Good Morning!

• It will be sunny today, with a high temperature near 90 degrees and heat index values as high as 97, with a south wind 8 to 11 miles per hour. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 73. Friday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 90 and heat index values as high as 99, with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. Saturday will be partly sunny, with a high near 86 and a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.

• Greenport Village will discuss commercial waterfront zoning at a special meeting at 7 p.m. this evening at the Greenport firehouse at Third and South streets. The meeting can be viewed live here.

• The Southold Town Board voted 5-1 on Tuesday to place a referendum on this November’s ballot to create a Community Housing Fund using revenue from a .5 percent real estate transfer tax. Read our full coverage.

• Suffolk County reported 603 cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday, Aug. 2, with 8.8 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 210 hospitalized people who had the virus in the county, with 47 percent of them hospitalized due to Covid and 21 patients in ICU. The county reported two new fatalities from the virus, bringing the death toll here to 4,522 people since March of 2020.

• The North Fork Community Theatre’s Youth on Stage production of “Rent” continues through the weekend this evening through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Read our full coverage.

• This evening at 6 p.m., the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival presents a program of Beethoven’s Quintet for Winds and Piano, framed by a tongue-in-cheek trio by American composer William Bolcom inspired by Beethoven’s teacher Joseph Haydn, and Louis Spohr’s beautifully balanced Septet. Spohr was not only an admirer and contemporary of Beethoven’s, but also a friend. Tickets to the program at the Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church are $50 and are available online here.

• Penny Lane performs songs of The Beatles this evening at 7 p.m. at Good Ground Park, 9A Squiretown Road in Hampton Bays. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs.

• The Sag Harbor Firemen’s Carnival continues through Saturday evening, with fireworks tomorrow night, Aug. 5. Here’s more info.

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

August 4
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:50 a.m., 3:30 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:58 a.m., 2:38 p.m.
Greenport: 3:27 a.m., 4:07 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:23 a.m., 4:49 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:22 a.m., 4:02 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:49 a.m., 5:29 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:56 a.m., 5:36 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 1:43 a.m., 2:29 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:38 p.m.

August 5
Plum Gut Harbor: 3:44 a.m., 4:24 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 2:52 a.m., 3:32 p.m.
Greenport: 4:21 a.m., 5:01 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:18 a.m., 5:42 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 4:16 a.m., 4:56 p.m.
New Suffolk: 5:43 a.m., 6:23 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5:50 a.m., 6:30 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 2:36 a.m., 3:20 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:45 a.m., 1:29 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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