Good Morning!

• Skies will clear throughout the day today, with a high temperature near 82 degrees and a north wind 5 to 8 miles per hour, becoming south in the afternoon. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 53. Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 74 and Sunday will be partly sunny, with a high near 71.

• The George Floyd protests continue to expand and grow, with marches planned in Hampton Bays and Shelter Island on Sunday. Here are more details.

• Suffolk County’s Covid hospitalizations continue to decline. As of June 8, 151 people in the county were hospitalized with the disease, down 14 from the prior day, with 45 people in ICU, a decrease of one, said County Executive Steve Bellone in his Thursday press briefing. Twelve people had been released from the hospital in the prior 24 hours, and four had died.

• The North Fork Community Theatre’s annual gala will be held virtually, this year titled “As We Stumble Along,” this evening at 7 p.m. More details are online here.

• The Retreat’s annual “All Against Abuse” gala cocktail party and auction will be held virtually tomorrow evening, June 13 from 6 to 7 p.m. More details are online here.

• The Greenport Village Business Improvement District is installing a section of a design prototype of a new platform to cover the parking spaces on a section of the north side of Front Street today “in order to demonstrate the value, functionality, pedestrian access and possible enhanced business opportunity for merchants, patrons and residents to consider” if the BID works to extend the prototype to the rest of the village’s downtown, according to BID President Richard Vandenburgh.

• If you go to the old quarter of Bari, you will find a tribe of grandmothers churning out orecchiette, a small, hand-shaped pasta whose name means “little ear.” It’s the ultimate in peasant food — semolina flour mixed with warm water, cut with a sharp knife and flicked into the shape of an ear, then set out to dry on large screens in the morning sun before the women carry them out to the street to sell to passers-by. We tried this month, after the yeast ran out, to duplicate their efforts.

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

June 12
Plum Gut Harbor: 3:35 a.m., 4:16 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 2:43 a.m., 3:24 p.m.
Greenport: 4:12 a.m., 4:53 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:02 a.m., 5:36 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 4:07 a.m., 4:48 p.m.
New Suffolk: 5:34 a.m., 6:15 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5:41 a.m., 6:22 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 2:41 a.m., 3:21 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:50 a.m., 1:30 p.m.

June 13
Plum Gut Harbor: 4:32 a.m., 5:13 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 3:40 a.m., 4:21 p.m.
Greenport: 5:09 a.m., 5:50 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:57 a.m., 6:28 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 5:04 a.m., 5:45 p.m.
New Suffolk: 6:31 a.m., 7:12 p.m.
South Jamesport: 6:38 a.m., 7:19 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 3:29 a.m., 4:09 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:38 a.m., 2:18 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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