Good Morning!

• Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 80 degrees and a northeast wind around 8 miles per hour. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 61. Thursday will be partly sunny, with a high near 75. Friday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 79 degrees and a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m.

• Suffolk County reported a spike in new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, with more than 100 people testing positive for the disease in the prior 24 hours for the first time since May 31. Here’s the latest.

• The history of Orient’s “Slaves Burying Ground” on Narrow River Road is being reexamined amid a great deal of public controversy. Read the full story.

• Northwell Health is conducting free Covid-19 antibody testing at St. Agnes R.C. Church’s Parish Center in Greenport through Friday, July 17 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. You must pre-register to get tested by calling 833.422.7369.

• The Greenport School’s Unity Garden (at 720 Front Street in Greenport) will hold its first “Free for All” Market this evening from 5 to 6:30 p.m. They will have some beets, greens, peas, their first cucumbers and lots of goodwill, along with breads and bagels donated by Blue Duck Bakery and Goldberg’s.

• The North Fork Environmental Council and North Fork Audubon will host a live Zoom discussion with Suffolk County Legislator Kara Hahn, on “The Story of Plastic” this evening, July 15 at 6:30 pm. To register for the discussion send an email to

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

July 15
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:39 a.m., 7:06 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:47 a.m., 6:14 p.m.
Greenport: 7:16 a.m., 7:43 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 7:56 a.m., 8:12 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:11 a.m., 7:38 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:38 a.m., 9:05 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:45 a.m., 9:12 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 5:16 a.m., 5:44 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3:25 a.m., 3:53 p.m.

July 16
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:29 a.m., 7:50 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:37 a.m., 6:58 p.m.
Greenport: 8:06 a.m., 8:27 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:49 a.m., 9:02 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:01 a.m., 8:22 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:28 a.m., 9:49 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:35 a.m., 9:56 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 6:13 a.m., 6:35 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:22 a.m., 4:44 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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