Good Morning!

• We’re expecting gradually clearing skies throughout the day today, with a high temperature near 85 degrees and a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. There’s a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms this evening, mainly before 8 p.m., with partly cloudy skies overnight and a low around 66. Tuesday will be partly sunny, with a high near 84 and Wednesday will be partly sunny, with a high near 84 and a 40 percent chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms.

• Democratic Primary Update: “After an incredible election day with almost 15,000 votes cast in person, we’re down 164 votes,” Democratic Congressional candidate Nancy Goroff said in a June 28 email to her supporters. “There are currently over 35,000 absentee votes still to be counted ­— over 2/3 of the votes in this election. We’re very much in this.” At the close of in-person polling for the Democratic primary last Tuesday, Perry Gershon had 35.39 percent of the vote, Ms. Goroff had 34.27 percent, South Fork Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming had 27.83 percent and businessman Greg Fischer had 2.21 percent. Absentee ballot counting is slated to begin July 1.

• So far Suffolk County is moving smoothly through Phase 3 of reopening its economy, with plans being put in place to move into Phase 4 on July 8. Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone reported Sunday that 53 people had tested positive for Covid-19 in the prior 24 hours, about 1 percent of people tested, bringing the total positive cases in the county to 41,306. Positive antibody tests in the county totaled 18,970. Mr. Bellone said 75 people remain hospitalized, a decrease of two, 26 of whom are in ICU, an increase of 1. Ten patients had been discharged from hospitals in the prior 24 hours and one more had died, bringing the county’s death toll to 1,979. Seventy-one percent of hospital beds were currently occupied.

• Today is the last day to subscribe to The Beacon’s print edition to receive the July edition in the mail. You’ll read many of these stories in print before you find them here!

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

June 29
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:05 a.m., 5:46 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 4:13 a.m., 5:45 p.m.
Greenport: 5:42 a.m., 6:23 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 6:35 a.m., 7:07 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 5:37 a.m., 6:18 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7:04 a.m., 7:45 p.m.
South Jamesport: 7:11 a.m., 7:52 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 4 a.m., 4:47 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:09 a.m., 2:56 p.m.

June 30
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:08 a.m., 6:42 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:16 a.m., 5:50 p.m.
Greenport: 6:45 a.m., 7:19 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 7:37 a.m., 8:05 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 6:40 a.m., 7:14 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:07 a.m., 8:41 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:14 a.m., 8:48 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 5:01 a.m., 5:46 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3:10 a.m., 3:55 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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