Pictured Above: The frontline workers at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead will be honored in a virtual gala this evening.

Good Morning!

• Today will be mostly sunny, with a high temperature near 77 degrees and a southwest wind 5 to 9 miles per hour. We’re expecting patchy fog and partly cloudy skies overnight, with a low around 56. Saturday will be partly sunny, with a high near 74 and a 20 percent chance of showers, and Sunday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 77.

• Tonight is Peconic Bay Medical Center’s free online gala, “Unmasking the Heroes,” which anyone can view online here. “Our frontline health care heroes worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic to care for their community members and the many people who were transferred to our hospital from other facilities,” said PBMC President & CEO Andrew Mitchell. “I am so grateful to all of our generous donors and community members who have shown their support in a variety of ways throughout COVID-19. And it is with great pleasure that we get to reveal the heroes behind the masks who have diligently been caring for patients for months so we can better appreciate them.” Funds raised from online donations and raffles in conjunction with the gala will support the hospital’s emergency medicine services and women’s health services. 

• Today is Car Free Day Long Island, an annual experiment in using public and alternative transportation — telecommuting included — to help reduce Long Island’s carbon footprint. Here’s more info on how to get involved.

• Suffolk County reported 33 new cases of Covid-19 in the 24 hours ending Thursday, with .5 percent of people tested testing positive. Twenty-nine people are currently hospitalized with the virus in the county, with seven of them in ICU. The county reported no new deaths, and the Covid death toll here stands at 2,012 people.

• We’ve got a great early autumn recipe for you this weekend from the Peconic Dish — a quick and easy blackberry jam cake with blackberry jam compote that’s sure to impress the hungry diners around your table this weekend.

• The VSOP Gallery in Greenport is holding an open house both Saturday and Sunday in celebration of its two fall exhibitions. Here are more details.

• The Southampton Arts Center has a weekend full of outdoor film screenings planned, with a free family-friendly screening of the Mountainfilm Student Program this evening at 7 p.m. and a screening of the documentary “A Passion for Giving,” compelling interviews with fascinating people, some famous some not, who inspire the viewer to give and help other people, animals and the planet, on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. There is a $10 suggested donation for Saturday’s film.

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

September 25
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:25 a.m., 5:57 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 4:33 a.m., 5:05 p.m.
Greenport: 6:02 a.m., 6:34 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 6:49 a.m., 7:14 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 5:57 a.m., 6:29 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7:24 a.m., 7:56 p.m.
South Jamesport: 7:31 a.m., 8:03 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 4:18 a.m., 4:46 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:27 a.m., 2:55 p.m.

September 26
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:32 a.m., 6:58 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:40 a.m., 6:06 p.m.
Greenport: 7:09 a.m., 7:35 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 7:52 a.m., 8:16 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:04 a.m., 7:30 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:31 a.m., 8:57 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:38 a.m., 9:04 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 5:22 a.m., 5:48 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3:31 a.m., 3:57 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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