The Robins Island pound trap
The Robins Island pound trap

Good Morning!

• Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 84 degrees and a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. Winds will be out of the northwest at 5 to 10 miles per hour, becoming light and variable. Tonight will be mostly cloudy, becoming gradually clear late. Tomorrow is expected to be sunny, with a high near 80 degrees, Friday will be sunny, with a high near 84. Saturday and Sunday are expected to be mostly sunny, with highs near 84 degrees.

• The Suffolk County Health Department reported yesterday that researchers from Stony Brook University have confirmed the presence of cyanobacteria (also known as blue-green algae) at Georgica Pond in East Hampton. Health officials ask residents not to use, swim or wade in these waters and to keep pets and children away from the pond. Blue-green algae continues to be a problem at McKay Lake in Calverton, Fort Pond in Montauk, Kellis Pond in Bridgehampton, Wainscott Pond in Wainscott, Agawam Lake and Mill Pond in Southampton and Maratooka Lake in Mattituck.
• Due to yesterday’s heavy rainfall, the Suffolk County Department of Health Services has issued an advisory against bathing at 64 beaches that receive a high level of stormwater runoff. Luckily, only one of those beaches, Havens Beach in Sag Harbor, is on the East End. The advisory is based on the potential for the presence of bacteria at levels that exceed New York State standards. It will be lifted tomorrow morning if water samples come back clean.

• State Assemblyman Fred Thiele has announced that several South Fork libraries have just received state grants for improvements to their buildings. The East Hampton Library has received $10,000 for fire sprinklers. John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor has received $50,000 for technology, energy
efficiency, and ADA and safety/code compliance projects. Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton has received $42,500 for a new roof. The Shelter Island Public Library has received $50,000 for safety, handicap
accessibility and energy efficiency projects.

• If weather permits, Montauk Observatory members and guests are invited an evening under the stars during the summer’s most reliable meteor shower, the Perseids, tomorrow night at the Ross School Tennis Center in East Hampton at 8 p.m. Montauk Observatory astronomers will be on site to give an informal talk about the meteor shower and provide a guided tour of the night sky using Montauk Observatory’s telescope. More information is online here.

• The North Fork Alliance’s Youth Advisory Council is holding a free scavenger hunt this evening from 5 to 7 p.m. in Greenport’s Mitchell Park. Teens from across the North Fork, Shelter Island and beyond are invited. More information is online here.

Just Sixties performs a free concert at Coopers Beach in Southampton tonight at 6:30 p.m., jazz band Pocket Change performs a free concert at Southold’s Silversmith’s Corner at 7:30 p.m. tonight and jazz pianist Janice Friedman performs a free concert at the Montauk Library tonight at 7:30 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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