Good Morning!

• We’re expecting sunny and hot conditions again today, with a high temperature near 87 degrees and a light southwest wind, becoming south 5 to 9 miles per hour in the afternoon. We’re expecting increasing clouds overnight, with a low around 71. Friday will be partly sunny, with a high near 82, and Saturday will be partly sunny, with a high near 82 and a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m.

• The Southold Town Board voted unanimously to approve several changes designed to make the town’s eight-year-old short-term rental code more enforceable on Aug. 29. Town Supervisor Scott Russell, who has been advocating to no avail for months that the board change the code to require rentals to be at least 30 days instead of the current 14 day minimum, said the vote was his “most disappointing yes in years.” Read More.

• Southold Town will open the Peconic Lane Community Center at 1170 Peconic Lane in Peconic as a cooling center today from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The town is urging residents to check in on friends and neighbors whose health may be affected by extreme heat. For more information, call Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell’s office at 631.765.1889.

• The Greenport Village Board is holding open the public hearings on a sweeping series of village code changes until its Sept. 21 work session at 6 p.m. The board will also hold a special work session this Friday at 6 p.m. to discuss public feedback on the proposed changes to date, after the hearing has been held open for three dates of public feedback to date.

• The East Hampton Town Board holds public hearings on a CPF acquisition, the Brooks-Park Historic Site draft management plan, Section 8 housing administration, the town’s department head bonus compensation program and a road protection agreement with the Village of Sag Harbor at its 2 p.m. regular meeting this afternoon. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on LTV’s YouTube channel.

• Author Vera Graff reads from “Virgin Territories: Tales of a Caribbean Movie Theater,” the adventures of a young European couple just crazy enough to start a movie theater on a remote Caribbean island, at Canio’s Books, 290 Main Street, Sag Harbor this evening at 6 p.m. More details are at

• Accordionist Hanzhi Wang performs in the Young Concert Artists series at LongHouse Reserve, 133 Hands Creek Road, East Hampton this evening at 6 p.m. Ms. Wang breathes new life into Bach’s Goldberg Variations in a performance that showcases the accordion’s agility and power. Tickets are $30 or $20 for LongHouse members and are available at

• The Fast Lane Eagles Tribute Band holds a free concert this evening at 7:30 p.m. at the Westhampton Beach Village Green at the corner of Main Street and Mill Road. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to enjoy the last concert in the park of this summer season in Westhampton Beach.

• Blues By the River, the return of the Riverhead Blues Festival, returns to Downtown Riverhead on Saturday from Noon to 6 p.m. Gates open at 10:30 p.m. at Riverhead Town Square, East Main Street, Riverhead. Headliners include Kerry Kearney and the Kings of Psychedelia, Lex Grey and the Urban Pioneers, Gene Casey and the Lone Sharks, Jack Licitra and the South Bay Soul and Kane Daily and the Roadhouse Dawgs. Tickets are $35 and more details are at

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

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.

September 8
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:34 a.m., 6:10 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 4:42 a.m., 5:18 p.m.
Greenport: 6:11 a.m., 6:47 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 6:58 a.m., 7:19 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 6:06 a.m., 6:42 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7:33 a.m., 8:09 p.m.
South Jamesport: 7:40 a.m., 8:16 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 4:24 a.m., 4:47 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:33 a.m., 2:56 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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