Good Morning!

• 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

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

June 24
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.

June 25
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.

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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