Good Morning!

• Today will be sunny, with a high temperature near 67 degrees and a northeast wind 6 to 11 miles per hour, becoming southeast in the afternoon. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 45. Wednesday will be sunny, with a high near 73 and Thursday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 77.

• Our local ospreys are beginning their winter voyages to the Southern Hemisphere, but now is a good time to begin planning for their return next year. This month, Group for the East End ecologist Aaron Virgin shares some advice for how you can help our local ospreys.

• Local blood banks are in urgent need of blood and donations are down in the midst of the pandemic. The Riverhead Fire Department and the New York Blood Center are urging residents to give blood today at RFD headquarters at 540 Roanoke Ave. from 1 to 7 p.m. Appointments are preferred, and can be made by calling 646.739.1827.

• Suffolk County reported 31 new cases of Covid-19 in the 24 hours ending Monday, with .6 percent of people tested testing positive. There are currently 32 patients hospitalized with the virus in Suffolk, with eight of them in ICU. The county reported one more death Monday, bringing the death toll here to 2,010.

• The East Hampton Town Board is slated to discuss the town’s outdoor dining pilot program, Family Service League programs, Community Choice Aggregation of electric power and the South Fork Wind Farm at its 11 a.m. work session this morning, which will be held via teleconference and streamed online here.

• The Riverhead Town Board is slated to vote on a proposed six-month moratorium on the development of solar farms at its 2 p.m. meeting this afternoon. Here’s the agenda and here’s info on how to log in to the Zoom session for public comment.

• The Accabonac Protection Committee holds a Zoom forum tomorrow evening at 6 p.m. on important environmental issues surrounding our local bays. Here’s more info.

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

September 15
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:41 a.m., 9:01 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:49 a.m., 8:09 p.m.
Greenport: 9:18 a.m., 9:38 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:14 a.m., 10:32 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:13 a.m., 9:33 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:40 a.m., 11 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:47 a.m., 11:07 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 7:54 a.m., 8:07 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:03 a.m., 6:16 p.m.

September 16
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:24 a.m., 9:46 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:32 a.m., 8:54 p.m.
Greenport: 10:01 a.m., 10:23 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:02 a.m., 11:22 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:56 a.m., 10:18 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:23 a.m., 11:45 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:30 a.m., 11:52 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:42 a.m., 8:56 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:51 a.m., 7:05 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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