Good Morning!

• We’re expecting patchy fog before 9 a.m. today, but otherwise it will be mostly cloudy, with a high temperature near 79 degrees and a calm wind, becoming east around 6 miles per hour in the morning. There’s a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight tonight, with cloudy skies and a low around 69. Thursday will be cloudy, with a high near 81 and a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Friday will be partly sunny, with a high near 73 and a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before noon.

• The Southampton Town Board unanimously passed two measures protecting the ancestral burial sites of the Shinnecock Nation on Tuesday, including an act requiring construction be immediately stopped if human remains are found on the site, and a six-month moratorium on development in several areas the Shinnecock Nation has historically used as burial sites. Here’s our full story.

• The Southold Town Board exerted its authority over land use within the town in several major ways Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 8, adopting resolutions to take a controversial Mattituck property slated for development of a hardware store through eminent domain, adopting a Comprehensive Plan that’s been in the works for a decade, and rezoning the Plum Island ferry property in Orient to ensure it remains a site for ferry access to the island. Here’s our full story.

• The refrain from community leaders is clear on the adoption of Southold Town’s Comprehensive Plan Update, which the town board passed unanimously on Sept. 8. The community is ready, willing and able to assist in implementing its goals. Read more…

• Fifty-two Suffolk County residents tested positive for Covid-19 in the 24 hours ending Tuesday, with 1.4 percent of people tested testing positive. Twenty-nine people are currently hospitalized with the virus in Suffolk, with four in intensive care. The death toll in Suffolk stands at 2,006 people.

• A utopian vision by renowned Mattituck artists Ilya and Emilia Kabakov will grace the wall of the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill this Saturday, Sept. 12. Read more…

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

September 9
Plum Gut Harbor: 3:26 a.m., 3:52 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 2:34 a.m., 3 p.m.
Greenport: 4:03 a.m., 4:29 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:44 a.m., 4:56 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:58 a.m., 4:24 p.m.
New Suffolk: 5:25 a.m., 5:51 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5:32 a.m., 5:58 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 2:14 a.m., 2:25 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:23 a.m., 12:34 p.m.

September 10
Plum Gut Harbor: 4:25 a.m., 4:51 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 3:33 a.m., 3:59 p.m.
Greenport: 5:02 a.m., 5:28 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:38 a.m., 5:51 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 4:57 a.m., 5:23 p.m.
New Suffolk: 6:24 a.m., 6:50 p.m.
South Jamesport: 6:31 a.m., 6:57 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 3:04 a.m., 3:13 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:13 a.m., 1:22 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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