At Arshamomaque, Monday
At Arshamomaque, Monday

Good Morning!

• We’re expecting showers today, mainly after 8 a.m., with a high near 78 degrees and a south wind 8 to 11 miles per hour. Showers will continue overnight, with a steady temperature around 75 degrees. Showers are expected to taper off Thursday morning, with cloudy skies throughout the day and a high near 83. There’s a 20 percent chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms Friday, but otherwise it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 85. 

• There’s a high risk of rip currents at the East End’s ocean beaches through this evening. The National Weather Service recommends swimmers swim near a lifeguard, and, if caught in a rip current, attempt to swim parallel to the shore, not directly against the current.

• Southampton Town announced Tuesday that town code enforcement officers issued 12 notices of violation and two appearance tickets on Friday for houses in Bridgehampton that were advertised for rent on the internet but owners did not have rental permits. The appearance tickets were given to the owners when a renter was found on the property. The town is urging everyone who is considering renting their house to acquire a legal rental permit.

• Riverhead Community Awareness Program, Inc. and Riverhead Community Coalition for Safe and Drug-Free Youth are seeking the community’s help to evaluate their prescription drug abuse prevention initiatives through a brief online survey for residents of Riverhead Town and the Riverhead Central School District.

• The Hampton Bays Civic Association is hosting a discussion on wind farms off the coast of Long Island at their next meeting this coming Monday, July 30 at 7 p.m. at the Southampton Town Community Center at 25 Ponquogue Ave. in Hampton Bays. All are welcome to attend.

• Beacon columnist Dave Davis is working on a new project involving stories of hope and compassion. He shares some insight into this work in his August Dave’s Desk@Ditch column.

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

July 25
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:03 a.m., 9:19 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:11 a.m., 8:27 p.m.
Greenport: 9:40 a.m., 9:56 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:38 a.m., 10:50 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:35 a.m., 9:51 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:02 a.m., 11:18 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:09 a.m., 11:25 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:09 a.m., 8:28 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:18 a.m., 6:37 p.m.

July 26
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:45 a.m., 10:01 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:53 a.m., 9:09 p.m.
Greenport: 10:22 a.m., 10:38 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:21 a.m., 11:32 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:17 a.m., 10:33 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:44 a.m.
South Jamesport: 11:51 a.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:54 a.m., 9:09 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:03 a.m., 7:18 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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