Lady Liberty at the New Suffolk parade
Lady Liberty at the New Suffolk parade

Good Morning!

• Today will be partly sunny, with a high near 84 degrees and a light southwest wind, becoming south 6 to 11 miles per hour. There’s a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms overnight, with a low around 76. We’re expecting showers and thunderstorms Friday, some of which could produce heavy rain. The high Friday will be near 81 degrees. Saturday will be sunny, with a high near 78. 

• This morning’s Southampton and Riverhead town board work sessions have been cancelled.

• Riverhead’s biweekly Alive on 25 street fair begins tonight, with music, vendors, food and activities throughout downtown Riverhead from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., with fireworks at 9 p.m. More details are online here.

• The Greenport Fire Department‘s annual carnival will also hold fireworks this evening and Saturday evening at 9 p.m.

• It’s been 40 years since former American President Richard Nixon sat down with British television host David Frost for a series of landmark interviews that remain a definitive look into the psyche of one of America’s most disliked presidents. This summer, Bay Street Theatre revisits this series, and it makes for riveting theater. The Beacon’s review is online here.

• The folks at Custer Observatory in Southold are embarking this summer on “The Music Project,” fundraising to bring a Steinway and innovative musical programming to the astronomical observatory. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• Guild Hall’s Guitar Masters music festival kicks off this afternoon and continues through Saturday. More details are online here.

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

July 5
Plum Gut Harbor: 3:28 a.m., 4:14 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 2:36 a.m., 3:22 p.m.
Greenport: 4:05 a.m., 4:51 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:47 a.m., 5:18 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 4 a.m., 4:46 p.m.
New Suffolk: 5:27 a.m., 6:13 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5:34 a.m., 6:20 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:23 a.m., 1:02 p.m.

July 6
Plum Gut Harbor: 4:19 a.m., 5:04 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 3:27 a.m., 4:12 p.m.
Greenport: 4:56 a.m., 5:41 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:39 a.m., 6:08 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 4:51 a.m., 5:36 p.m.
New Suffolk: 6:18 a.m., 7:03 p.m.
South Jamesport: 6:25 a.m., 7:10 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:11 a.m., 1:47 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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