Good Morning!

• We’re expecting mostly sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 85 degrees and a northwest wind 9 to 11 miles per hour. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 66. There’s a 20 percent chance of showers after 2 p.m. Thursday, with partly sunny skies and a high near 77. It will be mostly cloudy on Friday, with showers likely, mainly before 8 a.m.

• This evening at 6:30 and again at 8:30 p.m. on North Fork Works on WPKN (89.5 on the FM dial), Hazel Kahan will discuss the growing collaboration among civic and advocacy community groups on the North Fork with East End Beacon Editor and Publisher Beth Young. Tune in!

• The Riverhead Town Board is slated to approve a site plan for the first building in the redevelopment of the Railroad Avenue area (a five-story, mixed-use building at the corner of Court Street and Osborn Avenue) around the town’s train station this afternoon at 2 p.m. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live here.

• The Southold Town Board has announced it will hold a special meeting next Tuesday, July 12 at 11 a.m. to coordinate the creation of a Community Housing Plan with its consultant, in the process of preparing for a Nov. 2023 public referendum on the creation of a new fund for affordable housing paid for by a .5 percent real estate transfer tax. Here’s more info.

• The Peconic Baykeeper presents the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, on tour to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act on Sunday, July 10 at the Southampton Arts Center. Read more in our sister publication, The Peconic Bathtub.

Suffolk County reported 333 new cases of Covid-19 on Monday, July 4, with 8.9 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 175 people hospitalized with the virus, with 46 percent of them hospitalized due to Covid, and 15 of them in ICU. The county reported no new fatalities from the virus, and the death toll here stands at 4,483 people since March of 2020.

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

July 6
Plum Gut Harbor: 3:27 a.m., 4:15 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 2:35 a.m., 3:23 p.m.
Greenport: 4:04 a.m., 4:52 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:53 a.m., 5:25 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:59 a.m., 4:47 p.m.
New Suffolk: 5:26 a.m., 6:14 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5:33 a.m., 6:21 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 2:12 a.m., 3:05 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:21 a.m., 1:14 p.m.

July 7
Plum Gut Harbor: 4:20 a.m., 5:05 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 3:28 a.m., 4:13 p.m.
Greenport: 4:57 a.m., 5:42 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:47 a.m., 6:16 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 4:52 a.m., 5:37 p.m.
New Suffolk: 6:19 a.m., 7:04 p.m.
South Jamesport: 6:26 a.m., 7:11 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 3:03 a.m., 3:53 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:12 a.m., 2:02 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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