Good Morning!

• We’re expecting a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms today, mainly before 2 p.m., with patchy fog before 9 a.m., mostly cloudy skies and a high near 83. The wind will be out of the south at 6 to 14 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 24 mph. There’s a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms overnight, with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 71. Tuesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 88, and Wednesday will be sunny, with a high near 93.

• A flotilla of nearly two dozen kayakers, accompanied by the Long Island Soundkeeper, took to the waters of Mattituck Inlet on Saturday morning, July 16, in a protest highlighting the potential environmental damage that could be done by the construction of two football field-sized yacht storage buildings proposed at Strong’s Yacht Center on the inlet. Read More.

The No Request Band plays rock, pop and disco at Greenport’s free Dancing in the Park in Mitchell Park this evening from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Bring a blanket and chairs.

• Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor presents “94, Of Course There’s More” with Manhattan’s Queen of Cabaret, Marilyn May this evening at 8 p.m. More info is at

Suffolk County reported 535 new cases of Covid-19 on Saturday, July 16, with 8.9 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 209 hospitalized people who had the virus, with 42 percent of them hospitalized due to Covid and 17 of them in ICU. The county reported one new fatality from the virus, bringing the death toll here to 4,496 people since March of 2020.

• 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 18
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:55 a.m., 2:33 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:03 a.m., 1:41 p.m.
Greenport: 2:32 a.m., 3:10 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:31 a.m., 4:03 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 2:27 a.m., 3:05 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3:54 a.m., 4:32 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:01 a.m., 4:39 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 1:13 a.m., 1:51 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: Noon

July 19
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:50 a.m., 3:30 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:58 a.m., 2:38 p.m.
Greenport: 3:27 a.m., 4:07 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:27 a.m., 4:57 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:22 a.m., 4:02 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:49 a.m., 5:29 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:56 a.m., 5:36 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 2:05 a.m., 2:43 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:14 a.m., 12:52 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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