• Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 75 degrees and a north wind 6 to 10 miles per hour. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 55 degrees and an east wind 6 to 10 miles per hour. There’s a 40 percent chance of rain Friday, mainly after 11 a.m., with cloudy skies and a high near 71. Winds will be out of the east at 15 to 20 miles per hour. We’re expecting rain overnight Friday, with a northeast wind 23 to 25 miles per hour, gusting as high as 36. Saturday will be partly sunny and breezy, with a high near 75.
• Suffolk County is holding two public hearings this week on its draft Subwatersheds Wastewater Plan, which would dramatically alter the way homeowners dispose of their septic waste throughout the county. The first will be held this evening, Sept. 5 ,at 6 p.m. at the Suffolk County Riverhead Legislative Auditorium, 300 Center Drive in Riverhead, and on Friday, Sept. 6 at 3 p.m. at the Suffolk County Community College Brentwood Campus’s Health, Sports & Education Center Lecture Hall on Crooked Hill Road in Brentwood. More details are online here.
• East Hampton Town has been recognized as the safest community and Southold Town has been recognized as the fourth safest community to live in in New York State by Backgroundschecks.org in the website’s annual safety report report. The Southold Town Police Department issued a statement Wednesday that “our officers, along with all Southold Town government, work hard to maintain a community where our residents and visitors feel safe and secure, as evidenced by our low violent crime and property crime rates referenced in this report.”
•The East End Arts Gallery in Riverhead is hosting a provocative new show, “Frankie Says,” opening tomorrow, featuring New York street scenes by Frankie Neptune, a street artist turned police officer who is now making mischief on the East End. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• The Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum is currently accepting submissions for its upcoming “725” Group Art Exhibition. More details are online here.
• Old Steeple Community Church in Aquebogue is having their 3rd annual Scholarship Benefit with music by Joe Hampton & Friends on Sunday, Sept. 8 at 4 p.m. More details are online here.
• The Southampton Town Board will review the draft agenda for its Sept. 10 meeting and town board member projects at its 10 a.m. work session this morning. The Riverhead Town Board’s work session for this morning has been cancelled.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 3:06 a.m., 3:40 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 2:14 a.m., 2:48 p.m.
Greenport: 3:43 a.m., 4:17 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:41 a.m., 5:07 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:38 a.m., 4:12 p.m.
New Suffolk: 5:05 a.m., 5:39 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5:12 a.m., 5:46 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 2:17 a.m., 2:51 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:26 a.m., 1 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 4:10 a.m., 4:45 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 3:18 a.m., 3:53 p.m.
Greenport: 4:47 a.m., 5:22 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:42 a.m., 6:07 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 4:42 a.m., 5:17 p.m.
New Suffolk: 6:09 a.m., 6:44 p.m.
South Jamesport: 6:16 a.m., 6:51 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 3:14 a.m., 3:45 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:23 a.m., 1:54 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.