Good Morning!

• There’s a 30 percent chance of showers today, mainly after noon, with patchy fog before 9 a.m. and a high temperature near 76, with a south wind 7 to 11 miles per hour. We’re expecting showers overnight, with a low around 65. We’re expecting rain to be heavy at times on Wednesday, with a high temperature near 74 degrees and a southwest wind 11 to 17 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 32 mph. Thursday will be sunny, with a high near 71.

• Oct. 5 is the last day to respond to the U.S. Census. It’s easy to do online here, and determines much of the government funding for our local community, which has been far behind the national average in its response rates.

• The Southampton Fire Department hosts a community blood drive this afternoon at their firehouse at 470 Hampton Road. from noon to 6 p.m. Donations are urgently needed due to donation site closures because of the pandemic. You can schedule a donation online here.

• Tickets to the 28th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival, to be held virtually and at the drive-in Oct. 8 through 14, went on sale yesterday at Stay tuned for more details later this morning.

• The Pollock-Krasner House & Study Center presents the first Zoom lecture of its fall Art in Focus series, “Jackson Pollock and Jazz” by the center’s director, Helen Harrison, this evening at 5:45 p.m. Here are more details on the series.

• Suffolk County reported 41 new cases of Covid-19 in the 24 hours ending Monday, with .9 percent of the people tested testing positive. There are currently 31 people hospitalized with the virus in the county, with seven of them in ICU. The county reported one new death, bringing the death toll from the virus here to 2,014 people.

• Today is the last day to subscribe to receive our October print edition via the U.S. Mail. You’ll read many of our articles in print before you find them here, and our print edition supports much of the work we do!

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

September 29
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:52 a.m., 9:12 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8 a.m., 8:20 p.m.
Greenport: 9:29 a.m., 9:49 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:27 a.m., 10:48 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:24 a.m., 9:44 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:51 a.m., 11:11 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:58 a.m., 11:18 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:07 a.m., 8:22 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:16 a.m., 6:31 p.m.

September 30
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:31 a.m., 9:51 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:39 a.m., 8:59 p.m.
Greenport: 10:08 a.m., 10:28 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:08 a.m., 11:29 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:03 a.m., 10:23 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:30 a.m., 11:50 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:37 a.m., 11:57 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:49 a.m., 9:03 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:58 a.m., 7:12 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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