Good Morning!

• We’re currently under an excessive heat warning — take care to limit outdoor activity and hydrate over the next few days. Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 88 degrees but heat index values as high as 96, with a north wind 5 to 9 miles per hour, becoming southwest in the afternoon. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 76. Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 93 and heat index values as high as 105. Sunday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 92.

• New York Governor Andrew Cuomo executed the nation’s largest offshore wind agreement on Thursday — 1,700 megawatts — with the selection of two offshore wind projects for a much anticipated New York State Energy Research & Development Agency bid request. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, the Montauk Observatory presents an afternoon-long series of events at Stony Brook Southampton College on Saturday, while Custer Observatory in Southold hosts a lecture Saturday evening on how to find the lunar landing sites when observing the moon. More details are online here.

• The Orient Fire Department’s Annual Pig Roast will be held tomorrow, July 20, from 4 to 8 p.m. More details are online here.

• The New Suffolk Civic Association kicks off its annual summer ballfield concert series Sunday with a performance by April Rain at 6:30 p.m. More details are online here.

• There’s plenty to do on the East End this weekend, and in the weeks ahead. Get the details in our Events Calendar.

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

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.

July 20
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:42 a.m., 1:14 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:22 p.m.
Greenport: 1:19 a.m., 1:51 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:07 a.m., 2:35 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:14 a.m., 1:46 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:41 a.m., 3:13 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:48 a.m., 3:20 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:19 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:28 a.m., 10:35 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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