Good Morning!

• We’re expecting showers and possibly a thunderstorm today, mainly before 5 p.m., with a high temperature near 75 degrees and a southeast wind 8 to 14 miles per hour. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 64. Wednesday will be sunny, with a high near 86, and Thursday will be sunny, with a high near 88.

• The Southampton Town Board has several public hearings on the agenda for its 6 p.m. meeting this evening, including hearings on the Hampton Bays Downtown Overlay District, requiring groundwater monitoring for mining activities, permitting vending vehicles at farmstands and banning the intentional release of balloons. Their full agenda is online here.

• Tonight is opening night of previews for the world premiere of “Safe Space,” about political correctness and the reaction to triggers on campus in America today, at Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor. More details are online here.

• Riverhead Town’s Alternative Transportation Committee will hold a ribbon cutting for the multi-purpose athletic trail around the Calverton Enterprise Park next Monday, July 1 at 2 p.m at the first informational kiosk just east of the Route 25 parking lot across from Calverton National Cemetery.  More details are online here.

• The North Fork Environmental Council is embarking in July on “Paddle What’s Left,” a fundraiser. Attendees will meet at Orient Beach State Park at 8 a.m. on Saturday, July 27 to go kayaking to benefit the North Fork Environmental Council,  a volunteer organization founded in 1972 that is the oldest continuous environmental organization from the North Fork working for and serving the interests of North Fork residents. Kayaking will be followed by a shorebird walk and, if all goes well, attendees  should be able to catch a view of the Piping Plovers (and their chicks) that have been breeding there this spring and summer.  Tickets are $40/per person. To make your reservation contact office@nfec1.org.

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

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.

June 26
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:27 a.m., 6:05 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 4:35 a.m., 5:13 p.m.
Greenport: 6:04 a.m., 6:42 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 6:40 a.m., 7:06 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 5:59 a.m., 6:37 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7:26 a.m., 8:04 p.m.
South Jamesport: 7:33 a.m., 8:11 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 4:03 a.m., 4:39 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:12 a.m., 2:48 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 editor@eastendbeacon.com

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