Good Morning!

• Today will be sunny, with a high near 82 degrees and a south wind 7 to 14 miles per hour. There’s a 20 percent chance of showers overnight, with a low around 72, and a 20 percent chance of showers Friday afternoon. The high Friday is expected to be near 87 degrees. Saturday will be sunny, with a high near 86 degrees.

• Congressman Lee Zeldin will be in Southold this morning for a press conference to discuss the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ proposed work at Hashamomuck Cove on the Long Island Sound. We’ll have more details this afternoon.

• The Neo-Political Cowgirls’ new sky-play, “Andromeda,” opens tonight at Montauk County Park and continues through Sunday. Our full story is online here. [$20]

• The Southampton Town Board will discuss a proposed Erosion Control District for the North Sea Beach Colony at their 10 a.m. work session this morning. Their full agenda is online here.

• Riverhead’s work session for today has been cancelled.

• Entomologist Joe Napolitano and Nicholas Raffel to see what kinds of insects fly the night skies in a special presentation at the Quogue Wildlife Refuge tonight at 7:30 p.m. More information is online here. [$5]

• 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.

• Astronomer Mike Inglis will discuss the current Juno mission to Jupiter at a special Montauk Observatory lecture at The Ross School tonight at 7:30 p.m. More information is online here. [Free]

Looking Ahead:

• The Mattituck-Laurel Civic Association will host a community discussion on affordable housing and an update on the North Shore helicopter route next Monday, Aug. 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the Mattituck American Legion Hall. More information is online here.

• Art/History/Amagansett, a series of talks and seminars about the art world of the eastern tip of the South Fork, is returning in September for a second season to the Amagansett Library. More information is online here.

• Southold Town and the Suffolk County Water Authority have announced that they will be holding a joint meeting to discuss water conservation measures on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. in the town hall meeting room.

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

August 25
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.

August 26
MTK Hbr: 4:12 a.m., 4:54 p.m.
Orient: 5:13 a.m., 5:55 p.m.
GPT: 5:41 a.m., 6:23 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 5:36 a.m., 6:18 p.m.
S. JPT: 7:10 a.m., 7:52 p.m.
Shinn. In.: 2:18 a.m., 2:47 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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