Good Morning!

• We’re expecting areas of fog before 10 a.m. today, with otherwise cloudy skies gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high temperature near 88 degrees and heat index values as high as 95, with a calm wind becoming south around 6 miles per hour in the afternoon. We’re expecting mostly cloudy skies overnight, with a low around 71. We’re expecting patchy fog before 11 a.m. Tuesday, with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 86. Wednesday will be partly sunny, with a high near 87.

• The Southold Town Planning Board meets this evening at 5 p.m. (this is a time change from the originally scheduled 6 p.m. meeting). The board can vote this evening on a final determination on the Strong’s Yacht Center yacht storage building proposal, though attorneys for the applicant have asked the board to hold off on the determination while they prepare a scaled back plan for one building instead of two (See page 12 of the Subject File record). The public can attend in person at Southold Town Hall or via Zoom.

• Suffolk County Executive Ed Romaine is expected to hold a public signing today of a bill that will place a referendum on this November’s ballot to create an 1/8 penny sales tax to fund water quality initiatives, including sewers and nitrogen-reducing septic systems. This is the final step in a years-long process to allow the public to weigh in on the proposal.

• The Lynn Blue Band performs a free concert on the Green in downtown Montauk this evening at 6 p.m., and Aqua Cherry performs at tonight’s Dances in the Park in Greenport’s Mitchell Park at 7:30 p.m.

• See our photos from New Suffolk’s Independence Day parade, a highlight of this past week’s festivities.

• The Sixth Annual Blast for CAST to benefit Southold’s Center for Advocacy, Support & Transformation will be held this Thursday, July 11 from 6 yo 9 p.m. at Stirling Square in Greenport, with music by Noiz, Small Plates & Pizza, Open Bar. Tickets are available online here.

• 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 8
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:21 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:29 a.m., 11:48 p.m.
Greenport: 12:30 a.m., 12:58 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:24 a.m., 1:56 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:25 a.m., 12:53 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:52 a.m., 2:20 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:59 a.m., 2:27 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 11:40 a.m., 11:44 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:49 a.m., 9:53 p.m.

July 9
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:40 a.m., 1:09 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:17 p.m.
Greenport: 1:17 a.m., 1:46 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:07 a.m., 2:38 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:12 a.m., 1;41 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:39 a.m., 3:08 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:46 a.m., 3:15 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:27 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:36 a.m., 10:37 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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