This Morning’s Bulletin — 6.28.16

Storm clouds over Robins Island
Storm clouds over Robins Island, Monday afternoon.

Good Morning!

• We’re expecting increasing chances of showers and thunderstorms throughout the day today, but otherwise it will be cloudy, with a high near 76 degrees and a south wind 7 to 10 miles per hour. Showers and thunderstorms are likely overnight. Tomorrow, there’s a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11 a.m. and a slight chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms, but otherwise it will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. Thursday and Friday are expected to be mostly sunny, with highs near 83.

• Today is the Democratic primary for the First Congressional District. Former Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst and former Suffolk County Planning Commission Chairman Dave Calone are vying to compete against Republican incumbent Lee Zeldin for the seat this fall.  Here are some details on the nuances in the candidates’ positions. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

• The Concerned Citizens of Montauk have launched a new campaign: “Save the Lake, Save the Pond,” to help give Montauk residents the resources and information they need to protect water quality in Fort Pond Bay and Lake Montauk. More details are online here.

• The Southold Town Board will discuss potential changes to the Community Preservation Fund due to this fall’s referendum on using some CPF money for water protection, the Love Lane traffic study and restrooms at beaches at their 9 a.m. work session this morning. The board has no public hearings scheduled for their 7:30 p.m. meeting tonight. Their full agenda for both meetings is online here.

• The East Quogue Chamber of Commerce’s free summer Concerts on the Green series kicks off tonight at 7 p.m. with Beach Boys tribute band “Endless Summer.” More information on tonight’s show and this summer’s schedule is online here. Summer concert series are beginning all over the East End this week, continuing tomorrow night, June 29, at 7:30 p.m., with The Lone Sharks at Silversmith’s Corner in Southold.

The Hampton Bays Public Library will host a New York Blood Center blood drive tomorrow, June 29, from 1 to 7 p.m. More information and a full schedule of this summer’s East End blood drives are online here.

• The Peconic Estuary Program is looking for volunteers to help build monofilament fishing line waste receptacles to be distributed at beaches and fishing sites around the Peconic Estuary this Thursday, June 30 at 4 p.m. at Cornell Cooperative Extension, 423 Griffing Avenue in Riverhead. For more information, email peptalk@peconicestuary.org.

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

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.
June 29
MTK Hbr: 4:45 a.m., 5:24 p.m.
Orient: 5:46 a.m., 6:25 p.m.
GPT: 6:14 a.m., 6:53 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 6:09 a.m., 6:48 p.m.
S. JPT: 7:43 a.m., 8:22 p.m.

Shinn. In.: 2:44 a.m., 3:22 p.m.

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

Beth Young

Beth Young has been covering the East End since the 1990s. In her spare time, she runs around the block, 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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