Good Morning!

• We’re expecting sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 82 degrees and a west wind 9 to 16 miles per hour. It will be clear overnight, with a low around 56. Thursday will be sunny, with a high near 76, and Friday will be sunny, with a high near 77.

• Low-lying East Hampton Town, which sits at the very tip of a long, low island could “physically transform into a series of islands,” as soon as 50 years from now, according to the Coastal Assessment Resiliency Plan for the town adopted unanimously by the East Hampton Town Board on Sept. 1. The plan is a first attempt to do something about that threat, but it won’t be the last. Read More.

• While Suffolk County’s web services are down after a possible ransomware attack last week, the has set up a temporary landing page to allow residents to access frequently used services.

• On Saturday, Sept. 17 at 11 a.m., the Heart of Riverhead Civic Association will host Riverhead Supervisor Yvette Aguiar for a rare informal conversation with the new civic group’s members and friends in the lower level of the Riverhead Free Library. All are welcome to attend. For more details, email

• Truth, beauty, faith and magic form the conceptual and thematic core of four feature-length films from Costa Rica, Mexico, Spain, and the United States that OLA of Eastern Long Island will screen during its 19th annual Latino film festival that will take place over four days, Sept. 15 through 18. Read More.

• The North Fork Environmental Council will hold its last “Kayak What’s Left” event this Saturday, Sept. 17 at Orient Beach State Park at 8 a.m., meeting at the Eagle’s Neck Paddling booth in the park. The trip, which takes about two hours, costs $45 per person if you are renting a kayak, or $25 if you bring your own. Here’s more info.

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

September 14
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:58 a.m., 1:24 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:06 a.m., 12:32 p.m.
Greenport: 1:35 a.m., 2:01 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:36 a.m., 2:53 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:30 a.m., 1:56 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:57 a.m., 3:23 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:04 a.m., 3:30 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:13 a.m., 12:39 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:48 a.m., 11:11 p.m.

September 15
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:48 a.m., 2:14 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:56 a.m., 1:22 p.m.
Greenport: 2:25 a.m., 2:51 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:25 a.m., 3:40 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 2:20 a.m., 2:46 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3:47 a.m., 4:13 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:54 a.m., 4:20 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 1:02 a.m., 1:26 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:35 a.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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