Illusion, Greenport
Illusion, Greenport

Good Morning!

• Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 88 degrees and a south wind 3 to 8 miles per hour. There is an air quality alert in effect from 11 a.m. today through 11 p.m. tonight due to high levels of ground-level ozone. The New York State Department of Health recommends limiting strenuous outdoor physical activity, especially for the very young and those with pre-existing respiratory problems or heart disease. To keep up-to-date on the air quality situation, call 1.800.535.1345.

• Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 65 degrees and a southwest wind around 6 miles per hour. Tomorrow is expected to be sunny and hot, with a high near 91 degrees. Thursday through Sunday are also expected to be sunny, with highs in the upper 80s.

• If you missed The Watermill Center’s lecture last night by Nadezhda Tolokonnikova of the dissident Russian feminist arts collective Pussy Riot (and chances are you missed it because it’s been sold out for quite some time), you can still watch the whole thing through their livestream. This Thursday, composer Phillip Glass will speak. Both presentations are part of The Watermill Center’s Scaler Summer Lecture Series. Mr. Glass’s talk is sold out too, but you’ll be able to livestream it here on Thursday.

• The Southold Town Board will discuss a proposal from East End Arts for exhibitions at the Peconic Lane Community Center, Eastern Long Island Hospital’s affiliation with Stony Brook University Medical Center, town hall and justice court updates, three special events requests and the town’s policy on night fishing and camping on beaches at their 9 a.m. work session today. There are no public hearings scheduled for their 4:30 p.m. regular meeting. Their full agenda for both meetings is online here.

• The Southampton Town Board will hold a public hearing on whether to require parking permits in the lot north of the Channel Pond Bridge on Flying Point Road at their 6 p.m. regular meeting tonight. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Hampton Bays Fire Department’s annual summer carnival, which includes rides, a Vegas-style midway and a parade tomorrow night, July 29 at 7 p.m., begins tonight at 7 p.m. behind the main firehouse on Montauk Highway. More information is online here.

• The Westhampton Beach PAC presents “Gueros” today through Thursday at 8 p.m. as part of its summer international film festival. The film follows two university students, Sombra and Santos, and their response to the unexpected arrival of Sombra’s kid brother Tomas, who discovers that Mexican folk-rock hero Epigmenio Cruz has been hospitalized somewhere in the city and convinces his brother they must track Cruz down in order to pay their final respects. Tickets range from $5-$15.

• The Peter & Will Anderson Jazz Trio, featuring Alex Wintz on guitar, will perform at Guild Hall in East Hampton tonight at 7:30 p.m. “Virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone,” according to The New York Times, Washington DC natives, Juilliard graduates and identical twins Peter & Will Anderson both fell in love with jazz music at the age of 9, listening to recordings of Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Benny Goodman, Sonny Rollins, and Coleman Hawkins.

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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