Good Morning,

• Skies are expected to clear throughout the day today, with a high temperature near 77 degrees and a north wind 6 to 14 miles per hour. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 55. Saturday will be sunny, with a high near 72. Sunday will be partly sunny, with a high near 78 and a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon.

September 11 memorial services will be held by East End fire departments today, with pandemic safety precautions, including masks and social distancing, in place:

• The Southampton Fire Department will hold a brief ceremony this morning at 8:15 at the September 11 memorial at their main fire station on Hampton Road.

• North Sea will hold its annual Sept. 11 memorial service at 8:30 a.m. at the North Sea Community House at 130 Noyac Road in North Sea.

• The Southold Town Fire Chiefs Council’s annual ceremony at Cochran Park on Peconic Lane in Peconic will be held at 6:30 p.m. — visitors are welcome to place flags at the September 11 memorial at the site beginning at 5:30 p.m.

• At 6:30 p.m., residents of Reeve’s Park in Riverhead will march down Park Road for a vigil at the memorial at the corner of Park Road and Sound Avenue to FDNY Firefighter Thomas Kelly, who was killed on Sept. 11 and had lived in Reeve’s Park.

• The Flanders Fire Department will hold a brief ceremony at 6:30 p.m. at its Sept. 11 memorial at 149 Flanders Road.

• Fire stations throughout Southampton Town are slated to activate their sirens six times this morning between 8:46 and 10:28 a.m. in commemoration of six tragic events of that morning, including the four airplane crashes and the collapse of each of the Twin Towers.

• Suffolk County reported 52 new cases of Covid-19 in the 24 hours ending Sept. 10, with .8 percent of the people tested testing positive. Thirty-six people are now hospitalized with the virus in Suffolk, with five of them in ICU. There were no new fatalities. The virus has taken the lives of 2,006 Suffolk residents since it was first reported here in March.

• Our columnist, Dave Davis, talks a bit this month about the value of interdependence and the lessons he’s learned from teaching pre-school during the pandemic. Read more…

• The Southampton Arts Center will hold a session with “Eco Entrepreneurs,” women who’ve created successful companies while caring for the environment, Saturday evening at 6 p.m. Here are more details.

• A utopian vision by renowned Mattituck artists Ilya and Emilia Kabakov will grace the wall of the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill Saturday evening. Here’s our full story.

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

September 11
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:27 a.m., 5:51 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 4:35 a.m., 4:59 p.m.
Greenport: 6:04 a.m., 6:28 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 6:36 a.m., 6:50 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 5:59 a.m., 6:23 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7:26 a.m., 7:50 p.m.
South Jamesport: 7:33 a.m., 7:57 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 3:58 a.m., 4:08 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:07 a.m., 2:17 p.m.

September 12
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:24 a.m., 6:45 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:32 a.m., 5:53 p.m.
Greenport: 7:01 a.m., 7:22 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 7:35 a.m., 7:49 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 6:56 a.m., 7:17 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:23 a.m., 8:44 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:30 a.m., 8:51 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 4:58 a.m., 5:11 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3:07 a.m., 3:20 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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