Good Morning!

• Today will be cloudy, with a high temperature near 79 degrees and a 50 percent chance of showers, mainly before 3 p.m., with an east wind around 9 miles per hour. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 71. Thursday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 84 and a slight chance of showers before 10 a.m. and after 1 p.m. Friday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 85.

• Two rallies are being planned for downtown Southampton on Saturday. The first, called “Back the Blue,” is a rally and march from Agawam Park through downtown in support of law enforcement at 11 a.m. Our colleague Tayler Vescey at talked to organizer Kenny Oliver of North Sea last week. The second, “Black Lives Still Matter,” will be held at 4 p.m., also at Agawam Park. “While outsiders will be coming into our community bringing their hate under the guise of supporting law enforcement, WE will gather and stand united like we do,” says organizer Lisa Votino.

• State Assemblymen Fred Thiele and Anthony Palumbo, along with State Senator Kenneth LaValle announced Monday they have introduced legislation to require there be an early voting location in each town in counties with more than one million residents must have an early voting location. The legislation is in response to the removal of the early voting location on Shelter Island.

• Suffolk County reported 65 new cases of Covid-19 in the 24 hours ending Sept. 1, with .8 percent of people tested testing positive. Thirty-eight people are currently hospitalized in the county, with seven patients in intensive care. No new fatalities were reported, and the county’s death toll stands at 2,002.

• The North Fork Audubon Society’s fall plant sale is now on! Order by today to pick up your plants on the weekend of Sept. 12 & 13 at Inlet Pond County Park in Greenport. Autumn is the best time to plant perennials, and they have a wide variety to chose from and help support their work. Pre-order online here.

• Registration is still open for the Neo-Political Cowgirls’ annual Andromeda’s Sisters arts and advocacy forum, to be held virtually tomorrow, Sept. 3. Here are more details.

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

September 2
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:35 a.m., 10:56 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:43 a.m., 10:04 p.m.
Greenport: 11:12 a.m., 11:33 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:15 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:07 a.m., 11:28 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:13 a.m., 12:34 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:20 a.m., 12:41 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:54 a.m., 10:08 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:03 a.m., 8:17 p.m.

September 3
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:17 a.m., 11:37 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:25 a.m., 10:45 p.m.
Greenport: 11:54 a.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:32 a.m., 12:53 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:49 a.m.
New Suffolk: 12:55 a.m., 1:16 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:02 a.m., 1:23 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 10:33 a.m., 10:46 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:42 a.m., 8:55 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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