Good Morning!

• We’re expecting showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 8 a.m. today, with rain expected to taper off in the morning and a high temperature near 80 degrees, with winds out of the southwest at 7 to 10 miles per hour. We’re expecting showers and possibly a thunderstorm overnight and into Thursday, with a low around 64 tonight. Showers are expected to taper off by 2 p.m. Thursday, with a high temperature near 78 degrees. Friday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 78.

• The East Hampton Town Board has asked its legal consultants to look into the possibility of closing its municipally-owned airport in Wainscott, after a season filled with legal challenges to the town’s attempts to impose restrictions on traffic that can access the airport. Read More.

• North Fork Audubon holds their 50th Anniversary Benefit Celebration on Saturday, June 11 in Orient, honoring environmental leaders and stewards of the land including Assemblyman Fred Thiele, Louise Harrison, Ira Haspel & KK’s The Farm, the Lee Family & Sang Lee Farm. Here’s more info.

• Due to unforeseen circumstances, Riverhead’s Tri-Club Meeting and State of the Town address initially scheduled for last night (sponsored by the Riverhead Lions, Kiwanis & Rotary Club) will be re-scheduled to Wednesday, June 29 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Sea Star Ballroom at the Long Island Aquarium. The evening includes dinner, at a cost of $35. Registration is online here.

• Suffolk County Water Authority’s regular WaterTalk program is being held at the Bridgehampton School on Tuesday, June 14 at 6 p.m. This WaterTalk will be for SCWA customers and non-costumers, discussing how to connect to public water if you’re not connected already, local water quality and infrastructure projects. RSVP by emailing

• Suffolk County reported 402 new cases of Covid-19 on Monday, June 6, with 7.6 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 164 hospitalized people who had the virus, though just 44 percent of them were hospitalized due to Covid. Thirteen of those patients were in ICU. The county reported two new fatalities from the virus, bringing the death toll here to 4,451 people since March of 2020.

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

June 8
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:11 a.m., 5:52 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 4:19 a.m., 5 p.m.
Greenport: 5:48 a.m., 6:29 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 6:24 a.m., 6:58 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 5:43 a.m., 6:24 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7:10 a.m., 7:51 p.m.
South Jamesport: 7:17 a.m., 7:58 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 3:39 a.m., 4:34 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:48 a.m., 2:43 p.m.

June 9
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:05 a.m., 6:37 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:13 a.m., 5:45 p.m.
Greenport: 6:42 a.m., 7:14 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 7:21 a.m., 7:49 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 6:37 a.m., 7:09 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:04 a.m., 8:36 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:11 a.m., 8:43 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 4:34 a.m., 5:26 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:43 a.m., 3:35 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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