Good Morning!

• We’re expecting a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms today, mainly between 2 and 3 p.m., with partly sunny skies and a high temperature near 87 degrees, with a southwest wind 10 to 14 miles per hour. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 60. Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 74 and Sunday will be sunny, with a high near 74.

• Sunday is Juneteenth, the day the last enslaved people in Texas learned that slavery had ended, which became a national holiday last year. Because Juneteenth falls on a Sunday this year, government offices will be closed on Monday in honor of the occasion. There will be a celebration of the holiday at Agawam Park in Southampton on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. The Riverhead Town Anti-Bias Task Force and the East End Voter Coalition will hold a Juneteenth celebration Saturday, June 18, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Riverhead Free Library. Here are more details.

• Rona Smith of Housing Initiatives and David Gallo of Georgica Green Ventures will be on-hand today at the Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library from 1 to 3 p.m. and again from 5:30 to 7 p.m. for an informational meeting on their Cutchogue Woods project, 24 affordable apartments proposed on Route 48 in Cutchogue. All are welcome.

• The Westhampton Beach Fire Department at 92 Sunset Ave. in Westhampton Beach hosts a New York Blood Center blood drive this afternoon and evening from 2 to 8 p.m. Appointments are recommended, and can be made online here.

Suffolk County reported 453 new cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday, June 14, with 6.4 percent of people tested testing positive. Hospitalization data for that day was unavailable as of this morning. The county reported two new fatalities from the virus, bringing the death toll here to 4,463 people since March of 2020.

• The Oysterponds Garden Tour to benefit the Oysterponds Historical Society will be held tomorrow, June 18, from 1 to 5 p.m. Pick up your map/info packet anytime between 12:30 and 3pm on the day of the eventat Village House, 1555 Village Lane, Orient. [$40, $30/Members] Tickets are $40, or $30 for historical society members, and are available online at

• Who Are Those Guys perform at The Mattituck Park District’s Summer Concert Series at Veterans Memorial Park, 11020 Peconic Bay Blvd., Mattituck on Saturday, June 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. Admission is free. Rood and beverages available for purchase, and attendees are asked to bring a blanket or chairs.

• The Moondogs will perform songs from Paul McCartney’s Early Years (1963-1971) at The Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main St., Riverhead on Saturday at 8 p.m.Tickets range from $45 to $59 and are available at

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

June 17
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:24 a.m., 1 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:08 p.m.
Greenport: 1:01 a.m., 1:37 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:58 a.m., 2:37 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:56 a.m., 1:32 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:23 a.m., 2:59 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:30 a.m., 3:06 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:18 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:27 a.m., 10:47 p.m.

June 18
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:22 a.m., 1:59 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:30 a.m., 1:07 p.m.
Greenport: 1:59 a.m., 2:36 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:55 a.m., 3:33 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:54 a.m., 2:31 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3:21 a.m., 3:58 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:28 a.m., 4:05 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:38 a.m., 1:19 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:28 a.m., 11:45 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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