Good Morning!

• It will be mostly sunny today, with a high near 72 degrees and an east wind 9 to 11 miles per hour. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 58. There’s a 20 percent chance of showers after 2 p.m. Saturday, but otherwise it will be partly sunny, with a high near 73. We’re expecting scattered showers and thunderstorms Sunday, with mostly sunny skies and a high near 76.

• There’s currently a nationwide blood shortage, and the Sag Harbor Fire Department at 1357 Brick Kiln Road in Sag Harbor will hold a New York Blood Center Blood Drive today from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. to work toward replenishing the stock of needed blood. Appointments are recommended, online here.

• Early voting for local primaries begins tomorrow, June 12, and continues through Sunday, June 20 — primary day is Tuesday, June 22. On the East End there are primaries this year between Democratic candidates for East Hampton Town Supervisor and Town Council, and between Working Families Party candidates for Southampton Town Council. Here’s where to vote early if you are registered in those towns with those parties — only registered party members can vote in New York primaries. Any registered voter in Suffolk County may vote at any of these locations. Here’s more info on the candidates.

• The Southampton Arts Center will present Restorative Oysters, an evening of programming with Cornell Cooperative Extension on the importance of oysters in restoring our local bays on Sunday, June 13 from 6 to 9 p.m. The event is free, register online at

• The Rites of Spring New Music Ensemble will perform a concert of contemporary music under the stars at Custer Institute Observatory in Southold on Saturday, June 12 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $45. Visit for tickets.

• Guild Hall in East Hampton presents a screening of the “Life of Pi” on Saturday, June 12 at 8:30 p.m. A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. This event is held in conjunction with Guild Hall’s current exhibition, Alexis Rockman: Shipwrecks. Tickets are $15 and are available online here.

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

June 11
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:36 a.m., 11:41 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:44 a.m., 10:49 p.m.
Greenport: 12:13 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:26 a.m., 1:03 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:08 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:59 a.m., 1:35 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:06 a.m., 1:42 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 10:34 a.m., 10:31 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:43 a.m., 8:40 p.m.

June 12
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:20 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:28 a.m., 11:31 p.m.
Greenport: 12:18 a.m., 12:57 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:04 a.m., 1:43 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:13 a.m., 12:52 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:40 a.m., 2:19 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:47 a.m., 2:26 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 11:15 a.m., 11:06 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:24 a.m., 9:15 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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