Good Morning!

• Today will be sunny, with a high near 87 degrees and a west wind 3 to 5 miles per hour. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around There’s a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m. Friday, but otherwise it will be partly sunny, with a high near 81. Skies will clear throughout the day on the Fourth of July, with a 20 percent chance of showers before 1 p.m.

• Residents of Wainscott are collecting petitions at the Wainscott Chapel on the Fourth of July weekend to put up a referendum on incorporation of the hamlet as a village, an effort that has gained steam in response to East Hampton Town’s consideration of allowing an offshore wind power cable to come ashore there en route to an electric substation in East Hampton.

• Suffolk County reported zero new fatalities from Covid-19 in the 24 hours ending July 1, for the third time since the pandemic began. There were 42 new positive cases of the disease reported in the prior 24 hours, with 71 people currently hospitalized (a decrease of 2) and 27 patients in ICU (an increase of four). Six people had been discharged and three had been admitted to county hospitals in the prior 24 hours.

• Riverhead Town is asking residents to conserve water by only irrigating on odd/even days (based on whether your street address is odd or even) and limiting irrigation to between 9 p.m. and 5 p.m. The town’s water districts have been pumping at near capacity during the recent dry weather, making it difficult to keep up with demand.

• The Riverhead Town Board will discuss water conservation, the BID’s proposed “Dine on 25” summer street closure downtown, parade and assembly permits, and garbage at beaches at its 10 a.m. work session this morning. The agenda is online here and the meeting can be viewed online here.

• The East Hampton Town Board meets via teleconference this afternoon at 2 p.m. Here’s their agenda.

• Beginning Monday, July 6, members of the public will be able to conduct business at Southampton Town Hall without an appointment from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Face coverings and social distancing are required in the building.

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

July 2
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:01 a.m., 8:25
Montauk Harbor: 7:09 a.m., 7:33 p.m.
Greenport: 8:38 a.m., 9:02 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:37 a.m., 9:56 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:33 a.m., 8:57 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10 a.m., 10:24 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:07 a.m., 10:31 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 7:08 a.m., 7:41 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:17 a.m., 5:50 p.m.

July 3
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:52 a.m., 9:14 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8 a.m., 8:22 p.m.
Greenport: 9:29 a.m., 9:51 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:33 a.m., 10:49 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:24 a.m., 9:46 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:51 a.m., 11:13 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:58 a.m., 11:20 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:07 a.m., 8:33 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:16 a.m., 6:42 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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