Tuesday afternoon...
Tuesday afternoon…

Good Morning!

• Today will be sunny, with a high near 82 degrees and a north wind around 6 miles per hour, becoming southwest in the afternoon. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 59. Thursday will be sunny, with a high near 81 and Friday will be partly sunny, with a high near 79.

• Just weeks after Congressman Lee Zeldin’s bill to preserve Plum Island passed the House of Representatives for the second time, U.S. Senators have finally taken up the cause in their branch of Congress. Read The Beacon’s full story online here.

• North Forkers know what being the new Brooklyn means: traffic and a plague of hipsters upon our land. Let’s save that topic for another time, however, and concentrate on the good news: Farming. Food. Restaurants, lots of new restaurants. A bunch of them, in fact, all in Greenport, with three headed by big-deal chefs from Manhattan. Read more in our special report from our Culture Editor, William Sertl, online here.

• Today is Southold Town’s annual town board meeting on Fishers Island. Topics up for discussion often range from DMV and postal issues on the island to coyotes from the mainland terrorizing house pests. We’ll have more details later this week.

• Photographer and science writer Erica Cirino will give a talk on her trip through the Pacific Ocean in search of plastics at the Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library tonight at 6:30 p.m. More details on her work are online here.

• NASA Solar System Ambassador William Taylor gives a special talk on next week’s Great American Solar Eclipse tomorrow night, Aug. 10 at 6:30 p.m. at Sag Harbor’s John Jermain Memorial Library. More details are online here

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

Aug. 9
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:55 a.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:03 a.m., 11:12 p.m.
Greenport: 12:01 a.m., 12:32 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:51 a.m., 1:18 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:27 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:23 a.m., 1:54 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:30 a.m., 2:01 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:58 a.m., 9:10 p.m.

Aug. 10
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:04 a.m., 12:35 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:43 a.m., 11:52 p.m.
Greenport: 12:41 a.m., 1:12 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:31 a.m., 1:57 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:36 a.m., 1:07 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:03 a.m., 2:34 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:10 a.m., 2:41 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:37 a.m., 9:51 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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