Good Morning!

• It will be sunny today, with a high temperature near 81 degrees and a light and variable wind, becoming southwest 5 to 8 miles per hour in the afternoon. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 64. Thursday will be sunny, with a high near 84 and Friday will also be sunny, with a high near 84. South wind 6 to 15 mph.

• In the wake of the recent Supreme Court decision overturning Roe vs. Wade, numerous local groups are holding a Rally for Women’s Rights this evening at 5:30 p.m. at the Suffolk County Supreme Court on Griffing Avenue in Riverhead. Local elected leaders will speak about protecting women’s rights. This rally was rescheduled from Monday due to rain that day.

• Author Helene Munson will give a talk on her book, “Hitler’s Boy Soldiers,” about her father’s experiences during World War II this evening, June 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library, 27550 Main Road, Cutchogue. Ms. Munson, of New Suffolk, recently sat down with us for an interview about her experiences researching the book. Read More.

• “Anna in the Tropics,” Nilo Cruz’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 2003 play centering on a sultry and steamy cigar factory in 1929 Tampa, Florida, where the lives of a Cuban-American family are challenged by the vices and temptations that surround them, opens today at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor, and continues through July 24. Here’s more info.

• The North Fork Environmental Council is holding three more “Kayak What’s Left” kayaking and shorebird sighting fundraisers this summer, on Saturdays July 16, Aug. 27 and Sept. 17. Meet at 8 a.m. at the Eagle’s Neck paddling booth at Orient Beach State Park. The trips take approximately two hours, and cost $45 per person or $40 for members, which includes kayak, paddle and life jacket, or $25 per person if you bring your own equipment. Checks can be sent to: North Fork Environmental Council, P.O. Box 799, Mattituck, NY 11952 to reserve your spot, or email to RSVP. Also be prepared to pay a $10 per car entrance fee at Orient State Park. For more information, call 631.298.8880.

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

June 29
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:01 a.m., 11:14 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:09 a.m., 10:22 p.m.
Greenport: 11:38 a.m., 11:51 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:35 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:33 a.m., 11:46 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:29 a.m., 1 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:36 a.m., 1:07 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 10:08 a.m., 10:10 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:17 a.m., 8:19 p.m.

June 30
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:46 a.m., 11:57 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:54 a.m., 11:05 p.m.
Greenport: 12:23 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:39 a.m., 1:14 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:18 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:13 a.m., 1:45 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:20 a.m., 1:52 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 10:49 a.m., 10:47 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:58 a.m., 8:56 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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