Good Morning!

• It will be partly sunny today, with a high temperature near 68 degrees and a northeast wind 11 to 16 miles per hour. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 45 degrees. Thursday will be sunny, with a high near 69, and Friday will be sunny, with a high near 75.

• The New York State Energy Research & Development Agency is holding an open house on the future of offshore wind power in New York State this evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at Southampton High School, 141 Narrow Lane in Southampton. All are welcome to attend.

• Friday the 13th was a lucky day for Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead, which received a historically generous gift of $10 million from the PBMC Foundation’s chairwoman, Emilie Roy Corey, and her husband Michael at the hospital’s annual Benefit in Black & White at the Westhampton Country Club. More details are online here.

• The Eastern Region Helicopter Council has agreed to a public forum on helicopter noise on October 1 at 6 p.m. at Riverhead Town Hall. Our full story is online here.

• Between the Lines columnist Tim Kelly muses this week on some recent shocking headlines concerning the North Fork.

• Looking ahead to next week, the Hampton Bays Civic Association has announced it will hold a forum with candidates for Southampton Town Supervisor and Southampton Town Board next Monday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. at the Hampton Bays Community Center at 25 Ponquogue Avenue. They will also host a debate between candidates for Suffolk County Legislature on Monday, Oct. 7.

 • The 12th annual Hamptons Doc Fest opens its fall season this Sunday, Sept. 22 with the acclaimed documentary “Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am,” about the life and works of the legendary African-American author, winner of Pulitzer and Nobel Prizes, who passed away on August 5. The film screens at Bay Street Theater at 5 p.m. More details are online here.

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

September 18
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:04 a.m., 1:24 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:12 a.m., 12:32 p.m.
Greenport: 1:41 a.m., 2:01 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:27 a.m., 2:39 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:36 a.m., 1:56 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3:03 a.m., 3:23 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:10 a.m., 3:30 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:07 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:16 a.m., 10:43 p.m.

September 19
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:46 a.m., 2:03 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:54 a.m., 1:11 p.m.
Greenport: 2:23 a.m., 2:40 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:09 a.m., 3:20 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 2:18 a.m., 2:35 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3:45 a.m., 4:02 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:52 a.m., 4:09 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:34 a.m., 12:45 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:54 a.m., 11:29 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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