Good Morning!

• There’s a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms today, mainly after 8 a.m., with increasing clouds, a high near 82 and a light southeast wind, becoming south 6 to 11 miles per hour in the morning. Showers are likely overnight, with a low around 74. Tropical storm conditions are possible tomorrow, with showers and possibly a thunderstorm before noon, then a chance of showers. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. The high temperature will be near 81. Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 82 and a north wind 5 to 8 miles per hour.

• Now is a unique moment, one in which we are all seeing the world with fresh eyes. New ideas can have sticking power, with enough tenacity and communication on the part of the brainstormers. Read this month’s editorial.

• East Hampton Town’s Senior Nutrition Programs will resume meal service at the East Hampton Senior Center at 128 Springs-Fireplace Road in East Hampton, and at the Montauk Community Center, 240 Edgemere Street in Montauk, on July 12. Members of the 60+ community are invited to come to lunch, which will be served at each center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Masks are to be worn while in the buildings, except while eating, and as always reservations are required. Wellness Programs will continue to be offered both at the East Hampton and Montauk sites and will be moving indoors for participants’ comfort and safety. Reservations for the lunch and wellness programs in East Hampton may be made by calling 631.324.6711. Reservations for programs in Montauk may be made by calling 631.668.1023.

Suffolk County reported 31 new cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday, July 6, with 1.1 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 36 people hospitalized with the virus in the county, with four of them in ICU. The county reported no new fatalities and the death toll here stands at 3,407 people.

• The Southampton Arts Center presents a free film screening of “Fish & Men” & a panel discussion on Sustainable Seas this evening at 7 p.m. Here are more details.

• Hallockville Museum Farm at 6038 Sound Avenue in Riverhead is slated to present Drive-In Live Music with Buddy Merriam & Back Roads this evening at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person or $50 per car and are available online here.

PM Overdrive performs a free concert of rock and roll classics in Good Ground Park, 9A Squiretown Road, Hampton Bays this evening at 7 p.m.

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

July 8
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:43 a.m., 9:56 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:51 a.m., 9:04 p.m.
Greenport: 10:20 a.m., 10:33 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:16 a.m., 11:22 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:15 a.m., 10:28 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:42 a.m., 11:55 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:49 a.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:48 a.m., 8:56 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:57 a.m., 7:05 p.m.

July 9
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:27 a.m., 10:37 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:35 a.m., 9:45 p.m.
Greenport: 11:04 a.m., 11:14 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:58 a.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:59 a.m., 11:09 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:26 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:02 a.m., 12:33 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:30 a.m., 9:34 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:39 a.m., 7:43 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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