Pictured Above: Crowds gathered in downtown Sag Harbor Sunday for the second annual Walk for Interdependence in support of immigrants. | Dave Davis photo

Good Morning!

• Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 88 degrees and light and variable winds, becoming southwest 5 to 10 miles per hour in the morning. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 74. There’s a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. Wednesday, but otherwise it will be partly sunny, with a high near 88. Thursday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 87 degrees and a 60 percent chance of showers..

• The Atlantic Marine Conservation Society received a report on Monday about an entangled humpback whale 75 feet offshore in Sagaponack, but as of 5:30 p.m., searchers from AMCS, the Town of Southampton, Bay Constable, and US Coast Guard Station Shinnecock could not locate the whale. If the whale did free itself, there is a possibility it still may be entangled in some gear. AMCS is encouraging the public to report any new sightings of this whale immediately by calling the NYS Stranding Hotline at 631.369.9829. Disentanglement procedures are extremely dangerous and AMCS urges the public, including swimmers, surfers, and boaters, to keep a minimum distance of at least 150 feet at all times for their safety as well as to not stress the animal and cause further harm.

• As we enter the hot days of summer, with little rain in sight, Riverhead Town is urging residents to conserve water by irrigating lawns on alternating days, watering in the evening or early morning, and making sure sprinkler systems are not leaking.

• The Southold Town Board will hear presentations on a new multi-agency Naturally Occurring Retirement Community Program in Greenport, a public seminar on emergency preparedness, changes to the STAR property tax rebate program, a resolution in support of a water quality project by the Peconic Land Trust and discussions on traffic congestion, legislation involving the intentional release of balloons and town board hearings on the comprehensive plan at their 9 a.m. work session this morning. The board will hold two public hearings at its 4:30 p.m. regular meeting on appeals of a coastal erosion permit application at 3773 Clay Point Road, Fishers Island and a Historic Preservation Commission determination at 675 Skippers Lane. The full agenda for both meetings is online here.

• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss the town planning department’s inventory, the Gann Road shellfish hatchery and a discussion of a Request for Proposals for a study of “Near-Shore and On-Shore Potential Impacts of a Wind Farm Cable Landing” at its 10 a.m. work session at town hall. The full agenda is online here.

• The Riverhead Town Board meets this afternoon at 2 p.m. No public hearings are scheduled. The full agenda for the meeting is online here.

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

July 16
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:12 a.m., 10:29 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:20 a.m., 9:37 p.m.
Greenport: 10:49 a.m., 11:06 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:53 a.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:44 a.m., 11:01 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:11 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:18 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:26 a.m., 9:42 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:35 a.m., 7:51 p.m.

July 17
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:57 a.m., 11:13 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:05 a.m., 10:21 p.m.
Greenport: 11:34 a.m., 11:50 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:04 a.m., 12:35 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:29 a.m., 11:45 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:28 a.m., 12:56 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:35 a.m., 1:03 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 10:10 a.m., 10:23 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:19 a.m., 8:32 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 editor@eastendbeacon.com

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