This Morning’s Bulletin — 9.12.23

Good Morning!

• We’re expecting patchy fog before 9 a.m. today, but otherwise partly sunny skies, with a high temperature near 79 degrees and light and variable winds becoming north around 6 miles per hour. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 67 and a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3 a.m. We’re expecting showers and thunderstorms on Wednesday, with a high near 78. Thursday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 76.

• As Hurricane Lee continued to churn up the Atlantic just north of the Caribbean as a powerful Category 3 hurricane Monday morning, hurricane forecasters are not yet able to predict the degree to which the storm will affect the East Coast of the United States. But the National Hurricane Center is urging residents to watch the storm’s development closely in the upcoming days, and warning that dangerous rip currents and surf will affect the East Coast “through much of the week.” Read More.

• The Riverhead Free Library hosts a program on “Composting 101” this evening at 6:30 p.m. Representatives from the Long Island Organics Council, which is partnering with Riverhead Town for its food scrap composting program at the Youngs Avenue yard waste facility, will discuss the importance of composting to helping reduce carbon dioxide emissions and improving local soils. For more information, email or call 631.327.5067.

• The Southold Town Board will discuss updates and a potential public hearing date for the town’s draft community housing plan; updates on the town’s solid waste management plan and easements on farmland with its development rights sold; potential changes to the town’s landmarks preservation program; proposed new building department fees and setting a public hearing on senior and firefighter tax exemptions at its 9 a.m. work session this morning. The board is slated to hold public hearings on changing parking restrictions in the area surrounding Breakwater Beach in Mattituck and an application for transfer of sanitary flow credits to authorize an as-built office, fitness studio and three accessory apartments at 54280 Main Road in Southold at its 7 p.m. regular meeting this evening. Here’s the agenda for both meetings, here’s the Zoom login for the work session, and for the regular meeting.

• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss the town’s PlaneNoise complaint system and grant opportunities through the New York State Clean Water, Clean Air and Green Jobs Environmental Bond Act at its 11 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on LTV’s YouTube channel.

• The Southampton Town Board will hold public hearings on water quality projects the town is considering funding through the Community Preservation Fund this year, and on the lease of town land for a wireless communications structure at its 1 p.m. regular meeting this afternoon. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on Sea-TV’s YouTube channel.

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

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.

September 13
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:33 a.m., 9:54 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:41 a.m., 9:02 p.m.
Greenport: 10:10 a.m., 10:31 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:07 a.m., 11:23 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:05 a.m., 10:26 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:32 a.m., 11:53 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:39 a.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:48 a.m., 8:57 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:57 a.m., 7:06 p.m.

And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.

Beth Young

Beth Young has been covering the East End since the 1990s. In her spare time, she runs around the block, 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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