Wildwood Lake at Dawn, Northampton
Wildwood Lake at Dawn, Northampton

Good Morning!

• Today will be sunny, with a high near 80 degrees and an east wind 5 to 8 miles per hour. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 57. Friday will be sunny, with a high near 81. There’s a 40 percent chance of showers Saturday, mainly after 11 a.m., but otherwise it will be partly sunny, with a high near 85.

Governments Get to Work:

• The East Hampton Town Board meets tonight at 6:30 p.m., where they will entertain public comment on the town’s proposed Water Quality Improvement Plan, prepared in anticipation of this November’s public referendum on the extension of the Community Preservation Fund, with 20 percent of the money to be used for water quality projects. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Riverhead Town Board will discuss amendments to Suffolk County’s sanitary code, water district improvements, a Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps purchase, and the town’s Country Fair at their 10 a.m. work session this morning. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Southampton Town Board will discuss the proposed relocation of Tuckahoe Road at the Shinnecock Golf Club, along with council members’ projects, at their 10 a.m. work session this morning. The town had run a pilot blinking light program at the intersection of Tuckahoe Road (by Stony Brook Southampton) and County Road 39 earlier this spring. The full agenda for today’s meeting is online here.

Out & About

• Group for the East End hosts a family scavenger hunt this morning at 10 a.m. at the New Suffolk Beach. More information is online here.

• Flanders artist Andrea Cote will lead a free mandala-making workshop for kids at the Southampton Arts Center this afternoon at 4:30 p.m., followed by a visit from the Quogue Wildlife Refuge’s animals at 5:30 p.m.

• Historian Jim “Zak” Szakmary will discuss WPA-era artwork at the Suffolk County Historical Museum in Riverhead this evening at 6 p.m. More information is online here. [$5/Members Free]

• Greenport author Yvonne Lieblein will discuss her new book, “Wheelhouse Café,” at the East End Seaport Museum in Greenport tonight at 7 p.m. More information is online here. [$12/Members Free]

• The Watermill Center’s Scaler Lecture Series continues tonight at 7:30 p.m. with a discussion with artist BG Muhn on “Contemporary North Korean Art: Complexity Within Simplicity.” More information is online here.

• The Montauk Observatory is hosting a star party tonight at 8:30 p.m. at The Ross School in East Hampton to celebrate the beginning of the Perseid Meteor Shower. All Montauk Observatory programs are free and open to the public. More information is online here.

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

August 4
MTK Hbr: 10:38 a.m., 10:59 p.m.
Orient: 11:39 a.m.
GPT: 12:07 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 12:02 p.m.
S. JPT: 1:11 a.m., 1:36 p.m.
Shinn. In.: 9 a.m., 9:11 p.m.

August 5
MTK Hbr: 11:26 a.m., 11:45 p.m.
Orient: 12 a.m.,, 12:27 p.m.
GPT: 12:28 a.m., 12:55 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 12:23 a.m., 12:50 p.m.
S. JPT: 1:57 a.m., 2:24 p.m.
Shinn. In.: 9:46 a.m., 9:55 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 editor@eastendbeacon.com

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