Wednesday morning, Greenport
Wednesday morning, Greenport

Good Morning!

• Showers are likely this morning, mainly before 10 a.m., but skies will gradually clear, becoming mostly sunny with a high near 76 degrees and a west wind 8 to 13 miles per hour. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 53. Friday will be sunny, with a high near 73, and Saturday will be sunny, with a high near 71.

• There are an estimated 10,000 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients in the First Congressional District, and the future of DACA has been on the minds of East Enders in this busy national news week. Congressman Lee Zeldin’s statement on DACA is online here, and we also heard this week from letter writer Bruce Colbath about the future of the program.

• Greenport’s Mitchell Park will play host this evening, Sept. 7, to a celebration of love and community, in an attempt to counter the national climate of racial tension and anti-immigrant sentiment, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend this celebration.

• The Second Annual North Fork TV Festival will be held this evening through September 9 in Greenport, with screenings scheduled at the Greenport Theatre and at venues throughout the village. More details are online here.

• The Ecological Culture Initiative will host an “Ask ECI Community Forum” this evening, Sep. 7 at 6 p.m. at the Quogue Library. Community members are invited to exchange ideas and information regarding agro-ecology, passive solar architecture, pollinator gardens, rainwater collection systems and other innovative ideas. More details are online here.

• Suffolk County Vector Control will conduct an aerial spraying for mosquitos with Bti and Methoprene in the following East End areas today and tomorrow between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m.: Jagger Lane, Westhampton Dunes, Dune Road, Meadow Lane, Iron Point and North Sea in Southampton Town; Napeague and Accabonac harbors in East Hampton Town; Indian Island the Aquebogue Overlook, Crescent Duck Farm, Millar Farm and Aquebogue Farm in Riverhead Town and New Suffolk, Great Hog Neck, Kerwin Boulevard, Pipes Cove and Pipes Neck Creek in Southold Town. For more information, contact Vector Control at 631.852.4270.

• The Southampton Town Board will discuss a proposed cell tower at 1524 North Sea Road, Hampton Bays Water District wells and plans for CPF properties slated for park use at their 10 a.m. work session this morning. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Riverhead Town Board’s work session for this morning has been cancelled.

• The East Hampton Town Board will hold a public hearing on a grant of scenic and conservation easement at its 6:30 p.m. meeting tonight. Their full agenda is online here.

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

Sept. 7
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:18 a.m., 11:34 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:26 a.m., 10:42 p.m.
Greenport: 11:55 a.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:25 a.m., 12:47 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:50 a.m.
New Suffolk: 12:52 a.m., 1:17 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:59 a.m., 1:24 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:28 a.m., 8:46 p.m.

Sept. 8
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:58 a.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:06 a.m., 11:25 p.m.
Greenport: 12:11 a.m., 12:35 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:07 a.m., 1:28 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:06 a.m.,12:30 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:33 a.m., 1:57 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:40 a.m., 2:04 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:08 a.m., 9:29 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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