Good Morning!

• We’re expecting sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 66 degrees and an east wind 10 to 13 miles per hour. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 54. Thursday will be partly sunny, with a high near 67, and, and Friday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 67 and showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after 2 p.m.

• This October, the Peter Matthiessen Center, formed to build on the legacy of the celebrated author and naturalist who for many years called Sagaponack home, is embarking on several ambitious projects to tell the stories of the interactions, both locally and globally, between people and the natural world. The two-part program “Celebrating Bonac,” which kicks off this Sunday, Oct. 1, brings together writers, filmmakers, tribal members and members of families who have long lived off the land and waters surrounding Accabonac Harbor in Springs. Read More.

• The Greater Jamesport Civic Association hosts the third of three candidate forums for Riverhead Town Board and Town Supervisor candidates this evening at 7 p.m. at the Jamesport Meeting House, 1590 Main Road in Jamesport. Here’s more info.

• Dave’s Desk@Ditch columnist Dave Davis explores the disconnect between what many folks say is important to them and the behaviors they exhibit, or what’s referred to as the “value-action gap,” in this month’s column. Read More.

• The Sag Harbor American Music Festival kicks off tomorrow evening, with Restaurant Night from 5 to 9 p.m. throughout the village. More details are at

• A Harvest Potluck Festival to benefit the First Universalist Church of Southold Building Fund will be held this Saturday, Sept. 30 at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 768 Main Street, Greenport. 6 p.m. cocktails, 7 p.m. dinner. Music, raffles and silent auction. Here are more details.

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

September 27
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:28 a.m., 8:52 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:36 a.m., 8 p.m.
Greenport: 9:05 a.m., 9:29 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:04 a.m., 10:29 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9 a.m., 9:24 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:27 a.m., 10:51 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:34 a.m., 10:58 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 7:47 a.m., 8:08 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:56 a.m., 6:17 p.m.

September 28
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:15 a.m., 9:40 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:23 a.m., 8:48 p.m.
Greenport: 9:52 a.m., 10:17 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:55 a.m., 11:21 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:47 a.m., 10:12 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:14 a.m., 11:39 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:21 a.m., 11:46 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:38 a.m., 8:59 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:47 a.m., 7:08 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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