Farming in the Dog Days, Doctor's Path
Farming in the Dog Days, Doctor’s Path

Good Morning!

• We’re expecting patchy fog before 9 a.m. today, but otherwise it will be sunny, with a high near 87 degrees and a west wind around 7 miles per hour. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 70. Tuesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 90, and Wednesday will be sunny, with a high near 88.

• If you think you’ve been seeing more ospreys on the East End in recent years, the data bears this out — over the past four years, the Group for the East End has recorded a 50 percent increase in the number of ospreys nesting here.

• The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has confirmed the presence of a new cyanobacteria bloom, more commonly known as blue–green algae, in Big Fresh Pond in Southampton.  In addition, cyanobacteria blooms are still present at Agawam Lake, Mill Pond, and Sagg Pond in Southampton, and at Georgica Pond in East Hampton. Due to these findings, health officials ask residents not to use or swim or wade in these waters and to keep their pets and children away from the area. 

• The Suffolk County Health Department announced Friday that 18 new mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile Virus, including aa on the East End. Three positive mosquitoes were found in Aquebogue, one was found in Jamesport, two were found in Southold, four were found in Bridgehampton, and one was found in East Hampton. No human cases of West Nile Virus have been reported in the county to date, but the Health Department is asking residents to remove standing water, which can be a breeding ground for mosquitoes, from their property and to use mosquito repellant when outdoors and limit outdoor activity between dawn and dusk.

• The Quogue Wildlife Refuge plays host to a full moon hike this evening at 7:30 p.m.

• The Beacon’s Week in Review was delivered piping hot to inboxes throughout the East End in the wee hours of Sunday morning. To get your own copy each week, sign up here.

• Today is the last day to Subscribe to our print edition to receive the September issue. You’ll read many of these stories in print long before you read them here!

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

August 27
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:23 a.m., 11:36 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:31 a.m., 10:44 p.m.
Greenport: Noon
Mattituck Inlet: 12:24 a.m., 12:47 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:55 a.m.
New Suffolk: 12:56 a.m., 1:22 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:03 a.m., 1:29 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 10:22 a.m., 10:34 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:31 a.m., 8:43 p.m.

August 28
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:03 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:11 a.m., 11:22 p.m.
Greenport: 12:13 a.m., 12:40 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:02 a.m., 1:23 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:08 a.m., 12:35 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:35 a.m., 2:02 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:42 a.m., 2:09 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 10:56 a.m., 11:08 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:05 a.m., 9:17 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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