This Morning’s Bulletin — 9.6.16

Storm waves, Hampton Bays
Storm waves, Hampton Bays

Good Morning!

• Tropical storm conditions are expected to continue today, as the remnants of Hermine continue to churn in the Atlantic Ocean south of Long Island. We’re expecting sustained north winds from 27 to 32 miles per hour, with gusts up to 45, a 40 percent chance of showers and a high near 77 degrees. Tropical storm conditions are expected to continue tonight and possibly into Wednesday morning. Thursday is expected to be mostly sunny, with a high near 83. The National Weather Service expects heavy surf and life-threatening rip currents to continue through mid-week.

• The Southold Town Board will discuss sewer maps, the Army Corps of Engineers’ Hashamomuck Cove Study, the upcoming hunting season, Suffolk County Water Authority construction at Laurel Lake, town parking facilities, the town’s proposed justice court building, the Love Lane traffic study and parking issues on First Street in New Suffolk at their 9 a.m. work session this morning. There are no public hearings scheduled for their 4:30 p.m. meeting this afternoon. Their full agenda for both meetings is online here.

• Speaking of the Army Corps of Engineers, the Corps has set the times and locations for its upcoming public hearings on the Fire Island to Montauk Point Reformulation Study, including one in Southampton on Sept. 27 and Montauk on Sept. 28. More information is online here.

• The New York State Department of Transportation is alerting motorists that workers will be cleaning storm drains on Route 114 in East Hampton and Montauk Highway in Southampton beginning Tuesday, Sept. 6. The work is expected to take about four weeks, and will be done between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. The DOT expects some lane closures while the work is done. The work will be done at the northeast corner of Toilsome & Buell Lanes, under the Route 114 railroad trestle and on Montauk Highway between the end of County Road 39 and Fairbanks Court. This work is weather-dependent and may be postponed by today’s storm.

• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss their prosed Gross Floor Area code changes and a name change for Main Street at their 10 a.m. work session at town hall this morning. Their full agenda is online here.

• The third annual Great Peconic Race is this coming Saturday, and paddlers plan to spend the day seeding the waters surrounding Shelter Island with hard clams while circumnavigating Shelter Island. Get the details on our sister site, The Peconic Bathtub, online here.

• The Beacon’s Week in Review was delivered piping hot to inboxes throughout the East End in the wee hours of Sunday morning. To get your own copy each week, sign up here.

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

Sept. 6
MTK Hbr: 12:47 a.m., 1:13 p.m.
Orient: 1:48 a.m., 2:14 p.m.
Greenport: 2:16 a.m., 2:42 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 2:11 a.m., 2:37 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 3:38 a.m., 4:04 p.m.
S. Jamesport: 3:45 a.m., 4:11 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:19 a.m., 11:32 p.m.

Sept. 7
MTK Hbr: 1:36 a.m., 2:03 p.m.
Orient: 2:37 a.m., 3:04 p.m.
Greenport: 3:05 a.m., 3:32 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 3 a.m., 3:27 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 4:27 a.m., 4:54 p.m.
S. Jamesport: 4:34 a.m., 5:01 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:02 p.m.

And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.

Beth Young

Beth Young has been covering the East End since the 1990s. In her spare time, she runs around the block, 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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