Good Morning!

• Today will be sunny, with a high near 72 degrees and a north wind 15 to 17 miles per hour. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 49. Wednesday will be sunny, with a high near 75 and Thursday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 74.

• Today is National Voter Registration Day, and the League of Women Voters will have voter registration booths at 11 locations across the East End. New York’s deadline to register to be able to vote in this November’s election is Oct. 9. Here are the locations and times: Montauk Post Office, 10 a.m. to noon; East Hampton Post Office, 12 to 2 p.m.; Springs One Stop Market, noon to 2 p.m.; Springs General Store, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Southampton Arts Center on Jobs Lane, 1 to 3 p.m.; Southampton’s Rogers Memorial Library, 4 to 6 p.m.; Shelter Island Public Library, 2 to 5 p.m.; Maureen’s Haven, 28 Lincoln Street, Riverhead, noon to 2 p.m.; Riverhead Library, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Cutchogue Post Office, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m

• Suffolk County reported 48 new cases of Covid-19 in the 24 hours ending Sept. 21, with .9 percent of people tested testing positive. There are currently 28 people hospitalized with the virus in Suffolk, with eight in ICU. The county reported no new deaths Monday, and the death toll stands at 2.012.

• The Southold Town Board will discuss helicopter issues, public access and two change of zone requests at its 9 a.m. work session this morning, and will hold a public hearing on changes to the town’s Landmarks Preservation code clarifying the Historic Preservation Commission’s jurisdiction over new construction at its 7 p.m. meeting. The agendas for both meetings, and information on logging in to the Zoom public hearing, is online here.

• The Southampton Town Board continues a public hearing for amending the purpose for acquisition of land through the CPF fund on Magee Street in Southampton Village for an aquatic facility at its 6 p.m. meeting this evening. Here’s the agenda.

• The Shelter Island Town Board will discuss docks, water quality and the town’s comprehensive plan at its 1 p.m. work session this afternoon, to be held via Zoom. Here’s the agenda. To register for the Zoom session, contact 631.749.1166 or before the meeting.

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

September 22
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:03 a.m., 2:34 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:11 a.m., 1:42 p.m.
Greenport: 2:40 a.m., 3:11 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:39 a.m., 4:02 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 2:35 a.m., 3:06 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:02 a.m., 4:33 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:09 a.m., 4:40 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 1:16 a.m., 1:49 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:58 a.m.

September 23
Plum Gut Harbor: 3:04 a.m., 3:38 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 2:12 a.m., 2:46 p.m.
Greenport: 3:41 a.m., 4:15 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:39 a.m., 5:03 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:36 a.m., 4:10 p.m.
New Suffolk: 5:03 a.m., 5:37 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5:10 a.m., 5:44 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 2:16 a.m., 2:47 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:25 a.m., 12:56 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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