Pictured Above: North Fork firefighters store the American flag that had arched between their ladder trucks at the 2022 Southold Fire Chiefs Council’s annual September 11 Memorial at Cochran Park in Peconic. The memorial will be held again this evening.

Good Morning,

• We’re expecting showers and possibly a thunderstorm today, mostly before 11 a.m. and after 2 p.m., with mostly cloudy skies and a high temperature near 80 degrees, with an east wind 3 to 7 miles per hour. We’re expecting showers and thunderstorms overnight, with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 67. Tuesday will be partly sunny, with a high near 79 and a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. We’re expecting showers and thunderstorms on Wednesday, with a high near 78.

• The Southold Town 9/11 Memorial Committee will hold their Remembrance Ceremony of the 22nd Anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on Monday at 6 p.m. at Jean Cochran Park on Peconic Lane in Peconic. Riverhead’s annual Sound Park Heights Association’s annual 9/11 Vigil will be held Sept. 11 at 6 p.m., with a memorial procession starting at Marine Street in Reeves Park and concluding at the memorial at the intersection of Park Road and Sound Avenue. Riverhead Town will also hold a prayer ceremony at 10 a.m. Monday at its World Trade Center Memorial Park at the corner of Riley and Edwards Avenue. The East Hampton Town Chiefs Association will hold their annual ceremony at Hook Mill Green at 6 p.m. Monday, and the Flanders Fire Department will hold their annual 9-11 Memorial Service at Fireman’s Memorial Park at 1459 Flanders Road at 7 p.m.

• In the midst of the greatest groundswell of public concern over unfettered development in decades in the Republican-controlled town of Riverhead, Democratic candidates for Riverhead Town Board gathered Sept. 6 in the blazing heat under the shade of the Grumman F-14 Tomcat memorial on the edge of the Enterprise Park at Calverton to pledge to do things differently. Read More.

• The Central Pine Barrens Commission’s Wildfire Task Force will host the 26th annual New York Wildfire and Incident Management Training Academy from Oct. 19 through Oct. 29 at Brookhaven National Laboratory. This is a great way to get local training on nationally standardized courses in wildland firefighting. The registration deadline is Sept. 30. Here’s more info.

• The Hampton Bays Public Library at 52 Ponquogue Avenue in Hampton Bays hosts a New York Blood Center blood drive today from 1 to 7 p.m. Appointments are recommended and can be made online here.

• The Beacon’s Week in Review was delivered piping hot to inboxes throughout the East End in the wee hours of Sunday morning. To get your own copy each week, sign up here.

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

September 11
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:14 a.m., 8:39 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:22 a.m., 7:47 p.m.
Greenport: 8:51 a.m., 9:16 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:43 a.m., 10:01 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:46 a.m., 9:11 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:13 a.m., 10:38 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:20 a.m., 10:45 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 7:20 a.m., 7:35 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:29 a.m., 5:44 p.m.

September 12
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:54 a.m., 9:17 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:02 a.m., 8:25 p.m.
Greenport: 9:31 a.m., 9:54 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:27 a.m., 10:44 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:26 a.m., 9:49 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:53 a.m., 11:16 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11 a.m., 11:23 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:07 a.m., 8:18 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:16 a.m., 6:27 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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