Good Morning!

• We’re expecting mostly sunny skies today, with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. and a south wind 3 to 8 miles per hour. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 60 and a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11 p.m. Wednesday will be sunny, with a high near 88, and Thursday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 89.

• Big changes are underway in the little Village of Greenport, with sweeping changes planned to the village code, new tools and hires for code enforcement, and new faces at Village Hall. Read More.

• Today is the Suffolk County Legislature’s last chance to put the Water Quality Restoration Act, which would provide funding for septic waste treatment throughout the county, on this November’s ballot for a public referendum. The legislature is slated to take public comment on this proposal at 2:30 p.m. at its headquarters in Hauppauge. 

• We’re currently facing an emergency blood shortage, and Peconic Bay Medical Center at 1300 Old Country Road in Riverhead is hosting a New York Blood Center blood drive today from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. to help meat the demand. The blood drive will be held in Emergency Department Shell Space. Appointments are recommended and can be made online here.

• The Southampton Town Board will hold several public hearings at its 6 p.m. meeting this evening on penalties for “hazardous accumulations” on residentially zoned properties, and pertaining to animal welfare surcharges. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on Sea-TV’s YouTube channel.

• Today’s the last day to subscribe to The Beacon’s print edition in time to receive the August issue delivered via US Mail. You’ll read much of our coverage in print before it appears online, and our print edition supports much of the work we do! Subscribe here.

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

July 25
Plum Gut Harbor: 3:39 a.m., 4:19 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 2:47 a.m., 3:27 p.m.
Greenport: 4:16 a.m., 4:56 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:01 a.m., 5:26 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 4:11 a.m., 4:51 p.m.
New Suffolk: 5:38 a.m., 6:18 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5:45 a.m., 6:25 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 2:18 a.m., 3:05 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:27 a.m., 1:14 p.m.

July 26
Plum Gut Harbor: 4:34 a.m., 5:10 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 3:42 a.m., 4:18 p.m.
Greenport: 5:11 a.m., 5:47 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:55 a.m., 6:16 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 5:06 a.m., 5:42 p.m.
New Suffolk: 6:33 a.m., 7:09 p.m.
South Jamesport: 6:40 a.m., 7:16 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 3:06 a.m., 3:50 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:15 a.m., 1:59 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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