Good Morning!

• It will be partly sunny today, with a high temperature near 76 degrees and a southeast wind 6 to 10 miles per hour. There’s a 20 percent chance of overnight showers, with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 67. There’s a 30 percent chance of showers Wednesday, mainly before 2 p.m., with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 79. Thursday will be partly sunny, with a high near 76 degrees and a 40 percent chance of showers.

• The Southold Town Board will discuss coastal erosion, a proposed seminar on avoiding becoming a victim of identity crimes, transportation commission requests and proposed changes to the town’s house size regulations at its 9 a.m. work session this morning, which is open to the public. There are no public hearings scheduled for the board’s regular meeting at 4:30 p.m. Here’s the agenda for both meetings, and you can join the work session via Zoom here and the regular meeting via Zoom here.

• The East Hampton Town Board will hear the results of its wireless infrastructure poll, discuss a request by offshore wind developer Ørsted for access and survey work for its cable tie-in in East Hampton, stormwater abatement at South Lake Drive in Montauk and a memorial for Lee Hayes at the Amagansett Youth Park at its 11 a.m. work session this morning, which will be held virtually. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on LTV’s YouTube channel.

• The Riverhead Town Board is slated to hold a public hearing at its 6 p.m. meeting this evening on a potential 12-month moratorium on new solar farm applications throughout town, in the interest of finalizing the town’s plans for preservation of agricultural land as part of the town’s comprehensive plan, which is now underway. Here’s the proposed moratorium, and here’s the agenda for the meeting, which can be viewed live here. Here’s some background on the issue from our archives. The board is also holding public hearings on regulation of electric scooters and on continuing outdoor dining.

Suffolk County reported 253 new cases of Covid-19 on Sunday, Sept. 19, with 3.8 percent of people tested testing positive. There ere 225 people hospitalized with the virus in the county, with 40 of them in ICU. The county reported four new fatalities, bringing the death toll here to 3,511 people.

• The Montauk Fire Department hosts a New York Blood Center blood drive this afternoon from 2 to 8 p.m. Appointments are recommended, online here.

• Election Day this year is Tuesday, Nov. 2, and this year there are a plethora of local races at the town and county level. Local civics groups have begun to announce debates that are scheduled in the upcoming weeks, beginning next Monday, Sept. 27 with a debate for Southold Town Board candidates in Mattituck. Read More.

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

Sept. 21
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:35 a.m., 10:57 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:43 a.m., 10:05 p.m.
Greenport: 11:12 a.m., 11:34 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:16 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:07 a.m., 11:29 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:14 a.m., 12:34 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:21 a.m., 12:41 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:57 a.m., 10:13 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:06 a.m., 8:22 p.m.

Sept. 22
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:18 a.m., 11:40 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:26 a.m., 10:48 p.m.
Greenport: 11:55 a.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:38 a.m., 12:55 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:50 a.m.
New Suffolk: 12:56 a.m., 1:17 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:03 a.m., 1:24 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 10:37 a.m., 10:53 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:46 a.m., 9:02 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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