Good Morning!

• We’re expecting sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 88 degrees and a northwest wind around 10 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 21 mph. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 69. Wednesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 85 and a 30 percent chance of showers after 5 p.m., and we’re expecting cloudy skies Thursday morning to clear throughout the day, with a high near 84 and a 30 percent chance of showers before 2 p.m.

• The Suffolk County Planning Commission has disapproved of Strong’s Yacht Center’s proposal to excavate a hillside to build two roughly 50,000-square-foot yacht storage buildings alongside Mattituck Inlet. Their action may be moot, however, as Strong’s representatives said they’d asked that morning to meet with Southold Town planners to discuss a scaled down version of their plan. Read More.

• Riverhead Town has been awarded $24.12 million in U.S. Department of Transportation Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) funding for a new parking garage on First Street to shift parking from the riverfront, which is expected to be developed; for raising the bulkhead along the Peconic River to provide flood protection; and for “Complete Streets” that provide safe access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists and transit riders with all abilities.

• Members of the Riverhead Central Faculty Association at Phillips Avenue School in Riverside are holding a protest today outside the school at 12:30 p.m. against Southampton Town’s plan to build a sewage treatment plant on property adjacent to the school.

• Today is the Democratic Congressional Primary between John Avlon and Nancy Goroff. The winner will face incumbent Republican Congressman Nick LaLota in this fall’s General Election. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Find your polling place here. Here’s more info about the candidates.

• The Southampton Town Board is slated to hold a public hearing on Canal BESS’s request for exemption from the town’s Battery Energy Storage System moratorium at its 6 p.m. regular meeting this evening. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on Sea-TV’s YouTube channel.

• Today is the last day to subscribe to The Beacon’s monthly print edition to receive our July edition via U.S. Mail. You’ll read much of our coverage in print before you find it here, and our print edition supports much of the work we do. Subscribe online here.

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

June 25
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:41 a.m., 1:21 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:29 p.m.
Greenport: 1:18 a.m., 1:58 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:12 a.m., 2:50 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:13 a.m., 1:53 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:40 a.m., 3:20 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:47 a.m., 3:27 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:26 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:35 a.m., 10:49 p.m.

June 26
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:32 a.m., 2:13 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:40 a.m., 1:21 p.m.
Greenport: 2:09 a.m., 2:50 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:04 a.m., 3:41 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 2:04 a.m., 2:45 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3:31 a.m., 4:12 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:38 a.m., 4:19 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:40 a.m., 1:22 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:31 a.m., 11:45 p.m.

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

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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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