Sailing lessons, Cutchogue Harbor
Sailing lessons, Cutchogue Harbor

Good Morning!

• Today will be sunny, with a high near 82 degrees and a northwest wind 5 to 9 miles per hour, becoming southwest in the afternoon. Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 63. There’s a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Friday, but otherwise it will be partly sunny, with a high near 77. At this point, we’re expecting sunny skies and temperatures in the low 80s all weekend and through the Fourth of July.

• The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Monday released a slim report on the alternatives to selling Plum Island to the highest bidder. The 42-page report briefly examines three future options for the island, one of which is the same old option — continuing with the plan for a competitive sale of the island. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• Rajeev Fernando, MD, a Board Certified Infectious Disease physician at Southampton Hospital, will give a free talk about the Zika virus at the Quogue Wildlife Refuge tonight at 7 p.m. All are welcome to come and bring questions. More information is 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

• The Southampton Town Board will discuss East Hampton Airport issues at their 11 a.m. work session this morning. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Riverhead Town Board will discuss highway department programs from New York State and the ARB Town Code at their 10 a.m. work session this morning. Their full agenda is online here.

• Cornell Cooperative Extension will bring its marine touch tank to the Southampton Arts Center this afternoon at 4:30 for a free chance for families to get a chance to meet local marine life up close and personal. More information is online here.

• Muse in the Harbor in Sag Harbor will host a benefit, “One Pulse,” tonight for employees of the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, which was the victim two weeks ago of the most deadly terrorist attack in the United States since Sept. 11, 2001. Doors open at 7 p.m. — tickets are $40 for the entire evening or $25 for dancing after 9:30 p.m., and are available online here.

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

June 30
MTK Hbr: 5:46 a.m., 6:20 p.m.
Orient: 6:47 a.m., 7:21 p.m.
GPT: 7:15 a.m., 7:49 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 7:10 a.m., 7:44 p.m.
S. JPT: 8:44 a.m., 9:18 p.m.
Shinn. In.: 3:48 a.m., 4:23 p.m.

July 1
MTK Hbr: 6:42 a.m., 7:12 p.m.
Orient: 7:43 a.m., 8:13 p.m.
GPT: 8:11 a.m., 8:41 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 8:06 a.m., 8:36 p.m.
S. JPT: 9:40 a.m., 10:10 p.m.
Shinn. In.: 4:53 a.m., 5:23 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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