Good Morning!

• We’re expecting sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 74 degrees and a northwest wind 11 to 15 miles per hour. It will be clear overnight, with a low around 49. Friday will be sunny, with a high near 76 and Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 78.

• The Southampton Town Board will discuss a proposed skate park on Old Country Road between Westhampton and Speonk, and more meetings in Hampton Bays to discuss community input on next steps for the hamlet at their 10 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on Sea-TV.

• The Riverhead Town Board will discuss amendments to New York State’s Open Meetings Law and proposed changes in billing for the Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps at its 10 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, here’s info on the discussion items, and the meeting can be viewed live here.

• Beacon Columnist Dave Davis is embarking on a new chapter in his life this summer, re-evaluating his family and work-related goals in a process he hopes will be helpful to others embarking on similar new paths. Read more in this month’s Dave’s Desk@Ditch.

• 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, taking place over four days, Sept. 15 through 18. Read More.

• Art Basil 2022, to be held this weekend, is Greenport Gallery VSOP Project’s second annual, multi-faceted presentation of food and farm-related art at the Old Barn at Treiber Farms in Peconic. The event explores the fertile intersections of art and agriculture, with a weekend of community projects, curated art exhibitions, performances and food-themed artwork alongside plants, produce and farm goods. Here’s more info.

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

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.

September 16
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:41 a.m., 3:09 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:49 a.m., 2:17 p.m.
Greenport: 3:18 a.m., 3:46 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:16 a.m., 4:31 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:13 a.m., 3:41 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:40 a.m., 5:08 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:47 a.m., 5:15 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 1:53 a.m., 2:13 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:02 a.m., 12:22 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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