To The Ferry...And Beyond!
To The Ferry…And Beyond!

Good Morning!

• There’s a 30 percent chance of showers today, mainly before 10am, with patchy fog early. Otherwise, it will be partly sunny, with a high near 80 and light and variable wind becoming southwest around 6 miles per hour in the morning. Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 59. Wednesday will be sunny, with a high near 81, and Thursday will be sunny, with a high near 79.

• Governor Andrew Cuomo announced last week that Gabreski Air National Guard Base, where two emerging contaminants used in firefighting foam have been found in the groundwater this year, has been named a State Superfund Site. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• Congressman Lee Zeldin and the Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Jason Chaffetz, held a round table meeting with the Flanders community at The Big Duck Sept. 17 to discuss the potential creation of new zip code for three Southampton Town neighborhoods that are currently lumped in with Riverhead’s zip code. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• The Southold Town Board will discuss the possibility of piercing the state 2 percent tax levy cap next year, the farmstand code, senior center improvements and the Rebuilding Together organization, which helps do repairs on low-income families’ homes at their 9 a.m. work session this morning. There are no public hearings scheduled for the board’s 7:30 p.m. meeting. The full agenda for both meetings is online here.

• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss the status of airport projects, plans for the town hall campus, the town’s new website and the town’s proposed accessory apartment law at their 10 a.m. work session this morning. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Riverhead Town Board meets at 7 p.m. tonight. Though no agenda is yet available for that meeting, the board plans to hold a public hearing on J. Petrocelli Development Associates/Joseph Petrocelli’s site plan application to convert an existing two-story building for use as a restaurant and bar with 206 seats and a 5-story hotel at 428 East Main Street, Riverhead, across from the Long Island Aquarium. The public hearing notice is online here.

• New York Natural Heritage Program biologists have completed their field work and written findings on the first ever four-season biological inventory of the plants and animals on Plum Island, and they announced Monday that they will present their work at the Peconic Landing Community Center auditorium on Thursday evening, Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m.

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

Sept. 20
MTK Hbr: 12:21 p.m.
Orient: 12:53 a.m., 1:22 p.m.
Greenport: 1:21 a.m., 1:50 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 1:16 a.m., 1:45 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 2:43 a.m., 3:12 p.m.
S. JPT: 2:50 a.m., 3:19 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:32 a.m., 11:04 p.m.

Sept. 21
MTK Hbr: 12:47 a.m., 1:18 p.m.
Orient: 1:48 a.m., 2:19 p.m.
Greenport: 2:16 a.m., 2:47 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 2:11 a.m., 2:42 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 3:38 a.m., 4:09 p.m.
S. JPT: 3:45 a.m., 4:16 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:30 a.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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