Good Morning!

• We’re expecting mostly cloudy skies today, with a high temperature near 73 degrees and a south wind 5 to 10 miles per hour. Showers and possibly a thunderstorm are likely overnight, with a low around 65. We’re expecting rain and possibly a thunderstorm on Friday, with a south wind around 15 miles per hour, gusting to 26 and between a half and three quarters of an inch of rain possible. There’s a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2 p.m. Saturday, with partly sunny skies and a high temperature near 81 degrees.

• Among them are a Grumman test pilot and a civil rights activist, doctors of nuclear medicine, psychiatry and education, a survivor of the Dachau concentration camp and a Navy wife who was working the switchboard at the AT&T Long Lines building on Canal Street in New York City when the board lit up with the news of the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor. The 13 centenarians — some of whom had turned 100 a couple years back — beamed in front of a crowd in the community center at Peconic Landing at their Aug. 21 Birthday Bash as they freely gave away many secrets to their longevity. Read More.

• The Southampton Town Board will hear presentations on its Community Choice Aggregation electricity program, and on activities at Steinbeck House in Sag Harbor at its 10:30 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on Sea-TV’s YouTube channel.

• The Riverhead Town Board will not hold a work session this morning due to the lack of a quorum.

• The Greenport Village Board will continue the public hearing on a series of proposed changes to its zoning code at its 6 p.m. meeting this evening at the Third Street Firehouse. Here’s the agenda for the meeting, which can be viewed live here.

• The Riverhead Ciderhouse hosts a New York Blood Center blood drive this afternoon and evening from 1 to 7 p.m. Appointments are recommended and can be made online here.

• Noiz is slated to perform a free outdoor concert in Good Ground Park, 9A Squiretown Road in Hampton Bays this evening at 7 p.m.

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

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.

August 25
Plum Gut Harbor: 4:58 a.m., 5:29 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 4:06 a.m., 4:37 p.m.
Greenport: 5:35 a.m., 6:06 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 6:22 a.m., 6:41 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 5:30 a.m., 6:01 p.m.
New Suffolk: 6:57 a.m., 7:28 p.m.
South Jamesport: 7:04 a.m., 7:35 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 3:35 a.m., 4:11 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:44 a.m., 2:20 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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