Good Morning!

• We’re expecting partly sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 80 degrees and a west wind 6 to 10 miles per hour. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 58. Wednesday will be partly sunny, with a high near 75 and a 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2 p.m. Thursday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 77.

• As a haze of smoke borne on the jet stream from wildfires in Quebec began to blanket the East End in early June, there was a spark of community at the Riverhead Senior Center in Aquebogue on Saturday, June 3, as people brought broken household items to a group of volunteer repair coaches, who shared their mending skills and, in the process, shared a radically simple vision of mutual care for our world and the things in it that we want to keep. Read More.

• The first in a two-part series of community meetings dubbed “Vision for Greenport” will be held this evening at 6:30 p.m. at the North Fork Arts Center (The Greenport Theater at 211 Front Street), where the public will have a chance to weigh in on the village’s plans to guide downtown development in the years ahead. Here’s more info.

• The Southampton Fire Department at 470 Hampton Road in Southampton hosts a New York Blood Center blood drive today from Noon to 6 p.m. Appointments are recommended and can be made online here.

• The East Hampton Town Board will hear LTV’s annual report and will discuss tax credits for volunteer ambulance workers and firefighters, community housing code changes, anti-poaching regulations and aquaculture updates at its 11 a.m. work session at town hall this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on LTV’s YouTube channel.

• The Southampton Town Board holds public hearings on CPF acquisition, changes to sanitary flow credit legislation, parking at Wildwood Lake Park and allowing clustering of commercial subdivisions at its 1 p.m. meeting this afternoon. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on Sea-TV’s YouTube channel.

• The Sag Harbor Village Board will hold public hearings on amendments to its accessory apartment code, a seasonal rental permit registry and land clearing restrictions at its 6 p.m. meeting this evening. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed on the village’s YouTube channel.

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

June 13
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:42 a.m., 7:14 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:50 a.m., 6:22 p.m.
Greenport: 7:19 a.m., 7:51 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:12 a.m., 8:36 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:14 a.m., 7:46 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:41 a.m., 9:13 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:48 a.m., 9:20 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 5:37 a.m., 6:15 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3:46 a.m., 4:24 p.m.

June 14
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:36 a.m., 8:01 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:44 a.m., 7:09 p.m.
Greenport: 8:13 a.m., 8:38 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:10 a.m., 9:28 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:08 a.m., 8:33 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:35 a.m., 10 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:42 a.m., 10:07 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 6:35 a.m., 7:09 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:44 a.m., 5:18 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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