Good Morning!

• It will be mostly sunny today, with a high temperature near 84 degrees and a northwest wind 5 to 7 miles per hour, becoming southwest in the afternoon. There’s a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms this evening, mainly after 9 p.m., with a low around 73. We’re expecting showers and possibly a thunderstorm Saturday, with a high near 83. Sunday will be sunny, with a high near 80.

• The Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreation Center hosts Cardiovascular and Covid Antibody Screenings from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today. Here’s info on registering.

• To honor the 57th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have a Dream” speech, the Shelter Island Health and Wellness Alliance and the Shelter Island Public Library are sponsoring an online event this evening, Aug. 28 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Here are more details.

• The Overlook, a string quartet dedicated to performing concert music by Black composers, will give a free virtual concert this evening at 6:30 p.m. on Music for Montauk’s YouTube channel. Here are more details.

• Suffolk County’s Covid-19 caseload remains at a low point, with 34 people testing positive in the 24 hours ending Thursday, with .5 percent of people tested testing positive. Forty-five people were hospitalized with the virus on Thursday, with 12 of them in ICU. The county reported no new fatalities, and the death toll stands at 2,001.

• Registration is still open for the Neo-Political Cowgirls’ annual Andromeda’s Sisters arts and advocacy forum, to be held virtually next Thursday, Sept. 3. Here are more details.

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

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.

August 29
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:40 a.m., 8:04 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:48 a.m., 7:12 p.m.
Greenport: 8:17 a.m., 8:41 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:09 a.m., 9:30 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:12 a.m., 8:36 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:39 a.m., 10:03 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:46 a.m., 10:10 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 6:41 a.m., 7:08 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:50 a.m., 5:17 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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