September in the fields...
September in the fields…

Good Morning!

• We’re expecting a 20 percent chance of showers after 2 p.m. today, but otherwise it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 77 and a calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 9 miles per hour in the afternoon. There’s a 30 percent chance of overnight showers, with a low around 64 degrees. Thursday will be partly sunny, with a high near 80 and a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Friday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 76 and a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.

• Party designees Kathee Burke-Gonzalez and Jeff Bragman will be the East Hampton Democrats’ candidates in this fall’s general election, after winning a primary yesterday against challenger Zachary Cohen. Ms. Burke-Gonzalez, the one incumbent in the race, took home 1194 votes, 44.66 percent of the total, while Mr. Bragman took home 810 votes, or 30.3 percent. Mr. Cohen took home 662 votes, 24.76 percent of the total.

• In his latest dispatch from Ditch Plains, our columnist Dave Davis focuses on new ways of thinking about ethical business this month. Read his column online here.

• The East Hampton Arts Council and Golden Eagle will present Creative Networking Nights at Golden Eagle “The Barn,” 144 North Main Street, East Hampton tomorrow evening, Sept. 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. Musician Nancy Atlas, artist John Haubrich, writer David Kozatch, artist and printmaker Anne Raymond and podcaster and oral historian (and Beacon correspondent) Kara Westerman will speak. All are welcome to attend. [Free]

• Riverside Rediscovered will hold its monthly meet-up tomorrow, Sept. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at their headquarters at 108 Peconic Avenue. Sean McLean from Renaissance Downtowns will provide a development update. All are welcome to attend. RSVP to 631.591.3926.

• The League of Women Voters of the Hamptons has announced they will hold a forum on the referendum on this November’s ballot on whether to hold a New York State Constitutional Convention. The forum will be held next Monday, Sept. 18 at the Hampton Bays Senior Center at 7 p.m. All are welcome to attend. More details are online here.

 • A hardware retailer has proposed to build two buildings totaling 20,000 square feet on land at the corner of Main Road and New Suffolk Avenue in Mattituck. The Mattituck-Laurel Civic Association has a question-and-answer forum prepared on the subject for Monday, Sept. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Mattituck Presbyterian Church. More details are online here.

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

Sept. 13
Plum Gut Harbor: 3:52 a.m., 4:30 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 3 a.m., 3:38 p.m.
Greenport: 4:29 a.m., 5:07 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:27 a.m., 5:50 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 4:24 a.m., 5:02 p.m.
New Suffolk: 5:51 a.m., 6:29 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5:58 a.m., 6:36 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:11 a.m., 1:36 p.m.

Sept. 14
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:01 a.m., 5:39 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 4:09 a.m., 4:47 p.m.
Greenport: 5:38 a.m., 6:16 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 6:32 a.m., 6:56 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 5:33 a.m., 6:11 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7 a.m., 7:38 p.m.
South Jamesport: 7:07 a.m., 7:45 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:14 a.m., 2:39 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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