Good Morning!

• Today will be sunny, with a high near 90 degrees but heat index values as high as 98, with a calm wind becoming southwest around 6 miles per hour in the afternoon. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 72. Friday will be sunny, with a high near 87. Saturday will be mostly cloudy, with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before noon and a high temperature near 78 degrees.

Suffolk County reported 312 new cases of Covid-19 on Monday, Aug. 23, with 4.7 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 198 people hospitalized in the county with the virus, with 31 of them in ICU. The county reported no new fatalities, and the death toll stands at 3,443 people.

The Riverhead Town Board will discuss potential changes to town code regarding outdoor dining and the use of electric scooters, as well as a potential moratorium on solar farms at its 10 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda and the meeting can be viewed live here.

• The Southampton Town Board will discuss a proposed Shinnecock Hills Cultural Resources Protection Overlay District and a town-wide tree clearing issue at their 11 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live here.

• The International Center of Photography presents a Street Photography Talk: “Bill Cunningham Was There” at Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane in Southampton this evening at 7 p.m. The talk is a look back at the extraordinary genius of the late New York Times photojournalist, Bill Cunningham, with John Kurdewan and Steven Stolman. Tickets are $20. More details are at southamptonartscenter.org.

• Pianofest in the Hamptons presents some of the most talented young concert pianists of their generation this evening at 7 p.m. at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main Street, Westhampton Beach. Tickets are $20 and are available online here.

• Four Billion Years performs a free outdoor concert of original music in Good Ground Park, 9A Squiretown Road, Hampton Bays this evening at 7 p.m.

• The Westhampton Cultural Consortium’s Gazebo Concert Series presents Billy Ray & Friends: “A Night of Beatles Music” this evening at at 7:30 p.m. at the Westhampton Beach Village Green, 9 Beach Road, Westhampton Beach. The rain location is the Westhampton Beach High School Auditorium.

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

Aug. 26
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:55 a.m., 1:21 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:03 a.m., 12:29 p.m.
Greenport: 1:32 a.m., 1:58 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:30 a.m., 2:50 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:27 a.m., 1:53 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:54 a.m., 3:20 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:01 a.m., 3:27 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:08 a.m., 12:37 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:46 a.m., 11:02 p.m.

Aug. 27
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:41 a.m., 2:09 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:49 a.m., 1:17 p.m.
Greenport: 2:18 a.m., 2:46 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:15 a.m., 3:33 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 2:13 a.m., 2:41 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3:40 a.m., 4:08 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:47 a.m., 4:15 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:53 a.m., 1:21 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:30 a.m., 11:49 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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