Good Morning!

• Today will be sunny, with a high near 77 degrees and a west wind 9 to 13 miles per hour. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 55. Saturday will be sunny, with a high near 79 and Sunday will be sunny, with a high near 78.

• Today is Car Free Day Long Island, a day designed to open Long Islanders’ minds about alternative methods of transportation. Here’s a toolkit for how to participate.

• Fresh on the heels of a new Suffolk County bikeshare program in Hampton Bays, Patchogue and Babylon, Riverhead Town announced this week that the program is soon coming to Riverhead, with five bike docking stations in downtown Riverhead and one at the recreational trail at EPCAL. More details are online here.

• In coordination with the Global Climate Strike week that begins today, local climate activists are holding a local action in Southampton Village next Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 5 p.m. More details are online here.

• The U.S. Senate Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee is currently discussing legislation to preserve Plum Island, and environmentalists are asking the community to weigh in on the proposal by contacting the committee in Washington.

• Tomorrow, Sept. 21, is International Coastal Cleanup Day, and the North Fork Environmental Council is celebrating with a series of beach cleanups throughout the North Fork. More details are online here.

• For the past 30 years, the East End Seaport Museum and Marine Foundation in Greenport has celebrated the nautical history of the East End with its Maritime Festival, which will hold a milestone celebration this weekend. Read more in our sister publication, The Peconic Bathtub.

• There’s plenty to do on the East End this weekend, and in the weeks ahead. Get the details in our Events Calendar.

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

September 20
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:31 a.m., 2:47 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:39 a.m., 1:55 p.m.
Greenport: 3:08 a.m., 3:24 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:55 a.m., 4:07 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:03 a.m., 3:19 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:30 a.m., 4:46 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:37 a.m., 4:53 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 1:20 a.m., 1:31 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:40 a.m.

September 21
Plum Gut Harbor: 3:23 a.m., 3:43 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 2:31 a.m., 2:51 p.m.
Greenport: 4 a.m., 4:20 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:48 a.m., 5:01 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:55 a.m., 4:15 p.m.
New Suffolk: 5:22 a.m., 5:42 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5:29 a.m., 5:49 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 2:13 a.m., 2:26 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:22 a.m., 12:35 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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