Good Morning!

• We’re expecting sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 83 degrees and a north wind around 6 miles per hour, becoming east in the afternoon. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 60. Wednesday will be sunny and calm, with a high near 82, and we’re expecting partly sunny skies on Independence Day, with a high near 82.

• The Southold Town Board will hold public hearings at its 9 a.m. work session on Coastal Erosion Hazard Board of Review Appeals for Bug Light in Orient and at 1200 Leeton Drive in Southold, followed by discussions on changes to the town’s wetland code, a discussion of a conceptual plan for downtown Mattituck and an update on the town’s Battery Energy Storage Systems committee’s work. The board has no public hearings scheduled for its 7 p.m. evening meeting. Here’s the agenda for both meetings, here’s the Zoom login for the morning work session, and for the evening meeting.

• The East Hampton Town Board is slated to discuss the ReWild Long Island summer program and the implementation of the Wainscott Hamlet Plan 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 holds public hearings on the addition of definitions for “satellite earth stations” in the town’s Wireless Communication Towers code to regulate equipment used to receive satellite signals, and on a proposed three month extension on the current moratorium on development in industrial districts in Calverton at its 2 p.m. meeting this afternoon. Here’s the agenda, here’s more info on the public hearings, and the meeting can be viewed live here.

• The Greenport Village Board of Trustees holds a special meeting to discuss short term rentals at the Old Schoolhouse on the corner of Front and First streets this evening at 6 p.m.

• Jeff Pundyk and Anne Sherwood Pundyk of Save Mattituck Inlet write in this week to ask the public to attend the Southold Town Planning Board’s July 8 meeting at 6 p.m., when a decision is expected on the Strong’s yacht storage building proposal. Read Their Letter. If you’ve got something to say, send us a letter, to

• The next few days are filled with fireworks, carnivals, parades and celebrations of Independence Day. Here are the details.

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

July 2
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:25 a.m., 7:53 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:33 a.m., 7:01 p.m.
Greenport: 8:02 a.m., 8:30 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9 a.m., 9:18 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:57 a.m., 8:25 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:24 a.m., 9:52 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:31 a.m., 9:59 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 6:28 a.m., 6:59 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:37 a.m., 5:08 p.m.

July 3
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:18 a.m., 8:43 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:26 a.m., 7:51 p.m.
Greenport: 8:55 a.m., 9:20 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:57 a.m., 10:12 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:50 a.m., 9:15 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:17 a.m., 10:42 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:24 a.m., 10:49 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 7:20 a.m., 7:54 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:38 a.m., 6:03 p.m.

And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.

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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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