• Today is expected to be partly sunny, with a high near 82 degrees and calm wind becoming west around 5 miles per hour. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 58. We’re expecting sunny skies tomorrow, with a high near 83 degrees. Friday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 82 and a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 9 a.m.
• The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has issued an ozone health advisory for today for the Long Island region. The Suffolk County Health Department is advising that young children, the elderly, those who exercise or are involved in strenuous outdoor work, and those with pre-existing respiratory or heart problem, limit strenuous outdoor activity. Ozone levels are often elevated after noon through early evening on hot, sunny days. Air Quality Forecasts are available on the DEC website here.
• Yesterday’s Democratic Congressional Primary is still too close to call. Anna Throne-Holst had a 29-point over Dave Calone, with absentee ballots yet to be counted, once all polling districts were counted just after 11 p.m. last night. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• The Southold Town Board discussed the health of Goldsmith Inlet, a proposed Mattituck traffic calming project and opening up beach bathrooms earlier in the season at their work session yesterday morning. Our full report is online here.
• The world of banking mergers came close to home this week, with the announcement that People’s United Financial, Inc. will acquire the Suffolk County National Bank. Our full story is online here.
• The Hampton Bays Public Library will host a New York Blood Center blood drive today, 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 Lone Sharks will play the first concert of the Summer Showcase Concert Series at Silversmith’s Corner in Southold tonight at 7:30 p.m. If it rains, the concert will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Southold.
• Riverhead Town will host an organizational meeting tonight at 7 p.m. for its new helicopter advisory committee, which will be tasked with addressing helicopter noise throughout town, in the town hall meeting room. All are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Councilman Tim Hubbard at 631.727.3200 Ext 223.
• The North Sea Fire Department’s annual carnival begins tonight and continues through July 3 from 7 to 11 p.m. each night, with fireworks at 10 p.m. on July 1 and 3. More information is online here.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows: