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Good Morning!

• Today will be sunny, with a high near 81 and a west wind 6 to 10 miles per hour, becoming southwest in the afternoon. Tonight is expected to be mostly clear, with a low around 63. There’s a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms tomorrow afternoon, but otherwise it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 84 degrees. Friday is expected to be mostly sunny, with a high near 80. There’s a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Saturday and we’re looking at a high near 81 degrees. Sunday is expected to be mostly sunny, with a high near 77 degrees.

• Researchers at Dr. Chris Gobler’s microalgae laboratory at Stony Brook University have found “an intense and damaging brown tide” across much of Great South Bay and Moriches Bay and in Quantuck Bay, they announced Tuesday. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• The Southampton Town Board unanimously agreed Tuesday afternoon to reject all the bids it received for a proposed garbage district in Flanders, Riverside and Northampton. Resistance to the proposal, originally floated by the Flanders/Riverside/Northampton Community Association (FRNCA), grew throughout this spring, when many members of the community who were opposed to the garbage district joined the community association in the hopes of swaying its board to stop pursuing the district. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• The Southern Pine Beetle, which has been responsible for the death of thousands of pine trees in Suffolk County, including in the woods between Hampton Bays and Flanders has been confirmed for the first time at Bethpage State Park in Nassau County. A dozen state DEC forestry experts from across New York and a group of educators from the Northeastern Forest Fire Protection Commission arrived in Long Island this week to combat the beetle and protect trees in central and eastern Long Island. More information is online here.

• Kevin McAllister, Founder of Defend H2O, will talk about the state of our waters, the effects of a rising sea level and the actions which are critical to restoring and sustaining our coastal environment in a special presentation at the Quogue Wildlife Refuge tonight at 7 p.m. More information is online here.

• The Peconic Land Trust is hosting certified arborist Paul Wagner of Treewise Organics and Soil FoodWeb NY for free, weekly lawn and landscape advice at Bridge Gardens every Wednesday afternoon from 2 to 5 p.m. this summer. More information is online here.

• Do you like report cards? Here’s the Long Island Sound’s report card.

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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