Good Morning!

• There’s a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon, mainly after 2 p.m. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Until then it will be mostly sunny, with a high temperature near 90 degrees and heat index values as high as 99, with a southwest wind 10 to 14 miles per hour. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 71 and a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2 a.m. Wednesday will be partly sunny, with a high near 83 and a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. Thursday will be partly sunny, with a high near 83 and a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2 p.m.

• The Southold Town Community Center at 1170 Peconic Lane in Peconic will be open as a cooling center from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today. All residents are encouraged to check on the welfare of family members and neighbors as this dangerous heat continues.

• The Southold Town Board discusses the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund, hunting programs, seaplanes and two affordable housing proposals in Cutchogue at its 9 a.m. work session this morning. A public hearing on a coastal erosion review of making a house at 305 North Sea Drive in Southold handicapped accessible is scheduled for the board’s 7 p.m. regular meeting this evening. Here’s the agenda for both meetings, here’s the Zoom login for the morning work session, and the login for the evening meeting.

• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss the town’s 2021 audit and rental registry and Lake Montauk at its 11 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live here.

• The Peconic Land Trust hosts a Sea Animal Exploration on the South Side of Ponquogue Bridge, Dune Road, Hampton Bays this afternoon at 1 p.m., with educators from the New York State DEC. Water shoes required, all ages welcome. Here’s more info about this free e event.

• The South Fork Natural History Museum and East End Explorer host a Sunset Nature Tour by Kayak or Paddleboard this evening at 6 p.m., leaving from the Conscience Point Historic Site to the Conscience Point Shellfish Hatchery and National Wildlife Preserve. 6 p.m. Bring your own kayak or paddle board or rentals are available. More details are at

• The Mattituck-Laurel Library at 13900 Main Road in Mattituck hosts a New York Blood Center blood drive this afternoon and evening from 2 to 6:30 p.m. Appointments are recommended and can be made online here.

Suffolk County reported 302 new cases of Covid-19 on Saturday, Aug. 6, with 7.7 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 222 hospitalized people with Covid, with 46 percent of them hospitalized due to the virus and 24 patients in ICU. The county reported no new fatalities from the virus, and the death toll here stands at 4,524 people since March of 2020.

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

August 9
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:51 a.m., 8:19 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:59 a.m., 7:27 p.m.
Greenport: 8:28 a.m., 8:56 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:27 a.m., 9:48 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:23 a.m., 8:51 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:50 a.m., 10:18 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:57 a.m., 10:25 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 7:01 a.m., 7:32 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:10 a.m., 5:41 p.m.

August 10
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:44 a.m., 9:12 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:52 a.m., 8:20 p.m.
Greenport: 9:21 a.m., 9:49 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:25 a.m., 10:46 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:16 a.m., 9:44 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:43 a.m., 11:11 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:50 a.m., 11:18 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:04 a.m., 8:30 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:13 a.m., 6:39 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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