On the Sound, Cutchogue
On the Sound, Cutchogue

Good Morning!

• We’re expecting patchy fog before 7 a.m. today, but otherwise it will be sunny, with a high near 88 degrees, but heat index values as high as 96, with a west wind 7 to 11 miles per hour. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 73. Wednesday will be sunny, with a high near 90. There’s a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3 p.m. Thursday, but otherwise it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 89.

• The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation issued an ozone health advisory for today for the Long Island region. The Suffolk County Health Department is advising that all residents, especially young children, seniors, those who exercise or are involved in strenuous outdoor work, and those with pre-existing respiratory or heart problems, limit strenuous outdoor activity. Ozone levels are often elevated after noon through early evening on hot, sunny days.

• It’s no secret in the world of sex abuse survivors that many people who’ve lived through such horrible events take years or even decades to come forward and talk about what’s happened to them. In the wake of the Pennsylvania grand jury report on sex crimes committed by Catholic priests, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is calling for lengthening the statute of limitations for prosecution for sex crimes against a child. It isn’t enough.

• The Southold Town Board will discuss the town’s new justice court in the old Southold Capital One branch and hear updates on water conservation and the town’s proposed rental permit code at their 9:30 a.m. work session this morning. The board will hold a public hearings on Fishers Island additions to its Hamlet Density Residential District code at its 7:30 p.m. meeting this evening. Here’s the agenda for both meetings.

• The Southampton Town Board has no public hearings scheduled for its 6 p.m. meeting this evening. Here’s the agenda.

• The Quogue Wildlife Refuge will hold its annual paddle on the Ice Pond this afternoon from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Attendees can either take a self guided paddle or join up with a QWR Educator to learn about the history, and flora and fauna. Single kayaks, double kayaks, and canoes will be available for reservation by calling 631.653.4771.[$10]

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

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.

August 29
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:14 a.m., 12:41 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:49 a.m.
Greenport: 12:51 a.m., 1:18 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:39 a.m., 2 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:46 a.m., 1:13 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:13 a.m., 2:40 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:20 a.m., 2:47 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 11:30 a.m., 11:45 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:39 a.m., 9:54 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 editor@eastendbeacon.com

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