Good Morning!

• Today will be sunny, with a high near 81 degrees and a northwest wind 6 to 8 miles per hour, becoming southwest in the afternoon. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 62. Wednesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 78. We’re expecting showers and cloudy skies Thursday, with a high near 77 degrees.

• Ballots for school board and school budget votes were originally slated to be due by 5 p.m. across the state today, but New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced over the weekend that mailed ballots now need to be received by the school districts by the end of the day June 16. People who want to submit their ballots in person at drop boxes outside of schools have until 5 p.m. today to do so. Ballots were mailed to voters throughout the state about two weeks ago.

• Shelter Island will be joining the local towns that have seen Black Lives Mater protests in the past week, with a youth-organized protest this coming Sunday, June 14 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Shelter Island School parking lot at 33 North Ferry Road.

• Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell will host a conference call this afternoon at 3 p.m. with local restaurant owners to discuss outdoor dining and other questions about Phase 2 of reopening the economy. To register and for call in information, call the supervisor’s office at 631.765.1889.

• The North Fork Community Theatre plans to hold a virtual gala this Friday, while the Hampton Theatre Company has pushed back its spring programming to this fall. Here’s an update on the local theater season.

• Covid-19 hospitalizations in Suffolk County are “declining at a pretty good clip” said County Executive Steve Bellone in his Monday press call. Mr. Bellone said there were just 158 people hospitalized with the disease in Suffolk County in the past 24 hours, a decline of 21 people, and that 50 of those patients are in ICU, a number that hadn’t changed from the day before. Twenty-six hospital patients had recovered enough to go home, and four more had died, bringing the county’s total deaths to 1,935.

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

June 9
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:54 a.m., 1:30 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:02 a.m., 12:38 p.m.
Greenport: 1:31 a.m., 2:07 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:25 a.m., 3:01 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:26 a.m., 2:02 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:53 a.m., 3:29 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3 a.m., 3:36 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:08 a.m., 12:47 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:56 a.m., 11:09 p.m.

June 10
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:46 a.m., 2:23 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:54 a.m., 1:31 p.m.
Greenport: 2:23 a.m., 3 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:16 a.m., 3:52 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 2:18 a.m., 2:55 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3:45 a.m., 4:22 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:52 a.m., 4:29 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 1 a.m., 1:40 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:49 a.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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