Dune Road, Hampton Bays

Good Morning!

• We’re expecting rain and possibly a thunderstorm before 11 a.m, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., then a chance of showers after 1 p.m. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall, and the National Weather Service is warning of possible flash and coastal flooding. The high temperature will be near 73 degrees, with a northeast wind around 17 miles per hour. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible. There’s a 30 percent chance of overnight showers, with a low around 63. There’s a 20 percent chance of showers Tuesday, but otherwise it will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 73. Wednesday will be sunny, with a high near 80.

• You’ve heard the phrase “It Takes a Village?” Well, in a recent case in Shinnecock Hills, it took an attentive ombudsman, an amenable owner, a dogged neighbor, a savvy solicitor, an accessible township and an ancient Nation to save a historic house called “Laffalot.” Read our reporter Jo-Ann McLean’s account of the saving of Laffalot online here.

• Southampton Town is beginning an emergency project this week to repave Dune Road in Hampton Bays, which has deteriorated severely over the past several years and is prone to persistent heavy flooding during high tides. Work is expected to be done Tuesday through Thursday, with one lane closed and flaggers directing traffic in the area between the Ponquogue Bridge and Tiana Beach. The area west of Tiana to the Quogue Village line will be repaved this fall after summer traffic dies down. The town had budgeted $1 million as part of a proposed $7 million project to raise the road, but could not secure the remainder of the funding. “We need to take immediate action,” according to Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman.  “We can no longer wait for federal, state and county funding to assist us.”

• Free outdoor summer concerts continue throughout the East End this week, with the Lone Sharks on the Montauk Green this evening at 6:30 p.m. and Southbound performing at Greenport’s Mitchell Park tonight at 7:30 p.m.

• Students from bass player Bakithi Kumalo’s Music Master Mentorship program this winter at East End Arts are on tour this summer at Long Islandvenues including House of Brews, Hotel Indigo, The Jazzloft in Stonybrook and 89 North in Patchogue. Tonight, they’ll be at Amagansett’s Stephen’s Talkhouse at 7 p.m. More details are online here. [$20]

• The Beacon’s Week in Review was delivered piping hot to inboxes throughout the East End in the wee hours of Sunday morning. To get your own copy each week, sign up here.

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

July 24
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:04 a.m., 11:28 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:12 a.m., 10:36 p.m.
Greenport: 11:41 a.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:13 a.m., 12:46 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:36 a.m.
New Suffolk: 12:35 a.m., 1:03 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:42 a.m., 1:10 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:36 a.m., 8:52 p.m.

July 25
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:57 a.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:05 a.m., 11:28 p.m.
Greenport: 12:05 a.m., 12:34 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:04 a.m., 1:36 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12 a.m., 12:29 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:27 a.m., 1:56 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:34 a.m., 2:03 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:29 a.m., 9:43 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 editor@eastendbeacon.com

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