Good Morning!

• We’re expecting mostly cloudy skies today, with a high temperature near 85 degrees and a south wind 8 to 15 miles per hour. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 73. We’re expecting partly sunny skies on Thursday, with a high near 87 and a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2 p.m. Friday will be partly sunny, with a high near 86 and a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.

• Building a resilient coastline is certainly going to be a growing part of the conversation in the years ahead, but building resilient communities is a much broader idea that will take all of our hands. The good news is, you don’t have to be a bulldozer operator or a coastal engineer or a member of Congress to have an impact. We all have a role to play. Read this month’s editorial, Building Resilience.

• The Suffolk County Health Department is warning residents to keep children and pets away from Marratooka Lake in Mattituck and Fort Pond in Montauk, where they confirmed toxic blue-green algae blooms on Monday. These blooms are becoming an increasing presence in the East End’s freshwater bodies due to nutrient loading and high temperatures. Here’s more info from New York State on how you can protect yourself from harmful algae blooms.

• The Southampton Arts Center hosts a film screening of “Waterproof: Lifeguarding for Life,” the story of the East Hampton community’s crusade for a safe swimming environment, this evening at 7 p.m. Find Out More.

The Greenport Band performs at this evening’s free Summer Showcase Concert Series at the park at the corner of the Main Road and Youngs Avenue in Southold this evening at 7:30 p.m., and Damaged Goods will perform at tonight’s free concert at 6:30 p.m. in Agawam Park in Southampton.

• The Suffolk Alliance for Pollinators and Group for the East End host a North Fork Garden Crawl starting at Custer Preserve (Adjacent to the Custer Observatory on Main Bayview Road in Southold) on Saturday, July 13 from 9 a.m. to Noon. No tickets are required, and both private and public gardens will be showcased. Find Out More.

• Rites of Spring Music Festival presents Le Remede de Fortune: Medieval Songs of Fate, Fortune & Fin’amor with the Concordian Dawn Music Ensemble this Saturday at 5 p.m. at the Landcraft Garden Foundation in Mattituck. More details are at

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

July 10
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:25 a.m., 1:56 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:33 a.m., 1:04 p.m.
Greenport: 2:02 a.m., 2:33 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:51 a.m., 3:21 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:57 a.m., 2:28 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3:24 a.m., 3:55 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:31 a.m., 4:02 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:28 a.m., 1:14 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:23 a.m., 11:21 p.m.

July 11
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:10 a.m., 2:45 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:18 a.m., 1:53 p.m.
Greenport: 2:47 a.m., 3:22 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:35 a.m., 4:04 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 2:42 a.m., 3:17 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:09 a.m., 4:44 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:16 a.m., 4:51 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 1:12 a.m., 1:58 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:07 p.m.

And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.

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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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