Good Morning!

• Today will be sunny, with a high temperature near 78 degrees and a northwest wind around 7 miles per hour. It will be clear overnight, with a low around 58. Friday will be sunny, with a high near 81 and Saturday will be partly sunny, with a high near 84 degrees and a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.

• The Southampton African American Museum is opening its doors this Saturday, June 19, on the holiday known as Juneteenth, an African American holiday celebrating the date the last enslaved people in Texas learned they’d been freed — more than two years after Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. Here’s more information on the grand opening of the museum.

• A new pop-up art gallery is opening this evening at Phoebe & Belle, 37070 Main Road in Cutchogue from 5 to 7 p.m. The show, on view through July 31, includes works by North Fork artist Bennett Blackburn, Alex Ferrone, Glenn McNab, Wendy Prellwitz, Ty Stroudsburg, Nancy Wissemann-Widrig and Amy Worth. The gallery is open Thursdays through Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and 20 percent of gallery proceeds benefit CAST.

• The East Hampton Town Board has public hearings on several code revisions scheduled for its 11 a.m. meeting this morning, including on amending the building construction code, changes to the Wainscott use district map and clarifying the code on accessory apartments. Here’s the agenda. Public comments can be called in to the number on the livestream, which is available on LTV’s YouTube channel.

• The Southampton Town Board will discuss electric vehicle charging stations in Bridgehampton at its 10 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live here.

• The Riverhead Town Board’s work session this morning will be a closed executive session, at which they’re scheduled to discuss, in private, “matters surrounding the potential contempt of court motion/ongoing investigation” and a contractual agreement with Total Technology. Here’s the agenda.

Suffolk County reported 34 new cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday, June 15, with 0.5 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 59 people hospitalized with the virus in the county, with 13 of them in ICU. The county reported no new deaths from the virus, and the death toll here continues to stand at 3,400 people. As of Wednesday, 70.1 percent of Suffolk residents 18 and up had received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, with 51.4 percent of the total population receiving at least one dose of a vaccine.

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

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 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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