Good Morning!

• We’re expecting skies to clear today, with a high temperature near 79 degrees and a west wind around 6 miles per hour. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 60. Wednesday will be sunny, with a high near 78 degrees, and Thursday will be sunny, with a high near 79.

• The Southold Town Board will discuss Dark Skies initiatives and Transportation Commission issues at its 9 a.m. work session this morning. The board is also slated to continue a public hearing on setbacks on corner lots at its 7 p.m. regular meeting this evening. Here’s the agenda for both meetings. The Zoom login for the morning work session is here and the login for the evening meeting is here.

• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss the Springs Fireplace Road Corridor Study and a wireless communications update at its 11 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda and the meeting can be viewed live on LTV’s YouTube channel.

• The Shelter Island Town Board holds a work session this afternoon at 1 p.m. It can be viewed live here.

• We’re currently experiencing a nationwide blood shortage. The Southampton Fire Department at 470 Hampton Road in Southampton will hold a New York Blood Center blood drive this afternoon from noon to 6 p.m. Appointments are recommended, online here.

• The Quogue Wildlife Refuge will play host to “Nature’s Best Hope,” a virtual talk with backyard habitat specialist Doug Tallamy this evening at 7 p.m. Admission is free. Register online here. Here’s more on Dough Tallamy’s work.

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

June 15
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:46 a.m., 2:34 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:54 a.m., 1:42 p.m.
Greenport: 2:23 a.m., 3:11 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:08 a.m., 3:50 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 2:18 a.m., 3:06 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3:45 a.m., 4:33 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:52 a.m., 4:40 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:39 a.m., 11:29 p.m.

June 16
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:31 a.m., 3:22 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:39 a.m., 2:30 p.m.
Greenport: 3:08 a.m., 3:59 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:57 a.m., 4:38 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:03 a.m., 3:54 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:30 a.m., 5:21 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:37 a.m., 5:28 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 1:20 a.m., 2:19 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:28 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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