• We’re expecting a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms today, with gusty winds and heavy rain and areas of fog before 11 a.m. Otherwise, it will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 77 degrees and a south wind 8 to 14 miles per hour. There’s a 40 percent chance of overnight showers, with a low around 60. Thursday will be partly sunny, with a 20 percent chance of showers and a high near 69. Friday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 69 degrees and a 30 percent chance of showers.
• A team from the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society performed a
necropsy Tuesday afternoon on a dead minke whale washed up on Indian Wells Beach in Amagansett. The whale was confirmed to be 18.7 feet in length and “was fairly decomposed and missing many
internal organs, including the reproductive organs, therefore the sex
could not be determined,” according to the AMCS, which has sent tissue samples to a pathologist to attempt to determine cause of death. The results of the pathology testing could take several months. The whale was removed from the beach for disposal by the Town of East Hampton.
• Democratic candidate Perry Gershon was missing his debate partner, Congressman Lee Zeldin when he gave an overview of his position on the issues to members of the Hampton Bays Civic Association at their Sept. 24 candidate town hall. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• This fall, North Fork students will have access to more mental health services, after Southold Town and the schools within the township asked the state to help fund counselors here. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• A public information session and seminar for professionals on human trafficking on the East End will be held at Chancellor’s Hall at Stony Brook Southampton College next Thursday and Friday. The public information session will be held Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m., with the all-day seminar continuing on Friday. More details are online here.
• Poet Jericho Brown will read at tonight’s installment of Writers Speak Wednesdays in the Radio Lounge on the second floor of Chancellor’s Hall at Stony Brook Southampton. The event begins with a reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by a reading at 7 p.m. [Free]
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:25 a.m., 11:43 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:33 a.m., 10:51 p.m.
Greenport: 12:02 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:34 a.m., 12:50 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:57 a.m.
New Suffolk: 1:03 a.m., 1:24 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:10 a.m., 1:31 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 10:23 a.m., 10:41 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:32 a.m., 8:50 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:02 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:10 a.m., 11:31 p.m.
Greenport: 12:20 a.m., 12:39 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:13 a.m., 1:28 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:15 a.m., 12:34 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:42 a.m., 2:01 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:49 a.m., 2:08 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 10:57 a.m., 11:20 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:06 a.m., 9:29 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.