Pictured Above: Where the ducks go in summer.

Good Morning!

• We’re expecting showers this morning, mainly before 10 a.m., with a high temperature near 77 degrees and a southwest wind 7 to 17 miles per hour, becoming northwest and gusting as high as 29 miles per hour. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 52. Wednesday will be sunny, with a high near 72. We’re expecting rain on Thursday, with a high near 70 degrees.

• The New York State Public Service Commission will hold informational forums and public hearings on the cable to bring power ashore from the South Fork Wind Farm this afternoon and evening at the East Hampton Emergency Services Building. More details are online here.

• The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has included 47 of the 570 acres at the East Hampton Airport on its “Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites,” also known as Superfund Sites, due to the presence in the soil and groundwater beneath the airport of chemicals found in firefighting foam. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss special events on the Montauk Green and Queen Lane parking restrictions at its 10 a.m. work session this morning at the Montauk Firehouse. More details are online here.

• The Southampton Town Board has several public hearings scheduled for its 1 p.m. meeting this afternoon, including one on requiring permits for parking at the end of Long Neck Boulevard in Flanders, requiring groundwater monitoring for mining activities, prohibiting the intentional release of balloons and on the Hampton Bays Downtown Overlay District. The full agenda is online here.

• The Accabonac Protection Committee will hold a forum tomorrow from 6 to 8 p.m. at Ashawagh Hall on the Health of Accabonac Harbor. More details are online here.

• The New York State Legislature’s 2019 session ends June 19, and advocates are looking to see the legislature take up a number of measures, including the Climate and Community Protection Act, which was the subject of two letters we have recently received.

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

June 11
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:18 a.m., 5:57 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 4:26 a.m., 5:05 p.m.
Greenport: 5:55 a.m., 6:34 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 6:46 a.m., 7:21 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 5:50 a.m., 6:29 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7:17 a.m., 7:56 p.m.
South Jamesport: 7:24 a.m., 8:03 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 4:14 a.m., 5:01 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:23 a.m., 3:10 p.m.

June 12
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:21 a.m., 6:53 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:29 a.m., 6:01 p.m.
Greenport: 6:58 a.m., 7:30 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 7:49 a.m., 8:18 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 6:53 a.m., 7:25 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:20 a.m., 8:52 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:27 a.m., 8:59 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 5:14 a.m., 5:59 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3:23 a.m., 4:08 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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