Good Morning!

• It will be sunny today, with a high temperature near 79 degrees and an east wind around 8 miles per hour. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 58. Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 80, and Sunday will be partly sunny, with a high near 85.

• Mattituck’s Thomas and Barbara Mercier were honored by the community this week for their medical service in Ukraine and to the community. Read More.

• All 18 members of the Suffolk County Legislature have signed a letter to President Biden, urging him to preserve Plum Island by declaring it a National Monument. In their letter, legislators noted they are “proud to have had such an important institution” as the Plum Island Animal Disease Center “located in Suffolk County for so many decades.” But, they added, “now that the operations conducted at PIADC will be moved to a new facility in Manhattan, Kansas, a unique opportunity presents itself to preserve Plum Island for the benefit of generations to come.” Read the full letter here.

• The Lighthouse Project: A Tribute to Elvin Jones will be held this evening at 6 p.m. at the Parrish Art Museum, 279 Montauk Highway in Water Mil, bringing together the rhythmic and chromatic approach to swing jazz Jones redefined in collaboration with John Coltrane. Admission is $15 or $ for members and students. Bring your own chair. More details are at

• The Southold Boy Scouts hold their 32nd Annual Car Show on Saturday, Sept. 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Peconic Lane Community Center on Peconic Lane in Peconic. Admission is $8, children under 13 are free and day of registration to enter a car in the show is $25. Here’s more info.

• Hamptons Jazz Fest presents the Ada Rovatti Band at the Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton on Saturday at 7 p.m. Bring a blanket or beach chair to this free outdoor concert. More info is at

• The Southampton Arts Center also hosts an outdoor screening of “Five Summer Stories” on Sunday, Sept. 4, with gates opening at 7:30 p.m. and the film at dusk. Admission is $10 for non-members and members are free. Details are at

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

September 2
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:24 a.m., 2:55 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:32 a.m., 2:03 p.m.
Greenport: 3:01 a.m., 3:32 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4 a.m., 4:20 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 2:56 a.m., 3:27 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:23 a.m., 4:54 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:30 a.m., 5:01 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 1:22 a.m., 2 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:09 p.m.

September 3
Plum Gut Harbor: 3:20 a.m., 3:56 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 2:28 a.m., 3:04 p.m.
Greenport: 3:57 a.m., 4:33 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:57 a.m., 5:18 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:52 a.m., 4:28 p.m.
New Suffolk: 5:19 a.m., 5:55 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5:26 a.m., 6:02 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 2:20 a.m., 2:56 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:29 a.m., 1:05 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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