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Good Morning!

• Today, we’re expecting a 30 percent chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon, but otherwise it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 86 degrees and a southwest wind 10 to 17 miles per hour. There is a high risk of rip currents on the ocean beaches all day today and into this evening. Tonight, there’s a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11 p.m. Tomorrow will be mostly sunny, with a high near 85 degrees, Thursday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 79 degrees and a 20 percent chance of rain afternoon. There’s a 60 percent chance of rain Friday, when the high temperature is expected to be 79 degrees.

Hermione Society photograph
Hermione Society photograph

• The French frigate Hermione, a replica of the ship the Marquis de Lafayette sailed to help with the American Revolution, ended up in the heart of a tropical storm over the north Atlantic on Fri., July 31, on her way back home to France, just three weeks after visiting Greenport’s Tall Ships Challenge. According to the ship’s Facebook page, “the wind blew furiously at speed of 70 knots and the waves reached up to a devastating height of 23 feet. However, the crew remained valiant and steady as Hermione cut through the water while reaching a record speed of 13.3 knots! Thankfully, the expected hurricane came only as an intense storm. The crew is now safe and Hermione is back on its track to Brest, France.”

• Suffolk County Vector Control plans to spray the following East End areas with the aerial larvaecide Vectobac 12AS and methoprene between 5 a.m. and 8 p.m. today: Jagger Lane, Apacuck Point, Moneybogue Bay, Westhampton Dunes, Dune Road, Meadow Lane and North Sea in Southampton Town; Napeague in East Hampton Town; the Crescent Duck Farm in Aquebogue and Pipes Neck Creek in Greenport. For more information, call 631.852.4270.

• The East Hampton Town Board plans to discuss the Montauk beach stabilization project, airport operations and complaints, truck legislation, grants and the historic structure report for Second House in Montauk at their 10 a.m. meeting at town hall this morning. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Riverhead Town Board meets this afternoon at 2 p.m. They’ll be holding public hearings on the types of signs that will be allowed in vacant storefronts, putting up stop signs on Twomey Avenue at the intersection of Riley and Youngs avenues and putting up a stop sign on Middle Road on the south side of the intersection with Manor Road.

• The Sag Harbor Community Band is excited to announce that trumpet phenom Zachary Silberschlag will perform virtuosic cornet solos with the band at their concert tonight at 8 p.m. outdoors at the American Legion on Bay Street in Sag Harbor. Also on the program will be marches, songs, and other favorites. Admission is free, and the audience is encouraged to bring lawn chairs.

• The Sag Harbor Fire Department’s annual carnival begins tonight, with rides, food and games from 5 to 10 p.m. through Aug. 8.

• The Bobby Nathan Band will play a free concert on the East Quogue Village Green tonight at 7 p.m. This concert was rescheduled from July 7 due to rain.

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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