This Morning’s Bulletin — 9.21.23

Good Morning!

• We’re expecting sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 71 degrees and a north wind 5 to 8 miles per hour. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 49. Friday will be partly sunny, with a high near 71, and we’re expecting rain on Saturday, with a northeast wind 16 to 22 miles per hour, gusting to 33.

• The Greater Calverton and Wading River Civic Associations will co-host a Riverhead Town Board candidate forum at Riley Avenue Elementary School in Calverton this evening at 7 p.m. It’s the first of three candidate forums organized by civic associations throughout Riverhead Town in the upcoming days. Here’s more info, and here’s the Zoom link if you are unable to attend in person.

• The Greenport Village Board’s public hearing on a broad series of changes to the village’s zoning code continues this evening at the board’s 6 p.m. work session. Here’s more info on the proposed changes.

• In the midst of a statewide blood shortage emergency, the Greenport American Legion Roller Rink, at 102 Third Street in Greenport, will host a blood drive this afternoon and evening from 1 to 7 p.m.

• The East Hampton Town Board will hold public hearings on changes to the town code requiring updated certificates of occupancy when a property changes hands and the town’s 2024-2026 agreement with the Montauk Fire District at its 11 a.m. regular meeting this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on LTV’s YouTube channel.

• The Riverhead Town Board discusses the August monthly report from the town’s police department at their 10 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live here.

• The Southampton Town Board will discuss town board members’ projects and the draft agenda for its Sept. 26 meeting at its 10:30 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live here.

• CNN Anchor and Author Anderson Cooper discusses  “Astor,” the story of the Astor family of New York in a virtual conversation with co-author Katherine Howe. Sponsored by BookHampton in East Hampton. Tickets are $32.99. Register online at

• Tomorrow is Car Free Day Long Island, a day Long Islanders pledge to attempt to complete their daily activities without the use of a car. Read more from the first Car Free Day back in 2014, and take the pledge online here.

• The Fourth Annual Black Film Festival at Bay Street Theater, in collaboration with the Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreation Center, continues tomorrow evening at 7 p.m. with a screening and panel discussion on the film “Speak to Me,” directed by Long Islanders Kurt Damas and Trevor Jackson, which delves into the lives of two young African-American men as they navigate life’s challenges, expectations, and emotional boundaries within their families and communities. Tickets are $15 and are available at

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

September 21
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:28 a.m., 2:49 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:36 a.m., 1:57 p.m.
Greenport: 3:05 a.m., 3:26 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:01 a.m., 4:14 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3 a.m., 3:21 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:27 a.m., 4:48 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:34 a.m., 4:55 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 1:17 a.m., 1:47 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:56 a.m.

September 22
Plum Gut Harbor: 3:25 a.m., 3:53 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 2:33 a.m., 3:01 p.m.
Greenport: 4:02 a.m., 4:30 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:58 a.m., 5:14 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:57 a.m., 4:25 p.m.
New Suffolk: 5:24 a.m., 5:52 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5:31 a.m., 5:59 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 2:17 a.m., 2:47 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:26 a.m., 12:56 p.m.

And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.

Beth Young

Beth Young has been covering the East End since the 1990s. In her spare time, she runs around the block, 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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