Town Beach, Greenport at Summer's End
Town Beach, Greenport at Summer’s End

Good Morning!

• There’s a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. today, but otherwise it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 87 degrees and a southwest wind 7 to 9 miles per hour, becoming northwest in the morning. There’s a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms overnight, with a low around 70. Friday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 75 and a 20 percent chance of showers before 2 p.m. Saturday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 79 and a 20 percent chance of showers. 

• The Riverhead Town Board will discuss oil and gas drilling off of Riverhead at their 10 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s their agenda.

• The Southampton Town Board has cancelled their work session for this morning.

• The Quogue Wildlife Refuge is holding a chance to get up-close-and-personal with birds of prey, including two Eastern Screech Owls (red phase and grey phase), a Great Horned Owl, a Red-tailed Hawk, and a Peregrine Falcon this afternoon at 3 p.m. [$10]

• The Ecological Culture Initiative will host a free preview screening of the upcoming new documentary “Grow Food,” along with a discussion with the filmmakers, Joe Rignola and Jessica Smith, this evening at 7 p.m. at the Hampton Bays Public Library.

• The North Fork Environmental Council launches its Fall Native Plantings Challenge with an information session this evening at 6:30 at the Jamesport Meeting House. The NFEC has teamed up with local native plant wholesalers to offer participants in the challenge wholesale prices on native plants. [Free]

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

August 30
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:53 a.m., 1:19 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:01 a.m., 12:27 p.m.
Greenport: 1:30 a.m., 1:56 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:19 a.m., 2:38 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:25 a.m., 1:51 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:52 a.m., 3:18 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:59 a.m., 3:25 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:07 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:16 a.m., 10:35 p.m.

August 31
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:33 a.m., 1:59 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:41 a.m., 1:07 p.m.
Greenport: 2:10 a.m., 2:36 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:01 a.m., 3:20 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 2:05 a.m., 2:31 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3:32 a.m., 3:58 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:39 a.m., 4:05 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:26 a.m., 12:49 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:58 a.m., 11:23 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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