Flanders Bay, Sunset.
Flanders Bay, Sunset.

Good Morning!

• Today will be sunny, with a high near 80 degrees and a north wind 6 to 8 miles per hour. There’s a chance of overnight sprinkles, with a low around 57. Friday will be sunny, with a high near 78, and Saturday will be sunny, with a high near 76.

• Beacon Feature Writer Kara Westerman recently sat down to talk for us with radical Amagansett cartoonist Ted Rall, who shared with her his work covering political figures, life in Afghanistan and a unique view on the American experiment. You can read her account online here.

• The League of Women Voters of the Hamptons is planning a special rally recreating a 1913 East Hampton suffrage rally this afternoon at 2 p.m., meeting at the historic marker at suffragist May Groot Manson’s former house at 117 Main St., in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of women receiving the vote in New York State. All are welcome to attend, and commemorative “Votes for Women” sashes are available for sale for $10 each. For more information, contact Arlene Hinkemeyer at ahinkemeyer@optonline.net or visit the Facebook page.

• The Riverhead BID’s “Alive on 25” in downtown Riverhead will be held tonight on Main Street from 5 to 9:30 p.m., with live music on seven stages, street vendors and performers. Main Street will be closed to vehicles from Griffing to Ostrander Avenue, along with part of Peconic Avenue, from 2 to 11 p.m. while the festival is set up and broken down. The BID is providing free shuttle service from the Court Street parking lot to the festival.

• The Riverhead Town Board will discuss the upcoming HalloweenFest, installation of a new playground and the dredging of Wading River Creek at their 10 a.m. work session this morning. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Southampton Town Board will discuss risk management and Climate Smart Communities at their 10 a.m. work session this morning. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Stanton Anderson Band and the Lone Sharks perform a special free outdoor classic rock concert in Hampton Bays’ Good Ground Park this evening from 6 to 9 p.m. More details are online here and here.

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

Aug. 24
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:21 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:29 a.m., 11:52 p.m.
Greenport: 12:32 a.m., 12:58 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:32 a.m., 1:57 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:27 a.m., 12:53 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:54 a.m., 2:20 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:01 a.m., 2:27 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:51 a.m., 10:05 p.m.

Aug. 25
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:44 a.m., 1:11 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:19 p.m.
Greenport: 1:21 a.m., 1:48 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:19 a.m., 2:43 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:16 a.m., 1:43 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:43 a.m., 3:10 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:50 a.m., 3:17 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:40 a.m., 10:53 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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