Sorting Oysters, New Suffolk
Sorting Oysters, New Suffolk

Good Morning!

• It will be mostly cloudy today, with a high near 76 degrees and an east wind around 11 miles per hour. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 59.  Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 77, and Sunday will be sunny, with a high near 77.

• The East End is under a high surf advisory, with a high risk of rip currents as well along ocean beaches until 8 p.m. this evening, as the monster Hurricane Florence batters the Carolinas. Surf heights here are expected to be 7 to 10 feet this morning, gradually subsiding throughout the day.

• Several local organizations are planning beach cleanups for International Beach Clean Up Day this Saturday, Sept. 15. Here are the details.

• There’s plenty to do on the East End this weekend, and in the weeks ahead. Get the details in our Events Calendar.

• Looking ahead to next week, the League of Women Voters of the Hamptons will hold a forum titled “Make Your Voice Heard” next Monday, Sept. 17 at 2:30 p.m. at the East Hampton Library. More details are online here

• East Hampton Town and the East Hampton Arts Council will hold a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to celebrate the newly installed Bill King Sculpture, Nureyev & Fontaine, donated last year by Laurel Cutler to the Town of East Hampton on Monday, Sept. 17 at 2 p.m. on the grounds of Town Hall at 159 Pantigo Road in East Hampton. All are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served after the ceremony.

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

September 14
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:39 a.m., 2:07 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:47 a.m., 1:15 p.m.
Greenport: 2:16 a.m., 2:44 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:15 a.m., 3:36 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 2:11 a.m., 2:39 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3:38 a.m., 4:06 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:45 a.m., 4:13 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:52 a.m., 1:24 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:33 a.m., 11:54 p.m.

September 15
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:33 a.m., 3:02 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:41 a.m., 2:10 p.m.
Greenport: 3:10 a.m., 3:39 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:08 a.m., 4:29 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:05 a.m., 3:34 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:32 a.m., 5:01 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:39 a.m., 5:08 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 1:45 a.m., 2:15 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:24 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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