Good Morning!

Brace yourself for the heat dome that will cover the area throughout this week. We’re expecting sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 80 degrees and a south wind 6 to 11 miles per hour. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 66. Tuesday will be sunny, with a high near 86, and Wednesday will be sunny, with a high near 88. Temperatures top out at around 90 degrees by Friday and are expected to subside slightly to the mid-80s next weekend. We’ll be tracking this throughout the week.

• Greenport Village was filled Saturday with a celebration of freedom inspired by the message of Juneteenth. Read More.

A new outdoor sculpture exhibition opens next weekend on the grounds of Sylvester Manor on Shelter Island, featuring works by 25 East End artists, including some pieces that address the former slaveholding plantation’s past and others that promise a leave-no-trace future, using organic material found onsite that will biodegrade back into the landscape. Find Out More.

• Beacon Editor Beth Young recently sat down with Christopher Bianchi of Greenport’s Floyd Memorial Library Podcast to discuss the state of the news on the East End and the history of the East End Beacon. You can tune in on YouTube here or by finding the Floyd Memorial Library Podcast wherever you listen to podcasts.

• The Southold Town Board holds a public hearing tomorrow, June 18 at 4:30 p.m. on a proposed moratorium on hotel and motel development while the town updates its Comprehensive Plan. Here’s More Info.

The Beacon’s Week in Review was delivered piping hot to inboxes throughout the East End in the wee hours of Sunday morning. To get your own copy each week, sign up here.

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

June 17
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:18 a.m., 7:36 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:26 a.m., 6:44 p.m.
Greenport: 7:55 a.m., 8:13 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:37 a.m., 8:52 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:50 a.m., 8:08 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:17 a.m., 9:35 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:24 a.m., 9:42 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 5:53 a.m., 6:31 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:02 a.m., 4:40 p.m.

June 18
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:04 a.m., 8:17 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:12 a.m., 7:25 p.m.
Greenport: 8:41 a.m., 8:54 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:27 a.m., 9:37 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:36 a.m., 8:49 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:03 a.m., 10:16 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:10 a.m., 10:23 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 6:48 a.m., 7:18 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:57 a.m., 5:27 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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