Good Morning!

• We’re expecting patchy fog before 8 a.m. today, with otherwise mostly sunny skies and a high temperature near 88 degrees, with a light south wind increasing to 6 to 11 miles per hour in the morning. There’s a 30 percent chance of overnight showers and thunderstorms, with a low temperature around 73. Some of the storms could produce small hail, gusty winds, and heavy rain. There’s a 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Friday, mainly between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 83. Saturday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 83 and a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.

• Food scrap composting is beginning to take off across the East End with the launch of the pilot of East Hampton Compost, a community food scrap drop-off program launched this week by East Hampton Town. Read More.

• Peconic Landing, in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association Long Island Chapter, will hold its first-ever Walk to End Alzheimer’s on the North Fork on Sunday, Aug. 6. Read More.

• The Riverhead Town Board will discuss a possible YMCA at the former New York State Armory on Route 58, the update of the town’s Comprehensive Plan, possible parking restrictions on roads leading to Long Island Sound beaches and a possible “Welcome to the North Fork” sign on Route 25 at their 11 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live here.

• The Southampton Town Board will hear a presentation from Stony Brook Southampton Hospital’s Tick-Borne Disease Resource Center at its 10:30 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on Sea-TV’s YouTube channel.

• Rites of Spring Music Festival celebrates 50 years of vineyards on the North Fork at the Village Green, 27320 Main Road, Cutchogue this evening, July 13 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. String trios by Haydn and Schubert will be performed by Stephen Gorgone, Dan Martinez and Craig Mehler, along with samplings of local food and wine. Tickets are $75 and more details and tickets are online at

• Music Behind the Barn, a new summer concert series at Hallockville Museum Farm, 6038 Sound Avenue in Riverhead, continues this evening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. with a performance by the Yazoo Brothers. Also tonight, On Stage at Good Ground Park, 9A Squiretown Road in Hampton Bays hosts a free concert by Project Vibe this evening at 7 p.m.

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

July 13
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:18 a.m., 7:44 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:26 a.m., 6:52 p.m.
Greenport: 7:55 a.m., 8:21 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:48 a.m., 9:05 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:50 a.m., 8:16 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:17 a.m., 9:43 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:24 a.m., 9:50 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 6:11 a.m., 6:42 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:20 a.m., 4:51 p.m.

July 14
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:08 a.m., 8:30 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:16 a.m., 7:38 p.m.
Greenport: 8:45 a.m., 9:07 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:43 a.m., 9:56 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:40 a.m., 9:02 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:07 a.m., 10:29 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:14 a.m., 10:36 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 7:10 a.m., 7:35 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:19 a.m., 5:44 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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