Good Morning!

• There’s a 20 percent chance of showers throughout the day today, with thunderstorms possible this afternoon, with mostly cloudy skies, a high near 78 and a southwest wind 5 to 10 miles per hour, becoming northwest in the afternoon. It will be mostly cloudy during the early evening, then gradually clearing, with an overnight low around 65. Tuesday will be sunny, with a high near 87. Wednesday will be partly sunny, with a high near 86 and a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3 p.m.

• If you grow zucchini, you know that they produce the most beautiful orange blossoms this time of year. What you may not know is that they are a wonderful delicacy. You can fry or bake them with a variety of delicious stuffing, from cheese to meat. Our Peconic Dish columnist, Alison Boyd-Savage writes this month about all the great ways to prepare squash blossoms.

• Beacon columnist Dave Davis talks this month about the entrepreneurial spirit that has come alive here locally since the pandemic in his column, Dave’s Desk@Ditch.

• The Popsicles perform a free concert of pop hits this evening at 6:30 p.m. at the Montauk Green, 742 Montauk Highway, Montauk.

• Suffolk County reported 75 new cases of Covid-19 on Friday, July 16, with 1.2 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 31 people hospitalized with the virus in the county, with five of them in ICU. The county reported no new fatalities from the virus, and the death toll here stands at 3,407 people.

• 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 19
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:57 a.m., 6:31 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:05 a.m., 5:39 p.m.
Greenport: 6:34 a.m., 7:08 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 7:27 a.m., 7:51 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 6:29 a.m., 7:03 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7:56 a.m., 8:30 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:03 a.m., 8:37 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 4:48 a.m., 5:31 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:57 a.m., 3:40 p.m.

July 20
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:58 a.m., 7:27 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:06 a.m., 6:35 p.m.
Greenport: 7:35 a.m., 8:04 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:29 a.m., 8:51 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:30 a.m., 7:59 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:57 a.m., 9:26 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:04 a.m., 9:33 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 5:55 a.m., 6:34 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:04 a.m., 4:43 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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