Monday morning at the Point
At the Point

Good Morning!

• Showers and thunderstorms are likely today, mainly after 5 p.m., with gusty winds and heavy rain likely. Otherwise it will be partly sunny, with a high near 85 degrees and a south wind 9 to 14 miles per hour. The chance of showers and thunderstorms increases to 80 percent overnight, with a low around 66. Wednesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 87, and Thursday will be sunny, with a high near 82. 

• Elevated levels of numerous minerals and contaminants have been found in test wells at a Noyac sand mine, according to a new report issued by the Suffolk County Department of Health Services June 29, and lawmakers and environmentalists gathered at the Noyac Schoolhouse on the morning of July 13 to push the state Department of Environmental Conservation and courts to shut down operations at the mine, which now include the storage of construction and demolition debris and materials for making mulch. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

Town governments are busy today:

• The Southold Town Board will hold an executive session to discuss labor matters involving the police department this morning at 9 a.m., followed by a 9:15 work session at which they’re slated to discuss water conservation measures, solar power at the town transfer station, an AV project for the town meeting hall and police vehicle repair. The board will hold a public hearing at their 4:30 p.m. meeting this afternoon on bonding $500,000 to purchase two front end wheel loaders for the town’s solid waste management district. The full agenda for both meetings is online here.

• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss Deepwater Wind’s proposed access easements and community benefits package for the cable tie-in for their South Fork Wind Farm, a last mile shuttle project with Southampton Town, frequently asked questions about the town’s proposed senior center and the location of the Amagansett bus stop at their 10 a.m. meeting at town hall this morning. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Shelter Island Town Board will discuss a CPF report on the Novak house, a survey of town landing and a special permit for Island Speed at their 1 p.m. work session, followed by a special meeting at which they will discuss assessor pay changes and a film permit for Jenny Landey. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Riverhead Town Board will hold public hearings on a special permit for a bistro use at Jamesport Vineyards, amendments to the fee calculations in the town’s Commercial Solar Energy Production System code, the abandonment of the terminus of Riverside Drive, and amendments to the town’s transfer of development rights code at their 6 p.m. meeting this evening. Their full agenda is online here.

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

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.

July 18
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:34 a.m., 3:11 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:42 a.m., 2:19 p.m.
Greenport: 3:11 a.m., 3:48 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:08 a.m., 4:42 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:06 a.m., 3:43 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:33 a.m., 5:10 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:40 a.m., 5:17 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 1:47 a.m., 2:29 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:38 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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