Good Morning!

• It will be mostly cloudy today, with a high near 62 degrees and an east wind 7 to 9 miles per hour, becoming southwest in the afternoon. There’s a 30 percent chance of showers this evening, mainly before 11 p.m., with skies clearing throughout the night and a low around 48. Saturday will be sunny, with a high near 65. Sunday will be partly sunny, with a high near 65 and a 20 percent chance of showers after noon.

• Stony Brook Southampton Hospital has launched a Zoom Caregiver Group for Families of Hospitalized or Home Patients with Covid-19 Diagnosis on Wednesdays at 10 a.m.  For information and/or to register, please contact Lauren Richard-Holt, LCSW-OSW, ACHP-SW, SIFI Social Worker at The Phillips Family Cancer Center at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital or or call 631.638.7771 or 631.740.1761. This group is offered in partnership with the Phillips Cancer Center and Stony Brook Southampton Hospital Community Palliative Care. Invitations to Zoom Virtual Groups are sent by email the day before the group meets online.

• As of Friday morning, May 1, there had been a total of 33,928 cases of Covid-19 diagnosed in Suffolk County, including 645 in Southampton, 433 in Riverhead, 311 in Southold, 177 in East Hampton and six on Shelter Island.

• Tomorrow is expected to be a beautiful day, but local leaders are warning people that social distancing and parking regulations will be enforced at beaches and parks. Here are some details.

• The East Hampton Group for Good Government is hosting a Zoom debate with the three candidates for East Hampton Village Mayor tomorrow at 4 p.m. To receive an invite or ask questions, email by noon today. Update Saturday, May 2: As New York State has postponed village elections to September, this debate has been postponed for the time being.

• Suffolk County Libraries are trying again for a Facebook live concert of original songs and classic roots tunes with Gene Casey of The Lone Sharks this evening at 7 p.m. This concert was rescheduled from last Friday due to technical difficulties.

• The Beacon’s May edition is now on essential newsstands throughout the East End. Pick up a copy on your next grocery run, or subscribe here to have your paper delivered through the U.S. Mail. Our print edition supports much of the work we do!

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

May 1 
Plum Gut Harbor: 4:52 a.m., 5:37 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 4 a.m., 4:45 p.m.
Greenport: 5:29 a.m., 6:14 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 6:11 a.m., 6:56 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 5:24 a.m., 6:09 p.m.
New Suffolk: 6:51 a.m., 7:36 p.m.
South Jamesport: 6:58 a.m., 7:43 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 3:34 a.m., 4:30 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:43 a.m., 2:39 p.m.

May 2 
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:58 a.m., 6:33 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:06 a.m., 5:41 p.m.
Greenport: 6:35 a.m., 7:10 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 7:17 a.m., 7:56 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 6:30 a.m., 7:05 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7:57 a.m., 8:32 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:04 a.m., 8:39 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 4:40 a.m., 5:32 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:49 a.m., 3:41 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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