Pictured Above: Independence Day at the New Suffolk Boat Parade

Good Morning!

• We’re expecting mostly sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 87 degrees and a calm wind becoming southwest around 6 miles per hour in the afternoon. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 68. Thursday will be mostly sunny, with a high also near 87 and Friday will be partly sunny, with a high near 84.

• The Southold Town Board will discuss draft changes to the town’s short term rental code, the town Planning Board’s SEQRA budget and the next phase of the Bay To Sound Trail project at its 9 a.m. work session this morning. The board has no public hearings scheduled for its 7 p.m. regular meeting tonight. Here’s the agenda for both meetings, here’s the Zoom login for the work session, and for the regular meeting.

• Free summer concerts in parks continue today with the Long Island Sound Chorus performing at Silversmith Corner (Main Road & Youngs Ave.) in Southold at 7:30 p.m. (Rain location at the Peconic Lane Recreation Center) and the Next Level Band performing at 6:30 p.m. at Southampton Village’s Agawam Park.

• Sunny Hostin discusses her novel “Summer on Sag Harbor,” tomorrow, July 6 at 6 p.m. at the East Hampton Library, 159 Main Street in East Hampton. It’s the story of a close-knit African American summer community fighting for its soul against real estate developers. Register for this free event by calling the library at 631.324.0222, ext. 3

• The Hallockville Museum Farm on Sound Avenue in Riverhead launches Music Behind the Barn, a new summer concert series, tomorrow, July 6, with Black & Sparrow performing from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Admission is free for this series, which is funded by Suffolk County. More details are at hallockville.org.

• Summer benefit season for the numerous non-profits doing excellent work in our community is now in full swing — here are a couple highlights: The Center for Advocacy, Support & Transformation (CAST) will hold its fifth annual “Blast for Cast” at Sterling Square in Greenport on Thursday, July 13 from 6 to 9 p.m.,and the Quogue Wildlife Refuge’s Wild Night for Wildlife will be held on the grounds of the refuge on Saturday, July 15. We’ll be spotlighting several other benefits in the days and weeks ahead.

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

July 5
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:04 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:12 a.m., 11:32 p.m.
Greenport: 12:06 a.m., 12:41 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:05 a.m., 1:42 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:01 a.m., 12:36 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:28 a.m., 2:03 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:35 a.m., 2:10 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 11:18 a.m., 11:37 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:27 a.m., 9:46 p.m.

July 6
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:24 a.m., 1 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:08 a.m.
Greenport: 1:01 a.m., 1:37 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:58 a.m., 2:35 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:56 a.m., 1:32 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:23 a.m., 2:59 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:30 a.m., 3:06 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:15 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:24a.m., 10:42 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 editor@eastendbeacon.com

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