Good Morning!

• Showers and thunderstorms are likely today, mainly after 8 a.m., with cloudy skies and a high temperature near 77 and a south wind 10 to 13 miles per hour. We’re expecting showers and thunderstorms to continue overnight, with a low around 64. Wednesday will be partly sunny, with a high near 79 and a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Thursday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 80.

• Today is Primary Day in New York State, and on the East End there is a Republican primary today for the Suffolk County Legislature’s First Legislative District (which includes the North Fork, parts of Brookhaven and Flanders). Catherine Stark, a legislative aide in current Democratic County Legislator Al Krupski’s office, has won Suffolk County Republicans’ endorsement, and she is being challenged by Greg Williams, owner of Country Time Cycle in Mattituck. Mr. Krupski is pursuing the Southold Town Supervisor seat this fall. There is also a Democratic Party primary on Shelter Island between Town Supervisor challenger Arnott Gooding and incumbent Gerard Siller, and between Council Member candidates Albert Dickson, Benjamin Dyett and Robert Waife. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Here’s how to find your polling place.

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

• The Southold Town Board also holds its final scheduled informational meeting on the town’s proposed Community Housing Plan this evening at 5 p.m. at the Mattituck-Laurel Library (13900 Main Road, Mattituck). All are welcome. Here are more details.

• The Southampton Town Board holds public hearings at its 6 p.m. meeting this evening on changes to the town’s special events code, a cleanup of hazardous material from 6 Ashwood Court in North Sea and on designating a “No Parking” area in the center median of Maryland Boulevard in Hampton Bays. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on Sea-TV’s YouTube channel.

• “Dial M for Murder” opens this evening at Bay Street Theater, 1 Bay Street, Sag Harbor, with the theater’s traditional Pay What You Can Night. The play is a contemporary adaptation of the celebrated murder mystery made famous by Alfred Hitchcock’s 1954 masterpiece film. More info is at

• Today is the last day to subscribe to The Beacon’s monthly print edition to receive the 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 here.

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

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.

June 28
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:18 a.m., 6:45 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:26 a.m., 5:53 p.m.
Greenport: 6:55 a.m., 7:22 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 7:32 a.m., 7:53 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 6:50 a.m., 7:17 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:17 a.m., 8:44 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:24 a.m., 8:51 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 4:42 a.m., 5:29 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:51 a.m., 3:38 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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