Good Morning!

• Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 88 degrees and a southwest wind 11 to 15 miles per hour. There’s a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3 p.m., and some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. There’s a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms tonight before midnight, with partly cloudy skies overnight and a low around 70. Wednesday will be sunny, with a high near 89. Thursday will be partly sunny, with a high near 85 and a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.

• The Beacon’s July print edition is now on newsstands throughout the East End. You’ll read many of these stories in print before you find them here, and our print edition supports much of the work we do. Find it at these locations.

• Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is launching “Wonder/Wall” this month, a new immersive video performance series combining live performance and video projection to create a storytelling experience never before seen at Bay Street Theater. Read More.

• In anticipation of gaining more local control over the airport, the East Hampton Town Board will take public comment on its “airport revisioning process” at its 11 a.m. work session this morning, both live in person at town hall and aired live on LTV. Call-in comments can be made to 331.888.6331. Here are more details.

• Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk has partnered with Southampton Town to collect new or slightly used furniture, appliances, kitchen cabinets and building materials from Southampton residents. The program runs every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the North Sea Transfer Station, 1370 Majors Path, Southampton. Here are more details.

Suffolk County reported 25 new cases of Covid-19 on July 4, with 0.6 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 31 people hospitalized with the virus in the county, with four of them in ICU. The county reported one new fatality from the virus, bringing the death toll here to 3,407 people. On the vaccination front, 72.4 percent of people over the age of 18 had received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccination as of July 4, with 59.8 percent of the total population receiving at least one shot. 54.6 percent of the total county population had completed a vaccine series.

• 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.

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

July 6
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:15 am., 8:34 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:23 a.m., 7:42 p.m.
Greenport: 8:52 a.m., 9:11 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:47 a.m., 9:56 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:47 a.m., 9:06 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:14 a.m., 10:33 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:21 a.m., 10:40 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 7:13 a.m., 7:33 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:22 a.m., 5:42 p.m.

July 7
Plum Gut Harbor: 9 a.m., 9:15 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:08 a.m., 8:23 p.m.
Greenport: 9:37 a.m., 9:52 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:33 a.m., 10:40 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:32 a.m., 9:47 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:59 a.m., 11:14 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:06 a.m., 11:21 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:03 a.m., 8:16 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:12 a.m., 6:25 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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