Good Morning!

• We’re expecting a 20 percent chance of showers today, with mostly cloudy skies, a high temperature near 73 degrees and a northeast wind around 10 miles per hour. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 66. Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 80 and Sunday will be sunny, with a high near 77.

• “Clearing the Air,” a new exhibition opening today at the Southampton Arts Center (25 Jobs Lane in Southampton) examines the healing and transformative power of the arts following a year of unique and unprecedented challenges. This thoughtful exhibition offers a much-needed sense of community and strength in the time of a global pandemic, political divide, and racial and social injustice. Complementing and surrounding the exhibition will be films, talks, workshops, and events across all disciplines highlighting art as a means for therapy, escape, distraction, elevation, and reflection. Here are more details.

• The East Marion Community Association hosts a Zoom discussion on public water with the Suffolk County Water Authority and the East Marion Fire Department tomorrow morning, Sept. 18 at 10 a.m. Here are more details.

• This weekend is Maritime Festival in Greenport, beginning with this evening’s Land & Sea gala and continuing with a parade tomorrow at 11 a.m. and a weekend full of festivities Saturday and Sunday. Here are more details.

• The 18th Annual OLA Film Festival, celebrating the best Spanish-language movies from around the world, will be held this weekend at two South Fork venues. Here are more details.

• The Arts Center at Duck Creek in Springs presents Elizabeth Duffy: Wearing, opening to the public this Saturday, Sept. 18, and on view through Oct. Duffy focuses on the repurposing of woven rag rugs, a tradition dating back to Colonial American culture. A reception for the artist will be held on Saturday, Sept. 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. Here are more details.

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

Sept. 17
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:36 a.m., 8:02 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:44 a.m., 7:10 p.m.
Greenport: 8:13 a.m., 8:39 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:07 a.m., 9:30 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:08 a.m., 8:34 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:35 a.m., 10:01 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:42 a.m., 10:08 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 6:43 a.m., 7:09 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:52 a.m., 5:18 p.m.

Sept. 18
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:25 a.m., 8:49 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:33 a.m., 7:57 p.m.
Greenport: 9:02 a.m., 9:26 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:01 a.m., 10:23 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:57 a.m., 9:21 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:24 a.m., 10:48 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:31 a.m., 10:55 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 7:42 a.m., 8:02 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:51 a.m., 6:11 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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