Evening at the Observatory, Southold.
Evening at the Observatory, Southold.

Good Morning!

• Today will start out cloudy, but will gradually become mostly sunny, with a high near 65 degrees and a north wind 5 to 10 miles per hour, becoming lighter and out of the east in the afternoon. Tonight is expected to be mostly clear, with a low around 47. We’re expecting patchy fog before 8 a.m. Thursday, after which it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 66. Friday will be partly sunny, with a high near 74 degrees.

• The human dynamic of fighting wildfires alongside densely populated areas on Long Island has made wildland firefighting here an aggressive enterprise — fires are put out quickly to protect the public safety, but deep within the forests, fuels are piling up in the absence of a normal cycle of burning, increasing the potential severity of future wildfires. Foresters are now questioning how to change this pattern. Read The Beacon’s full report online here.

• The Suffolk County Water Authority will host a public meeting called WaterTalk, focusing on groundwater quality and conservation at Sag Harbor’s John Jermain Memorial Library this evening, June 7 at 5 p.m. The talk will feature Water Authority laboratory and hydrogeology staff and offer residents the opportunity to ask questions about any water quality issue that concerns them. All are welcome to attend.

• Winemaker Louisa Hargraves will be the first speaker at Peconic Landing’s new lecture series, Vineyard Seasons this evening, June 7 at 7:30 p.m. More details are online here.

• The North Fork Community Theatre’s annual “Building on Tradition” gala is tomorrow, June 8 at Sparkling Pointe winery in Peconic. Tickets for adults range from $125 to $150 and tickets for young folks range from $50 to $75. More details are online here.

• Speaking of benefits for the theater, singer Darren Ottati will lead a quintet of tenors, baritones and basses June 16 through 18 for Father’s Day Weekend benefit concert highlighting Broadway’s best male musical numbers, to raise money for Center Stage’s productions at the Southampton Cultural Center. Shows are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Tickets range from $45 to $55. More details are online here.

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

June 7
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:18 a.m., 9:31 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:26 a.m., 8:39 p.m.
Greenport: 9:55 a.m., 10:08 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:54 a.m., 11:05 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:50 a.m., 10:03 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:17 a.m., 11:30 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:24 a.m., 11:37 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:31 a.m., 6:53 p.m.

June 8
Plum Gut Harbor: 10 a.m., 10:12 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:08 a.m., 9:20 p.m.
Greenport: 10:37 a.., 10:49 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:36 a.m., 11:44 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:32 a.m., 10:44 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:59 a.m.
South Jamesport: 12:06 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:14 a.m., 7:32 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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