Good Morning!

• We’re expecting widespread haze and patchy smoke before noon again today, as the Air Quality Alert form the metropolitan area has been extended through midninght tonight. There’s a 50 percent chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Some of the storms could produce small hail. Otherwise, it will be mostly cloudy, with a high temperature near 69 degrees and a light and variable wind becoming north around 6 miles per hour in the morning. We’re expecting widespread haze before midnight tonight, along with scattered showers and thunderstorms, with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 52. Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 74 and a 20 percent chance of showers between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 82.

• New York City has asked a Manhattan State Supreme Court Judge to void emergency orders in 30 counties, including Suffolk County, and in the Town of Riverhead, which restrict asylum seekers from seeking housing, stating the orders violate the 14th amendment rights of equal protection and the right to travel. Read More.

• The Sag Harbor Fire Department at 1357 Brick Kiln Road will host a New York Blood Center blood drive today from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Appointments are recommended and can be made online here.

• The New York State Citizen Preparedness Corps will host a Citizen Preparedness Training at the Southampton Fire Department Headquarters at 470 Hampton Road tomorrow, Saturday, June 10 at 9 a.m. The course teaches residents how to prepare, respond, and recover from a disaster. Trainings are led by the NYS National Guard and experts from the state Office of Emergency Management and the Office of Fire Prevention and Control. Attendees will be given an introduction in responding to natural or human-caused disasters. Participants will be advised on how to properly develop emergency plans and stock up on emergency supplies.  Each family will also receive a free New York State Disaster Preparedness Kit, containing key items to assist in the immediate aftermath of a disaster. Register for this event online here.

• The New Suffolk Civic Association’s annual meeting will be held this Saturday, June 10, with coffee and conversation at 9:30 a.m. followed by the meeting at 10 a.m. at the New Suffolk School. New Suffolk residents are urged to attend to hear about issues facing the hamlet.

• This Saturday, June 10 is Community Day at The Watermill Center, 39 Watermill Towd Road, Water Mill from 3 to 6 p.m., featuring art installations and performances by East End artists throughout The Center’s wooded grounds and a self-guided tour of the outdoor art collection. Admission is $15, and ages 11 and under are free. More details are at watermillcenter.org.

• Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor hosts Behind the Microscope: Today’s Women Pioneers in Science Saturday evening at 5 p.m. Four STEM professionals — Drs. Heather Lynch, Krystal Airola, Marina Astitha and Melanie Chiu double down on their science and share their stories. In conjunction with the world premiere of “Double Helix,” a new musical that runs through June 18. Admission is free. More details are at baystreet.org.

• The East Marion Community Association and The Orient Association will present a Discussion on Code Enforcement in Southold Town on Sunday, June 11 at 3 p.m. at Poquatuck Hall, 1160 Village Lane in Orient. Margaret Steinbugler,  Vice President of the Southold Peconic Civic Association, will give a presentation on her research into code enforcement by Southold Town. The town code includes regulations about many things that affect residents, including short-term rentals; building size and construction, noise; our visible environment including signs, lighting and dark skies; RV, trailer and boat storage; landscaping and dumpsters. Code enforcement (or lack of it) often comes up in community meetings. It impacts many of the things that recent surveys say community members value. Learn how code enforcement works and some ways it might be improved, and your role in ensuring compliance and enforcement.

• Kevin McAllister of Defend H2O will give a presentation on “Living on the Edge in the Face of Climate Change” at the Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt’s Sundays at Two, on Sunday, at 2 p.m., at the Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center, 1061 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton. Admission is free. More details are at longpondgreenbelt.org.

• Duck Creek Arts Center at 127 Squaw Road, East Hampton hosts an Artist Talk with Misla on the mixed media tapestry-like tableau depicting the artist’s childhood home on Sunday at 3 p.m. Admission is free. More details are at duckcreekarts.org.

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

June 9
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:33 a.m., 3:15 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:41 a.m., 2:23 p.m.
Greenport: 3:10 a.m., 3:52 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:05 a.m., 4:46 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:05 a.m., 3:47 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:32 a.m., 5:14 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:39 a.m., 5:21 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 1:47 a.m., 2:30 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:39 p.m.

June 10
Plum Gut Harbor: 3:34 a.m., 4:19 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 2:42 a.m., 3:27 p.m.
Greenport: 4:11 a.m., 4:56 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:07 a.m., 5:45 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 4:06 a.m., 4:51 p.m.
New Suffolk: 5:33 a.m., 6:18 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5:40 a.m., 6:25 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 2:45 a.m., 3:27 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:54 a.m., 1:36 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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