Pictured Above: At the starting mark, Wednesday, New Suffolk.

Good Morning!

• We’re expecting rain and possibly a thunderstorm today, with a high temperature near 63 degrees and an east wind 16 to 21 miles per hour, decreasing to 8 to 13 mph in the afternoon. There’s a 30 percent chance of showers this evening, mainly before 8 p.m., with skies gradually clearing and a low around 52. Friday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 72, and Saturday will be sunny, with a high near 76.

• Residents of Wainscott and Sierra Club activists were the most vocal of attendees at public hearings June 11 on the cable connection for the South Fork Wind Farm, a 15-turbine project proposed 35 miles off the coast of Montauk. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• The Southampton Town Board will discuss an invasive species awareness program and the Bridgehampton/Sagaponack Erosion Control District monitoring program at its 10 a.m. work session this morning. The full agenda is online here.

• The Riverhead Town Board will hear an annual report from the town’s Wildlife Management program, an update on the town’s Master Plan, code revisions and a monthly safety report at its 10 a.m. work session this morning. The full agenda is online here.

• Tonight is Hulling Night, the community volunteer night that opens the Mattituck Strawberry Festival. Hulling begins at 5 p.m., the carnival opens at 6:30 p.m. and there will be a ‘lite’ fireworks show at 9:15 p.m., weather permitting. More details about the festival, which continues through Sunday, are online here.

• This month’s meeting of the Plastic Reduction and Elimination Project of the North Fork, a joint venture of North Fork Audubon and the North Fork Environmental Council, will be held this evening, June 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Peconic Lane Community Center. All are welcome to attend.

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

June 13
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:18 a.m., 7:44 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:26 a.m., 6:52 p.m.
Greenport: 7:55 a.m., 8:21 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:49 a.m., 9:13 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:50 a.m., 8:16 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:17 a.m., 9:43 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:24 a.m., 9:50 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 6:15 a.m., 6:55 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:24 a.m., 5:04 p.m.

June 14
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:10 a.m., 8:31 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:18 a.m., 7:39 p.m.
Greenport: 8:47 a.m., 9:08 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:45 a.m., 10:04 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:42 a.m., 9:03 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:09 a.m., 10:30 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:16 a.m., 10:37 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 7:14 a.m., 7:47 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:23 a.m., 5:56 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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