Good Morning!

• Today will be sunny, with a high near 77 degrees and a west wind 8 to 15 miles per hour. It will be clear overnight, with a low around 59. Thursday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 76. Friday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 75.

• While State Senator Kenneth LaValle, a Republican, was long known as a bipartisan champion on environmental issues, little is known about the environmental issues important to the two candidates running to replace Mr. LaValle when he retires at the end of this year. The New York League of Conservation Voters looked to clarify both candidates’ positions on the environment in a Sept. 16 Zoom debate. Here’s our coverage.

• OLA of Eastern Long Island announced Tuesday that, after New York’s repeal in June of the 50A law shielding law enforcement records, the Latino advocacy agency has been denied access to records regarding past police officer conduct requested through the Freedom of Information Act.

• All for the East End (AFTEE) announced Tuesday it had met its goal of raising $1 million for local food pantries during the pandemic, and has now launched a new effort to raise another $1 million to help provide sustenance to food pantries through the fall and winter months.

• The School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University (SoMAS) will embark on new research supported by the National Science Foundation that involves using highly sophisticated airplanes to understand the atmospheric chemistry and level of pollutants in two drastically different regions – the Arctic and the metropolitan region of New York. While initial groundwork and planning on the research will take place in 2021, the air flights will begin in 2022. The two NSF grants total more than $5.8 million.

• Suffolk County reported 67 new cases of Covid-19 in the 24 hours ending Tuesday, with 1.1 percent of people tested testing positive. There are currently 26 people hospitalized with the virus in the county, with nine in ICU. No new deaths were reported and the countywide death toll stands at 2,012.

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

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.

September 24
Plum Gut Harbor: 4:12 a.m., 4:47 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 3:20 a.m., 3:55 p.m.
Greenport: 4:49 a.m., 5:24 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:43 a.m., 6:08 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 4:44 a.m., 5:19 p.m.
New Suffolk: 6:11 a.m., 6:46 p.m.
South Jamesport: 6:18 a.m., 6:53 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 3:17 a.m., 3:46 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:26 a.m., 1:55 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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