Good Morning!

• Today will be sunny, with a high near 76 degrees and a west wind 11 to 14 miles per hour. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 55. Wednesday will be sunny, with a high near 75. There’s a 30 percent chance of showers after 2 p.m. Thursday, with otherwise mostly sunny skies and a high near 80.

• In coordination with the Global Climate Strike week that began last week, local climate activists are holding a local action in Southampton Village this evening at 5 p.m. More details are online here.

• The Southold Town Board will discuss a November forum on septic system rebates, the Climate Smart Communities certification program and the town’s proposed 2020 budget at its 9 a.m. work session this morning. The board will hold public hearings on allowing shellfish sales at farm stands, on adding a contentious corner in Mattituck where a hardware store is proposed to the town’s CPF acquisition priority list and on giving priority to fire and EMS volunteers in affordable housing lotteries at its 7 p.m. regular meeting this evening. The full agenda for both meetings is online here.

• The Southampton Town Board will hold public hearings on proposed recipients of 2020 Community Development Block Grant Funding; on a grant of open space in conjunction with a subdivision in Westhampton and on replacing language in the town code that reads “mentally retarded” with “intellectually disabled” at its 6 p.m. meeting at town hall this evening. The full agenda is online here.

• The Drawdown East End Steering Committee is looking for 12 to 15 people to participate in a focus group about food waste in Southold town tomorrow, Sept. 25 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at KK’s Farm, 59945 Main Road, Southold. Please RSVP to Sherry Thirlby at

• Members of the East Quogue Village Exploratory Committee will answer questions about the proposed village at a meeting this evening at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria of the East Quogue Elementary School. All are welcome to attend.

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

September 24
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:28 a.m., 6:53 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:36 a.m., 6:01 p.m.
Greenport: 7:05 a.m., 7:30 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 7:51 a.m., 8:11 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7 a.m., 7:25 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:27 a.m., 8:52 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:34 a.m., 8:59 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 5:22 a.m., 5:40 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3:31 a.m., 3:49 p.m.

September 25
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:21 a.m., 7:46 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:29 a.m., 6:54 p.m.
Greenport: 7:58 a.m., 8:23 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:50 a.m., 9:12 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:53 a.m., 8:18 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:20 a.m., 9:45 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:27 a.m., 9:52 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 6:28 a.m., 6:46 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:37 a.m., 4:55 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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