Good Morning!

• We’re expecting sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 77 degrees and a northwest wind around 10 miles per hour. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 59. Friday will be partly sunny, with a high near 75, and Saturday will be partly sunny and breezy, with a northwest wind 17 to 23 miles per hour, gusting to 25, and a 20 percent chance of showers, with a high temp around 77 degrees.

• Block Island and the New England coast are now facing a Tropical Storm Watch, while Downeast Maine north of Stonington is expected to take a direct hit from the hurricane. On Long Island, we’re under a high surf advisory through 8 p.m. Saturday, with a storm surge between 1 and 3 feet expected here. Read our continuing coverage.

• The East End Countertop Recycler Pilot is part of a regional effort by the Long Island Organics Council to encourage composting and to divert food scraps from town waste streams, and it’s available to households in the five East End townst hrough December 31, 2023. Read more from our Climate Local Now columnist, Mary Morgan.

• The Riverhead Town Board is slated to discuss a possible six-month moratorium on industrial development in Calverton and on large Battery Energy Storage Systems, as well as the town’s Comprehensive Plan process, at its 10 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, here’s background info on the discussion topics and the meeting can be viewed live here.

• The Southampton Town Board will discuss a proposal for the property at 424 North Sea Road where Hampton Signs is currently located and town board member project updates at its 10:30 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on Sea-TV’s YouTube channel.

• Violin duo Lun Li and Risa Hokamura will perform works by Bach, Mozart, Ysaye, and Schnittke in the Young Concert Artists series at LongHouse Reserve, 133 Hands Creek Road in East Hampton, this evening at 6 p.m. Tickets are $30, $20 for LongHouse members and are available at

• The 20th Anniversary Latino Film Festival organized by OLA opens this evening at 8:30 p.m. with the fantastical animated full feature film Ana and Bruno (Ana y Bruno) at Sag Harbor Cinema at 90 Main Street in Sag Harbor. Here’s more info.

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

September 14
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:12 a.m., 10:31 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:20 a.m., 9:39 p.m.
Greenport: 10:49 a.m., 11:08 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:44 a.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:44 a.m., 11:03 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:11 p.m.
South Jamesport: Midnight, 12:18 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:26 a.m., 9:32 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:35 a.m., 7:41 p.m.

September 15
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:51 a.m., 11:08 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:59 a.m., 10:16 p.m.
Greenport: 11:28 a.m., 11:45 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: Midnight, 12:20 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:23 a.m., 11:40 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:30 a.m., 12:50 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:37 a.m., 12:57 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 10 a.m., 10:05 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:09 a.m., 8:14 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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