Fire Fighter, Greenport
Fire Fighter, Greenport

Good Morning!

• Today we’re expecting a 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3 p.m., with a possibility of severe thunderstorms, heavy rain, frequent lightning, damaging wind gusts and large hail. Otherwise, it will be partly sunny, with a high near 83 degrees and a south wind 10 to 16 miles per hour. It’s expected to clear throughout the night and then be sunny, with a high near 82 degrees, on Wednesday. Thursday, we’re expecting increasing clouds, with a high near 80 degrees and Friday there’s a 40 percent chance of rain.

• The Peconic Estuary Program is looking for volunteers this morning at 10:30 a.m. at the Big Duck Park on Flanders Road to help maintain their native plant garden and learn about their homeowner rewards program. All tools will be provided, but they’re asking attendees to wear appropriate gloves, shoes and sunscreen. Contact for more information.

• State Assemblyman Fred Thiele announced Monday that Route 114 in East Hampton will be repaved later this year, from its intersection with Stephen Hands Path southeast to its terminus with State Road 27 in the Village of East Hampton. Funding for this project is included in an accelerated $75 million allocation to repair widespread road damage from deep frost this winter.

• Bay Street Theatre’s second production of its summer season, “Five Presidents,” opens tonight. It’s an incisive new drama about the meeting of America’s most exclusive club – the ex-presidents. Obliged to gather together on the day of Richard Nixon’s funeral, four “exes” and one “current” vent frustrations, revisit old grievances, and reveal the toll that it takes on any person foolish enough to seek the highest office in the land. More information is online here.

• Suffolk County Vector Control is expecting to spray the following salt marshes on the East End with mosquito larvaecide today: Southampton: Stokes Pond, Jagger Lane, Apacuck Point, Iron Point and North Sea; East Hampton: Napeague, Accabonac Harbor; Riverhead: Indian Island, Aquebogue Overlook, Crescent Duck Farm, Millar Farm; Southold: Great Hog Neck, Pipes Neck Creek, Pipes Cove. For more information, contact Vector Control at 631.852.4270.

• Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone is inviting the public to join him for the second Suffolk County Marathon and Half Marathon Training Run tomorrow, Wed., June 24, beginning at the Smithpoint Running Company, 191 E Main St. in Smithtown at 6:30 p.m. Runners can do 3,6 or 9 miles on the 3-mile loop. All runners will receive one free beer at Napper Tandy’s Restaurant. Application forms for the marathon and half marathon, to be held Sept. 13 will be available at the training run or online.

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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