Good Morning!

• It will be sunny today, with a high temperature near 76 degrees and a west wind 11 to 14 miles per hour. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 62 and a west wind 5 to 8 miles per hour, becoming calm after midnight. Thursday will be partly sunny, with a high near 82 and a 40 percent chance of showers, mostly after 2 p.m. Friday will be partly sunny, with a high near 83 and a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.

• With two major solar projects currently under review in Calverton, the Riverhead Town Board has proposed a year-long moratorium on new solar farm applications. The board will hold a public hearing on the moratorium at its Tuesday, Sept. 1 meeting at 2 p.m. Read our full story.

• The Peconic Estuary Program’s Citizens’ Advisory Committee is holding a Suffolk County Septic Improvement Program workshop this afternoon at 2 p.m. via Zoom. Register online here.

• The North Fork Environmental Council and North Fork Audubon are hosting a Zoom discussion on the Envision Plum Island report with Save The Sound’s New York Natural Areas Coordinator Louise Harrison this evening at 6:30 p.m. To register, email

• The Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreation Center hosts Cardiovascular and Covid Antibody Screenings this Friday, Aug. 28 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Here’s info on registering.

• To honor the 57th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have a Dream” speech, the Shelter Island Health and Wellness Alliance and the Shelter Island Public Library are sponsoring an online event this Friday, Aug. 28 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Here are more details.

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

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.

August 27
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:38 a.m., 6:13 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 4:46 a.m., 5:21 p.m.
Greenport: 6:15 a.m., 6:50 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 7:05 a.m., 7:30 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 6:10 a.m., 6:45 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7:37 a.m., 8:12 p.m.
South Jamesport: 7:44 a.m., 8:19 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 4:31 a.m., 5:06 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:40 a.m., 3:15 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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