• It will be sunny today, with a high near 84 degrees and a southwest wind 9 to 16 miles per hour. There’s a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms this evening, mainly after 8 p.m., with a low around 70 tonight. There’s a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Tuesday, mainly before 10 a.m., with a high near 88. Wednesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 77.
• The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has issued an ozone health advisory for Long Island and the Metropolitan New York City Region today, and the Suffolk County Health Department is advising that all residents, especially young children, seniors, those who exercise or are involved in strenuous outdoor work, and those with pre-existing respiratory or heart problems, limit strenuous outdoor activity. Ozone levels are often elevated after noon through early evening on hot, sunny days.
• South Fork State Assemblyman Fred Thiele announced Friday that he had voted in favor of the New York Health Act, a new, single-payer health care system for the state, which passed the State Assembly on Thursday, June 14. Our full story is online here.
• We’ve received a letter this week from Lorna Salzman regarding the South Fork Wind Farm. The Beacon welcomes all letters, which may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to P.O. Box 665, New Suffolk, NY 11956.
• The Suffolk County Health Department confirmed Friday that a new cyanobacteria bloom, more commonly known as blue–green algae, has been found in Marratooka Lake in Mattituck, in an event that is becoming an annual summer occurrence there. In addition, cyanobacteria blooms are still present in Mill Pond in Watermill, Agawam Lake in Southampton, Roth Pond at SUNY Stony Brook, and Lake Ronkonkoma. Health officials ask residents not to use or swim or wade in these waters and to keep their pets and children away from the area. More information is online here.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:58 a.m., 2:36 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:06 a.m., 1:44 p.m.
Greenport: 2:35 a.., 3:13 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:30 a.m., 4:09 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 2:30 a.m., 3:08 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3:57 a.m., 4:35 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:04 a.m., 4:42 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:06 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:57 a.m., 3:37 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 2:05 a.m., 2:45 p.m.
Greenport: 3:34 a.m., 4:14 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:29 a.m., 5:08 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:29 a.m., 4:09 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:56 a.m., 5:36 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5:03 a.m., 5:43 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:18 a.m., 1:03 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.