Good Morning!

• We’re expecting sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 90 degrees and heat index values as high as 96, with a light southwest wind becoming south 5 to 9 miles per hour. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 69. Friday and Saturday are both expected to be partly sunny, with a high near 85.

• Greenport Village hosts the second of two “Vision for Greenport” sessions this evening at 6:30 p.m. at the Greenport Theater (211 Front Street). The village will give updates on projects underway including updates of the downtown zoning code. All are welcome to attend, and Spanish translation will be provided.

• A month-long challenge, Plastic Free July, began in Australia in 2011 and has grown to great success, with 326 million participants globally in 2020. Climate Local Now columnist Mary Morgan explores this challenge in this month’s column.

• The Southampton Town Board is slated to discuss the draft agenda for its July 11 meeting and town board member projects at its 10:30 a.m. meeting this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on Sea-TV’s YouTube channel.

• The Riverhead Town Board is slated to hold three public hearings at a 2 p.m. regular meeting this afternoon, scheduled on a Thursday due to the Fourth of July falling mid-week. The hearings are all related to the town’s water district, on a water main extension to the Suffolk Theater, on the construction of a storage tank on East Wind Drive and on the transfer of property the water district isn’t using to the town in exchange for another town parcel not needed for town or highway department purposes. Here’s the agenda, here’s more info on the public hearings, and here’s the Zoom login info.

• The East Hampton Town Board holds several public hearings at its 2 p.m. regular meeting this afternoon, on code amendments involving the Community Preservation Fund and the Community Housing Opportunity Fund, on changing the requirements for property tax exemptions for volunteer first responders, shellfishing and amending the town’s urban renewal maps. Here’s more info on the public hearings and here’s the agenda for the meeting, which can be viewed live on LTV’s YouTube channel.

• The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork at 977 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike hosts a “Death Cafe” this evening from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The gathering is an attempt to take some angst out of the word “death” and talk freely about any and all things death/dying/end of life-related. This is not a bereavement group but a safe place for informal agenda-free discussion and conversation. And there will be cake! This event is open to all and is facilitated by your local Death Doula, Susan Stout. Here’s more info.

• Petty-Rumours performs at this week’s On Stage performance at Good Ground Park, 9A Squiretown Road in Hampton Bays this evening at 7 p.m. Admission is free — bring a blanket or lawn chair.

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

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.

July 7
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:19 a.m., 1:57 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:27 a.m., 1:05 p.m.
Greenport: 1:56a.m., 2:34 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:53 a.m., 3:29 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:51 a.m., 2:29 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3:18 a.m., 3:56 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:25 a.m., 4:03 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:33 a.m., 1:13 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:22 a.m., 11:39 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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