Good Morning!

• We’re expecting showers and thunderstorms before noon today, then a slight chance of showers between noon and 2 p.m. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds. The high temperature will be near 83 degrees, with a south wind 10 to 15 miles per hour. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 55. Friday will be sunny, with a high near 81, and Saturday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 75 and a 50 percent chance of showers after noon.

• New York State has recognized June 9 as Dragonfly Day since 2018, an opportunity to hold educational events to increase awareness of the value of wetlands and encourage the implementation of climate change adaption strategies and learn about how to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. This year, Southampton Town and nature organizations are celebrating with a day-long festival at SoFo. Here’s more info.

• The Riverhead Town Board is slated to discuss a new, 31,000-square-foot outlet shopping center between Tanger 1 and Tanger II at its 10 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s more info, and the meeting can be viewed live here.

• The Retreat’s All Against Abuse virtual gala is this evening at 6 p.m. — admission is free but you must be registered for this event, which raises awareness of domestic violence. Speakers include Joy Behar, Ina Garten, Arianna Huffington, Padma Lakshmi, Don Lemon, Monica Lewinski and other survivors and their prominent advocates. Here’s more info.

• Southold Town is looking for swim instructors and lifeguards for this summer, and the town is also hosting several certification programs to qualify new lifeguards and instructors. Here’s more info.

• Concerned Citizens of Montauk and the Town of East Hampton are inviting the Montauk and East Hampton community to hear more about efforts to restore Lake Montauk’s water quality at a Water Quality Open House at South Lake Beach on Friday, June 10 from 1 to 3 p.m. Here’s more info.

Suffolk County reported 500 new cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday, June 7, with 7 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 163 hospitalized people who had the virus in the county, though just 47 percent of them were hospitalized due to Covid-19. Thirteen of those patients were in ICU. The county reported one new fatality due to Covid on Tuesday, bringing the death toll here to 4,452 people since March of 2020.

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

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.

June 10
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:56 a.m., 7:21 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:04 a.m., 6:29 p.m.
Greenport: 7:33 a.m., 7:58 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:18 a.m., 8:40 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:28 a.m., 7:53 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:55 a.m., 9:20 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:02 a.m., 9:27 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 5:34 a.m., 6:20 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3:43 a.m., 4:29 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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