Good Morning!

• There’s a 20 percent chance of showers after 3 p.m. today, but otherwise it will be partly sunny, with a high temperature near 75 degrees and a calm wind, becoming southeast around 6 miles per hour in the afternoon. There’s a 50 percent chance of overnight showers, with cloudy skies and a low around 61. Wednesday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 73 and a 40 percent chance of showers, and Thursday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 76 and a 50 percent chance of showers.

Local governments have a busy day ahead of them:

• The North Fork Civics, a coalition of civic associations from throughout Southold Town, has been working with the Southold Town Board and its Code Committee for more than a year on a proposal to limit the size of houses that can be built in Southold Town. The public will have its first chance to weigh in on the proposal at a public hearing at the Southold Town Board’s meeting this afternoon at 4:30 p.m. Read more.

• We’ve received an open letter from Mary & Tom Morgan of Orient in favor of the Cutchogue Woods affordable housing complex, which is also up for public hearing before the Southold Town Board this afternoon. Read More.

• The Southold Town Board has a busy day today. In addition to the two public hearings above, the board will discuss the town’s search for consultants for its housing plan and zoning update, naturally occurring retirement communities, the former oyster factory on Shipyard Lane and raising the income limit for the CPF exemption for first-time homebuyers at its 10 a.m. work session, which will be preceded by a 9 a.m. closed executive session on police contract negotiations. Here’s the agenda for both meetings. The meetings will be conducted both in person and via Zoom. Here’s the Zoom login for the morning work session, and for the afternoon regular meeting.

• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss potential code changes regarding outdoor dining and string lights, personal wireless service facilities and nitrogen inputs to Hog Creek 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 Shelter Island Town Board is slated to discuss drought regulation recommendations, water quality improvement grant applications, emergency services docks, short-term rentals, building department fees and a fuel surcharge at the town recycling center at its 1 p.m. work session this afternoon. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live here.

• The Riverhead Town Board meets at 6 p.m. this evening, and is slated to hold three public hearings on where firearms business uses, anaerobic digesters and drive-through coffee shop windows can be located in town, sure to be subjects of hot debate. Here’s the agenda, here’s the text of the public hearing notices, and the meeting can be viewed live here.

• The Southampton Fire Department at 470 Hampton Road in Southampton hosts a New York Blood Center Blood Drive this afternoon from noon to 6 p.m. Appointments are recommended and can be made online here.

Suffolk County reported 306 new cases of Covid-19 on Sunday, June 19, with 8.4 percent of people tested testing positive. No hospital data for the day is currently available, and no deaths from the virus were reported.

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

June 21
Plum Gut Harbor: 4:20 a.m., 5:05 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 3:28 a.m., 4:13 p.m.
Greenport: 4:57 a.m., 5:42 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:53 a.m., 6:27 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 4:52 a.m., 5:37 p.m.
New Suffolk: 6:19 a.m., 7:04 p.m.
South Jamesport: 6:26 a.m., 7:11 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 3:26 a.m., 4:06 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:35 a.m., 2:15 p.m.

June 22
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:23 a.m., 6:04 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 4:31 a.m., 5:12 p.m.
Greenport: 6 .m., 6:41 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet:  6:54 a.m., 7:23 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 5:55 a.m., 6:36 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7:22 a.m., 8:03 p.m.
South Jamesport: 7:29 a.m., 8:10 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 4:19 a.m., 4:59 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:28 a.m., 3:08 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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