Good Morning!

• We’re expecting mostly sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 76 degrees and a light and variable wind, becoming west 5 to 8 miles per hour. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 62. Thursday will be sunny, with a high near 79, and Friday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 79 and a chance of afternoon showers and evening thunderstorms.

• We’re in the midst of a blood shortage emergency, and the Riverhead Fire Department at 540 Roanoke Avenue is hosting a New York Blood Center blood drive to help meet the need today from 1 to 7 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments can also be made online here.

• The Sag Harbor Village Planning Board holds a Special Meeting this evening at 5 p.m. to discuss developer Adam Potter’s controversial application for a mixed use building known as “11 Bridge Street.” Here’s the Zoom login info.

• Beacon Climate Local Now columnist Len Green writes this month about the hidden ecological meaning behind the beauty of this season. Read More.

• Tonight is Hulling Night — the opening night of the Mattituck Lions Club’s annual Strawberry Festival — in which volunteers are needed to hull 100,000 strawberries beginning at 5 p.m., followed by the opening night of the festival. Here’s More info.

• The Rites of Spring Music Festival continues this Sunday at 5 p.m. on the North Fork, with a program of “Brahms at His Creative Zenith” with the award-winning Merz Trio at the Jamesport Meeting House. Here’s More Info.

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

June 12
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:47 a.m., 3:22 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:55 a.m., 2:30 p.m.
Greenport: 3:24 a.m., 3:59 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:10 a.m., 4:46 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:19 a.m., 3:54 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:46 a.m., 5:21 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:53 a.m., 5:28 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 1:50 a.m., 2:38 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:47 p.m.

June 13
Plum Gut Harbor: 3:40 a.m., 4:17 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 2:48 a.m., 3:25 p.m.
Greenport: 4:17 a.m., 4:54 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:02 a.m., 5:36 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 4:12 a.m., 4:49 p.m.
New Suffolk: 5:39 a.m., 6:16 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5:46 a.m., 6:23 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 2:37 a.m., 3:24 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:46 a.m., 1:33 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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