Good Morning!

• We’re expecting partly sunny skies this morning, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high temperature near 83 degrees and a light west wind becoming northwest 5 to 9 miles per hour. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 62 and a 20 percent chance of showers before 11 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday will bot be sunny, with highs near 81 degrees.

• The Mattituck-Laurel Civic Association hosts a discussion on “What Are You Doing With Your Food Waste” at its monthly meeting this evening from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Veterans Park in Mattituck. Mark Haubner of the North Fork Environmental Council and Beth Fiteni of the Long Island Organics Council will discuss the benefits of food scrap composting. All are welcome to attend. Here’s more info.

• The Hampton Bays Civic Association will hear an update on issues regarding battery energy storage systems and Southampton Town Councilman will share information on town issues at its monthly meeting this evening at 7 p.m. at the Hampton Bays Community Center at 25 Ponquogue Avenue. Here’s more info.

• The Suffolk County Water Authority will hold a WaterTalk lecture on Wednesday, Aug. 2 at 6 p.m. at the Westhampton Beach Fire Department, 92 Sunset Avenue in Westhampton Beach, or virtually at Water Authority representatives will talk about the quality of drinking water and important infrastructure projects. To RSVP: email SCWA Community Outreach Coordinator Theodore Aponte at

• Save the Sound is back for its eighth year of Paddle for the Sound. For nine days from July 29 through Aug. 6, this annual fundraiser will virtually bring together athletes, outdoor enthusiasts, and activists for either a leisure paddle, or a kayak, stand up paddle boar, and canoe competition for those who want to challenge themselves. Participants will track distance paddled and raise funds to protect the Sound and its rivers, restore local ecosystems, fight climate change, and save endangered lands. Participants will paddle from self-selected launch points, tracking their miles with each excursion with their favorite activity tracker. Participants can register up until Friday, Aug. 4 at

• Beacon Editor Beth Young joined a panel of local journalists discussing the county wastewater funding debate, traffic and transit and other news of the week this weekend on Behind the Headlines on 88.3 WLIW-FM. Stream it online here.

• The Beacon’s August print edition will be on newsstands throughout the East End by mid-day today. You’ll read much of our coverage in print before you find it here, and our print edition supports much of the work se do. Pick up a copy at one of these locations.

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

July 31
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:04 a.m., 9:28 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:12 a.m., 8:36 p.m.
Greenport: 9:41 a.m., 10:05 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:45 a.m., 11:02 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:36 a.m., 10 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:03 a.m., 11:27 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:10 a.m., 11:34 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:21 a.m., 8:44 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:30 a.m., 6:53 p.m.

August 1
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:55 a.m., 10:19 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:03 a.m., 9:27 p.m.
Greenport: 10:32 a.m., 10:56 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:38 a.m., 11:56 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:27 a.m., 10:51 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:54 a.m.
South Jamesport: 12:01 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:15 a.m., 9:36 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:24 a.m., 7:45 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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