Good Morning!

• We’re expecting periods of rain and possibly a thunderstorm today, mainly before 3 p.m., with a high temperature near 69 degrees and a west wind 7 to 10 miles per hour. There’s a 20 percent chance of showers this evening, mostly before 9 p.m., with partly cloudy skies and a low around 54. Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 75 degrees and a north wind 5 to 7 miles per hour. Sunday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 76.

• Suffolk County Community College’s Eastern Campus will play host to a Narcan opioid antidote training session this afternoon, 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.

• This is closing weekend for Northeast Stage’s production of William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night,” with shows tonight, Saturday and Sunday at 7 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church in Greenport. Here’s more info.

• The Southampton Arts Center presents a free screening and panel discussion of the acclaimed Netflix documentary “My Octopus Teacher” this evening at 7 p.m. Here’s more info.

• Group for the East End, Atlantic Marine Conservation Society and Hallock State Park in Riverhead are partnering in hosting a community beach cleanup at Hallock State Park, 6062 Sound Avenue in Riverhead, this Saturday, Sept. 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Here are more details.

• The Riverhead BID is hosting an Oktoberfest celebration in downtown Riverhead tomorrow, Sept. 25, from 4 to 8 p.m., featuring beers from three local breweries, music, food and a lighting of the Reflextions art exhibit in Grangabel Park alongside the Peconic River, which will be illuminated through 10 p.m. Here are more details.

• The Arts Center at Duck Creek in Springs presents vibraphonist, marimbist, improviser, and composer Patricia Brennan’s percussion-heavy quartet on Saturday, Sept. 25th at 4 pm. She’ll be joined by Kim Cass on bass, Noel Brennan on drums, and Mauricio Herrera on percussion. Read More.

Suffolk County reported 535 new cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday, Sept. 21, with 3.9 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 216 people hospitalized with the virus in the county, with 40 of them in ICU. The county reported two new fatalities from the virus, bringing the death toll here to 3,519 people. As of Wednesday, Sept. 22, 70.5 percent of all Suffolk residents had received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccination, while 63.1 percent had completed their vaccine series. Among people ages 18 and up, 83.9 percent of the population has now received at least one dose of a Covid vaccine.

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

Sept. 24
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:24 a.m., 12:45 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:53 a.m.
Greenport: 1:01 a.m., 1:22 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2 a.m., 2:12 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:56 a.m., 1:17 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:23 a.m., 2:44 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:30 a.m., 2:51 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 11:54 a.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:03 a.m., 10:26 p.m.

Sept. 25
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:10 a.m., 1:30 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:18 a.m., 12:38 p.m.
Greenport: 1:47 a.m., 2:07 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:42 a.m., 2:52 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:42 a.m., 2:02 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3:09 a.m., 3:29 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:16 a.m., 3:36 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:17 a.m., 12:33 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:42 a.m., 11:12 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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