Good Morning!

• We’re expecting showers and possibly a thunderstorm today, mainly between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., with a high temperature near 76 degrees and a southwest wind 10 to 15 miles per hour, becoming northwest in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch are possible. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 48. Friday will be sunny, with a high near 66 degrees, and Saturday will be sunny, with a high near 72.

• Local leaders on the South Fork began quantifying the need for affordable housing decades ago, but without the resources to put a dent in the thousands of local people looking for the vital foothold of their own places to live, those numbers can seem irrelevant. But if ballot measure asking voters to approve new Community Housing Funds this Nov. 8 in East Hampton, Southampton, Southold and Shelter Island are approved, we could soon be seeing some real change. Read more of our coverage of this important local issue.

• North Fork Audubon Board Member Ellen Birenbaum, who created the organization’s Berries for Birds program to help sustain birds in the face of diminishing habitat, will give a talk on her work via Zoom this evening at 7 p.m., and share tips on how planting berrying shrubs and trees on your property can provide a food source for migratory and resident birds. Register for this program online here.

• The Riverhead Town Board is slated to discuss the Pine Barrens Society’s “Best of the Rest” campaign and proposed changes to the zoning code regarding front yard restrictions and driveways at its 10 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live here.

• Peconic Landing in Greenport is sponsoring a team to walk in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s at the Suffolk County Farm on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, visit peconiclanding.org/event/walk-to-end-alzheimers.

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

September 22
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:20 a.m., 8:40 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:28 a.m., 7:48 p.m.
Greenport: 8:57 a.m., 9:17 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:42 a.m., 9:59 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:52 a.m., 9:12 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:19 a.m., 10:39 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:26 a.m., 10:46 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 7:22 a.m., 7:32 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:31 a.m., 5:41 p.m.

September 23
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:59 a.m., 9:17 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:07 a.m., 8:25 p.m.
Greenport: 9:36 a.m., 9:54 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:25 a.m., 10:41 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:31 a.m., 9:49 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:58 a.m., 11:16 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:05 a.m., 11:23 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:06 a.m., 8:14 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:15 a.m., 6:23 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 editor@eastendbeacon.com

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