Good Morning!

• We’re expecting mostly sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 78 degrees and a west wind around 11 miles per hour. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 59. Friday will be partly sunny, with a high near 77 and showers likely after 2 p.m., and Saturday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 75 and showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2 p.m.

• Southold Town’s second meeting on its Community Housing Plan, which will be conducted in Spanish and English, will be held at CAST (53930 Main Road, Southold) this evening at 6 p.m. All are welcome to attend. Here’s more info.

• As Long Island’s suburbanization moves relentlessly eastward, we are clearing native trees and entire plant communities. But we are not just removing trees and all their benefits, we are dismantling ecosystems. Read more in this month’s Climate Local Now by guest columnist Leonard Green.

• The Southampton Town Board will hear an update on the Army Corps of Engineers’ Fire Island to Montauk Project and an affordable housing zone change proposal at its 10:30 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on Sea-TV’s YouTube channel.

• The East Hampton Town Board holds public hearings on changes to the town’s affordable accessory apartment code, a grant of scenic and conservation easement and parking regulations at its 11 a.m. regular meeting this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on LTV’s YouTube channel. A call-in number for the public hearings will be displayed on the screen.

• The Riverhead Town Board holds a special meeting this afternoon at 12:45 p.m. to approve an application for infrastructure improvement grants for its Water District, followed by a 1 p.m. work session at which they’re slated to discuss the First Baptist Church Community Life housing proposal and the May police report. Here’s the agenda for the work session, which can be viewed live here.

• The Greenport Village Board will discuss mayoral appointments at its 6 p.m. work session this evening. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live here.

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

June 15
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:25 a.m., 8:45 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:33 a.m., 7:53 p.m.
Greenport: 9:02 a.m., 9:22 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:03 a.m., 10:17 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:57 a.m., 9:17 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:24 a.m., 10:44 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:31 a.m., 10:51 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 7:32 a.m., 7:58 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:41 a.m., 6:07 p.m.

June 16
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:11 a.m., 9:29 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:19 a.m., 8:37 p.m.
Greenport: 9:48 a.m., 10:06 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:53 a.m., 11:03 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:43 a.m., 10:01 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:10 a.m., 11:28 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:17 a.m., 11:35 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:23 a.m., 8:43 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:32 a.m., 6:52 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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