This Morning’s Bulletin — 7.16.18

On the waterfront.... Peconic Bay
On the waterfront….

Good Morning!

• Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 84 degrees and a calm wind becoming south 5 to 8 miles per hour in the afternoon. There’s a 20 percent chance of overnight showers and thunderstorms, with a low around 73. There’s a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Tuesday, with partly sunny skies and a high near 86. Wednesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 84 degrees.

• Sampling performed by SUNY Stony Brook has confirmed the presence of a new cyanobacteria bloom, more commonly known as blue–green algae, in Wainscott Pond in East Hampton. 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, Maratooka Lake in Mattituck, and Fresh Pond in Shelter Island. Due to these findings, health officials are asking residents not to use or swim or wade in these waters and to keep their pets and children away from the area.

• Riverhead Town urged more serious water conservation “for the foreseeable future” on Friday, after a spike in irrigation use during weeks of sunny skies. Town Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith is urging residents to consider watering as seldom as once every three days, as the town’s water infrastructure is under increasing strain. More details are online here.

• Suffolk County Vector Control is planning to spray several areas throughout the East End with Bti and Methoprene to control mosquito populations between today and Wednesday. The following areas have been given the go-ahead for spraying as of Friday: North Haven and North Sea in Southampton Town, Napeague Harbor in East Hampton Town and Pier Avenue in Riverhead Town.  Numerous other locations will be re-checked with an updated notice to be provided later today. For more information, call 631.852.4270. 

Update 11:35 a.m.: The following areas have been added to the mosquito spraying schedule: Moneybogue Bay, Westhampton Dunes, Dune Road (Overton) and Iron Point in Southampton Town, Aquebogue Overlook and Aquebogue Farm in Riverhead Town and Pipes Cove in Southold Town.

• The Concerned Citizens of Montauk is continuing their Speaker Series tomorrow evening with a presentation by Gordian Raacke of Renewable Energy Long Island tomorrow evening, July 17 at 5:30 p.m. at Fort Pond House, 128 Second House Road in Montauk. All are welcome to attend.

• 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.

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

July 16
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:43 a.m., 1:17 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:25 p.m.
Greenport: 1:20 a.m., 1:54 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:17 a.m., 2:52 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:15 a.m., 1:49 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:42 a.m., 3:16 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:49 a.m., 3:23 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:38 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:47 a.m., 11:01 p.m.

July 17
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:38 a.m., 2:13 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:46 a.m., 1:21 p.m.
Greenport: 2:15 a.m., 2:50 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:12 a.m., 3:46 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 2:10 a.m., 2:45 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3:37 a.m., 4:12 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:44 a.m., 4:19 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:52 a.m., 1:34 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:43 a.m., 11:56 p.m.

And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.

Beth Young

Beth Young has been covering the East End since the 1990s. In her spare time, she runs around the block, 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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