Good Morning!

• The severity of this week’s heat wave is going to depend very much on where you are, with Riverhead seeing the highest temperatures on the East End, and more moderate heat as you go out farther east on both forks. The heat is still expected to top out in the high 80s to low 90s on Friday before gradually subsiding. Today will be sunny, with a high in the mid-80s and a south wind 9 to 13 miles per hour. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low in the high 60s. Wednesday will be mostly sunny, with a high in the mid-80s, and Thursday will be sunny, with a high also in the mid-80s.

• The Southold Town Board will discuss the North Fork Walk to End Alzheimer’s, draft irrigation legislation, the town’s big house law and an update on the town’s Housing Plan at its 9 a.m. work session this morning. The board will hold a public hearing on a proposed moratorium on hotel, motel and resort development at its 4:30 p.m. regular meeting this afternoon. Here’s the agenda for both meetings, here’s the Zoom login for the morning session, and for the afternoon meeting.

• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss road, pool, beach, beach fire and firepit safety and hear a presentation on OLA of Eastern Long Island’s programs at its 11 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on LTV’s YouTube channel.

• The Riverhead Town Board holds a public hearing at its 6 p.m. meeting this evening on additions to the town’s Community Preservation Fund advisory board to clarify who is responsible for funding for water quality improvement and pollution prevention programs administered by the CPF. A scheduled public hearing on a proposed special permit for the Riverhead Charter School has been postponed. Here’s more info on the public hearings and here’s the agenda for the meeting, which can be viewed online here.

• We’re in the midst of a blood shortage emergency, and the Southampton Fire Department at 470 Hampton Road in Southampton is meeting the need with a New York Blood Center blood drive from Noon to 6 p.m. today. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments can also be made online here.

• The Cutchogue Civic Association holds a community presentation on “Zoning 101: Back to the Basics” next Monday, June 24 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library. Southold Zoning Board of Appeals Chair Leslie Weisman and Southold Town Zoning Update Advisory Committee Member Pat Kirkpatrick will discuss what town government is doing to update and improve the zoning code and the powers and duties of the Zoning Board of Appeals.

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

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.

June 19
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:47 a.m., 8:57 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:55 a.m., 8:05 p.m.
Greenport: 9:24 a.m., 9:34 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:15 a.m., 10:22 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:19 a.m., 9:29 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:46 a.m., 10:56 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:53 a.m., 11:03 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 7:40 a.m., 8:02 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:49 a.m., 6:11 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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