• We’re expecting a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms today, mainly before 2 p.m., with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 84. The wind will be out of the northwest around 6 miles per hour, becoming east in the afternoon. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 71. Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 87 and Sunday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 90.
• New York State is seeking up to 4,000 megawatts of new renewable energy capacity to combat climate change, announced Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday, including up to 2,500 megawatts of offshore wind, the largest state offshore wind solicitation in the country’s history. Here’s The Beacon’s full story.
• After the Riverhead Central School District’s $147.1 million school budget failed by 52.7 percent in an all-mail in vote June 9, the district is putting up the budget again for a re-vote next Tuesday, July 28. Here’s our full story.
• Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, the Southampton Arts Center will host a “Unity Fest” on Sunday, July 26 to celebrate unity and support the diverse members of of the local African American and Afro Indigenous community. Here are more details.
• Suffolk County reported a jump in Covid-19 cases in the 24 hours ending July 23, with 94 new cases and a 1.7 percent positive rate. The county’s case count had been hovering near 50 per day, with a 1 percent positive rate, in recent days. On the bright side, the county again reported no deaths from the virus in the past 24 hours, and Suffolk’s death toll is still holding at 1,995. Fifty-seven people are currently hospitalized, an increase of 1 over July 22, with 14 people in ICU, unchanged from the prior day.
• The Southold and Greenport Rotary Clubs’ annual Great Lobsterfest will be a takeout-only event this year, to be held tomorrow, Saturday, July 25 at Greenport High School from 4 to 7 p.m. There will be music and raffles, with a choice of a lobster or steak dinner ($40) for adults and one free kids meal of a hot dog and corn with each adult meal ($5 for additional kids’ meals). Tickets can be purchased at 2020lobsterfest.eventbrite.com.
• The 74th Annual Clothesline Art Sale at Guild Hall in East Hampton is on for tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.! Here are more details on entering or participating in the sale.
• The Riverhead Community Coalition for Safe and Drug-Free Youth is hosting its first prescription drug take-back event since the pandemic began this Saturday, July 25, at the Riverhead Town Highway Yard at 1177 Osborn Ave. from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in conjunction with Riverhead Town’s STOP Day (Stop Throwing Out Pollutants). Community members can safely dispose of their expired, unwanted and unused medication at this event. All medication is accepted as long as it is properly sealed. Face masks are required.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:57 a.m., 1:34 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:05 a.m., 12:42 p.m.
Greenport: 1:34 a.m., 2:11 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:30 a.m., 3:04 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:29 a.m., 2:06 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:56 a.m., 3:33 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:03 a.m., 3:40 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:01 a.m., 12:47 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:56 a.m., 11:03 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:47 a.m., 2:26 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:55 a.m., 1:34 p.m.
Greenport: 2:24 a.m., 3:03 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:22 a.m., 3:55 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 2:19 a.m., 2:58 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3:46 a.m., 4:25 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:53 a.m., 4:32 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:54 a.m., 1:41 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:50 a.m., 11:59 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.