Good Morning!

• We’re expecting a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms today, mainly after 4 p.m., with mostly sunny skies, a high temperature near 86 degrees and a light south wind increasing to 10 to 15 miles per hour in the morning. There’s a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms this evening, mainly before 10 p.m., with partly cloudy skies and a low around 69. Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 84, and Sunday will be partly sunny, with a high near 82.

• This month we got a chance to talk with Greenport author Melanie Mitzner, whose latest novel, “Slow Reveal,” tells the story of one family’s inner life and trauma, at a particular time in Greenport’s history that hasn’t yet been explored by historians. Read our full story.

• Beacon Editor Beth Young will be a panelist on “Behind the Headlines” on 88.3 WLIW-FM Saturday morning at 10 a.m. Tune in on the radio, or online here, to get caught up on the latest news of the week.

• Black Film Festival Part II will be held tonight at the Parrish Art Museum, in partnership with the Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreation Center, with the short film “Kinks, Locks, and Love,” followed by a discussion on black hair with a panel of experts from 6 to 8 p.m. Find more info at

• The Montauk Craft Fair will be held Saturday and Sunday at the Second House Museum, 12 Second House Road in Montauk from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be artwork, crafts, food, clothing, and home & garden wares that embody creativity and exude high quality and hand-craftsmanship to benefit

• Mountainfilm on Tour, a documentary film festival that showcases stories about environmental, cultural, climbing, political, and social justice issues, comes to the Southampton Arts Center on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. More details are at

Suffolk County reported 528 new cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday, Aug. 24, with 8.1 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 213 hospitalized people in the county who had the virus, with 41 percent of them hospitalized due to Covid, and 22 of them were in ICU. The county reported one new fatality from the virus, bringing the death toll here to 4,551 people since March of 2020.

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

August 26
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:09 a.m., 10:25 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:17 a.m., 9:33 p.m.
Greenport: 10:46 a.m., 11:02 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:39 a.m., 11:51 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:41 a.m., 10:57 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:08 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:15 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:17 a.m., 9:23 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:26 a.m., 7:32 p.m.

August 27
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:49 a.m., 11:02 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:57 a.m., 10:10 p.m.
Greenport: 11:26 a.m., 11:39 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:17 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:21 a.m., 11:34 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:24 a.m., 12:48 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:31 a.m., 12:55 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:54 a.m., 9:58 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:03 a.m., 8:07 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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