Good Morning!

We’re expecting a chance of showers before 11 a.m., then a chance of showers after 5 p.m. today. The rain could be heavy at times. Mostly cloudy skies will gradually become sunny, with a high near 78 and a south wind 9 to 14 miles per hour. We’re expecting more showers and thunderstorms overnight, with a low temperature around 64 degrees and new rainfall between a quarter and a half an inch. Skies will clear Saturday morning, with a 20 percent chance of showers before 11 a.m. and a high near 80. Sunday will be sunny, with a high near 76.

OLA of Eastern Long Island’s Youth Connect prevention-focused crisis counseling program and other mental health support services have been awarded $100,000 in funding from New York State. Read More.

We’re in the midst of a blood shortage emergency, and the Sag Harbor Fire Department at 1357 Brick Kiln Road in Sag Harbor is meeting the need with a New York Blood Center blood drive today from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments can also be made online here.

• The New Suffolk School at the corner of New Suffolk Road and King Street, which will be sending all of its students to other districts beginning next year, is holding a community celebration of the school’s history and current graduating class this afternoon from 4 to 6 p.m. Just Kids plans to lease the building for the next four years to provide education for young autistic students. The community is welcome to today’s celebration.

• For the first time, Greenport will play host to a day-long Juneteenth celebration on Saturday beginning at 10 a.m., the first of several local celebrations of a holiday commemorating the day in 1986 that enslaved people in Texas were informed they had been freed more than two years prior. Here’s More Information.

Early voting in the Democratic Congressional Primary begins this Saturday, June 15, and continues through June 23. Primary Day is June 25. Here’s More Info on local polling places and read our coverage of a recent live debate between Congressional candidates John Avlon and Nancy Goroff.

• The Suffolk County Historical Society Museum’s History Through Music Series kicks off Saturday at 11 a.m. with classical piano with J.K. Hodge, in conjunction with the museum’s new exhibition: “Striking a Chord: Suffolk County’s Early Music Identity,” which opens Saturday afternoon from 1 to 3 p.m. The free music series continues on several Saturdays over the upcoming weeks. More details are online here.

• 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 14
Plum Gut Harbor: 4:36 a.m., 5:13 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 3:44 a.m., 4:21 p.m.
Greenport: 5:13 a.m., 5:50 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:55 a.m., 6:26 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 5:08 a.m., 5:45 p.m.
New Suffolk: 6:35 a.m., 7:12 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5:42 a.m., 7:19 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 3:22 a.m., 4:10 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:31 a.m., 2:19 p.m.

June 15
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:33 a.m., 6:05 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 4:41 a.m., 5:13 p.m.
Greenport: 6:10 a.m., 6:42 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 6:50 a.m., 7:16 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 6:05 a.m., 6:37 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7:32 a.m., 8:04 p.m.
South Jamesport: 7:39 a.m., 8:11 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 4:09 a.m., 4:56 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:18 a.m., 3:05 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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