The ocean, after the hot sun disappears.
The ocean, after the hot sun disappears.

Good Morning!

• We’re anticipating a 20 percent chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon today, with a possibility for small hail, gusty winds, and heavy rain. But otherwise it will be sunny, with a high near 88 degrees and a southwest wind 11 to 17 miles per hour. We’re expecting scattered showers and thunderstorms after 9 p.m. tonight, with a low around 72. Saturday will be hot and sunny, with a high near 95, and Sunday will be sunny, with a high near 90.

• We will be under a DEC ozone health advisory today from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. due to high levels of ground-level ozone, which can cause respiratory issues, especially for older adults, children and anyone involved in strenuous outdoor activity. The DEC is also advising the public to car pool and reduce fuel usage and emissions at times when ozone levels are in the danger zone. More information is online here.

• Sag Harbor’s John Jermain Memorial Library will be returning to its beloved, historic building tomorrow, July 23. Festivities will begin at the temporary facility at 34 West Water Street, where community members are invited to join library staff at 10:30 a.m. as they lock the door and hand off the last book to leave the temporary space, and pass it, hand-to-hand, up the west side of Main Street to the restored and expanded building at 201 Main Street. The ribbon cutting at the renovated library will be held around 11:00 a.m., depending on how long it takes the book to travel. Music will be provided by the Sag Harbor Community Band and local vendors have donated cookies and cupcakes. All are invited to join in the festivities.

• I’ve gotta say, I was bowled over by the North Fork Community Theatre’s youth production of “Urinetown: The Musical” when I got a chance to sit in on Wednesday night’s preview. Here’s why you need to reserve your tickets right away.

• Representatives from New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office will be meeting with East Hampton residents this morning at 11:30 a.m. at the town’s senior center on Springs-Fireplace Road to discuss what seniors can do to protect themselves from scams. All are welcome to attend. More information is online here.

• There’s plenty to do on the East End this weekend, and every day throughout the year. Our events calendar is chock full of music listings, hikes, author talks, art openings, festivals and other cultural happenings throughout both forks. Browse our listings any time online here.

The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows. You can get upcoming tides any time online here.

July 22
MTK Hbr: 11:36 a.m., 11:46 p.m.
Orient: 12:02 a.m., 12:37 p.m.
GPT: 12:30 a.m., 1:05 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 12:25 a.m., 1 p.m.
S. JPT: 1:59 a.m., 2:34 p.m.
Shinn. In.: 9:36 a.m., 9:51 p.m.

July 23
MTK Hbr: 12:22 p.m.
Orient: 12:47 a.m., 1:23 p.m.
GPT: 1:15 a.m., 1:51 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 1:10 a.m., 1:46 p.m.
S. JPT: 2:44 a.m., 3:20 p.m.
Shinn. In.: 10:25 a.m., 10:41 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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