New Suffolk Beach
Beating Sunday’s heat.

Good Morning!

• We are under a heat advisory today from noon to 8 p.m. due to high humidity that is expected to push the heat index as high as 100 degrees. Heat advisories are issued by the National Weather Service when the temperature and humidity combine to make if feel like it is between 100 and 104 degrees for two consecutive hours. NWS is advising anyone who must work in the heat to take frequent breaks and to call 911 if they believe they are suffering from heat stroke.

• We’re expecting an actual high temperature near 88 degrees today, with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, which could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. The wind will be out of the south at 7 to 10 miles per hour. There’s a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms overnight, with a low around 71. Tomorrow is expected to be mostly sunny, with a high near 89 and Wednesday is expected to be sunny, with a high near 88.

• The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has identified two “emerging” hazardous substances in public water supply wells near Gabreski Airport in Westhampton, and Suffolk County will be distributing bottled water to residents in the area who have private wells at the Westhampton Beach Village Hall all this week. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• Congressman Lee Zeldin was stumping this weekend against the Federal Aviation Administration for their decision to continue the North Shore Route to East Hampton Airport for four more years. Mr. Zeldin said in a release Saturday that the move is “an unacceptable example of incompetence and arrogance on the part of faceless, unelected and unaccountable federal bureaucrats.” The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• New blue-green algae blooms continued to pop up in freshwater bodies on the South Fork. Over the weekend, the Suffolk County Health Department issued an alert that new blooms have been found in Sagaponack Pond in Sagaponack and Kellis Pond in Bridgehampton. Blooms continue underway in Peconic Lake in Calverton, Old Town Pond in Southampton, Wainscott Poind in Wainscott, Georgica Pond in East Hampton, Mill Pond in Water Mill, Maratooka Pond in Mattituck and Agawam Lake in Southampton. The health department is asking residents not to swim or wade in these waters and to keep their pets and children away. More information about the toxicity of blue-green algae is online here.

• The Southampton Town Board will hold their Aug. 11 work session at the Flanders Fire Department at 19 Firehouse Lane from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the second in a series of work sessions to be held outside of town hall. Unlike a traditional work session, the board will hold a public comment portion at the end of the session. Anyone who wishes to speak can go before the board.

• Southampton Youth Bureau, in partnership with Southampton Youth Services and the New York Blood Center, will host a blood drive this Saturday, July 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at SYS, 1370a Majors Path in Southampton. Since there is a shortage of available blood, hospitals are in desperate need, and anyone who registers prior to Saturday will be entered into a raffle for a gift certificate to a local business or restaurant. To register, call the Youth Bureau at 631.702.2425 or log on to

Nancy Atlas performs a free concert on the Montauk Green tonight at 6:30 p.m. and the Swingtime Big Band performs tonight at 7:30 in Greenport’s Mitchell Park, as part of several free outdoor summer concert series throughout the East End this summer. Our full listings are online here.

• The Village of Westhampton Beach is hosting a free outdoor screening of “Jaws” on the village’s Great Lawn tonight at sunset, just one of several free outdoor film series on the East End this summer. Our full listings are online here.

• 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 25
MTK Hbr: 1:24 a.m., 2:04 p.m.
Orient: 2:25 a.m., 3:05 p.m.
GPT: 2:53 a.m., 3:33 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 2:48 a.m., 3:28 p.m.
S. JPT: 4:22 a.m., 5:02 p.m.
Shinn. In.: 12:12 p.m.

July 26
MTK Hbr: 2:19 a.m., 3:02 p.m.
Orient: 3:20 a.m., 4:03 p.m.
GPT: 3:48 a.m., 4:31 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 3:43 a.m., 4:26 p.m.
S. JPT: 5:17 a.m., 6 p.m.
Shinn. In.: 12:32 a.m., 1:07 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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