Good Morning!

• We’re expecting scattered showers and thunderstorms before 2 p.m. today, with cloudy skies gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high temperature near 81 degrees and a west wind 6 to 9 miles per hour. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 61. Thursday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 75, and Friday will be sunny, with a high near 74.

• The debacle that is Riverhead’s fire-sale contract to sell 1,643 acres of land at the Enterprise Park at Calverton was on full public view throughout the month of August, and make no mistake, the people of Riverhead are paying close attention to every nuance of this deal. This project will likely have an impact on the entire East End community, and we all need to be paying attention. Read More.

• This evening is a full Blue Supermoon — A Supermoon because it’s close to the Earth in its orbit, and a Blue Moon because it’s the second full moon this month — Mashomack Preserve at 79 South Ferry Road on Shelter Island will host a 1.5-mile blue moon hike on the Red Trail beginning at 7 p.m. as the sun sets and the moon rises. Meet at the nature center. The Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt will celebrate with a hike this evening at 8:30 p.m. starting at the South Fork Natural History Museum.

• Two more Wednesday night free outdoor summer concerts will be held this evening — Mean Machine performs this evening at 6:30 p.m. at Agawam Park in Southampton Village, and Rhoda Denet performs this evening at 7:30 p.m. at Silversmith’s Corner (Main Road & Youngs Ave) in Southold. Bring a blanket or beach chair to celebrate these summer traditions.

• Peconic Landing in Greenport has announced that its End of Summer Celebration, featuring music by the Gordon Dukes Band at 7 p.m. and fireworks at 8:15 p.m., will be held this Sunday, Sept. 3, with a rain date of Monday, Sept. 4. Bring a lawn chair or blanket for this free community event. More details are at

• East End Hospice is in the process of forming a Bereavement Support Group that will meet at Southold Town’s Human Resource Center in Mattituck starting in late September. Anyone requiring services can contact Jean Behrens, LSCW and East End Hospice Bereavement Coordinator at 631.288.1546, Ext. 208.

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

August 30
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:35 a.m., 10:01 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:43 a.m., 9:09 p.m.
Greenport: 10:12 a.m., 10:38 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:17 a.m., 11:39 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:07 a.m., 10:33 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:34 a.m.
South Jamesport: 11:41 a.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:58 a.m., 9:19 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:07 a.m., 7:28 p.m.

August 31
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:26 a.m., 10:51 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:34 a.m., 9:59 p.m.
Greenport: 11:03 a.m., 11:28 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:08 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:58 a.m., 11:23 p.m.
New Suffolk: Midnight, 12:25 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:07 a.m., 12:32 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:48 a.m., 10:08 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:57 a.m., 8:17 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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