Good Morning!

• Showers are likely before 10 a.m. with thunderstorms and more showers possible throughout the day, under cloudy skies, with a high near 80 degrees and a southeast wind around 7 miles per hour. There’s a 40 percent chance of overnight showers and thunderstorms, with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 68. Friday will be partly sunny, with a high near 87 and Saturday will be sunny, with a high near 93.

• Sammy the Bald Eagle, who has been a resident at the Quogue Wildlife Refuge since 1988, after a bullet wound led to the amputation of a portion of his right wing, has been stolen. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• The Southampton Town Board will discuss a proposed town and county bike share program at its 10 a.m. work session at town hall this morning. The full agenda is online here.

• Today’s Riverhead Town Board work session has been cancelled.

• The second installment of the Riverhead BID’s Alive on 25 street fair will run tonight from 5 to 9:30 p.m. More details are online here.

• The East Hampton Town Board has public hearings scheduled for its 6:30 p.m. meeting this evening on changes to the zoning code regarding artist studios and on requiring cover crops on farms. The full agenda is online here.

• Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Josh Haner of The New York Times will be the guest speaker at this evening’s IPC lecture series in conjunction with the National Geographic Photo Ark at the Southampton Arts Center. Tickets are $15. More details are online here.

• Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment in this summer’s Youth On Stage performance of the musical “Pippin” at Mattituck’s North Fork Community Theatre, opening tonight and running through Aug. 4. We got a chance at a sneak peek (with photos) earlier this week.

• The “Mike Diveris Battle of Southampton” of the annual Inter-Beach Lifeguard Competition will be held this evening at 6 p.m. at Scott Cameron Beach in Bridgehampton, the first of several tests of speed, skill and endurance between the South Fork’s ocean lifeguards. All are welcome to come and cheer the lifeguards on.

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

July 18
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:43 a.m., 11:58 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:51 a.m., 11:06 p.m.
Greenport: 12:20 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:46 a.m., 1:16 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:15 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:12 a.m., 1:42 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:19 a.m., 1:49 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 10:53 a.m., 11:04 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:02 a.m., 9:13 p.m.

July 19
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:28 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:36 a.m., 11:50 p.m.
Greenport: 12:35 a.m., 1:05 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:27 a.m., 1:55 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:30 a.m., 1 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:57 a.m., 2:27 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:04 a.m., 2:34 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 11:36 a.m., 11:45 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:45 a.m., 9:54 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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