Good Morning!

• We’re expecting partly sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 76 degrees and a north wind 10 to 14 miles per hour. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 53. Friday will be sunny, with a high near 75, and Saturday will be sunny, with a high near 76.

• The Sag Harbor Partnership and Steinbeck House Local Advisory Committee will celebrate the launching of Steinbeck House, a writer’s retreat center in Nobel laureate John Steinbeck’s former Sag Harbor home, on Saturday Sept. 9, with a newly penned staged reading by accomplished actors of the classic Steinbeck novel “The Winter of Our Discontent” at The Church at 48 Madison Street. Read More.

The Riverhead Town Board is slated to discuss a site plan application for 1001 Scott Road, in the EPCAL core, a special permit application for Sandy Pond Links Mini Golf Course on Roanoke Avenue and a site plan for upgrades to the vestibule at the Riverhead Free Library at its 10 a.m. this morning. Here’s the agenda, here’s more info on the discussion items, and the meeting can be viewed live here.

• Members of Shelter Island’s Water Advisory Committee and Comprehensive Plan Task Force will discuss “Water on Shelter Island: A Comprehensive View” this evening at 5 p.m. at the Shelter Island Library. All are welcome to attend. Here’s more info.

• The Eagle River Band tribute to The Eagles will perform an outdoor concert this evening at 7 p.m. at Good Ground Park, 9A Squiretown Road in Hampton Bays. Bring a blanket or lawn chair to this free event.

• The final session of the Brain Health and Alzheimer’s Awareness Education Series at Peconic Landing in Greenport, “Effective Communication Strategies (For Caregivers),” which will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 3 p.m. The session will help caregivers understand how patterns of communication change for people who have Alzheimer’s, and how to implement strategies to connect and communicate with them at each stage of the disease. Admission is free, but registration is required by calling the Alzheimer’s Association at 1.800.272.3900.

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

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.

September 1
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:18 a.m., 11:41 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:26 a.m., 10:49 p.m.
Greenport: 11:55 a.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:31 a.m., 12:57 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:50 a.m.
New Suffolk: 12:50 a.m., 1:17 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:57 a.m., 1:24 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 10:37 a.m., 10:57 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:46 a.m., 9:06 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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