This Morning’s Bulletin — 6.16.21

Good Morning!

• Today will be sunny, with a high temperature near 80 degrees and a northwest wind 10 to 14 miles per hour. It will be clear overnight, with a low around 46. Thursday will be sunny, with a high near 74 and Friday will be sunny, with a high near 76.

• New York State Assemblyman Fred Thiele announced Tuesday that his bill creating affordable housing funds similarly structured to the Community Preservation Fund in the five East End towns has passed both houses of the State Legislature. The bill now awaits the signature of Governor Andrew Cuomo, who vetoed a similar proposal in 2019.

• In a world filled with disaster, we’ve all learned a lot about resiliency in the past year, and it’s in reminding ourselves of this resiliency that we will heal and move forward and face the next potential disaster with less fear. We’ve got this. Read this month’s editorial, Handle with Care.

• The Southampton Arts Center presents “The Artist’s View: Contrasting Expressions of Nature,” a virtual program presented in partnership with Peconic Land Trust this evening at 6 p.m. Artists Scott Bluedorn, Anne Sherwood Pundyk, and Cindy Pease Roe will discuss how the beauty of Long Island’s environment informs and inspires their creativity. The event is moderated by photographer and co-owner of Canio’s Books, Kathryn Szoka. To register, visit

• Today is the opening day for the 66th Annual Mattituck Lions Club Strawberry Festival, which runs through June 20 at Strawberry Fields in Mattituck. There will be a carnival and everything strawberry, including the Strawberry Queen. There’s free admission tonight, courtesy of Kolb Mechanical. More details are online at

Suffolk County reported 28 new cases of Covid-19 on Monday, June 14, with 0.7 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 62 people hospitalized with the virus in the county, with 14 of them in ICU. The county reported no new fatalities from the virus, and the death toll here stands at 3,400 people.

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

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.

June 17
Plum Gut Harbor: 3:22 a.m., 4:13 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 2:30 a.m., 3:21 p.m.
Greenport: 3:59 a.m., 4:50 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:50 a.m., 5:29 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:54 a.m., 4:45 p.m.
New Suffolk: 5:21 a.m., 6:12 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5:28 a.m., 6:19 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 2:13 a.m., 3:09 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:22 a.m., 1:18 p.m.

And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.

Beth Young

Beth Young has been covering the East End since the 1990s. In her spare time, she runs around the block, 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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