Good Morning!

• We’re expecting sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 89 degrees and a west wind 7 to 11 miles per hour. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 65. Wednesday will be sunny, with a high near 90, and Thursday will be partly sunny, with a high near 89.

• After several close encounters with sharks on South Shore beaches over the Fourth of July Weekend, Suffolk County and East Hampton are both deploying drones and personal watercraft along ocean beaches this summer to alert swimmers to potential threats. Read More.

• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss mechanical systems for the new town senior center, a food scrap composting pilot plan, management plans for historic properties and a vegetation study of the “Forests of East Hampton” at its 11 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live here.

• The SouthamptonTown Board will hold public hearings on a proposed moratorium on battery energy storage systems, changes to the town code regarding sanitary flow credits and several CPF acquisitions at its 1 p.m. regular meeting this afternoon. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on Sea-TV’s YouTube channel.

• The Southampton Arts Center holds its Tenth Anniversary Celebration on Wednesday from 1 to 4 p.m. It’s an afternoon of interactive art exhibitions, workshops, live performances and surprises that is free and open to the public. More details are at southamptonartscenter.org.

• Progressive East End Reformers and the Long Island Association are hosting a panel on Climate & Candidates featuring progressive candidates and climate activists, this Thursday, July 13 at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. The panel includes Tela Troge of Shinnecock Kelp Farm, Christopher Gobler of Stony Brook University and candidates Kenneth Colon, Islip Supervisor and Michael Iasilli, Southampton Town Board. Long Island is dependent on the health of our bay waters, which face multiple stresses. This panel will discuss those stresses, the actions being taken to address them, and how good proposed solutions combined with climate aware candidates can make a difference for the better. Register for the Zoom link here.

• The Old Town Arts & Crafts Guild in Cutchogue is sponsoring a Young Artists Contest for ages 5-15 : Any 2D medium no larger than 11″x14″ may be submitted. Drop off at the Old Town Arts and Crafts Guild at 28265 Main Road in Cutchogue July 13 thru July 31 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays. There is no admission fee. All work must be labeled with the artist’s name, age, town, contact email and cell number. Contest winners will be exhibited at the Arts and Crafts Show on the Village Green on Saturday, Aug. 5 (Raindate Aug. 6). For more info, go to www.oldtownartsguild.org or call 631.734.6382.

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

July 11
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:16 a.m., 5:57 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 4:24 a.m., 5:05 p.m.
Greenport: 5:53 a.m., 6:34 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 6:48 a.m., 7:15 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 5:48 a.m., 6:29 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7:15 a.m., 7:56 p.m.
South Jamesport: 7:22 a.m., 8:03 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 4:14 a.m. 4:52 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:23 a.m., 3:01 p.m.

July 12
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:20 a.m., 6:53 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:28 a.m., 6:01 p.m.
Greenport: 6:57 a.m., 7:30 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 7:49 a.m., 8:11 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 6:52 a.m., 7:25 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:19 a.m., 8:52 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:26 a.m., 8:59 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 5:11 a.m., 5:47 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3:20 a.m., 3:56 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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