Good Morning!

• We’re expecting patchy fog before 9 a.m. today, but otherwise it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 83 degrees and a west wind 5 to 9 miles per hour. We’re expecting partly cloudy skies overnight, with a low around 66. There’s a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before noon Tuesday, with skies clearing and a high near 83. Wednesday will be partly sunny, with a high near 85 and a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.

• Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there will be far fewer polling places for in-person voting on the East End in the Democratic primary tomorrow, June 23. Absentee ballots must also be postmarked by the end of the day tomorrow. Get the details here.

• Here’s our full coverage of the races to be decided tomorrow.

• Read our coverage of last Friday’s inaugural Juneteenth celebration in Southampton’s Agawam Park.

• We are now in the height of strawberry season, but without a Strawberry Festival to mark the time, we must make a festival ourselves. Luckily, there are so many wonderful ways to celebrate this fruit of June. This month, our sister website, the Peconic Dish, presents to you two dueling strawberry cake recipes.

• The Beacon’s Week in Review was delivered piping hot to inboxes throughout the East End in the wee hours of Sunday morning. To get your own copy each week, sign up here.

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

June 22
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:38 a.m., 11:42 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:46 a.m., 10:50 p.m.
Greenport: 12:15 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:29 a.m., 1:08 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:10 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:58 a.m., 1:37 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:05 a.m., 1:44 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 10:38 a.m., 10:39 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:47 a.m., 8:48 p.m.

June 23
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:23 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:31 a.m., 11:35 p.m.
Greenport: 12:19 a.m., 1 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:12 a.m., 1:52 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:14 a.m., 12:55 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:41 a.m., 2:22 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:48 a.m., 2:29 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 11:24 a.m., 11:24 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:33 a.m., 9:33 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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