Good Morning!

• Today will be partly sunny, with a high near 86 degrees and a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a calm wind becoming southeast 5 to 7 miles per hour in the morning. There’s a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms overnight, with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 73. Thursday will be partly sunny, with a high near 90 and a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with heat index values as high as 96. Friday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 83.

• Down at the Greenport School, a radical transformation is underway at the school’s educational garden, which is blossoming this summer with community, as neighbors work together to provide food for one another. The Greenport School Unity Garden is taking off this summer. Here’s The Beacon’s full story, or visit them this evening between 5 and 6:30 p.m. for their Free for All Market.

• Suffolk County saw a spike in Covid-19 cases in the 24 hours ending July 21, with 79 new cases reported, up from just 30 the day prior. Fifty-two people are currently hospitalized in Suffolk with the virus, up five from the day prior, of which 16 are in ICU (up 1). The county reported one new death July 21, bringing the death toll here to 1,994 people.

• Eastern Long Island Hospital’s Opportunity Shop thrift store in downtown Greenport is reopening next week, after being closed for several months due to Covid-19. The shop, at 321 Main Street, is accepting donations of clean items in good, sellable condition today and tomorrow between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The shop will reopen Tuesday, July 28, with hours from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is closed Sundays and Mondays. They’re asking that donations be limited to two boxes or clear bags of items at the moment. The Op Shop can be reached at 631.477.1120.

• Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor is holding a free virtual groovy gala, the “Starry Night Gala Telethon” this evening at 8 p.m. (red carpet pre-show at 7:30 p.m., an homage to 1970s-style telethons filled with comedy and music. You can register for free online here.

• The Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, shuttered this summer due to the pandemic, is holding two drive-in benefit concerts with Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes on the Great Lawn this Saturday, July 25 at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Tickets range from $225 to $275 per car, and food trucks will be on-site. Here are more details.

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

July 22
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:55 a.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:03 a.m., 11:16 p.m.
Greenport: 12:32 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:53 a.m., 1:29 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:27 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:20 a.m., 1:54 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:27 a.m., 2:01 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 11:03 a.m., 11:10 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:12 a.m., 9:19 p.m.

July 23
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:08 a.m., 12:44 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:52 a.m.
Greenport: 12:45 a.m., 1:21 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:40 a.m., 2:15 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:40 a.m., 1:16 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:07 a.m., 2:43 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:14 a.m., 2:50 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 11:53 a.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:02 a.m., 10:10 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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