This Morning’s Bulletin — 6.23.21

Good Morning!

• Today will be sunny, with a high temperature near 78 degrees and a northwest wind 7 to 9 miles per hour. It will be clear overnight, with a low around 55. Thursday will be sunny, with a high near 77. Friday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 79 and a 20 percent chance of showers.

• East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc has won a Democratic primary against Town Councilman Jeff Bragman in a 999 to to 791 vote. The official Democratic party picks for Town Council, incumbent Councilwoman Kathee Burke-Gonzalez and town Democratic Party Chairwoman Cate Rogers won a Democratic primary waged by ZBA Chairman John Whelan. Ms. Burke-Gonzalez was the top vote-getter, with 1,371 votes. Ms. Rogers received 1,106 and Mr. Whelan received 801. Town Trustee Rick Drew was unable to garner enough votes to win back a spot on the Democratic ticket this fall. Democrats have replaced him on the ticket with David Cataletto, a sixth grade history teacher at East Hampton Middle School. In Southampton, Adam Grossman and Shari Oster won a Democratic primary against incumbent Republican Town Justice Barbara Wilson, who was looking to be cross-endorsed by the Democrats. Mr. Grossman received 965 votes, Ms. Oster received 956 and Ms. Wilson received 437. Ms. Wilson and Mr. Grossman did win spots on the Working Families party line.

• Drawdown East End is holding a discussion on “Fabrics of the Future” via Zoom this evening from 7 to 8 p.m. They’ll be discussing the future of fashion — everything from plants and plastic for clothing, to the labor market, recycling, upcycling, and even clothing as a value statement, the new trend is “you are what you wear.” Here’s the Zoom login.

• The Southampton Arts Center presents “Using Art to Advance the Case for Life On Earth” in person this Thursday, June 24 at 6 p.m. Panelists including Safina Center Founding President Dr. Carl Safina, photographer and educator Patricia Paladines, award-winning writer Paul Greenberg, writer and artist Erica Cirino, and medical anthropologist and scientific illustrator Kate Thompson will discuss inspiration, conservation, preservation of both nature and human communities, and more. Here’s how to register for this free program.

• The Quogue Wildlife Refuge is celebrating National Pollinator Week tomorrow with a special outdoor Paint & Sip painting session focusing on the work of the insects and birds that keep our plants reproducing. The event includes a $35 fee for materials and acrylic paint. Here’s how to register.

Suffolk County reported 18 new cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday, June 21, with 0.4 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 53 people hospitalized with the virus in the county, with 10 of them in ICU. There were no new fatalities from the virus, and the death toll here stands at 3,401 people.

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

June 23
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:02 a.m., 9:25 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:10 a.m., 8:33 p.m.
Greenport: 9:39 a.m., 10:02 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:43 a.m., 11 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:34 a.m., 9:57 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:01 a.m., 11:24 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:08 a.m., 11:31 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:18 a.m., 8:45 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:27 a.m., 6:54 p.m.

June 24
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:55, 10:18
Montauk Harbor: 9:03 a.m., 9:26 p.m.
Greenport: 10:32 a.m., 10:55 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:38 a.m., 11:54 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:27 a.m., 10:50 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:54 a.m.
South Jamesport: 12:01 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:14 a.m., 9:37 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:23 a.m., 7:46 p.m.

And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.

Beth Young

Beth Young has been covering the East End since the 1990s. In her spare time, she runs around the block, 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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