Good Morning!

• We’re expecting sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 73 degrees and a west wind 8 to 15 miles per hour. It will be clear overnight, with a low around 50. We’re expecting sunny skies tomorrow and Thursday, with highs in the mid-70s.

The New York Blood Center declared a Blood Emergency late last week, after a summer of low donor turnout and even lower turnout since Labor Day, highlighting the importance of local blood drives scheduled in Riverhead and Montauk today, and in Greenport on Thursday. Here’s more info.

• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss an update on the investigation of perfluorinated compounds at the town’s airport, Peconic Baykeeper programs, LED streetlights and the “Purposes of Zoning” chapter of the town code at their 11 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on LTV’s YouTube channel.

• The Riverhead Town Board and CDA meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. today has been cancelled due to the lack of a quorum. We’ll post the details if this meeting is rescheduled.

• For National Voter Registration Day today, the League of Women Voters of the Hamptons, Shelter Island and North Fork will be spread out across the East End libraries, post offices and markets with voter information tables in communities from Westhampton to Montauk on the South Fork, and on Shelter Island and the North Fork. The League will be distributing voter registration forms, absentee ballot applications and flyers with the 27 Suffolk County early voting dates/sites/times on Oct. 28 to Nov. 5.

• The Shelter Island Town Board will hold a public workshop and hearing on the town’s Comprehensive Plan Update this Saturday, Sept. 23 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the American Legion Community Center. Here’s more info.

• The Legislative Commission on the Future of LIPA will conduct a hearing for East End communities this Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 11 a.m. at Southampton Town Hall. The Commission, established in 2022 by the New York State Legislature, is charged with creating “an action plan for implementing a true public power model for residents of Long Island and the Rockaways.” Here’s more info.

• It’s not too late to get to work building a cardboard boat for the inaugural Cardboard Boat Regatta this Sunday at 1 p.m. on the Greenport waterfront, a new festivity for the Seat End Seaport Museum’s annual Maritime Festival, which will be held all weekend. Here’s more info.

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

September 19
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:01 a.m., 1:17 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:09 a.m., 12:25 p.m.
Greenport: 1:38 a.m., 1:54 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:28 a.m., 2:40 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:33 a.m., 1:49 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3 a.m., 3:16 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:07 a.m., 3:23 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:11 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:20 a.m., 10:34 p.m.

September 20
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:41 a.m., 1:59 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:49 a.m., 1:07 p.m.
Greenport: 2:18 a.m., 2:36 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:11 a.m., 3:23 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 2:13 a.m., 2:31 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3:40 a.m., 3:58 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:47 a.m., 4:05 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:25 a.m., 12:54 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:03 a.m., 11:26 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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