Wednesday night at the starting line, New Suffolk.
Wednesday night at the starting line, New Suffolk.

Good Morning, and Happy Bloomsday!

• Much like James Joyce’s Leopold Bloom, we at The Beacon have been on an enforced working sabbatical for the past two days due to necessary site maintenance. Thank you for sticking with us!

• Today will be partly sunny, with a high near 75 and a calm wind becoming south 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon. Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 56. Friday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 77, Saturday will be sunny, with a high near 77 and Sunday is promising to be sunny, with a high near 79.

• Canio’s Books in Sag Harbor will be celebrating James Joyce’s “Ulysses” tonight at 6 p.m. with two of our favorite people — performance artist Kate Mueth of the Neo-Political Cowgirls and Southampton Press Executive Editor Joseph Shaw. The event is free and all are welcome to attend. More information is online here.

• The Riverhead Town Board will discuss water district rates, ice rink rules and the upcoming cardboard boat race at their 10 a.m. work session this morning before leaving at 10:45 a.m. for a ribbon cutting for the DEC’s new fish ladder on the Peconic River. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Southampton Town Board will discuss status updates on projects from Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman and Councilman Stan Glinka, followed by a presentation of the town’s draft 2015 financial reports at their 10:30 a.m. work session this morning.

• The Peconic Estuary Program has rescheduled their fishing line recycling receptacle building project from this afternoon to June 30 at 4 p.m. at Cornell Cooperative Extension in Riverhead. Their summer schedule, online in The Peconic Bathtub here, is filled with workshops and volunteer projects ranging from removing invasive species to water quality monitoring to kayak tours and building used fishing line receptacles.

• The East Hampton Town Board will hold public hearings on CPF acquisitions, a downtown Montauk outdoor dining pilot program and on penalties for building code violations involving fire extinguishers at their 6:30 p.m. meeting at town hall tonight. Their full agenda is online here.

• Southold Town will be holding a vigil in solidarity with the LBGT community in Orlando after last weekend’s mass shooting next Monday, June 20 at 6:30 p.m. at Silversmith’s Corner in Southold. Everyone is invited to attend. More information is online here.

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

June 16
MTK Hbr: 7:04 a.m., 7:23 p..m.
Orient: 8:05 a.m., 8:24 p.m.
GPT: 8:33 a.m., 8:52 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 8:28 a.m., 8:47 p.m.
S. JPT: 10:02 a.m., 10:21 p.m.
Shinn. In.: 4:55 a.m., 5:27 p.m.
June 17
MTK Hbr: 7:49 a.m., 8:04 p.m.
Orient: 8:50 a.m., 9:05 p.m.
GPT: 9:18 a.m., 9:33 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 9:13 a.m., 9:28 p.m.
S. JPT: 10:47 a.m., 11:02 p.m.
Shinn. In.: 5:45 a.m., 6:11 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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