Good Morning!

For the second day in a row, the region is under an air quality alert from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. today due to ground level ozone. We’re expecting mostly sunny skies today, with a high topping out around 87 in Riverhead and in the low-to-mid-80s on the forks, with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2 p.m. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 69. It will be partly sunny on Saturday, with a high in the mid-80s and a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms again, mainly after 2 p.m., and mostly sunny on Sunday, with a high in the mid-80s and a 30 percent chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms again.

A community celebration of the New Suffolk School on June 14 was more sweet than bitter, as this three-room schoolhouse finishes up what may well be its last year as a public school. Read More.

North Fork Pride returns to Greenport tomorrow for its second annual Pride Parade and Festival in Mitchell Park from Noon to 5 p.m. Here’s More Info.

If the heat’s got you down, make ice cream! Our Peconic Dish columnist, Alison Boyd Savage, has the perfect recipe for fresh local mint ice cream to help cool you down. Get the Recipe.

• Early voting for next Tuesday’s Democratic Congressional Primary continues through Sunday at 16 sites across Suffolk County. Here are polling site locations and hours, and here’s more info about the candidates. Polls will be open at your regular voting place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday.

• The annual Clothesline Art Sale at Guild Hall in East Hampton will be held tomorrow, June 22 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Find Out More.

• A new outdoor sculpture exhibition opens tomorrow from 2 to 5 p.m. 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.

• Canio’s Books in Sag Harbor hosts a Discussion of “Souls of Queer Black Folk” with editor, art curator, educator T. Anthony Roulette on Sunday at 3 p.m. More details are at

• Also on Sunday is the East End Launch of poet Kathy Engel’s “Dear Inheritors” at 5 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork in Bridgehampton. Here’s More Info.

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

June 21
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:12 a.m., 10:19 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:20 a.m., 9:27 p.m.
Greenport: 10:49 a.m., 10:56 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:46 a.m., 11:51 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:44 a.m., 10:51 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:11 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:18 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:13 a.m., 9:26 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:22 a.m., 7:35 p.m.

June 22
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:57 a.m., 11:04 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:05 a.m., 10:12 p.m.
Greenport: 11:34 a.m., 11:41 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:30 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:29 a.m., 11:36 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:18 a.m., 12:56 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:25 a.m., 1:03 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:57 a.m., 10:10 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:06 a.m., 8:19 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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