Good Morning!

• There’s a 50 percent chance of showers today, with patchy fog before 9 a.m., cloudy skies and a high near 79, with a southwest wind around 7 miles per hour, becoming northwest in the afternoon. Showers and thunderstorms are likely overnight, when the low temperature will be around 69 degrees. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. Cloudy, with a low around 69. There’s a 40 percent chance of showers Tuesday, mostly before noon. Wednesday will be partly sunny, with a high near 83 degrees and a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m.

• The Bingo Bango Band is slated to perform a free concert pop classics at the Montauk Green, 742 Montauk Highway, Montauk this evening at 6:30 p.m. Stay tuned to the Montauk Chamber of Commerce for potential rain-outs.

• Science Writer and Artist Erica Cirino speaks at Guild Hall in East Hampton this Thursday, July 15 at 7 p.m. about her research and upcoming book, “Thicker Than Water: The Quest for Solutions to the Plastic Crisis” and her recent project with the Bridgehampton Childcare & Recreation Center on view in Guild Hall’s Education Corridor. Here are more details.

• The North Fork Environmental Council holds the first of three “Kayak What’s Left” kayaking and shorebird sighting fundraisers this Saturday, July 17 at 8 a.m. at Orient Beach State Park. Tickets are $25 if you bring your own kayak, life jacket and paddle, or $45 if you would like to rent equipment. Here are more details.

• Suffolk County reported 39 new cases of Covid-19 on Saturday, July 10, with 0.8 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 26 people hospitalized with the virus in the county, with one of them in ICU. The county reported no new fatalities, and the death toll here stands at 3,407 people.

• The Beacon’s Week in Review was delivered piping hot to inboxes throughout the East End in the wee hours of Sunday morning. To get your own copy each week, sign up here. As of Sunday, July 11, 60.3 percent of all Suffolk residents had received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, with 55.2 percent of the population completing their vaccine series. Among people ages 18 and up, 73 percent had received at least one vaccine dose.

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

July 12
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:37 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:45 a.m., 11:47 p.m.
Greenport: 12:36 a.m., 1:14 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:22 a.m., 1:58 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:31 a.m., 1:09 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:58 a.m., 2:36 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:05 a.m., 2:43 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 11:33 a.m., 11:28 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:42 a.m., 9:37 p.m.

July 13
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:39 a.m., 1:19 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:27 p.m.
Greenport: 1:16 a.m., 1:56 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:04 a.m., 2:40 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:11 a.m., 1:51 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:38 a.m., 3:18 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:45 a.m., 3:25 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:17 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:26 a.m., 10:21 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

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