Good Morning!

• We’re expecting mostly cloudy skies today, with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms and a high temperature near 80 degrees, with a south wind 6 to 10 miles per hour. There’s a 70 percent chance of overnight showers, with cloudy skies and a low around 66. We’re expecting showers and possibly a thunderstorm on Tuesday, with a high near 78, and continuing into Wednesday, with a high near 79.

• The streets of Greenport Village were packed on June 24 with local families, political and religious leaders and nonprofits fighting for social justice in the inaugural North Fork Pride, a parade through downtown Greenport, followed by an afternoon-long festival in Mitchell Park. Read More.

Read our interview with the author of “Save What’s Left,” a devilishly astute debut novel launching this week by a 33-year-old who grew up studiously observing the quirks of her North Fork hometown, a tiny hamlet that was once full of oyster shacks overlooking Cutchogue Harbor but is now facing unprecedented development. Author Elizabeth Castellano will be reading and signing books this Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble in Riverhead.

• The Southold Town Board will hold a special meeting tomorrow morning, June 27 at 9 a.m. to discuss the Zoning Update implementation of the town’s 2020 Comprehensive Plan Update. Here’s more info.

• Beacon Editor Beth Young joined a panel of local journalists on Behind the Headlines on 88.3 WLIW-FM this weekend to discuss new books by local authors, village elections and the second voter turndown of the Wainscott school budget. If you missed it, you can tune in online here.

• Alive on 25 kicks off this summer season this Friday, June 30 in downtown Riverhead. It’s a street festival with live music on multiple stages, local craft beverages, food trucks, vendors, artisans and family activities, from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Fridays June 30, July 14 & 28 and Aug. 11. There will be fireworks this Friday at 9 p.m. Admission is free. Visit for more info.

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

June 26
Plum Gut Harbor: 4:30 a.m., 5:12 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 3:38 a.m., 4:20 p.m.
Greenport: 5:07 a.m., 5:49 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:43 a.m., 6:14 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 5:02 a.m., 5:44 p.m.
New Suffolk: 6:29 a.m., 7:11 p.m.
South Jamesport: 6:36 a.m., 7:18 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 3:03 a.m., 3:55 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:12 a.m., 2:04 p.m.

June 27
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:25 a.m., 6 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 4:33 a.m., 5:08 p.m.
Greenport: 6:02 a.m., 6:37 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 6:37 a.m., 7:03 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 5:57 a.m., 6:32 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7:24 a.m., 7:59 p.m.
South Jamesport: 7:31 a.m., 8:06 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 3:49 a.m., 4:40 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:58 a.m., 2:49 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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