Good Morning!

• We’re expecting partly sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 81 degrees and a northwest wind around 6 miles per hour, becoming southwest in the afternoon. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 63. Friday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 82, and Saturday will be partly sunny, with a high near 80 and a 30 percent chance of showers after 2 p.m.

• When the northern long-eared bat was added to the federal endangered species list this spring, the implications for Long Island proved thorny. Read More.

• The Riverhead Town Board is slated to discuss proposed regulations for batteries and battery chargers for electric bikes and scooters, rental code revisions, a grant application for a payloader and compost supplies and a proposed cell tower at its 10 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live here.

• The Southold Town Police host “Synergy,” an ‘open and respectful conversation between Southold Town Police and community members of all backgrounds and ages’ this evening at 6 p.m. at the Southold Recreation Center, 970 Peconic Lane in Peconic.

• Rites of Spring Music Festival presents Viennese Atmospheres, The music of Mahler, Weill and Korngold, this evening at 5 p.m. at Poquatuck Hall, 1160 Village Lane, Orient. The concert features Gil Goldstein on accordion, Tom Manuel on trumpet and Paolo Bartolani on piano. More details are at ritesmusic.org.

• Debut East End Novelist June Gervais will be signing copies of “Jobs for Girls with Artistic Flair” and giving a sidewalk chalk demonstration at Canio’s Books in Sag Harbor this Saturday, July 1 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Read more about the book here.

• Pre-sale ticket sales for the Southampton Historical Museum’s July 1 Halsey House Gala end tomorrow, June 30 at 4 p.m. The event, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, is an evening on the grounds of the oldest wood-frame building in the state of New York, while dancing under the stars to live music, with hors d’oeuvres, drinks and a raw bar stocked with local oysters. Guests can also participate in the silent auction to help preserve the history of Southampton. Here’s more info.

• The Friends of the Big Duck and the Flanders Village Historical Society will hold a Tag Sale Fundraiser for both organizations at The Blue Barn at 949 Flanders Road (across the road and just west of the Big Duck) this Saturday, July 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, email friendsofthebigduck2020@gmail.com or call 631.284.3737.

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

June 29
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:08 a.m., 7:28 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:16 a.m., 6:36 p.m.
Greenport: 7:45 a.m., 8:05 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:28 a.m., 8:44 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:40 a.m., 8 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:07 a.m., 9:27 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:14 a.m., 9:34 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 5:41 a.m., 6:22 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3:50 a.m., 4:31 p.m.

June 30
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:55 a.m., 8:11 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:03 a.m., 7:19 p.m.
Greenport: 8:32 a.m., 8:48 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:23 a.m., 9:35 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:27 a.m., 8:43 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:54 a.m., 10:10 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:01 a.m., 10:17 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 6:44 a.m., 7:16 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:53 a.m., 5:25 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 editor@eastendbeacon.com

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