Good Morning!

• We’re expecting mostly sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 81 degrees and a south wind 6 to 13 miles per hour. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 67 and a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Showers and thunderstorms are likely Friday, with a high near 80 and mostly cloudy skies. There’s a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Saturday, mostly before 8 a.m., with mostly sunny skies and a high near 83.

• The Southampton Town Board will discuss the agenda for the town board’s Aug. 8 meeting and board members’ projects at their 10:30 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on Sea-TV’s YouTube channel. The Riverhead Town Board will not hold a work session today.

• The East Hampton Town Board will hold public hearings on changes to the town code regarding Natural Resources and a CPF acquisition at its 2 p.m. regular meeting this afternoon. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on LTV’s YouTube channel.

• Tonight is the start of the final weekend of Youth on Stage at North Fork Community Theatre’s (12700 Old Sound Ave., Mattituck) production of “9 to 5: The Musical,” based on the 1980 hit movie telling the story of three unlikely friends who take control of their office and learn there is nothing they can’t do, even in a man’s world. Read our review. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and a 2:30 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Aug. 6. Tickets are $30 and are available at

• The Southampton Arts Center hosts a Hope Summer Seminar: “How to Talk to Friends and Family About Mental Health” with psychiatrist and author Dr. Samantha Boardman and other specialists tomorrow at 11 a.m. Admission is free. The Hope for Depression Research Foundation will also be holding a 5K Race of Hope beginning at the Southampton Cultural Center on Sunday, Aug. 6, with a race start at 8:30 a.m. Here’s more info.

• The New Suffolk Civic Association hosts old school Latin Jazz masters Mambo Loco on Saturday, Aug. 5 at 6 p.m. the New Suffolk School Ballfield, between Third & Fourth Streets on New Suffolk Ave. All are welcome to attend this free event.

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

August 3
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:42 a.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:50 a.m., 11:13 p.m.
Greenport: 12:19 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:49 a.m., 1:21 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:14 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:11 a.m., 1:41 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:18 a.m., 1:48 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 11 a.m., 11:19 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:09 a.m., 9:28 p.m.

August 4
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:05 a.m., 12:37 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:45 a.m.
Greenport: 12:42 a.m., 1:14 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:42 a.m., 2:12 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:37 a.m., 1:09 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:04 a.m., 2:36 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:11 a.m., 2:43 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 11:54 a.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:03 a.m., 10:22 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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