West Creek, Sunset
West Creek, Sunset

Good Morning!

• Today will be sunny, with a high near 85 degrees and light and variable winds becoming south 5 to 10 miles per hour. We’re expecting increasing clouds tonight, with a low around 70. There’s a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Wednesday, mainly after noon, and a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Thursday, which will otherwise be partly sunny, with a high near 88.

• Suffolk County Vector Control plans to spray the following areas with the larvicide Methoprene today or tomorrow sometime between 5 a.m. and 8 p.m.: Moneybogue Bay in Southampton Town, Napeague and Accabonac harbors in East Hampton Town, the Aquebogue Overlook and Crescent Duck Farm in Riverhead Town and New Suffolk in Southold Town. For more information, call 631.852.4270.

• 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 this evening, 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 Paul.Brady@suffolkcountyny.gov.

• The East Marion Community Association is hosting a special meeting this Saturday, Aug. 13 at 10 a.m. to discuss the future of their hamlet. More information is online here.

Governments Get To Work:

• The Southampton Town Board will host public hearings on designating The Remsenburg Academy as a historic landmark, on extending the Community Preservation Fund for 20 years and using 20 percent of the money for water quality projects and on a code provision promoting solar energy systems as an accessory use at their 1 p.m. meeting this afternoon. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Southold Town Board will discuss updates to police dispatching, the highway barn construction project and new trash can receptacles at their 9 a.m. work session this morning. The board is hosting public hearings on using 20 percent of the Community Preservation Fund money for water quality projects and on affordable housing code changes at their 4:30 p.m. meeting this afternoon. Their full agenda for both meetings is online here.

• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss the hamlet studies underway and liaison reports at their 10 a.m. work session this morning at the Montauk Firehouse. Their full agenda is online here.

Out & About:

• Guild Hall in East Hampton hosts legendary feminist Gloria Steinem in a benefit tonight at 7 p.m. for The Retreat’s work caring for victims of domestic violence. Opening music will be provided by The Thunderbird Sisters. More information is online here. [$75]

• Neuroscientist Carl Schoonover will discuss “How To Look Inside The Brain” as part of the Watermill Center’s Scaler Lecture Series this evening at 7:30 p.m. More information is online here. [Free]

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

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.

August 10
MTK Hbr: 3:05 a.m., 3:40 p.m.
Orient: 4:06 a.m., 4:41 p.m.
GPT: 4:34 a.m., 5:09 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 4:29 a.m., 5:04 p.m.
S. JPT: 6:03 a.m., 6:38 p.m.
Shinn. In.: 12:57 a.m., 1:32 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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