On the Cape Henelopen
On the Cape Henelopen

Good Morning!

• We’re expecting patchy fog before 8 a.m. today, but otherwise it will be sunny, with a high near 77 degrees and a south wind 10 to 14 miles per hour. There’s a 20 percent chance of showers after midnight tonight, with a low around 64. There’s a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Tuesday, and otherwise it will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. Wednesday will be partly sunny, with a high near 79, and a 30 percent chance of early morning showers and thunderstorms.

• Researchers at SUNY Stony Brook have confirmed new cyanobacteria blooms, more commonly known as blue–green algae, in Old Town Pond  in Southampton, adding the pond to the list of the following ponds currently experiencing blue-green algae blooms: Mill Pond and Lake Agawam in Southampton and Marratooka Lake in Mattituck. The Suffolk County Health Department is reminding residents to keep their pets and children away from the water, which can be toxic if ingested.

• Riverhead Town will host an organizational meeting for its new helicopter advisory committee, which will be tasked with addressing helicopter noise throughout town, this Wednesday, June 29 at 7 p.m. in the town hall meeting room. All are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Councilman Tim Hubbard at 631.727.3200 Ext 223.

• State Assemblyman Fred Thiele has announced that his legislation to hold lenders accountable for maintaining vacant “zombie” residences, A 10741, has been signed into law.  The new law will force banks to be responsible for maintaining abandoned homes, even when a foreclosure action is pending, in an effort to reduce the number of dangerous and dilapidated properties. It also requires banks to conduct periodic inspections to determine where vacant properties exist, and creates a statewide registry of and toll-free hotline for the reporting of zombie homes.

• Southampton Town has announced that the Flanders Farm Fresh Food Market at the David W. Crohan Community Center at 655 Flanders Road, will open for the season this coming Saturday, July 2 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The market will run on Saturdays through Oct. 22. More information is online here.

• East End Arts in Riverhead has announced they will be hosting an “Instrument Petting Zoo,” in conjunction with the Staller Center for the Arts at Stony Brook University, on Friday, July 8 at their School of the Arts on East Main Street. The free event, for ages 3-5, will help familiarize young children with instruments that they may like to play in the future. More information is online here.

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

June 27
MTK Hbr: 2:39 a.m., 3:26 p.m.
Orient: 3:40 a.m., 4:27 p.m.
GPT: 4:08 a.m., 4:55 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 4:03 a.m., 4:50 p.m.
S. JPT: 5:37 a.m., 6:24 p.m.
Shinn. In.: 12:47 a.m., 1:26 p.m.
June 28
MTK Hbr: 3:41 a.m., 4:26 p.m.
Orient: 4:42 a.m., 5:27 p.m.
GPT: 5:10 a.m., 5:55 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 5:05 a.m., 5:50 p.m.
S. JPT: 6:39 a.m., 7:24 p.m.
Shinn. In.: 1:44 a.m., 2:22 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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