Good Morning!

• Today will be partly sunny, with a high temperature near 85 degrees and a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2 p.m. Some of the storms could be severe. Winds will be out of the southeast at 6 to 10 miles per hour, becoming west in the afternoon. We’re expecting showers and thunderstorms this evening, mainly before 10 p.m., with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 70. Friday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 87. We’re expecting mostly cloudy skies on Saturday, with a high near 84 and a 60 percent chance of showers, which could be heavy at times.

• East End Congressman Lee Zeldin doubled down on his support for both President Donald Trump and law enforcement this week, in a speech Wednesday at the Republican National Convention and a resolution introduced in Congress for a Law Enforcement Bill of Rights. Read our full story.

• Nancy Goroff, the former Stony Brook chemistry department chair who is running to unseat Mr. Zeldin, is urging voters to not give in to fears that “we can’t trust the mail” when casting their ballots this fall. Ms. Goroff shared her thoughts during a wide-range discussion last week with Progressive East End Reformers. Read our full story.

• Suffolk County reported 44 new cases of Covid-19 in the 24 hours ending Aug. 26, with .8 percent of people tested testing positive. There are currently 38 people hospitalized with the virus in Suffolk, with 11 in ICU. There were no new fatalities, and 2,001 Suffolk residents have died from the virus since the pandemic began.

• The Riverhead Town Board will discuss leaf pickup issues from Tropical Storm Isaias, a Landmarks Preservation Commission Walking Tour and applications for façade improvements and a change of use on a block of shops across from the Riverhead Railroad Station at their 10 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda.

• The Southampton Town Board’s work session for today has been cancelled.

• 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.

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

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.

August 28
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:44 a.m., 7:12 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:52 a.m., 6:20 p.m.
Greenport: 7:21 a.m., 7:49 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:09 a.m., 8:32 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:16 a.m., 7:44 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:43 a.m., 9:11 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:50 a.m., 9:18 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 5:36 a.m., 6:08 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3:45 a.m., 4:17 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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