Good Morning!

• Today will be partly sunny, with a high near 77 degrees and a northeast wind 8 to 10 miles per hour. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 62. Thursday will be sunny, with a high near 82 and Friday will be sunny, with a high near 83.

• There’s a high risk of rip currents on South Fork beaches today. If you find yourself caught in a rip current, don’t fight to get back to shore! Tread water or attempt to swim parallel to shore until you are out of the current.

• Southold Town, Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital and the Family Service League have partnered this year on an innovative program to help seniors living in Greenport, and the people who love them, to get the most out of life. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• The East Hampton Sportsmens Alliance will be organizing and judging a Clam Shucking contest at the Fisherman’s Fair in Springs on August 10. The showdown is at high noon — bring your own knife and gloves — clams will be provided. The winner will receive a free annual membership in the Springs Improvement Society, a customized fair WINNER t-shirt and other memorabilia, along with exclusive bragging rights. Contact Terry O’Riordan for registration details at  

• Tonight’s Jamesport Firemen’s Carnival parade will step off from Washington Avenue at 6:30 p.m. and continue to the carnival fairgrounds on South Jamesport Avenue. This is a time change from previous years. More details are online here.

• The Long Island Invasive Species Management Area and New York Department of Environmental Conservation staff will be out in the Peconic River this Thursday, July 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to remove and monitor aquatic invasive species including European frogbit, purple loosestrife, and Ludwigia peploides. If you are interested in joining please RSVP with Luke Gervase at with a subject line of “Ludwigia removal.” The group meets at the Edwards Avenue boat ramp at 9 a.m. Bring waders and a kayak or canoe.

• The North Fork Environmental Council is embarking this Saturday on “Paddle What’s Left,” a fundraiser. Attendees will meet at Orient Beach State Park at 8 a.m. on July 27 to go kayaking to benefit the North Fork Environmental Council,  a volunteer organization founded in 1972 that is the oldest continuous environmental organization from the North Fork working for and serving the interests of North Fork residents. Kayaking will be followed by a shorebird walk and, if all goes well, attendees  should be able to catch a view of the Piping Plovers (and their chicks) that have been breeding there this spring and summer.  Tickets are $40/per person. To make your reservation contact

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

July 24
Plum Gut Harbor: 3:46 a.m., 4:27 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 2:54 a.m., 3:35 p.m.
Greenport: 4:23 a.m., 5:04 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:03 a.m., 5:28 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 4:18 a.m., 4:59 p.m.
New Suffolk: 5:45 a.m., 6:26 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5:52 a.m., 6:33 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 2:32 a.m., 3:04 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:41 a.m., 1:13 p.m.

July 25
Plum Gut Harbor: 4:40 a.m., 5:18 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 3:48 a.m., 4:26 p.m.
Greenport: 5:17 a.m., 5:55 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:55 a.m., 6:18 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 5:12 a.m., 5:50 p.m.
New Suffolk: 6:39 a.m., 7:17 p.m.
South Jamesport: 6:46 a.m., 7:24 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 3:18 a.m., 3:47 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:27 a.m., 1:56 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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