One Umbrella
One Umbrella

Good Morning!

• Today will be sunny, with a high near 84 degrees and a north wind 6 to 8 miles per hour, becoming south in the afternoon. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 59. We’re expecting sunny skies tomorrow, with a high near 84 degrees. There’s a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon Wednesday, but otherwise it will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 82.

• Peconic Bay Medical Center at1300 Roanoke Avenue in Riverhead is hosting a New York Blood Center Blood Drive today from noon to 6 p.m. You can schedule an appointment online here or come in to donate any time throughout the drive.

• The Suffolk County Water Authority is hosting a discussion on water conservation with local elected leaders tonight at 7 p.m. at the Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton. All are invited to attend.

• The Southold Town Planning Board will hold a public hearing this evening at 6 p.m. on a controversial proposal for a new block of five shops proposed for the Main Road site of the Cutchogue Drug Store. The meeting agenda is online here.

• The Suffolk County Health Department will be hosting a community Narcan opioid antidote training and prescription drug disposal workshop at the Sag Harbor Fire Department on Brick Kiln Road tomorrow, Aug. 9, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Prospective attendees must RSVP to County Legislator Bridget Fleming’s Office at 631.852.8400 or

• Nineteen mosquito samples collected throughout Suffolk County have tested positive for West Nile Virus as of Saturday, including just one on the East End, in Aquebogue. The Suffolk County Health Department is urging the public to minimize outdoor activities after dark and to wear long-sleeved clothing outside at night, and to keep standing water from collecting in your yard and report dead birds (which may have the virus) to 631.787.2200.

• Community oyster gardens are running rampant throughout the East End. Read about what happened when the Beacon’s editor decided to join the oldest oyster garden out here in our sister publication, The Peconic Bathtub, online here.

Mike Rusinsky & Friends will host a free concert tonight at 6 p.m. on the Montauk Green and Somethin’ Fresh will bring ’80s R&B to Greenport’s Mitchell Park as part of several free outdoor summer concert series on the East End throughout the year. Our full free summer concert listings are online here.

• The Village of Westhampton Beach hosts a free outdoor screening of “Rocky” on the Great Lawn tonight at sunset, one of several free outdoor movie series throughout the summer. Our full outdoor movie listings are online here.

• The Beacon’s Week in Review was delivered piping hot to inboxes throughout the East End in the wee hours of Sunday morning. To get your very own copy each week, sign up here.

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

August 8
MTK Hbr: 1:19 a.m., 1:51 p.m.
Orient: 2:20 a.m., 2:52 p.m.
GPT: 2:48 a.m., 3:20 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 2:43 a.m., 3:15 p.m.
S. JPT: 4:17 a.m., 4:49 p.m.
Shinn. In.: 12:04 p.m.

August 9
MTK Hbr: 2:10 a.m., 2:43 p.m.
Orient: 3:11 a.m., 3:44 p.m.
GPT: 3:39 a.m., 4:12 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 3:34 a.m., 4:07 p.m.
S. JPT: 5:08 a.m., 5:41 p.m.
Shinn. In.: 12:11 a.m., 12:48 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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