Dust farming, Tuesday in the heat.
Dust farming, Tuesday in the heat.

Good Morning!

• Yesterday’s high temperature of 93 degrees at Islip MacArthur Airport set a new record high for June 13. The previous record high of 92 degrees was set on that day in 1988.

• The heat has definitely broken. We’re expecting mostly cloudy skies through mid-morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 76 degrees and a northeast wind 7 to 9 miles per hour, becoming southeast in the afternoon. Wednesday night will be clear, with a low around 48. Thursday will be sunny, with a high near 70. Rain is likely Friday, with a high near 70 degrees.

• Mattituck’s American Legion was set up just after the end of World War I, a war whose centennial is being commemorated this year. But the Legion Hall is in danger of not seeing its 100th birthday in 2020. The Legion is asking all members and prospective members to attend a special dinner meeting June 27 to discuss the future of the organization. Our full story is online here.

• Our reporter Kara Westerman recently sat down with author David Kozatch to discuss his new book, “Off the East End,” a murder mystery set in East Hampton. You can read her full account online here.

• The third installment of writer Dave Davis’s Dave’s Desk@Ditch, focusing on finding a career path rooted in values, is online here.

• The Quogue Wildlife Refuge will be showing the short film about Plum Island, “Conservation on a Precious Island,” featuring Academy Award-nominee Sam Waterston, followed by a “virtual tour” of Plum Island with Save the Sound’s Louise Harrison, who will share the latest news on the Preserve Plum Island Coalition campaign tonight at 7 p.m. More details are online here.

 • Rabbi Steven Moss, chairman of the Suffolk County Human Rights Commission and of the Suffolk County Inter-Faith Anti-Bias Task Force will be the gust speaker at a discussion of anti-bias issues at East Hampton Town Hall this afternoon, June 14 at 4 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

• Hulling Night at the Mattituck Lions Club’s 63rd Annual Strawberry Festival is tomorrow night, June 15. Get all the details on the weekend’s festivities online here.

• The Peconic Estuary Program will host a Water Quality Stewardship Training for citizen scientists looking to help develop data about the health of the Peconic Bay at Suffolk County Marine Environmental Learning Center at Cedar Beach in Southold this Saturday, June 17 at 10:30 a.m. More information is online here.

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

June 14
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:42 a.m., 2:26 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:50 a.m., 1:34 p.m.
Greenport: 2:19 a.m., 3:03 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3 a.m., 3:36 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 2:14 a.m., 2:58 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3:41 a.m., 4:25 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:48 a.m., 4:32 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:21 a.m., 11:23 p.m.

June 15
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:24 a.m., 3:12 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:32 a.m., 2:20 p.m.
Greenport: 3:01 a.m., 3:49 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:45 a.m., 4:22 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 2:56 a.m., 3:44 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:23 a.m., 5:11 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:30 a.m., 5:18 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:06 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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