Good Morning!

• We’r expecting sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 91 degrees and heat index values as high as 96, with a west wind 5 to 8 miles per hour. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 71. We’re expecting mostly sunny skies on Thursday, with a high near 87 and a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. Friday will be sunny, with a high near 90.

• Southold Town has opened a community cooling center at the Peconic Lane Community Center, 1170 Peconic Lane Peconic, through this Friday, July 22 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. for anyone looking for respite from the high heat and humidity. For more info, call Town Supervisor Scott Russell’s office at 631.765.1889. Riverhead Town is opening a cooling center today at the town senior center at 60 Shade Tree Lane in Aquebogue.

• It’s in our power to change our food habits and reap the benefits for both our personal health and the climate. Climate Local Now columnist Brianne Brigman talks about real solutions in this month’s column.

• The North Fork Civic Associations are looking for opinions from the community on matters impacting Southold Town and its hamlets through a new survey. Here’s how to take it.

• Project Vibe performs at Southampton Village’s Coopers Beach this evening at 6:30 p.m. and Eamon Bowles & The Mighty Ramon & The Phantoms of Soul  perform at the Summer Showcase Concert Series at Silversmith’s Corner, Main Road & Youngs Ave. in Southold at 7:30 p.m. In case of rain, concerts will be held at the Southold Town Recreation Center at 970 Peconic Lane.

• If you are searching for the perfect summer dish that is quick to prepare with minimal ingredients, then look no further than the Spanish tortilla prepared this month by our Peconic Dish columnist, Alison Boyd-Savage. This tapas bar favorite is pure simplicity and ideal for a quick and filling lunch or dinner and robust enough to qualify as a picnic staple. Read More.

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

July 20
Plum Gut Harbor: 3:47 a.m., 4:28 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 2:55 a.m., 3:36 p.m.
Greenport: 4:24 a.m., 5:05 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:23 a.m., 5:52 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 4:19 a.m., 5 p.m.
New Suffolk: 5:46 a.m., 6:27 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5:53 a.m., 6:34 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 2:57 a.m., 3:33 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:06 a.m., 1:42 p.m.

July 21
Plum Gut Harbor: 4:48 a.m., 5:28 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 3:56 a.m., 4:36 p.m.
Greenport: 5:25 a.m., 6:05 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 6:21 a.m., 6:46 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 5:20 a.m., 6 p.m.
New Suffolk: 6:47 a.m., 7:27 p.m.
South Jamesport: 6:54 a.m., 7:34 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 3:48 a.m., 4:23 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:57 a.m., 2:32 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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