Good Morning!

• We’re expecting cloudy skies and a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms this morning, gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 85 degrees and a south wind around 14 miles per hour. There’s a 50 percent chance of overnight showers tonight, with a low around 72. The 50 percent chance of showers continues into Friday, when we’re expecting partly sunny skies and a high near 85. We’re also expecting partly sunny skies and a high near 85 on Sunday, with showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 8 a.m., tapering off in the morning.

• The Village of Greenport, which is the only community in Southold Town designated a Disadvantaged Community by New York State’s Climate Justice Working Group, is gathering members of the community to speak at the Southold Town Board’s next meeting on Tuesday, July 16 at 4:30 p.m. advocating that money Southold receives from the Community Preservation Fund real estate transfer tax be spent on land preservation in the Village of Greenport. Changes to the CPF law that await Governor Kathy Hochul’s signature would require East End towns to spend 10 percent of their CPF revenues in Disadvantaged Communities. Greenport Mayor Kevin Stuessi says the village is working to acquire a special historic parcel that would be central to providing public access to the waterfront.

• The Riverhead Town Board will discuss updaters to its building code regarding property maintenance, a special permit application for 417 Griffing Avenue and a possible license agreement at EPCA/Race Track at its 10 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda and the meeting can be viewed live here.

• The Southampton Town Board is slated to hold a work session at 10 a.m. today. The agenda is expected to be posted here.

• The Greek Orthodox Church of the Hamptons’ annual Hamptons Greek Festival opens today, and will run from 4 to 11 p.m. through Saturday, July 13 and from Noon to 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 14. Here’s More Info.

• The Rachel Therrien Latin Jazz Project, an innovative voice at the crossroads of jazz and world music, performs a free concert at the Arts Center at Duck Creek, 127 Squaw Road in Springs this evening at 6 p.m. More details are at

• The Southampton Arts Center hosts a film screening of “The Wizard of Oz” on its West Lawn this evening at 7:45 p.m. Tickets are $10, but it’s free for members. Find Out More.

• Aerosmith tribute band Pump performs a free concert tonight at 7 p.m. On Stage at Good Ground Park at 9A Squiretown Road, Hampton Bays.

• The former John Drew Theater at Guild Hall in East Hampton has officially reopened, with a new name, the Hilarie and Mitchell Morgan Theater, and Guild Hall is celebrating tomorrow evening with an 8 p.m. benefit performance by Broadway star Billy Porter. Here’s More Info.

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

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.

July 12
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:58 a.m., 3:34 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 2:06 a.m., 2:42 p.m.
Greenport: 3:35 a.m., 4:11 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:21 a.m., 4:49 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:30 a.m., 4:06 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:57 a.m., 5:33 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5:04 a.m., 5:40 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 1:55 a.m., 2:41 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:04 a.m., 12:50 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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