Good Morning!

• Today will be sunny, with a high near 87 degrees and a south wind 7 to 13 miles per hour. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 72. There’s a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Wednesday, mainly after 2 p.m. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. Otherwise, Wednesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 86. Thursday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 84.

• About 90 residents packed into Southold Town Hall for the first public hearing on the town’s comprehensive plan before the Southold Town Planning Board Monday night, and most who spoke were visibly upset at how quickly Southold is changing, including some very young residents, a rare sight at Southold government meetings. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• The Southold Town Board will discuss a Long Island extension of the Empire State Bike Trail Initiative, proposed affordable housing, an update on a deer survey, a proposed lacrosse field at Corcoran Park and Transportation Commission recommendations for the intersection of Old North Road and Youngs Avenue in Southold at its 9 a.m. work session this morning. The board will hold two public hearings at its 7 p.m. meeting this evening, including one on allowing recreational uses in light industrial districts, and on raising fees for zoning violations. The full agenda for both meetings is online here.

• The Shelter Island Town Board will hear a report on noise issues, discuss a dog ordinance and discuss extending a contract with the U.S. Geological Survey at its 1 p.m. work session this afternoon. The full agenda is online here.

• The Hampton Bays Fire Department Carnival starts this evening, and the carnival parade will be held tomorrow, July 31 at 7 p.m. More details are online here.

• Tonight is pay-what-you-can night for the first preview of Bay Street Theatre’s summer musical, “Annie Get Your Gun,” which runs through Aug. 25. More details are online here.

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

July 30
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:54 a.m., 9:14 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:02 a.m., 8:22 p.m.
Greenport: 9:31 a.m., 9:51 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:32 a.m., 10:46 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:26 a.m., 9:46 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:53 a.m., 11:13 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11 a.m., 11:20 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:08 a.m., 8:24 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:17 a.m., 6:33 p.m.

July 31
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:42 a.m., 10:03 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:50 a.m., 9:11 p.m.
Greenport: 10:19 a.m., 10:40 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:24 a.m., 11:39 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:14 a.m., 10:35 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:41 a.m.
South Jamesport: 11:48 a.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:01 a.m., 9:15 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:10 a.m., 7:24 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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