Pictured Above: The Calm Before, Thursday evening, New Suffolk

Good Morning!

• We’re expecting partly sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 74 degrees and a north wind around 17 miles per hour. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 57. Saturday will be partly sunny, with a high near 76 and Sunday will be sunny, with a high near 78.

• As Hurricane Lee promises storm surge and coastal flooding here this weekend, Southampton Town has declared a state of emergency to protect barrier beaches and East Hampton Town has closed its ocean beaches to swimming. Read our continuing coverage.

• After more than four months of debate, the Southold Town Board agreed unanimously Tuesday evening to set a Sept. 26 public hearing on the town’s Community Housing Plan, which is required in order for the town to use the money in a new Community Housing Fund approved by a large majority of voters last fall. Read More.

• All over the East End, people are jumping into action this weekend to celebrate International Coastal Cleanup Day by cleaning a seasons-worth of debris off our local beaches and celebrating the Surfrider Foundation’s work. Read more in our sister publication, the Peconic Bathtub.

• Sag Harbor’s annual HarborFest celebration of the village’s nautical history will be held this weekend. Here’s a full schedule of events.

• The Suffolk County Historical Society Museum in Riverhead will hold an opening reception for “Between the Bay and the Sound: A North Fork Family Album,” North Fork family photographs from the 1860s through the 1960s, on Saturday at 1 p.m. Here are more details.

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

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.

September 16
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:28 a.m., 11:45 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:36 a.m., 10:53 p.m.
Greenport: 12:05 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:36 a.m., 12:54 p.m.
Sag Harbor: Noon
New Suffolk: 1:07 a.m., 1:27 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:14 a.m., 1:34 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 10:33 a.m., 10:37 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:42 a.m., 8:46 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 editor@eastendbeacon.com

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