Good Morning!

• It will be mostly cloudy this morning, gradually becoming sunny, with a high temperature near 84 degrees and a light southeast wind becoming south 5 to 9 miles per hour in the morning. We’re expecting patchy fog overnight, with partly cloudy skies and a low around 70. Tuesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 86 degrees and a 20 percent chance of showers after 2 p.m. Wednesday will be sunny, with a high near 87.

• Greenport Village, like much of the East End, is at a crossroads in terms of how to shape its future development, and members of the village board spent much of August debating the best way to go forward with guiding that development. Read More.

• The Hampton Bays Civic Association is holding a special meeting at the Hampton Bays High School auditorium (88 Argone Road East) this evening at 7 p.m. to discuss “Unlocking the Future of Hampton Bays” with town planners and community stakeholders — it’s sure to be a fireworks-filled meeting after a bombshell report last week in the Southampton Press about the town’s contract with one of the consultants expected to be present — Nelson, Pope & Voorhis — which outlines on page one plans to “neutralize opposition” to the town’s goals in redeveloping the hamlet. Masks are required for this in-person only meeting.

• The Mattituck-Laurel Civic Association will be honoring Dr. Thomas and RN Barbara Mercier, who ran a longtime pediatric practice in Mattituck and recently volunteered to go to Ukraine to help at a children’s hospital there, at its 6:30 p.m. meeting this evening at Veteran’s Beach on Peconic Bay Boulevard. The public is welcome to attend.

• Reggae veteran Winston Irie performs at Greenport’s free Dancing in the Park summer concert series in Mitchell Park this evening from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Bring blankets or a beach chair.

• Suffolk County reported 302 new cases of Covid-19 on Saturday, Aug. 27, with 7.3 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 209 people hospitalized with the virus in the county, with 38 percent of them hospitalized due to Covid and 19 of them in ICU. The county reported no new fatalities from the virus, and the death toll here stands at 4,553 people since March of 2020.

• 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 own copy each week, sign up here.

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

August 29
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:06 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:14 a.m., 11:24 p.m.
Greenport: 12:16 a.m., 12:43 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:05 a.m., 1:29 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:11 a.m., 12:38 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:38 a.m., 2:05 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:45 a.m., 2:12 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 11:05 a.m., 11:06 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:14 a.m., 9:15 p.m.

August 30
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:16 a.m., 12:43 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:51 a.m.
Greenport: 12:53 a.m., 1:20 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:44 a.m., 2:06 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:48 a.m., 1:15 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:15 a.m., 2:42 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:22 a.m., 2:49 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 11:41 a.m., 11:45 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:50 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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