Good Morning!

• We’re expecting partly sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 65 degrees and a northeast wind 9 to 11 miles per hour. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 57 and rain expected after 2 a.m. Rain will continue into Friday, with a high near 66 and a northeast wind around 15 miles per hour. There’s a 50 percent chance of rain on Saturday, with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 69.

• After four public hearings and several informational meetings with the Greenport Business Improvement District, the Greenport Village Board will hold open its public hearing on a sweeping series of changes to the village code this evening at 6 p.m. at the Third Street Firehouse. Here’s more info.

• The Cutchogue Civic Association will host a forum on affordable housing this evening from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Cutchogue-New Suffolk Free Library. The meeting is open to the public, and all are encouraged to attend to learn more about this complex topic at the forefront of many town and community efforts. Presentations will center on the what, where and how of affordable housing, including why it is important and options for creating affordable housing. The forum will feature representatives from the town of Southold as well as others versed in the issue, followed by a question-and-answer period. 

• The Southampton TownBoard will discuss the Riverside Maritime Park Trail Plan and town council members’ project updates at their 10:30 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on Sea-TV’s YouTube channel.

• The Riverhead Town Board is slated to hold a work session this morning at 10 a.m. at its current town board meeting room at 200 Howell Avenue this morning at 10 a.m., according to the town’s website The agenda is slated to be posted here, and the meeting to be viewed live here. Riverhead is in the process this week of moving its town offices to a new location at 2-4 West Second Street in building that had formerly been occupied by Peconic Bay Medical Center’s administrative offices, and the former Suffolk County National Bank.

• East Hampton Town has announced it will be rescheduling its 375th Anniversary parade to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14, down David’s Lane and Main Street and then up Newtown Lane, concluding at Lumber Lane and Railroad Avenue. The parade was originally scheduled for this past weekend.

• Oktoberfest in the Park comes to Downtown Riverhead on Saturday from 3 to 9 p.m., with food, music, beer and contests, live music with the Bratwurst Boys and illumination of Reflextions light show in the park at dusk. More details are at

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

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.

September 29
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:03 a.m., 10:28 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:11 a.m., 9:36 p.m.
Greenport: 10:40 a.m., 11:05 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:44 a.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:35 a.m., 11 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:02 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:09 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:26 a.m., 9:47 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:35 a.m., 7:56 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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