This Morning’s Bulletin — 6.20.17

Gathering Storm, Flanders Bay
Gathering Storm, Flanders Bay

Good Morning!

• There’s a 30 percent chance of showers this morning, mainly before 7 a.m. Skies will clear throughout the day, with a high near 79 degrees and a southwest wind around 11 miles per hour. Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 63. Wednesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 80 and Thursday will be sunny, with a high near 79.

• A 23-year-old Hispanic man reported to police Sunday night that he was beaten by four white men in their 20s, who jumped out of their car and attacked him, yelling anti-Hispanic slurs, when he was walking in Hampton Bays. Police are investigating the incident as a hate crime, and are seeking more information. More details are online here.

• Massive fish kills have been in the news the past few years, but there is some good news beyond those fish kills — populations of Atlantic menhaden, the filter-feeding fish that serves as the canary for the health of East End waters, are on the rise throughout the eastern seaboard. Read The Beacon’s full story online here.

• The Southold Town Board will discuss ridesharing and bike sharing, a pilot program for tick eradication on town preserves, an affordable housing registry update, the Bay to Sound trail grant application, denitrifying systems in hamlet centers and marine contractor licensing at their 9 a.m. work session at town hall this morning. Their afternoon meeting will be held at 4:30 p.m. Their full agenda for both meetings is online here.

• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss downtown Montauk ADA beach access, low nitrogen sanitary system rebate programs a communications proposal from Motorola and senior community center design at their 10 a.m. work session at town hall this morning. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Shelter Island Town Board will discuss Crescent Beach vendors and highway department capital equipment requests at their 1 p.m. work session this afternoon. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Riverhead Town Board has no public hearings scheduled for its 7 p.m. meeting tonight. Their full agenda is online here.

• NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador William Taylor will give a talk on the Summer Solstice, followed by astronomical viewing, at the Montauk Library tomorrow evening, June 21 at 7:30 p.m. in an event sponsored by The Montauk Observatory. More details are online here.

• The Second Annual South Fork 100 percent Renewable Energy Forum will be held on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 from 1 to 6 p.m. at LTV Studios in Wainscott. More details are online here.

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

June 19
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:02 a.m., 6:37 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:10 a.m., 5:45 p.m.
Greenport: 6:39 a.m., 7:14 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 7:28 a.m., 7:54 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 6:34 a.m., 7:09 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:01 a.m., 8:36 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:08 a.m., 8:43 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:59 a.m., 3:37 p.m.

June 20
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:58 a.m., 7:27 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:06 a.m., 6:35 p.m.
Greenport: 7:35 a.m., 8:04 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:28 a.m., 8:50 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:30 a.m., 7:59 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:57 a.m., 9:26 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:04 a.m., 9:33 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:04 a.m., 4:37 p.m.

And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.

Beth Young

Beth Young has been covering the East End since the 1990s. In her spare time, she runs around the block, 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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