Good Morning!

• We’re expecting widespread haze today, with patchy smoke after noon due to the Canadian wildfires, with a 20 percent chance of showers after 2 p.m. It will be sunny, with a high temperature near 75 degrees and a west wind around 11 miles per hour. We’re expecting widespread haze and patchy smoke this evening, with partly cloudy skies overnight and a low around 53. Thursday will be partly sunny, with a high near 72, and a 30 percent chance of showers after 2 p.m. Friday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 70 and a 40 percent chance of showers after 8 a.m.

• The National Weather Service’s Air Quality Alert for the New York metropolitan area due to the smoke from the Canadian wildfires continues through midnight tonight. the New York State Department of Health recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuous outdoor physical activity to reduce the risk of adverse health effects. People who may be especially sensitive to the effects of elevated levels of pollutants include the very young, and those with preexisting respiratory problems such as asthma or heart disease. Those with symptoms should consider consulting their personal physician. A toll free air quality hotline at 1-800-535-1345 has been established so New York residents can stay informed on the air quality situation.

• As LGBT people across the country have become convenient scapegoats for society’s ills, North Forkers are taking a stand in solidarity with the gay community this June with the first ever North Fork Pride parade and festival, to be held throughout downtown Greenport June 24. Read More.

• In preparation for its new Community Housing Fund that will funnel a .5 percent real estate transfer tax into affordable housing options, Southold Town is hosting five community meetings in June, beginning with one this evening at 6 p.m. at the Peconic Lane Community Center, about its Community Housing Plan. Read More.

• Jerry Simons, PA-C, a member of the Medical Advisory Panel of Stony Brook Southampton Hospital’s Regional Tick-Borne Disease Resource Center will speak in a Zoom presentation this evening at 6 p.m. sponsored by the Quogue Wildlife Refuge about the types of diseases that are carried by the different species of ticks found on Eastern Long Island, and the symptoms, diagnostic tests, and treatment options that are available. Tips on preventing tick bites will also be shared. Register online here.

• The Suffolk in Riverhead hosts a Film Screening: of “Terra Nostra” this evening at 7 p.m. It’s a unique award-winning multimedia presentation featuring symphonic music, film and poetry about climate change, with a panel discussion featuring the composer, a scientist, artist, and environmentalist on the global challenge facing our species. More info is at thesuffolk.org.

On Thursday, June 8 at 7 p.m., the Hamptons Observatory and the Amagansett Library present a free, virtual lecture by eminent Stony Brook University astronomer Prof. Kenneth Lanzetta, who’ll talk about the Condor Array Telescope, a new type of astronomical telescope that has attracted significant scientific and popular attention. Register online at hamptonsobservatory.org.

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

June 7
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:38 a.m., 1:17 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:25 p.m.
Greenport: 1:15 a.m., 1:54 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:11 a.m., 2:52 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:10 a.m., 1:49 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:37 a.m., 3:16 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:44 a.m., 3:23 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:30 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:39 a.m., 10:56 p.m.

June 8
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:35 a.m., 2:15 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:43 a.m., 1:23 p.m.
Greenport: 1:12 a.m., 2:52 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:06 a.m., 3:47 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 2:07 a.m., 2:47 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3:34 a.m., 4:14 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:41 a.m., 4:21 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:47 a.m., 1:31 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:40 a.m., 11:56 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 editor@eastendbeacon.com

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