Good Morning!

• We’re expecting scattered showers and thunderstorms today, mainly after 5 p.m., with partly sunny skies and a high temperature near 86 degrees, with a south wind 6 to 11 miles per hour. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 72. There’s a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. tomorrow, with mostly sunny skies and a high near 88. Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 89 and a northwest wind 8 to 10 miles per hour.

• The James Grathwohl Memorial Concert with the Sound Symphony on the Cutchogue Village Green, sponsored by the Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council will be held this evening at 7:30 p.m. Mr. Grathwoh, who recently passed away, was a longtime organizer of the Historical Council’s Douglas Moore Concert honoring Cutchogue composer Douglas Moore. The concert is free. More details are at

• The Southampton Town Board will discuss accessory housing for golf course employees at its 10 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed here.

• The Riverhead Town Board is slated to discuss the potential relocation of Town Hall to Second Street, the possible Community Housing Fund, battery storage and a possible water district rate increase at its 10 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed here.

• The Suffolk County Water Authority is urging residents to adopt water conservation measures this month, including watering only on odd or even days, setting lawn irrigation timers for any time other than between 3 and 7 a.m. (when most lawns are irrigated), and to install rain sensors on their irrigation systems.

• Suffolk County reported 656 new cases of Covid-19 on Monday, July 25, with 8.8 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 230 people hospitalized with the virus, with 20 of them in ICU. The county reported no new Covid fatalities, and the death toll here stands at 4,511 people since March of 2020.

Today’s high tides are as follows:

July 28
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:37 a.m., 10:52 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:45 a.m., 10 p.m.
Greenport: 11:14 a.m., 11:29 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:09 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:09 a.m., 11:24 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:10 a.m., 12:36 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:17 a.m., 12:43 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:45 a.m., 9:49 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:54 a.m., 7:58 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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