Pictured Above: Mattituck, Saturday Night.

Good Morning!

• We’re expecting partly sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 86 degrees and a 20 percent chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 9 a.m. and a southwest wind around 8 miles per hour. We’re expecting mostly cloudy skies overnight, with a low around 69 and a 50 percent chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 9 p.m. and 3 p.m. Independence Day will be partly sunny, with a high near 84, and Wednesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 83.

• Being able to go surfcasting is one of the highlights of life on the East End — it’s something that residents here have treasured and fought for since colonial times, and many of our oldest laws, particularly on the South Fork, pertain to public access to the beaches in order to fish for food. How we as a community respond to the issue of who can fish on our beaches is bound to define who we are in the years ahead. Read More.

• Tonight is the full moon and it’s a supermoon — a full moon that appears extra large because it’s at its closest point to the earth in its orbit (perigee). The Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt host their monthly full moon hike at the South Fork Natural History Museum, 377 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton this evening from 9 to 10 p.m. There is no charge for this event. More details are at longpondgreenbelt.org.

• The Greenport Fire Department’s annual Fourth of July carnival will be held July 4 through July 8  from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Moore’s Lane Polo Grounds, with rides, games, food and raffles and fireworks Wednesday & Saturday, July 5 & 8 at 10 p.m. (Rain date July 6).

Here are our full listings of Independence Day parades, fireworks and celebrations.

• 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.

Have a safe and happy Fourth of July. The Morning Bulletin will be off tomorrow, but will return on Wednesday.

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 editor@eastendbeacon.com

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