Good Morning!

• We’re expecting sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 74 degrees and a west wind around 9 miles per hour. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 60. Tuesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 74, and Wednesday will be sunny, with a high near 77.

• Two New York Blood Center blood drives will be held on the East End today. The East Hampton Lions Club’s drive at the Amagansett American Legion, 15 Montauk Highway in Amagansett, will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 7:45 p.m., and the Riverhead Free Library, at 330 Court Street in Riverhead, also holds a blood drive from Noon to 6 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments can also be made online here.

• The candidates in a Democratic primary to run against incumbent Republican Rep. Nick LaLota for the First Congressional District seat will debate one another this evening at 7 p.m. in a Zoom debate sponsored by the League of Women Voters of the Hamptons, Shelter Island and the North Fork, which will be aired live on Southampton Town’s Sea-TV. Find Out More.

• The New Suffolk Board of Education will host Just Kids Executive Director Steve Held at its 7 p.m. meeting this evening for a discussion on Just Kids’ plans for use of the school’s building in the upcoming years. Find Out More.

• After much debate, the Suffolk County Planning Commission deemed Southold Town’s Final Environmental Impact Statement for Strong’s Yacht Center’s proposed yacht storage buildings on the Mattituck Inlet incomplete at its June 5 meeting, and said it would ask the town to provide more information about possible alternatives to the plan to remove about 130,000 cubic yards of sand from a hillside to build two 50,000-square-foot yacht storage buildings. Read Our Full Coverage.

Stony Brook University’s Biennial Clean Water Conference, at which leading scientists from across the nation and public officials exchange ideas and explore the state of science regarding the treatment of drinking water and wastewater, will be held this Wednesday, June 12 at the Wang Center at the main Stony Brook campus. Find Out More.

• Closer to home, the North Fork Civics will host Dr. Christopher Gobler, who heads Stony Brook’s Center for Clean Water Technology for “The State of the Bays & Water 2024” on Thursday, June 13 at 6 p.m., at the Southold Town Recreation Center, 970 Peconic Lane, Peconic. Find Out More.

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

June 10
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:05 a.m., 1:37 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:13 a.m., 12:45 p.m.
Greenport: 1:42 a.m., 2:14 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:32 a.m., 3:08 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:37 a.m., 2:09 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3:04 a.m., 3:36 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:11 a.m., 3:43 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:11 a.m., 12:58 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:07 a.m., 11:10 p.m.

June 11
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:55 a.m., 2:29 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:03 a.m., 1:37 p.m.
Greenport: 2:32 a.m., 3:06 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:20 a.m., 3:56 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 2:27 a.m., 3:01 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3:54 a.m., 4:28 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:01 a.m., 4:35 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 1:01 a.m., 1:49 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:58 a.m., 11:59 p.m.

And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.

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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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