• Today will be sunny, with a high near 80 degrees and a northwest wind around 7 miles per hour, becoming southwest in the afternoon. There’s a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms overnight, with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 64. There’s a 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms on Tuesday, with cloudy skies and a high near 75. Wednesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 79.
• The New York State Legislature has approved an East End Community Housing Fund that echo the Community Preservation Fund, utilizing a .5 percent real estate transfer tax to create workforce housing. The bill now awaits Governor Andrew Cuomo’s signature. If signed, it would be put up for a mandatory referendum before East End voters. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• We received two letters this past week on the importance of proactive action to address the climate crisis. We’re accepting letters online at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Today’s the last day to subscribe to The Beacon’s print edition to receive the July edition. You’ll read many of these stories in print before you read them here!
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 3:37 a.m., 4:20 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 2:45 a.m., 3:28 p.m.
Greenport: 4:14 a.m., 4:57 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:54 a.m., 5:26 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 4:09 a.m., 4:52 p.m.
New Suffolk: 5:36 a.m., 6:19 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5:43 a.m., 6:26 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 2:31 a.m., 3:10 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:40 a.m., 1:19 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 4:31 a.m., 5:14 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 3:39 a.m., 4:22 p.m.
Greenport: 5:08 a.m., 5:51 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:46 a.m., 6:16 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 5:03 a.m., 5:46 p.m.
New Suffolk: 6:30 a.m., 7:13 p.m.
South Jamesport: 6:37 a.m., 7:20 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 3:16 a.m., 3:54 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:25 a.m., 2:03 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.