In Downs Creek....
In Downs Creek….

Good Morning!

• Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 74 degrees and a northeast wind 11 to 15 miles per hour. Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 63. There’s a 20 percent chance of showers after 10 a.m. Tuesday, but otherwise it will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 72. Wednesday will be partly sunny, with a high near 74. There is a high risk of rip current at ocean beaches through this evening.

• The Mattituck-Laurel Civic Association meeting, “Protecting the Heart of Mattituck” scheduled for tonight has been moved to the Mattituck Presbyterian Church from the American Legion Hall due to flooding from rain two Fridays ago. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. More details are online here.

• The League of Women Voters of the Hamptons hosts an East Hampton Town Board Democratic Primary Debate tonight at 7 p.m. at the East Hampton Library. Challenger Zach Cohen will face off against party nominees Kathee Burke-Gonzalez and Jeff Bragman in the Sept. 12 primary. More details are online here.

• The Suffolk County Health Department received approval last Friday for the county’s request for a declaration of an “Imminent Threat to Public Health,” after a mosquito in Manorville tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis, a highly deadly illness that can pass from mosquitos through other vectors to humans. More details are online here.

• You’d be forgiven for wondering if you’d passed through a portal to a century ago if you wandered down East Hampton’s Main Street on the afternoon of Aug. 24. More than a hundred and fifty women and men, mostly dressed in white and wearing yellow sashes that read “Votes for Women,” gathered on the sidewalk to recreate a rally that had taken place on the very same spot back in 1913. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• The Neo-Political Cowgirls bring their summer production of “Andromeda,” the tale of a mother and daughter lost in a foreign land, to the Montauk County Park tomorrow, Aug. 29 through Sunday, Sept. 3 at 7 p.m. More details are online here.

• 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 very own copy each week, sign up here.

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

Aug. 28
Plum Gut Harbor: 3:17 a.m., 3:48 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 2:25 a.m., 2:56 p.m.
Greenport: 3:54 a.m., 4:25 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:46 a.m., 5:08 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:49 a.m., 4:20 p.m.
New Suffolk: 5:16 a.m., 5:47 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5:23 a.m., 5:54 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:30 a.m., 1:02 p.m.

Aug. 29
Plum Gut Harbor: 4:16 a.m., 4:48 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 3:24 a.m., 3:56 p.m.
Greenport: 4:53 a.m., 5:25 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:41 a.m., 6:02 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 4:48 a.m., 5:20 p.m.
New Suffolk: 6:15 a.m., 6:47 p.m.
South Jamesport: 6:22 a.m., 6:54 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:19 a.m., 1:50 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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