• Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 78 degrees, a north wind 3 to 8 miles per hour, and humidity about 64 percent. Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 60. Tuesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 80 and Wednesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 84.
• Forge Pond and Peconic Lake in Calverton have been added to the Suffolk County Health Department’s long list of freshwater East End water bodies suffering from blue-green algae blooms. Don’t jump in either of them and keep your pets and kids away!
• While the Black Lives Matter movement across the nation was shaken to its core this past week after the killing of five police officers at a demonstration in Dallas Thursday night, in Riverhead Sunday afternoon more than 150 protesters took to the streets to unabashedly rekindle the movement’s message. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• Absentee ballots in last Tuesday’s First Congressional District Democratic Primary skewed heavily toward former Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst, widening her lead as she claimed victory in the contest against former Suffolk County Planning Commission Chairman Dave Calone Friday afternoon. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• Environmental groups and individuals from New York and Connecticut filed suit against the federal government Thursday evening over its proposed sale of Plum Island. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• The Flanders Fire Department at 19 Firehouse Lane hosts a blood drive this afternoon and evening from 2 to 8 p.m. The New York Blood Center has issued an emergency appeal for blood this summer, and the need for blood is still very high. This blood drive is co-sponsored by the Flanders, Riverside & Northampton Community Association. More information is online here.
• The League of Women Voters of the Hamptons is inviting the community to an open forum on healthcare reform this evening, July 11 at 7 p.m. at Bridgehampton’s Hampton Library. The program includes the screening of the new documentary “Fix It: Healthcare at the Tipping Point,” followed by a discussion with New York State Assemblyman Fred Thiele on the New York Health Act. More information is online here.
• Also tonight, the South Fork Natural History Museum will host a preview and discussion on Mike Ruggiero’s photographic exhibition, “The Last Baymen of Amagansett,” at 7 p.m. The exhibit will open July 17 at Estia’s Little Kitchen on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike. More information is online here. [$10/Museum members free]
• And even more of tonight’s happenings (what a busy Monday!): Stony Brook Southampton will host an MFA in Writing faculty reading on the Great Lawn behind Chancellors Hall at 7 p.m. tonight. Ursula Hegi, Lou Ann Walker, Julie Sheehan, Jules Feiffer, Jessica Soffer, Christian McLean, Susan Merrell, Neal Gabler and Star Black will read. Admission is free and more information is online here.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
MTK Hbr: 2:47 a.m., 3:24 p.m.
Orient: 3:48 a.m., 4:25 p.m.
GPT: 4:16 a.m., 4:53 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 4:11 a.m., 4:48 p.m.
S. JPT: 5:45 a.m., 6:22 p.m.
Shinn. In.: 12:49 a.m., 1:31 p.m.
MTK Hbr: 3:45 a.m., 4:21 p.m.
Orient: 4:46 a.m., 5:22 p.m.
GPT: 5:14 a.m., 5:50 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 5:09 a.m., 5:45 p.m.
S. JPT: 6:43 a.m., 7:19 p.m.
Shinn. In.: 1:36 a.m., 2:17 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.