Good Morning!

• We’re expecting areas of fog before 11 a.m. today, with otherwise mostly cloudy skies and a high temperature near 87 degrees, with a light south wind increasing to 6 to 11 miles per hour in the morning. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 74. Wednesday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 84, and there’s a 30 percent chance of early morning thunderstorms Thursday, with partly cloudy skies and a high near 86 for the remainder of the day.

• The Southold Town Planning Board adjourned votes to Aug. 5 on a denial resolution and a findings statement for the proposed Strong’s Yacht Center yacht storage buildings in Mattituck Monday night in anticipation of receiving a new, scaled-back plan “within two weeks.” Read More.

• The Southold Planning Board also assumed Lead Agency status and issued a Positive Declaration under the State Environmental Quality Review Act on a proposed demolition and redevelopment with a two-story office, gas station and convenience store at the Gulf gas station on the Main Road just west of downtown Mattituck Monday evening, meaning the project will now undergo an extensive environmental review. The Mattituck-Laurel Civic Association will host a public informational meeting on the proposal at its next meeting Monday, July 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the Veteran’s Park community building on Peconic Bay Boulevard.

• Karen Kemp of Calverton weighs in in a featured letter this week on Riverhead’s proposed Agritourism Resort legislation as part of its Comprehensive Plan Update. Read More.

• Mean Gene and the Flamethrowers perform this evening at 7 p.m. in the East Quogue Civic Association’s free summer concert series at the East Quogue Park at 630 Montauk Highway.

• The Peconic Estuary Partnership is holding a Volunteer Community Eelgrass Restoration Workshop this coming Sunday and Monday, July 14 & 15 at the Community Ecology Lab at Stony Brook Southampton’s Marine Center. Volunteers will weave shoots of eelgrass into mats to be planted in Shinnecock Bay from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, and from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday. For more details, email

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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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