This Morning’s Bulletin — 9.22.16

Last summer sunset, Sept. 21, Long Neck Boulevard, Flanders
Last summer sunset, Sept. 21, Long Neck Boulevard, Flanders

Good Morning!

• Today will be sunny, with a high near 81 degrees and a northeast wind 5 to 9 miles per hour, becoming southeast in the afternoon. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 57. Friday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 82, and then things get dramatically cooler for the weekend, with mostly sunny skies and a high near 71 on Saturday and sunny skies, with a high near 68 on Sunday.

• The U.S. Coast Guard is searching the waters off of Montauk for two missing Rhode Island boaters who had embarked on an offshore fishing trip south of Block Island. More information is online here.

• Southold Town will likely need to pierce the record-low state tax cap of .68 percent next year. The town is holding a public hearing on the matter Oct. 18. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• The Southampton Town Board will hold a special meeting this morning at 10 a.m. for Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman to present his 2017 budget to the board. This meeting is open to the public.

• At a 10:30 a.m. work session this morning, the Southampton Town Board will also discuss the town’s new electronic document center and the controversial Speonk Commons workforce housing change of zone application. The board’s full agenda is online here.

• The Riverhead Town Board will discuss downtown affordable housing, the BID’s 2017 events, the Suffolk County Historical Museum and a special permit for North Fork Auto Body at their 10 a.m. work session. Their agenda for that meeting is online here. The board is planning to hold a special meeting at 11:30 a.m. to publish a notice of public hearing for J. Petrocelli Development Associates’ site plan application to convert an existing two-story building for use as a restaurant and bar with 206 seats and a five-story hotel at 428 East Main Street, Riverhead, across from the Long Island Aquarium, and a resolution “in support of Peconic Bay Medical Center.” The special meeting agenda is online here.

• Today is the fourth annual Car Free Day Long Island, a day devoted to raising awareness about the importance of alternative transportation, and the barriers to public usage of alternative transportation. You can sign up to take the pledge to not drive today online here. Here’s our tale from participating in the first-ever Car Free Day Long Island back in 2013.

• Today is also the autumnal equinox, and the South Fork’s trails organizations are celebrating with two separate hikes this morning: The East Hampton Trails Preservation Society hosts a hike at Steppingstones Preserve in Montauk this morning at 10 a.m. The Southampton Trails Preservation Society also plans to head to Montauk on the train this morning for a shoreline hike to Navy Road Park beginning at 11 a.m. They’re inviting members of the public to hop aboard the Long Island Rail Road in their hamlet on the train that gets to Montauk at 10:52 a.m.

• Suffolk County Vector Control will conduct an aerial spraying for mosquitos with VectoBac and Methoprene in the following East End areas today and tomorrow between 5 a.m. and 8 p.m.: Jagger Lane, Apacuck Point, Westhampton Dunes, Dune Road, Meadow Lane, North Haven and North Sea in Southampton Town; Napeague, Beach Hampton and Accabonac Harbor in East Hampton Town; the Aquebogue Overlook, Crescent Duck Farm and Aquebogue Farm in Riverhead Town and New Suffolk, Kerwin Boulevard and Pipes Neck Creek in Southold Town. For more information, contact Vector Control at 631.852.4270.

• Looking ahead to next week, the Mattituck-Laurel Civic Association will host a talk Monday, Sept. 26 at 6:30 p.m. about the amazing life of Mattituck native Bill Lynch, whose parents were potato farmers, but who grew up to be a political consultant and advisor to many world leaders. The meeting will be held in the Mattituck American Legion Hall. More information is online here.

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

Sept. 22
MTK Hbr: 1:46 a.m., 2:21 p.m.
Orient: 2:47 a.m., 3:22 p.m.
Greenport: 3:15 a.m., 3:50 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 3:10 a.m., 3:45 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 4:37 a.m., 5:12 p.m.
S. JPT: 4:44 a.m., 5:19 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:04 a.m., 12:29 p.m.

Sept. 23
MTK Hbr: 2:50 a.m., 3:28 p.m.
Orient: 3:51 a.m., 4:29 p.m.
Greenport: 4:19 a.m., 4:57 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 4:14 a.m., 4:52 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 5:41 a.m., 6:19 p.m.
S. JPT: 5:48 a.m., 6:26 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:05 a.m., 1:29 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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