Pictured Above: North Fork firefighters store the American flag that hung between Mattituck and Cutchogue ladder trucks at the Southold Fire Chiefs Council’s annual September 11 Memorial at Cochran Park in Peconic.

Good Morning!

• We’re expecting showers before 9 a.m. today, with cloudy skies throughout the day, with a high temperature near 80 degrees and a southeast wind around 6 miles per hour, becoming northeast in the afternoon. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 67 and a 60 percent chance of overnight showers, which will continue into Tuesday morning, when skies will gradually become mostly sunny, with a high near 82. Wednesday will be sunny, with a high near 82.

• The South Fork Wind Farm holds an open house this evening at 6 p.m. to discuss the onshore construction process for the offshore wind farm, which is slated to begin again this fall after a summer break. Register online here.

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

• The League of Women Voters of the Hamptons, Shelter Island and North Fork will be holding a Zoom forum via SEA-TV Southampton on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. to enable voters to learn more about the affordable housing referendum that will be on the ballot on Nov. 8 in the East End Towns of East Hampton, Southampton, Shelter Island and Southold. Here’s more info.

• This week on Behind The Headlines on 88.3 WLIW-FM, Beacon editor Beth Young joins a panel discussing efforts to preserve Plum Island; the state’s Freedom of Information Law; dredging in the Long Island Sound; and the Pine Beetle infestation in East Hampton. Tune in 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 12
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:47 a.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:55 a.m., 11:17 p.m.
Greenport: 12:24 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:03 a.m., 1:24 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:19 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:21 a.m., 1:46 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:28 a.m., 1:53 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 11:06 a.m., 11:25 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:15 a.m., 9:24 p.m.

September 13
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:09 a.m., 12:35 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:43 a.m.
Greenport: 12:46 a.m., 1:12 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:49 a.m., 2:08 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:41 a.m., 1:07 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:08 a.m., 2:34 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:15 a.m., 2:41 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 11:52 a.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:01 a.m., 10:22 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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