Harbor Lights, Greenport
Harbor Lights, Greenport

Good Morning!

• Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 82 degrees and a west wind 5 to 13 miles per hour. Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 55. We’re expecting showers and thunderstorms Thursday, mainly after noon, with a high near 74. Friday will be sunny, with a high near 80.

• State Assemblyman Fred Thiele and State Senator Kenneth LaValle announced Tuesday that their legislation to allow for state funding for the protection of privately owned landmarks, which would allow the state to help shore up the Montauk Lighthouse, has passed the State Assembly after passing the State Senate earlier this year, and now awaits Governor Andrew Cuomo’s signature.

• The Suffolk County Water Authority is urging all residents to conserve water by adopting a voluntary odd-even day watering schedule during the summer months, in which people with odd-numbered houses water their lawns on odd days and people with even-numbered houses water them on even days. More information is online here. The Water Authority has also established an East End Wise Water Club, whose members can qualify for statement credits by purchasing water conservation devices. More information is online here.

• The New York Blood Center will host a blood drive at the Riverhead Charter School at 3685 Middle Country Road in Calverton tomorrow, June 23, from 2 to 8 p.m. Our full list of the blood center’s summer blood drives on the East End is online here.

• The Jamesport-South Jamesport Civic Association is hosting an evening of “Wine and Cheese and More” at the Jamesport Meeting House this Friday, June 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. to benefit the Meeting House’s efforts to build a much-needed ADA compliant restroom. More information is online here. [$35]

• The deadline for musicians to apply to appear on stage in this August’s FOLD Festival at Martha Clara Vineyards is this Sunday, June 26. If you’re interested in performing, now is the time to put together your application. More information is online here.

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

June 22
MTK Hbr: 11:23 a.m., 11:26 p.m.
Orient: 12:24 p.m.
GPT: 12:14 a.m., 12:52 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 12:09 a.m., 12:47 p.m.
S. JPT: 1:43 a.m., 2:21 p.m.
Shinn. In.: 9:15 a.m., 9:24 p.m.
June 23
MTK Hbr: 12:06 p.m.
Orient: 12:27 a.m. 1:07 p.m.
GPT: 12:55 a.m., 1:35 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 12:50 a.m., 1:30 p.m.
S. JPT: 2:24 a.m., 3:04 p.m.
Shinn. In.: 9:58 a.m., 10:08 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 editor@eastendbeacon.com

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