Good Morning!

• It will be mostly sunny today, with a high temperature near 73 degrees and a northwest wind 7 to 14 miles per hour. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 55. Saturday will be sunny, with a high near 77 and Sunday will be partly sunny, with a high near 78 degrees and a 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 2 p.m.

• New York is currently experiencing a blood shortage emergency, and two local venues are working today to reverse this trend. The Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center at 76 Main Street in Westhampton Beach hosts a New York Blood Center blood drive this afternoon from noon to 6 p.m. Reservations are recommended, online here. Also today, from 1 to 7 p.m., the Mattituck Fire Department and the Mattituck Lions Club host a NYBC blood drive at the firehouse at 1000 Pike Street. Reservations are recommended, online here.

• Sag Harbor Cinema Presents an outdoor screening of the classic coming-of-age film “Breaking Away” this evening at Mashashimuet Park, 395 Main Street, Sag Harbor at 7:20 p.m. In the film, three recent high school graduates who dream of being bike racers face uncertain futures. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for Sag Harbor Cinema members. Register online here.

• The Southampton Fire Department Antique Truck Committee is dusting off their finest historic fire trucks to be shown on the grounds of the Rogers Mansion at 17 Meeting House Lane on Saturday, Sept. 4 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The City Service Ladder Truck made in 1912 will be a featured attraction. Historic firefighting equipment will be on display and include many of the twin forks historic fire trucks. The Rogers Mansion Museum Complex will also be open to the public. Come visit the 12 historic buildings on the Complex which were recently listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a unique property. All are welcome to see this once-in-a-lifetime, outdoor display of Southampton’s legendary firefighting equipment.

• Teatro Yerbabruja presents an immersive performance art experience, “Constellations,” outdoors under the North Fork night sky at the Custer Observatory in Southold on Saturday, Sept. 4 at 8 p.m. Here are more details.

• East End Arts’ Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival, usually held on Memorial Day Weekend, is returning Labor Day weekend this year, on Sunday, Sept. 5 from noon to 5 p.m. Here’s how you can participate.

• Suffolk County reported 521 new cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday, Sept. 1, with 4.4 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 230 people hospitalized with the virus in the county, with 43 of them in ICU. The county reported two new fatalities from the virus, bringing the death toll here to 3,463 people. On the vaccination front, 67.7 percent of all Suffolk residents have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, with 60.6 percent of residents fully vaccinated. Of people ages 18 and over, 73.3 percent have received at least one dose, and 80.7 percent are fully vaccinated.

• The Morning Bulletin is taking Labor Day off, and we hope that you can too. We’ll continue to post breaking news throughout the weekend as we celebrate the work of organized labor to build this country.

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

Sept. 3
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:06 a.m., 8:24 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:14 a.m., 7:32 p.m.
Greenport: 8:43 a.m., 9:01 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:26 a.m., 9:39 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:38 a.m., 8:56 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:05 a.m., 10:23 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:12 a.m., 10:30 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 7:01 a.m., 7:12 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:10 a.m., 5:21 p.m.

Sept. 4
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:47 a.m., 9:04 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:55 a.m., 8:12 p.m.
Greenport: 9:24 a.m., 9:41 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:13 a.m., 10:26 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:19 a.m., 9:36 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:46 a.m., 11:03 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:53 a.m., 11:10 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 7:50 a.m., 8 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:59 a.m., 6:09 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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