Good Morning!

• We’re expecting cloudy skies this morning, gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high temperature near 82 degrees and a south wind 7 to 13 miles per hour. There’s a 20 percent chance of overnight showers and thunderstorms, with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 70. Saturday will be partly sunny, with a high near 81 and a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2 p.m. Sunday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 80 and a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon.

• The East Marion Fire Department will hold a public hearing on a proposal for a new building to house necessary fire apparatus and protective gear tomorrow, Sept. 9 at 10 a.m. at the firehouse at 9245 Main Road. A public vote on a $2.5 million bond to pay for the project, at an estimated average annual cost to taxpayers of $239.88 will be held at the firehouse next Tuesday, Sept. 12 from 6 to 9 p.m. Anyone who is registered to vote in the East Marion Fire District may vote.

• Civic Associations in Riverhead Town have scheduled three separate candidate forums in late September in the western, central and eastern areas of the township, in an effort to help the public learn more about town candidate positions on issues ahead of this November’s elections. Read More.

• The Greenport Village Board will hold a special work session this evening at 6 p.m. to discuss public feedback they’ve received on a sweeping series of changes to the village’s zoning code. The board will not be taking public comment, but the public is welcome to attend. The public hearing on the proposed changes is slated to continue on Thursday, Sept. 21 at 6 p.m.

• Southold Democrats will hold a Meet the Candidates evening this Sunday, Sept. 10 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Meadowlark North Fork, 24385 Main Road in Cutchogue. All are welcome.

This weekend is filled with special events. Here are a few more that we haven’t highlighted in the past couple days:

• North Fork Audubon holds their Fall Native Plant Sale at Inlet Pond County Park, 64795 Route 48 in Greenport from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 9 & 10. Arrive early for a great selection of native plants grown by Glover Perennials in Cutchogue. More details are at northforkaudubon.org.

• The 42nd Annual Country Fair will be held at Hallockville Museum Farm, 6038 Sound Ave., Riverhead from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 9 & 10, rain or shine. There will be tractor pulls, craft vendors, pony rides, historic tours, petting zoo, farmers market, live music, food trucks and more. Tickets are $12 for ages 3 and up, and $45 per family of two adults & two children. More details are at hallockville.org.

• The Third New York Regiment 1775 Long Island Companies encamps on Sunday, Sept. 10 at Southold Historical Museum Complex, 55200 Main Road, Southold for a day of Revolutionary War re-enactment from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors will experience 18th-century camp life, including demonstrations of firearms, military drills, and other daily tasks. Admission is free but donations are appreciated. More details are at southoldhistorical.org.

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

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.

September 9
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:38 a.m., 7:09 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:46 a.m., 6:17 p.m.
Greenport: 7:15 a.m., 7:46 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 7:59 a.m., 8:19 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:10 a.m., 7:41 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:37 a.m., 9:08 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:44 a.m., 9:15 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 5:25 a.m., 5:46 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3:34 a.m., 3:55 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 editor@eastendbeacon.com

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