Good Morning!

• Showers and thunderstorms are likely this morning, mainly before 1 p.m., with mostly cloudy skies and a high temperature near 83 degrees, with a southwest wind 8 to 13 miles per hour, gusting as high as 23 mph. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 67. Wednesday will be sunny, with a high near 85. Thursday will be partly sunny, with a high near 84 and a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3 p.m.

• Collectively, we are building the tools to reverse the damage to our atmosphere done by 20th Century industrialization. Much of the technology needed to stop burning fossil fuels has already been built. We feel a lot of optimism about our climate future. Read more in this month’s editorial, Don’t Be the Frog.

• The East Hampton Town Board will hear an update on Phoenix House’s outpatient services, invasive vegetation removal at the Benson Preserve and a proposal to update certificates of occupancy upon change of ownership at its 11 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on LTV’s YouTube channel.

• The Southampton Town Board will hold a public hearing at its 1 p.m. meeting this afternoon on a proposed six-month moratorium on Battery Energy Storage Systems that include projects already before the town’s land use review boards, after a massive negative public response to an earlier proposed three-month moratorium that did not include developments currently in the pipeline. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on Sea-TV’s YouTube channel.

• The Shelter Island Town Board will discuss the Peconic Estuary Partnership and water testing at its 1 p.m. work session this afternoon, followed by a 6 p.m. meeting at which the board will hold several public hearings on dock, dredging and mooring permits. More details and live video of both meetings are online here.

• The Cutchogue Civic Association will host a summer get-together at McCall Wines (22600 Main Road, Cutchogue) this evening from 6:30 to 8 p.m. All are invited to mix, mingle and share their ideas about what the civic association’s tagline, “Keep it Cutchogue,” means to them. Here’s more info.

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

August 8
Plum Gut Harbor: 3:45 a.m., 4:26 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 2:53 a.m., 3:34 p.m.
Greenport: 4:22 a.m., 5:03 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:22 a.m., 5:48 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 4:17 a.m., 4:58 p.m.
New Suffolk: 5:44 a.m., 6:25 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5:51 a.m., 6:32 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 2:55 a.m., 3:28 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:04 a.m., 1:37 p.m.

August 9
Plum Gut Harbor: 4:50 a.m., 5:31 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 3:58 a.m., 4:39 p.m.
Greenport: 5:27 a.m., 6:08 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 6:23 a.m., 6:47 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 5:22 a.m., 6:03 p.m.
New Suffolk: 6:49 a.m., 7:30 p.m.
South Jamesport: 6:56 a.m., 7:37 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 3:50 a.m., 4:21 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:59 a.m., 2:30 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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