Good Morning!

• Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 79 degrees and a southeast wind 8 to 10 miles per hour. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 65. There’s a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Friday, mainly after noon, with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 80. Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 90.

• Downtown Riverhead will be closed to vehicle traffic this evening from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. for “Dine on 25,” encouraging diners to visit local restaurants for an al fresco meal and enjoy a stroll downtown. This is the first of a series of four “Dine on 25” events organized by the Riverhead Business Improvement District this summer. Here are more details.

• All For The East End will present “Show Time in Southampton,” a drive-in movie series kicking off this weekend to help its “Feed the Need” campaign, benefitting local food pantries and other nonprofits on the East End that are still struggling from the Covid-19 pandemic. Here are more details

• Suffolk County reported 53 new cases of Covid-19 in the 24 hours ending Wednesday, in line with recent figures despite a spike in the last two days. But there were 10 more people hospitalized on Wednesday, with 58 Covid patients now in Suffolk hospitals, 13 of them in ICU, the same as the day prior. There were nine new hospital admissions and four new hospital discharges in the prior 24 hours, with no new deaths. The county’s death toll holds at 1,993 people.

• The East Hampton Town Board meets via teleconference this morning at 11 a.m. Here are the details.

• The Riverhead Town Board will discuss several building and planning permits at its 10 a.m. work session this morning, which will not be open to the public but will be streamed online here.

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

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.

July 17
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:15 a.m., 8:32 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:23 a.m., 7:40 p.m.
Greenport: 8:52 a.m., 9:09 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:40 a.m., 9:50 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:47 a.m., 9:04 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:14 a.m., 10:31 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:21 a.m., 10:38 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 7:09 a.m., 7:25 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:18 a.m., 5:34 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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