Good Morning!

• There’s a 50 percent chance of showers today, with thunderstorms also possible after 5 p.m., with a high near 75 degrees and a light northeast wind, increasing to 5 to 10 miles per hour in the morning. We’re expecting showers and possibly a thunderstorm overnight as the remains of Ida pass through the region, with gusty winds, heavy rain and an east wind around 14 miles per hour, with gusts to 31, becoming south after midnight. The low temperature will be around 63. We’re expecting new rainfall amounts between 2 and 3 inches overnight. Rain will continue into Thursday morning, with 3/4 to 1 inch of rain possible, a north wind 15 to 18 miles per hour, gusting to 37, with a high temperature near 71. It will be partly cloudy overnight Thursday, with a low around 58. Friday will be sunny, with a high near 75.

Suffolk County reported 440 new cases of Covid-19 on Sunday, Aug. 29, with 5.1 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 231 people hospitalized with the virus in the county, with 39 of them in ICU. The county reported no new fatalities on Sunday, and the death toll here stands at 3,455 people.

• The Southampton Arts Center plays host beginning tomorrow to the Hamptons Fine Art Fair, in which 70 galleries from around the globe will gather as a celebration and tribute to the region’s history as a haven for the creation and patronage of art. The fair continues through Sunday, Sept. 5. Here’s more info.

• Greenport’s Maritime Festival is on for the weekend of Sept. 17 through Sept. 19, and the East End Seaport Museum is looking for participants in the parade, to be held Saturday, Sept. 18 at 11 a.m. Here’s how to register.

• Sag Harbor Cinema Presents an outdoor screening of the classic coming-of-age film “Breaking Away” on Friday, Sept. 3 at Mashashimuet Park, 395 Main Street, Sag Harbor at 7:20 p.m. In the film, three recent high school graduates who dream of being bike racers face uncertain futures. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for Sag Harbor Cinema members. Register online here.

• Savory tarts are a great base for experimenting with any season’s bounty, but they are especially well-suited for late summer crops like fresh local sweet corn and onions. Read more in this month’s Peconic Dish.

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

Aug. 31
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:27 a.m., 5:57 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 4:35 a.m., 5:05 p.m.
Greenport: 6:04 a.m., 6:34 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 6:43 a.m., 6:58 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 5:59 a.m., 6:29 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7:26 a.m., 7:56 p.m.
South Jamesport: 7:33 a.m., 8:03 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 4:08 a.m., 4:24 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:17 a.m., 2:33 p.m.

Sept. 1
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:27 a.m., 6:53 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:35 a.m., 6:01 p.m.
Greenport: 7:04 a.m., 7:30 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 7:40 a.m., 7:55 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 6:59 a.m., 7:25 p.m. 
New Suffolk: 8:26 a.m., 8:52 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:33 a.m., 8:59 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 5:05 a.m., 5:19 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3:14 a.m., 3:28 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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