Good Morning!

• Today will be relatively mild, but the heat is likely to return after the weekend. We’re expecting sunny skies today, with a high near 80 degrees and a light and variable wind becoming north around 5 miles per hour in the afternoon. Saturday will be sunny, with a high near 84, Sunday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 84 and Monday is expected to be partly sunny, with a high near 88.

• The repaving work on Flanders Road that paused for the summer is beginning again, this time on the nighttime shift, beginning this Sunday, Aug. 30. The nighttime construction will be in effect Sunday through Thursday nights between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. between Oak Avenue and the Riverside traffic circle for about two weeks, weather permitting, with a single travel lane closed during the work. The state Department of Transportation is planning to use lane shifts to keep traffic moving in both directions during the work.

• The 50th Anniversary Celebration for Community Action Southold Town at the Soundview Restaurant in Greenport on Sept. 17 is almost sold out, but you can still get tickets now by calling 631.477.1717. CAST, which provides food, clothing and assistance for people in need on the North Fork, is planning a night of food, beverages, raffles and fun in celebration of their 50th year on Sept. 17 from 6 to 9 p.m.

• If that waxing moon up in the sky looks pretty big to you, you’re not seeing things. We are having a chock-full season of supermoons — full moons that occur when the moon is at perigee, its closest place to the Earth in its orbit — with six supermoon’s this year. August’s moon is going to be pretty super, but not as super as the supermoon in September, which will be the closest supermoon of the year.

• The moon will technically be full tomorrow night, but nature groups on the East End are beginning to celebrate tonight. Cornell Cooperative Extension hosts a full moon paddle at Indian Island State Park tonight at 7:30 p.m. and Group for the East End hosts a full moon walk at Downs Farm Preserve in Cutchogue tonight at 8:30 p.m. The Quogue Wildlife Refuge hosts a full moon hike tomorrow night at 8:30 p.m. and the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton hosts a full moon walk in the Long Pond Greenbelt tomorrow night at 8:30 p.m.

• Suffolk County Vector Control will again be spraying East End wetlands today with Vectobac 12AS and methoprene. They’re planning to spray Apacuck Point, Meadow Lane, and Westhampton Dunes in Southampton Town; Napeague and the Crescent Duck Farm in Aquebogue between 5 a.m. and 8 p.m. today.

• Peconic Landing in Greenport hosts their annual community End of Summer Celebration, featuring a 40-piece orchestra within the Atlantic Wind Symphony at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 30, followed by a mesmerizing fireworks display at 8:15 p.m. Bring a lawn chair and unwind after a long summer. [Free]

• The East Hampton Fire Department’s Main Beach fireworks, once a Fourth of July tradition, have been moved to Labor Day Weekend in recent years to protect piping plover nesting areas. This year, however, the display has been moved up a weekend to this Saturday night, Aug. 29, at 8:30 p.m. Parking is free on a first-come, first-serve basis.

• There’s plenty to do on the East End all weekend, and The Beacon’s Events Calendar is chock full of some of the best ideas. Bookmark it online here.

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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