Ponquogue Sunset
Ponquogue Sunset

Good Morning!

• Today will be sunny, with a high near 85 degrees and a northwest wind around 11 miles per hour. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 58. Wednesday will be sunny, with a high near 79 and Thursday will be sunny, with a high near 85.

• The money war is on in the East End’s Congressional race. Congressman Lee Zeldin‘s campaign reported last Friday that they’d raised $568,000 in the second quarter of 2016 and had $1.98 million in cash on hand, while Democratic challenger Anna Throne-Holst’s campaign reported Friday that they’d raised $526,000 in the second quarter. According to the Federal Election Commission, Ms. Throne-Holst had just over $502,000 on hand at the end of the second quarter, after an advertising blitz during this spring’s primary.

• Senator Ken LaValle announced last week that he has secured $75,000 in state funding to fight Lyme and other tick-borne diseases on the East End through programs at Southampton Hospital’s Tick-Borne Disease Resource Center. More information is online here.

• Mr. LaValle and State Assemblyman Fred Thiele are also petitioning the state Department of Transportation this week for a thorough repaving of State Route 114 between Sag Harbor and East Hampton. The legislators say the repaving of a small section of the southern portion of the road, due to be completed in fall of 2017, isn’t enough.

• The Riverhead Town Board will meet at 2 p.m. today. There are no public hearings scheduled, but the board expects to vote on the adoption the findings statement of the Environmental Impact Statement for the EPCAL subdivison and to set a public hearing on the proposed extension of the Community Preservation Fund program to 2050, among numerous other resolutions. Their full agenda is honestly and truly online here.

• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss beach ramps, the town’s water quality improvement plan and bids at their 10 a.m. work session this morning. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Peconic Land Trust hosts a free presentation on “The Secret Life of Bees” this morning at 10:30 a.m. at Quail Hill Farm in Amagansett. More information is online here.

• Tonight is the full moon, and nature groups are celebrating throughout the East End. The Group for the East End is hosting a paddle, dinner and dancing at the Meschutt Beach Hut in Hampton Bays beginning at 6 p.m., East Hampton Trails Preservation Society is hosting a paddle and picnic at Lazy Point in Springs beginning at 6:30 p.m. and South Fork Natural History Museum is hosting a full moon walk beginning at 9 p.m. The July full moon is known as the Buck Moon because young bucks’ antlers begin to protrude this month.

• Children’s performer Brady Rymer performs at Mitchell Park in Greenport tonight at 6 p.m. and Positively Soul performs on the East Quogue Village Green tonight at 7 p.m. as part of several free outdoor concert series throughout the East End this summer. Our full free outdoor summer concert listings are online here.

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

July 19
MTK Hbr: 9:27 am., 9:37 p.m.
Orient: 10:28 a.m., 10:38 p.m.
GPT: 10:56 a.m., 11:06 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 10:51 a.m., 11:01 p.m.
S. JPT: 12:25 p.m.
Shinn. In.: 7:28 a.m., 7:42 p.m.

July 20
MTK Hbr: 10:09 a.m., 10:18 p.m.
Orient: 11:10 a.m., 11:19 p.m.
GPT: 11:38 a.m., 11:47 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 11:33 a.m., 11:42 p.m.
S. JPT: 12:35 a.m., 1:07 p.m.
Shinn. In.: 8:09 a.m., 8:23 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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