• Today will be partly sunny, with a high temperature near 78 degrees and a west wind around 9 miles per hour. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after midnight. Friday will be cloudy, with a high near 69 and a 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 2 p.m. Saturday will be sunny and breezy, with a high near 66.
• Suffolk County reported 58 new cases of Covid-19 in the 24 hours ending Wednesday, with 1.2 percent of those tested testing positive. Thirty-seven people were hospitalized in Suffolk with the virus, with eight in intensive care. The county reported no new deaths, and 2,011 residents have died from the virus since the pandemic began.
• Our Peconic Dish columnist, Alison Boyd-Savage, treats us to a wonderful swordfish recipe accompanied with coconut rice and a refreshing cucumber salad this month. Read it all on our sister website, The Peconic Dish.
• This Saturday is International Coastal Cleanup Day and the North Fork Environmental Council is celebrating by hosting two beach cleanups, at Iron Pier Beach on the Sound in Northville from 9 to 11 a.m. and at Breakwater Beach Park in Mattituck from 1 to 3 p.m. For more information, call 631.298.8880 or email email@example.com.
• While we’re talking about the environment (and we’re often talking about the environment around here), next Tuesday, Sept. 22 is Car Free Day Long Island. Learn more about what you can do to be car-free here and here’s our coverage of the inaugural Car Free Day Long Island back in 2013.
• The Riverhead Town Board holds a kick-off meeting to discuss their comprehensive plan in the works at their 10 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda.
• The East Hampton Town Board holds several public hearings at its 11 a.m. meeting today, including one on Community Choice Aggregation to allow residents to pool their purchases of renewable energy, a hearing on improvements to the Camp Hero sewer district and on several parking and traffic issues. Here’s the agenda.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:10 a.m., 10:32 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:18 a.m., 9:40 p.m.
Greenport: 10:47 a.m., 11:09 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:49 a.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:42 a.m., 11:04 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:09 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:16 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:29 a.m., 9:44 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:38 a.m., 7:53 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:57 a.m., 11:21 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:05 a.m., 10:29 p.m.
Greenport: 12:11 a.m., 12:36 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:29 a.m., 11:53 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:29 a.m., 11:53 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:31 a.m., 12:56 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:38 a.m., 1:03 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 10:16 a.m., 10:32 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:25 a.m., 8:41 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.