Good Morning!

• Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 89 degrees and a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2 p.m. Some of the storms could produce small hail, gusty winds, and heavy rain. Wind will be out of the west at 7 to 15 miles per hour. There’s a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms this evening, mainly before 7 p.m., with skies gradually clearing, and a low around 64. Wednesday will be sunny, with a high near 78 and Thursday will be partly sunny, with a high near 82 and a 30 percent chance of showers.

• Suffolk County has expanded its early voting locations to include three new polling places in western Suffolk, but they’ve done so at the expense of Shelter Island, where the early polling place at the Shelter Island Youth Center was eliminated. Here’s our full story.

• The Southampton Town Board will hold several public hearings related bills protecting Shinnecock Nation burial grounds at its 6 p.m. meeting this evening. Information on logging in to speak at the public hearing is online here. Members of the Shinnecock Nation and supporters plan to rally for the bills outside town hall this afternoon from noon to 3 p.m.

• The Southold Town Board will hold a public hearing via Zoom this evening at 7 p.m. on the final draft of Southold’s Comprehensive Plan. The Zoom Meeting ID is 966 3904 4386 and the passcode is 758759. You can also call in via old fashioned telephone at 646.558.8656 and enter the Meeting ID and passcode above when prompted. The agenda and television feed from the meeting are slated to be online here.

• The North Fork Audubon Society’s fall plant sale is now on! Order by Sept. 2 to pick up your plants on the weekend of Sept. 12 & 13 at Inlet Pond County Park in Greenport. Autumn is the best time to plant perennials, and they have a wide variety to chose from and help support their work. Pre-order online here.

• Today is the last day to subscribe to our print edition to receive our September issue through the U.S. Mail. You’ll read many of our stories in print before you find them online, and our print edition supports much of the work we do. And heck, yes, it also supports the U.S. Postal Service. Subscribe today.

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

August 25
Plum Gut Harbor: 3:22 a.m., 4 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 2:30 a.m., 3:08 p.m.
Greenport: 3:59 a.m., 4:37 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:58 a.m., 5:24 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:54 a.m., 4:32 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:21 a.m., 4:57 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5:28 a.m., 6:06 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 2:31 a.m., 3:08 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:40 a.m., 1:17 p.m.

August 26
Plum Gut Harbor: 4:28 a.m., 5:07 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 3:36 a.m., 4:15 p.m.
Greenport: 5:05 a.m., 5:44 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 6 a.m., 6:27 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 5 a.m., 5:39 p.m.
New Suffolk: 6:27 a.m., 7:06 p.m.
South Jamesport: 6:34 a.m., 7:13 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 3:30 a.m., 4:06 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:39 a.m., 2:15 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

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