Good Morning!

• We’re expecting sunny skies and humid conditions today, with a high temperature near 88 degrees and a west wind around 7 miles per hour. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 69. Thursday will be sunny, with a high near 87, and Friday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 81.

• Schools are opening across the East End today and tomorrow. Be aware of buses picking up and dropping off students, and please remember school buses here are now equipped with cameras to enforce the law prohibiting passing stopped school buses.

• The Riverhead Town Board will hold three public hearings, on extension of the Riverhead Sewer District for a proposed car wash at the intersection of Pulaski Street and Route 58, on changes to the town’s parade and special event permits, and on an alleged unsafe structure at 16 Doris Avenue at its 2 p.m. meeting this afternoon. Here’s the agenda, here’s the public hearing info and the meeting can be viewed live here.

• The Southold Town 9/11 Memorial Committee has announced that their Remembrance Ceremony of the 22nd Anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks will be held next Monday, Sept. 11 at 6 p.m. at Jean Cochran Park on Peconic Lane in Peconic. Riverhead’s annual Sound Park Heights Association’s annual 9/11 Vigil will be held Sept. 11 at 6 p.m., with a memorial procession starting at Marine Street in Reeves Park and concluding at the memorial at the intersection of Park Road and Sound Avenue. Riverhead Town will also hold a prayer ceremony at 10 a.m. Monday at its World Trade Center Memorial Park at the corner of Riley and Edwards Avenue.

• Hampton Bays Duckie Race Day sponsored by the Hampton Bays Chamber of Commerce will be held this Saturday, Sept. 9 at Cowfish Restaurant, 258 East Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be family activities, music, a visit from Quogue Wildlife Refuge residents and a Cornell Cooperative Extension touch tank, a bouncy house, duckie decorating and crafts with the Hampton Bays Library, as well as prizes for winning ducks. The race starts at 1 p.m. There is free parking at Hampton Bays High School with a free shuttle bus to the event. Admission is $10 per person or $20 for a family of four. Here are more details.

• North Fork Reform Synagogue’s 17th Annual North Fork Foodie Tour will be held this Sunday, Sept. 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pick up a map and get oriented at the Peconic Land Trust’s Agricultural Center at Charnews Farm, 3005 Youngs Ave., Southold before setting out on tours of 20 local food producers. Tickets are $30. Here are more details.

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

September 6
Plum Gut Harbor: 3:19 a.m., 3:54 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 2:27 a.m., 3:02 p.m.
Greenport: 3:56 a.m., 4:31 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:55 a.m., 5:16 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:51 a.m., 4:26 p.m.
New Suffolk: 5:18 a.m., 5:53 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5:25 a.m., 6 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 2:31 a.m., 2:56 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:40 a.m., 1:05 p.m.

September 7
Plum Gut Harbor: 4:24 a.m., 5:02 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 3:32 a.m., 4:10 p.m.
Greenport: 5:01 a.m., 5:39 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:56 a.m., 6:17 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 4:56 a.m., 5:34 p.m.
New Suffolk: 6:23 a.m., 7:01 p.m.
South Jamesport: 6:30 a.m., 7:08 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 3:26 a.m., 3:50 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:35 a.m., 1:59 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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