Good Morning!

• We’re expecting cloudy skies today, with a high temperature near 68 degrees and a 40 percent chance of showers, with a south wind 7 to 10 miles per hour. There’s a 30 percent chance of overnight showers, mainly before 2 a.m., with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 59. Showers are expected to continue Thursday, mainly between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 74. Friday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 78 degrees and patchy fog before 8 a.m.

• Riverhead Town will host its quarterly Water Forum this evening 22 at 6 p.m. at Town Hall. The goal of the Water Forum is to communicate and share information and ideas to best address, remedy, or implement measures to provide clean safe drinking water to all our residents, minimize loss and waste of water, and maximize efficient and effective development of the town’s public water supply system. All are welcome.

• After nearly four hours of public comment, the Southold Town Board agreed to hold open a public hearing on a proposed zone change for a new affordable housing complex on Route 48 in Cutchogue, allowing another opportunity for the public to weigh in on the proposal at the board’s next meeting July 5. Our full story will be online later today.

• Mission Blue, a global coalition of environmentalists working to support protected marine areas, has named Shinnecock Bay a “Hope Spot” due to the work being done to revive its ecosystem. Read more in our sister publication, The Peconic Bathtub.

• To set something off is “to do something significant, with intensity, or with a hurricane-like force; or to change an atmosphere for the better” according to the organizers of a new exhibition of varied, impactful work by an international roster of female artists on view now at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill. Read more.

• The North Fork Environmental Council, the Peconic Estuary Program and the Reclaim Our Water Initiative are hosting a forum on septic system upgrade incentives tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. at the Riverhead Free Library. All are welcome.

Suffolk County reported 260 new cases of Covid-19 on Monday, June 20, with 5.7 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 144 people hospitalized with the virus in the county, with 37 percent of them hospitalized due to Covid. Thirteen of them were in ICU. The county reported no new fatalities from the virus, and the death toll here stands at 4,465 people since March of 2020.

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

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.

June 23
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:24 a.m., 6:56 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:32 a.m., 6:04 p.m.
Greenport: 7:01 a.m., 7:33 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 7:53 a.m., 8:16 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 6:56 a.m., 7:28 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:23 a.m., 8:55 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:30 a.m., 9:02 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 5:13 a.m., 5:52 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3:22 a.m., 4:01 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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