Good Morning!

• We’re expecting partly sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 70 degrees and an east wind 7 to 15 miles per hour. There’s a 30 percent chance of rain overnight after 3 a.m., and heavy rain is expected throughout the day Saturday, with thunderstorms also after 3 p.m., a high near 67 and a northeast wind 16 to 25 miles per hour, with new rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible. Showers are likely on Sunday, with a high near 68.

• Keep a close watch on Tropical Cyclone 16, making its way up the East Coast, here. We’ll have more details this morning.

• Greenport’s East End Seaport Museum’s annual Maritime Festival, scheduled for this Saturday and Sunday, is usually held rain or shine, but all the festivities except for the Friday night Land and Sea Gala have been cancelled due to the risks associated with the storm, “out of an abundance of caution.” The gala, at Crabby Jerry’s at the foot of Main Street, will go on as scheduled. The San Gennaro Feast of the Hamptons in Hampton Bays, originally scheduled for this weekend, has been rescheduled for Oct. 14 and 15 due to this weekend’s weather. East Hampton’s 375th Anniversary Parade scheduled for Saturday is being postponed, though a new date has not yet been announced. The East Hampton High School Homecoming Football Game scheduled for 1 p.m. is currently still on.

• The Suffolk County Water Authority broke ground this Thursday, Sept. 21 on a project to extend more than 20,000 feet of water main to homes on the Brookhaven Town side of Manorville impacted by PFAS contamination, as Riverhead awaits grant funding to connect more homes on the Riverhead Town side. Read More.

• Author Richard Brockman, M.D. discusses “Life After Death: Surviving Suicide” this evening at 6 p.m. at Canio’s Books, 290 Main Street in Sag Harbor. More details are at

• Sag Harbor Song Festival kicks off this evening at The Church, 48 Madison Street in Sag Harbor, with three concerts by six opera stars sharing their favorite songs. Concerts will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 22 & 23 and Noon on Sept. 24. More details are at

• The Southampton Arts Center screens the dance cinema piece “Kolonial,” inspired by the ethnic exposition parks primarily of Europe, North America, and colonial Caribbean during the 1810s-1940s, examining how we create definitions to justify systems that exploit and oppress, this evening at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 and are available online here.

• The Heart of Riverhead Civic Association will host a candidate forum for town board and town supervisor races tomorrow, Saturday, Sept. 23 at 2 p.m. at the Riverhead Free Library, 330 Court Street in Riverhead. Here’s more info.

• Mali Obomsawin, an award-winning bassist, songwriter, and composer from Abenaki First Nation at Odanak, merging indigenous and jazz music traditions, is slated to performs at Duck Creek Arts Center, 127 Squaw Road in East Hampton Saturday at 5 p.m. and on Sunday, Sept. 24 at 4 p.m., Duck Creek is slated to host Shinnecock Perspectives: Storytelling, dance and music with indigenous educators Dyashwa Sylvester and Ginew Benton at Duck Creek Arts Center. Both events are free to the public. The events will be held rain or shine in the John Little Barn, on a first-come first-serve basis. More details are at

• The First Universalist Church of Southold, which is in the midst of rebuilding its sanctuary after a 2015 fire, is holding a Harvest Potluck Festival at Greenport’s Holy Trinity Episcopal Church next Saturday, Sept. 30 from 6 to 9 p.m. to raise money for the building fund. Here’s more info.

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

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.

September 23
Plum Gut Harbor: 4:35 a.m., 5:06 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 3:43 a.m., 4:14 p.m.
Greenport: 5:12 a.m., 5:43 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 6:02 a.m., 6:21 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 5:07 a.m., 5:38 p.m.
New Suffolk: 6:34 a.m., 7:05 p.m.
South Jamesport: 6:41 a.m., 7:12 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 3:23 a.m., 3:53 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:32 a.m., 2:02 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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