Good Morning!

It will be sunny today, with a high temperature near 84 degrees and a north wind around 6 miles per hour, becoming light and variable in the afternoon. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 66. Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 83, and Sunday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 84.

• Alive on 25, a street festival with live music on multiple stages, local craft beverages, food trucks, vendors, artisans and family activities, will be held in downtown Riverhead today from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Visit for more info.

• The Heart of Riverhead Civic Association invites the public to their July meeting, featuring the “All Things Town Hall” panel, Saturday, July 16  at the Riverhead Free Library at 11 a.m., with updates and open discussion and, at 11:30 a.m., a guest panel with Riverhead Town Clerk Diane Wilhelm, former Town Councilman Jim Wooten and Community Advocate Mark Haubner, to explain who does what, how things work and how to be heard in Town Hall.  

• The Old Town Arts & Crafts Guild at 28265 Main Road, Cutchogue, will hold a Fine Art & Crafts Fair tomorrow, July 16 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The rain date is July 17. More info is at

• * The Suffolk County Historical Society at 300 West Main Street in Riverhead holds a reading of “Cold War Long Island” with authors Christopher Verga & Karl Grossman tomorrow, July 16 at 1 p.m. More info is online art

• Guild Hall presents Works & Process Out East: “The Missing Element,” at LTV Studios, 75 Industrial Road in Wainscott Saturday evening at 7 p.m. Direct from the project’s premiere at the Guggenheim, in this immersive experience creative directors Chris Celiz and Anthony Vito Rodriguez explore the universal elements of earth, wind, fire, water, and space, fusing the virtuosic music-making of beatbox with awe-inspiring street dance. More info is at

• The North Fork Environmental Council’s 50th Anniversary Celebration will be held Sunday, July 24 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Wharf House at Founders Landing in Southold, honoring Phil Barbato, Glynis Berry, Barbara Blass and Mary Eisenstein for their work protecting the North Fork’s environment. Here’s how to buy tickets.

Suffolk County reported 431 new cases fo Covid-19 on Tuesday, July 12, with 7.8 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 193 hospitalized people who had the virus, with 42 percent of them hospitalized due to Covid and 15 of them in ICU. The county reported three new fatalities from the virus, bringing the death toll here to 4,492 people since March of 2020.

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

July 15
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:44 a.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:52 a.m., 11:16 p.m.
Greenport: 12:21 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:49 a.m., 1:24 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:16 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:12 a.m., 1:43 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:19 a.m., 1:50 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 11:04 a.m., 11:24 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:13 a.m., 9:33 p.m.

July 16
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:08 a.m., 12:41 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:49 a.m.
Greenport: 12:45 a.m., 1:18 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:43 a.m., 2:17 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:40 a.m., 1:13 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:07 a.m., 2:40 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:14 a.m., 2:47 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: Noon
Shinn. Inlet: 10:09 a.m., 10:27 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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