Wednesday at the Races, New Suffolk
Wednesday at the Races, New Suffolk

Good Morning!

• Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 81 degrees and a north wind 5 to 7 miles per hour, becoming southeast in the afternoon. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 55. Friday will be sunny, with a high near 80. Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 82.

• The Southampton Town Board unanimously agreed Tuesday to the $10.5 million purchase of 1.25 acres of Sag Harbor waterfront that had been slated to be developed as condominiums for use as a waterfront park dedicated to author John Steinbeck.

• The Annual Interbeach Lifeguard Competition will be held this evening at 6 p.m. at Ponquogue Beach in Hampton Bays. All are welcome to come cheer on your favorite lifeguards and watch the men and women who rule the beach get put to the test in seven different events. This competition is also a precursor to the East Hampton Main Beach competition on July 19 and the USLA National Lifeguard Championship  in August where Southampton, East Hampton and Montauk guards join together to compete as the Hampton Lifesaving Association.

• The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has confirmed the presence of a new cyanobacteria bloom, more commonly known as blue–green algae, in Fresh Pond on Shelter Island. In addition, cyanobacteria blooms are still present at Agawam Lake in Southampton, Mill Pond in Southampton, Roth Pond at SUNY Stony Brook, Laurel Lake in Laurel and Marratooka Lake in Mattituck. Due to these findings, health officials ask residents not to use or swim or wade in these waters and to keep their pets and children away from the area. 

• The Riverhead Town Board will discuss site plan and fire marshal fees, wastewater pre-certification classes and hear the annual report of the town’s veterans’ committee at their 10 a.m. work session at town hall this morning. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Southampton Town Board will discuss town board member projects and hold an executive session to discuss acquisitions and personnel at their 10 a.m. work session this morning. Their full agenda is online here.

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

July 12
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:36 a.m., 9:59 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:44 a.m., 9:07 p.m.
Greenport: 10:13 a.m., 10:36 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:19 a.m., 11:35 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:08 a.m., 10:31 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:35 a.m., 11:58 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:42 a.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:06 a.m., 7:23 p.m.

July 13
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:29 a.m., 10:53 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:37 a.m., 10:01 p.m.
Greenport: 11:06 a.m., 11:30 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:12 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:01 a.m., 11:25 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:28 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:05 a.m., 12:35 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8 a.m., 8:16 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

2 thoughts on “This Morning’s Bulletin — 7.12.18

  1. Can you please add the high tide time in Shinnecock Bay by the Ponquogue Bridge? It’s right by the coast guard station there.
    Thank you.

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