sunny, with a high near 82 and Friday will be partly sunny, with a high near 87.
• One day after Congressman Lee Zeldin said at a press conference that the North Shore helicopter route was extended earlier this summer due to “political pressure” and that Senator Charles Schumer was aware of the plan 30 days prior to it being published in the Federal Register, both the FAA and Senator Schumer’s office refuted Mr. Zeldin’s claims, and Mr. Zeldin has also issued a statement saying he plans to work with the senator on their shared goals. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• Rust tide, which is toxic to marine life at high densities, has spread across the entire Peconic Estuary during the past week, according to the Gobler Laboratory of Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences. This news could prove unsettling for this coming Peconic Bay scallop season, which begins in November. The full story is in The Beacon’s sister publication, The Peconic Bathtub, online here.
Out & About
• KidFEST! at Guild Hall in East Hampton hosts Bubblemania for a performance at 5 p.m. this evening, preceded by a craft workshop at 4 p.m. More information is online here. [$12]
• The South Fork Natural History Museum hosts a family beach exploration at Mecox Bay this evening at 6:30 p.m. More information is online here. [Free-$10]
• Writers whose work is featured in the new anthology, “On Montauk: A Literary Celebration,” will discuss their work at the Montauk Library this evening at 6:30 p.m. More information is online here. [Free]
• Rhonda Denet performs a free concert at Southampton’s Agawam Park tonight at 6:30 p.m. and the Greenport Band performs a free concert tonight 7:30 p.m. at Silversmith’s Corner in Southold as part of several free concert series across the East End this summer.
• The Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival will hold a concert of works by Bolcom, Boccherini and Brahms tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church. More information is online here. [$40]
• The East Hampton Library’s Tom Twomey Lecture Series will host a discussion of “Lessons From Katrina: Preparing for the Next Big One Here” tomorrow evening, Aug. 24 at 6 p.m. Admission is free, but registration is requested. More information is online here.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
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.
MTK Hbr: 3:05 a.m., 3:47 p.m.
Orient: 4:06 a.m., 4:48 p.m.
GPT: 4:34 a.m., 5:16 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 4:29 a.m., 5:11 p.m.
S. JPT: 6:03 a.m., 6:45 p.m.
Shinn. In.: 1:17 a.m., 1:46 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.