Long Island Shark Collaboration,
Members of the Long Island Shark Collaboration, including students from Southampton High School, tagged a great white shark in the ocean off Southampton Aug. 25   | SoFo photo

Good Morning!

• Showers and thunderstorms are likely today through tonight, and The National Weather Service is warning of heavy rain, particularly tonight, which could cause flooding in urban areas and areas of poor drainage during this time. Today’s high temperature will be about 82 degrees, with a light and variable wind becoming southeast 5 to 7 miles per hour in the morning. Tomorrow will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 78, Saturday will be partly sunny, with a high near 7 and there’s a 5 percent chance of showers on Sunday, when the high will be near 76 degrees.

• A team of Long Island researchers last week became the first ever to attach a satellite tag to a great white shark pup in the Atlantic Ocean. The shark, a 4.5 foot long female, was tagged on Aug. 25, several miles offshore of Southampton. The team, known collectively as the Long Island Shark Collaboration, headed by marine science teacher Greg Metzger, included Southampton High School students, Jessica Quinlan of the South Fork Natural History Museum, Tobey Curtis of the NOAA Fisheries Service, and Dr. Molly Lutcavage and Dr. Tim Lam of the Large Pelagics Research Center at the UMass School for the Environment in Boston.

• The Gobler Laboratory of Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences has recorded the 11th consecutive annual rust tide algae bloom in the East End’s bays this week, though it is later and in lower concentrations than in recent years. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• Several communities throughout the East End are hosting September 11 memorial services tomorrow. Our listings are online here.

• The South Street Gallery in Greenport is now accepting submissions to its 10X10=100 Art Show and Sale to benefit the North Fork Environmental Council this december. Stop by the gallery at 18 South Street and pick up a complimentary 10×10 inch cradled birch plywood board to create a piece for the ninth annual show and sale. Works are due at the gallery by Sun., Nov. 22. The preview will be on Dec. 5 from noon to 6 p.m. The sale begins at 6 p.m. on Dec. 6. For more information, call 631.477.0021.

• Riverhead Town Republican residents will have a chance to vote today in hotly contested primaries for seats ranging from town supervisor to council to justice. There is also an Independence Party primary for Southampton Town Council today. The details are online here.

• The Southampton Town Board will host a presentation on “Services for the Underserved,”  an organization that helps people find houses, employment and rehabilitation, at their 10:30 a.m. work session at town hall this morning.

• The Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library will hold a public hearing on its 2016 budget tonight at 6 p.m. The budget vote will be held on Sept. 29 from 2 to 8 p.m. at the library.

• The Riverhead Town Board is scheduled to hold a work sesssion at 10 a.m. today, but their schedule for the meeting is not yet available.

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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