• Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 78 degrees and a north wind around 9 miles per hour. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 55 and a light and variable wind. Saturday will be sunny, with a high near 77, and Sunday will be snny, with a high near 76.
• East Hampton Town announced Thursday that Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell and airport liaison Councilwoman Kathee Burke-Gonzalez have met with the Federal Aviation Administration to discuss a possible application for noise-controlling restrictions at the town’s municipal airport in Wainscott, under the Airport Noise Capacity Act, after the town’s attempt to enact restrictions without the ANCA process were struck down in court. The town board will hold a public meeting to discuss this process at its work session in town hall at 10 a.m. Sept. 19.
• The New York State Department of Health informed Suffolk County health officials Thursday that a mosquito sample collected in Manorville Aug. 16 has tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus, The county has asked the New York State Department of Health to confirm a declaration of an Imminent Threat to Public Health for Suffolk County, permitting the county to take extra steps to control mosquito populations. They are also urging members of the public to limit outdoor activities between dusk and danw, wear mosquito repellent and remove standing water from their yards. Five to 10 human cases of EEE are reported annually in the U.S. In severe cases of EEE, a person may experience encephalitis, or swelling of the brain, that which result in death. According to the Suffolk County Health Department, the mortality rate in humans is about 33 percent. The county has also confirmed 16 new West Nile Virus-carrying mosquitoes from samples collected Aug. 15 and 16, including one in East Hampton, one in Aquebogue and two in Southold.
• Everyone seems to have a favorite dish that screams ‘summer’ to them. Not being a foodie, I always thought this was a kind of silly idea until I put down roots and began to grow vegetable gardens. This month, I wandered through my vegetable gardening history, hoping to find some tips and a recipe to share. Here it is.
• Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County’s Marine Program is celebrating its new Tiana Bayside Facility, built in conjunction with Southampton Town on Dune Road in Hampton Bays, with a special Taste + Tour to benefit the program tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. More details are online here.
• The Mattituck-Laurel Civic Association will host a special forum titled “How Do We Protect the Heart of Mattituck” at the Mattituck American Legion Hall next Monday, Aug. 28, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. More details are online here.
• There’s plenty to do on the East End this weekend, and in the week ahead, and then the week after that, things will slow down. A bit. Get the details in our events calendar, online here.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
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.
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:32 a.m., 2:01 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:40 a.m., 1:09 p.m.
Greenport: 2:09 a.m., 2:38 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:06 a.m., 3:29 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 2:04 a.m., 2:33 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3:31 a.m., 4 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:38 a.m., 4:07 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:28 a.m., 11:41 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.