Good Morning!

• We’re expecting a 40 percent chance of showers today, mainly before 3 p.m., with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 78 degrees, with a south wind 7 to 14 miles per hour. We’re expecting mostly cloudy skies overnight, with a low around 68 and a 30 percent chance of showers. Thursday will be partly sunny, with a high near 78 degrees and a 50 percent chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Friday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 75 and a 60 percent chance of showers, mainly before 3 p.m.

• Today is Car Free Day Long Island, an annual public challenge to find alternative transportation methods in this notoriously car-dependent region. Among the relatively recent additions to public transit here are the South Fork Commuter Connection train and bus connections, and the Suffolk Transit On-Demand service between Southampton and Sag Harbor, in the area previously served by the 10A bus route.

• The Riverhead Town Board will hold a community listening forum regarding the town’s water supply this evening at 6 p.m. in the town hall auditorium. Here are more details.

• The Quogue Wildlife Refuge celebrates the first day of fall this evening with with a hike beginning at 6:30 p.m. through the forest to North Pond as we look and listen for nocturnal creatures, and enjoy some night vision activities. Reservations required at least 24 hours in advance; payment required at time of reservation. A program for adults and families with children over 11. $10 members/ $20 non-members. Here’s more info.

• Suffolk County reported 607 new cases of Covid-19 on Monday, Sept. 20, with 5.2 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 225 people hospitalized with the virus in the county, with 38 of them in ICU. The county reported four new fatalities from the virus, bringing the death toll here to 3,515 people.

• Suffolk County Community College’s Eastern Campus will play host to a Narcan opioid antidote training session this Friday, Sept. 24 at 3 p.m. in the Shinnecock building lecture hall (S101), sponsored by HUGS and Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming. Faculty campus-wide, students, and community members are invited to participate in the educational event. Kym Laube, the Director of HUGS: Human Understanding and Growth Services, will highlight recovery and treatment and Sgt. William Weick with Suffolk County Sheriffs will discuss the importance of naloxone (Narcan) as a remedy to overdose. Members of the community can sign up to attend here.

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

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.

Sept. 23
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:01 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:09 a.m., 11:32 p.m.
Greenport: 12:17 a.m., 12:38 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:19 a.m., 1:34 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:12 a.m., 12:33 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:39 a.m., 2 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:46 a.m., 2:07 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 11:15 a.m., 11:34 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:24 a.m., 9:43 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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