Good Morning!

• We’re expecting partly sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 84 degrees and a south wind 5 to 9 miles per hour. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 68. There’s a 40 percent of showers and thunderstorms Wednesday, mainly after 3 p.m., with partly sunny skies and a high near 86. Thursday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 86 and a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.

• The Hampton Bays American Legion at 55 Ponquogue Avenue will host a New York Blood Center blood drive today from Noon to 6 p.m. Appointments are recommended and can be made online here.

• The Sag Harbor, Hampton Bays and Westhampton Southampton Town Transfer stations are closed at the moment due to equipment malfunctions. The town is asking residents to use the North Sea Transfer Station at 1379 Majors Path, and check back with the town website for more information throughout the week.

• New York State Senator Anthony Palumbo, members of the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office and the Suffolk County Police Department will be hosting a free informative seminar for seniors on scam prevention this morning at 11 a.m. at Peconic Landing, 1500 Brecknock Rd, Greenport, NY 11944, in the auditorium. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, in 2021 there were 92,371 older victims of fraud resulting in $1.7 billion in losses. This was a 74 percent increase in losses compared to 2020. The most frequently used scams against seniors include Government Impersonating Scams, Lottery/Sweepstakes Scams, Robo Call and Phone Scams and the “Grandparent scam,” where scammers impersonate a grandchild in duress to demand money.

• The Southold Town Board will discuss a grant application for the town’s Zoning Update, police reform, a recommendation that a barn on the Main Road in Cutchogue receive historic status and an affordable housing proposal called “North Fork Villas” at its 9 a.m. work session this morning. The board will hold public hearings on giving preference to volunteer firefighters and EMS providers in its affordable housing programs, on changing the definitions in its zoning code regarding attics and half-stories, and on requirements for utility companies to receive permits to excavate town roads at its 4:30 p.m. regular meeting this afternoon. Here’s the agenda for both meetings, here’s the Zoom login for the work session, and the Zoom login for the regular meeting. The meetings can be viewed later here.

• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss an invasive vegetation removal project at the Benson Preserve and the town’s annual audit at its 11 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on LTV’s YouTube channel.

• The Riverhead Town Board will hold a public hearing on changes to its code regarding Rental Dwelling Units at its 2 p.m. regular meeting this afternoon. Here’s the agenda, here’s the Zoom login info, and the meeting can be viewed live here.

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

July 18
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:06 a.m., 11:24 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:14 a.m., 10:32 p.m.
Greenport: 11:43 a.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:11 a.m., 12:42 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:38 a.m., 11:56 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:40 a.m., 1:05 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:47 a.m., 1:12 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 10:20 a.m., 10:25 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:29 a.m., 8:34 p.m.

July 19
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:51 a.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:59 a.m., 11:15 p.m.
Greenport: 12:01 a.m., 12:28 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:51 a.m., 1:22 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:23 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:23 a.m., 1:50 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:30 a.m., 1:57 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 11:02 a.m., 11:03 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:11 a.m., 9:12 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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