Good Morning!

• It will be mostly sunny today, with a high temperature near 76 degrees and light and variable winds, becoming south 5 to 7 miles per hour in the afternoon. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 59. Saturday will be sunny, with a high near 83, and Sunday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 83.

• From Capitol Hill to Albany to the meeting room at Riverhead Town Hall, this proved a busy week for gun policy in America and in our backyards. Read our full story.

• The public will continue to have a chance to weigh in in July on a proposed 24-unit affordable housing complex on Route 48 in Cutchogue, after the Southold Town Board agreed June 21 to hold open a public hearing on the project. Read our full story about the June 21 hearing.

• Early voting for the June 28 primary for New York governor, lieutenant governor and state assembly is underway this weekend. Here’s the schedule. Due to the recent redistricting, congressional and state senate primaries have been moved to Aug. 23.

• The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill hosts OLA of Eastern Long Island’s annual Pachanga dance party featuring Mambo Loco this evening from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for Parrish members and students. Here’s more info.

• The Westhampton Beach Historical Society presents an Antique & Classical Vehicle Show on the Great Lawn, 35 Main Street in Westhampton Beach on Saturday from10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with vintage cars from the origins of the automobile to the 1970s and food & ice cream trucks. The rain date is June 26, and admission is free. Here’s more info.

• The Cutchogue Lions Club holds its 51st Annual Car, Motorcycle & Military Vehicle show at Pindar Vineyards on Sunday, June 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5, or free for children under 12. Here’s more info.

• The Southampton Arts Center hosts a curator-led tour of their current exhibition,“Techspressionism” on Saturday at 11 a.m. Here’s more info.

• Suffolk County reported 535 new cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday, June 22, with 7.8 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 145 people hospitalized with the virus in the county, with 41 percent of them hospitalized due to Covid, and 12 patients in ICU. The county reported two new fatalities from the virus, bringing the death toll here to 4,473 people since March of 2020.

• Beacon editor Beth Young joins a panel of local journalists discussing this weeks news on Behind the Headlines tomorrow, Saturday June 25 at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WLIW-FM. Tune in!

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

June 24
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:18 a.m., 7:42 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:26 a.m., 6:50 p.m.
Greenport: 7:55 a.m., 8:19 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:49 a.m., 9:06 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:50 a.m., 8:14 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:17 a.m., 9:41 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:24 a.m., 9:48 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 6:09 a.m., 6:43 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:18 a.m., 4:52 p.m.

June 25
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:06 a.m., 8:25 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:14 a.m., 7:33 p.m.
Greenport: 8:43 a.m., 9:02 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:41 a.m., 9:53 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:38 a.m., 8:57 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:05 a.m., 10:24 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:12 a.m., 10:31 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 7:04 a.m., 7:31 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:13 a.m., 5:40 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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